1 In which year did Japan join the United Nations? 1956
2 Which US President officially opened the Empire State Building in New York? Herbert Hoover
3 Which 1960 film is based on the 1954 film ‘Seven Samurai’? The Magnificent Seven
4 What was the name of the first human spaceflight to land on the moon, in July 1969? Apollo 11
5 Pollo is Italian for which bird? Chicken
6 Benjamin Disraeli was British Prime Minister during the reign of which monarch? Queen Victoria
7 Amarapura was the former capital of which country? Burma (Myanmar)
8 In computing, what is the device which is plugged into a computer which serves as an adapter or to enable the use of certain software? Dongle
9 What is the largest internal human organ? Liver
10 The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, signed in August 1939, was between which two countries? Russia and Germany
11 Who became the host of the BBC Radio 1 weekday breakfast show in September 2012? Nick Grimshaw
12 What is the title of the 1987 film in which Cher plays a widow who falls in love with the brother, played by Nicholas Cage, of her husband-to-be? Moonstruck
13 Labour Day is celebrated in France during which month of the year? May
14 A new Holy Thorn Tree was planted in 2012 in which Somerset town, to replace the one damaged by vandals in 2010? Glastonbury
15 The first passenger fare-paying railway service was established in which European country in 1807? Wales
16 Who played Mike Flaherty, the deputy mayor of New York, in the US television series ‘Spin City’? Michael J Fox
17 The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) was formed in which century? 18th Century
18 Pan American World Airlines offered the first commercially scheduled Boeing 747 service from John F Kennedy Airport to which British airport in 1970? London Heathrow Airport
19 What is the title of the first number one hit released by the Tamla Motown record label? Please Mr Postman
20 Which country’s football team did Germany beat in the 2002 FIFA World Cup semi-final? South Korea