OCTOBER 18TH 2016 the Questions
There were a couple of errors as set No 10 GK should read Individual as the answer and Q8n in History should read 1651
All questions set by the British Flag and
vetted by the Dolphin and the Sutton Club
State of the Nation
Arts and Entertainment
Round 1: State of the Nation
The answer to all questions contains the name of an American State. The full answer is required to each question, not just the name of the state.
For Example: Question: The playwright who wrote “Cat on a hot tin roof” ?
Answer: TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
Q. Disney TV character first played by Miley Cyrus in 2006.
A. HANNAH MONTANA
Q. A breed of chicken raised for its meat and eggs.
A. RHODE ISLAND RED
Q. Winner of the Wimbledon ladies singles title in 1977.
A. VIRGINIA WADE
Q. Title of the hit single and album by the Eagles, first released in February 1977
A. HOTEL CALIFORNIA
Q. The yellow and black beetle that attacks potatoes.
A. COLORADO BEETLE
Q. Name of the dessert pie made with a huge amount of chocolate.
A. MISSISSIPPI MUD PIE
Q. American actor who won Oscars for Best Supporting Actor for the drama film “Glory” in 1989 and Best Actor for the crime thriller “Training Day” in 2001.
A. DENZYL WASHINGTON (Jnr)
Q. How was the fictional pool hustler George Hegerman, created by Walter Tevis, who appeared in the novels “The Hustler” and “The Colour Of Money”, better known ?
A. MINNESOTA FATS
Q. Name of Luke and Blubber Bear ‘s vehicle in Wacky Races.
A. ARKANSAS CHUGABUG
Q. Name of the former ground of Manchester City.
A. MAINE ROAD
Round 2: History
Q. Which dynasty ruled Portugal from 1640 until 1910 ?
A. House of BRAGANZA
Q. Who was Admiral Nelson’s second-in-command at the Battle Of Trafalgar in 1805 ?
A. Vice Admiral Cuthbert COLLINGWOOD
Q. Which British monarch was popularly known as the Merry Monarch ?
A. CHARLES II
Q. What English monarch was popularly known as Longshanks ?
A. EDWARD I
Q. How were Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan related ?
A. GRANDFATHER AND GRANDSON
Q. Which US President won re-election in November 1916 with the slogan “He kept us out of the war !” ?
A. Woodrow WILSON (several months later he sent the US to war !)
Q. Which South African town did Robert Baden-Powell lead the defence of against siege by the Boers in 1889 – 1890 ?
Q. What was the last battle of the English Civil War on 3rd September 1851 resulting in a Parliamentarian victory ?
A. Battle of WORCESTER
Q. Which was the first battle of the American Civil War fought on 21st July 1861 ?
A. BULL RUN
Q. Invented in 1764, which invention did James Hargreaves name after his daughter ?
Round 3: Sport
Q. What was the alliterative nickname of the hard-serving American tennis player with the surname Sampras ?
A. PISTOL PETE
Q. What was the alliterative nickname of the West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner ?
A. BIG BIRD
Q. In which sport did Picabo Street win gold medals at both World Championships and Olympic Games ??
A. Downhill SKIING (accept skiing or alpine skiing)
Q. Which was the first country to host the football world cup twice ?
A. MEXICO (1970 and 1986)
Q. Which Rugby League team won the Challenge Cup Final in August this year ?
A. HULL FC (beat Warrington 12 – 10 after being 10 – 0 down at half time !)
Q. What nationality is Milos Raonic (ROW – NICH) who lost to Andy Murray in this year’s Wimbledon tennis final ?
Q. Where does the University Boat Race end ?
Q. What colour belt does a novice wear in Judo ?
Q. In which country was the boxing match known as the “Rumble in the Jungle” held on October 30th 1974 between Mohammed Ali and George Foreman ?
A. ZAIRE (Kinshasa) – now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and previously the Congo (but not at the time of the fight) !
