Saturday, October 29, 2016

25th October–The Questions Cup/Plate 1st Round

 

Set and vetted by The Weaver and The Royal Oak

Q1 On which river does Middlesbrough stand?

A1 TEES

Q2 On which river does Ipswich stand?

A2 0RWELL

Q3 In which city does Interpol have its headquarters?

A3 LYONS

Q4 The headquarters of the World Bank is in which city?

A4 WASHINGTON DC

Q5 Who was acting leader of the Labour Party immediately following the 2015 general election (May to Sept)-?

A5 Harriet HARMAN

Q6 Who succeeded Nick Clegg as leader of the Liberal Democrats in July 2015?

A6 Tim FARRON

Q7 In Italian football who or what are known as the Tifosi?

A7 FANS (SUPPORTERS)

Q8 In what sport is the Solheim Cup contested?

A8 GOLF (ladies equivalent of the Ryder Cup)

Q9 In which U.S. city was Barack Obama born?

A9 HONOLULU

Q10 Who is Donald Trump's running mate in the forthcoming U.S. presidential election?

A10 Mike PENCE

Q 11 What creatures belong to the order Chiroptera?

A11 BATS

To what family of birds does the Blackbird belong?

A12 THRUSH

Q13What nickname is shared by the city of New Orleans and the golfer Ernie Els

A13 BIG EASY

Q14The expression 'to win hands down' comes from which sport?A14 HORS E RACING (when a jockey slackens his grip on the reins

Q15 A smile lit up the features of the pale white man as he answered 'Yes and I am thankful that I am here to welcome you' - this was the reaction and reply to what famous­ question asked at UJIJI on the 10th November 1871?

A15 DOCTOR LIVINGSTONE I PRESUME? (by Henry Morton Stanl

Q16 Which reference work has a thistle logo?

A16 ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICAQ17 Give either of the two previous names of the Russian city of St Petersburg

A17 PETROGRAD, LENINGRAD

Q18 Give either of the two previous historic names of the Turkish city of Istanbul

  1. A18 CONSTANTINOPLE, BYZANTIUM

    Q19 Following the E.U. referendum vote on 23rd June, which area was the first area to declare its result?

    A19 GIBRALTAR

    Q20 With what substance was former K.G.B. agent Alexander Litvinenko poisoned in London in November 2006?

    A20 POLONIUM

    Q21 A candle encircled with barbed wire is the symbol of which organisation?

    A21 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

    Q22 The national flag of which African country features a Kalashnikov AK47 in its design?

    A22 MOZAMBIQUE-

    Q23 Which fictional detective lives in Whitehaven Mansions in London?

    A23 Hercule POIROT

    Q24 Which adventure story opens with a confrontation at the Admiral Benbow Inn?

    A24 TREASURE ISLAND-

    Q25 Who directed the 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels?

    A25 Guy RITCHIE

    Q26 Who directed the 'Bond' film Skyfall?

    A26 Sam MENDES

    Q27 What is the state capital of Florida?

    A27 TALLAHASSEE

    Q28 What is the state capital of California?

    A28 SACRAMENTO

    Q29 On which racecourse is the English St. Leger run?

    A29 DONCASTER

    Q30 On which racecourse is the Welsh Grand National run?

    A30 CHEPSTOW

    Q31 Who collaborated with Tim Rice on the original songs for The Lion King?

    A31 ELTON JOHN (the music score was by Hans Zimmer)

    Q32 The musical 'Sunny Afternoon', currently showing in London's West End, is based on the formation and career of which British rock band?

    A32 KINKS

    Q33 'A true hero goes all the way' and 'His whole life was a million-to-one shot' were both taglines to which Oscar winning film of 1976?

    A33 ROCKY

    Q34 In the 1994 comedy-drama film 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' who or what is Priscilla?

    A34 A BUS

    Q35 'Burpless Tasty Green', 'Mini Munch', and 'Tokyo Slicer' are all varieties of what food item?

    A35 CUCUMBER-

    Q36 Framboise is the French word for what fruit?

    A36 RASPBERRY

    Q37 Frederick Chopin airport serves which capital city?

    A37 WARSAW

    Q38 Ferenc Liszt (Franz Liszt) international airport serves which capital city?

    A38 BUDAPEST

    Q39 Name either of the two land areas separated by the Palk Strait

    A39 INDIA, SRI LANKA

    Q40 Name either of the two land areas separated by the Denmark Strait

    A40 GREENLAND, ICELAND

    Q41 The dance Paso Doble is modelled on what activity?

    A41 BULLFIGHTING

    Q42 Which stand-up comedian and actor shares his surname with an archaic word for the letter 'Z'?

    A42 Eddie IZZARD

    Q43 'My word is my bond' is the motto of which organisation?

    A43 LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE

    Q44 'Nation shall speak peace unto Nation' is the motto of which organisation?

    A44 B.B.C.

