QM Quiz #1

This is the first of a series of twenty-question quizzes I'll be writing for the blog. The questions will be fairly general, and hopefully there'll be a range of difficulty levels for people to have a go at. The answers will be a few lines below the last question.

1 Involved in his country's struggle for independence from the Netherlands, Sukarno was the first president of which Asian republic, from 1945-1967?
2 At the 2012 Summer Olympics, which country won the most silver medals in the cycling events, with four?
3 Perhaps known to Simpsons fans, what was Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' maiden name?
4 Starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, who directed the 1995 film Heat?
5 The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Camden, New Jersey crosses which US river?
6 By what four-letter pseudonym was Hablot Knight Browne, an artist famous for his Dickens illustrations, better known?
7 Which fruit-bearing evergreen shrub from Asia, closely resembling citrus, is part of the family Rutaceae?
8 Subdivided into 100 bani, what is the currency of Romania?
9 Deriving from the Sanskrit for “having three forms”, how is the representation in Hinduism in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva known?
10 With which English county would you associate the author Jane Austen?
11 Which Chilean received the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature?
12 Which Puccini opera was unfinished at the time of his death, and later completed by Franco Alfano?
13 Angélique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, and has been named as “Africa's premier diva” by Time magazine. From which country does she hail?
14 Having replaced Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the role for allegations against the former of sexual assault, Christine Lagarde is the current managing director of which organisation?
15 Who is, to date, the only US president from Pennsylvania, and the only one to have gone his whole life unmarried?
16 Joining for a fee of £2.5m, from which French club did Newcastle United sign David Ginola in 1995?
17 Known for the novels The Red and the Black (1830) and The Charterhouse of Parma (1839), what was the one-word pen name of Marie-Henri Beyle?
18 Labour leader Ed Miliband is the current MP for which Yorkshire constituency?
19 Leading Germany from the ruins of World War Two into a prosperous nation, which statesman was German chancellor from 1949-1963?
20 Who is the subject of Clint Eastwood's 1988 film Bird?

1 Indonesia
2 Germany 
3 Bouvier
4 Michael Mann
5 Delaware River
6 Phiz
7 Kumquat
8 Leu
9 Trimurti
10 Hampshire
11 Pablo Neruda
12 Turandot
13 Benin
14 International Monetary Fund
15 James Buchanan
16 Paris Saint-Germain
17 Stendhal
18 Doncaster North
19 Konrad Adenauer
20 Charlie Parker

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