Sunday, October 12, 2014

EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE QUIZ 10 Oct 2014

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Marathon Round + Answer Sheets

Marathon Rounds

1. Place the Face

2. Now when was that?

3. Name the Artist

4. On this day…

5. Famous Historical Figures

PLACE THE FACE

Simply name the person in the picture!


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NOW WHEN WAS THAT?

A round where you are given a picture of a notable event. All we want to know is - in what year did each event happen?


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NAME THE ARTIST

Here are 10 pictures of well-known artworks. All we are looking for is the name of the artist.


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ON THIS DAY…

A round of questions about things that have happened on this day in history – the 10th of October.

1. Considered “the worst director of all time” for such works as Plan 9 from Outer Space, which filmmaker was born in Poughkeepsie, New York on this day in 1924?

2. Only 16 months after getting divorced, which famous acting couple remarried in a remote village in Botswana on this day in 1975?

3. Which Italian romantic opera composer whose works include Rigoletto and Aida was born on this day in 1813?

4. Which member of Spandau ballet, now also an actor and TV Presenter, was born on this day in 1961?

5. Best known for his film Citizen Kane, which actor producer and director died of a heart attack at his Los Angeles home on this day in 1985?

6. What was the title of the sixth U.K. number one single for artist Robbie Williams at the top of the charts on this day in 2004?

7. A major radiation leak was detected at which nuclear power station in Cumbria on this day in 1957?

8. Featuring the characters Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde, which famous arcade game was released to the Japanese market by Namco on this day in 1979?

9. Which English football player and manager who spent his entire 22-year career at Arsenal was born in Romford on this day in 1966?

10. Considered to be the “first American opera”, which work by George Gerschwin opened in New York on this day in 1935?

FAMOUS HISTORICAL FIGURES

Name these famous folks from history (some more recent than others, obviously…)



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Place the Face – Answer Sheet

Team Name .

1

Sheryl Crow

2

Kevin Bacon

3

Princess Beatrice

4

Mel Gibson

5

Danny Glover

6

Stephen King

7

Ian Thorpe

8

Steffi Graf

9

Shia LaBeouf

10

Naomi Watts

Sheet Total - .

Now when was that? – Answer Sheet

Team Name .

1

1982 (Launch of Channel 4)

2

1666 (Great Fire of London)

3

1066 (Battle of Hastings)

4

1912 (Titanic sinks)

5

1989 (Berlin Wall comes down)

6

2011 (London Riots)

7

1980 (John Lennon murdered)

8

2012 (Felix Baumgartner jumping from space…)

9

1968 (Black Power salute at Mexico Olympics)

10

1985 (Live Aid)

11

1945 (Hiroshima Bomb)

12

1994 (O.J. Simpson on the run…)

13

2003 (England win Rugby World Cup)

14

1953 (Hillary & Tenzing climb Everest)

15

2007 (Britney Spears shaves her head)

16

1981 (Wedding of Charles & Diana)

17

1990 (Nelson Mandela released from prison)

18

2001 (Attack on the Twin Towers)

19

2012 (Bradley Wiggins wins the Tour de France)

20

1969 (First man on the moon)

Sheet Total - .

Name the Artist – Answer Sheet

Team Name .

1

Jackson Pollock (Convergence)

2

Roy Liechtenstein

3

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Luncheon of the Boating Party)

4

Lucian Freud (Girl with a white dog)

5

M.C. Escher

6

Henri Matisse (Le bonheur de vivre)

7

Pablo Picasso (The Kiss)

8

Banksy

9

Canaletto (Piazza San Marco, Vernice)

10

Edouard Manet (Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe)

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On this day – Answer Sheet

Team Name .

1

Ed Wood

2

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor

3

Giuseppe Verdi

4

Martin Kemp

5

Orson Welles

6

Radio

7

Windscale

8

Pac Man

9

Tony Adams

10

Porgy And Bess

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Famous Historical Figures – Answer Sheet

Team Name .

1

Prince Albert

2

Marie Curie

3

Albert Einstein

4

Charles Dickens

5

The Bronte Sisters

6

Emmeline Pankhurst

7

Anne Frank

8

Mohandas Gandhi

9

Christopher Columbus

10

Pablo Picasso

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MUSIC ROUND – Answer Sheet

Team Name .

