Thursday, January 17, 2013

QUESTIONS 15 JANUARY 2013

 

SET BY

CHURCH HOUSE BOLLINGTON

SPEC IALIST

R1 JANUARY BLUES

R2 CRIME FICTION

R3 SCIENCE

R4 SPORT

R5 ART & ENTERTAINMENT – SEQUELS & SPIN-OFFS

R6 GEOGRAPHY – HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

R7 HISTORY

R8 MARKS OF DISTINCTION (PICTURE ROUND)

1 - January Blues

All questions are about January in some shape or form!

1. The actress January Jones plays the character Betty Draper in which popular US TV series?

MAD MEN

2. Often called the 25th of January Revolution, the Arab revolts of 2011 started in which square in Cairo?

TAHRIR SQUARE

3. The first heart transplant took place in January 1964 – what was the name of the patient?

Louis WASHKANSKY

4. Which band had a number 1 hit in 1975 with the song “January”?

PILOT

5. Unless it falls on a Sunday, what date in January is Presidential Inauguration Day in the USA?

20th

6. Morse Code was first demonstrated by its inventor Samuel Morse in January of which year?

1838 (accept 1833-1843)

7. In the film The January Man starring Kevin Kline, the serial killer uses the notes of which song as a means of selecting his next victim?

CALENDAR GIRL

8. Although named after the god Janus, the origin of the word January is the Latin word ianua – what does it mean?

DOOR / ENTRANCE  (not BEGINNING / START)

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S1. Why is January 15th a federal holiday in the USA?

MARTIN LUTHER KING’S BIRTHDAY

S2. What is the birthstone for January? GARNET

 

Round 2 - Crime Fiction

1. Robert Wilson created which Seville-based detective, a series of which has recently been televised on Sky Atlantic?

FALCON

2. Who wrote the “Wire in the Blood” novels centring around criminal psychologist, Tony Hill?

Val McDERMID

3. What is the name of the award handed out by the Crime writers Association annually for its best novel of the year?

The GOLDEN DAGGER

4. In the books by Michael Connolly, of which the 19th in the series, The Black Box, was recently published, the central character shares his name with which famous artist?

Hieronymous BOSCH

5. Which American novelist wrote the popular Will Trent and Grant County series of thriller novels?

Karin SLAUGHTER

6. Other than in “A Scandal in Bohemia” where she is referred to as Mrs Turner, what is the name of Sherlock Holmes’ landlady?

Mrs HUDSON

7. Who played Sherlock Holmes’ brother Mycroft in the recent Sherlock Holmes film “Game of Shadows?”

Stephen FRY

8. The TV show Bones is based on the books and experiences of which American writer?

Kathy REICHS

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S1 Which city does Ian Rankin’s John Rebus police?

EDINBURGH

S2 In which fictional city are the “Wire in the Blood” novels set? BRADFIELD

Round 3 - Science

All of the answers in this round contain the names of famous scientists. The names may not be spelt exactly the same, but there are no trick questions

1. Who won the men’s long jump gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic games?

Greg RUTHERFORD

2. Which scientist gets several mentions in a Queen song featured in the film Wayne’s World?

GALILEO (Bohemian Rhapsody)

3. Where are away fans housed during Blackburn Rovers home games?

The DARWEN End

4. With whom did John McEnroe win more Doubles titles than with any other partner?

Peter FLEMING

5. Name the town on the A49, 7 miles from Warrington which is the home town of Ed Clancy, Olympic gold medallist?

NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS

6. Name the Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark top 40 song of 1984 featuring the lyrics “And when I walk I don’t touch the ground. See those girls they’re heaven blessed. ”

TESLA GIRLS

7. What is the name of the character played by Craig Charles is the BBC Comedy, Red Dwarf?

Dave LISTER

8. What is the name of the bassist with New Order and Joy Division, once married to Caroline Aherne?

Peter HOOK

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S1.Name the former Premier league defender, who had spells with Bolton, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Watford before managing Leek Town. As at 1/1/13, he is now a coach at AFC Wimbledon. Neil COX

S2.What is the name of the scientist in The Muppet Show, usually accompanied by his terrified assistant Beaker?

