Wednesday, February 15, 2017

14th February Away to the Pack Horse Bowling Club

 

Specialist Questions

Set by the Park Tavern 

vetted by the Ox-fford C & The Cock

Arts & Entertainment – First Lines

History – Recognise a face - Picture Round

Geography – Island Hopping

Science

Sport

Capital Punishment

Love is in the air

All but the kitchen sink

Round 1 - Arts & Entertainment – First Lines

You will be given the first line from a book, film, or song. Simply name the title.

Q1

BOOK - It was love at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him

Catch 22

(Joseph Heller)

Q2

BOOK - All children, except one, grow up

Peter Pan (JM Barrie)

Q3

TV SERIES THEME TUNE - It's time to start the music

The Muppets

Q4

TV SERIES THEME TUNE - So no one told you life was gonna be this way

Friends

Q5

FILM - Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family

Trainspotting

Q6

SONG - Some boys kiss me, some boys hug me, I think they're ok

Material Girl (Madonna)

Q7

SONG - I met her in a club down in old Soho

Lola (The Kinks)

Q8

FILM - As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster

Goodfellas

Supplementaries

S1

TV SERIES THEME TUNE - Here we come walking down the Street

The Monkees

S2

BOOK - It was the day my grandmother exploded

The Crow Road (Iain Banks)

Round 2 - History – Picture Round

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1. BORN c1501

EXECUTED 19 MAY 1536

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2. BORN 7 FEBRUARY 1478 EXECUTED 6 JULY 1535image

3. BORN 29 DECEMBER 1809

DIED 19 MAY 1898

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4. BORN 8 DECEMBER 1542

EXECUTED 8 FEBRUARY 1587

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5.BORN 12 MAY 1820

DIED 13 AUGUST 1910

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6. BORN 12 FEBRUARY 1809

ASSASSINATED 15 APRIL 1865

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7. BORN 25 APRIL 1599

DIED 3 SEPTEMBER 1658

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8. BORN 29 SEPTEMBER 1758

DIED 21 OCTOBER 1805

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S1. BORN 26 AUGUST 1819

DIED 14 DECEMBER 1861

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4th June 1738 – 29 January 1820

 

A1

Anne Boleyn

A2

Thomas More

A3

William Gladstone

A4

Mary Queen of Scots (accept Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland)

A5

Florence Nightingale

A6

Abraham Lincoln

A7

Oliver Cromwell

A8

Horatio Nelson

Supplementaries

S1

Prince Albert

S2

King George III

Alternative questions for any visually impaired players:

1. Who was the 31st US President: he was born in 1874 and died in 1964?

Herbert Hoover

2. Who was the Scottish knight who defeated the English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 and was executed in London in 1305?

William Wallace

Round 3 - Geography – Island Hopping

Q1

Which island of the Inner Hebrides has Bowmore for its capital and is famous for its distinctive Whiskies?

Islay (pronounced 'isla')

Q2

Which island group, whose capital is Longyearbyen, lies halfway between Norway and the North Pole?

Svalbard (or Spitzbergen)

Q3

By area, which is the largest of Greece’s many islands?

Crete (3219 sq. miles)

Q4

If you travel due west from Quito, the capital of Ecuador, which celebrated island group will you first reach?

The Galapagos Islands

Q5

Which island is shared between Chile & Argentina?

Tierra del Fuego

Q6

Which island in the Gulf of St Lawrence has St John's for its capital and was previously known as Vinland by the Danes?

Newfoundland

Q7

Which is the largest of the four main islands in Japan?

Honshu

Q8

In which island nation would you find the islands of Luzon, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao?

The Phillippines

Supplementaries

S1

Which small island in the South Atlantic has Georgetown as its capital, but is best known for its RAF station and as a refueling and stop off point for aircraft servicing the Falklands War?

Ascension Island

S2

With its capital Victoria the principal island of Mahe is in which luxury holiday island nation in the Indian Ocean?

Seychelles

Round 4 – Science

Q1

Designed to limit the rise of global temperature to 2 degrees, environmentalists are concerned that Trump will pull the US out of which climate treaty of 2015?

Paris

Q2

What is the minimum number of volts it would take to push a current of 1 amp though a three ohm resistor?

3 Volts

Q3

What piece of Space memorabilia has recently been purchased and put on display in the Science Museum in London?

A space capsule

(Tim Peake's capsule from the Soyuz rocket he travelled on.)

Q4

In 1869 what did Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev publish?

The periodic table

Q5

The atomic number of an element tells you what information about the composition of that element?

The number of protons in the nucleus (not neutrons)

Q6

In weather forecasting, when a cold front and a warm front combine, what name is given to the resulting new front?

An occluded front

Q7

What is the name given to the bubble of space containing and effectively dominated by our sun, created and maintained by the solar wind against the pressure of interstellar space?

