Wednesday, November 09, 2011

8th November Questions




Set by the Park Taverners.

Vetted by Chester Road Tavern & Nag’s Head


1 Lyrics: Second Verses

2 Sport

3 Geography

4 Science

5 Arts & Entertainment - Picture Round

6 School Colours

7 History

8 Back To School

1 Lyrics: Second Verses

You will be given some lyrics from the second verse of a song – name the song. Question masters: try not to sing them!


We moved into a basement with thoughts of our engagement, We stayed in by the telly although the room was smelly.

Up the Junction



There was a checkpoint Charlie - he didn’t crack a smile But it’s no laughing party when you’ve been on the murder mile.

Oliver’s Army

(Elvis Costello)


And as for fortune, and as for fame I never invited them in, though it seemed to the world they were all I desired.

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Julie Covington/ Madonna)


When you’re down and out, when you’re on the streetWhen evening falls so hard, I will comfort you

Bridge over Troubled Water

(Simon and Garfunkel)


Maybe I didn’t hold you all those lonely, lonely times And I guess I never told you I’m so happy that you’re mine

Always on my Mind

(Elvis Presley)


You’re still in bed at ten and work began at eight You’ve burned your breakfast – so far things are going great!

I’ll be there for you

(The Rembrandts)

accept Theme from “Friends”


Don’t go trying some new fashion, don’t change the colour of your hair You always have my unspoken passion although I might not seem to care

Just the way you are

(Billy Joel)


The telex machine is kept so clean and it types to a waiting world And mother feels so shocked, father’s world is rocked And their thoughts turn to their own little girl

I don’t like Mondays

(The Boomtown Rats)




Looking back on how it was in years gone by and the good times that I had Makes today seem very sad – so much has changed

Yesterday once more (The Carpenters)


She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh I told her I didn’t and crawled off to sleep in the bath.

Norwegian wood

(The Beatles)

2 Sport


Who is to coach the Great Britain men's football team at the 2012 Olympics?

Stuart Pearce


Where are the archery events to be held in the London 2012 Olympics?

Lords' cricket ground


Which swimmer possesses the most Olympic gold medals, with a total which would place him 15th in the all time medal table if he were a country?

Michael Phelps (14 Golds: 6 Athens, 8 Beijing + 2 Bronze Athens)


Which British golfer recently topped the PGA Tour money list for 2011, becoming the first European to manage this feat?

Luke Donald


Name either of the countries hosting football's UEFA Euro 2012 tournament?

Poland or Ukraine


Which Macclesfield born Olympian currently holds 3 Olympic gold and one silver medal?

Ben Ainslie


Which New Zealand rugby player captained his country and lifted the 2011 Rugby Union World Cup?

Richie McCaw


How many points are awarded to the second placed driver in a Formula 1 race (since 2010)?





Which woman tennis player finished top of the Ladies rankings for 2011?

Caroline Wozniacki


England currently have three mens cricket captains, one for tests, one for one day matches and one for T20 matches.

Who captains the one day team?

Alistair Cook (Strauss is Test captain & Swann T20)


Which Welsh Rugby Union team has recently owed its success to its ban from players using spray-on tan?

Ospreys (Allow Neath-Swansea Ospreys)

(They also banned coloured boots until players had played a certain number of games!)

3 Geography

The questions in this round relate to places that the Park Taverners went on their holidays this year.


Cornwall’s biggest tourist attraction, The Eden Project is located outside which town?

St Austell


The Maltese Archipelago consists of Malta, Gozo, the uninhabited islet of Filfla and which other island?.



Where would you find The Watkin Path and the Miners Track?

Mount Snowdon


What is the capital and largest city of the Spanish region of Andalucia?



Steamers on Lake Windermere operate between Waterhead (near Ambleside) at the north end of the lake, Lakeside at the southern end and which other calling point ?

Bowness (on the eastern shore)


The Anglia Ruskin University has campuses in two British towns, name either?

Cambridge or Chelmsford


Where would you find the largest natural harbour in Britain?

Poole, Dorset


London lays claim to 4 separate UNESCO World Heritage sites including The Palace of Westminster, Abbey of Westminster and St Margaret’s Church (one site) and the Tower of London. Name either of the other two?

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


Maritime Greenwich (Museum)




Which London tube station has Western Europe’s longest escalator with 318 steps?



The drink Red Bull was created by an Austrian but inspired by an existing energy drink from which country?


