Wednesday, December 05, 2012

4th December Questions

 

SPECIALIST QESTIONS

set by The Pack Horse Bowling Club

Arts and Entertainment

Science

Disney Films

Geography

And The Winner Is ...

History

Sport

Cheers

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

I/ Which Pulitzer Prize winning novelist wrote The Caine Mutiny?

ANS. Herman Wouk

2/ What is the more familiar name of the 16th century Italian artist Tiziano Vecellio?

 ANS. Titian

3/ Originally written 1797 as an anthem for the Austrian emperor Francis II, Adapted in 1922 as the German National Anthem, "Deutschlandlied" and still used today, who composed the original music?

ANS. Joseph Haydn

4/ In the film I'm no Angel, which actress delivered the line: "it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men."?

ANS. Mae West

5/ Which Benedictine monk wrote a History of England in 731, starting from the Roman occupation?

ANS The Venerable Bede

6/ Who was the oriental villain in the stories by Sax Rohmer?

ANS. Fu Manchu.

7/ Dale Arden is the female companion of which comic strip space adventurer?

ANS. Flash Gordon

8/ The fall of man is the subject of which poem by John Milton?

ANS. Paradise Lost

Sup 1 The word yahoo first appeared in which book as the name of a race of sub human

brutes?

ANS. Gulliver's Travels

Sup2 On which H G Wells novel is the musical Half a sixpence based

ANS. Kipps (the story of a simple soul)

 

SCIENCE

I/ Who, in 1785 invented the power loom, the first mechanised loom driven by a line shaft?

ANS. Reverend Edmund Cartwright.

2/ Evaporation is changing liquid to a gas what is changing from a solid to a gas called?

ANS. Sublimation.

3/ Phobos is one of the 2 moons of mars. What is the other?

ANS. Deimos

4/ In which part of the human body is the median nerve?

ANS. The arm.

5/ What is the main gas (by volume) found in car exhaust?

ANS. Nitrogen (N, at around 67%)

6/ Who in 1793 invented the cotton gin, a machine that separates the cotton "lint" fibres from cotton seeds?

ANS. Eli Whitney

7/ What powers an aeolic power station?

ANS. Wind.

8/ Strange, charm, up, down, top & bottom are all types of what?

ANS. Quarks

Sup1 What gives hair its natural colour?

Ans. Melanin (2 types eumelanin black / brown and pheomelanin red / yellow.)

Sup2 What condition its from the Greek for half a head?

ANS. Migraine

 

DISNEY FILMS

In this round you will be given a Disney Film resume, all we require is the film title

1. Brother murders King then drives away young prince
The Lion King

2. Asian girl, dresses like a dude then joins the army.
Mulan

3. Rodent disobeys Yen Sid. Musical chaos ensues.

Fantasia

4. Girl and cute alien have adventures in Hawaii.
Lilo & Stitch

5. Wolf raised orphan refuses to join human community.

The Jungle Book

6. Love story a bout a native American girl and settler.

Pocahontas

7. Old woman's felines are left in care of butler.
The Aristocats

8. Mice save orphan girl from wicked kidnapper woman.
The Rescuers

Sup1. Cursed monster prince with withering flower finds love.

Beauty and the Beast

Sup2. Dogs fall in love and share spaghetti dinner.

The Lady and the Tramp

GEOGRAPHY

I/ Libreville is the capital city of which African Country?

ANS. Gabon

2/ In which range of hills are Gaping Gill and Rowten Pot potholes?

ANS. The Pennines

3/ In which English county is Wookey Hole?

ANS. Somerset

4/ Following a volcanic eruption in 1961 the population of which South Atlantic island was evacuated to Britain for 2 years?

ANS. Tristan da Cunha

5/ Apart from water, what runs through the mouth of the River Amazon and Lake Victoria?

ANS. The Equator

6/ What Central American country's name means 'many fish'?

ANS. Panama

7/ There are more than 150 ethnic groups living within the borders of a large country that borders both the Pacific and Arctic Oceans, but not the Atlantic. Name this country.

ANS. Russia

8/ Monte Alban, once a centre of Zapotec culture, is located in Oaxaca , one of the southernmost states in what country?

ANS. Mexico

SUP1. Cathay is the archaic name for which country?

ANS. China

SUP2. Which geological fault stretches around 800 miles through the state of California?

ANS. The San Andreas Fault

SUP3.  in which South American Country are Panama hats made?

ANS, Ecuador.

 

And The Winner Is

A round based on awards of various kinds

Ql. Although normally a film director, Danny Boyle has recently been awarded a London

Evening Standard theatre award. Why?

