Wednesday, March 16, 2016

15th March–The Questions

 

All questions set by

THE BRITISH FLAG

 

Thank you to the Ox-fford “C” for vetting the questions

SPECIALIST ROUNDS

1. ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

2. GEOGRAPHY

3. DOUBLE MEANINGS

4. SCIENCE

5. SPORT

6. BACK TO SCHOOL

7. HISTORY

8. ST. PATRICK’S DAY


ROUND 1: ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

1.

Whose painting titled “Impression, Sunrise” of 1872 gave the Impressionist movement its name ?

   

CLAUDE MONET

2.

Which wars are taking place in the book “War and Peace”?

   

THE NAPOLEONIC WARS

3.

“I love to laugh” is a song from which musical ?

   

MARY POPPINS

4.

Which was the first animated group to reach Number 1 in the UK ?

   

THE ARCHIES (Sugar, Sugar)

5.

Harry Potter shares a birthday with which famous author ?

   

J. K. ROWLING (also accept Primo Levi - July 31st)

6.

Which actor who has played Dr. Who has also appeared in a Harry Potter film ?

   

DAVID TENNANT
(Barty Crouch Junior in H.P. and the Goblet Of Fire)

7.

Which colourful D.H. Lawrence book was banned because of its sexual content, along with “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” and “Women In Love” ?

   

THE RAINBOW

8.

What is the name of the hiding dog in “Where’s Wally” ?

   

WOOF

SUPPLEMENTARIES:

I.

Who was the first person to have his birthplace commemorated with an official Royal Society Of Arts blue plaque ?

   

LORD BYRON

II.

Who composed the opera Billy Budd ?

   

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

III.

In the Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” what is “Tomorrow” ?

   

A NEWSPAPER

   

   

ROUND 2: GEOGRAPHY

1.

Which is the largest African country by area ?

   

ALGERIA

2.

The Gambia is surrounded by which other country ?

   

SENEGAL

3.

Since 1992, which country’s flag has 27 stars on it ?

   

BRAZIL
(original 1889 flag had 21 stars)

4.

Which country’s National flag , sometimes called the Lion Flag , shows a yellow lion holding a sword in its right front paw ?

   

SRI LANKA

5.

The Remarkables are a range of mountains to be found in which country ?

   

NEW ZEALAND (South Island)

6.

In which country would you find Kakadu National Park ?

   

AUSTRALIA

7.

What is the most remote inhabited island in the world ?

TRISTAN DA CUNHA

     

8.

Which body of water separates Papua New Guinea and Australia ?

   

TORRES STRAIT

SUPPLEMENTARIES:

I.

The sandspit at the mouth of England’s River Humber is known by what name ?

   

SPURN HEAD

II.

What is the capital of Macedonia ?

SKOPJE

III.

How is Lake Tiberius better known ?

THE SEA OF GALILEE

ROUND 3 : DOUBLE MEANINGS

Some words can have two different meanings, sometimes with slightly different pronunciations. In each case find the one word which fits both definitions:

1.

A building material; Existing in a physical way;

   

CONCRETE

2.

One’s life’s work; To move swiftly in an uncontrolled way;

   

CAREER

3.

Friendly; A comforting or pleasant tasting medicine;

   

CORDIAL

4.

A papal edict; Optimistic investor;

   

BULL

5.

A long term plan; Thrust outward;

   

PROJECT

6.

To long for; Resinous tree;

 

PINE

7.

To make very angry; A burnt gum or spice;

   
INCENSE

8.

A spy in an organisation; Small rodent;

   
MOLE

SUPPLEMENTARIES:

I.

A high kick; Flat-bottomed boat;

   

PUNT

II.

A site of mineral mining; Hunted prey;

   

QUARRY

   

III.

To put into words; Very fast;

   

EXPRESS

   

ROUND 4: SCIENCE

1.

Which planet has craters named Bach, Beethoven, Bartok and Brahms amongst others ?

   

MERCURY

2.

Charles’s Wain is a constellation more commonly known as what ?

   

THE PLOUGH (also accept Big Dipper or Ursa Major)

3.

In plants what name is given to the process of water movement through a plant and its evaporation from aerial parts, such as leaves, stems and flowers ?

   

TRANSPIRATION

4.

What is the group of medicines known as “anti-tussives” used to treat ?

   

COUGHS

5.

Four letters of the alphabet are used to write the genetic code of DNA. G and A are two, give either of the other two ?

