Saturday, March 08, 2008

4th Feb - Questions by The Church House Bollington

SPECIALIST QUESTIONS FROM
THE CHURCH HOUSE BOLLINGTON
4TH MARCH 2008
1. SCIENCE
2. SPORT
3. GEOGRAPHY – WATER WATER EVERYWHERE
4. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
5. HISTORY
6. PUBS & INNS
7. CHURCH HOUSE FAMILY TREE
8. NOW WHAT HAPPENS IN MARCH ?

ROUND 1: SCIENCE
1. As in the word ‘halogen’, to what does the prefix ‘halo-‘ refer? SALT

2. Shepherd’s Weatherglass is another name for which plant, immortalised in a classic play and novel of 1903? SCARLET PIMPERNEL

3. Which poison is obtained from the seeds of the nux vomica tree?
STRYCHNINE

4. A tercel is the male of which family of birds? HAWK

5. To which substance does the adjective ‘marmoreal’ refer? MARBLE

6. If you suffered from dysphagia (pronounced diss-fay-gee-a), what would you have difficulty in doing? SWALLOWING (accept
EATING)

7. A Landseer is a black and white variety of which large dog? NEWFOUNDLAND

8. Where in the body would you find the Bowman’s capsule? KIDNEY

SUPPLEMENTARIES:
9. Which spice is obtained from the myristica fragrans tree? NUTMEG

10. What type of animal was the extinct aurochs? OX
(accept cow/cattle)


ROUND 2: SPORT
1. RUGBY LEAGUE – Yorkshire based Rugby League side Featherstone Rovers play at Post Office Road, but in 2006 they renamed their stadium after which well known BBC Radio Disc Jockey? CHRIS MOYLES – It is now known as The Chris Moyles Stadium

2. CRICKET – Shane Warne took 708 test wickets for Australia. Which English batsman became his 700th test victim in the Boxing Day test match at the MCG in 2006? ANDREW STRAUSS

3. FOOTBALL – Which player changed hands for the most money between two English clubs in this season’s January transfer window? NICOLAS ANELKA
(BOLTON TO CHELSEA, £15 MILLION)

4. BOXING - On 4th November 2007, Joe Calzaghi defeated Mikael Kessler at The MIllenium Stadium. What nationality is Kessler ? DANISH

5. HORSE RACING – Which former champion jockey was cleared of allegations of a race fixing conspiracy in December 2007 only to be banned for drug taking a month later? KIERON FALLON

6. In which city would you find the stadium nicknamed ‘The Birds’ Nest’? BEIJING – It’s the National Olympic Stadium constructed for the 2008 Olympics in China so named because of its inter twining steel structure

7. SNOOKER – Who won the Masters Snooker Championship on debut at Wembley on 20th January? MARK SELBY –
He beat Stephen Lee 10 – 3

8. LOCAL SPORT: Who replaced Rob Bickerton as Macclesfield Town FC Chairman in January 2008? MIKE RANCE


SUPPLEMENTARIES
9. RUGBY UNION - The Welsh scrum half Dwayne Peel has signed for Sale Sharks for the 2008/2009 season. For which welsh team does he currently play?
LLANELLI SCARLETS (ACCEPT SCARLETS)

10. In January 2007, Macclesfield were knocked out of the FA Cup by Chelsea losing 5-1 at Stamford Bridge. Who scored Macclesfield’s goal ? JOHN MURPHY

ROUND 3: GEOGRAPHY WATER – WATER EVERYWHERE
All questions in this round relate to a stretch of water
1 Off which country’s coast would you find the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf ? AUSTRALIA (It is off the North Coast of Australia)
2 The River Shannon holds three lochs, Lough Ree, Lough Allen and one other, which is the largest loch on the river and the second largest loch in the Republic of Ireland. What is this loch called? LOUGH DERG
3 The River Itchin meets with which other river to form Southampton Water? RIVER TEST
4 The Macclesfield canal joins which other canal at Marple Junction? PEAK FOREST CANAL
5 The Sound of Sleat separates which island from mainland Britain? SKYE
6 Which city lies at the Northern end of the Suez Canal? PORT SAID
7 On which river would you find the towns of Rochester and Tonbridge? RIVER MEDWAY
8 What were the Boyoma Falls, on the River Lualaba, formally known as?
STANLEY FALLS

