Wednesday, January 25, 2017

24th January Cup/Plate Quarter Finals


set by Dolphin Dragons (1-60, and the Wharf  (61-120)

1. Point of Ayre is the northernmost tip of which large island in the British Isles?

Isle of Man

2. Which Olympic gold medal winning swimmer played Tarzan in 12 films in the 30's & 40's?

Johnny Weissmuller

3. What was Tommy Cooper’s catch phrase?

Just Like That

4. Rutger Hauer starred in a series of adverts for which alcoholic drink using the slogan "Pure Genius"?


5. Katerina Witt, of East Germany won gold in both the 1984 and 1988 winter Olympics. In which discipline?

Figure Skating(Accept Skating)

6. Urquhart Castle overlooks which loch, the second biggest in Scotland?

Loch Ness

7.Which Shakespeare play contains the characters sir Toby Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek and Malvolio?

Twelfth Night

8. And which contains the characters Touchstone, Rosalind and Orlando?

As You Like It

9. James Lind 1716-1794 was a pioneer in helping to eradicate which disease amongst sailors? Scurvy.

(Known as the Hippocrates of Naval medicine, he published "A Treatise on the Scurvy" (1753) & in 1795 lemon juice was prescribed to all sailors.)

10. During the reign of which British monarch was the battle of Trafalgar?

George III

11.Why are vegans avoiding new £5 notes?

Animal fats are used in manufacture

12. Zac Goldsmith was MP for a Constituency in which town?


13. Of the six Orders of Chivalry in the UK, three are the St Michael and George order, the Royal Victorian Order and the Order of the British Empire. Name one of the remaining three.

Garter, Thistle or Bath

14. What is the highest rank in the British Army?

Field Marshal

15. What game comprises 54 wooden blocks stacked in a tower, where one block is removed from the tower & placed on top until it falls?


16. What is the oldest surviving form of Japanese theatre having been developed in the 14th Century?


17. During the reign of which British Monarch was the Battle of Blenheim fought?

Queen Anne

18. Who is most famed for his 1817 work "An Essay on the Shaking Palsy" in which he was the first to describe "paralysis agitans". This condition was later renamed after him.

(Dr James) Parkinson (1755-1824)

19. Lady with an ermine and Virgin of the rocks are paintings by which artist?

Leonardo da Vinci

20.Where is sculptor Ian Rank Broadley's image of the queen most commonly viewed

On UK Coinage

21. In which country was muesli invented?


22. What is the state capital of Montana?


23. Which Spanish singer was on the books of Real Madrid as a goalkeeper in his youth?

Julio Iglesias

24 What's the chief ingredient of the Irish dish boxty bread?


25. Providence is the capital of which state?

Rhode Island

26. What is the 24th & last letter of the Greek alphabet?


27. Which animated sitcom features the Smith family, parents Stan & Francine & their children Steve & Hayley?

American Dad

28. Which trip-hop band compromises Beth Gibbons, Geoff Barrow & Adrian Utley?


29.In Roman numerals, which letter is used to represent 500?


30. Which fictional detective solved the Mysterious Affair at Styles?

(Hercule) Poirot

31. In Arthurian legend who was the lover of Tristan?


32. Geographically which is the westernmost football team currently playing in the Premier League?

Swansea City

33. If you landed at Carthage airport, in which country would you be?


34. Which river rises in Tibet, then flows 1800 miles through India, Pakistan and into the Arabian sea?


35. Which detective solved the Adventure of the Copper Beeches?

Sherlock Holmes

36. The name of which desert means waterless place in Mongolian?

The Gobi

37. You'll Never Walk Alone, theme of Liverpool supporters, is a song taken from which Rogers & Hammerstein musical?


38. According to some legends, and various writers, who was the lover of Cressida?


39. In which English county are the Quantock Hills?


40. What is the opposite of nocturnal?



41. Which actor plays the character Jason Bourne in the various Bourne films?

Matt Damon

42 Where on the body should spats be worn?

Feet (allow Ankle, or other answer denoting below the knee)

43. What one word was Punch magazine's advice to persons about to marry in an 1845 edition?


44 Harold Wilson, Eric Morecambe, Fred Trueman & Sir Ian Botham were amongst the winners of which (possibly redundant) award?

