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  1. Which singer joined Mel Gibson in the movie Mad Max: Beyond The Thunderdome?
  2. Vodka, Galliano and orange juice are used to make which classic cocktail?
  3. Which American state is nearest to the former Soviet Union?
  4. In which year did Foinavon win the Grand National?
  5. At which battle of 1314 did Robert The Bruce defeat the English forces?
  6. Consecrated in 1962, where is the Cathedral Church of St Michael?
  7. On TV, who did the character Lurch work for?
  8. Which children's classic book was written by Anna Sewell?
  9. How many arms/tentacles/limbs does a squid have?
  10. Which reggae singing star died 11th May 1981?
  11. Characters Charlie Allnut and Rosie Sayer appeared in which classic 1951 movie?
  12. What is converted into alcohol during brewing?
  13. Which river forms the eastern section of the border between England and Scotland?
  14. Which Briton won an ice-skating Gold at the Lake Placid Olympics?
  15. In what year was Prince Andrew born?
  16. What is the national game of the Basques?
  17. TV commercials for Campari launched the career of which actress?
  18. Name the two families in Romeo and Juliet?
  19. If cats are feline, what are sheep?
  20. In the song, Heartbreak Hotel is on which street?
  21. For his part in which 1953 film did Frank Sinatra receive a Best Supporting Actor Oscar?
  22. For which fruit is the US state of Georgia famous?
  23. Which is the financial centre and main city of Switzerland?
  24. Who is the only man (at 2009) to have won motorbike and F1 car World Championships?
  25. In which city was Martin Luther King assassinated in 1968?
  26. In which county is the UK prime minister's official country residence Chequers?
  27. Who created the UK TV spoof 007 character Basildon Bond?
  28. What is the policeman's name in Noddy stories?
  29. What is the word used to describe an animal/plant that is both male and female?
  30. Which TV programme's theme tune was called Hit and Miss?
  31. In the 1963 film The Great Escape, what names were given to the three tunnels?
  32. What liqueur bearing the letters D.O.M. on the bottle label was developed at Fecamp, France, in the 16th century?
  33. What is the third major Balearic Island with Majorca and Minorca?
  34. Who won six consecutive Wimbledon singles titles in the 1980s?
  35. In which country did the Mau Mau uprising (1952-60) occur?
  36. What does a numismatist study or collect?
  37. Who was Radio 1's first female DJ?
  38. Who captained Jules Verne's submarine Nautilus?
  39. The llama belongs to the family of animals commonly called what?
  40. Which guitarist is known as Slowhand?
  41. In which 1979 film was the spaceship called Nostromo?
  42. What have been cooked in syrup and glazed to make the sweetmeat Marrons Glaces?
  43. The Shatt-el-Arab (River of Arabia) is the confluence of which two other rivers?
  44. The Sheffield Shield is competed for in which sport?
  45. At which town did Billy Butlin open his first holiday camp?
  46. In knitting, what is meant by the initials 'psso'?
  47. In UK TV's 'Noel Edmund's House Party', the 'house' was situated near to which village?
  48. Also the title of a famous literary work, who were Mrs Page and Mrs Ford?
  49. What is infant whale commonly called?
  50. Which DJ had a UK Top Ten hit with the song Snot Rap?
  51. In which film did Roger Moore first play James Bond?
  52. How many gallons of beer are in a firkin?
  53. What in Cornwall is the most southerly point of mainland Britain?
  54. Alan Minter was undisputed World boxing champion at which weight?
  55. Which 17th century explorer was buried with a pipe and a box of tobacco?
  56. Which Latin term, usually applied to legal evidence, means 'at first sight'?
  57. What was the character name of TV's 'The Saint'?
  58. In literature, who was the best known pupil of Greyfriar's School?
  59. What is the alternative common name for a Black Leopard?
  60. Who composed the music entitled Wedding March?
  61. Which actor appeared in Papillion and The Great Escape and died in 1980?
  62. What do the British call the vegetables that Americans call zucchini?
  63. In which bay is Alcatraz?
  64. What is the most northerly cricket ground at which a Test Match can (as at 2009) be played?
  65. Which British general was killed at Khartoum?
  66. Which Cornish village claims to be the birthplace of King Arthur?
  67. KAR120C was the registration of a yellow Lotus 7, in which 1960s cult UK TV series?
  68. In which Dickens novel was Miss Havisham jilted on her wedding day?
  69. What is an otter's home called?
  70. Who had a 1985 hit with Saving All My Love For You?
  71. Which actor appeared to have a wooden leg in the 1956 film Moby Dick?
  72. How have vegetables been cut which are served Julienne?
  73. Which mountain overlooks Rio De Janeiro and its harbour?
  74. Who was the first black player to captain England's soccer team?
  75. In Roman mythology, Neptune is the equivalent to which Greek god?
  76. What is the only English language single word anagram of the word crouton?
  77. Which TV character said, 'Live long and prosper'?
  78. Which playwright wrote The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, and The Cherry Orchard?
  79. What is the other name for Wildebeest?
  80. Who had a 1960s hit with Let's Go To San Francisco?
  81. What make of car was the time-machine in the film Back To The Future?
  82. What is the name given to a locked case in which decanters can be seen but not used?
  83. In which State would you find the city of Birmingham?
  84. Complete the name of the American Football team: 'Washington ...........'?
  85. In which war was the Battle of Bunker Hill fought?
  86. How old is a horse when it changes from a filly to a mare?
  87. Which school featured in UK TV's 'Please Sir'?
  88. Robin Hood & Friar Tuck appear in which well-known novel, by Sir Walter Scott?
  89. What is Canada's national animal?
  90. Which is the smallest member of the flute family?
  91. Which Bond villain has been played by Telly Savalas, Donald Pleasance, Charles Gray, and Max Von Sydow?
  92. 'Mace is one of the spices obtained from the tree Myristica Fragrams - what is the other?
  93. Which hills divide England from Scotland?
  94. What is the colour of the bull of an archery target?
  95. Who was the female member of the SDP's 'Gang Of Four'?
  96. UNHCR is the United Nation's High Commission for what?
  97. Who hosted UK TV's 'Family Fortunes' after Bob Monkhouse and before Les Dennis?
  98. Which Dickens' character was always 'expecting something to turn up'?
  99. A palmiped's feet are more commonly called what?
  100. Which musical featured the song They Called The Wind Mariah?

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