Wednesday, November 25, 2015

24th November Cup/Plate

 

Set by The Park Tavern and the Brewers

Q1

Great Britain is to appear in the Tennis Davis Cup final in which Belgian city?

Ghent

Q2

Once storms Abigail, Barney, Clodagh, Desmond and Eva have passed the UK, which will be next?

Frank

Q3

The current Ebola outbreak started in which African country?

Guinea (Dec 2013)

Q4

Where would you find Connexus and Versatile?

On TV program The Apprentice (Teams names in the current TV series)

Q5

Which actor has appeared as James Bond in exactly 2 official Bond films?

Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to kill)

Q6

According to Collins English Dictionary what has been chosen as the word of the year 2015?

Binge-watch

Q7

What is the tag line of the upcoming Star Wars film episode 7 of the series?

The Force Awakens

Q8

Who replaced Nick Hewer in the TV program The Apprentice?

Claude Littner

Q9

Which RAF base was in the news in October, owing to the arrival of ~140 migrants by boat?

RAF Akrotiri (Cyprus)

Q10

There is one remaining hovercraft service operating in the UK, from which city does it operate?

Portsmouth (Southsea -> Ryde on the Isle of Wight)

Q11

Baroness Dido Harding of Winscombe has been in the news recently, as the CEO of which company?

Talk Talk

Q12

Which British airline is celebrating its 20th Anniversary, flying its inaugural flight on November 10th 1995?

EasyJet

Q13

The Schengen Treaty takes its name from a village in which country?

Luxembourg

Q14

MP can stand for two things on an ordnance survey Map, name either?

Mile Post or Mooring Post

Q15

On a marine map what does HWM stand for?

High Water Mark

Q16

Which country is to host the next Winter Olympics in 2018?

South Korea

Q17

Who did Seb Coe succeed as head of the IAAF? 

Lamine Diack

Q18

What is the third largest object in the solar system?

Saturn (Sun, Jupiter, Saturn)

Q19

Which man made object is furthest from Earth?

Voyager 1 (allow Voyager)

Q20

For his part in which 1953 film did Frank Sinatra receive a Best Supporting Actor Oscar?

From Here to Eternity

Q21

Which current world leader is sometimes known as Bibi?

Benjamin Netanyahu

Q22

Who has been recently sworn in as Canada's 23rd Prime Minister after winning a surprise majority? 

Justin Trudeau

Q23

What is the longest motorway in the UK? 

M6

Q24

What is the longest A road in the UK? 

A1

Q25

Who is the shadow chancellor?

John McDonnell

Q26

Which building was built in 1093 to house the shrine of St Cuthbert?

Durham Cathedral

Q27

In which building would you find the famous Cosmati Pavement?

Westminster Cathedral

Q28

Who hosts 'Modern Life is Goodish'?

Dave Gorman

Q29

Frankie Fredericks represented which African country in athletics?

Namibia

Q30

Who hosts 'As yet untitled'?

Alan Davies

Q31

Who will be the new host of QI succeeding Stephen Fry?

Sandi Toksvig

Q32

What is the word used to describe an animal/plant that is both male and female?

Hermaphrodite

Q33

With which artistic medium would you associate Ansel Adams? 

Photography

Q34

Which city is normally accepted as being the ancient capital of Wessex?

Winchester

Q35

Which group recorded the track 'Unfinished Symphony'? 

Massive Attack

Q36

Which school featured in UK TV's 'Please Sir'?

Fenn Street

Q37

80s band Heaven 17 got their name from a well-known novel originally published in 1962. Name it?

A Clockwork Orange - (by Anthony Burgess)

Q38

Steely Dan got their name from which notorious novel originally published in 1959?

The Naked Lunch (by William Burroughs)

Q39

Wladimir Klitschko is a champion boxer from which country?

Ukraine

Q40

The 'Rockhampton Rocket' was a nickname given to which famous sportsman?

Rod Laver

Q41

Which British astronaut is going to the international space station in December? 

Tim Peake

Q42

How many cantons make up Switzerland?

26 (accept 25 to 27)

Q43

Which city was the imperial capital of Japan before Tokyo?

Kyoto

Q44

Saloth Sar born 19 May 1925 is better known by what name?