    1. Who is the new presenter / host of T.V. 's QI show, replacing Stephen Fry?

    A45 Sandi TOKSVIG

    1. It has recently been announced that as from 1s1 Jan 2017 Antonio Guterres is to take up what position?

    A46 SECRETARY GENERAL OF UNITED NATIONS (former P.M. of Portugal - replacing Ban Ki-Moon)

    1. What is the name of Donald Trump’s wife?

    A47 MELANIA

    1. According to Forbes magazine which American actress is the world's highest paid actress currently?

    A48 Jennifer LAWRENCE

    1. Sean Dyche is the manager of which English Premier League football club?

    A49 BURNLEY

    1. What nationality is boxer Vladimir Klitschko?

    ASO UKRAINIAN

    1. Which city is to be the U.K. City of Culture for 2017?

    A51 KINGSTON UPON HULL (accept Hull)

    Q52 In the U.K. what title is given to the wife of an Earl?

    A52 COUNTESS

    Q53 Who defeated Novak Djokovic in the final of last month's U.S. Open men’s singles?

    A53 Stan WAWRINKA

    Q54 In August England recorded the highest ever score achieved on a one day cricket international when they defeated Pakistan. How many runs did England score?

    A54 444 (for 3 wickets) (accept 440 - 449)

    Q55 Penfold, the trusted assistant of Dangermouse, is what type of creature?

    ASS HAMSTER

    1. Who carried the flag for team G.B. at the opening ceremony at this year's Olympics in Rio?

    A56 ANDY MURRAY

    1. How many parts comprise a Tetralogy?

    AS7 FOUR

    Q58 How many faces does an Icosahedron have?

    ASS TWENTY

    Q59 What was the name of the European Space Agency probe which recently crashed (October 191h) onto the surface of Mars?

    A59 SCHIAPARELLI (pronounced as: skyap-a-relly

  1. A plant described as Xerophytic would be capable of living in what conditions? A60 VERY DRY (desert etc.)

  1. On a standard keyboard, what letter comes between the letters 'X' and 'V'? A61 LETTER 1C'-

  1. The metric 'carat' used in weighing precious metals and stones is equivalent to what in milligrams?

A62 200 MILLIGRAMS (accept 0.2 GRAMS}

  1. Princess Anne has 3 middle names. One is Elizabeth. Name one of the other two. A63 ALICE or LOUISE

  1. In track cycling, how many events comprise the Omnium?

A64 SIX

  1. Who played the Ml6 agent Strawberry Fields in the 2008 Bond film Quantum of Solace?

A65 Gemma ARTERTON

  1. Which US city currently hosts the Formula One Grand Prix?

A66 AUSTIN (suburb/town of ELROY), Texas (accept either city or town)

Q67 In publishing, what does the 'S' in the abbreviation ISBN stand for? A67 STANDARD (International Standard Book Number)

068 Which enhanced river system connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic ocean? A68 SAINT LAWRENCE seaway

Q69 As an MP, which constituency does Theresa May represent? A69 MAIDENHEAD

  1. What is the main stage at the Glastonbury Festival called? A70 PYRAMID stage

  1. In recent news, who opened 'The Rothesay Rooms', a restaurant in Ballater, Scotland?

A71 PRINCE CHARLES (He is known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland)

  1. In Prokoviev's music 'Peter and the Wolf , which instrument represents the duck? A72 0BOE

  1. Who composed 'Cavatina', the theme to 'The Deer Hunter'? A73 Stanley MYERS

  1. What sort of animal is 'Avahi cleesei', named after John Cleese? A74 LEMUR (Cleese campaigns for the conservation of lemurs)

Q75 By which New York building was John Lennon assassinated by Mark Chapman?

A75 DAKOTA-

Q76 The Battle of the Little Bighorn took place in which US state?

A76 MONTANA

Q77 Who was the first European explorer since The Vikings to land on the north American mainland? He landed in 1497 in what is now Newfoundland in the ship, Matthew.

A77 John CABOT (or Giovanni CABOTO)

Q78 In Ancient Egyptian myth, who was the brother and killer of Osiris?

A7S SETH or SET

Q79 Who wrote the play 'A Taste of Honey' and the screenplay of the film of the same name?

A79 Shelagh DELANEY

Q80 Whose last, but only partly completed, novel was published after her death as 'Sanditon'?

ASO Jane AUSTEN

Q81 After the Baltic Exchange in London was bombed and destroyed by the IRA in 1992, which famous building was later built on the same site?

A81 THE GHERKIN

Q82 A sculpture of which body part now sits on the 'Fourth Plinth' in Trafalgar Square?

AS2 HAND with extra long THUMB (accept either) ('Really Good' by David Shrigley)

Q83 Who composed the music to 'The Threepenny Opera'?

AS3 Kurt WEILL

Q84 Who composed the opera 'Dido and Aeneas'?

A84 Henry PURCELL

Q85 "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!" was an order by American commander William Prescott at which famous battle in the American war of Independence?

A85 BUNKER HILL

Q86 What is the longest river entirely within Spain?

A86 EBRO

Q87 Marmolada is the highest peak in which mountain range?

A87 DOLOMITES

Q88 Who was the longest serving British Prime Minister in history?

