2 Which athlete set a world record for the women’s 60m hurdles in Karlsruhe at the weekend?
3 In Roman history, the Second Triumvirate consisted of Octavian (Augustus), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and…?
4 What is the scientific name of the boa constrictor?
5 Which poet wrote the famous lines “Oh, East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet”?
6 In tennis, who was the only British winner - in a dead rubber – in the Davis Cup defeat to Argentina?
7 Which two Scottish football teams currently play their home games at Fir Park?
8 In Arthurian legend, which knight is Arthur’s foster-father?
9 Which actor has this week launched a defamation case over allegations about his on-set behaviour in Kathleen Turner’s autobiography?
10 Which very popular ITV show was hosted between 1955 and 1967 by Tommy Trinder, Bruce Forsyth, Don Arrol, Norman Vaughan and Jimmy Tarbuck?
11 Which side thrashed England by 10 wickets on Monday to take a 2-0 lead in the one day international series?
12 Which very important New Testament location has a name meaning, literally, “oil press”?
13 In which winter sport is Briton Kristan Bromley the 2008 World Cup champion?
14 In which country have scientists discovered the fossil of an exceptionally small flying reptile, a pterosaur with a wingspan of less than a foot?
15 Which extremely influential work appeared in London in German in 1848, but not in English until its 1850 translation by Helen MacFarlane?
16 Journeys To Glory was the first album from which New Romantic band?
17 Which is the highest mountain in Austria?
18 In the US and Mexico, what kind of creature is a crissal thrasher?
19 In which country is the Neanderthal valley after which the species Homo neanderthalensis is named?
20 Which name of a traditional pantomime character originally meant (one of) a troop of devil’s horsemen?
21 Menaquinone is a member of which group of vitamins?
22 Coleridge’s poem The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner may have been based on a pioneering voyage for which his schoomaster William Wales had been navigator – who was that voyage’s real-life commander?
23 Which country’s ancient Order of the Elephant was founded in its current form by Christian V in 1693?
24 On many warm New World beaches, what is a Sally Lightfoot?
25 Which Nobel Prize-winning author memorably described his childhood neighbourhood of Oak Park, Illinois, as having “wide lawns and narrow minds”?
26 Which London football club was founded by local employees of the Scottish canning firm Morton’s in 1885?
27 The prestigious “Tony” awards are so known because it was the nickname of which leading figure in US theatre?
28 In the global gem trade, Muzo in Colombia has long been the source of most of the world’s finest…?
29 Who played the title artist in the 1996 film Surviving Picasso?
30 Which actor connects Ruby Gentry, Planet Of The Apes and The Big Country?
31 Which RAF base was the home of the “Dambusters” 617 squadron and is now home to the aerobatic team known as the Red Arrows?
32 Which actress won an Oscar in a 1944 US remake of a 1940 British chiller starring Anton Walbrook and Diana Wynyard?
33 Who wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for tough-guy films High Plains Drifter, Shaft and The French Connection?
34 Which great composer’s father was a wheelwright in the Austrian village of Rohrau?
35 Charles Stewart Parnell, a key figure in the Parliamentary struggle for Irish Home Rule, first became an MP for which constituency?
36 Which small, oil-wealthy monarchy became independent when a British protectorate ended on January 1, 1984?
37 The 1904 Olympic Games were held in St Louis – but which other US city had originally been awarded them?
38 By what name is 11th-century leader Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar better known in European history?
39 No Parlez was a chart-topping album for whom in 1983?
40 Which mathematical symbol’s use was first suggested by Anglesey-born mathematician William Jones?
41 On which Scottish island did the K Foundation burn £1m in cash (earned from their pop music releases under various names) in 1994?
42 Which major city now stands in a place referred to in Viking sagas as Agnafit?
43 Who had a big hit with Bloodnok’s Rock’n’Roll Call/The Ying Tong Song in 1956?
44 Kenneth MacAlpin, founder of a long-lasting medieval Scottish dynasty, ruled in which century AD?
45 The varieties canephora and arabica account for most of the worldwide production of which crop?
46 Augusta is the name of a town in many states of the US – but in which one is it the name of the state capital?
47 In which year was Muppet-spawning children’s TV series Sesame Street first broadcast (two either way)?
48 On the pattern of Hollywood and Bollywood, which country’s burgeoning film industry is often referred to as Nollywood?
49 In which country would you find the much-debated drystone Iron Age buildings known as brochs?
50 What was the name of the goddess form of Naomie Harris’ character in the film Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End?
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