2 Which ball game, according to the Basque Government, is the fastest moving sport in the world?
3 The only marsupials not native to
OPOSSUM or SHREW OPOSSUM
The title track
WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME
Which is the only
Marenka is the title character of which opera by Bedrich Smetana, first performed in
THE BARTERED BRIDE
8 Which Japanese golfer won what was then the most valuable prize in golf, a £120,000 house overlooking Gleneagles golf course, when he holed in one during the 1970 World Matchplay Championships?
9 Which Houghton-le-spring born actor played the part of Bill Seaton in the 1970s TV series ‘When the Boat Comes In’?
10 Who was the commander of the ill-fated Apollo 1 mission? His name was used for one of the characters in the TV series ‘Thunderbirds’.
Virgil ‘Gus’ GRISSOM
11 Which American TV series of 1978 saw the screen debut of Robin Williams?
In 1985, a 15th
century gold pendant with a large blue sapphire stone was discovered near which
13 The 1970s book ‘Pure, White and Deadly’, by author John Yudkin, is about which substance?
14 In the now largely outdated bingo callers’ slang, which number is known as ‘the lawnmower’?
A replica of the
1712 original by Francis Bird, a statue of which British monarch stands just
outside the front of
16 Which dog breed takes its name from a German word meaning ‘to splash about’? A single word answer will do.
In which modern
day country could you visit
18 After Helen of Troy was abducted by Paris, who commanded the united Greek Army in the ensuing war?
The ruins of the
ancient site of
20 They are known as ‘shells’ when they arrive here and become ‘removes’ after a year. For a couple of weeks while they are ‘shells’, they are looked after by ‘shepherds’ at which establishment?
21 This artist made their professional debut at the Sunderland Empire on November 5th 1956 and went on to have just one Number One single in this country. Still performing today, who is this artist?
22 On a Japanese sushi menu, what sort of creature is ‘unagi’?
23 Nehaj Subas Chandra Bose airport, just outside Kolkata, was formerly known by which name?
24 The William Tell Overture by Rossini provides the recognisable theme of TV adverts for which online company, current sponsors of the EFL Trophy?
Which island is
separated from Borneo by the
26 Apart from the fact that they are all nouns, what specifically connects the words adder, apron, orange and umpire?
They were originally spelt with an initial N
27 Which country uses the International Vehicle Registration Letter ‘K’?
28 Which footballer, a member of Sunderland’s 1973 FA Cup winning team, is the only player to have played in every single round of the FA Cup, although not consecutively?
29 The first specimen was caught in 1981. Bigger and heavier than the giant squid, what is the best known name of this largest member of the squid family?
30 Whose 1976 Greatest Hits album reached certified sales of 38 million copies in 2018 to claim the title of best selling album of all time?
31 Banned in many schools, which rotating hand held toy was the kids’ craze of the summer of 2017?
32 Which word, familiar to fans of TV’s ‘Star Trek, is used in weaving for the longitudinal yarns held in tension on a loom?
33 Which Turner Prize winning artist’s 2007 autobiography was entitled ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl’?
34 What was the name of the antique fortune telling machine which granted Josh Baskin’s wish to be ‘Big’ in the 1988 comedy film of the same name?
Adam Walker is
the current leader of which political party? Its headquarters are in Wigton in
BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY or BNP
36 From which medicinal and culinary herb do we get citronella oil, commonly used as a mosquito repellent?
37 Louis XIV was succeeded as King of France by Louis XV. What relation was the latter to the former?
Which player, who
played in the 2nd Test Match between
39 Born Christa Paffgen, this German singer and model recorded six solo studio albums between 1967 and 1985, but she is better known for providing vocals on a Velvet Underground album. How is she better known?
millennium were most of the Sarsen Stones at
THIRD MILLENIUM BC (or 2000-3000 BC)
41 Lord Alfred Douglas, younger son of the Marquess of Queensberry, had an infamous affair with Oscar Wilde. His elder brother Francis, however, was strongly rumoured to have been involved with which man, who was Prime Minister?
Lord ROSEBERRY (Archibald Primrose)
42 Nick Drnaso’s book 2018 work ‘Sabrina’ is the first book in which genre to feature on the Booker Prize long list?
GRAPHIC NOVEL or COMIC
43 News of the death of which actress (most famous for her TV roles) in June 2009, was overshadowed by the death of Michael Jackson on the same day?
What name is
given to a battlefield feature that projects into enemy territory, surrounded
on three sides making the troops occupying it vulnerable, such as the area
45 Which American cigarette brand, with a decidedly un-American name, were known colloquially as ‘Dromes’? CAMEL
46 Also known as the Deadly Nevergreen, what was the best known name of the permanent gallows which stood close to the modern day site of Marble Arch?
47 Which sketch show starring Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal moved from Radio Four to BBC2 TV in 1998 and had the original working title ‘Peter Sellers is dead’?
GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME
48 What name is given to a hinged valve which allows liquids to flow only in one direction?
Wales Rugby Union
defence coach Shaun Edwards has a son, James, from a former relationship with
50 Invicta, a rampant white horse, is depicted on the flag and coat of arms of which English county?
51 At the age of 79, veteran American comedian George Burns won his first Oscar, as Best Supporting Actor in which 1975 movie based on a Neil Simon play?
The SUNSHINE BOYS
52 Which American actor who provides the voice of Lightning McQueen in all three ‘Cars’ movies and played Ken Hutchinson in ‘Starsky and Hutch’ currently features in a series of TV adverts for Sofology sofas?