Wednesday, December 15, 2010

14th December Questions

 

 

Specialist rounds set by the Waters Green Phoenix.

History- A&E- Cinema Heaven- Sport-Round and About- Science-
Geography and The Weatherfield Chronicles

 

History

1 Who was Queen Victoria's first Prime Minister?
A> Lord Melbourne

2 In which decade of the 19th century was the Indian Mutiny?
A> 1850's

3 In 1905 Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kennie were evicted from which building in Manchester for trying to question the then liberal Mp Winston Churchill?
A> The Free Trade Hall

4 Who was the first Archbishop of Canterbury?
A> Augustine

5 Name either of the countries that formed the United Arab Republic in 1958.
A> Egypt or Sudan

6 Who was President of America when the 13th amendment abolishing slavery was passed by the Senate?
A> Abraham Lincoln

7 Who is known as the "father of English history"?
A> The Venerable Bede

8 Which explorer's ships were named The Trindad, San Antonio,Concepcion, Victoria and Santiago?
A> Ferdinand Magellan

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In 1923 Hitler made his first bid for power in what has become known as the Beer Hall Putsch - in which city did this take place?
A> Munich

Who was the last Liberal Prime Minister?
A> David LLoyd George.


Arts and Entertainment

1 Which is the latest of the "Narnia" books by C S Lewis to have been turned into a film?
A> Voyage of the Dawntreader (released last week)

2 In which film of the 1950's is the main character called Charlie Allnutt?
A> The African Queen

3 Who was the art critic and writer whose works include "The Stones of Venice" and who championed Turner and the Pre-Rapaelites?
A> John Ruskin

4 Which 20th century American artist's works include "Nighthawks", "Chop Suey", "Automat" and "Cape Cod Afternoon"?
A> Edward Hopper

5 Gene Kelly played the lead in the broadway stage show "Pal Joey" but who played the role in the 1957 film?
A> Frank Sinatra

6 Patricia Cornwell's fictional character, Kay Scarpetta, and Felix Gibson in the BBC drama "Waking the Dead" share which profession?
A> Pathologists

7 Which composer born in 1872 was a great nephew of Charles Darwin and great-great grandson of Josiah Wedgewood?
A> Ralph Vaughan Williams

8 Which Disney films musical score contains "The Nutcracker Suite"," The Scorcerer's Apprentice","The Pastoral Symphony" and "Night on Bald Mountain"?
A> Fantasia

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The vigilante Paul Kersey features in which series of films directed by Michael Winner?
A> Death Wish

Whose latest album is entitled "Progress"?
A>Take That

 

Cinema Heaven

In this round you will be given a description of a film. Its title will contain a word representing "something out of this world"
For instance if the description was "A mega series of science-fiction films directed by George Lucas?" The answer would be STAR Wars

1  A 1954 musical directed by George Cukor, starring Judy Garland and James Mason?
A > A STAR is Born

2 A 1973 comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring the real life father and daughter pairing of Ryan and Tatum ONeill?
A>. Paper MOON

3 A 1996 comedy science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and based on a cult trading card series of the same name. The film stars Jack Nicholson, Annette Benning and Pierce Brosnan?
A>. MARS Attack!

4 A Britsh comedy of 2006, starring Peter O'Toole, Leslie Phillips and Vanessa Redgrave. The plot revolves around an elderly actor who takes his girlfriend to the National Gallery to see a painting by Velasquez.
A> VENUS

5  A 1980 America Western based on a range war. Even though this film was directed by Michael Cimmo, who directed the blockbuster "The Deer Hunter", it is regarded as one of the biggest box office failures of all time.
A> HEAVEN's Gate

6 An American "coming of age "film based on a novel of the same name by J G Ballard. The film starred Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson and Nigel Havers.
A> Empire of the SUN

7 A multi-award winning 1956 American comedy satirising the US occupation of Japan following the end of WW2. It starred Glenn Gord and Marlon Brando
A> The Tea House of the August MOON

8 Starring Walter Pidgeon and recently deceased Leslie Neilson it also featured Robby the Robot, this 1956 film  is a futuristic version of Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
A> The Forbidden PLANET

