1 Linophobia is the irrational fear of what? String
2 Relating to cargo costs in shipping, what does FILO stand for? Free In Liner Out
3 The oldest known living tree in the world, a bristlecone pine, is situated in which US state? California
4 Ne Win was head of state of which country from 1962 to 1981? Burma (Myanmar)
5 During which decade of the 19th Century was the British clipper ship the Cutty Sark launched? 1860’s (1869)
6 What was the last UK number one hit single for the band Queen? We Will Rock You (2000)
7 Noodling is the Australian term for the mining of which gemstone? Opal
8 English chemist Sir William Henry Perkin accidentally discovered which colour in 1856, at the age of 18? Mauve (Mauvine)
9 Khalsa is an order of which religion? Sikhism
10 Philip IV became King of which European country in 1621? Spain
11 Who designed the red telephone box, which first appeared in London in 1926? Sir Giles Gilbert Scott
12 Napoleon Bonaparte was given sovereignty of which island in 1814? Elba
13 What are the three main ingredients of a Tequila Sunrise cocktail? Tequila, orange juice, grenadine
14 In January 1993, who was the first British cabinet minister to visit Argentina since the 1982 Falklands Islands conflict? Douglas Hurd
15 What was the name of the online peer-to-peer audio file sharing service which operated between June 1999 and July 2001? Napster
16 DK is the international vehicle registration for which country? Denmark
17 Sweyn Forkbeard was the father of which 11th Century English monarch? King Canute
18 What is the length, in feet, of a full-size (regulation) snooker table? 12 feet
19 What are the first names of the two Aprile brothers in the US television series ‘The Sopranos’? Richie and Jackie (Richard and Giacomo)
20 In 1957, which US President announced a two-year suspension of nuclear testing? Dwight D Eisenhower