Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Specialist and General Knowledge 30 Jan

I should point out that the published questions are just as they are presented to the Questionmaster, with very few changes (obvious typos) and some formatting for the sake of clarity.

Set By:
The Baths Hotel


Q1. Which famous sitcom actor provides the voice of Sideshow Bob, Krusty the Clown's original sidekick in `The Simpsons'? Al. Kelsey Grammar

Q2. John Torode and Gregg Wallace are judges on which BBC2 TV programme?
A2. Masterchef (Goes Large)

Q3. What was the name of Arthur Daley's minder played by Dennis Waterman in the TV show `Minder'?
A3. Terry McCann

Q4. Actor Burt Ward played the sidekick Robin to whose portrayal of Batman?
A4. Adam West's

Q5. The actress Pam Dawber played whose sidekick in the 1970s / early 1980s
A5. Mork's - she played Mindy (accept Robin Williams)

Q6. Samwise Gangee is the sidekick of which literary character?
A6. Frodo Baggins

Q7. Whose sidekick is 'Donkey'?
A7. Shrek's

Q8. Which cartoon sidekick lived at 303 Cobblestone way and had a wife called Betty?
A8. Barney Rubble


S1. Although commonly known by his surname, what is the forename of Inspector Morse's sidekick, Lewis?
AS1. Robbie

S2. Waylon Smithers is the long suffering sidekick of whom?
AS2. C Montgomery Burns (the Simpsons)


All the questions relate to events which took place in 2006
QI. In February 2006 the largest cash robbery ever in Britain took place. What was the name of the Swedish security company whose depot was robbed? Al. Securitas

Q2. In October 2006 who became the first UK act to enter the top ten of the UK singles chart on downloads alone with their song 'Something Kinda O000h'?
A2. Girls Aloud
Q3. Which TV show featured both the actor and actress who won the Most Popular Actor and Most Popular Actress awards at the National TV Awards in 2006?
A3. Doctor Who (David Tennant and Billie Piper).

Q4. In April 2006 a painting called 'Giudecca,, La Donna Della Salute And San Giorgio' set a new record auction price for a British artist when it sold for over 20 million pounds. Who painted it?
A4. Turner
Q5. What was the last song to be featured on Top of the Pops in July 2006?
A5. "Hips Don't Lie" (by Shakira it was number one when the last show aired)
Q6. Name one of the three England footballers who missed their penalty in the shoot-out with Portugal in the 2006 World Cup.
A6. Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard or Jamie Carragher

Q7. In March 2006, which former political leader was found dead in his cell in The Hague?
A7. Slobodan Milosevic

Q8. Which American politician said in February 'I'm the guy who pulled the trigger. I shot my friend."
A8. Dick Cheney – the American vice president shot his friend Harry Whittington in a hunting accident.

SI. Which celebrity couple released a charity album in 2006 called "A Whole New World"?
AS1. Katie Price (Jordan) and Peter Andre

S2. Who won the Young Personality award at the 2006 Sports Personality of the Year Awards in December?
AS2. Theo Walcott


Q1. Which German physicist invented the mercury thermometer in 1714? Al. Gabriel Fahrenheit

Q2. Which gas used as a liquid to fill stink bombs, smells like rotten eggs?
A2. Hydrogen Sulphide

Q3. Which acid substance is combined with bicarbonate of soda to make baking powder?
A3. Tartaric acid (accept cream of tartar)

Q4. What are produced by trees which are described as being nuciferous?
A4. Nuts

Q5. What name is given to the swelling in an artery wall caused by a weakness?
A5. Aneurysm (do not accept embolism, which is a blockage)

Q6. Which scientist first used kites to study the property of lightening?
A6. Benjamin Franklin

Q7. Where in the human body is the trapezium bone?
A7. The wrist

Q8. Where in the human body is the soleus muscle?
A8. In the calf — it flexes the foot to point the toes downwards


S1. Which creatures are studied by an ichthyologist?
AS1. Fish

S2. Which plant when crystallised is bright green in colour and used for decorating cakes?
AS2. Angelica


Q1. Where would you find an abyssal plain? Al. Under the ocean (accept seafloor)

Q2. The island of Zanzibar forms part of which African country?
A2. Tanzania

Q3. Of which country was Memphis once the capital?
A3. Egypt
Q4. Which of the world's capitals lies closest to the equator?
A4. Quito (the capital of Ecuador)

Q5. In which country is Lake Volta — the world's largest manmade lake?
A5. Ghana

Q6. Which bay is also known as the Sea of Cantabria?
A6. The Bay of Biscay

Q7. What is the longest river flowing entirely in England?
A7. The Thames
Q8. Which country has the greatest number of international land borders; 14 in total?
A8. China

S1. Which capital city is located on the island of Zealand?
AS1. Copenhagen
S2. On which river does the West Yorkshire town of Ilkley stand?
AS2. The River Wharfe

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - LEADING MEN All the questions have a political theme.

1 Q) Who played the US President in the film 'Love Actually'? A) Billy Bob Thornton

2 Q) Who played MP Jim Hacker in the shows 'Yes Minister' and 'Yes Prime Minister'?
A) Paul Eddington

3 Q) What is the name of Niccolo Machiavelli's 16th century book in which he outlines
qualities political leaders should possess?
A) The Prince

4 Q) Which poet and novelist was the cousin of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin? A) Rudyard Kipling.

5 Q) George Bush Senior once said he wanted American families to be more like the Waltons and less like who?
A) The Simpsons

6 Q) Which politician was famously replaced on 'Have I Got News For You' by a tub of lard?
A) Roy Hattersley

7 Q) What is the name of the US TV series in which Gina Davies plays the president?
A) Commander in Chief.

8. Q)The 2006 film 'Good Night and Good Luck' told the true story of broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow's efforts to discredit which US Senator during the 1950's?
A) Joseph McCarthy.

S1. Q)Out of whose hands did MP George Galloway pretend to lick milk during Ibis now infamous cat impression in the 2006 series of Celebrity Big Brother? A)Rula Lenska

S2 Q)Which US President is featured in the film 'Annie'?
A) Franklin D. Roosevelt (must have first name and surname.)


1 Q) Who was the last team other than the big four of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea to win the F.A Cup? - A) Everton (1995)

2 Q) What word refers to both a winter activity and, in cricket, the verbal banter between batsmen and fielders?
A) Sledging

3 Q) In which sport are Finlay Mickel and Chemmy Alcott Britain's highest ranked male and female participants?
A) Skiing

4 Q) Against which team did David Beckham score what looks like being his last goal for England?
A) Ecuador

5 Q) People may have been surprised when comedian David Walliams swam the channel last year. But more surprisingly which celebrity chef achieved the same feat when he was 16?
A) Antony Worrall Thompson

6 Q) Who won the 2006 team of the year at the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Awards?
A) St Helens (Rugby League)

7 Q) Boxer Amir Khan has a cousin who is also an international sportsman. Who is he?
A) Sajid Mahmood (England cricketer)

8 Q) Joe Calzaghe's next opponent, Peter Manfredo, came to prominence after finishing second in which US reality TV show? A) The Contender

SI Q) Which now retired cricket umpire used to stand on one leg when the score was on Nelson (i.e. 111, 222, 333 etc)? A) David Sheppard

S2 Q) In darts, hitting a triple, double, and single of the same number in the same throw is referred to as what?
A) Shanghai

The theme of this round is Britain's relationship down the centuries with our
cousins on the other side of the English Channel i.e. France

Q1. Which Frenchman once said that Britain was "a nation of shopkeepers"? Al. Napoleon the First (or Napoleon Bonaparte)

Q2. What was the name of the round, brick, fortified gun positions, over a 100 of which were built in the early 19th century along the south coast of England to repel an expected invasion from Napoleon?
A2. Martello Towers
Q3. What popular name has been given to the wide-ranging political and trading agreement which was signed by Britain and France in 1904?
A3. The Entente Cordiale

Q4. Which Frenchman made the first heavier-than-air flight across the English Channel on July 25th 1909?
A4.(Louis) Bleriot

Q5. Which strategically important bridge in Normandy was captured by units of the 6th British Airborne Division in the early hours of D Day on June 6th 1944?
A5. The Caen Canal Bridge, later renamed Pegasus Bridge. Accept either answer.
Q6. What codename was given to the evacuation of British and French troops from Dunkirk in May/June 1940?
A6. (Operation) Dynamo
Q7. In the late 18th Century many French Protestants fled to England to escape religious persecution. By what name were they known?
A7. Huguenots
Q8. In 1295 France signed a treaty with Scotland against English expansionism. By what name has the treaty become known?
A8. The Auld Alliance
S1. Which group of mainly British dancers first performed at the Folies Bergere in 1932? A. The Bluebell Girls
S2. In which year did B.A. and Air France first fly Concorde commercially? A. 1976 (Accept 75-77)


This round is on various topics, but the answer to each question is also the name of a village or town near to Macclesfield, or a district within Macclesfield itself.

Q1 .Christian name Shirley, this actress famously appeared in the the film Goldfinger. Al. Eaton

Q2. The first part of the name of the home of an East London football club.
A2. Upton (Park).

