Thursday, February 10, 2011

8th February Questions

 

SPECIALIST QUESTIONS SET BY THE PACK HORSE BOWLING CLUB

Art And Entertainment

Sport

Space, The Final Frontier

History

Geography

Comical Characters

Science

Worth Having a Look At

ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT

1/ Who wrote the children’s stories entitled PUCK OF POOK HILL?

ANS RUDYARD KIPLING.

2/ Which fictional doctor lived in the village of PUDDLEBY-ON-THE-MARSH?

ANS Dr DOOLITTLE.

3/ Which town, in Britain, has a brick monument called TRAIN, by David Mach, unveiled in 1997 and showing a life size brick steam train exiting a tunnel?

ANS DARLINGTON.

4/ What is the name of the hotel in The Archers radio series run by Caroline Sterling?

ANS GREY GABLES. (Oliver Sterling now deceased)

5/ Which Scottish novelist is commemorated by a 61 metre high monument in Princess street, Edinburgh.

ANS SIR WALTER SCOTT.

6/ What artists colour is made from the pigment gamboges?

ANS YELLOW (mustard yellow)

7/ The title of which classic American cop show refers to an event that took place in America in 1959?

ANS HAWAII FIVE-O (in that year Hawaii became the 50th state).

8/ Who painted the cartoon-style picture Whaam! Now in the Tate Gallery London?

ANS ROY LICHTENSTEIN.

SUP1 Rambo, played by Sylvester Stallone, has appeared in 4 films, what is his Christian name?

ANS JOHN.

SUP2 Which film distribution company was formed by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D W Griffith?

ANS UNITED ARTISTS

SPORT

1/ Which American sport is played under the CARTWRIGHT rules.

ANS BASEBALL.

2/ Which sport generates the highest recorded ball speed of 204mph?

ANS GOLF (Jason Zuback’s drive, 2nd Pelota Jai Alai 188mph)

3/ Who was the first person to captain and manage a world cup winning team?

ANS FRANZ BECKENBAUER

4/ How many laps have to be completed in the Indianapolis 500?

ANS 200.

5/ Whose autobiography was entitled “Scoring at Half Time”?

ANS GEORGE BEST.

7/ Name the cricket coach found dead in his hotel room during the 2007 world cup?

ANS BOB WOOLMER

6/ Which famous American sports star was nicknamed “The Juice”?

ANS O J SIMPSON.

8/ “Stand up Pinocchio” is an autobiography by which Liverpool footballer?

ANS PHIL THOMPSON.

SUP1 In darts, what is the lowest number that cannot be scored with a single dart?

ANS 23.

SUP2 What colour hat does a water polo goalkeeper wear?

ANS RED.

Space, The Final Frontier

These are the questions of the Bowling Club “Pack Horse”

1. What links the Chuck Berry song Johnny B Goode with the Voyager space probe launched in 1971?

A It is included on a record of Earth sounds carried by the probe (in the event of being intercepted by Aliens)

2. Which book of the Old Testament did the Apollo 8 crew read from, on a broadcast to

Earth, whilst orbiting the Moon on Christmas Eve 1968?

A Genesis

3. Who was the first Briton in space?

A Helen Sharman.

4. What space first was achieved by Alexei Leonov on March 18th 1965?

A A space walk or E.V.A.

5. What was the name of the unsuccessful British space probe sent to Mars in 2003?

A Beagle 2 (Accept Beagle)

6. In which successful film did astronaut Jim Lovell have a bit part?

A Apollo 13 (he played the captain of the ship sent to pick the astronauts up. Tom Hanks played Jim Lovell, if you follow me)

7. The space centre at Kourou, French Guiana is owned by which organisation?

A The European Space Agency.

8. What was the name of the spaceship Yuri Gagarin was in when he made the first space

flight?

A Vostok 1 (accept Vostok).

Supplementaries

S1 In which year was the first Space Shuttle launched?

A 1981 (accept 80-82)

S2 Which Apollo 11 astronaut did not walk on the Moon?

A Michael Collins

HISTORY

1/ Which Chancellor of the Exchequer introduced Premium Bonds in 1956?

ANS HAROLD MACMILLAN.

2/ In which prison did John Bunyan write The Pilgrims Progress?

ANS BEDFORD GAOL.

