Wednesday, September 14, 2016

2016 PLATE FINAL QUESTIONS

 

Macclesfield Quiz League

Plate Final 2016

Questions supplied by the league teams and assembled and vetted by the Pack Horse Bowling Club and Sutton Mutton

(from Sutton Mutton)

1 What did the chewy sweets currently called Starburst used to be called?

(Opal fruits)

2 Icelandic footballer Eidur Gudjohnsen made his international debut when he was 17, coming on as substitute against Estonia. Who did he replace?

(Arnor Gudjohnsen – his father)

3 What now runs through the Woodhead tunnels of the former Manchester to Sheffield railway line that closed in 1981?

(Electricity cables – the tunnels are owned by National Grid)

4 Shinto is the indigenous religion of which country?

(Japan)

5 What is the smallest member of the Mustelid family native to Great Britain?

(The weasel – the other members of the mustelid family in order of increasing size are stoat, polecat, mink, pine marten and otter, and a ferret is a domesticated polecat)

6 Where was Colonel Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell on the 17th May 1900? (The name of a town is required)?

(Mafeking – the siege was relieved that day)

7 Which American newspaper reporter walked into the village of Ujiji, in what is now present day Tanzania, on 10th November 1871?

(Henry Stanley – when he met Dr David Livingstone)

8 Which manufacturer of fire pumps and fork lift trucks also made engines for Formula 1 motor racing cars?

(Coventry Climax)

9 Who, on the evening of the 4th September 1666, buried his parmesan cheese in his garden?

(Samuel Pepys – he records in his diary how he cleared his house of possessions and buried some of them, including his Parmesan, for safety during the great fire of London.)

10 What is the Gross Vehicle Weight threshold above which a Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers licence is needed to drive the lorry legally?

(7.5 tonnes)

11 Who wrote the sixth book in the increasingly inaccurately named Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy after the untimely death of Douglas Adams?

(Eoin Colfer)

12 Who is George Pigs sister?

(Peppa)

13 Models, usually of railway topics, made to a scale of 7mm to the foot are in what gauge?

(O Gauge)

14 What is the only part of the human body that does not grow between birth and death?

(The cornea of the eye)

15 Which National Trust Property in Kent, former home of a prime minister and first opened to the public in summer 1966, is the subject of an anniversary appeal to raise £7.1 million pounds?

(Chartwell – home of Winston Churchill)

16 Farrokh Bulsara was born in Stone Town, a world heritage site in Tanzania, on the 5 September 1946. Under what name did he become famous?

(Freddy Mercury)

17 What was Daniel Hooper’s nickname when he lived at Manchester Airport?

(Swampy)

18 What was Cosmo Lang’s job when Edward VIII abdicated – i.e. what role or position did he hold?

(Archbishop of Canterbury)

19 Major Ivan Hirst was responsible for the start of production of which car in 1945?

(Volkswagen)

20 In which country was San Miguel beer first brewed?

(The Phillipines)

 

(from Pack Horse Bowling Club)

21 Which musical features the song There’s No Business Like Show Business?

(Annie get your gun.)

22 Which Old Testament Queen was eaten by dogs?

(Jezabel.)

23 What name is given to a well which is filled by water rising from the ground to the surface under its own pressure?

(An artesian well.)

24 What type of creatures are classed as ophidians?

(Snakes.)

25 For where is “Auld Reekie” a nickname?

(Edinburgh.)

26 Which US city is nicknamed The Big Easy?

(New Orleans.)

27 Which medieval French military leader was made saint in 1920?

(Joan of Arc.)

28 In which year did Great Britain and Ireland become The United Kingdom? (There is leeway.)

(1801 - accept 10 years either way.)

29 Which actor played starring roles in Scarface (1983) and Any Given Sunday (1999)?

(Al Pacino.)

30 Which actor plays the part of the pilot who in 2009 safely put his passenger plane down in the Hudson River in a forthcoming film?

(Tom Hanks.)

31 Which title character of a Robbie Burns poem lends his name to a round woollen cap with a flat baggy top?

(Tam O Shanter.)

32 Ronald Reagan’s middle name was the same as which post war British prime minister’s surname?

(Wilson.)

33 (What, in Asia, is The Hindu Kush?

(A Mountain Range.)

34 Which Island hosted the first ever Scout camp in 1907?

(Brownsea - in Poole harbour Dorset).

35 Which British rider won a Moto GP race in August, the first brit since Barry Sheene 35 years ago?

(Cal Crutchlow.)

36 What is the nationality of the former Wimbledon champion Martina Hingis?

(Swiss.)

37 In decks of traditional playing cards, what do all the Queens hold in their hands?

(Flowers.)

38 What was the name of Gloria Hunniford’s daughter, a former Blue Peter presenter, who died of cancer in 2004?

(Caron Keating.)

39 Some Ordnance Survey Maps mark the location of tumuli. What is a tumulus?

(An ancient burial mound.)

40 The excavation of which natural resource created the Norfolk Broads?

(Peat.)

41 In which river estuary is the Nore sandbank and lightship?

(The River Thames, near Sheerness.)

42/ Which emirate is ruled by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum?

(Dubai.)

43/ The Millennium Star, The Centenary and The Incomparable are all examples of what?

(Diamonds - Big Ones!.)

44 What were Novelty, Rocket, Perseverance and Sans Pareil, all of which were entered into a competition in England in 1829?

(Steam locomotives.)

45 In Dad’s Army, which character always called Sergeant Wilson uncle?

(Private Pike.)

46 What is the first property to be reached on passing Go on a Monopoly board?

(Old Kent Road.)

47 Which Pacific island group was once known as the Sandwich Islands?

(Hawaii.)

48 After which saint does the “onion” domed cathedral in Moscow’s Red Square take its common name?

(St Basil – actually St Basil the Blessed, a muscovite “Holy Fool”.)

49 Which huge bronze statue of Helios was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

(The Colossus of Rhodes.)

50 What codename was given to the operation by the allies in 1944 designed to convince the Germans that Normandy would NOT be the location of the invasion.

(Operation Fortitude – accept also Bodyguard.)

51 Who or what are Monegasques?

(Residents of Monaco.)

52 Which seaside resort was promoted in a 1930’s LNER poster as being “SO bracing”?

(Skegness.)

53 Who, with four Olympic gold medals, is now Britain’s all-time best female Olympian?

(Laura Trott.)

54 On August 30th this year the England cricket team hit a world record total of 444 for a one-day match. On which ground did they achieve it?

(Trent Bridge.)

55 Name either one of the two missing towns in this list; Stoke on Trent, Hanley, Burslem, Tunstall?

(Longton or Fenton.)

56 In which town in Cumbria is the pencil museum situated?

(Keswick - Listed in the Daily Telegraph as being one of the top 10 UK crap venues for a day out.)

57/ Who painted “Portrait of Ann”, “Going to the Match” and ”Coming out of School”?