The Heliosphere

Q8

What is the more common name for the chemical reaction that involves an exothermic, irreversible, oxidation of a material such as wood?

A fire/burning or similar

Supplementaries

S1

Krypton, Neon, Argon, Xenon & Radon are 5 of the naturally occurring noble gases, which is missing, and has atomic number 2?

Helium

S2

The 4 nucleobases of DNA are known by their initial letters of A, C, G & T. Give the full name of one of these?

Adenine or Cytosine or Guanine or Thymine

Round 5 - Sports

Q1

Which organisation has Gianni Infantino as its president?

FIFA

Q2

Which squash player had a winning streak of 555 matches in the 1980s?

Jahanghir Khan

Q3

Ignoring bonus points, How many points are awarded for a win in the Rugby Union Aviva Premiership?

4

Q4

Which major competition will take place in Bermuda in May & June 2017?

The Americas Cup (Yachting)

Q5

Michael Van Gerwen is a world champion in which sport?

Darts

Q6

In January 2017 Joey Barton rejoined Burnley FC, but had to immediately serve a one match misconduct ban, for what reason was the ban imposed?

Illegal gambling on football matches

Q7

Korean born Lydia Ko is the current world number one in which sport?

Golf (ladies)

Q8

Which major sports manufacturer recently announced that it would stop making golf clubs, leaving Rory McIlroy & Tiger Woods to find another supplier?

Nike

Supplementaries

S1

At the 30th January 2017 there are 3 British men in the top 50 of the world Tennis singles rankings, Sir Andy Murray is one, name either of the other 2?

Kyle Edmund (rank 47) or Dan Evans (rank 45)

S2

Who went from being English Football Premier League Manager of the Month in August 2016 to unemployed in January 2017?

Mike Phelan

Round 6 - Capital Punishment

All the answers to the following questions contain the name of a US state capital. In some cases it may be a forename, in others a surname. Please supply the capital.

Q1

Division of the Ford Motor Company known for selling luxury vehicles such as "The Continental"

Lincoln

Q2

A former World No 1 female tennis player, winner of 3 grand slams between 1979 and 1981.

Tracy Austin

Q3

What first name is shared by a Danish supermodel of the 1990s, a quirky British actress and the founder of an international cosmetics enterprise?

Helena (Christensen, Bonham-Carter and Rubinstein)

Q4

Which market town in the Yorkshire Dales shares its name with a London Borough?

Richmond

Q5

Sporting venue, home of the New York Knicks basketball team

Madison Square Gardens

Q6

Who was the American actor who co-starred alongside Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable in John Huston's "The Misfits"?

Montgomery Clift

Q7

Family surname of the first and only brothers to be nominated for acting Academy Awards

Phoenix (River and Joaquin)

Q8

Former Canadian Prime Minister - father of the current Canadian prime minister

Pierre Trudeau

Supplementaries

S1

High energy dance popularised in the 1920s and synonymous with the Jazz Age

Charleston

S2

Which American Rock band came to prominence in the 1970s and had a major hit with “More than a feeling” in 1976?

Boston

Round 7 - Love is in the air

A round of questions to celebrate St Valentine’s Day…

Q1

Who played ageing rock star Billy Mack in the film ‘Love Actually’?

Bill Nighy

Q2

What cocktail is made from vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice and orange juice?

Sex on the beach

Q3

In Arthurian legend, whose adulterous affair with Queen Guinevere led to the downfall of the Round Table?

Lancelot

Q4

In the film ‘Muriel’s Wedding’, Muriel dreams of her wedding day whilst listening to the music of which band?

ABBA

Q5

Human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin married which Hollywood actor in 2014?

George Clooney

Q6

Who said “Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire”?

George Bernard Shaw

Q7

What fruit is also known as the love apple?

Tomato

Q8

Paul Newman was married to which Hollywood actress for 50 years until his death in 2008?

Joanne Woodward

Supplementaries

S1

Who said “Give a man a free hand and he’ll try to put it all over you”?

Mae West

S2

In the Greek legend, who was the wife of Orpheus whom he visited in the underworld after her untimely death?

Eurydice

Round 8 – All but the kitchen sink

All the answers in this round contain items found in the Kitchen

Q1

Which type of banana, currently accounts for nearly half of all bananas grown, and was originally named after the occupant of Chatsworth House (where it was cultivated)?

Cavendish

Q2

What is the name of the ranch featured in the TV drama Dallas?

Southfork

Q3

Tim Martin was the founder of which British pub chain?

Wetherspoons

Q4

Which song originated in The Threepenny Opera, later made famous by Bobby Darin and others.

Mack the Knife

Q5

Which Buenos Aires football team takes its name from the nearby water course?

River Plate

Q6

Which dance troupe, active from 1966 to the mid 1970’s, were preceded in their most famous slot by the Go-Jos?

