Saturday, November 28, 2009


Questions by Harrington Academicals and the Baths Speedos

1/ Who was replaced by Rachel Riley in January 2009?
Carol Vorderman (on Countdown)
2/ Who was replaced by Alesha Dixon in September 2009? (This was actually replaced by Supp3 as it was asked recently)
Arlene Phillips (as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing)
3/ Which English league football ground has hosted a cricket Test match?
Bramall Lane (Accept Sheffield United).
4/ Who were the last team from outside the top division to win the FA Cup?
West Ham (who beat Arsenal in 1980)
5/ Who will replace Terry Wogan as host of the Radio Two breakfast show in January 2010?
Chris Evans.
6/ In which TV show is Karren Brady to replace Margaret Mountford?
The Apprentice.
7/ Reality Killed The Video Star is the latest album release by who?
Robbie Williams.
8/ The Italian word for "brothers" gives which current chart band their name?
The Fratellis
9/ Which Manchester store suffered a large fire in 1979 with the loss of 10 lives?
10/ In which English city was 95% of the housing stock either damaged or destroyed in WW2 air
Kingston Upon Hull (accept Hull).
11/ In the 2012 Olympics, which sport will take place in Horse Guards Parade?
Beach Volleyball.
12/ Which city is to host the 2016 summer Olympics?
Rio de Janeiro
13/ In which city will this season's football Champions League final be held?
Madrid (at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid's ground)
14/ What is unique about the scheduling of this year's final?
For the first time it's to be held on a Saturday.
15/ Giving his name to a UK slang term for the police, what's the name of the police officer

tormented by Top Cat and his gang?
Officer Dibble.
16/ For what are the Dundee company D.C. Thomson best known?
Childrens comics. They are the publishers of both Beano and Dandy. (Accept magazine publisher).
17/ In which Northern town would you find, Eureka! the national museum for children?
18/ In which Northern city would you find the National Museum of Photography, Film and
19/ Fictionally who diarised his unrequited love for Pandora Braithwaite?
Adrian Mole
20/ 90s chart band The Boo Radleys took their name from a character in which classic novel.
To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee).
21/ Which river flows from the Black Forest to the Black Sea?
22/ The Ouse and the Trent converge to form which river estuary?
23/ The UK's biggest ever lottery winners shared a huge jackpot in the Nov 6th Euromillions game.
How much did each winning ticket win?
f45.57m - accept 45-46
24/ Which radio station would you find on 1053 and 1089 AM?
25/ Which local landmark takes its name from the Greek word for "brothers"?
Adelphi Mill
26/ Closed in 1960, what formerly was to be found at the site of the large Tesco store in Macclesfield?
Hibel Road railway station
27/ Where would you be if you took your seat on a Howdah ?
On an elephant
 28/ If Prince William became King what number William would he be?

29/ Which company was bankrupted by the cost of developing the RB 211 jet engine
Rolls Royce
30/ What merchant bank collapsed in 1995 due to unauthorised debts accumulated by trader Nick
31/ Who was the first president of independent Russia (as distinct from USSR the Soviet Union)?
Boris Yeltsin (1992)
32/ Which British prime minister resigned in 1957 after his failure to handle the Suez Crisis?
Anthony Eden
33/ Timbuktu is always cited as a very distant and outlandish place, where is it?
The Sahara Desert in Mali
34/ The Crimea is a famous as the scene of a war in the middle of the last century which included the
famous Charge of the Light Brigade. What country does it belong to?
35/ What is the fruit of the blackthorn (prunus spinosa)?
36/ Which English county is known locally as Kernow?
37Which Yorkshire town has liquorice sweets named after it?
38/ What variety of mandarin orange takes its name from a city in Morocco?
39/ What is the name of the National Trust property, built by the Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in
the late 19th century to house his art collection and now contains more 18th century French furniture than Versailles?
Waddesdon Manor
40/ What was the ancestral home of Anne Boleyn, which was subsequently modernised by William
Waldorf Astor
Hever Castle
41/ On the menu in an Italian restaurant, what are polpettine
42/ On the menu in an Spanish restaurant, what are morcilla
Blood sausage or black pudding
43/ Which company built the Russian equivalent of Concorde?
Tupolev (Tu144)
44/ Which Japanese electronics company started out as a manufacturer of mechanical pencils
45/ In which sport is Britain's Chrissie Wellington a world champion?
Ironman Triathlon (accept Triathlon )
46/ In which sport did Charlotte Edwards captain an English World Cup winning team in 2009?
47/ What is the second largest island in the Mediterranean
48/ What is the second longest river in China
Yellow River or Hwang Ho
49/ Which drink was named by its inventor after rejecting the first six names that was offered?
7 UP
50/ What item of clothing takes its name from the Spanish word for shade?
51/ What is the name of the system of healing based on manipulation of bones?
52/ Colonel Paul W Tibbets was a decorated US Bomber Pilot in World War 2. He and his mother are
associated with a cataclysmic event. What was her name??
Enola Gay (the name of the bomber, piloted by Col Tibbetts which dropped the Hiroshima bomb)
 53/ Which London Theatre has the same name as a hard white metal with atomic number 46?