Pipe Smoker of the Year

45. Where on the body should a cummerbund be worn?


46. Which actor plays the character Jack Reacher in the various Reacher films?

Tom Cruise

47. Hicham El Guerrouj is the current men's record holder with his time of 3:43.13,but what is the event ?

The Mile

48. Who is the current holder of the women’s marathon world record?

Paula Radcliffe

49. London houses all but two of the various Tate Museums. Name either of the other locations.

Liverpool or St Ives

50 Piri-piri sauce comes from the cuisine of which country & its colonies?


51. John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt & Dante Gabriel Rossetti formed which artistic movement?

Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood

52. How much was the old coin, a groat, worth?

Four(Old) pence

53. Which breakfast cereal was advertised with the slogan "They're grrrreat!"?


54. The Guggenheim Museum is located in New York & which European city?

Bilbao (Spain)

55. With Which football club did Kevin Keegan start his footballing career?

Scunthorpe United

56: And which famous cricketer also played football for Scunthorpe United?

Ian Botham

57. Jack Cohen (or Sir John Edward Cohen to give his proper name) founded which international company in 1919?


58. Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol & David Hockney belong to which genre of art.

Pop Art

59. Prior to decimalisation in U.K., what was term given to a coin worth two shillings?


60. Which international company did Jeff Bezos (born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen) found?



61. The TV shopping channel QVC is an acronym, self-describing the business. The Q stands for quality. Give either of the other two words.

Value or Convenience

62. In millimetres, what is the standard diameter in mm of copper piping supplying UK kitchen sinks?


63. Which US president was assassinated the year Queen Victoria died?


64. In which film is the quad of Trinity college Cambridge used for the scene of the ‘running race to beat the clock chimes’?

Chariots of Fire

65. From which club did Manchester United sign the Armenian midfielder Henrik Mkhytarian?

Borussia Dortmund

66. What is the surname of the Jennifer Saunders character in Absolutely Fabulous?


67. Lord Frederick Cavendish and Thomas Henry Burke were fatally stabbed while on British government business in 1882. In which city?


68. Identify the film from its last line: You finally really did it. You maniacs! You blew it up! God damn you, god damn you all to hell! Planet of the Apes

69. Another last line: I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as in my dreams. I hope…

Shawshank Redemption

70. Which scientific law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction? (need a name and a number)

Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion

71. Which country produces 60% of the world’s platinum?

South Africa

72. Which writer’s lesser known books include Coming up for Air, and Homage to Catalonia?

George Orwell

73. In which novel does the character Gabriel Oak appear?

Far from the Madding Crowd

74. The 192 metre high Gateway Arch is in which American City?

St Louis

75. In 2012, which conservative MP and novelist resigned to spend more time with her husband in New York?

Louise Mensch/Louise Bagshawe (allow either)

76. The films “The African Queen” and “Apocalypse Now” are both based on which book by Joseph Conrad?


77. What top-selling computer game series lets you steal cars, buy weapons and kill people, and go with prostitutes?


78. What animal is depicted within the company logo of Slazenger?


79. Complete this list: mustard, green, scarlet, peacock, white

PLUM(characters in Cluedo)

80. Red and yellow cards were introduced by FIFA in which World Cup?

MEXICO / 1970


81. US film star Robert Vaughan died in 2016. What was the name of his character in The Man from UNCLE?


82. In Greek mythology, who supports the heavens on his shoulders as a punishment from Zeus?


83. Vladimir and who else are waiting for Godot?


84. The Queen famously lives at SW1A 1AA, but who lives at SW1A 2AA?


85. The Victoria Falls Bridge over the Zambezi river connects Zambia to which other country?


86. What was the pseudonym of the Japanese radio broadcaster Iva Tokuri whose propaganda programme was aimed at US soldiers during World War 2?