A88 Robert WALPOLE

Q89 Who is the only professional on Strictly Come Dancing who has lifted the Glitter Ball twice?

A89 Aliona VILANI

Q90 Who won Celebrity Masterchef 2016? A90 Alexis CONRAN?

Q91 In the 2016 Olympics, Nick Skelton won Great Britain's Individual Showjumping gold medal on which appropriately titled horse?

A91 BIG STAR

Q92 In the animal world, what is a 'lek' (spell It)?

A92 AREA OF LAND WHERE ANIMALS DISPLAY (male birds, insects, mammals during courtship)

Q93 A 'Mermaid's Purse' or 'Devil's Purse' found on a beach will contain or will have contained what?

A93 FISH EGGS (sharks, rays, etc.)

Q94 The real-life person Jordan Belfort is described in the title of a fairly recent, Oscar­ nominated film as what?

A94 WOLF OF WALL STREET

Q95 Which Saint and 10th Century Archbishop of Canterbury in legend seized the Devil's nose with a pair of red hot tongues?

A95 DUNSTAN

Q96 Name the ship which notably carried the first wave of around 500 Afro Caribbean immigrants to Britain in 1948?

A96 EMPIRE WINDRUSH (accept WINDRUSH)

Q97 Which famous ship fought at Trafalgar alongside the Victory and played a significant role in the surrender of the French ship 'Redoutable'? It was scrapped soon after Trafalgar. A97 TEMERAIRE ('The Fighting Temeraire' in Turner's painting)

Q98 Who is the only driver to complete the 'triple crown' of motor racing, winning the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hour races?

A98 Graham HILL

Q99 Which city is capital of the Italian region of Campania? A99 NAPLES

0100 Who is the current Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport? A100 Karen BRADLEY (MP for Staffordshire Moorlands)

Q101 With an exhibition currently at the Tate Modem, which pioneering US artist notably painted New Mexico landscapes, skulls and flowers?

A101 Georgia O'KEEFE

Q102 In the bible, who was the father of King David? A102 JESSE or ISAI or YISHAI

Q103 The name of which Japanese martial art means 'the way of the sword'? A103 KENDO

Q104 The dish Scotch Woodcock consists of scrambled eggs on toast with what other ingredient?

A104 ANCHOVIES

Q105 In Indian Subcontinent cookery, what is 'kulfi'? A105 ICE CREAM (accept frozen dairy dessert)

Q106 In which layer of the earth's atmosphere do the majority of our weather systems and phenomena exist?

A106 TROPOSPHERE

Q107 Where in the human body is the Island of Reils? A107 BRAIN

Q108 What is the smallest bone in the human body? A108 STAPES or STIRRUP (in the ear)

Q109 Which well-loved sitcom character lived at 127 lnkerman Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne?

A109 Terry COLLIER of The Likely Lads

Q110 Marmite has been in the news recently. In which Staffordshire town is all the world's original-recipe Marmite made?

A110 BURTON ON TRENT

Q111 Which UK politician married Kirsten Mehr, a German financier? A111Nigel FARAGE

Q112 Situated in south-west France, Agen is famous for what foodstuff? A112 PRUNES

Q 113 Which country produces the largest quantity of cork in the world? A 113 PORTUGAL

Q114 David Lagercrantz wrote a sequel, following Stieg Larsson's death, to the Millenium Trilogy. Complete the title of Lagercrantz's book: 'The Girl in the ???'

A114 SPIDER'S WEB

Q115 In what city is Oscar Wilde buried? A115 PARIS

Q116 What part of the human body is the supercilium? A116 EYEBROW (need exact answer)

Q117 In heraldry, what animal is the symbol of purity and virtue?

A117 UNICORN-

Q118 The Casablanca Valley is a wine-producing region of which country?

A118 CHILE

Q119 Lolland, Bornholm and Zealand are islands of which European country?

A119 DENMARK

Q120 Westminster Abbey is also known as the Collegiate Church of which saint?

A120 PETER

Supplementary Questions

S1 In what year was King Charles I beheaded?

A1 1649

S2 What body part was given to Gabrielle Berlatier in 1888?

AZ VAN GOGH'S EAR

S3 What links:- France (1582), Britain (1752), Japan (1873), Russia (1918)?

A3 ADOPTION OF GREGORIAN CALENDAR

S4 Bunyip is a swamp dwelling monster in the mythology of which country?

A4 AUSTRALIA

S5 How many laps of the track are covered in an Olympic 10,000 metres race?

A5 25

S6 There are two European countries which have a flag with 3 horizontal stripes of red, white and blue, in descending order. Luxembourg is one, what is the other?

A6 NETHERLANDS

S7 Named after the Italian radio pioneer, Guglielmo Marconi airport serves which city?

A7 BOLOGNA

TIE BREAKERS

The Ford Fiesta is the top selling car in the U.K. currently. How many new Fiestas were sold in the U.K. in September (from Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders)?

19,769

Southend on Sea has the world's longest pleasure pier. In feet how long is it?

7,080 (1.34 miles)

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