Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cup Final 2015 The Questions

 



All questions supplied by the teams themselves...
…other than the Waters Green Rams or the Weaver, of course!
Assembled by Ox-fford

 

 

1
In Greek mythology, which cunning Greek commander suggested the building of the Trojan Horse and led the troops contained within it?
Odysseus

2
What is the name of the Jester in the court of Duke Frederick in the Shakespeare play As You Like It?
Touchstone

3
Whose vocals are credited with Mark Ronson on the 2015 Brit Award winning single Uptown Funk?
Bruno Mars

4
By what name is (or was) Richard John Bingham better known?
Lord Lucan

5
St Martin's Tower, popularly called "Carfax Tower", is considered to be at the centre of which English city?
Oxford

6
Complete this advertising slogan - "Maybe she's born with it, or…"
…Maybe it's Maybelline

7
In which 1990's TV series did Christopher Ecclestone play the role of DCI David Bilborough?
Cracker

8
Which Athenian playwright first coined the term "Cloud Cuckoo Land"?
Aristophanes (in his play The Birds)

9
Which comedian created the character Theophilus P. Wildebeeste?
Lenny Henry

10
Franklin's Gardens is the home ground of which rugby union club?
Northampton Saints (accept Northampton)

11
According to the French Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of"…what?
Elderberries

12
Which World Heritage Site was built in the early 1700s in Woodstoock, Oxfordshire?
Blenheim Palace

13
Which malleable metal alloy is traditionally composed of 85–99% tin, with the remainder consisting of copper, antimony, bismuth and sometimes, less commonly today, lead?
Pewter

14
Who was the Police Match Commander during the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989 who has recently given evidence admitting his own shortcomings to the new Hillsborough inquests in Warrington?
David Duckenfield

15
The city of Toulouse lies on the banks of which river?
Garonne

16
Which actor starred in both The Hudsucker Proxy and Mystic River?
Tim Robbins

17
Nelson Rockerfeller served as Vice President to which President of the USA?
Gerald Ford

18
Who opened a research laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey in 1876, the site later becoming known as an "invention factory"?
Thomas Edison

19
Which Italian dessert is made from egg yolks, sugar and marsala, whipped together and served warm?
Zabaglione

20
Which author created the detective Adam Dalgliesh?
P.D. James

21
Which author wrote the novel The Eagle Has Landed?
Jack Higgins

22
What sort of pastry is used in the middle-eastern dessert known as Baklava?
Filo

23
Mandy Rice-Davies was the mistress of which London-based property landlord who became notorious for the exploitation of his tenants?
Peter Rachman

24
Who is the only divorcee to be elected as President of the USA?
Ronald Reagan

25
The actress Dakota Johnson recently starred in the controversial film Fifty Shades of Grey. Who is her famous actress mother?
Melanie Griffith (and her father is Don Johnson, of Miami Vice fame)

26
On which river does the city of St Petersburg stand?
Neva

27
The family of singer and guitarist Malcolm Young have recently confirmed his career is at an end as he is suffering from dementia. He was a founding member of which rock group?
AC/DC

28
Which metal is added to steel to make it into “stainless steel”?
Chromium

29
Which King commissioned the building of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich?
Charles II (Second)

30
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!" is a quote from which film?
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

31
How long in terms of actual playing time does a game of American Football last?
60 Minutes

32
Who was the lead singer of the 1980s pop group Kajagoogoo, who later had a solo hit with the song The NeverEnding Story?
Limahl

33
In The Pickwick Papers, what is the first name of Mr Pickwick?
Samuel

34
Dennis Hopper played the character of Frank Booth in which 1986 neo-noir film?
Blue Velvet

35
Which company widely used the advertising slogan "Where do you want to go today?" in the 1990s
Microsoft

36
The Burrell Collection is an eclectic art collection housed in which British city?
Glasgow

37
By what name is TV personality Dr Matthew Keith Hall better known?
Harry Hill

38
Which American singer's latest album is named after the year of her birth, 1989?
Taylor Swift

39
"The course of true love never did run smooth" is a line from which Shakespeare play?
A Midsummer Night's Dream

40
In Greek mythology, which water nymph was transformed into a laurel tree to save her from the unwanted attentions of Apollo?
Daphne

41
The song Perfect World by Irish rock band Kodaline is used as the theme tune for which TV programme?
Gogglebox

42
What was Queen Victoria's first given name?
Alexandrina

43
Only coming to light in early 2015, what, in 1940, did Winston Churchill suggest giving to the USA in order to encourage their support for Britain in the Second World War?
An original copy of Magna Carta

44
The Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest power station, stands on which river?
Yangtze

45
Charles Laughton played the role of Captain Bligh in the 1935 film Mutiny on the Bounty. Two further films telling the same story were released in 1962 and 1984. Give the name of the actor who played Captain Bligh in either of those films.
Trevor Howard (1962) or Anthony Hopkins (1984)

