13 September 2017


1   Which Nobel laureate, who was called ‘a lazy bum’ by Homer Simpson, officially opened Doxford Park Shopping

     Centre in Sunderland?                                                                                                                                                 Jimmy CARTER

2   Run by Yarra Trams, which city has the largest operating tram network in the world with 250kms or so of double

     track?                                                                                                                                                                                  MELBOURNE

3   Though the Admiral Graf Spee’s displacement was significantly greater, under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles it

      should have been less than how many tons?                                                              10,000 (long tons; cf 16,020 long tons)

4   Which Doctor Who actor performed and co-composed the theme tune to TV’s ‘Button Moon’?             Peter DAVISON      



5   In 1926, who was buried in a solid bronze coffin along with the hermetically sealed inner liner he’d regularly used in

     his stage act?                                                                                                                                                               Harry HOUDINI

6   Which town, sited in Dorset since 1974, is twinned with its namesake in New Zealand?                            CHRISTCHURCH 

7   Dating from 1864, London’s only what is located opposite the O2 Arena, at the confluence of the River Thames and

     Bow Creek?                                                                                                                                                                       LIGHTHOUSE       

8   Until the 1960s, which Monopoly token sported the number ‘3’ on its side?                                                      RACING CAR          



9   Which double gold-winning medallist at the Beijing Olympics has Nottingham’s tram number 213 named after her?

                                                                                                                                                                                  Rebecca ADLINGTON         

10   Which track on Dire Straits’ eponymous debut album references ‘Guitar George’?                          SULTANS OF SWING

11   Who was born in Portugal and in 1519 became the 1st Count of Vidigueira?                                          VASCO DA GAMA           

12   Now owned by the National Trust, Nunnington Hall near Oswaldkirk in North Yorkshire stands on the banks of which

        river?                                                                                                                                                                             The River RYE



13   Which Dustin Hoffman movie featured in a 2017 Telegraph article headed ‘Ten film quotes we all get wrong’?

                                                                                                       The GRADUATE (‘Mrs Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?’)  

14   The longest of India’s seven land borders is shared with which country?                                      BANGLADESH (4097km)

15   The Battle of Roncevaux Pass in the Pyrenees, almost 1230 years ago, is considered whose only military defeat?

                                                                                                                                                                          CHARLEMAGNE’s (in 788)

16   Actor Richard T Gere has what feminine middle name?                                                                                                TIFFANY  



17   In which city in 1528 was Italian Renaissance painter, Paolo Caliari, born?            VERONA (known as Paolo Veronese)             

18   Which chocolate bar was first released in 1976 and 25 years later carried a slogan reading ‘It’s Not For Girls’?


19   Which playwright, nicknamed the Father of Tragedy, fought at the Battle of Marathon in 490BC?               AESCHYLUS          

20   What four letter word beginning with C is the surname of the successor to Bob Crow as General Secretary of the

        RMT union?                                                                                                                                                                    (Mick) CASH       



21   Who made world news in June 1983 and is unintentionally mentioned in the chorus of Wilson Pickett’s no.28 hit of

       1966?                                                                         SALLY RIDE (first US woman in space: Mustang Sally - Ride, Sally, Ride) 

22   Usually 10 inches long, what do we call what Americans know as a slipstick?                                                 A SLIDE RULE

23   Which Northumberland village is next north after Bridlington in the Shipping Forecast’s coastal weather stations?


24   After his portrayal in the novel The Odessa File, real-life Nazi Edouard Roschmann came to be known as the ‘Butcher

       of…’ which capital city?                                                                                                                                                               RIGA








1   What four letter word beginning with C was the surname of the General Secretary of the RMT union from 2002 to

     2014?                                                                                                                                                                                  CROW (Bob)

2   Which writer, nicknamed the Prince of Wits, fought at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571?                  Miguel de CERVANTES

3   What is the name of the chocolate company founded by Craig Sams and Josephine Fairley in 1991, which was

     awarded the UK’s first ever Fairtrade mark?                                                                                                GREEN AND BLACK’s

