Wednesday, March 26, 2014

25th March The Questions

Specialist Questions

Set by the Park Taverners.

Vetted by Cock Inn + Dolphin


1 Sport

2 Culture

3 Geography - Picture Round

4 Science

5 Arts & Entertainment - Albums

6 The name’s the same

7 History

8 Catchphrases

1 Sport


Name either of the headline boxers who will be boxing at Wembley Stadium on 31st May this year?

Karl Froch or George Groves


Gibraltar have been admitted to the Football Euro championships qualifying for the 2016 tournament. In which country are they scheduled to play their "home" matches?

Portugal (Faro)


In which city did Torvill & Dean win their Olympic Gold medal?



Who is the current head coach of the Welsh national Rugby Union team?

Warren Gatland


Which Macclesfield resident is 30th in the world men's golf ranking (as of 28th Feb 2014)?

Jamie Donaldson


Britain has won 2 Olympic Gold medals at the Boxing super heavyweight class, name either of the winners?

Audley Harrison (2000) or Anthony Joshua (2012)


In curling what is the name given to the advantage of delivering the last stone in an end?

The Hammer


Which city hosts the start of stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France?





2 Football premiership grounds are sponsored by airline, Etihad is one, which is the other airline?

Emirates (Arsenal)


Uruguay & Italy are two of England’s group D opponents in the Group stages of this year’s FIFA World cup, who are the third?

Costa Rica

2 Culture


Billy the Fish stars in which comic?



An American arms company recently upset Italian sensibilities because of their offensive image of which statue?


David (They had him holding a bolt action rifle)


In which city can the ancient temple of Karnak be found?

Luxor (also accept Thebes)


Greece, Egypt & Turkey are the locations of 6 of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Which modern day country has the seventh?

Iraq (Hanging Gardens of Babylon)


What is the name of the 12th century temple complex that was originally Hindu, then later Buddhist which is found in modern dayCambodia?

Angkor Wat


Which 4 act opera by Puccini, focuses on the relationship between Rodolfo & Mimi, and her subsequent death?

La Boheme


Which is the name given to art formed from multiple Tessera?

Mosaic (Tessera are the small flat pieces of glass or stone)


Which well-known atheist wrote the book "The God Delusion"?

Richard Dawkins




Which author wrote Slaughterhouse-Five, a satirical novel centring on the firebombing of Dresden?

Kurt Vonnegut


Where are the monolithic large headed human statues known as Moai (pronounced: mo-eye) to be found?

On the Easter Islands

3 Geography - Picture Round – Bird’s Eye View

See pictures at end of Specialist - Nick

You will be given an aerial view of a well know city, please provide the name.

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






New York








Cape Town


Rome (allow Vatican City)


Picture Supplementaries:




San Francisco


Visual Impaired Alternatives:


Tarifa is a small town on the southernmost point of which continent?

Europe (Andalusia, Spain)


How many pairs of US states are there matched by North and South prefixes?

Two (Dakota & Carolina)

4 Science


The two upper chambers of the heart are the left and right atrium. The two lower chambers are the left and right what?



What is the name of the artery through which blood is pumped from the heart to the lungs?



What shapes are attached to a weather map to denote a warm front?



Which sub-atomic particle are the scientists at Fermilab planning to fire through 800 miles of US rock?



If Sodium hydroxide is mixed with Hydrochloric acid, the products of the resulting reaction are water and what?

Sodium Chloride (accept Salt)


If you burn ethanol, the products of the reaction are Carbon dioxide and what?



Which sub-atomic particle is used to create the collisions in the LHC?



Where was a speed record of 11.2mph set in December 1972?

On the Moon, set by the Moon Buggy (Apollo 17 mission)




What is the Jade Rabbit or Yutu in its native language?

The Chinese Moon rover.


Reed, Marsh, Sedge and Grasshopper are varieties of which bird?


5 Arts & Entertainment

From the artist and the track names given, you need to give the name of the iconic and/or influential album. None of the tracks given are title tracks and none of the albums are eponymous with the artist/s, nor are they Greatest hits or other compilations.


Fleetwood Mac songs 'Dreams', Go Your Own Way' and 'The Chain'



The Beach Boys songs 'Wouldn't it be Nice' 'God Only Knows' and 'Sloop John B'

Pet Sounds


Jimi Hendrix songs 'Purple Haze', 'Hey Joe' and 'The Wind Cries Mary'

Are You Experienced


Pink Floyd songs 'Money' and 'Breathe'

The Dark Side of the Moon


Paul Simon songs 'You can call me Al', 'Under African Skies' and 'The Boy in the Bubble'



Michael Jackson songs 'Beat It' and 'Billie Jean'



The Beatles songs 'A Day in the Life' and 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'

Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band


David Bowie songs 'Suffragette City' and 'Starman'

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (allow Ziggy Stardust)




Queen songs 'You're My Best Friend' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

A Night at the Opera


The Clash songs 'Spanish Bombs', 'Death or Glory' and 'The Guns of Brixton'

London Calling


Bob Dylan songs 'Just Like a Woman' and 'Rainy Day Women #12 & 35'

Blonde on Blonde

6 The Name’s The Same

In the following questions you will be given a description of two famous people with the same name: you need to name them, e.g. Mark Watson the comedian and our very own Mark Watson. Both names are required, and they may not necessarily have identical spellings.


Narrator and protagonist of Charles Dickens’ 8th novel, considered to be semi-autobiographical, and American illusionist born in 1956, engaged to Claudia Schiffer in the 1990s

David Copperfield


Former British Conservative Prime Minister, and British musician and big band leader.

Ted Heath


English comedian and TV personality, self-styled “chatty man”, and British author of books about quitting smoking and other psychological dependencies.

Alan/Allen Carr


American actor who died in 1980. His films included “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Thomas Crown Affair”, and director of 2014 Oscar winning best film “12 years a Slave”.

Steve McQueen


Secretary of State for Defence (as at 4th March 2014), and GP, comedian and commentator on health issues in the UK.

Philip Hammond


Former professional English tennis player, as was his brother John, and former English cricketer, now a commentator, nicknamed “Bumble”.

David Lloyd


MP for Congleton (as at 4th March 2014) and British journalist, newsreader and TV presenter of programmes such as “Crimewatch” and “The Antiques Roadshow”.

Fiona Bruce


Mother of King Edward VI, and British actress, born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenburg in 1951.

Jane Seymour




Australian classical guitarist, born in 1941, formerly married to broadcaster Sue Cook, and American composer, conductor and pianist, born in 1932, whose works include “Star Wars”, “Jaws” and “Jurassic Park” among many others.

