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1. Which singer joined Mel Gibson in the movie Mad Max: Beyond The Thunderdome? TINA TURNER

2. Vodka, Galliano and orange juice are used to make which classic cocktail? HARVEY WALLBANGER

3. Which American state is nearest to the former Soviet Union? ALASKA

4. In the song, Heartbreak Hotel is on which street? LONELY STREET

5. For his part in which 1953 film did Frank Sinatra receive a Best Supporting Actor Oscar? FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

6. For which fruit is the US state of Georgia famous? PEACH

7. Which is the financial centre and main city of Switzerland? ZURICH

8. Who is the only man (at 2009) to have won motorbike and F1 car World Championships? JOHN SURTEES

9. In which city was Martin Luther King assassinated in 1968? MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

10. In which county is the UK prime minister’s official country residence Chequers? BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

11. Who created the UK TV spoof 007 character Basildon Bond? RUSS ABBOTT

12. What is the policeman’s name in Noddy stories? PC PLOD

13. What is the word used to describe an animal/plant that is both male and female? HERMAPHRODITE

14. Which DJ had a UK Top Ten hit with the song Snot Rap? KENNY EVERETT

15. In which film did Roger Moore first play James Bond? LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)

16. What was the character name of TV’s ‘The Saint’? SIMON TEMPLAR

17. In literature, who was the best known pupil of Greyfriar’s School? BILLY BUNTER

18. What is the alternative common name for a Black Leopard? PANTHER

19. Who composed The Wedding March? FELIX MENDELSSHON

20. Who won six consecutive Wimbledon singles titles in the 1980s? MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (1982-87, also 1978, 79, 90)

21. In which country did the Mau Mau uprising (1952-60) occur? KENYA

22. Which TV programme’s theme tune was called Hit and Miss? JUKE BOX JURY

23. In knitting, what is meant by the initials ‘psso’? PASS SLIPPED STITCH OVER

24. In UK TV’s ‘Noel Edmund’s House Party’, the ‘house’ was situated near to which village? CRINKLEY BOTTOM

25. Also the title of a famous literary work, who were Mrs Page and Mrs Ford? MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

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26. What is infant whale commonly called? CALF

27. In the 1963 film The Great Escape, what names were given to the three tunnels? TOM, DICK, HARRY

28. What liqueur bearing the letters D.O.M. on the bottle label was developed at Fecamp, France, in the 16th century?BENEDICTINE (DOM = Deo Optimo Maximo = To God, most good, most great.)

29. What is the third major Balearic Island with Majorca and Minorca? IBIZA

30. At which town did Billy Butlin open his first holiday camp? SKEGNESS (1936)

31. What does a numismatist study or collect? COINS (and/or Medals)

32. Who was Radio 1’s first female DJ? ANNE NIGHTINGALE

33. Who captained Jules Verne’s submarine Nautilus? CAPTAIN NEMO

34. The llama belongs to the family of animals commonly called what? CAMELS

35. Which guitarist is known as Slowhand? ERIC CLAPTON

36. In which 1979 film was the spaceship called Nostromo? ALIEN

37. What have been cooked in syrup and glazed to make the sweetmeat Marrons Glaces? SWEET CHESTNUTS

38. The Shatt-el-Arab (River of Arabia) is the confluence of which two other rivers? TIGRIS and EUPHRATES

39. The Sheffield Shield is competed for in which sport? CRICKET (Australia)

40. Which children’s classic book was written by Anna Sewell? BLACK BEAUTY

41. How many tentacles does a squid have? TEN

42. Which reggae singing star died 11th May 1981? BOB MARLEY

43. Characters Charlie Allnut and Rosie Sayer appeared in which classic 1951 movie? THE AFRICAN QUEEN (Humphrey Bogart & Katherine Hepburn)

44. What is converted into alcohol during brewing? SUGAR

45. Which actor appeared in Papillion and The Great Escape and died in 1980? STEVE MCQUEEN

46. What do the British call the vegetables that Americans call zucchini? COURGETTES

47. In which bay is Alcatraz? SAN FRANCISCO BAY

48. What is the most northerly cricket ground at which a Test Match can (as at 2009) be played? RIVERSIDE (CHESTER-LE-STREET, DURHAM)

