Thursday, March 12, 2009

10 March - George & Dragon and The Albion

SPECIALIST QUESTIONS FOR MARCH 10TH 2009

 

Set by: George & Dragon

 

 

ROUNDS INCLUDE:

 

1.         GEOGRAPHY – Ancient and Modern

2.         HISTORY

3.         SCIENCE

4.         SPORT

5.         ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT – A life of crime

6.         "007 - MY NAME IS BOND, JAMES BOND"

7.         DO YOU REMEMBER WHASSNAME? (PICTURE ROUND)

8.         FRUIT

 

Round 1 Geography:  Ancient and Modern.

 

You will be given the name of an ancient or historical place or event.  In which modern country is it located ?

 

Q1.      In which modern country can the ancient city of Petra be found?   

A1.       Jordan.

 

Q2.      In which modern country is the Mayan archaeological site of Chichen Itza ?

A2.      Mexico

 

Q3.      In which modern country is the temple complex of Angkor Wat?   

A3.      Cambodia.

 

Q4.      In which modern country was the ancient city of Carthage?

A4.      Tunisia

 

Q5.      In which state of the USA was the Battle of Gettysburg?   

A5.      Pennsylvania

 

Q6.      In which modern country can the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu be found?    

A6.      Peru.

 

Q7.      In which modern country can the ruins of the ancient city of Troy be found?

A7       Turkey.

 

Q8       In which modern country can the ancient city of Persepolis be found?                    

A8.      Iran

 

Supplementary Questions:

Q9       In which modern country was the Roman city of Leptis Magna?

A9.      Libya

 

Q10.    In which modern country can the ancient city of Samarkand be found?      

A10.    Uzbekistan

 

 

Round 2: History:  Born in 1909

 

The following people would all have been 100 years old this year. You will be given a brief description. All you have to do is name the person.

 

Q1.      Born in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, he played professional football for both Manchester City and Liverpool before taking up his more famous role as Manager staying with the same club from 1945 to 1969.

 A1.      Sir Alexander Matthew "Matt" Busby

 

Q2.      Born in Stockport, this tennis player was the last Englishman to win the Wimbledon men’s singles.

 A2.      Fred Perry

 

Q3.      Born in London, he was official dressmaker to the Queen from 1955 to 1990.

A3. Hardy Amies.

 Q4.      Son of a famous explorer, he is best known for his work as an Ornithologist, broadcaster and artist specialising in wildfowl.      

A4. Sir Peter Scott

 Q5       Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union for 28 years from 1957(1957 to 1985). During this periodHe was the main Soviet negotiator with the US government.   and pPlayed a directmajor role in negotiatingons over the Cuban Missile Crisis talks and several arms limitations treaties.

 A5.  Andrei Gromyko

 Q6.      Born in Burma, he was the Secretary General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1972.

A6. U Thant.

 Q7.      The first Prime Minister and then President of Ghana from independence in 1957 to 1966.

A7 Kwame Nkrumah

 Q8       Chicago born Jazz clarinettist and bandleader known as the “King of Swing”.             

A8. Benny Goodman

 

 

 

Supplementary Questions

 

Q9.      Born in Australia he became famous as a swashbuckling film star, He never won an Oscar but appeared in the 1938 “Best Picture” “The Adventures of Robin Hood”

A9.  Errol Flynn

 Q10.    The long time manager of Elvis Presley

A10. “Colonel” Tom Parker

 Q11.    Danish born entertainer famous for his humorous piano playing

A11. Victor Borge (real name Børge Rosenbaum)

 

Q12.    American actor, writer and folk music singer , he received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in “The Big Country” but his best known film role was as Big Daddy in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”.

A12. Burl Ives

 

 

Round 3: Science

 

1.         Coleoptery is the study of what?

A1 Beetles.

 2.         Animals that are described as ‘ungulate’ all have what feature?

A2.  Hooves   (examples include horse, zebra, donkey, cow, rhinoceros, camel, hippopotamus, goat, pig, sheep, giraffe, deer, antelope, and gazelle).

 3.         The formula (4/3 π r 3 ) will give the volume of what shape of object?

A3    A sphere.  

 4.         What is the basic SI unit of luminous intensity?

A4       1000Candela (Note: The candela is the luminous intensity, in the perpendicular direction of a surface of 1/600000 square metre of a blackbody at the temperature of freezing platinum under a pressure of 101 325 newtons per square metre).

