QUESTIONS A

 

ROUND 1

A1.      At the end of each episode of which TV series, did a character make a report to another (unseen) character called Orson?
                                                                                    MORK and MINDY

A2.      Which letter wasn’t added to the English language until the 1600s?

                                                                                                            J

 

A3.      Which fictional reporter, created by Belgian cartoonist George Remi, made his debut in "Land of the Soviets" in 1929?

                                                                                                            TINTIN

A4.      Who sculpted the flying naked angel on the tomb of Oscar Wilde, unveiled in 1914?

                                                                                                Jacob EPSTEIN

ROUND 2

A5.      The remains of the only Roman chariot racing track in the UK is found in which city?

                                                                                                            COLCHESTER

 

A6.      By what collective name are Alexandra Medford, Jane Spofford and Sukie Ridgemont known in a 1987 film? 

WITCHES OF EASTWICK

 

A7.      Coined by Paul Dirac and named after an Indian theoretical physicist, what name is given to any member of the family of sub-atomic particles which have integer spin?

                                                                                                                         BOSON

A8.      Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire is the resting place of which Tudor queen?

                                                                                                         Katherine PARR

                                                                       

ROUND 3

A9.      Name either of the two Rolling Stones top ten single hits of the 1980s.

                                                                        EMOTIONAL RESCUE or START ME UP

A10.    Between 1961 and 1980, the American Formula 1 Grand Prix was held at which venue in New   York State? 

WATKINS GLEN

 

A11.    Which English word is taken from the Athenian Greek word for a pottery shard which was used in a very specific annual vote open to all citizens? 

OSTRACISE or OSTRACISM

A12.    Sir John Everett Millais painted his grandson, William Milboune James, in which of his famous works?

                                                                        BUBBLES  (originally called A Child's World)
                                                                                                                                                           

ROUND 4     

A13.    At the 2016 summer Olympics Nick Dempsey won a silver medal for GB in which water sport?

                                                                                                            WIND SURFING

A14.    Which polemicist was the most published writer of the 16th Century, outselling Henry VIII’s     Defense of the Seven Sacraments”?

                                                                                                Martin LUTHER

 

A15.    Napoleon created his youngest brother as king, 1807-1813, of which created state, now merged with the northern part of the Rhine Province of Germany.

                                                                                                            WESTPHALIA

A16.    What is the name of the National Ice Hockey League team based in Los Angeles?
                                                                                                                           KINGS

ROUND 5

A17.    Born in September 1893 in West Woodburn in Northumberland, Old Hemp, owned by Adam Telfer, was the stud dog considered to be the progenitor of which breed?

                                               

                                                                                                BORDER COLLIE

 

A18.     As part of his work in what he called ‘social physics’, the Belgian statistician and sociologist Adolphe Quetelet devised which measure of health?

                                                                                    BODY MASS INDEX or BMI

 

A19.    Murdered by communist gang in 1930, whose song Die Fahne Hoch is banned in Germany, carrying a sentence of three years’ imprisonment if sang in public?

                                                                                                Horst WESSEL

A20.    Taking part of its name from the dark rock of which it is made, which two word title is given to the major mountain range on the island of Skye?
                                                                                   
BLACK CUILLIN

ROUND 6

A21.    What word is used to describe the ability of an element’s atoms to combine with those of other elements?

                                                                                                VALENCY

 

A22.    Who composed the Olympic Hymn for the 1936 Olympic Games? 

 

RICHARD STRAUSS (insist on both names)

 

A23.    Crux, the Southern Cross, features on the flags of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and which other country?

                                                                                    BRAZIL         

                                   

A24.    Which US President was granted a patent in 1849 for inventing a mechanism that would lift a boat over shoals and obstructions?

                                                                                    Abraham LINCOLN

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