Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Plate Final and AGM 16th September 2014

 

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1

By what name was the country Vanuatu known as before 1980?

New Hebrides

 

2

Charles Pooter is the supposed author of which diary?

Diary of a Nobody

 

3

Pitchblende is a major ore of which metallic element?

Uranium

 

4

Which 9-year-old became king of England in 1216?

Henry the III

 

5

Gunn & Moore are a manufacturing company for which sport?

Cricket

 

6

Name the Burntwood, Staffs, man who had raised over £3 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust before he died of cancer recently at age 19?

(Stephen) Sutton

 

7

What is sometimes referred to as the 'Fourth Estate'?

The press

 

8

What was George Osborne's original first name (he changed it to George when he was 13)?

Gideon

 

9

Name the gallery where Picasso's Guernica can be found.

Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid)

 

10

Which physicist, born in Bollington in 1891, confirmed the existence of the neutron and helped in the development of the atomic bomb?

James Chadwick

 

11

What is the equivalent US term for Remembrance Day?

Veterans’ Day

 

12

What does the initial 'M' stand for in E M Forster?

Morgan

 

13

Which brewery manufactures 'Wainwright' bitter?

Thwaites

 

14

The town of Colchester stands on which river?

Colne

 

15

In which prison did Harold Shipman die?

Wakefield

 

16

Which former England footballer's forenames are Sulzeer Jeremiah?

Sol Campbell

 

17

Which instrument is traditionally used to tune an orchestra?

Oboe

 

18

In what year did the National Lottery, operated by Camelot, commence?

1994 (accept 1993-1995)

 

19

In Greek mythology, the name of which king of Thebes means "swollen footed"?

Oedipus

 

20

Which dinosaur provided the title of a 2011 album by Kasabian?

Velociraptor

 

21

What element is named after the Latin word for 'lime'?

Calcium

 

22

Which British Prime Minister was in office at the start of the 20th Century?

Lord Salisbury (Marquis of Salisbury)

 

23

What name is given to the theory which states that everyone is promoted to their level of incompetence?

Peter Principle

 

24

The Rembrandts recorded the theme tune to which long-running sitcom?

Friends

 

25

Crockford's is a directory of what?

Anglican clergymen or churches (acc ept similar)

 

26

FIFA has its headquarters in which European city?

Zurich

 

27

The Fields Medal is awarded for the highest achievement in what?

Mathematics

 

28

Which US politician wrote the 2003 memoir 'Living History'? Both names required.

Hilary clinton

 

29

Which Beatles song begins: "Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC"?

Back In The USSR

 

30

Who is the Queen's attendant in the House of Lords, who announces her presence at the opening of Parliament?

Black Rod

 

31

Which Asian country's currency is the Taka?

Bangladesh

 

32

Which Welsh castle has a tower that leans to an even greater extent than the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Caerphilly

 

33

What is the third and final segment of the small intestine called?

Ileum

 

34

What nationality was hotelier Cesar Ritz?

Swiss

 

35

Which name connects a Bond girl from the film Thunderball and a 2011 hit by Jessie J?

Domino

 

36

How many gold medals did England win at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games?

58 (accept 57 59)

 

37

Voted Best Restaurant in the world from 2011 to 2013, in which city is Noma?

Copenhagen

 

38

Which Scottish city was known colloquially during the mediaeval period as St John's Toun?

Perth

 

39

What is the Sanskrit word for "great soul"?

Mahatma

 

40

The ABCDE test is used to help identify what sort of cancer?

Skin (asymmetrical, borders, colour, diameter, evolving)

 

41

The film The Shawshank Redemption was based on a novella by which US horror writer?

Stephen King

 

42

What is the following: A covered walkway in a monastery/church, usually open on one side and adjacent to a quadrangle?

Cloister

 

43

Funeral Blues' (aka 'Stop All The Clocks') is a poem by whom?

W H Auden

 

44

In which English town was Charles Darwin born?