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A 1968 Science fiction film starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter. It was remade by Tim Burton in 2001.
A> PLANET of the Apes

A 1969 western directed by George Roy Hill. It tells the story of the life and death of Robert Leroy Parker leader of the notorious Wild Bunch gang and his partner Harry Longbaugh
A> Butch Cassidy and the SUNdance Kid

 

Sport

1 Started in 1897 which is the worlds oldest annual marathon?
A> Boston

2 Who is the only tennis player to have twice won all four Grand Slam titles in the same year? Once as an amateur, once as a professional.
A> Rod Laver, 1962 & 1969

3 Which batsman scored 300 runs in a single day against England at Headingley in the 1930 Ashes?
A> Don Bradman

4 Who was appointed player-manager of Liverpool in 1985?
A> Kenny Dalgleish

5 Which is the most popular team sport in both Japan and Cuba, in Japan it's spilt into the Central and Pacific Leagues and in Cuba the West and East League?
A> Baseball

6 Winning 101 medals in total which country came third in the medal table at this years Commonwealth Games?
A> India

7 As of 6 December which Golfer is top of the world ratings?
A> Lee Westwood

8 Horse Guards parade will be the venue for which Olympic event in 2012?
A> Beach Volleyball

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What is the maximum number of clubs a golfer is allowed to have in his bag during a round of golf?
A>14

Which English Premier League club changed the name of its ground in 2009 from JJB stadium to the DW stadium?
A> Wigan Athletic

 
Round and About

All these questions concern places within 20 miles of Macclesfield...although the place name may not be obvious there should be sufficient information in the question..

1 Which school, situated between Chelford and Holmes Chapel, has the name of  Scott's  ship on the 1910-13 expidition to the South Pole?
A> Terra Nova

2 John Bradshaw lived at Marple Hall and is best known for being involved in which event of 1649?
A> Regicide - anything that shows he was involved with the execution of Charles I

3 Macclesfield canal runs from Marple to where?
A> Hall Green (accept Kidsgrove)

4 Which town that was host to some 300 French officers, prisoners of war in the Napoleonic wars, has a section of its churchyard with gravestones in French and English?
A> Leek

5 What river rises in Buxton and flows into the Derwent?
A. Wye

6 Which local author has written about the legend of the sleeping warriers of Alderley Edge?
A> Alan Garner

7 What was the nickname of the railway line that linked Leek and Macclesfield, now a part of the Staffordshire Way?
A> The Knotty

8 Which Victorian folly above Buxton shares its name with a Biblical structure on Mount Zion in Jerusalem which was supposed to house the Ark of the Covenant ?
A> Solomon's Temple

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Which local country park shares its name with one of the four main reservoirs providing water for Macclesfield?
A> Tegg's Nose

Which town has a hotel that advertises that Mary Queen of Scots stayed here ignoring the fact taht she was, in fact, a prisoner of Bess Hardwick and her husband?
A> Buxton


Science

1 Titania and Oberon, apart from being characters in "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream" are also satellites of which planet?
A> Uranus

2 What is yellowcake?
A> Uranium Oxide, the first stage in processing uranium ore. Accept any answer that includes uranium

3 "I don't understand" is the literal translation of which mammal's name?
A> Kangaroo

4 Which animal is affected by strangles?
A>Horses, also known as equine distemper

5 Which fruit has a variety named after the Cavendish family from Chatsworth Hall?
A> Bananas

6 Which chemical element discovered  by William Ramsey in 1859 is named after the sun?
A> Helium

7 The neutered male of which animal is called a barrow?
A> A Pig

8 Endorphins are released in the brain and are a natural form of what?
A> Pain relief
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What is the smallest bone in the human body?
A>The Stapes (in the ear)

Used in astronomy and climatology of what is albedo a measure?
A> Reflectivity


Geography

1 Hay on Wye is located in which national park?
A> Brecon Beacons

2 Which country, other than England, has a city called London on a river called the Thames?
A> Canada

3 The Golan Heights straddle the border between Israel and which other country?
A> Syria

4 What links the English towns of Barton and Hessle?
A> The Humber Bridge

5  Where on the coastline of the north west is one of the few UK breeding sites of the Natterjack toad?
A> Formby (accept Ainsdale)

