Monday, December 19, 2011

13th December Questions

 

Set by

The Dolphin Dragons

(both Specialist and General)

And vetted by

The British Flag

&

The Robin Hood

Specialist Rounds:

Science

Lists (History)

On What Grounds (Sport)

Geography

Arts and Entertainment

and

The Name’s the Same

The F Word

A Round of Double Entendres

Happy Christmas, Everybody!

 


Specialist Rounds

Round 1:Science

Q1. What work does a leukocyte do? A1: Fights infection

(It’s a white blood cell)

Q2. What does a pathologist study? A2: Disease

Q3. Na is the symbol of ? A3: Sodium

Q4. Mg is the symbol of ? A4: Magnesium

Q5.What do we call the protrusion of part of the stomach into the oesophagus (gullet)? A5: A Hiatus Hernia

Q6. What disability is the inability to speak and/or understand speech? A6: Aphasia

Q7. What is the common name for the axilla? A7: Armpit

Q8. A micron is what fraction of a metre? A8:One millionth

Supplementaries

S1: Which constellation contains the pole star? A:The Little Bear

S2: Name one of the moons of mars A: Phobos, Demos

Round 2: Lists: (History)

Give the next in the following lists:

Q1: British PMs: Churchill, Eden, McMillan A1 Sir Alec Douglas /Lord Home

Q2: UK Presidents: Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman A2: Eisenhower

Q3: Popes: Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI A3: John Paul I

Q4: Roman Emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula A4: Claudius

Q5: British Monarchs: William I, William II, Henry I A5: Stephen

Q6: Leaders of the Conservative Party: Margaret Thatcher, John Major, William Hague A6:Iain Duncan-Smith

Q7: Leaders of the Labour Party: James Callaghan,Michael Foot, Neil Kinnock A7: John Smith

Q8: Leaders of the Lib/Lib Dems: Jeremy Thorpe, David Steele, Paddy Ashdown A8: Charles Kennedy (NB. Joe Grimond was temporary leader between Thorpe and Steele for 2 months)

Supplementaries:

S1: Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour A: Anne of Cleeves

S2: Olympic Venues: Helsinki, Melbourne, Rome A: Tokyo

Round 3: On What Grounds (Sport):

Q1. Which football league club play at the EBB Stadium?

A1. Aldershot

Q2. The ‘Giro’ cycle race tours which country? A2. Italy

Q3. In which Olympic venue did Seb Coe and Steve Ovett each win a gold medal but at the other’s speciality? A3. Moscow (1980).

Q4. What was the name of the Bradford City stadium severely damaged by fire in 1985? A4. Valley Parade.

Q5. Name either of the counties in which the Caesaravich horse race is run A5. Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. (It is run at Newmarket but the start post is in Cambridgeshire).

Q6. In which city are the famous Bislett Games held? A6. Oslo.

Q7. Traditionally, on which road does the Tour de France finish? A7. The Champs Elysee

Q8. On which race-course is the Welsh Grand National run? A8. Chepstow.

Supplementaries

S1: Leyton Orient FC want to move to the Olympic Stadium. What is their current home ground?   A. Brisbane Road

S2: Which football played at the Vetch field until 2005? A. Swansea City

Round 4: Geography

Q1: Port Moresby (Pot Mosbi) is the capital city of which country?A1: Papua New Guinea

Q2: Cape York is the northernmost point of which country? A2: Australia

Q3: Which is the largest country the equator passes through?A3: Brazil

Q4: Which African city’s name means, actually,“three cities”? A4:Tripoli

Q5: Which European country is not a member of the UN?A5: The Vatican

Q6: Which is the longest river to flow into the Mediterranean?A6: The Nile

Q7: Which European country with a sea-coast has the shortest one?A7: Monaco

Q8: What is the capitol of Belarus?A8: Minsk

Supplementaries

S1: In which desert is Las Vegas? A1: The Mohave

S2: In which country is Dubrovnic? A2: Croatia

 

Round 5: Arts and Entertainment

Q1: Who wrote the series of TV monologues “Talking Heads”?A1: Alan Bennett

Q2: Who had a hit in the 1960’s with Bob Dylan’s Mr Tambourine Man?A2: The Byrds

Q3: On which TV series will you regularly see Aliona Vilani, Brendan Cole and Erin Boag? A3: Strictly come Dancing

Q4: What is the name of the famous museum and art gallery in St Petersburg? A4: The Hermitage

Q5: What was on the reverse side of Eleanor Rigby?A5:Yellow submarine

Q6: Who wrote the play The Winslow boy? (not the Wilmslow boy!) A6:Terence Rattigan

Q7: What is the name of the famous Art Gallery in Port Sunlight?A7:The Lady Lever

Q8: What is the name of the daytime TV programme that follows the fortunes of houses that are sold at auction?A8:Homes under the Hammer

Supplementaries

S1: Name one of the 2 Shakespeare plays that have characters named Portia. A: Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar

S2: Who was poet Laureate before Carol Ann Duffy?A: Andrew Motion

Round 6: The Name’s the Same!

