Just for the blog readers, an exclusive set of questions just for you!

1.       Which track from the album ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ shares a name with an annual musical festival founded in 2001

All Tomorrows Parties

2.       Which English novelist is best remembered for his series of works featuring the character of Dr. Fu Manchu?

Sax Rohmer (or Arthur Ward)

3.       Which plant species is named after the man who served as both the Secretary of War under Martin Van Buren and as the first United States Minister to Mexico?


4.       Who was known as the ‘Voice of Wimbledon’ due to his extensive career as a Tennis Commentator? His last Wimbledon commentary being the 1991 Stitch/Becker final for the BBC, 42 years after his first.

Dan Maskell

5.       Who is the only female track and field Athlete to win 6 Olympic Gold Medals?

Alyson Felix

6.       ‘Along Came a Spider’ is the first book in James Paterson’s series of novels featuring which protagonist?

Alex Cross

7.       Which poet won the Costa Poetry Award 2018 with her final collection of poetry ‘Inside the Wave’ , much of which was written in the weeks before her death?

Helen Dunmore

8.       Who played George W. Bush in Oliver Stone’s 2008 film ‘W’?

Josh Brolin

9.       What nationality was the graphic artist MC Esher (1898-1972)?


10.   Which female solo artist is the only person to win the Mercury Music Prize on more than one occasion?

PJ Harvey

11.   Who played Queen Victoria in the 1974 film ‘The Great McGonagall’?

Peter Sellers

12.   In 1984, which singer became the first to have a number 1 both as a duo and as a solo artist in the same year?


George Michael