46
What name did Thomas Hardy use for the city of Oxford in his Wessex novels, notably Jude the Obscure?
Christminster

47
In the first BBC series of The Musketeers, loosely based on Dumas’ novels, who played the part of Cardinal Richelieu?
Peter Capaldi

48
Which sport is named after the country seat of the Duke of Beaufort?
Badminton (Badminton House in Gloucestershire)

49
Born in 1890 and playing a key role in the Dada and Surrealist movements, which artist later became the unofficial photographer of an exciting group of artists and thinkers including Cocteau, Picasso, Joyce and Matisse?
Man Ray (or his real name Emmanuel Radnitzky)

50
Which car company had a factory at Browns Lane, Coventry between 1951 and 2005?
Jaguar

51
Blue Ivy Carter was born on the 7th of January 2012. Who is her well-known father?
Jay Z (or his real name, Shawn Corey Carter)

52
Which Oscar winning film includes the words The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance in its full title?
Birdman (which won several Oscars this year)

53
In Physics, what word (usually represented by the symbol S) is commonly understood as a measure of disorder?
Entropy

54
Which artist once insisted on being tied to the mast of a ship during a storm before painting the tempestuous Snowstorm steam-boat off a harbour mouth?
J.M.W. Turner

55
Barbara Edwards became the BBC's first what in January 1974?
Female Weather Presenter on TV

56
Which English philosopher (1748-1832) and the founder of Utilitarianism has his preserved head and skeleton on display in the main building of University College, London?
Jeremy Bentham

57
The former British dependency of the Gilbert & Ellice Islands in the Pacific now forms two independent countries. Name either.
Kiribati or Tuvalu

58
Which Scottish-born entrepreneur (1835-1918) made his fortune in the US in iron and steel and became a great philanthropist?
Andrew Carnegie

59
Which English artist, who died at the age of 25, scandalised Victorian society with his erotic illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s play Salome?
Aubrey Beardsley

60
Which murderer, believed to have killed at least 16 people, was only discovered after the drains of his house became blocked by human remains?
Dennis Nielsen

61
Which murderer used the false name John Robinson whilst trying to flee from Britain with his mistress?
Dr Crippen

62
Which British artist painted a controversially bleak portrait of the Queen to celebrate her Golden Jubilee in 2002?
Lucien Freud

63
Which entrepreneurial family is associated with Turin and the Fiat car company?
Agnelli

64
Flores, São Miguel and São Jorge belong to which group of Atlantic islands?
Azores

65
Which English Engineer (1716-1772) is generally credited as the genius behind the first British canal of the modern era, the Bridgewater Canal?
James Brindley

66
Better known as Barry and Paul Chuckle (the Chuckle Brothers), what is their real surname?
Elliott (yes, they are real brothers)

67
Which artist was born Doménikos Theotokópoulos in Crete in 1541 and was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance?
El Greco

68
Which word, meaning "producer of suffering" in Greek, is used to describe anything that can produce disease?
Pathogen

69
In 1991, which film became the first animated film to be nominated for the 'Best Picture' Oscar?
Beauty and the Beast

70
What was the name of the recently deceased TV presenter whose catchphrase on his best known long-running show was "Keep 'em peeled"?
Shaw Taylor (presenter of Police 5)

71
Vorsprung durch Technik is the main advertising slogan and company ethos for which car manufacturer?
Audi

72
Not best known for his depiction of animals, Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening and Swans Reflecting Elephants are paintings by which artist?
Salvador Dali

73
Which famous motor racing event was first held in January 1911 and won by Henri Rougier?
The Monte Carlo Rally

74
In the recent ITV drama series Arthur & George, based on events in the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who played the part of Doyle?
Martin Clunes

75
Sir John Moore, a distinguished British General in the Napoleonic Wars, died in battle in 1809. Where was he buried, an event commemorated in a poem by Charles Wolfe?
Corunna

76
The Day the Earth Stood Still is a classic 1951 science fiction film in which Michael Rennie plays the lead role of Klaatu, an alien who visits Earth. Who played the role of Klaatu in the 2008 remake of the film?
Keanu Reeves

77
Which river flows through Ironbridge Gorge?
Severn

78
In early 2015, what is the connection between historic bridges, British inventions and great British comedians?
All featured on Royal Mail Stamps issued in the early months of this year

79
Who was the last British monarch born outside Great Britain?
George II (second) Born in Hanover

80
The song Harder Than You Think by American hip hop group Public Enemy is used as the theme tune for which TV programme?
The Last Leg

81
What mountain range, with a length of approximately 4,300 miles, is considered to be the longest mountain range in the world?
Andes

82
Which Ridley Scott film is set in a dystopian Los Angeles in November 2019?
Blade Runner

83
Which rhyming two-word phrase describes a type of popular novel about middle class people living in the English countryside?
Aga Saga

84
One of the classic horse races is the 1,000 Guineas. How much is 1,000 guineas in pounds sterling?
£1,050 (no leeway)

85
Who wrote the opera in which you would hear the Anvil Chorus?
Giuseppe Verdi (Il Trovatore)

86
Riley Burwat is the trade name of a range of products used in which sport / leisure activity?
Snooker (accept Billiards or Pool as well) They are cues

87
Who organised the Irish Parliamentary Party, said to be the first professionally organised political party, in 1882?
Charles Stewart Parnell

88
Which English political philosopher coined the phrase, “survival of the fittest”?
Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)

89
What name did Francis Drake give to the land he had discovered when he landed in California?
New Albion

90
The role of Harry Callahan as played by Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry series of films was originally written for which singer / actor?
Frank Sinatra (yes, really!)