Q3. The location of the CIA headquarters in Virginia, USA
A3. Langley

Q4..The new name of the pub on Black Road formerly called the Beehive
A4. The Hollins

Q5. The name of the park in Cheltenham where the racecourse is situated.
A5. Prestbury

Q6. The surname of the Welsh Guardsman who received horrendous burns when the Sir Galahad was bombed in the Falklands War.
A6. Weston

Q7. This is a cryptic one; damaged cruciform.
A7. Broken Cross

Q8. The vegetable Allium Porrum, related to the onion and having a white, slender bulb and dark green leaves.
A8. Leek

S1. The forename of the winner of the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. AS1. Rudyard (Kipling)

Q4. Christian name Chris, this Premiership footballer now plays for Aston Villa. He has played for several ,other clubs including Celtic, and was transferred for a then record fee of £5million when he went from Norwich to Blackburn in 1994. A. Sutton

Set By:
The Cock Inn

1. What is the second highest mountain in Scotland? MACDUI
2. Where is the National Library of Wales? ABERYSTWYTH
3. Which John won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932? GALSWORTHY
4. What was the first Agatha Christie book in Penguin paperback? THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES
5. Who followed Lloyd George as Prime Minister of the UK? ANDREW BONAR LAW
6. Who was the first science graduate to become Prime Minister? MARGARET THATCHER
7. Who asked the questions in "Ask the Family"? ROBERT ROBINSON
8. Who was the first regular female captain on "Call my Bluff"? SANDI TOKSVIG
9. In which city is Interpol's H.Q. LYON
10. On which river does Amsterdam stand? AMSTEL
11. What was Billy Cotton's theme tune? SOMEBODY STOLE MY HEART
12. Who had his own series "Do it yourself" in 1957? BARRY BUCKNELL
13. Which part of France does Cantal cheese come from? AUVERNE
14. A rhyton was a drinking vessel in the shape of what? RAM'S HORN (Accept horn)
15. In 1903 Panama was seceded from which country? COLOMBIA
16. Which industry was first nationalised in Britain? COAL INDUSTRY

17. Which sitcom resulted from a one-off play called "The Banana Box"? RISING DAMP.
18. What is the "day-job" of A.RP. Warden Hodges in "Dad's Army"? GREENGROCER
19. How are Boston or pinto beans also known? BORLOTTI BEANS
20. From which country did liquorice originate? EGYPT
21. Which English town has stations called Central and Bank Quay? WARRINGTON
22. Where, near Calais, is the French terminus of the Channel Tunnel? COQUELLES
23. Which folk song was the "Z Cars" theme based on? JOHNNY TODD
24. Which medal had Detective Inspector Frost won? GEORGE CROSS
25. Which English monarch had a horse called "White Surrey"? RICHARD III
26. What nationality is former world motor racing champion Keke Rosberg? FINNISH
27. Who would issue a letter known as an encyclical? THE POPE
28. What type of animal is a Suffolk Punch? A HORSE
29. What does the Australia word "dinkum" mean? HONEST
30. Which area of France is famous for its white horses, bulls and nature reserve? THE CAMARGUE
31. Which former racing driver set up his own international airline? NIKKI LAUDA
32. Which order of monks is noted for taking vows of silence? TRAPPISTS

33. A mercer would have traded in which type of goods? TEXTILES/FABRICS
34. What is the alternative name for the plant mimosa? WATTLE .
35. Who assassinated Senator Robert Kennedy in 1968? SIRHAN SIRHAN
36. "Luncheon on the Grass" caused a scandal in 1863. Who painted the picture? MANET
37. What was the name of the Suffragette killed when she fell under the King's horse in the 1913 Derby? EMILY DAVISON
38. What is the process by which plants use light-energy to form sugars? PHOTOSYNTHESIS
39. In Egyptian mythology who was the ruler of the underworld? OSIRIS
40. Who is the present Queen of the Netherlands? BEATRIX
41. What name is given to a short pithy saying with a moral, such as "In for a penny, in for a pound? PROVERB
42. Which shellfish are used to make the dish "Coquilles St. Jacques? SCALLOPS
43. Which TV characters ate Blue String Pudding? THE CLANGERS
44. Who is the most senior member of the Queen's Household? THE LORD CHAMBERLAIN
45. In which George Elliot novel does the character Tertius Lydgate appear? MIDDLEMARCH
46. .Who was known as America's Sweetheart? MARY PICKFORD
47. What is the inscription on the George Cross? FOR GALLANTRY

48. In which Charles Dickens novel does Mrs. Pardiffle appear? BLEAK HOUSE
49. On which river does Baghdad stand? TIGRIS
50. What was the first bird Noah released from the Ark? RAVEN
51. In the Old Testament of the Bible which books follows Psalms? PROVERBS
52. In the New Testament of the Bible which book follows Acts? ROMANS
54. What is a tee-tee? A MONKEY
55. What is the capital of Swaziland? MBABANE
56. What is the capital of Tanzania? DODOMA
57. Which river runs through Durham? WEAR
58. Which river runs through Winchester? ITCHIN
59. What was the first name of Sax, who patented the saxophone? ADOLPHE
60. US President Gerald Ford had what middle name? RUDOLPH
61. What is the more common name for Hedera Helix? IVY
62. What is the more common name for VISCUM ALBUM MISTLETOE
63. Burghley House in Lincolnshire is the home of which family? THE CECIL FAMILY

64. Whose home is Has Newydd? THE MARQUIS OF ANGLESEY
65. Which mythological creature had the head of a lion, body of a goat and tail of a serpent? CHIMERA
66. Which mythological creature had the body of a lion body and an eagle's head? GRIFFIN OR GRYPHON
67. In the human body where would you find the medial meniscus? THE KNEE
68. In the human body where would you find the rotator cuff? THE SHOULDER
69. Who composed the Pathetique Sonata? BEETHOVEN
70. Who composed the anthem Zadok the Priest\? HANDEL
71. In what year was George Orwell's novel 1984 published? 1948
72. What vegetable is vodka made sometimes made from> POTATO
73. The rationing of what ended on 15 March 1949? CLOTHING
74. Where on a building would you find headers, stretchers, halfbats and queen closers? IN A BRICK WALL
75. Who played the character Vito Corleone in the film "The Godfather Part II"? ROBERT DE NERO
76. Which book by Harper Lee features the character Boo Radley? TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD
77. Gunpowder can be what kind of think? TEA
78. Where was the 1970 World Cup played? MEXICO

79. Whose political views were set out in the book "My Struggle"? ADOLF HITLER
80. During the B.S.E. scare which government minister made his daughter eat beefburgers for a photo-call? JOHN GUMMER
81. In which battle did Nelson lose his right arm? SANTA CRUZ
82. Which fashion item did Mary Quant invent? THE MINI SKIRT
83. Who wrote Under the Greenwood Tree THOMAS HARDY
84. Of which Prime Minister did Margot Asquith say, "He could never see a belt without hitting below it"? DAVID LLOYD GEORGE
85. Which famous West End musical is based on a collection of children's poems by T.S. Elliot? CATS
86. Which Prime Minister introduced the 3 day week into Britain? TED HEATH
87. The silver hallmark of a harp and crown belongs to which city? DUBLIN
88. "Reader, I married him". To whom did the "I" refer? JANE EYRE
89. Who wrote "A Town Like Alice"? NEVIL SHUTE
90. With which musical instrument do you associate Pablo Cassals? THE CELLO
91. What did Shirley Conran say life was too short to do? STUFF A MUSHROOM
92. Which famous musician owned a film company called Handmade Films? GEORGE HARRISON
93. How many lines are there is a sonnet? 14
94. Which Latin American State was run by the Somoza dictatorship? NICARAGUA

95. What did Neil Kinnock say was the most important book in the Tory Education System.

- 96. Who writes the "At the Bar" column in the Macclesfield Express? JAMES CRISP

1. In the Bible which female was the daughter of Mordecai? ESTHER

2. What is the name of the electrical discharge which occurs round the masts of ships during a thunderstorm? ST. ELMO'S FIRE

3. Used in dentistry an amalgam is an alloy of which metal with other metals? MERCURY

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Specialist and General Knowledge 23 Jan

Specialist Questions for 23rd Jan 2007
Set By - George & Dragon

• Science
• Geography
• Taste the Difference
• AKA (also known as??)
• Logo's
• Sport
• History
• Arts & Entertainment (Catchphrases)


Q1. Which is the only known planet in the solar system to rotate from East to West? Al Venus

Q2. Who was the first woman in space?
A2. Valentina Tereshkova. (1963)

Q3. What acid is used in a standard car battery?
A3. Sulphuric acid

Q4. Which metal is always part of an amalgam?
A4. Mercury

Q5. Which geological age immediately precedes the Jurassic?
A5 The Triassic.

Q6. In which country did the extinct bird the Moa live?
A6. New Zealand.

Q7. The lack of which vitamin causes the disease Rickets?
A7 Vitamin D.

Q8 In which organ in the body would you find the pineal gland?
A8. The brain


Q9. Halley's comet orbits the sun once every 75 years. In which year will it next be visible to the naked eye from the Earth?
A9. 2061 (accept 2052 to 2072)

Q10. Which element has the highest melting point?
A10. Carbon at approx 4000 deg C. (In case of disputes Tungsten melts at 3400 deg C)

Geography Questions

1. In which Irish county is the Blarney Stone?
A. (Blarney Castle) County Cork

2. Where would you find the Queen Alexandra, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Maud mountain ranges?
A. Antarctica

3. What is the largest country (in land area) in the world?
A. Russia (c.17 million square kilometres)

4. Which US state has the longest shoreline?
A. Alaska (33,904 miles)

5. Hen Cloud, Ramshaw Rocks and which other gritstone escarpment formerly known for its "wallabys" form the South Western edges of the Peak district?
A. The Roaches

6. What name is given to the notorious tidal current in the Lofoten islands
off northern Norway?
A. Maelstrom

7. In which stretch of British water would you find Bass Rock?
A. The Firth of Forth

8. What do the Australians call a long narrow or an oxbow Lake?
A. A Billabong


9. The Spice Islands were once a highly sought after destination by medieval traders since they were the only place in the world where nutmeg and cloves grew. Today the Spice Islands are called?
A, The Moluccas (accept Maluku also)

10. What is the upland area of the Peak District called which is a high windswept gritstone plateau, it also has its highest point at Crowden Head (631 metres)?
A. Kinder Scout


Q1. From where does the cheese known as PANEER come from?
Al. India

Q2. What is QUARK?
A2. A low fat soft cheese

Q3. Which type of meat is used in OSSO BUCO?
A3. Veal

Q4. Identify one of the main ingredients of the dish SCOTCH WOODCOCK?
A4. Anchovies OR Eggs on toast

Q5. What type of edible nuts are FILBERTS?
A5. Hazelnuts

Q6. Which vegetable is also called LADIES FINGERS?
A6. Okra

Q7. Which herb is also known as MARJORAM
A7. Oregano

Q8. What is a SINGING HINNY?
A8. Northumberland Fruit loaf. (Name comes from the sound made when it is being cooked) (Accept fruit loaf)


Q9. With which food (specifically) is the Village of Craster famous?
A9. Kippers (accept smoked fish)

Q10. What is KULFI?
A10. Indian Ice Cream

Al 1. French candied chestnuts

Q12. What is / was FRUMENTY?
Al2. Medieval Xmas Spiced Porridge

AKA (Also Known As) ?????