John Williams


English celebrity chef who currently appears on ITV’s “This Morning” and is married to a former presenter of the programme, and former English rugby union player, part of England’s 2003 World Cup winning squad.

Phil Vickery

7 History


Born on this day in 1928, who was the commander of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to the moon?

(Jim) Lovell


On this day in 1975, the king of which country was assassinated by his nephew?

Saudi Arabia (King Faisal)


On this day in 1802, which treaty was signed by the French Republic and the UK, temporarily ending hostilities during the French Revolutionary Wars?

Treaty of Amiens


On this day in 1957, the European Economic Community was formed by the signing of the Treaty of Rome. West Germany, France and Italy were three of the six founding member states. Name one of the other three?

Belgium or Netherlands or Luxembourg


Born on this day in 1881, who was the Hungarian composer and pianist, largely influenced by his native folk music?

(Béla) Bartók


On this day in 1199, which British king was wounded by a crossbow bolt whilst fighting in France, which led to his death on 6th April?

Richard I


On this day in 1969, which musician, singer and songwriter went to bed with his wife in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel and stayed there for a week?

John Lennon (first bed-in for peace)


On 25th March 1807 Parliament passed an act making what illegal?

Slavery (The Slave trade act)




On this day in 1918, which French impressionist composer, of works including “Clair de Lune”, died?

(Claude) Debussy


Born on this day in 1908, who was the director of films including “Doctor Zhivago”?

(David) Lean

8 Catchphrases

You will be given a catchphrase from a television show or series, all that is required is the name of the show.


You stupid boy

Dad’s Army (Captain Mainwaring)


And now for something completely different...

Monty Python's Flying Circus


Bernie, the bolt, please!

The Golden Shot


I love it when a plan comes together.

The A-Team. (Colonel John 'Hannibal' Smith)


Evening all

Dixon of Dock Green (PC George Dixon)



Happy Days (Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli)


Ooh, you are awful ... but I like you!

The Dick Emery Show


Computer says no

Little Britain




I don’t believe it

One Foot in the Grave (Victor Meldrew)


Lovely Jubbly!

Only Fools and Horses (Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter)





General Knowledge 

 Set by Cock Inn,

Vetted by Dolphin & Park Tavern


Cinnabar is the principle ore of which metal?



Gettysburg, where Abraham Lincoln gave his address, is in Which U.S. state?



Which fruit is dried to make raisins?



Which British Prime Minister refused to send troops to Vietnam in 1965?

Harold Wilson


Who played Douglas Bader in the film "Reach for the Sky"?

Kenneth Moore


When did 10 Downing Street become the residence of the First Lord of the Treasury?

1735 (accept 5 years either way)


Mack the Knife and Pirate Jenny are songs from which musical?

The Threepenny Opera


In which sport has Jim Furyk represented the U.S.A?



Michael Caine won his first Oscar for his role in which 1986 film?

Hannah and her Sisters


The painter El Greco was born on which island?



Which 20th century US criminal was nicknamed Pretty Boy?

Charles Floyd


Which British coin came into circulation in April 1983?

The Pound Coin


In skiing, which colour indicates that a trail is suitable for beginners?



Of the English Test Match bowlers who have taken over 300 wickets, which has the best bowling average?

Fred Trueman (Average 21.57)


What is the name of the newspaper format between broadsheet and tabloid?



Which is the first name of P.G. Wodehouse's butler Jeeves?



Mebyon Kernow is a political party for which area of England?



On a Monopoly board which property shares the same colour as Leicester Square and Piccadilly?

Coventry Street


What type of creature is a fennec?

A fox


Who presents BBC quiz show Pointless with Alexander Armstrong?

Richard Osman


Which US astronaut played golf on the moon?

Alan Shepard


Which civil engineer built the sewer network for central London in The 19th century?

Sir Joseph Bazelgette


Hever Castle in Kent was the childhood home to which future Queen in the early 1500s?

Anne Boleyn


What comes next in this clockwise list of Austria's neighbours: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia?



The name of which burrowing rodent is used as a derogatory term to describe an employee who is often sent on menial errands?



What is a drumlin?

A small elongated hill formed by glacial ice


Which local beer making establishment produces beers including Ursa Major & Polar Eclipse?

Beartown Brewery (Congleton)


Which Rolling Stone song contains the words "I see the girls walk by Dressed in their summer clothes"?

Paint it Black


What was the profession of John Wilkes Booth who assassinated Abraham Lincoln?



Which non-alcoholic drink is made from pomegranates?



What is a butte?

An isolated hill with steep, often vertical sides and a relatively flat top


What weapon was used to kill Leon Trotsky?

An ice pick


What are Rickenbacker, Gibson and Hofner makes of?



Who took her speeding points for her husband Energy Minister Chris Huhne?

Vicky Pryce


Described as the fundamental building block of modern electronic devices, which development earned its creators the 1956 Nobel prize for physics?

The Transistor


Which Portsmouth footballer was allegedly paid 70,000 pounds for getting sent off in February 2013?

Sam Sodje


What was the name of the politician involved in "Plebgate"?

Andrew Mitchell


Which sculptor created “the Burghers of Calais”?



What was Eric Blair's pen name?

George Orwell


Who was the artist whose painting, “Three Studies of Lucien Freud”, was sold for £89 million at Christie's in New York in 2013?

Francis Bacon


In the November 2013 Brisbane Ashes Test, whose arm did Australian captain Michael Clarke threaten to break?

James Anderson


Who wrote the play “Entertaining Mr. Sloane”?

Joe Orton


Which Beatles song contains the words, "Got to be good looking, cause he's so hard to see"?

Come Together


What chemical element is named after a Titan from Greek mythology?



Which actor played the first Doctor Who?

William Hartnell


Which animal's home is called a form?



Which actress appeared in the video for the 1981 Adam and the Ants single “Prince Charming”?

Diana Dors


Who would “take silk”?

A barrister (it means to be appointed a Queen’s Counsel)


Riding breeches were named after which city?



The Marquis of Hartington is the title given to the eldest son of which duke?



On which river does Totnes stand?

The Dart


Jean-Baptiste de la Salle is the patron saint of which profession?



Isca Dumnoniorum is the Roman name for which city?



Eglantine Jebb founded which international charitable organisation in 1919?

Save The Children


Ageusia is the loss of what?

The sense of taste


If a dish is described as "du barry", what is the main ingredient?



What is the family name of the Dukes of Rutland?



Venta Belgarum is the Roman name for which city?