   

T + C (thymine + cytosine)

6.

There are three processes used to describe different types of thermal energy transfer. Conduction and convection are two, name the other ?

   

RADIATION

7.

Where on your body are the Mounts of the Sun, Mercury and Venus ?

   

YOUR HANDS (used in palmistry)

8.

Which gas is used to fill most domestic light bulbs ?

   

ARGON

SUPPLEMENTARIES:

I.

In 1866, which ship was used to lay the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable linking Britain to America ?

   

THE GREAT EASTERN

     

II.

What was the name of the last steam locomotive to be built by British Rail at Swindon in 1960 ?

   

EVENING STAR

   

III.

A chemical reaction which releases a sudden amount of energy is known as what ?

   

EXOTHERMIC

   
     

ROUND 5: SPORT

1.

In Rugby League what were Bradford known as before they became the Bulls ?

   

NORTHERN

2.

In 1996, who lit the Olympic flame in Atlanta, Georgia ?

   

MUHAMMAD ALI

3.

Who appeared in 8 consecutive US Open tennis singles finals in the 1980s ?

   

IVAN LENDL (1982 – 1989)

4.

Which club of the original founders of the English Football League has never won the F.A. Cup ?

   

STOKE CITY

5.

The founder of the cricket almanac WISDEN played for which English cricket county ?

   

SUSSEX

6.

Tommy Simpson was the first British cyclist to wear the Tour De France yellow jersey in 1962, who was the second British cyclist to wear it ?

   

CHRIS BOARDMAN (1994)

7.

Since 1989, in which sport is the Hopman Cup played for by mixed teams ?

   

TENNIS

8.

Since 1988, in which sport is the Millennium Trophy played for ?

   

RUGBY UNION (England V Ireland)

SUPPLEMENTARIES:

I.

If you were a member of the Wigan Wasps what sport would you compete in ?

 

SWIMMING

II.

In which sport would you follow a derny ?

   

CYCLING (small motorised bike used in the kierin event)

III.

Which racecourse is near to Bognor Regis ?

   

FONTWELL PARK

   

   

ROUND 6 : BACK TO SCHOOL

1.

In which Charlotte Bronte novel is the 10 year old central character sent to the inhuman Lowood school ?

   

JANE EYRE

2.

Which actor put together a school rock band in the 2003 film “School of Rock” ?

   

JACK BLACK

3.

In a famous comic strip, created by Leo Baxendale, how is the character Percival Proudfoot Plugsey more commonly known ?

   

PLUG

4.

Who is the best friend of the school boy Jennings in the novels by Anthony Buckeridge ?

   

DARBISHIRE

5.

In which 1967 film does Mark Thackeray take up a teaching post at the North Quay Secondary School in the tough East End of London ?

   

TO SIR WITH LOVE

6.

What subject is Charles Ryder studying at Oxford in Evelyn Waugh’s “Brideshead Revisited” ?

   

HISTORY

7.

In the poem “The Schoolboy” by William Blake, what is the classroom compared to ?

   

A BIRDCAGE

8.

Name the school of wizardry in Terry Pratchett’s “Discworld” ?

   

THE UNSEEN UNIVERSITY

SUPPLEMENTARIES:

I.

Who wrote the 1857 novel “Tom Brown’s School Days” ?

   

THOMAS HUGHES

II.

Which famous school of music is to be found in Manchester ?

CHETHAM’S

III.

Name the boarding school created by Enid Blyton ?

MALORY TOWERS (also accept St Clare’s and Whyteleaf)

     

ROUND 7: HISTORY

1.

Who was the first Governor General Of India, up until 1948 ?

   

LORD MOUNTBATTEN

2.

What was the pirate Blackbeard’s real name ?

   

EDWARD TEACH

3.

In which cathedral was Henry III crowned ?

   

GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

4.

In which city were all but 6 French Kings crowned

   

REIMS

5.

Under the Treaty Of Tordesillas, signed in 1494, the New World was divided between Spain and which other country ?

   

PORTUGAL

6.

The Isle Of Man belonged to two countries before it came under UK administration in 1765. Scotland was one, name the other ?

   

NORWAY

7.

The Jersey Battle of Flowers was first held to celebrate the coronation of which King ?

   

EDWARD VII

8.

In which country did the Hundred Flowers Campaign (movement) encourage government criticism in 1956 ?

   

CHINA

SUPPLEMENTARIES:

I.

