1 Who sang and acted from the 1940s to the 1960s before retiring and dedicating herself to dog welfare? (5,3) 7 Which is Africa’s largest city? (5) 8 Which country lies between Nicaragua and Panama? (5,4) 9 What word can precede force, raid and gun? (3) 10 In printmaking, what liquid is used to etch metal plates? (4) 11 What type of electricity is created by a Van de Graaff generator? (6) 13 Who, when apologising to Prince Charles for calling him a “grovelling little bastard” said “I suppose a knighthood is out of the question.”? (5,8) 15 What decorative style was dominant in France between about 1700 and 1750? (6) 16 Who, in the Bible, was the first king of Israel? (4) 18 What is a long stole of feathers, worn around the neck? (3) 20 What eaten substance did healer Christopher Ludwig Hoffmann claim cured Cardinal Richelieu’s illnesses? (9) 21 What makes the white cliffs of Dover white? (5) 22 What is the capital of Serbia? (8)
1 What is a country house in Russia? (5) 2 Who composed the opera The Barber of Seville? (7) 3 According to a fable, what bird sings beautifully just before it dies? (4) 4 Who delivered his Letter From America via the radio for 58 years? (8,5) 5 Rupert Brooke was impressed by what flower “in bloom, All before my little room...” (5) 6 Which alcoholic drink is named after the county in Kentucky where it was first made? (7) 7 What type of soap, made with olive oil, was first produced in Spain during the 13th century? (7) 12 The tail feathers of what bird are considered unlucky? (7) 13 Which aniseed-flavoured liqueur comes from Italy? (7) 14 In the 1980s, which British TV company opened its studios to the public, creating a major tourist attraction? (7) 15 What was Corporal Walter O’Reilly’s nickname in M*A*S*H? (5) 17 Who was Lerner’s musical partner? (5) 19 What is the standard monetary unit of Vietnam?