Who is the patron saint of cooks?

Saint Lawrence


On which river does Marlborough stand?

The Kennet


Who founded the Christian Science movement?

Mary Baker Eddy


What traditional feature of Christmas festivities do we owe to Victorian tradesman Tom Smith?

Christmas Crackers


What was the name of the only Wallace and Gromit feature length film?

The Curse Of the Were Rabbit


The Dance of the Knights" by Prokofiev is the theme tune for which popular BBC TV program?

The Apprentice


What is the county town of Northumberland?



How is the windflower better known?



Who painted the Rokeby Venus?



Criffel, Blarliath and Ainster are varieties of which foodstuff?

Cheese (Scottish)


Between 1810 and 1820, which artist created a series of prints entitled “Disasters of War”?



What is the county town of Essex?



What are Beauty of Bath, Arthur Turner and Catshead varieties of?



How is the plant Saint Paulia better known?

African Violet


King Zog ruled which country?



In “Jack and the Beanstalk", how many beans did Jack sell his cow for?



Who wrote the novella "The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain"?

Charles Dickens


In Japan, what is Seppuku?

A form of ritual suicide.


Which monkey, also known as the Nazuri monkey, and widely used in scientific research, has the scientific name macaca mulatta?

Rhesus Monkey


Franz Gruber composed the music for which Christmas Carol?

Silent Night


In which country is the Belmont Stakes horse race run?



Which well-known chef owns a restaurant called The Fat Duck?

Heston Blumenthal


In the human body, where would you find the pisiform bone?

The wrist


How many games did Sir Alex Ferguson serve as manager for Manchester United?

1498 (Allow 1450-1550)


Why were women forbidden to watch the Olympic Games in ancient Greece?

Because the male contestants were naked


Which of Shakespeare's plays is the only one to have an English place name in its title?

The Merry Wives of Windsor


The penhold grip is used in which sport?

Table tennis


If you are scanning a document into a computer using OCR, what does the C stand for?

Character (as in Optical Character Recognition)


Tungsten gets its names from the words "heavy stone", but in which language?



How many colour pigments are there in the human retina?



The first florin, minted in 1252 was composed of which material?



Which astronomical term derives from the Latin for "standing still sun"?

Solstice (Sol: sun, sistere: to stand still)


England currently have no Test Cricket Head coach. Who stepped down from this post in January 2014 ?

Andy Flower


Ingemar Stenmark won a record 85 world cup races in which sport?



What is the name of the ship in the novel Moby Dick?

The Pequod


Which rock and roll singer's real name is Annie Mae Bullock?

Tina Turner


Who designed the uniform of the Vatican Swiss Guards?



In the bible, who replaced Judas Iscariot as a disciple of Jesus?




What is the capital of Sardinia?



In which town on the shore of Lake Tanganyika did Livingstone meet Stanley in 1871?



The LIV-eX 100 index tracks the prices of what?

Fine Wines


In Greek mythology, how many heads did a Hydra have?



Who immediately preceded Mikhail Gorbachev as Russian president?

Konstantin Chernenko (1984-5)


In which fictional empire is the question of which end to break an egg a central issue of political dispute?

Lilliput (in “Gulliver’s Travels)


Which compound has the chemical formula CU2SO4?

Copper Sulphate


What is a valetudinarian?

Someone excessively worried about the state of their health, a hypochondriac


What is the official language of Andorra?


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

18th March–The Questions



Specialist questions

as set by the Bate Hall Horntails:


Transport through the ages


Picture round – Coats of Arms

History the 1960`s




Art and Culture

Transport through the ages

  1. In 1904, the Cunard line launched a ship called Lusitania as rival to White Star line luxury liners. She also had a sister ship that was launched in 1907. What was this called?
    1. Mauritania.
  2. The ship Titanic was one of 3 sister ships that were built for the White Star company starting in 1911. Name either of the other 2 ships.
    1. Olympic or Britannic
  3. Starting in 1947, which car company introduced a series of models that were named after English Counties, for example Devon, Somerset, and Hampshire (among others)?
    1. Austin
  4. Started in 1864, which London Underground line now has terminii at Wimbledon, Richmond and Ealing Broadway in the south and west, and Upminster in the east?
    1. District line
  5. Which aircraft company that was started in 1920 made planes called Mosquito, Tiger Moth and Dragon Rapide (among others)?
    1. De Havilland
  6. Which car company introduced a series of models starting in 1947 called Consort, Conquest and Regency?
    1. Daimler
  7. Started gradually from 1900 onwards, which London Underground line has termini at West Ruislip and Ealing Broadway in the west and Epping in the east?
    1. Central line
  8. Two of the famous WWII fighter planes were the Spitfire and Hurricane. Supermarine made the Spitfire. Which company designed and the made Hurricanes starting in 1936?
    1. Hawker

Supplementary Questions:

  1. If the gauge of standard railways in the UK is 4ft. 8½ins, what was the gauge of the Great Western Railways system designed by IK Brunel opened, gradually, from 1838 to 1841 ?
    1. 7ft. 0¼ ins. ( accept 7ft )
  2. Cowcaddens, Hillhead and St Enoch are 3 stations on which UK underground train system that was opened in 1896 and consists of 2 circular lines and 15 stations?
    1. Glasgow


Q1. Which United States state has the lowest population?

A1. Wyoming

Q2. Apart from Mexico name one of the other two countries partly on the Yucatan peninsular?

A2. Belize or Guatemala.

Q3. The Schengen Agreement concerning border controls was signed in 1985. In what country is Schengen?

A3. Luxembourg

Q4. Which African country is the most populous landlocked country in the world?

A4. Ethiopia

Q5 What kind of landform is a Tepui?

A5. A flat topped mountain (mainly found in the North East of South America)

Q6. By population, what is the largest city in Morocco?

A6. Casablanca

Q7. Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira are the three main peaks of which mountain?

A7. Kilimanjaro

Q8. In which continent are the Queen Maud mountains?

A8. Antarctic


Q9. What is the only state in the United States whose name has one syllable?

A9. Maine

Q10. What is the exclave of Russia that is surrounded by Lithuania and Poland on the Baltic Sea?

