Friday, October 23, 2015

East Cheshire Hospice Quiz

 

16 October 2015

Yes a bonus quiz this week – set to raise money for the East Cheshire hospice

 

ROUND 1

1. Which model car was launched by British Leyland in October 1980?

AUSTIN (MINI) METRO

2. What is the US state capital of Florida?

TALLAHASSEE

3 Toucher, Narrow and Bias are all terms used in which sport?

BOWLS

4. In 2002 Steve Fossett became the first solo person to circumnavigate the world non-stop and single-handed in what?

IN A HOT AIR BALLOON

5. If food is napped, how is it served?

IN A SAUCE

6. What is the title of The Beatles first feature film, released in 1964?

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

7. Arancione is Italian for which colour?

ORANGE

8. The 1977 autobiography ‘Tall, Dark and Gruesome’ is by which British Actor?

CHRISTOPHER LEE

9 Vestiphobia is the irrational fear of which items?

CLOTHES

10 Which island is divided among Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia?

BORNEO

11. The cathedral in which British city is known as ‘The Ship of the Fens’?

ELY

12. From which decade of the 20th Century did Wales have a capital city?

1950s (1955)

13. A Spinone is what type of animal?

DOG

14. What is the name of the target in a game of curling?

HOUSE

15. Jaffa is an ancient port in which country?

ISRAEL

16. ‘Love is Like a Butterfly’ is a 1974 single written and recorded by which US singer

DOLLY PARTON

17 Which letter is furthest to the right on a top letter row on a computer keyboard?

P

18. In private healthcare what does BUPA stand for?

BRITISH UNITED PROVIDENT ASSOCIATION

19. Which SE Asian country is known as the ‘Land of Smiles’?

THAILAND

20 London landmark The Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain is better known by what name?

STATUE OF EROS

21. What is the surname of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, in the US television series?

SUMMERS

22. What shape, typically, is an ingot?

RECTANGULAR

23. The UK television drama series ‘Boys from the Black Stuff’ was set in which city?

LIVERPOOL

24. Rothschild, Kordofan, Nubian and Rhodesian are all species of which animal?

GIRAFFE

25. Orteil is French for which part of the body?

THE TOE


 

ROUND 2

1. Which US mobster is quoted as saying ‘Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class’?

AL CAPONE

2. ET is the international vehicle registration of which country?

EGYPT

3. Who plays Calvin J Candie in the 2012 film ‘Django Unchained’?

LEONARDO DE CAPRIO

4 Which fruit is traditionally used in the recipe for Liverpool Tart?

LEMON

5. In which US city was Dr Martin Luther King assassinated in 1968?

MEMPHIS

6. What type of creature is a cichlid?

FISH

7. The capital cities of which two South American countries lie on the Rio de la Plata?

URUGUAY AND ARGENTINA

8. People born on the 1st March have which sign of the Zodiac?

PISCES

9. Dydd Sadwrn is Welsh for which day of the week?

SATURDAY

10. In the first Harry Potter novel who is the headmaster of Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?

PROFESSOR ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

11 In October 1977 three members of which US rock band died in a plane crash in Mississippi, three days after the release of their album ‘Street Survivors’?

LYNYRD SKYNYRD

12. Gorgonzola cheese is from which country?

ITALY

13. What is the title of the 2001 film in which Russell Crowe plays mathematician John Nash?

A BEAUTIFUL MIND

14. Lonicera is the Latin name for which garden plant?

HONEYSUCKLE

15. In nature, Greco, Ostro, Libeccio and Sirocco are all types of what?

WIND

16. Suva is the capital of which South Pacific island?

FIJI

17. Who became the host of the UK television game show Blankety Blank in 1984?

LES DAWSON

18. What type of meat dish is known as ‘Savoury Ducks’?

FAGGOTS

19. What was the first name of the wife of US President George Washington?

MARTHA

20. Dungeness is a headland on the coast of which English county?

KENT

21. Give one of the middle names of Queen Elizabeth II?

ALEXANDRA, MARY

22. A Sachertorte is a type of cake which traditionally has a layer of which flavour jam?

APRICOT

23. Urtication is the ancient use of which plant to stimulate the skin?

NETTLES

24. Which is the hottest planet in our solar system?

VENUS (constantly around 480 degC)