6 Nowadays its mainly used by tourist boats, but which canal, an inlet of the Ionian sea and opened in 1893 is  just under 4 miles in length and 80ft wide,  saving a journey of over 420 miles?
A> Corinthian Canal

7 The fourth deepest underwater trench, the Eurasia Basin is in which ocean?
A> The Arctic

8 Which commercial city in India lies on the eastern bank of the river Hoogly?
A> Kolcata (Calcutta)

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Where do the Blue and White Niles join?
A> Khartoum in the Sudan

Which resort in Israel lies on the Red Sea?
A> Eliat

The Weatherfield Chronicles

Coronation St has just celebrated its 50th anniversary and over the years dozens of actors have graced its cobbles.
Whilst you don't need to know the "street"you will, hopefully, be able match ex-street actors names and the characters they went on to play.

1 Trevor Bannister has played 3 separate roles in Coronation St in 1967, 1972 and 2006 but is best known for his 7 years in "Are You Being Served" playing which role?
A> Mr Lucas

2 This actor played Chris Cullen in 1974 then went on to be a Blue Peter presenter before being appointed Chief Scout in 2004?
A> Peter Duncan

3 This local character, more recently a radio presenter, played Stan Potter in the street. He is best known for being lead singer of a 70's, band fellow members being Jim Lea, Don Powell and Dave Hill.
A> Noddy Holder

4 This young actor played Ena Sharples grandson before becoming a monkee.
A> Davy Jones

6 After playing Elsie Tanner's nephew, Gordon Kaye went on to play the lead role in which long running BBC comedy series?
A> 'Allo Allo (Rene Artois)

7 After playing Ron Jenkins from 1966 to 67 this actor went on to win a Best Actor Oscar in a1982 film directed by Richard Attenburgh.
A> Ben Kingsley (Awarded Oscar for Ghandi)

8 This actor appeared as a tour guide Herbert Whittle in 1967 but is best known for his role in Dad's Army and for writing the play "Ghost Train"
A> Arnold Ridley

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This actor played George Barton in 1974 but is best known for playing a Doctor from 1966 to 1969.
A> Patrick Troughton

He only appeared once as a Fire Officer in 1967 but went on to lead the USS Enterprise and also the X-Men
A> Patrick Stewart

 

General knowledge questions

Harrington B

14th Dec 2010

One or two of these answers were challenged by both teams but I have left the original answers as set.

  1. Which building in Athens did the Elgin Marbles formerly decorate?

THE PARTHENON

  1. Name the motor manufacturer that produces the ‘iQ’?

TOYOTA

  1. Who played James Onedin in the long-running TV series The Onedin Line?

PETER GILMORE

  1. How many fluid ounces are in a pint?

20

  1. Who defeated Antony and Cleopatra at the battle of Actium?

OCTAVIAN

  1. Which horse won this year’s Melbourne Cup, run on 2nd November 2010?

AMERICAIN (trained in France)

  1. 10 degrees Celsius is equivalent to how many degrees in Fahrenheit?

50 degrees Fahrenheit

  1. Actor, singer and director Thomas Hicks is better known by what name?

TOMMY STEELE

  1. How many categories feature on the Beaufort scale of wind force?

13 (Calm 0 – Hurricane 12)

  1. Queen Anne, the last Stuart monarch, had how many children?

17 (the only one to survive beyond infancy dies at the age of 12)

  1. Name the Cumbrian taxi driver who killed 12 people before shooting himself.

DERRICK BIRD

  1. What’s the main ingredient of Arab dish Baba Ganoush?

AUBERGINE

  1. For what does the ‘S’ in TS Eliot stand?

STEARNS

  1. Charlemagne, crowned as Emperor of Rome in 800AD, was the leader of which North European people?

THE FRANKS

  1. Name the RAF’s ‘spy plane’ that was axed in the recent defence review.

THE NIMROD

  1. On which river does Dresden stand?

THE ELBE

  1. In which country are panama hats traditionally made?

ECUADOR

  1. The flights of archery arrows are traditionally made from the feathers of which bird?

THE GOOSE

  1. In snooker, what is the name of the special rest with a raised arch?

THE SPIDER

  1. Which element discovered in 1898 takes its name for the Greek word for ‘hidden’?

KRYPTON

  1. Who is the only Oscar to have won an Oscar?

OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN

  1. In 1995, who became the first British pop star to be knighted?

SIR CLIFF RICHARD

  1. Which is the only horse to have won both the Champion Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

DAWN RUN (1980s)