Q1. How is Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall known in Scotland?
Al. Duchess of Rothesay

Q2. What was the nickname of Lyons Corner and Tea Houses waitresses?
A2. Nippys

Q3. Who was the original 'IT girl'?
A3. Clara Bow

Q4. Which monarch was known as `Old Rowley'?
A4. Charles II

Q5. Who was known as the `Brazilian Bombshell'?
A5. Carmen Miranda

Q6. Which screen star was known as the `Sweater Girl'?
A6. Lana Turner

Q7. Which British Monarch was referred to as 'The Widow of Windsor'?
A7. Queen Victoria

Q8. Which English Conductor was known as `Flash Harry'?
A8. Sir Malcolm Sargent


Q9. Who was known as `The Pink Powder Puff?
A9. Rudolf Valentino

Q10. Who is referred to as the 'Lady of Mann'?
A10. The Queen (Isle of Man)

Q11. Who was the 'Wasp of Twickenham'?
Al 1. Alexander Pope

Who's Logo Is It Anyway ...

You will be presented with a picture of a logo with the wording removed. All you have to do is say which company the logo is for ...

(Pictures published above, answers only here - in the wrong order but Heh! It's a quiz - Nick):
Peugeot, Mitsubishi, Skoda, Lada, Lexus, Rover, Opel, Ferrari, Royal Banks of Scotland, liberal Democrat Party, Texaco and FA premiership .. Carling

Sports questions for January 2007 from Pat Jeater

1. Who was manager of Arsenal FC immediately before Arsene Wenger
A. Bruce Rioch

2. Which game would you have been playing if you had won the Stanley Cup?
A. Ice Hockey

3. Which football club plays its home games at Carrow Road?
A. Norwich City

4. In which Australian city is the 'Gabba' cricket ground?
A. Brisbane. (Gabba is short for Wooloongabba, which is a suburb of Brisbane.)

5. At which golf course is there a hole called 'The Postage Stamp'?
Royal Troon (Scotland) - Accept Troon

6. Which country does tennis player Mark Phillipoussis come from?
A. Australia

7. What is the name of the garment / uniform worn by contestants at Judo?
A. Judogi

8. In a tennis tie break, after how many points played do players change ends?
A. 6


9. The terms serve, spike and dig are used in which sport?
a. Volleyball

10. Which county did David Gower represent in English county cricket matches?
a. Leicestershire

11. Which country did motor racing's Juan Manuel Fangio come from?
A. Argentina

Q1. Who succeeded Stalin as leader of the USSR?
Al. Georgy Malenkov

Q2. Who was the first British king to have the title "Emperor of India"?
A2. Edward VII

Q3. In which year was the Salvation Army founded?
A3 1865 (allow1860 to 1870)

Q4. Who, in 1946, was the last person to be executed in Britain for treason?
A4 William Joyce (Lord Haw —Haw). Accept either

Q5. Which war was officially ended by the 1856 Treaty of Paris?
A5 The Crimean War.

Q6 Who was the last British Governor of Hong Kong?
A6. Chris Patten

Q7. Who was the father of King Henry I?
A7. William the Conqueror

Q8.In which year did the IRA bomb the Grand Hotel in Brighton?
A8. 1984 (No leeway)


Q. Who was the Iraqi foreign minister during the 1991 Gulf War?
A. Tariq Aziz.

Q. Who was Britain's youngest 20th century Prime Minister?
A. Tony Blair

Q. From the end of World War 1 to the opening of Wembley stadium in 1923, where was the FA Cup Final staged?
A. Stamford Bridge.

Q. In which year were the first Winter Olympic Games held?
A. 1924 (in Chamonix, France).

Arts and Entertainment questions

1. Which film-maker has received the most Academy Awards (as at 2006)?
A. Walt Disney (48 in his lifetime, according to his Disney corporation biography)

2. What is the name of the wood where Winnie the Pooh lives?
A. Hundred Acre Wood

3. Which writer created the fictional British MI6 spy George Smiley?
A. John le Carre

4. Which musician along with Bob Geldof founded Band Aid in 1984?
A. Midge Ure

5. Who directed the 1969 western The Wild Bunch and the 1971 thriller Straw Dogs?
A. Sam Peckinpah

6. What was the name of the character played by Richard Beckinsale in UK TV series Porridge?
A. Lennie Godber (Accept Godber)

7. Which country was the location of the second UK TV series of Auf Wiedersehen Pet?
A. Spain

8. Which actor played the King in the 1995 film The Madness of King George?
A. Nigel Hawthorne


9. In which Thomas Hardy novel does the character Bathsheba Everdene appear?
A. Far from the Madding Crowd

10. What is the name of the character played by Sarah Jessica Parker in the US TV series Sex and the City?
A. Carrie Bradshaw (Accept Carrie)
11. Which iconic rock music frontman sang backing vocals on Carly Simon's 1973 hit You're So Vain?
A. Mick Jagger


1. Q. What links the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool and a traditional GPO red telephone box.
A. They were both designed by the same person. (Sir Giles Scott, Architect 1880 -1960)

2. Q. On 23rd November 2006, Alexander Litvinenko the former Russian KGB Colonel died in London from poisoning by which element. A. Polonium 210 (accept Polonium)

3. Q. The City of Stoke on Trent comprises 6 towns, Hanley, Stoke, Tunstall, Burslem and Fenton are 5, name the missing town
A. Longton

4. Q. The Americans like to name airports after their favourite celebrities, after whom is Burbank, California Airport named.
A. Bob Hope

5. Q. Who composed the music to Peter and the Wolf?
A. Sergey Prokofiev (1936)

6. Q. Which Radio presenter casually referred to White Van Man in the early 1990's not thinking that the expression would become part of every day English.
A. Sarah Kennedy.

7. Q. According to Katie Melluah, how many bicycles are there in Beijing.
A. 9 Million

8. Q. What common feature of eligibility determines the location for The British Open Golf Championship.
A. The competition rules state that it must be played on a LINKS course.

9. Q. What is the required weight for a Curling Stone?
A. Max weight 40 pounds, min weight 39 pounds. (Accept 39 — 41)

10. Q. One of the Ancient Wonders of the World, the Hanging Gardens at Babylon received a constant supply of water, from which river.
A. The Euphrates

11. Q. During the Ipswich murder investigations before Christmas, who was the Detective Chief Superintendent who became the public face of Suffolk Police.
A. Stewart GULL

12. Q. How old was King George VI when he died in 1952
A. 56 (accept 55 — 57)

13. Q. In which city are the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund?
A. Washington

14. Q. In the early TV advert how much did it cost to clean a big big carpet with 1001 shampoo
A. less than half a crown

15. Q. After being executed, where was Saddam Hussein's body buried?
A. Tikrit (this was disputed - not only was this asked last week but it had a different answer!)

16. Q. Like an earlier question about America, after whom is Orange County Airport, California named.
A. John Wayne.

17. Q. In this year's New Year Honours List, what did James Dyson of bagless vacuum cleaner fame become
A. SIR James Dyson

18. Q. Which train operating Company was hit by strikes over Christmas and New Year.
A. Central Trains

19. Q. In which year did the Duke of Windsor, the abdicated King Edward VIII die?
A. 1972 (accept 1971 — 1973)

20. Q. On 3rd January, Michael Perham aged 14 made headline news with his new world record, what did he do.
A. The youngest person to sail single handed across the Atlantic

21. Q. In which year did Esther Rantzen launch Child line?
A. 1986 (Accept 1985 — 1987)

22. Q. Which TV Police drama continues to be titled after the main character who died 4 years ago
A. Taggart

23. Q. With which cigarette in early TV advertising were you never alone?
A. Strand

24. Q. Which plant produces the fibres used in the manufacture of Linen?
A. Flax

25. Q. On 4th January, Nancy Pelosi made history by becoming what
A. The first woman Speaker of US the House of Representatives.

26. Q. Which singer's latest album (November 2006) went straight to number 1 in the classical music charts and number 5 in the popular music charts.
A. Katherine Jenkins

27. Q. What is collected by a Numismatist?
A. Coins

28. Q. After his death, James Brown's body lay in an open casket in which Harlem, New York Theatre, recently saved from decay and refurbished.
A. The Apollo

29. Q. Before selling furniture, Italian immigrants messrs Arighi and Bianchi sold What from door to door
A. Barometers

30. Q. In the New Years Honours list, which award was given to Rod Stewart?

31. Q. In Coronation Street's Rovers Return, which brewery's beer is sold?
A. Newton and Ridley.

32. Q. What is added to glass during manufacture to enable it to be cut without Shattering.
A. Lead

33. Q. What is the title of the follow up detective series to Morse
A. Lewis
34. Q Which painting by Sir John Millais showing a small child in a green smock holding a clay pipe was the most famous advert for Pears soap.
A. Bubbles

35. Q. In Victorian times, if a man gave his occupation as an Ostler, what exactly did he do?
A. He was a "stableman" at a coaching inn

36. Q. What is collected by a deltiologist?
A. Postcards.

37. Q. If an American calls you Chuck as a nickname, what is your real Christian name (male)
A. Charles

38. Q. Auld Reekie is the nick name for which British City.
A Edinburgh

39. Q. Which city is home to the French pottery industry
A. Limoges (accept SEVRES also)

40. Q. If you are flying and your luggage label shows your destination as BRS, where in the UK are you going to.
A. Bristol.