BUNSEN

Round 4 - Sport

  1. 1. Since 1877 over 2050 Cricket Test Matches have been played, but who in November 2012 became the first player to score a 6 off the first ball of a test match?
  2. Chris GAYLE (for the West Indies v Bangladesh)
  1. Bradley Wiggins won the BBC Sports Personality of the year, but which Welsh based able-bodied London Olympian gold medallist won the BBC Wales 2012 Sports Personality of the year award? Full name required.
  2. JADE JONES (Taekwondo)
  1. Which Rugby League Super League team plays its home games at Langtree Park?
  2. ST. HELENS
  1. Who sank a 5-foot putt on the 18th green at Medinah Golf club to ensure that Europe retained the Ryder Cup in 2012? Martin KAYMER
  1. Boxing Promoter Frank Warren runs which TV station dedicated to boxing?
  2. BOXNATION
  1. For his services as Performance Director for British Cycling and General Manager of Sky’s cycling team, who was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s 2012 honours list? David BRAILSFORD
  1. Which British amputee athlete won the Paralympics T44 100 metres in 2012 in a time of 10.9 seconds?
  2. Jonnie PEACOCK

8. After barely a month as Sale Sharks director of rugby, and a salary of £20,000 per month, who left the role just after Christmas 2012?

John MITCHELL

S1. How many F1 Grand Prix did Sebastian Vettel win whilst securing the F1 title?

5

S2.Who is the manager of Stoke City FC as of 10 January 2013?

Tony PULIS

Round 5 - Arts & Entertainment – Sequels & Spin-Offs

1. What was the first sequel to win the Best Picture award at the Oscars, taking the prize for 1974?

THE GODFATHER: PART II

2. Which 1980 horror film about a deranged, hockey mask wearing psychopath spawned nine sequels as well as a remake of the original?

FRIDAY THE 13TH

3. Which futuristic 1979 film had a second film subtitled The Road Warrior, a third film subtitled Beyond Thunderdome and a soon to be released fourth film subtitled Fury Road?

MAD MAX

4. The Color of Money, a 1985 Martin Scorsese film featuring Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson is the sequel to which film of 1961 starring Newman in the same role?

THE HUSTLER

5. What was the title of the third book in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series?

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

6. What is the name of the Doctor Who spin-off series starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness?

TORCHWOOD

7. Tucker’s Luck starring Todd Carty as Peter ‘Tucker’ Jenkins was a spin-off of which long-running kids’ TV programme that first aired in 1978?

GRANGE HILL

8. Which sequel to a 1971 Oscar winning film set in New York, sees its hero, Popeye Doyle, travel to Marseilles to catch the drug smuggler that eluded him in the original?

THE FRENCH CONNECTION II

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S1. Which classic British sitcom of the 1970’s had a one series spin off called Going Straight?

PORRIDGE

S2. Which L. Frank Baum book of 1900 spawned a 1995 sequel entitled Wicked, written by Gregory Maguire, which was subsequently turned into a Tony-winning Broadway musical?

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ (accept Wizard of Oz)

Round 6 - Geography – Holiday Destinations

1. Arrecife is the capital of which holiday island?

LANZAROTE

2. In which country would you find Taba Heights, a small resort at the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba?

EGYPT

3. On which beautiful Greek island was Louis de Bernieres’s Captain Corelli’s Mandolin set?

KEFALONIA

4. Which English seaside resort is home to Peasholm Park where famous battles have been regularly re-enacted with model warships for more than eighty years?

SCARBOROUGH

5. Which purpose built resort on the Yucatan Peninsula, favoured by honeymooners and American students, was severely damaged by Hurricane Dean in 2007?

CANCUN

6. In which country would you be if you were relaxing on the beaches of Koh Samui and Phuket?

THAILAND

7. Which luxurious golf, casino and holiday resort is situated in the North West Province of South Africa close to the city of Rustenburg?

SUN CITY

8. Which island in the Atlantic has the capital Funchal?

MADEIRA

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S1. The towns of Lindau in Germany, Bregenz in Austria and Staad in Switzerland are all located on the shores of which lake?

LAKE CONSTANCE

S2. On which Mediterranean island would you find the resorts of Cala d’Or and Alcudia?

MAJORCA

Round 7 - HISTORY

1. Who was the brother of King Harold who jointly led a Viking army against him at Stamford Bridge in 1066?

TOSTIG

2. Who was the father of King Henry II (full name)?

GEOFFREY PLANTAGENET

3. What dubious role was played in the Crusades by Hugh the Iron and William the Pig?

THEY SOLD THE FAULTY BOATS WHICH LED TO MOST OF THE CHILDREN ON THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE BEING DROWNED

4. Which king, at the age of 14, confronted the protesters at Mile End during the Peasants’ Revolt?

RICHARD II

5. Which World War II German general was considered the world’s leading expert on tank warfare and wrote the book Achtung – Panzer! ?