(L.S. Lowry.)

58 In which Dickens novel do you come across the Peggotty Family?

(David Copperfield.)

59 What name is given to man-made substances which can be broken down by living organisms?

(Biodegradable.)

60 Which famous first was achieved by Elizabeth Garret Anderson in 1865?

(She was the first woman to qualify as a doctor in Britain.)

61 Which river runs through Baghdad?

(Tigris.)

62 In which city does entertainment company Cirque du Soleil have it’s headquarters?

(Montreal.)

63 Who is known to his admirers as the Ginger Mourinho?

(Sean Dyche - Manager of Burnley.)

64 In which team sport must players only use their right hand when striking the ball, for safety reasons?

(Polo.)

65 Which male athlete has jumped at the chance of being a Strictly Come Dancing competitor this year?

(Greg Rutherford.)

66 The Pearl Fishers and The Fair Maid of Perth are two works by which French composer?

(Bizet.)

67 What is the name of the basket suspended under a hot-air balloon?

(Gondola.)

68 What is the common name for the medical condition known as caries?

(Tooth decay.)

69 In the book The Lord of the Rings, Barliman Butterbur is the landlord of which pub?

(The Prancing Pony.)

70 What was the main occupation of the 16th century British figure Thomas Tallis?

(Composer.)

71 Which U.S. state was battered by hurricane Hermine when it made landfall on September 2nd this year?

(Florida.)

72 Scottish cartographer John George Bartholomew is credited with naming which continent in 1890?

(Antarctica.)

73 Mn is the symbol for which element?

(Manganese.)

74 Which ingredient gives dark ales and stouts their characteristic black colour?

(Highly roasted malt barley.)

75 In which section of an orchestra does the instrument called a Cor Anglais belong?

(Woodwind - it is a type of oboe.)

76 For which Russian ballerina did Fokine create and choreograph the role of The Dying Swan.

(Anna Pavlova.)

77 Which place in France is called the City of the Popes, as a result of its being their residence in the 14th century?

(Avignon.)

78 The Gulf of Carpentaria is a large area of water off the coast of which country?

(Australia - north coast.)

79 Casper and Balthazar are traditionally named as two of the Three Wise Men. Who was the third?

(Melchior.)

80 What connects the River Weaver Navigation and the Trent and Mersey Canal near Northwich?

(The Anderton Boat Lift.)

 

(assembled from questions supplied by the other teams)

81 Who was known as the “Wizard of Menlo Park”?

(Thomas Alva Edison)

82 What was the surname of the hero of the Just William stories written by Richmal Crompton

(Brown)

83 What is the common name of the bird with the latin name Sturnus Vulgaris?

(Common or European Starling – accept Starling)

84 Which sauce would be traditionally used to prepare Eggs Benedict?

(Hollandaise)

85 Which country has the most UNESCO world heritage sites, with 51?

(Italy – China has 50 and the UK 30)

86 Which is the most commonly fractured bone in the human body?

(The clavicle – accept also collar bone)

87 In which battle did the walled farmyard of Hougoumont have a significant role?

(Waterloo – the Landmark Trust now rent part of it as a holiday cottage)

88 What is the name of the last book of the Old Testament?

(Malachi)

89 Who was Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakins’s boss in The Man from Uncle (the name of the character)?

(Alexander Waverly)

90 Who was the deputy fuhrer of the nazi party in Germany from 1933 to 1941?

(Rudolf Hess)

91 Plovdiv and Varna are the second and third most populous cities in which EU country?

(Bulgaria)

92 Which of the Mister Men has no arms?

(Mister Sneeze)

93 In cookery, or on a menu, what are dolmades?

(Stuffed vine leaves)

94 Which tropical fruit has the latin name Ananas Comosus?

(Pineapple)

95 In the human body, what is produced in the Islets of Langerhans

(Insulin- accept also glucagon or somatostatin)

96 What does a pitot (pronounced pea toe) head or pitot tube measure?

(The airspeed of an aircraft, accept also a pressure measuring instrument)

97 In what year did the legendary Woodstock Music and Art Fair take place – there is no leeway!?

(1969)

98 Macclesfield Town Hall extension on Market Place was built in the 1980s. What name now appears (it has been added since June last year) over the entrance?

(Fitzgerald House, after Councillor Wesley Fitzgerald)

99 In Christianity, what is the highest rank or order of angels called?

(Seraphim)

100 Which is the smallest country, by population, of the EU?

(Malta)

101 Known since prehistoric times, the medical treatment known as trepanning consists of what surgical procedure?

(Boring a hole in the skull)

102 What is the collective name of the six concertos for mixed instruments presented by JS Bach to Margrave (or Marquess) Christian Ludwig in 1721, referencing the German principality he was a Margrave of?

(Brandenburg)

103 Robert Louis Stevenson trained in the family construction business before becoming a writer. What specific type of building structure did the family specialise in engineering?

(Lighthouses)

104 To a farmer, what is a ‘little grey Fergie’?

(A tractor – originally a Ferguson TE20)

105 The short lived Republic of Biafra seceded from which african country by a proclamation of the 30th May 1967?

(Nigeria

106 Which element has the atomic number 4?

(Beryllium)

107 Which football club did Kevin Keegan join in the summer of 1977?

(Hamburg – full name Hamurger SV)

108 What was the name of the ‘offshore’ investment company established and run by David Cameron’s late father?

(Blairmore Holdings, Inc)

109 How was the singer born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien in 1939 known professionally?

(Dusty Springfield)

110 What was the name of the NASA human spaceflight missions between the Mercury project and the Apollo program?

(The Gemini program)

111 What was the name of the first iron hulled, screw propelled ship?

(SS Great Britain)

112 Which Russian composer wrote an opera based on Tolstoy’s War and Peace?

(Prokofiev)

113 In the 2016 film Dad’s Army, who portrays the role played by John Le Mesurier in the original TV series?

(Bill Nighy)

114 What does the “E” in the acronym UNICEF?

(United Nations Children’s EMERGENCY fund)

115 Which vehicle manufacturer’s logo is a circle with a horizontal lightning flash?

(Opel)

116 Which football league team is nicknamed ‘The Posh’?

(Peterborough United)

117 In which Spanish city, where there is now a gallery with some of his work, was artist Pablo Picasso born?

(Malaga)

118 The formula “half the base times the perpendicular heigh”t is used to calculate what?

(The area of a triangle)

119 In a British silver hallmark, the anchor symbol indicates it tested and marked by the Assay Office in which British city?

(Birmingham)

120 Who is the Norse goddess of love?

(Freya)

 

(Supplementaries - assembled from questions supplied by the other teams)

S1 What was the middle name of polar explorer Robert Scott?

(Falcon)

S2 In the TV series Bergerac, what car make of car was driven by John Nettles?

