Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Specialist Questions for 12th January, 2010.










Set by: The Dolphin Dragons.

Vetted by: The British Flag
&
The Water’s Green Rams.



The Rounds:

 Bats & Balls (Sport)
 Root & Branch (Science)
 Far & Away (Geography)
 PMs & Presidents (History)
 Dreams & Visions (Arts & Entertainment)
 Black & Blue
 Tonys & Anthonys
 Dead & Alive





Round 1:  Bats & Balls (Sport)
(All sports in this round involve bat and/or ball)

1.     Q.     In which sport is James Ward the British Number 3?        
A.     Tennis

2.     Q.     In what sport is Luol Deng famous in the US?
A.     Basketball

3.     Q.    Who scored the “beach-ball” goal against Liverpool this season?
A.     Darren Bent

4.     Q.  Which Australian Cricketer, chosen for the World Twenty/Twenty   tournament in 2009, was sent home before it even started?
A.    Andrew Symonds

5.     Q.  Who captained the 2009 English ashes-winning Women’s Cricket Team?
A.  Charlotte Edwards.

6.     Q.   Where was the 2009 Open Championship (Golf) played?
A.    Turnberry

7.     Q.   In what year was the first Rugby Union World Cup staged?
A.    1987 (no leeway, as they only occur every 4 years!)

8.     Q.  In snooker, during a 147 break, how many times does a ball enter   a pocket?
A.  36



Supplementaries

Q.     On which course will the 2010 Ryder cup be held?
A.    Celtic Manor (near Newport)
          
          Q.  For which Football League club did Ian Botham play?
A.  Scunthorpe United






Round 2:  Root & Branch (Science)
This week the Science is Botany

1.     Q.   What is the correct name for the “bulb” of the crocus?
     A.   A Corm

2.     Q.   What is the science of dating by tree rings called?
     A.    Dendrochronology

3.     Q.   What is the name of the male organ of a flower?
A.   The stamen (Do not accept anther, which is only part of it)

4.     Q.   What, on a plant, are the stomata?
A.    The pores on the leaves through which a plant “breathes”,      (conducts transpiration)

5.     Q.   What type of plant are both timothy and bamboo?
A.    Grass

6.     Q. What is the green pigment in plants, involved in photosynthesis?
A.  Chlorophyll

7.     Q.  What are the coloured parts of plants such as poinsettia, called? (Other than the flowers!)
A.    Bracts

8.     Q.  Laver and Kelp are examples of which type of plant?
A.   Seaweed



Supplementaries

          Q.  What common tree is Taxus Baccata?
A.  The Yew.

          Q.  What common tree is Aesculus Hippocastum?
A.   The Horse Chestnut.





Round 3:  Far and Away (Geography)

1.     Q. It is the roof of a continent and locals call it Uhuru.  How is it more widely known?
A.       Kilimanjaro

2.     It is 5 km long, 1.5 km wide and locals call it Ulruru. How is it more widely known?
A.  Ayers Rock

3.     Q. There are 3 National Parks in Wales: Snowdonia, The Brecon Beacons and what?
     A. The Pembrokeshire Coast

4.     Q. There are two National Parks in Yorkshire.  The Yorkshire Dales is one. Name the other.
A.   North York Moors

5.     Q. Four main rivers flow into the Wash.  The Witham and the Wellam are two. Name one of the others.
A. The Nene or The Ouse.

6.     Q.  Half Dome (mountain) lies in which US National Park?
A.   Yosemite.

7.     Q. Lady Musgrave, Lady Elliot and Dunk Islands are part of which geographical feature?
A.  The Great Barrier Reef.