3/ At 64, who, up until now, was the oldest heir apparent to accede to the British throne, (Prince Charles now being in his 63rd year)

ANS WILLIAM IV.

4/ What emblem was adopted by the Free French forces during WWII?

ANS THE CROSS OF LORRAINE.

5/ Which King of Ireland defeated The Danes at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.

ANS BRIAN BORU

6/ Dick Whittington was Mayor of London 4 times and under 3 monarchs, name one?

ANS RICHARD II, HENRY IV, and HENRY V. Mayor 1397/8 1398/9 1406/7 and 1419/20.

7/ Which king was threatened by the Rye House plot?

ANS CHARLES II

8/ “He is not a great man” said Herbert Asquith “he is a great poster”. Who?

ANS LORD KITCHENER.

SUP1 Which battle of the Spanish Civil War marked the final defeat and demise of the International Brigades?

ANS The BATTLE of the EBRO.

SUP2 Which British monarch was only crowned 11 years after becoming king?

ANS CHARLES II

GEOGRAPHY

1/ Where would you find an ABYSSAL PLAIN?

ANS. On the SEAFLOOR. (Adjacent to a continent 10 to 20,000ft deep.)

2/ Infamously known as STALINGRAD during the war, what is it’s

current name?

ANS. VOLGORAD.

3/ In which body of water would you find The LEVANTINE basin?

ANS. The MEDITERRANEAN Sea. (Just off Cyprus.)

4/ If you travelled from Berkeley to Fort Bragg to Eureka, in which American state would you be in?

ANS. CALIFORNIA.

5/ If you travelled from St Petersburg to Clearwater to Tallahassee, in which American state would you be in?

ANS. FLORIDA

6/ On which parallel is a significant part of the American, Canadian border?

ANS. 49th.

7/ Which island is divided into six administrive regions called SHEADINGS

ANS THE ISLE OF MAN

8/ On the shores of which sea is the Pakistani port of Karachi?

ANS The ARABIAN SEA

SUP1 The Union Jack flag appears in the top left corner of the flag of which US state?

ANS HAWAII (the flag is one of the oldest in the world in continuous use)

SUP2 Which Arab country had a capital city known as Philadelphia up to the Byzantine period.

ANS JORDON (Amman)

 

COMICAL CHARACTERS

In this round you will be given the years of publication and 3 characters / story lines from a comic. All I need is the name of the comic concerned.

1/ 1937 – present. Korky the cat, Harry Hill, Tin Lizzie.

Ans. THE DANDY.

2/ 53 – 90 Beryl the Peril, Mickey the Monkey, Tricky Dicky.

Ans. THE TOPPER

3/ 19 – 29 and 50 – 65 The Silent 3, Bessie Bunter, The Storyteller.

Ans. SCHOOL FRIEND

4/ 38 – Present. Biffo the Bear, Ivy the Terrible, Roger the Dodger.

Ans. THE BEANO

5/ 56 – 90 Baby Crockett, Little Mo, The Banana Bunch.

Ans. THE BEEZER

6/ 58 – 2001 The 4 Mary’s, Little Miss Lonely, Ernie’s Girl.

Ans. BUNTY.

7/ 61 – 92 Alf Tupper, I Flew with Braddock, Gorgeous Gus.

Ans. THE VICTOR.

8/ 22 – 63 Wilson – Wonder Athlete, Wolf of Kabul, Limp along Leslie.

Ans. THE WIZARD.

Sup1/ 52 – 74 Paddy Payne, Robot Archie, Danger Man.

Ans. THE LION.

Sup 2/ 54 – 85 Roy of the Rovers, Bulldog Bryant, Dodger Caine.

Ans. THE TIGER.

Sup 3/ 50 – 69 PC49, Storm Nelson, Dan Dare !

Ans. THE EAGLE.

 

SCIENCE

1/ What process is used to harden fats and oils in the manufacture of margarine?

ANS HYDROGENATION.

2/ Which cluster of blue stars is also known as the SEVEN SISTERS?

ANS THE PLEIADES.

3/ What metallic element is obtained from the ore Cassiterite?

ANS TIN.

4/ The use of which dangerous gas, known to kill white blood cells, was instrumental in pioneering chemotherapy in the 1940’s?

