1. Buck, a cross between a St. Bernard and a Scotch shepard, leads both a troubled and adventurous existance in which popular book and film?
2. Fodder for countless conspiracy theorists, what is the name of the mysterious ionospheric research facility located in the US state Alaska?
3. In which post apocalyptic novel does a virus known as 'Captain Trips' kill 99.4% of the world's population?
4. Who was the only German speaking male singer to have had a song that reached number one in both the US and UK singles charts?
5. The name of which capital city when translated means "I See A Mountain"?
6. The films Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report were all based on books from which American novelist?
7. The Grasberg Mine is the largest gold mine in the world and produced 2,025,000 ounces of gold in 2011. In which country would you find it?
a. USA b. South Africa c. Australia d. Indonesia
8. Tiger Lily is an Indian princess in which popular book and film?
9. In 2005, what kind of animal was the best selling ring-tone in the world and reached number one in most European singles charts?
10. Best known perhaps in the film Pulp Fiction, what is the name of the fictional chain of Hawaiian fast food restaurants in many Quentin Tarantino films? (Three words)
11. Meaning "white vegetable" when translated, what is the Chinese name for the cabbage used in many Chinese dishes?
12. Which popular British band from the 1960s and 70s is named after an 18th century English agriculturist who invented the seed drill and helped design the modern plow?
13. The Mars exploration mission, which includes the Curiosity rover, is a project managed by JPL. What does the acronymn JPL stand for?
14. With 76 years and 317 days, who was before Anthony Hopkins the oldest man to win the Oscar for Best Actor in a leading role? (Note: Academy Award for Best Actor. Christopher Plummer's Oscar was for Best Supporting Actor)
15. What was the name of the World War II German pocket battleship that was scuttled in the Battle of the River Plate?
16. Which river is the lowest below sea level?
17. Russia excluded, what was the most populated European country in the year 1900?
18. Which one song title do the musicals West Side Story and The Sound Of Music have in common?
19. The wealthy tyrant Pozzo and his servant Lucky are characters in which tragic comedy?
20. Plus or minus ten, in which year was the first telegraphic message sent between Europe and North America?
1. The Call Of The Wild (Jack London)
2. HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program)
3. The Stand (Stephan King)
4. Falco (Rock Me Amadeus)
5. Montevideo, Uraguay - Monte referring to the "Cerro de Montevideo" mountain and "video" derrived from the Portuguese "I see"
6. Philip K. Dick
7. Answer d. Indonesia (Papua province)
8. Peter Pan
9. Crazy Frog (the single was titled Axel F.)
10. Big Kahuna Burger
11. Pak choi (bok choi or pak choy)
12. Jethro Tull
13. Jet Propulsion Laboratory
14. Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond, 1981)
15. Admiral Graf Spee
16. Jordan, it flows into the Dead Sea at 422m below sea level, which in turn has no outlet.
17. Germany (56.4 million)
19. Waiting for Godot