2 During the reign of Empress Marie Therese, which was the only sea port in the otherwise landlocked Austro-Hungarian Empire?
3 In 1962, Stirling Moss’s career was virtually ended by a crash at St Mary’s Corner, on which racetrack?
Which state of
5 In Mexican cuisine, which seeds are toasted to make the popular snack ‘pepitas’?
6 Using only the letters on their bibs, which position in netball would score highest in Scrabble?
7 To the nearest pound, what is the cost of a colour TV licence for those under 75?
£145.50 Accept £145 or £146
8 Which group of elements, which contains arsenic, antimony and silicon, among others, is found between metals and non-metals in the periodic table?
9 In which 1925 novel, written in the first person, is the title character usually referred to as Jay?
THE GREAT GATSBY
10 Which boxer retired with a perfect record of 49 wins and no defeats, choosing not to fight again and break the record held by Rocky Marciano?
11 The Eider duck gets its popular nickname from which famous North East figure?
12 Ruth Rendell wrote fourteen novels, including ‘The House of Stairs’ and ‘The Brimstone Wedding’, using which pseudonym?
Which country has
the longest shoreline on the
14 Which bandleader, who died in 1987, had bands called the First Herd, the Second Herd and the New Thundering Herd?
15 Jennifer Aniston made her film debut in the 1993 horror movie ‘The Leprechaun’. Which British actor played the title role?
16 Land, stone, sand and frown are the rhyming words in the first verse of which well known poem?
in 2010, was the last Englishman to be
winning actress performed the National Anthem alongside
Marlee MATLIN (as signer for the deaf)
whose name sounds like a stereotypical Japanese phrase, is the highest in
20 What is the name of the massive naval base near
21 What same two names connect a well known brewery
and the singer whose
22 Striae Distensae is the Latin name for which condition, found most often in new mothers?
23 Which German WWII general was largely responsible for developing the concept of armoured warfare that became known as ‘blitzkrieg’?
24 What was the name of the Paul Nichols trained horse
on which Victoria Pendleton came fifth in the Foxhunter Chase at
PACHA DU POLDER
1 Which state of the
2 Which comedian’s current
3 What was the name of the legion, composed of
soldiers foreign to
CZECH or CZECHOSLOVAK LEGION
4 Which racing driver crashed and died at Silverstone’s Woodcote Corner in 1970?
5 Sub-atomic particles known as quarks are divided into six types which include up, down and charm. Which word is used to describe these different types?
6 What would you add to rice to make the popular Venetian dish ‘risi e bisi’?
7 The northern boundary of which state denotes the
German border with
8 Which bird, having similar habits to the king, takes its name from King Canute?
Red KNOT (calidris canutus)
9 Which bandleader, who died in 1990, had bands called ‘the Messengers’ and ‘the Seventeen Messengers’ before forming ‘the Jazz Messengers’ in 1954?
10 The highest mountain in the contiguous states of
WHITNEY (Don’t accept WHITNEY HOUSTON)
11 The Syncope ( pronounced sin-co-pay) ward in a hospital treats what particular condition?
(Accept blackouts or loss of consciousness, but
12 In which 1889 novel, written in the first person, is the narrator known as ‘J’ to his friends?
THREE MEN IN A BOAT
13 Which 2001 horror movie takes its title from a 1938 song, included in the film, which starts with the line ‘I don’t care what the weatherman says’?
14 Refusing to take any more rides after matching his injured rival’s total, in a rarely matched act of sportsmanship, John Francome shared the 1982 Jockey’s Championship with whom?
15 Which state of the
16 Which same two names connect the TV series
‘American Dad’ and the 1972 winner of the Men’s Singles title at
17 What is the name of the prescription medicine banned on January 1st by WADA which led to Maria Sharapova’s positive drug test?
MELDONIUM or MILDRONATE
18 Abandoned because it was difficult to enforce and largely ignored by the public, what was the cost of a dog licence when it was abolished in 1987?
37p (The 1/2p was withdrawn in 1984)
19 Which footballer was, in 1997, the last Frenchman
20 At the Brit Awards, who has been challenged to a fight by both Robbie Williams and Sporty Spice, Mel C?
21 Agatha Christie wrote six novels, including ‘Giant’s Bread’ and ‘Absent in the Spring’, using which pseudonym?
22 What, that I would imagine every one of you has at home, changed from dark blue to burgundy in 1990?
23 Who was the Deputy Commander of the 1st Allied Airborne Army during WWII whose description of Operation Market Garden as ‘a bridge too far’ inspired the title of the Cornelius Ryan novel?
Lt Gen Frederick ‘Boy’ BROWNING
24 Day, lea, way and me are the rhyming words in the first verse of which well known poem?
GRAY’S ELEGY or ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD
1 Taking its name from the Greek word for ‘glue’, because it prevents sagging, which is the most abundant protein in the human body?
2 What unique distinction is held by the Kerry Lee trained steeplechaser Russe Blanc?
Only officially WHITE horse in training
3 Which whale is nicknamed ‘the sea canary’ because of its high pitched twittering?
4 What is the title of the National Anthem of New Zealand?
5 Which 86 year old was once nicknamed ‘the Steel Butterfly’?
winner in a 1-0 defeat of