25. Mund is German for which part of the body?

MOUTH


ROUND 3

1. Mr and Mrs Spoon, Tina Teaspoon and Eggbert are all characters in which UK children’s television series?

BUTTON MOON

2. US author Truman Streckfus Persons is better known by what name?

TRUMAN CAPOTE

3. Which S Korean car manufacturer was the first to offer a 7year/150,000 km warranty on all cars sold in Europe?

KIA

4.  Stan and Francine Smith are the parents in which US television cartoon series?

AMERICAN DAD

5 Which is the fifth largest country in the world by area – Canada, Nigeria or Brazil?

BRAZIL

(Canada is 2, Nigeria 31)

6. Adnams Brewery is based in which English county?

SUFFOLK

7. What type of creature is a godwit?

BIRD

8. Which Roman numerals depict the year 1991?

MCMXCI

9. Who beat Brazil 3-0 in the 1998 FIFA World Cup final?

FRANCE

10. Which US actor played the title role in the television police drama ‘T J Hooker’?

WILLIAM SHATNER

11. The 1987 autobiography ‘They Made a Monkee Out of Me’ is by which member of The Monkees?

DAVY JONES

12. ‘I’ll eat my ‘what’ is a favourite expression of Mr Grimwig in the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens?

HEAD

13. What is the national animal of Greenland?

POLAR BEAR

14. Margaret Thatcher was elected as Conservative MP for which London borough in 1959?

FINCHLEY

15. Da Nang International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport are located in which Asian country?

VIETNAM

16. Bikram, Anusara, Kundalini and Iyengar are all types of which activity?

YOGA

17 Which US television fantasy drama series is set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros?

GAME OF THRONES

18. Acajou is another name for which nut?

CASHEW

19. Manchego is what type of foodstuff?

CHEESE

20. Who wrote the 1898 book ‘The War of the Worlds’?

HG WELLS

21. How much, in pounds sterling, does the Best in Show Winner receive at the annual Crufts Dog Show?

£100

22. Traditionally a ‘coven’ refers to a meeting of how many witches?

13

23. In the ‘Harry Potter’ series of books what is the American version of the game of Quidditch?

QUODPOT

24 Corriedale is a breed of which animal?

SHEEP

25. In cooking, Senf is German for which condiment?

MUSTARD

ECH QUIZ 2015

ROUND 4

1. In our solar system which is the 5th planet from the Sun?

JUPITER

2. There were three popes in 1978 – name them

PAUL VI, JOHN PAUL I AND JOHN PAUL II

3. What were the first names of the characters played by Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue in the Australian series ‘Neighbours’?

SCOTT AND CHARLENE

4. ‘The Telephone Song’ and ‘Last Night of the World’ are songs from which musical?

MISS SAIGON

5. Which famous couple have daughters named Malia and Natasha?

BARACK & MICHELE OBAMA

6. British actress Audrey Kathleen Ruston was better known by what name?

AUDREY HEPBURN

7 Which is the largest city in Scotland by population?

GLASGOW

8. What replaced the flat iron in the board game Monopoly in 2013?

CAT

9. What are the first names of the parents of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge?

MICHAEL AND CAROLE

10. Hinge, Saddle, Pivot and Gliding are all types of what in the human body?

JOINTS

11 Saint Paul is the capital of which US state?

MINNESOTA

12 In which year did Edmond Hillary reach the summit of Mount Everest – 1952, 1953 or 1954?

1953

13. Which constituency does Labour MP Dennis Skinner represent?

BOLSOVER

14 What is the width in feet of a full size regulation snooker table?

6 FEET

15. Which European capital city lies on the River Vistula?

WARSAW

16. Who sang with James Taylor on hits Mockingbird and How Sweet It Is?

CARLY SIMON

17 At which ‘Field’ was Richard III’s final battle?

BOSWORTH

18. The moss Sphagnum produces what traditional ancient fuel?

PEAT

19. ‘The mountain ash, Sorbus aucuparia, and its berry, is called what?

ROWAN

20. The removal of salt from brine to produce fresh water is commonly named what?

DESALINATION

21. Spell the human lung condition Pleurisy

PLEURISY

22. Founded in 1950, whose flag is a white compass rose/star in a circle on blue background?

NATO

23. Mumps can spread, rarely, to where in adult males?

TESTICLES (Orchiditis)

24. Which Greek hero cut off the head of Medusa the Gorgon?

PERSEUS

25. How many months of the year have 30 days?

11

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