In which country was the Rosetta Stone found in 1799 ?

   

EGYPT

II.

Which monarch’s eldest son died as a result of being hit by a cricket ball ?

   

GEORGE II

     

II.

In which US State did Martin Luther King lead the 1955 bus boycott ?

   

ALABAMA

ROUND 8: ST. PATRICK’S DAY

1.

Why is St. Patrick’s Day held on March 17th ?

   

SAID TO BE THE DATE OF HIS DEATH

2.

In which Cathedral is St. Patrick believed to lie buried ?

   

DOWN CATHEDRAL

3.

Specifically where would you find the Book of Kells ?

   

TRINITY COLLEGE (library, Dublin)

4.

Supposedly, what did St. Patrick use to explain the Holy Trinity ?

   

A SHAMROCK

5.

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and which African country ?

   

NIGERIA

6.

Since 1962 which US city celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by an attempt to colour its river green ?

   

CHICAGO

7.

Who was the first Irish man to win the Nobel Prize for Literature ?

   

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1923)

8.

What is the occupation of a leprechaun ?

   

SHOEMAKER (they are a load of cobblers !)

SUPPLEMENTARIES:

   
     

I.

In 1924 the main street in Dublin had its name changed from Sackville Street to what ?

   

O’CONNELL STREET

II.

Which is the only inland city in Ireland ?

   

KILKENNY

   

III.

What did the Romans call Ireland ?

   

HIBERNIA ( also except Scotia)

   

 

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS

1.

What was the title of the sequel to the film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” ?

 
   

GENTLEMEN MARRY BRUNETTES

 

2.

In musical notation how many semi-quavers are there in a semi-breve ?

 
   

16

 

3.

Which film won the most Academy Awards at the recent Oscars ?

 
   

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

 

4.

Which country did Great Britain defeat in the first game of their defence of the Davis Cup earlier this month ?

 
   

JAPAN

 

5.

Who along with Neil Tennant comprises the pop group the Pet Shop Boys ?

 
   

CHRIS LOWE

 

6.

The 2015 Carbuncle Cup, an annual British “award” for the ugliest building built in that year was a warded to a building at 20 Fenchurch Street, London. What is the nickname of this building ?

   
WALKIE TALKIE
 

7.

Who is the current World Champion on the pommel horse ?

 
 

MAX WHITLOCK

 

8.

What is the name of the dog in the 1889 book “Three Men In A Boat” by Jerome K. Jerome

 
   

MONTMORENCY

 
     

9.

What breed of dog was best in show at Crufts this year ?

   

WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER

 

10.

Two fences in the Grand national are only jumped once, the Chair is one which is the other?

 
   

WATER JUMP (last 2 fences No. 15 and 16 on first circuit)

 

11.

Eddie Izzard set himself the challenge of running 27 marathons in 27 days to raise money for Sport Relief. Why 27 marathons ?

 
 

NUMBER OF YEARS NELSON MANDELA IN PRISON

 

12.

The last occurrence of this astronomical phenomenon was on 31 July 2015 and the next two will occur on 31 January and 31 March 2018. What is the phenomenon?

 
   

BLUE MOON

 

13.

The Gowrie Plot of 1600 was believed to be an assassination attempt on which King ?

 
   

JAMES VI OF SCOTLAND

 

14.

Which relationship unites the Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Innovation and the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport?

   

TWIN SISTERS (Angela and Maria Eagle)

 

15.

Who was British Prime Minister during the General Strike of 1926 ?

 
   

STANLEY BALDWIN

 

16.

Reykjavik is the most Westerly capital of countries in the European Economic Area. What is the most Easterly capital?

 
   

NICOSIA (Cyprus)

 
     

17.

Which of Gilbert & Sullivan’s 14 comic operas is also know by the title “ The Town Of Titipu” ?

 
   
THE MIKADO
 

18.

Alan Shearer and Robbie Savage captained two teams (representing Radio 5 and Match Of The Day) who played 57 continuous hours of 5-a-side football for Sports Relief. Why did they play for 57 hours ?

 
   
TOTAL TIME A PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYER COULD PLAY IN A SEASON (assuming all games played lasted 90 min each) The final score was 547 -529 to Alan Shearer)
 

19.

How many current United Nation member states are there that were part of former Yugoslavia ?

 
   

SIX (Bosnia and Herzegovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia - Kosovo not a UN State)

 

20.