Pans People

Q7

Which lanky gangling Beano character appeared in the Bash Street Kids, and had forenames Percival Proudfoot?

Plug (Allow Plugsley)

Q8

Which New York band formed in 2001, taking its name from a lesbian sexual practice?

The Scissor Sisters

Supplementaries

S1

Also known as cenotes (pronounced: si-NO-tays), swallets or dolines (pronounced: doll-EENS), these are often caused by chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks?

Sinkholes

S2

Which Cambodian revolutionary/Khmer Rouge leader died in 1998?

Pol Pot

 

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Set by The Cock

1. Who became host of the TV quiz show Mastermind in 2003?

JOHN HUMPHREYS

2. Where did Neville Chamberlain call “A faraway country” of which “we know nothing?”

CZECHOSLOVAKIA

3. In terms of total cargo handled, which port is the largest in Europe?

ROTTERDAM

4. Which country signed the Treaty of Windsor in 1386 and is often called England’s oldest ally?

PORTUGAL

5. Which fruit is known as the Alligator Pear?

AVOCADO

6. Which battle was described afterwards by its victor as “The nearest run thing you ever saw?)

WATERLOO

7. Which Asian country has borders with India, Afghanistan, Iran and China?

PAKISTAN

8. In which US sport is the object to carry the ball into your opponents end zone?

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

9. Henry John Heinz began his business in 1869 originally to prepare and market which product?

HORSERADISH SAUCE

10. Edmund Bertram and Mary Crawford are characters in which Jane Austen novel?

MANSFIELD PARK

11. In the game of chess, which piece stands between the castle and the bishop at the start of the game?

KNIGHT

12. In which 1993 film does Anthony Hopkins play a butler named Stevens?

THE REMAINS OF THE DAY

13. In 1864 the bursting of the Dale Dyke Dam flooded which city?

SHEFFIELD

14. Which was the last battle of the Wars of the Roses?

BOSWORTH

15. Which car manufacturer has a blue oval as its emblem with the company’s name written in?

FORD

16. Which car manufacturer’s vehicles have a bull as its logo?

LAMBORGHINI

17. Who was the first leader of Pakistan after independence from Britain?

MUHAMMAD ALI JINNAH (accept Jinnah as this is the surname?

18. Who was the first leader of Ghana after independence from Britain?

KWAME NKRUMAH

19. Which make of aircraft do the Red Arrows display team use?

BAE SYSTEMS HAWK (ACCEPT HAWK)

20. Which fixed wing aircraft will be used on HMS Queen Elizabeth?

F35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER A.K.A. LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35 LIGHTNING II

21. Where would you find a Gurney Flap?

ON A RACING CAR, HELICOPTER HORIZONTAL STABILIZERS AND BANNER TOWING AIRCRAFT

22. What is the most common use for a leaf spring?

PART OF A VEHICLE SUSPENSION SYSTEM

23. Who wrote the 1976 novel Roots?

ALEX HALEY

24. Who wrote the collection of poems A Shropshire Lad?

A.E. HOUSEMAN

25. Which English player was famously substituted in the 1970 World Cup match against Germany?

BOBBY CHARLTON

26. Who is the England Rugby Union coach?

EDDIE JONES

27. What was the title of David Bowie’s last album?

BLACKSTAR

28. What was Adele’s first single UK number 1?

SOMEONE LIKE YOU

29. Who resigned his Parliamentary seat over the issue of Heathrow’s new runway?

ZAK GOLDSMITH

30. Who is Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for exiting

The European Union?

DAVID DAVIS

31. Who is remaining as a judge when The Great British Bake-Off moves to Channel 4?

PAUL HOLLYWOOD

32. Which actress played Haley Cropper in Coronation Street?

JULIE HESMONDHALGH

33. What is LINUX?

A COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEM

34. Which company was founded in 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800?

MICROSOFT

35. Which English city was known as Durnovaria to the Romans?

DORCHESTER

36. Which English town was known as Aquae Arnemetiae to the Romans?

BUXTON

37. Which river runs through Towcester?

TOVE

38. The river Croco runs through which Cheshire town?

MIDDLEWICH

39. How should a piece of music be played with the instruction con brio?

WITH SPIRIT OR VIGOUR

40. How should a piece of music be played with the instruction lento?

SLOWLY

41. The characters Sally Brass, Daniel Quilp and Richard (Dick) Swiveller appear in which Dickens novel?

THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP

42. The characters Mrs. Gummidge, Mr. Murdstone and Betsy Trotwood appear in which Dickens novel?

DAVID COPPERFIELD

43. What is the connection between Lisbon and Sheffield?

THEY ARE BOTH BUILT ON SEVEN HILLS

44. The original Severn Bridge enters Wales nearest to which town?

CHEPSTOW

45. “The Umbrellas” is a famous painting by which French artist

RENOIR

46. Who wrote the novel “The Running Man” under the pseudonym Richard Bachman?

STEPHEN KING

47. What is the former name of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe?

SALISBURY

48. On which river does Adelaide stand?

THE TORRENS

49. Which store in the UK was the first to have an escalator installed?

HARRODS

50. The Spar group of shops originated in which country in 1932?

HOLLAND (THE NETHERLANDS)

