QUESTIONS A

 

ROUND ONE

Q1 Which classical composerís death in 1828 was reputedly due to syphilis contracted in a Vienna brothel several years earlier ?

Q2 Who played Lon Chaney in the Biograghical filmĎ Man of a thousand faces Ď ?

Q3 Shay Given and John OíShea are 2 of 3 Sunderland or ex Sunderland players to have won over 100 caps for the Republic of Ireland . Who with 110 caps is the third ?

Q4 At which battle of 1403 was Sir Henry Percy aka Hotspur killed ?

 

ROUND TWO

Q5 Mount Hillaby is the highest peak on which Caribbean Island ?

Q6 Who was Prime Minister of the UK when the American colonies declared independence in 1776 ?

Q7 Who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954 and the Peace Prize in 1962 ?

Q8 The oldest extant version of the Bible made by Jerome in the 4th Century is known by which name ?

 

ROUND THREE

Q9 Which was the first make of sports car ever displayed in Harrods window ?

Q10 Granite and Obsidian belong to which class of rock ?

Q11 With a total of 750 , who has made the most appearances for Everton ?

Q12 Purple Dutch is a variety of which vegetable ?

 

ROUND FOUR

Q13 Sunderland AFC broke the world soccer transfer record in May 1922 buying which defender from South Shields for over £5000 ?

Q14 What acid with the formula C2H2O4 is present in Rhubarb ?

Q15 What type of creature is a Hoopoe ?

Q16 Which cocktail comprises ice,white rum,sugar,lime juice ,soda water and mint ?

 

ROUND FIVE

Q17 The Shawm was a predecessor for which modern musical instrument ?

Q18 In physics , which letter of the Greek alphabet is used as the symbol for angular acceleration ?

Q19 Which politician wrote the autobiographicalĎThe Path to Power Ď in 1995 ?

Q20 Which English rock band took itís name from a French Fashion Magazine ?

 

ROUND SIX

Q21 In which decade was the Fabian Society founded ?

Q22 What was the former name for the African country Burkina Faso ?

Q23 Which country singer had a band called Ď The Drifting Cowboys Ď ?

Q24 In Greek Myth , who was the Queen of the Amazons who possessed a magic girdle ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS A

 

ROUND ONE

Q1 Franz Schubert

Q2 James Cagney

Q3 Kevin Kilbane

Q4 Shrewsbury

 

ROUND TWO

Q5 Barbados

Q6 Frederick , Lord North

Q7 Linus Pauling

Q8 Vulgate

 

ROUND THREE

Q9 Morgan

Q10 Igneous ( accept Volcanic )

Q11 Neville Southhall

Q12 Asparagus

 

ROUND FOUR

Q13 Warny Cresswell

Q14 Oxalic

Q15 A Bird

Q16 Mojito

 

ROUND FIVE

Q17 Oboe

Q18 Alpha

Q19 Margaret Thatcher ( Tuckerís secret love )

Q20 Depeche Mode

 

ROUND SIX

Q21 1880ís

Q22 Upper Volta

Q23 Hank Williams

Q24 Hippolyta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUESTIONS B

ROUND ONE

Q1 At which battle of 1471 was Richard Neville aka Warwick the Kingmaker killed ?

Q2 Name the only cricketer , other than Ian Botham and Wilfred Rhodes , to have played in 5 ashes winning series . Most recently in 2015 ?

Q3 In a 1951 British film , who playedĎ The man in the White Suit Ď ?

Q4 Which classical composer who died in 1897 , started work at the age of 13 as a pianist in the dockside taverns and brothels of Hamburg ?

 

ROUND TWO

Q5 How many spoons are there in a full set of Apostle Spoons ?

Q6 Before petrol was first commercialized in 1859 , which oil was most commonly used for lubrication and lighting ?

Q7 Which Whig politician was Prime Minister of the UK when the 1745 Rebellion occurred ?

Q8 Mount Pantakrator is the highest point on which Mediterranean island ?

 

ROUND THREE

Q9 What kind of fruit is a Mazzard ?

Q10 With a total of 857, which footballer has made most appearances for Liverpool ?

Q11 What class of rock are slate , marble and schist \/

Q12 Who sculpted the statue of Eleanor Rigby in Liverpool ?

 

ROUND FOUR

Q13 Which cocktail comprises vodka,orange liqueur,cranberry juice and lime juice ?

Q14 What type of creature is a Huntsman ?

Q15 With the chemical formula C12H22O11 what is the principal sugar found in milk ?

Q16 Sunderland AFC broke the world soccer transfer record of £6550 in 1926 by buying which English international from Burnley ?

 

ROUND FIVE

Q17 Which English rock band took itís name from itís financial situation at the time of forming ?

Q18 Which politician wrote the autobiographicalĎA Journey Ď in 2010 ?

Q19 In physics , which letter of the Greek alphabet is used as the symbol of wavelength ?

Q20 The Sackbut was a predecessor for which modern musical instrument ?

 

ROUND SIX

Q21 In Greek Myth who is the Queen of the Underworld ?

Q22 Which country singer was backed by The Tennessee Three ?

Q23 What was the former name for Botswana ?

Q24 In what decade did Britain first set up a penal colony at Botany Bay ?

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS B

 

ROUND ONE

Q1 Barnet

Q2 Ian Bell

Q3 Alec Guinness

Q4 Johannes Brahms

 

ROUND TWO

Q5 13

Q6 Whale Oil

Q7 Henry Pelham

Q8 Corfu

 

ROUND THREE

Q9 A ( wild ) Cherry

Q10 Ian Callaghan

Q11 Metamorphic

Q12 Tommy Steele

 

ROUND FOUR

Q13 Cosmopolitan

Q14 A Spider

Q15 Lactose

Q16 Bob Kelly

 

ROUND FIVE

Q17 Dire Straits

Q18 Tony Blair

Q19 Lambda

Q20 Trombone

 

ROUND SIX

Q21 Persephone ( accept Kore or Cora )

Q22 Johnny cash

Q23 Bechuanaland

Q24 1780ís