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1 From The Earth To The Moon was an 1865 novel by which author?
2 Gertrude Moon played by Millicent Martin appeared in which long-running US sitcom?
3 Who sang the theme song to the Bond film Moonraker?
4 The Moonies were followers of the Unification Church founded in 1954 in which country?
5 Identify these “moon” films from the main stars and the year: –
5a Ryan O’Neal & Tatum O’Neal 1973
5b Nicholas Cage & Cher 1987
5c Trevante Rhodes & Andre Holland (2016)
6 Actress Jenny Logan became famous in the 80s for an advert where she danced round the living room using which product?
7 What was the name of the gypsy dancer in The Hunchback of Notre Dame?
8 Who was the highest paid dancer in the world in the late 1990’s?
9 Who was Dancing On The Ceiling in 1986?
10 Which words come before these words to complete the name of a dance: –
Bottom, Potato, Hop, Gully, Trot
11 Which desert covers 70% of Botswana’s land area?
12 How many points are on the Canadian flag’s maple leaf – 5, 7, 9 or 11?
13 Which dangerous pastime began at Kawarau Bridge, Queenstown in New Zealand?
14 In which American State is Harvard University?
15 There are 6 countries with a border on the Black Sea – name 3?
16 Which stringed musical instrument is also the name of a flower & a character in Twelfth Night?
17 Which band had hits with Breakfast in America & The Logical Song in 1979?
18 Who performed the song I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke for the Coke advert?
19 “I’m a blond bimbo girl in a fantasy world” is a lyric from which number one in 1997?
20 Which ABBA song by which boy band was the first number one of the year 2000?
21 Distances to & from London are all measured to a point outside which train station?
22 What was the double-barrelled name of Audrey played by Penelope Keith in To The Manor Born?
23 Bounty chocolate bars were advertised as the “Taste of …..” what?
24 Which New Zealand born opera singer sang at Charles & Diana’s wedding in 1981?
25 Which designer is generally credited with creating the little black dress?
26 Elsie Wright & Frances Griffiths took faked photos of what in a garden in Cottingley in 1917?
27 Which Radio DJ was known as the Hairy Cornflake?
28 In politically incorrect bingo calls what was 76?
29 “I used to be Snow White but I drifted” is a quote by which actress?
30 Water goes down the plughole clockwise in London & anticlockwise in Sydney – true or false?
1 Jules Verne
3 Shirley Bassey
4 South Korea
5a Paper Moon
6 Shake n Vac
8 Michael Flatley
9 Lionel Richie
10 Black, Mashed, Lindy or Bunny, Hully, Fox or Turkey
13 Bungee jumping
15 Any 3 Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine
18 New Seekers
19 Barbie Girl
20 I Have A Dream/Westlife
21 Charing Cross
24 Kiri Te Kanawa
25 Coco Chanel
27 Dave Lee Travis
28 Was she worth it?
29 Mae West
Q Which chocolate bar is called lecherschmecker in Germany?
A Curly Wurly
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Q How many colours does the Dulux Colour Palette have available on its website?
1 Which famous singer’s teenage fans were often referred to as bobby soxers?
2 Rebecca Romero won a Gold Medal & a Silver Medal at 2 different Olympics at which 2 sports?
3 Who described what as “magnificent desolation”?
4 What type of people killing plant featured in a 1951 John Wyndham novel & 1962 film?
5 In which city are the headquarters of outdoor clothing & equipment maker Berghaus?
6 Which company has theme parks in Billund Denmark, Gunzburg Germany, Carlsbad California & 5 others?
7 Albert Finney, Peter Ustinov & Kenneth Branagh have all portrayed which detective on film?
8a A Manhattan is a cocktail based on which spirit?
8b A Mojito is a cocktail based on which spirit?
8c A Margarita is a cocktail based on which spirit?
