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Here are the answers:

General Knowledge

1 Why do Government buildings fly the Union Flag on 21 April? It is the Queen's birthday
2 What is the English name for the flower known in Scotland as the bluebell? Harebell
3 What is the principal spirit in a Mai Tai cocktail? Rum
4 Which of Henry VIII's wives was beheaded in May 1536? Anne Boleyn
5 Which of Beethoven's symphonies incorporates a funeral march as its 2nd movement? 3rd or Eroica
6 Who is the patron saint of Wales? St David
7 Which US President built the so-called Little White House at Warm Springs, Georgia? Franklin D Roosevelt
8 In which year did the political movement known as the Prague Spring take place? 1968
9 In which county do the Badminton Horse Trials take place? Gloucestershire
10 In Roman mythology who was the father of Romulus and Remus? Mars
11 What was the tallest man-made structure in the world when it opened on 31 March 1889? Eiffel Tower
12 What is the title of Bruce Springsteen's 2016 autobiography? "Born to Run"
13 Which actress is married to guitarist and singer Brian May? Anita Dobson
14 At which battle was Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) decisively defeated in 1746? Culloden
15 In which US city was Martin Luther King Jr assassinated in 1968? Memphis
16 Who played the title role in the 2016 film Florence Foster Jenkins? Meryl Streep
17 Where did Napoleon Bonaparte die in 1821? St Helena
18 Who succeeded Oliver Cromwell as Lord Protector of England? His son Richard Cromwell
19 According to the New Testament who was chosen to replace Judas as the 12th apostle? Matthias
20 The Royal Society was founded in the reign of which king? Charles II
21 Britain's only General Strike took place in which year? 1926
22 In which country is the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel? Switzerland
23 In which country are the HQ of the notorious law firm Mossack Fonseca? Panama
24 Which month goes out like a lamb? March
25 Which artist designed the so-called Mae West Lips sofa? Salvador Dali
26 Who holds the World Record for the women's marathon, set in London in 2003? Paula Radcliffe
27 Whom did Sadiq Khan succeed as Mayor of London in 2016? Boris Johnson
28 Which organisation runs Crufts? The Kennel Club
29 Who came to power in Italy as a result of the March on Rome in October 1922? Mussolini
30 Who composed the music for the ballet The Rite of Spring? Stravinsky
31 Who married Adolf Hitler in April 1945? Eva Braun
32 In which art gallery could you see Botticelli's La Primavera? Uffizi, Florence
33 What name is given to the Sunday before Easter? Palm Sunday
34 What constituency does Theresa May MP represent? Maidenhead
35 Which poet wandered lonely as a cloud? Wordsworth
36 What spice is made from crocus flowers? Saffron
37 In a classic Monopoly set, what colour is Mayfair? Dark blue
38 Which Lancashire town has a troupe of clog dancers called the Britannia Coco-nut Dancers? Bacup
39 How is the animal with the scientific name Lepus europaeus better known? (European or brown) hare
40 Which singer born Mary O'Brien had her first hit with the song "I Only Want To Be With You"? Dusty Springfield
Books
1 Bilbo Baggins JRR Tolkien The Hobbit
2 What Ms Perry got up to Susan Coolidge What Katy Did
3 A story of football teams in Manchester and Leicester Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities
4 Agricultural holding with livestock George Orwell Animal Farm
5 Offspring of 12 o'clock Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children
6 Aurora borealis Philip Pullman Northern Lights
7 Abducted Robert Louis Stevenson Kidnapped
8 Volume from the Calais camp Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Book
9 Carduelis carduelis Donna Tartt The Goldfinch
10 My darling and Bournville Roald Dahl Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
11 This Catherine's fate (to have her head cut off) EM Forster Howards End
12 Caribbean island hostelry Daphne du Maurier Jamaica Inn
13 Mr Hodges in Dad's Army Anthony Trollope The Warden
14 This secret agent can't be bettered John le Carre A Perfect Spy
15 Bridge partners Elizabeth Gaskell North and South
16 Roman emperor begins his declaration Robert Graves I, Claudius
17 A bright red investigation Arthur Conan Doyle A Study in Scarlet
18 Sparkling gnashers Zadie Smith White Teeth
19 Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet DH Lawrence The Rainbow
20 Raise the corpses Hilary Mantel Bring up the Bodies
21 The dish of precious metal Henry James The Golden Bowl
22 Avian murder — it's a sin Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
23 Where the lighthouse keepers go Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse
24 For thine is the kingdom... Graham Greene The Power and the Glory
25 The final conflict CS Lewis The Last Battle
26 She had part of the Welsh flag inked on her skin Steig Larsson The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
27 Migratory birds and women warriors Arthur Ransome Swallows and Amazons
28 Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis Edith Nesbit The Railway Children
29 The really long lie-in? Raymond Chandler The Big Sleep
30 Flower-beds no-one knows about Frances H Burnett The Secret Garden
31 How far he got on the road to Santiago de Compostella John Bunyan The Pilgrim's Progress
32 Temple or Williams Charlotte Bronte Shirley
33 The pepper-grinder on what the dentist recommends George Eliot The Mill on the Floss
34 What Miss Bronte wove EB White Charlotte's Web
35 Green space in Nottinghamshire town Jane Austen Mansfield Park
36 You have 7 fewer than a cat Ian Fleming You Only Live Twice
37 The team that plays at Tynecastle Walter Scott The Heart of Midlothian
38 Lunar rock? Wilkie Collins The Moonstone
39 Ada Curl (anag) Bram Stoker Dracula
40 One man missing from the coxless four Jerome K Jerome Three Men in a Boat