A10. Kaliningrad Oblast (accept Kaliningrad)

Coats of Arms – Picture round

You’ve all seen these in your travels…. You’re given a picture. You provide

The County / Town / City represented - Hint.. they’re all places NORTH of a line from Bristol to The Wash


  1. Manchester: symbol …the Bee..

a) By wisdom and Effort


  1. Leicester: the Fox,

a) Forward, Forward hunting cry



  1. Nottingham: the tree …Forest

a) Progress with wisdom



  1. Warwickshire: Bear, chains, limb from a tree

a) Not without right



  1. Liverpool: Liver birds, dolphin,

a) God has given us this tranquillity


  1. Sheffield: Anvil, arrows, sheaf of wheat

a) With God’s help, our labour is successful


  1. Newcastle on Tyne: 3 castles; sea-horses

a) Triumphing by a brave defence


  1. Stoke: Pottery

a) United strength is stronger



  1. Preston:

a) PP - proud Preston. The St. Wilfred's lamb. The Patron Saint of Preston


  1. Widnes: retort, bees (again), red rose of Lancashire

a) Industry enriches

History – the 1960`s

1) What year was Prince Charles invested as Prince Of Wales? A.1969

2. Which Pop Group?s original name was ?Pete Novak and the Heartbeats?? A. Hermans Hermits

3. By what name did Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore become known in 1963? A. Malaysia

4. Which model was voted the face of 1966? A. Twiggy

5. Which country singer was killed in a plane crash in 1964? A. Jim Reeves

6. What year did the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs invasion by US-backed troops take place? A. 1961

7. Which lord led the inquiry into the 1963 Profumo affair? A. Lord Denning

8. On 23rd April 1964, who became the first commoner to appear on a Royal Mail presentation stamp pack? A. William Shakespeare


9. Which brand of toothpaste was advertised on television as having a ring of confidence? A. Colgate

10. Benjamin Brittens war Requiem was first performed at the consecration of which Cathedral in 1962? A. Coventry


1. Whose theory placed the sun at the centre of the solar system? Copernicus

2. Who first developed the theory of Evolution by natural selection in 1859? Charles Darwin

3. What is the more common name for the medical condition of periorbital hematoma?
Black eye

4. Robert Oppenheimer is best remembered for his work on what? The Manhattan Project (accept Atomic Bomb)

5. Which metaphysician developed the theory of calculus at the same time as did Newton? Gotfried Wilhelm Leibniz

6. Who developed the modern system of classifying plants and animals and is considered to be the father of modern taxonomy? Carl Linnaeus

7. Who discovered X-rays or electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength? Wilhelm Roentgen

8. Who proposed in 1869 the periodic table of chemical elements?   Dmitri Mendelev


1. Who was hit on the head by a falling apple and so discovered Gravity? Isaac Newton

2. Who proposed his 2 theories of Relativity, special and general? Albert Einstein


  1. The first medal of any colour to be awarded to a British athlete at the London Olympics in 2012 went to whom? A: Lizzie Armistead (Cycling Road Race – Silver)
  2. The England Women’s Football (Soccer) team played its first international match in November 1972 against which country? A: Scotland
  3. Kelly Holmes won gold in the 800m in Athens in 2004. Who was the first British woman to win gold in this event? A: Ann Packer (Tokyo 1964)
  4. Open Era Tennis began in 1968. Who was the first women’s champion in the US Open that year? A: Virginia Wade
  5. Who was the skip of the GB men’s curling team at the Sochi Olympic Games?
    A: David Murdoch
  6. Name either of the two British women won gold in the Coxless Pairs event at the 2012 Olympics. A: Helen Glover or Heather Stanning
  7. How old was George Foreman when, in 1994, he became the oldest heavyweight champion in history? A: 45 (accept 44-46)
  8. Which boxing promoter was indicted for filing a false insurance claim with Lloyd’s of London? A: Don King


  1. Which former World Heavyweight boxing champion was nicknamed “the real deal”?
    A: Evander Holyfield.
  2. In what Decade did England and Australia contest the first ever Women’s Test Cricket Match between the 2 countries? A: 1930`s (1934 December, in Brisbane, England won)


Identity Issues

1. In which Alfred Hitchcock film is the the character Roger Thornhill mistaken for a government agent?

North By North West

2. In which film are a group of science fiction actors mistaken for astronauts and kidnapped by aliens?

Galaxy Quest

3. In which Shakespeare play are two pairs of identical twins separated by a shipwreck?

Comedy of Errors

4. Which Mark Twain novel deals with switched identities?

The Prince and the Pauper

5. Which Gilbert and Sullivan opera about mistaken identity is set in the make believe kingdom of Barataria?

The Gondoliers

6. In which Gilbert and Sullivan opera does Little Buttercup confess that she mixed up the children she was caring for?

H.M.S Pinafore

7. Who sang about a wanted criminal posing as Sister Josephine?

Jake Thackray

8. Who sang the ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’?

Bob Dylan


9. Which female singer had an album called ‘Mistaken Identity’?

Donna Summer

10. In which film is the character played by Jeff Bridges confused with a millionaire with same surname whose wife owes money to the mob?

The Big Lebowski

Art and Culture

  1. The Bennet family appear in which Jane Austen novel? a) Pride and Prejudice
  2. Which painter is associated with the Stour valley on the Essex/Suffolk border? a) John Constable
  3. Who painted a number of paintings of water lilies in his garden at Giverney? a) Claude Monet
  4. Who wrote The Day of the Jackal about an attempted assassination of Charles de Gaulle? a) Frederick Forsyth
  5. During the reign of which King of England was Hans Holbein the Younger a prominent painter? a) Henry VIII
  6. Who is the chief protagonist in John Buchan’s The 39 Steps? a) Richard Hannay
  7. Whose “Laughable Lyrics” included The Quangle Wangle’s Hat and The Dong with a Luminous Nose? a) Edward Lear
  8. In which play does Lady Bracknell memorably say “A handbag?” a) The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde


  1. For which Henrik Ibsen play, first performed in 1876, did Edvard Grieg compose the instrumental music?

A) Peer Gynt

  1. Who wrote the Booker Prize winning novel The Life of Pi?

A) Yann Martel

General Knowledge

Set by Prince of Wales

1. Which animated series features characters including Butters, Jimmy and Kenny?

A. South Park

2. In what year was the actress Joan Collins born?

A. 1933 (accept two years either way 31-35)

3. Which artist painted ‘Rain Steam’ and speed – The Great Western Railway in 1844?

A. Turner

4. Who was the start of the 1953 film ‘Monseiur Hulot’s Holiday’?

A. Jacques Tati

5. Which people feature in the latest exhibition at The British Museum which runs until June 2014?

A. The Viking

6. Of which rock band was Derek Smalls the bassist?

A. Spinal Tap

7. According to Greek legend, what object was to be found in the land of Colchis?

A. The Golden Fleece

8. From which language does the word slalom originate?

A. Norwegian

9. Who captained England in the 5-1 victory over Germany in 2001?

A. David Beckham

10. Which Latin phrase means in good faith?

A. Bona Fide

11. With what type of entertainment would you associate Marcel Marceau?

A. Mime

12. Which historical figure is the main character in ‘A Man For All Seasons’?

A. Thomas More

13. In maths which word is represented by three dots in a triangular formation, one dot above two dots?

A. Therefore

14. Which is the only property on a traditional British Monopoly board which is south of the River Thames?

A. The Old Kent Road

15. Which king of England is supposed to have hidden in a tree after the battle of Worcester?

A. Charles II

16. The Heriot-Watt University is found in which city?

A. Edinburgh

17. Which character sings ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ in the musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’?