(Triumph Roadster- a 1947 Triumph Roadster 2000 according to some sources – but it is known at least two cars were used by the BBC)

S3 On what date was the UK referendum to remain in or to leave the EU held?

(June 23rd 2016)

S4 If you suffered from Otalgia, what part of the body would be affected?

(The Ear – otalgia is earache)

S5 Which actor played Jesus of Nazareth in the 1977 TV mini series of that name?

(Robert Powell)

S6 In the sport of judo, what is a judogi (pronounced jew doe gee)?

(The uniform or suit - jacket, trousers and belt – worn by the competitor)

S7 Jody Scheckter drove which manufacturer’s six wheeled formula 1 car to victory in the 1976 Swedish Grand prix??

(Tyrell)

S8 In which country is Lake Trasimeno?

(Italy)

S9 The Thomas the Tank Engine stories include the Scottish twins, Donald and Douglas. What colour are they?

(Black)

S10 Muscadet and Sancerre come from which wine region?

(Loire)

Plate final 2106

Tiebreakers

T1 One of your question setters recently parked his car at Standing Stones car park in Macclesfield Forest and walked to the three highest points in Cheshire - Shutlingsloe, Whetstone Ridge and Shining Tor - returning to his car via Lamaload reservoir. The distance walked was 10.65 miles – for how long was he walking (in hours and minutes)?

(4 hours 14 minutes)

T2 For how many years did the Romanov dynasty rule Russia?

(304 years - from 1613 to 1917)

T3 How long, in miles, is the M60?

(36)

T4 How long, including the approach viaducts, is the Mersey Gateway Bridge that is currently under construction (answer required in metres)?

(2130)

T5 How long, in miles, was the Thirlmere Aqueduct as originally constructed from Thirlmere Reservoir to Heaton Park Reservoir?

(96)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Cup Final 26 April 2016

 

All questions supplied by the teams themselves...

…but not the Dolphin or the Church House Bollington!

Assembled by:

Mark Watson, Haydn Thompson and Alice Walker (Ox-fford / Ox-fford 'C')

1

Which major Italian poet of the late Middle Ages was profoundly inspired as a nine-year-old by the beauty of an eight- year-old girl in thirteenth century Florence?

Dante

(Dante Alighieri inspired by Beatrice, c. 1274)

2

What was "unbearable" in the title of a Czech novel that was originally published in 1984 in a French translation?

The lightness of being (The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera)

3

What writing material is traditionally credited to Eumenes II, the King of Pergamum, and derives its name from his kingdom?

Parchment

(Pergamena in Latin)

4

Which bridge links a major city in the USA to neighbouring Marin County?

Golden Gate Bridge (linking San Francisco and Marin County)

5

Who began a new literary project on the first day of 1660, after having the remains of a turkey for breakfast?

Samuel Pepys

(as described in the very first entry in his diary)

6

Which BAFTA Fellow provides the "voice over" commentary at the beginning and end of the BBC series Call the Midwife ?

Vanessa Redgrave

7

Which band released the 1992 album Automatic for the People ?

R.E.M.

8

What name is given to scrollwork, engravings or carvings done in the bone of marine mammals, most commonly the bones and teeth of whales?

Scrimshaw

9

Who is the current Chair of the Federal Reserve System in the U.S.A?

Janet Yellen

10

Give either of the real first names of the adventurer and broadcaster Bear Grylls

Edward or Michael

11

Which past president of the Royal Institute of British Architects lived at 222 Black Road, Macclesfield in 1971?

Rod Hackney

12

Which place in Palestine is widely regarded as being the oldest walled town in the world?

Jericho

(which dates from around 9000 BC)

13

What name was given to the slender, vertical, cigar-shaped steel structure beside the Thames in London, built in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, which appeared to float above the ground?

Skylon

14

Which Renaissance mathematician and astronomer formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its centre?

Nicolaus Copernicus

15

Comedian Chris Sievey, who died in 2010, was best-known for creating which character, an aspiring singer-songwriter from Timperley, South Manchester?

Frank Sidebottom

16

What does the 'V' stand for in the letters ABV, when used to describe beer?

Volume

17

Which yellow and brown metal is an alloy consisting principally of copper and zinc?

Brass

18

In the U.K., what type of licence was introduced in 1796 and abolished in 1988?

Dog Licence

19

Which 17th century French playwright wrote 'Tartuffe' and 'School for Wives'?

Molière

(Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)

20

What's the only country whose national flag is not quadrilateral?

Nepal

21

Which country borders the Black Sea to the east, Romania to the north, and Greece to the south?

Bulgaria

22

Who was succeeded in 2009 by Professor Michael Green, as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University?

Stephen Hawking

23

Who was the second president of the U.S.A?

John Adams

24

Which Russian physiologist is best known for conditioning dogs to salivate upon hearing a bell?

Ivan Pavlov

25

What makes Pink Gin pink?

Angostura Bitters

26

Best known for producing the Whitehall Farces, who became chairman of Mencap in 1988?

Brian Rix

27

Which nebula, in the constellation of Taurus, originated in the explosion of a supernova observed in the eleventh century by the Chinese?

The Crab Nebula (so called because it looks a bit like a crab)

28

For which capital city was Oscar Niemeyer appointed Chief Architect in 1956?

Brasilia

29

What name was given to the circle of oak posts discovered at low tide in Norfolk in 1998?

Seahenge

(dating from around 2000 BC and gradually revealed by coastal erosion)

30

Which retailing company, which now has nearly 400 UK stores, was founded in 1969 in Southampton by Richard Block and his brother-in-law?

B&Q

31

Which English restaurant critic, television cook and writer was born Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey?

Fanny Craddock

32

Who is the current Director-General of the BBC?

Tony Hall

33

The Osier, whose shoots can be woven into baskets, is a species of which tree?

Willow

34

Who recorded the 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home ?

Bob Dylan

35

Who played the title role in the ITV series Sharpe ?

Sean Bean

36

Who was presented to Kublai Khan in Xanadu in 1275 and later claimed, in his own account, to have made a very good impression?

Marco Polo

37

Which circuit, near Weybridge in Surrey, opened in 1907 as the world's first custom-built motor-racing track?

Brooklands

38

What did the French physician René Laennec invent in 1816?

The stethoscope (he wanted to avoid the embarrassment of pressing his ear against the bodies of female patients)

39

What was "pursued" in the title of the semi-autobiographical novel that was Nancy Mitford's first success in 1945?

Love (The Pursuit of Love)

40

Name one of the two English poets who went to live in Florence after marrying secretly in 1846.

Robert Browning or

Elizabeth Barrett

41

In which fractious British colony did Bishop Abel Muzorewa win the first multicultural election in 1979?

Rhodesia (also accept Southern Rhodesia or Zimbabwe)

42

Who was the first cricketer to be knighted whilst still playing at international level?