 5.         In medicine, what effect on the body does a febrifuge have?

A5    It reduces fever (Accept reduces body temperature)

 6.         If you were suffering from glossitis, which part of your body would be affected?

A6  The tongue

 7.         In a car engine, what is the name of the component that joins a piston to the connecting rod?

A7. Gudgeon pin (or wrist pin US terminology). Accept little end.

 8.      In a car engine, what is the name of the rotating component that causes the valves to open & close ?

A8 Camshaft

 Supplementary Questions

 9.         An edentate animal lacks what part of a human anatomy?

A9  Teeth (in particular front teeth) (examples include the giant ant-eater and sloth)

 10.       Which organ of the body produces insulin?

A10 The pancreas

 

11.       What is the chemical name for the substance once called aqua fortis?

A11  Nitric Acid (literally ‘strong water’)

 12.       What type of fruit is grown on a banyan tree?

A12. Figs


Round 4: Sports

 

1.Which footballer has scored in each all of the Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow derbies?

A1 Andre Kanchelskis

 

2. In the world of golf, who is known as the “Wild Thing”?

A2. John Daly

 

3. Which golfer was known as the “Golden Bear”?

A3. Jack Nicklaus

 

4. The trainer of the greatest ever Grand National winner -- (Red Rum ) – was Ginger McCain. He also trained the 2004 winner what was the name of that horse?

A4. Amberleigh House

 

5. The Grand National had its first woman jockey, Charlotte Brew, in which year?

A5. 1982 (her mount Barony Fort refused at fence 27)

 

6. Formula 1 driver Jarno Trulli is from which country?

A6. Italy

 

7. Formula 1 driver Gilles Villeneuve was from which country?

A7. Canada

 

8. How many points are scored for a cannon shot in billiards?

A8. 2

 

Supplementary Questions

 

9.  What is the maximum number of clubs a golfer is allowed in his or herbag in a round of golf?

            A9.  14

 

10.  In pounds, over what weight does a male boxer become a heavyweight?

            A10.  200

11.  What is the maximum number of horses allowed to run in the Grand

 National?

            A11. 40

 

Round 5: Arts & Entertainment – Literature A life of Crime

 

1.  Who wrote the Prime Suspect series often shown on television?

    A1 Lynda La Plante

 

2.  What’s the name of the psychologist who features in many of Jonathan Kellerman’s thriller novels?

A2. Alex Delaware

 

3.  What is the name of the Police Officer/Detective in "The Moonstone" by Wilkie

     Collins?

    A3. Sergeant Cuff

 

4.  Who is Inspector Lynley's assistant sergeant?

    A4 Havers

 

5.  In Dalziel (dee-el) and Pascoe what is Dalziel's first name?

    A5 Andrew       (accept Andy)

 

6.  In the Inspector Morse series what is Sergeant Lewis's first name?

    A6 Robert    (accept Robbie)

 

7.  The "Wire In the Blood" series on television starring Robson Green is

     based on the novels of which author?

    A7 Val Mcdermid

 8.  What was the name of the fictional monk/detective created by the late

     Edith Pargeter writing under the name of "Ellis Peters" ?”?

 

  A8. Cadfael

 

 Supplementary Questions

 

 9.  Who is the author of the recently released best seller "The Business" ?”?

     A9 Martina Cole

 11.  Who wrote the mediaeval thrillers including "Dark Fire" and "Revelation"?

      A11. C.J. Sansom

 

 

Round 6:  "007 - My name is Bond, James Bond"

  

1.  In Dr. No. and some other Bond films what do we learn is Q's name?

      A1. Major Boothroyd

 

2. Which "Bond girl" married a Beatle?

     A2. Barbara Bach (The Spy Who Loved Me)

 3.      In which film does Bond get married?

A3. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

 4.  The characters Jill and Tilly Masterson appear in which Bond film?

 A4. Goldfinger

 5.  In which Bond film does Joanna Lumley appear?

 A5. O.H.M.S.S.

 6.  What is unusual about the performances of Ursula Andress in Dr. No and

    Gert Frobe in Goldfinger?

    A6. Both Voices Were Dubbed By Other Actors.

 7.  Maud Adams appeared in ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’, ‘A View To Kill’ and

    which other Bond movie?

    A7. Octopussy

 

8. Which was the first Bond book to be written by Ian Fleming?

     A. Casino Royale

  

Supplementary Questions

 

9.  Who or what did Bond consider to be "a living club, perhaps the most dangerous

     animal on the face of the Earth" ?