SUPPLEMENTARIES
9 On which waterway would you find the Gatun Locks and the Pedro Miguel Locks? PANAMA CANAL
10 In which country would you find Lake Ladoga, the largest lake in Europe? RUSSIA



ROUND 4: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT (PICTURE ROUND)

(I've not reproduced the stills but the answers are shown below)

Name the film
1. ERIN BROCKOWICZ
2. THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
3. A BEAUTIFUL MIND
4. MOULIN ROUGE
5. GANGS OF NEW YORK
6. ROAD TO PERDITION
7. BIG FISH
8. COLD MOUNTAIN

SUPPLEMENTARY 1: BILLY ELLIOTT
SUPPLEMENTARY 2: CHICKEN RUN
NON-VISUAL SUPPLEMENTARY:
Which movie’s opening scene, voted one of the Top Ten opening scenes of all time, features a man running down Princes Street in Edinburgh, with the opening words “Choose life, choose a job, choose a career”? TRAINSPOTTING

ROUND 5: HISTORY
1. Which plant was the emblem of the Plantagenet kings? BROOM (“Genet” in French)

2. What was the name of the federal investigation into the assassination of President Kennedy? WARREN COMMISSION

3. The ruler of which African country used to be known as the Negus? ETHIOPIA

4. By what name was the British Prime Minister Sir Henry John Temple better known? LORD PALMERSTON

5. In which war did the siege of Mafeking take place? BOER WAR

6. In which country were the guerrilla fighters known as the Contras based in the 1980s? NICARAGUA

7. Whom did Colonel Gaddafi overthrow to seize control of Libya in1969? KING IDRIS

8. With which war would you associate Operation Rolling Thunder? VIETNAM WAR (carpet bombing of North Vietnam by USA)
SUPPLEMENTARIES:
9. Which American Civil War general was accidentally shot by his own soldiers in 1863? ‘STONEWALL’ JACKSON

10. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination sparked off World War I, was heir to the throne of which country? AUSTRIA (accept AUSTRIA-HUNGARY)



ROUND 6 – PUBS & INNS
1. When the Talbot Hotel in Oundle, Northamptonshire, purchased and installed the oak staircase from Fotheringay Castle, what unexpected accompaniment did they allegedly get at the same time? GHOST OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

2. In The Lord of the Rings, what is the name of the inn in the village of Bree where Frodo first meets Aragorn? THE PRANCING PONY

3. Daphne Du Maurier’s novel about wreckers in Cornwall is named after which real public house? JAMAICA INN

4. What connects the following pubs: the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town in Birmingham, and the Horse and Groom and the Seven Stars in Guildford? THEY WERE ALL VICTIMS OF IRA BOMB ATTACKS

5. Who was the missionary who wrote a famous autobiography called The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, and who was played on film by Ingrid Bergman? GLADYS AYLWOOD

6. Who shot David Blakely outside the Magdala Tavern near Hampstead Heath in 1955? RUTH ELLIS

7. According to the title of Australia’s first ever gold-selling single, by Slim Dusty, there’s nothing so sad as... what? A PUB WITH NO BEER

8. Which 1980s horror film begins with two hikers going into the ominously named pub ‘The Slaughtered Lamb’? AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
Supplementaries
9. Which comedian devised the character known as ‘The Pub Landlord’?
AL MURRAY

10. In which TV soap opera do characters drink in a pub called The Dog in the Pond? HOLLYOAKS

ROUND 7: CHURCH HOUSE FAMILY TREES
This round is about people who share a name with one of the members of your humble quiz-setters tonight: Arnold, Baron, Davis and Sherratt. These may crop up in the question or the answer. Where the answer is a person’s name containing one of these names, FULL NAMES are required.
1. The name of which Arnold, originally a commander in the American revolutionary army in the War of Independence, but who later changed sides and conspired with the British, is now a by-word for a traitor in the USA? BENEDICT Arnold