Shrewsbury

 

45

Which famous London street takes it's name from a croquet-like game played in the 17th Century?

Pall Mall

 

46

Which post did Winston Churchill leave after the Allied defeat at Gallipolli in WW1?

First Lord of the Admiralty

 

47

Having presented the Krypton Factor in the past, Ben Shephard currently presents which ITV quiz show?

Tipping Point

 

48

With which international airline did British Airways merge in 2010?

Iberia

 

49

Meniere's Disease is a condition affecting which part of the body?

Ears

 

50

The infamous wolverine is a member of which family of animals?

Weasel or Mustelidae

 

51

What word do Muslims add to their name to indicate that they have completed a pilgrimage to Mecca?

Haji

 

52

Name the part of Turkey comprising the peninsular of Asia Minor?

Anatolia

 

53

In 1968, Valerie Solanas attempted to murder which famous person?

Andy Warhol

 

54

What is the name of the trophy awarded to the winner of the Wimbledon Ladies Singles?

Venus Rosewater (Dish)

 

55

Which charity was founded by Eglantyne Jebb?

Save The Children

 

56

Regarding the industrial equipment manufacturer, what does the 'B' stand for in JCB?

(Joseph Cyril) Bamford

 

57

What is the third book in the popular Hunger Games trilogy called?

Mockingjay

 

58

What is the highest mountain in all of the Americas (N & S)?

Aconagua

 

59

What is the fruit of the blackthorn tree (Prunus spinosa) called?

Sloe

 

60

Which horse won this year's Cheltenham Gold Cup in March 2014?

Lord Windermere

 

61

Yossarian is the main protagonist in which novel?

Catch 22

 

62

By what name was the country Burkina Faso known as before 1984?

Upper Volta

 

63

In which city was Bonnie Prince Charlie born in 1720?

Rome

 

64

What is the SI Unit of inductance?

Henry

 

65

What does the prefix 'aber' in British place names mean?

Mouth of a river

 

66

In which town do St Mirren play their home games?

Paisley

 

67

Who was Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1983 to 1992?

Roy Hattersley

 

68

Which footballer is mentioned in the closing theme tune of Only Fools and Horses?

Trevor Francis

 

69

If today's standard gauge for UK railways is 4ft 8.5 ins, what was the gauge of Brunel's Great Western Railway (opened between 1838 - 1841)?

7ft 0.25 inches (accept 7ft)

 

70

The Birth of Venus' by Sandro Botticelli is in which gallery?

Uffizi Gallery

 

71

What does the initial 'G' stand for in P G Woodhouse?

Grenville

 

72

Which Archbishop of Canterbury was burned at the stake on the orders of Queen Mary the First?

Thomas Cranmer

 

73

Rothesay is the principal town on which British island?

Bute

 

74

In which British town did Forrest Mars manufacture his first 'Mars Bar' in 1932?

Slough

 

75

Who was the Australian captain during the 2013/14 Ashes series in Australia?

(Michael) Clarke

 

76

What two-word term is roughly the Scottish legal equivalent to English 'manslaughter'?

Culpable homicide

 

77

In which year did the 'Bloody Sunday' deaths in Derry/Londonderry occur?

1972 – accept 1971 1973

 

78

What is the Cambridge Conversazione Society also know as?

Cambridge Apostles (an intellectual secret society)

 

79

Eric Twinge is the 'real name' of which animated superhero?

Bananaman

 

80

In the Bible, which queen, the wife of King Ahab, was thrown to her death from a window and trampled underfoot?

Jezebel

 

81

The 1842 Treaty of Nanking ended which war?

(First) Opium War

 

82

What fish has the scientific name Esox lucius?

Pike

 

83

A Fart in a Colander is the autobiography of which veteran comedian, actor and broadcaster?

Roy Hudd

 

84

Which short-horn bull born in March 1796 near Darlington is immortalised on hundreds of pub signs in England?

The Durham Ox

 

85

In which city are the next Commonwealth Games to be held?

