1. Which Mascagni opera is traditionally performed in a double bill with Pagliacci by Leoncavallo?
2. Which British weekly glossy magazine was launched in 1897 incorporating Racing Illustrated? At that time, golf and racing served as its main content.
3. Who was the subject of the popular football chant ‘He’s bald, he’s red, he sleeps in Fergie’s bed’?
dramatic dance associated with early 20th century
5. Which band, which also featured Denny Laine on guitar and vocals, was formed in 1969 from members of the disbanded Blind Faith?
GINGER BAKER’S AIR FORCE
6. Better known for his pre-war work in a different field, who won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for Gigi in 1958 and My Fair Lady in 1964?
7 Which US state has a capital city named after the
4th President of the
8 ‘Jackie’ was the best-selling teen magazine of the 1970s
9 Which well known martial arts actor has designed his own art of fighting called Chun Kuk Do?
10 Which British Best Actor Oscar winner stated in a 2012 interview, ‘I’ve been composing music all my life and if I’d been clever enough at school,
I would have liked to have gone to music college. As it was, I had to settle for being an actor.’
Technically the mouth of the river Garonne, which major estuary is connected to
13 Which politician and revolutionary became the first
President of Ghana, having led the Gold Coast to independence from
14 Which weapon appears on the badge of the Royal Air
Force base at Scampton,
Bow and ARROW
The PAJAMA GAME
Which headland on
the Cote d’Opale is the closest point to
CAP GRIS NEZ
17 Originally called fossil fir cones or bezoar stones, what name did William Buckland give in 1829 to fossilised animal droppings?
18 Because of its low cost and visual similarity to diamond, which synthetic material has remained the most important competitor for diamonds since production began in 1976?
In 1991, after
complaints from Catholic groups in the
THE POPE MUST DIET
20 According to the Book of Genesis, what was the name of Abraham’s concubine who bore his first son, Ishmael, when Abraham was 86 years old?
21 Whose official Twitter page is ‘@ITVthebarrister’?
Chaser Sean WALLACE
22 What one name is shared by two historical figures beheaded in 1540 and 1661?
CROMWELL – Thomas, Oliver posthumously
23 Apart from eggs, what is the main ingredient of a traditional Spanish Omelette?
Paolo DA SILVA 150 for
25 Who is the subject of the Shakespeare quote ‘Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety’?
for the home, which was the first beer in the
were originally bred in the
28 No doubt inspired by Adele’s albums 19, 21 and 25, who in 2016 released the chart topping album ‘50’?
station just outside Kendal had the suffix ‘
30 What is the name of the Australian thoroughbred racehorse who since May 2015 has won 29 consecutive races and is now the top ranked horse in the World’s Best Racehorse rankings?
What is the obvious
difference between Remembrance Day poppies sold in
NO LEAF on Scottish poppies
32 Which vehicle manufacturer was founded as Commercial Cars in 1905? Its name was changed to the Dodge brand during the 1970s?
The Ballaugh Curraghs area of the
Isle of Man is home to
34 Despite a commitment in 2000 to take the level of female recruitment to 20% by 2020, Susan Travers is the only woman ever accepted into which military unit?
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION
English flat race, the Cesarewitch, finishes in front
36 She has scored 20 goals in 130 internationals. Which former Sunderland Ladies player is nickname ‘Crouchy’ because of her 5’11’’ frame?
37 Which soft blue cheese, given what was thought to be a typically English name, was hailed as the first new English cheese in 200 years at its launch in 1982?
38 The NASA space observatory launched in 2009 to discover earth size planets orbiting other stars, was named after which famous astronomer?
39 After more than half a century, which iconic tin was subject to a design change in May this year?
FRAY BENTOS PIES
40 Vitamin B9, which is essential for the body to make DNA and red blood cells, is also known by which chemical name?
FOLIC ACID or FOLATE
Which son of a
Polish artist was British rowing coach at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics and
42 What was the full name of the actress who provided the voice of Duchess in ‘The Aristocats’ and Miss Bianca in Disney’s ‘The Rescuers’?
43 Jack Black plays which author in the 2015 American horror comedy ‘Goosebumps’ and its 2018 sequel?
44 What sort of animals were Odin’s pets Geri and Freki, who he fed with food from his table?
Best known for
his series of views of the River Thames, which artist, born in
46 Which Conservative MP had the party whip returned in May 2013 after being suspended from the party six months earlier?
47 Which 2009 number one single is the most downloaded song in history on iTunes. Its lyrics contain the phrase ‘Mazel tov’.
I GOTTA FEELING
48 Which bird lays eggs that are white, generally about 22m long and 20-22mm in diameter and are often perfectly round?
49 Which musical instruction on piece of sheet music means ‘go back to the beginning’ or ‘from the top’?
Apart from the ceremonial entrance to the City of
51Which constituent of human anatomy has a name derived from a Latin word meaning ‘little mouse’?
MUSCLE from musculus
52 In chemistry, what name is given to the tendency of some materials, such as sodium hydroxide, to absorb moisture from the atmosphere?