Thursday, February 22, 2007

Questions 20th February (from Q59)

The questions this week are shown in two locations as the Church House was not able to provide an electronic version of their questions and they are therefore posted as images here:

Because of a curious quirk in Photobucket images are displayed in reverse order to that posted.

59. In which English county is the town of Esher?

60. Which group had a No 1 hit in 1976 with "You To Me Are Everything"?
Real Thing

61. In which UK newspaper did the first crossword appear?
The Sunday Express (November 1924)

62. In anatomy what are the nates?

63. What is dromophobia a fear of?
Crossing the road

64. In which Yorkshire castle did Richard II die in 1400?

65. In which country is the church with the tallest spire in the world?
Germany (Ulm Munster)

66. The schooner Charlotte Rhodes featured in which TV series?
The Onedin Line

67. How much money does the winner of the Turner Prize receive? (No leeway)

68. In which city was the artist Francis Bacon born?

69. Aioli is a kind of mayonnaise seasoned with what?

70. On which country's stock exchange is the All Ordinaries index?

71. Beriberi is a disease said to be caused by the deficiency of which vitamin?

72. What was the first UK colour TV advertisement?
Birds Eye peas (1969)

73. The pub name The White Hart is named after which king's heraldic symbol?
Richard II

74. Astraphobia is a fear of what?

75. What is the art of decorative writing called?

76. What is the name of Al Pacino's character in the 1983 film Scarface?
Tony Montana

77. If a floor or surface is marmoreal what is it made of?

78. What is the only part of the human body which has no blood supply?
Cornea (part of the eye)

79. How many boroughs does New York have?
Five (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx)

80. What is the capital of Romania?

81. Which health minister was responsible for the introduction of the UK National Health Service?
Aneurin Bevan

82. Which British airport was opened to passengers in 1946?

83. Who was the first person to cross Antarctica?
Vivian Fuchs (1957-58, English explorer)

84. A mahout is a person who works with and rides what?

85. In which month is Lady Day (UK)?

86. Which Mediterranean plant used in medicine and magic was said to shriek when pulled from the ground?

87. What is the world's second largest sea?

88. In which English county is Belvoir (pronounced 'beaver') Castle?
Leicestershire (close to the Lincolnshire border and Grantham)

89. Who designed Princess Dianna's wedding dress?
David and Elizabeth Emanuel

90. Who was actor Tony Curtis' first wife?
Janet Leigh

91. Lemurs are indigenous to which island ?

92. Sir Walter Raleigh was executed during which monarch’s reign?
King James I

93. Which band’s albums include “The Queen Is Dead” and “Strangeways Here We Come”?
The Smiths

94. What is the capital of South Australia?

95. Which American author’s novels include “Glamorama” and “American Psycho”?
Brett Easton Ellis

96. Name any of the 4 US states whose borders include the Mason-Dixon Line?
Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia

97. Which was the last football club to appear in the FA Cup Final, having never won the trophy?
Millwall (2004 Final – Manchester United 2: Millwall 0)

98. Who was the first winner of celebrity Big Brother?
Jack Dee (2001)

99. What in 1694 caused the death of Mary II at the age of 32?

100. Which Scottish author’s novels include “Trainspotting” and “Filth”?
Irvine Welsh

101. Who directed the film “Bugsy Malone”?
Alan Parker

102. Which chemical element (atomic number 38) has a radioactive isotope and a variety of uses including toothpaste additive, and firework colour?

103. The Galapagos Islands are part of which country?

104. Which pop group announced they were splitting up in January 2007, with the following statement : “We have split up due to musical similarities. The band would like to thank everyone for their 19 wonderful years in music.”?
The Beautiful South

105. Which fictional character retired to take up beekeeping on the Sussex Downs?
Sherlock Holmes

106. Which football league team moved to the Keepmoat stadium at the start of 2007?
Doncaster Rovers

107. What is the SI unit of Luminous Intensity?

108. What, in 1820, was the intention of the Cato Street Conspiracy?
To assassinate the entire British cabinet (and set up a Presidential style government).

109. Which writer, raconteur and gay icon was born Denis Charles Pratt in 1908?
Quentin Crisp

110. What is the more common name for a melanistic leopard or jaguar?
Black Panther (melanistic means having excess of the black pigment melanin)

111. Which Jewish Country Musician and crime mystery novelist recently stood, unsuccessfully, for Governor of Texas ?
Kinky Friedman

112. The partners George Gillett Jr. and Tom Hicks have formed a new company to take over Liverpool Football Club. What is it called?
Kop Football Ltd

113. What is the name of the former headteacher who was cleared in the loans-for-peerages inquiry?
Des Smith

114. Where is the location of the Suffolk turkey farm, owned by Bernard Matthews, which had the Avian Flu outbreak?

115. In which year did the Soviet Communist Party vote to abandon one-party rule?
1990 (allow 1989-91)

116. Who wrote the children’s book Charlotte’s Web recently released as a film?

117. What is the common name for a Sea-Raven?
The Cormorant

118. Montelimar in France is noted for the manufacture of which confectionary?

119. What heraldic device is to be seen on the reverse of a 2 pence coin?
The Prince of Wales’ Feathers

120. The last lines of a certain poem are: Stands the Church clock at ten to three? / And is there honey still for tea? Where do they refer to?
The Old Vicarage, Grantchester. (Accept Grantchester)


S1. In Darts, what is “a Madhouse” ?
Double one

S2. What is a hyperbole? (High-per-bowl-ee)
An exaggeration or overstatement

S3. What is baked in a “saggar”?