ANS MUSTARD GAS.

5/ What is Neptune’s largest moon?

ANS TRITON.

6/ What name did the Romans give to the hottest days of the year – July 3rd to August 15th – when the star Sirius is rising?

ANS DOG DAYS. (DIES CANIS)

7/ What name is given to the sugary substance exuded by aphids feeding on sap?

ANS HONEYDEW.

8/ What is the more common name for 2H2O or D2O.

ANS HEAVY WATER

SUP 1/ What does a Limnologist study?

ANS LAKES

SUP2/ What did the word Astronaut originally mean?

ANS STAR SAILOR

SUP3 What is the densest element?

ANS OSMIUM (followed by Iridium 0.1% lower)

 

Worth Having a Look At

You will be given the name of a well known artefact which has artistic or historical importance and you have to name the Museum, Gallery or Institution where you would have to go in the UK or beyond to see it (but don’t touch anything).

Q1. The Venus de Milo.

A The Louvre

Q2. The Rosetta Stone

A The British Museum

Q3. The “Spirit of St Louis” aeroplane

A The Smithsonian (Institute or Museum)

Q4. Stephenson’s Original Rocket

A The Science Museum London

Q5. The Book of Kells.

A Trinity College Library Dublin (accept Trinity College)

Q6. The Mary Rose

A Portsmouth Dockyards

Q7. A painting entitled “Going to Work”.

A The Lowry (Manchester)

Q8. The earliest surviving version of “Alice’s Adventures Underground”

A The British Library

Supplementaries

S1. An item of clothing simply labelled “Mary Quant Mini Dress 1967”

A The Victoria and Albert Museum, or V &A.

S2. The original Prime Meridian.

A Greenwich Royal Observatory (accept Greenwich)

 

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

set by The Cock Inn Henbury

 

1. Which nation first gave women the vote?
NEW ZEALAND

2. Who played Mrs Peel in The Avengers?
DIANA RIGG

3. Who played Steed in The Avengers?
PATRICK McNEE

4. Which singer is known as The Queen of Soul?
ARETHA FRANKLIN

5. What was Lady Chatterley's first name?
CONSTANCE

6. What is the Star of India?

THE WORLD'S SECOND LARGEST BLUE STAR SAPPHIRE

7. Which is the most common non-contagious disease in the world?
TOOTH DECAY

8. What, in feet, is the stopping distance of a car travelling at 50mph?

175

9. What is the currency of Chile?
THE PESO

10. What is the chemical symbol for potassium?
K

11. Groucho, Harpo And Zeppo were three of the Marx Brothers, who
was the fourth?

CHICO

12. Which year did the pound note cease to be legal tender?
1983

13. What year did the first public library open in Britain?
1847 (allow 1845-1850)

14. What did the F stand for in JFK?
FITZGERALD

15. Which musical term means quickly?
ALLEGRO

16. Who was Luke Skywalker's father in Star Wars?
DARTHVADER


17. Which is the earth's smallest ocean?
THE ARCTIC

18. How many lines are there in a Limerick?

5

19. Which tube-train line would you use to get to Heathrow?
PICCADILLY

20. In which year were the Olympics held in Mexico?
1968

21. Which of the Lake Poets had a sister named Dorothy?
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

22. Which plant is used to make linen?
FLAX

23. What is the maximum score possible in Ten Pin Bowling?
300 (12 strikes)

24. In which city is the Taj Mahal?
AGRA

25. What was the name of the dummy of Ray Allen ventriloquist?
LORD CHARLES

26. Who was Nelson's mistress?
LADY HAMILTON

27. How many cards are there in a Tarot pack?

78

28. What was a pedologist study?

SOIL

29. How long is a Dog Watch when at sea?
2 hours

30. What is a Culverin?

A TYPE OF GUN/CANNON

31. In which year was the formal abolition of the death penalty in
Britain?

1969

32. What was the surname of Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde?
PARKER


33. Who was the first Tory Prime minister?

Earl of Bute

34. What is Caboc?

Cheese

35. Which England goalkeeper was nicknamed "The Cat"?

Peter Bonetti


36. What the more popular name for a fen-berry?

Cranberry

37. "Frailty thy name is woman! Is a quotation from which Shakespeare play?