9 Which famous battle took place in January 1879 near the Buffalo River in Natal?
10 In the song Swinging On A Star, 3 creatures are mentioned that maybe you’d rather be – what are they?
11 St Asaph’s & St Davids are 2 cities in Wales – which “Saint” city is the only one in England?
12 The mass of an object divided by its volume is a measure of its what?
13 Who paid Cartier $1.1 million in 1969 for a diamond to give to his wife?
14 Which 2 chemical elements make up the gas ammonia?
15 Only 4 football teams in the top 4 Leagues start and end with the same letter – what are they?
16 Which composer wrote an opera based on Hansel & Gretel; his name is better known as a popular singer?
17 In netball each player wears a bib with 1 or 2 letters on it – what does WD & GA stand for?
18 K-Pop is very popular at the moment with bands such as BTS & Big Bang. What does the K stand for?
19 Which country hosted the first FIFA World Cup in 1930?
20 A SWOT analysis is a strategic planning technique to identify what 4 things related to business competition?
21 Lord Charles was the dummy used by which ventriloquist?
22 Bulmer’s Cider is made in which English County?
23 What kind of volcanic rock is the Giant’s Causeway made of?
24a Which US TV series featured Miranda Samantha Carrie & Charlotte?
24b Which UK TV comedy featured Dolly Jean Anita, Bren & Twinkle?
25 DH1 3EH is the postcode for which famous building?
26 On which river does Worcester stand?
27 Which former Coronation Street character was nicknamed 40 at school because he was a bit dim?
28 What was wrestler Big Daddy’s real name?
29 The Florence & Fred line of clothing is sold by which supermarket chain?
30 Identify these palindromes from the clues: –
30a A machine to break up soil (9)
30b Tales of times long ago (5)
30c Connected to or belonging to a city (5)
30d In music, half of a semibreve (5)
30e A type of grass found on sand dunes (6)
1 Frank Sinatra
2 Rowing & Cycling
3 Buzz Aldrin. Moon
6 Lego (Legoland)
7 Hercule Poirot
8a (Rye) Whiskey
8b White rum (Bacardi)
9 Rorke’s Drift
10 Mule, pig & fish
11 St Albans
13 Richard Burton
14 Nitrogen & hydrogen
15 Liverpool, Aston Villa, Charlton Athletic, Northampton Town
16 Engelbert Humperdinck
17 Wing Defence & Goal Attack
20 Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats
21 Ray Alan
24a Sex and the City
25 Durham Cathedral (or Castle)
27 Curly Watts
28 Shirley Crabtree
Q Eagle was the name of the Lunar Module on Apollo 11, what bird was the name of the Lunar Module on Apollo 15?
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Q According to Wimbledon.com, how many Wimbledon towels were sold during the 2018 championships?
1 In which country does England footballer Lucy Bronze play her club football?
2 Which driver drives car number 44 in Formula 1?
3 Who took 708 wickets for Australia in Test cricket?
4 Which athletics event men’s world record is 12 minutes 37.35 seconds?
5 Only 5 women have successfully defended the Wimbledon Ladies Singles title in the last 50 years – who are they?
6 Which 70s TV series was about the racial tension between Eddie Booth & Bob Reynolds?
7 The City of Brotherly Love is the title given to which American city?
8 What do Americans call a love bite?
9 Who is the Greek god of love?
10 Which 2 bands had big hits with the song Love Is All Around & on which 1994 film did it feature?
11 At the Boston Tea Party what did the demonstrators disguise themselves as?
12 In which year were all women permitted to vote on the same terms as men in General Elections in the UK?
13 The First Opium War led to Britain taking ownership of which territory?
14 Who preceded Leonard Brezhnev as leader of the Soviet Union?
15 Since 1707 when Great Britain was formed, what are the names of the 4 Royal Houses?
16 Which Irish comedian wore wellies marked “L” & “R” but on the wrong feet?
17 Which comedian began his career playing banjo with a band called the Humblebums?
18 Which female comedienne & singer won New Faces and later in her career compered the show?
19 Which black Yorkshire born comedian hosted The Golden Shot for 6 months in the 1970’s?
20 Who is most associated with these catchphrases: –
20a “May your god go with you”
20b “Am I bovvered?”