S4. On which sea is the port of Archangel?
The White Sea

S5. Which substance has the chemical symbol O3

S6. Which actor was Madonna’s first husband?
Sean Penn

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

13th Feb Questons

Specialist Questions

1.Arts and Entertainment - Three of a Kind

2.When We Were Young




6.On First Name Terms


8.Name That Song!

Arts and Entertainment - Three of a Kind
You will be given a clue and three examples of their work, which should lead to an answer. i.e. Singer; Chicago, My Way, The Summer Breeze. Answer: Frank Sinatra

1. Actor; Awakenings, The Deer Hunter, Meet the Parents - A. Robert De Niro.

2.Artist; The Potato Eaters, Bedroom in Arles, Portrait of Doctor Gachet
A. Van Gogh

3.Film Director; Apocalypse Now, The Cotton Club, Sleepy Hollow
A. Francis Ford Coppola

4.Actress; Roman Holiday, My Fair Lady, The Nun's Story
A. Audrey Hepburn

5. .author; Needful Things, The Tommyknockers, Dolores Claiborne
A. Stephen King

6. Author; The Secret People, Trouble with Lichen, Chocky
A. John Wyndham

7. /Singer; Sir Duke, I ain't gonna stand for it, Lately
A. Stevie Wonder

8. Playwright; The Entertainer, Epitaph for George Dillon, Look back in Anger
A. John Osborne

9. Singer; Tangled up in Blue, Mozambique, Hurricane
A. Bob Dylan
10. Playwright; The Lover, Tea Party, The Caretaker
A. Harold Pinter

When We Were Young .
1. Which TV programme did Mick Roberts and Jenny Handley present?
A. Magpie

2. What was the name of the first Blue Peter dog (1962 - 77)? A. Petra

3. Who sailed away in a sieve?
A. TheJumblies

4. What was the name of the owl in the herbs?
A. Sage

5. A Wonderloaf advertising slogan became a Tottenham football chant for Mr. Knowles; what was Mr. Knowles' Christian name?
A. Cyril (Nice one Cyril)

6. Who wrote and narrated Bagpuss?
A. Oliver Postgate

7,/ What was a Jubblie?
A. A triangular block of flavoured ice
8. Who lived at No. 52 Festive Road?
A. Mr.Benn

9. In the nursery rhyme who was under a haystack fast asleep?
A. Little Boy Blue
10. Zsazsa and KiKi were whose companions?
A. Hector's (in Hector's house)

I/What name is given to a mixture that typically contains 75% Potassium Nitrate, 13% Charcoal, and 12% Sulphur?
A. Gunpowder

2. What does an anemometer measure?
A. Air or wind speed

3. In mathematics what do vectors have that scalars do not?
A. Direction

4 .What is acetylsalicylic acid better known as?
A. Aspirin

5. What is the name of the calcified tissue surrounding the pulp cavity of teeth?
A. Dentine

6. What name is given to the force that makes an object move in a circular path?
A. Centripetal (not centrifugal)

7. What is the name given to the study of the movement of the plates which make up the earth's surface?
A. Tectonics

8. Which metal expands the most when heated?
A. Caesium


9. What did Walter Hunt invent in 1849?
A. Safety Pin

10. What has been lost if one is anosmatic?
A. Sense of smell
11. Named after its inventor, what is the scale that measures the intensity of earthquakes?
A. Mercalli Scale


1. Which country conquered Goa in India in 1510?
A. Portugal

2 The only English Pope (1154 -59) and the only Dutch Pope (1522 - 23) shared which same papal name?
A. Adrian

3. What did Russia sell to America for $7.2m in 1867?
A. Alaska

4 .What was the name of Alexander the Great's horse?
A. Bucephalus

5. Which family of bankers dominated Florence during the Renaissance?
A. The Medici family

6. What name was given to the 2 wars fought between Britain and China in 1839 - 42 and 1856 - 60?
A. The Opium Wars

7. What was the only major sea battle in the First World War? A. The Battle of Jutland

8. Who invented bone china?
A. Josiah Spode


9. What name was given to the open space
or court of a medieval castle?
A. Bailey

10. When did Rome become a republic?
A. 509 BC (accept 559 - 459 BC)

1. The Isle of Sheppey is part of which English county?
A. Kent

2. Into which sea does the River Jordan flow?
A. Dead Sea

3. Which is the smallest in area of the 50 states in the US?
A. Rhode Island

4. The Orinoco forms a 200 mile border between Venezuela and which other country?
A. Colombia

5. /What is the capital of Nepal?
A. Kathmandu

6. What is the only US state that borders one other state only?
A. Maine

7.Which Italian city is built around the base of Mount Vesuvius?
A. Naples

8. What links the English towns of Barton and Hessle?
A. The H umber Bridge


9. What is the capital of Argentina?
A. Buenos Aires /

10. Which country has coastlines on both the Atlantic and Indian oceans?
A. South Africa

On First Name Terms
You will be given the surname of a famous person; all you need is the first name.
1. Baden-Powell
A. Robert

