SUNDERLAND QUIZ LEAGUE QUESTIONS
1. Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones revolutionised retail selling in the 19th century by issuing what?
MAIL ORDER Catalogue
2. Who commanded the fleet that won the First Battle of Cape Finisterre, became First Sea Lord and introduced formal ranks and uniforms into the British navy?
3. What is the longest word in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
4. The swastika was used as a ‘badge of fellowship’ by which early 20th century organisation?
5. Prince Felix Yusupov, 1887-1967, successfully sued MGM in the English courts for invasion of privacy and libel for portraying a character based on his wife being seduced by whom?
6. Who shot first mate Israel Hands in the knee to remind him which pirate was boss?
Edward TEACH or BLACKBEARD
7. First recorded by the American musical duo ‘The Weather Girls’ in 1982, and later by Geri Halliwell in 2001 – what is Homer Simpson’s favourite song?
IT’S RAINING MEN
8. Between 1885 and 1919 the mainland part of Tanzania and parts of Burundi and Rwanda were known by what name?
GERMAN EAST AFRICA
9. Which play was premiered in Moscow in 1945 and made into a 1954 film starring Alistair Sim?
AN INSPECTOR CALLS
10. In the T.V. series “New Tricks”, what is the appropriate nickname of the compulsively obsessive, with remarkable recollection ability, Brian Lane character - played by Alun Armstrong?
11. Who is the multi award winning actress mother-in-law of Elbow frontman Guy Garvey?
Dame DIANA RIGG
12. Mozart’s compositions are catalogued by “K” numbers, standing for Kochle. Which composer’s compositions are also catalogued by “K” numbers, this time K standing for Kirkpatrick?
13. At approximately 6 millimetres per day, what is the fastest growing tissue in any mammal?
14. The words cherub and seraph originated from what language?
15. With approximately 10,000 fatalities, the battle of Cer or Cer Mountain was the first significant battle in which war?
WORLD WAR I
the American Film Institute’s top 100 comedies there are two Marx Brothers
films in the top twelve. Name either.
DUCK SOUP or NIGHT AT THE OPERA
17. The popular name of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 7th symphony is that of which city?
LENINGRAD (not Saint Petersburg!)
18. Conductor Hans von Bulow called Brahm’s first symphony “Beethoven’s Tenth”, but which British Oscar winning actor wrote the 1984 play “Beethoven’s Tenth”?
19. Charles Wells was the inspiration for and title of which song written in 1891 by Fred Gilbert?
THE MAN WHO BROKE THE BANK AT MONTE CARLO
20. In physics and geometry, what name derived from Latin is given to the curve assumed by a hanging chain or cable under its own weight when supported only at its ends?
21. The hymn which commences “All people that on Earth do dwell” is based on the Psalm of which number?
100 (ONE HUNDRED)
22. The Kumuls is the nickname of the Rugby League team of which nation with a population of just under nine million?
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
23. Who, not in English, said “I draw men as they ought to be, Euripides draws them as they are”?
24. Which British car company founded in 1919 and ceasing production in 1960, produced, among others, models called “Typhoon”, “Tempest” and “Sapphire”. Its bonnet motif was a representation of the Sphinx.
25. The only British women to have won Olympic medals in the 100 metres event each won silver and shared what first name?
DOROTHY (Manley 1948 and Hyman 1960)
26. Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all religions claiming which patriarch as their spiritual source?
27. A portion of which astronomer’s cremated ashes were launched in a capsule in the New Discovery spacecraft?
28. In which country did Henry Ford build the agricultural town of Fordlandia, adjacent to the city of Aveiro in Para state?
29. Whose 524 recipes from ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’, did blogger Julie Powell cook in a year?
30. Which London hotel was the first luxury hotel, the first with 24 hour room service, Monet as artist in residence, and Rhapsody in Blue performed in the ballroom?
31. Which member of a famous, old, aristocratic family, who supported votes for women, a 30 mph speed limit, driving licences and the League of Nations, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1937?
32. In 1987, who became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
33. ‘Salad days’ is a Shakespearean phrase from which play, where a main character regrets her youthful dalliances?
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
34. Who famously rode a Norton 500cc model 18, which he named ‘Podesoda II’, on an epic motorcycle journey in 1952?
35. The time travelling alien, Snoo, is the logo of which company?
36. John William Strutt won the Nobel Prize in 1904 for his ‘investigation of the densities of the most important gases’ and the discovery of which gas?
37. Which city is served by Nikola Tesla international airport?
38. In 2014, using mitochondrial DNA evidence, author Russell Edwards claimed to identify Aaron Kosminski as being which criminal?
JACK the RIPPER
39. What was the name of the gerbil who was Roland Rat’s No.1 ‘ratfan’?
author’s first published novel was ‘Call For the Dead’,
published in 1961?
John LE CARRE
London landmark was designed by husband and wife team David Marks and Julia
The (Coca-Cola) LONDON EYE or MILLENIUM WHEEL
42. Which football manager has been sacked 3 times after losing to a team managed by Jurgen Klopp?
43. Bill Frost claimed that he made the first powered flight at Saundersfoot in 1896. In which Welsh county is Saundersfoot?
44. Kohl is an ancient cosmetic made from Antimony sulphide used to enhance which part of the body?
45. The BBC sitcom ‘Cuckoo’ is based in which cathedral city in Staffordshire?
46. Which 1948 Ealing comedy includes the line: ‘Blimey, I’m a foreigner’?
PASSPORT TO PIMLICO
47. Which world darts champion was picked in 1968 as an Olympic javelin competitor?
48. Which Australian State was originally part of New South Wales, then part of South Australia, before in 1911 becoming a state in its own right?
49. Taylor, Takamine and Martin are quality manufacturers of what product?
50. At which battle of 48 BC did Julius Caesar decisively defeat Pompey the Great?
51. Highland Park is one of two malt whiskies produced in the Orkney Islands. The other is named after a local area of water. What is it called?
52. Which actor has boxed with the Dalai Lama, punched a polar bear, and delivered a baby in Richmond Park?