Each question has four possible answers and is worth from one to 15 points. Circle your chosen answers and keep a record of your points total. Maximum total points 120.
QUESTION 1 – for 1 point: Which Asian country’s national flag has a white background with a red circle at its centre?
A China B Indonesia C Japan D Taiwan
QUESTION 2 – for 2 points: Which of the following travels at the highest speed?
A A cheetah B A peregrine falcon C A speed cyclist D Particles of moisture
generated by a sneeze
QUESTION 3 – for 3 points: According to the proverb, what does one swallow not make?
A An argument B A meal C A baby swallow D A summer
QUESTION 4 – for 4 points: Where might ‘uncle’ pop a weasel?
A In a betting shop B In a tailor’s shop C In an ironmongery D In a pawnshop
QUESTION 5 – for 5 points: What were the triffids in John Wyndham’s book The Day Of The Triffids?
A Jellyfish with attitude B Mobile plants C Giant mushrooms D Killer worms
QUESTION 6 – for 6 points: How many countries share a border with mainland France?
A Six B Seven C Eight D Nine
QUESTION 7 – for 7 points: Steven Spielberg’s 2005 film The War Of The Worlds is based on the work of which novelist?
A Edgar Allan Poe B H.G. Wells C Ray Bradbury D Jules Verne
QUESTION 8 – for 8 points: Riposte and parry are terms used in which sport?
A Lacrosse B Fencing C Croquet D Karate
QUESTION 9 – for 9 points: When does a vicennial event occur?
A Every two years B Every 12 years C Every 20 years D Every 200 years
QUESTION 10 – for 10 points: If dogs whelp and pigs farrow, which animals yean?
A Horses B Cats C Sheep D Badgers
QUESTION 11 – for 11 points: Who has hosted the Academy Awards the most times?
A Bob Hope B Billy Crystal C Whoopi Goldberg D Johnny Carson
QUESTION 12 – for 12 points: William Smith (1769-1839) was said to be the father of which of the following?
A English Agriculture B English Archaeology C English Geography D English Geology
QUESTION 13 – for 13 points: What are nekton?
A Greek cemeteries B Dead cells in the blood C Plant nodes which extrude nectar D Plankton that can swim
QUESTION 14 – for 14 points: Which fictional hero was orphaned at 11, brought up by his maiden aunt and went to the University of Geneva?
A The Saint B James Bond C Richard Hannay D Inspector Morse
QUESTION 15 – for 15 points: Which was the first sporting event to be televised live?
A Wimbledon B The University Boat Race C The FA Cup D An Ashes Test from Lords
Film director Steven Spielberg. See Question 7