This week as we return to the random collection of questions to confound, dismay or delight.

The answers are, as ever, at the bottom of the page.

1)     Today (6/Nov) is Arbor Day in Congo. Which country ruled Congo until independence in 1960?

2)     Flint is the official gemstone of which US state? It is also the birthplace of more US Presidents than any other.

3)     ‘Hanging chad’ was a term than gained fame (or notoriety) during which election?