Friday, January 11, 2008

January 8th 2004. Questions set by the Dolphin Dragons

Macclesfield Pub Quiz League.


Vetted by:

The Lamb Inn,

The Water’s Green Rams,

& The Dolphin.


Specialist Rounds:
Arts & Entertainment;
Sport (good News, Bad News):
First Names;
Elizabeths;
Science (British Flora & Fauna);
That Was the Year that Was (2007);
History (the Tudors);
Geography.




Round 1. Arts & Entertainment


Q1: Which digital TV channel calls itself The Home of Witty Banter?
A1: Dave.

Q2: Who is the best selling recorded female singer of all time?
A2: Celine Dion


Q3: Which TV detective first appears in the novels of RD Wingfield?
A3: “Jack” Frost


Q4: Which TV detective series is based on the books by Ian Rankin?
A4: Rebus.

Q5: Whose World War 1 poems feature in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem?
A5: Wilfred Owen.

Q6: Which composer used Shakespeare plays as a basis for the operas “Otello” and “Falstaff”?
A6: Verdi.

Q7: Which girl band sang the Children in Need song this last year -2007?
A7: The Spice Girls.

Q8: What is the name of the character played by Freema Agyeman in Dr Who?
A8: Martha Jones (both names needed).


Supplementaries.

Q9: Which US Sci.Fi/Fantasy series, recently on BBC 2, features on people with special powers?
A9: Heroes

Q10: On which TV channel is The House of Tiny Tearaways?
A10: BBC 3.


Round 2. Sport: Good News, Bad News.


Q1: Lewis Hamilton did not, after all, become F1 champion in Oct 2007. Who did?
A1: Kimi Raikkonnen


Q2: And England did not win the Rugby World cup in October 2007. Which was the last team they beat?
A2: France


Q3: In the same week, the English football team was beaten by which team?
A3: Russia


Q4: Joe Calzaghe became undisputed Super Middleweight world champion in November. Where did he win the title?
A4: The Millenium Stadium, Cardiff (accept Cardiff)


Q5: During the same Nov weekend, Paula Radcliffe won the 1st Marathon she competed in after the birth of her daughter. Which one?
A5: New York


Q6: The same weekend, the British golfer Justin Rose, came top of the European Order of Merit for 2007. He was lucky: the long-time leader of this had decided to leave for the Far East as it would be more lucrative. Who?
A6:Ernie Els.


Q7: Who won the BBC Coach of the Year 2007 Award in December?
A7: Enzo Calzaghe (Accept Mr Calzaghe senior or equivalent).

Q8: Andy Murray just failed to make the Masters Cup in November 2007, but where was it held?
A8: Shanghai.

Supplementaries

Q9: Which was the team that defeated Wales in their last Rugby World Cup 2007 Match?
A9: Fiji.

Q10: Which English Athlete was allowed back into international competition (excluding the Olympics) after a suspension for missing 3 drugs’ test
A10: Christine Ohuruogu

Round 3: First Names

Give the first names (or the forename by which they were known – except where specified) of the following:

Q1: The Duke of Wellington
A1: Arthur

Q2: Kruschev
A2: Nikita.

Q3: Queen Victoria. (not Victoria – this was her middle name!)
A3: Alexandrina

Q4: De Valera
A4: Eamonn

Q5: Pope John Paul II (Not his Papal name!)
A5: Karol


Q6: King George VI
A6: Albert (accept Bertie)


Q7: General Franco
A7: Francisco


Q8: Goering
A8: Hermann


Supplementaries

Q9: Mahatma Ghandi ( Mahatma is a title!)
A9: Mohandas

Q10: Attaturk
A10: Kemel



Round 4. Elizabeths
A round about this splendid name, and its variations!



Q1: Which is a model famous for a safety pin dress?
A1: Elizabeth Hurley

Q2: Which was an 18th Century prison reformer?
A2: Elizabeth Fry

Q3: Which is a fictional character with sisters Jane, Mary, Catherine, & Lydia?
A3: Elizabeth Bennett

Q4: What was the maiden name of Elizabeth The Queen Mother?
A4: Bowes-Lyon

Q5: Which actress played Elizabeth I in the 1970’s TV Drama?
A5: Glenda Jackson

Q6: Which actress plays Elizabeth I in the recent film Elizabeth: The Glory years?
A6: Cate Blanchett

Q7: Which was the fat sister of the most famous fictional fat schoolboy?
A7: Bessie Bunter

Q8: What was the name of the husband of Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist?
A8: Zachariah


Supplementaries.

