QUESTIONS B

 

ROUND 1

B1.       Which bargain retail chain was started by David Dodd and Stephen Smith in 1990?

                                                                                                                        POUNDLAND

B2.       Appointed in 1951, who is the longest serving member of the Privy Council?

Prince PHILIP  (DUKE OF EDINBURGH)

B3.       Double Olympic alpine skiing silver medallist Marc Girardelli represented which country? 

                                                                                                            LUXEMBOURG

B4.       "In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence". This is a summary of which management principle?
                                                                                                The PETER Principle

ROUND 2

B5.       Nephrite, a basic calcium magnesium iron silicate, is a variety of which semi-precious stone?

                                                                                                                                    JADE

B6.       On which make of motorcycle did Jonathan Rea win the World Superbike Championship in 2016?

                                                                                                                        KAWASAKI (ZX10)

B7.       The Kreutzer Sonata was, famously, a composition by Beethoven and, perhaps less famously by Janacek; but who wrote a novella first published in 1889 entitled “The Kreutzer Sonata”? 

                                                                                                                        Leo TOLSTOY

B8.       The density of which constituent part of the earth's atmosphere is measured using Dobson units?

The OZONE layer
                                   

ROUND 3

B9.       Which Test player scored 380 six months before Brian Lara scored 400 to take back the highest individual score record in Test cricket?

                                                                                                            Matthew HAYDEN

B10.     The first launch of an iron made ship on the River Wear took place in 1853. From which Deptford shipyard was this ship, the Amity, launched?

                                                                                                Sir James LAING & Sons

B11.     Which 24-year-old directed the first episode of “Columbo”, “Murder by the Book”, aired in 1971? 

                                                                                                                        Steven SPIELBERG

B12.     On what British island is Dunvegan Castle located?

                                                                                                SKYE

 

                                   

ROUND 4

B13.     Which TV quiz programme was devised by Frenchman Armand Jammot? 

                                                                                                            COUNTDOWN

B14.     The nitrate of which metallic element is used in pyrotechnics to produce a crimson flame?

                                                                                                            STRONTIUM

B15.     Whose essay “A Modest Proposal” was a satire suggesting that the Irish could farm and eat their own children? 

                                                                                                Jonathan SWIFT

B16.     John Cabot explored the east coast of North America under commission from which English monarch?
                                                                                    HENRY VII

 

ROUND 5

B17.     Who initially led the allied army landings at Anzio on January 22nd 1944?

Major General John P. LUCAS                     

B18.     Which breed of dog won ‘Best in Show’ at Crufts 2016?

                                                                                    WEST HIGHLAND terrier

B19.     Which Irish novelist was personal assistant to actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum theatre in London?

Bram STOKER

B20.     Which electrical appliance manufacturing business was established on the outskirts of Malmesbury, Wiltshire in 1983 by its eponymous founder?

                                                                                                            Sir James DYSON

ROUND 6 

B21.     Made famous during the Civil War, which American town is at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers? 

                                                                                                HARPERS FERRY

B22.     Who was the first ever designer to ban the use of models who have a Body Mass Index under 18?

                                                                                                Giorgio ARMANI                                                                                          

B23.     Which famous Italian artist killed a rival in a botched attempt to castrate him in Rome in 1606?

                                                                                    Michelangelo Merisi de CARAVAGGIO                                                                                           

B24.     What was the pen-name of poet Winifred Emma May, famous for her sentimental poems published by the Daily Mirror and Woman’s Own for several decades?

                                                                                                            PATIENCE STRONG

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