Pol Pot

Q45

What was discovered in 1799 by Pierre-François Bouchard a Napoleonic soldier?

The Rosetta Stone

Q46

'I told you I was ill' are the words carved into whose gravestone?

Spike Milligan

Q47

What did Newcastle chemist William Owen invent in 1927 for those who were sick with common illnesses?

Lucozade

Q48

Who is missing from the following list: Harry, Zayn, Niall, Liam?

Louis (the original members of One Direction)

Q49

Who is missing from the following list: Robbie, Gary, Jason, Mark?

Howard (the original members of Take That)

Q50

What would be the star sign of someone born today?

Sagittarius

Q51

What is the star sign of someone born on Christmas Day?

Capricorn

Q52

Which Oscar-winning film composer died in June this year at the age of 61?

James Horner

Q53

Which fictional hero did Baroness Orczy create?

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Q54

What is the largest natural lake in England by surface area?

Windermere

Q55

What is the largest reservoir in England by surface area?

Rutland Water

Q56

In which city were the 2010 Commonwealth Games held?

Delhi

Q57

Who presents the Radio 4 programme “Feedback”?

Roger Bolton

Q58

Who presents the Radio 4 programme “Last Word”?

Matthew Bannister

Q59

As at 10/11/15, who is the Secretary of State for Defence?

Michael Fallon

Q60

As at 10/11/15, who is the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice?

Michael Gove

Q61

In children's television and film, what species of animal are Theodore Alvin & Simon?

CHIPMUNK

Q62

In which country was Marxist revolutionary and major figure of the Cuban Revolution, Che Guevarra born?

ARGENTINA

Q63

There are only 2 Boeing VC-25's currently in existence, by what call sign are they commonly known?

AIR FORCE ONE

Q64

Scuderia Toro Rosso is one of two Formula One racing teams owned by which Austrian beverage company?

RED BULL (the other being "Red Bull Racing")

Q65

Something that is malleiform is shaped like which tool?

HAMMER

Q66

Who provides the narration of Blur's 1994 hit "Parklife"?

PHIL DANIELS

Q67

"Something Wicked this way comes" and "The Illustrated Man" are books by which science fiction writer?

RAY BRADBURY

Q68

Aloo is a South Asian term for which vegetable?

POTATO

Q69

LCY refers to which British international airport?

LONDON CITY AIRPORT

Q70

Which Queen hit ends with a rendition of "I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside"?

SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE

Q71

Which is the smallest of the US states?

RHODE ISLAND

Q72

CH is the abbreviation of which country?

SWITZERLAND (Latin - "Confoederatio Helvetica", meaning "Swiss Confederation")

Q73

At what temperature in degrees centigrade does ethanol boil?

78.36 degrees (leeway 75-80)

Q74

What was the name of Harry Enfield's character in the first series of the BBC comedy series Men Behaving Badly?

DERMOT (Povey)

Q75

What is the official language of Sierra Leone?

ENGLISH

Q76

Porcini is a variety of what?

MUSHROOM

Q77

When we look for him in this country, his name is Wally. By what name is he known in the USA?

WALDO

Q78

Which actor who appeared in 83 Westerns, was also known as "The Duke"?

JOHN WAYNE

Q79

Eboracum was a Roman fort and city which ultimately evolved into which present-day British city?

YORK

Q80

In Star Trek, what colour was Spock's blood?

GREEN

Q81

A light year is a measure of what?

DISTANCE

Q82

Which Hollywood "Walk-Of-Famer" released a cover of the Drifters hit "Under The Boardwalk" in 1987, reaching no.2 in the UK Top 40 charts?

BRUCE WILLIS

Q83

A 54 imperial gallon container In brewing is known as a what?

HOGSHEAD

Q84

Galvanise was a 2005 track by which Manchester band?

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS

Q85

The "Triple Crown of Motorsport" is an unofficial motorsport achievement, often regarded as winning three of the most prestigious motor races in the world in one's career. The Le Mans 24 Hours and the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix are 2, what is the 3rd?

THE INDIANAPOLIS 500

Q86

What is the highest British civilian award for bravery?