Al. For directing the London Olympics opening ceremony.

Q2. Nobel Prizes are awarded at a ceremony in Stockholm, all except the Peace prize which is awarded where?

A2. Oslo

Q3. Name either one of the only two people who have been awarded honorary citizenship

of the USA during their lifetimes.

A3. Winston Churchill or Mother Theresa

Q4. A film version of which Shakespeare play, starring Laurence Olivier, was the first British film to win the Best Picture Oscar (in 1948)?

A4. Hamlet

Q5. Which British award-giving organisation grandly describes its purpose as "to support, promote and develop the art of the moving image"

A5. BAFTA

Q6. Which famous (some would say infamous) award was handed out in August this year at the Dongsheng Fitness Centre Stadium in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia?

A6. Miss World

Q7. At which awards ceremony in 1989 did Sam Fox and Mike Fleetwood act as joint hosts, their performance described by one critic as like watching a car crash.

A7. The BRIT awards.

Q.8. Marlon Brando and Robert de Niro are the only actors to have won Oscars for playing the same character. Who?

A8. Vito Corleone.

Supp 1. Which is the only X-Rated film to get the Best Film Oscar?

A. Midnight Cowboy

Supp 2. Which country was awarded the 2022 World Cup?

A. Qatar.

 

HISTORY

I/ Who was the mother of James I of England?

ANS. Mary Queen of Scots

2/ Which former British prime minister was created 1 Earl of Dwyfor shortly before his death in 1945?

ANS, David Lloyd George

3/ The name of which conqueror means "Universal Ruler"?

ANS. Genghis Khan.

4/ Which wife of Henry VIII died of natural causes while still married to him?

ANS. Jane Seymour

5/ Who was king of England during the American war of independence?

ANS. George III

6/ What was adopted in the United States on June 14th 1777 and is celebrated every year on that day?

ANS. The flag of the United States (14:" June is flag day)

7/ Who was the first person pictured on a postage stamp?

ANS. Queen Victoria

8/ In which 19th century decade does, The battle of Wounded Knee (the last Indian uprising) take place, Marconi invents radio and the Dreyfuss Affair takes place in France?

ANS. 1890's

Sup1. What was the code name for the American landings in Morocco in 1942?

ANS. Operation Torch

Sup2. In which century did the Black Death reach Great Britain?

ANS. 14th Century (1348 - 50)

 

SPORT

I/ The English Greyhound Derby is run annually at which dog track?

ANS. Wimbledon.

2/ Name the Macclesfield based golfer who won the Irish Open earlier this year.

ANS. Jamie Donaldson

3/ !n feet or metres, how long is a ten pin bowling lane? There is leeway.

ANS 62 ft accept 60 to 66 - 18.9 m accept 18 to 20m

4/ How old is a filly when she officially becomes a mare?

ANS. 4

5/ In snooker 147 is the maximum total clearance break, what is the minimum score possible with a total clearance break?

ANS. 72 (15 reds (15) plus 15 yellows (30) plus 27 for the rest of the balls.

6/ In Mogul skiing what are moguls?

ANS. Hillocks or bumps (to enable the skiers to do their tricks)

7/ Whose ear did Mike Tyson bite in "The Sound and the Fury" fight held in Las Vegas in 1997?

ANS. Evander Holyfield

8/ Name the British female cyclist who won the Omnium at the recent Track World Cup in Glasgow, repeating the feat she achieved at the Olympics.

AND. Laura Trott

Supl1Who won the 2012 Baseball World Series?

ANS. The San Francisco Giants.

Sup2 Which city hosted the recent American Grand Prix?

ANS. Austin, Texas.

Sup3 Which Premiership Referee has recently returned to officiating after being cleared of

using racist language toward a Chelsea player?

ANS. Mark Clattenberg

 

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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

SET BY THE COCK-A-2

 


1 Adam Partridge has a showroom in Macclesfield. In what role does he regularly appear on TV?
As an auctioneer and/or antiques expert (accept either)