4 Science: Sequences

What comes next in the following sequences?



34 (A Fibonacci sequence – add together the previous two numbers)


Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order…


(Biological classification)


Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium…

Beryllium (first elements in the periodic table)


1, 8, 27…

64 (cubed numbers: 1 cubed, 2 cubed, 3 cubed, 4 cubed)


Talus, Tibia and Fibula, Patella…

Femur (bones in human leg, starting from the bottom)


Octagon, Nonagon, Decagon, Hendecagon…

Dodecagon (polygons, in order of number of sides: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)


Methane, Ethane, Propane…

Butane (hydrocarbons, starting with the simplest – CH4, C2H6, C3H8, C4H10), allow Isobutane


Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton…

Xenon (noble gases in ascending atomic number order)




Milli, Micro, Nano…

Pico (1x10-3, 1x10-6, 1x10-9 , 1x10-12)


Io, Europa, Ganymede…

Callisto (Jupiter’s Galiliean moons in increasing order of distance from Jupiter)

5 Arts & Entertainment - Picture Round

Sorry some of these are fractured but I was not able to copy the whole image on them

You will be given a picture of a well known Author, please provide the name.

[2 spare questions are provided for anyone with viewing difficulties.]



Agatha Christie




George Orwell




JK Rowling




Steig Larsson




Enid Blyton




Bill Bryson




Catherine Cookson




Dan Brown






Beryl Bainbridge




Stephen King


Who wrote the best selling novels Fever Pitch and About a Boy?

Nick Hornby


Who wrote the best selling series of novels “The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”?

Alexander McCall Smith

6 School Colours

All of the answers in this round contain a colour.


What is the name of the album by R.E.M. produced in 1988?



This British soul band broke up in 2010, when down to its last iconic member. They had albums including "Blue" and "Stars"?

Simply Red


What is the name of the optical disc storage medium, designed to be the successor to DVD, offering a much larger capacity?



Which English author died in 1991 having written works including "The Power and the Glory" and "Our Man in Havana"

Graham Greene


What is the name of the acute viral disease, with symptoms similar to Ebola, is transmitted by mosquitos and is sometimes known as the American Plague?

Yellow fever


Which Manchester-born soap actress was best known for her spats with her character’s adversary “Elsie Tanner”?

Violet Carson


What was the surname of the hero of the Just William stories, as written by Richmal Crompton?



What is the name of the character in the original Rocky Horror Picture Show film played by actress Patricia Quinn?





This US decoration originated as the Badge of Military Merit in 1782, but now is awarded to those killed or wounded in action.

Purple Heart


Which favourite of Queen Victoria's became resented for his influence over her, and is rumoured to have been in a relationship with her?

John Brown


India has two leading low-cost airlines with colours in the name, give either?


Kingfisher Red

7 History


Which 19th century figure was known as the Iron Chancellor?

Otto von Bismarck


Which WW1 flying ace was known as the ‘Red Baron’?

Baron or Manfred von Richtofen


Following his stand at the Battle of Bull Run in 1861, General Jackson became known by what nickname?



Who was known as the ‘Wizard of Menlo Park’?

Thomas Edison


Only one English King has been nicknamed ‘the Great’, Who was he?



Who is known as the ‘Father of Genetics’?

Gregor Mendel


Who was known as the Little Corporal?

Napoleon Bonaparte


Which English Field Marshal was known as the Iron Duke?

The Duke of Wellington




Notorious for his experiments on twins in the German concentration camps, who was known as the ‘Angel of Death’?

Josef Mengele


Who was known as the ‘Desert Fox’?

Erwin Rommel


Which Prime Minister was nicknamed ‘Dizzy’?

Benjamin Disraeli

8 Back To School


French – In the rhyme ‘Alouette, gentile Alouette’ (pronounced allouetta), what is an Allouette?

Lark or Skylark (accept bird)


Music – Who wrote the music to the ballet ‘Petrouchka’?



Break – What is the highest number on a hopscotch court?



Double Science – In which Geological Period did Tyranosaurus Rex live?



Double Science – The equation V=IR (voltage = current x resistance) describes whose law?

Ohm’s Law


Lunch – Originally know as Plum Bolster in the 1850s, this traditional pudding containing dried fruit is now more commonly known as what?

Spotted Dick


Maths – In a set of values (or list of numbers) what is the mode?