8.     Q. There are three River Avons in England – the Warwickshire Avon and the Bristol Avon are two. In which county is the third?
A.  Hampshire

Supplementaries

     Q.   Which City is served by the airport at Roose?
     A.   Cardiff.

    Q.   Which City is served by Changi airport?
    A.   Singapore.


Round 4: Prime Ministers & Presidents (History)

1.     Q.  Who was Prime Minister at the height of the Irish Potato Famine?     
     A. Robert Peel

2.     Q.  Who was Prime Minister when the Battle of Waterloo was fought?
     A.  Lord Liverpool

3.     Q.  Who was US President when World War I broke out in 1914?
     A.   Woodrow Wilson

4.     Q. Who was the US President who repealed prohibition?
A   F.D. Roosevelt.

5.     Q. Who was Prime Minister when the Battle of Trafalgar was fought?
     A. William Pitt the Younger.

6.     Q.  Who was Prime Minister when Slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire?
A.  Earl Grey (in 1833)

7.     Q. Who was US President during the Wall Street Crash?
A.  Hoover

8.     Q. Who was US President when the first moon landing took             place?
A.  Richard Nixon

Supplementaries

          Q.  Who took over as PM when Spencer Percival was murdered?
A.  Lord Liverpool (again)

          Q. Who was Queen Victoria’s last PM?
A.  Lord Salisbury

Q.  Who was US President at the outbreak of the 1812 war with UK?
A.   Madison

Round 5: Dreams & Visions (Arts & Entertainment)

1.     Q. Who wrote the Dream of Gerontius?
         A.  Elgar.

       2.  Q.  Who wrote of the Vision of Piers Plowman?
A.     Langland

3.       Q. Which Book starts “Last Night I dreamt of Manderley again.”?
   A.  Rebecca

4.     Q. In which Gilbert & Sullivan opera is the Nightmare song?
   A.  Iolanthe.

5.     Q. Which Dream involves the Marriage of Theseus & Hippolyta?
    A.  A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream

6.     Q.  Who sang of “Sweet Dreams Baby”?
a.     Roy Orbison.

7.     Q.  Who sung of his “Theme for a Dream”?
a.     Cliff Richard.

     8.  Q.  Which musical includes “Any Dream will do?”
 A.  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour  Dreamcoat.

  


Supplementaries

8.     Q.  Who wrote of “A damsel with a dulcimer” whom he saw in a vision?
        A.  S. T. Coleridge.

        

          Q. Who originally recorded “All I have to do is Dream”?
A.  The Everly Brothers. 






Round 6: Black & Blue.

1.     Q. Which shade of blue is named after a former German state?
     A. Prussian Blue

2.     Q.  What is the alternative name for Tolkien’s Black Riders?
     A.   Nazgul

3.     Q.  McKinley Morganfield was the given name of which famous Blues singer?
A. Muddy Waters.

4.     Q. In which classic board game would you encounter Dr Black?
A.  Cluedo. (he is the murder victim)

5.     Q.  Black is Black’ was recorded in the 60’s by which group?
A.  Los Bravos

6.     Q.  Which shade of blue is ultimately named after the German word for Goblin?
A.     Cobalt  (via the metal’s name)

7.     Q.  In which series of books is Sirius Black a main character?
A. The Harry Potter series.

8.     Q.  Chester Arthur Burnett was a blues singer better known as?
A.   Howlin’ Wolf.



Supplementaries

          Q.  Paint it Back was recorded by which group?
A.  The Rolling Stones.


     Q.  Which actress starred in “The Blue Angel”?
     A.   Marlene Dietrich.





Round 7: Tonys & Anthonys

Which Tony or Anthony:

1.     Q. Was both a Novelist and the inventor of the Pillar Box?
     A. Anthony Trollope.

2.     Q. Starred in the classic Granada TV version of Brideshead Revisited?
     A.  Anthony Andrews.

3.     Q.  Played the butler in the film of Remains of the Day?
A.  Anthony Hopkins.

4.     Q.  Was sometime Lord Stansgate?
A.   Tony Benn.

5.     Q.  Conceived the TV version of the Number 1 Detective Agency?
A.   Anthony Mingella.

6.     Q.   Became The Earl of Avon?
A.   Anthony Eden.

 More Anthony related Questions:

7.     Q.  Which constituency did Tony Blair represent?
A.   Sedgefield.

8.     Q.  In Shakespeare’s Anthony and Cleopatra, who is Anthony’s wife?  (Not Cleopatra!)
A. Octavia.


Supplementaries

         Q. In which street did Tony Hancock live, in his Radio Series?
A. Railway Cuttings.

       Q. Who played Mark Anthony in the 1950’s film of Shakespeare’s     Julius Caesar?
A.  Marlon Brando

Round 8: Dead & Alive.
(This round is about people who died in 2009 – but about what they did when alive – obviously!)

