Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Cup Round 2 and Plate Jan 16 2007

Set by
HARRINGTON ACADEMICALS & Waters Green Wonderers


1. Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin was killed by a spine from which creature?
Stingray
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"?
Pilot.
5. 2006 I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here winner Matt Willis was formerly a member of which boyband?
Busted.
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?
GMEX.
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?
170
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?
Nirvana
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?
Yakuza
33. What is the variant of Sudoko which involves the addition of numbers?
Kakuro
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?
Ghandi.
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?
Awja
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?
Gallifrey
57. If an average motorcar stops in 9 car lengths- at what speed was it travelling when the brakes were applied?
30mph
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?
Fractions
61. In what year was the Festival of Britain?
1951
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?
Massachusetts
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?
Nassau
72. Tsar Kolokol, in Moscow, is the world's biggest what?
Bell
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?
1975
77. Brimstone is an old name for which chemical?
Sulphur
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?
Oxfordshire
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?
Grass
86. Consisting of 600 men, it was one tenth of a legion — what was it called?
Cohort
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?
Loire
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"?
Mussorgsky
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?
Jumna
99. Who was referred to as El Caudillo?
Franco
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?
Georgia
102. What is the brown pigment made from the ink of cuttlefish?
Sepia
103. Edo was the former name of which city?
Tokyo
104. Which Hindu deity has the head of an elephant?
Ganesha
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"?
Disraeli
109. Which bishop of England signs his name Sarum?
Salisbury
110. Which Norman Foster-designed French bridge is the world's highest?
Millau viaduct
111. On which English racecourse is Tattenham Corner?
Epson
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?
Toscanini
114. In which city is the Alhambra Palace?
Granada
115. What Macclesfield landmark did Francis Goodwin design in 1823?
The Town Hall
116. Where is Olympus Mons?
Mars
117. In "Some Mothers Do Have `Em", what was the name of Frank and Betty Spencer's baby daughter?
Jessica
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?
Poole

Supplementaries

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?
Lowestoft
4. What was Sherlock Holmes' crime fighting companion's first name?
John
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?
Hapsburg
8. Which queen ordered the creation of a racecourse at Ascot?
Queen Anne
9. What is the capital of North Korea?
Pyongyang
10. Who lives at 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield?
The Simpsons
11. As whom were the duo Bartholomew and Wiseman better known?
Morecambe and Wise

Tie-breaker:

What is the highest speed recorded on a public road by a radar speed trap. (in Texas)?
242mph

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