41. Q. The blue cornflower is the French commemorative equivalent to what in England?
A. The red poppy

42. Q. Ambassador to the Court of Saint James is the official title for Ambassadors of which country?

43. Q. Which N. African seaport's name is Spanish for white house?
A. Casablanca

44. Q. How many people take part in the dance of a quadrille?
A. Eight

45. Q. How many stars are on the European Union flag?
A. Twelve

46. Q. In Scrabble 2 letters have a value of 2, D is one, what is the other?
A. G

47. Q. In slang, how much money is a monkey?
A. £500

48. Q. What rank in the Royal Navy is the equivalent of the army's Field Marshall? A. Admiral of the Fleet.

49. Q. Who is the longest serving member of the Privvy Council?
A. The Duke of Edinburgh (appointed in 1951)

50. Q. Astrologically speaking, two of the fire signs are LEO and ARIES. Which is the third?
A. Sagittarius

51. Q. Which number president of the USA is George W Bush
A. 43

52. Q. What was Fanny Craddock's real first name?
A. Phyllis

53. Q. How old was Magnus Magnusson when he died?
a. 77 (no leeway)

54. Q. Which castle is on the North East coast of Anglesey? #
a. Beaumaris (???)

55. Q. Which MP made the news headlines recently for taking her child out of State School?
a. Ruth Kelly

56. Q. Which Regiment did Prince William join on 8th January 2007?
b. The Blues and Royals

57. Q. On which day of the year does All Souls Day fall?
a. November 2nd

58. Q. How many pieces does each player start with in a game of draughts?
A. 12

59. Q. What are the caves at Lascaux famous for?
a. Prehistoric paintings

60. Q. The world's biggest technology show took place recently. In which city was it held?
a. Las Vegas

61. Q. Illustrated on its logo, the product Marmite is named after a French word meaning what?
a. Cooking Pot.

62. Q. Why did Laura Pearce make the news headlines recently?
a. She was the first £250,000 winner on deal or no deal

63. Q. Plutoed" has been chosen as word of the year for 2006 by the American Dialect Society recently, what does it mean?
A. To be demoted or devalued.

64. Q. Who wrote the novel 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'?
b. Roald Dahl

65. Q. Which was the first European country to issue banknotes?
a. Sweden

66. Q Which is the only town name in Britain to end in an exclamation mark?
a. Westward Ho!

67. Q. What item of confectionary was advertised with the slogan, 'just enough to give your kids a Treat'?
a. (A finger of) Cadbury's Fudge

68. Q. By what name is Barbara Millicent Roberts better known?
a. Barbie (the doll)

69. Q. 'Cambridge Favourite', 'Royal Sovereign' and 'Talisman' are all varieties of what?
a. Strawberries

70. Q. What make of car is named after the Latin word meaning 'I Hear'?
A. Audi

71. Q.. Which Chancellor of the Exchequer introduced the Tessa'?
A. John Major

72. Q. What was the name of the cabin boy in Captain Pugwash?
A. Tom

73. Q. Preston North End recently lost their 32 game unbeaten home run. Which team beat them?
A. Derby County

74. Q, For which newspaper does Spiderman (AKA Peter Parker) work.
a. The Daily Bugle

75. Q. Duffle coats are named after a town in which country?
a. Belgium

76. Q. Which product's 1987 TV adverts were backed by the songs, Stand by me & When a man Loves a woman?
A. Levis 501 Jeans (accept 501's)

77. Q. Which comedy series is set on Craggy Island?
b. Father Ted

78. Q. What is the plural of Opus?
c. Opera

79. Q. In September 2002, Johnny Vegas sold his wedding photos to which magazine for £1?
a. Viz

80. Q. What is sold by a costermonger?
a. Fruit & Veg

81. Q. In the name of the electronics manufacturer NC, what does the letter 'F stand for?
a. Japanese

82. Q. According to the bible, who was the father of the Jews?
a. Abraham

83. Q. Which internet company has a name that originates from a race of people mentioned in Gulliver's Travels
a. Yahoo.

84. Q. What is the oldest surviving Sunday newspaper in Britain?
a. The Observer.

85. Q. What is the largest office building in the World with an area of around 6 and a half million square feet?
a. The Pentagon

86. Q. What did the Mario Brothers do for a living in the video game 'Super Mario Brothers'?
a. They were plumbers.

87. Q. If Monday's child is fair of face then what is Friday's child?
a. Friday's Child is loving and giving.

88. Q. Which department store shut 109 of its UK branches in the year 2000?
a. C&A

89. Q. What football club did Sir Matt Busby sign for at the age of 17?
a. Manchester City

9O. Q. According to the Nursery Rhyme who put pussy in the well?
Little Johnny Green

91. Q. Who said "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious; it is the source of all true art and science"?
a. Albert Einstein

92. Q. From which English city do the bands Pulp, Def Leppard and ABC all come from? a. Sheffield

93. Q. Which musical film takes place in Denton, Ohio?
a. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

94. Q. How many official supporters coaches went to Stamford Bridge for Macclesfield Town's recent Third Round FA cup match?
a. 68 (accept 67-69)

95. Q. Called Tabula in medieval Europe, Tables in England, and Tric-Trac in France and Germany, by what name was this popular game now known?
a. Backgammon

96. Q. Where are the Scottish Crown jewels held?
a. Edinburgh Castle


97. Q. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed the city of Pompeii and which other city?
a. Herculaneum

V 98. Q. Sandra Goodrich is better known by what name?
a. Sandy Shaw

99. Q. Lusitania was the Roman name for which EU country?
a. Portugal.

1. Q. Which American artist died in a car crash in 1956?
A. Jackson Pollock

2. Q. Who designed London's Marble Arch?
A. John Nash

3. Q. Andy Capp is the work of which cartoonist?
A. Reg Smythe

4. Q. Who is the Roman Goddess of War?
A. Minerva

5. Q. Which British Prime Minister followed Winston Churchill's first term as PM?
A. Clement Atlee (1945-51)

6. Q. How are UK TV chefs Simon King and David Myers better known?
A. The Hairy Bikers

7. Q. Nephology is the study of what? A. Clouds

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Cup Round 2 and Plate Jan 16 2007

