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  1. In the House of Commons on each side of the Chamber there are how many rows of green benches?
  2. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association defines what as having a word count of between 17,500 and 40,000 words?
  3. What butterfly gets its name from the a white marking on its underside which resembles a punctuation mark?
  4. With its highest natural point only 2.4 meters above sea level, which country is the world's lowest-lying?

  5. Washington Old Hall, the manor house associated with the family of George Washington, is in the town of Washington in which British city?
  6. Which Blue Peter presenter made the famous Thunderbirds' Tracy Island model in 1992?
  7. Who represented Scumbag College on University Challenge?
  8. Which mountain range gives its name to both a French department and Swiss Canton?
  9. Who was forced into the Groovy Gang after winning a free holiday to Majorca?
  10. In 1991, pranksters Doug Bower and Dave Chorley, claimed to have started the phenomenon. However, the term was first coined in the early 1980s by Colin Andrews. What term?
  11. Who was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, and emigrated to America with his parents in 1848, aged 12?
  12. It was the first time a film's entire credited cast were nominated for an Academy Award. Name the film?
  13. What name is shared by a newspaper comic strip drawn by Brad Anderson from June 1954 to 2015 and the first name of fictional comic strip character Lord Snooty?
  14. The "Rivers of Blood" speech was made by politician Enoch Powell in 1968 in which British city?
  15. Stoke Poges golf course was the setting of a golf match in which 1964 film?
  16. Al Jazeera is a news media outlet based in which country?
  17. The Shinkansen is colloquially known in English as what?
  18. World War II Anderson shelters were designed to be put outside at the bottom of a garden, what was the name of the metal shelters supplied for indoor use?
  19. A growler is a small what?
  20. Where might you find the Cassini division?
  21. What inspired Emma Lazarus to write the sonnet "The New Colossus"?
  22. Gambia shares a border with only one country. Which country?
  23. Which advocacy group describes itself on its website as "challenging injustice, defending freedom and campaigning to make sure everyone in the UK is treated fairly"?
  24. Constance Markievicz was the first woman elected to the British Parliament. Which political party was she a member of?
  25. Which dynasty was the final imperial dynasty in China? It lasted from 1644 to 1912.
  26. Which word, defined as a person who is in charge of other people, also means "squad leader" in Japanese?
  27. Which Carry On film saw the only appearances of Elke Sommer, Sherrie Hewson and Ian Lavender?
  28. Before duetting with Phil Collins on the hit, "Easy Lover", James Bailey was best known as a lead singer with which band?
  29. Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 is better knwon by what name?
  30. Used to convert a temperature change into mechanical displacement, what invention is credited to clockmaker John Harrison?


  1. Five
  2. Novella
  3. Comma
  4. Maldives
  5. Sunderland
  6. Anthea Turner
  7. The Young Ones
  8. Jura
  9. Rodney Trotter (Only Fools and Horses)
  10. Crop circles
  11. Andrew Carnegie
  12. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  13. Marmaduke
  14. Birmingham
  15. Goldfinger
  16. Qatar
  17. The Bullet Train
  18. Morrison shelters
  19. Iceberg
  20. Saturn (a 3,000 miles division between Saturn's A Ring and B Ring)
  21. The Statue of Liberty
  22. Senegal
  23. Liberty
  24. Sinn Fein (she did not take her seat)
  25. The Qing Dynasty
  26. Honcho
  27. Carry On Behind
  28. Earth, Wind & Fire
  29. Whistler's Mother
  30. Bimetallic strip