1.     Q. Which actress spent some time outside with Mike Sarne?
      A.  Wendy Richard.

2.     Q. This opera singer and Radio 4 star died in October. His name?
     A. Ian Wallace. (of My Music fame, amongst other things)

3.     Q.  Norman Painting also died in October – what is his claim to    fame?
A. He was Phil Archer on The Archers. (since the start in 1950)

4.     Q.  This well-respected football player and manager worked, as a teenager, for the N.C.B. as an electrician. He died last September. Who was he?
A  Bobby Robson

5.     Q. This was finally “It” for the entertainer who died last June. Who was he?
A. Michael Jackson.

6.     Q.  This former “angel” joined the angels the day Michael Jackson died. Her name?
A.  Farrah Fawcett.

7.     Q. This celebrity chef will be missed for his TV programmes, especially in the West Country. Who was he?
A.     Keith Floyd.

8.     Q.  Who was the civil partner of Andrew Cowles, who died in Majorca in October?
A.   Stephen Gately.

Supplementaries

          Q. Who was “The seducer of the valleys” who died early in 2009?
A.  Dai Llewelyn.
         
          Q. Which US politician died in 2009, 40 years after a career -threatening incident on a bridge?
A.  Edward Kennedy.


GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

(Set and vetted by the same teams as the Specialist ones!)




1
Q
Steve Marriot. Ronnie Wood, Ronnie Lane and Kenny Jones were all in the original line-up of which 60's band?

A
The Small Faces



2
Q
When Tottenham Hotspur put 9 goals past Wigan earlier this season, who scored the final (9th) goal?

A
Nico Kranjcar



3
Q
Actor David Tennant's real name is David McDonald. As there was already a David McDonald in Equity, he had to choose a new name.  Why did he choose Tennant?

A
He is a great fan of Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys.



4
Q
Which British actress won best actress at the 2009 Emmys?

A
Julie Walters



5
Q
Which contemporary of Shakespeare's wrote the plays Tamburlaine and The Jew of Malta?

A
Christopher Marlowe



6
Q
Who has been the longest reigning king in England since 1066?

A
George III ( Victoria was not a king, remember!)



7
Q
Who is the Patron Saint of lost causes?

A
St Jude



8
Q
Which country will be represented for the first time at the World Cup Finals in 2010?

A
Slovakia



9
Q
Which Cricketer has scored the most Test runs in the 2000's?

A
Ricky Ponting



10
Q
Give the name of one of President Obama's daughters.

A
Malia or Sasha (Natasha)



11
Q
Why should you note the weather on July 15?

A
It is St Swithin's Day, which traditionally "fixes" the weather for 40 days.



12
Q
Detroit is in which US state?

A
Michigan



13
Q
The site of which battle has recently been shown, by modern archaeology, to be some way removed from where it was formerly thought to be?

A
Bosworth (The Battle of Bosworth Field, 1485)



14
Q
Which TV series has actor Graham Cole left after 24 years?

A
The Bill



15
Q
Where was the first FA cup final played?

A
The Oval



16
Q
Who is the Patron Saint of lost things?

A
St Anthony



17
Q
What is Umami?

A
The (newly defined) fifth taste



18
Q
What did the treaty of Vereeniging end?

A
The Boer War.



19
Q
After whom was Radio Caroline named?

A
Caroline Kennedy (JFK's daughter)



20
Q
For which invention is James Dewar famous?

A
The thermos flask



21
Q
For which city is Lulsgate the airport?

A
Bristol  (The airport was formerly called Lulsgate Bottom)



22
Q
Which Monarchy was abolished in 2008, after 240 years?

A
That of Nepal



23
Q
Which European country uses the Euro, despite not being in the EU?

A
Montenegro




24

Q

Who was the first Briton to be killed in an aeroplane accident?

A
Charles Rolls, of Rolls Royce fame. (Killed at an air display in 1910)



25
Q
Gregory Peck was awarded the Best Actor Oscar in 1963 for his role in which film?

A
To Kill a Mocking Bird



26
Q
In which London street does The Gherkin ( The Swiss Re building) stand?

A
St Mary Axe



27
Q
Why was the staging of King Lear banned in Britain between 1810 and 1820?

A
Because of the madness of King George III - the play deals with a mad king.



