Wednesday, October 15, 2014

14th October THE QUESTIONS

Specialist Questions set by The Cock

Gardening

Science

History

Arts and Entertainment

Geography

Fictional Detectives and their Creators

Sport

Food and Drink

SPECIALIST – GARDENING


1.    What name is given to a cover placed over a plant to protect if from frost?
CLOCHE

2.    Hybrid, Tea and Floribunda are types of what?
ROSES

3.    What was the name of the gardener associated with the children’s       
programme Blue Peter?
PERCY THROWER

4.    Which world famous golf course features holes which are named after
flowering shrubs?
AUGUSTA

5.    What is the popular name for an antirrhinum?
SNAPDRAGON

6.    What is the more common name for the Chilean Pine?
MONKEY PUZZLE TREE

7.    What is the tallest species of tree on earth?
SEQUOIA (ACCEPT GIANT REDWOOD)

8.    What was the first name of landscape gardener Capability Brown?
LANCELOT


SUPPLEMENTARIES

1.    What is the most poisonous species of mushroom?
DEATH CAP

2.    What flower is sacred to Buddhists?
THE LOTUS

3.    In which county are the Lost Gardens of Heligan?
CORNWALL

SPECIALIST – SCIENCE


1.    What does Boyle’s Law describe?
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRESSURE AND VOLUME OF A GAS

2.    Which English Astronomer who died in 2001, was famous for his rejection of the Big Bang Theory?
          SIR FRED HOYLE

3.    What is pure carbon in the form of a very thin, nearly transparent sheet, one atom thick?
GRAPHENE

4.    What is the chemical symbol for Gadolinium?
Gd

5.    What is pitchblende?
URANIUM ORE

6.    Red Giant, White Dwarf and Red Dwarf are types of what object?
STARS

7.    How many pairs of chromosomes does each cell in the human body
possess?
23

8.    What is the most common element in the Earth by mass?
IRON.  (Note oxygen is the most abundant but is lighter)


SUPPLEMENTARIES

1.    Where in the human body would you find the lunate bone?
IN THE HAND

2.    What is likely to replace the Hubble telescope in 2015?
JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE

SPECIALIST – HISTORY


1.    Which year was known as the Year of Revolution?
1848

2.    In which year was the American Gold Rush?
1849

3.    In which French city was Joan of Arc burned at the stake?
ROUEN   

4.    In America what did the Volstead Act lead to?
PROHIBITION

5.    Which judge presided over the Bloody Assizes in 1685
JUDGE JEFFRIES

6.    Who was the last English king to die in battle?
RICHARD III

7.    Who was the last king of England to lead his troops into battle?
GEORGE II

8.    In which city was Martin Luther King assassinated?
MEMPHIS


SUPPLEMENTARIES

1.    Who was the Nazi Minister of Propaganda?
GOEBBELS

2.    Who was the first Israeli Prime Minister from 1948 to 1953
DAVID BEN GURION

3.    Which Prime Minister of Great Britain said, “You’ve never had it so good?”
HAROLD MACMILLAN

SPECIALIST – ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT


1.    What is Bollywood the nickname for?
INDIA’S FILM INDUSTRY

2.    Who was Graham Greene’s Third Man?
HARRY LIME

3.    In which town is the TV soap Coronation Street set?
WEATHERFIELD

4.    In which film does the character Holly Golighty feature?
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

5.    Which film is set in pre-war Germany and was based on Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin?
CABARET

6.    Which house did Charles Ryder revisit in the book and the 1980’s TV series.
BRIDESHEAD

7.    What coveted object did Bob Hope describe as a bookend with a sneer?
AN OSCAR STATUETTE.
 
8.    What was George Harrison’s only solo Number 1?
MY SWEET LORD.


SUPPLEMENTARIES

1.    Martin Shaw, Ben Kingsley and Joanna Lumley have all appeared in which long running series?
    CORONATION STREET

2.    What was the “Alex” in the film Ice Cold in Alex?
THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN EGYPT

3.    Who composed The Bartered Bride?
SMETANA.

 

SPECIALIST – GEOGRAPHY


1.    What is a barkhan?
A SAND DUNE

2.    What type of rock is marble?
METAMORPHIC

3.    How are fjords created?
BY GLACIAL EROSION

4.    What is the longest river in Australia?
THE MURRAY

5.    On the Beaufort Scale what is described as a “violent storm?”
FORCE 11

6.    What is a isohyet?
A LINE DRAWN ON A MAP CONNECTING POINTS THAT RECEIVE EQUAL AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL

7.    On which river does Norwich located?
THE WENSUM

8.    Which county is divided into three ridings Lindsey, Kesteven and        
Holland?
LINCOLNSHIRE


SUPPLEMENTARIES

1.    What is the capital of Kenya?
NAIROBI

2.    How many boroughs make up New York city?
5

3.    Which is Canada’s largest island?
BAFFIN ISLAND

SPECIALIST – FICTIONAL DETECTIVES AND THEIR CREATORS


1.    Who created the detective Albert Campion?
MAJORIE ALLINGHAM

2.    Lord Peter Wimsey was the creation of which writer?
DOROTHY SAYERS

3.    What was odd about the TV pairing of Randall and Hopkirk?
HOPKIRK WAS A GHOST

4.    Which fictional detective dies in the novel “Curtains” published in
1975
HERCULE POIROT

5.    Which writer of detective fiction wrote a sequel to Jane Austen’s
Novel “Pride and Prejudice?”
P.D. JAMES

6.    What is the name of the Edinburgh based detective created by Ian
Rankin?
INSPECTOR REBUS

7.    American crime writer Donna Leon sets her mysteries in which
European city?
VENICE

8.    Who is the private detective hero of the books by Raymond  Chandler?
PHILIP MARLOW

SUPPLEMENTARIES

1.    Who was the landlady of Sherlock Holmes?
MRS HUDSON

2.    Which amateur detective lived at St. Mary Mead?
MISS MARPLE

3.    Who played the detective Cracker in the TV series of that name?
ROBBIE COLTRANE

 

SPECIALIST – SPORT


1.    Which cricket club’s home ground is St. Lawrence?
KENT

2.    Which football team’s nickname is The Peacocks?
LEEDS UNITED

3.    Which horse won the 2014 Derby?
AUSTRALIA

4.    Which cricket club play their home games at Grandstand Road?
DERBYSHIRE

5.    Which football team are known as The Tractor Boys?
IPSWICH TOWN

6.    What was Lester Piggott’s middle name?
KEITH

7.    What nationality is F1 driver Valtteri Bottas?
FINNISH

8.    Which team does Sebastian Vettel drive for?
RED BULL


SUPPLEMENTARIES

1.    On a dart board what number lies between 1 and 4?
18

2.    In which year did the first snooker championships take place?
1927 – (accept 1926 – 1928)

3.    Where were the 1960 Summer Olympics held?
ROME

SPECIALIST – FOOD AND DRINK


1.    Who was the winner of the 2014 Great British Bake-Off?
NANCY BIRTWHISTLE

2.    Which chef is associated with the River Cottage series of programmes?
          HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL

3.          What is another name for Bucks Fizz?
A MIMOSA
  
4.          What is the spirit used to make an Orange Blossom cocktail?
      GIN

      5.          What do Americans call icing?
                 FROSTING

6.            What shape is rotelle pasta?
              WHEEL SHAPED

7.             What does the term Bara Brith mean?
         SPECKLED BREAD

      8.            Prinsesstarta or Princess Cake comes from which country?
                     SWEDEN


SUPPLEMENTARIES

1.             What is another name for an aubergine?
              EGGPLANT

2.             How many bottles does a Jereboam hold?
                4

        

 

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Set by The Robin Hood

1 In which English Cathedral is the Whispering Gallery?

ST. PAUL'S

2 The 2 national colours of Belarus are Red and which other?

GREEN

3 What is the capital city of Saudi Arabia?

RIYADH

4 Who created Beau Geste?

PC WREN

5 Seven Types of Ambiguity was a work by which English poet?

WILLIAM EMPSON

6 Which fruit often tagged as the foulest smelling fruit in the world, has been described as having the aroma of human faeces?