Gold Coast (Australia)

 

86

In the theme tune to Dad's Army, at what time does Mr Brown catch his train?

08,21 (morning)

 

87

Which Israeli politician was assassinated by Yigal Amir in 1995?

Yitzhak Rabin

 

88

Surname 'Pascal' (1623 - 1662), what was the first name of the French philosopher and deviser of the well-known mathematical theorum?

Blaise

 

89

In 2012, an anonymous bidder paid £78,000 for a racy dress worn by which model at a 2002 student fashion show?

Kate Middleton accept Duchess of Cambridge

 

90

Which song by The Clash was used in a British Airways advert related to the 2012 Olympics?

London Calling

 

91

In 2012, Portia Simpson-Miller became the Prime Minister of which Commonwealth country?

Jamaica

 

92

In which modern-day Eurpean country did tarot cards originate in the 15th Century?

Italy

 

93

Name one of the only two things which the poet Juvenal stated were desired by the Roman populace?

Bread and circuses – only need one

 

94

Who was the third person to walk on the moon?

Charles (aka Pete) Conrad

 

95

Who is the current chess world champion?

Conrad (Magnus) Carlsen

 

96

What do David Jason, Larry Grayson and Cilla Black have in common?

All born with the surname White

 

97

Naxos is the largest island in which island group?

Cyclades

 

98

An omelette flavoured with smoked haddock is named after which British author?

(Arnold) Bennett

 

99

What is the classification of living organisms into groups called?

Taxonomy

 

100

Name the vizier's daughter who, in fable, saves her life by telling the stories of 'One Thousand and One Nights'.

Scheherezade

 

101

What term is used for potter's clay thinned with water and used to decorate or repair ceramic work?

Slip

 

102

What was the screen name of Lee Yuen Kam?

Bruce Lee

 

103

Who designed and built the first motor cycle?

Gottfried Daimler

 

104

Name the Irish Republican who is remembered for his plays, especially The Quare Fellow.

Brendan Behan

 

105

What was the sacred beetle of ancient Egypt?

Scarab

 

106

On a conventional dart board, what number lies between 17 and 19?

Three

 

107

Flexible, Treeless and Double Seat are all types of what?

Saddles

 

108

Who is the questionmaster in BBC Radio 4's 'Brain of Britain'?

Russell Davies

 

109

Fieldfare and Redwing, winter visitors to Britain, are members of which family of birds?

Thrush or turtidae

 

110

Who formulated the laws of planetary motion?

Johannes Kepler

 

111

Which Spanish port is the capital of the province and autonomous community of Cantabria?

Santander

 

112

What name links a Mozart opera and a French newspaper?

Figaro

 

113

In which US city will you find sporting teams called Oriels and Ravens?

Baltimore

 

114

In the last series of The Voice, name either of the two hosts?

Emma Willis or Marvin Humes

 

115

Who founded the online retailer Amazon?

Jeff Bezos

 

116

Which Scottish philosopher and economist wrote The Wealth of Nations'?

Adam Smith

 

117

What is the only city in the county of Somerset?

Wells

 

118

What is the name of the 2013 film from the Coen Brothers about the 1960's New York folk music scene?

Inside Llewin Davies

 

119

Who won Great Britain and Northern Ireland's only Paralympic gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics?

Kelly Gallagher

 

120

Red Hand Day, marked annually on 12th February, is a campaign to eradicate the use of what?

Child soldiers

 
     
 

Supplementaries

 

S1

According to Shakespeare's Hamlet, what "doth make cowards of us all"?

Conscience

 

S2

Which British military leader was born in Burnham Thorpe and now has numerous pubs named after him (perhaps 250)?

Lord Nelson

 

S3

What is the name given to the process of turning the starches of barley into sugars?

Malting

 

S4

How many keys are there on a standard piano?

88

 
     
 

Tiebreaker

 
 

According to Wikipedia, the 20 identical Maersk Triple E class container ships are the longest in service in the world. How long are they in metres?

399 metres

 
     

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