Q9: Which was a long distance runner of the 1990’s?
A9: Liz Mc Colgan , nee Lynch – (either acceptable)

Q10: Which was the author of a famous 1950’s cook book?
A10: Elizabeth David.

Q11: Which was an author from Knutsford?
A11: Elizabeth Gaskell




Round 5. Science: British Flora & Fauna
(aka Thank you Mr Titchmarsh!)


Q1: Which is Britain’s smallest bat?
A1: The pipistrelle

Q2: What bird is also known as a Moorcock?
A2: a grouse

Q3: What is samphire?
A3: a plant that grows on sea cliffs (There is also a marsh samphire,so use your discretion in accepting answers!)

Q4: There are 2 types of snake in Britain apart from the adder (aka Viper). Name one.
A4: The Grass Snake. The Smooth Snake.

Q5: The Drug digitalis comes from which plant?
A5: Foxglove.

Q6: Which grass, either planted or occurring naturally, stabilises Sand Dunes?
A6: Marram Grass

Q7: The rabbit is not indigenous to Britain. When was it introduced?
A7: At the time of the Norman Conquest (Raised for food)

Q8: What is the other name for a hazel nut?
A8: a filbert

Supplementaries.

Q9: Which is the smallest of the native deer (excluding the now naturalised Muntjak)?
A9: the Roe Deer

Q10: What plant is also known as fireweed or bombsite plant?
A10: Rosebay Willowherb




Round 6. That was the Year that Was (2007)


Q1: Name either of the countries that joined the EU in 2007.
A1: Romania or Bulgaria.


Q2: The funeral of which former US President took place in 2007?
A2: Gerald Ford.


Q3: Why did American Nancy Pelosi make the news in January 2007?
A3: She was the 1st woman to become Speaker of the US House of Representatives.


Q4: In which month did Gordon Brown become Prime Minister?
A4: June

Q5: What was the title of the last Harry Potter novel?
A5: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


Q6: Which country hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2007?
A6: Finland


Q7: Name the actress subjected to racist abuse in Big Brother in 2007.
A7: Shilpa Shetty


Q8: Name the vessel shipwrecked off Sidmouth in January 2007.
A8: The Napoli



Supplementaries

Q9: In which month of 2007 did the Queen and Prince Phillip celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary?
A9: November.

Q10: And which country won the Eurovision Song contest?
A10: Serbia.



Round 7. History: The Tudors (yet another TV reference!)


Q1: What was England’s last possession in France, lost in the reign of Mary Tudor?
A1: Calais.

Q2: Name either of the Lords Protector of the young Edward VI.
A2: (The Duke of) Somerset or (The Duke of) Northumberland.


Q3: Who was the Scottish king whose army was defeated at Flodden by the English army of Henry VIII?
A3: James IV.

Q4: For what are Lambert Simnel & Perkin Warbeck remembered?
Q4: Being Pretenders (false claimants) to the throne of Henry VII.


Q5: What type of event was the Pilgrimage of Grace (in 1536)?
A5: An uprising ( In the North of England, about Henry VIII’s religious changes.)

Q6: Why was Sir Thomas More executed?
A6: For refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as head of the English Church.

Q7: Where did Elizabeth I address the troops before the arrival of the Spanish Armada?
A7: Tilbury.


Q8: Where did Henry VII gain the English crown?
A8: The Battle of Bosworth Field (1485).


Supplementaries.

Q9: Why was Henry VIII given the title of Defender of the Faith by the Pope?
A 9: For writing and attack on Martin Luther.

Q10: Who was the husband of Lady Jane Grey?
A10: Lord Guild ford Dudley ( the son of the Duke of Northumberland).

Q11: Who was Lord High Treasurer for most of Elizabeth I’s reign?
A11: William Cecil, Lord Burghley (either acceptable – same person!)



Round 8. Geography (ordered alphabetically!)



Q1: Hay on Wye lies at the edge of which National Park?
A1: Brecon Beacons.

Q2: St Bees Head is the westernmost point in which county?
A2: Cumbria.

Q3: What tourist feature on the River Dee, at Llangollen, is actually part of a canal water abstraction facility?
A3: Horseshoe Falls.

Q4: In what county is the town of Eye?
A4: Suffolk

Q5: Through which country does the River Enns flow?
A6: Austria.