2 Which product is made at the Toffee Works, Downing Street, Wigan?
Uncle Joes Mint Balls (accept mint balls)


3 In which English city centre would you find the Victoria and Broadmarsh shopping centres?

Nottingham

4 Who wrote the book "Our man in Havana?"
Graham Greene


5 What is the small island bird sanctuary off the Isle of Man called?
Calf of Man


6 In which century was Eton College founded?
15th century (during the 1440's)


7 What is the Jewish Day of Atonement called?
Yom Kippur


8 On what date is St Patrick's feast day?
March 17th
k
9 Who was the male lead actor in American Beauty?
Kevin Spacey


10 Off the coast of which English county would you find the FaRNe Islands?
Northumberland

11 Which Russian author was forced to decline the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958?

Boris Pasternak


12 Which city is the largest seaport in Belgium?   

Antwerp


13 The country of Botswana was formerly known as what?
Bechuanaland


14 Hg is the symbol of which chemical element?
Mercury


15 In what year was Sputnik launched to start the Space Age?
1957 — accept 1956-8


16 Vincent Eugene Craddock was better known by what name?
Gene Vincent


17 If you were suffering from Otalgia, which part of your body would be affected?

The ear


18 What is the collective name for a group of seals?
Harem


19 Who replaced Andrew Mitchell as Chief Whip after he resigned after the "plebgate
scandal"?
Sir George Young


20 What fruit is the national symbol of Spain?
Pomegranate


21 The children's character Sporticus lives in which town?
Lazytown


22 Which company manufactures Flora low fat spread?
Unilever


23 For how many years was the Empire State Building the tallest in the world?
42 years (Allow 37 to 47 years) until 1973 when Twin Towers overtook it


24 The former Viscount Stansgate is better known as who?
Tony Benn


25 Which American city gave its name to a jazz dance of the 1920s?
Charleston


26 What three words from the opening lines of Richard III were used to describe a period of
industrial unrest in the late 1970s?

Winter of Discontent


27 Whose mandolin featured in the title of a movie set in Cephalonia during World War II?

Captain Corelli


28 In 1967 it was originally called an "x-y position indicator for a display system". What is it commonly called now?
Computer mouse (accept mouse)


29 How many litres are there in a cubic metre?

1,000


30 What surname is shared by an English novelist born in 1840 and the commander of HMS Victory at the battle of Trafalgar?
Hardy


31 The Galapagos Islands are under the jurisdiction of which South American country?

Ecuador


32 Who founded the Turkish Republic in 1923?
Kemal Ataturk (accept Ataturk)


33 Which city on the Tennessee River featured in a popular hit number by the Glenn Miller Orchestra?
Chattanooga


34 In 1958, of which city did Kruschev say "When I want to make the West scream, that's where I squeeze"?
Berlin


35 In which year did Adolf Hitler become Chancellor of Germany?

1933 (accept 1932-34)


36 Which shipping company owned the RMS Titanic?
White Star Line


37 Which fish is salted and hot-smoked to produce an Arbroath Smokie?

Haddock


38 Which philosopher taught Alexander the Great?
Aristotle


39 The actor Oliver Reed died during the making of which film?

Gladiator


40 Which fashion designer was murdered outside his Miami home in 1997?

Gianni Versace (accept Versace)


41 What is the capital city of Nigeria?
Abuja


42 ,Who composed "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" as part of his oratorio "Soloman"?

Handel


43 Which biblical character wore a "coat of many colours"?
Joseph


44 How many US Presidents have been assassinated?
Four (Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Kennedy)


45 Which religious reformer was excommunicated by Pope Leo X in 1521?

Martin Luther


46 Rastafarians worship who as their God and King?
Haile Selassie (Emperor of Ethiopia)


47 The Gobi desert lies mainly in which country?
Mongolia


48 Who sailed Gypsy Moth IV round the world in 1966 returning in 1967?

Sir Francis Chichester


49 The Dewey Decimal System is concerned with the classification of what?

Library books


50 Durum wheat is traditionally used in the manufacture of which foodstuff?

Pasta


51. Which saint famously prayed ' Oh Lord grant me chastity and continence - but not yet?

ST. AUGUSTINE


52. Throughout his political career, Enoch Powell held only one Cabinet post - what was it?

MINISTER OF HEALTH (1960 - 63)


53. Which intellectual celebrity (radio, T.V., writer etc?.) took the title Baroness Stockport on
being ennobled in 2011?

JOAN BAKEWELL


54. Doctor Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in November 2011 following the death in 2009 of whom?
MICHAEL JACKSON


55. Unchained Melody is the only song to have been a British No. 1 for four different acts. Jimmy Young and The Righteous Brothers are two of them - name either of the other two?
IOBSON &JEROME or GARETH GATES


56. .The first F.A. Cup Final was held in 1872 at The Oval. Name either of the teams that played in the first Cup Final.
WANDERERS or ROYAL ENGINEERS (Wanderers won 1 - 0)


57. In which spacecraft did Yuri Gargarin become the first man in space?

VOSTOCK I (accept Vostock)


58. Which of Jupiter's moons is the largest in the Solar System?

GANNYMEDE


59. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain. How high is it in feet?

