1. Trappist 1 made the news this week for which reason?
  2. A secretary steals a large sum from a client, and whilst on the run, checks into a remote motel. Name this film thriller.
  3. Three answers required here and all start with the same letter. One of the largest waterfalls in the world are the Victoria Falls, named after Queen Victoria. It can be found on which river and on the border between which two countries?
  4. Name these four leaders who were victims of assassination.
  5. Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, three well known authors were all born in the same capital city. Which one?
  6. Listen to this piece of music and identify the children tv show that it comes from?

     

  7. Stockholm Syndrome is a psychological condition where an abductee builds up a n attachment with the kidnapper. It got its name when Jan Erik Olsson robbed the Kreditbank in Stockholm keeping four people hostage for four days and refused to give evidence against him in court afterwards (in fact they helped raise money for his legal defense). Plus or minus three years, in what year of the twentieth century did this event happen?
  8. Identify the names of these landmarks and name the country where they can be found
  9. The Bank of England is the authority that approves what does and does not go on banknotes in the UK. Since the year 2000 there has been a scientist, born in 1809, on the back of the €10 note. In 2017 he will be replaced by a well-known female English writer born in 1775. Name the author and the scientist.
  10. The term big five is a phrase initially used by game hunters to describe the most difficult animals to hunt on foot. Name the Big Five and name any three of the countries in Africa where all five can be found.
  11. Two stills from the 1979 movie The Wiz. Name the two actors and the characters they are playing.
  12. What are the first six words in the Oasis song Wonderwall.
  13. Listen to this clip of a song called One Moment in Time. It was the theme song of the US team for the Olympic Games that took place in Asia. Name the singer and the city and yearwhere these games were hosted?

     

  14. Name the NHL hockey organisations from their logos.
  15. Which actor played the part of Private Ryan in the 1998 film Saving Private Ryan?
  16. Listen to this music clip. It is an excerpt from one of the biggest selling singles of 2016. Although there were a few artists it is credited to one. It reached number one in many European countries and north America but only got to number three in Sweden and Denmark. Who released this song in April 2016 and what is it called?

     

  17. Alongside English, what is the official language of Tanzania?
  18. Name these four fashion designers.
    Picture C is not the designer himself, more an example of something he created.
  19. In the world of fiction Mrs. Hudson is the landlady to which famous character?
  20. Two answers required here. According to Swiss law where would you find the capital of Switzerland and in which city does parliament sit?
  21. Which country takes its name from the Latin for “silver” in reference to a mythical mountain of silver that European explorers believed existed there?
  22. These are six fictional logos from the world of movies or television. Name the six movies where you would find these companies or organisations.
  1. Trappist 1 made the news this week for which reason?
    1. ANSWER: Name of the new sun found by NASA with planets that could maybe support life.

  2. A secretary steals a large sum from a client, and whilst on the run, checks into a remote motel. Name this film thriller.
    1. ANSWER: Psycho

  3. Three answers required here and all start with the same letter. One of the largest waterfalls in the world are the Victoria Falls, named after Queen Victoria. It can be found on which river and on the border between which two countries?
    1. ANSWERS: (½ point for each correct answer)
      Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zambezi

  4. Name these four leaders who were victims of assassination.

    1. ANSWERS: (½ point for each correct answer)
      a) Benazir Bhutto, b) Franz Ferdinand, c) Anwar Sadat, d) John F. Kennedy

  5. Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, three well known authors were all born in the same capital city. Which one?
    1. ANSWER: Dublin

  6. Listen to this piece of music and identify the children tv show that it comes from?
    1. ANSWER: Shawn the Sheep
  7. Stockholm Syndrome is a psychological condition where an abductee builds up a n attachment with the kidnapper. It got its name when Jan Erik Olsson robbed the Kreditbank in Stockholm keeping four people hostage for four days and refused to give evidence against him in court afterwards (in fact they helped raise money for his legal defense). Plus or minus three years, in what year of the twentieth century did this event happen?
    1. ANSWER: 1973 (August 23rd – 28th)

  8. Identify the names of these landmarks and name the country where they can be found

    1. ANSWERS: (½ point for each correct answer)
      a/b) The Grand Canyon in the USA
      c/d) The Vatican in Rome
      e/f) Massiid Al Haram (or the Ka’aba) in Saudi Arabia

  9. The Bank of England is the authority that approves what does and does not go on banknotes in the UK. Since the year 2000 there has been a scientist, born in 1809, on the back of the €10 note. In 2017 he will be replaced by a well-known female English writer born in 1775. Name the author and the scientist.
    ANSWERS: (½ point for each correct answer)
    Charles Darwin and Jane Austen

  10. The term big five is a phrase initially used by game hunters to describe the most difficult animals to hunt on foot. Name the Big Five and name any three of the countries in Africa where all five can be found.
    1. ANSWERS: (½ point for each correct answer)
      The Animals: lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros.
      The Countries:
      BotswanaZambiaUgandaNamibiaEthiopiaSouth AfricaKenyaTanzaniaZimbabwe, the DR of the Congo, and Malawi

  11. Two stills from the 1979 movie The Wiz. Name the two actors and the characters they are playing.

    1. ANSWERS: (½ point for each correct answer)
      a/b) Michael Jackson playing The Scarecrow
      c/d) Diana Ross playing Dorothy

  12. What are the first six words in the Oasis song Wonderwall.
    ANSWER: Today is gonna be the day

  13. Listen to this clip of a song called One Moment in Time. It was the theme song of the US team for the Olympic Games that took place in Asia. Name the singer and the city and yearwhere these games were hosted?
    1. ANSWERS: (½ point for singer and year, 1 point for the city)
      Whitney Houston for the 1988 games in Seoul
       
  14. Name the NHL hockey organisations from their logos.

    1. ANSWERS: (½ point for each correct answer)
      a) Boston Bruins b) Florida Panthers
      c) Pittsburgh Penguins d) Arizona Coyotes

  15. Which actor played the part of Private Ryan in the 1998 film Saving Private Ryan?
    1. ANSWER: Matt Damon

  16. Listen to this music clip. It is an excerpt from one of the biggest selling singles of 2016. Although there were a few artists it is credited to one. It reached number one in many European countries and north America but only got to number three in Sweden and Denmark. Who released this song in April 2016 and what is it called?
    1. ANSWERS: (½ point for each correct answer)
      It is called One Dance and was released by Drake

  17. Alongside English, what is the official language of Tanzania?
    1. ANSWER: Swahili

  18. Name these four fashion designers.
    Picture C is not the designer himself, more an example of something he created.

    1. ANSWERS: (½ point for each correct answer)
      a) Donatello Versace b) Karl Lagerfeld c) Hugo Boss d) Mary Quant

  19. In the world of fiction Mrs. Hudson is the landlady to which famous character?
    1. ANSWER: Sherlock Holmes

  20. Two answers required here. According to Swiss law where would you find the capital of Switzerland and in which city does parliament sit?
    1. ANSWER: (½ point for each correct answer)
      Switzerland does not have a capital city by law but the parliament sits in Bern

  21. Which country takes its name from the Latin for “silver” in reference to a mythical mountain of silver that European explorers believed existed there?
    1. Answer: Argentina

  22. These are six fictional logos from the world of movies or television. Name the six movies where you would find these companies or organisations.

    1. ANSWERS: (½ point for each correct answer)
      a) Toy Story or Cars b) Friends c) Monsters Inc. d) Die Hard* e) Batman f) Star Trek*