In which sport are two of Great Britain’s current top players Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford ?

 
   

TABLE TENNIS

 

21.

If you have DYSPHONIA what would you have difficulty in doing ?

 
   

SPEAKING (disorder of the mouth, tongue, throat, or vocal cords)

 

22.

Mediterranean, Little, Iceland and Common are all species of which bird ?

 
   
GULL
 

23.

Which building, designed by Charles Rennie Macintosh, was badly damaged by fire in May 2014?

 
   
GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART
 

24.

At this year’s BAFTAS who was Stephen Fry referring to when he joked, controversially that “Only one of the great cinematic costume designers would come to an awards ceremony dressed as a bag lady,” after she picked up her costume design award ?.

 
   


JENNY BEAVAN
(she also won the Academy Award for costume design and appeared to be wearing the same clothes ! )

 

25.

Which jockey won their first amateur race on March 2nd on the Paul Nicholls-trained PACHA DU POLDER at the 3:20 at Wincanton ?

 
   

VICTORIA PENDLETON

 

26.

Which George Eliot novel has a subtitle of “A Study of Provincial Life”?

 
   

MIDDLEMARCH

 

27.

Name either of the two countries that claim the cocktail Pisco Sour to be their national drink, which is Pisco (brandy), lemon or lime juice, syrup, egg white and Angostura bitters ?

 
   
PERU OR CHILE
 

28.

A watercolour of the Old Registry Office in Munich sold at auction in 2014 for just over £100,000 despite being considered of little artistic merit. Who painted it ?

 
   

ADOLPH HITLER

 

29.

Which British rock band were formed in 1968 as Joe Cocker's backing group, appearing with him at Woodstock in 1969 ?

 
   
THE GREASE BAND
 

30

Which actor plays Julius Caesar in the recently released film “Hail Caesar !” directed by the Coen Brothers ?

 
   
GEORGE CLOONEY

 

31.

Which actor played the roles of Julius Caesar, Thomas Cromwell and, most notably, the Khasi of Kalabar?

 
 

KENNETH WILLIAMS (in the Carry On series of films)

 

32.

As of March 1st 2016 who is the current Director General of the BBC ?

 
   

TONY HALL (Lord Hall Of Birkenhead)

 
     

33.

Who played the character Justice Lawrence Wargrave in the BBC series entitled “And Then There Were None”, based on a work by Agatha Christie, and screened between Christmas 2015 and New Year?

 
   
CHARLES DANCE
 

34.

Which TV soap features the Braxton and Stewart families, amongst others ?

 
   
HOME & AWAY
 

35.

On how many days in the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” was a type of bird sent as a gift?

 
   

SIX (Partridge, Turtle Doves, French Hens, Calling Birds, Geese, Swans)

 

36.

Which Christian hymn by Scottish Anglican Henry Francis Lyte is most often sung to English composer William Henry Monk's tune entitled "Eventide"?

 
   

ABIDE WITH ME

 

37.

Whom did Sebastian Coe succeed as President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ?

 
   
LAMINE DIACK
 

38.

In which sport might the referees carry a small dagger to show that they are willing to kill themselves if they make a wrong decision

 
   

SUMO WRESTLING

 

39.

Bigarade Sauce is flavoured with which fruit ?

 
   
ORANGE (usually Seville Oranges, often served with duck)
 

40.

What organ is surgically removed from the body in a cholecystectomy (koh-luh-sis-TEK-tuh-me) operation ?

 
 

GALL BLADDER

 
     

41.

What is the name of the body of water that separates the Malay peninsula from the island of Sumatra ?

 
   
STRAITS OF MALACCA
 

42.

What is the capital of Moldova ?

 
 

CHISINAU (also accept Kishinev)

 

43.

In 1983, which singer-songwriter married the Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher ?

 
   

PAUL SIMON

 

44.

Officially adopted upon independence in 1966, which Caribbean country’s national flag depicts a trident within a central band of gold flanked by vertical bands of blue ?

 
   

BARBADOS

 

45.

Which monarch was on the throne when the Black Death reached England in 1348?

 
   
EDWARD III (1327 – 1377)
 

46.

Which actress became Labour MP for Hampstead and Highgate from 1992 to 2010 and Hampstead and Kilburn from 2010 to 2015 ?

 
   

GLENDA JACKSON

 

47.

Three types of traffic-light controlled pedestrian crossings are listed in the Highway Code. Pelican is one type; name either of the other two ?