Q6: Oo is a village in France, but in which upland area?
A7: The Pyrenees.

Q7: What British tourist attraction includes the Dutch House, Queens Cottage and the Chinese Pagoda?
A7: Kew Gardens.

Q8: Through which major town does the Tees flow as it approaches the sea?
A8: Middlesbrough.

Supplementaries.

Q9: In which county is Exmoor?
Q9: Devon

Q10: What type of geographical feature, is CB, in Yorkshire?
A10: A village (accept a place name).

Q11: A line between the mouths of two rivers is taken as dividing the generally upland and generally lowland areas of Britain. What is this line called, therefore?
A 11: The ‘Tees – Exe Line’ after the Tees and the Exe



GENERAL KNOWLEDGE


1
Q
Which novelist ended his life as Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor General of Canada?

a. John Buchan



2
Q
Which current Radio 4 series was first aired in 1951?

A
The Archers



3
Q
Which cricketer was the first to be knighted whilst still playing test match cricket?

A
Sir Richard Hadlee



4
Q
Which car manufacturer makes the Zafira?

A
Vauxall



5
Q
In which US city was “The House of the Rising Sun”?

A
New Orleans



6
Q
In which TV programme would you find Iggle Piggle and Upsy Daisy?

A
In the Night Garden



7
Q
Who was the Catholic priest who buried Eleanor Rigby?

A
Father McKenzie



8
Q
Which rugby player has the record for the highest number of individual points scored in international matches?

A
Neil Jenkins



9
Q
On which TV programme is Kate Garraway a presenter?

A
GMTV



10
Q
What is the poet George Gordon more usually known as?

A
Lord Byron



11
Q
Which radio 4 series celebrated its 50th series just before Christmas?

A
I'm Sorry, I haven't a Clue



12
Q
Which is Europe’s largest archipelago?

A
The Aland Islands, off Finland



13
Q
Which English king was known as Lackland?

A
John



14
Q
Which manufacturer makes the I-Pod?

A
Apple



15
Q
Which Summer Olympics did not take place in a leap year?

A
Paris/1900 (which is not a leap year, as 00 years need to be divisible by 400, not 4!)



16
Q
Who presented the 2nd Series of "Coast"?

A
Neil Oliver



17
Q
What company was founded by Jack Cohen with tea bought from T.E. Stockwell?

A
Tesco (T. E. S(tockwell) plus Co (hen))



18
Q
At which Olympics did Lynn “the leap” Davies gain his gold medal?

A
1964 / Tokyo (either acceptable)



19
Q
Who wrote the poem "Ozymandias"?

A
Shelley



20
Q
Which bowler overtook Shane Warne's record of test match wickets toward the end of 2007?

A
Muttiah Muralitheran



21
Q
Which vegetable has varieties Snowcap and Snow Crown?

A
Cauliflower



22
Q
Which monarch was on the throne in 1608?

A
James I



23
Q
The Auracaria tree is known by 2 other names - give one.

A
Chile Pine or Monkey Puzzle Tree



24
Q
For which Newspapers does Auracaria compose crosswords?

A
The Guardian



25
Q
What is name of the Hindu festival of lights, usually celebrated in November?

A
Diwali



26
Q
Black velvet is a mixture of stout and which other alcoholic drink?

A
Champagne



27
Q
At which London terminus would you arrive on a train from Southend?

A
Liverpool Street



28
Q
In which Victorian poem is the line "She left the Web, she left the Loom"?

A
The Lady of Shallot (Tennyson)



29
Q
Which opera features the Polovtsian Dances?

A
Prince Igor



30
Q
In which city are there stations called Parkway and Temple Mead?

A
Bristol



31
Q
What, medically, is Reflux?

A
Heartburn



32
Q
What was peculiar about September 1752?

A
The change of calendars (from Julian to Gregorian) meant that it only had 19 days in it. (exact number not essential - the calendar was adjusted by leaving out some days (11), so knowledge of this is the essential point of the question!)