     A9. Oddjob

 

10.  In which Bond film was James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 introduced?

  A10. Goldfinger

 11.  What was Ian Fleming's middle name?

    A11. Lancaster

 12.  In which film did Desmond Llewelyn first appear as Q?

    A12. From Russia with love

 

Round 7: Do you remember Whassname?


(Sorry I don't have the pictures at present)

 

You’ll be given a picture of a politician. All you’ve got to do is name the person in the picture.

 

(Don’t worry too much about them though….they’ve most of them have only been in charge of Government of the country……)

 

Answers to rRound 7:

 

1.         Clement Atlee (later Lord Atlee)

2.         Aneurin Bevan

3.         John Profumo

4.         George Brown

5.         Lord Carrington

6.         John Nott

7.         Mo Mowlam

8.         Harriet Harman

 

 

Supplementary Questions

 

9.         Jo GrimondHugh Gaitskell

10.       Jeremy Thorpe

11.       Oona King

12.       Estelle Morris

 

 

Round 8: FRUIT

 

1.  Which fruit is distilled to make Calvados?

A1. Apples

 

2.  A Loganberry is a cross between a raspberry and which other fruit?

A2. Blackberry

 

3.  Which large fleshy fruit of the Far East has been banned from some public areas because of its distinctive odour?

A3. Durian

 

4.  Which fruit shares a name with a 1969 short film by Eric Sykes, and an animated television show for children?

A4. Rhubarb

 

5.  The kiwifruit is native to which country?

A5. China (it is also known as the Chinese Gooseberry).

 

6.  A cantaloupe belongs to which family of fruits?

A6. Melon

 

7.  What is the name of Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter?

A7. Apple

 

8.  Which football league club are known as the Cherries?

A8. Bournemouth

 

Supplementary Questions

 

9.  Native to India, what is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world?

A8. Jackfruit

 

10.  Which member of Take That shares his name with a fruit?

A10. Jason Orange

 

11.  Which fruit has a Latin name that translates as Armenian Plum?

A11. Apricot

 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Set By The Albion


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
1. Which 1960's TV drama is being re-made by ITV and will star Sir Ian McKellen?
Answer The Prisoner.

2. In Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmins Ivor the Engine who drove Ivor?
Answer Edwin Jones ( Jones the steam).

3. Which English actor received $200,000 for The Untouchables, even though he did not appear in the film after the role of Al Capone was given to Robert De Niro?
Answer Bob Hoskins.

4. Which Liverpool super-club shares its name with a 1960's band whose members included Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce?
Answer Cream.

5. What is the fastest ever recorded speed of someone travelling on a skateboard?
A:112 mph. (Joel "Gravity" King 28th August 2007 at Bentwaters Park, Ipswich).

6. The new WBC super-middleweight champion of the world Carl Froch hails from which English city?
Answer Nottingham.

7. Who Wrote American Psycho?
Answer Brett Easton Ellis.

8. What is the square root of 729?
Answer 27.

9. What is the first name of the middle of Tony Blair
s sons?
Answer Nicholas.

10. The US TV drama The Wire is set in which East Coast city?
Answer Baltimore.

11. Where did Dangermouse live?
Answer in a post box, in Baker Street. (Accept either).

12. Which legendary adult movie star was played by Val Kilmer in the film Wonderland?
Answer John Holmes. (Known as Long John Holmes, he was born John Curtis Estes, He died in 1966 and there were conflicting stories of his length which had him between 12-5/8 inches and 13-1/2 inches. His most famous character was Johnny Wadd)

13. Which British band, which features Alex Turner from The Arctic Monkeys, had a hit album entitled The Age of the Understatement?
Answer The Last Shadow Puppets.

14. What is the only property on a standard Monopoly board that contains, at least once, all of the letters in the word Monopoly?
Answer Electric Company.

15. Where will the next European football championships be held?
Answer Poland and Ukraine. (accept either).

16. What is the name of the farmer in Dick King Smiths The Sheep Pig?
Answer Hoggett.

17. What number is represented in binomial form as 1010010?
Answer 82.

18. Which actress and former page three model rang 999 in December 2008 to ask if she was able to use the hard shoulder to get to her pantomine job on time?
Answer Linda Lusardi.

19. What is MACROPOCIDE?
Answer The killing of Kangaroos.

20. Which of the Tracey brothers piloted Thunderbird 2?
Answer Virgil Tracey.

21. Which actor starred in The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape and The Magnificent Seven?
Answer Charles Bronson.

