Thursday, January 11, 2007

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.
ERIC CLAPTON

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.
JEFF BECK

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.
PAUL McCARTNEY

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.
JIMI HENDRIX

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.
FRANK ZAPPA

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.
HANK MARVIN

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!
KEITH RICHARDS

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?
720 DEGREES
2. The world's largest spider is named after which biblical character?
GOLIATH

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?
CHARON, XENA and CERES.

4. Traditionally, how many kilobytes are there in a megabyte?
1,024

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?
STRAWBERRY

7. What did Foucault's pendulum prove?
THAT THE EARTH ROTATES

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

Supplementary questions


1. Which element has the atomic number 3?
LITHIUM

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

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?
GYMNASTICS

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

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

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

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?
TOYTOWN

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?
CINCINATTI

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

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

Supplementaries

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

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

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?
GRIP

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

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

4. In which English City is the Sheldonian Theatre?
OXFORD

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

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

7. In which Cornish town is the Hepwoth Gallery?
St. IVES

8. Who painted `The Judgement of Paris'?
PAUL PETER RUBENS

Supplementary questions

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

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

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.
CHILE

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.
NEW ZEALAND

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.
USA

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.
BULGARIA

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

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.
PORTUGAL

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.
AUSTRALIA

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

Supplementaries

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.
FRANCE

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.
ENGLAND

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
30th NOVEMBER

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

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'?
SS CABINET MINISTER

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?
MR McGREGOR's

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

8. The "Darien" project was an attempt in the late 1690s to create a new Scotland. Where?
THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA. (accept PANAMA)


Supplementary questions

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

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?
STEPHEN

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

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
RICHARD III

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

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

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)
ELIZABETH WOODVILLE

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


Supplementary questions

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

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

R.8 All Dressed Up

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

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

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

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?
NORFOLK

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

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

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

8. Which 1985 Phil Collins album includes the track `One More Night'?
NO JACKET REQUIRED


Supplementary Questions

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

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
ISADORA DUNCAN