DURIAN

7 Which forgery did Konrad Kujau almost get away with in 1984?

THE HITLER DIARIES

8 In medicine what does C.A.T stand for?

COMPUTERISED AXIAL TOMOGRAPHY

9 What was Private Pike's civilian occupation in Dad's Army?

BANK CLERK

10 Which 19th Century Heroine was born and buried in Bamburgh, Northumberland?

GRACE DARLING

11 Which artist, known for animal paintings, produced the work titled 'Cat's Paw'?

EDWIN LANDSEER

12 Which 7th and 8th Century Saint, Scholar and Monk is known as The Venerable?

BEDE

13 What was Walt Disney originally going to call Mickey Mouse?

MORTIMER MOUSE

14 The highest building in the world is in which country?

UAE (THE BURJ KALIFAH)

15 In which year is Babylon 5 set?

2059 (ACCEPT 2040 TO 2070)

16 Which Aircraft, which first flew in the 50's, is due to remain in front line service until the staggeringly late year of 2045?

THE B52

17 Which King allowed himself to be publically flogged as penance for the death of Thomas A Beckett?

HENRY II

18 Ganymede and Europa are moons orbiting which planet?

JUPITER

19 Annie Liebovitz is a famous name in which field?

PHOTOGRAPHY

20 What type of creature is a Kalong?

BAT

21 Henry Bessemer is most famously associated with a process that aids in the production of what?

STEEL (FROM PIG IRON)

22 Which U.S president was the subject of a 1987 opera by John Adams?

RICHARD NIXON

23 Alfred Adler was a famous figure in which field?

PSYCHOLOGY/PSYCHOANALYSIS

24 Which famous diamond was presented to Edward VII in 1907?

CULLINAN

25 What was the surname of Michelangelo?

BUONAROTTI

26 Timo Boll and Michael Maze are famous names in which sport?

TABLE TENNIS

27 What is the world’s largest turtle?

LEATHERBACK

28 A Bufflehead is what type of creature?

DUCK

29 What was the name of the Prison where Ruth Ellis was executed?

HOLLOWAY

30 The Manniken Pis is a tourist attraction in which city?

BRUSSELS

31 Who was Marilyn Monroe's female co-star in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes?

JANE RUSSELL

32 The river Lek is in which European country?

NETHERLANDS

33 Who bought Virgin Radio from Richard Branson in 1997?

GINGER MEDIA GROUP (CHRIS EVANS)

34 The Latin phrase 'Caveat Emptor' means what?

LET THE BUYER BEWARE

35 Name the Texan city which suffered a siege at the hands of David Koresh and his followers?

WACO

36 Who played the title role in the film Van Helsing?

HUGH JACKMAN

37 Which part of the body is being dissected in Rembrandt's painting of an anatomy lesson?

LEFT ARM (ACCEPT ARM)

38 What commercial product did Joseph Gayetty develop in the 19th century?

TOILET PAPER

39 What was the short lived name of the UK post office in 2001-2002?

CONSIGNIA

40 Graham Greene's novel 'the Comedians' was set in which country?

HAITI

41 The Culbertson System is used in which game?

BRIDGE

42 In which town is Brunel University?

UXBRIDGE

43 What is the theatrical equivalent of an Oscar?

A TONY

44 Which town in S.E France is famous for its nougat production?

MONTELIMAR

45 Where is the RAF's national training centre located?

CRANWELL (nr. Lincoln)

46 Who directed the Oscar winning film 'The Piano' in 1993?

JANE CAMPION

47 Which God had the legs and horns of a goat?

PAN

48 Which animated TV programme begins with a warning it is not to be viewed by anyone?

SOUTH PARK

49 Which city was the capital of West Germany until re-unification.

BONN

50 Nicolas Carnot founded which branch of Physics ?

THERMODYNAMICS

51 Which German was mainly responsible for Quantum Theory?

MAX PLANCK

52 What are oarweed, furbelows and dabberlocks?

SEAWEED

53 The nuclear disaster of Chernobyl happened in which year?

1986

54 What was the name of the street where Queen Elizabeth II was born?

BRUTON St.