22. Which Blues musician, born in 1873, and often known as the Father of the Blues, wrote The St Louis Blues, and the Memphis Blues
Answer W.C. Handy.

23. Rhododendron the name of an evergreen shrub with large flowers. How is it spelt?
Answer RHODODENDRON

24. Which football team plays its home games at Blundell Park?
A: Grimsby Town.

25. Anna Anderson died in 1984. For what was she well known?
Answer Claiming to be Russia’s Imperial Princess Anastasia.

26. What is borborygmus (Pronounced bor-buh-rig-mus)?
Answer The rumbling sounds made by the stomach.

27. How many boxes are used in the U.K. version of Deal or No Deal
Answer 22.(11 blue values and 11 red values)

28. Name the leader of the African National Congress who is expected by many to become South Africa's president after elections next year.
Answer Jacob Zuma

29. In a children's animated television series how is Pat Clifton better known?
Answer Postman Pat.

30. Who is to play The Sheriff of Nottingham in Ridley Scott’s new film version of the Robin Hood story?
A: Russell Crowe.

31. In Greek Mythology who was the wife of Agamemnon and the mother of Orestes?
Answer Clytemnestra

32. Spell Chrythansemum, the name of a garden plant flowering in Autumn
Answer CHRYTHANSEMUM

33. Who came third behind Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa in the 2008 Formula One world Championship?
Answer Kimi Raikkonen

34. What is the name of the pink and blue aniseed flavoured jelly sweets in bags of liquorice allsorts;- the only ones which contain no liquorice?
Answer Spogs

35. What is the capital city of Senegal
Answer Dakar

36. The Macclesfield actress Helen Atkinson-Wood played which character in Blackadder 3?
A: Mrs Miggins.

37. What name is given to drugs which increase the flow of urine from the kidneys?
Answer Diuretics.

38. Who were the first married couple to guest star in an episode of the Simpsons?
Answer Paul and Linda McCartney.

39. Who is Nicholas Cage's director cousin who made The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation?
A: Sofia Coppola.

40. In Greek mythology who shot Achilles in the heel with a poisoned arrow
Answer Paris.

41. In what year was the old age pension introduced into Britain
1909 (Accept 1908 to 1910)

42. Wayne Rooney signed for Manchester United from which other Premiership club?
Answer Everton

43. Who over the last 35 years has been seen working as a waiter in a San Francisco restaurant, wearing safari shorts in Botswana, living in Goa, lecturing in Sydney and backpacking on Mount Etna?
Answer Lord Lucan.

44. What is the name of the wire cage that is wound around the neck or over the cork of a champagne bottle?
Answer Muselets (Pronounced muse-lay).

45. For what reason did ship’s captain Arthur Rostron become well known?
Answer He was the captain of the Carpathian, the ship that went to the aid of the Titanic

46. Which vitamin has an important role in the clotting of blood?
Answer Vitamin K

47. In Star Trek, which planet did Spoks mother come from
Answer Earth.

48. Outside which LA nightclub, owned by Johnny Depp, did the actor River Phoenix die?
A: The Viper Room.

49. In the acronym ACAS, what does the second A stand for
Answer Arbitration (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)

50. What is the New York street synonymous with the advertising industry?
A: Madison Avenue.

51. How many faults does a competitor get if they knock down a fence in show jumping?
Answer 4. (A penalty of four faults is incurred each time a fence is knocked down and the penalty for the horse touching the water at a water jump is also four faults)

52. What novel by Charles Dickens features the Circumlocution Office?
Answer Little Dorrit.

53. On which planet is the solar systems highest volcano?
Answer Mars ( Olympus Mons).

54. What gave Buenos Aires it’s name
Answer The air there which was considered fresh and good to breathe.
 
55. Which veins in the neck return blood to the Vena Cava?
Answer the Jugular Veins.

56. What is the surname of the Simpsons bartender Moe?
Answer Syzlak.
 
57. In which Spanish province were the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone shot?
A: Almeria.

58. In which African country is the Serengeti National Park, famous for its wildlife including a spectacular Wildebeest migration?
Answer Tanzania.

59. What is the name of the alphabet used for writing Russian?
Answer the cyrillic alphabet

60. Dai Llewellyn the seducer of the Valleys died in January this year. With what horse was his father most closely associated?
Answer Foxhunter (Sir Harry Llewellyn).

