Wednesday, March 16, 2011

15th March–all Questions Set By The Dolphin Dragons

Vetted by The Dolphin

(It’s their night off –they have no game, so we used them!)

Specialist Rounds:

Arts & Entertainment (AKA)

Geography (UK)

History (20th Century)

Science

Sport

Alias Smith & Jones

Songs from the Musicals

A Sweet Round


Round 1: Arts and Entertainment - AKA

The following are all subtitles or alternative titles to pictures, plays, songs, novels etc

So: Who or what are also known as ?:

Q1. La Gioconda? (a painting) A1. Mona Lisa

Q2. What you Will? (a play) A2. Twelfth Night.

Q3. Escape? (a song by Rupert Holmes) A3. The Pina Colada Song

Q4. Bunthorne’s Bride? (a comic opera ) A4. Patience

Q5. The Slave of Duty? (another comic opera) A5. Pirates of Penzance

Q6. This Bird has Flown? ( a Beatles song) A6. Norwegian Wood

Q7. The Moor of Venice? (a play) A7. Othello

Q8. Arrangement in grey and black? (a painting) A8. Whistler’s mother

Supplementaries

Q.The Modern Prometheus? (a novel) A. Frankenstein

Q. A Pure Woman? (a novel) A. Tess of the D’urbervilles

Q. A trivial play for serious people? A. The Importance of Being Earnest

Round 2: Geography – UK

Q1. Which river is spanned by Abraham Derby’s Iron Bridge? A1. The Severn

Q2. Which NI county doesn’t border Lough Neagh? A2. Fermanagh

Q3. What’s the longest river in Scotland? A3. The Tay

Q4. Which UK county is bordered by Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire? . A4. Dorset

Q5. Name one of the rivers whose confluence forms the Humber. A5. The Trent, or The (Yorkshire) Ouse

Q6. Which body of water lies between Dunnet Head & Stroma? A6.The Pentland Firth

Q7. Which is the largest English inland county? A7. Shropshire

Q8. Which was the first area of outstanding natural beauty in Britain? A8.The Gower

Supplementaries.

Q. Which Derbyshire town has a church with a crooked spire? A.Chesterfield

Q. Which canal goes between Wolverhampton & Stafford?

A. Staffs & Worcs

Round 3: (Twentieth Century) History

Q1. Who did FD Rooseveldt succeed as President of the USA?

A1. Hoover

Q2. Who did John Paul I succeed as pope? A2. Paul VI

Q3. Which 20th Century politician’s wives were, in order, Aurelia, Eva, and Isabella?

A3. Juan Peron

Q4. Who, in Irish history, was known as the Big Fella? A4.Michael Collins

Q5. Name 1 of the 2 leaders of the USSR Who came between Breshnev and Gorbachov . A5. Andropov, Chernenko

Q6. What nationality was Che Guevara by birth?

A6. Argentinian

Q7. Who led the Mau Mau movement in Kenya?

A7. Jomo Kenyatta

Q8. Who succeeded Winston Churchill as PM in 1954?

A8. Anthony Eden

Supplementaries

Q. When is VJ day in the UK? A. August 15

Q. What royal event took place in 1969?

A. Investiture of Prince of Wales

Round 4: Science

Q1. E=mc2. What is the c? A1 The speed of light.

Q2. What does Hooke’s Law deal with? A2 Elasticity

Q3. What, in weeks, is the standard period of gestation for humans? A3 40 weeks

Q4. What is the name of the soft spot on top of a baby’s head?

A4 The fontanelle

Q5. How many bones are there in the human body? .

A5 206 (accept 200 – 210)

Q6. In mathematics, what is a fibonacchi progression?

A6. One formed by adding the previous 2 numbers together

Q7. In mathematics, what is the difference between an arithmetical and a geometric progression?

A7. The one adds a constant to each number, the other multiplies by a constant.

(accept anything that means this, even a clear example)

Q8. What is the R in MMR (the vaccine)? A8 Rubella

Supplementaries

Q. Lack of what causes diabetes? A. Insulin

Q. Which planet has a recently discovered moon, now named Margaret? A. Uranus

Round 5: Sport

Q1. Where was the last Grand Prix of 2010 held? A1. Abu Dhabi

Q2. Which football team play at the Boleyn (B O L E Y N) Ground? A2. West Ham

Q3. Which horse won both the Epsom Derby and the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe this year?

A3. Workforce

Q4. For what was Kevin O’Brian in the news recently?

