B1. Which animated dog is a graduate of ‘Dogwarts University’ with a first class degree in ‘Engineering for Dogs’? GROMIT
B2. For his 1957 biography Profiles in Courage, who is the only American President to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize?
John F. KENNEDY
B3. In which 1726 novel are the orbits of the two Martian moons described more than 150 years before they were discovered?
B4. Which game is played on a mat consisting of rows of large green, yellow, blue and red circles?
B5. What can be found “Second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning”?
NEVERLAND or NEVER NEVER LAND
B6. The cavity magnetron was developed during World War II for use in radar equipment but is rarely used now for this application. However it is now integral as part of which common domestic appliance?
B7. Shaun Miller, the first footballer to be banned retrospectively for simulation, plays for which northern team?
B8. With origins in the 10th century, the Guildhall of which south western city has been in use for at least 600 years, making it the oldest in England in continuous use?
B9. The Kurt Vonnegut novel
‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ is based around which World War 2 event of February 1945?
B10. The city of Hue (pronounced WAY) was the capital of which country from 1802 to 1945?
B11. Which 1880 American novel, later made into a film in 1959, was the first piece of fiction to be blessed by a Pope?
B12. Who is the youngest driver to win an F1 Grand Prix?
Max VERSTAPPEN (18y227d Spanish GP 2016)
B13. In which US state are the sources of rivers flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Ocean and Hudson Bay?
B14. (Apologies to the Question Reader!) The first branch of the Women’s Institute in the UK was formed in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch – or Llanfair PG. But in which country was the WI started?
B15. Ascending to the throne in 1999, Mohammed VI is the king of which country?
B16. The Guggenheim Foundation has, at present, Modern Art museums in New York, Venice and which Spanish city?
B17. The Council of Trent, described as the embodiment of the Counter Reformation, was held between 1545 and 1563 in which present day country?
B18. Napoleon’s brother Louis Bonaparte was declared king of Batavia in 1801. Which modern country is Batavia?
HOLLAND or NETHERLANDS
B19. Edward Smith-Stanley was British Prime Minister three times in the mid 19th century. By what title was he known?
(14th) EARL of DERBY
B20. Which popular song from a 1928 German opera, immortalises a serial killer and rapist?
MACK the KNIFE
B21. Eustace Chapuys, the Imperial Ambassador of Charles V in England, described which of Henry VIII’s wives as “More Lutheran than Luther himself”?
B22. In 1920, after a first concert by its inventor, Lenin gave a rail pass to the inventor to demonstrate his new electronic instrument to the Soviet public. Named after its inventor, what was this musical instrument?
B23. Which play by Terence Rattigan centres on the theft of a
five-shilling postal order?
The WINSLOW BOY
B24. In medieval Britain what unit of currency was worth 13 shillings and 4 pence although it was never actually minted as coinage?