2. Degas
A. Edgar

3. Chippendale
A. Thomas

4. Mendelssohn
A. Felix

5. Nijinsky
A. Vaslav

6. Kafka
A. Franz

7. Rodin
A. Auguste

8. Tito
A. Josip


9. Canaletto
A. Antonio

10. Mussolini
A. Benito

1. Superbowl XLI (41) was recently contested between the Chicago Bears and which other team? A: Indianapolis Colts (accept Indianapolis)

2. In cricket, who scored a double century as night-watchman against Bangladesh in 2006?
A. Jason Gillespie

3. In football, Luis Scolari is manager of which country?
A. Portugal

4. Who did Serena Williams beat to win this year's Australian Open?
. Maria Sharapova

5. Reading FC share the Madejski Stadium with which Rugby Union team?
A. London Irish

6. Where are French rugby league team Catalans Dragons based?
A. Perpignan

7. Who - as at 7th February 2007 - became the latest player to leave the British Darts Organisation (BDO) to join the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC)?
A./Mervyn King

8. Name either of the American duo who have agreed to buy Liverpool FC?
A. George Gillett or Tom Hicks


9. In golf, where was The Open held last year (2006)?
A. Hoylake

10. Who won the 2006 Tour de France, only to lose the title after a drugs test?
A. Floyd Landis

Name That Song!
Just give the title of the song the lyrics come from. The artist is not required

1. In that jingle jangle morning, I'll come following you. A. Mr Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan)

2. I wonder if one day that you say that you care, if you say you love me madly...
A. Puppet on a String (Sandy Shaw)

3. Said I remember when we used to sit, in the government yard in Trenchtown...
A. No Woman, No Cry (Bob Marley)

4. I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome, I took some comfort there... A. The Boxer (Simon and Garfunkel)

5. Friday night and the lights are low, looking out for a place to go.
A. Dancing Queen (Abba)

6. Look at him working; darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there...
A. Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles)

7. I was born in a crossfire hurricane, and I howled at my ma in the driving rain...
A. Jumping Jack Flash (Rolling Stones)

8. There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold...
A. Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)

9. You can burn my house, steal my car, drink my liquor from an old fruit jar.
A. Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis Presley and others)

10. There is no other day, lets try it another way, you'll lose your mind and play free games for May.
A. See Emily Play (Pink Floyd)

1. Which opera was composed by Verdi to celebrate the opening of the Suez canal?

2. Which hymn became the first million selling record featuring bagpipes?
Amazing Grace

3.What part was played by Charlton Heston in the film the Ten Commandments?

4. ln which English county is the Queen's private residence, Sandringham House?

5. Which former British prime minister collapsed and died whilst making a speech in the house of Lords?
William Pitt the elder

6. Which legendary Spanish warriors full name means The Lord Champion'?
El Cid

7. Which artist created the large High Altar Tapestry in Coventry Cathedral?
Graham Sutherland

8. The five highest waterfalls in Europe are all to be found in which country?

9.How many bytes are there in a megabyte?
One million -3 0 ^

1O. Who was Richard Nixon's vice president when he came to power in 1968?
Spiro Agnew

11. Tralee is the administrative centre for which Irish county?

12.Who was jailed for life, then acquitted after appeal, in the Dingo baby trial'?
Lindy Chamberlain

13. Name the first type of inter-continental ballistic missile fired in 1961?

14. In which Asian country is the Coromandel Coast?

15,What is the name of the mythical three headed guard dog in Greek mythology?

16. What name is given to a Hindu of the highest caste?

17. From which ore is Aluminium extracted?

18. In which novel does Tolstoy describe a Russian wolf hunt using borzois?
War and Peace

19. Whjch of the Spice Girls was nicknamed 'Sporty Spice'?
Melanie Chisholm

20. What type of song is a doxology?

21. Which birthday did the Duke of Edinburgh celebrate in the year 2000?

22. Which Irish novelist and poet wrote the short story collection 'Dubliners'?
James Joyce

23. Who was Hitler's secretary - sentenced to death in absentia at Nuremburg?
Martin Bormann

24. 1n which county is Milton Keynes?

