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  1. Which horse won the Epsom Derby in 1989?
  2. What is the medical condition icterus commonly called?
  3. What plant was traditionally cultivated in Europe for its unique blue dye?
  4. What significant member of the British government drowned when HMS Hampshire was sunk by a mine off Orkney in 1916?
  5. Who discovered and opened Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922?
  6. Who invented the jet engine?
  7. In which London building was the funeral of Diana Princess of Wales held in 1997?
  8. Which Argentine leader was deposed in 1982?
  9. Marron Glacé is what, preserved and coated in sugar?
  10. In which year was the Battle of Waterloo?
  11. Which actor's real name was William Henry Pratt?
  12. The creation of what famous and anthemic song is officially attributed to Banjo Paterson and Christina Macpherson?
  13. Who played Daisy Duke in the 2005 film The Dukes of Hazzard?
  14. What name is given to the uncut locks of hair worn on the sides of the head by orthodox male Jews?
  15. In Greek mythology what is the name of the river whose water when drunk caused complete forgetfulness and made the souls of the dead forget their life on earth?
  16. What are the little discs of waste called that are produced by a paper or card hole-punch?
  17. What are the padded high-waisted trousers with shoulder straps worn for skiiing called?
  18. What type of natural substance is caoutchouc (pronounced kachook)?
  19. The first atomic bomb explosion was carried out in which US state?
  20. Whose last work entitled The Transfiguration was unfinished when he died in 1520?
  21. What is the capital of Jordan?
  22. Which bird is generally considered to have the best sense of smell?
  23. Who was the second president of the USA?
  24. Who wrote the Ballad of Reading Gaol in 1898?
  25. The World Trade Organization was founded in 1995 in which European city
  26. Brunswick, Lancastrian and Pearl Pickler are types of which vegetable?
  27. In numerology a tern is a set of how many?
  28. Eamon de Valera founded which Irish political party in 1926?
  29. Actor Frank Gorshin played which character in the 1960's TV series Batman?
  30. Pekoe is a type of which drink?
  31. Which station has the longest escalator in London's Tube network?
  32. Caprine relates to which animal?
  33. The Welland Ship Canal is in which country?
  34. Who played Woody Allen's ex-wife in the 1979 film Manhattan?
  35. The 1957 song Butterfly was (surprisingly) the only UK number one hit achieved by which significant recording artist?
  36. On what date is St Martin's Day - or Martinmas - celebrated in Europe?
  37. What is a funambulist?
  38. Where on a woman's body would you see a bindi?
  39. From which European country does Limburger cheese originate?
  40. England cricketer Denis Compton played for which county club?
  41. Mount Godwin-Austen is better known by which name?
  42. Who made the famous statement, 'I think, therefore I am' ?
  43. Who composed the ballet music Swan Lake in 1877?
  44. The city of Bulawayo is in which African country?
  45. Henry Darnley was the husband of which British monarch?
  46. Catherine de Medici was the wife of which French monarch?
  47. In what state was Jimmy Carter governor before becoming president?
  48. In which European city is the sixteenth century limestone Bridge of Sighs?
  49. In which film does Robert De Niro play the character Rupert Pupkin?
  50. The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing was founded in 1860 at which London institution?
  51. The person holding what office sits on the Woolsack in the House of Lords?

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  1. Which horse won the Epsom Derby in 1989?
    Nashwan
  2. What is the medical condition icterus commonly called?
    Jaundice
  3. What plant was traditionally cultivated in Europe for its unique blue dye?
    Woad(sometimes called 'Asp of Jerusalem', is was later replaced by indigo dye from the various indigofera plant varieties, among whose most common applications was the manufacture of denim jeans. Woad is a much older dye, dating back to 8,000 BC and perhaps even earlier)
  4. What significant member of the British government drowned when HMS Hampshire was sunk by a mine off Orkney in 1916?
    Lord Kitchener (1850-1916, Secretary of State for War, noted for his finger pointing appearance on the famous and much imitated World War I recruitment poster)
