1 Which best-selling toy made its debut at toy fairs in January 1980?
2 What was the name of the oil tanker that spilt its oil in Prince Edward Sound, Alaska in 1989?
3 Who released the first of her 23 work-out videos in September 1982?
4 Which Indian Prime Minister was assassinated in 1984?
5 There were 3 Presidents of the USA in the 80’s – who were they?
Geography (Also known as)
6 Rapa Nui is the native name for which island famed for its many statues?
7 With its Gateway Arch, which American city is known as the Gateway to the West?
8 Mount Godwin-Austin is more generally known by what short name?
9 Which English city is also known as the Athens of the North?
10 What are these islands or groups of islands better known as – Sandwich Islands, Van Diemen’s Land, Iles Normandes, Friendly Islands?
11 Lady Marmalade, Dirrty & Beautiful were all UK number ones for which female US singer?
12 A musical tribute to Stephen Hawking has been transmitted to the nearest black hole this week – who composed it?
13 What was the title of the Police’s first UK number 1 single?
14 “Alice Where Art Thou?” is the actual title of the theme tune to which Ronnie Barker TV series?
15 Which 2 woodwind instruments play the highest & lowest notes?
16 Who plays Father Brown on BBC TV?
17 Which scientist was known as the Father of the Atomic Bomb?
18 Daddy Cool is the title of the musical featuring songs by which group?
19 In which New England state did the Pilgrim Fathers set up their first colony in the USA in 1620?
20 Who played the Father in the film Father of the Bride 1950 & who played the father in the remake in 1991?
21 Penny, Amy & Bernadette are the girlfriends in which TV comedy?
22 What was the name of the fictional submarine commanded by Captain Ramius?
23 Name any year when the Summer Olympics were cancelled?
24 What is the surname of the Godfather’s family in the film & book of the same name?
25 Which native British birds are known for performing murmurations in the sky?
26 Which writer first coined the 3 laws of robotics?
27 How many Bond films start with the word “the”?
28 The Dutch woman Margaretha Zelle executed as a spy in 1917 was better known by what name?
29 What is the French term for preparing food (especially vegetables) in thin strips?
30 Water spirals down the plughole in opposite directions in the Northern & Southern hemispheres – true or false?
1 Rubik’s Cube
2 Exxon Valdez
3 Jane Fonda
4 Indira Gandhi
5 Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Snr
6 Easter Island
7 St Louis
10 Hawaii, Tasmania, Channel Islands, Tonga
11 Christina Aguilera
13 Message in a Bottle
14 Open All Hours
15 Piccolo & (Contra) Bassoon
16 Mark Williams
17 Robert Oppenheimer
18 Boney M
20 Steve Martin & Spencer Tracy
21 Big Bang Theory
22 Red October
23 1916, 1940 & 1944
26 Isaac Asimov
28 Mata Hari
Q Which newsreader & presenter’s autobiography was called Polly Wants a Zebra?
A Michael Aspel
Number Guess (Nearest wins)
Q How much (in $) was Arnold Schwarzenegger paid for each word of dialogue in Terminator 2?