ARTIST

SONG TITLE

1

Motorhead

Ace of Spades

2

Kinks

All Day and All of the Night

3

Beach Boys

California Girls

4

Specials

Ghost Town

5

Alanis Morissette

Hand in my Pocket

6

Rolling Stones

Jumpin' Jack Flash

7

Duffy

Mercy

8

Police

Message in a Bottle

9

Blur

Parklife

10

Massive Attack

Protection

11

The Teardrop Explodes

Reward

12

Fatboy Slim

Right Here, Right Now

13

Talking Heads

Road to Nowhere

14

Nicki Minaj

Starships

15

Wheatus

Teenage Dirtbag

16

Undertones

Teenage Kicks

17

Ultravox

Vienna

18

Thin Lizzy

Whiskey in the Jar

19

Kate Bush

Wuthering Heights

20

Righteous Brothers

You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin

 

 

Questions Round 1: Current Affairs

1

eBay is to publicly list its payment system in 2015 - what is its name?

 

2

Which European tourist attraction has had a £24 Million facelift, including a glass floor being installed about 200 feet above the ground?

 

3

Richard Kiel died on 10th September 2014 – name either of the two James Bond films in which he played the character Jaws.

 

4

The family of singer and guitarist Malcolm Young have confirmed his career is at an end as he is suffering from dementia - he was a founding member of which rock group?

 

5

In his Conservative conference speech, who did David Cameron name as "The greatest living Yorkshireman"?

 

6

There are over 67,000 in the UK but Somalia recently had its very first installed in an upmarket hotel - what is it?

 

7

Which classic cartoons are being shown on Amazon Prime alongside a warning that says, "may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices", due to a black maid character that appears alongside the two title characters?

 

8

Who is the host of ITV's new version of 'Celebrity Squares'?

 

9

Which international airport in Lancashire is under threat of closure later this month unless a buyer can be found?

 

10

Whose Porsche 928, registration number H982 FKL, was recently the cause of a diplomatic incident?

 

Answers Round 1: Current Affairs

1

PayPal

 

2

Eiffel Tower

 

3

The Spy Who Loved me or Moonraker

 

4

AC/DC

 

5

William Hague

 

6

Cashpoint Machine (ATM)

 

7

Tom and Jerry

 

8

Warwick Davis

 

9

Blackpool

 

10

Jeremy Clarkson's (Accept Top Gear - in Argentina)

 

Questions Round 2: Geography

1

What is the largest country in South America?

 

2

Which American state is nicknamed 'The Great Lakes State' owing to its location?

 

3

Which Austrian city hosts an annual music festival in honour of the composer Mozart?

 

4

'Salop' is the abbreviation for what English county?

 

5

What is the capital city of New Zealand?

 

6

The Italian city of Firenze is better known in English as what?

 

7

What is the name of the flat, wet area that covers Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and parts of Norfolk?

 

8

In which ocean is the island group the Maldives?

 

9

Which city hosted the Olympic Games of 1964?

 

10

The famous navigator Vasco da Gama is buried in which Portuguese City?

 

Answers Round 2: Geography

1

Brazil

 

2

Michigan

 

3

Salzburg

 

4

Shropshire

 

5

Wellington

 

6

Florence

 

7

Fens

 

8

Indian Ocean

 

9

Tokyo

 

10

Lisbon

 

Questions Round 3: Art and Literature

1

What part of Cyrano de Bergerac's anatomy was particularly large?

 

2

According to a 2011 biography, which artist did not commit suicide as once thought, but was shot accidentally by two boys he knew who had "a malfunctioning gun"?

 

3

In Mary Shelley’s famous novel, what was Dr. Frankenstein's first name?

 

4

Which novel by John Steinbeck shares its name with a 1984 U.K. hit for Big Country?

 

5

What was the first name of Agatha Christie's character Miss Marple?

 

6

Which British novelist wrote 'Brideshead Revisited'?

 

7

Let It Bleed, Black and Blue and Beggar's Banquet – are all Rolling Stones albums. They are also books by which British crime writer?

 

8

Who wrote the 1999 novel 'The Remorseful Day' featuring Inspector Morse?

 

9

What was the first and most famous novel by Stella Gibbons?

 

10

In which village does Rupert Bear live?

