1: The opera Aida by Verdi, is set in which country?
2: King Richard II used which wild creature as his personal badge? a) Red Lion b) White Hart c) White Bear
3: “There’s no place like home.” is a famous movie quote from which film?
4: True or false, Swede Anders Celsius invented the Celsius temperate scale?
5: Which British politician quit as both the cabinet and the Conservative Party in 2019 stating “I no longer believe leaving with a deal is the government’s main objective.”
6: In which year did Adam Smith publish ‘The Wealth of Nations’?
- a) 1660 b) 1776 c) 1901
7: The English social reformer Octavia Hill formed which environmental and conservation organisation in 1895?
- a) The National Trust b) Prince’s Rainforests Project c) Green Alliance
8: According to BBC Radio 2, which pallid hit single from the year 1967 has been the most played song in public places in the last 75 years?
9: For some beginners, Pratt, Shelby and Windsor can be confusing examples of what?
10: For those of you with a sweet tooth, what are the two typical ingredients in ‘Ganache’?
11: The following is an example of what?
A dead chrysanthemum
and yet – isn’t there still something
remaining in it?
12: The name for which notorious criminals who were once responsible for the murder of countless thousands of innocent people means ‘deceivers’?
13: 2016 is the Chinese year of which animal?
14: Which West End production opened in May 2002 and is based on a book by Ben Elton?
15: What was the name of the BBC sitcom starring Kathy Burke and James Freyfuss which ran between 1999 and 2001, taking it’s name from an ABBA song?
16: Which Caribbean island takes it’s name for the Spanish words for ‘Ancient’ and ‘Bearded’?
17: Bramley, Granny Smith and Russet are all types of which fruit?
18: Since 1066, the coronations of all British monarchs have taken place at which building?
19: Which mammal has the largest brain by weight, a human or a sperm whale?
20: Hibernia was the Roman name for which area?
2: b) White Hart
3: The Wizard of Oz
5: Amber Rudd
6: B) 1776
7: a) The National Trust
8: Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”
9: Necktie knots
10: Chocolate and cream.
11: Haiku poetry. (Kyoshi Takahama)
12: Thugs or Thuggee
14: We Will Rock You
15: Gimme Gimme Gimme
16: Antigua and Barbuda
18: Westminster Abbey
19: A sperm whale