4    What was the occupation of the father of Renaissance painter Jacopo Comin?                           DYER (hence Tintoretto)    



5   TV presenter / actor James K Corden has what feminine middle name?                                                              KIMBERLEY           

6   The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains in north-eastern France, almost 1570 years ago, is considered whose only military

     defeat?                                                                                                                                                        ATTILA the Hun’s (in 451)     

7   The longest of Brazil’s ten land borders is shared with which country?                                                      BOLIVIA (3423km)  

8   Which Clint Eastwood movie featured in a 2017 Telegraph article headed ‘Ten film quotes we all get wrong’?

                                                                                                                                              DIRTY HARRY (‘Do you feel lucky, punk?’)



9   Now owned by the National Trust, what is the name of the hall in Ladgate Lane on Teesside?                   ORMESBY Hall

10   Who was born in Spain and in 1982 became the 1st Marquis of Púbol?                                                          Salvador DALÍ

11   Whose second studio album, Astral Weeks, features a track titled ‘Madame George’?                        Van MORRISON’s

12   Which former world boxing champion has Nottingham’s tram number 217 named after him?                      Carl FROCH



13   Which die-cast metal token was used by Parker Brothers in its game ‘Conflict’ and when that failed the company

        used the piece in Monopoly. Since then, it has also featured in ‘Diplomacy’?                                                   BATTLESHIP    

14   It is 49 feet high; dates from 1816; is sited on Brixton Hill and is inner-London’s only example of what type of

       building?                                                                                                                                                   WINDMILL (Ashby’s Mill)

15   Which Cornish town is twinned with its namesake in Tasmania?                                                                      LAUNCESTON      

16   Which author was buried in 1990 along with some burgundy; hb pencils; a power saw; his snooker cues; and some

       chocolate?                                                                                                                                                                        Roald DAHL



17   Which Doctor Who actor provided the voice of Spottyman in the TV series ‘Superted’?                              Jon PERTWEE

18   Under Article 17 of the Hague Convention, the warship Admiral Graf Spee was limited to a period of how many

        hours for repairs in Montevideo?                                                                                                                                    72 hours

19   Operated by De Lijn, the longest single-track tram in the world runs 68km along the entire coast of which EU

        country?                                                                                                                                                                                                BELGIUM

20   Which Olympian, whose mum was voiced on The Simpsons by Eddie Izzard, officially opened The Galleries Shopping

       Centre in Washington?                                                                                                                           PRINCESS ANNE / ROYAL



21   Reinhard Heydrich’s actions, until his death in June 1942, earned him the nickname of the ‘Butcher of…’ which

        capital city?                                                                                                                                                                                         PRAGUE

22   Which Yorkshire town is next south after Berwick upon Tweed in the inshore waters segment of the Shipping

        Forecast?                                                                                                                                                                                WHITBY 

23   What sports event is also known in the US as ‘The Run for the Roses’ for the blanket of roses draped over the

        winner?                                                                                                                                                         The KENTUCKY DERBY     

24   What French term for pubic lice, in English, is mentioned in the chorus of Val Doonican’s no.5 hit of 1966?

                                BUTTERFLY OF LOVE (papillon d’amour - Elusive Butterfly - ‘I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love’)


STAND BY (GK): What would you add to a Screwdriver to make a Harvey Wallbanger?         (Vodka + orange +) GALLIANO

                              Italian national teams wear blue as it was the colour of which Royal House?           (The House of) SAVOY

                              Situated a few hundred yards northeast of Grenfell Tower, ‘the London Lighthouse’ has latterly been

                              associated with which disease?                                                                                              AIDS / HIV (hospice)

                                Which city, the capital of Martinique, has been dubbed ‘the Paris of the West Indies’?                ST PIERRE

            (SPORT): What would you need to do in cricket to perform a Michelle?  TAKE FIVE WICKETS (via Michelle Pfeiffer)