28
Q
What is the name of Prince Edward's daughter?

A
Louise



29
Q
In which novel does the main character marry Charlotte Haze so as to be close to her daughter, Dolores?

A
Lolita (by Nabukov: Lolita is a diminuitive of Dolores)



30
Q
When did public executions stop in the UK?

A
1868  (Allow 1860 to 1875)



31
Q
What is the actual name - not the nickname - of the most famous literary creation of Leslie Charteris?

A
Simon Templar (The Saint)



32
Q
Which is the first event in a ladies' heptathlon?

A
100m hurdles



33
Q
Who was the first husband of Mary Queen of Scots?

A
(Francis) The Dauphin of France.



34
Q
Which group had hits with Don't Throw your Love Away and Needles and Pins?

A
The Searchers





35
Q
On which island is Bastia?

A
Corsica



36
Q
In which literary work would you find Doubting Castle?

A
Pilgrims Progress (John Bunyan)



37
Q
Which Beatles song, never released as a single in the UK, is the most covered by other artists?

A
Yesterday



38
Q
Which musical is based on a story by the French author, Colette?

A
Gigi



39
Q
What did Hiram Bingham discover in 1911?

A
(The lost city of) Macchu Pichu



40
Q
In 2009, the last 3  British combatants of World War I died. Name one of them.

A
Henry Allingham, Harry Patch, Bill Stone.



41
Q
He was/is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel prize for Literature, at the age of 42, in 1907. Who was he?

A
Rudyard Kipling.



42
Q
The father, Immanuel, invented plywood, but his son, Alfred, gained more fame for his invention.  What was their surname?

A
Nobel (it has been pointed out that one discovered how to stick things together, the other how to blow them apart!)



43
Q
Which motor manufacturer has recently introduced a model called Yeti?

A
Skoda



44
Q
Lily Allen's father has appeared in 2009 as a well known character in a BBC drama series. As whom?

A
The Sheriff of Nottingham (Keith Allen)





45
Q
Give one of the 2 English words which has  the 5 vowels in alphabetical order

A
Abstemious or  Facetious.



46
Q
Who, in 1770, made landfall 250 miles north of Brisbane, at a place now called, appropriately, 1770?

A
 James Cook



47
Q
Name either of the 2 Nobel Prizewinners, who won in 2 different categories.

A
Linus Pawling (Chemistry and Peace) or Marie Curie (Chemistry and Physics)



48
Q
Which car producer has a luxury car range called Infiniti, newly arrived in the UK, and equivalent to the Lexus range by Toyota?

A
Nissan



49
Q
Who was the last sport's star to be evicted from this season's Strictly Come Dancing?

A
Phil Tufnell



50
Q
Which city's name means fort between the breast-shaped hills?

A
Manchester.



51
Q
Where was the last F1 race of 2009 held?

A
Abu Dhabi



52
Q
Which well-known author was responsible for the screenplay of "You only Live Twice"?

A
Roald Dahl



53
Q
What "first" did US aviator Richard Byrd achieve in 1926?

A
First flight over the North Pole



54
Q
Name the Boxer defeated by David Haye when he won a World Heavyweight Boxing title in November 2009?

A
Nikolai Valuev





55
Q
What film, based on a cartoon character, is being directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson?

A
Tin Tin



56
Q
What is the name of the ancient Celtic feast, which is the origin of Halloween?

A
Samhain



57
Q
Derek  Simpson and Tony Woodley are joint General Secretaries of which Trade Union?

A
Unite



58
Q
Margaret Anne Lake became famous in Britain in 1994. How is she more generally known?

A
Mystic Meg



59
Q
The names of White Star ships often ended in the same 2-letter suffix.  What was it?

A
"ic" - as in Titanic, Homeric, Olympic, Britannic etc



60
Q
In what field was Matthew Hopkins famous (or infamous) in seventeenth century England?

A
Witch Hunting - he was the Witchfinder General



61
Q
Durham was admitted to the Cricket County Championship in Dec 1991.  Which was the last County to be admitted before Durham?

