SUNDERLAND ECHO QUIZ LEAGUE

WEDNESDAY, 7th OCTOBER

QUESTIONS A

1.       Which reptile is mentioned in the title of a 1983 UK number 1 hit single? CHAMELEON(Karma Chameleon by Culture Club)

2.     Which German inventor had a patency dispute with Herbert Ackroyd Stuart of Halifax in the 1890’s? RUDOLPH DIESEL

3.     Which controversial American replaced Charles Kennedy as Rector of the University of Glasgow in 2014? ED SNOWDON

4.     The Queen’s Prize and Dewar Cup are competed for in which sport? RIFLE SHOOTING

5.     Pietro Torregiano (1472 – 1528) famously broke which fellow artist’s nose? MICHAELANGELO

6.     In the TV series “Thunderbirds”, what was Lady Penelope’s family name? CREIGHTON-WARD

7.     The name of which group of five chemical elements means “salt producing”? HALOGEN

8.     When Humphrey Bogart won his Oscar for “The African Queen”, the other three acting Oscars were all won by which film? A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

9.     In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar who is described as the last Roman? CASSIUS

10.Matt Damon played Jason Bourne in the first three of the Bourne films. Who played the lead role in the film, “The Bourne Legacy”? JEREMY RENNER

11.Which nation’s national Rugby Union team’s nickname is Los Teros after the Southern Lapwing, the country’s national bird? URUGUAY

12.The journalist Anna Torv, born in Glasgow in 1944, married which business man in 1967, the second of his three wives to date? RUPERT MURDOCH

13.The JD Wetherspoon pub in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, is named after which fictional character? LADY CHATTERLEY

14.Stoker Cavendish currently holds the title of which Dukedom? DEVONSHIRE

15.Which of Henry 8th’s wives did he describe as, “A rose without a thorn”? CATHERINE HOWARD

16.Which 19th century novel features the characters Squire Alworthy, Mr. Thwackum(a schoolteacher) and Squire Weston? The history of TOM JONES, a foundling.

17.Which is the home nation of football team FK Qarabag? AZERBAIJAN

18.Which non-religious song was revealed in 2014 by Co-operative Funeral Care as the most popular choice of the deceased at their funeral? ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE

19.Which Prime Minister was born in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, on 17th January 1863? DAVID LLOYD GEORGE

20.Arthur Wint won Jamaica’s first Olympic gold medal in 1948 in which athletics event? 400 M

21.In which play by Shakespeare is Poor Tom tormented by the “foul fiend”, Flibbertigibbet? KING LEAR

22.Who is the International Development Secretary in the current Shadow Cabinet? DIANNE ABBOTT

23.Who was the British Prime Minister at the outbreak of the Crimean War? EARL OF ABERDEEN

24.In the 19th century pottery industry what name was given to the worker who turned the large wheel that operated the potter’s wheel? A ONE-LEGGED DANCER