Friday, March 17, 2017

Bonus Questions–ECH Quiz 10th March

 

 

ROUND 1

1. In the Bible, what is the Decalogue usually called?

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS

2. What is the name of Italy's state airline?

ALITALIA

3. Which American golfer was nicknamed the 'Golden Bear'?

JACK NICKLAUS

4. Which London tube line is coloured green on the underground map?

DISTRICT

5. The handsome peacock belongs to which family of birds?

PHEASANT

6. What goes a Geiger counter measure?

RADIOACTIVITY

7. In 1960 Amy, Sally and Mo made a space flight. Who or what were Amy, Sally and Mo – mice, rabbits or monkeys?

MICE

8. What is the modern name for the game of battledore and shuttlecock?

BADMINTON

9. In which country does the RIver Rhine rise?

SWITZERLAND

10. In which novel does the parrot called Captain Flint appear?

TREASURE ISLAND

11. Which young actor died in a car crash in California in 1955?

JAMES DEAN

12. What does the term AWOL mean to a soldier?

ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE

13. In World War II, what was the Manhattan Project?

DEVELOPMENT OF THE ATOMIC BOMB

14. In what field was Maria Montessori famous?

EDUCATION

15.The film Ring of Bright Water told the story of which type of creature?

AN OTTER

16. Before British coinage was decimalised, how many old pennies made a florin?

TWENTY FOUR

17. In which sport did Mike Getting become famous?

CRICKET

18. What was Beethoven's first name?

LUDWIG

19. What type of furniture is a davenport?

WRITING DESK

20. Name the official record of the daily proceedings in the British Parliament.

HANSARD

 

ROUND 2

1. What does a herpetologist study?

REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS (accept snakes)

2. In the United States, how many nickels would you get for a dime – 2, 10 or 20?

TWO

3. What is a John Dory?

A FISH

4. Which Scottish school did both the Duke of Edinburgh and his son Prince Charles attend?

GORDONSTOUN

5. Which is the least used letter in the English language?

Q

6. Name the mythological character sentenced to fall in love with his own reflection as a punishment for his pride

NARCISSUS

7. In 1908, Kenneth Graham, an English bank clerk, wrote a book which has become a children's classic. What was it called?

WIND IN THE WILLOWS

8. It is sometimes called a gnu. What is its other name?

WILDEBEEST

9. When milk turns sour, what acid is formed?

LACTIC ACID

10. Which James Bond film starred Honor Blackman – Dr No, Goldfinger or From Russia With Love?

GOLDFINGER

11. Who was the author of Our Mutual Friend?

CHARLES DICKENS

12. At the time of the French Revolution, what were tumbrels?

HORSE DRAWN WAGONS TAKING PEOPLE TO THE GUILLOTINE

13. Which American gangster was known as 'Scarface'?

AL CAPONE

14. What name is given to a baby whale?

CALF

15. Which fictional aviator had friends called Ginger and Algy?

BIGGLES

16. Only one American state has a name beginning with 'L'. Name it.

LOUISIANA

17. On which island did the mutinous crew from the Bounty make their home?

PITCAIRN ISLAND

18. What is measured by Truss – hay/straw, wool or cotton?

HAY OR STRAW

19. The national flag of the Netherlands bears which three colours?

RED WHITE AND BLUE

20. In the book by James Hilton, what was the profession of 'Mr Chips'?

TEACHER

 