 

Answers Round 3: Art and Literature

1

His Nose

 

2

Vincent van Gogh

 

3

Victor

 

4

East of Eden

 

5

Jane

 

6

Evelyn Waugh

 

7

Ian Rankin

 

8

Colin Dexter

 

9

Cold Comfort Farm

 

10

Nutwood

 

Questions Round 4: Entertainment

1

Which actor played the leading character 'Richard' in the 1999 film 'The Beach'?

 

2

Which rapper played the part of Huggy Bear in the 2004 movie 'Starsky & Hutch'?

 

3

Which superhero's enemies tend to have animal nicknames, such as 'The Rhino', 'The Scorpion' and 'Dr. Octopus'?

 

4

In 2010, who joined Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn, Sean Connery and Kevin Costner as one of a long line of actors to play legendary outlaw 'Robin Hood' on the big screen?

 

5

Which film comedy duo had the first names Bud and Lou?

 

6

Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg and which other actor starred in 'Three Men and a Baby'?

 

7

Where did Red Grant conceal the cheese wire he used to garrote his victims in 'From Russia with Love'?

 

8

In which town do the cartoon characters 'The Flintstones' live?

 

9

Maggie Smith won the best actress Oscar for her role in which 1969 movie?

 

10

Which Conservative M.P. was suspended from the party in November 2012 after her decision to appear on 'I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here!'?

 

Answers Round 4: Entertainment

1

Leonardo Di Caprio

 

2

Snoop Dogg

 

3

Spider-Man

 

4

Russell Crowe

 

5

Abbott and Costello

 

6

Tom Selleck

 

7

His Watch

 

8

Bedrock

 

9

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

 

10

Nadine Dorries

 

Questions Round 5: Sport

1

Which current World Number One ranked sportsman was born in Holywood, County Down in Northern Ireland?

 

2

Who marked his 1,000th game as manager of his football club with a 6-0 defeat by his close rivals in 2014?

 

3

Usain Bolt holds the Men’s 100m World Record in a time of 9.58 seconds, but who was the last record holder before him?

 

4

Which former British Army judo champion went on to win Olympic gold in 2004 after she returned to athletics in 2003?

 

5

Franklin's Gardens is the home ground of which rugby club?

 

6

In which British city is Trent Bridge Cricket Ground?

 

7

What sport was featured in the 2013 Ron Howard film 'Rush'?

 

8

Len Ganley died in 2011 at the age of 68, he was best-known for his role as a referee in which sport?

 

9

How long in terms of actual playing time does an American Football game last?

 

10

The 158th University Boat Race was halted halfway through in April 2012, the first time it had been restarted since 2001. What caused the stoppage?

 

Answers Round 5: Sport

1

Rory McIlroy

 

2

Arsene Wenger

 

3

Asafa Powell

 

4

Kelly Holmes

 

5

Northampton

 

6

Nottingham

 

7

Formula One motor racing

 

8

Snooker

 

9

One hour / 60 minutes

 

10

A protestor in the water (Trenton Oldfield)

 

Questions Round 6: Food and Drink

1

Which alcoholic drink is known as 'Mother's Ruin'?

 

2

What is the Mediterranean term for cooked squid?

 

3

Which beer did Jack Dee advertise in a series of 1990s TV commercials?

 

4

The most familiar type of which vegetable is 'Calabrese'?

 

5

Which English county is the home of Blue Vinney cheese?

 

6

The name of which Goanese dish of pork, potatoes, chilli and vinegar is now a term applied to very hot curry?

 

7

In the TV adverts, what drink was "any time, any place, anywhere"?

 

8

Easter 2012 saw the 75th anniversary of which sweets that were originally known as Rowntree's Chocolate Beans?

 

9

When used in cookery, by what name is the chemical compound sodium bicarbonate better known?

 

10

Chutney is a popular condiment that originated in which country?

 

Answers Round 6: Food and Drink

1

Gin

 

2

Calamari

 

3

John Smiths

 

4

Broccoli

 

5

Dorset

 

6

Vindaloo

 

7

Martini

 

8

Smarties

 

9

Baking Soda

 

10

India

 

Questions Round 7: Science and Nature

1

What is the name of the hormone secreted by the pancreas?

 

2

Which part of the body is affected by periodontal disease?

 

3

How many toes, on each foot, did a Therapod usually have?

