B1. Designed by Nicola Salvi, which fountain in Rome is fed from the waters of the Virgo aqueduct?
B2. Which American brand of cigarettes was named after the street where its British factory was located?
MARLBORO (after Great Marlborough Street)
B3. Dustin Lance Black who won the best screenplay Oscar for the 2008 film “Milk” is engaged to which British Olympic bronze medallist?
B4. Which Zone 1 London underground station has the same name as a station on the Paris Metro?
B5. The Bridge of the Americas spans which waterway?
B6. Which British celebrity, who died in August 2015, was Google’s top trending UK search term in 2015?
B7. In 2001 British Airways dropped its slogan ‘The world’s favourite airline’ after which of its rivals overtook its passenger numbers?
B8. Philip Larkin - poet, grump and traditionalist – held a particular dislike for three modernists whom he referred to as the three Ps. Name the poet.
B9. Founded in 1837, Wellington Public School is in which county?
B10. The “Lyrical Ballads” published in 1798 were a collaboration between William Wordsworth and which other poet?
Samuel Taylor COLERIDGE
B11. The legend of El Dorado may have been based on the Muisca tradition of leaving spiritual offerings of gold ornaments in lakes and caves. In which country were the Muisca based?
B12. According to Shakespeare, which wood moved to defeat Macbeth?
B13. The ‘Cutty Sark’ made a fortune for the owner Jock Willis between 1883 and 1895 carrying what cargo?
WOOL (from Australia)
B14. Which Heritage Railway runs from Sheffield Park, Essex to East Grinstead?
The BLUEBELL Line
B15. New Caledonia is an island group in the Pacific Ocean, administered by which country?
B16. Ken Catchpole represented Australia internationally on 27 occasions at which sport?
B17. What is the combined value of the green properties on a standard UK Monopoly board?
B18. The festival of Mardi Gras in France is what day in England?
SHROVE (or PANCAKE) TUESDAY
B19. Where did Napoleon III surrender to the Prussians in 1870?
B20. The eleventh labour of Hercules was to steal the golden apples, from where?
The Garden of the HESPERIDES
B21. Ascending to the throne in 1999, Mohammed VI is the current king of which country?
B22. What does Ambrose Bierce’s ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’ define as ‘a machine which makes a Frenchman shrug his shoulders with good reason’?
B23. Which branch of philosophy examines the nature of being?
B24. Name sport’s richest franchise, estimated at $4 billion in 2016, and owned by Jerry Jones.