QUESTIONS B

ROUND 1

B1.       Designed by Nicola Salvi, which fountain in Rome is fed from the waters of the Virgo aqueduct?

                                                                                                TREVI fountain

B2.       Which American brand of cigarettes was named after the street where its British factory was located?

                                                                        MARLBORO (after Great Marlborough Street)

B3.      Dustin Lance Black who won the best screenplay Oscar for the 2008 film “Milk” is engaged to which British Olympic bronze medallist? 

Tom DALEY

B4.       Which Zone 1 London underground station has the same name as a station on the Paris Metro?

                                                                                                                                    TEMPLE

ROUND 2

B5.       The Bridge of the Americas spans which waterway?

                                                                                                            PANAMA CANAL

B6.       Which British celebrity, who died in August 2015, was Google’s top trending UK search term in 2015?

                                                                                                                        Cilla BLACK

B7.       In 2001 British Airways dropped its slogan ‘The world’s favourite airline’ after which of its rivals overtook its passenger numbers?

                                                                                                                        LUFTHANSA

B8.       Philip Larkin - poet, grump and traditionalist – held a particular dislike for three modernists whom he referred to as the three Ps. Name the poet.

                                                                                                                        Ezra POUND

ROUND  3

B9.       Founded in 1837, Wellington Public School is in which county? 

SOMERSET

B10.     The “Lyrical Ballads” published in 1798 were a collaboration between William Wordsworth and which other poet? 

Samuel Taylor COLERIDGE

B11.     The legend of El Dorado may have been based on the Muisca tradition of leaving spiritual offerings of gold ornaments in lakes and caves. In which country were the Muisca based?

                                                                                                                        COLOMBIA

B12.     According to Shakespeare, which wood moved to defeat Macbeth?

                                                                                                                        BIRNAM wood

                                   

ROUND 4

B13.     The ‘Cutty Sark’ made a fortune for the owner Jock Willis between 1883 and 1895 carrying what cargo?

                                                                                                WOOL (from Australia)

B14.     Which Heritage Railway runs from Sheffield Park, Essex to East Grinstead?

                                                                                                The BLUEBELL Line

B15.     New Caledonia is an island group in the Pacific Ocean, administered by which country?

                                                                                                                        FRANCE

B16.     Ken Catchpole represented Australia internationally on 27 occasions at which sport?

 RUGBY UNION

ROUND 5

B17.     What is the combined value of the green properties on a standard UK Monopoly board?

£920

B18.     The festival of Mardi Gras in France is what day in England?

SHROVE (or PANCAKE) TUESDAY

B19.     Where did Napoleon III surrender to the Prussians in 1870?

                                                                                                                        SEDAN

B20.     The eleventh labour of Hercules was to steal the golden apples, from where?

The Garden of the HESPERIDES

 

ROUND 6 

B21.     Ascending to the throne in 1999, Mohammed VI is the current king of which country? 

                                                                                                                        MOROCCO

B22.     What does Ambrose Bierce’s ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’ define as ‘a machine which makes a Frenchman shrug his shoulders with good reason’?

                                                                                                The GUILLOTINE                                                                                                    

B23.     Which branch of philosophy examines the nature of being?

ONTOLOGY

B24.     Name sport’s richest franchise, estimated at $4 billion in 2016, and owned by Jerry Jones.

                                                                                                            DALLAS COWBOYS

 

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