A4. For scoring the fastest 100 ever in the cricket world cup and for . being Man of the Match when Ireland beat England etc

Q5. Which team won the 2010 Rugby League Challenge Cup?

 A5. Warrington Wolves.

Q6. In a 147 break, how many times does a ball enter a pocket? A6. 36

Q7. Name one of the 2 cities/.towns that the Ospreys represent in Welsh rugby?

A7. Swansea or Neath

Q8. How many points are at stake over the 3 (or 4) days of the Ryder Cup? A8. 28

Supplementaries

Q Who is Ben Collins better known as? A. The Stig (original version)

Q. Who, on an England tour cricket match in 1987, while not entirely sober, got halfway to the middle before being caught up by the 12th man who said… ’you might need this’ and handed him his bat?

A. Botham

Round 6: Alias Smith and Jones

All the answers have either Jones or Smith as part of the answer, but first names are also required!

Give the full name of:

Q1. First female athlete to win 5 track and field Olympic medals at one go (Sydney 2000) before her subsequent drug disgrace.

A1. Marion Jones

Q2.The British author of White Teeth. A2. Zadie Smith

Q3.The founder of the Mormons. A3. Joseph Smith

Q6. US Golfer, who won Golf’s then Grand Slam in 1930. He also founded the US masters in Augusta.

A4. Bobby Jones

Q4. The female US Blues singer, from before WW2. A5. Bessie Smith

Q. 20th Century British leader of the Labour Party, who died in his 50’s A6. John Smith

Q7. US Naval Officer, who fought against the British in the American War of Independence . A7. John Paul Jones

Q8. British architect and stage designer of the 16th and 17th century, who designed the sets for Ben Jonson’s court masques.

A8. Inigo Jones

Supplementaries.

Q. British adventurer, who was saved by Pochohontas A. John Smith

Q. British Tennis player, who won the singles (woman’s single’s, of course!) Wimbledon title in 1967. A. Ann Jones

Round 7: Songs from the Musicals

Name the musicals from which the following numbers came.

Q1. I feel pretty A1. West Side Story

Q2. The night they invented champagne A2. Gigi

Q3. I was born under a wandering star A3. Paint Your Waggon

Q4. Secret Love A4. Calamity Jane

Q5. There’s no business like show business A5. Annie Get Your Gun

Q6. Well did you evah? A6. High Society

Q7. Money makes the world go round A7. Cabaret

Q8. As long as he needs me A8. Oliver

Supplementaries

Q. Another suitcase, another hall A. Evita

Q. Hello young lovers A. The King & I

Round 8: A Sweet Round

(all answers have chocolate bars in the answer: eg 4th rock from the sun - Mars)

Q1. Which sweets sound like a rapper? (spelled without a ‘w’!)

A1. M & Ms

Q2. Which confectionary sponsors an annual award for Children’s books? A2. Smarties . (accept Nestles, which is the technical name since they took over Smarties)

Q3. Which sweet could be said to be a favourite of Ebeneezer Scrooge? A3.Humbug

Q4. Which chocolate bar is also the American name for trainers? A4.Sneakers

Q5. Which chocolate bar is also the nickname for a small breed of dog? A5.Yorkie

Q6. Which chocolate bar is also the name for 10 us Cents?

A6. Dime

Q7. Which chocolate bar has the Latin name Via Lactea?

A7. Milky Way

Q8. Which chocolate bar has the Latin name Panthera Leo?

A8. Lion Bar

Supplementaries

Q. Which chocolate selection is also the name of a play by J M Barrie? A. Quality Street

Q Which sweet is also associated with Jim Bowen? A. Bull’s Eye

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

1

Q

How was Stephen, the first Christian martyr, killed?

A

Stoned

2

Q

Of which country is Julia Gillard the Prime Minister?

A

Australia

3

Q

What was the record fee paid in Jan to transfer Andy Carroll from Newcastle to Liverpool?

A

£35,000,000

4

Q

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

A

George III (not Victoria - she was not a king!)

5

Q

Which city is overlooked by the Sugar Loaf Mountain?

A

Rio de Janeiro

6

Q

In which novel did Svengali appear?

A

Trilby

7

Q

Robert Edwards pioneered which medical treatment?

A

IVF

8

Q

Whose twin brother, Jesse, died at birth?

A

Elvis Presley

9

Q

What was the name of the submarine that ran aground off Skye last year?

A

HMS Astute(!)

10

Q

What type of creature is a mangabey?

A

A monkey (found in Africa)

11

Q

Which recent film deals with an arm stuck in a precipice?

A

127 hours (it was originally called Between a Rock & a Hard Place!)

