1 Which James Bond actor, born in 1930, once said, “I’ve always hated that damned James Bond?”
2 Which Greek tragic playwright, known for the splendour of his verse, counts the plays The Bacchae, Electra and Medea among his 18 surviving plays?
3 Which post-punk electro-pop band, formed in London in 1978, consisted of Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphries, David Hughes and Malcolm Holmes and had hits with Electricity, If You Leave, from the movie Pretty in Pink, and Dreaming? McCluskey and Humphries originally had an outfit called Hitlers Underpantz.
4 Which type of dog has the most breeds at about 24, including some more obscure ones such as Bedlington, Clydesdale, Kerry Blue, Manchester, Rat, Sealyham and West Highland white?
5 What real event is the German folk tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin probably based on?
6 Which American actress who starred in the controversial 1992 sex thriller, Basic Instinct, once said, “If you have a vagina and an attitude in this town, that is a lethal combination”?
7 What type of tree is the source of sago? 8 What is an Archimedes screw used to lift?
9 Which French actress, born Camille Javal, and married to Roger Vadim, starred in And God Created Woman and Love Is My Profession?
10 Which outstanding South African allrounder is the only person in first-class cricket to have twice scored a hat-trick and a century in the same match, both times playing for Gloucestershire?
11 What medical specialist would you visit if you had an outbreak of psoriasis? 12 What was designed in a few minutes, sketched on a tablecloth at Hollywood’s Biltmore Hotel by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons, executed by sculptor George Stanley and manufactured by the Dodge Trophy Company?
13 Who invented the centigrade thermometer?
14 In the Shakespeare play, why did Julius Caesar dislike Cassius’s appearance?
15 What instruction was the title of Cliff Richard’s first hit in 1958?
16 Which allegedly illegitimate son of George III and the Quaker Hannah Lightfoot founded the town of Knysna in 1800? 17 In which country is the official title for its prime minister Taoiseach, pronounced Tee-shach, an old Gaelic word for clan leader?
18 Who was the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1949 to 1963, overseeing the country’s recovery from the ravages of war and Nazism and taking it into the United Nations and European Economic Community?
19 Which Durban-born female triathlete won the Iron Man title in Hawaii seven times before retiring in 1994? She is also the first woman to complete the Iron Man title in less than nine hours.
20 Which flamboyant British actress and comedienne won an Oscar in 1969 for her role in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and starred in Travels with My Aunt, A Room with a View, The Secret Garden, Harry Potter and as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance?