Wednesday, March 26, 2014

25th March The Questions

Specialist Questions

Set by the Park Taverners.

Vetted by Cock Inn + Dolphin

Rounds

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

1.

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

Karl Froch or George Groves

2.

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)

3.

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

Sarajevo

4.

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

Warren Gatland

5.

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

Jamie Donaldson

6.

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)

7.

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

The Hammer

8.

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

Leeds

 

Supplementaries:

S1

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

Emirates (Arsenal)

S2

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

1

Billy the Fish stars in which comic?

Viz

2

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

Michelangelo’s

David (They had him holding a bolt action rifle)

3

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

Luxor (also accept Thebes)

4

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)

5

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

6

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

La Boheme

7

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

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

8

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

Richard Dawkins

 

Supplementaries:

S1

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

Kurt Vonnegut

S2

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.]

1.

Barcelona

2.

Sydney

3.

New York

4.

Paris

5.

Athens

6

Venice

7.

Cape Town

8.

Rome (allow Vatican City)

 

Picture Supplementaries:

S1

Vancouver

S2

San Francisco

 

Visual Impaired Alternatives:

S3

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

Europe (Andalusia, Spain)

S4

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

Two (Dakota & Carolina)

4 Science

1

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

Ventricles

2

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

Pulmonary

3

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

Semi-circles

4

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

Neutrinos

5

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

Sodium Chloride (accept Salt)

6

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

Water

7

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

Proton

8

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

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

 

Supplementaries:

S1

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

The Chinese Moon rover.

S2

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

Warbler

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.

1

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

Rumours

2

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

Pet Sounds

3

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

Are You Experienced

4

Pink Floyd songs 'Money' and 'Breathe'

The Dark Side of the Moon

5

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

Graceland

6

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

Thriller

7

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

Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

8

David Bowie songs 'Suffragette City' and 'Starman'

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

 

Supplementaries:

S1

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

A Night at the Opera

S2

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

London Calling

S3

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.

1

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

2

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

Ted Heath

3

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

Alan/Allen Carr

4

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

5

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

Philip Hammond

6

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

David Lloyd

7

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

8

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

Jane Seymour

 

Supplementaries:

S1

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

S2

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

1

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

(Jim) Lovell

2

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

Saudi Arabia (King Faisal)

3

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

4

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

5

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

(Béla) Bartók

6

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

7

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)

8

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

Slavery (The Slave trade act)

 

Supplementaries:

S1

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

(Claude) Debussy

S2

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.

1

You stupid boy

Dad’s Army (Captain Mainwaring)

2

And now for something completely different...

Monty Python's Flying Circus

3

Bernie, the bolt, please!

The Golden Shot

4

I love it when a plan comes together.

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

5

Evening all

Dixon of Dock Green (PC George Dixon)

6

Correctomundo

Happy Days (Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli)

7

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

The Dick Emery Show

8

Computer says no

Little Britain

 

Supplementaries:

S1

I don’t believe it

One Foot in the Grave (Victor Meldrew)

S2

Lovely Jubbly!

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

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General Knowledge 

 Set by Cock Inn,

Vetted by Dolphin & Park Tavern

1.

Cinnabar is the principle ore of which metal?

Mercury

2.

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

Pennsylvania

3.

Which fruit is dried to make raisins?

Grapes

4.

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

Harold Wilson

5.

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

Kenneth Moore

6.

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

1735 (accept 5 years either way)

7.

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

The Threepenny Opera

8.

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

Golf

9.

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

Hannah and her Sisters

10.

The painter El Greco was born on which island?

Crete

11.

Which 20th century US criminal was nicknamed Pretty Boy?

Charles Floyd

12.

Which British coin came into circulation in April 1983?

The Pound Coin

13.

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

Green

14.

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

Fred Trueman (Average 21.57)

15.

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

Berliner

16.

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

Reginald

17.

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

Cornwall

18.

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

Coventry Street

19.

What type of creature is a fennec?

A fox

20.

Who presents BBC quiz show Pointless with Alexander Armstrong?

Richard Osman

21.

Which US astronaut played golf on the moon?

Alan Shepard

22.

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

Sir Joseph Bazelgette

23.

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

Anne Boleyn

24.

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

Hungary

25.

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

Gopher

26.

What is a drumlin?

A small elongated hill formed by glacial ice

27.

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

Beartown Brewery (Congleton)

28.

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

Paint it Black

29.

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

Actor

30.

Which non-alcoholic drink is made from pomegranates?

Grenadine

31.

What is a butte?

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

32.

What weapon was used to kill Leon Trotsky?

An ice pick

33.

What are Rickenbacker, Gibson and Hofner makes of?

Guitar

34.

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

Vicky Pryce

35.

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

The Transistor

36.

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

Sam Sodje

37.

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

Andrew Mitchell

38.

Which sculptor created “the Burghers of Calais”?

Rodin

39.

What was Eric Blair's pen name?

George Orwell

40.

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

41.

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

James Anderson

42.

Who wrote the play “Entertaining Mr. Sloane”?

Joe Orton

43.

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

Come Together

44.

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

Promethium

45.

Which actor played the first Doctor Who?

William Hartnell

46.

Which animal's home is called a form?

Hare

47.

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

Diana Dors

48.

Who would “take silk”?

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

49.

Riding breeches were named after which city?

Jodhpur

50.

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

Devonshire

51.

On which river does Totnes stand?

The Dart

52.

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

Teachers

53.

Isca Dumnoniorum is the Roman name for which city?

Exeter

54.

Eglantine Jebb founded which international charitable organisation in 1919?

Save The Children

55.

Ageusia is the loss of what?

The sense of taste

56.

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

Cauliflower

57.

What is the family name of the Dukes of Rutland?

Manners

58.

Venta Belgarum is the Roman name for which city?

Winchester

59.

Who is the patron saint of cooks?

Saint Lawrence

60.

On which river does Marlborough stand?

The Kennet

61.

Who founded the Christian Science movement?

Mary Baker Eddy

62.

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

Christmas Crackers

63.

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

The Curse Of the Were Rabbit

64.

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

The Apprentice

65.

What is the county town of Northumberland?

Morpeth

66.

How is the windflower better known?

Anemone

67.

Who painted the Rokeby Venus?

Velazquez

68.

Criffel, Blarliath and Ainster are varieties of which foodstuff?

Cheese (Scottish)

69.

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

Goya

70.

What is the county town of Essex?

Chelmsford

71.

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

Apples

72.

How is the plant Saint Paulia better known?

African Violet

73.

King Zog ruled which country?

Albania

74.

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

Five

75.

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

Charles Dickens

76.

In Japan, what is Seppuku?

A form of ritual suicide.

77.

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

Rhesus Monkey

78.

Franz Gruber composed the music for which Christmas Carol?

Silent Night

79.

In which country is the Belmont Stakes horse race run?

USA

80.

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

Heston Blumenthal

81.

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

The wrist

82.

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

1498 (Allow 1450-1550)

83.

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

Because the male contestants were naked

84.

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

The Merry Wives of Windsor

85.

The penhold grip is used in which sport?

Table tennis

86.

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

Character (as in Optical Character Recognition)

87.

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

Swedish

88.

How many colour pigments are there in the human retina?

Three

89.

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

Gold

90.

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

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

91.

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

Andy Flower

92.

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

Skiing

93.

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

The Pequod

94.

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

Tina Turner

95.

Who designed the uniform of the Vatican Swiss Guards?

Michelangelo

96.

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

Matthias

SUPPLEMENTARIES

S1

What is the capital of Sardinia?

Cagliari

S2

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

Ujiji

S3

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

Fine Wines

S4

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

Nine

S5

Who immediately preceded Mikhail Gorbachev as Russian president?

Konstantin Chernenko (1984-5)

S6

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)

S7

Which compound has the chemical formula CU2SO4?

Copper Sulphate

S8

What is a valetudinarian?

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

S9

What is the official language of Andorra?

Catalan

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