Thursday, January 24, 2008

22nd January - Cup Round

General Knowledge Questions - POW

1. Which film role have Buster Crabbe, Ron Ely and Christopher Lambert all played
A. Tarzan

2. Who wrote "The Age of Reason" during his imprisionment in Paris
A. Thomas Paine

3. Who holds Macclesfield Town's all time record of eighty-three (yes 83!) League and Cup goals in one season (1933-34)
A. Albert Valentine

4. Which English king was victorious at Agincourt
A. Henry V

5. In which year did Queen Victoria celebrate her Diamond Jubilee
A. 1897

6. Plymouth is the capital of which UK dependency
A. Montserrat

7. The British High Court is split into three Divisions: Queen's Bench and Chancery are two, name the third
A. Family Division

8. Betelgeuse and Rigel are two stars in which constellation
A. Orion

9. Where in the body would you find the Sacrum
A. Spine (just above the Coccyx)

10. Aleph is the first letter of which alphabet
A. Hebrew

11. Rover, Follower, Centre and Halfback are all positions in which sport
A. Australian Rules Football

12. Which classical composer's works all have a "Kochel number'
A. Mozart

13 In which European country would you find the Mittelland Canal
A. Germany

14. Spike, Willow and Anya were all characters in which TV series
A. Buffy The Vampire Slayer

15. Which liqueur contains extract of wormwood
A. Absinthe

16. What connects Marple Junction and Hardings Wood Junction
A. Macclesfield Canal

17. Who wrote "The Loneliness of The Long Distance Runner"
A. Alan Silitoe

18. Which Japanese city hosted a major UN conference on climate change in 1997
A. Kyoto

19. Which UK Dependency consists of well over 150 islands, of which only about twenty are inhabited
A. Bermuda

20. In which month of 2008 will the religious festival of Passover be celebrated
A. April (20th to be exact)

21. Which Canadian province takes its name from the Cree word meaning 'swift flowing river'
A. Saskatchewan

22. Hadhafang was the sword of which character in The Lord of The Rings
A. Arwen

23. What was the name of the band that Bjork left to pursue a solo career
A. The Sugarcubes

24. Cornish 'Yarg' cheese is traditionally served coated in what
A. Nettle leaves

25. Which society, formed in 1905, has the motto 'not apt to disclose secrets'
A. The Magic Circle

26. Geographically Calpe and Abyis are better known as what
A. The pillars of Hercules/The Straits of Gibraltar

27. Colonel John T. Hall was whose commanding officer
A. Sgt Ernest Bilko

28. What is Postman Pat's surname
A. Clifton

29. In David Copperfield who received the message 'Barkis is willing'
A. Peggotty

30. In Greek mythology what did Narcissus fall in love with
A. His own reflection

31. Which TV presenter has the nickname 'Hamster
A. Richard Hammond

32. Name either of the countries separated by The Gulf of Bothnia
A. Finland, Sweden

33. Roberto Calvi, the Italian banker, was found hanging from which London bridge in 1982
A. Blackfriars

34. Calcium is used in the manufacure of fireworks to add what colour
A. Orange

35. Who did The Dakotas back in the 1960s
A, Billy J Kramer

36. In which book would you first meet the Walker and Blackett children
A. Swallows and Amazons

37. What is Captain James Kirk's middle name
A. Tiberius

38. August 29th 1882: Which sporting result occurred for the first time
A. England lost to Australia at cricket

39. According to the nursery rhyme, on which day of the week was Soloman Grundy taken ill
A. Thursday

40. What do Pele, Prince Charles and Bill Gates have in common
A. They are all left handed

41. Who stripped to his shorts for a 1986 Levi advert
A. Nick Kamen

42. Beryl Hennersey, Sandra Hutchinson and Carol Boswell are all characters who appeared in which 1970s comedy series
A. The Liver Birds

43. In which religion do you attempt to reach the state of Nirvana
A. Buddhism

44. In the Beatles song 'Penny Lane' who keeps a portrait of the Queen in his pocket
A. The fireman

45 Apart from skiing, which other sport takes place on a piste
A. Fencing

46. What colour are the four stars on New Zealand's flag
A. Red

47. 'Everyone you meet, is jammin in the streets' says the lyric of which hit of 1983 for Lionel Ritchie
A. All Night Long (All Night)

48. Which 1980s film ended with the line 'Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads'
A. Back To The Future

49Who was sacked as manager of the England Rugby Union side in November 2006
A. Andy Robinson

50. Leopold Bloom is the hero of which famous book
A. Ulysses

51. In which European city would you find the painting 'When did you last see your father'
A. Liverpool (Walker Art Gallery)

52. Which TV series started in 1965 with a chair, a celebrity and a book
A. Jackanory

53. Who wrote the novel 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'
A. Truman Capote

54. Who played the headmistress of St Trinian's in the new film version
A Rupert Everett

55. Whose autobiography was entitled 'Honest'
A. Ulrika Jonsson

56. Who preceded Andrew Johnson as US president
A. Abraham Lincoln

57. Who is the patron saint of Portugal
A St. George

58. Who, in 1990, became the first chancellor of a reunited Germany
A. Helmut Kohl

59. Who was the wing commander who led the Dambuster bombing raids
A. Guy Gibson

60. The seventh series of Two Pints of Lagerand A Packet of Crisps began last week, but what was unusual about the first episode
A. It was broadcast live

61. Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize
A. Marie Curie

62. Kim Campbell was the first woman prime minister of which country
A. Canada

63. Which actor's real name was William Henry Pratt
A. Boris Karloff

64. The fashionable island Martha's Vineyard is in which US state
A. Massachusetts

65. In which English county is Fotheringhay Castle
A. Northamptonshire

66. What is the capital of Queensland, Australia
A. Brisbane

67. What was the number of the MASH unit on TV
A. 4077

68. In the human body which gland secretes the hormone insulin
A. Pancreas

69. What was the name of the 1992 hurricane which caused massive damage to the Bahamas, Florida, and Louisana
A. Andrew

70. What type of cloud is normally associated with thunderstorms
A. Cumulonimbus

71. In which film is Dustin Hoffman tortured by Lawrence Oliver by having his teeth drilled
A. Marathon Man

72. What was the title of the American's response to 'Do They Know It's Christmas
A. We are the World

73. From which Shakespeare play does the line 'All the World's a stage' come from
A. As You Like It

74. Which Welsh music group has members including 2Hats, Maggot and Eggsy
A. Goldie Looking Chain

75. Which TV show was set in the fictional northern town of Hartley
A. Juliet Bravo

76. Which mineral group includes the following types: Crocidolite, Amosite and Chrysolite
A. Asbestos

77. In which year was Cardiff proclaimed Capital of Wales
A. 1955 (20th December to be exact)

78. Following re-organisation of the British Army, into which new Regiment did the Cheshires merge
A. The Mercian Regiment

79. At 9.30am each week day, who would normally follow Terry Wogan on Radio 2
A. Ken Bruce

80. At the 2007 BBC Sports Personality Awards, who received a lifetime achievement award
A. Sir Bobby Robson

81. The M6 is currently being extended northwards to Gretna, to link with which Scottish motorway
A. M74

82. Who are the current screen sponsers of Coronation Street
A. Harveys (Furniture retailers)

83. In the Chinese calendar, which animal is the symbol of 2008, commencing 7th February
A. Rat

84. Which daily newspaper proclims itself "The National Newspaper of Wales"
A. The Western Mail

85. At which hotel in Las Vegas did Ricky Hatton lose his first professional fight
A. The MGM Grand

86. Which radio station broadcasts into childrens hospitals
A. Radio Lollipop

87. By what popular name is a Topi better known
A. A Pith Helmet

88. By what title is Gerald Grosvenor better known
A. The Duke of Westminster

89. Rowan Williams held which title before his confirmation as Archbishop of Canterbury in 2002
A. Archbishop of Wales

90. What would you find atop The Shaftesbury Monument in London
A. Eros

91. Who was Chairman of the Judges on BBC'S 'Strictly Come Dancing'
A. Len Goodman

92. The trio of CSI programmes on Channel 5 all have a piece of intro music performed by which rock band
A. The Who

93. If your holiday baggage tag shows ALC, where are you going
A. Alicante

94. Which airport is represented by the code BHX
A. Birmingham

95. In the USA, which time zone lies between Pacific and Central
A. Mountain

96. Which motorway links Glasgow and Edinburgh
A. M8

97. With what is a 'carpetbag steak' stuffed
A. Oysters

98. Which Dickens novel features Newman Noggs and the Cheeryble brothers
A. Nicholas Nickleby

99. What colour is the letter L in the standard Google logo
A. Green

100. How many stars are on the flag of the European Union
A. 12 (Twelve)

101. Kenneth Kaunda was the first President of which African country
A. Zambia

102. Which Scottish athlete refused to run on a Sunday at the 1924 Paris Olympics
A. Eric Liddle

103. What is the offspring of a male lion and a tigeress called (apart from very dangerous)
A. Liger

104. What is the capital of Sierra Leone
A. Freetown

105. Astana is the capital of which country
A. Kazakhstan

106. Which singer was born Henry John Deutschendorf Junior, but died in a plane crash in 1997
A. John Denver

107. In which country is the town of Fray Bentos
A. Uruguay

108. For which film did Henry Fonda win his Best Actor Oscar
A. On Golden Pond

109. What is the medical condition Icterus commonly called
A. Jaundice

110. Which Argentian leader was deposed in 1982
A. General Galtieri

111. In which European city was The World Trade Organisation formed, in 1995
A. Geneva

112. Caprine relates to which animal
A. Goat

113. What is a funambulist
A. Tightrope walker

114. From which European country does Limburger cheese orginate
A. Belgium

115. In Egyptian mythology, who was the god of embalming who also watched over the dead
A. Anubis

116. Which part of the body is affected by Bright's disease
A. The Kidneys

117. In 1889, what took over from the Great Pyramid as the tallest structure in the world
A. The Eiffel Tower

118. In which country was Mother Theresa born
A. Yugoslavia (Skopje, Macedonia)

119. From what ancient activity does the word 'crestfallen' come
A. Cockfighting

120. Which famous film director is uncle to the actor Nicholas Cage
A. Francis Ford Coppola


1. The film Trainspotting is from a novel by which author
A. Irvine Welsh

2. In which city did the grave robbers Burke and Hsre operate
A. Edinburgh

3. Which actor was godfather to actress Jennifer Anniston
A. Telly Savalas

4. Which sport would you associate with Bobby Orr, Maurice Richard and Wayne Gretzky
A. Ice Hockey

5. What song did Whitney Houston record for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics
A. One Moment in Time

Tie-Break Question

How many pages are contained in the seven Harry Potter books
A. 3,473

Philosopher's Stone - 224
Chamber of Secrets - 251
Prisoner of Azkaban - 317
Goblet of Fire - 636
Order of Phoenix - 766
Half Blood Prince - 672
Deathly Hallows - 607


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