Heinz GUDERIAN

6. Who was the overall commander of the British fleet which took on the Spanish Armada?

Lord HOWARD (of EFFINGHAM)

7. As what did Izzy and Moe achieve fame in the USA in the 1920s?

PROHIBITION AGENTS

8. Where in Scotland did the Jacobites inflict a major defeat on government forces in 1689?

KILLIECRANKIE

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S1. Which leader had the nickname Tumbledown Dick?

RICHARD CROMWELL

S2. What name was given to the CIA-led operation to identify and “neutralize” Viet Cong operatives during the Vietnam War? PHOENIX Program

Round 8 – MARKS OF DISTINCTION

PICTURE ROUND

In honour of our illustrious League Secretary, name these other famous (or infamous) men called Mark.

1. image

ACTOR AND MUSICIAN

WAHLBERG

2.

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ACTOR

HAMILL

3.

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Sportsman

PHILIPOUSSIS

4.

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TV Presenter

DURDEN-SMITH

5.

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Mucician

KNOPFLER

6.

image

Artist

ROTHKO

7.

image

Criminal

CHAPMAN

8.

image

Sportsman

SPITZ

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S1.

image

Business Pioneer

ZUCKERBERG

S2

image

Writer

TWAIN

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

1. Who won the BRIT Award for best international male in 2012?

Bruno MARS

2. Whose 40 year old record for goals scored by a single player in a calendar year did Lionel Messi break in December of 2012?

Gerd MULLER

03 Who is the president of Iraq?

Jalal TALABANI

04 Who plays the role of Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s recent film version of The Hobbit? Martin FREEMAN

05 Which medical missionary, theologian, philosopher and musician won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952?

Albert SCHWEIZER

06 Which Pre-Raphaelite artist painted a famous image of Ophelia in 1852?

Sir John MILLAIS

07 Which plant is believed to be useful in treating depression, nervous disorders and bedwetting?

ST JOHN’S WORT

08 Which hard cheese is made from unpasteurized milk in certain provinces of the Po Valley in Italy and matured for one to four years?

PARMESAN

09 Why does the actor Sean Bean have a tattoo on his shoulder that reads “100% Blade”?

He is a SHEFFIELD UNITED fan (Sheffield Utd = The Blades)

10 Who was the runner up in the 2012 X Factor? (full name)

JAHMENE DOIGLAS

11 Which racecourse closed in December 2012 after 241 years?

HEREFORD

12 Who on 15th November 2012 was elected the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire? John DWYER

13 Which famous musical was based on the collection of stories Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood?

CABARET

14 Who narrates Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me?

Dave LAMB

15 Which Nobel Prize winning playwright died on Christmas Eve 2008?

Harold PINTER

16 Which renowned xylophone player, more famous for a different role on television, died in December 2012 at the age of 89?

Patrick MOORE

17 What is the name of the spirit made from sugar can used in the Brazilian cocktail Caipirinha? CACHAÇA

18 Which singer partnered Siobhan Fahey in Shakespeare’s Sister? Marcella DETROIT

19 Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Monty Oxy Moron and Rat Scabies have all been members of which punk band?

The DAMNED

20 Which former Premier League footballer now playing in Turkey received a lengthy ban in December 2012 for spitting at and making homophobic gestures towards a referee?

Raul MEIRELES

21 Who is the only British Prime Minister to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature? Winston CHURCHILL (in 1953, for The Second World War and A History of the English Speaking peoples)

22. Which English actor played Kris Kringle in the 1994 re-make of the classic Christmas film, Miracle On 34th Street?

Richard ATTENBOROUGH

23 Who narrates “In the Night Garden”?

Derek JACOBI

24 What kind of animal is Adolphus Tips in the book by Michael Morpurgo?

A CAT

25 Coeliac (see-li-ac) disease is associated with an intolerance to what?

GLUTEN

26

What is the name of the method of cooking favoured by any modern chefs which is based on the physical and chemical transformation of ingredients when cooking?