54/ Which country claimed to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of its empire in 1971
Persia ( accept Iran )
55/ From which mountain range does the water for Dublin's Guinness Brewery flow?
Wicklow mountains
56/ In which country is Aconcagua, the highest mountain in S. America?
57/ What is the world's largest ocean liner
Queen Mary 2
(Freedom of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas are bigger, but are cruise ships, not liners)
58/ Which is the world's highest bridge (from base to highest tower?
Millau Bridge (over the Tarn in France)
59/ What form of defence in a criminal prosecution is a Latin word meaning 'elsewhere'?
60/ In which county is the arboretum containing the national collection of crabapples (Males),
mountain ash and whitebeam (Sorbus)
Cheshire — Jodrell Bank
61. Which aircraft manufacturer created the infamous 'Zero' fighter in WWII?

62. With which country does Brazil share its longest border?
Bolivia (3423km)
63. Lewis Hamilton (2008) and Jensen Button (2009) both claimed the F1 drivers championship at Interlagos. In what place did they both finish the race?
64. In the Chinese Zodiac which symbol contains the fewest letters
65. Which Frederick Forsythe novel tells the story of a journalist tracking down the Nazi murderer of his father?
The Odessa File
66. Of which union was Jack Jones the general secretary in the 1970's?
Transport & General Worker's Union
67. Which current American TV series was inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author Kathy Reichs?
68. With which sport would you associate the name of Rhona Martin?
Curling (Gold medal winning captain for Scotland 2002)
69. Across which river is the 3 Gorges Dam?
Yangtze River, China
70. Marengo is the most famous horse belonging to who?
Napoleon 1
71. What is Dogger Bank?
A large sandbank in the North Se4a off the east coast of England
72.  Which British car manufacturer was bought by Russian Nikolay Smolensky in 2004?
73. Who was British Prime Minister at the time of the Suez Crisis?
Anthony Eden
74. Which Brewer makes Bombadier?
Charles Wells
75. What is the capital of Namibia?
76. Which player currently carries the highest transfer fee paid by a Premiership club ?
Robinho (Man City) 32.5 Million
77.  Who was the first U.S. president to visit all 50 states?
Richard Nixon
78. In which British Sit-Com were the main characters "Lionel, Jean, Judith, Sandy & Alistair"?
As Time Goes By
79. Which Beatles album was at one time going to be called Everest?
Abbey Road
80. Which US State has the capital Lincoln?
81. Where did the British surrender to the Japanese in Feb 1942?
82. In the novel, what Christian name is shared by both Domby & Son?
83 Who starred in the 1940 pirate film The Sea Hawk?
Errol Flynn
84 The biggest River delta in the world is found where?
India (The Ganges Delta)
85 Which Barcelona footballer moved to Real Madrid in July 2000 for £37m?
Luis Figo
86 Captain Fitzroy, who gave his name to a shipping forecast region, is famous for founding what?
The Met Office
87 Who is the male presenter of the Channel 4 Property Program Location, Location, Location?
Phil Spencer
88 From which country does the lambada dance originate?
89 What is the Mohorovicic (Moh-ho-ro-vee-chich)Discontinuity?
AKA The Moho it is the boundary between the Earth’s crust and mantle
90 Who sculpted the Statue of Liberty?
Frederick Auguste Bartholdi
91 Who founded the Red Cross?
Jean Henri Durant
92 What country is known as the "roof of the world"?
93 What's the fewest number of moves a person has to make to win a game of chess?
2 (no leeway!)
94 Who is the female presenter of C4's Property Ladder?
Sarah Beeney
95 In old occupations, what did a' nob thatcher' do for a living?
Make Wigs
96 Who was the world F1 Motor racing champion in 1992?
Nigel Mansell
97 The Trans-Canadian highway is the world's longest with an approximate length of?
8000 km (accept 7500-8500km)