Sir Richard Hadlee

43

From what company's plant did toxic gas escape in Bhopal, India in 1984, with devastating results?

Union Carbide

44

The famous navigator Vasco da Gama is buried in which Portuguese City?

Lisbon

45

In which town did Robert E. Lee surrender to Ulysees S. Grant, thus ending the American Civil War in 1865?

Appomattox, Virginia

(in the Court House)

46

Let It Bleed, Black and Blue and Beggar's Banquet – are all Rolling Stones albums. They are also books by which British crime writer?

Ian Rankin

47

Who played the leading character 'Richard' in the 1999 film

The Beach ?

Leonardo Di Caprio

48

Usain Bolt currently holds the Men’s 100m World Record, with a time of 9.58 seconds. Whose record did he break in 2008?

Asafa Powell

49

Shakespeare - what is the name of the girl with whom we are told Romeo is infatuated before he falls in love with Capulet's daughter Juliet?

Rosaline

(Act I, scene ii)

50

Which organisation used the slogan "To our members, we're the 4th emergency service"?

The AA

(Automobile Association)

51

What was established as a direct result of horrors seen on the battlefield of Solferino in 1859?

The Red Cross

52

What was stolen by Edward the First, and returned to the scene of the crime exactly 700 years later?

The Stone of Scone

53

Which sportsman was nicknamed The Clones Cyclone ?

Barry McGuigan

54

What name was given to the fortified positions hastily built along the south coast of Britain when Napoleon was gathering a fleet to invade?

Martello towers

55

Which part of the British Isles was known to the Romans as Mona?

Anglesey

56

The alleged murderer Albert deSalvo was better known by which nickname?

The Boston Strangler

57

Which beer did Jack Dee advertise in a series of TV commercials in the 1990s?

John Smiths

58

What's the second largest planet in the Solar System?

Saturn

59

Which famous historical character was killed by a musket ball fired from the French ship Redoubtable ?

Horatio Nelson

60

Which group was fronted by David Lee Roth, until his departure in 1985, before he returned again in 2006?

Van Halen

61

Which insect gave Michael Balzary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers his stage nickname?

Flea

62

In 1945, Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam's independence from which European country?

France

63

What is the SI unit of energy?

Joule

64

Which English county is the home of Blue Vinney cheese?

Dorset

65

By what nickname is the serial killer David Berkowitz best known?

Son of Sam (also accept

The .33 Caliber Killer)

66

Which part of the British Isles was known to the Romans as Vectis?

Isle of Wight

67

Which word is used to describe an event in the castle at Prague at the start of the Thirty Years War?

Defenestration

68

Which sportsman was unkindly given the nickname Mrs Doubtfire by American sports fans?

Colin Montgomerie

69

Who is the only British Prime Minister to have moved from opposition to office on four separate occasions?

William Gladstone

70

Which former Italian Prime Minister was abducted and assassinated in 1978 by the Brigate Rosse (or Red Brigades)?

Aldo Moro

71

Which brand of fruit-flavoured sweets uses the advertising slogan "Taste the Rainbow"?

Skittles

72

Shakespeare - what is the name of Katharina's father in The Taming of the Shrew ?

Baptista

("a rich gentleman of Padua")

73

Which former British Army judo champion won Olympic gold in 2004?

Kelly Holmes

74

Which rapper played the part of Huggy Bear in the 2004 movie

Starsky & Hutch ?

Snoop Dogg

75

Who wrote the 1999 novel The Remorseful Day ?

Colin Dexter

76

Which famous fifteenth century battle was fought on Saint Crispin's Day?

Battle of Agincourt (1415)

77

In which ocean is the Republic of Maldives?

Indian Ocean

78

Which pandemic originated in China in the 1340s and reached Europe with devastating effect a few years later?

The Black Death

79

By which football club was Gary Neville sacked in March 2016, after less than four months as its Manager?

Valencia

80

Who was the first President of Cyprus, after it gained independence in 1960?

Archbishop Makarios III

(accept Makarios)

81

Which reality television programme was won this year by Kevin Simm?

The Voice

82

Give a year in the life of the French-born Swiss religious reformer, John Calvin.

1509 - 1564

83

What forename was shared by two of the three men who served as Home Secretary under John Major?

Kenneth (or Ken)

(Baker and Clarke – the other was Michael Howard)

84

In ‘text speak’, what does ‘AYSOS?’ stand for?

Are You Stupid Or Something?

85

Which album by Fairport Convention is named after a popular instant pudding?

Angel Delight

86

A controversial English fast bowler of the 1960's and 70's, the illegitimate son of Lord Eddard Stark and a Channel 4 broadcaster all share what surname (their given names differing only by a letter)?

Jo(h)n Snow

87

From which remote South Atlantic island, a British Overseas Territory, was the whole population evacuated to the UK, following a volcanic eruption in 1961?

Tristan da Cunha

88

Which controversial novel, first published in 1920, featured Gerald Crich, Rupert Birkin, and the sisters Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen?

Women in Love

89

In Greek mythology, which gift from the demi-god Phrixus became the most famous treasure of the land of Colchis?

The Golden Fleece

90

Now used in relation to many conflicts and even sports events, the phrase The Shot Heard Around the World was originally used to refer to the opening salvos of which conflict?

American War of Independence

91

In which musical film did Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin play three US sailors on shore leave?

On the Town

92

Which American landmark was originally intended to feature Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Buffalo Bill, and Oglala Lakota Sioux Chief Red Cloud?

Mount Rushmore

93

“And he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning”, is the final line of which 1960 Pulitzer prize winning novel?

To Kill A Mockingbird

94

What's the surname of the celebrity couple - a former footballer and a former pop singer - who have two children named Charley and Beau?

Redknapp (Jamie - formerly captain of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur - and Louise - formerly of Eternal)

95

Which word was coined by Claude Chappe in the late eighteenth century to describe his new system of hilltop signalling?

Semaphore

(also accept telegraph - he invented both words in 1791)

96

Which people selected a site for their capital city, Tenochtitlan, that has developed into Mexico City?

The Aztecs

97

Which country provided the setting for Roland Joffe's 1984 film

The Killing Fields ?

Cambodia

98

Give the surname of either of the characters played by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the film Grease .

Olsson (Sandy) or Zuko

(Danny)

99

Which fish has the Latin name Tinca Tinca ?

Tench

100

Which popular children's cartoon character was created by Keith Chapman?

Bob the Builder

101

Which fictional schoolboy attended the Neil Armstrong Comprehensive School?

Adrian Mole

102

Which plant has the Latin name Bellis Perennis ?

Daisy

103

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are parents to a son and a daughter. Give the first name of either child.

North (daughter) or Saint

(son)

104

Which film was adapted from a novel by William Peter Blatty and directed by William Friedkin?

The Exorcist

105

On which river was the site that was chosen for the USA's new capital city following independence?