91
What is the name of the man who was Group Chairman of HSBC Bank between 2005 & 2010, then Minister of State for Trade & Investment from 2011 - 2013 and who is now a Baron of Hurstpierpoint?
Stephen Green

92
Which team won Baseball's 2014 World Series?
San Francisco Giants

93
Which famous former rower and rowing coach died in February this year, aged 69?
Dan Topolski

94
Fergie, Will.i.Am and Taboo are all members of which band?
Black Eyed Peas

95
Which popular board game was devised by Anthony E. Pratt from Balsall Heath, Birmingham?
Cluedo

96
The Lek is the currency of which European country?
Albania

97
Which group of people drove a car called the Bulletproof Bomb?
The Ant Hill Mob (in Wacky Races)

98
What fish is traditionally used in the Scandinavian dish Gravlax?
Salmon

99
Jack Hoggan is the real name of which Scottish painter born in 1951?
Jack Vettriano

100
In which TV detective series did the main protagonist drive a Pontiac Firebird, registration 853 OKG?
The Rockford Files

101
Which car manufacturer features a snake on its badge and logo?
Alfa Romeo

102
The Hepworth Art Gallery is located in which Yorkshire city?
Wakefield

103
What type of food is Monterey Jack?
Cheese

104
What number was displayed on the anthropomorphic Volkswagen Beetle in the Herbie series of films?
53

105
Which British coin ceased being legal tender on the 31st of December 1960?
Farthing

106
What popular game was devised by American architect Alfred Mosher Butts?
Scrabble

107
Which song title connects Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Jennifer Rush and Huey Lewis & the News?
The Power of Love (all recorded different songs with that title)

108
The Queen's Orang-utan was a book published in February this year to raise money for Comic Relief. Who wrote it?
David Walliams

109
Which team won Superbowl XLIX (49) in February 2015?
New England Patriots

110
Who was the Chief Executive of Barclays Bank who tried to cling on to his job through the LIBOR-rigging scandal by pointing the finger at "Rogue Traders" in 2012?
Bob Diamond

111
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie opened in the West End of London in 1952 and has run continuously since then. At which theatre has it been performed since 1974?
St. Martin's Theatre

112
Which Asian city was known as Batavia between 1619 and 1949?
Jakarta

113
Which 19th-century French socialist first suggested that “Property is theft”?
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

114
How was the Irish MEP Rosemary Scallon better known to the British public?
Dana

115
The Winmau company manufactures equipment for which sport / leisure activity?
Darts

116
Who wrote the opera in which you would hear the Humming Chorus?
Giacomo Puccini (Madame Butterfly)

117
How many pennies was the old English coin the Groat traditionally worth?
Four

118
Which phrase, meaning in a state of anxious suspense, derives from the practice of stretching woollen cloth over a frame to prevent shrinkage?
On Tenterhooks

119
Which BBC TV programme has been presented by Tim Wonnacott since 2003?
Bargain Hunt

120
Dubbed the "world's toughest climb", what is the name of the vertical rock formation in California which was successfully climbed by "Free Climbers" Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson in January 2015?
El Capitan (in Yosemite National Park)

 

Supplementary Questions

S1
Which Japanese city was devastated by an earthquake in 1995?
Kobe

S2
What is the full name of the crown used in Queen Elizabeth’s coronation?
St Edward’s Crown

S3
What is the capital of the former Soviet republic of Belarus
Minsk

S4
With whom did David Mellor have a scandalous affair in the 1990s (remember the Chelsea shirt?)
Antonia de Sancha

S5
Who was shot as he left the Washington Hilton in 1981?
Ronald Reagan

S6
What does the B in Cecil B DeMille stand for?
Blount

 

TIEBREAKER (God forbid…)

Add together the following numbers:-

• The height in feet of Mount Kilimanjaro
• The Gross Tonnage weight of the QE2
• The length in miles of the River Thames
• The number of Test Match runs scored by Sir Garfield Sobers
• The area in square miles of Wales
Nearest to the correct total wins!
Answer
Kilimanjaro = 19,330 feet
QE2 = 70,327 Gross Tonnage
Thames = 215 miles
Garry Sobers = 8,032 runs
Wales = 8,014 square miles
Total = 105,918

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