QUESTIONS A

ROUND 1

A1.      Who was the television presenter arrested in 1990 for failing to pay for champagne at Tesco’s Manchester - on two occasions - but later acquitted of all shoplifting charges after citing lapses of memory?                                 

                                                                                                Richard MADELEY

A2.      The octothorpe key on a computer key board is more commonly known as what?

                                                                                                            HASH key

A3.      Which Roman poet (AD 40 – AD 104), famous for his epigrams, shares his name with a current Manchester United footballer? 

MARTIAL

A4.      Which UK Government department is based at 85, Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, London?

                                                                                    SIS (Secret Intelligence Service or MI6)

ROUND 2

A5.      The Appian Way runs from Rome to which other city?
                                                                                    BRINDISI

A6.      Apart from the Baltimore Ravens, which is the only NFL team to play their home matches in Maryland? 

                                                            WASHINGTON REDSKINS (Landover)

A7.      Known as “The Falstaff of Cricket”, which English Test batsman was sacked from Test Match Special after he broke into a rendition of “Red,Red,Wine” when asked what he had had for lunch? 

                                                                                                            Colin MILBURN

A8.      In which year did the Bank of England one-pound note cease to be legal tender?

                                                                                                                        1988

ROUND 3

A9.      Which dog was originally bred to hunt otters and used to be known as the Bingley Terrier?

                                                                                                                        AIREDALE

A10.    Which American city is at the confluence of the rivers Ohio, Allegheny and Monogahela?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               PITTSBURGH

A11.    In the early twentieth century, which British composer learnt Sanskrit to help in the writing of operas based on the Rig Veda?

                                                                        Gustav HOLST

A12.    Shipbuilding on the River Wear officially ceased on December 7th 1988. What was the last shipyard to close?

                                                                                    AUSTIN & PICKERSGILL

                                                                                                                                                           

ROUND 4     

A13.    In which country would you find the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland?

                                                                                                            BRAZIL

A14.    Methi is the Punjabi word for which aniseed flavoured herb? 

FENUGREEK

A15.    The Duck and Kangaroo is a pub in Sunderland, but who wrote the poem “The Duck and the Kangaroo”? 

                                                                                                            Edward LEAR

A16.    Who was the commander of the Japanese aircraft carrier force at the Battle of Midway, 1942?

                                                                                    Vice Admiral Chuichi NAGUMO

ROUND 5

A17.    Who was the mother of Alexander Helios and Ptolemy Philadelphus as well as at least one other son?
                                                                        CLEOPATRA (VII)

A18.     In which make of car did Graham Hill win the 1962 Formula One Grand Prix Championship? 

                                                                                                BRM (BRITISH RACING MOTORS)

A19.    In the 13th Century who led a rebellion against Henry III and briefly became de facto ruler of England?

                                                                                                SIMON DE MONTFORT     

A20.    Sarah Burton who designed Kate Middleton's wedding dress was appointed creative director of which British fashion house in 2010?

                                                                                                Alexander McQUEEN

ROUND 6

A21.    Which Briton is the only person to have won Oscars for both acting and screenwriting? 

                                                                                                            Emma THOMPSON

A22.    Cardington in Bedfordshire is most closely associated with the manufacture of which type of transport?

                                                                                                            AIRSHIPS

A23.    The nitrate of which metallic element is used in pyrotechnics to produce a green flame?

                                                                                                            COPPER                                                                                            

A24.    Traditionally, what type of meat is contained in a "Scotch pie"? 

                                                                                                            MUTTON  (or minced LAMB)

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