55 Caustic Soda is the common name for which chemical substance?

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

56 Which river name can be found in England, Scotland and Russia?

DON

57 Who wrote The Citadel?

AJ CRONIN

58 Originally founded in 1919, what was the organisation called which later became known as the United Nations?

THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS

59 Which boxer was nicknamed 'Gentleman'?

JIM CORBETT

60 Who wrote the poem The Lady of Shallot?

ALFRED LORD TENNYSON

61 Which 1918 Act of Parliament gave the vote to women aged over 30?

REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT

62 Who became King of Belgium in 1951?

BAUDOUIN

63 What did Rebecca Stephens become the 1st British woman to do on 17th May 1993?

REACH THE SUMMIT OF EVEREST

64 Which instrument is principally used in Boogie Woogie?

PIANO

65 What is the main ingredient of Hasenpfeffer?

HARE OR RABBIT

66 in Scrabble, 2 letters have a value of ten. Z is one, which is the other?

Q

67 Which poet wrote the Bride of Abydos?

BYRON

68 In which English county is Rugby?

WARWICKSHIRE

69 Where in the body is the Cochlea?

EAR

70 John Curtin was Prime minister of which country from 1941-45?

AUSTRALIA

71 Which group recorded the 1998 album Munki?

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN

72 What name is given to the fruit which is a hybrid of an Orange and Tangerine?

CLEMENTINE

73 What was the collective name given to Babs, Louise, Cherry, Deedee and Ruth?

PAN'S PEOPLE

74 Cucumber Time is the dull season in which trade?

TAILORING

75 Richard Ashcroft fronted which band from Wigan?

THE VERVE

76 Who had a hit with Lazy Sunday in 1968?

THE SMALL FACES

77 Which famous architect was born in the Wiltshire village of East Knoyle?

CHRISTOPHER WREN

78 The first 3 one day Cricket World Cup tournaments were held in which country?

ENGLAND

79 In the natural world, Michael Begon gave his name to what?

BEGONIAS

80 Varig Airlines is based in which country?

BRAZIL

81 There are how many letters in the Greek alphabet?

24

82 Until 2005, The Waterloo Cup was competed for in which "sport"?

HARE COURSING

83 What is France's second largest Metropolitan Area by population?

LYON

84 Which English comedian's real name is Bob Davies?

JASPER CARROTT

85 Banana Republic was a hit for which band in 1980?

BOOMTOWN RATS

86 Maurice Cole was the real name of which Comedian/D.J?

KENNY EVERETT

87 Specifically, in which country would you travel on Klongs and visit Wats?

THAILAND

88 Which former Chairman of the Tory Party was appointed Governor of Hong Kong in 1992?

CHRIS PATTEN

89 Nosocomephobia is the fear of what?

HOSPITALS

90 In which comedy programme did Carol Cleveland provide the glamour?

MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS

91 The festival of Britain took place during which year?

1951

92 J'adoube is a term which is occasionally used in which game?

CHESS

93 What is the main religion in Malaysia?

ISLAM

94 In the Bible who was the wife of Ahab?

JEZEBEL

95 The shortest verse in the Bible is 'Jesus Wept'. At whose tomb was he weeping?

LAZARUS

96 Apteryx is an alternative name for which bird?

KIWI

SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTIONS

97 Which city hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics?

SALT LAKE CITY

98 In which ocean are the Solomon Islands?

PACIFIC

99 What did the letters M.A.D stand for in the Cold War?

MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION

100 Which mammal is responsible for the pollination for the most bananas in the world?

BAT

101 On which ground did Geoffrey Boycott score his 100th First Class Century?

HEADINGLEY LEEDS

102 What was the name of the candidate who stood as a "Southern Democrat" in the 1968 USA Presidential Election?

GEORGE WALLACE

103 Which contemporary UK female solo pop star has the surname Cornish?

JESSIE J

104 In which constituency will Mark Reckless be defending the seat he won at the 2010 election, this time as a UKIP candidate?

ROCHESTER AND STROOD

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