25 In which English county is the town Bicester?

26. How many points are needed to win a game of Cribbage?
121 (no leeway)

27. On which continent would you commonly find Aardvarks?

28. What is a 'Treskilling Yellow'?
A postage stamp

29. Name Gordon Brown's second son, born in July 2006?

30.Which former Labour MP, more recently known as Lord Stratford, died while on holiday in Florida in
January 2006?
Tony Banks

31.Name/the television series featuring the characters Gwen Cooper, Jack Harkness and Owen

32. Which actor left Coronation Street in 2006 after 30 years?
Johnny Briggs (don't accept Mike Baldwin)

33. Where were the 2006 UEFA cup finals held?

34.Who was recently listed by Forbes magazine as the richest black person on the planet?
Oprah Winfrey

35. What is the name of the major airport on the Isle of Man?

36.What does the T.T. stand for in Isle of Man T.T. Races?
Tourist Trophy

37.How many living presidents or ex-presidents of the USA were present at the funeral of Gerald Ford?
38. Of which country is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf president?

30. Name the wooden flying boat designed by Howard Hughes?
The 'Spruce Goose'

40. Which British heavyweight boxer was the first to win three Lonsdale belts?
Henry Cooper.

41. Which Blue's singer had the real name McKinley Morganfield?
Muddy Waters

42. What is the capital of Kenya?

43. Which element has the symbol Mn?

44. Name the Planet Pluto's only moon?

45. By what name is Britain's most notorious environmental protester Danial Hocker commonly known?

46/How is the year 1999 expressed in Roman Numerals?

47.Name the capital of Portugal?

48.Name the natural painkillers secreted by the brain that resemble opiates?

49.Wnat is the first name of the fictional detective Miss Marple?

50.Which American jazz singer was known as Lady Day?
Billie Holliday

51. Who was Poet Laureate from 1984 to 1998?
Ted Hughes

52. Who wrote 'Auld lang syne'?
Robert Burns

53. Which of the Mitford Sisters married Oswald Mosley?

54. Who was allowed to help Jesus carry the cross?
Simon of Cyrene

55.Which chess piece can only move diagonally?

56. which singer starred in the 1959 film 'Expresso Bongo'?
Cliff Richard

57.0f Which US state is Lincoln the capital?

58.Which cabinet member was made "Leader of the House of Commons, Lords Reform and Party
Funding" in May 2006?
Rt Hon Jack Straw MP

59. Nellie Dean is a character in which novel?
Wuthering Heights

6O.Whatis the birthstone for the month of July?

61. There are 6 categories of Nobel prizes awarded each year: Chemistry, medicine, peace, literature
and economics are 5, what is the 6th?

62. Name the deep-toned aboriginal wind instrument popularised by Rolf Harris?
The Didgeridoo

63. What colour does Strontium produce when used in fireworks?

64. Name the barber in Rosini's opera 'The Barber of Seville'?

65. In Eastenders, The Queen Victoria pub is on the corner of Albert Square and which other road?
Bridge Street

66. Which American city is home to the Timberwolves, the Twins and the Vikings?

67. ln the Chinese Zodiac which sign comes between the rat and the tiger?
The Ox

68.The name of which game means 'I Play' in Latin?

69. What is the correct way to address a Duke?
Your Grace

70. What is an epidiascope?
An overhead projector

71.In which decade of the 20th century did the human population of the world reach 4 billion?

72. VVhich author's first works were published under the name Currer Bell?
Charlotte Bronte

73. Who was the father-in-law of Moses? Jethro

74. What do the initials HB on a pencil stand for?
Hard Black

75. Who is the president of Egypt?
Muhammad Hosni Mubarak

76. Which flag was flown by the Mayflower when the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts?
The St. George's Cross

77. Name the Isle of Man Ferry that recently collided (in February 2007) with the Alaska Rainbow in the
River Mersey?
Sea Express 1 (Sea Express)

78;What is the name of Dr Evil's cat in the 'Austin Powers' films?
Mr Bigglesworth

79.Which Blue's legend played on U2's 'Raffle and Hum' album?
BB King

80. Of what organisation is Amr Moussa the Secretary-general?
The Arab League

81. In which year was the NASDAQ financial exchange founded?
1971 (accept 1969 to 1973)

82. In which month is the 'Labor Day' holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada?

83. In which English county would you find Great Bookham?

84. HOW many stars are on the flag of Jordan? One (no leeway)

85. In which year was the English Football Association founded?
1863 (accept 1861 to 1865)

86. From what four word expression does the word 'goodbye' derive? God be with ye (accept you for ye)

87. iN which town is the book 'The French lieutenant's woman' set?
Lyme Regis

88. What name is given to the cabin below an Airship?

89. Ifa dish is cooked 'Florentine', what ingredient is required?

90. In which year in Britain were roads classified as either A or B roads?
1920 (accept between 1917 and 1923)

91. 'What is the name of the official residence of The Archbishop of Canterbury?
Lambeth Palace

92.UnderIslamic law, how many wives is a man allowed to have at any one time?
4 (no leeway)

93. After how many years of marriage is a wooden anniversary?

94. In Morse code, which letter is represented by Dash Dot Dash Dot?

95. Who is the patron saint of architects?
St Thomas

96.What colour is a custard apple?


