SUNDERLAND ECHO QUIZ LEAGUE  23rd March 2016

                                                 QUESTIONS  A

 

1        Which comedian’s current UK tour is called ‘The Joy of Mincing’

                         Julian CLARY

2        During the reign of Empress Marie Therese, which was the only sea port in the otherwise landlocked Austro-Hungarian Empire?

                                        TRIESTE

3        In 1962, Stirling Moss’s career was virtually ended by a crash at St Mary’s Corner, on which racetrack?

                                        GOODWOOD

4        Which state of the USA uses the apt corporate slogan ‘Unbridled Spirit’?

                               KENTUCKY

 

 

5        In Mexican cuisine, which seeds are toasted to make the popular snack ‘pepitas’?

                               PUMPKIN

6        Using only the letters on their bibs, which position in netball would score highest in Scrabble?

                               GOAL KEEPER

7        To the nearest pound, what is the cost of a colour TV licence for those under 75?

           £145.50            Accept £145 or £146

8        Which group of elements, which contains arsenic, antimony and silicon, among others, is found between metals and non-metals in the periodic table?

                               METALLOIDS

 

 

9        In which 1925 novel, written in the first person, is the title character usually referred to as Jay?

            THE GREAT GATSBY

10   Which boxer retired with a perfect record of 49 wins and no defeats, choosing not to fight again and break the record held by Rocky Marciano?

            Floyd MAYWEATHER

11   The Eider duck gets its popular nickname from which famous North East figure?

            SAINT CUTHBERT

12   Ruth Rendell wrote fourteen novels, including ‘The House of Stairs’ and ‘The Brimstone Wedding’, using which pseudonym?

             Barbara VINE

 

 

 

 

13   Which country has the longest shoreline on the Caspian Sea?

             KAZAKHSTAN

14   Which bandleader, who died in 1987, had bands called the First Herd, the Second Herd and the New Thundering Herd?

            Woody HERMAN

15   Jennifer Aniston made her film debut in the 1993 horror movie ‘The Leprechaun’. Which British actor played the title role?

             Warwick DAVIS

16   Land, stone, sand and frown are the rhyming words in the first verse of which well known poem?

             OZYMANDIAS

 

 

17   Which footballer, in 2010, was the last Englishman to be Sunderland’s Player of the Year?

             Darren BENT

18   Which Oscar winning actress performed the National Anthem alongside Garth Brooks in 1993, Billy Joel in 2007 and Lady Gaga at this year’s SuperBowl 50?

              Marlee MATLIN   (as signer for the deaf)                    

19   Which mountain, whose name sounds like a stereotypical Japanese phrase, is the highest in Japan?

Mount ASO

20 What is the name of the massive naval base near Petrograd, whose sailors            originally supported the Russian Revolution, but were eventually suppressed by the  Bolsheviks, bloodily, in 1921?

KRONSTADT

 

 

21 What same two names connect a well known brewery and the singer whose UK number ones include ‘Money on my mind’ and ‘Stay with me’?

                   SAM SMITH

22 Striae Distensae is the Latin name for which condition, found most often in new mothers?

 STRETCH MARKS

23 Which German WWII general was largely responsible for developing the concept of armoured warfare that became known as ‘blitzkrieg’?

 Heinz GUDERIAN

24 What was the name of the Paul Nichols trained horse on which Victoria Pendleton came fifth in the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham this year?

 PACHA DU POLDER

 

 

 

  SUNDERLAND ECHO QUIZ LEAGUE  23rd March 2016

QUESTIONS   B

 

 

1 Which state of the USA uses the apt corporate slogan ‘Great Faces, Great Places’?

SOUTH DAKOTA

2 Which comedian’s current UK tour is called ‘Iranalamadingdong’?

Omid DJALILI

3 What was the name of the legion, composed of soldiers foreign to Russia, which took control of the Trans-Siberian Railway and fought the Bolsheviks in 1918? Their aim was an independent country, which they now have.