98 Which silent movie star lost half his right hand in an explosion in august 1919?
Harold Lloyd
99 Which Dickens Novel is set in the fictional northern setting of Coketown?
Hard Times
100 Which Asian capital city's airport is built at the mouth of the Tama-gawa
101 Which US State has the capital Baton Rouge?
102 The Celine Dion hit "Because You Loved Me" stemmed from which film?
Up Close And Personal
103  In which British Sit-Com were the main Characters "Ria, Ben, Adam, Russell & Leonard"?
104 What is the name of the film company owned by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzeberg and David Geffen
105 Which player did Manchester United sign from Nottingham Forest in 1993 for the then record fee of £3.75m?
Roy Keane
106 Of where did Tung Chee-Hwa become chief executive in 1997?
Hong Kong
107 Which brewer based in Devises makes the bitter 6X?
108 Who's Second world war memoires were entitled 'Hitler: my part in his downfall1?
Spike Milligan
109 Which British car manufacturer was founded in 1935 by T.L.Williams?
110 What substance is added to Nitric Acid to form Aqua Regia?
Concentrated Hydrochloric Acid
111 Which great warrior rode a horse called Beucephalus?
 Alexander The Great
112 Napolean Solo and Illya Kuryakin were agents for which fictional law enforcement agancy?
U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law Enforcement)
113 In which sport do players take both long & short corners?
Field Hockey
114 2009 is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. When was it constructed?
(August 13th) 1961
115 Although used as a nickname for US soldiers, what does Gl actually stand for?
Government Issue
116 Give a year in the life of Samuel Pepys
117 In the history of the premiership, which team name has contained the fewest letters?
118 Who is the only driver to simultaneously hold the F1 and Indy Car drivers crowns?
Nigel Mansell
119 With which country does Russia share its longest border?
Kazakhstan (6846km)
120 Which WWII fighter was affectionately known as the 'Wooden Wonder'?
 (De Havilland) Mosquito

Sl/ What do the French call the ethnic cleansing by the British of their North American colony in the
area now called Nova Scotia
Le Grand Derangement — accept the great upheaval
S2/ What is the name of the designer of the garden at Sissinghurst
Vita Sackville West
S3/ Which leader was painted "warts and all"?
Oliver Cromwell
S4/ In which film does Pauline Collins star as a bored scouse housewife who finds romance in
Shirley Valentine
S5/ Who runs the Greendale Post Office in the children's TV show Postman Pat?
Mrs Goggins
S6/ In UK we call it a tap, what is it called in USA?

Friday, November 20, 2009

17th November Questions



1.    Science
2.    Local Heroes
3.    History
4.    Geography
5.    Animal Magic
6.    Sport: I want to tell you a story
7.    Arts and Entertainment: Nemeses
8.    Hold the Front Page


1.            What word describes an object’s ability to return to its original shape after being stretched or compressed?

            Elasticity or Elastic constant

2.            Which part of the human anatomy remains the same size from birth?


3.            What name is given to the 'halo' of gas that surrounds the sun?


4.            Which (sometimes fatal) disease derives its name from the Italian for bad air?


5.            Which organ of the body is responsible for the production of anti-bodies?

            The spleen

6.            What part of the body does silicosis affect?

            The lungs

7.            What condition is an Ishihara test used to diagnose?

            Colour blindness

8.            What is the sum of the internal angles in a hexagon?

720 degrees


9.         Which poisonous substance is also known as 'Woolly Rock'?


10.       Which part of the body is affected by gingivitis?

            The gums

Local heroes

Name the famous person with local connections being described.