THE GEORGE CROSS

Q87

Which historic building in the UK is known as 'The Palace of the Peak'?

CHATSWORTH HOUSE

Q88

Who was Mayor of New York at the time of the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

RUDY GIULIANI

Q89

In which sport would you compete for The Bledsoe Cup?

RUGBY UNION (played for between Australia and New Zealand)

Q90

In which decade of the 20th century was The Empire State Building completed?

The 1930s

(1931 TO BE EXACT)

Q91

In fashion, a skirt that flares wider at the bottom than the top is commonly known as what?

A-LINE

Q92

In which group of islands would you islands called St Marys, St Agnes and St Martins?

THE SCILLY ISLANDS

Q93

Which 1980s American sitcom followed the lives of Rose, Dorothy, Blanche and Sophia?

THE GOLDEN GIRLS

Q94

Who created medieval sleuth Brother Cadfael?

ELLIS PETERS (accept EDITH PARGETER)

Q95

After which South American feature was one of the Wombles of Wimbledon named?

Orinocco

Q96

If you serve on a jury, how soon is it before you can legally be called upon to do so again?

TWO YEARS

Q97

What was the title of Charles Dickens last completed novel?

OUR MUTUAL FRIEND

Q98

In which modern country would you find the Nazca Lines?

PERU

Q99

Which American city launched the "Grunge" music movement?

SEATTLE

Q100

Jessica Lang and Fay Wray both starred against which movie monster?

KING KONG

Q101

Hattie Jaques played which comedian's sister in a long running BBC comedy series?

ERIC SYKES

Q102

Which businessman planned to merge Oxford Utd and Reading into one Football Club in the mid 1980s?

ROBERT MAXWELL

Q103

In which English county would you find the area of South Holland?

LINCOLNSHIRE

Q104

Who is the match day shirt sponsor for Manchester United? 

Chevrolet 

Q105

In which film was PC George Dixon killed, before being resurrected for TV?

THE BLUE LAMP

Q106

Who was the first woman in space?

VALENTINA TERESHKOVA

Q107

Who is the main character of Homer's The Odyssey?

ODYSSEUS

Q108

Which protein is found in human hair and rhinoceros horn?

KERATIN

Q109

What colour is the wheel at the centre of the Indian flag?

BLUE

Q110

What is the name of the dance that appears in The Rocky Horror Show?

THE TIME WARP

Q111

Which British sprinter won the 100m final in the 1980 Moscow Olympics?

ALAN WELLS

Q112

On which farm did Worzel Gummidge live?

Scatterbrook

Q113

The game of Nine Men Morris is mentioned in which Shakespeare play?

A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM

Q114

Which radio presenter was known as Bunty Bagshaw?

Sarah Kennedy

Q115

In which year did Jade Ewan represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest?

2009

Q116

What is the Japanese word for comics and print cartons?

MANGA

Q117

What name did the Post Office briefly adopt in 2001?

CONSIGNIA

Q118

In the 1950 film Harvey, starring James Stewart, who or what was Harvey?

A RABBIT

Q119

What is the name of the actress who plays Dr Who's current assistant?

Jenna Coleman

Q120

In which US state would you find Dodge City?

Kansas

Tiebreakers

Q: According to the UK Heinz website, on average how many baked beans do you get in a standard 415g tin of Heinz Baked beans?

A: 465

Q: In Kilometres, what is the average distance from earth to the moon, according to the Universe Today website?

A: 384,403 km

Supplementaries

S1

Which film features the detective Eddie Valiant?

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

S2

Who is the shadow Secretary of State for International Development?

Dianne Abbott

S3

In which city were the 2002 Commonwealth Games held?

Manchester

S4

Which monarch founded Trinity College, Cambridge?

Henry VIII

S5

In cookery what is the US term for icing?

FROSTING

S6

Which Rogers and Hammerstein musical was originally called 'Away We Go'?

OKLAHOMA

S7

What is the name of the village/town in Dorset created by Prince Charles?

POUNDBURY

S8

Which member of Robin Hood's band of merry men was the son of a miller?

MUCH

S9

What was the minimum age for joining the Home Guard in the UK during WWII?

17

S10

Which Australian bird is also known as the Laughing Jackass?

KOOKABURRA

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