51. In our solar system what are Ceres, Pallas, Juno and Vesta?

ASTEROIDS (ALSO ACCEPT MINOR PLANETS)

52. What kind of creature is a manakin?

A BIRD

53. King Zog was the ruler of which country?

ALBANIA

54. A barber, banker, fireman and nurse appear in the lyrics of which Beatles song?

PENNY LANE

55. Which city was due to stage the Olympic Games in 1916?

BERLIN

56. Sarah Palin was the governor of which American State?

ALASKA

57. Who said, “History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it”?

WINSTON CHURCHILL

58. Who said, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen”?

HARRY S. TRUMAN

59. What is the fifth book of the Old Testament,?

DEUTERONOMY

60. What is the most northerly desert in the world?

THE GOBI

61. Which US state has the sugar maple tree as its emblem?

VERMONT

62. In the film “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”, who provided the voice of Mr. Fox?

GEORGE CLOONEY

63. In the same film, who provided the voice of Mrs. Fox?

MERYL STREEP

64. On which musical instrument would you find a Claribell?

ORGAN – IT IS ONE OF THE STOPS

65. The town of Cremona in Italy is renowned for the manufacture of which musical instruments?

VIOLINS

66. The Eagles is the nickname of which football team?

CRYSTAL PALACE

67. Leeds United, Fulham and Preston all have the same nickname. What is it?

THE WHITES

68. T.V. presenter Annabel Croft was British No 1 in which sport?

TENNIS

69. San Jose is the capital of which Central American country?

COSTA RICA

70. Who wrote “South Riding”?

WINIFRED HOLTBY

71. What is the national flower of Mexico?

DAHLIA

72. Little Rock is the capital of which US state?

ARKANSAS

73. Which poet wrote “The Rainy Day?

LONGFELLOW

74. Complete the following group name: Desmond Decker and the…?

ACES

75. Complete the following group name: Huey Lewis and the…..?

NEWS

76. Who did Mehmet Ali attempt to assassinate in May 1981?

THE POPE

77. Which US President proposed a League of Nations?

WOODROW WILSON

78. In children’s’ TV programme “In the Night Garden”, who lives next door to the Pontipines?

THE WOTTINGERS

79. In the children’s cartoon what was the name of the cat who terrorised Pixie and Dixie?

MR. JINKS

80. What would your profession be if you wore a soutane?

A Priest – it’s a CASSOCK

81. What name is given to the close fitting cap worn by nuns?

A COIF

82. What type of creature is an addax?

ANTELOPE

83. What are Rockhoppers and Adelie types of?

PENGUINS

84. Whose first major English speaking film role was in the 1930 film “The Blue Angel”?

MARLENE DIETRICH

85. Which actress was painted gold in the Bond film “Goldfinger”?

SHIRLEY EATON

86. What sort of art work, often seen on TV, does Julia Quenzler specialise in?

COURT ARTIST

87. Who was the first woman to swim the English Channel?

GERTRUDE EDERLE

88. The Dodgers are the baseball team of which American city?

LOS ANGELES

89. Which Brazilian racing driver was killed at Imola in 1994

AYRTON SENNA

90. Where in the north-Atlantic can you find tropical fruits grown in

hothouses heated by natural heat sources?

ICELAND

91. What is the more common name for the citrus fruit, the shaddock?

POMELO

92. If you were eating lappi in Finland, what would you be eating?

CHEESE

93. What flavour is crème de cassis?

BLACKCURRANTS

94. Who recorded “Rubber Soul”?

THE BEATLES

95. Which group had UK hit in 1995 with Common People?

PULP

96. If A is Alpha and J is Juliet, what is U?

UNIFORM

­SUPPLEMENTARIES

S1 By population, which is the largest city in the USA?

NEW YORK

S2 On which Caribbean island is the prison Guantanamo Bay located?

CUBA

S3 Prior to decimalisation, how many pennies were there in a British pound?

240

S4 Which internet search engine has the unofficial slogan “Don’t be evil”?

GOOGLE

Thursday, February 09, 2017

7th February The Questions

 

 

Questions set by the Robin Hood, vetted by the Harrington Academicals

Specialist Rounds:

History

Geography

Science inventions

Arts and Entertainment

Sport

Cheshire Life through the ages

Airport!

