Wednesday, December 04, 2013

CUP/PLATE ROUND 2 The Questions

Questions set by the Pack Horse Bowling Club and the British Flag

1.

Celiac (Coeliac) disease occurs when the small intestine is abnormally sensitive to what?

Gluten

2.

The Peace of Amiens, was a brief interlude in which conflict?

The Napoleonic wars
(Accept French Revolutionary wars)

3.

What name is given to a semi-precious stone ornamented with a portrait or figures carved in relief?

Cameo

4.

To which group of literary and artistic friends did Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster belong in the 1920s and 1930s?

The Bloomsbury Group

5.

Whose album “Swings Both Ways” recently became the 1000th UK Number 1 album since the charts started in 1958 ?

Robbie Williams

6.

Which unit of length, equal to 220 yards, is used in horse racing?

Furlong

7.

What was the name of the ghost ship said to haunt the sea round the Cape of Good Hope and also inspired a Wagner opera of the same name?

The Flying Dutchman

8.

What was the name of the famous Quayside area in Cardiff before re-development in the 1990’s

Tiger Bay (now Cardiff Bay)

9.

Who was the first aviator to fly an aeroplane across the English Channel?

Louis Bleriot

10.

In which 2012 horror film does Daniel Radcliffe play Arthur Kipps?

Women in Black

11.

The resort of Montego Bay can be found on which Island?

Jamaica

12.

Which Hollywood sex-goddess died of kidney disease at the age of 26 in 1927?

Jean Harlow

13.

Who was crowned king of England in 1100?

Henry I

14.

What was the name of the Typhoon (with wind speeds of up to 200 mph) that devastated parts of the central Philippines in November ?

Haiyan

15.

In which year did Benny Hill and Frankie Howard die within a day of each other? (some leeway)

1992 (accept 91 to 93)

16.

In which year did Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and “Big Bopper” die in a plane crash in Iowa? (some leeway)

1959 (accept 58 to 60)

17.

Which famous sporting event was devised by a Frenchman and first contested in 1930?

The Football World Cup (The Jules Rimet Trophy)

18.

Which Professional boxer retired in 1956 with a perfect record of 49 fights 49 wins?

Rocky Marciano

19.

Which American Country singer was married briefly to film actress Julia Roberts?

Lyle Lovett

20.

Who started his career in tourism by organising a railway excursion from Leicester to Loughborough in 1841?

Thomas Cook

21.

Halley’s comet was last visible in 1986 when will it next be in view?

2061 (accept 2062 as its actual orbit is 75 \ 76 years)

22.

Which word was announced as the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2013 ?

Selfie

23.

Nacre is the technical term for which substance?

Mother of Pearl

24.

Which planet is situated between Jupiter and Uranus?

Saturn

25.

To which native American tribe did Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse belong?

Sioux

26.

There are 3 types of sword used in fencing, Foil and Epee are 2 name the other?

Sabre

27.

What name is used to describe metals such as Gold and Silver that do not rust or tarnish in air or water?

Noble metals

28.

What is the popular name given to caisson disease, which results from a sudden decrease in pressure?

The Bends

29.

In Arthurian legend, who threw Excalibur back into the lake?

Sir Bedivere

30.

In Greek Legend Echidna was half woman half what?

Serpent (snake)

31.

Which rock band was formed by Liam Gallagher in 2009?

Beady Eye

32.

The police use Dactylography, what is it?

The study of Fingerprints

33.

Israel and which other country border the Dead Sea?

Jordan

34.

Which European country achieved independence in 1830, through the Treaty of London?

Belgium

35.

Who devised the word “Horsepower” to define a unit of power?

James Watt

36.

In 2003 Tess Daly married which fellow TV presenter?

Vernon Kay

37.

Which statesman was secretary-general of the UN and later president of Austria?

Kurt Waldheim

38.

What is the current of water which turns a millwheel known as?

The Millrace

39.

In Greek legend, who slew the gorgon Medusa?

