1. What car was produced in Britain in 1913 for the first time?
Answer - Model T Ford
2. Which Star Trek character was played by Leonard Nimoy?
Answer – Spock
3. Who is the first female in the order of accession to the British throne?
Answer - Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor
Because the Succession to the Crown Act 2013 wasn't enacted until 2015, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor—the older of Prince Edward's two children—will always be just behind her brother in the line of succession.
4. What spirit forms the base of the liqueur Benedictine?
Answer = none, it is a unique herbal liqueur
In 1510, the Benedictine monk Don Bernardo Vincelli created the recipe for this French liqueur, which calls for 27 plants and spices. The three main ingredients are Angelica, Hyssop and Lemon Balm. There are only three people on earth who know the complete recipe for making the spirit.
Fact - The United Kingdom remains a significant market in Europe where much of the Bénédictine is consumed in the Burnley area of England. This is as a result of returning Great War soldiers of the East Lancashire Regiment acquiring a taste for the drink whilst stationed in France during the War. Traditionally people in East Lancashire drink Bénédictine with hot water, known as 'Béné and hot', and the Burnley Miners Club is reputedly the largest single customer.
5. Which city is the headquarters of the Mormon Church?
Answer = Salt Lake City
6. What name is given to a young goose?
Answer = gosling
Geese migrate in groups in the spring and fall, flying together in a V-shape. A male goose is called a "gander" and a baby goose is called a "gosling". A group of geese is called a "gaggle".
7. Denmark Strait separates which two countries?
Answer = Greenland and Iceland
The Battle of the Denmark Strait was a naval engagement on 24 May 1941 in the Second World War, between ships of the Royal Navy and the Kriegsmarine.
8. If something is described as ‘eolithic’ from what age is it?
Answer = Stone age
An eolith is a chipped flint nodule. Eoliths were once thought to have been artifacts, the earliest stone tools, but are now believed to be geofacts. The first eoliths were collected in Kent by Benjamin Harrison, an amateur naturalist and archaeologist, in 1885.
9. In cricket, what do the Australians call extras?
Answer = Sundries
Extras = Runs not scored off the bat - no-balls, wides, byes and leg-byes. Extras count to the team's total, but not to the batsman.
10. What was unusual about the Roman consul Incitatus?
Answer = he was a horse
Caligula was going to make him consul in the Roman Senate. Records say Caligula wanted to appoint his equestrian bud to the Senate, but he was assassinated before he could make it happen.
11. (XLVIII + II) x X = ? (Answer in Roman numerals)
Answer = D
(50-10 + 5 + 1 +1 +1 + 1 + 1) x 10 = 50
12. In which English county can Cresswell Crags be found?
Answer = Derbyshire
Creswell Crags, ravine about 1,500 feet (450 m) long, near Creswell in northeastern Derbyshire, Eng. It contains caves that have yielded one of the most important British series of extinct vertebrate remains, accompanied by implements of Paleolithic hunters.
I’ll bet you didn’t know …
The Incas of South America carried out blood transfusions 400-500 years before the technique was mastered in Europe.
Answer = I didn’t