Boys named Sue

 

History Questions

   

1

Name the last pitched battle fought on British soil in 1746?

A

Culloden

   

2

A Victoria Cross is struck from the gun metal of Russian cannons captured at which battle?

A

Sebastopol

   

3

In 1804, which country became the only nation in the world established as a result of a successful slave revolt?

A

Haiti

   

4

During which year did George V become king and Halley's Comet return?

A

1910

   

5

Which native American was war leader of the Oglala Lakota and led a war party to victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn?

A

Crazy Horse

   

6

Around 400 'Glorious Gloucesters' fought a last stand on Hill 235 in which war?

A

Korean war

   

7

Name the last British king born outside the UK?

A

George II

   

8

Who was the first monarch to live in Buckingham Palace?

A

Queen Victoria

   
 

Supplementary Questions

S1

Whose parents were Philip II of Macedon and Olympias?

A

Alexander the Great (born in Pella in 356 BC)

   

S2

In 1867, who became special correspondent for the New York Herald?

A

Henry Stanley

 

Science Inventions

 
     

1

Who first developed the Polio Vaccine?

A

Jonas Salk

   

2

Who championed Alternating Current as a means of power transmission?

A

Nikla Tesla

   

3

Who invented the movable type printing press?

A

Johannes Gutenberg (William Caxton was only the first to introduce a printing press into England)

   

4

Who is credited with inventing the World Wide Web?

A

Tim Berners-Lee

   

5

Who invented the first practical airworthy helicopter

A

Igor Sikorsky

   

6

Percy Shaw is famous for inventing what ubiquitous item in 1934?

A

Cat’s eyes (road reflectors)

   

7

Who invented bifocal spectacles ?

A

Benjamin Franklin

   

8

Who invented the widely adopted version of the telegraph?

A

Samuel Morse

   
   
 

Supplementary Questions:

S1

Who invented the vulcanisation of rubber?

A

Charles Goodyear

   

S2

Who discovered X-rays?

A

William Roentgen

 

 

Geography

   

1

Of which African country is Lilongwe the capital?

A

Malawi

   

2

Which gulf lies between Saudi Arabia and Iran?

A

The Persian (or Arabian) Gulf

   

3

Which UK city has an annual goose fair?

A

Nottingham

   

4

Which is the third most populous country on earth?

A

United States of America

   

5

Into which body of water does the River Ganges drain?

A

The Bay of Bengal

   

6

What is the capital of the US state of South Carolina?

A

Colombia

   

7

Name either of the two communes that stand on the estuary of the Seine?

A

Le Havre or Honfleur

   

8

The Goodwin sands are at the entrance to which straits?

A

The Straits of Dover

   
   
 

Supplementary Questions:

S1

In which US state is Mount Rushmore?

A

South Dakota

   

S2

Of which country are the Galapagos Islands a province?

A

Ecuador

 

Arts and Entertainment

   

1

What is the name of the town in which ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is set?

A

Maycomb

   

2

Whose works include ‘The Persistence of Memory’ and ‘Swans Reflecting Elephants’?

A

Salvador Dali

   

3

‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever…’ These are opening lines by which famous poet?

A

John Keats

   

4

‘The Sellout’ was the Man Booker Prize-winning title of 2016. Who wrote it?

A

Paul Beatty

   

5

‘The Accident’ (2014), ‘The Lie’ (2015) and ‘The Missing’ (2016) are all novels by which British author?

A

C.L.Taylor

   

6

6. What colour is the coat mentioned in the opening line of ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ by Oscar Wilde?

A

Scarlet (He did not wear his scarlet coat, for blood and wine are red…)

   

7

‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ were looking for a ring so that they could be married. Where did they find one?

A

In the end of a pig’s nose or words to that effect (And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood With a ring at the end of his nose)

   

8

‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ by Bertolt Brecht is a satirical allegory of the rise to power of which political figure?

A

Adolf Hitler

   
 

Supplementary Questions

S1

Which artist founded the Cubist movement in collaboration with Pablo Picasso?

A

Georges Braque

   

S2

Who has written children’s books entitled ‘Gangsta Granny’ and ‘Grandpa’s Great Escape’?

A

David Walliams

 

Sports Questions

   

1

Which sport is played on the largest pitch; 300 x 160 yards?

A

Polo - approximately the area of 6 football pitches

   

2

Which sports playing area is 2.7 metres by 1.5 metres?

A

Table Tennis

   

3

What is the connection between Volleyball, Squash and Badminton? Clue: This connection is not shared with tennis or table tennis

A

Only the server can score

   

4

In darts, what is the lowest score that CANNOT be scored with a single dart?

A

23

   

5

In 1950, India withdrew from the World Cup because FIFA refused to let them do what?

A

Play barefoot

   

6

In Athletics, what is the last event of the Decathlon?

