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:

http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a230/Cusacks/Sutton%20Church%20House

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?
Surrey

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?
Buttocks

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

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

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)
£25,000

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

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

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

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

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?
Thunderstorms

75. What is the art of decorative writing called?
Calligraphy

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?
Marble

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?
Bucharest

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?
Heathrow

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?
Elephants

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

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

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

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 ?
Madagascar

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?
Adelaide

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?
Smallpox

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?
Strontium

103. The Galapagos Islands are part of which country?
Ecuador

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?
Candela

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?
Holton

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?
E.B.White

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

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

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)


SUPPLEMENTARIES

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”?
Pottery

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

S5. Which substance has the chemical symbol O3
Ozone

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

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