For each question 2 people are described. Please give their common surname.

Eg. Q.Playwright who wrote Death of a Salesman and the author of eg Tropic of Capricorn A Miller (Arthur and Henry)

Q1. Leading light of the Arts and Craft movement, and children’s TV entertainer and animal voice artiste.A1.Morris (William & Johny)

Q2. Inventor of the postage stamp, and TV funny man. A2. Hill (Roland & Harry)

Q3. Motor car pioneer and 38th US presidentA3.Ford (Henry & Gerald)

Q4.1960’s and 1970’s F1 driver and female BBC News readerA4 Stewart (Jackie and Moira)

Q5. Winner of the World snooker championship in 1985 and winner of best female actress for her part in Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf. A5.Taylor (Dennis and Elizabeth)

Q6.The organist in Under Milk Wood and the pirate who became governor of Jamaica.A6.Morgan (Organ and Henry)

Q7. Former NUM leader, and creator of the Angel of the NorthA7. Gormley (Joe and Anthony)

Q8.Creator of the Magic Roundabout and charismatic winner of Olympic athletics gold medals in 1980 & 1984A8.Thompson (Eric and Daley)

Supplementaries

S1. Actress who played Miss Marple on film, and the NZ born “father of nuclear physics”. A: Rutherford (Margaret & Ernest)

S2. The father of communism and Hollywood funny man. A Marx (Karl and Groucho)

Round 7: The F word

All answers start with F – if the answer is human, the F word will be the surname

Which F:

Q1: Is a style of Architecture from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries? A1: Flamboyant

Q2 :Is Blue John stone a variety of?A2:Fluorspar (accept Fluorite?)

Q3: Was a French writer of farce (Died 1921)?A3: Feydeau (Georges)

Q4: Was a huge underskirt, popular in Elizabethan times?A4: Farthingale

Q5: Was a bundle of rods carried before important Roman magistrates?A5:Fasces

Q6: Was an English 20th Century contralto, whose home was Blackburn?A6:Kathleen Ferrier

Q7: Was a Quaker pioneer of prison reform (died 1845)A7:Elizabeth Fry (nee Gurney)

Q8: Is spiral shaped pasta?A8: Fusilli.

Supplementaries

S1: Is the piccolo a small version of?A:Flute

S2: Is the red jasmine, or the perfume which smells of it?A: Frangipani (The food is Frangipane)

S3: Was an Italian born US nuclear Scientist – won a Nobel prize in 1938)A:Fermi (anxious because his wife being Jewish, he escaped to the US by not returning from the award ceremony in Sweden!)

Round 8: A Round of Double Entendres

The answer to all questions is a single word with at least 2 different meanings.

2 (or perhaps 3) definitions will be given – supply the word

For Example Cleave: To split apart, to cling to

Q1: Given temporarily, period of fasting A1: Lent

Q2: Past tense of verb meaning to take without permission, scarf to drape over shouldersA2: Stole

Q3: To go ahead strongly, smithy A3: Forge

Q4: A former PM, waste ground A4: Heath

Q5: A set of lessons, an open sports area A5: Course

Q6: A private group, a heavy blunt instrument A6: Club

Q7: A painful infection of a nerve, wooden roofing tiles A7: Shingles

Q8: A means of transport, one who trains others A8: Coach

Supplementaries

S1: To tell tales, a meadow plant A: Grass

S2: A group of dolphins, a seed cover A: Pod

S3: Quick, a period of not eating, stuck. A: Fast

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

1

Q

Which country entirely surrounds Gambia (except for Gambia's very short coastline)?

A

Senegal

2

Q

What is a pangram?

A

A sentence with every letter of the alphabet in it.

3

Q

Which classic composer (d.1757) was born in the same year as Handel and Bach.

A

Scarlatti

4

Q

In Lord of the Rings, who does the elf-maiden marry?

A

Aragorn

5

Q

Which Manchester City player was sent off after only 12 minutesin the recent league match against Liverpool?

A

Mario Balotelli

6

Q

Who won this year's oscar for best leading actress?

A

Natalie Portman (for Black Swan)

7

Q

For what sporting achievement did Sam Waley-Cohen get his name in the papers last spring?

A

He won the Cheltenham Gold Cup (as an amateur, riding Long Run).

8

Q

What is another name for the Sea Eagle?