Q. How far is the running section in the Olympic Triathlon ?
A. 10 KILOMETRES
Round 4: Double Names
You need to provide the name shared by two people from different fields. The full name (both forename and surname) are required:
For Example: Question: Duran Duran bass guitarist and Welsh Rugby Union player Answer: JOHN TAYLOR
Q. Television chef on “This Morning” AND a former England rugby union prop.
A. PHIL VICKERY
Q. A former influential Radio 1 Disc Jockey AND an English huntsman memorialised in song.
A. JOHN PEEL
Q. Tory prime minister from 1970 to 1974 AND an English band leader popular in the 1950’s
A. TED HEATH
Q. An actor who appeared in “Braveheart” and “The Bourne Identity” AND D-Ream keyboard player.
A. BRIAN COX
Q. An American abolitionist AND ghillie to Queen Victoria.
A. JOHN BROWN
Q. Third wife of Henry VIII AND actress who played Bond girl Solitaire in “Live and Let Die”.
A. JANE SEYMOUR
Q. Labour party leader who died in 1994 AND a Tadcaster-based brewer.
A. JOHN SMITH
Q. Former Liverpool captain and hardman AND an American sprinter famous for the black power salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
A. TOMMY SMITH
Q. A singer-songwriter, perhaps best known for the singles “American Pie” and “Vincent” AND a Crackerjack presenter in the 70’s?
A. DON McCLEAN
Q. Wife of William Shakespeare AND the actress who appeared in “Brokeback Mountain” and “Rachel’s Getting Married”
A. ANNE HATHAWAY
Round 5: Arts and Entertainment
Q. Who wrote the novels Adam Bede in 1859, Silas Marner in 1860 and Daniel Deronda in 1876 as well as other novels ?
A. GEORGE ELIOT (also accept Mary Ann Evans)
Q. In Greek Mythology who was chained to a rock as a sacrifice to a sea monster, Cetus, to save the region of Aethiopia from being ravaged ?
A. ANDROMEDA (she was saved by Perseus who killed Cetus)
Q. How are David Myers and Simon King better known to us ?
A. HAIRY BIKERS
Q. Clarissa Dickson Wright was one half of the Two Fat Ladies. Who was the other one ?
A. Jennifer PATTERSON
Q. Who sang the theme “The Writing Is On The Wall” to the latest James Bond film Spectre in 2015 ?
A. SAM SMITH
Q. Which female singer had global chart topping singles every year from 2006 to 2016 with the exception of 2014 ?
A. RIHANNA (Robyn Rihanna Fenty)
Q. Which American filmmaker and actor directed the films “Apollo 13” in 1995, “A Beautiful Mind” in 2001 and “The Da Vinci Code” in 2006 ?
A. Ron HOWARD
Q. Which Taiwanese-born American film director won Best Director Academy Awards for the films “Brokeback Mountain” in 2005 and “Life Of Pi” in 2012 ?
A. Ang LEE
Q. Who starred as criminal psychologist Dr. Edward “Fitz” Fitzgerald in the television drama “Cracker” ?
A. ROBBIE COLTRANE
Q. Whose first full episode playing the Doctor in “Doctor Who” was screened on Christmas Day 2005 ?
A. DAVID TENNANT
Round 6: Science
Q. A bite from which insect can lead to Lyme Disease, leading to an initial rash and flu-like symptoms but can develop into joint and heart problems ?
Q. A bite from which insect can lead to sleeping sickness, a parasitic disease with similar symptoms to a fever and joint pains but can be fatal if not treated ?
A. TSE-TSE FLY
Q. How many milk teeth does a young child normally have ?
Q. Which brewing company patented and first introduced the widget into beer cans in the late 1980’s to control the characteristics of the head of the beer ?
Q. Which inert gas is the third most abundant gas in the Earth’s atmosphere ?
A. ARGON (approx. 1% - Nitrogen approx. 78% and Oxygen approx. 21%)
Q. Ozone is mainly found in which layer of the Earth’s Atmosphere ?
Q. Sightings of which animal are alleged to have led to the myth of the mermaid ?
A. MANATEE (also accept SEA COW or DUGONG)
Q. What name is given to the bending of light when passing through another medium ?
Q. How are your gastrocnemius (gastrok – ni mius) muscles more commonly known to us ?
A. CALF MUSCLES (back of lower legs – literal meaning stomach of the leg)
Q. Titan is the largest satellite of which planet ?
Round 7: Geography
Q. Which river rises in Tibet and flows South West for about 1,800 miles through India and Pakistan before flowing into the Arabian Sea ?
Q. Which of the major European rivers rises in Northern Czech Republic, traverses much of Bohemia and then Germany before flowing into the North Sea ?
Q. What is the name of the strait that separates the two Mediterranean Islands of Corsica and Sardinia ?
A. STRAIT OF BONIFACIO
Q. What is the name of the strait that separates mainland Australia from the island of Tasmania ?
A. BASS STRAIT
Q. Which current country was previously known as the Dutch East Indies ?
Q. Which African country changed its name from the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland on gaining independence in 1966 ?
