Wednesday, November 26, 2014

25th November Cup Round 2 and Plate

 

set and vetted by

The Nag’s Head and Cock Inn

1. By what name is the post war “European Recovery Program” better known?

MARSHALL PLAN

2. Who directed Marilyn Monroe in “The Seven Year Itch and “Some Like It Hot”?

BILLY WILDER

3. Which is the only non-English UK city to host The Eurovision Song Contest?

EDINBURGH (1972)

4. Who wrote the opera Madame Butterfly?

PUCCINI

5. The cholesterol lowering Product Benecol, was first produced in 1995, in which country?

FINLAND

6. Eric Arthur Blair was the real name of which author?

GEORGE ORWELL

7. Volubilis is a partly excavated Roman city in which African country?

MOROCCO

8. Who was the youngest goalkeeper to play in the England football team?

JACK BUTLAND

9. What are wrapped in bacon to make angels on horseback?

OYSTERS

10. When she saw her lover captain Vronsky with another woman, which literary heroine threw herself under his parting train?

ANNA KARENINA

11. Who has the most international football caps for Wales?

NEVILLE SOUTHALL

12. Which king of England abdicated in 1399, and died whilst a prisoner at Pontefract castle in 1400?

RICHARD II

13. In which country would you find the Negev Desert?

ISRAEL

14. What is the name of Hagar the Horrible’s dog in the famous cartoon strip?

SNERT

15. Who ran through the streets naked crying, “Eureka”?

ARCHIMEDES

16. Which author writes about the exploits of Dirk Pitt?

CLIVE CUSSLER

17. Where did the game of Bridge originate?

TURKEY

18. Which country singer who died in 1995, Was known as The Silver Fox?

CHARLIE RICH

19. In which city was Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin killed in 1995?

TEL AVIV

20. To which saint is Chester Cathedral dedicated?

ST. WERBURGH

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21. Which London bridge, under construction, was painted by Caneletto?

WESTMINSTER

22. Oscar winning actress Geena Davis narrowly missed out on a place in the US women’s team for the 2000 summer Olympics. At which sport?

ARCHERY

23. In the artwork by Andy Warhol, how many tins of Campbells soup were there?

32

24. Which US President officially opened the Panama Canal?

WOODROW WILSON

25. Which English king was known as “Old Rowley”?

CHARLES II

26. What is the name of the village Bard in the ‘Asterix’ stories?

CACOFONIX

27. Who is the Artistic Director of the National Theatre?

SIR NICHOLAS HYTNER

28. What is the name for a rural villa in Russia?

A DACHA

29. Which Elvis Presley film is based on the Harold Robbins novel ‘A Stone For Danny Fisher’?

KING CREOLE

30. Who piloted the first airplane flight across the English Channel?

LOUIS BLERIOT

31. Who wrote Catch 22?

JOSEPH HELLER

32. Who, in 1985, murdered his parents, sister and nephews, at White House Farm in Essex?

JEREMY BAMBER

33. Since such ceremonies were established as a matter of course, which King of England was the first not to have a coronation?

EDWARD V

34. But love is blind, and lovers cannot see” is a quotation from which Shakespeare play?

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

35. Which 2011 film starred Matt Damon, Scarlett Johannson and a cast of animals?

WE BOUGHT A ZOO

36. In which year did the NHS come into operation?

1948

37. Damien Thorn is the central character in which horror film, originally made in 1976?

THE OMEN

38. Which D.H. Lawrence novel is set in Mexico?

THE PLUMED SERPENT

39. Which US state has the longest official name?

THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS

40. Who was leader of the Labour Party prior to Clement Atlee?

GEORGE LANSBURY

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41. Which author writes the ‘Outlander’ series of books, (now a US TV series)?