49. Which British general was killed at Khartoum? CHARLES GORDON

50. Which Cornish village claims to be the birthplace of King Arthur? TINTAGEL

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51. KAR120C was the registration of a yellow Lotus 7, in which 1960s cult UK TV series? THE PRISONER

52. In which Dickens novel was Miss Havisham jilted on her wedding day? GREAT EXPECTATIONS

53. What is an otter’s home called? HOLT

54. Who had a 1985 hit with Saving All My Love For You? WHITNEY HOUSTON

55. Which actor appeared to have a wooden leg in the 1956 film Moby Dick? GREGORY PECK (Captain Ahab)

56. How have vegetables been cut which are served Julienne? THIN STRIPS (or shreds or sliced lengthways)

57. Which mountain overlooks Rio De Janeiro and its harbour? SUGAR LOAF

58. UNHCR is the United Nation’s High Commission for what? REFUGEES

59. Who hosted UK TV’s ‘Family Fortunes’ after Bob Monkhouse and before Les Dennis? MAX BYGRAVES

60. Which Dickens’ character was always ‘expecting something to turn up’? MR MICAWBER (David Copperfield)

61. A palmiped’s feet are more commonly called what? WEBBED

62. Which musical featured the song They Called The Wind Mariah? PAINT YOUR WAGON

63. Who was the first black player to captain England’s soccer team? PAUL INCE

64. At which battle of 1314 did Robert The Bruce defeat the English forces? BANNOCKBURN

65. Consecrated in 1962, where is the Cathedral Church of St Michael? COVENTRY

66. On TV, who did the character Lurch work for? ADDAMS FAMILY

67. Which river forms the eastern section of the border between England and Scotland? TWEED

68. Which Briton won an ice-skating Gold at the Lake Placid Olympics? ROBIN COUSINS

69. In what year was Prince Andrew born? 1960 (19th February)

70. What make of car was the time-machine in the film Back To The Future? DE LOREAN

71. What is the name given to a locked case in which decanters can be seen but not used? TANTALUS

72. In which State would you find the city of Birmingham? ALABAMA (or MICHIGAN, which has a smaller city of that name)

73. Complete the name of the American Football team: ‘Washington ………..’? REDSKINS

74. In which war was the Battle of Bunker Hill fought? AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

75. In Roman mythology, Neptune is the equivalent to which Greek god? POSEIDON

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76. What is the only English language single word anagram of the word crouton? CONTOUR

77. Which TV character said, ‘Live long and prosper’? MR SPOCK (Star Trek)

78. Which playwright wrote The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, and The Cherry Orchard? ANTON CHEKOV

79. What is the other name for Wildebeest? GNU

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80. Who had a 1960s hit with Let’s Go To San Francisco? FLOWERPOT MEN

81. How old is a horse when it changes from a filly to a mare? FOUR YEARS

82. Which school featured in UK TV’s ‘Please Sir’? FENN STREET

83. How many gallons of beer are in a firkin? NINE

84. In which year did Foinavon win the Grand National? 1967

85. What is the national game of the Basques? PELOTA (a form of tennis using racket or hand with a net or against a wall)

86. TV commercials for Campari launched the career of which actress? LORRAINE CHASE

87. Name the two families in Romeo and Juliet? MONTAGUE & CAPULET

88. If cats are feline, what are sheep? OVINE

89. What in Cornwall is the most southerly point of mainland Britain? LIZARD POINT

90. Which Latin term, usually applied to legal evidence, means ‘at first sight’? PRIMA FACIE

91. Robin Hood & Friar Tuck appear in which well-known novel, by Sir Walter Scott? IVANHOE

92. What is Canada’s national animal? BEAVER

93. Which is the smallest member of the flute family? PICCOLO

94. Which Bond villain has been played by Telly Savalas, Donald Pleasance, Charles Gray, and Max Von Sydow? BLOFELD(ERNST STAVRO)

95. Alan Minter was undisputed World boxing champion at which weight? MIDDLEWEIGHT

96. Which 17th century explorer was buried with a pipe and a box of tobacco? SIR WALTER RALEIGH

97. ‘Mace is one of the spices obtained from the tree Myristica Fragrams – what is the other? NUTMEG

98. Which hills divide England from Scotland? CHEVIOTS

99. What is the colour of the bull of an archery target? GOLD

100. Who was the female member of the SDP’s ‘Gang Of Four’? SHIRLEY WILLIAMS (SDP = Social Democratic Party)

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