1 The 1983 film ‘Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence’ is based on whose experiences as a World War II Japanese prisoner of war? Sir Laurens Van der Post
2 Juan Evo Morales Ayma became President of which South American country in 2006? Bolivia
3 The Ngultrum is the basic currency of which Asian country? Bhutan
4 ‘Ida May’ was the original title of which hit single by Chuck Berry? Maybellene
5 In November 1966, which team defeated the New York Giants 72-41 in the highest-scoring game in NFL history? Washington Redskins
6 Which British band released an 1993 album entitled ‘Walthamstow’? East 17
7 Mount Entoto is the highest peak overlooking which African capital city? Addis Ababa
8 In 1897, Theodor Herzl became the first President of the political form of which movement? Zionism
9 Commemorating the Battle of Staningrad, what is the name of the statue in the Russian city of Volgograd? The Motherland Calls (or The Motherland)
10 Which is the only US state to begin with the letter ‘D’? Delaware
11 Which Shakespeare character said ‘A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse’? King Richard III
12 A skink is what type of reptile? Lizard
13 Who became British Prime Minister in April 1976? James Callaghan
14 What is the name of a ghost or other supernatural being which is supposedly responsible for physical disturbances, such as creating disorder and noises? Poltergeist
15 Ben Macdui is part of which European mountain range? Cairngorms
16 Sherborne Castle is in which English county? Dorset
17 Johnny Depp plays John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, in which 2004 film? The Libertine
18 Who was the first foreign coach of the England football squad? Sven Goran Eriksson
19 Jack Nicholson plays the role of private detective Jake Gittes in which 1974 film? Chinatown
20 In Greek mythology, who was given asses ears by Apollo for preferring, in a contest, the music of Pan to that of Apollo? King Midas