Q. Which European country has an image of Mount Triglav, its highest mountain, on its national flag ?
Q. In which African country is Lake Volta (Volta Reservoir), one of the largest manmade lakes/reservoirs in the world ?
Q. What is the second largest US State by both area and population ?
A. TEXAS (second to Alaska in area and second to California in population)
Q. What name is given to contour lines on sea charts that show equal depths ?
Round 8: Misnomers
This round is about answers that may not be as obvious as you may initially think !
For Example: Question: From which country did French Horns originate ? Answer: GERMANY
Q. What is the main traditional ingredient of a mock-turtle soup ?
A. CALF’S HEAD (also accept calf’s foot or calf’s brains)
Q. From what type of creature is Bombay Duck made ?
Q. In North America where does a busboy or busgirl work ?
A. RESTAURANT (set tables, clear away, clean the dishes, assist the waiting staff)
Q. From which country did Panama hats originate ?
Q. What type of creature is a horned toad ?
Q. What is a Sopwith Camel ?
A. BRITISH WORD WAR I FIGHTER AIRCRAFT
Q. What colour is orange blossom ?
Q. Cat gut (used for old musical instrument strings, tennis rackets etc) was usually made from the intestines of which animal ?
A. SHEEP (also accept GOAT)
Q. What is lead in a lead pencil made from ?
A. GRAPHITE (also accept CARBON or PLUMBAGO)
Q. What type of insect is a velvet ant ?
Set by The Sutton Club
Sir Bradley Wiggins has been widely criticised for using T.U.E's before races. For what does the 'T' stand in the acronym ?
THERAPEUTIC (use exemption)
What was the name of the European Space Agency probe which ended its 12 year mission in September by crashing into Comet 67P ?
Most Germans call it a 'Handy'. What do we call it in Britain ?
In Disney's Snow White, which of the seven dwarves did not have a beard ?
What is the capitol of Liberia ?
In the modern sport of fencing three swords are used. The epee and foil are two, what is the other ?
Which famous european stadium is named after a WW1 flying ace who was first to fly non-stop across the Mediteranean sea ?
What does the title 'Q' stand for in the James Bond stories ?
Henry Fitzroy was the illegitemate son of which english monarch ?
In the financial acronym ISA, for what does the 'I' stand ?
In bricklaying, what name is given to a brick which is laid in a wall so that only the short end of the brick is visible ?
Why were circular man-hole covers so designed ?
SO THEY CANNOT DROP THROUGH THE HOLE WHEN LIFTED
Britain's cold war bomber force consisted of aircraft known as 'the three V's'. Name any one of them.
(Vickers) VALIANT, (Handley-Paige) VICTOR and (Avro) VULCAN
Why do you, almost certainly, tug on a YKK every day ?
It's a ZIP made by the world's largest manufacturer
Wallonia is one of three regions in which European country ?
The Telephone Song' and 'Last night of the World' are songs from which musical ?
What is the name of the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival ?
PALME D'OR (Golden Palm)
Which choral work by Handel features the Hallelujah Chorus ?
What is the name of Bob the Builder's cat ?
The Cutty Sark is a famous tea clipper moored in Greenwich, but what is a 'cutty sark' ?
CHEMISE OR UNDERGARMENT
What name is given to the stream of electrons and protons which flow outwards from the sun ?
SOLAR WINDS (accept charged particles)
Which metal is alloyed with zinc and nickel to make £1 coins ?
Denmark Street in London is known by which iconic name ?
TIN PAN ALLEY
Which river is formed by the confluence of the Goyt, Tame and Etherow ?
Which American jockey became British flat racing champion three times during the 1980's ?
Which Dutch artist alledgedly committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest with a pistol in 1890 ?
Vincent VAN GOGH
Which apple has a reddish brown skin and has the same name as its colour ?
What is measured in dioptres (di op ters) ?
The power of LENSES (include magnifying mirrors)
What was the name of the Russian nuclear submarine which sank in the Barents Sea in 2000 ?
Daubenton's, Noctule and Natterer's are what type of creature ?
Name the watchmaker who invented an alloy of copper and zinc resembling gold, used to make cheap jewellery. The alloy bears his name.
Who composed 'The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra' ?
Which was England's first garden city ?
Stanley J. Matthews, son of Sir Stanley Matthews, became a three times national junior champion in the 1960's. In which sport ?
What is the largest size of champagne bottle ?
What is the principal food of the Secretary Bird ?
Who designed the tapestry of 'The Risen Christ' in Coventry Cathedral ?
In criminal slang, what speciality would a 'Peterman' have ?
Which car-maker produces a model called the 'Adam' ?