A

1500m

   

7

What is the only sport to have been played on the surface of the moon?

A

Golf - In 1971, astronaut Alan Shepherd hit 2 golf balls to see how far they might travel.

   

8

Who was the first cricketer to achieve 10,000 runs in test cricket?

A

Sunil Gavasker

   
 

Supplementary Questions

S1

What is the highest possible break in snooker (but under unusual circumstances)?

A

155; foul by opponent snookers all reds, player pots nominated colour as a replacement red, black, then 15 reds and blacks and clears the colours.

 

Achieved by Hurricane Higgins in a friendly match

   

S2

James Naismith invented which sport?

A

Basketball

 

Cheshire Life Through the Ages

   

1

What was the name of the Anglo Saxon Princess who became the Patron saint of Chester?

A

St. Werbergh

   

2

In which century was Macclesfield Grammar School (Kings) founded?

A

16th Century (1502)

   

3

In which year was the second IRA bomb explosion that killed two children on Bridge Street in Warrington?

A

1993 (20 March. Leeway of 1 year either side)

   

4

After the Romans left Chester, Cheshire formed part of which Anglo Saxon Kingdom?

A

Mercia

   

5

Which King of Wessex drove the Danes from the City of Chester?

 

King Alfred the Great (894-5)

   

6

Charles Roe, English Industrialist, played a major part in establishing which industry in Cheshire?

A

Silk in Macclesfield, 1744

   

7

In terms of Roman Catholic Church administration, most of Cheshire falls into which Diocese?

A

Diocese of Shrewsbury

   

8

Two rivers meet in Stockport to form the River Mersey. The Goyt is one, name the other.

A

The River Tame.

   
 

Supplementary Questions:

S1

Lewis Carroll was born Charles Ludwig Dodgeson in which Cheshire village?

A

Daresbury

   

S2

Which World War Two American General was based for a time at Peover Hall near Knutsford?

A

General George S Patten

   
   
   
   
   

 

Airport!

 

Please give the names of the cities served by the airports below:

   

1

Dulles International Airport

A

Washington DC

   

2

Sheremetyevo Airport

A

Moscow

   

3

Humberto Delgado Airport

A

Lisbon

   

4

Jomo Kenyatta Airport

A

Nairobi

   

5

Indira Gandhi Airport

A

New Delhi

   

6

Presidente Juscelino Kubitchek Intl Airport (Pron Jusselino)

A

Brazilia

   

7

Adolfo Suarez Airport

A

Madrid (aka Madrid - Barajas)

   

8

Ninoy Aquino International Airport

A

Manila

   
 

Supplementary Questions

   

S1

MacDonald - Cartier International Airport

A

Ottawa

   

S2

Heydar Aliyev International Airport

A

Baku

 
   
   
   
   

 

Boys named Sue

 

The questions relate to works in which men play women or vice-versa

   

1

In which film did Julie Andrews play a woman pretending to be a man working as a female impersonator?

A

Victor Victoria (1982)

   

2

In which film did Alec Guiness play 8 male and female members of the D'Ascoyne family?

A

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

   

3

Which Norse God dresses as a woman to enter the stronghold of his enemies?

A

Thor - the giant Thrym steals Thor's hammer and demands the beautiful goddess Frejya in marriage for its return. He instead gets Thor in drag - who kills everyone at the wedding feast

   

4

Which hero was disguised as a woman by his mother to avoid the Trojan War?

A

Achilles; discovered by Ulysses, he went to war and was killed as prophesised

   

5

In which film was Rachel Welch unconvincingly transformed into a man, then a woman and back to a man?

A

Myra Breckinridge (1970): considered to be one of the worst films ever made

   

6

In which 1982 film starring Mel Gibson was the other main male part played by a woman?

A

The year of living dangerously - Linda Hunt played the role of the male Billy Kwan and received an oscar for the performance

   

7

In the play/film Hairspray which female role is always played in drag?

A

Edna Turnblad

   

8

Who played Elisabeth I in the film Orlando (1992)

A

Quentin Crisp

   
 

Supplementary Questions

S1

Which male actor played the headmistress in the original St Trinians films?

A

Alistair Sim

   

S2

In which film series did Eddie Murphy play male and female members of his character's extended family?

A

The Nutty Professor films

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

General Knowledge Questions

   

1

Which epic movie, based on a real historical character, was the only film to have won the Oscar for Best Picture without a single female speaking role?

A

Lawrence of Arabia

   

2

Name one of the Titanic's two sister ships

A

Britannic or Olympic

   

3

Ukrainian Sergey Bubka is best-known for record setting in which sporting discipline?

A

Pole vault; Sergey Bubka represented the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991 breaking the world record 35 times.

   

4

If you're on a boat called "Maid of the Mist" you're looking at which of natural spectacle?