A. Mary Magdelene

18. According to the group Radiohead what does 2+2=?

A. 5

19. In which year did Arsene Wenger join Arsenal as manager?

A. 1996 (One year leeway 95-97)

20. What was Norman Tebbitt’s job before he entered Parliament?

A. Airline pilot (accept pilot)

21. Which type of pasta’s name means ‘little worms’?

A. Vermicelli

22. Which phone company is currently using a five year old girl and a cat both singing ‘We Built this City’ in its current tv advert?

A. Three

23. What is the name of the elder of the two girls in ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’?

A. Susan

24. How many packs of cards are required to play Bezique?

A. Two

25. In which film did Jane Fonda ‘do her own thing’ in the 40th century?

A. Barbarella

26. Who composed the ‘Enigma Variations’?

A. Elgar

27. Which city in America is known as “The Biggest Little City in the World”?

A. Reno

28. What bird was the nickname of the German swimmer Michael Gross?

A. The Albratross

29. Who fell after colliding with Zola Budd in the 3000 metres in the 1984 Olympics?

A. Mary Decker

30. St Stephens Day is better known as what in the UK?

A. Boxing Day

31. A scallop sculpture on Aldeburgh beach in Suffolk is a tribute to which composer?

A. Benjamin Britten

32. Who is often misquoted as saying ‘Well he would say that, wouldn’t he’ in court?

A. Mandy Rice-Davies

33. What was Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s first son called?

A. Sonny

34. In which Gerry Anderson series was the main villain called Zelda?

A. Terrahawks

35. Who was the king of the Trojans during the Trojan war?

A. King Priam

36. In ‘Billy Elliot’ what does Billy’s father want him to train at instead of ballet?

A. Boxing

37. What is the connection between two lengths of railway track known as?

A. A Fishplate

38. What was Radio 4 Extra previous called?

A. Radio 7

39. What are members of The Watchtower Movement better known as?

A. Jehovah’s Witnesses

40. In Judaism kosher foods are allowed, but what word is given for those that are not allowed?

A. Treifa (accept trayf, treyf, or tref)

41. Which European astronomer was the first to record that the Sun had spots?

A. Galileo

42. Which island was held by the Knights of St John from 1530 to 1798?

A. Malta

43. Which English Prime Minister was known as “the Great Commoner”?

A. William Pitt the Elder

44. How many points did England score in the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup Final of 2003?

A. 20

45. Rudolph, Ronald and O’Kelley were which singing Brothers?

A. The Isley Brothers

46. Which US singer played the title character in the war film ‘Von Ryan’s Express’?

A. Frank Sinatra

47. Which Greenpeace ship was sunk in Auckland harbour in 1985?

A. Rainbow Warrior

48. Which bandmaster composed ‘The Stars and Stripes Forever’?

A. John Philip Sousa

49. What were the ‘Dogs of War’ in the novel by Frederick Forsyth?

A. Mercenaries

50. Which strait links San Francisco Bay with the Pacific?

A. Golden Gate

51. In which country is the wine-growing Barossa Valley?

A. Australia

52. Which scientist discovered that yeast causes fermentation?

A. Louis Pasteur

53. The NUPE was the Nation Union of what?

A. Public Employees

54. An inscription on whose grave reads ’ The Philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways - The point however is to change it?

