1 What is the county town of Kent, England? Maidstone
2 Charles Ryder and Sebastian Flyte are characters in which 1980’s UK television drama series? Brideshead Revisited
3 What is the first name of former Irish boxer Barry McGuigan? Finbarr
4 In June 1987, which country introduced a one dollar coin nicknamed the ‘Loonie’? Canada
5 Which late American singer/songwriter’s nickname was the same as the name of a Japanese animated television series? The Big O (Roy Orbison)
6 Silicon Alley is a nickname for an area with a concentration of Internet and new media companies in which city? New York
7 Which animal is the subject of the 1984 film ‘A Private Function’? Pig
8 Former World Number One professional tennis player Arantxa Vicario was born in which country? Spain
9 How many sisters did Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, have? Four
10 In the UK, Parkin cake is traditionally eaten on which night of the year? Bonfire Night – 5th November
11 Manor Farm at Dingley Dell features in which novel by Charles Dickens? The Pickwick Papers
12 Which scientist is credited with saying ‘The one who follows the crowd will usually get further than the crowd. Those who walk alone are likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before’? Albert Einstein
13 The Chromatic Scale is a musical scale with how many pitches or notes? 12
14 Former professional footballer Neil Ruddock played for which English club from 1986 to 1988? Tottenham Hotspur FC
15 Who was the French monarch during the Battle of Agincourt in 1415? Charles VI
16 Cathays, Splott and Fairwater are all areas of which British city? Cardiff
17 Which was the first planet in our solar system to be discovered by telescope? Uranus
18 In Greek mythology who slayed the Hydra of Lerna? Heracles
19 In computing, what does SQL stand for? Structured Query Language
20 The ‘Graff Pink’ is what type of gemstone? Diamond