Set by

1. Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin was killed by a spine from which creature?
2. What is the job title of Tom Butler, whose over-indulgence at an Irish Embassy function in December gained him tabloid notoriety?
Bishop of Southwark. (Don't accept just "Bishop")
3. For the l time since the 1940s this years best selling children's annual was not the Beano Book. Who knocked Dennis off the number 1 slot?
Dr Who.
4. Who had a 1975 number 1 hit single with "January"?
5. 2006 I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here winner Matt Willis was formerly a member of which boyband?
6. In 2006 who broke Viv Richards' record for the most Test runs in a year?
Mohammed Yousuf (Pakistan), who scored 1788 runs in the year including 9 hundreds.
7. Which football league team played their last home game at Belle Vue on 23rd December?
Doncaster Rovers,(who have moved to the Keepmoat Stadium)
8. Why was TGN1412 in the news in 2006?
It was the drug used in the ill-fated clinical trial (that left six volunteers seriously ill.)
9. Morrisey recently played the final concert at which Manchester venue?
10. Name the original singer of Pink Floyd who died in 2006.
Syd Barrett.
11. What was unique in Premiership history about this season's Manchester United vs Everton game?
The two opposing captains were brothers (Gary and Phil Neville).
12. Which cartoon superhero's real name was Penrod Pooch?
Hong Kong Phooey.
13. Which hit 80s TV comedy featured wealthy American Philip Drummond and his two adopted sons Willis and Arnold?
Diff'rent Strokes.
14. The best selling UK magazine issue of all time sold over 11 million copies in December 1988. What was the magazine?
Radio Times
15. Which famous bridge is found at Lake Havusu Arizona?
London Bridge.
16. In a game of darts, what is the maximum three dart checkout?
17. Who did Cheryl Tweedy of Girls Aloud many in the summer of 2006?
Ashley Cole
18. In a standard pack of playing cards, what are the Queens holding in their hands? Flowers.
19. Name the Army Major found guilty of cheating on "Who wants to be a Millionaire" Charles Ingram
20. Which popular confection was launched as Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp in 1935? Kitkat
21. Dame Judy Dench was one of two British performers to receive best Actress nominations in the 2006 Oscars. Who was the other?
Kiera Knightly
22. Who discovered the element Polonium, believed to be responsible for the death of Alexander Litvinenko?
Marie Curie
23. What breed of dog is Scooby Doo?
Great Dane
24. What is the only country crossed by the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn? Brazil
25. Which British comedian died at Christmas 2006?
Charlie Drake
26. Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe was based on the adventures of which real life castaway?
Alexander Selkirk.
27. Who wrote the novel "The Godfather"?
Mario Puzo
28. What, in Buddhism, is the attainment of supreme bliss?
29. Which former US president was described as "a triumph of the embalmer's art"? Ronald Reagan
30. In clinical practice, what is a plexor used for?
Testing reflexes (it is a small hammer)
31. Who wrote "anyone seeing a psychiatrist should have his head examined"?
Sam Goldwyn
32. What is the Japanese equivalent of the Italian Mafia?
33. What is the variant of Sudoko which involves the addition of numbers?
34. From which musical does the Anfield anthem "You'll never walk alone" come? Carousel
35. Which 1982 film featured more than 300,000 extras in a funeral scene?
36. Who said "If you can count your money you are not really a rich man"?
Paul Getty
37. What is a cicatrice ?
A scar formed after the healing of a wound
38. Where would you find an aileron ?
On an aeroplane — it is a control flap on the tip of a wing
39. What is the most usual use of white beet?
To make sugar
40 In the book of Genesis what was the intention in building the Tower of Babel?
To reach heaven
41. The emblem of the former French royal family is also the emblem of the Boy Scouts.
What is it called? The Fleur de Lys
42. Which heavyweight boxing champion held the title the longest?
Joe Louis
43 Which historic US monument is housed in Independence Hall Philadelphia?
The Liberty Bell.
44. Who made the first non stop flight from America to Europe?
Charles Lindbergh
45. What in art is a nimbus?
A halo of light painted over a holy figure (accept halo)
46. What was the name of the London landlord exposed in 1963 for charging extortionate rent and using violence against his tenants?
Peter Rachman ( accept Rachman )
47. Who designed the bronze lions in Trafalgar Square?
Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
48. Who wrote the 1923 play "Saint Joan"?
George Bernard Shaw
49. Who was the last of the Stuart Monarchs?
Queen Anne
50. Who painted among others "The Morning Walk" and "The Blue Boy"?
Thomas Gainsborough
51. Saddam Hussein was buried (as of 10/01/2007) in which Iraqi town?
52. Who took the last No.l spot in the 2006 singles charts?
Leona Lewis
53. What is the current offical land speed record?
763mph (accept 750 - 775)
54. The Guinness book of world records was first published in which year?
1955 (accept 54-56)
55. Who is the new England Rugby union coach Jan 2007?
Brian Ashton
56. Dr Who is a Timelord from which planet?
57. If an average motorcar stops in 9 car lengths- at what speed was it travelling when the brakes were applied?
58. Where in the body is the labyrinth?
The ear
59. The Gurkha soldiers are known to carry a particular type of large knife what is it called?
A kukri
60. They may be complex, vulgar or mixed. What are they?
61. In what year was the Festival of Britain?
62. What is the olfactory sense?
The sense of smell
63. What was the name of Lady Chatterley's Lover?
Mellors (Do not accept Gardener)
64. In which London building is the Lord Mayor's Banquet held?
The Guildhall
65. On which river does Washington DC stand?
The Potomac
66. Which French phrase means "required by fashion"?
De Rigeur
67. Cape Cod is in which state of the USA?
68. Who wrote the book "Watership Down"?
Richard Adams
69. Which daily newspaper first appeared on the 1st of November 1978?
The Daily Star
70. Who resigned as Foreign Secretary after the Argentinian invasion of the Falklands?
Lord Carrington
71. What is the capital of the Bahamas?
72. Tsar Kolokol, in Moscow, is the world's biggest what?
73. Who was the second wife of Henry the Eighth?
Ann Boleyn
74. Which body part shares its name with a punctuation mark?
The colon
75. Which English general was killed on the Plains of Abraham in 1759?
James Wolfe
76. In which year was "Fawlty Towers" first screened?
77. Brimstone is an old name for which chemical?
78. In which stretch of water is Lundy Island situated?
The Bristol Channel
79. Who created the character of Tarzan?
Edgar Rice Burroughs
80. What was the name of the tennis player more commonly known as "Little Mo"? Maureen Connolly
81. Which singer started life as Steven Giorgiou and later became Yusuf Islam?
Cat Stevens
82. Which tree is also known as the Mountain Ash?
Rowan tree
83. In which county is Henley-on-Thames situated?
84. Who led the British at the Battle of Balaclava?
Lord Raglan
85. "Cat's Tail", "Cock's Foot", "Sheep's Fescue" and "Meadow Foxtail" are all varieties of what?
86. Consisting of 600 men, it was one tenth of a legion — what was it called?
87. What is the name of the bell used at Lloyd's in London?
Lutine Bell
88. James I presided over an important conference at Hampton /Court in 1604 — what did it bring about?
Authorised version of the bible
89. What is the longest river in France?
90. When was the term Concentration Camp first used?
Boer War (by the British)
91. First Baron Tweedsmuir is better known by what name?
John Buchan
92. Who assassinated Jean Paul Marat?
Charlotte Corday
93. Who wrote "Pictures At An Exhibition"?
94. Who wrote the plays "Chips With Everything" and "Roots"?
Arnold Wesker
95. James and George Loveless, Thomas and John Standfield, James Hammett and James Brine are collectively known as what?
Tolpuddle Martyrs
96. Music from which opera features in the film "The Shawshank Redemption"?
Marriage Of Figaro
97. What is the name of Thomas Harris' latest book?
Hannibal Rising
98. The Taj Mahal stands on the bank of which river?
99. Who was referred to as El Caudillo?
100. What is the book "The Life & Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid" about?
Bill Bryson's autobiography
101. At 18,480ft Mt Elbrus is the highest in Europe - which country is it in?
102. What is the brown pigment made from the ink of cuttlefish?
103. Edo was the former name of which city?
104. Which Hindu deity has the head of an elephant?
105. What song title is given to the finale of Elgar's Coronation Ode?
Land of Hope and Glory
106. Which Greek goddesses preside over arts and sciences?
The Muses
107. In which country did Winston Churchill deliver his famous "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946?
USA (Fulton, Missouri)
108. Which Prime Minister wrote the novels "Sybil" and "Coningsby"?
109. Which bishop of England signs his name Sarum?
110. Which Norman Foster-designed French bridge is the world's highest?
Millau viaduct
111. On which English racecourse is Tattenham Corner?
112. On this day in 1969 who burned himself to death in Wenceslas Square in protest at the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia?
Jan Palach
113. On this day in 1957 an Italian-born conductor died having achieved world-wide fame particularly with the NBC orchestra in the USA— what was his name?
114. In which city is the Alhambra Palace?
115. What Macclesfield landmark did Francis Goodwin design in 1823?
The Town Hall
116. Where is Olympus Mons?
117. In "Some Mothers Do Have `Em", what was the name of Frank and Betty Spencer's baby daughter?
118. Who wrote "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman"?
Lawrence Sterne
119. The current Pope, Benedict, took his papal name from the patron saint of where? Europe
120. Where in England is the world's second largest natural harbour?


1. Malden in Essex holds the UK record for which meteorological phenomenon?
It is the driest place in the UK (only 50cm rain per year)
2. What year saw the introduction of the £1 piece in the UK?
1983 (NO LEEWAY)
3. Name the most easterly town in the United Kingdom?
4. What was Sherlock Holmes' crime fighting companion's first name?
5. Who was the 42nd President of the United States of America?
Bill Clinton
6. Iceland and England broke off diplomatic relations in 1976. What was the cause of the problem?
Cod fishing rights
7. Marie Antoinette belonged to which Royal House?
8. Which queen ordered the creation of a racecourse at Ascot?
Queen Anne
9. What is the capital of North Korea?
10. Who lives at 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield?
The Simpsons
11. As whom were the duo Bartholomew and Wiseman better known?
Morecambe and Wise


What is the highest speed recorded on a public road by a radar speed trap. (in Texas)?

Thursday, January 11, 2007

January 9th General Knowledge

General Knowledge
Set by Sutton Church House
Vetted by The Three Crowns

1. Which Football Club began life as Newton Heath?
Ans. Manchester United

2. Which band was first to perform on Top of the Pops?
Ans. The Rolling Stones.

3. What is unusual about Savoy Street in London?
Ans. You have to drive on the right hand side.

4. Which engine was developed by Sergey Brin and Larry Page?
Ans. The Google search engine.

5. In which European country are Mons and Liege?
Ans. Belgium

6. What is the name of the unit for measuring electric current?
Ans. The Ampere

7. Which biblical character lived to he 930 years old?
Ans. Adam

8. In which century was Macclesfield's 1st important charter granted?
Ans. 13th century (1261)

9. Who founded the copper industry in Macclesfield in 1756?
Ans. Charles Roe

10. What are sold at Tattersall's?
Ans. Race Horses

11. "Temperatures rising, fever is high, can't see no future, can't see no sky" are the opening lines of which John Lennon song?
Ans. Cold Turkey.

12. Which part of London is still lit by gas?
Ans. The Mall

13. Which `rodent' was invented by Douglas Engelbart?
Ans. A Computer mouse

14. In which English county are Naze and Foulness?
Ans. Essex.

15. Which metal forms the covering of galvanised iron?
Ans. Zinc.

16. On which occasion does it say in the Bible "Jesus wept"?
Ans. The raising of Lazarus.

17. Which Englishman is the patron saint of politicians?
Ans. Thomas More.

18. The oldest creature on earth died in 2006 aged 175years what was it?
Ans. A tortoise

19. 2006 marked the centenary of the birth of which poet laureate?
Ans. John Betjeman.

20. Which car was named after the daughter of Emil Jellink?
Ans. Mercedes.

21. Who died as Sebastion Melmoth?
Ans. Oscar Wilde.

22. What is agoraphobia the fear of?
Ans. Open spaces.

23. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006?
Ans. Muhammed Yunus.

24. Who is the patron saint of Schoolteachers?
Ans. St Ursula.

25. What is the common name for a vole?
Ans. Water Rat.

26. The music to the hymn `I vow to thee my country' is taken from which movement of Hoist's Planet Suite?
Ans. Jupiter.

27. Which German invented the motorcycle in 1885?
Ans. Gottlieb Daimler.

28. Who provided pie fillings for Mrs Lovett?
Ans. Sweeney Todd.

29. What is pyrophobia the fear of?
Ans. Fire.

30. Who won the. Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006?
Ans. Orhan Pamulk.

31. Nelsons mistress was Emma Hamilton, but who was his legal wife?
Ans. Mrs Francis Nisbet.

32. What, during World War I was renamed `Liberty Cabbage' in the UK & USA?
Ans. Sauerkraut

33. In which British City is Armley Jail?
Ans. Leeds.

34. Which boxer was known as the Brown Bomber?
Ans. Joe Louis.

35. What is the name of the world's highest active volcano?
Ans. Cotopaxl

36. What is army slang for a Psychiatrist?
Ans. Trick cyclist.

37. What is lignite?
Ans. Coal of poor quality (accept coal).

38. What is the scientific name for the shell of a tortoise?
Ans. Carapace.

39. Who wrote `Love in a Cold Climate'?
Ans. Nancy Mitford.

40. What word is used for gallows, or an upright post with a projecting arm on which bodies were suspended after hanging?
Ans. A gibbet

41. Which Motown singer was backed by the Vandellas? (First name will do).
Ans.Martha Reeves (Accept Martha).

42. What name is given to the gospels according to Matthew, Mark and Luke?
Ans. Synoptic.

43. Who composed the Opera `The Love Of Three Oranges'?
Ans. Prokofiev.

44. What is the female equivalent of the Oedipus Complex?
Ans. The Electra Complex.

45. Which city in the Republic of Ireland hosts an Oyster Festival every year and is also known as the City of Tribes?
Ans. Galway.

