CAPITAL CITIES All the answers contain the name of a capital city
1 Her most famous song was ‘Cry Me A River’ Julie London
2 A 1967 detective film starring Frank Sinatra ‘Tony Rome’
3 Jane Fonda’s nickname because of her Vietnam War beliefs ‘Hanoi Jane’
4 The Queen consort of King Juan Carlos I of Spain Sofia
5 Coventry City and Aston Villa player capped four times by England, all in 1998 Dion Dublin
6 Song originally released in 1984 by Murray Head – from the musical ‘Chess’ ‘One Night in Bangkok’
7 Story derived from elements of the 1001 Nights fables. It was written as a novel by Achmed Abdullah in 1924. Five times made as a film. ‘The Thief of Baghdad’
8 Song originally recorded in 1961, now Nana Mouskouri’s signature tune ‘The White Rose of Athens’
9 A single-movement piano concerto written for the 1941 film, ‘Dangerous Moonlight’ (also known under the later title Suicide Squadron) ‘Warsaw Concerto’
10 Peter Lorre’s character in ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Joel Cairo
1 What does a cooper traditionally make or mend? Barrels
2 According to the title of their TV programme, at which number do the Kumars host their chat show? 42
3 ‘The Cherry Blossoms’ is the nickname of which country’s national rugby union team? Japan
4 Who played Doctor Richard Kimble in a 1993 film? Harrison Ford (The Fugitive)
5 What might be a drink; a blow; or a magazine? Punch
6 Leopold Bloom is the central character in which novel? ‘Ulysses’
7 In which capital city will you find the 88-storey Petronas Towers office block? Kuala Lumpur
8 Which card game shares a name with the surname of a former Formula 1 motor racing world champion?
9 Which consonant can be found at the far right of the top row of letters on a standard computer keyboard?
10 ‘She sits alone waiting for suggestions , He’s so nervous avoiding all her questions, His lips are dry, her heart is gently pounding, Don’t you just know exactly what they’re thinking?’ is a lyric from which Rod Stewart UK No 1 hit single? ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’
ENGLISH COUNTIES The question or answer contains the name of an English county
1 Drop the first letter to find a region of Italy (C)umbria
2 Named as one of the five ‘Wisden Cricketers of the Year’ in 1995 Devon Malcolm
3 The Cesarewitch and which other race make up the ‘Autumn Double’? Cambridgeshire
4 Culinary dish consisting essentially of lamb or mutton, onion and potatoes left to bake in the oven all day in a heavy pot and on a low heat Lancashire Hotpot
5 Swindon Town are which county’s only Football League club? Wiltshire
6 Magician known as ‘The Great Soprendo’ Geoffrey Durham
7 Purple property on a London Monopoly board Northumberland Avenue
8 Four-wheel, two-seated pleasure carriage with an open spindle seat Surrey
9 Took ‘Gonna Make You a Star’ to No 1 in the UK Singles chart in 1974 David Essex
10 Bull terrier bred for hunting purposes Staffordshire Bull Terrier
THE LETTER ‘D’ All the answers begin with ‘D’
1 Large triangular muscle covering the joint of the shoulder Deltoid
2 An exploit or achievement, usually a commendable act Deed
3 Another name for a Wiener dog Dachshund
4 A sum of money paid to shareholders of a corporation out of earnings Dividend
5 Evelyn Waugh novel concerning Paul Pennyfeather, a student at the fictional Scone College, Oxford
‘Decline and Fall’
6 A member of an order of priests in ancient Gaul and Britain Druid
7 A bomb that fails to explode (three letters) Dud
8 Town on the River Frome at the junction of the A35 and A37 roads Dorchester
9 Surname of the husband of singer Cleo Laine (Johnny) Dankworth
10 Close-fitting cloth hat associated with Sherlock Holmes Deerstalker
1 Which British entrepreneur and businessman born in 1966 with interests in mobile phones, television, media, leisure, and property became a television celebrity through his appearances on ‘Dragons’ Den’?
2 Name the inquiry currently being held into press and media intrusion. Leveson Inquiry
3 Name the Latin American dance of three steps and kick to the side, performed in chain with hands on the next person’s hips. Conga
4 Which cabinet post has been held by Estelle Morris, Ruth Kelly and currently Michael Gove?
Secretary of State for Education
5 Name Europe’s largest surviving World War Two battleship now on display on the River Thames.
Which number when divided by 2 has a remainder of 1, when divided by 3 has a remainder of 2, when divided by 4 has a remainder of 3, and when divided by 5 has a remainder of 4?
Which eight-letter US state capital has the spelling consonant, vowel, consonant, vowel, consonant, vowel, consonant and vowel?
8 Which of these musicals was NOT a collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein?
Carousel My Fair Lady South Pacific
Answer My Fair Lady
9 ‘No man is an island.’ Who wrote these words?
John Milton Alexander Pope John Donne
Answer John Donne
10 The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built by which king?
Alexander the Great Nebuchadnezzar Cyrus the Great
How many teams entered the first ever (English) FA Cup competition? 15