1. Which two English born actors have hosted the Academy Awards ceremony three or more times? One point for each correct answer.
2. In which three years were the Summer Olympic Games cancelled?
3. Which deviant group train at Westchester mansion?
4. Which unspecified 'teen' was first coined by the Army Signal Corps during World War I?
5. Code Red, Michelangelo and Conficker were all famous examples of what?
6. Invented by a French chef at the Ritz Hotel in New York City, what name was given to his cold puree of leeks, potatoes and cream?
7. On the 27th of March 2010 Russia had eleven. Today they only have nine. What?
8. The most decorated US soldier in WW II later became a Hollywood actor. What was his name?
9. The following lyrics are from which hot 1950s hit?
"Romeo love Juliet,
Juliet she felt the same,
When he put his arms around her,
He said Julie baby your my flame"
10. As the winter draws ever closer, the skies are often filled with fascinating murmurations. What are murmurations?
11. Who were the two members of the Jackson Five with the initials 'J. J.'? One point for each correct answer.
12. Which two Asian men have been Secretary-General of the United Nations? One point for each correct answer.
13. The Russian word for an incident of wanton and unrestrained destruction on a mass scale, such as may occur during wartime. Six letters, second letter 'O'.
14. Which two sports that start with the letter 'C' were once part of the Summer Olympic Games? One point for each correct answer.
15. Which year is missing from both the Gregorian calendar and the Julian calendar yet present in the astronomical calendar system?
16. Which other 'Mick' was once a member of The Rolling Stones?
17. What was the name of the boat commanded by Capt. Ramius?
18. The PINNA is the outer part of your what?
19. Who was American author Mona Simpson's inspirational Brother, whom she did not meet until she was 25 years old?
20. Which car company, initially founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company, was forced to change it's name after WWII to avoid the unfavourable connotations of the SS initials?
1. Two answers. Bob Hope (19) and David Niven (3)
2. 1916, 1940 and 1944
4. Umpteen ('Umpty' was slang for the Morse code dash. Many dashes were then called umpteen)
5. Computer viruses
7. Time zones (as of the 28th of March 2010 )
8. Audie Murphy
9. Fever (Peggy Lee's version)
10. The aerobatic displays of starlings
11. Two answers. Jermaine Jackson and Jackie Jackson
12. Two answers. Ban Ki-Moon and U Thant
14. Two answers. Cricket and Croquet
15. The year zero. (Under those systems, the year 1 BC is followed by AD 1)
16. Mick Taylor
17. Red October
18. Ear (Pinna is Latin for 'feather')
19. Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.
20. Jaguar Cars