1 Who lives at 1313 Webfoot Walk?
Donald Duck

2. Who was the Greek Goddess of Victory?

3. Who is reported to have said to his wife 'Honey, I forgot to duck' after an assassination attempt in
Ronald Reagan

4. By what name is Martha Jane Canary better known?
Calamity Jane

5. Who played Father Dougal in the TV sitcom 'Father Ted'?
Ardal O'Hanlon

6. What type of bird features on the seventh day of Christmas in the song 'The Twelve Days Of

7. In the sitcom Friends, which character has the middle name Muriel?

8. What did Mario do for a living in the video game 'Super Mario Brothers'?

9. Which American TV sitcom has a theme tune called 'Thank You For Being A Friend'?
'The Golden Girls'

10. How many cards are there in a tarot pack?

11. How many yards are there in a furlong?

12. What is the currency of Pakistan?

13. What nationality was pop artist Andy Warhol?

14. What does a Herpetologist study?

15. What is the common name for Hansen's Disease?

Friday, February 09, 2007

Feb 5th Away to The Dolphin

Macclesfield Quiz League 6 February 2007
All questions set by the Castle Questions vetted by the Sutton Club Specialist rounds are as follows:

Arts and Entertainment
Royal Family History
The Good Die Young
Proper Music Sporting firsts Science

Arts & Entertainment
1. Which tongue-in-cheek stage musical tells the story of a man-eating plant called Audrey and is set mainly in Mr. Mushnik's flower shop on Skid Row?
The Little Shop Of Horrors

2. Les Miserables has recently overtaken Cats as the longest running musical in British theatre history (i.e. continuous in the West End). Name either of the two writers of the musical Les Miserables.
Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg

3. Who is the author of the novel Madame Bovary?
Gustav Flaubert

4. The beginning of which 1980's hit 'single' establishes it as a soundtrack for nuclear war: a funeral march plays; an air raid siren is"heard and a stem voice announces "when you hear the air attack warning, you and your family must take cover"?
Two Tribes (Frankie goes to Hollywood)

5. In the recent film The Last King of Scotland, which actor plays Idi Amin?
Forest Whitaker
6. Who wrote the music to the operas Peter Grimes and The Turn of the Screw?
Benjamin Britten

7. Who is the current presenter of Desert Island Discs on Radio 4?
Kirsty Young
8. Which group/band fronted by Gary Lightbody was one of the biggest sellers in the U.K. in 2006 with their album 'Eyes Open' ?
Snow Patrol

1. Which group /band had hits with "When You're in Love With a Beautiful Woman" and "More Like the Movies"?
Dr. Hook
2. Who wrote the music to the ballet "The Nutcracker"?


1 The Greenwich meridian (0 degrees) runs through London. What line of latitude is nearest to London?

51 degrees north (Accept 50 to 52)

2 In which range of hills is Cheddar Gorge? Mendips

3 What is the official language of San Marino? Italian

4 Tabasco is a state in which country? Mexico

5 In which Canadian province is Vancouver?

British Columbia

6 What imaginary line on the Earth's surface lies largely at 180 degrees longitude?

The International Date Line

7 How many stars are there on the flag of New Zealand?
4 (No leeway!)

8 In which country is "Fez", as in the hat?



9 In which U.S. state would you find the original London Bridge? Arizona

10 On which river does Baghdad stand?


ROYAL FAMILY HISTORY = the female of the species No = not those Royles!)

1) Which Spanish-born future Queen of England married her brother-in-law?

Catherine of Aragon (before she married Henry VIII she was married to his brother Arthur)

2) Philip II of Spain married which English Queen in 1554? Mary I (Mary Tudor – accept either)

3) What relation specifically was Mary I to Elizabeth I? Half-sisters (do not accept sister)

4) What relation was Queen Victoria to Kaiser Bill?
She was his Grandma (his mother was one of her daughters)

5) How many husbands did Mary Queen of Scots have? Three (Francois II of France, Darnley & Bothwell)

6) How old was Mary Queen of Scots when she was executed at Fotheringay?

44 (accept 43-45)

7) How old was the current Queen when she acceded to the throne? 26 (accept 25-27)

8) What was the family name of the current Queen's mother? Bowes-Lyon


9) Which Portuguese-born Queen of England was married to Charles II? Catherine of Braganza

10) Which Queen of England had 18 pregnancies: 13 were miscarriages or stillborn, the others died in infancy?

Queen Anne


In this round you are given some information about a (hopefully) famous personality and their nickname. You have to supply the real name.

