QUESTIONS B

ROUND 1

B1.       Born in 1703, who said, “The World is my parish”? 

John WESLEY

 

B2.       Rugby League’s 1983 Man of Steel, Mick Morgan, played for which Cumbrian club, which disbanded in 1997? 

CARLISLE

B3.       Which artist associated with Cubism, conceptual art and Dada, represented France in the 1933 Chess Olympiad? 

Marcel DUCHAMP

 

B4.       What is the three-word title of the 1945 biopic of George Gershwin starring Robert Alda?

           

                                                                        RHAPSODY IN BLUE

 

ROUND 2

B5.       Ralph Vaughan Williams’ opus no. 96 composed in 1954 was the first concerto written for which musical instrument? One of the earliest soloists was cartoonist and raconteur Gerard Hoffnung. 

                                                                                                                                                TUBA

 

B6.       Which poem by John Keats opens with “A thing of beauty is a joy forever”?

 ENDYMION

 

B7.       What name has been given to a proposed eighth continent which is a huge land mass largely submerged in the southwest Pacific Ocean? 

ZEALANDIA

 

B8.       Who appeared in 280 of the 281 episodes of the TV series “Never Mind the Buzzcocks”? 

 

Phill JUPITUS

 

ROUND 3

B9.       What is the meaning of “Waffen” in the name of the German paramilitary organisation the Waffen SS? 

ARMED

 

B10.     The chef’s hat, a toque, has 100 folds said to represent the 100 ways to cook what? 

 

An EGG

 

B11.     952 for 6 declared is the highest team innings in a Test match - made by which country?

 SRI LANKA

 

B12.     Between 26th and 31st of August 1970, which island’s population increased sevenfold? 

 

ISLE OF WIGHT (Pop Festival)

 

 

ROUND 4

B13.     In 2016, which American became the first professional golfer to have a round of 58 in a PGA golf tournament? 

Jim FURYK

 

B14.     Originating in Bologna then moving to Modena, which car company has a trident as its logo?

 

                                                                                                                                    MASERATI

 

B15.     Scree, horse, house, husband and wife - are all words introduced into English by which invaders? 

           

VIKINGS

B16.     In 2016, after fifty years, FARC rebels agreed a ceasefire in which country? 

 

COLUMBIA

ROUND 5

B17.     Tom Thwaites won the 2016 ‘Ig Nobel’ prize for living three days in the Alps walking and grazing in disguise, as and with, which type of animal? 

GOAT

B18.     Red, red wine” was a hit for UB40, which they first heard sung by Tony Tribe, but who was the original singer/ composer?

                                                                                                            Neil DIAMOND

 

B19.     Regularly seen on the road and road signs in Wales, what is the meaning of the word araf? 

 

SLOW (not STOP!)

 

B20.     The title of the Agatha Christie novel “Murder Most Foul” is a quotation from which Shakespeare play? 

HAMLET

ROUND 6 

B21.     In the 1970s, Alan and Jenny Gray from Truro gave their name to which cheese? 

 

YARG (Gray spelt backwards)

 

B22.     Butchering across the saddle of loin to give a double size produces which Northern cut of lamb? 

 

                                                                                                                        BARNSLEY CHOP

 

B23.     Completed in 1900 and dismantled in 1919 a tower built to out-top that at Blackpool with a height of 173 metres (then the tallest in Britain) was sited in which town on the Wirral peninsula? 

 

NEW BRIGHTON (accept WALLASEY)

 

B24.     First used in as the title of a 1967 song by the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band what two-word phrase was used to describe the election in 1997 of a Labour government? 

COOL BRITANNIA  

 

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