A. Karl Marx

55. Alevin and Parr are stages in the development of which fish?

A. Salmon

56. What are holes in a ship’s deck called which allow water to run off?

A. Scuppers

57. What is the dog in The Tweenies called?

A. Doodles

58. According to a TV Theme Tune who ‘was feared by the bad, loved by the good’?

A. Robin Hood

59. In a poem by Edward Lear, what was peculiar about the ‘Pobble’?

A. It had no toes

60. Name one of the two kinds of tree that can be called an osier?

A. Willow or Dogwood

61. Which comedian’s catch phrase was ‘Now there’s a funny thing’?

A. Max Miller

62. What was the title of the sequel to the children’s book ‘The Gruffalo’?

A. The Gruffalo’s Child

63. What breed of retriever takes its name from a North American bay?

A. Chesapeake Bay Retriever

64. What was the name of the daughter to Papa in the Renault Ad?

A. Nicole

65. Which Sunday newspaper first featured extracts from Bridget Jones’ Diary in the mid 1990s?

A. Independent on Sunday

66. Who commanded the Prussian troops at the Battle of Waterloo?

A. Marshal Blucher

67. On which part of the body is the skin the thinnest?

A. The eyelid

68. Which monarch was known as ‘the wisest fool in Christendom’?

A. James I (James VI of Scotland)

69. Yassar Arafat died in 2004, but in which country was he when he died?

A. France

70. The poster advertising the musical ‘Miss Saigon’ featured which form of transport?

A. Helicopter

71. Which duo wrote and first recorded `The Hippopotamus Song` - ‘Mud Mud, Glorious Mud’?

A. Flanders and Swann

72. In childrens fiction what type of creature is the ballerina Angelina?

A. Mouse

73. Which satirical TV comedy programme of the 90`s featured a four legged creature in its title?

A. Drop the Dead Donkey

74. Which hairdresser pioneered the geometric haircut of the 1960s?

A. Vidal Sassoon

75. To which group of trees do blue gum and red gum belong?

A. Eucalyptus

76. In the Matrix films what is the surname of the hero Neo, played by Keanu Reeves?

A. Anderson

77. Which prime minister proposed to bring in a 10.30pm TV curfew in 1973?

A. Edward Heath

78. What was the name of the spacecraft piloted by Steve Zodiac?

A. Fireball XL5

79. In the Bible, who asked for the head of John the Baptist?

A. Salome

80. Which canal was built by Ferdinand de Lessups?

A. The Suez Canal

81. The oil storage terminal at Buncefield, the scene of a major explosion in 2005, is near which town?

A. Hemel Hempstead

82. Who was the star of comedy films including ‘Ask a Policeman’, ‘Convict 99’ and ‘Boys will be Boys’?

A. Will Hay

83. Which Rochdale Cowboy was a 1970s folk club favourite?

A. Mike Harding

84. In which country would you see a lady traditionally wear a mantilla?

A. Spain

85. Which country won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992, 1993 and 1994?

A. Republic of Ireland

86. Whose cave inspired Mendelssohn to compose his Hebrides overture?

A. Fingal’s

87. Which American Football Team won the first AFL-NFL championship later to be known as Super Bowl 1?

A. Green Bay Packers (they beat Kansas City Chiefs)

88. In which book would you find the character Mrs Do-as-you-would-be-done-by?

A. The Water Babies (by Charles Kingsley)

89. Leibniz’s calculating machine (the Stepped reckoner) was the first to perform which function?

A. Multiplication (it was actually the first to perform all 4 functions of multiplication, division, subtraction and addition)

90. Name any of the stations that appear on a traditional American Monopoly Board?

A. B&O, Reading, Short Line, Pennsylvania

91. Who invaded the stage all on his own to disrupt Michael Jackson’s appearance at The Brits in 1996?

A. Jarvis Cocker

92. On which London Underground Line is Marble Arch?

A. Central Line

93. What colour is the ribbon on a Victoria Cross?

A. Purple

94. In which country was King Juan Carlos of Spain born?

A. Italy

95. What type of fruit are Pershore eggs and Marjorie’s seedlings?

A. Plums

96. Who commands the ‘black Pig’?

A. Captain Pugwash


1. To ten either way, how many test wickets did Denis Lillie take?

A. 355 (345-365)

2. In which city was Ray Davies of The Kinks shot in the leg in 2004?

A. New Orleans

3. With which metal is the Iron Cross edged?

A. Silver

4. Which spice comes from the crocus?

A. Saffron

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

11 March 2014 THE QUESTIONS



Set by the Waters Green Lemmings

Vetted very thoroughly by the Nags Head and the Harrington Academics – much appreciated

1. History

2. Art & Culture

3. Science

4. Heroes and Villains

5. Geography

6. Entertainment

7. Sport

8. All Saints


1. Who was Shaka?

: Zulu king and warrior (accept any answer to do with Zulu)

2. Which event of 1879 resulted in 11 Victoria Crosses being awarded to one regiment for a single action?

A: The Battle of Rorke’s Drift.

3. During World War 1, although other South American countries severed relations with Germany which was the only independent South American country to formally declare war on Germany?

A: Brazil in 1917

4. Who was on the English throne during the Jacobite rebellion in 1745?

A: George II

5. The Tennis Court Oath was signed in the first days of which revolution?

A: French (20/6/1789)

6. The great Ottoman emperor Suleiman was known as what?

A: Suleiman the Magnificent

7. Who was the first Christian roman emperor?

A: Constantine

8. The battle of Salamanca was fought in which war?

A: The Peninsular War

S1.The janissaries (new soldiers) were the bodyguards and household troops of whom?

A: The Ottoman sultan

S2. Which well-connected lady was either daughter, sister, niece and wife to five English monarchs, the mother of another and grandmother to three more?

A: Elizabeth of York


1 In Animal Farm what type of animal are Clover, Millie and Boxer?

A: Horses

2 Two members of the Pre-Raphaelites painted ‘The Lady of Shalott’ – name either?

A: William Holman Hunt or Waterhouse

3 Which brothers wrote Diary of a Nobody?

A: George and Weedon Grossmith (accept surname)

4 In the Planet Suite which planet is described as the bringer of old age?

A: Saturn

5. The first performance of which piece caused a near riot in the Theatre des Champs Elysees in May 1913?

A: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

6. On the day of J F Kennedy’s death, two famous writers also died – name one of them

A: C S Lewis and Aldous Huxley.

7. In which decade was the national theatre formed?

 A: 1960s

8. Who sculpted the statue of the Ecstasy of St Theresa in Rome (Santa Maria della Vittoria Church)?

A: Bernini

S1. Norman Parkinson made his name in which field of art?

A: Photography

S2. Who was the husband of cellist Jacqueline duPre?

A: Daniel Barenboim


1. Common, Water and Pygmy are types of which British mammal? A: Shrew

2. The chemical symbols for Helium, Nitrogen and Sodium form the name of which plant?

A: Henna

3. The spine has three parts, Lumbar is one, name either of the other two.

A: Thoracic or Cervical

4. If a leaf is sessile, what is missing?

A: A stalk

5. What was the name of the first computer to beat a world chess champion?

A: Deep Blue

6. What does a mycologist study?

A: Fungi

7. “Camels Often Sit Down Carefully” is the start of a mnemonic in which science?

A: Geology – geological time periods (Cambrian, Ordovician, etc.)

8. Why are live leeches still sometimes used in medicine?

A: They supply a natural blood thinning agent, anticoagulant

S1. How is Milvus Milvus better known. It is now seen quite regularly in Britain having been saved from extinction?

A: The Red Kite

S2. What acid builds up in the muscles during exercise?

A: Lactic Acid


1. A novel by Howard Fast and music/ballet by Khatchaturian are about which historical hero?

A: Spartacus

2. Huntington and Loxley are names associated with which legendary character?

A: Robin Hood

3. About which popular hero, seen as a fighter against tyranny did Rossini write an opera?

A: William Tell

4. Who recorded the hit single Heroes and Viillains?

A: The Beach Boys

5. In the ballet Swan Lake Odile is otherwise known as what?

A: Black Swan

6. The Mexican Revolution of 1911 was led mainly by two men, Pancho Villa was one who was the other?

A: Emiliano Zapata

7. Who supposedly appeared before Mohamet and commanded him to write verses that were later to become part of the Koran? A: Archangel Gabriel

8. What position did Ayatollah Khomeini hold after the overthrow of the Shah?

A: Supreme Leader

S1. Who played Lex Luther opposite Christopher Reeve in the film “Superman”?

A: Gene Hackman

S2. Who was Flash Gordon’s arch-enemy?

A: King Ming the Merciless


1. In the North Atlantic we have the Gulf Stream, in which Ocean is the Agulhas Current?

A: The Indian Ocean

2. Lake Tahoe forms part of the border between two American states name one??

A: Nevada and California

3. Which mountain range runs from Morocco through Algeria and into Tunisia?

A: The Atlas Mountains

4. Which river rises in central southern Africa and flows through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique before flowing into the Indian Ocean?