2. Which Arnold, a transvestite who stole women’s clothing from washing lines, provided the title of Pink Floyd’s first single release? Arnold LAYNE

3. What was the name of German flying ace the Red Baron?
Manfred VON RICHTHOFEN

4. Which Baron, usually depicted with a white, frequently skull-like face and white top hat is a main figure in the Voodoo religion of Haiti, where he guards the crossroads where dead souls pass into he underworld? Baron SAMEDI (allow Baron Saturday or Baron Zombie)

5. Which Davis won the 1997 US PGA Championship? Davis LOVE (III)

6. Name either of the films for which Bette Davis won a Best Actress Oscar? DANGEROUS (1935) or JEZEBEL (1938)

7. What stretch of water did Bollington’s Brenda Sherratt become the first woman to swim in 1966? LOCH NESS

8. Author of the book Sacred Weeds, Professor Andrew Sherratt of Oxford University, who died in February 2006, was one of the world’s leading experts in which field? ARCHAEOLOGY (accept Ancient History) – his most famous book “Sacred Weeds” is about the influence of drugs on primitive societies!

SUPPLEMENTARIES:

9. Which Baron is Cinderella’s father? BARON HARDUP

10. Which number 1 song for Rod Stewart was originally a hit for P.P.Arnold in the 1960s? THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST


ROUND 8 – NOW WHAT HAPPENS IN MARCH???
One member of the Church House team is always very excited in March at the prospect of losing massive sums of money at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival. So this round is all about winners from the last 20 years!! FORTUNATELY, you don’t have to know anything about horse racing to get them right (but it might help).
1. A winner in 1990, this horse shares a name with a character from M*A*S*H portrayed in the film version by Elliott Gould. TRAPPER JOHN

2. Also a winner in 1990, this horse shares its name with a soup named after an English town, made of blended meat stock and vegetables, which was a ‘popular’ starter on the Fawlty Towers menu! BROWN WINDSOR

3. A winner in 1991, this horse shares its name with the word for the Mafia’s code of silence. OMERTA

4. A 1992 winner, named after the title character of a series of books by Korky Paul and Valerie Thomas – she lived “in a black house with black carpets, black sheets on the bed and even a black bath” WINNIE THE WITCH

5. 1995 winner had the same name as a song that has twice been a number one hit – for Tommy Roe and Vic Reeves. DIZZY

6. 1992 winner bore the title given to James Scott, an English nobleman and the illegitimate son of Charles II who was executed in 1685 after making an unsuccessful attempt to claim the British throne. DUKE OF MONMOUTH

7. 2005 winner bore the surname of a 19thcentury Italian painter, first name Antonio, who lived in and brought European oil painting techniques to Japan. FONTANESI

8. 2007 winner bears the name of a much-covered song written in 1968 by Jimmy Webb, inspired by seeing a man installing electric cables on the Kansas-Oklahoma border. WICHITA LINEMAN
Supplementaries:
9. 2002 winner shares its name with a 1942 historical novel by Daphne du Maurier, set in Cornwall during the reign of Charles II, which tells the story of a love affair between an impulsive English lady and a French pirate. FRENCHMAN’S CREEK
10. 2000 winner bears the common name of the white, bell-shaped flower Galanthus Nivalis, which is used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and has varieties called Giant and Crimean. SNOWDROP

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

1. Which society is also known by a name which in translation means “our cause” or “our thing”? MAFIA (Cosa Nostra)
2. On what charge was former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe committed to trial in 1979? CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER
3. Which 1990s TV soap opera was set on the Costa del Sol? ELDORADO
4. Which metal is applied to steel to prevent rust? ZINC (also accept CADMIUM)
5. What award did Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan jointly receive in 1976?
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
6. Who created the detective Reg Wexford? RUTH RENDELL
7. Dry ice is the solid form of which gas? CARBON DIOXIDE
8. Which island’s name comes from a Latin word meaning Land of Honey?
MALTA