20c “Chase me”
20d “Look at the muck in here”
21 Barbara Bain & Martin Landau were the 2 main stars of Space 1999; in which other TV series did they appear together?
22 What type of paintable wallcovering was invented in 1877?
23 Who is credited with first coining the phrase Iron Curtain?
24 What colour dress did Betty Rubble wear?
25 What is the 5th letter of the Greek alphabet?
26 What is the most common cheese used in Indian cooking?
27 Which south coast town famous for its harbour is also known for its colourful pottery now made in Stoke?
28 Which comic merged with the Topper in 1990?
29 There are 2 birds represented as tokens in Monopoly – name either?
30 Peter O’Toole was nominated for an acting Oscar 8 times but never won – true or false?
1 France (Olympique Lyonnais)
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Shane Warne
4 5000 metres
5 Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Venus Williams, Serena Williams
6 Love Thy Neighbour
10 Troggs & Wet Wet Wet; 4 Weddings & a Funeral
11 Native Americans (Mohawk Indians)
13 Hong Kong
14 Nikita Khrushchev
15 Stuart, Hanover, Saxe-Coburg, Windsor
16 Jimmy Cricket
17 Billy Connolly
18 Marti Caine
19 Charlie Williams
20 Dave Allen, Catherine Tate, Duncan Norvelle, Larry Grayson
21 Mission Impossible
22 Anaglypta or Lincrusta
23 Winston Churchill
29 Penguin or Duck (although the duck is a rubber duck)
Q Francis Lai’s music Today It’s You has been the theme to which TV programme since 1971?
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Q What was Concorde’s fastest time from Paris to New York to the nearest minute?
A 173 minutes
1 Which Beatles track from the Abbey Road album is about a serial killer who beat people to death with a blunt instrument?
2 What is the name of the social networking site released in 2009 for the LGBTQ community?
3 Crocket & Tubbs were the 2 main characters in which US TV series?
4 Leatherface first appeared as the main evil character in which horror film released in 1974?
5 Identify these with answers related to the tool shed: –
5a Had a big hit with Crocodile Shoes in 1994
5b Surname of Clyde of Bonnie & Clyde fame
5c Hand puppet who became known on the David Nixon Magic Show in the 60s
5d Show jumping champion who won BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1960
Mexico & Mexicans
6 Which river forms part of the border with Texas?
7 The chihuahua is named after a northern state of Mexico – spell it correctly?
8 Cantinflas was a Mexican comedian who starred in a 1956 David Niven film about an epic journey – its name?
9 Name a country other than the USA that borders Mexico?
10 Which 2 creatures & one plant feature on the Mexican flag?
11 What name is given to a bundle of herbs tied together & used as flavouring but removed before serving the dish?
12 Which American dish made with chicken, sausage, rice & shrimp was a hit for the Carpenters in 1974?
13 Snap peas & snow peas are better known by what French name in the UK?
14 What colour is a kumquat?
15 Which 2 dishes are named after an Australian opera singer whose real name was Helen Porter?
16 Which construction company went into liquidation in January 1918?
17 Peter Wyngarde passed away in January 2018 – which writer/investigator did he play on TV?
18 In February 2018 Jacob Zuma resigned as President of which country?
19 In May 2018 Ireland held a referendum about legalising what?
20 In July a large balloon became news in London – who was it a caricature of & what was it holding in its hand?
21 Which French car maker’s logo is a white lion rampant on a blue background?
22 Dani Dyer, Amber Davies & Cara De La Hoyde were the last 3 female winners of which TV series?
23 Which Keighley based brewery makes Landlord?
24 Tiger Woods won the Masters this year. How many times has he now won it?
25 Which brand of pasta sauces originated in Australia and is now made by the Mars Corporation?
26 Most characters in the MASH TV series were doctors apart from the part played by William Christopher – what profession was he?
27 Which country with a population of 170 million has never won an Olympic medal?
28 Which local performer won X Factor, Popstar to Operastar & The Jump?
29 The actress who plays Michelle Connor in Corrie became known as a member of which pop group?
30 Wombats are the only mammals that produce cube shaped poo – true or false?
1 Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
3 Miami Vice
4 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
5a Jimmy Nail
5c Basil Brush
5d David Broome
6 Rio Grande
8 Around The World In 80 Days
9 Belize or Guatemala
10 Eagle, Snake (or serpent) (Prickly Pear) Cactus
11 Bouquet Garni
15 Peach Melba & Melba Toast
17 Jason King
18 South Africa
20 Donald Trump & a mobile phone
22 Love Island
23 Timothy Taylor
24 5 times
26 Padre (Father Mulcahy)
28 Joe McElderry
Q Which national football team qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 1998 & finished 3rd?
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Q July 1st is Canada Day celebrating the date of the Constitution Act of Canada; in which year was it?