MOLECULAR GASTRONOMY

27 Who is the model wife of musician Jamie Cullum?

Sophie DAHL

28 What is the surname of the singer Adele?

ADKINS

29 Which classic 1980s number 1 hit, recently in the charts in a new version, contains the lines: “I’ll protect you from the hooded claw, keep the vampire from your door”?

THE POWER OF LOVE

30 What relation was Richard II of England to his predecessor, Edward III?

GRANDSON (Richard’s father was the Black Prince who died before his father Edward)

31 Which actor provides the voices for Darth Vader in Star Wars and Mufasa in The Lion King? James EARL JONES

32 Which TV series is centred on the activities of the bootlegger Nucky Thompson in Atlantic City?

BOARDWALK EMPIRE

33 What is the title of the third book in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy?

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST

34 Which former US President died on Boxing Day, 1972?

Harry S TRUMAN

35 What British chocolate company takes its name from its environmental concerns and the high level of cocoa solids it uses?

GREEN & BLACKS

36 Which illusionist appeared to correctly predict the National Lottery draw live on TV in September 2009?

Derren BROWN

37 According to the recently published 2011 census results, what is the UK’s population to the nearest million?

63 (63,200,000) Accept 62– 64

38 Which singer sang the same line in the original Band Aid and Band Aid 20 versions of “Do they know it’s Christmas”?

BONO (Well tonight thank God it’s them instead of you)

39 What position did Tony Blair give to Labour advisor Jonathan Powell on becoming Prime Minister, a position that had previously not existed in British politics?

CHIEF OF STAFF

40 Which actor played Hannibal Smith in the 2010 film The A-Team?

Liam NEESON

41 Which award-winning TV series is based on the series of novels “A song of ice and fire” by

George R R Martin?

GAME OF THRONES

42 Name the married couple who are the detectives in a number of Agatha Christie novels, including The Secret Adversary and Partners in Crime. Give either their surname or both first names.

TOMMY & TUPPENCE BERESFORD Accept Prudence for Tuppence

43 Which city is home to Patpong Market and Lumpini Park?

BANGKOK

44 In which US state is the headquarters of Ben & Jerry ice cream?

VERMONT

45 Who won The Apprentice 2012?

Ricky MARTIN

46 Which American golfer died at the age of 42 when his Learjet lost cabin pressure and crashed in 1999?

Payne STEWART

47. Which Dutch footballer earned the nickname ‘Llama’ after spitting at the West German player Rudi Voller during a match at the Italia 90 World Cup?

Frank RIJKARD

48 Which rock band released a very popular version of Wings’ 1973 hit, Live and Let Die, included on their 1991 album, Use Your Illusion?

GUNS’N’ROSES

49. Which 2005 film, directed by Ron Howard tells the story of heavyweight boxing champion, James J Braddock?

CINDERELLA MAN

50 Which branch of philosophy, originating in Ancient Egypt, is based on the maximisation of pleasure?

HEDONISM

51 Which 3’6” tall actor, who appears in both Star Wars and Harry Potter films, recently accompanied Karl Pilkington during his third series of “An Idiot Abroad?”

Warwick DAVIS

52 The Britpop band The Boo Radleys took their name from a character in which famous novel set in 1930s America?

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

53 The authors of the Sharpe and the Kay Scarpetta novels share the same surname. What is it? CORNWELL Bernard and Patricia

54 Where does Roary the Racing Car race?

SILVER HATCH

55 Which Manchester band is made up of members John Squire, Alan Wren, Gary Mountfield and Ian Brown?

STONE ROSES

56 The current WBO light heavyweight champion shares his surname with a current England international midfielder. What is it?

CLEVERLEY (Nathan & Tom)

57 Lieutenant John Rouse Merriott Chard of the Royal Engineers won a Victoria Cross for his actions during which famous battle?

RORKE’S DRIFT

58 Which 1978 film was inspired by a song of the same name by

C W McCall and featured characters such as Dirty Lyle, Pig Pen and Rubber Duck?

CONVOY

59 In which city in England is the National Football Museum?

MANCHESTER

60 Which 1980’s satirical television programme spawned a hit song that encouraged us to, among other things, ‘climb inside a dog and behead an Eskimo’?

SPITTING IMAGE (The Chicken Song)

61 Which branch of philosophy, founded in the mid 19th century among others by Soren Kierkegaard, has as its starting point the authentic experiences of the individual?