The Potomac

106

Which meat product was developed in the 1930s by the Hormel Company of Austin, Minnesota, and gained worldwide popularity during World War II?

Spam

107

Which annual event returned in 2012, twenty years after it was scrapped by the Scout Association for health & safety reasons?

Bob-a-Job Week

108

Which traditional Spanish folk song and dance, widely heard and seen in Mexico during the revolution, has a name that translates into English as ‘the cockroach’?

La Cucaracha

109

Which UK organisation, founded in 1894, has the motto For Ever, For Everyone ?

National Trust

110

Which city was developed from Brigham Young's selection of the site as suitable for settlement?

Salt Lake City

111

Officially called the "People Committed to the Prophet's Teachings for Propagation and Jihad", by what name is this Nigerian Islamist organisation better known?

Boko Haram (this version translates as "Western Education is Forbidden")

112

On which Greek island did the Minoan civilisation arise and flourish?

Crete

113

Which novel, first published in 1899, tells the story of an ivory transporter venturing down the Congo River into deepest Africa, searching for Mr. Kurtz?

Heart of Darkness

114

Which is the second largest American state, by area?

Texas

115

What significant first was achieved by the 19-second video entitled Me at the Zoo , shot in April 2003 and featuring Jawed Karim at San Diego Zoo?

First YouTube video

116

According to 10cc, love is a fire of flaming brandy upon which French dessert?

Crêpe Suzette

117

In ‘text speak’, what does ‘AYTMTB?’ stand for?

And You’re Telling Me This Because?

118

Who was Britain’s first female Foreign Secretary?

Margaret Beckett

(2006-7)

119

Give a year in the life of the English theologian and philosopher, John Wycliffe.

1320 - 1384

120

In which Channel 4 reality TV programme does Fred Sirieix play a prominent role?

First Dates

(he is Maître d' of the restaurant)

 

Supplementary Questions

 

S1

The tune, ‘Westminster Quarters’, played by Big Ben, is possibly based in part on the tune ‘I Know My Redeemer Liveth’; a piece by which composer?

Handel

S2

What creatures can be Silky, Giant, Spiny or Scaly?

Anteater

S3

Which British independent school, founded in 1934, has the motto ‘Plus est en Vous’ (there is more in you)?

Gordonstoun

S4

Which TV programme was described by John Betjeman as “The Pickwick Papers of television”?

Coronation Street

S5

Nicknamed Mr Las Vegas and The Midnight Idol, which entertainer has performed over 35,000 shows in Las Vegas and has the signature tune “Danke Shoen”?

Wayne Newton

S6

Which golf course, overlooking the Firth of Forth, is home to the Honourable Company of Edinburgh golfers?

Muirfield

S7

The oil painting, ‘The Young Anthony’, incorrectly attributed to Rubens is actually thought to have been a self-portrait by which of Rubens’ pupils?

Anthony Van Dyck

S8

What female forename is the name given to the furry, sometimes knitted, thick handgrip on a church bell rope?

Sally

S9

In which British city could you watch the Steelers play Ice Hockey and the Sharks play Basketball?

Sheffield

S10

Which then Manchester City footballer said in 2012 “When I score I don’t celebrate. It’s my job. Does a postman celebrate when he delivers a letter”?

Mario Ballotelli

TIEBREAKERS (God forbid…)

 

1. How long in miles is the Trans-Siberian Railway?

2. What is the height in feet of Mount Kilimanjaro?

3. What is length in miles of the River Thames?

4. How many Test Match runs were scored by Sir Garfield Sobers?

5. What is the area in square miles of Wales?

 

Answer

 

1. Trans-Siberian Railway = 5,772 miles

2. Kilimanjaro = 19,330 feet

3. Thames = 215 miles

4. Garry Sobers = 8,032 runs

5. Wales = 8,014 square miles

 

Ask individually or get the teams to add them all together

 

Total = 41,363

Thursday, April 14, 2016

April 12th The Questions

 

Set By

The Weaver

Vetted by: Plough Horntails and Sutton Club

Specialist Rounds are:

Geography

Arts and Entertainment

Sport

Science

Second Chance

A Doctor Round

Nicknames

History

GEOGRAPHY

Q1 KIGALI is the capital city of which African country?

A1 RWANDA

Q2 LJUBLJANA (pronounced Loo Be Ana) is the capital city of which European country?

A2 SLOVENIA

Q3 Which village in the Scottish Borders region stands at the northern end of the Pennine Way national trail?

A3 KIRK YETHOLM

Q4 At some 630 miles (1014 km) which national trail is the UK’s longest national trail?

A4 SOUTH WEST COAST PATH (accept South West Way)

Q5 Which Scottish loch is the deepest freshwater body in the British Isles?

A5 LOCH MORAR (max depth of 1017 ft - 310 m)

Q6 What is the highest mountain in Northern Ireland?

A6 SLIEVE DONARD (2697ft – 822m)

Q7 What is the name of the inland sea that lies between the Dardanelles Strait and the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey?

A7 SEA OF MARMARA

Q8 SCHENGEN, the town after which the treaty allowing the free movement of people within the E.U. is named, is in which country?

A8 LUXEMBOURG

Supplementary Questions

Q9 Latvia has land borders with Lithuania, Estonia, Russia and which other country?

A9 BELARUS

Q10 The Four Corners Monument in the U.S.A. marks the spot where the states of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and which other state meet?

A10 UTAH

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

All the questions/answers concern classic British sitcoms

Q1 What is the character name of the language mangling policeman in “Allo-Allo”?

A1 OFFICER CRABTREE

Q2 A dim witted person of low intelligence, famous for statements such as “I fell in love with Agatha Christie after seeing her in Dr. Zhivago”, & “I never knew my father, he died some years before I was born”, Colin Ball is perhaps one of the best remembered characters in sitcom history. By what name is Colin Ball better known?

A2 TRIGGER (Only Fools and Horses)

Q3 Reaching 36 in the UK singles chart in 1981, what is the title of the theme song of Hi-De-Hi?

A3 HOLIDAY ROCK (in full Hi-De-Hi Holiday Rock)

Q4 What is the title of the sitcom that starred Hylda Baker and Jimmy Jewel as the continually squabbling siblings Nellie and Eli Pledge, owners of Pledges Purer Pickles?

A4 NEAREST AND DEAREST

Q5 Who was the maker of the timepiece that finally enabled Del Boy and Rodney to become millionaires in Only Fools and Horses?

A5 JOHN HARRISON

Q6 Played by Nicholas Smith what was the name of the bumbling and incompetent floor manager in the sitcom “Are You Being Served”?

A6 MR RUMBOLD (Cuthbert “Jugears”) (Capt. Peacock was the floorwalker)

Q7 Stacey in “Gavin and Stacey” lives in which Welsh town?

