QUESTIONS A

ROUND ONE

Q1 Which composer was born in Halle in 1685 and died in London in 1759 ?

Q2  Which 1957 film had the tag line ‘ Life is in their hands , death is on their minds ‘ ?

Q3 Who was the last Tudor monarch of England ?

Q4 In Les Miserables , for what crime was Jean Valjean sent to prison ?

ROUND TWO

Q5 Which small reservoir lies about 3 miles north of Wolsingham ?

Q6 Who in 2016 was champion National Hunt jockey ?

Q7 What was Lindifarne’s highest UK chart entry in the 1970’s ?

Q8 The founder of Sunderland AFC in 1878 , James Allan left the club in 1888 and joined which club ?

ROUND THREE

Q9 Which chemical element was used to murder former KGB member Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 ?

Q10 What was the surname of Sir Humphrey in the programmes Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister ?

Q11 Launched in 1944 , Operation Dragoon was an Allied operation to capture the south of which country ?

Q12 In the Old Testament what is the name of the son that Abraham is told to sacrifice ?

ROUND FOUR

Q13 Lutzen and the 1st battle of Nordlingen were battles in which war ?

Q14 In Maths , which function is denoted by an exclamation mark ?

Q15 Of what is speleology the study ?

Q16 For what does the first S stand for in the mobile phone text system , SMS ?

ROUND FIVE

Q17 3 alkali metals react by burning in water . Sodium , Potassium and which is the third one ?

Q18 What colour petals do the flowers of Strawberries have ?

Q19 In The Simpsons , whose bar does Homer frequent ?

Q20 What position was held by Joachim von Ribbentrop in Hitler’s cabinet from 1938-45 ?

ROUND SIX

Q21 Which British driver won the Monaco Grand Prix five times in the 1960’s ?

Q22 On which TV programme did Simon Cowell first appear in 1990 ?

Q23 If you landed at Carthage Airport in which country would you be ?

Q24 What colour is the letter L in the Google logo ?

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS A

ROUND ONE

Q1 George Frederic Handel

Q2 12 Angry Men

Q3 Elizabeth the First

Q4 Stealing a loaf of bread

ROUND TWO

Q5 Tunstall Reservoir

Q6 Richard Johson

Q7 Lady Eleanor

Q8 Sunderland Albion

ROUND THREE

Q9 Polonium (210)

Q10 Appleby

Q11 France

Q12 Isaac

ROUND FOUR

Q13 The Thirty Years War

Q14 Factorial

Q15 Caves

Q16 Short  ( Message Service )

ROUND FIVE

Q17 Lithium

Q18 White

Q19 Moe’s

Q20 Foreign Minister

ROUND SIX

Q21 Graham Hill

Q22 Sale of the Century  ( He was a contestant and he won )

Q23 Tunisia

Q24 Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUESTIONS B

ROUND ONE

Q1 In ‘ The Count of Monte Cristo ‘ for which crime was Edmond Dantes sent to prison ?

Q2 Which English King was known as the hammer of the Scot’s ?

Q3 Which 1995 film had the tag line ‘ The courage to face fear ‘ ?

Q4 Which composer was born in Leipzig in 1813 and died in Venice in 1883 ?

ROUND TWO

Q5 Sunderland’s first manager was Tom Watson who left the club in 1896 to join which other Northern  club ?

Q6 Which female group was formed in 1988 by the then wife of Sunderland musician Dave Stewart ?

Q7 Who in 2016 was Champion flat race jockey ?

Q8 Precisely where off the N.E Coast is Knocks Reef , teeming with birdlife ?

ROUND THREE

Q9 Who , in the Old Testament was sold for 20 pieces of silver ?

Q10 Launched in November 1944 , Operation Capital was an Allied operation to capture the North of which country ?

Q11 What is Rene’s surname in the sitcom Allo  Allo ?

Q12 Which substance was used to poison the Bulgarian writer Georgi Markov in 1978 ?

ROUND FOUR

Q13 For what does the S stand in a mobile phone SIM card ?

Q14 Of what is an Oenophile a  lover ?

Q15 Who developed calculus at the same time as Isaac  Newton ?

Q16 In which war did the Battle of Castillon take  place ?

ROUND FIVE

Q17 Joseph Goebbels was Hitler’s Minister for what between 1933-1945 ?

Q18 In the cartoon series South Park , who voiced the character Chef ?

Q19 Which fruit is derived from a cross between a blackberry and a  raspberry ?

Q20 Which chemical element , atomic number  48 , is used in rechargeable batteries , although this usage is being reduced due to it’s toxicity ?

ROUND SIX

Q21 What colour is the first O in the Google logo ?

Q22 Marco Polo airport serves which city ?

Q23 On which TV programme did Amanda Holden 1st appear ?

Q24 Who is the only driver to win the Formula 1 World Championship in a car that he  designed ?

 

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS B

ROUND ONE

Q1 Being a spy for Napoleon Bonaparte

Q2 Edward the First

Q3 Braveheart

Q4 Richard Wagner

ROUND TWO

Q5 Liverpool

Q6 Shakespear’s  sister

Q7 Jim Crowley

Q8 Farne Islands

ROUND THREE

Q9 Joseph

Q10 Burma

Q11 Artois

Q12 Ricin

ROUND FOUR

Q13 Subscriber ( identity  module )

Q14 Wine

Q15 Gottlieb Leibniz

Q16 The  Hundred Years War

ROUND FIVE

Q17 Propaganda

Q18 Isaac Hayes

Q19 Loganberry

Q20 Cadmium

ROUND SIX

Q21 Red

Q22 Venice

Q23 Blind Date

Q24 Jack Brabham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPARES

S1 What was the first major battle of the English Civil War ?

Battle of Edgehill

 

S2 In Greek myth , who is the God of darkness ?

Erebus

 

S3 Which English culinary delight was devised by the Cheese Bureau in the 1950’s

The Ploughman’s Lunch

 

S4 Which bird is sometimes referred to as  philomel ?

Nightingale

 

S5 Ombrophobia is a fear of what ?

Rain