A1. In which country is the world’s largest active volcano?
USA (Mauna Loa – Hawaii)
A2. In 1960 Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and which other country formed the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)?
A3. A note from what instrument is used by an
orchestra to tune up?
A4. Which famous painting by Rembrandt was slashed and damaged in Amsterdam in 1975?
The NIGHT WATCH
(or The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch)
A5. Which British Overseas Territory was ceded to Britain as part of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713?
A6. The song Dance, Little Lady comes from the 1928 Revue This Year of Grace, with book, lyrics and music by which English composer, born in 1899?
A7. Who is the Secretary of State for Defence in the present government?
A8. What was the colourful name given to the escaped slaves in Jamaica who rebelled against English rule in the 18th century from their hideouts in the remote interior of the island – the name deriving from the Spanish word cimarrones meaning ‘living on mountains’?
A9. At just over 3 per 100,000, which European country has the World’s highest number of chess Grandmasters per capita?
A10. Which Tory politician was publicly described by his wife in 1992 as a “S, H, one, T” following tabloid headlines about his affair with the wife and two daughters of a South African barrister.
A11. Which American sleuth was created by
publisher Edward Stratemeyer and ghostwritten by
various authors under the collective pseudonym of Carolyn Keene?
A12. A beewolf is neither a bee nor a wolf but what type of insect?
A13. What name is given to a North African stew of meat or fish and is also the name of the distinctively shaped dish in which it is cooked?
A14. The nineteen locks known as Neptune’s Staircase are part of which British canal?
A15. Which US state was admitted to the Union in 1876, hence its nickname of 'the Centennial State'?
A16. The news site Gawker.com closed down in 2016 as a result of a bankruptcy action after it lost a privacy lawsuit of $140 million taken out by which sportsman?
A17. Which scientist and theologian was driven from his home during the Birmingham Riots because he had expressed support for the American and French revolutions?
A18. On board a ship what is the name given to
the rope or cable used to pull the movable corner of a sail?
A19. Which piece of sporting equipment is typically 5.94 metres high, weighs 79 kilograms and is made of larch?
A20. What type of which fish is an albacore?
A21. In which film did Brigadier General Chuck Yeager play Fred the bartender and Sam Shepard play Chuck Yeager?
THE RIGHT STUFF
A22. What name is given to the outdoor recreational activity in which participants use GPS or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers?
A23. Which breed of sheep appears on signs for the Yorkshire Dales National Park?
A24. Which notorious mineral, a hydrated magnesium silicate, comes in blue, white, green and brown forms?