46. What type of transport was a Dandy Horse?
Ans. An early bicycle, it did not have pedals you had to scoot along using your feet.

47. What was the nickname of the holy roman emperor Frederick l', so called because of his red beard?
Ans. Barbarosa.

48. Profiteroles and Eclairs are made from which type of pastry?
Ans. Choux

49. According to Beatrix Potter who put Peter Rabbit's father into a pie?
Ans. Mrs McGregor.

50. Epidemic Parotitis is the technical name for which common disease?
Ans. Mumps.

51. In zoology what is a medusa?
Ans. A Jellyfish

52. Of which fictional school was Miss Fritton the headmistress?
Ans. St Trinians.

53. What is the oldest warship still in commission in the Royal Navy?
Ans. H.M.S. Victory.

54. Which King wrote a famous denunciation of smoking?
Ans. James 1st of England.

55. In 1990 the Taliban and Mujihadeen fought for political control of which country?
Ans. Afghanistan.

56. Which composer's only opera was Fidelio?
Ans. Beethoven.

57. In the church calendar when is Low Sunday?
Ans. The Sunday after Easter Sunday.

58 Who was the Queen of the fairies in `A midsummer nights Dream'?
Ans. Titania.

59. Which heavyweight boxer retired in 1956 as undefeated world champion?
Ans. Rocky Marciano.

60 Which English composer wrote `Onward Christian Soldiers'?
Ans. Sir Arthur Sullivan.

61. West Side story is based on Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Can you name either of the two other musicals based on Shakespeare's plays?
Ans. The Boys of Syracuse (A Comedy of Errors) or Kiss me Kate (The taming of the Shrew.

62. Where would you find a Martingale?
Ans. On a shire horse's chest (accept horse). It is part of the tack, to prevent the horse from raising its head too high.

63. Which condiment made fashionable by George I is said to have been created by Mrs Clements.
Ans. Mustard.

64. Which famous chef created Peach Melba?
Ans. Escoffier.

65. What was Dusty Springfield's first No I hit?
Ans. You don't have to say you love me.

66. The world's greatest snow falls have all occurred in which mountain range?
Ans. The Rockies (North America)

67. What connects the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea?
Ans. The Bosphorus

68. Name either of the two runners who assisted Roger Bannister when he broke the 4 minute mile barrier?
Ans. Chris Brasher or Christopher Chataway.

69. In which war were railways first used to transport troops?
Ans. American Civil War.

70. In which battle of the American Civil War did General Thomas Joseph Jackson earn the nickname `Stonewall'?
Ans. Battle of Bull Run.

71. Who wrote in her diary `I shall do my utmost to fulfil my duty towards my country, I am very young'?
Ans. Queen Victoria. (On her accession to the throne).

72. Who is the central male character in Lorna Doone?
Ans. John Ridd.

73. In which English Town was the Cooperative Society formed in 1844?
Ans. Rochdale.

74. Which soft metal is used in the manufacture of soap?
Ans. Sodium.

75. Which river connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie?
Ans. Niagara River.

76. The Sound Of Music saved which film company from going bust?
Ans. Twentieth Century Fox.

77. Which Swiss town is situated between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun?
Ans. Interlaken.

78. Which British author was born in Bombay on the 30th December 1865?
Ans. Rudyard Kipling.

79. Who are the American owners of the ASDA Supermarkets?
Ans. Walmart.

80. Who was the shadow Home Secretary between 1992 and 1994?
Ans. Tony Blair.

81. The Komodo Dragon (A lizard) is native to which country?
Ans. Indonesia.

82. What is the Roman name for Wales?
Ans. Cambria.

83. In 1803 which British Army Officer invented a shell containing bullets to increase enemy casualties?
Ans. Lieutenant Henry Shrapnel.

84. In sailing what would you be doing if you were `beating'?
Ans. Sailing into the wind.

85. Which Pop Singer/Songwriter was killed in a boating accident at Cozumel Mexico on the 1st December 2000?
Ans. Kirsty McColl.

86. Which river flows through the Swiss City of Geneva before entering France?
Ans. The Rhone.

87. Which fictional detective was created by the American author Earl Derr Biggars? Ans. Charlie Chan.

88. Who founded the Tesco business?
Ans. Jack Cohen.

89. Which Chancellor of the Exchequer raised the VAT rate from 15% to 17.5% in his 1991 Budget?
Ans. Norman Lamont.

90. Which animals gather in a group called a Sleuth (or Sloth)?
Ans. Bears.

91. Schonefeld Airport serves which City?
Ans. Berlin.

92. Which city is served by Narita Airport?
Ans. Tokyo.

93. Which British coin was first issued in 1982?
Ans. 20 pence

94. Who went straight to the top of the Sunday Times rich list in 2004 after not having appeared on it before?
Ans. Roman Abramovich.

95. Between 1935 and 1945 what was the German Navy called?
Ans. Kreigsmarine.

96. In the British Army during World War H what was a `Matilda'?
Ans. A Tank.


I. Who were Waldorf and Stadtler?
Ans. The two old hecklers in the Muppet Show.

2. Which book of the New Testament follows the Gospels?
Ans. Acts

3. Whose autobiography is entitled `If I don't write it nobody else will'?
Ans. Eric Sykes

4. How do you get to Never Never Land?
Ans. Second star on the right, straight on till morning.

5. James Cagney was the first film actor to walk away from his contract with which film company?
Ans. Warner Bros.

6. At which cricket ground did Shane Warne take his 700th test wicket?
Ans. Melbourne.

9 January Specialist

Specialist questions for 9th January 2007
Set by the Three Crowns and vetted by Sutton Church House

R.1 Axemen (Who am I?)
R.2 Science & Nature
R.3 Sport
R.4 Arts & Entertainment
R.5 Geography
R.6 The Scottish Question
R.7 History (No dates required)
R.8 All Dressed Up

R.1 AXEMEN (Who am I?)

1. Born 1945 in Surrey. Had top 10 hits playing with the Yardbirds. Famous for appearing on cover of famous British blues album reading the "Beano". Played lead on the Beatles "While my guitar gently weeps". Still recording but mellowed out.

2. Born 1944 in Surrey. Replaced Clapton in the Yardbirds. Formed a group with Rod Stewart on lead vocals. Played on a number of jazz-fusion albums in the 1970s. One track was used as the theme tune by "The Tube" TV programme.

3. Started in the Quarrymen in 1957. Played left-handed bass. First recordings were as part of a backing group to Tony Sheridan. Has made recent ventures into classical music.

4. Born Seattle 1942. Played lead left-handed. Backed Little Richard and the Isley Brothers before being "discovered" and brought to London in 1966. Formed a trio. Died of inhalation of vomit in September 1970.

5. I also started off in the Yardbirds (after Clapton and Beck). Played as session man on hits by Lulu and Tom Jones. Formed hard rock band in 1968. Arguably invented heavy metal with song from second album. This song was used for years as Top of the Pops theme tune.
JIMMY PAGE (Led Zeppelin)

6. Irish bass player fronting 70's rock band. First hit was cover of Irish traditional folk song, "Whiskey In The Jar". Married Leslie Crowther's daughter. Died in 1986.
PHIL LYNOTT (Thin Lizzy).

7. Born Maryland 1940. Moved to California. First album was a double called "Freak Out". Early albums were full of satire on the then current hippy scene. Covered numerous genres including jazz-rock, avant-garde and smut! Died Dec 1993.

8. Lead guitarist in possibly the most famous British group before the Beatles. Had instrumental hits with own band and on films with more famous singer.

Supplementary questions

1. One half of famous writing team. Band named after a Muddy Waters' song. Famous for being "bad boys" of rock. Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow — in Pirates of the Caribbean modelled himself on me!

2. Lead guitarist in band that defined space rock and progressive rock. Recorded one of the most successful albums of all time in 1973 featuring a prism on the cover!
DAVE GILMOUR (Pink Floyd).

R.2 Science & Nature

1. What is the sum of the internal angles in a hexagon?
2. The world's largest spider is named after which biblical character?

3. In 2006, astronomers reduced Pluto from being a planet to a dwarf planet. Name one of the other heavenly bodies that were hoping to be re-classified as planets?

4. Traditionally, how many kilobytes are there in a megabyte?

5. Where in the body would you find the Hallux?
ON THE FOOT (its your big toe)

6. What is the only fruit to have seeds on the outside?

7. What did Foucault's pendulum prove?

8. Which level of atmosphere is between ground level and 17 km and contains our weather systems?

Supplementary questions

1. Which element has the atomic number 3?

2. By what name is the trachea more commonly known?

R.3 Sport

(All these questions refer to nominees for the 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.)

1. In October, Beth Tweddle won Britain's first ever world championship gold medal at which sport?

2. In January, Phil Taylor won the PDC world darts championship for the 13th time. What is his nickname?

3. Monty Panesar became the first Sikh to play test match cricket for England. For which county team does he play?

4. Darren Clarke was a member of the victorious European Ryder Cup team in September. At which course was it staged?

Zara Phillips won the 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. What was the name of the horse on which she won the 3 day eventing European and World Championships?

6. Andy Murray was one of only 2 players to beat Roger Federer in 2006. In which US city did he beat him in August?

7. In which country, in August, did Jenson Button win his first Formula 1 Grand Prix?

8. Boxer Ricky Hatton won the WBA World welterweight title in May. He owns a replica car from which television comedy series?