1.         Born in Macclesfield in 1941 of Armenian ancestry.  TV presenter and antiques expert.  Married to Lorne.

            David Dickinson

2.         Born in Macclesfield in 1963 and attended Cheadle Hulme School.  Journalist and BBC’s political editor.

            Nick Robinson

3.         Born in 1952 in Belfast.  Now lives in Macclesfield.  BBC Radio 5 Live sports commentator.

            Alan Green

4.         Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1929.  BBC Radio 4 Today programme presenter.  Died in 1994 in Macclesfield.

            Brian Redhead

5.         Born in Manchester in 1956.  Later moved to Hurdsfield and ultimately to Barton Street, Macclesfield.  Was married to Deborah.  Died in 1980.  Rock star.

            Ian Curtis

6.         Born in 1955 in Cheadle Hulme.  Former head girl at Macclesfield High School for Girls.  Childhood friend of Ian Curtis.  Actress, probably best known for playing Mrs Miggins in “Blackadder”.

            Helen Atkinson-Wood

7.         Born in Macclesfield in 1977.  Moved to Cornwall as a young child.  Olympic gold medallist.

            Ben Ainslee

8.         Born in Macclesfield in 1981.  Moved to London at an early age.  Tottenham and England footballer.

            Peter Crouch


9.         Born in 1893.  Lived for much of her childhood in Macclesfield before moving to Buxton.  Writer, feminist and pacifist.  Mother of Shirley Williams.  Died in 1970.

            Vera Brittain

10.       Born in Macclesfield in 1966.  Real name Paul Oldfield.  “Entertainer” who has performed with the Screaming Beavers and the Macc Lads.  Auditioned unsuccessfully for “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009.

            Mr Methane


1.         The Battle of Bosworth Field came towards the end of which war?

            War of the Roses (1455-1485)

2.         Which conflict included the Battle of the Ebro?

            The Spanish Civil War (1938-39)

3.         Which town, taking its name from a greek demi-god, was buried in the
            pyroclastic flow from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD?

            Herculaneum (from Heracles)

4.         Which ancient temple situated in Luxor, Egypt incorporates the Great Hypostyle Hall?

            Temple of Karnak

5.         Which group was responsible for the sacking of the city of Rome in 455BC?

            The Vandals

6.         Boudicca (aka Boadicea) was queen of which ancient tribe?

            Iceni (allow Brittonic Iceni, Eceni)

7.         Who immediately preceded Mikhail Gorbachev as Russian president?

            Konstantin Chernenko (1984-5)

8.         The Stresa Front was an agreement made between three countries in 1935 as a response to increasing militarisation in Germany. Britain & France were two of the countries.  What was the third?

            Italy (Stresa is on Lake Maggiore)


9.         How many English kings & queens were crowned during the course of the 20th Century?

            Four (Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II - Edward VIII abdicated before coronation)

10.       In 1840 Sir Rowland Hill issued his new invention on the British public. What was it?

            The first adhesive postage stamp (Penny Black)


The question will give you a road number or route name and the country or area it travels through. What is required is the place or landmark at either one end or the other.

1.         Route 66, USA

Los Angeles – Chicago

2.         Park Lane, London

Hyde Park Corner – Marble Arch

3.         Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia

Moscow – Vladivostock

4.         Mont Blanc tunnel, France to Italy

Chamonix - Courmayeur

5.         Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris

6.         A9/M9, Scotland

Edinburgh – Thurso

7.         Coast to Coast footpath, England, as popularised by Alfred Wainwright

St Bees (Cumbria) – Robin Hood’s Bay (Yorkshire)

8.         A30, England

London – Land’s End


9.         Route 1, USA

Key West – Fort Kent (Maine)

10.       Grand Union Canal, England

London (River Thames) – Birmingham. Accept also the River Trent

Animal magic

All of the answers in this round include an animal.