 
   

PUFFIN + TOUCAN

 

48.

What event took place in Britain in May 1982 for the first time in 450 years ?

 
   

A VISIT BY THE POPE

 
     

49.

What was the name of the horse that “pulled Ernie’s cart, the fastest milk cart in the West” ?

 
   

TRIGGER

 

50.

Which British PM was born in New Brunswick, Canada and spent his teenage years in Scotland ?

 
   
ANDREW BONAR-LAW
 

51.

Which golfer had the nickname “The Walrus” ?

 
   

CRAIG STADDLER

 

52.

Give either of the first names of the Blues Brothers founded by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in 1976 ?

 
   

ELWOOD OR JAKE (also accept Joliet)

 

53.

Who played the part of Thomas Cromwell in the TV adaption of “Wolf Hall” ?

 
   

MARK RYLANCE

 

54.

Who directed the films “Goodfellas” and “The Aviator” amongst others ?

 
   

MARTIN SCORSESE

 

55.

In which of Thomas Hardy’s novels does Michael Henchard appear ?

 
   

THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE

 

56.

In 2015 a retired electrician and his wife were given a suspended sentence of two years for keeping a hoard of whose artworks in their garage ?

 
   

PABLO PICASSO

 
     

57.

The Bruntwood prize is specifically awarded for which of the arts ?

 
   

PLAYWRITING

 

58.

Who in 2015 won the King of the Mountains classification at the Tour De France?”

 
   
CHRIS FROOME (as well as winning the actual Tour De France !)

 

59.

In what year was the Mary Celeste, an American merchant brigantine found adrift and deserted in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Azores Islands – some leeway ?

 
   
1872 (accept +/- 5 years i.e. 1867 to 1877)
 

60.

The Greek God of the west wind gave his name to a gentle breeze, what is it called ?

 
   

ZEPHYR

 

61.

Which Scottish landmark was given UNESCO World Heritage Site status in July 2015, coinciding with its 125th anniversary ?

 
 

FORTH ROAD BRIDGE
 

62.

On whose grave is the following inscription to be found ?

"Good friend, for Jesus' sake forebear, to dig the dust enclosed here; Blest be the man that spares these stones, and curst be he that moves my bones."

 
   

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

 

63.

In which card game, consisting of 108 cards, developed in 1971 by American Merle Robbins, can the direction of play be altered, a turn missed, or a player be required to pick up extra cards

 
   

UNO

 

64.

Another Way to Die, performed by Alicia Keys and Jack White, was the theme song to which Bond movie ?

 

QUANTUM OF SOLACE
 
     

65.

The song ‘The Sun Has Got His Hat On’ is from which musical ?

 
   

ME AND MY GIRL

 

66.

Shaun White an American professional snowboarder and skateboarder, two-time winter Olympic gold medalist has the long standing nickname "The Flying Tomato". Why ?

 
   

DUE TO HIS SHOCK OF RED HAIR

 

67.

Starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti which film was based on a play by Willy Russell ?

 
   

SHIRLEY VALENTINE

 

68.

Which British Monarch was on the throne at the turn of the 13th century i.e. in 1201 ?

 
   
KING JOHN (1199 – 1216)

 

69.

What does a costermonger sell ?

 
   

FRUIT + VEGETABLES

 

70.

In the Old Testament which book follows directly after the Pentateuch or Torah ?

 
   

JOSHUA (i.e. after Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy)

 

71.

Which TV entertainer was born Maurice Cole on Christmas Day in 1944 ?

 
   
KENNY EVERET
 

72.

In April the Government’s new National Living Wage will become law. If you’re working and aged 25 or over and not in the first year of an apprenticeship, you’ll be legally entitled to at least how much per hour ?

 
   

£7:20

 
       
     

73.

The most commonly known variety of which fruit is the Cavendish variety ?

 
   

BANANA

 

74.

Which small falcon shares its name with a wizard

 
   

MERLIN

 

75.

The “Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley” is a children's fantasy novel written by which English author in 1960 ?

 
   

ALAN GARNER

 

76.

An Electroencephalogram (EEG) is used for measuring the functioning of which organ of the human body ?

 
   

BRAIN

 

77.

Florence Nightingale is buried in the grounds of which London hospital ?

 
   

ST THOMAS’

 

78.

Which actress promotes the perfume ‘Glow’?

 
   

JENNIFER LOPEZ

 

79.