A

Osprey

9

Q

Who married Clementine Hoosier?

A

Winston Churchill

10

Q

Which is the second largest country in Europe, after Russia?

A

Ukraine

11

Q

In which hobby do you find references to O. Double O, HO, N etc?

A

Model Railways

12

Q

Who wrote the Academic Symphony?

A

Brahms

13

Q

Which Bank has the current slogan "For the Journey?"

A

Lloyds TSB

14

Q

Which country's cricket team was attacked by terrorists in Pakistan in 2009?

A

Sri Lanka

15

Q

Which silent film tells the story of the naval mutiny in Odessa in 1905?

A

The Battleship Potemkin

16

Q

Near which city is the Hadron Collider ?

A

Geneva

17

Q

Which hurricane threatened to disrupt the US tennis championships this year?

A

Irene

18

Q

In which British TV Sit-Com of the 1970's would you have heard the line "I heard that, pardon?"

A

I Didn't Know You Cared

19

Q

What is the smallest US state?

A

Rhode Island

20

Q

Whose wife was the capital of South Australia named after?

A

William IV (Adelaide)

21

Q

The Nobel Prize for Literature has gone most times to which country?

A

France

22

Q

Name one of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands, other than Richard Burton and Mike Todd.

A

Conrad (Nicky) Hilton, Michael Wilding, Eddie Fisher, John Warner, Larry Fortensky

23

Q

What, apart from al being alcoholic drinks, do Amstel, Newcastle Brown, John Smith's, Birra Moretti, Cruzcampo, Murphy's and Buckler have in common?

A

All made by Heiniken

24

Q

Who was the manager who took Macclesfield into the football league?

A

Sammy McIlroy

25

Q

At which course was the 2011 Open Golf championship held?

A

St Georges/Sandwich (accept either, and indicate that you will!)

26

Q

Name one of the 3 Pakistani cricketers found guilty of spot fixing by a London court this Nov?

A

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif or Mohammad Amir

27

Q

Give the name traditionally given to either of the Virgin Mary's parents.

A

Anne or Joachim

28

Q

Where is Podgorica the capital of?

A

Montenegro

29

Q

How much was a groat worth?

A

Four (old) pennies

30

Q

What is a Wyvern?

A

A mythical creature (a sort of 2 legged dragon)

31

Q

What is a scalene triangle?

A

One with no side measuring the same as another

32

Q

Who currently presents Film 2011 on BBC TV?

A

Claudia Winkelman

33

Q

For which team did footballing legend Nat Lofthouse play for his whole career?

A

Bolton Wanderers

34

Q

Ellis Bell is better known as?

A

Emily Bronte

35

Q

The Nazi regime was known as the 3rd Reich. What was the 1st?

A

The Holy Roman Empire

36

Q

Who did Spain beat in the final of the 2010 football world cup?

A

The Netherlands

37

Q

What is a fumerole?

A

A hole in the side of a volcano

38

Q

The abbreviation LED stands for Light Emitting what?

A

Diode

39

Q

Which musician is the subject of the TV film "Living in the Material World" aired in November?

A

George Harrison

40

Q

Who did Siegfried rescue from the ring of fire?

A

Brunnhilde

41

Q

David Tennant and Catherine Tate starred in which Shakespeare comedy in a London theatre in the summer of 2011?

A

Much Ado about Nothing

42

Q

Who won the 2011 US Tennis in the women's singles?

A

Sam Stosur

43

Q

In which town in east Libya did this year's uprising begin?

A

Ben Ghazi

44

Q

In heraldry, what is a luce?

A

A pike (the fish type!)

45

Q

What was (and in a somewhat different form, still is) introduced by "At the sound of the Swinging Cymbal"?

A

Pick of the Pops

46

Q

What is the capital of Minorca?

A

Mahon

47

Q

Who succeeded De Gaulle as French President?

A

George Pompidou

48

Q

What is tofu made of?

A

Soya Beans

49

Q

What, in legend, is the name of King Arthur's mother?

A

Ygraine

50

Q

Isabella Mayson, who lived in the nineteenth century, is better known as?

A

Mrs Beeton

51

Q

In which country were the 2011 world Athletic championships held?

A

South Korea

52

Q

Which Frenchman narrowly escaped charges of sexual misconduct in New York earlier this year?

A

Domenique Strauss-Kahn

53

Q

What is measured on the Schoville scale?

A

The hotness of peppers

54

Q

Which composer wrote an opera based on Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing, called Beatrice & Benedict?

A

Berlioz

55

Q

In1964 Tanganika merged with which country to become Tanzania?

A

Zanzibar

56

Q

Who has recently had a book published called "Death comes to Pemberley?

