Wednesday, November 23, 2016

22nd November–Cup/Plate Questions



Set by the Pack Horse Bowling Club and the British Flag

1 Name either of the two main ingredients of Glamorgan sausages?

Cheese or Leeks (it's a veggie sausage)

2 "In the texting acronym AFAIK , for what does the K stand?

" Know (As Far As I Know)

3 Which US boxer was born Joseph Barrow in 1914 ?

Joe Louis

4 Whose real name is/was Richard John Bingham ?

Lord Lucan

5 Which product is advertised with the slogan "Taste The Rainbow" ?


6 Which company uses the advertising slogan "Never Knowingly Undersold" ?

John Lewis

7 Who did the Chicago Cubs beat 4 - 3 to win the baseball world series for the first time in 108 years ?

Cleveland Indians

8 What is the Japanese word for a martial arts training area ?


9 What is a native of Shropshire called ?


10 In 1919 the United Artists Corporation was founded by 4 people: Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks were 3 of the 4 who was the fourth ?

D. W. Griffith

11 Who is the current Transport Secretary ?

Chris Grayling

12 Who is the current Secretary Of State for Justice and also the Lord Chancellor ?

Elizabeth Truss

13 In which city will the 2020 Summer Olympic Games be held ?


14 Which horse trainer is known as the "Queen Of Aintree" ?

Jenny Pitman

15 Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons make up which production dance duo ?

Chemical Brothers

16 Mark King is the lead singer of which band who had their greatest hits in the 1980s and 1990s ?

Level 42

17 What nationality was the spy Mata Hari ?


18 Whose ancestral home is Woburn Abbey ?

Duke Of Bedford

19 Who is the author of the Bridget Jones books ?

Helen Fielding

20 What do either of the initials stand for in the name of the author P.D. James ?

Phyllis or Dorothy

21 Which London Underground Line has the most stations with a total of 60 stations ?

District Line

22 Which Radio 4 programme, created by Norman Collins, celebrated its 70th birthday in October this year ?

Women's Hour

23 The range of the pH scale is from zero to what ?


24 Which English chemist discovered the most elements ?

Sir Humphrey Davy

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

26 In which country is the novel "Anne of Green Gables" written by Lucy Maud Montgomery set ? Canada (Prince Edward Island)

27 Who wrote "The Firm" and "The Pelican Brief" ?

John Grisham

28 Who provided the voice for the baby in "Look Who's Talking" ?

Bruce Willis

29 In the US what can be identified by the computer system AFIS ?

Fingerprints (Automated Fingerprint Identification System )

30 What is the name of the official Edinburgh residence of the First Minister Of Scotland ?

Bute House

31 "Which African country has Lobamba as it's legislative capital and Mbabane as it's administrative capital ?


32 What was the name of the flamboyant Liverpool hairdresser and charity fundraiser, known as “The King of Bling” who died from cancer in October ?

Herbert Howe

33 Who was the English scriptwriter best known for devising and co-writing with David Croft the BBC sitcoms Dad's Army, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Hi-De-Hi and You Rang M'Lord, who died in October ?

James "Jimmy" Perry

34 What mighty hero did Prince Adam turn into by using the Sword of Power at Castle Grayskull ?


35 How many wooden building blocks are there in a game of Jenga ?


36 The cultivation of which crop was banned in France in 1748 because it was thought to cause leprosy?


37 In which European country would you find the Troodos mountain range?


38 Which English city is known as ‘The Faithful City’?


39 "Take Me Home" is a 1995 autobiography by which late US singer ?

John Denver

40 Which actor in his autobiography said `All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl`?

Charlie Chaplin

41 What was the nickname of German swimmer Michael Gross due to his especially long arms that gave him a total span of 2.13 metres?

The Albatross

42 Which sportsman had the nickname "The Great White Shark" ?

Greg Norman

43 Who was the 2015 Time Magazine "Person of the Year" ?

Angela Merkel

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


45 Wounded First World War soldier Walter Yeo is believed to have been the first person to have undergone which medical procedure ?

