1. May 31 is the International Day against a product processed from the leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. What is the product commonly called?
2. Which iconic music band started with “Please Please Me” and ended with “Let It Be”?
3. If ‘Toy Story 3” was the last released Pixar feature film, then what was the first?
4. The Trans-Siberian Railway travels more than 9000 km between Moscow and which other Russian city?
5. Which modern country was known as Batavian Republic in the late 18th Century?
6. The names given to a male and female opossum are also two of the names of two famous characters in nursery rhymes. Name the two.
7. Which are the top three elements that make up more than 90 per cent of the human body?
8. In which modern Asian country was Zoroastrianism said to have been founded by the Zoroaster (or Zarathustra) approximately 3500 years ago?
9. Which two traditional colours on a Rubik's Cube have the same number of letters in their name?
10. Which edible item would Asterix refer to as le fromage in his native tongue?
11. In a tree, what is a gnarl?
12. What is the term used for a home run in baseball when the bases are loaded?
13. Complete the title of Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the…..
14. Name the sage under whom Krishna and Balarama began their formal education.
15. Which specific day just before Easter is also called Mardi Gras or Pancake Day?
Answers: 1. Tobacco; 2. The Beatles; 3. ‘Toy Story'; 4. Vladivostok; 5. The Netherlands; 6. Jack and Jill; 7. Oxygen, carbon and hydrogen; 8. Iran; 9. White and Green; 10. Cheese; 11. A knotty protuberance; 12. Grand Slam; 13. Oobleck; 14. Sandipani; 15. Shrove Tuesday.