EXISTENTIALISM

62 What is 9% of 90?

8.1 (no leeway)

63 Nutwood Cottage is the home of which fictional children’s character?

RUPERT (BEAR)

64 On what date does official Star Wars Day fall?

4th MAY (May the fourth be with you)

65 What was the detective Miss Marple’s first name?

JANE

66 The nicknames “Fine-Hair” and “Greycloak” were given to the first two Kings of Norway to bear which name?

HARALD

67 In which year was the Magna Carta signed?

1215 (no leeway)

68 What was the name of the zoologist made famous in the film Gorillas in the Mist, who was murdered in 1985?

Diane FOSSEY

69 What is the title of the current film starring Ewan McGregor which is a dramatised account of the 2004 Asian tsunami?

THE IMPOSSIBLE

70 Which salad ingredient do the Americans call ‘arugula’?

ROCKET

71 John Constable painted the Hay Wain – but his inspiration came from a scene in which English county?

SUFFOLK

72 By what name are members of the Unification Church commonly known?

MOONIES

73 On a Monopoly board, which street shares the same colour as Leicester Square and Piccadilly?

COVENTRY STREET

74 Of what is gynophobia an irrational fear?

WOMEN

75 In the Bible, whose parents were Zacharias and Elizabeth?

JOHN THE BAPTIST

76 Khaskovo, Lovech and Plovdiv are provinces of which European country?

BULGARIA

77 What is the name of the Italian football commentator who appears in the Ladbrokes TV adverts, usually annoying Chris Kamara or John McCririck?

Tiziano CRUDELI

78 Noma, voted best restaurant in the world for several years in succession, is in which European city?

COPENHAGEN

79 In which award-winning novel, recently made into a film, is Richard Parker one of the main characters?

LIFE OF PI (He is the tiger)

80 In which Welsh village does Fireman Sam live?

PONTYPANDY

81 In December 2012 Alistair Cook broke the record for the number of test centuries scored by an English batsman. How many centuries did he have to score to break the record?

23 (no leeway)

82 According to the song, who left Kenny Rogers with “four hungry children and a crop in the field”?

LUCILLE

83 In which Roald Dahl book does Grandma grow so big that her head breaks through the roof of the house?

GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE

84 German artist Hans Holbein the Younger was the official King’s painter during the reign of which King of England?

HENRY VIII

85 In which play does the character Lady Bracknell’ famously exclaim “A handbag?!”?

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

86 In which 1961 film starring Hayley Mills and Alan Bates do three young farm children discover a fugitive in their barn and mistake him for Jesus?

WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND

87 What is the name of Count Alexandr Orlov’s home village?

MEERKOVO

88 Asif Ali Zardari is the President of which country?

PAKISTAN

89 Gangnam, as in the 2012 hit song Gangnam Style, is a suburb of which city?

SEOUL

90 From where does a car with the international registration code GBA come?

ALDERNEY

91 What is the name of the group of musicians, footballers and other celebrities who combined to record “He ain’t heavy, He’s my brother” for the Hillsborough families charity?

JUSTICE COLLECTIVE

92 For which instrument did Mussorgsky compose Pictures at an Exhibition?

PIANO

93 For which bird is the collective noun an unkindness?

RAVENS

94 In the 2011 & 2012 TV series The Borgias, who played the role of Rodrigo Borgia, who became Pope Alexander VI?

Jeremy IRONS

95 For the capture of which film star, nicknamed the King of Hollywood, did Adolf Hitler offer a huge reward during World War II?

Clark GABLE

96 In which musical would you hear the songs ‘Mr Cellophane’ and ‘Cell Block Tango’? CHICAGO

SUPPLEMENTARIES

S1 Who was the runner up in 2012’s I’m a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here?

Ashleigh ROBERTS

S2 Which ex England football captain is currently manager of Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Premier League (as of 1st January 2013)?

Terry BUTCHER

S3 What colour is an aircraft’s “Black Box?”

ORANGE

S4 What animal features on the cover of the Beach Boys 1966 album, Pet Sounds?

A GOAT

S5 Louis Smith won the recent Strictly Come Dancing competition. One of the runners-up was Denise Van Outen – who was the other one?

Kimberley WALSH

S6 Which letter is represented in Morse Code by three dots?

S

S7 Which band made more appearances than any other on Top of the Pops, with 78? STATUS QUO

S8 The Americans call it a faucet – what do we call it in the UK?

A TAP

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