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 ?
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 ?
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 ?
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 ?
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 ?
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
Q1 George Frederic Handel
Q2 12 Angry Men
Q3 Elizabeth the First
Q4 Stealing a loaf of bread
Q5 Tunstall Reservoir
Q6 Richard Johson
Q7 Lady Eleanor
Q8 Sunderland Albion
Q9 Polonium (210)
Q13 The Thirty Years War
Q16 Short ( Message Service )
Q20 Foreign Minister
Q21 Graham Hill
Q22 Sale of the Century ( He was a contestant and he won )
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 ?
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 ?
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 ?
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 ?
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 ?
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
Q1 Being a spy for Napoleon Bonaparte
Q2 Edward the First
Q4 Richard Wagner
Q6 Shakespear’s sister
Q7 Jim Crowley
Q8 Farne Islands
Q13 Subscriber ( identity module )
Q15 Gottlieb Leibniz
Q16 The Hundred Years War
Q18 Isaac Hayes
Q23 Blind Date
Q24 Jack Brabham
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 ?
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 ?
S5 Ombrophobia is a fear of what ?