1. Which fictional character spent his never-ending childhood interacting with fairies, pirates and mermaids?
2. Name Canada’s two official languages.
3. In which century was the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary published (a) 18th (b) 19th (c) 20th?
4. Were all of the Beatles born in Liverpool?
5. Which city will host the 2017 Australian Open tennis championships?
6. Backwater is in which Australian state/territory?
7. Which international craze of the 1950s was based on the idea of Australian bamboo “exercise hoops”?
8. In which recent movie did Denzel Washington play Sam Chisholm, one of the best bounty hunters in the old west?
9. Beginning with “h”, what is the term for an official mark or series of marks on items made of precious metals?
10. Last year, which US swimming star was suspended for 10 months after admitting he “over-exaggerated” a tale about being robbed and held at gunpoint with three other swimmers during the Rio Olympics?
11. Name the co-winners of the 2016 Dally M Medal. 12. Andrew Sachs, who played Manuel in Fawlty Towers, was born in (a) Germany (b) Jamaica (c) Jordan?
13. In 1990, which iconic Italian tower was closed for the first time in 800 years because of fears it could topple?
14. In the 1830s, the Great Western became the first steamship to make regular crossings of which ocean?
15. Gingivitis is a disease of the (a) ears (b) eyes (c) gums?
16. Elected at the age of 32, which governor of Arkansas was dubbed the “boy governor”?
17. “Blue jean baby, LA lady, seamstress for the band. Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man,” are lyrics from which song?
18. “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” said which US pop artist?
19. Who was the British monarch when the Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed?
20. Who captained Australia in the breakaway 1977-79 World Series Cricket competition?
21. What was the collective name of the four men to whom British prime minister Tony Blair publicly apologised in 2005 for being wrongly convicted of a 1975 terrorist bombing?
22. Who has played Bob Dylan, Queen Elizabeth I and Katharine Hepburn in movies?
23. What is the term for a victory, won at such a devastating toll that it negates any sense of achievement?
24. What did 19th century French prime minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand say should be “black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel and sweet as love”? 25. Name the teenage Queen of England beheaded in 1554.