ROUND 3

1. Which commonwealth country is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017?

CANADA

2. What drink is made from vodka and tomato juice (among other things!)?

BLOODY MARY

3. How many points are awarded to the winning driver of Formula 1 Grand Prix race?

25

4. Which zodiac sign is represented by the crab?

CANCER

5. Boxing’s rules are named after a 19th-century nobleman?

MARQUIS OF QUEENSBURY

6. What film included the song Wandering Star?

PAINT YOUR WAGON

7. By what name was the fictional Lord Greystoke better known?

TARZAN

8. Who was the Englishman who was saved from death by the Indian girl Pocahontas?

CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH

9. Which North African city has a name meaning 'white house' in Spanish?

CASABLANCA

10. In the Bible, who buried Jesus in his own tomb?

JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA

11. Colonel Tom Parker was manager for which famous singer?

ELVIS PRESLEY

12. Which type of acid is usually found in car batteries – hydrochloric, sulphuric or nitric?

SULPHURIC

13. To which country do the Molucca islands belong – Phillippines, Indonesia or Malaysia?

INDONESIA

14. Which male singing voice comes below tenor?

BARITONE

15. In Paris, where is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?

ARC de TRIOMPHE

16. What would you do with the Eastern device called a 'hookah'?

SMOKE (through) IT

17. What type of paintings did artists of the Norwich school produce?

LANDSCAPES

18. In 1943, a group of generals plotted to kill their leader with a bomb. Who was he?

ADOLF HITLER

19. Which ancient tribe of invaders gave the country of England and the English people their name?

THE ANGLES

20. The sea parrot is more usually known by another name. What is it?

THE PUFFIN

 

ROUND 4

1. What are classified using the Dewey system?

BOOKS

2. In what field did Sir Alexander Korda make his name – painting, acting or music?

MUSIC

3. A tithe was a tax paid to support the clergy. What proportion of income was a tithe?

A TENTH

4. What is the common name for rubella?

GERMAN MEASLES

5. In which year was the state of Israel created – 1948, 1958 or 1968?

1948

6. In which country was Archbishop Makarios President?

CYPRUS

7. Who was the chief god of Scandinavian mythology?

ODIN

8. What was the name of the Mafia patriarch played by Marlon Brando in The Godfather?

DON VITO CORLEONE

9. The Haight-Ashbury area was “hippy central” in which US city in the 1960s?

SAN FRANCISCO

10. Which Scandinavian country achieved its independence from Sweden in 1905?

NORWAY

11. After how many years of marriage is a ruby wedding celebrated?

FORTY

12. Where in London would you find the Whispering Gallery?

St PAUL’S CATHEDRAL

13. In Italy, what is the capital city of Tuscany?

FLORENCE

14. Veni, vidi, vici wrote Julius Caesar. What is the translation?

I CAME, I SAW, I CONQUERED

15. From which inn did Chaucer's pilgrims set out in Canterbury Tales?

THE TABARD INN IN SOUTHWARK

16. In which sport has Stephen Roche achieved success – swimming, tennis or cycling?

CYCLING

17. In which American state is the University of Princeton?

NEW JERSEY

18. Which element was once called brimstone?

SULPHUR

19. What does a protractor measure?

ANGLES (again!)

20.Which US President defined democracy as 'government of the people, by the people, for the people'?

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

Marathon Round + Answer Sheets

Marathon Rounds

1. And The Oscar Goes To…

2. Rear of the Year!

3. The Top Row

4. U.S. Presidents

1. On This Day…

2. Name That…Book

 

AND THE OSCAR GOES TO…

…or at least we hope it does after this year’s fiasco!

All these films won the “Best Picture” Oscar when they were released. Simply name the film in each picture…


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REAR OF THE YEAR!

And suddenly the tone collapses!

Name these people who are all winners of the much uncoveted “Rear of the Year” award…



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THE TOP ROW

In this round, all of the answers begin with a letter from the top row of a typewriter or computer keyboard reading in order left to right…a handy clue if you know what the letters are!

1. In 1975 and 1976, which group released two albums named after Marx Brothers films – A Night At The Opera and A Day At The Races?

2. In which film did Michael Douglas originally play the part of Gordon Gecko?

3. At the start of a game of the U.K. version of Monopoly, if you throw a double six, which square would you land on?

4. What name is given to the unpaved road along the south side of London's Hyde Park, normally reserved for horse riders?

5. Published between 1986 and 1995, what was the first British newspaper to be printed in colour?

6. What is represented by a red triangle on an Ordnance Survey Map?

7. Which planet has 27 satellites, each named after a character from a Shakespeare play or an Alexander Pope work?

8. Which European country has the oldest Parliament?

9. What name is given to the unit of electrical resistance?

10. What was the nickname of Gene Hackman's character in The French Connection?

U.S. PRESIDENTS

Just name the following 10 U.S Presidents.

Some a darn sight more use than others, you decide!


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DAY…

A round of questions about things that have happened on this day in history – the 10th of March…

1. Whose killer did a court in Tennessee jail for 99 years on this day in 1969?

2. On this day in 1977, scientists discovered rings around which planet?

3. On this day in 1964, Ford produced the first model of which sporty car named for a Mexican wild horse?

4. Barry Sheene died on this day in 2003, in which sport did he make his name?

5. Which terrorist figure, a regular on FBI Most Wanted Lists for many years before his death in 2011, was born on this day in 1957?