DIANA GABALDON

42. On which London street is the famous Palladium theatre?

ARGYLL STREET

43. Who was the commander of the fleet in opposition to Nelson, at the Battle of Trafalgar?

PIERRE VILLENEUVE

44. What is unique about the class of mammals known as ‘Monotremes’?

EGG LAYING (e.g. Platypus or Spiny Anteater)

45. Winter Banana is variety of which fruit?

APPLE

46. Which UK rock band had a UK number 1 hit single in 1994 with a song called ‘Inside’, on the back of a hugely popular Livis TV ad?

STILTSKIN

47. From which prison did Soviet spy George Blake escape on October 22nd 1966?

WORMWOOD SCRUBS

48. In British history, which king came to the throne at the age of 64?

WILLIAM IV

49. Who wrote the short story ‘The Birds’, on which the Hitchcock film was based?

DAPHNE DU MAURIER

50. Who was the mother of Oedipus?

JOCASTA

51. What does the ’S’ stand for in the author C.S. Lewis’s name?

STAPLES

52. What is the main ingredient of a Lyonnaise sauce?

ONIONS

53. What is ikebana?

JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGING

54. Name either of the African countries in which the Great Sand Sea stretch of desert and dunes can be found.

EGYPT or LIBYA

55. The original presenter of Desert Island Discs was Roy Plomley. When he was cast away in 1958, who interviewed him?

EAMONN ANDREWS

56. Kerosene is the American name for which liquid?

PARAFFIN

57. What claim to fame do Peter Anthony Allen and Gwynne Owen

Evans share?

THE LAST TWO PEOPLE EXECUTED IN THE UK

58. In the ‘What a Mess’ series of children’s books, by Frank Muir, what breed of dog is ‘What a Mess’?

AFGHAN HOUND

59. Name the British singer/songwriter who had a UK number 1 album in 2014 entitled ‘Caustic Love’.

PAULO NUTINI

60. To which country do The Azores belong?

PORTUGAL

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61. What is pomology the study of?

FRUIT

62. HMS Caroline is the last surviving battleship afloat from which naval battle?

BATTLE of JUTLAND

63. Who is the first Minister of Wales? (full name required)

CARWYN JONES

64. Which is the largest National Park in Britain?

CAIRNGORMS

65. Which was the first Agatha Christie novel to be published?

THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES

66. “Brimful of Asher” was the only UK number 1 for which UK band in 1998?

CORNER SHOP

67. Who was the first African-American to be Wimbledon women’s singles champion?

ALTHEA GIBSON

68. Who is the head of the British Army?

GENERAL SIR NICHOLAS CARTER

69. Which playwright was one of the founders of The London School of Economics?

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

70. Which musical contains the song “I’m just a girl who can’t say no”?

OKLAHOMA

71. Which cartoonist created ‘Garfield’?

JIM DAVIS

72. Mrs Danvers is a character in which book?

REBECCA

73. The name of which US state was used for one of the beaches in the Normandy landings?

UTAH

74. Jorn Utzon designed which World Heritage Site, which was completed in 1973?

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

75. According to Andrew Marr what did Roy Jenkins replace with a fridge for his wine?

A BOARD ON WHICH WERE WRITTEN THE NAMES OF ALL THOSE BRITISH PRISONERS COMING UP TO BE HANGED

76. The Potala was the home to which religious leader?

THE DALAI LAMA

77. Which group believes in “The Great Architect of the Universe”?

THE FREEMASONS

78. In a series of films in the 1940’s, who regularly played Doctor Watson to Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes?

NIGEL BRUCE

79. In which county is the resort of Southend on Sea?

ESSEX

80. Which city is served by O’Hare airport?

CHICAGO

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81. Bunyoro is an ancient kingdom in which African country?

