1. Established in 1963, which feverish line of communication was used for the first time during the Six-day War?
2. A creepy film character and the nearest red giant to our Earth which will one day explode as a type II supernova. One word.
3. Which singer songwriter recorded '52nd Street', the first album to be released on CD?
4. Measured in flight distance, which one of the following is the longest trip?
a. London-Capetown, b. London- Bombay, c. London-Rio De Janeiro
5. According to the King James version of the Bible, what ripe age does Methuselah reach? (plus or minus 10)
6. Which actress played the blonde that King Kong fell in love with in each of the following film versions?
a. The 1933 film King Kong
b. The 1976 film King Kong
c. The 2005 film King Kong
7. Which form of transport is sometimes used as a collective noun for bees and wasps?
a. bus b. train c. bike d. plane
8. The K in the mountain known as K2 stands for the first letter of the mountain range in which it is located. What is the name of the mountain range?
9. Which European country invaded Mexico in the so called 'Great Pastry War' of 1838-39?
10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word 'Sky' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Did you, did you see the frightened ones, did you, did you hear the falling bombs
b. Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain where rocking horse people eat marshmellow pies
c. Hey you with the pretty face, welcome to the human race
d. He blesses the boys as they stand in line, the smell of gun grease and the bayonets they shine
11. Which European country was known as the Republic of the Seven United Provinces between 1581 and 1795?
12. During the Cold War there was a military doctrine known as MAD. What did the letters M A D stand for?
13. With "some honey, and plenty of money", which two poetic characters "went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat"?
14. What is the name of the prestigious award for best film at the Cannes film festival?
15. Plus or minus 5, in which year did Tom Marvolo Riddle die?
16. Which parallel is more or less the demarcation line between North and South Korea?
17. There have been seven Formula One World Driver's Champions whose last names begin with the letter 'H'. Can you name them? One point for each correct answer.
18. Which prolific American singer songwriter's autobiography was titled 'Bound for Glory'?
19. Plus or minus 5 min, what was the RMS Titanic's ship time when it collided with the iceberg?
20. Who was the first person to refuse the Oscar for Best Actor in 1970?
1. Hotline (the hotline between the USA and the USSR)
2. Betelgeuse or (pronounced "Beetlejuice")
3. Billy Joel
4. Answer a. London-Capetown (9,634 km). The others are London-Rio De Janeiro (9,249 km), London-Bombay (7,204 km)
6. Three answers.
a. Fay Wray
b. Jessica Lange
c. Naomi Watts
7. Answer c. bike
10. Four answers.
a. Goodbye Blue Sky (Pink Floyd)
b. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Beatles)
c. Mr Blue Sky (ELO)
d. Sky Pilot (Eric Burdon)
12. Mutually Assured Destruction
13. The Owl and the Pussycat (nonsense poem from Edward Lear)
14. Palme d'Or or Golden Palm
16. 38th parallel (north)
17. Seven answers. Lewis Hamilton, Damon Hill, James Hunt, Denny Hulme, Mike Hawthorn, Mika Hakkinen, Graham Hill.
18. Woody Guthrie
19. 11.40 pm or 23.40
20. George C Scott (for his role in Patton)