A

Niagra Falls

   

5

Who was the second German voted Footballer of the year in England?

A

Jurgen Klinsmann

   

6

Which large US city, located on the Ohio river, was named after a popular Roman statesman?

A

Cincinnati after Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519–430 BC)

   

7

If you took a walk along Venice Beach, in which city would you be?

A

Los Angeles

   

8

Sir Sandford Fleming came up with a world changing invention when a mistake printed in a timetable caused him to miss his train, this apparently inspired his invention of what?

A

Worldwide Standard Time Zones

   

9

What part of the eye can be described as the transparent front part that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber

A

Cornea

   

10

Which Mediterranean capital’s name is derived from the Greek word for 'Anchor'?

A

Ankara

   

11

Which film of 1995, tells the story of William Wallace.

A

Braveheart

   

12

The adventurer and archaeologist Thor Hayerdahl was born in which country?

A

Norway

   

13

Who composed the Brandenburg Concertos?

A

Johann Sebastian Bach

   

14

David Beckham's son Cruz was born where?

A

Madrid, Spain

   

15

Which planet in our solar system has the most rings?

A

Uranus

   

16

Which nation has been runner-up in the Football World Cup the most times without actually winning it?

A

Netherlands

   

17

As of Jan 23rd 2017, who is the UK Secretary of State for Education ?

A

Justine Greening

   

18

What is the name of the Rugby World Cup trophy?

A

The William Web Ellis Cup (accept Web Ellis Cup)

   

19

How many countries border France?

A

8 (Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, Spain)

   

20

As of Jan 23rd 2017, who is the Shadow Home Secretary?

A

Diane Abbott

   

21

Whose book ‘The Tropic of Cancer’ was banned for many years?

A

Henry Miller

   

22

Which Hemingway book title comes from a line in a John Donne poem?

A

For whom the bell tolls

   

23

Into which sea does the Mekong River flow?

A

The South China Sea

   

24

Which French philosopher wrote ‘I think therefore I am’?

A

Rene Descartes

   

25

In which year did UK National Service end?

A

1960 (accept 1959-1961)

   

26

When is All Saints Day?

A

November 1st

   

27

In which Italian City is Taming of the Shrew set?

A

Padua

   

28

On which river does the city of Ely stand?

A

The Ouse

   

29

Which is the largest island in the Bristol Channel?

A

Lundy

   

30

Who is the porcine ruler in George Orwell’s Animal Farm?

A

Napoleon

   

31

Who was Shirley Williams' pacifist mother?

A

Vera Brittain

   

32

Who wrote ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’?

A

William Shakespeare

   

33

What is the capital of the US state of Nevada?

A

Carson City

   

34

To which 1960s group did the poet Roger McGough belong?

 

The Scaffold

   

35

Which TV cop is based in Ystad?

A

Kurt Wallander

   

36

What colour is malachite?

A

Green

   

37

Sb is the chemical symbol for which element?

A

Antimony

   

38

Who wrote ‘The Maltese Falcon’?

A

Dashiell Hammett

   

39

What was the name of the purchase that saw the USA more than double in size when it bought out France's territorial claims in North America?

A

Louisiana Purchase

   

40

During which century was the Black Death?

A

Fourteenth

   

41

Which queen was the last Stuart monarch?

A

Queen Anne

   

42

Which two-word Latin expression meaning 'a scraped tablet' refers to the human mind in its primary state?

A

Tabula rasa (both words needed)

   

43

In which year did Great Britain join what would become the European Union?

A

1973

   

44

Which oath taken by GPs requires doctors to act in the best interests of their patients?

A

Hippocratic Oath

   

45

Talia Balsam was married to which actor between 1989 and 1993?

A

George Clooney

   

46

Benedict Cumberbatch plays mathematician Alan Turing in which 2014 film?

A

The Imitation Game

   

47

Actor Wagner Moura played which crime figure in the Netflix series Narcos?

A

Pablo Escobar

   

48

Which was the first film in the James Bond series to star Pierce Brosnan in the role?

A

GoldenEye

   

49

Which country was known as Ceylon until 1972?

A

Sri Lanka

   

50

Which 'C' is the name for an object used to measure the thickness of things?

A

Caliper

   

51

What is the real name of rocker Alice Cooper?

A

Vincent David Furnier, accept Vince Furnier

   

52

Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael made up which crime fighting team?

A

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Teenage Hero Ninja Turtles

   

53

Which river runs through Leeds city centre?

A

River Aire

   

54

Which group worked with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers on the track Get Lucky in 2013?

A

Daft Punk

   

55

Which Irish county is known as 'The Red Hand County'?

A

Tyrone

   

56

What does a Clinometer measure?

A

The angle of slope, tilt, elevation or depression of an object with respect to gravity

   

57

Who was the creator of Coronation Street who died in 2016?