A7 BARRY (accept Barry Island)

Q8 Played by David Kelly (also the one armed dishwasher Albert Riddle in Robins Nest) what is the name of the incompetent Irish builder used by Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers because he is cheap?

A8 MR. O’REILLY

Supplementary Questions

Q9 The band of which British Army regiment provides the theme music heard over the closing credits to “Dad’s Army”?

A9 COLDSTREAM GUARDS

Q10 In Porridge what is the name of the governor of Slade prison?

A10 MR. VENABLES (Geoffrey) (Mr McKay is a prison warder).

SPORT

A round of questions on sporting venues.

Q1 Which Welsh Rugby Union club side plays home games at the Liberty Stadium?

A1 OSPREYS

Q2 The Formula One venue known as the Albert Park street circuit is in which city?

A2 MELBOURNE

Q3 The 2016 cricket World Twenty20 final was played at Eden GARDENS Kolkata India, however which national test cricket team uses EDEN PARK as one of its home venues?

A3 NEW ZEALAND

Q4 Which rugby super league team plays home games at Langtree Park stadium?

A4 ST. HELENS (Moved there in 2012 from Knowsley Road).

Q5 With a capacity of 12,000, which current English premier league football club has the smallest ground capacity?

A5 BOURNEMOUTH

Q6 The home ground of the Surrey county cricket club, who is the owner of the Oval cricket ground?

A6 H.R.H. Prince Charles (accept the Duchy of Cornwall)

Q7 The first permanent showground in the UK for equestrian sport and home of the Royal International Horse Show, is located adjacent to which hamlet in West Sussex?

A7 HICKSTEAD

Q8 On which Scottish golf course did the first ever Open championship take place in 1860?

A8 PRESTWICK

Supplementary Questions

Q9 The Beijing National Stadium, built for the 2008 Olympics, is also known popularly by what other name due to its appearance?

A9 BIRDS NEST

Q10 Which US baseball team play home games at FENWAY PARK?

A10 BOSTON RED SOX

SCIENCE

Q1 Ophiology (or Ophidiology) is the study of which creatures?

A1 SNAKES

Q2 Which chemical element (atomic number 31) is named after the Roman name for ancient France?

A2 GALLIUM

Q3 Which company/foundation develops the Firefox web browser?

A3 MOZILLA

Q4 What does a polyorchid man have at least 3 of?

A4 TESTICLES

Q5 What is the SI unit of electric charge?

A5 COULOMB

Q6 Which colour in the visible spectrum has the longest wavelength?

A6 RED

Q7 What is the most abundant element, by mass, in the Earth's crust?

A7 OXYGEN (46.6%)

Q8 SOLANUM TUBEROSUM is the Latin name for the most widely cultivated species of which plant?

A8 POTATO

Supplementary Questions

Q9 In an electrical circuit what quantity is given by current multiplied by voltage?

A9 POWER (allow WATT – the SI Unit of power)

Q10 In biology which taxonomic classification is ranked between Order and Genus?

A10 FAMILY

SECOND CHANCE

All questions refer to someone or something that came or comes second.

Q1 Following Star Trek: The Motion Picture, what is the sub-title of Star Trek:II. the second movie in the original series?

A1 THE WRATH OF KHAN

Q2 The first amendment to the U.S. constitution protects freedoms of religion, speech and the press. What does the second amendment concern?

A2 THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

Q3 After the Thames, what is the next longest river entirely within England?

A3 TRENT

Q4 In the BBC TV series Dr. Who, which actor was the second actor to play the lead role, after William Hartnell?

A4 PATRICK TROUGHTON

Q5 Who was the second Tudor king?

A5 HENRY VIII

Q6 Tresco is the second largest island in which archipelago?

A6 SCILLY ISLES

Q7 Which mountain is the U.K.’s second highest mountain after Ben Nevis?

A7 BEN MACDUI

Q8 Which jockey finished second to Tony McCoy on sixteen occasions during McCoy’s twenty year reign as National Hunt champion jockey?

A8 RICHARD JOHNSON

Supplementary Questions

Q9 What is Egypt’s second city by population after Cairo?

A9 ALEXANDRIA

Q10 What is the title of the second book in the Harry Potter series?

A10 HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS.

A DOCTOR ROUND

All these people, films etc. were/are known as Doctor, Doc, etc.

Q1 The rapper Andre Morrell Young

A1 DR. DRE

Q2 A Mike Myers character in the Austin Powers films

A2 DR. EVIL

Q3 US pop band with Dennis Locorriere and Ray Sawyer

A3 DR. HOOK

Q4 British radio and TV presenter with the first name Neil

A4 DR. FOX

Q5 The fugitive in the long running T.V. Series “The Fugitive”?

A5 DR. RICHARD KIMBLE

Q6 Carbonated soft drink created in the 1880s

A6 DR. PEPPER

Q7 Real name of the notorious Nazi doctor (“the angel of death”) in Auschwitz concentration camp

A7 DR. JOSEF MENGELE

Q8 Pub band formed in Canvey Island in 1971

A8 DR. FEELGOOD

Supplementary Questions

Q9 Antagonist in the Sonic the Hedgehog series also known as Ivo Robotnik

A9 DR. EGGMAN

Q10 The mad professor in Monsters v Aliens spin offs

A10 DR. COCKROACH

NICKNAMES

Q1 Who, according to Sir Winston Churchill, was “The Bullfrog of the Pontine Marshes”?

A1 MUSSOLINI

Q2 Which World War II U.S. general was nicknamed “Old Blood and Guts”?

A2 GEORGE S PATTON

Q3 Which U.K. city is known as “The Athens of the North”?

A3 EDINBURGH

Q4 Which U.K. city was once known as Copperopolis (from its prominence in the copper industry)?

A4 SWANSEA

Q5 Which U.S. inventor and businessman was nicknamed “The Wizard of Menlo Park”?

A5 THOMAS EDISON

Q6 From his involvement in the agricultural revolution of the late 17th/early 18th centuries what nickname was given to Charles Townshend (1674-1738), the second Viscount Townshend?

A6 TURNIP (TURNIP TOWNSHEND)

Q7 Which former world heavyweight boxing champion was nicknamed “The Real Deal”?

A7 EVANDER HOLYFIELD

Q8 Which snooker player is known as “The Thunder from Down Under”?

A8 NEIL ROBERTSON

Supplementary Questions

Q9 Which volcanic Italian island is nicknamed “The Lighthouse of the Mediterranean”?

A9 STROMBOLI

Q10 Which former England fast bowler who died last year (2015) was nicknamed “Typhoon”?

A10 FRANK TYSON

HISTORY

Q1 William the Conqueror was succeeded by two of his sons. William II was one, who was the other?

A1 HENRY I

Q2 Which king of England was the half brother of Elizabeth I?

A2 EDWARD VI

Q3 Who in 1907 was the first lady to be awarded the Order of Merit?

A3 FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE

Q4 Who in 1919 became the first female M.P. to take her seat in the House of Commons?

