1. The title of which Jeffrey Eugenides novel is the name of which English county?
2. What does the acronym NATO stand for?
3. In the Roman Catholic Church, who is the patron saint of lost causes?
4. The 2019 film El Camino is a spin-off from which television series?
5. What type of games are cribbage and euchre?
6. Alphabetically, which US state is last?
7. In 2023, which continent will host its first Netball World Cup?
8. Which American gangster was known by the nickname “Scarface”?
9. What does a loquacious person tend to do a lot? 10. Which Shakespeare play begins, “If music be the food of love, play on”?
11. Is orzo a type of alcohol, vegetable or pasta?
12. Veisalgia is the medical name for which self-inflicted condition?
13. Which two countries are on the Iberian peninsula?
14. Was Plato a student of Socrates or Socrates a student of Plato?
15. Which Swedish teenager inspired the global protest movement School Strike 4 Climate?
16. For the Love of God, a skull covered with 8601 diamonds, was produced by which UK artist in 2007?
17. Who was the author of Girl, Woman, Other, which shared this year’s Booker Prize?
18. “Now, who’s hot, who not?/Tell me who rock” is the first line of which Notorious B.I.G. song?
19. In 2007, which Australian female surfer was the first rookie to win a major world title?
20. How many US presidents have been impeached?
21. What type of bridge is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge?
22. In printing, what colour is the letter “K” in the colour system CMYK?
23. When did the Fukushima nuclear disaster occur: 2009, 2011 or 2013?
24. What is Piglet’s favourite food in A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books?
25. Which Italian mountain range is known as the “backbone of Italy”?
1 Middlesex. 2 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. 3 Saint Jude. 4 Breaking Bad (2008-13).
5 Card games. 6 Wyoming. 7 Africa (South Africa). 8 Al Capone. 9 Talk. 10 Twelfth Night. 11 Pasta.
12 A hangover. 13 Spain and Portugal. 14 Plato was a student of Socrates. 15 Greta Thunberg. 16 Damien Hirst. 17 Bernardine Evaristo. 18 Mo Money Mo Problems (1997). 19 Stephanie Gilmore. 20 Two (Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998). 21 Suspension bridge. 22 Black (Key). 23 2011. 24 Acorns or “haycorns”. 25 The Apennine Mountains.
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