61. What position did Harry Potter play in Quidditch?
Answer Seeker.

62. Which Planet is named after a Roman God, whose equivalent in Greek mythology is Hermes?
Answer Mercury.

63. President Barrack Obama is which number president of the United States?
Answer 44th.
 
64. Which is the longest and largest artery in the human body?
Answer the Aorta.

65. Which Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin character married an Eskimo , princess Nooka, and had a son named Knut?
Answer Noggin the Nog.

66. Whose last words were reported to have been, “That guy up there has got to stop, he’s seen us”?
A: James Dean.

67. What is the largest city in New Mexico?
Answer Alberquerque.

68. How many pods are there on the Millennium Eye in London?
Answer 32.

69. How many players are there in a netball team?
Answer 7.

70. In the cartoon books what is the name of the Druid who supplies potions to Asterix?
Answer Getafix.

71. What is the name of the spiked revolving wheel at the end of a cowboys spur?
Answer Rowel.

72. In June 2005 Jamie Reed the newly elected Labour MP for Copeland in Cumbria became the first MP in British history to declare an affiliation to which religion?
Answer Jedi (the 2001 census revealed that 390,000 peple across England and Wales were devoted followers of the Jedi "faith" made famous by the blockbuster films).

73.Which classic 1960's pop song has the opening lines, "All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey"?
A: California Dreamin'.

74. What type of animal are the ARTIC LOON and the DARK EYED JUNCO?
Answer Birds

75. Who does Hiawatha marry in Longfellows famous poem?
Answer Minnehaha

76. Which is the only U.S. state which contains none of the letters in Mackerel in its name?
Answer Ohio

77. Name the President of Iran, first name and surname required.
Answer Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

78. In the Old Testament who was the elder brother of Moses?
Answer Aaron.

79. What is the world’s highest mountain that is not part of a range?
Answer Kilimanjaro.

80. Name the first person to play the time lord Doctor Who?
Answer William Hartnell.
 
81. What is the Christian name of Ebenezer Scrooges nephew?
Answer Fred.

82. How old were Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain when they died?
Answer 27.

83. Name the last king of Nepal, deposed in 2008
Answer King Gyanendra.

84. What military operation was give the code name Market Garden?
Answer The assault on Arhnem.

85. In which country would you find the large4st part of the Taiga, the worlds largest forest?
Answer Russia (Depending on the definition of forest. The Taiga goes round the planet and is also in Canada, Scandinavia and Alaska among others.).
 
86. Who co-created the TV show Seinfeld and now stars in his own sit-com entitled Curb Your Enthusiasm?
Answer Larry David.

87. Which band's latest album is entitled 'Perfect Symmetry'?
Answer Keane.

88. Which far-eastern country has more active volcanoes than any other
country in the world?
Answer Indonesia.

89. What type of animal has breeds called VIZSLA, AMERICAN AKITA and BICHON FRISE?
Answer Dogs

90. What is the title of the fourth Harry Potter book?
Answer Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
 
91. Which band's first album was entitled Bleach?
Answer Nirvana.

92. Which Labour M.P. won an Oscar for Touch of Class?
Answer Glenda Jackson.
93. Name the Hindu God of creation
Answer Vishnu

94. Which is Canadas smallest province, sometimes known as the Garden of the Gulf?
Answer Prince Edward Island

95. Who did David Tennant replace as Doctor Who?
Answer Christopher Ecclestone

96. Ian Curtis from Joy Division committed suicide at his Macclesfield home. On which street was his house located?
A: Barton Street.
 


Supp 1. Which comedian was injured in a quad bike accident on his country estate in 1998?
Answer Rik Mayall

Supp 2. In the Bible who was the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth?
Answer Noah

Supp 3. What sort of dog gets its name form a character in Sir Walter Scotts novel Guy Mannering?
Answer The Dandie Dimont terrier

Supp 4. In Disneys Robin Hood, what kind of animal is Prince John?
Answer Lion.

Supp 5. What is the name of the Buckinghamshire Film studio associated with the Carry On and the James Bond pictures?
Answer Pinewood Studios
S
upp 6. What small African country was previously called Dahomey?
Answer Benin

Supp 7. What is the capital of New York State
Answer Albany

Supp 8. On what Greek Island was Prince Philip born?
Answer Corfu

Supp 9. On how many separate occasions was Gladstone Prime Minister?
Answer 4

Supp 10. What did Jimmy Wales create on the World Wide Web?
Answer Wikipedia.

2 Comments:

Blogger Custard. said...

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