 

4

What name is given to a semiconductor device used to amplify and switch electronic signals?

 

5

A shallot is a small member of which family of vegetables?

 

6

Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System. Which is the second largest?

 

7

What is the SI unit of energy?

 

8

Which animal might be Box, Geometric, Giant or Leopard?

 

9

Which disease of trees was first described in 1921 by Bea Schwarz and Christine Buisman?

 

10

Which substance produced by the body causes muscle fatigue?

 

Answers Round 7: Science and Nature

1

Insulin

 

2

Teeth and Gums (accept either)

 

3

3

 

4

Transistor

 

5

Onion

 

6

Saturn

 

7

Joule

 

8

Tortoise

 

9

Dutch Elm Disease

 

10

Lactic Acid

 

Questions Round 8: Blockbusters

1

What 'S' is an aquatic bird often associated in folklore with the song it's said to sing when dying?

 

2

What 'B' is a large rodent that builds dams?

 

3

In American TV, for what does the 'B' stand in N.B.C.?

 

4

In electrolysis, what 'C' is a negatively charged electrode?

 

5

What 'S' produces pollen in flowers?

 

6

What 'M' is a major American River that rises near the Canadian border in Minnesota and flows south to a delta on the Gulf of Mexico?

 

7

What 'C' is a strong cord made from animal intestines and used to string musical instruments?

 

8

What did the 'M' stand for in the American comedy TV series 'M*A*S*H' about a U.S. Army hospital during the Korean War?

 

9

What 'K' is a fine soft white clay used for making porcelain and china is also known as China Clay?

 

10

Which 'B' is a large species of rat, found in India and features in a Playstation game?

 

Answers Round 8: Blockbusters

1

Swan

 

2

Beaver

 

3

Broadcasting (National Broadcasting Company)

 

4

Cathode

 

5

Stamen

 

6

Mississippi

 

7

Catgut

 

8

Mobile (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital)

 

9

Kaolin

 

10

Bandicoot (as in Crash Bandicoot)

 

Questions Round 9: History

1

On 12th October 1187 after a 12 day siege, Saladin captured which religiously and culturally important city which had been under Crusader rule for the previous 88 years?

 

2

Which British Prime Minister was the longest serving of the twentieth century?

 

3

A musketball fired from the French ship 'Redoubtable' killed who?

 

4

Which war began on the 25th of June 1950?

 

5

What was the middle name of the 6th American President John Adams?

 

6

In 1945, Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam's independence from which European country?

 

7

What was the name of the Argentinian destroyer sunk by the British in the Falklands War?

 

8

Whose picture appeared on British recruitment posters that stated "Your Country Needs You"?

 

9

In 20th-century U.S. history, in which year did the Wall Street Crash, also known as the "Great Crash," take place?

 

10

In October 1829, the directors of the Liverpool and Manchester railway held locomotive trials at Rainhill. Which locomotive won?

 

Answers Round 9: History

1

Jerusalem

 

2

Margaret Thatcher

 

3

Nelson

 

4

Korean War

 

5

Quincy

 

6

France

 

7

General Belgrano

 

8

Kitchener

 

9

1929

 

10

Rocket

 

Questions Round 10: People

1

David Lee Roth was a front man for which group until his departure in 1985, before he returned again in 2006?

 

2

Dawn French starred as Geraldine Granger in which TV comedy series?

 

3

"Turned Out Nice Again" was a catch phrase of which Lancashire comedian and actor?

 

4

To which religious group does John Travolta belong?

 

5

Which Siberian mystic reportedly had great influence over Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra?

 

6

Which actress co-starred with Clark Gable in the 1939 film 'Gone with The Wind'?

 

7

Who led the Peasants' Revolt in 1381?

 

8

Who took women's hemlines to a new fashion high in the 1960s with the introduction of the Mini Skirt?

 

9

Who played the part of Ben Hur in the 1959 movie of the same name?

 

10

Which insect gave Michael Balzary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers his stage nickname?

 

Answers Round 10: People

1

Van Halen

 

2

The Vicar of Dibley

 

3

George Formby

 

4

Scientologists

 

5

Rasputin

 

6

Vivien Leigh

 

7

Wat Tyler

 

8

Mary Quant

 

9

Charlton Heston

 

10

Flea

 

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