‘Think you know it all?’ Answers

  1. What new gymnastics event made its first appearance at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney?
  2. What was the name of the song that gave the Bloodhound Gang a UK hit in summer 2000?
    ‘The Bad Touch’
  3. What was the Bounty’s work in the South Seas before the mutiny?
    Collecting breadfruit
  4. What is the average life expectancy of a tortoise?
    80-150 years
  5. What type of headdress was traditionally worn by triumphant Roman generals?
    A wreath of laurel leaves
  6. Who played the title role in the classic BBC drama, ‘I Claudius’?
    Derek Jacobi
  7. According to the Book of Genesis, who first bought Joseph as a slave in Egypt?
  8. Which of these Dubliners did not win the Nobel Prize for Literature?
    Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, George Shaw
  9. Where might you find a shovel hat?
    Sitting on a clergyman’s head
  10. What was the name of Bing Crosby’s boat in High Society?
    ‘The True Love’
  11. In theatrical terms, what were ‘groundlings’?
    Those standing in the cheap section of the theatre
  12. Which of Britain’s intelligence services is known as the Secret Intelligence Service?
  13. What foreign hit in the British chart had the line, ‘I’m not a sailor, I’m the captain’?
    La Bamba
  14. What TV show gave Danny de Vito his big break?
  15. What film saw Jeremy Brett serenade Audrey Hepburn outside her house?
    My Fair Lady
  16. What is Charles Goodyear credited with inventing in 1839?
    Vulcanised rubber
  17. Where is the Giant’s Causeway?
    North coast of Ireland
  18. Who was the first person the South Pole?
    Roald Amundsen
  19. What African country did Ian Smith once rule?
  20. Cocaine was one an ingredient of what popular drink?
  21. What media mogul’s personal plane, the Spruce Goose, had the largest wingspan in the world?
    Howard Hughes
  22. According to George Bernard Shaw’s play, what was John Bull’s Other Island?
  23. What is dried in an oast?
  24. In what sport is the Thomas Cup a prize?