B1. In the visible spectrum which colour lies between Yellow and Blue?
B2. Which naval engagement from 23rd to 26th of October, 1944 is regarded as the largest sea battle in history?
B3. Which writer created the fictional monk detective, Cadfael?
B4. In the original (1969) version of the film The Italian Job, who played the part of Professor Simon Peach?
B5. Between Roger Bannister in 1954 and Sebastian Coe in 1979, who was the only male athlete from the United Kingdom to hold the world record time for the mile?
B6. The upper layer, called F2, of the F region of the Earth’s ionosphere is also known by what other name after a Bradford born Nobel Laureate?
The APPLETON layer
B7. Which Austrian composer of the 19th century wrote eleven symphonies, the first two of which he named “zero” and “double zero”?
B8. Vlad the Impaler was ruler of which country, now part of Romania?
B9. With our ageing membership, quiz league members may become “rabologists”. What would they be collecting?
CANES or WALKING STICKS
B10. On July 11th 1900, Charlotte Cooper became the first female individual Olympic champion winning at which sport?
B11. Which Japanese school of
Buddhism, which emphasizes rigorous self-control and meditation
practice, originated in China during the Tang
B12. One of the earliest Jazz musician greats was christened Edward Kennedy. By what name was he known professionally?
B13. In the final “Road to” series of films starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, “The Road to Hong Kong”, the female lead was not Dorothy Lamour but who?
B14. Guadalcanal is in which island group?
B15. “At the Sign of the Swingin’ Cymbal”, written by Brian Fahey, introduced which iconic BBC radio program from 1961-66?
PICK OF THE POPS
B16. HMS Trincomalee is berthed at Jackson Dock in Hartlepool, but in which country is the city of Trincomalee?
B17. Housed in the Walker Art Gallery, which painting completed in 1878 is the most famous by W.F. Yeames? It shares its name with a 2007 film starring Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent and Juliet Stevenson.
(AND) WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE YOUR FATHER
B18. What name is given to the tiny muscular tube in the human male reproductive system which carries sperm from the epidydimis to the ejaculatory duct?
B19. Gergovia, in 52BC, was the first battle lost by which general?
B20. In which US city is the 1935 Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess set?
B21. Which British newspaper, in November 2004, was the first to include a Sudoku puzzle?
B22. Whom did the author Malcolm Bradbury call “The Bertie Wooster of Marxism”?
B23. In which city is the National Curling Centre based?
B24. The fans of singer Miley Cyrus are known by which word?