1.         Directed by John Landis this 1981 film is a black comedy horror film partly
            set in Yorkshire.

            “An American Werewolf in London”

2.         This artist has a recent Album called "Roadsinger", but he is better known for
            his conversion to Islam in 1977. Under what name did he rise to fame?

            Cat Stevens

3.         This team currently play in the Football League Championship, and play their home games at the Liberty Stadium.

            Swansea City

4.         This town is the county town of Shropshire, lying on the river Severn.


5.         The name of this 1974 Frederick Forsyth novel takes its name from a famous quote from William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

            “The Dogs of War” (The quote is "Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war”)

6.         This local beer making establishment produces beers including Ursa Major & Polar Eclipse?

            Beartown Brewery (Congleton)

7.         This British businesswoman is best known as the runner up in the 2006 series of the TV programme "The Apprentice". She now presents her own show.

            Ruth Badger

8.         This browser is currently second only to Microsoft's Internet Explorer in terms of numbers of users?

            Mozilla Firefox (Not Mozilla Seamonkey, that has very few users)


9.         By what name are the US Navy Special operations forces commonly referred to?

            SEALs (From SEa Air Land forces)

10.       Hilary Mantel won the Booker prize this year with which book based around the life of Thomas Cromwell?

            “Wolf Hall”

11.       (JOKE QUESTION) A well known novel by Miguel de Cervantes.

            “Don Quixote” (Geddit!!!)

Sport: I want to tell you a story

You will each be given the name, year of first publication and sport of a sporting biography. But who would write a book like this? The clues are there….

1.         “Psycho”, 2000, football.

            Stuart Pearce

2.         “Serious”, 2003, tennis.

            John McEnroe

3.         “Dazzler”, 2001, cricket.

            Darren Gough

4.         “Lions, Tigers and Roses”, 2001, rugby union.

Austin Healey

5.         “In Pursuit of Glory”, 2008, cycling.

            Bradley Wiggins

6.         “Time to Declare”, 2009, cricket.

            Michael Vaughan

7.         “Open”, 2009, tennis.

            Andre Agassi

8.         “Managing my Life”, 1999, football.

            Sir Alex Ferguson


9.         “Black, White and Gold”, 2005, athletics.

            Kelly Holmes

10.       “Stand up Pinocchio”, 2008, football.

            Phil Thompson


Arts & Entertainment – Nemeses

Nemesis – An archenemy, the principal enemy of a character in a work of fiction, anyone or anything which seems to be the inevitable cause of someone's downfall or defeat. For each question identify the nemesis of the character, group or organisation given.

1.         Sherlock Holmes

(Professor James) Moriarty

2.         Darth Vader

Luke Skywalker

3.         Blur, during the Brit Pop heyday


4.         Ernst Stavro Blofeld

James Bond

5.         Abraham van Helsing

Count Dracula

6.         Road Runner

Wile E Coyote

7.         Captain Scarlet & Spectrum

The Mysterons

8.         Penelope Pitstop

The Hooded Claw


9.         Baron (Silas) Greenback


10.       Popeye


11.       Nag & Nagaina, two Indian cobras


Hold the Front Page

(rather than post links to the original front pages I have typed in the headline)

You will each be shown a copy of the front page from a past edition from “The Super Soaraway Sun”. A word from the headline has been removed and replaced with asterisks (to indicate the number of letters in the missing word). Simply supply the missing word.

(Note to question master: for any visually impaired players, simply read out the headline and tell them how many letters are in the missing word.)