Plastic Surgery

46 What famous last did Josef Jakobs achieve on 15th August 1941 ?

Last person executed at the Tower Of London (shot)

47 What mineral has the lowest number on the Mohs scale?


48 "To which bird family do puffins and guillemots belong?


49 In which war was the Gatling gun first used?

American Civil War (1864 Siege of Petersburg)

50 About which politician did Harold Wilson say “He immatures with age”?

Anthony Wedgewood Benn

51 In terms of area, what is the largest island in Asia?


52 Which desert covers much of Botswana, and parts of Namibia and South Africa?


53 Shakespeare`s `The Tempest`, Milton`s `Paradise Lost` and Pope`s `The Rape Of The Lock` all feature a character with the same name. What is this name?


54 The 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You is based on which Shakespeare play?

Taming of the Shrew

55 Which comedian was the first person in Britain to make a call on a mobile phone?

Ernie Wise (New Year's Day 1985)

56 Which achievement links Arthur Martin-Leake, Noel Chavasse and Charles Upham?

Only people to have been awarded 2 Victoria Crosses

57 Common, Arctic and Sooty are all varieties of which type of bird ?


58 Worcester Black, Arlington Pippin and Bartlett are all varieties of which type of fruit ?


59 If you have dysphagia what do you have difficulty doing ?


60 The Royal Ballet, currently based at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, was founded by whom in 1931 ?

Dame Ninette de Valois

61 Which American singer had a hit in 2010 with "Firework" ?

Katy Perry

62 Which American singer had a hit in 1989 with "We didn't start the fire " ?

Billy Joel

63 Which 1968 Carry On film featured the 3rd Foot and Mouth Regiment of soldiers?

Carry on…. up the Kyber

64 Kenneth Williams uttered the words "Infamy ! Infamy ! They've all got it in for me ! in which 1964 Carry On film ?

Carry on Cleo

65 The word for which discipline is derived from the Sanskrit word for ‘to unite’ or ‘to join’?


66 From what are millefiore objects made?


67 "In the texting acronym ROFL what does the L stand for ?

Laughing (Roll On the Floor Laughing)

68 Wild Bill Hickok was killed in 1876 by Jack McCall whilst playing poker. What poker hand was he holding when shot which has led to the expression `dead man`s hand`?

Two Pairs (Aces and Eights)

69 What did Henry Beck famously map out in 1932?

London Underground

70 What two word phrase means the smallest amount of fissile material needed for a sustained nuclear chain reaction?

Critical Mass

71 In to which sea does the River Danube flow?

Black Sea

72 Val Kilmer played a rival pilot to Tom Cruise in which film?

Top Gun

73 Which fruit, also known as a Marmelo, was originally used to make marmalade?


74 What name is given to a colony of nesting penguins?

A rookery

75 How many hoops are used in a game of croquet?


76 The name of which country means 'the heights'?


77 Which 18th century mansion is the country residence of the Princess Royal?

Gatcombe Park

78 What is an animal's pug, apart from its nose?

Its footprint

79 Which of Shakespeare's characters was successful in 'taming the shrew'?


80 What object is placed on the Speaker's table when the House of Commons is in session?

The mace

81 What is grown by a viticulturist?

Grapes / Grapevines

82 Which type of farm livestock can be infected by Newcastle disease?


83 In which English county is the isle of Purbeck?


84 Which designer created the 'Bizarre' range of decorative ceramics?

Clarice Cliff

85 According to the Old Testament, to which ruler did 'the writing on the wall' appear?

King Belshazzar

86 Which US state is featured on the label of a Jack Daniels bottle?


87 For which type of sweet is the French town of Montelimar famous?


88 Which English county has an area known as Holland?


89 Which colour is the artist's pigment gamboge?


90 How many balls are used in a game of pool?

16 (15 plus the white ball)

91 Icarus' is the name of the ill-fated space ship in which popular 1968 science fiction film?

Planet of the Apes

92 The 'supermoon' dazzled the UK last week. It is the closest the moon has been to Earth since which year?

1948 (accept 1947 - 1949)

93 The Oxford Dictionary has recently announced its 'word of the year'. What is the word, which refers to a style of reporting or campaigning that attempts to appeal to emotions rather than convey factual accuracy?