CZECH or CZECHOSLOVAK LEGION

4 Which racing driver crashed and died at Silverstone’s Woodcote Corner in 1970?

Bruce McCLAREN

 

 

5 Sub-atomic particles known as quarks are divided into six types which include up,    down and charm. Which word is used to describe these different types?

FLAVOUR

6 What would you add to rice to make the popular Venetian dish ‘risi e bisi’?

PEAS

7 The northern boundary of which state denotes the German border with Denmark?

SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN

8 Which bird, having similar habits to the king, takes its name from King Canute?

Red KNOT       (calidris canutus)

 

 

9 Which bandleader, who died in 1990, had bands called ‘the Messengers’ and ‘the Seventeen Messengers’ before forming ‘the Jazz Messengers’ in 1954?

Art BLAKEY

10 The highest mountain in the contiguous states of the USA shares which single name with the ‘most awarded’ singer in American history?

WHITNEY   (Don’t accept WHITNEY HOUSTON)

11 The Syncope ( pronounced sin-co-pay) ward in a hospital treats what particular condition?

FAINTING      (Accept blackouts or loss of consciousness, but not FALLS)

12 In which 1889 novel, written in the first person, is the narrator known as ‘J’ to his friends?

      THREE MEN IN A BOAT

                          

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                        

13 Which 2001 horror movie takes its title from a 1938 song, included in the film, which starts with the line ‘I don’t care what the weatherman says’?

JEEPERS CREEPERS

14 Refusing to take any more rides after matching his injured rival’s total, in a rarely matched act of sportsmanship, John Francome shared the 1982 Jockey’s Championship with whom?

Peter SCUDAMORE

15 Which state of the USA has the longest coastline on Lake Superior?

           MICHIGAN

16 Which same two names connect the TV series ‘American Dad’ and the 1972 winner of the Men’s Singles title at Wimbledon in 1972?

             STAN SMITH

 

 

17 What is the name of the prescription medicine banned on January 1st  by WADA which led to Maria Sharapova’s positive drug test?

            MELDONIUM or MILDRONATE

18 Abandoned because it was difficult to enforce and largely ignored by the public, what was the cost of a dog licence when it was abolished in 1987?

              37p              (The 1/2p was withdrawn in 1984)

19 Which footballer was, in 1997, the last Frenchman to be Sunderland’s Player of the Year?

              Lionel PEREZ

20   At the Brit Awards, who has been challenged to a fight by both Robbie Williams and Sporty Spice, Mel C?

              Liam GALLAGHER

 

 

21   Agatha Christie wrote six novels, including ‘Giant’s Bread’ and ‘Absent in the Spring’, using which pseudonym?

            Mary WESTMACOTT

22    What, that I would imagine every one of you has at home, changed from dark blue to burgundy in 1990?

             British PASSPORT

23   Who was the Deputy Commander of the 1st Allied Airborne Army during WWII whose description of Operation Market Garden as ‘a bridge too far’ inspired the title of the Cornelius Ryan novel?

              Lt Gen Frederick ‘Boy’ BROWNING

24   Day, lea, way and me are the rhyming words in the first verse of which well known poem?

        GRAY’S ELEGY or ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD

 

                                                 SPARE QUESTIONS

 

1        Taking its name from the Greek word for ‘glue’, because it prevents sagging, which is the most abundant protein in the human body?

                            COLLAGEN

2        What unique distinction is held by the Kerry Lee trained steeplechaser Russe Blanc?

                            Only officially WHITE horse in training

3        Which whale is nicknamed ‘the sea canary’ because of its high pitched twittering?

                             BELUGA

4        What is the title of the National Anthem of New Zealand?

                             GOD DEFEND NEW ZEALAND

5        Which 86 year old was once nicknamed ‘the Steel Butterfly’?

                              Imelda MARCOS

6        Snatching the winner in a 1-0 defeat of Scotland in 1973, who was the last player from England’s 1966 World Cup winning team to score for his country?

                               Martin PETERS