A
Glamorgan (in 1921)



62
Q
Which North West National Trust Property represents Mayfair on the new National Trust Monopoly board?

A
Lyme Park



63
Q
Which Northern town was known to the Romans as Aquae Arnemetiae?

A
Buxton



64
Q
Which group recorded such hits as The Rise and Fall of Fingal Blunt and FBI?

A
The Shadows





65
Q
In which US state is Baltimore?

A
Maryland



66
Q
Which movement is at present celebrating its Centenary?

A
Girl Guiding



67
Q
Who won Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre awards in 2009 for his portrayal of Othello?

A
Lenny Henry



68
Q
What is Force 12 on the Beaufort Scale?

A
Hurricane



69
Q
Who composed Peter and the Wolf?

A
Prokofiev



70
Q
Who had hits with Alcoholic, Four to the Floor and Silence is Easy?

A
Star Sailor



71
Q
What supernatural creature is linked with a condition known as lycanthropy?

A
A werewolf



72
Q
Who composed  A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra?

A
Benjamin Britten



73
Q
Who was the first player to score 4 goals in a Premiership game?

A
Andy Cole (for Man Utd against Ipswich 1995)



74
Q
Name one of the two poets who contributed to Lyrical Ballads (pub 1798)?

A
Wordsworth or Coleridge.



75
Q
On which race course is the Midlands 'Grand National' run?

A
Uttoxeter



76
Q
Tennis: Who won the ATP World Tour Finals played at the O2 last November?

A
Nikolay Davydenko



77
Q
In which Welsh castle was Prince Charles invested as Prince of Wales in 1969?

A
Caernarfon



78
Q
What was Agatha Christie's first published novel, which introduced Poirot?

A
The Mysterious Affair at Styles



79
Q
Who is the leader of the Lib Dems?

A
Nick Clegg



80
Q
How long has there been an Elizabeth on the English Throne? Some leeway.

A
102 (allow 92 to 112)



81
Q
What do the villages of Glenelg (in Scotland), and Laval (in Britanny) have in common?

A
They are palindromes (spelt the same forwards & backwards)



82
Q
If you catch a ferry from Glenelg on the mainland, what island will you reach?

A
Skye (only in the summer - no winter service!)



83
Q
Sky Masterson is a character in which musical?

A
Guys and Dolls



84
Q
Who wrote "Song for Guy"?

A
Elton John



85
Q
Which inhabitant of Elton near Chester was accused, and eventually acquitted, of killing a baby through excessive shaking?

A
Louise Woodward



86
Q
Joanne Woodward was the wife of -who?

A
Paul Newman



87
Q
The production of what foodstuff has Paul Newman's name been associated with?

A
Salad Dressing





88
Q
The classic salad dressing, Mayonnaise is named after a town on which island?

A
Minorca (The town is Mayon)



89
Q
Which politics graduate has the bestsellling UK single of this decade?

A
Will Young



90
Q
Give one of the Young Pretender's forenames.

A
Charles Edward



91
Q
Give one of the other forenames of Prince Charles.

A
Philip Arthur George



92
Q
What was George Eliots's real name?

A
Mary Anne Evans



93
Q
Timothy Evans was hanged for a crime committed, in all probability, by whom?

A
(John) Christie



94
Q
Agatha Christie disappeared for ten days in 1926.  In which town was she found?

A
Harrogate



95
Q
What is the name of the famous tea-rooms in Harrogate?

A
Bettie's



96
Q
Who plays Ugly Betty in the TV series of that name?

A
America Ferrera








Supplementaries overleaf.

Supplementary Questions:



1
Q
What Trade Union has Dave Prentis as its General Secretary?

A
Unison



2
Q
In what branch of the arts did Gustav Klimpt work?

A
Painting



3
Q
Which footballer scored the goal for Leeds which put Manchester United out of the FA cup for this season?

A
Jermaine Beckford



4
Q
In Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, what is the name of Shylock's daughter?

A
Jessica



5
Q
What is the name of episode one of Star Wars: it is the start of the 3 prequels?

A
The Phantom Menace.



6
Q
What are: LGW 809 G; GPF 146 G: HMP 279 G?

A
The 3 minis in the Italian Job - at least their registation numbers!







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