33
Q
Which Caribbean island is known as the Pearl of the Antilles?

A
Cuba



34
Q
Which TV family lived in the mountains of Virginia?

A
The Waltons



35
Q
Who is the patron of lost and stolen things?

A
St. Anthony (of Padua)



36
Q
What is the common name for the plant Galanthus?

A
Snowdrops



37
Q
According to Shakespeare, of which country are Claudius and Gertrude rulers?

A
Denmark



38
Q
What have Amik the Beaver, Mischa the Bear, Sam the Eagle and Hodori the Tiger got in common?

A
Olympic Mascots/Symbols




39
Q
Which English king was known as Longshanks?

A
Edward I



40
Q
Two saints are traditionally named as the Patron Saint of Russia. Name one

A
St Nicholas or St Andrew



41
Q
Which of Julius Caesar’s 4 wives features in Shakespeare’s play?

A
Calpurnia



42
Q
Which monarch was on the British throne in 1708?

A
Queen Anne



43
Q
And which famous actor narrates "In the Night Garden?"

A
Derek Jacobi



44
Q
Xantippe was the famously ill-tempered wife of which Ancient Greek?

A
Socrates



45
Q
Under what name did Isabella Mayson publish?

A
Mrs Beeton



46
Q
The Christian Feast of Michaelmas is celebrated in which month?

A
September



47
Q
Which sports goods company, founded by Joseph Foster in 1892, is now named after a species of South African antelope?

A
Reebok



48
Q
In The Tempest by Shakespeare, which Italian city-state is P******* duke of?

A
Milan



49
Q
What was the newspaper the Daily Herald re-named in 1964?

A
The Sun



50
Q
For what type of books was Baedeker known?

A
Travel Writing



51
Q
Of which British upland area is Cross Fell the highest point?

A
The Pennines



52
Q
Name the woman head of MI5 who retired in April 2007.

A
Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller



53
Q
Who played the part of the evil emperor Commodus in "Gladiator"?

A
Joaquin Phoenix



54
Q
Which firm manufactured a vehicle called Legend?

A
Honda



55
Q
Who was the unfortunate goal-keeper in the crucial England/Croatia match in Nov?

A
Scott Carson



56
Q
Ronald Castree was recently convicted of killing who?

A
Lesley Molseed



57
Q
What links King John (1209), Martin Luther (1521) and Henry VIII (1533)?

A
Excommunication



58
Q
Which fruit has varieties Redgauntlet and Cambridge Favourite

A
Strawberry



59
Q
Which company manufactures a vehicle called Qashqai?

A
Nissan



60
Q
Which black actor played the main character in the film American Gangster?

A
Denzel Washington



61
Q
Where in London is the Tutankhamun Exhibition?

A
The O2 Centre (accept the Dome)



62
Q
Mount Elbrus is the highest peak in which mountain range?

A
The Caucasus



63
Q
Under which zodiac sign was Christ born (assuming we've got the date right!)

A
Capricorn



64
Q
Who composed the Paris symphony and the Prague symphony?

A
Mozart



65
Q
Which word means both to cover with fine grains and to remove fine grains from?

A
(To) dust



66
Q
Name one of the 3 creatures sent aloft in the Montgolfier Brothers' balloon in 1783.

A
Duck, sheep, cockerel (accept chicken, hen etc)



67
Q
Kulfi is a type of which Indian food?

A
Icecream



68
Q
Wembley finally hosted an FA Cup final in 2007, but name one of the 2 teams were the last to compete in the FA Cup final at the old Wembley?

A
Chelsea or Aston Villa



69
Q
Pica Pica is the scientific name for which bird?

A
The Magpie



70
Q
On the work of which classical composer is the music of "Kismet" based?

A
Borodin



71
Q
What is the name given to the electronic line judge at Wimbledon?

A
Cyclops



72
Q
What is now the more usual name for the plant Woodbine?

A
Honeysuckle



73
Q
From which country does the drink Kvass originate?

A
Russia



74
Q
Which word means both gone and remaining?

A
Left



75
Q
Which designer launched the Warehouse chain of stores?

A
Jeff Banks



76
Q
What animal, the only British mammal who is said to truly hibernate, is also known as the monkey of the forest (because it spends most of its waking life in the tree canopy)?

A
The Dormouse.



77
Q
Last year (2007) Jamie Toseland became a world champion in which sport?

A
Motor Cycling




78
Q
For what is the drug Ritalin used?

A
For Control of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or an equivalent description!)