  1. Which explorer founded the Royal Zoological Society and London Zoo in 1825?

SIR STAMFORD RAFFLES

  1. Which car maker produces the MiTo?

ALFA ROMEO

  1. Who composed the William Tell Overture?

ROSSINI

  1. What is the name of the marsh area at the mouth of the River Rhone?

THE CAMARGUE

  1. What occurred on St peter’s Field on 11th August 1819?

THE PETERLOO MASSACRE

  1. On what date is Trafalgar Day celebrated?

21ST OCTOBER

  1. In netball, what do the letters GS stand for?

GOAL SHOOTER

  1. Who, in 1774, became India’s first Governor General?

WARREN HASTINGS

  1. What is the SI unit of electrical conductance?

THE SIEMENS

  1. What is the name of the US President assassinated in 1881?

JAMES A GARFIELD

  1. Who is the Liverpool Chairman who pushed through the sale of the club to John Henry?

MARTIN BROUGHTON

  1. Who was the first of the Plantagenet monarchs?

HENRY THE THIRD (1216 – 72)

  1. What is our equivalent to America’s Mardi Gras?

SHROVE TUESDAY

  1. What is the last book of the Old Testament?

MALACHI

  1. What is the capital of Latvia?

RIGA

  1. Who wrote the Morse detective books?

COLIN DEXTER

  1. Which English town is renowned for its annual Goose Fair?

NOTTINGHAM

  1. Gymnast Daniel Purvis is hardly a household name, yet most of us have a picture of him at home. Why?

HE’S ON THE FRONT COVER OF THE 2010 TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

  1. What was the name of the character played by Felicity Kendal in The Good Life (both names required)?

BARBARA GOOD

  1. Which of the disciples was a tax collector?

MATTHEW

  1. Name either of the mascots for the 2010 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

WENLOCK or MANDEVILLE

(after the Much Wenlock Games in Shropshire that inspired the modern Games, and Stoke Mandeville where the Paralympics were born)

  1. Which cocktail consists of Tia Maria, vodka and Coke?

BLACK RUSSIAN


  1. Who led the French Cavalry at Waterloo and was subsequently executed by the Bourbons after Napoleon’s defeat and final overthrow?

MARSHALL NEY

  1. By what name was Indonesia previously known?

DUTCH EAST INDIES

  1. Which is the oldest college at the University of Cambridge?

PORTERHOUSE

  1. Which English king was defeated at the Battle of Bannockburn?

EDWARD THE SECOND

  1. The town of Wootton Bassett is in which county?

WILTSHIRE

  1. What was the ‘flying island’ called in Gulliver’s Travels?

LAPUTA

  1. Who is the Chief executive of British Airways?

WILLIE WALSH

  1. Who became the first footballer to play 1000 games in the Football League?

PETER SHILTON

  1. Who is the most senior of the firemen in Trumpton?

CAPTAIN FLACK

  1. What delicate fabric is made by ‘tatting’?

LACE

  1. Name either of the two islands separated by the Strait of Bonifacio?

CORSICA & SARDINIA

  1. Who wrote the opera ‘Peter Grimes’?

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

  1. Who defeated Henry the Sixth at the Battle of Towton?

EDWARD THE FOURTH (of the House of York)

  1. The Orient Express originally ran between Paris and which other city?

ISTANBUL

  1. What is Jamie Oliver’s middle name?

TREVOR

  1. What was Enid Blyton’s middle name?

MARY

  1. Which area of London has a name derived from Eleanor of Castille, wife of Edward the First?

ELEPHANT & CASTLE (after Infanta di Castille)