1) Born in 1884, she was a burlesque and vaudeville singer, starred in the film Broadway Melody of 1938 and was known as "The Last of the Red Hot Mommas"
Sophie Tucker

2) Born in 1894, he was a music hall comedian famed for his near the knuckle jokes and gaudy suits, and was known as "The Cheeky Chappy"
Max Miller

3) Born in County Cork in 1890, he was Director of Intelligence for the IRA, was shot and killed during the Irish Civil War, and was known as "The Big Fellow"
Michael Collins

4) Born in 1906, he was 6ft 9in tall, won the heavyweight championship of the world in 1933 and was known as "The Ambling Alp"
Primo Camera

5) Born in 1515, she was painted by Holbein, was the last of Henry VIII's wives to die, and was known as "The Flanders Mare"
Anne of Cleves

6) Born in 1293, he married Eleanor of Aquitaine, built Carnaevon Castle, and was known as "Longshanks"
Edward I

7) Born in 1925, he was Footballer of the Year in 1953, scored a controversial goal in an FA Cup Final, and was known as "The Lion of Vienna"
Nat Lofthouse

8) Born in 1877, he broadcast from Germany during the war, was executed for treason in 1946, and was known as "Lord Haw-Haw"
William Joyce


9) Born in 1853, she was an actress and society beauty, was the mistress of the Prince of Wales, and was known as "The Jersey Lily"
Lily Langtry

10)Bom in 1942, he won the heavyweight championship of the world three times, was voted Sportsman of the Century, and was known as "The Louisville Lip"
Muhammad Ali

The Good Die Young

In this round you are asked to name from the clues, people who died before their alloted three score years and ten. It should be noted that the word 'good' does not necessarily refer to their morals, but that they were good at what they did.

1 English poet born in Shropshire 1893. Collected works first published 1920 including "Anthem fro Doomed youth". Killed in 1918
Wilfred Owen
2 Austrian composer born in Vienna 1797. Composed the 'Trout Quintet' and the songs 'Who is Sylvia' and 'Hark, Hark the Lark'.
Died of typhus 1828.
Franz Schubert
-.3 In motor racing, which Formula 1 constructor was killed in 1970
aged 32 while testing one of his own vehicles at Goodwood?
Bruce Mclaren
4 English Champion Jockey, born 1857. Rode 2,748 winners, including The Derby five times. In 1886 aged 30, he shot himself at home in Newmarket.
Fred Archer
5 Contralto opera singer born in Lancashire in 1912; one of her most popular recordings is "Blow the wind southerly". Died of cancer in 1953
Kathleen Ferrier
6. English middleweight boxer born Lemington Spa 1925. British Middleweight Champion 1950-54 and World Champion 1951, after defeating Sugar Ray Robinson. Died 1966.
Randolph Turpin
7. American tennis player born 1934. Made tennis history by becoming the first woman to win the Grand Slam in the same year (1953). Died 1969.
Maureen Connolly
8. American cornettist, born Iowa 1903. At the age of nineteen began the short career that made him one of the most celebrated jazz performers of the 1920's. He was particularly famous for his solo improvisations. Ravaged by alcoholism he died of pneumonia aged 28 in 1931.
Bix Beiderbecke


1 US singer/songwriter, born 1943, best known for "Bad, bad, Leroy Brown" "I'll have to say I love you in a song" and "Time in a bottle" . Died in a plane crash 20 September 1973
Jim Croce

2. Italian painter and sculptor born 1884. His early sculptures of African style elongated heads influenced his painting style. His one man exhibition in 1918 was closed for indecency on the opening day..Died of TB in 1920

Amadeo Modigliani

1. Music is written on five horizontal lines separated by four spaces. What is this arrangement of lines and spaces called?

A stave

2. Give a year in the life of J. S. Bach. 1685 to 1750
3. Which choral work by Elgar depicts the passage of a soul from a dying man to a glimpse of heaven?

The Dream of Gerontius

4. Which musical note is also a palindrome? MINIM
5. Mendelssohn wrote the tune most commonly used in singing the carol "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!" Spell Mendelssohn.


6. Who founded the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge?
Henry VI
7 King's College, Cambridge holds a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve each year, a practice now copied by many other churches. When was the service first held?

1918 (accept 1915 to 1920)

8. Which instrument sounds the note "A" to which other instruments in an orchestra tune up?


Who wrote the words to "In the Bleak Mid-Winter"? Christina Rossetti
The player of which instrument is traditionally last to enter the stage before a performance involving a symphony orchestra?