  1. FREDDIE STARR ATE MY .......    Hamster
  2. HARRY THE ....                               Nazi
  3. OLYMPIC LOGO TRIGGERS ........ Epilepsy
  6. ITS THE SUN ... WON IT       Wot
  7. ITS PADDY .........   Pantsdown
  8. ....... IN PYJAMAS    Bananas (Michael Jackson's court appearance)

  1. ..... YELLED "QUE" IN BED   Brand
  2. LABOUR'S .... IT Lost
  3. ROLLING BACK THE ..... Tears (Sir Robby Robson's death)

General Knowledge Questions 

Set by the Cock Inn

1.         Who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009?
            Herta Mueller

2.         Who said of a speech written for Gordon Brown by Ed Balls “There you have it! The final proof Labour’s brand new, shining, modernists’ economic dream. But it’s not Brown’s - it’s Balls”?
            Michael Heseltine

3.         What vegetable has varieties called Romanesco, Purple Cape and Orange? 

4.         Who wrote the novel “The Return of the Native”?
            Thomas Hardy

5.         Who conducted the 2009 Last Night of the Proms?
             Leonard Slatkin

6.         Who won the 2009 Vendee Globe yacht race?
             Michel Desjoyeaux

7.         Who was Great Britain’s youngest Prime Minister?
            William Pitt the Younger (24 years, 6 months and 21 days.)

8.         What gives Earl Grey tea its distinctive flavour?
            Oil of Bergamot

9.         Who said at the 1977 Conservative Party conference “Half of you won’t be here in 30 or 40 years’ time”, but that others would have to live with the consequences of a Labour government if it stayed in power?
            William Hague

10.       What vegetable has varieties called Straight 8, Pot Luck and Boston Pickling?

11.       Who wrote the novel “The Light that failed”?
            Rudyard Kipling
.                                                                                                                                   12.       Who is the principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra?
                                                                                                                                                Sir Simon Rattle

13.       Ellen McArthur has given up yacht racing to do what?
            Environmental campaigning

14.       Who was Great Britain’s longest lived Prime Minister?
            James Callaghan (92 years, 11 months and 30 days.)

. Ellen McArthur has given) yacht racing to do what?
15.       What makes a Pink Gin pink?
            Angostura Bitters

16.       What makes up the outer coating of Battenberg cake?

17.       According to the advert, what will not help you with?
            Car Insurance

18.       Who was Winston Churchill’s wife?

19.                   The words “charge”, “field” and “fly” are used in relation to which objects?

20.       Who won an Oscar for his role in the 1970’s film “Ryan’s Daughter”?
            John Mills

21.       In 1768 who became the first President of the Royal Academy?
            Joshua Reynolds

22.       What colour shirts were worn by England in the 1966 World Cup final?

23.       The annual Hay Festival celebrates which art form?

24.       Who composed the opera “The Pearl Fishers”?

25.                   What does an icthyologist study?

26.                   Which European country has the most lakes?

27.       “Aquarius” and “Good Morning Starshine” are songs from which musical?

28.       Who co-stars on the Direct Line Insurance advert with Paul Merton?
            Stephen Fry

29.       When is Simnel cake traditionally eaten?

30.                   What type of creature is kept by an apiarist?

31.                   What did wainwrights traditionally make?

32.                   Which city is served by Dyce airport?

33.       In “The Lord of the Rings” what is the name of the Hobbit who must carry the ring to Mordor?

34.                   In the Queen’s Silver Jubilee year which jockey won The Oaks and the St. Ledger on the Queen’s horse?
Willie Carson

35.                   In Victorian England what was a reticule?
A bag

36.       Which plant is known as the Sword Lily?

37.       In 1837 which British monarch did Victoria succeed?
            William IV

38.       Which band is named after a South African football team?
Kaiser Chiefs

39.       In “Oliver Twist” what is the name of Bill Sykes’ girl friend?

40.       Who wrote “A Dog So Small” and “Tom’s Midnight Garden”?
            Philippa Pearce

41.       Who made the first public mobile phone call in Britain on January 1985?
Ernie Wise

42.       Where did Ghandi practise law before returning to India in 1914?
            South Africa

43.       Which place name is Anglo-Saxon for “wooded hill”?

44.       Which creature married the Owl and the Pussycat?

45.       Vaquero and buckaroo are colloquialisms for what?

46.       The bat is the registered trademark of which drinks company?

47.       Where did Nellie the Elephant meet the head of the herd?
On the road to Mandalay
48.       In America, what are referred to as “Benjamins”?
100 Dollar bills (because they have a picture of Benjamin Franklin on the obverse side)