A4 LADY (NANCY) ASTOR (Constance Markievicz was the first woman to be elected in 1918 – she did not take her seat)

Q5 Which defensive earthwork running between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde, built in the 2nd century AD, represented the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire?

A5 THE ANTONINE WALL

Q6 Although refusing the crown, what title did Oliver Cromwell adopt when becoming head of state in 1653?

A6 LORD PROTECTOR

Q7 Who in 1991 became the first president of the Russian Federation?

A7 BORIS YELTSIN

Q8 Which U.S. army general commanded the forces that liberated Kuwait in the 1991 Gulf War?

A8 NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF (“Stormin’ Norman”)

Supplementary Questions

Q9 Where did the first battle in the Wars of the Roses take place?

A9 ST ALBANS (1455)

Q10 In what year did King John put his seal on the Magna Carta?

A10 1215

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Q1 According to the bible, who was the third son of Adam and Eve?

A1 SETH

Q2 The tomb of King John is in which English cathedral?

A2 WORCESTER

Q3 Who is the current Prime Minister of Canada (full name required)?

A3 JUSTIN TRUDEAU (Pierre Trudeau was his father)

Q4 Who is the current President of Cuba (full name required)?

A4 RAUL CASTRO (Fidel Castro is his brother)

Q5 An extension to SMS (short message service) in a mobile communication system, for what does the first ‘M’ stand in MMS?

A5 MULTIMEDIA (message service)

Q6 Meaning “Little Ball” in French what name is usually given to the main pack of riders in a cycle road race?

A6 PELOTON

Q7 How many square metres are there in a hectare?

A7 10,000

Q8 The clock tower of the Houses of Parliament (Big Ben) was renamed what in 2012?

A8 THE ELIZABETH TOWER (Queen Diamond Jubilee)

Q9 What name is given to the science of projectiles and firearms, especially the study of the effects on a bullet being fired?

A9 BALLISTICS

Q10 What word means the study of the causes and effects of diseases, especially the branch of medicine dealing with the examination of body tissue?

A10 PATHOLOGY

Q11 In judo, what is a JUDOGI?

A11 THE WHITE UNIFORM (clothing) USED BY PRACTITIONERS

Q12 What term from sports and games derives from the Persian for “The king is defeated”?

A12 CHECKMATE

Q13 From the number of battles that have taken place there, which European country was nicknamed “The cockpit of Europe”?

A13 BELGIUM

Q14 Columbia is one of the two countries that border Panama. What is the other?

A14 COSTA RICA

Q15 URCHIN is an archaic or old fashioned word for what creature?

A15 HEDGEHOG

Q16 As in the German wine, who is the Lieb Frau in Liebfraumilch?

A16 THE VIRGIN MARY

Q17 The Hashtag symbol most closely resembles which musical symbol?

A17 THE SHARP

Q18 How many acres are there in a square mile?

A18 640

Q19 Which dance is named after the German for “Roll” or “Revolve”?

A19 WALTZ

Q20 In Australian slang terms a “banana bender” would come from which state?

A20 QUEENSLAND

Q21 The Tate Gallery has four art museums in the U.K. , Tate Modern, Tate Britain and Tate Liverpool are three. What is the other?

A21 TATE ST. IVES

Q22 In what year did both Alaska and Hawaii become the last two states to join the union of the U.S.A.?

A22 1959

Q23 .CH (dot CH) is the internet code for which country?

A23 SWITZERLAND

Q24 ADMIRALTY, DANFORTH, CQR and STOCKLESS are all types of what essential part of a ship?

A24 ANCHOR

Q25 What is the title of the Booker T and the MG’s track used as the theme music for BBC’s Test Match Special?

A25 SOUL LIMBO

Q26 Dale Arden is the love interest of which comic strip character/hero?

A26 FLASH GORDON

Q27 In which city does Interpol have its headquarters?

A27 LYONS (France – moved from Paris in 1959)

Q28 In which city does the I.M.F. (International Monetary Fund) have its headquarters?

A28 WASHINGTON D.C.

Q29 The bronze statue of the Lady of Justice atop the old Bailey (Central Criminal Court) in London holds a sword in one hand and what in the other?

A29 THE SCALES OF JUSTICE (accept a set of scales)

Q30 What famous meeting took place at UJIJI in what is now Tanzania on 10th November 1871?

A30 STANLEY AND LIVINGSTONE (“Dr. Livingstone I presume”)

Q31 Who is the current leader of the Liberal Democratic Party?

A31 TIM FARRON

Q32 Which duo are to represent the U.K. in the forthcoming Eurovision song contest?

A32 JOE and JAKE (Joe Woolford / Jake Shakeshaft)

Q33 Who said after a battle of 279 BC “One other such victory would undo me”?

A33 KING PYRRHUS (Pyrrhic victory)

Q34 Which famous military leader said one June evening after a monumental battle, “Next to a battle lost the greatest misery is a battle gained”?

A34 DUKE OF WELLINGTON

Q35 JOACHIM GAUCK is the current president of which European country?

A35 GERMANY

Q36 By what name is green horseradish normally known in Japan?

A36 WASABI

Q37 What is ‘SEPP’ BLATTER’s proper first name?

A37 JOSEF

Q38 As in the environmental organisation for what does the letter ‘C’ stand in the acronym CPRE?

A38 CAMPAIGN (to protect rural England)

Q39 As in the stories by Enid Blyton what is NODDY’s occupation?

A39 TAXI DRIVER

Q40 .IS (DOT IS) is the internet code for which country?

A40 ICELAND

Q41 Which architect, 1918-2008, designed the Sydney Opera House?

A41 JØRN UTZON

Q42 In Australian slang terms who or what is referred to as a SALTIE?

A42 SALTWATER CROCODILE (accept crocodile)

Q43 Give a year in the life of the artist Sandro Botticelli

A43 1445 - 1510

Q44 Give a year in the life of the painter and satirist William Hogarth?

A44 1697 - 1764

Q45 George V was the first monarch to broadcast a Christmas message to the nation (via the radio in 1932). Which poet and author compiled the message?

A45 RUDYARD KIPLING

Q46 The name of what chemical element means ‘Heavy Stone’ in Swedish?

A46 TUNGSTEN

Q47 What name is given to the artery that carries de-oxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs in humans?

A47 PULMONARY ARTERY

Q48 Highclere Castle, used for the main location work on Downton Abbey, is in which county?

A48 HAMPSHIRE

Q49 Dexter, Belted Galloway, and Ayrshire are breeds of which animal?

A49 COW (or cattle)

Q50 TALUS is the anatomical name for which bone of the human skeleton?

A50 ANKLE BONE (not heel bone – that is the calcaneus).

Q51 MANUEL VALLS is the current Prime Minister of which country?