4408 Feet (accept 4308 - 4508 Feet)


60. The creators of the T.V. show South Park have written a stage musical, currently on in London, which has won 9 Tony Awards and is being hyped as the funniest musical of all time. What is its title.
The Book of Mormon


61. Old Mans Beard and Travellers Joy are names for varieties of which flower?

CLEMATIS


62. What is created when the loop of the meander of a river is cut off and the river is diverted on a different course?
AN OXBOW LAKE


63. The Mothers of Invention were the backing group of which singer?

FRANK ZAPPA


64. Which country was the host nation for the 2012 European Song Contest?

AZERBAIJAN


65. In 1986, Clint Eastwood became Mayor of which town?
CARMEL


66. Who wrote the novel 'The African Queen'?

C.S. FORRESTER


67. Which artist painted The Ambassadors, a 1533 work which hangs in the National Gallery in London. It features a distorted skull, a symbol of mortality?
HANS HOLBEIN


68. Which artist painted The Arnolfini Wedding - a 1434 work which also hangs in the National Gallery.
JAN VAN EYCK


69. Which political party won the Bradford West By-election held in 2012?

RESPECT PARTY


70. What is the igneous rock seen in hexagonal columns at the Giants Causeway and Fingals Cave?
BASALT


71. Which part of the earth lies between the outer core and the crust?

THE MANTLE


72. The actress Sylvia Kristel died recently. With which film (and its sequels) is she particularly associated?
EMMANUELLE


73. What is the capital of the Island of Guernsey?

ST. PETER PORT


74. When Lord Louis Mountbatten was Viceroy of India, his wife Edwina had a passionate and subsequently well publicised affair with which politician?
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU (India's first Prime Minister) accept Nehru


75. Nelson Mandela's favourite quotation: 'cowards die many times before their death : the valiant never taste of death but once' comes from which of Shakespeare's plays?
JULIUS CAESAR


76 Who wrote the words "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old."?

Laurence BINYON


77 In the 1937 Disney cartoon "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", which is the only dwarf without a beard?
Dopey


78 In which decade were Blackpool Illuminations first switched on?
1870's (1879) — accept a decade leeway either way 1860s and 1880s


79 Which common tree has the latin name Tilia Cordata?
Small leaved Lime (accept Lime)


80 Who was the mother of Richard the Lionheart?
Eleanor of Aquitaine


81 Which retailer's head office is in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire?
Tesco


82 Who is the author of the Inspector Wexford novels?
Ruth Rendell


83 Who currently holds the record for most dismissals by a test match wicket-keeper?
Mark Boucher of South Africa


84 The Dracula Trail can be found in which English town?
Whitby


85 The sizes of what everyday item is the subject of the International Standard ISO 216?

Paper


86 In what common context did blue used to be black, brown used to be red, and green and
yellow together used to be simply green?
The wiring of British electrical plugs


87 What's the name of engine number 5 (the red engine) in the Thomas the Tank Engine
Stories?
James


88 In which village was Sir Winston Churchill buried?
Bladon (Do not accept Woodstock)


89 Which British city's main railway station has the suffix "St. David's"?
Exeter


90 Paul Hollywood is a judge on "The Great British Bake Off." Who is the other?
Mary Berry


91 1Which musical features the song "I don't know how to love him"?

Jesus Christ, Superstar


92 According to Wikipedia, a "ceilidh" is a traditional Gaelic social gathering involving folk music and dancing. Spell ceilidh, according to its modern usage.
CEILIDH


93 Which Cornish coastal village was hit by a flash flood in 2004?

Boscastle


94 Which poet wrote an autobiographical work entitled "Summoned by Bells"?

John Betjeman


95 At the beginning of a game of Monopoly, how many sites are for sale?

28


96 Through which Spanish city does the Nervion river flow?
Bilbao

 


Supplementary questions
X1 What is the chemical symbol for gold?
Au


X2 Through which British city does the River Ely flow?
Cardiff


X3 In which field is Andrew Rawnsley well known?
Journalism, particularly political journalism


X4 From which town in the North West do the band Elbow proudly come?

Bury


x5 In "Downton Abbey" who plays the part of Martha Levinson, the American mother of the Countess of Grantham
Shirley Maclaine


X6 As of end of November 2012, Queens Park Rangers are the only Premier League Team not to have won a game this season, but which Football League team has only won once?
Hartlepool United in League One

 

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