SUNDERLAND ECHO QUIZ LEAGUE

WEDNESDAY 7th OCTOBER

QUESTIONS B

1.       What is the home nation of football team Skenderbeu? ALBANIA

2.       Whose 1986 Turner Prize-winning entry, “Holy Virgin Mary”, was “painted” using elephant dung? CHRIS OFILI

3.     Which theoretical physicist (1908 – 2003) was called “The Father of the hydrogen bomb”? EDWARD TELLER

4.     Anne Caroline Vallon, born in Paris in 1792, was the illegitimate daughter of which English poet? WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

5.     Who became the first Oscar winner to have parents who had also won Oscars? LISA MINNELLI

6.     In 1464, Elizabeth Woodville was the first commoner to marry an English king. Which king? EDWARD 4th

7.     Ikale Tahi, meaning Sea Eagles, is the nickname of which national Rugby Union team? TONGA

8.     Which major US politician wrote the 1995 children’s book, “The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer”, which was illustrated by his daughter? JIMMY CARTER

9.     Who is the Justice Secretary in the current Shadow Cabinet? LORD FALCONER

10.In the 19th century a “rag stabber” was slang for members of what occupation? TAILORS

11.Which former Shadow Health Minister finished sixth on “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2010? ANNE WIDDICOMBE

12.David Manners  currently holds the title of which Dukedom? RUTLAND

13.What is Postman Pat’s full name? PATRICK CLIFTON

14.Which bird is mentioned in the title of a 1986 UK number 1 hit single? CHICKEN(The Chicken Song by Spitting Image)

15.Printed in 1594 what is Shakespeare’s first Roman tragedy? TITUS ANDRONICUS

16.Rafer Johnson won the gold medal in 1980. In which athletics event? DECATHLON

17.Matt Damon played Tom Ripley in the film, “The Talented Mr. Ripley”. Who played him in the sequel, “Ripley’s Game”? JOHN MALKOVICH

18.Who was the British Prime Minister at the outbreak of the US Civil War? LORD PALMERSTON

19.Who was killed by Dr. Bertrand Dawson in 1936? GEORGE 5th (Dawson died in 1945 and his diaries published in 1986 included the admission that he had ended the king’s suffering with a lethal injection)

20.The Iroquois Cup is competed for in which sport? LACROSSE

21.Which 19th century American novel features the characters Hester Prynne, The Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth? THE SCARLET LETTER (by Nathaniel Hawthorne)

22.The JD Wetherspoon pub in Portsmouth is named after which sailor? SIR ALEC ROSE

23.In which play by Shakespeare does Launce, a clownish servant, describe his dog Crab as “the foulest natured dog that lives”? TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

24.Which theme tune from a British TV show, it has no lyrics, was revealed in 2014 by Co-operative Funeral Care as the fourth most popular choice of the deceased at their funeral, after “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”,” The Lord is my Shepherd” and “Abide with Me”? MATCH OF THE DAY