12

Q

In old writings, what is a leman?

A

A lover, a sweetheart

13

Q

Who founded the Samaritans?

A

Chad Varah

14

Q

Who is the Patron Saint of undertakers?

A

St Joseph of Arimathea.

15

Q

Who as of March 1st who is the Shadow Chancellor?

A

Ed Balls

16

Q

Coventry's Sky Blues play home games at which stadium?

A

Ricoh

17

Q

Which politician established the National Lottery?

A

David Mellor

18

Q

What, apart from a novel - and a football team - is the Heart of Midlothian?

A

A prison

19

Q

How is George Gordon (died 1824) better remembered?

A

Lord Byron

20

Q

What is the plant Ilex better known as?

A

Holly

21

Q

Which radio programme was 60 years old in January this year?

A

The Archers

22

Q

What is Boy George's surname?

A

O'Dowd

23

Q

Which car manufacturer makes the Alto, a super mini model?

A

Suzuki

24

Q

In the TV programme, what was the surname of George and Mildred?

A

Roper

25

Q

Who presents Film 2011 on BBC 1?

A

Claudia Winkleman

26

Q

In a suit of chain mail, what is protected by the greaves?

A

The legs

27

Q

For which ballet did Adolphe Adam write the music?

A

Giselle

28

Q

Who took over from Jean-Marie Le Pen, when he retired as president of the French National Front in January?

A

His Daughter, Marine Le Pen (accept name or relationship)

29

Q

Name one of the 2 runners who supported Roger Bannister in his breaking of the 4 minute barrier.

A

Chris Brasher or Chris Chataway

30

Q

Da Vinci served Cesare Borgia as artist and in what other capacity?

A

Military Engineer

31

Q

Name the capital of the French region of Alsace

A

Strasbourg

32

Q

What is the name of Tolkien's original  book of Elvish legends?

A

The Silmarillion

33

Q

How many sides has a chillagon?

A

1,000

34

Q

What is a palindrome?

A

A word (or phrase) that reads the same forwards and backwards (eg Eve)

35

Q

What name is given to the appearance of Christ's wounds on a body?

A

Stigmata

36

Q

Who makes the car with the appealing name of Yeti?

A

Skoda

37

Q

What was the name of Tonto's horse in the Lone Ranger?

A

Scout

38

Q

Which film, in 1945, was the first non-US film to win the Oscar for the best picture?

A

Hamlet

39

Q

Which is the longest month of the year?

A

October. (Think about it - you get an extra hour!)

40

Q

With which form of the performing arts is Carlos Acosta associated?

A

Ballet

41

Q

What did David Quayle and Richard Block found in Southhampton in 1969?

A

B & Q

42

Q

Which international sports team are known as the Black Ferns?

A

The New Zealand Women's Rugby (Union) Team.

43

Q

Emmaline Pankhurst's suffragette movement was, officially, the WSPU. What does the S stand for?

A

Social - as in the Women's Social and Political Union

44

Q

What is the second city of Egypt?

A

Alexandria

45

Q

Which British Bird of prey has a distinctive V-shaped tail?

A

The Red Kite

46

Q

Which firm is responsible for the creation of Shaun the Sheep, and his young relative, Timmy?

A

Aardman Animations

47

Q

What does the Pope's title, Pontiff, actually mean?

A

Bridge Builder

48

Q

From which country is the Duffel coat's name derived?

A

Belgium (It is the name of a town there)

49

Q

The name of which colour comes from the Hindi word for dusty?

A

Khaki

50

Q

What, in the films, is the surname of Rocky?

A

Balboa

51

Q

Which actress, who recently turned 90, plays Betty Turpin in Corination Street?

A

Betty Driver

52

Q

Name one of the two Scotch whiskies produced on the Orkney Islands.

A

Highland Park or Scapa

53

Q

Zaha Adid has been recently awarded the Stirling prize - for which branch of the arts?

A

Architecture (for the Maxxi Centre in Rome)

54

Q

As of March 1st what position does Yvette Cooper hold in the Shadow Cabinet?

A

Home Secretary.

55

Q

Name either of the contestants in the longest tennis match ever, at Wimbledon in 2010.

A

John Isner or Nicolas Mahud

56

Q

In which decade did the University of Cambridge first allow women to graduate?

A

The 1940's (!)

57

Q

Underneath Paris is a network of tunnels totalling 80 miles long, dating from the middle ages. Why were they created?

A

For quarrying building stone (limestone)

58

Q

What is the name of Propero's daughter in the Tempest?

