QUESTIONS B

 

ROUND 1

B1.       Which animated dog is a graduate of ‘Dogwarts University’ with a first class degree in ‘Engineering for Dogs’?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GROMIT

B2.       For his 1957 biography Profiles in Courage, who is the only American President to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize?

                                                                                                John F. KENNEDY

B3.       In which 1726 novel are the orbits of the two Martian moons described more than 150 years before they were discovered?

                                                                                    GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

B4.       Which game is played on a mat consisting of rows of large green, yellow, blue and red circles?

 

                                                                                                            TWISTER

ROUND 2

B5.       What can be found “Second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning”? 

 

NEVERLAND or NEVER NEVER LAND

 

B6.       The cavity magnetron was developed during World War II for use in radar equipment but is rarely used now for this application. However it is now integral as part of which common domestic appliance? 

MICROWAVE (oven)

 

B7.       Shaun Miller, the first footballer to be banned retrospectively for simulation, plays for which northern team? 

CARLISLE UNITED

B8.       With origins in the 10th century, the Guildhall of which south western city has been in use for at least 600 years, making it the oldest in England in continuous use?

 

                                                                                                EXETER

ROUND 3

B9.       The Kurt Vonnegut novel ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ is based around which World War 2 event of February 1945?
                                                                                   
DRESDEN BOMBING

B10.     The city of Hue (pronounced WAY) was the capital of which country from 1802 to 1945? 

           VIETNAM

 

B11.     Which 1880 American novel, later made into a film in 1959, was the first piece of fiction to be blessed by a Pope?

                                                                                                                        BEN HUR

B12.     Who is the youngest driver to win an F1 Grand Prix?

 

                                                                                Max VERSTAPPEN (18y227d Spanish GP 2016)

 

                                   

ROUND 4

B13.     In which US state are the sources of rivers flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Ocean and Hudson Bay?

                                                                                                MONTANA

 

B14.     (Apologies to the Question Reader!) The first branch of the Women’s Institute in the UK was formed in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch – or Llanfair PG. But in which country was the WI started? 

CANADA

 

B15.     Ascending to the throne in 1999, Mohammed VI is the king of which country?

                                                                                                            MOROCCO

 

B16.     The Guggenheim Foundation has, at present, Modern Art museums in New York, Venice and which Spanish city?

                                                                                                BILBAO

ROUND 5

B17.     The Council of Trent, described as the embodiment of the Counter Reformation, was held between 1545 and 1563 in which present day country? 

ITALY (Trento)

B18.     Napoleon’s brother Louis Bonaparte was declared king of Batavia in 1801. Which modern country is Batavia?

HOLLAND or NETHERLANDS

B19.     Edward Smith-Stanley was British Prime Minister three times in the mid 19th century. By what title was he known?

                                                                                                (14th) EARL of DERBY

B20.     Which popular song from a 1928 German opera, immortalises a serial killer and rapist?

 

                                                                                                      MACK the KNIFE

ROUND 6 

B21.     Eustace Chapuys, the Imperial Ambassador of Charles V in England, described which of Henry VIII’s wives as “More Lutheran than Luther himself”?

                                                                                                Anne BOLEYN

B22.     In 1920, after a first concert by its inventor, Lenin gave a rail pass to the inventor to demonstrate his new electronic instrument to the Soviet public. Named after its inventor, what was this musical instrument?

                                                                                                THERAMIN                          

B23.     Which play by Terence Rattigan centres on the theft of a five-shilling postal order?
                                                                                                                        The
WINSLOW BOY

 

B24.     In medieval Britain what unit of currency was worth 13 shillings and 4 pence although it was never actually minted as coinage?

                                                                                                MARK

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