9. Traditionally, what nationality are the Pope’s Vatican guards? SWISS
10. Who was the Italian Prime Minister murdered by the Red Brigade?
ALDO MORO
11. Who wrote The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care?
BENJAMIN SPOCK
12. Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens – what is the other borough of New York? STATEN ISLAND
13. Who wrote the novel Billy Liar? KEITH WATERHOUSE
14. Under what name did Peter Sutcliffe achieve notoriety? YORKSHIRE RIPPER
15. What is the name of Northern Ireland’s parliament building? STORMONT
16. By what name was Sellafield nuclear plant previously known? WINDSCALE


17. Apart from USA, name one country that boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
WEST GERMANY or KENYA
18. Which TV family lived next door to the Trench family? MELDREWS (in One Foot in the Grave)
19. Which treaty brought the Korean War to an end? PANMUNJON
20. Which land in Gulliver’s Travels was inhabited by sorcerers and magicians? GLUBBDUBDRIB
21. In the world of motoring what do the initials GT stand for?
GRAND TOURING or GRAN TURISMO
22. Who directed the 1956 film The Ten Commandments? CECIL B De MILLE
23. On TV who played the role of Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet)?
PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE
24. In which year did the Titanic sink? (no leeway) 1912

25. Which comedian created the characters Tony Ferrino and Paul Calf?
STEVE COOGAN
26. Which Coronation Street character was played for many years by Doris Speed?
ANNIE WALKER (full name)
27. What name is generally given to the theft of £26 million in gold bullion from a warehouse at Heathrow Airport in November 1983?
BRINKS MATT ROBBERY
28. What is the English equivalent of teh French Baccalaureat? A-LEVELS
29. In which country did the Frelimo movement fight? MOZAMBIQUE
30. Under what name was Charles Jaggers immortalised in the words of a song written in 1891? THE MAN WHO BROKE THE BANK IN MONTE CARLO
31. In The Admirable Crichton, what was Crichton’s job? BUTLER
32. Which ex England cricket captain wrote the novel Test Kill? TED DEXTER


33. With the exception of the flute family, what characteristic distinguishes the woodwind instruments of an orchestra? PLAYED USING A REED
34. Name any 1 of the 4 film stars who set up the United Artists studio.
MARY PICKFORD, DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, CHARLIE CHAPLIN,
D W GRIFFITH
35. Who replaced Will Carling as England rugby union captain in 1996?
PHIL DE GLANVILLE
36. Which music hall artist sang the song “I’m one of the ruins that Cromwell knocked about a bit.”? MARIE LLOYD
37. Who created the Keystone Cops? MACK SENNETT
38. Which suffragette was killed throwing herself under the King’s horse in the Derby? EMILY DAVIDSON
39. Which country is the most densely populated (inhabitants per square mile)?
SINGAPORE
40. To which actor did Mae West actually say “Why don’t you come up & see me sometime”? CARY GRANT


41. Who preceded Jeremy Thorpe as leader of the Liberal Party? JOE GRIMMOND
42. Which TV programme included a regular sketch called Pigs in Space?
THE MUPPET SHOW
43. Who said “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”?
MARK TWAIN
44. Who was the first goalkeeper to captain the England football team?
FRANK SWIFT
45. Which team plays their home cricket matches at The Parks?
OXFORD UNIVERSITY
46. What is an ocarina? MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
47. Which party did Lenin lead to power in Russia in 1917? BOLSHEVIKS
48. For what in the field of medicine did Patrick Steptoe achieve fame?
TEST TUBE BABIES (in vitro fertilisation)

49. Which leader was known as the Lion of Judah? HAILE SELASSI
50. Who or what committed the Murders on the Rue Morgue? AN ORANG-UTAN (accept APE)
51. In which musical work does Lieutenant Pinkerton appear?
MADAME BUTTERFLY
52. In which TV cartoon did Peter Perfect, Professor Pat Pending and The Slagg Brothers appear? WACKY RACES
53. What is formed when hydrated calcium sulphate is mixed with water?
PLASTER OF PARIS
54. Which fibrous cord attaches the calf muscle to the heel? ACHILLES TENDON
55. Which philosopher & pacifist was the co-founder of CND?
BERTRAND RUSSELL
56. Which role was played by Cesar Romero on TV, and Jack Nicholson in the cinema? THE JOKER