A

Tony Warren

   

58

During which century did the world's population reach 1 billion?

A

19th; estimated to have happened in 1804

   

59

Which German philosopher is known for his major work 'Critique of Pure Reason'?

A

Immanuel Kant

   

60

Michael Aspel presented which television show between 1987 and 2003?

A

This Is Your Life

   

61

If it's a motorway in the UK, Autobahn in Germany and Autopista in Spain, what is it in Italy?

A

Autostrade

   

62

Kent Walton was a regular commentator of which sport broadcast on ITV's World of Sport in the 1970s?

A

Wrestling

   

63

Brothers Joseph and Edward Tetley founded their tea company in 1837 in which British city?

A

Leeds

   

64

Which former IRA activist, who was Sinn Fein’s leader in Northern Ireland, has announced the end of his political career due to illness?

A

Martin McGuinness

   

65

Trump was inaugurated as President this week, but who is his Vice President?

A

Mike Pence

   

66

Sales of yellow dresses have rocketed thanks to a tea dress that is worn by Emma Stone in which recent film?

A

La La Land

   

67

The Duke of Marlborough is apparently planning to build up to 1600 houses on land he owns. What was his name before he became the Duke in 2014?

A

Jamie Blandford

   

68

Biz Stone has called for a 'trust' button to counter 'fake news', but which IT company did he co-found?

A

Twitter

   

69

Adama Barrow a former security guard at an Argos store in north London, has been elected leader of which African country?

A

Gambia

   

70

Which striker has just broken Manchester United's all time goal scoring record?

A

Wayne Rooney

   

71

Which city has hosted the premier of the film 'T2 Trainspotting'?

A

Edinburgh

   

72

In which English National Park would you find the highest point at the summit of Dunkery Hill?

A

Exmoor

   

73

Which US star because the highest-paid actress in the world following her performance alongside Chris Pratt in Passengers?

A

Jennifer Lawrence

   

74

Which Irish jockey is the eldest son of former champion amateur jockey Ted Walsh (full name required)?

A

Ruby Walsh

   

75

What is the occupation of Otto Man in the animated series The Simpsons?

A

School Bus Driver

   

76

Tom Bombadil is a fictional character created by which English author?

A

J. R. R. Tolkien

   

77

If an event is said to be 'quotidian', it will re-occur how frequently?

A

Daily

   

78

Between 1986 and 2005, which Russian chess grandmaster was once ranked world number 1 for 225 out of 228 months?

A

Garry Kasparov

   

79

What colour is the lower half of the Welsh flag?

 

Green

   

80

Which English football club play at Gigg Lane?

A

Bury

   

81

Bells Beach, Margaret River and Byron Bay are Australian towns best known for which sport?

A

Surfing

   

82

Who recorded the 1965 album 'Bringing It All Back Home'?

A

Bob Dylan

   

83

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is a fear of which number?

A

666

   

84

Along with partner Hal David, who wrote the following songs: "What's New Pussycat?", "Long after Tonight Is All Over" and "Alfie"?

A

Burt Bacharach

   

85

What is the surname of the British singer Adele?

A

Adkins

   

86

Which ancient Greek temple, dedicated to the goddess Athena, sits on the hill of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece?

A

Parthenon

   

87

What is the first name of the Coronation Street character played by Samia Ghadie?

A

Maria

   

88

The books of which Venetian merchant traveller introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China?

A

Marco Polo

   

89

Carole King's Tapestry album was released and became the longest charting album by a female solo artist in which year?

A

1971 (accept 1970-1972)

   

90

Who published works under the pen name Currer Bell?

A

Charlotte Bronte

   

91

William Pitt 'the younger' was prime minister from 1783 to 1801. How old was he when he became Prime Minister?

A

24 years

   

92

Who was the only President of the Confederate States of America?

A

Jefferson Davis

   

93

The Kennington Oval hosted the inaugural final of which competition in 1872?

A

The FA Cup final

   

94

What is the fifth planet from the Sun?

A

Jupiter

   

95

What is the name for the process of the loss of water vapour through the stomata of leaves?

A

Transpiration

   

96

Which film of 2016 is based on a comic by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld?

A

Deadpool

   
 

Supplementary Questions

S1

8 minutes and 47.8 seconds is the fastest ever winning time for what race?

A

The Grand National

   

S2

Edina and Patsy starred in a film version of which BBC comedy television series in 2016?

A

Absolutely Fabulous

   

S3

Which country has a national anthem entitled ‘Wilhelmus’ which can be translated as the name ‘William’?

A

The Netherlands

   

S4

Which letter in Morse Code consists of one single dash?

A

T

   

S5

Which evil mythological creature was part woman and part bird, having a human face and a bird’s wings and claws?

A

Harpy

   

S6

Which river flows through the city of Durham?

A

River Wear