QUESTIONS B

ROUND 1

B1.       In the visible spectrum which colour lies between Yellow and Blue?

GREEN

B2.       Which naval engagement from 23rd to 26th of October, 1944 is regarded as the largest sea battle in history? 

LEYTE GULF

B3.       Which writer created the fictional monk detective, Cadfael? 

                                                                                                            Ellis PETERS

B4.       In the original (1969) version of the film The Italian Job, who played the part of Professor Simon Peach? 

Benny HILL

ROUND 2

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? 

Derek IBBITSON

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”? 

Anton BRUCKNER

B8.       Vlad the Impaler was ruler of which country, now part of Romania?

                                                                                                WALLACHIA

ROUND 3

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?

                                                                                                TENNIS

B11.     Which Japanese school of Buddhism, which emphasizes rigorous self-control and meditation practice, originated in China during the Tang Dynasty?
                                                                                                ZEN

B12.     One of the earliest Jazz musician greats was christened Edward Kennedy. By what name was he known professionally?

DUKE ELLINGTON                         

 

ROUND 4

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? 

Joan COLLINS

B14.     Guadalcanal is in which island group?

 SOLOMON ISLANDS

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? 

SRI LANKA

 

ROUND 5

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? 

VAS DEFERENS

B19.     Gergovia, in 52BC, was the first battle lost by which general? 

Julius CAESAR

B20.     In which US city is the 1935 Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess set?

CHARLESTON

ROUND 6 

B21.     Which British newspaper, in November 2004, was the first to include a Sudoku puzzle?

                                                                                                            The TIMES

B22.     Whom did the author Malcolm Bradbury call “The Bertie Wooster of Marxism”?

                                                                                                            Tony BENN

B23.     In which city is the National Curling Centre based?

                                                                                                STIRLING

B24.     The fans of singer Miley Cyrus are known by which word?

                                                                                                SMILERS

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