Sporting firsts

1 In what year were starting stalls first used in horse racing in the UK 1965 (at Newmarket) – allow 1963 to 1967

2 In which country were the first Winter Olympics staged in 1924 France (Chamonix)

3 Who was the first black person to be a Wimbledon singles tennis champion Althea Gibson

4 In what year was the Football League Cup competition (currently the Carling Cup) first won

1961 (allow 1960-62)

5 In rugby union, England won the first Six Nations Championship; in which year was this


6 Which county won the first one day cricket trophy in 1964 Sussex

7 Who was the first Formula 1 world motor racing champion also to win the Indianapolis 500

Jim Clark

8 Who was the first British winner of the World Matchplay Golf Championship in 1987

Ian Woosnam

Supplementary Questions

9 What nationality was the first woman to run a mile in under 5 minutes English (Diane Leather in 1955)

10 Who was the first boxer to defeat Mohammed Ali in a professional fight Joe Frazier


1 Who was the first Briton to undertake a space walk? Michael Foale

2 Which chemical element has the symbol Co and is number 27 in the periodic table


3 How many bones are there in the human legs and feet 58

4 What word describes the number of very small dots which make up the picture on a visual display unit such as a computer screen


5 Lead and which other metal form the alloy pewter Tin

6 What is the snapdragon plant also known as Antirrhinum

7 What process converts atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia Haber process

8 Louis Pasteur invented a vaccination against which disease Rabies

Supplementary questions

9 What is the diameter of the London Eye in metres 135 m (allow 124 to 145)

10 What is a young squirrel called


General knowledge

1 The organisation called the Blue Cross is concerned with what?
It is a charity for pets, particularly cats and dogs

2 The Carens make of car is produced by which manufacturer Kia

3 On which river does the Australian city of Perth stand The Swan

4 In which field is Dara O'Briain known Comedian

5 Which player scored the opening goal of the 2006 World Cup final-in Germany
Philip Lahm (Germany)

6 Cat Stevens has recently released hi first album for over 30 years; under what name?

7 What is the official language of the Cape Verde Islands? Portuguese

8 Who won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2006 Rees Witherspoon for Walk the Line

9 In which county is Market Harborough Leicestershire

10 Which Commonwealth country is completely surrounded by South Africa Lesotho

11 Who as at the end of 2006 was the Chair of the Labour Party Hazel Blears

12 Prior to Tiger Woods, who was the last golfer to win the Open Golf championship 3 times
Nick Faldo

13 Who won Celebrity Come Dancing in December 2006 Mark Ramprakash

14 Given either of the Christian names of the writer PD James Phyllis Dorothy

15 What nationality are Malev Airlines Hungarian

16 In the song Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder, whose birthday is he celebrating?
Martin Luther King

17 Which painter would you associate with the Water Gardens at Giverney in France

18 In which year was Hong Kong handed over to China? 1997

19 Who wrote the novel Daniel Deronda? George Eliot

20 In which of Cheshire's boroughs is the town of Sandbach? Congleton

21 Which European City has the largest parliament building Budapest

22 With which subject was the recent Stem report concerned Climate change (and its impact on the economy)

23 Who as at the end of January 2007 was Prime Minister of Australia John Howard

24 In which town is the World Economic Summit held each winter Davos, Switzerland

25 On a conventional set of dominoes, how many spots are there? 168

26 Where do Doncaster Rovers play their home games? The Keepmoat Stadium (since 2007)

27 How many squares are there on a standard Scrabble board? 225

28 Which company published "Lady Chatterly's Lover"? Penguin Books

29 In which year did the Channel Tunnel open? 1992

30 In which UK town was the world's first test-tube baby born? Oldham

31 How many people died when the Titanic sank? 1,503 (Accept 1400 to 1600)

32 When was the first motorway opened in Britain, namely the Preston by-pass?

33 What was introduced for the first time outside war years in 1842? Income tax

34 What type of creature is a redpoll? A bird

35 Where did Florence Nightingale set up a hospital to treat the wounded of the Crimean War?

36 What nationality was the navigator Abel Tasman? Dutch

37 On which island was Napoleon Bonaparte born? Corsica

38 Who is the current British Forces' "official sweetheart" who spent Christmas 2006 in Afghanistan entertaining the troops?
Katherine Jenkins

39 What type of bird is a greylag? A goose

40 In which organ of the body is insulin produced? Pancreas

41 What is the specific name for the home of a beaver? Lodge

42 Which novel ends with the words "After all, tomorrow is another day"? Gone with the Wind

43 In the, "Thomas the Tank Engine" stories, what is Trevor?
A traction engine. (The tractor is Terence)

44 What is 25% of 5 dozen? 15

45 Adam Smith is soon to be the new face on the £20 note. In what year did he write The Wealth of Nations?
1776 (accept 1770 to 1780)

46 The Queen Anne's Revenge was the flagship of which notorious 18th century pirate?
Edward Teach – known as Blackbeard (accept either)

47 Who was the daughter of Teakle Wallis Warfield of Baltimore, USA, who caused a constitutional crisis between the wars?
Mrs Wallis Simpson (accept Mrs Simpson)

48 Who did Prince Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha marry in 1840?
Queen Victoria

49 The Treaty of Vereeniging ended which war? The Boer War

50 Which Scandinavian country became an independent kingdom in 1905? Norway

51 Who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize? Marie Curie

52 Who was the first American woman in space? Sally Ride

53 Who scored the winning goal in the 1987 Cup Final? Gary Mabbutt

54 Who won the 1995 cricket World Cup? Sri Lanka

55 Which song was a No 1 hit for Jimmy Young, the Righteous Brothers and Robson & Jerome?
Unchained Melody

56 What was the last film made by James Dean before he was killed in a car crash in 1955?
Rebel without a Cause (disputed)