6. Born on this day in 1940, which U.S. actor and martial artist once said, Violence is my last option?

7. Which actress, born today in 1958, was the voice of Princess Bala in the animated film Antz but is more famous for being interrogated by the police whilst suffering an underwear shortage in Basic Instinct?

8. Which royal narrowly avoided death in an avalanche on the ski slopes of Switzerland on this day in 1988?

9. On this day in 1876, whose assistant was the recipient of the first telephone call?

10. He rose to worldwide fame in 2013 with his hit single Blurred Lines, name the American singer-songwriter born on this day in 1977.

NAME THAT…BOOK

A Dingbat round!

Name the book / play / literary work of some sort from the clues below…


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And The Oscar Goes To…– Answer Sheet

Team Name .

1

American Beauty (1999)

2

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

3

Schindler’s List (1993)

4

Gandhi (1982)

5

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

6

The Artist (2011)

7

Rocky (1976)

8

No Country for Old Men (2007)

9

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

10

Dances with Wolves (1990)

11

Rain Man (1988)

12

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

13

Amadeus (1984)

14

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

15

Argo (2012)

16

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

17

Titanic (1997)

18

Annie Hall (1977)

19

Chicago (2002)

20

The King’s Speech (2010)

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Rear of the Year! – Answer Sheet

Team Name .

1

Suzi Quatro

2

Robbie Williams

3

Charlotte Church

4

Daniel Radcliffe

5

Ulrika Jonsson

6

Will Young

7

Carol Vorderman

8

Ian Wright

9

Elaine Page

10

Olly Murs

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The Top Row – Answer Sheet

Team Name .

1

Queen

2

Wall Street

3

Electric Company

4

Rotten Row

5

Today

6

Youth Hostel

7

Uranus

8

Iceland

9

Ohm

10

Popeye

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U.S. Presidents – Answer Sheet

Team Name .

1

George Bush

2

Barack Obama

3

Lyndon B Johnson

4

Richard Nixon

5

Bill Clinton

6

Gerald Ford

7

Jimmy Carter

8

Donald Trump

9

Abraham Lincoln

10

George Washington

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On This Day – Answer Sheet

Team Name .

1

Martin Luther King

2

Uranus

3

Mustang

4

Motorcycle Racing (Superbikes etc.)

5

Osama bin Laden

6

Chuck Norris

7

Sharon Stone

8

Prince Of Wales

9

Alexander Graham Bell’s (Mr. Watson)

10

Robin Thicke

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Name That …Book – Answer Sheet

Team Name .

1

Heidi

2

A Passage to India

3

Frankenstein

4

Fahrenheit 451

5

Three Men in a Boat

6

The Cat in the Hat

7

Pride and Prejudice

8

Ring of Bright Water

9

Fifty Shades of Grey

10

Around the World in Eighty Days

11

Twelfth Night

12

A Farewell to Arms

13

The Thirty-Nine Steps

14

The Count of Monte Cristo

15

Nineteen Eighty-Four

16

The Old Man and the Sea

17

War and Peace

18

A Man for all Seasons

19

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

20

Crime and Punishment

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Music Round – Answer Sheet

ARTIST

SONG TITLE

1

Fleetwood Mac

Albatross

2

Kid Creole & The Coconuts

Annie I'm Not Your Daddy

3

Joy Division

Atmosphere

4

Madness

Baggy Trousers

5

Meat Loaf

Bat Out Of Hell

6

Bruce Springsteen

Born In The U.S.A.

7

Eddie Cochran

C'mon Everybody

8

Hot Chocolate

Every 1's a Winner

9

David Bowie

Heroes

10

Smiths

How Soon Is Now

11

Madonna

Into The Groove

12

Bob Dylan

Like a Rolling Stone

13

Police

Message in a Bottle

14

Fat Boy Slim

Praise You

15

Manfred Mann

Pretty Flamingo

16

Smokey Robinson

Tracks of My Tears

17

Stone Roses

Waterfall

18

Kinks

Waterloo Sunset

19

Cameo

Word Up

20

Coldplay

Yellow

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