Hamlet

38. What is cereology?

Crop circles

39. What is the name of the prisoner in The Birdman of Alcatraz?

Robert Stroud

40. In which of Charles Dickens's novels does Jarndyce appear?

Bleak House

41. Which is the largest National Park in Britain?

Cairngorms

42. In the TV comedy Rising Damp what was Rigsby's first name?

Rupert

43. Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be banged in England, whom did she kill?

David Blakeley

44. Who is the artistic director of the National Theatre?

Nicholas Hytner

45. By what name is Brian Robson Rankin better known?

Hank Marvin

46. . In Verdi's opera "Otello" how does Otello die?

Stabs himself

47. Where is Hellenikon airport?

Athens

48. . Cronus, the father of Zeus, was which Greek God?

Agriculture

49. In which 1996 film does Eddie Murphy play seven parts?

The Nutty Professor

50. . Who was Eric Arthur Blair?

George Orwell

51. What was the name of the first Carry on film?

Carry On Sergeant

52. Which creature nests in a fortress?

Mole

53. Which British city had the Roman name of Noviomagus Reginorum?

Chichester

54. What is the main constituent of the Earth atmosphere?

Nitrogen

55. What is the last (and unfinished) Charles Dickens novel?

The Mystery of Edwin Drood


Earl of Bute

56. For which monarch was Hampton Court Maze built?

William III


57.. The adjective "taurine" relates to which animal?

Bull

58. Who said "Wine is sunlight held together by water"?

Galileo Galilei

59. Who did Alex Higgins beat to win the 1982 World Snooker Championship?

Ray Reardon

60. What is the state capital of Alaska?

Juno

61. What does a soldier keep in a frog?

Bayonet

62. What name is given to the negative electrode of an electrolytic cell?

Cathode

63. Which military dictator died on August 16th 2003 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at the age of 78?

Idi Amin

64. In the motoring acronym OHC, what does the "C'stand for?

Camshaft

65. How many teeth does an elephant have?

4

66. How many valves does a trumpet have?

3

67. How many players are there in an Australian Rules football team?

18

68. What is the opposite of oriental?

Occidental

69. For what was Operation Z the codename in World War II?

The attack on Pearl Harbour

70. What is the process known by which plants make food using light?

Photosynthesis

71. Sardines and pilchards belong to which family of fish?

Herring

72. With which heavy metal band did Ozzy Osbourne come to fame?

Black Sabbath
73. . What is a cross between a Blackberry and a Raspberry?

Loganberry

74. What is a cross between an Orange, Tangerine and Grapefruit?

Ugli fruit

75. How is David Robert Jones better known?

David Bowie

76. How is Marie Mcdonald McLaughlin Lawrie better known?

Lulu

77. Who married Constanze Weber in 1782?

Mozart

78. Who married his cousin Maria in 1707?

Bach

79. Who plays the Archbishop of Canterbury in "The King's Speech"?

Derek Jacobi

80. Who was the Archbishop of Canterbury at the time?

Cosmo Lang

91. What shape is the pasta called Farfalle?

Butterfly or bow-tie shape

82. What shape is the pasta called Conchigilette?

Shell shaped

83. How is the mountain called Mont Cervin in French better known?

The Mattgerhorn

84. In which country is Mount Aconcagua?

Argentina

,85. In the Just William books, what is the name of William's sister?

Ethel

86. In Peter Pan, Wendy Darling has two brothers, Peter is one, what is the name of the other?

Michael

87. Which river flows through Carlisle?

Eden

88. Which river flows through Winchester?

Itchen

89. What is the name of the largest diamond ever mined?

Cullinen/Star of Africa

90. What does the name of the diamond Koh I Moor mean?

Mountain of Light

91. In a TV or film studio, what is a dolly?

Mounting for a camera

92. In the acronym BAFT A, what does the "A" stand for?

Arts

93. On which island is Mount Etna?

Sicily

94. What colour is the central line on the London Underground?

Red

95. Who was the Queen of the Greek gods?

Hera

96. Who was the Greek Messenger of the gods?

Hermes

SUPPLEMENTARIES

Who backed Buddy Holly

The Crickets

What is the name of Rodney Trotter's wife?

Cassandra

What is the birthstone for February?

Amethys

Which company introduced travellers' cheques?

American Express

6 Comments:

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