Sunderland Echo Quiz League

Setter: Adam Wheatley – Chaplins’, Sunderland

Wednesday 12th October 2016

Sets A & B

Round 1

1a Which 2016 movie, directed by Sean Ellis, is a remake of a 1975 World War II movie called Operation Daybreak, and stars actors Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan in the main roles?


1b All of the Queen's governors-general, as well as Europe's crowned heads, attended the Royal Wedding between The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, with the exception of who?

King Juan Carlos I of Spain - (The Spanish king was advised not to attend by his government because the newlyweds' honeymoon included a stopover in the disputed territory of Gibraltar)

2a Actors Richard Burton and Liam Neeson share which iconic role, despite portraying the same character almost 30 years apart?

The Narrator in Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds

2b Also the author of crime novels under the pseudonym Nicholas Blake, which Anglo-Irish poet had a son who became an Oscar-winning actor?

Cecil Day-Lewis

3a Which singer from a British indy rock band was sentenced to 4 months in prison in 1998 for threatening to kill the pilot and a stewardess during a flight?

Ian Brown (The Stone Roses)

3b Fabricated by Titus Oates, the Popish Plot was a supposed Catholic conspiracy to kill which British monarch?

Charles II

4a Only 3 football clubs have been promoted to the English Premier League since it was formed in 1992 but never relegated from it. AFC Bournemouth and Swansea City are two of them, name the other club?

Stoke City

4b Which UK Prime Minister was the first to use the title ‘Prime Minister’ rather than ‘First Lord of the Treasury’ and was also the only PM to have died at 10 Downing Street?

Henry Campbell-Bannerman

Round 2

5a Which river enters the Irish Sea at Solway Firth after flowing through Carlisle?

River Eden

5b Most often found on the shores of the Baltic Sea, what organic gemstone is a type of fossilised tree resin?


6a Which former England rugby union captain has put his name to a series of pasta sauces on sale country-wide?

Lawrence Dallaglio

6b Dallas shares its airport with which other Texas city?

Fort Worth

7a How is Clym Yeobright described in the title of a Thomas Hardy novel?

The Native (The Return Of The Native)

7b Which English boxer lost his World Flyweight title to Frank Cedeno of the Philippines at the Empire Pool, Wembley in September 1983?

Charlie Magri

8a Based around Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphries, which band released the classic 1981 album `Architecture and Morality'?

Orchestral Manoevres In The Dark (OMD)

8b Not really an island, which area of Dorset lies south of Poole Harbour and is home to Corfe Castle and the town of Swanage?

Isle of Purbeck

Round 3

9a In which US city are there sports teams called the Mariners and the Sonics?


9b Which word describes the trunk of a tree from the ground up to the first branches?


10a In the 1956 test against Australia when Jim Laker took 19 wickets, who took the other one?

Tony Lock

10b A former winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year award, on which instrument is Nicola Benedetti a virtuoso?


11a In the Bible, to which tribe did warrior Goliath of Gath belong?


11b Complete the list of Hogwarts Houses in the Harry Potter books - Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and …….?


12a What name is given to the first full moon after a harvest moon?

Hunter’s Moon (accept Blood or Sanguine)

12b Which actor portrayed the character of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever?

Charles Gray

Round 4

13a Which actor portrayed the character of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond movie Spectre?

Christoph Waltz

13b What name is given to the point on a planet's solar orbit at which it is furthest from the Sun?


14a Which item completes the Deathly Hallows in the Harry Potter books - the Resurrection Stone, the Invisibility Cloak and ……?

The Elder Wand (accept Deathstick or wand of Destiny)

14b In the Bible, to which tribe did Bathsheba's husband Uriah belong?


15a Known for her performances at the Last Night of the Proms, on which instrument is Alison Balsom a virtuoso?


15b In the 1953 FA Cup Final when Stan Mortenson scored 3 goals for Blackpool, who scored the other one?

Bill Perry

16a Which tree is known as the 'false plane tree'?


16b In which US city are there sports teams called the Rams and the Blues?

St Louis

Round 5

17a Not really an island, which area of Scotland lies between the Moray Firth and the Cromarty Firth, and is home to Groam House museum and the town of Fortrose?

Black Isle

17b Consisting of Martyn Ware, Ian Marsh and Glenn Gregory, which band released the classic 1981 album `Penthouse and Pavement'?

Heaven 17

18a Which English boxer lost his World Middleweight title to Marvin Hagler at Wembley Arena in September 1980?

Alan Minter

18b Who is the hero of 'King Solomon's Mines' by H Rider Haggard?

Allan Quartermain

19a Seattle shares its airport with which other city in Washington state?


19b Which former TV host and critic has put his name to a brand of pickled onions on sale country-wide?

Barry Norman

20a What organic gemstone is derived from high pressure decomposition of wood, and is closely associated with Whitby?


20b Which river enters Southampton water after flowing through Winchester?

River Itchen

Round 6

21a Who is the only UK Prime Minister who has also filled the posts of Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary?

James Callaghan

21b Fifty years ago England won the World Cup. The England team squad for these finals contained 3 goalkeepers. Gordon Banks and Peter Bonetti were two of them – name the other?

Ron Springett

22a Between 1840 and 1882 Edward Oxford, John Francis, John Bean, William Hamilton, Robert Pate, Arthur O'Connor and Roderick McLean all failed in their attempt to do what?

Assassinate Queen Victoria

22b Which US rapper, producer and actor was sentenced to prison for sexual assault in 1995 and shot to death while out on bail pending appeal in 1996? He has since sold 75 million records worldwide.

Tupac Shakur

23a Best known for a pair of historical novels about the Roman empire, which English poet also wrote a memoir focused on his army service in the Great War called Goodbye to All That?

Robert Graves

23b Ringo Starr, Pierce Brosnan and Alec Baldwin share association with which popular children’s fictional character?

Thomas The Tank Engine (they all narrated both on television and on film)

24a Who represented the USA at the Royal Wedding between The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981?

Nancy Reagan (First Lady)

24b Which 2016 movie, directed by Paul Feig, is a reboot of a famous 1980’s movie franchise and features characters such as Doctor Abigail Yates, Doctor Erin Gilbert, Doctor Jullian Holtzmann and Patty Tolan?


Spare Questions:

In which of Shakespeare's play is Joan of Arc a central character?

HENRY VI (Part 1)

Which planet has a moon called Larissa?


Only two twentieth century Prime Ministers have become so without previous ministerial experience, Tony Blair was one. who was the other?


In Scotland which bird is called a laverock?


Who in 1975, were the first winners of the Cricket World Cup?


In Roman mythology who was the father of Romulus and Remus?


"It was beauty that killed the beast" is the final line in which film?


Give a year in the life of Italian painter Canaletto.

1697 -1768

Of which US state was Bill Clinton governor?


1b What name was given to Tasmania by its original European discoverers?


2a The Indonesian dish satay is flavoured with what?

PEANUT (Sauce)

Following Baron Von Richtoffen's death who took command of his squadron?


Who plays Chief Superintendent Foyle in the TV series "Foyle's War"


In which opera do the characters Rodolfo and Marcello appear?


Which is the only species of deer in which the females grow antlers?


Who was the youngest male winner of the Nobel Peace Prize?