What is the name of the four sided red hat worn by cardinals ?
What, today, would we call a 'Voltaic pile' ?
As pictured on the label of the savoury spread, what is a 'marmite' ?
CASSEROLE DISH (accept any reference to a cooking pot)
Which Poet Laureate, who has a statue in St. Pancras Station, wrote the lines "Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough, It is not fit for humans now." ?
Sir John BETJEMAN
Which occasional nocturnal garden visitor has the species name 'Erinaceus Europaeus' ?
Which TV series was adapted from GRR Martin's epic novels 'A Song of Ice and Fire' ?
GAME OF THRONES
Which is the most northerly National Park in Britain ?
Who comes next is this list : Arthur Negus, Hugh Sculley, Michael Aspel and ?
Fiona BRUCE (Presenters of The Antiques Roadshow)
What is the only vowel missing from the top row of a QWERTY keyboard ?
Phobos is one of Mars' two moons. Name the other.
Which comic magician came on stage to the music 'The Sheikh of Araby' ?
Which one of Robin Hood's Merry Men was a travelling musician ?
The adjective 'Lupine' refers to which animal ?
What type of animal is a 'Kerry Blue' ?
Who created the character of 'Tin Tin' ?
HERGE (George Remi)
What does the V stand for in DVD ?
Who composed 'Onward Christian Soldiers', 'The Lost Chord' and all of the Savoy Operas ?
Sir Arthur SULLIVAN
Which cartoonist created 'Andy Capp' ?
What is the meaning of the latin phrase 'Caveat Emptor' ?
LET THE BUYER BEWARE (accept Buyer Beware)
Which part of the body is affected by Crohn's disease ?
INTESTINES (accept gut, bowel, gastro-intestinal tract)
Who was the father of the disciples James and John ?
The name of which printing process is derived from the Greek word for stone ?
LITHOGRAPHY (Accept Litho) (Lithos = stone)
What type of creature is a Turnstone ?
Which Dickens novel begins with the words "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness" ?
TALE OF TWO CITIES
Which Italian word for 'detached' , describes the method of playing a musical note so that it is shortened and thus detached from its successor ?
Who is the current holder of the honorary title of 'Father of the House' in the House of Commons ?
Sir Gerald KAUFMAN
What is the official residence of the French President ?
What is the more common title of Beethoven's 'Piano sonata No.14 in C sharp minor' ?
THE MOONLIGHT SONATA
Who was the manager of Leicester City FC before Claudio Ranieri ?
Apart from hearing, what is the purpose of the fluid and hair mechanism in the inner ear ?
TO MAINTAIN BALANCE
Which bird is the symbol of the R S P B ?
I drove all night' was a posthumous No. 7 hit for Roy Orbison in 1992. Which singer had reached the same chart position with the song in 1989 ?
How is French Somaliland now known ?
Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov was assasinated in London in 1978 by what means ?
POISON TIPPED UMBRELLA (accept umbrella)
Give a year in the 'Thirty Years War' ?
1618 - 1648
Which two word phrase was used by the media in the 90's to describe 'Trendy Britain' ?
Which organ is affected by 'Bright's Disease' ?
Which very common plant has types called 'Bents' and 'Fescues' ?
The 'Salk' vaccine was developed in 1954 to be used against which disease ?
Which British comedian committed suicide in Sydney in 1968 ?
The first 4 notes from which famous symphony were used by the BBC in WWII to introduce news broadcasts because they evoked the Morse code for V symbolising Victory
Samuel Pepys is famous for his diaries, but what was his job ?
SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (accept reference to senior naval civil servant)
Who composed the music for the films 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' and 'The Mission' ?
The song 'Luck be a Lady' features in which musical ?
GUYS AND DOLLS
Who designed the Beatles' 'Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band' album cover ?
Who owns the Bentley car company ?
VOLKSWAGEN-AUDI GROUP (accept VW)
What was the name of Arthur Daley's favourite drinking den in 'Minder' ?
THE WINCHESTER CLUB
In which city was the film 'The Commitments' set ?
The 'Marcha Real' is the national anthem of which country ?
In which year did the UK adopt decimalised currency ?
What was the first product to be advertised on Chanel 5 in 1997 ?
CHANNEL No. 5
What is the capitol city of Paraguay ?
In which year was the Battle of Agincourt fought ?
Bohemian Rhapsody' was on which Queen album ?
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Who was manager of Macclesfield Town FC when they last won the FA Trophy in 1996 ?
Which member of the alium family is called 'knoblauch' in German ?
William Conrad played which 1970's detective on TV ?