1   Now its main town, Rothesay was once the name of which island during the Viking era?                                             BUTE

2   Which comic book superhero drives a camouflaged sports coupé called the Redbird?                                                ROBIN     

3   Whose mother was born Hannah Elizabeth Milhous near Butlerville, Indiana, in March 1885?

                                                                                                                                                                        President Richard NIXON’s  

4   In 1965, which Catalan resort on the Costa Brava was the first ever destination of a Club 18-30 holiday?

                                                                                                                                                                                           LLORET DE MAR              

5   Which former world featherweight boxing champion founded and is currently President of the Professional Boxing

     Association?                                                                                                                                                             Barry McGUIGAN          



6   In 2004, what two word phrase did New Yorker Tarana Burke begin using to raise awareness of what she considered

     to be the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society?                                                                                    ME TOO

7   Give a year in the rather full life of Catherine de Medici.                                                                                        1519  -  1589         

8   Which country’s highest honour for foreigners is the Order of the Aztec Eagle?                                                     MEXICO’s              

9   The Silver Line charity offers advice to older people to combat loneliness. It was founded in 2012 by which dame?

                                                                                                                                                                               Dame Esther RANTZEN

10   According to Tony Hancock, Magna Carta was a brave peasant girl from which country?                                  HUNGARY             



11   Which creatures provided the source material for the 78 carved chessmen discovered on the Isle of Lewis in 1831?    


12   In 1953, who became the first poet to be made a dame?                                                                       Dame Edith SITWELL 

13   Which city on the banks of the Turia River fronts a namesake Gulf in the Mediterranean which is bisected by the

       Greenwich Meridian?                                                                                                                                                        VALENCIA

14   What roughly runs from Chepstow to Prestatyn and is named after Queen Cynethryth’s husband?          OFFA’S DYKE

15   Which American lost all three of his Wimbledon singles finals to Roger Federer?                                       Andy RODDICK               


16   Which family of strepsirrhine primates might be slow or slender?                                                         LORISIDS / LORISES  

17   What is a sigmatism better known as?                                                                                                                                   A LISP

18   Who was shot dead for treason at Akershus Castle in October 1945?                                                       Vidkun QUISLING

19   David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd’s 2018 autobiography is titled ‘Around the World in 80…’ what?                                          …PINTS

20   What creature gives its name to Singapore?                                                                                                               LION (City)       



21   Handel’s secular cantata which begins ‘Eternal source of light divine’ celebrates the Treaty of Utrecht and which

        sovereign’s birthday?                                                                                                                                              QUEEN ANNE’s

22   Which city succeeded Karakorum as Kublai Khan’s capital prior to it moving in 1272 to Dadu, today’s Beijing?  

                                                                                                                                                                                 SHANGDU / XANADU

23   Which London company’s livery adorns VW vans carrying the number plates F1 USH; S1 NKS; B1 DET; and DRA 1N?

                                                                                                                                                                         PIMLICO Group/Plumbers    

24   In which century did the Indemnity and Oblivion Act became law?                                                    17th (29 August 1660)       

25   What is the name of George Lucas’s gated ranch near Novato in California which contains the man-made Lake

       Ewok?                                                                                                                                                                   SKYWALKER Ranch










26   Name the son of Rattling Blanket Woman who was bayonetted to death at Camp Robinson in Nebraska, in

       September 1877.                                                                                                                                                         CRAZY HORSE

27   At which football stadium did 25 die in April 1902 and 66 die in January 1971?                                                 IBROX Park

28   Which Sunderland-born worthy gave his name to a cloth covering for a cap with a flap to cover and protect the back

       of the neck?                                                                                                                                                      Sir Henry HAVELOCK

29   What is 14½ km long and separates Glenridding from Pooley Bridge?                                                                ULLSWATER  

30   When she died in June 2015, Sarah was running a hair salon in Tottenham. Whose death in Jeddah in 2003 had left

        her a widow?                                                                                                                                                                     Idi AMIN’s



31   Its bottles featuring a distinctive Quillfeldt stopper, which beer-maker’s main brewery is located in Enschede?


32   Which organ did surgeon Clement Price Thomas remove from King George VI in September 1951?            (Left) LUNG

33   The Vietnamese word for which creature translates as ‘Father Fish’?                                                                         WHALE

34   Who visited Sunderland in 1904; died in 1917; rode a horse called Brigham; and carried a rifle he named after

       Lucretia Borgia?                                                                                                                            BUFFALO BILL (William F Cody)

35   David Walliams’ 2012 autobiography shares its name with which building, officially known as Naval Support Facility,

       Thurmont?                                                                                                                                                                     CAMP DAVID



36   Which of the four London rail termini on a Monopoly Board has no access to an Underground station?

                                                                                                                                                                                    FENCHURCH STREET

37   Who plays home test matches at the Bourda Ground, the only cricket stadium in the world to be situated below sea

        level?                                                                                                                                    WEST INDIES (Georgetown, Guyana)

38   In his lifetime, who was a honorary fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists; Chieftain of the Lochaber Highland

       Games; and Freeman of the Borough of Scarborough?                                                                                       Jimmy SAVILE

39   The song ‘Sister Suffragette’ is heard in which 1964 film but not in the stage musical version of it forty years later?

                                                                                                                                                                                            MARY POPPINS

40   The name of which surgical procedure comes to us from the Greek for ‘seeing with one’s own eyes’?           AUTOPSY



41   Paddy’s Milestone is a full fat cow’s milk cheese which is moulded to look like which island?                      AILSA CRAIG

42   Current Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, was once ranked Britain’s no.1 junior player in which

       sport?                                                                                                                                                                              Lawn TENNIS

43   Until July 1997, the code BFPO1 was used to send mail to British forces stationed where?                          HONG KONG

44   The Sunderland-born doctor who was awarded the VC following his actions near Fauquissart, France in September

       1915, was a descendant of which pottery family?                                                                          (Dr George Allan) MALING

45   Which TV character, born on Christmas Day 1999, was played by Harry Cash in 2006?  

                                                                                                                      BABY DAVID Best (The Royle Family - Craig Cash’s son)



46   The Open golf champion of 1983 shares his name with which member of the shadow cabinet?              Tom WATSON

47   On what day of the year in Scotland would you partake of the Loony Dook?                                           NEW YEAR’S DAY

48   With a population of more than 260,000 or so, what is the UK’s biggest town?                                                      BOLTON

49   The name of which sports compact car, made by Toyota from 1970 to 2006, is derived from the Latin for ‘heavenly’? 


50   According to the 1971 film, which of Willy Wonka’s inventions could go “sideways, and slantways, and longways,

       and backways, and square ways, and front ways”?                                                                                    The WONKAVATOR



51   The roads surrounding which English football stadium are called Shooters Way, Royal Way and Biscuit Way?

                                                                                                                                                       The MADEJSKI Stadium (Reading FC)

52   Which World War II Field Marshall and later Governor General of Australia was investigated for child sexual abuse

       following his death in 1970?                                                                                                       Field Marshal Sir William SLIM