1. In March, Joe Calzaghe beat Jeff Lacy to unify the WBO and IBF world titles at which weight?

2. Which British cyclist won the women's Tour de France in June?

R.4 Arts & Entertainment

1. In film making, what name is given to a crewmember who moves and assembles non electrical equipment on the set, or on location?

2. Who played the title role in the 1956 movie `The Court Jester'?

3. What name is given to the orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or Oratorio?

4. In which English City is the Sheldonian Theatre?

5. In Roman mythology, who is the goddess of the arts?

6. Which Theme Park is divided into regions which include Calypso Quay and Amity Cove?

7. In which Cornish town is the Hepwoth Gallery?

8. Who painted `The Judgement of Paris'?

Supplementary questions

1. Who is the autistic artist known for his incredibly detailed drawings of London and New York's buildings and skylines?

2. Who allegedly said, "There's a sucker born every minute"?

R.5 Geography
(Money, wine and football – what a combination. Just name the country)

1. This country's currency is the Peso. It has wine growing regions called the Maipo Valley and Central Valley. It has football teams called Everton and Rangers in its Premier League.

2. The currency in this country is the Dollar. It has wine growing regions called Cloudy Bay and Marlborough. Canterbury United are one of the leading football teams here.

3. Here the currency is the Dollar. One of its major wine growing areas is the Napa Valley. The women's national football team have twice won the World Cup.

4. The Lev is the unit of currency. Rose Valley is one of its wine areas. In the World Cup their best performance was reaching the semi final in 1994.

5. The Euro is this country's currency. Piedmont is a major wine area. They won the 2nd ever football World Cup.

6. The Euro is this country's currency. The Douro Valley is a major wine growing area. Its national football team were runners up in Euro 2004.

7. Another country where the currency is the Dollar. The Hunter Valley is one of its wine areas.The national football team's biggest ever win was 31-0 in a World Cup qualifying match in 2001.

8. Another country with the Peso as its currency. The Mendoza Valley is a major wine area. Twice they have won the World Cup.


1. The Euro is this country's currency. Jura is a wine producing area there. The national football team has won the World Cup once.

2. Here the currency is the Pound. Camel Valley and Nyetimber are 2 of its vineyards. The national football team has won the World Cup once.

R.6 The Scottish Question.
(All questions have a Scottish connection, however tenuous )

1. What is known as the Saltire
THE CROSS OF St.ANDREW (Accept Scottish Flag or National Flag of Scotland.)

2. What date is St. Andrew's Day

3. In the novels by Neil Munro and subsequent TV series, what is the name of Para Handy's boat?

4. The SS Politician ran aground off Eriskay in 1941, becoming the inspiration for the film "Whisky Galore". What was the ship called in the film'?

5. The Falkirk Wheel is the world's first what?
ROTATING BOAT LIFT (Must include rotating, boat lift is not sufficient).

6. Whose garden did Peter Rabbit's mother warn him not to go into?

7. By what other name is St.Kentigern, first Bishop of Glasgow known?

8. The "Darien" project was an attempt in the late 1690s to create a new Scotland. Where?

Supplementary questions

1. At 3,800 sq km, Scotland has the largest National Park in the UK. What is it called?

2. Which Scottish school was attended by both Prince Phillip and Prince Charles? GORDONSTOUN

R.7 HISTORY (No dates required)

1. What was the name of the last of the Norman Kings of England?

2. Who was the last monarch of The House of Anjou (Plantagenets)?

3. How did William II die?
KILLED BY AN ARROW (Hunting accident in the New Forest)

4. Which was the last English King to die on the battlefield

5. How old was Henry III when he became king?

6. Who was the first English monarch to be addressed as "Your Majesty"?

7. Who was the mother of Edward V (One of the "Princes in the Tower" killed by order of the later to be Richard 111)

8. Which of Henry VIII's wives was mother to Edward VI?

Supplementary questions

1. Who was known as "The Hammer of the Scots"?

2. Which King was responsible for the building of The Tower of London?

R.8 All Dressed Up

1. Which country & western star wrote and sang about `A White Sport Coat' in the late 1950's?

2. What is the nickname of Irish jockey Niall Madden, who rode last years Grand National winner Numbersixvalverde?

3. What was the name of Mary Quant's boutique, which opened in the Kings Road, London in 1955?

4. Worsted is the name of both a yarn, and the cloth made from this yarn. It takes its name from the village of Worstead. In which English county is Worstead?

5. What item of clothing or accessory takes its name from a Hindu word meaning tie-dye?

6. Which ex-Liverpool footballer is credited with developing the 'Predator' football boot?

7. In which English city is the Bluecoat Art Centre?

8. Which 1985 Phil Collins album includes the track `One More Night'?

Supplementary Questions

1. Which fashion designer was born in Tintwistle near Glossop in 1941?

2. Name the American dancer, who was tragically killed in 1927 when her scarf got tangled in the rear wheel of the convertible car in which she was travelling

Jan 2nd General Knowledge


Vetted by:

Principals (A League)
New Castle (B League)
Harrington `B' (C League)

1. Name any one of the first 3 products to be rationed in the UK during World War II on January 8th 1940 ?

2. Who sings the theme song "You know my name" to the latest James Bond film, Casino Royale ?

3. Which golfer won the Volvo European Order of Merit for 2006?

4. Whose recent autobiography has the title "The Sound Of Laughter”?

5. Whose recent autobiography has the title "Humble Pie”?

6. How many red boxes are there on the TV Quiz Programme Deal or no Deal containing monetary values of between 1p and £250,000?

7. Who is the current host of the TV Quiz Show "Family Fortunes”?

8. Who is the next in the following sequence ? Tony Blackburn, Phil Tufnell, Kerry McFadden?
JOE PASQUALE (First four winners of "I'm a celebrity get me out of here")

9. What is the next in the following sequence? Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban ?
GOBLET OF FIRE (First four Harry Potter books/films)

10. Which country won this year's Davis Cup?
RUSSIA (beat Argentina 3 — 2)

11. What is the Fremantle Doctor?
A WIND (cool afternoon sea breeze which occurs during summer months in coastal areas of Western Australia — due to major temperature difference between the land and the sea.)

12. In which London Borough did a Tornado cause structural damage to over 100 houses on December 7th 2006?
BRENT (Kensal Rise)

13. What was the name of the Christmas beer, brewed in Oxfordshire by Ridgeway Brewing that was banned in some US States in December last year due to the picture on the label?

14. Macclesfield Town were the last team in the English football league this season to record a league victory. Their first win was on December 5th — which team did they beat?
ROCHDALE (1— 0 and they have not looked back since !)

15. If you place all 32 London Boroughs in alphabetical order which would be the last one (please allow twice as much time as normal to both teams)?

16. Whose last film role was as Mr Bridger in the 1969 film "The Italian Job”?

17. Which well known Asian batsman gave Monty Panesar his first test match wicket?

18. Which English batsman was Shane Warne's 700th test match victim?

19. What was the name of Dennis The Menace's pig?

20. What is the condition of Nitrogen Embolism more commonly known as?

21. Who is Jamie-Lee Curtis's famous mother?

22. Which British actor was born with the name James Stewart?

23. Which aviation first was achieved by Jacques Garnerin in 1797?

24. In which year, on July 4th did the end of meat rationing end all food rationing in Britain?

25. Which World War II action had the code name "Operation Chastise”?

26. Which author created the character Harry Palmer, who was played on film by Michael Caine?

27. Variola is the medical name for which acute infectious viral disease?

28. If you place all 32 London Boroughs in alphabetical order which would be the first one (please allow twice as much time as normal to both teams)?

29. Born in 1599, who coined the phrase "warts and all" whilst sitting for a portrait?

30 Gene Pitney had a hit in 1963 with the song "24 hours from Tulsa" but in which American State is the city of Tulsa?

31. In which battle did the "Thin Red Line" feature?

32. If you were described as "a chalkie" in Australia what would your profession be? TEACHER

33. On what date, precisely, will smoking be banned in England in public areas i.e. restaurants, pubs, bars etc
1st JULY 2007

34. In the Harry Potter novels there are 4 school houses at Hogwarts – Huffelpuff, Slytherin and Ravenclaw are 3 what is the name of the fourth, the house that Harry Potter represents?

35. Miracle, Kelvedon Wonder and Meteor are all varieties of what vegetable?

36. Which specific achievement links only Arthur Martin-Leake, Noel Chavasse and Charles Upham?

37. In Thunderbirds what was Lady Penelope's surname?

38. If James is five, Henry is three and Edward is two, who is one?
THOMAS (the tank engine – numbers painted on sides of engines)

39. Who was the first US President to die whilst in office (he also served the shortest time in office of any US President)?
WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON (4th March 1841 to 4th April 1841 when he died of pneumonia – a term of precisely 1 month!)

40. On an ordnance survey road map what symbol is used to represent a wildlife park?
STAG'S HEAD WITH ANTLERS (accept anything relating to deer's head)

41. To which group of islands does Corfu belong?

42. Who is usually credited with the phrase "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants", the inscription found on the rim of the British £2 coin?

43. In which of Dicken's novels does the character of Inspector Bucket appear?

44. 2006 is the Chinese year of the dog but on Feb 18th 2007 the Chinese will celebrate the start of the 2007 New Year. Which animal will represent 2007?
PIG (accept boar)

45. Eleanor of Aquitaine was the mother of two future British Monarchs – name either?

46. In the human body what joint connects the pelvis to the spine?

47. What do Park Place in Atlantic City, Flinders Way in Canberra and Park Lane in London all have in common?
MONOPOLY (second most expensive properties on the respective Monopoly Boards)

48. Which well known book begins with the words "Christmas isn't Christmas without any presents”?
LITTLE WOMEN (Louisa May Alcott)

49. Which bird, seen in Britain in the summer has varieties called Grasshopper, Willow and Reed?

50. What is the state capital of Michigan?

51. Which country has land borders with the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Togo?

52. In Heraldry which animal symbol is sometimes called a Talbot?

53. Which US authoress, humorist and wit said "If all the girls who attend the Yale prom were laid end to end it wouldn't surprise me one bit”?