UGANDA

82. Which 1956 film caused riots in cinemas?

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK

83. With whom did Ronan Keating duet on the 2002 top 10 UK hit “We’ve Got Tonight”?

LULU

84. How was the Spanish patriot Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar better known?

EL CID

85. On which thoroughfare in Rochdale will you find the original Co-Operative shop of the Pioneers?

TOAD LANE

86. In 1933, which was the first Nazi concentration camp to open in Germany?

DACHAU

87. What was the number of the Mobile Army Service Hospital in TV’s M*A*S*H?

4077

88. Discovered in 2005, which is the most massive known dwarf planet?

ERIS

89. “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes” is quotation from which Shakespeare play?

MACBETH

90. Which city’s underground railway system first opened on October 27th 1904?

NEW YORK

91. Which bird turns its head upside down to eat?

THE FLAMINGO

92. Who was known as The Desert Fox?

IRWIN ROMMEL

93. Which female cricketer was named this year as one of Wisden’s 5 cricketers of the year?

CHARLOTTE EDWARDS

94. What is the chemical symbol for tungsten?

W

95 Who played the second Dr. Who?

PATRICK TROUGHTON

96. Which was the first Stephen King novel to be published?

CARRIE

97. What is the capital of Morocco?

RABAT

98. In Greek mythology, who was the father of Demeter?

CRONUS

99. Peter Parker, alias Spiderman, works for which newspaper?

DAILY BUGLE

100. What is the capital of Sicily?

PALERMO

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101. In Rugby school’s first official rugby kit, what did a player have to wear around his neck?

A BOW TIE

102. Built in 1864, which monument to the defeat of Napoleon and the 1814 surrender of Paris stands overlooking Todmorden?

STOODLEY PIKE

103. By what name is David John McDonald better known?

DAVID TENNANT

104. With a population of around 300,000, which Russian city is the largest within the Arctic Circle?

MURMANSK

105. In which decade of the last century, did French women fully get the vote?

1940’s (1945)

106. Who wrote the incomplete utopian novel ‘New Atlantis’, published in 1624?

FRANCIS BACON

107. Inishmore, Inishmann and Inissheer are part of which island group?

THE ARAN ISLANDS

108. ‘Greenway’ was the house bought by which author in 1938, where she lived until her death in 1976?

AGATHA CHRISTIE

109. To which saint is York Minster dedicated?

ST. PETER

110. In which year was Desert Island Discs first broadcast on the radio?

1942 (accept 1941-1943)

111. In the Bible, which book in the New Testament follows Acts?

ROMANS

112. What is the family name of the Earls of Harewood, which is the same name as a Newcastle United footballer, currently on loan at Nottingham Forest?

LASCELLES

113. Which of T.S. Elliot’s cats is called ‘the hidden paw’?

MACAVITY

114. Which English classic horse race is run over the longest distance?

THE ST. LEGER

115. Which well known school is situated on the cliffs above Brighton Marina?

ROEDEAN

116. Which country was the first to introduce old age pensions?

GERMANY IN 1889

117. The British Union flag, appears on the flag of which US state?

HAWAII

118. In Verdi’s opera Otello, how does Otello die?

STABS HIMSELF

119. Who is the only British Prime Minister to have served under 3 monarchs?

STANLEY BALDWIN (GEORGE V, EDWARD VIII & GEORGE VI)

120. In the original silk screen printed work of art by Andy Warhol, how many images of Marilyn Monroe were there?

50

SUPPLEMENTARIES

  1. Tilly Trotter appears in books by which author?

CATHERINE COOKSON

  1. Who wrote the 1946 play The Winslow Boy?

TERENCE RATTIGAN

  1. What nationality is the title character in Verdi’s opera Aida?

ETHIOPIAN

  1. In US currency, what is the value of the coin referred to as a dime?

10 cents

  1. How many nations competed in the first modern Olympics?

14

  1. In the 18th century, two ladies conducted a friendship using the names Mrs Morley and Mrs. Freeman – name either.

QUEEN ANNE AND THE DUCHESS OF MARLBOROUGH

TIE BREAKER

In the Camelot lotto drawn on Wednesday 8th October 2014, how many prize winners matched 4 balls?

6,412

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