Q1. Where would you find the Armstrong Line?
Q2. What word for ‘nonsense’ comes from the Dutch for ‘soft dung’?
Q3. What connects Henry, Kelvin and Tesla?
Q4. Flatmates Felix Unger and Oscar Madison are the central characters in which play, film and TV series?
Q5. ‘The buck stops here’. What is a ‘buck’ in this context?
Q6. How many poppies made up the Queen’s Cenotaph wreath this year?
Q7. What would you find in a carajillo?
Q8. On what did a friend of Dorothy spend £300,000 recently?
Q9. Which Japanese car company has a plant near Sunderland?
Q10. Which American state has Boise as its capital, and is known as the Gem State or Potato State?
Q11. What is the title of the poem which begins "The boy stood on the burning deck?
Q12. Nicknamed "Muscles", after whom has the main court at the Sydney Olympic Tennis Park been named?
Q13. In 1982, Sarah Jane Hutt was the last English winner of which title?
Q14. What is the Australian name for a long narrow ox bow lake?
Q15. In electoral terms what does the abbreviation FPTP signify?
Q16. Gallophobia is a morbid fear of… what?
Q17. The name of which amphibian is also part of a horse's anatomy?
Q18. 'My Heart Will Go On' was the theme to which film?
Q19. What are padmasana, sirsasana and savasana?
Q20. Where would you find the Plimsoll Line?
A1. In the atmosphere – the altitude beyond which humans absolutely cannot survive in an unpressurized environment [ about 12 miles]
A2. Poppycock: from pappekak
A3. All SI units: Temperature, inductance and ‘magnetic flux density’
A4. The Odd Couple
A5. The marker used to indicate who is the dealer in a game of poker, which moves from person to person as the game progresses. Believed to have derived ‘buckhorn’ as in a buckhorn-handled knife.
A6. 93. Why? No-one knows, but it’s always 93 – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20244652
A7. Coffee and brandy [accept rum, according to Wikipedia, but for me the cheapest brandy is the one true adjunct!]
A8. The blue and white dress worn by Dorothy (Judy Garland) in the Wizard of Oz. It sold for that sum to an anonymous buyer at a recent ‘Hollywood Icons’ auction.
A11. Casabianca [by British poet Felicia Dorothea Hemans, the poem opens:
The boy stood on the burning deck
Whence all but he had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck
Shone round him o'er the dead.]
A12. Ken Rosewall
A13. Miss World
A15. First Past The Post
A16. The French or French things
A17. Frog [part of a horse's hoof, located on the underside]
A19. Yoga Positions
A20. On a ship
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