57 What electronic device was developed at Bell Laboratories in 1947? The transistor

58 What gas, produced by yeast fermentation, makes bread dough rise? Carbon dioxide

59 Who was the first monarch of the house of Tudor? Henry VII

60 Who is the 46-year-old singer Paul Hewson better known as? Bono

61 Who directed the movie Blade Runner? Ridley Scott

62 In which forest is Shakespeare's As You like It set?

The forest of Arden

63 What was the heir to the French throne known as? The Dauphin

64 Which car manufacturer shares a name with a London bridge? Vauxhall

65 What was the name of The Merchant of Venice? Antonio

66 Which royal duke was born on Corfu? The Duke of Edinburgh

67 Which big-band leader shared a name with a British Prime Minister? Ted Heath

68 What gas is used in modern airships? Helium

69 At what battle did William III defeat his opponents in 1690? Battle of the Boyne

70 Which saint gave her name to a firework? St Catherine,

71 What is the northernmost point of the British mainland? Dunnet Head

72 Which fortified wine takes its name from an island in the Atlantic? Madeira

73 Who designed Blenheim Palace?
Sir John Vanbrugh (accept Vanbrugh)

74 In the sea-shanty, who went to sea "with silver buckles on his knee"? Bobby Shafto

75 Which race course has given its name to a card game? Newmarket

76 In World War II, what was Operation Barbarassa? The German invasion of Russia (in 1941)

77 What nationality is the detective Hercule Poirot ? Belgian
78 What spice do we get from a species of crocus? Saffron

79 In what year year did Rhodesia declare UDI? 1965 (accept 1964-1966)

80 Which saint's day is celebrated on the 26th December? St Stephen
81 In which month is Beaujolais Nouveau traditionally released for drinking? November

82 In the TV series, what was Fred Flintstone's wife called ? Wilma

83 In what comic does Lord Snooty and his Gang appear? The Beano

84 Who wrote the award winning TV series Cracker starring Robbie Coltrane Jimmy McGovern

95 What was the title of the first album (LP) released by the Beatles Please Please Me

86 Who is Charles Saatchi's wife Nigella Lawson

87 Which player in 2004 became the first American (US citizen) to win an FA Cup winners medal
Tim Howard (Man United)

88 In which year did Samuel Morse first successfully test the electric telegraph
1838 (accept 1833 to 1843)

89 The young soldier Paul Baumer is the central character in which anti-war novel
All quiet on the western front

90 Who composed and played the theme music to the film The Third Man Anton Karras

91 In 2006 who left a weather girl for a cheeky girl Lembit Opik MP

92 Which playwright wrote Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead Tom Stoppard

93 The bright star Polaris lies in which constellation Ursa Minor (do not accept Ursa Major)

94 Which French royal palace next to the Louvre was destroyed by arson in 1871

The Tuileries

95 Named after the liberator of the country in which it is located , in which South American capital city is the university of Bernado O'Higgins?

96 Which TV ecclesiastical comedy of the 60's and 70's was set in the fictional bishopric of St Oggs
All Gas and Gaiters

Supplementary questions
One of the most famous photographs of World War II taken in 1945 shows six marines hoisting the American flag on Mount Suribachi during the battle
for which island?
Iwo Jima

Stewart Copeland was the drummer and Andy Summers the guitarist with which group/band?

Who composed the Dambuster's March (the music to the film The Dambusters)?
Eric Coates

Alexander the Great became ruler of which kingdom in 336BC, i.e. the kingdom he inherited?
Macedonia (do not accept anything else e.g. Greece)

The first woman to ride in the Grand National did so in 1977. The first woman to complete the course did so in 1982. Name either.
Geraldine Rees (1977) and Charlotte Brew (1982)

Representations of the leaves of which plant feature on the coronets of, marquises, dukes and earls?

Patrick Moore – presenter of The Sky at Night is a virtuoso of which musical instrument?

In what year did the crime novelist Agatha Christiedie?
1976 accept 1974-78 (Two years either way)

Which dwarf, in a tale by the Brothers Grimm, offered to help a miller's daughter spin straw into gold?

In January 2005, the Huygen space craft landed on Titan, a moon of which planet?

Which well-known woman's only venture into national politics resulted in defeat as the Labour candidate for Thanet North at the General Election 1983?
Cherie Blair (accept Booth)

In which song does Rod Stewart compare his lover with Celtic and United?
You're in my Heart

David Beckham has signed for an American soccer team. What is the name of the team? Los Angeles Galaxy (accept LA Galaxy, but must have 'Galaxy')

Which Chuck Berry song was the first single to be released by the Rolling Stones in July 1963?
Come On