Perseus

40.

Of what are Home Guard and Ulster Chieftain Varieties?

Potatoes

41.

The red pillar-box was invented by which famous 19th century novelist.

Anthony Trollope

42.

In which country did the Toltec civilisation precede that of the Aztecs?

Mexico

43.

Where was the German fleet scuttled at the end of the First World War?

Scapa Flow (in the Orkneys.)

44.

Which game takes its name from the Chinese word for sparrows?

Mah-jong

45.

For a drink to be called Port wine it has to come from Portugal and specifically which region?

Douro

46.

In which year did Channel 5 start Broadcasting? ( some leeway)

1997 (accept 96 to98)

47.

Maddy Prior is associated with which Folk-rock band?

Steeleye Span

48.

What is the oldest part of The Tower of London dating back to the 11th century?

The White Tower

49.

In which film did Tom Cruise play the Vietnam war veteran Ron Kovic?

Born on the Fourth of July

50.

Which famous group’s debut single in 1994 was called Supersonic?

Oasis

51.

To what time period does the adjective sesquicentennial relate?

150 years

52.

What first was achieved by American admiral Robert Peary in 1909?

First to the North Pole

53.

In which country was the singer Justin Bieber born in March 1994?

Canada

54.

What was the occupation of Dick Barton, hero of one of the BBC’s first radio serials?

Special Agent

55.

Which athlete won the Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metres in 1972 and successfully defended them 4 years later?

Lasse Viren

56.

Who wrote the poems Sea Fever and Cargoes?

John Masefield

57.

What are terrestrial gastropod molluscs with little or no shell better known as?

Slugs

58.

By what nickname was heavyweight boxing champion J. J. Corbett known?

Gentleman Jim (world champion in 1892)

59.

What is the capital and chief port of Uruguay?

Montevideo

60.

Who was the first West Indian cricketer to be knighted in 1969?

Sir Learie Constantine

61.

On this day in 1894, the author Robert Louis Stevenson died. In which country was this?

Samoa (Vailima)

62.

Also on this day in 1967, the world’s first successful heart transplant operation was carried out by Dr Christian Barnard. Who was the patient?

Louis Washkansky

63.

Which pop duo recorded “In the Year 2525”?

Zager & Evans

64.

Who had Hampton Court built ?

Cardinal Wolsey

65.

Which physicist and chemist gave his name to the law of induction?

Michael Faraday

66.

Whose process de-carbonised iron?

Sir Henry Bessemer

67.

What type of fruit are Pershore Eggs and Marjorie’s Seedlings?

Plums

68.

Who left Warwickshire in 1994 to become coach of the South African cricket team?

Bob Woolmer

69.

Which cocktail would you find in a toolbox ?

Screwdriver (could also accept Rusty Nail !)

70.

Whom did Harry Secombe play in the musical film “Oliver”?

Mr. Bumble

71.

Which communist leader’s real name was Josip Broz?

Tito

72.

Who overthrew King Idris to gain power in 1971?

Moammar al Gaddafi

73.

Who was the voice of Princess Fiona in “Shrek 2”?

Cameron Diaz

74.

What turns gin into pink gin?

Angostura bitters

75.

Which is Britain’s oldest cathedral?

Canterbury

76.

Who sang “Move Closer” in 1985?

Phyllis Nelson

77.

With which county did Ian Botham end his cricket playing career?

Durham

78.

Which minister resigned over findings in the Budd Report?

David Blunkett

79.

What was Princess Margaret’s luxury on “Desert Island Discs”? (It wasn’t a bottle of gin!!)

Piano

80.

What is Cornish yarg cheese coated with ?

Nettle leaves

81.

Which sea area is immediately to the south of Ireland?

Fastnet

82.

Down which valley does the Mistral blow?

Rhône

83.

What was Mussorgsky’s first name?

Modest

84.

In “A Tale of Two Cities”, what is the occupation of Sydney Carton?

