1. What percentage of the population of Ireland have red hair?
2. In song, who "lives in a very bad part of town"?
3. Cape Agulhas (Cape of Needles) is the southernmost point on which continent?
4. The 12th century Italian Flavio de Gioia is considered by many to be the father of which useful rose?
5. The following is an example of what?
A dead chrysanthemum
and yet - isn't there still something
remaining in it?
6. Which famous hill is named after prince Carlo III?
7. Which impeccably dressed gentleman drove a 1926 4.5 litre Bentley in a popular TV series?
8. The following lyrics are from songs with 'S-T-A-R' somewhere in the title. Can you name the song?
a. Ye cannae change the laws of physics, laws of physics
b. Jamming good with weird and gilly
c. Keeps a ten bob note up his nose
d. Gliddy glub gloopy nibby nabby noopy
e. If you don't care a feather or a fig you may grow up to be a pig
f. You feel like Steve McQueen
g. Didn't know what time it was the lights were low oh ho
h. Why don't we take off alone take a trip somewhere far far away
9. In most Arab countries Homer Simpon's first name is what?
10. The dockyards in which city were the largest industrial complex in the world for much of the 19th century?
11. Which little song ditty ends with the words "Cyril Connelly"?
12. Charlie Chaplin shared his cabin with Arthur Jefferson on his first Atlantic crossing in 1910. Who was Arthur Jefferson?
13. Thomas Tompion (1637-1713), John Arnold (1736-1799), Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823) and Ferdinand-Adolf Lange (1815-1875) were all world famous makers of what?
14. Can you name the three original members of The Supremes? 1 point for each correct answer
15. Which controversial actor played all of the following historical figures in film?
Fletcher Christian, George Armstrong Custer and Gentleman Jim Corbett
16. The largest wine cask in the world, found in Schloss Heidelberg, holds how many litres?
a. 2,200 b. 22,000 or c. 222,000
17. xn + yn = zn is associated with which famous French mathematician?
18. Which expression is associated with the fate of the HMS Birkenhead?
19. The so called Ararat anomaly appears in certain photographs. What is it that can apparently be seen in these photos?
20. Cinematic History:
a: What was the British studio that produced comedies such as The Lavender Hill Mob and Kind Hearts and Coronets?
b: Who succeeded Marlon Brando as the head of the Corleone family in the Godfather movies?
c: Who directed Clint Eastwood in the so-called Spaghetti Westerns?
d: Who won Britain's first Oscar when he was voted Best Actor for The Private Life of Henry VIII in 1934?
e: If Burt Lancaster is to Kirk Douglas, Kurt Russell is to whom, and why?
1. a. 4%
2. Sloopy. Hang on Sloopy (The McCoys)
4. The windrose on a compass.
5. Haiku poetry. (Kyoshi Takahama)
6. Monte Carlo
7. John Steed in The Avengers
8. Eight answers
a. Star Trekkin (The Firm)
b. Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)
c. Mean Mr. MuSTARd (Beatles)
d. Good Morning Starshine (Oliver)
e. Would you like to swing on a star (Bing Crosby)
f. Movie Star (Harpo)
g. Starman (David Bowie)
h. Just like STARting over (J Lennon)
9. Omar (Omar Shamshoon)
10. Portsmouth England
11. Eric the half a bee.
12. Stan Laurel.
13. Clocks and watches
14. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard
15. Errol Flynn
16. c. 222,000 litres
17. Pierre de Fermat
18. 'Women and children first'
19. The remains of Noah's Ark
20. Five Answers:
b: Al Pacino
c: Sergio Leone
d: Charles Laughton
e: Val Kilmer (both pairs played Wyatt Earp and Doc Halliday)