1. Britain's last surviving World War 1 veteran Harry Patch died recently aged 111. He requested that which famous Pete Seeger song be sung at his funeral?
2. On the flag of which US state is the Union Flag of the United Kingdom (Union Jack) found?
3. What everyday lightweight household object has been illegal to buy or sell in the European Union since September 2009 (Clue: we all have them in our houses)?
4. According to Guinness, at 2,350 US dollars an ounce, the most expensive perfume in the world is which one of the following?
a. Claude Christian No. 1
b. Calvin Christian No. 1
c. Corbin Christian No. 1
d. Clive Christian No. 1
5. Which bruising 19th century athlete and international celebrity was the first American to earn one million dollars in sport?
6. Which activity is practiced 'over and over' in all of the following films? Seven letters
Vertical Limit, The Beach, King Ralph, Master and Commander, The Dish and Syriana.
7. In gastronomy, the name of which popular dish stems from the Portuguese words for 'wine and garlic'?
8. Which prolific songwriter wrote Manfred Mann's hit song Mighty Quinn or Quinn the Eskimo?
9. Which popular fictional film character's name means 'fox'?
10. Over the last ten years, in which four countries have the most people been executed?
11. Measured in kilometres from the nearest human being, who was the most isolated person in history for a few hours in the summer of 1969?
12. Complete the names of the following famous or infamous ships.
b. Admiral Graf
d. HMS Compass
13. The horse Khartoum plays a very deciding role in which Oscar-winning film?
14. The following are the initials of film titles that deal with the theme of comatose. Can you name the film?
a. W Y W S
b. G B L
c. R O F
d. S B
e. 28 D L
f. F Y
g. K B
15. What is both the name of a small island and a bitter orange liquor? Seven letters
16. During World War II Lyudmila Pavlichenko became the first Soviet citizen to be received by a US President while visiting the White House. In Canada she was greeted by thousands of people at the main railway station in Toronto. She was quite a popular figure; even Woody Guthrie wrote a song about her. How did she shoot to fame during the war?
17. The following words are from songs with a colour in the song title. Can you name the song?
a. Sleep pretty darling do not cry
b. If Adolf Hitler flew in today they'd send a limousine
c. I'll wait in this place where the sun never shines
d. Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
e. West from far away stays for a day
f. Hunting the horny backed toad
g. One pill makes you larger
h. Oh dear what can I do
i. I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
j. Mr. Freers had sticky out ears and it made him awful shy
18. Which William was nominated 12 times for the best director Oscar, a record?
19. In which cities are the following museums located?
c. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
d. Smithsonian Institute
20. Robbie Williams had a hit with the song 'Road to Mandalay'. In which country is Mandalay?
1. Where Have All The Flowers Gone
3. Traditional (non-energy saving) light bulbs
4. d. Clive Christian No. 1
5. John L Sullivan
8. Bob Dylan
10. China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the USA.
11. Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. Collins was at times 5,456 km (3,400 miles) from his colleagues Armstrong and Aldrin
12. Eight answers
a. Amoco Cadiz
b. Admiral Graf Spee
c. Exxon Valdez
d. HMS Compass Rose
e. Rainbow Warrior
f. Edmund Fitzgerald
g. Achille Lauro
h. Torrey Canyon
13. The Godfather
14. Seven answers
a. While You Were Sleeping
b. Good Bye Lenin
c. Reversal of Fortune
d. Sleeping Beauty
e. 28 Days Later
f. Forever Young
g. Kill Bill
16. As a sniper.
17. Ten answers
a. Golden Slumbers (Beatles)
b. White man in Hammersmith Palais (The Clash)
c. White Room (Cream)
d. Black Velvet (Alannah Myles)
e. Golden Brown (Stranglers)
f. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John)
g. White Rabbitt (Jefferson Airplane)
h. Babys in Black (Beatles)
i. Paint it Black (Stones)
j. Lily the Pink (Scaffold)
18. William Wyler
19. Four answers
a. St. Petersburg
20. Burma (now officially named Myanmar)