57. Which music hall artist, real name Matilda Powles, specialised in male impersonation? VESTA TILLEY
58. Who founded the Samaritans? CHAD VARAH
59. Who wrote the line “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread?
ALEXANDER POPE
60. Which actor was captured & raised by Red Indians in the film “A Man called Horse”? RICHARD HARRIS
61. Which major city is served by Kingsford-Smith Airport? SYDNEY
62. Of what is semiotics the study? SIGNS/SYMBOLS
63. Which classic novel is set on St Brandan’s Isle? THE WATER BABIES
64. Who used a rowing boat to rescue the crew of the sinking SS Forfarshire?
GRACE DARLING

65. In Celtic mythology, what name is given to the Land of the Young, whose inhabitants enjoy eternal youth? TIR NA NOG
66. Who composed the overture Fingal’s Cave? FELIX MENDELSSON
67. Which authority controls lighthouses and buoys around Britain’s coasts?
TRINITY HOUSE
68. What did Florence Nightingale carry with her in her pocket wherever she went?
HER PET OWL
69. Which fictional character lived in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh? DR DOLITTLE
70. Where in the USA was Mary Jo Kopechne killed in a car crash in 1969?
CHAPPAQUIDDICK (driven by Senator Edward Kennedy)
71. Who in Shakespeare was given the title King of Britain? CYMBELINE
72. Which novel by Compton Mackenzie is based on a real 1943 shipwreck?
WHISKY GALORE

73. In which stretch of water is Lundy Island situated? BRISTOL CHANNEL
74. In 1949 Toguri d’Aquino was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for treason by a
US court. By what name was she better known? TOKYO ROSE
75. What gift is traditionally given for a 15th wedding anniversary? CRYSTAL
76. In mythology what was suspended by a single horse’s hair?
SWORD OF DAMOCLES
77. For which series of books is the writer Eric Knight most famous? LASSIE
78. What connects Alderney, Bulgaria and Yellowstone? THEY WERE ALL WOMBLES
79. By what name is the insect gryllus campestris commonly known? CRICKET
80. What was the name of the North Sea oilrig which exploded in 1988 killing 167 men? PIPER ALPHA

81. In the world of music, what is the function of a sordine? MUTE
82. Of which novel is David Balfour the hero? KIDNAPPED
83. What would you hang on a rannel-tree? COOKING UTENSILS
84. What was the nickname of gangster Charles Floyd? PRETTY BOY 85. In which film did Robert Redford play the role of a hunted CIA researcher?
THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR
86. Which highly successful 70s group comprised Liz Mitchell, Marcia Barrett, Maize Williams & Bobby Farrell? BONEY M
87. Which actor has played major roles in Coronation Street, Keeping Up Appearances, Heartbeat and The Royle Family? GEOFFREY HUGHES
88. With what would a dish be served if it contained the word Veronique? GRAPES

89. What is the name given to a market dominated by a few large producers?
OLIGOPOLY
90. Which country’s joint head of state is the Bishop of Urgel? ANDORRA
91. Which millionairess was known as the Queen of Mean? LEONA HELMSLEY
92. Who played the role of saucy Nancy in Worzel Gummidge?
BARBARA WINDSOR
93. Whom did Irishwoman Violet Gibson shoot & wound in 1926?
BENITO MUSSOLINI
94. In the theatre world, to what did Antoinette Perry give her name?
TONY AWARDS
95. Which Italian club did Denis Law join for £100,000 in 1961? TORINO
96. Who deposed Milton Obote in 1971? IDI AMIN

Supplementaries
1 . Which politician was known as the Milk Snatcher? MARGARET THATCHER
2.. Where is the Lord of the Rings trilogy set? MIDDLE EARTH
3. What is the more common name of the Chilean Pine? MONKEY PUZZLE
4. Which was the first British ship to be sunk in the Falklands War?
HMS SHEFFIELD
5. Which biblical character is the title of a Richard Strauss opera? SALOME
6. Which device for lifting water was invented by & named after a Greek mathematician? ARCHIMEDES SCREW

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