79
Q
Which well-known brand`s secret ingredient is codenamed x7?

A
Coca Cola



80
Q
What is the flavour of the liqueur Amaretto?

A
Almond



81
Q
Which Olympic sport needs a planting box?

A
Pole Vault



82
Q
Which singer's current release is about, among others, Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin?

A
Katie Melua




83
Q
What type of fruit is a Gean?
A cherry






84
Q
Who took over from Paul Jones as the lead singer of Manfred Mann?

A
Mike D'Abo



85
Q
What was the name of the TV family in “Bread”?

A
Boswell



86
Q
Who composed the light opera Merrie England?

A
Sir Edward German



87
Q
What is a Villanelle?

A
A type of poem



88
Q
Why was the aircraft company Avro so called?

A
After its originator, Alliot Verdon Roe.



89
Q
What Gilbert & Sullivan Opera is sub-titled Bunthorne's Bride?

A
Patience.



90
Q
What is a bodhran?

A
A type of (Irish) Drum




91
Q
Which Minister admitted to the Commons that HM Revenue and Customs had lost personal details of 25 million people?

A
Alistair Darling



92
Q
What did the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu do on UK TV on December 9th 2007?

A
Cut up his clerical collar. ( In protest at Robert Mugabe's goings-on in Zimbabwe.)



93
Q
Which perfume was named for Coco Chanel's birthday?

A
Chanel No19



94
Q
A judge advocate advises which type of panel over points of law?

A
A Court Martial



95
Q
Who composed The Thieving Magpie?

A
Rossini



96
Q
What does the word Yoga mean in Hindi?

A
Union (Of body, mind, soul and breath)






Supplementary Questions:



1
Q
What is the common name for the plant Lonicera?

A
Honeysuckle



2
Q
Abraham Maslow developed the Hierarchy of what?

A
Needs



3
Q
What spirit is used to make a daquari

A
Rum



4
Q
Maris Piper is a variety of which vegetable?

A
Potato



5
Q
In horse racing, what betting odds are known as a `carpet`?

A
3 to 1



6
Q
In 1978 and 1979, who became the only player to have won two consecutive FA cups with two different teams?

A
Brian Talbot (Ipswich and Arsenal)

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoyed playing in the league for five years(my father even longer), I ran out on my team-mates after three weeks of the current season, to move to Canada.
Your blog is greatly appreciated, keep up the good work.
Best of luck with the rest of the season.

Lindsay Higginbotham

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Jon Thompson said...

Higginbotham as in Porters? I think your dad taught me history at Broken Cross.


Anyway...

There were quite a few errors in last week's questions. We've found 17 so far.

TV Catchphrases, Q2: It was Terry Jones, not Gilliam in the "Nudge Nudge" sketch.

TV Catchphrases, Q2: There's no such thing as the "The Kenny Everett Show". There was the Kenny Everett Video Show" (1978-1980), the "The Kenny Everett Video Cassette" (1980) and, with a move from Thames to the BBC, "The Kenny Everett Television Show" (1981 - 1987). So the answer of 1978-1981 is wrong.

General Knowledge, Q16: There's no such programme as "Telford Changes", which put me off thinking it was Peter Barkworth.

Q34: Skylab fell to Earth on 11th July 1979, after a total of 2248 days, not the 85 days in the answer (that was the 4th and final mission, but the answer was still a day out!).

Q35: English Football League matches were first played on 20th Jan 1974, not 1981, as Bob pointed out at the time.

Q51: There were two taglines for Titanic: "Nothing on Earth could come between them" and "A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets". But not the stated answer "Nothing on earth could keep them apart".

Q52: Psycho had around 6 taglines.

Q59 is the same as A&E Q3.

Q69: The Red Dwarf computer was only called "Holly" when played by Norman Lovett. It was "Hilly" when played by Hattie Hayridge (for three series).

Q88: "a compound of oxygen and the hydrogen isotope deuterium produces what" - nothing. It's *known* as heavy water, but produces nothing in itself. Its job is to slow neutrons so they can interact more fully with uranium in plutonium production.


In addition...

Steve says the date is wrong for Star Trek

Brian Boru was not driving out the Vikings but a rival Irish king in the north of Ireland

Kier Hardie formed the Independent Labour Party in 1896 - the British Labour Party was later.

Rawalpindi is not in India

The colon is also the currency of El Salvador

It is not known who invented ice cream - various candidates are Mesopotmia, Arabia, India etc - the Chinese theory is an apochryphal tale from Marco Polo

Banana oil is usually made in the labs - not found any reference to coal


17 errors in 160 questions is ~10%, which, as I'm sure readers can appreciate,is a bit too high for comfort when your match ends in a draw...

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