Members of which comedy double act of the 1970s/80s/90s were born Cyril Mead and Edward McGinnis ?

 
 

SYD LITTLE + EDDIE LARGE (accept Little and Large)

 

80.

Name the dog that was the title character of the long-running cartoon strip created by Alex Graham and first published in the Daily Mail in 1963?

 
   

FRED BASSETT

 
     

81.

Published between 1966 and 1975, which author wrote the works collectively known as The Raj Quartet ?

 
   

PAUL SCOTT

 

82.

The 1929 painting usually known in English as The Treachery of Images, which depicts a tobacco pipe above a line of text that translates from French as “This is not a pipe”, is by which surrealist artist

 
   
RENE MAGRITTE
 

83.

Which of the five English horse-racing classics is run latest in the year?

 
   

ST. LEDGER (Doncaster in September)

 

84.

Which hurdler who anchored the 1991 British 4x400m relay team to victory in the World Athletics Championships became presenter of the TV series Record Breakers?

 
   
KRISS AKABUSSI
 

85.

The central headquarters of the European Space Agency (ESA) are to be found in which capital city?

 
   
PARIS
 

86.

Which of Jupiter’s moons is named after one of the mortal lovers of Zeus, the daughter of Inachus and the nymph Melia who Zeus transformed into a heifer?

 
   

IO

 

87.

SL4 1NJ is the postcode for which royal address ?

 
   

WINDSOR CASTLE

 

88.

What does the word Veuve mean in the champagne Veuve Clicquot?

 
   

WIDOW

 
     

89.

Which English King, known as Bolingbroke (as he was born in Bolingbroke Castle in Lincolnshire) reigned from 1399 - 1413 was the son of John of Gaunt?

 
   
HENRY IV
 

90.

Which private bank, founded in 1692, and reputed to have the Royal Family amongst its clients, was owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland from 2000 until 2015?

 
   
COUTTS
 

91.

Which word, which translates as region or state, appears in the names of 5 out of the 29 states of India ?

 
   

PRADESH

 

92.

Which street in Central London takes its name from a popular 17th century game in which competitors used a mallet to try to drive a ball through a ring at the end of an alley?

 
 
PALL MALL
 

93.

Aqua Fortis is the alternative name for which acid?

 
   
NITRIC ACID
 

94.

Which chemical element and precious metal derives its name from the Spanish word for silver?

PLATINUM (Spanish platina, literally translates into "little silver")

 
       

95.

In the New Testament which book follows directly after the gospels ?

 
   

ACTS (of the Apostles)

 

96.

Which is the smallest US State by area?

 
   
RHODE ISLAND
 
           

SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTIONS

1.

How many states are in the European Economic Area (EEA)?

   
31 (28 EU states + Iceland + Liechtenstein + Norway)

2.

What name is given to scissors with saw-tooth blades ?

   

PINKING SHEARS

3.

Which singer had the nickname “The Walrus Of Love” ?

   

BARRY WHITE

4.

According to the brass plate in its door, who lives at 10, Downing Street?

   
FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY

5.

Give the forename of either of the Wright brothers, the first men to successfully engage in powered heavier-than-air flight in 1903 ?

 

ORVILLE AND WILBUR

6.

Who wrote the opera ‘Einstein on the Beach’?

   

PHILIP GLASS

7.

Which group’s first album was Parachutes released in 2000 and latest album was ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ released in 2015 ?

   

COLDPLAY

8.

Which Conservative politician succeeded his uncle, the Marquis of Salisbury, as British Prime Minister in 1902?

   

ARTHUR BALFOUR

   

9.

What was the name of the super group formed in 1998 consisting of George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne & Tom Petty?

   

THE TRAVELLING WILBURYS

10.

In Jan 2015 which female golfer from New Zealand became the youngest world Number 1 ranked golfer at the age of 17, being 4 years younger than Tiger Woods when he achieved the same feat ?

   

LYDIA KO

   

   

   

5 Comments:

Anonymous Glyn said...

A&E 6 I'm sure at least one other team will have argued John Hurt.

GK 30 - I admit I answered Clooney automatically, having just seen the film (the film had only been out a couple of weeks so not sure how general this knowledge was) but later realised in the film-with-a-film "Famous actor Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) stars in the lead role of Autolycus." Not Julius Ceasar on any level.

Supp 9 - THE TRAVELLING WILBURYS. 1988 surely?

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