A

PD James - it's a sort of murder mystery sequel to Pride & Prejudice

57

Q

In which US TV sitcom of the 1970's/early 80's would you have heard a voiceover saying: "These and many more questions will be answered in next week's episode of…?

A

Soap

58

Q

Richard Madely and Judy what? (Madeley not acceptable!)

A

Finnigan

59

Q

What, zoologically do we call the(old) man of the forest?

A

An Orangutan (the meaning in Malay)

60

Q

What is hypoxia?

A

Oxygen deprivation

61

Q

Who took over from Liam Fox as Secretary of Defence in October?

A

Phillip Hammond

62

Q

Who wrote the poem Kubla khan?

A

S.T. Coleridge

63

Q

Ergot is a disease of what?

A

Rye (and some other grasses) It can poison humans if infected rye is used to make bread etc

64

Q

What is the largest English inland county?

A

Shropshire

65

Q

Which duo was known in their early career as Tom & Jerry?

A

Simon and Garfunkel

66

Q

Which Impressionist painter was the only one who exhibited at all 8 of the Impressionist exhibitions?

A

Pissaro

67

Q

Who does Marianne Dashwood marry in Sense and Sensibility?

A

Colonel Brandon

68

Q

What is Britain's largest carnivore (not including man!)

A

The Grey Seal

69

Q

In Hebrew folklore who is Adam's first wife?

A

Lilith (nb Not biblical, but folklore)

70

Q

Which ship rescued people from the Titanic?

A

RMS Carpathia

71

Q

Which European city is home to the oldest university in the world?

A

Bologna

72

Q

Name one of the 2 British Gold Medallists in this year's World Athletic Championships.

A

Dai Greene or Mo Farrar

73

Q

What is Synaethesia?

A

Hearing/seeing sounds as colours

74

Q

What is the alternative name for the Beatles' Norwegian Wood?

A

This Bird has Flown

75

Q

Which actor is TV's Rab Nesbitt?

A

Gregor Fisher

76

Q

Which horse trained by Ginger McCain won the Grand National - apart from Red Rum?

A

Amberleigh House

77

Q

What is a leveret?

A

A young hare

78

Q

Why was Graeme Knowles in the news in late October?

A

He was the clergyman of St Paul's Cathedral (the dean,actually) who resigned over the protest camp outside.

79

Q

What is the name of the open-air theatre built in a cleft of the cliffs in Cornwall?

A

The Minack theatre

80

Q

Name one of Michael Jackson's children

A

Michael Joseph Jr (accept Prince), Paris-Michael Katherine, Prince Michael II (Blanket)

81

Q

In which area of expertise were the Tradescants, father and son, active?

A

Gardening/ plants

82

Q

A fusee is found in the mechanism of what?

A

A clock

83

Q

What is the given name of the new Sarkozy offspring?

A

Guilia

84

Q

After the sad death of Humph, who is now the chairman of "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue"?

A

Jack Dee

85

Q

In sport,what position does Warren Gatland hold?

A

Welsh Rugby Union Coach

86

Q

There are 2 species of Gorilla. One is the Lowland. What is the other?

A

The Mountain Gorilla

87

Q

What is a Villanelle?

A

A type of poem (eg Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night)

88

Q

Who is the current managing director of the International Monetary Fund?

A

Christine Lagarde

89

Q

In which book do we encounter Molly Bloome?

A

Ulysses (James Joyce)

90

Q

The hedge sparrow is also known as?

A

The Dunnock

91

Q

What constituent of a catalytic converter makes it tempting to thieves?

A

Platinum

92

Q

Per Una is a clothing range sold by which shop chain?

A

Marks and Spencer

93

Q

What is the country seat of the Earls of Grantham?

A

Downton Abbey

94

Q

Name the third Wise Man, according to legend - Caspar, Balthasar, and ?

A

Melchior

95

Q

Dilma Rouseff is the President of which G20 country?

A

Brazil

96

Q

Who was the first Chancellor of the reunited Germany?

A

Helmut Kohl

Supplementary Questions:

1

Q

Which store currently has the slogan "live for less"?

A

Sainsbury's

2

Q

What is the recently popular male voice choir from St Isaac in Cornwall?

A

Fisherman's Friends

3

Q

Mohammed fled from Mecca to which city?

A

Medina

4

Q

Who saved ancient Rome by "Keeping the Bridge" against the enemy?

A

Horatius ( and Spurius Lartius, and Herminius, if you're picky!)

5

Q

Why was Scott Elstone in the sports news in the summer of 2011?

A

He was the sub who took 2 catches in England's defeat of India at Trent Bridge.

6

Q

Who wrote the 19th century novel "Sybil"?

A

Benjamin Disraeli

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