B1. According to electronic tagging records of 2016, which breed of dog is the most popular in the UK?
B2. A 1968 novel by Hiester Richard Hornberger Jnr, under the pseudonym Richard Hooker, became the basis for a very popular film and American TV series. What was its name?
B3. Which Greek statesman and orator gave four “Philippics” in which he protested against the martial ambitions of Philip II of Macedon?
B4. Despite being fervently Roman Catholic from the 11th century, which country became the world’s third after The Netherlands and Belgium to legalise same sex marriages?
B5. ‘Neither a borrower nor a lender be' is a line from which of Shakespeare's plays?
B6. Which former Prime Minister said in a speech,” All these financiers, all the little gnomes in Zurich”?
B7. In Contract Bridge, after whom is the conventional bid of two clubs made by one’s partner over a One No Trump opening requesting information on major suit holdings?
B8. On 23 July, 2017, at which sporting venue did 105 year old Eileen Ash have an integral role?
LORD’S (She rang the bell to start play and is the oldest living Test cricketer)
B9. In the 1974 film The
Taking of Pelham 123, the hijackers are all dressed to resemble which famous American film comedian?
B10. Which perfume maker is responsible for Black Opium?
YVES ST LAURENT
B11. In Greek mythology who tamed the flying horse, Pegasus?
B12. Which surrealist artist, 1898-1967, featured bowler hats in many of his paintings?
B13. Adolf and his brother Rudolf Dassler
founded a sports shoe manufacturing company in 1924. In 1948, following a feud
with Adolph, Rudolf left and founded another company. Adolph renamed his
company Adidas. What did Rudolf call his company?
B14. Willy Willy is a brand of a good Australian shiraz wine. What meteorological event did the original aborigine word describe?
DUST DEVIL or WHIRLWIND
B15. Name either of the Livery Companies who, along with the Crown Estate, have the right to mark swans in the annual “Swan Upping” ceremony.
VINTNERS or DYERS
B16. What is the name of the vascular tissue in plants that
transports water and solutes from the roots to the rest of the plant?
B17. Edward of Woodstock who, as Prince of Wales, died before his father and so was never King of England, is better known by what name?
The BLACK PRINCE
B18. What was the signature theme tune of the Glenn Miller band?
B19. Excluding the Antarctic and Arctic, what is the world’s second largest desert after the Sahara?
B20. Which rugby league team plays at the Totally Wicked stadium?
ST HELENS (Sponsorship Deal)
B21. Which writer and broadcaster who died aged 69 in 2007 was known as “The Sage of Cricklewood”?
B22. Which Scottish town lying on the A91 between Stirling and Kinross shares its name with a unit of currency?
B23. Which son of a Norfolk corset maker became both a member of the French Convention and a powerful influence in the American Revolution?
B24. What was the name of the critically panned musical conceived by and starring Cliff Richard with lyrics by Tim Rice, and based on a 19th century novel, which ran for about six months in 1996/97?