1 Which pope was born Karol Wojtyla? 2 What is the largest country on the Iberian Peninsula?
3 Name the actor who assassinated US president Abraham Lincoln.
4 In the opera Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten, what is Sid’s occupation?
5 The St Lawrence Seaway links North America’s Great Lakes with which ocean? 6 Who is the 27th prime minister of Australia? 7 The song Easy To Be Hard comes from which rock musical? 8 Shoon is an archaic plural of which word? 9 Who sang the theme tune to the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun? 10 What kind of person is a bookworm? 11 Charles “Pete” Conrad was the third person to do what?
12 British group The Hollies were named as a tribute to which US singer?
13 What is the penultimate syllable of the word perambulator? 14 What is pteronophobia? 15 What kind of person is “a lamb to the slaughter”? 16 What does heptangular mean? 17 The Pere Lachaise cemetery is in which European city?
18 In which sport was Ken Hiscoe an Australian champion?
19 Who directed the 1950 film Sunset
20 From 1996-2001, who was the 22nd governorgeneral of Australia?
21 “Good grief!” is the favourite exclamation of which character in the comic strip Peanuts?
22 What is a mother-in-law’s tongue – a feeling of intense anxiety, a specialised language associated with technology or a plant with long, erect, pointed leaves? 24 What is the “life of Riley”? 25 What does calescent mean? 26 Who recorded the 1961 hit Hello Mary Lou? 27 What kind of food is gouda?
23 What nationality was composer Ludwig van Beethoven? 28 Which food is eaten the most throughout the world? 29 What is the final event in the decathlon? 30 Who assassinated US presidential candidate Robert Kennedy in 1968? 31 What is the eighth planet from the sun? 32 Name the Japanese bamboo flute which is the only known musical instrument to serve also as a weapon. 33 What does the Beaufort scale indicate? 34 For which bus company did Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason) work in the television situation comedy series The Honeymooners? 35 What does the expression “wide of the mark” mean? 36 Which sign of the zodiac is represented by an archer? 37 The Kiss is a work by which French sculptor? 38 Name the four skivvy colours of The Wiggles. 39 Which famous Dutch painter cut off the lower part of his left ear? 40 In which comic strip is Dagwood Bumstead repeatedly shown colliding with the postman, Mr Beasley, while rushing out the front door? 41 In which 1955 film does John Robie (Cary Grant) travel on a speedboat called Maquis Mouse? 42 Who was named athlete of the 20th century by the International Olympic Committee?
43 The South Australian fishing and tourist town of Arno Bay is on which peninsula?
44 The newspaper Asahi Shimbun is published in which country? 45 What is the French word for green? 46 In which Australian capital city is the suburb of Marrickville?
47 Name the branch of medical science dealing with the ear and its diseases. 48 Salt Lake City is the capital of which US state? 49 How many books are in the New Testament? 50 Which horse won the 1983 Melbourne Cup?