1. Which stringed musical instrument shares its name with a cooking utensil?
2. One of the best selling pop singles of all time was a number one hit from 1967 based on Bach's Suite No. 3 in D Major. What was the anemic sounding song title of this mega hit?
3. Which famous 1960 black and white horror film was the first to show a flushing toilet?
4. Written in the 9th century, the lyrics to the national anthem of which country are the oldest in the world?
a. Japan b. Turkey c. Mongolia d. China
5. Since the Open Era in tennis started, which two unseeded players have won the Men's Singles title at Wimbledon?
6. Which seven letter word for a type of argument is also a collective noun for sparrows?
7. Which eight letter word for a type of argument is also a collective noun for seagulls?
8 Dacca (Dhaka) was the capital city of what between the years 1955 and 1971?
9. The name of which widely used aromatic herb stems from the Greek word for "royal"?
10. The following lyrics are from songs with the word "Peace" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss
b. Everbody's talking about ministers sinisters banisters and canisters
c. Give me hope, help me cope, with this heavy load
11. Which French adjective for an Asian country is also the name given to a conical sieve used in the kitchen to strain substances?
12. Name the films in which Robert de Niro plays a character married to a character played by
a. Sharon Stone
b. Ellen Barkin
c. Liza Minnelli
d. Blythe Danner
13. What was the most popular name for a girl in the United States from 1880-1956?
14. The title of which Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn novel includes a Russian acronym for Soviet labour camps?
15. With the aid of the following symbols, name the scientists who lend their names to elements in the Periodic Table. One point for each correct answer.
16. Which one of the Titanic's sister ships sank in the Aegean Sea on the morning of the 21 November 1916?
17. What is Barbie's middle name? (the Barbie doll)
18. What is the title of the one and only instrumental song found on a Beatles studio album?
19. The following is the opening line to which popular 1964 comedy?
"As in every stone of this size, there is a flaw."
20. In The Wizard Of Oz, Glinda is known as The Good Witch of what?
a. the North b. the East c. the South d. the West
2. A Whiter Shade Of Pale
4. Answer a. Japan (the 'Kimagayo')
5. Boris Becker (1985) and Goran Ivanisevic (2001 as wildcard)
8. East Pakistan
9. Basil (from 'basilikos')
10. Three answers.
a. Peace Train (Cat Stevens)
b. Give Peace A Chance (Plastic Ono Band)
c. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) (George Harrison)
11. Chinoise (or 'Chinois')
12. Four answers.
b. This Boy's Life
c. New York, New York
d. Meet The Parents (or 'Meet The Focker's)
14. The Gulag Archipelago (Gulag is a Russian acronym)
15. Four answers.
a. Einstein (Einsteinium)
b. Nobel (Nobelium)
c. Curie (Curium)
d. Fermi (Fermium)
16. HMHS Britannic
19. The Pink Panther
20. Answer a. the North