SUNDERLAND ECHO QUIZ LEAGUE - GAME WEEK 20

QUESTIONS A

16.5.2018

ROUND 1

1   In which sport did Albert II of Monaco compete at five Winter Olympiads, the final one being in Salt Lake City in 2002?

                                                                                                                                                                                                    BOBSLEIGH           

2   Which actress is the mother of Richard Beckinsale’s daughter, Kate?                                                                        Judy LOE

3   What lasts nine minutes every morning and is limited to 370 words?                                     Radio’s SHIPPING FORECAST     

4   What did Ku superclub in Ibiza change its name to in 1995?                                                                                       PRIVILEGE                    

 

ROUND 2

5   Originally part of Gibbeon’s Gate Farm, whose cottage is postcoded CO7 6UL?   Willy LOTT’s (in East Bergholt, Suffolk)   

6   Name either of the countries separated in part by the 141st meridian east.              INDONESIA / PAPUA NEW GUINEA  

7   What family name is shared by a World Snooker Champion and Viscount Althorp?      

                                                                                                                                               SPENCER (John and Louis Frederick John)

8   In USA electronics it’s called ground…what is it called here?                                                                                             EARTH    

 

ROUND 3

9   Which South American country’s football side is nicknamed Los Amarillos?                                                         ECUADOR’s           

10   Named after Motown’s first label founder, what is Smokey Robinson’s eldest son called?                                      BERRY

11   Benedict of Nursia is the Patron Saint of Europe - in which country is Nursia?                                                              ITALY             

12   Lydia is to Wickham; as Elizabeth is to Darcy; as Jane is to whom?                                      BINGLEY (Pride and Prejudice)             

 

 

ROUND 4

13   In darts, what score is the biggest check-out if you can only hit odd numbers?                                                                152           

14   What was the name of the estate in Carshalton, south London where Lord Derby reputedly won the toss in 1779 to

        name the classic horse race?                                                                                                                                           The OAKS       

15   Who was invited to join the Rolling Stones because he owned two amplifiers?                                                Bill WYMAN

16   Queen Nefertiti and Heracles are thought to have been born in cities sharing what name?                                  THEBES   

 

 

ROUND 5

17   Which German river, the longest to reach the sea over a course entirely within the country, flows through Bremen?

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The WESER    

18   Which international sportsman was the son-in-law of 83-year old Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart?

                                                                                                                 IMRAN KHAN (m Annabel’s daughter, Jemima Goldsmith)

19   Which band took its name from co-founder Maurice White’s astrological sign, Sagittarius?         EARTH, WIND & FIRE          

20   What colour is contained in the common name of the flowering plant Saintpaulia?                                (African) VIOLET    

 

 

ROUND 6

21   Guatemala is the biggest producer and exporter of which spice, the world’s third most expensive after vanilla and

       saffron?                                                                                                                                                                            CARDAMON         

22   What foodstuff does a turophile really, really like?                                                                                                          CHEESE   

23   The A1 road in Northern Ireland runs 68.4kms between Belfast and where?                                                            NEWRY

24   As you know, Sue Grafton’s ‘alphabet series’ of crime books includes A is for Alibi; B is for Burglar; and C is for

       Corpse. What is H for?                                                                                                                                                      HOMICIDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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QUESTIONS B

 

ROUND 1

1   What colour is contained in the common name of the flowering plant Kniphofia?                                    RED (-hot poker)

2   Which indie band took its name from founder Dan Smith’s birthday of 14 July 1986?                                            BASTILLE

3   Which establishment at 44 Berkeley Square in London was named after the daughter of Robin Vane-Tempest-

     Stewart, the 8th Marquess of Londonderry?                                                                                           ANNABEL’S (night club)

4   Which French river, the longest to reach the sea over a course entirely within the country, flows through Nantes? 

                                                                                                                                                                                                      The LOIRE

 

 

ROUND 2

5   Statues of Rameses II and Jefferson Davis once stood in cities sharing what name?                                              MEMPHIS

6   Who was invited to join the gang in Auf Wedersehen Pet because he owned a dart board?           Albert Arthur MOXEY

7   Who supposedly lost the toss with Lord Derby to name the classic race but owned the very first winner, Diomed, in

     1780?                                                                                                                                                                  Sir Charles BUNBURY

8   What’s the biggest check-out score achievable if your first dart bounces out of the board?                                            110

 

 

ROUND 3

9   If Nancy married Peter and Jessica married Esmond, who did Diana marry?       OSWALD (Moseley; also accept Bryan)

10   What extends to 11.7 million square miles or so and has Moses the Black as its Patron Saint?                              AFRICA

11   Named after the company founded by Berry Gordy in 1959, what is Smokey Robinson’s daughter called?        TAMLA

12   Which rugby league side’s successful tour of France in 1934 earned it the nickname ‘Les Diables Rouges’?   

                                                                                                                                                                                              SALFORD RLFC

 

 

ROUND 4

13    In USA construction they’re called cinder blocks…what are they called here?                                           BREEZE-BLOCKS   

14   What family name is shared by a World Snooker Champion and the 7th Earl of Lucan?

                                                                                                                                                        BINGHAM (Stuart and Richard John)     

15   Name either of the countries separated in part by the 141st meridian west.                  CANADA / USA (Yukon/Alaska)

16   Formerly known as Hewlands Farm, whose cottage is postcoded CV37 9HH?

                                                                                                                                   Anne HATHAWAY’s (in Shottery, Warwickshire)                      

 

 

ROUND 5

17   Ku nightclub in Ibiza was named after a war god from which island group’s mythology?                                    HAWAII’s

18   Familiar to shipping forecast devotees, where in Rogaland is Norway’s highest lighthouse?                   UTSIRA (Utsire)  

19   Which actor is the father of Kate Beckinsale’s daughter, Lily?                                                                          Michael SHEEN

20   Pál Schmitt, the President of Hungary between 2010-2012, won two Olympic gold medals in which sport?    FENCING

 

 

ROUND 6

21   Sue Grafton’s ‘alphabet series’ of crime books includes A is for Alibi; B is for Burglar; and C is for Corpse. What is I

       for?                                                                                                                                                                                        INNOCENT

22   The A1 (Autostrada) road in Italy runs 759.6kms between Milan and where?                                                           NAPLES   

23   What toys does an arctophile really, really love?                                                                                                  TEDDY BEARS

24   Finland is the biggest producer of which herb, also known as Persian cumin?                                                     CARAWAY 

            

 

 

 

STAND BY (GK):   Who composed the title music to TV’s The Generation Game?                                              Bruce FORSYTH

                                What would a monk do in a balneary?                                                                                                        BATHE

             

             (SPORT):   What is the name of Newcastle Falcons sister rugby league side?                              Newcastle THUNDER