A

Miranda

59

Q

What is the plant Hedera better known as?

A

Ivy

60

Q

Barbara Bach is married to whom?

A

Ringo Starr

61

Q

Which bird has a name supposedly derived from the Welsh for white head?

A

Penguin (Pen Gwyn)

62

Q

What cinema name derives from the Greek for Place of Songs?

A

Odeon

63

Q

Ringo Starr provided the voiceover for which children's TV series?

A

Thomas the Tank Engine

64

Q

Which car manufacturer makes the "urban cross-over model", the Sportage?

A

Kia

65

Q

If A is Alpha, B is Bravo, and C is Charlie, what is N?

A

November

66

Q

Who wrote the music of the most famous setting of the St John's Passion?

A

JS Bach

67

Q

Who, as of March 1st is the UK Secretary of State for Justice?

A

Kenneth Clarke

68

Q

In the football partnership of the Saint and Greavsie, who was the Saint?

A

Ian St John

69

Q

Who was the last king of Egypt?

A

Farouk

70

Q

What is the capital of the French region of Rhone-Alpes?

A

Lyons

71

Q

Who wrote Moll Flanders?

A

Daniel Defoe

72

Q

Which is the heaviest planet?

A

Jupiter

73

Q

Who was the love of Dante's life?

A

Beatrice

74

Q

Which comic features The Fat Slags, Farmer Palmer, and Roger Mellie, the man on the Telly?

A

Viz

75

Q

Who is Helena Bonham Carter's long-time partner?

A

The film director, Tim Burton

76

Q

Tom & Jerry emerged from which partnership of animators that produced many cartoon series?

A

Hanna & Barbera

77

Q

Who is the lover of Lolita?

A

Humbert Humbert (do not accept James Mason!)

78

Q

What is Maketon?

A

A simplified sign language, used particularly by Special Needs children

79

Q

Who designed the Albert Memorial in London?

A

Sir George Gilbert Scott

80

Q

Last year, Adam Crozier left Royal Mail, of which he was Chief Executive, to run which organisation?

A

ITV

81

Q

Which is the only current League Two side that has played in the Premiership?

A

Bradford

82

Q

In which country was the UN peace-keeping force first deployed?

A

Israel (in 1947)

83

Q

Which of the seven wonders of the ancient world is still standing?

A

The great pyramid at Giza (accept the Pyramids)

84

Q

The TV series Lark Rise to Candleford was based on the writings of which author?

A

Flora Thompson

85

Q

In Arthurian legend, what was the first name of the character whom Tennyson called The Lady of Shallott?

A

Elaine

86

Q

Name the Wright brothers' first (successful) plane.

A

The Flyer

87

Q

Elton John has called his son what? (Obviously, first name is what is needed!)

A

Zachary

88

Q

The use of what did Jonas Hanway popularise in London in the eighteenth century?

A

The umbrella

89

Q

Which up-market British car manufacturer is to produce a luxury version of the Toyota IQ, the Cygnet, which will cost about £30,000?

A

Aston Martin (in an attempt to reduce its overall CO2 emissions as a marque!)

90

Q

What role did Antonio Fargas play in Starsky and Hutch?

A

Huggy Bear

91

Q

In which decade of the nineteenth century was the first London Underground Line opened?

A

1860's (the Metropolitan Line)

92

Q

In which decade of the twentieth century did Gaudi, the architect famous for his work in Barcelona, die?

A

1920's (some of his work still needs to be finished)

93

Q

From April this year what will be the threshold over which the 40% income tax rate will be levied (above the personal allowance)?

A

£35,000

94

Q

Who won the women's title at Last year's (2010) year's Wimbledon?

A

Serena Williams

95

Q

Who did Harold Wilson succeed as leader of the labour party?

A

Hugh Gaitskell

96

Q

The explosion of which volcano in 1883 could be heard up to 4000 km away?

A

Krakatoa

Supplementary Questions:

1

Q

Who was the first woman head of MI 5?

A

Stella Rimmington

2

Q

Who fronts the BBC 2 series A Farmer's Life for Me?

A

Jimmy Docherty

3

Q

Which Scottish island produces, amongst others, Ardberg and Lagavulin whiskies?

A

Islay

4

Q

In which city did Martin Luther King make his "I have a Dream" speech?

A

Washington DC

5

Q

How many times did Lance Armstrong win the Tour de France?

A

7

6

Q

Christine Laguarde, French politician, holds the equivalent of which UK cabinet post?

A

Chancellor (has responsibility for economic affairs, finance and industry)

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