1 How many violins are in a string quartet? Two
2 What was the first name of Marconi, Italian inventor known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission? Guglielmo
3 Statins are drugs which lower what in the blood? Cholesterol
4 In mathematics, how many degrees are in a straight angle? 180
5 In religion, what does SPCK stand for? Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
6 Fleeceflower, Monkey Fungus and Hancock’s Curse are all names for which invasive Asian plant? Japanese knotweed
7 What is the title of US author Dan Brown’s debut novel? Digital Fortress
8 The Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world, is mainly in which country? Canada
9 What is the name of the fictional ship on which the fictional character Dracula arrives in England? USS Demeter
10 Parker and Barrow were the surnames of which US outlaw duo? Bonnie and Clyde
11 The Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research centre, is in which US city? Washington DC
12 Artiodactyla Suidae is the scientific name for which farm animal? Pig
13 Who directed and starred in the 2000 film ‘Pollock’, about the artist Jackson Pollock? Ed Harris
14 What type of animal is an Leonberg? Dog
15 Comic book artist Bob Kane created which superhero in 1939? Batman
16 How many times did Stanley Baldwin become British Prime Minister? Three
17 Which planet has the strongest gravity in our solar system? Jupiter
18 Who plays a lounge singer who has to hide out in a convent after witnessing a gangland killing in the 1992 film ‘Sister Act’? Whoopi Goldberg
19 Which UK television chef made Earl Grey and mandarin hot cross buns for Waitrose? Heston Blumenthal
20 Who wrote the 1991 novel ‘Gridlock’? Ben Elton