87. What was the name of the local in Only Fools and Horses?


88. Which Scottish soup is made from smoked haddock, potatoes and onions?


89. How many centimetres or inches are there in a “hand”, the measurement used for horses?

TEN (4 inches)

90. What letter comes next: A,S,D,F,G,H,J,K...?

L (middle row of a qwerty keyboard)

91. Nelson defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Aboukir Bay. What name do we know it as?

Battle of the Nile.

92. ACAS was set up in 1975 to advise and arbitrate in industrial disputes. What does the C stand for in ACAS ?


93. What is the legal term for “A sudden and irresistible act of nature that could not reasonably have been foreseen”?

Act of God

94. Whose queen was the city of Adelaide named after?

William IV

95. Who is the only British Pope?

Adrian IV or Nicholas Breakspear(accept either)

96. Madison Avenue in New York is associated with which industry?

( Advertising )

97. What would your job be if you were ‘after-burning’?

Pilot (of military jet. Used to increase power during take-off or combat).

98. Of which Southern African country is Maseru the capital?


99. Which former governor of Maryland was Vice President of the US 1971 – 1973?

Spiro Agnew.

100. Giacomo Agostini was a world champion in the 1960’s and 70’s. What was his sport?



101. What do Mary Jane Kelly, Elizabeth Stride and Annie Chapman have in common ?

All victims of Jack the Ripper

102. If you were standing on the sea-front at Algeciras in Spain and looked to the East, what would you see?


103. If you are accused of a crime, you may have an ‘alibi’. What does the Latin word ‘alibi’ mean?


104. What is the fastest animal on two legs reaching speeds of 40 mph?


105. In 1931 what was the first ever televised sporting event?

The Derby

106. The Rolls Royce radiator ornament is called 'The Spirit of .....' what?


107. In texting what does the acronym BYOB mean?

Bring your own bottle or bring your own beer

108. Who is actress Shirley MacLaine’s younger brother ?

Warren Beatty

109. Who said that they "would not be going with the dough" in 2017?

Mel & Sue (when "Bake Off " leaves BBC for C4.)

110. In which US city are the NFL side The Steelers based?


111. Which city is served by Louis Armstrong airport ?

New Orleans

112. Whose most recent detective novel is called ‘Rather Be The Devil’?

Ian Rankin

113. Season 6 of which fantasy series featured the Battle of the Bastards?

Game of Thrones

114. Who is Northern Ireland's First Minister?

Arlene Foster

115. Jude Law starred in which recent Sky Atlantic series?

The Young Pope

116. Hugh Cornwell has recently collaborated with poet John Cooper Clarke on an album entitled ‘This time it’s personal’? Which punk band did he formerly lead?

The Stranglers

117. Which former Booker prize winner has recently published a novel called Swingtime, which tells the tale of an African family moving to London?

Zadie Smith

118. How many consecutive Premier League games did Chelsea win, prior to losing to Spurs on Jan 4th?


119. Who is the current World Professional Snooker champion?

Mark Selby

120. Which Jazz singer was known as the First Lady of Song?

Ella Fitzgerald


1. "Suffering Succotash" was the catchphrase of which animated cat?

A: Sylvester

2. Which French Impressionist artist famously painted a series based on the facade of Rouen Cathedral at different times of day?

A: Claude Monet

3. Proverbially what is the thief of time?


4. The height of the horse is measured from the ground to which part of its body?

Withers (accept shoulders), the highest point of the torso

Tie Breaker. The Church House Bollington and the Rushton Royal Oak are two MQL ‘outposts’. According to Google maps, how long should you allow to walk from one to the other?

Answer: 4 hours and 1 minute


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