1 In 1999, who became the first female President of Switzerland? Ruth Dreifuss
2 Who wrote the 1902 autobiography ‘The Story of My Life’? Helen Keller
3 The Andaman Sea is known by what other name? Burma Sea
4 What was the name of Peter the Great’s daughter who became Empress of Russia in 1741? Elizabeth (Elizaveta Petrovna)
5 The John Bunn Lifetime Achievement is an annual prize given in which sport? Basketball
6 Dunlop cheese comes from which country? Scotland
7 The Chatham Islands in the Pacific Ocean are part of which country? New Zealand
8 US investigative reporter and author Clifford Irving is best known for his 1971 hoax autobiography of which reclusive businessman? Howard Hughes
9 Quercus is the Latin name for which tree? Oak
10 Who plays the villainous Soviet agent Irina Spalko in the 2008 film ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’? Cate Blanchett
11 The city of Shiraz is in which Asian country? Iran
12 The Watford Gap service station is on which British motorway? M1
13 Dactylonomy is counting using what? Fingers
14 ‘Didine’ resembles which bird? Dodo
15 The story of the New York gang ‘The Dead Rabbits’ is told in which 2002 film? Gangs of New York
16 An Insulinoma is a tumour of which organ of the body? Pancreas
17 In mythology, who is the Roman god of fire? Vulcan
18 Who was the last person to leave the house in the first UK television show of Celebrity Big Brother in 2001? Jack Dee
19 The Latin phrase ‘Primus inter pares’ translates to what in English? The first among equals
20 What is the first name of Halley, after who the famous comet is named? Edmond