The most common (or the number that appears the most times in the list)


English – “Quickly” and “slowly” are examples of which part of speech?





History Homework – Lord Baden-Powell distinguished himself in the Boer War during the siege of which town?



Geography Homework – Which river forms most of the border between Cornwall and Devon?



General Knowledge Questions

Set by the Chester Road Tavern

1. What is the name of Peppa pig’s younger brother?


2. In which city did the infamous body snatchers Burke and Hare operate?


3. Michael Zuk recently paid £19,500 for a tooth, whose tooth?

John Lennon

4. The Westman Islands are situated off the coast of which country?

. Iceland

5. In which country is the Great Slave Lake?


6. Which Dads army actor was married to Hattie Jacques?

John Le Mesurier

7. Which TV cop’s sidekick was Bobby Crocker?


8. Which group of London writers and artists included Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey?

The Bloomsbury group


9. Who wrote ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’?

Thomas Hardy

10. What is ‘Buzz’ Aldrin’s real first name?


11. Who composed the opera ‘The Snow Maiden’?

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

12. Who was the first Director General of the BBC?

Lord Reith

13. Which 20th century head of state survived the greatest number of assassination attempts?

Charles De Gaulle

14. The forest of Bowland is in which county?


15. Complete the name of the following popular music group; Bruce Hornsby and the …?

A. Range

16. Becks Beer is brewed in which German city?



17. Which Scottish castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Argyll?


18. Which country was ruled by Akbar the Great in the 16th century?


19. The treaty of Panmunjom ended which war in 1953?

Korean War

20. Name the horse that won the Queen Elizabeth II stakes at the inaugural British Champions Day at Ascot in October this year?


21. Which black American activist was assassinated in 1965 while addressing a rally in New York City?

Malcolm X

22. Hendrik Verwoerd, who was assassinated in 1966, was Prime Minister of which country?

South Africa

23. In which city was the artist Pablo Picasso born?


24. Dee Brown wrote “Bury my heart at….” Where?

Wounded Knee


25. Who is the current president of Afghanistan?

Hamid Karzai

26. Who founded Wikipedia?

Jimmy Wales

27. Which King of England died in 1135 after eating “a surfeit of lampreys”?

Henry I

28. George H W Bush was born in 1924, the same year as which other (still living) US president?

. Jimmy Carter

29. In 1894 the superintendent of a Michigan Sanitorium inadvertently left some cooked wheat out. It went stale, he rolled it out, toasted it and served it to his patients and found they liked it. What was his name?

John Harvey Kellogg

30. In 1930’s America what were known as ‘Black Blizzards’?

Dust storms

31. Which game did Chris Haney and Scott Abbott create in 1979 in Montreal, Canada?

Trivial Pursuit

32. The tombliboos and pontipines feature in which children’s TV programme?

In the night garden


33. Paul Oldfield was born in Macclesfield and discovered a hidden talent whilst practising yoga with his sister. By what name is he better known?

Mr Methane

34. In August this year Ian Redmond died whilst on honeymoon. How?

He was the victim of a shark attack in the Seychelles

35. Where is ‘Eureka’, the national children’s museum?


36. What was the name of the butler in ‘To the manor born’?


37. Who directed the movie JFK?

Oliver Stone

38. Andy Fordham, Colin Monk and Darryl Fitton are all famous names in what sport?


39. Excluding David Cameron how many former Prime ministers are still alive?

4 (Thatcher, Major, Blair and Brown)

40 What have top hat, iron, scottie dog, an old style shoe and a thimble got in common?

They are all original Monopoly pieces


41. Which Austrian symbolist painted the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) and The Kiss (1907–1908)?

Gustav Klimt

42. Who was Prime Minister when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned?

Winston Churchill

43. Harry Belafonte and Boney M both had a no. 1 hit with which song?

Mary's Boy Child

44. Who created Downton Abbey?

Julian Fellowes

45. Which horse won this year's Derby?

Pour Moi

46. How is Deuterium Oxide better known?

Heavy Water

47. What can a ‘polyglot’ do?

Speak or write in many languages

48. What is the name of the new James Bond movie to be released in 2012?



49. What colour is the mineral malachite?


50. Which cartoon character had the vital statistics 19-19-19

Olive Oyl

51. In Dad's Army what was Captain Mainwaring's first name?


52. What was Lorraine Chase advertising when she uttered the phrase 'Luton Airport'?


53. What is the chemical symbol of mercury?


54. Roger Johnson recently replaced whom on North West Tonight?

Gordon Burns

55. Who wrote 'The Carnival of the Animals’?


56. Bolivia has two capitals (administrative and constitutional). Name either

La Paz (administrative) or Sucre (constitutional)