  5. Who discovered and opened Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922?
    Howard Carter
  6. Who invented the jet engine?
    Frank Whittle
  7. In which London building was the funeral of Diana Princess of Wales held in 1997?
    Westminster Abbey
  8. Which Argentine leader was deposed in 1982?
    General Galtieri
  9. Marron Glacé is what, preserved and coated in sugar?
    Chestnut
  10. In which year was the Battle of Waterloo?
    1815
  11. Which actor's real name was William Henry Pratt?
    Boris Karloff
  12. The creation of what famous and anthemic song is officially attributed to Banjo Paterson and Christina Macpherson?
    Waltzing Matilda
  13. Who played Daisy Duke in the 2005 film The Dukes of Hazzard?
    Jessica Simpson
  14. What name is given to the uncut locks of hair worn on the sides of the head by orthodox male Jews?
    Payess
  15. In Greek mythology what is the name of the river whose water when drunk caused complete forgetfulness and made the souls of the dead forget their life on earth?
    Lethe (Also referred to as the River of Oblivion)
  16. What are the little discs of waste called that are produced by a paper or card hole-punch?
    Chad
  17. What are the padded high-waisted trousers with shoulder straps worn for skiiing called?
    Salopettes
  18. What type of natural substance is caoutchouc (pronounced kachook)?
    Rubber (or latex)
  19. The first atomic bomb explosion was carried out in which US state?
    New Mexico
  20. Whose last work entitled The Transfiguration was unfinished when he died in 1520?
    Rafael
  21. What is the capital of Jordan?
    Amman
  22. Which bird is generally considered to have the best sense of smell?
    Kiwi
  23. Who was the second president of the USA?
    John Adams
  24. Who wrote the Ballad of Reading Gaol in 1898?
    Oscar Wilde
  25. The World Trade Organization was founded in 1995 in which European city
    Geneva
  26. Brunswick, Lancastrian and Pearl Pickler are types of which vegetable?
    Onion
  27. In numerology a tern is a set of how many?
    3
  28. Eamon de Valera founded which Irish political party in 1926?
    Fianna Fail
  29. Actor Frank Gorshin played which character in the 1960's TV series Batman?
    The Riddler
  30. Pekoe is a type of which drink?
    Tea
  31. Which station has the longest escalator in London's Tube network?
    Angel (The second longest escalator in the UK, after one at Heathrow airport)
  32. Caprine relates to which animal?
    Goat
  33. The Welland Ship Canal is in which country?
    Canada
  34. Who played Woody Allen's ex-wife in the 1979 film Manhattan?
    Meryl Streep
  35. The 1957 song Butterfly was (surprisingly) the only UK number one hit achieved by which significant recording artist?
    Andy Williams
  36. On what date is St Martin's Day - or Martinmas - celebrated in Europe?
    11th November
  37. What is a funambulist?
    A Tightrope Walker
  38. Where on a woman's body would you see a bindi?
    Forehead
  39. From which European country does Limburger cheese originate?
    Belgium
  40. England cricketer Denis Compton played for which county club?
    Middlesex
  41. Mount Godwin-Austen is better known by which name?
    K2
  42. Who made the famous statement, 'I think, therefore I am' ?
    Rene Descartes
  43. Who composed the ballet music Swan Lake in 1877?
    Tchaikovsky
  44. The city of Bulawayo is in which African country?
    Zimbabwe
  45. Henry Darnley was the husband of which British monarch?
    Mary, Queen of Scots
  46. Catherine de Medici was the wife of which French monarch?
    Henri II
  47. In what state was Jimmy Carter governor before becoming president?
    Georgia
  48. In which European city is the sixteenth century limestone Bridge of Sighs?
    Venice
  49. In which film does Robert De Niro play the character Rupert Pupkin?
    The King of Comedy
  50. The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing was founded in 1860 at which London institution?
    St Thomas' Hospital
  51. The person holding what office sits on the Woolsack in the House of Lords?
    The Lord Speaker