‘Think you know it all?’ Answers

  1. Before going solo, what all-girl band did Belinda Carlisle front?
    The Go-Gos
  2. Juno, Queen of the Roman gods, derived from what equivalent Greek goddess?
  3. What was the Duke of Wellington’s own name?
    Arthur Wellesley
  4. What city was once known as Byzantium and then as Constantinople?
  5. What is the collective term for a group of kangaroos?
    A troop
  6. Three of the four elements are earth, air, and water. what is the fourth?
  7. Which book are the Slough of Despond, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, and the Celestial City in?
    In ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’
  8. What racevourse hosts the classic St Leger?
  9. Whose brain starred in the long-running Spitting Image sketch, ‘The President’s Brain is Missing’?
    Ronald Reagan’s
  10. Who had a number 2 hit in 1990 with the operatic aria ‘Nessun Dorma’?
    Luciano Pavarotti
  11. Who was the only British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated?
    Spencer Percival
  12. If you went to see a horse opera, what would you be watching?
    A western movie
  13. Who described the theory of evolution as ‘survival of the fittest?’
    Herbet Spencer – Charles Darwin came up with the theory of evolution, but not the phrase!
  14. Which planet is second from the sun?
  15. Manchester United, Liverpool, and Arsenal won the double in the 20th century. What other team did?
    Tottenham Hotspur
  16. What was the name of the Cartwrights’ ranch in the long-running TV western show ‘Bonanza’?
  17. What is gymnophobia a fear of?
  18. The world’s shortest play is a 35-second, dialogue-free effort by Samuel Beckett. What is it called?
  19. What is the translation of the title of Enrique Iglesias’ hit, ‘Bailamos’?
    “Let’s Dance”
  20. What did Georgie Porgie do when the boys came out?
    Ran Away
  21. What does the Italian word ‘opera’ mean?
  22. Metal-toothed villain Jaws appeared in two Bond films. Moonraker was one; what was the other?
    The Spy Who Loved Me
  23. What American state’s nickname is ‘Land of Enchantment’?
    New Mexico
  24. What street did the Great Fire of London start in?
    Pudding Lane