Set by Mel Kinsey
1/ In Britain, a peeler is an old name for a policeman. What is a
peeler in the USA?
2/ Traditionally, on Boxing Day, cricket test matches start in which Australian city?
3/ Which city was the capital of Spain until 1560?
4/ What was the name of the plot to murder the entire cabinet of Lord Liverpool in 1820?
5/ The Beach Boys’ 1979 song Lady Lynda uses a melody derived from which composer of classical music?
6/ Which animal appears on the badge of Kent County Cricket club?
7/ Which English King was known as Beauclerc?
8/ In 1970 and 1973 Glenda Jackson was awarded an Oscar for Best Actress; name the films which earned her this award.
9/ In 1902, the second winner of the Nobel Prize for medicine was the first Briton to win a Nobel Prize. Who was he?
10/ Which circle of latitude forms a large part of the land border
between Canada and the USA?
11/ What name was given to the German Military Intelligence Service that existed between 1920 and 1945?
12/ What was the name of the 1571 plot, which involved the Duke of Norfolk and the Bishop of Ross, to murder Elizabeth I?
13/ In 1975 Jack Nicholson won an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in which
14/ The first Rugby League Challenge Cup final was in 1897. Which teams played in this match?
15/ Which English King was known as Bolingbroke?
16/ What single word describes a sculptor’s small preliminary model?
17/ Who co-wrote the TV sitcom Fawlty Towers with John Cleese and played the role of the chambermaid, Polly?
18/ Who was the muse of astronomy?
19/ What was the name of the Pope who, in 1532, excommunicated Henry VIII?.
20/ What was the name of the plot to murder Charles II and his brother (later James II)
on their return journey from Newmarket races in 1683?