57. Who is TV's Idiot Abroad?

Karl Pilkington

58. Who won this year's Tour de France?

Cadel Evans

59. Who wrote 'Trainspotting'?

Irvine Welsh

60. Who took over from Steve Jobs as Apple CEO?

Tim Cook

61. Who was known as 'The Swedish Nightingale'?

Jenny Lind

62. Who wrote 'Lord of the Flies

William Golding

63. Which golfer won this year's (British) Open Championship?

Darren Clarke

64. What is the larva of a crane fly called

A Leatherjacket


65. What bird has the Latin name Passer domesticus

House Sparrow (full name required)

66. Who is the patron saint of France?

St Denis

67. Name the Italian MotoGP rider who was killed in an accident during a race in October 2011

Marco Simoncelli

68. Whose autobiography is entitled ‘Losing my Virginity’?

Richard Branson

69. Born in 1939 in Bollington, who was Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie's special envoy in the 80’s?

Terry Waite

70. Which 1994 novel written by Louis de Bernières, is a fact based love story set in WWII?

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

71. The Police Memorial Trust was formed on the 3rd May, 1984 by Film Producer Michael Winner, what event inspired its formation?

The fatal shooting of WPC Yvonne Fletcher on 17 April 1984

72. Who was the only astronaut on board Vostock 1 in 1961?

Yuri Gagarin


73. “The curfew tolls the knell of parting day” is the first line of which poem?

A. Elegy written in a Country Churchyard. (Accept Gray's Elegy)

74. In which country did the ‘sauna’ originate?


75. Which explorer discovered the sea-route to India by rounding the Cape of Good Hope?

Vasco de Gama

76. Who won the recent Irish Presidential Election in October this year?

Michael D Higgins

77. Which food item takes its name from the French for “twice cooked”?


78. Who wrote “Call of the Wild” and “White Fang”?

Jack London

79. What is the more common name for the illness “varicella”?

Chicken Pox.

80. How many counters does each player have in a game of Backgammon?



81. Which Liverpool player was recently accused of racist comments to Patrice Evra?

Luis Suarez

82. Which author wrote “Brave New World”?

Aldous Huxley

83. What is a skink?

A Lizard

84. What is the more common name for the plant “digitalis”?


85. Which festival was held at Max Yasgur’s farm in 1969?


86. Which ship was the first to be attacked by a nuclear submarine?

The General Belgrano (in the Falklands War)

87. Name either of the two years of the lengthy miner’s strike in Great Britain?

A. 1984 and 1985

88. Next years Olympic stadium will be sited in which London borough?



89. Which English City did the Romans know as Eboracum?


90. James Lofthouse opened a pharmacy in Fleetwood in 1865 where he created which bronchial remedy?

Fisherman's Friends

91. What was the name of the snail in “the Magic Roundabout”?


92. Robert Downey Jnr played the title role in which 2008 superhero film?


93. What is the name of the Popeye character who is addicted to hamburgers?

Wimpy (full name J Wellington Wimpy)

94. Which pantomime character marries Elizabeth Fitzwarren?

Dick Whittington

95. Who was the first British golfer to win the US Masters golf tournament?

Sandy Lyle.

96. What type of creature is a whimbrel?

A. A Bird.


97. What was the name of Quint’s boat in the film “Jaws”?


98. What does a lepidopterist study?

Butterflies or Moths (accept either)

99. What nationality was the composer Delius?


100. What was the pseudonym of playwright Jean Baptiste Poquelin?


101. What is the name of the fictional seaside resort where the BBC’s “Dad’s Army” was set?

Walmington on Sea (Accept Walmington)

102. In what year was the Cricket World Cup first held?


103. Lords Cricket ground is the home to which county cricket club?

A. Middlesex

104. Sir Paul McCartney has recently married whom?

Nancy Shevell

105. Which author won this years Man Booker prize?

Julian Barnes (The Sense of an Ending)

106. The Battle of St Albans was the first of which conflict?

The War of the Roses

107. What is the name of the travellers’ site in Essex, reportedly the largest in the UK and much in the news throughout the last two months?

A. Dale Farm


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