1 Reach for the Sky was the biography of which famous pilot?
2 Sky Masterson & Nathan Detroit are 2 characters from which musical?
3 Which of the planets is named after the Roman God of the sky?
4 Which fictional TV comedy family featured on the 2003 Comic Relief song Spirit in the Sky with Gareth Gates?
5 3 “Sky” words – USA’s first space station, Laker Airways trans-Atlantic service, computer intelligence in Terminator?
6 Which American first orbited the Earth in Friendship 7?
7 Which type of distinctive clay takes its name from the Italian for baked earth?
8 Whose Earth Band had a big hit with Blinded by the Light in 1976?
9 In which year (+/-1) was Google Earth first launched?
10 Identify these “Earth” films from the clues: –
10a 1976 David Bowie film about an alien looking for water
10b 1974 disaster film starring Charlton Heston & Ava Gardner using the special effect called Sensuround
10c 2008 Brendan Fraser film based on a Jules Verne novel
11 Rockhopper & Emperor are both breeds of which creature?
12 Which animal is the symbol of the USA’s Republican party?
13 The Australian Parakeet is better known by what name?
14 How many teats does a cow normally have?
15 Identify these songs with a creature in the title: – Union of the …….. (Duran Duran) What’s New ……. (Tom Jones) Rockin’ ….. (Michael Jackson) Elusive …… (Val Doonican)?
16 In Coronation Street, what was Hayley’s first name before the sex change operation?
17 In which TV series would you find the characters Ludicrus Sextus & his 2 kids called Nausius & Erotica?
18 Which Blue Peter pet changed sex after they realised it was female rather than male?
19 Which large comedian of the silent era was ruined by a sex scandal in 1921?
20 Which actor and actress played the film lovers in the sexiest game of chess in The Thomas Crown Affair in 1968?
21 In which musical does the March of the Siamese Children feature?
22 Whitstable in Kent is famous for which seafood?
23 The Cubs, the White Sox & the Bears are all sports teams from which US city?
24 Who did the voice for Dangermouse?
25 In the UK what does a village have that a hamlet doesn’t?
26 Of all the US presidents so far, what is the most common first name?
27 75% of the population of which country are Sinhalese?
28 Who wrote the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?
29 Which British actress won her only Oscar for The Reader in 2009?
30 Mickey Mouse was named Mickey after Mickey Rooney when he was a child actor – true or false?
1 Douglas Bader
2 Guys and Dolls
4 The Kumars
5 Skylab, Skytrain, Skynet
6 John Glenn
8 Manfred Mann
9 2001 (accept 2000 & 2002)
10a The Man Who Fell to Earth
10c Journey to the Centre of the Earth
15 Snake, Pussycat, Robin, Butterfly
17 Up Pompeii!
18 Tortoise (Fred or Freda)
19 Fatty Arbuckle
20 Steve McQueen & Faye Dunaway
21 The King and I
24 David Jason
27 Sri Lanka
28 Tennessee Williams
29 Kate Winslet
30 FALSE (Mr Rooney claimed this but it’s false)
Q Which of the African countries exports the most timber?
Number Guess (Nearest wins)
Q According to the Guardian, in which year did the wolf become extinct in the UK?
A 1680 (This may be a best guess by the Guardian)