1. Which two of Henry VIII’s wives were executed?
Anne Boleyn and Kathryn Howard
2. Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, followed by Queen Victoria – but who comes third in the list?
3. Which English city was once known as Duroliponte?
Cambridge (Roman name)
4. What was the first name of the man after whom the Geiger counter was named?
5. What were the exact first words spoken by Neil Armstrong, shortly after he stepped onto the moon for the first time?
That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind (Neil Armstrong insisted he said ‘a’ but it was inaudible in recordings. Accept answers with or without)
6. In which city was RMS Titanic constructed?
7. The first successful vaccine was introduced by Edward Jenner in 1796. Which disease did it guard against?
8. What was the name of the baker in whose bakery the Great Fire of London of 1666 apparently started?
Thomas Farriner (or Farynor)
9. In which year was the Munich air disaster, when British European Airways flight 609 crashed while carrying the Manchester United football team?
10. In 1970, Venera 7 became the first spacecraft to successfully land on another planet and transmit data back to Earth. Which planet did it land on?