94 Steven Gerrard has recently announced he will leave his US soccer team at the end of this contract? What is the name of the team?

LA Galaxy

95 Which Simon and Garfunkel song is the opening music to the film, 'The Graduate'?

The Sound of Silence

96 Which team did Great Britain beat in the Women's' Hockey Olympic final this year?

The Netherlands (Holland)

97 In which sport was New Zealander, Ivan Mauger (pronounced 'Major') a world champion? Speedway

98 What is the mathematical name for the upper part of a fraction?

The numerator

99 Which American actor, who had roles in Bullitt and the 'Magnificent Seven', along with several popular TV series died recently?

Robert Vaughn

100 What is the more popular name for the calcaneal tendon?


101 What type of clothing was banned by statute in 1746?

Highland dress

102 Which veteran BBC Broadcaster died earlier this month aged 95?

Sir Jimmy Young

103 What is the skin marking, lentigo better known as?


104 Manufacturers have recently controversially changed the size and shape of which iconic chocolate bar?


105 The film, 'Control', was about the life and death of which pop music star?

Ian Curtis (Joy Division)

106 Writer and broadcaster John Wilson is associated with which sport?


107 The first modern Olympic Games was held in Athens - but where was the second?

Paris - in 1900

108 Who was freed by Pontius Pilot in preference to Jesus to appease the crowds?


109 The horizontal rows of squares on a chessboard are called ranks, what are the vertical rows called?


110 Which series of 4 films featured detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh?

The Lethal Weapon series - soon to be a TV series

111 The sardine is a young form of which fish?

The Pilchard

112 From which species of hardwood are snooker cues made?


113 In a telescope, what is the name of the lens nearest the light source, which bends light to a focal point?

The objective lens

114 Which boxer had his ear bitten by Mike Tyson during a title fight?

Evander Holyfield

115 Which Radio 4 comedy series was created by John Culshaw, Alistair McGowan, Simon Lipson and Kate Robbins?

Dead Ringers

116 Yvette Fielding founded which reality TV series based on the paranormal in 2002?

Most Haunted

117 In which year did Margaret Thatcher resign?


118 In which Charles Dickens novel does the infamous headmaster Wackford Squeers appear? Nicholas Nickleby

119 A territorial outpost of which country is immediately north of Poland? Russia - formerly part of Prussia Germany

120 What is the minimum age for players of the National Lottery 16


S1 Which artist was born Doménikos Theotokópoulos in Crete in 1541 and was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance?

El Greco

S2 The world's first travel agency was founded in 1850 by whom ?

Thomas Cook

S3 What is the capital of the former Soviet Republic of Belarus


S4 Which type of transport did John Outram invent in 1876 ?

Tram (Outram)

S5 Which American city embraces the slogan "What Happens Here, Stays Here" ?

Las Vegas

S6 Which actor has appeared as Dr. Who on TV the most times with 178 appearances ?

Tom Baker

S7 Which Impressionist painter painted "The Umbrellas" and "The Bathers" ?

Piere Auguste Renoir

S8 What is the name of the 1679 act that established freedom from arbitary arrest in England ? Habeus Corpus Act

S9 In golf what is a bunker known as in the US ?

Sand Trap

S10 According to Pink Floyd …."We don't need no education, we don't need no ………." ? Thought Control

TIE BREAKER  (God Forbid)

What is the total number of all the pages from the 7 Harry Potter books written by J.K. Rowling ?

· Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone223·

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets251·

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban317·

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire636·

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix766·

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince607·

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows607

Nearest to the total wins!Answer3407


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