A: The Limpopo

5. Where do the rivers Nadder, Ebble, Wylye and Bourne converge, eventually feeding into the Avon? A: Salisbury

6. How is the city of Edo now known?

A: Tokyo

7. Referred to by St Paul, in which city is The Street Called Straight?

A: Damascus

8. The city of Derry stands on which river?

A: The Foyle

S1. Where is Tingwall Airport?

A: Lerwick, Shetland Islands

S2. Which city, south-east of St. Malo, was the old capital of Brittany?

A: Rennes


1. Which film of 2012 was based on a novel by Deborah Moggach and starred, among others, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Celia Imrie?

A: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

2. Which BBC 2 gangster series is set in Birmingham post World War 1, and gets its name from the gang’s trademark of sewing razor blades into their caps?

A: Peaky Blinders

3. ‘I am the dreadful menace, the one whose will is done, the haunting chill upon your neck I’m the conundrum’. This poem was read by Charles Dance on the trailer for which recent TV event.

A: The Winter Olympics

4. Which Kylie Minogue song was named the catchiest tune of all time?

A: “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” (nothing to do with the video of course!)

5. Who had a hit with “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”?

A: Crystal Gayle

6. Who gave the immortal advice “the world is your lobster”?

A: Arthur Daley – (surprisingly not Del Boy).

7. Which singer known only by his surname has produced an autobiography called simply Autobiography?

 A: Morrissey

8. Who or what was P G Wodehouse’s Empress of Blandings?

A: A pig

S1. Who first asked contestants to “Come on Down!” on British TV? A: Leslie Crowther

S2. What was the second “Carry On” film?

A: Carry on Nurse


1. Eve Muirhead is the skipper of which British team?

A: British Womens Curling Team

2. Which to date is the only non-European country to host the Football World Cup more than once?

A: Mexico 1970 and 1986

3. Fenway Sports Group are the registered owners of which premier football club?

A: Liverpool

4. Natasha Baker is a paralympian gold medallist in which event? A: Dressage

5. In which Scottish city would you find two major League clubs in the same street?

A: Dundee – nearest clubs in Britain

6. Which British motor racing driver was formula 1 world champion in 1969, 1971 and 1973? A: Jackie Stewart

7. Peter Schmeichel joined Manchester United from which club? A: Brondby

8. Sergei Bubka broke the world record on more than 30 occasions – in which event?

 A: Pole Vault

S1. Which team did Jim Clark drive for in Formula One?

A: Lotus

7. Which football league team has the nickname “The Posh”?

 A: Peterborough United


All the questions in this round relate to Saints of some kind or other.

1: In August 1930 the last remaining inhabitants were evacuated from a remote island off Scotland’s western coast. What was the name of this island?

A: St. Kilda.

2: Which saint was the first Archbishop of Canterbury?

A: St. Augustine.

3: What saintly name is given to an atmospheric glow that appears on the extremities of pointed objects such as ship masts and church spires?

A: St. Elmo’s Fire.

4: Which Premiere League Football Club is nicknamed “The Saints”?

A: Southampton F.C.

5: Who created the fictional detective “The Saint”?

A: Leslie Charteris.

6: Which long-running series of comedy films was based on the cartoons of Ronald Searle?

A: St. Trinians.

7: St. Nicholas, a Christian Bishop who helped the needy is believed to have been the origin of Santa Claus. He was born about the year 280AD in Patara, which is part of which present-day country?

A: Turkey.

8: Which English composer wrote a Hymn to St. Cecilia – a setting of a poem by W H Auden?

A: Benjamin Britten.

S1: Who played Tiffany Case, the Bond girl in “Diamonds are Forever”?

 A: Jill St. John.

S2: Who is the patron saint of fishermen?

A: St. Andrew.



Set by the Waters Green Lemmings

Again thoroughly vetted by the Harrington Academicals and Nag’s head

1 Which constellation appears on Australia’s national flag?

 A: The Southern Cross

2. As shown in the BBC4 series ‘The Bridge’, the Oresund Bridge is a 5 miles long and links Copenhagen to which Swedish city?

A: Malmo

3. Which American actor and director was the driving force behind the building of the Globe theatre on London’s south bank? A: Sam Wannamaker

4. “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers” is a quote from which of Shakespeare’s plays?

A: Henry V

5. Ricky Wilson is one of the new judges on BBC1’s ‘The Voice’. For which band is he lead singer?

 A: Kaiser Chiefs

6. In 2012 which, commercially run, U.S digital media enterprise became the first to win a Pulitzer Prize?

A: The Huffington Post

7. Founded in the 1980s, Hezbollah is a political party in which country?

A: Lebanon

8. Paul Goggins, who died in January, was MP for which constituency?

A: Wythenshawe and Sale East (accept Wythenshawe)

9. Ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was tried and convicted of which offence in August 2013?

A: Tax Evasion

10. Before its closure in 1993, which shipbuilders were based on the banks of the Mersey at Birkenhead?

A: Cammell Laird (The name was bought by Peel Holdings in 2005 and the site has now reopened)

11. The Rewind Festival group is holding a 2 day music festival at which site in Cheshire in August 2014?

A: Capesthorne Hall

12. Which English Artist’s work are exhibited in Salt’s Mill, Saltaire, Yorkshire?

A: David Hockney

13. The Muslim shrine ‘the Dome of the Rock’ is situated in which city?

A: Jerusalem

14. Ex-Welsh International and Leeds United Footballer Terry Yorath, is the father of which sports commentator and TV presenter?

A: Gabby Logan

15. Canada, Indonesia and the USA all have embassies in which London Square?

A: Grosvenor

16. Who resigned as Director General of the BBC in 2004?

A: Greg Dyke

17. American Actor Ralph Waite, who died last month, was best known for his role in which long running TV family drama? It ran for 9 series from 1972 – 1981 and is still being shown on TV.

A: The Waltons, he played John Walton Snr.

18. Which Cheshire town was besieged for 6 weeks during the English Civil War, and now stages a re-enactment every January on the anniversary of that 1644 battle?

