1. Which TV series was a spin-off of Z Cars?
A Softly, Softly B The Bill C Midlands Beat D M Cars
2. Which actress loses her head in the grisly crime thriller Seven?
A Kim Basinger B Jennifer Connolly C Gwyneth Paltrow D Cameron Diaz
3. What is the name for infinite density at the centre of a black hole?
A Multiplicity B Divinity C Singularity D Infinite Mass
4. Of which creature is Psittacus erithacus the talkative variety?
A Canary B Magpie C Blackbird D Parrot
5. Which English artist was best known for his illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice books?
A Sir John Tennyson B Sir John Thompson C Sir John Tenniel D Sir John Tristram
6. Which British Pre-Raphaelite artist painted Christ in the House of his Parents?
A Sir John Everett Millais B Sir James Everett Milton C Sir Jim Earnest McDonald D Sir John Mathew Oakes
7. Whose assassination sparked the Great War?
A The Kaiser B The Pope C Archduke Franz Ferdinand D The King of Holland
8. Who wrote Nostromo and Heart of Darkness?
A William Thackeray B Anthony Trollope C George Meredith D Joseph Conrad
9. What name was given to bars that illegally sold alcohol during the Prohibition?
A Talkies B Distillers C Speakeasies D Open Taps
10. To which family of birds do canaries and siskins belong?
A Tits B Rooks C Parrots D Finches
11. Which former gateway to the City of London has been physically relocated to Paternoster Square, close to St Paul’s Cathedral?
A Menin Bar B Queens Bar C Righton Bar D Temple Bar
12. Which British poet and artist wrote the poem Jerusalem?
A Robert Burns B William Blake C William Wordsworth D Samuel Taylor Coleridge
13. What name is given to a plant that grows on another plant for support in a non-parasitic way?
A Phlytite B Mytite C Epiphyte D Ossosyte
14. Which German composer who assisted Wagner with Parsifal is best known for the opera Hansel und Gretel?
A Wolfgang Humperdinck B Engelbert Humperdinck C Claus Humperdinck D Karl-Freidrichs Humperdinck
15. What is the title of the new Sky Atlantic comedy drama starring Chris O’Dowd as thug and wannabee film producer Miles Daly?
A Get Shorty B American Vandal C Patrick Melrose D Tin Star
Actor Chris O’Dowd See Question 15