A1. Which iconic household publication will be published for the last time next January?
A2. Which Impressionist artist painted The Card Players circa 1892-4?
A3. Which Greek philosopher and historian led 10,000 mercenaries as part of an unsuccessful attempt by Persian Cyrus the Younger to overthrow his brother Artaxerxes and based his book “The Anabasis” on this expedition?
A4. Who was the electrical engineer whose right and left hand rules are used to demonstrate the relative directions of field, current and force in electrical motors and generators?
John Ambrose FLEMING
A5. One O’clock Jump is the theme tune of which bandleader?
A6. Which popular musician quoted in his suicide note, “It’s better to burn out than to fade away”?
A7. In the Old Testament Book of Kings, which Biblical character is taken up to Heaven in a fiery chariot?
A8. The wife of Ely Culbertson said to be “The man who made Contract Bridge” was a better player than her husband. She invented the conventional bid of Five No Trumps known as a Grand Slam Force and it was given her first name. Which was what?
A9. Under what name did Dr Brooke Magnanti write her blog about her life as a call girl?
BELLE de JOUR
A10. In the Walter Lantz cartoons Knothead and Splinter are the nephew and niece of which character?
A11. Sterling silver is hallmarked 925 to denote its silver content. What name is given to the silver which is assayed at 958?
A12. In which city does the Australian Rules team, The Crows, play its home games?
A13. What is the name of the Broadway musical, written by Sting, which closed early in 2015 after a short run, in which Sting himself replaced Jimmy Nail in the lead role in a bid to increase sales?
The LAST SHIP
A14. What is the family name of the Dukes of Argyll?
A15. The Italian alphabet has five fewer consonants than its English equivalent. W, X and Y are three, name either of the others.
J or K
A16. In Test cricket, Len Hutton and Alistair Cook have each scored four double centuries, but who holds the English record of seven?
A17. Who, is buried in Westminster Abbey, not because he was a poet
but because he was Clerk of Works to the Palace of Westminster?
A18. In Greek mythology who successfully answered the questions posed by the sphinx? OEDIPUS
A19. Which 1924 Sigmund Romberg operetta features the Drinking Song?
The STUDENT PRINCE
A20. In the early 1960s, US meteorologist Edward Lorenz worked on computer models of weather systems. What term did he use to describe the variations found?
The BUTTERFLY EFFECT
A21. In 1942, which producer and director was the first member of the film industry to be knighted?
A22. Which Hungarian born British conductor won a record 31 Grammys in his lifetime?
Sir George SOLTI
A23. Founded in 1816 the Fitzwilliam Museum of Art and Antiquities is in which English city?
A24. Who was the acknowledged mastermind
behind the 'Great Train Robbery' in 1963, who went on the run for five years
before being arrested?