A: Nantwich

19. Which reservoir was built to service the Caldon Canal?

A: Rudyard Lake

20. What is a polder?

A: Land protected by dykes, usually reclaimed land but not always

21. In India, what is a dalit?

A: An ‘untouchable’ the lowest caste in India

22. Name either of the later names of the city of Tsaritsin

A: Stalingrad or Volgograd

23. What links Montague Druitt, Walter Sickert and Prince Albert Victor?

A: Suspects as Jack The Ripper

24. Who were imprisoned in Marshalsea prison in London?

A: Debtors

25. In Norse mythology what is the famed hall of slain warriors? A: Valhalla

26. What kind of doctor was Stephen Ward?

 A: Osteopath

27. The town of Grasse near Cannes is known as the world capital of what?

A: Perfume industry

28. Al Quaeda translates as what?

A: The Base

29. Which Hanoverian king founded the Order of the Bath?

 A: George I (1725)

30. What is or was the London Particular?

A: The smog or peasoupers

31. Described as the “World’s worst airline” Air Koryo is which country’s national carrier?

A: North Korea

32. In which decade did the London to Brighton car rally begin to be run on a regular basis?

A: 1920’s (1927) – there was a single run in 1896 should anyone go for the 1890’s but it was not run consecutively until 1927.

33. Which river 545km long rises in the Vosges, flows through France, Luxembourg and Germany eventually joining the Rhine at Koblenz?

A: Moselle

34. Chico Hamilton died last December – what instrument did he play?

A: Drums

35. Who was the author of “A Town Like Alice”?

A: Nevil Shute

36. Until the mid-late 15th century where would you find the Jewish Sephardim?

A: Spain (Iberian peninsula)

37. Which race will be the last in the 2014 Formula 1 calendar?

A: Abu Dhabi 21- 23rd November (Brazil is usually last, but not this year)

38. Who is the character Alicia Florick also known as in the title of a TV series?

A: The Good Wife

39. What do the initials N.A.T.O stand for?

A: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

40. Which British Hollywood actor got his big break in the 1990s ITV series Chancer?

A: Clive Owen

41. Which US airport used to be called Idlewild?

A: John F. Kennedy International, New York

42. As whom is Welsh singer Tom Woodward better known?

A: Tom Jones

43. Which Carry On film had the tagline “Let sleeping bags lie”?

A: Carry on Camping

44. Which British occultist was described as “The wickedest man in the world”?

A: Aleister Crowley

45. What dish was called Italian Welsh Rarebit when it was introduced to Britain in the 1950s?

A: Pizza

46. Who said, “To make dictionaries is dull work”?

A: Samuel Johnson

47. Who won a posthumous Brit award in 2013?

A: Amy Winehouse

48. Which soup’s name means “pepper water”?

A: Mulligatawny

49. In 1947, Ireland’s Shannon Airport became the world’s first to get what?

A: A Duty free shop

50. Last year Charlotte Green replaced whom as the voice of BBC’s classified football results?

A: James Alexander Gordon

51. What are Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, and Kit-Kat?

A: Versions of the Android operating system used on many smartphones and tablet computers.

52. In an LED, what does the D stand for?

A: Diode

53. What is the name for a playing card that can take any value?

A: A wildcard

54. The Paris to Brest to Paris race is the oldest in which sport?

A: Cycling

55. In which US state did Captain Cook die?

A: Hawaii

56. Which fictional character has been played onscreen by both Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp?

A: Willy Wonka

57. What was the name of the family that died in Ekaterinburg in 1918?

A: Romanoff.

58. If something is vernal, what is it connected with?

A: Spring.

59. Who wrote the novel Jurassic Park?

A: Michael Crichton.

60. Winnipeg is the capital of which Canadian province?

A: Manitoba.

61. Who defected to the USSR with Guy Burgess in 1951?

A. Donald Maclean.

62. What was the Beatles second film?

A: Help!

63. The US state of Maryland was named after the wife of which King?

A: Charles I. (Henrietta Maria).

64. Who wrote “The Singing Detective”?

A: Dennis Potter.

65. Who led the Scottish troops at Bannockburn?

A: Robert the Bruce.

66. How many cards are in a Tarot pack?

A: 78.

67. What is the only town in England that has an exclamation mark after its name?

 A: Westward Ho!

68. What was Harare called until the end of the 1970s?

A: Salisbury.

69. Who succeeded Edward Heath as Leader of the Tory Party?

A: Margaret Thatcher.

70. Which General led the junta in the seizure of the Falklands?

A: Galtieri.

71. What was abolished on 18th December 1969 in Britain?

A: The Death Penalty.

72. In which French town was Joan of Arc burned at the stake?

A: Rouen.

73. Which port is the most easterly in Britain? A: Lowestoft.

74. What nationality was former Secretary General of the United Nations Boutros Boutros Ghali?

A: Egyptian.

75. The composer Bela Bartok came from which country?

A: Hungary.

76. Which Italian area produces Chianti?

A: Tuscany.

77. In which decade was Parliament first televised?

A: 1980s.

78. In which year was the wearing of seat belts in the front of a car made compulsory?

A: 1983.

79. Who wrote “The Good Companions”?

A: J B Priestley.

80. For what would you use sumac?

A. Cooking (it is a sharp acidic powder made from crushed berries, popular in middle eastern food)

81. Herod the Great ruled which Kingdom?

 A: Judaea.

82. Which fictional hero has been played on TV by Peter Cushing, Alan Badel and Colin Firth?

A: Mr. Darcy

83. What has been the commonest name for Popes?

 A: John

84. In which decade did Sweden join the European Union?

A: 1990s

85. Until its division in the 1990s, what was the capital of Yugoslavia?

A: Belgrade

86. Who wrote “Farewell My Lovely” and “The Lady in the Lake”? A: Raymond Chandler.

87. Q: Who was Edward VII’s Queen?

A: Alexandra

88. Who sang the title theme for the Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me”?

A: Carly Simon.

89. Lord Nuffield made his name in which industry?

A: Motor Cars

90. Whose motto is “Let not the deep swallow me up”?

A: R.N.L.I.

91. Which pop singer played Adrian’s mother in “The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole”?

A: Lulu

92. Who was the first black Archbishop of Capetown?

A: Desmond Tutu

93. Which country ruled Greece until 1830?

A: Ottoman Empire - accept Turkey

94. The Newport Jazz Festival is held annually in which U.S. State? A: Rhode Island

95. The Schick test can be used to test for which disease?

A: Diphtheria

96. In Mythology who murdered the Greek King Agamemnon?

A: Clytemnestra

S1. Where is a howdah normally found?

 A: It is a seat on the back of an elephant

S2. The train known as “The Cornish Riviera” ran from London to which City?

A: Penzance.

S3. Which animals can suffer from the disease called “Strangles”? A: Horses

S4. Daniel Ortega was President of which country from 1981 to 1990?

A: Nicaragua

S5. Crockfords is a register of what?

 A: The Clergy