Barrister

85.

Which device converts chemical energy into electrical energy?

Battery

86.

What device enables computers to send data down a telephone line?

Modem

87.

What does the South African Secretary Bird kill and eat?

Snakes

88.

What name is given to an alloy of mercury?

Amalgam

89.

For which country did Hugo Porta play rugby union?

Argentina

90.

Which African side was invited to the first Rugby Union World Cup in 1987?

Zimbabwe

91.

Which instrument is also called the octave flute?

Piccolo

92.

Which instrument’s name is the Hawaiian word for jumping flea?

Ukulele

93.

Which historical events provide the background to “Barnaby Rudge”?

Gordon Riots

94.

Which rival of Mozart has been accused, falsely, of poisoning him?

Antonio Salieri

95.

What is the name given to the female reproductive organ of a flower?

Pistil

96.

The African elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros are four of the “Big 5” in Africa. Name the missing one.

(Cape) Buffalo

97.

Which Flemish painter produced “Adoration of the Kings”?

Breughel

98.

Which French painter and sculptor created “The Pink Nude”?

Henri Matisse

99.

Speech and worship were two of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four freedoms of democracy. Name one of the other two

Want OR Fear

100.

What surname did the 9th and 23rd presidents of the US share?

Harrison

101.

New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless is best known for playing the title role in which TV series?

Xena: Warrior Princess

102.

What is the name of the yodelling cowgirl in “Toy Story 2” and “Toy Story 3”?

Jessie

103.

Which Scottish mathematician invented logarithms?

John Napier

104.

Of which continent is the arrow-poison frog a native?

South America

105.

Which Jane Austen novel was originally called “First Impressions”?

“Pride & Prejudice”

106.

The London Eye is located between Westminster Bridge and which mainline station?

Waterloo

107.

Which is the smallest Canadian province?

Prince Edward Island

108.

In which sport would you find the term “Lanterne Rouge”?

Cycling (the last rider in the Tour de France)

109.

In which sport would you find the terms fumble, muff and tackle box?

American Football

110.

Which George Eliot novel is subtitled “A Study of Provincial Life”?

“Middlemarch”

111.

From which TV series did the vocalists of “Whispering Grass” come?

It Ain’t ‘Alf Hot, Mum

112.

Which comedian called himself The Joan Collins Fan Club?

Julian Clary

113.

Which tree produces cobs and filberts?

Hazel

114.

Which drink was created when Indian Army officers added quinine to soda water to help fight malaria

Tonic water

115.

The Penny Black was the first adhesive stamp. How was the Penny Red a first?

First perforated stamp

116.

From which tree is sago obtained?

Palm Tree

117.

Which 3 letter word was originally used to refer to the child of a goblin or elf and is now used to refer to someone who is clumsy and unintelligent?

Oaf

118.

Which 3 letter abbreviation goes before Titanic to give the full name of this famous ship ?

R. M. S. (Royal Mail Ship)

119.

In 1919, which pianist was elected prime minister of Poland?

(Ignace Jan) Paderewski

120.

Whose final opera was called “Death in Venice”?

Benjamin Britten

SUPPLEMENTARIES:

1.

In 2006, New Zealand became the first country in the world to adopt what as an official language?

Sign language

2.

Which affliction of the eye is correctly known as a strabismus?

A squint

3.

Who wrote the theme music for the film The Exorcist ?

Mike Oldfield (Tubular Bells)

4.

What is pointillism

Creating a picture with dots

5.

What was Prince Charles’s nickname for Mark Phillips?

Fog (thick and wet ) !

6.

What three word catchphrase of Porky Pig appears on the gravestone of Warner Brothers’ voice artist Mel Blanc?

“That’s All, Folks”!

TIE_BREAK QUESTION (IF NEEDED):

In September this year, Anna Wardley swam around the Isle of Wight. How long did it take her ?

26 hours 33 minutes 28 seconds (60 miles)

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