  1. Blenheim, scene of a famous battle in 1704, is in which present day country?

GERMANY (it’s a village in Bavaria)

  1. Who assassinated Martin Luther King?

JAMES EARL RAY

  1. Who is the head of M.I.6?

SIR JOHN SAWERS

  1. The holes at Augusta National golf course are named after what?

PLANTS

  1. Who was the successful British general at Plessey in 1757?

ROBERT CLIVE

  1. What name did Matthew Hopkins acquire in the 1640s?

WITCHFINDER GENERAL

  1. In which part of the body is the Circle of Willis?

THE BRAIN

  1. Aircraft manufacturer Boeing was founded, and still has its major manufacturing base, in which city?

SEATTLE

  1. Which was Europe’s third largest airline by passenger numbers in 2009?

RYANAIR

  1. Where in the body would you find the ‘olecranon’?

THE ELBOW (it’s a bony prominence on the ulna)

  1. Jimmy Wales founded the world’s fifth most popular website. Which is it?

WIKIPEDIA

  1. “I hail from Pinner in Essex, studied at the Royal Academy of Music and in 40 years of songwriting with my partner have never written a hit in the same room as him. Who am I?”

ELTON JOHN

  1. Whose current autobiography is entitled ‘Through Thick and Thin’?

GOK WAN

  1. On the estuary of which river does the city of Ipswich stand?

RIVER ORWELL (also accept River Gipping – the name for the non-tidal part of the river)

  1. With which instrument would you associate jazz musician Billy Cobham?

DRUMS

  1. Who currently has a book on the shelves called ‘The Elephant to Hollywood’?

MICHAEL CAINE

  1. “I was born in New Jersey in 1949, had my breakthrough hit in 1975 and the 120 million records I’ve sold worldwide include the theme song to the 1993 movie Philadelphia. Who am I?”

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

  1. Which company makes the VAIO range of computers?

SONY

  1. Which river flows through Kidderminster?

RIVER STOUR

  1. Modern jazz musician Chick Corea is a virtuoso on which instrument?

PIANO/KEYBOARDS

  1. Which F1 driver celebrated his 300th start at this year’s Belgian Grand Prix?

RUBENS BARRICHELLO

  1. Name the Peruvian city that was the ancient capital of the Incas, and is closest to Machu Picchu?

CUZCO

  1. Which country is due to host its first Grand Prix in the 2011 Formula 1 season?

INDIA

  1. What was the last pitched battle on British soil?

CULLODEN (1746)

  1. In the NATO communications alphabet, what word represents the letter Q?

QUEBEC

  1. Which planet has a great red spot?

JUPITER


AS THESE ARE THE LAST EIGHT QUIZ QUESTIONS BEFORE THE FESTIVE SEASON, HERE ARE SOME TO PUT YOU IN THE MOOD…AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

  1. In A Christmas Carol, who was the first ghost to visit Scrooge?

CHRISTMAS PAST

  1. Which monarch broadcast the first Christmas speech to the nation from Sandringham?

GEORGE THE FIFTH (1932)

  1. On the sixth day of Christmas, what did my true love give to me?

SIX GEESE A-LAYING

  1. Which four-letter word for the Christmas season comes from the name of a Pagan festival held during the winter season?

YULE

  1. What do Americans call reindeer?

CARIBOU

  1. Which 1942 film first featured the song White Christmas?

HOLIDAY INN

  1. Which carol mentions a 14th century King of Bohemia?

GOOD KING WENCESLAS

  1. In Santa Claus The Movie, which actor played an elf called Patch?

DUDLEY MOORE


SUPPLEMENTARIES

Name the manager of Macclesfield Town FC, as at 1st December 2010.

GARY SIMPSON

Which is the only letter to have a value of 5 in Scrabble?

K

Name either of the two Thames bridges under which the Oxford/Cambridge boat race passes.

BARNES/HAMMERSMITH

In which year was cigarette advertising banned on ITV?

1965 (accept 1964 – 1966)

What is a male swan called?

A COB

Eniskillen is the administrative centre of which Northern Irish district?

FERMANAGH

Which plant is known as the Christmas Rose?

HELLEBORUS NIGER (HELLEBORE)

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