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?


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