49.       How is 555 displayed in Roman numerals?

50.       Which country’s national symbol is the lotus flower?

51.       From which country does the NOKIA phone company originate?

52.       In American universities what is a second year student called?
A Sophomore

53.       Where is the Koh I Noor diamond usually kept?
            The Tower of London

54.       Who is said to rule in a plutarchy?
The rich

55.       Which was the first credit card?
Diners Club

56.       Manchego is a variety of what?

57.       Which sign of the Zodiac is represented by the goat?

58.       How high (in feet) are the posts in football?
8 feet

59.       Alderney and Herm are in which group of islands?
Channel Islands

60.       In Australia which is the nearest city to the Great Barrier Reef?

61.       “I wandered lonely as a cloud” is the first line of which poem?
            “Daffodils” (by Wordsworth)  

62.       The Star of India is an example of which precious stone?

63.       Who said “Veni, Vidi, Vici”?
       Julius Caesar
64.       What illegal drug did Sherlock Holmes allegedly take?

65.       What is a sampan?
            A boat

66.       Who is fourth in line to the British throne?
            Prince Andrew (accept Duke of York)

67.       Which underground line goes to Heathrow Airport?

68.       What type of creature is a Mulloway?

69.       In the human body what is the calcaneum?
            Heel bone

70.       Name the male presenter of “The One Show”.
            Adrian Chiles

71.       Which member of the Royal Family was married to the late Sir Angus Ogilvy?
            Princess Alexandra

72.       Give one of the Christian names of A.A. Milne?
            Alan Alexander

73.       Who composed “Fanfare for the Common Man”?
            Aaron Copland

74.        In what year was the Royal Automobile Club founded?
            1897 (accept 1895 – 1899)

75.       Racketball is a game combined from two other sports.  Name either of them.
            Squash and handball

76.       In the human body what is the scapula?
            Shoulder blade

77.       What type of creature is a Gerenuk?

78.       Whose yacht was called “Morning Cloud”?
            Sir Edward Heath

79.       Give one of the Christian names of A.E. Houseman.
            Alfred Edward

80.       Who composed “Scenes from Childhood”?
            Robert Schumann

81.       Who circumnavigated the world in 1967 in the Gypsy Moth IV?
       Francis Chichester

82.       Who had the crowds gathered to hear speak in St. Peter’s fields on 16 August 1819?
Henry Hunt (accept Orator Hunt)

83.       The 19th century MP William Huskisson became the first person to die in what way?
            In a railway accident (he was hit by George Stephenson’s Rocket)

84.       Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicholson established which garden in Kent?

85.       The November edition of “Playboy” magazine sports a cartoon character as the cover girl. This is
the first time for a cartoon character. Who is she?
Marge Simpson (to celebrate 20 years of “The Simpsons”)

86.       Which charity runs the “Full Stop” campaign

87.       In the 1980s TV programme “The Hitman and Her” who was “Her”?
            Michaela Strachan

88.       How many pillars of Islam are there?

89.       Who wrote the novels “The Choir” and “The Rector’s Wife”?
            Joanna Trollope

90.       What family of plants do red and green peppers come from?

91.       Which King of England’s mother and son were both beheaded?
            James I (Mary Queen of Scots and Charles I)

92.       Which mythological Arabian princess saved her life by telling stories for 1,001 nights?

93.       What is the black mineral in granite?

94.       Mesopotamia was located between two rivers.  The Tigris was one.  Name the other.

95.       What superstitious event do months that start on a Sunday have in common?
            Friday 13th

96.       In the children’s TV series “Mary, Mungo and Midge”, who or what was Midge?
            A mouse

1.         What is Sir Cliff Richard’s real name?
            Harry Webb

2.         What was the name of the Noel Coward film based on the experiences of Lord Louis Mountbatten’s ship HMS Kelly?
     “In Which We Serve”

3.         Which engine powered the Hurricane aircraft of World War II?
     Rolls Royce Merlin (accept Merlin)

4.         What is the birthstone for May?

5.         Where is Alum Bay, which is famous for its many coloured sands?
     Isle of Wight

6.         What type of insects are hawkers, clubtails and biddies?