A51 FRANCE (born in Barcelona – Spanish father, Swiss mother)

Q52 CALVIN BROADUS is the real name of which rapper?

A52 SNOOP DOGG

Q53 The new £1 coin due to be introduced next year (2017) will have how many sides?

A53 12

Q54 What name is the surname of the third president of the U.S.A. and also the middle name of both Bill Clinton and William Hague?

A54 JEFFERSON

Q55 How many squares are there on a standard scrabble board?

A55 225 (15 x 15)

Q56 Which former U.S. president was known as “The Great Communicator”?

A56 RONALD REAGAN

Q57 Which species of creature appears on the flag and the coat of arms of the Canary Isles?

A57 DOG

Q58 The national flag of which European country comprises three horizontal bands of red, white and blue with a red and white chequerboard shield superimposed in the middle?

A58 CROATIA

Q59 The high school featured in the U.S. TV series GLEE is named after which former U.S. president?

A59 WILLIAM MCKINLEY

Q60 Who played the lead role (Jim Taggart) in the long running TV police series TAGGART?

A60 MARK MCMANUS

Q61 In which city do Volkswagen have their headquarters?

A61 WOLFSBURG

Q62 What was the name of the NASA space station that orbited the Earth 1973 – 1979?

A62 SKYLAB

Q63 Australian born to Hungarian parents who is the current U.K. No. 1 ladies tennis player?

A63 JOHANNA KONTA

Q64 Which film took the Best Film Oscar at this years Academy Awards Ceremony?

A64 SPOTLIGHT

Q65 Which of the Beatles U.K. No. 1 singles does not feature the title anywhere in the lyrics?

A65 THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO

Q66 The Kentucky Derby is one of the three horse races that make up the U.S. Triple Crown. Name either of the other two.

A66 BELMONT STAKES / PREAKNESS STAKES

Q67 In which Kentucky city does the Kentucky Derby take place?

A67 LOUISVILLE

Q68 According to Forbes magazine of 1st March 2016 JEFF BEZOS is the 5th wealthiest person in the world with a personal fortune of $45.2 Billion. Of which company is he the founder, chairman and C.E.O.?

A68 AMAZON

Q69 The ‘toe’ of Italy lies in which Italian region?

A69 CALABRIA

Q70 A food dish described as ‘à la crécy’ would contain what vegetable?

A70 CARROT

Q71 Which British actor took the best supporting actor Oscar at this years Academy Awards for his role in “Bridge of Spies”?

A71 MARK RYLANCE

Q72 How many cards are there in a standard Tarot pack?

A72 78 (SEVENTY EIGHT).

Q73 Jenny Ryan, known as ‘The Vixen’, is the most recent addition to which TV line-up?

A73 THE CHASE (latest chaser to join the panel)

Q74 One of the most dangerous roads in the country, what is the alpha-numeric classification of the Macclesfield to Buxton road via the Cat and Fiddle?

A74 A537

Q75 According to Forbes magazine as of 1st March 2016 LARRY PAGE is the world’s 12th wealthiest person with a personal fortune of $35.2 billion. Which company did he co-found in 1998 along with SERGEY BRIN (13th wealthiest with $34.4 billion)

A75 GOOGLE

Q76 Why has GIANNI INFANTINO been in the news headlines recently?

A76 NEW PRESIDENT OF FIFA

Q77 Similar to samosas, what name is given to the small Spanish stuffed breads or pastries, the name meaning ‘wrapped or coated in bread’?

A77 EMPANADAS

Q78 Symphony No. 38, known as the The Prague Symphony, is a work by which composer?

A78 MOZART

Q79 The BOLIVAR FUERTE (literally meaning strong Bolivar) is the unit of currency in which South American country?

A79 VENEZUELA (Bolivia’s currency is the Boliviano)

Q80 What is added to a Gin Fizz cocktail to make a Golden Fizz?

A80 EGG YOLK

Q81 ORVILLE BURRELL is the real name of which Reggae Fusion singer and DJ?

A81 SHAGGY

Q82 For what does the letter ‘S’ stand in the name of novelist and poet C.S. Lewis?

A82 STAPLES (Clive Staples Lewis)

Q83 PARESTHESIA is the medical name for what common affliction?

A83 PINS AND NEEDLES

Q84 Generally toxic to humans, what acid is found in rhubarb leaves?

A84 OXALIC ACID

Q85 Resembling a small lobster, what is Britain’s largest freshwater crustacean?

A85 CRAYFISH

Q86 What is the only official language of TAHITI?

A86 FRENCH (part of French Polynesia)

Q87 The Egyptian god ANUBIS had the head of what creature?

A87 JACKAL

Q88 STRANGLES is a disease, sometimes fatal, that affects what creatures?

A88 HORSES (also known as equine distemper – accept equine creatures)

Q89 HADLEYVILLE was the fictional setting for which Oscar winning western movie of the 1950’s?

A89 HIGH NOON

Q90 Which singer and musician played the role of J.D. the pub landlord in the 1998 movie “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels”?

A90 STING (accept Gordon Sumner)

Q91 For what does the letter ‘S’ stand in the name of poet and playwright T.S. ELIOT?

A91 STEARNS (Thomas Stearns Eliot)

Q92 Which French diplomat (1805-1894) was responsible for organising the construction of the Suez canal and for the initial unsuccessful attempt to construct the Panama canal?

A92 FERDINAND DE LESSEPS

Q93 The MÖHNE and EDER were two of the three German dams that were attacked in the famous “Dambusters” raids of 1943. What was the third dam?

A93 SORPE

Q94 Which horse won The Cheltenham Gold Cup last month?

A94 DON COSSACK.

Q95 Musician Ian (Lemmy) Kilmister died on 28th December 2015. Which rock band did he found in 1975?

A95 MOTORHEAD

Q96 Musician Maurice White died on 3rd February this year. Which band did he found in Chicago in 1971?

A96 EARTH WIND AND FIRE

Supplementary Questions

Q1 In which Japanese city is Puccini’s Madame Butterfly set?

A1 NAGASAKI

Q2 What type of musical composition is Handel’s Messiah?

A2 ORATORIO

Q3 Which midlands town had city status conferred on it as part of the millennium celebrations?

A3 WOLVERHAMPTON

Q4 Winner of four Grand Slams (French, Australian, Wimbledon x 2) in the 1920’s and 1930’s which French tennis player was known as “The Bounding Basque”?

A4 JEAN BOROTRA

Q5 What is the name of the new daily national newspaper published for the first time on 29 February this year?

A5 THE NEW DAY

Q6 Which London borough shares its name with that of a farming implement used to break up clods of soil?

A6 HARROW

Q7 The musical “Half a Sixpence” is based on which H.G. Wells novel?

A7 KIPPS

Q8 Although there is no historical evidence to corroborate it Boudica (Boadicea) is said to be buried beneath the platforms at which London railway station?

A8 KINGS CROSS