54. Who created the fictional detectives of Dalziel and Pascoe, on which several TV series have been based?

55. In France what is a "croque monsieur”?
TOASTED CHEESE AND HAM SANDWICH (add a fried egg to make a croque madame)

56. Which American actor connects the films "Good Will Hunting" and "The Bourne Identity”?

57. Which countries flag consists of 9 horizontal white and blue stripes with a sun in the upper left hand corner?

58. "Standing on the shoulder of giants" was an album title in 2000 for which British pop group?

59. Who is the Patron Saint of lost causes?

60. Who was the father of Richard the Lionheart?

61. The American Ambassador to Britain, Robert Cumming Schenk, is credited with having introduced which card game to Britain in 1872?

62. In which well known Dickens novel would you come across the character of Miss Haversham?

63. Name the painter whose works include the Rokeby Venus, Las Meninas (Maids of honour) and La rendicion de Breda (The Surrender of Breda) ?

64. What name is given to a triangle that has no sides of equal length and no angles of equal size?

65. What name is given to an angle that is greater than 180° and less than 360°? REFLEX

66. What is the common name for the bird with the latin name Carduelis carduelis ? GOLDFINCH

67. In which English city is the National Football Museum?

68. Name the painter whose works include Dedham Vale and The Cornfield?

69. In what year was J. F. Kennedy born? (some leeway)
1917 (accept 1915 — 1919)

70. In what year was Sir Winston Churchill born? (some leeway)
1874 (accept 1872 — 1876)

71. Who was the actor who played Doyle Lonnegan and was stung in the 1973 film "The Sting”?

72. Which is the most populous city in Brazil?

73. How many children were allowed to enter Willy Wonka's chocolate factory?

74. In the "Sound of Music" how many Von Trapp children were there?

75. What technical name is given to the material deposited by a river?

76. Tom Chaplin provides the lead vocals for which band?

77. Of which group is Alex Turner the lead vocalist?

78. What technical name is given to a very large built up area formed when towns and cities join together?

79. Who will partner Fernando Alonso in the McClaren Formula 1 team for the 2007 season?

80. Who scored the last goal at the Wembley Stadium before it was knocked down? DIETMAR HAMANN (Germany beating England 1-0)

81. Which Macclesfield newspaper celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2006?

82. DJ Alan "Fluff' Freeman died on 26th November 2006 – but in which country was he born?
AUSTRALIA (Melbourne)

83. What is the currency in Malaysia?

84. What is the currency in Vietnam?

85. Who was the "paranoid android" in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy”?

86. Who won this year's "X" Factor?
LEONA LEWIS (please accept either first name (stage name) or surname)

87. On a standard UK keyboard which is the last letter found on the bottom row on the far right hand side before the punctuation marks?

88. In the phonetic alphabet what word is used to represent the letter "U”?

89. What was Henry Fox's claim to fame in 1914?

90. In which country did the "Mambo" dance originate?

91. Which film director who died on November 29th 2006 directed the movie "MASH" in 1970?

92. Who is Kate Hudson's famous actress mother?

93. Which BBC "Brummie" TV presenter is fluent in Serbo-Croat, failed a job interview with MI5, and made a brief appearance in the film "Sex Lives of the Potato Men”?

94. Orchidectomy is the surgical removal of what?

95. Evo Morales is president of which South American country?

96. Who presents the TV quiz show SUDO-Q?


1. Which is the most landed upon square on a monopoly board?

2. Which American cartoonist created the "comic strip" Garfield?

3. The liqueur "Cassis" is made from which fruit?

4. Who was the Manchester United manager directly before Sir Alex Ferguson? RON ATKINSON

5. What was the name of William III s horse, which stumbled by catching it's foot in a mole-heap, the accident ultimately causing the king's death?

6. Who said "C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre" (It is magnificent, but it is not war) when commenting on the Charge Of The Light Brigade (25th October 1854)?

7. Which French word describes a flat-topped military cap with a straight peak?

8. "Ta-Dah" is the latest album by which group?

9. On which date does Burns Night fall?

10. Gandalf the wizard rode which horse in "The Lord of The Rings”?

January 2nd 2007 specialist

Vetted by:
Principals (A League)
New Castle (B League)
Harrington `B' (C League)




1. Which alloy of iron contains 12-15% of chromium and 0.2 – 0.4% of carbon STAINLESS STEEL (do not accept steel as steel does not contain chromium)

2. What is the derived SI unit for radioactivity?

3. The drug herceptin is used to treat which specific disease?

4. Which company first introduced the widget into beer cans?

5. What is a phlebotomist likely to take from you?

6. Who is the Scottish bacteriologist (1881 – 1955) who is accredited with discovering the first antibiotic, penicillin?

7. Who is the English chemist (1778 – 1829) who studied electrolysis isolating the elements sodium, boron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and chlorine as well as discovering the use of nitrous oxide as an anaesthetic?

8. Which 1855 smelting process for converting molten pig iron into steel was named after its inventor?


1 Which plant has the latin name Viscum album?

II. What name is given to a drug that makes one vomit?


1. What relationship is our present Queen to Queen Victoria?

2. Which Knight of the Round Table found the Holy Grail?

3. What was the home state of American pioneer Davy Crockett?

4. Which British Monarch was crowned at Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day?

5. Which 17th century scientist was born on Christmas Day 1642?

6. In which month in 1914 did World War I begin?

7. What does the Sealed Knot Society do?

8. In which year was the Queen's first televised Christmas speech (a little leeway?
1957 (Allow 1956 – 58)


I. The yew tree was traditionally used to make the English long bow, but which tree was usually used to make the war arrows?

II. Which group of islands celebrates "Thatcher Day" on January 11th?


1. What was the most watched TV programme on Christmas Day 2006?

2. "Don't tap it, whack it" is the TV advertising slogan for what?

3. Which fictional character owned "The Spyglass Inn"?

4. Who is the most nominated male actor in Oscar history?

5. What was the name of Scaramanga's diminutive assistant in the Bond film "The Man with the Golden Gun"? (character's name not actor's name)
NICK NACK (Herve Villechaize)

6. What is the name of Bob The Builder's cement mixer?

7. What was the title of the TV series about a Canadian Mountie who went to work in Chicago?

8. Who played the part of the flustered vicar in "Four Weddings and a Funeral"?


I. In the film "Back To The Future" what is the name of Dr Emmett Brown's dog?

II. What was written on the cake that makes Alice In Wonderland grow big?


1. What was the name of the cross-eyed lion in the TV Programme "Daktari"?

2. What was the name of the horse that pulled the fastest milk-cart in the west? TRIGGER

3. What is the name of Dr Evil's cat in Austin Powers?

4. Name Hagrid's three-headed dog who guarded the Philosophers's Stone?

5. Name Martin Crane's dog in the TV programme Frasier.

6. What is the name of the goat owned by Tom and Barbara Good in the TV Programme "The Good Life"?

7. What was the name of the mongoose in the "Jungle Book"?

8. What was the name of Long John Silver's parrot?


1. Name Gene Autrey's horse

II. What was the name of the cat on the TV advert for Kattomeat?


1. In the 2012 Olympic Games, Horse Guards Parade in London will be the venue for which sport?

2. Which England footballer played the most games in all competitions at the old Wembley Stadium before they knocked it down?
TONY ADAMS (60 closely followed by Peter Shilton – 58)

3. What tournament offers a trophy inscribed with the words "The Gentleman's single-handed championship of the World"?

4. Who ended Roger Federer's run of 55 straight consecutive hard court tournament wins in August 2006?

5. Which horse won the 2006 English Derby?

6. Which horse won the 2006 Grand National?

7. At which Scottish Golf Course will the 2007 Open Golf Championship be held?

8. How was the performance of the Haka unusual in last November's Rugby Union match between New Zealand and Wales?
IT WAS NOT PERFORMED ON THE PITCH (performed in the changing rooms - Welsh R. F.U. insisted All Blacks do the Haka in between the two National anthems – they disagreed with this so this was their way of protesting)


I. At which sport did Karen Pickering excel?

II. How many umpires are there in a baseball game?


1. What was completed in the United States in 1926 and is 2448 miles long?

2. In Venice, what links the Ducal Palace with the State Prison?

3. The entrance to which sea is guarded by rocks called the "Pillars of Hercules" ?

4. Which current city was built on the site of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan? MEXICO CITY

5. Denmark has a land border with only one other country — which country?

6. Which English county has EXACTLY the same name as its county town?

7. What is a village without a church called?

8. On an ordnance survey road map, which symbol is used to represent a zoo?


I. Which American State produces the most oil?

II. What is the official language of Haiti?


In this round you will be given the reason why each group chose their name , along with the title of one of their hits. All you have to do is name the group.

1. Named after a famous bouffant hairstyle of the sixties. Had a hit in 1989 with "Love Shack"

2. Named after a band of prostitutes "commandeered" for the use of German troops during the second world war. Had a hit in 1980 with "Love will tear us apart"

3. Named by the group's manager, Guy Stevens after the name of a friend's cat. Had a number 1 hit in 1967 with "A Whiter Shade of Pale"

4. They wanted a name that would stick. Had a number 1 hit in 1974 with "Tiger Feet" MUD

5. Named after a medieval torture device. Had a hit in 1982 with "Run to the hills" IRON MAIDEN

6. Latin for the "existing position or in society". Had a number 1 hit with "Down, Down"

7. Named from two detective characters from "Herge's Adventures of Tin-Tin". Had a hit in 1984 with "Doctor, Doctor"

8. Named after Keith Moon commented that the band would go down like one. Had a hit with "Stairway to Heaven" from their 1971 album.


I. Named after a device used for holding Marijuana cigarettes. Had hits such as "White Rabbit" and "It's no secret"

II. Named after a section of the Negro spiritual church where a group of women sat and hollered the "Amens". Had a hit in1968 with "Bend me, shape me"