A tough set to get your teeth into, designed to be played by teams! Set B to follow later in the week


Questions A

Round 1                                                                                                                      

1.    What was the slogan on the famous poster, used by the Conservatives at the 1979 General Election, showing a queue of people at an Unemployment office?

Labour Isn’t Working

2.    One of Hollywood’s most notorious rivalries, to which actress was Bette Davis referring when she said “She slept with every male star at MGM except Lassie”?

Joan Crawford

3.    Which is the easternmost of the Canary Islands?


4.    Who is the only English Footballer to have scored in the FA Cup Final, the League Cup Final, the Champions League final and the UEFA cup Final?

Steven Gerard


Round 2

1.    What is the common name given to the world’s second largest shark which is a regular visitor to British Coastal waters in the summer months?

Basking Shark

2.    In 2000, Operation Palliser was a large scale intervention by British Forces in the civil war of which West African country?


Sierra Leone

3.    What was the capital city of the Kingdom of Saxony which was in existence between 1806-1918?


4.    Born in 1797, which composers major works include the “Tragic Symphony”, “Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel” and a Fantasy in C known as “The Wanderer”?


Franz Schubert

Round 3

1.    In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and which American politician were the joint winners of the Nobel Peace Prize?

Al Gore

2.    Which Canadian province has shores on four of the five Great Lakes?


3.    Which British singer released UK No 1 album In the ‘Lonely Hour’, and 2014 No 1 singles ‘Money on My Mind’ and ‘Stay With Me’?

Sam Smith

4.    Newmarket racecourse straddles the border of Suffolk and which other county?






Questions A


Round 4

1.    What was the name of the British law brought into play in the early 20th Century to prevent prisoners from going on hunger strike? The law allowed the released of convicted criminals until they had eaten, at which point they would be returned to prison.


Cat and Mouse Act

2.    “In order to make ice, fill the trays with water” was one of many party tips in the much ridiculed 2013 book “Celebrate” by which “celebrity” author?  (Both names required)

Pippa Middleton

3.    With a name meaning “Rightful King”, which figure was considered as the first Emperor in History and established the capital of his Empire at Akkad?



4.    Two countries share a land border with Ecuador. Colombia is one, what is the other?



Round 5

1.   There are now estimated to more of these in the UK than there are people. The question is – Nomophobia is a fear related to what?

Mobile Phone

2.    In which African country are the Simien Mountains, noted for their unique wildlife such as the Gelada Baboon and the Walia Ibex, goat found nowhere else in the world?


3.    Team Europe plays Team America for the Weber Cup in which sport or game?

Ten Pin Bowling


4.    Which musical, first performed off Broadway in 1971, and in London starring Julie Covington and David Essex, is comprised of a series of parables based on the Gospels?


Round 6

1.    In 1976 he famously left Radio 1 after being reprimanded for labelling the Bay City Rollers “Musical Garbage” . Who is the current host of “Sounds of the Seventies” on BBC Radio 2?


Johnnie Walker

2.    Football: In terms of capacity what is currently the smallest ground in the Premier league?

Loftus Road

3.    Which chemical element, a strong, light metal with the atomic number 22 takes its name from the Greek for “First Sons On Earth” ?


4.    What word derived from the Italian for ‘charcoal’ is used as the name of a creamy pasta sauce usually made with eggs, cheese, black pepper and pork?