QUESTIONS B

ROUND 1

B1.       What is the name of the RAF air rescue station based on Anglesey?

                                                                                                VALLEY

B2.       Whose play ‘Sex’ ran for 375 performances on Broadway in 1926-27 but landed its author in jail for 10 days?

                                                                                                Mae WEST

B3.       Andrew Bonar Law became Prime Minister in 1922, but in which modern country was he born?

                                                                                                CANADA (at the time New Brunswick)

B4.       Which television series links Dubrovnik, the Mountains of Mourne, Gozo, Doune Castle in Stirling    and the Paint Hall Studio in Belfast?

GAME OF THRONES

ROUND 2

B5.       In which decade did French scientist Joseph Nicèphore Niépce take ‘View from the Window at Le Gras’, the world’s oldest surviving photograph                                                                                                                                                                                          1820s

B6.       Rock musician William George Perks is better known as who?

                                                                                                                             Bill WYMAN

B7.       Which Titan was the inspiration for a ballet score by Beethoven, and symphonic poems by Franz Liszt and Alexander Scriabin?

PROMETHEUS

B8.       The first recognisably modern, electronic, digital stored-program computer in 1948, and the first transistorised computer in 1953, were developed in which English university city?

MANCHESTER

ROUND 3

B9.       Which famous poet’s last recorded words were, ‘I’ve had 18 straight whiskies. I think that’s the record’?

Dylan THOMAS

B10.     In 1905, which actor became the first person to have his cremated remains buried in Westminster Abbey?

Sir Henry IRVINE

B11.     In which British city was the pharmacy chain Boots established in 1849?

                                                                                                                        NOTTINGHAM

B12.     Gary Lineker famously was never booked or sent off in his footballing career. Which fellow Leicester striker, twice winner of the First Division Golden Boot was only booked once in 564 matches? 

                                                                                                                        Alan SMITH                          

 

ROUND 4

B13.     During the 2015 Brit Awards ceremony, an incident with Madonna’s costume caused her to be pulled down a flight of stairs during her performance. Who designed her costume?

                                                                                                Giogio ARMANI

B14.     St. Botolph’s, both the largest parish church in England and the one with the tallest spire which is not part of a cathedral, is very well known. In which town is it? 

                                                                                                BOSTON (it’s the Boston Stump)

B15.     The source of the river Euphrates is in which country?

                                                                                                TURKEY

B16.     Which British male athlete won a silver medal in the marathon at the 1964 Olympic Games?

Basil HEATLEY

 

ROUND 5

B17.     Who has been cited by ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine as the most sampled recording artist of all time?

                                                                                                            James BROWN

B18.     Which transition metallic element, atomic number 40, is the last alphabetically in a list of naturally occurring elements?
                                                                                                ZIRCONIUM

B19.     In literature, which anthropomorphic character lived in Ashdown Forest?

                                                                                                            WINNIE-THE-POOH

B20.     When sending an e-mail for what does the 'b' in 'bcc' stand?
                                                                                                BLIND (Carbon Copy or Courtesy Copy)

ROUND 6 

B21.     How many radians are there in a semi-circle?

                                                                                                PI (3.14159…etc.)

B22.     £35 million is being sought to stop the 1657 painting ‘Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet’ from leaving   the country. Who was the artist?

                                                                                                REMBRANDT                                  

B23.     Which Native American was stabbed and subsequently died whilst under a flag of truce at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, in 1877?

                                                                                                CRAZY HORSE

B24.    What do Americans call what we refer to as a memory stick?

                                                                                                THUMB DRIVE

 

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