SUNDERLAND ECHO QUIZ LEAGUE
GAME WEEK 10
1 Now its main town, Rothesay was once the name of which island during the Viking era? BUTE
2 Which comic book superhero drives a camouflaged sports coupé called the Redbird? ROBIN
3 Whose mother was born Hannah Elizabeth Milhous near Butlerville, Indiana, in March 1885?
President Richard NIXON’s
4 In 1965, which Catalan resort on the Costa Brava was the first ever destination of a Club 18-30 holiday?
LLORET DE MAR
5 Which former world featherweight boxing champion founded and is currently President of the Professional Boxing
Association? Barry McGUIGAN
6 In 2004, what two word phrase did New Yorker Tarana Burke begin using to raise awareness of what she considered
to be the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society? ME TOO
7 Give a year in the rather full life of Catherine de Medici. 1519 - 1589
8 Which country’s highest honour for foreigners is the Order of the Aztec Eagle? MEXICO’s
9 The Silver Line charity offers advice to older people to combat loneliness. It was founded in 2012 by which dame?
Dame Esther RANTZEN
10 According to Tony Hancock, Magna Carta was a brave peasant girl from which country? HUNGARY
11 Which creatures provided the source material for the 78 carved chessmen discovered on the Isle of Lewis in 1831?
12 In 1953, who became the first poet to be made a dame? Dame Edith SITWELL
13 Which city on the banks of the Turia River fronts a namesake Gulf in the Mediterranean which is bisected by the
Greenwich Meridian? VALENCIA
14 What roughly runs from Chepstow to Prestatyn and is named after Queen Cynethryth’s husband? OFFA’S DYKE
15 Which American lost all three of his Wimbledon singles finals to Roger Federer? Andy RODDICK
16 Which family of strepsirrhine primates might be slow or slender? LORISIDS / LORISES
17 What is a sigmatism better known as? A LISP
18 Who was shot dead for treason at Akershus Castle in October 1945? Vidkun QUISLING
19 David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd’s 2018 autobiography is titled ‘Around the World in 80…’ what? …PINTS
20 What creature gives its name to Singapore? LION (City)
21 Handel’s secular cantata which begins ‘Eternal source of light divine’ celebrates the Treaty of Utrecht and which
sovereign’s birthday? QUEEN ANNE’s
22 Which city succeeded Karakorum as Kublai Khan’s capital prior to it moving in 1272 to Dadu, today’s Beijing?
SHANGDU / XANADU
23 Which London company’s livery adorns VW vans carrying the number plates F1 USH; S1 NKS; B1 DET; and DRA 1N?
24 In which century did the Indemnity and Oblivion Act became law? 17th (29 August 1660)
25 What is the name of George Lucas’s gated ranch near Novato in California which contains the man-made Lake
Ewok? SKYWALKER Ranch
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26 Name the son of Rattling Blanket Woman who was bayonetted to death at Camp Robinson in Nebraska, in
September 1877. CRAZY HORSE
27 At which football stadium did 25 die in April 1902 and 66 die in January 1971? IBROX Park
28 Which Sunderland-born worthy gave his name to a cloth covering for a cap with a flap to cover and protect the back
of the neck? Sir Henry HAVELOCK
29 What is 14½ km long and separates Glenridding from Pooley Bridge? ULLSWATER
30 When she died in June 2015, Sarah was running a hair salon in Tottenham. Whose death in Jeddah in 2003 had left
her a widow? Idi AMIN’s
31 Its bottles featuring a distinctive Quillfeldt stopper, which beer-maker’s main brewery is located in Enschede?
32 Which organ did surgeon Clement Price Thomas remove from King George VI in September 1951? (Left) LUNG
33 The Vietnamese word for which creature translates as ‘Father Fish’? WHALE
34 Who visited Sunderland in 1904; died in 1917; rode a horse called Brigham; and carried a rifle he named after
Lucretia Borgia? BUFFALO BILL (William F Cody)
35 David Walliams’ 2012 autobiography shares its name with which building, officially known as Naval Support Facility,
Thurmont? CAMP DAVID
36 Which of the four London rail termini on a Monopoly Board has no access to an Underground station?
37 Who plays home test matches at the Bourda Ground, the only cricket stadium in the world to be situated below sea
level? WEST INDIES (Georgetown, Guyana)
38 In his lifetime, who was a honorary fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists; Chieftain of the Lochaber Highland
Games; and Freeman of the Borough of Scarborough? Jimmy SAVILE
39 The song ‘Sister Suffragette’ is heard in which 1964 film but not in the stage musical version of it forty years later?
40 The name of which surgical procedure comes to us from the Greek for ‘seeing with one’s own eyes’? AUTOPSY
41 Paddy’s Milestone is a full fat cow’s milk cheese which is moulded to look like which island? AILSA CRAIG
42 Current Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, was once ranked Britain’s no.1 junior player in which
sport? Lawn TENNIS
43 Until July 1997, the code BFPO1 was used to send mail to British forces stationed where? HONG KONG
44 The Sunderland-born doctor who was awarded the VC following his actions near Fauquissart, France in September
1915, was a descendant of which pottery family? (Dr George Allan) MALING
45 Which TV character, born on Christmas Day 1999, was played by Harry Cash in 2006?
BABY DAVID Best (The Royle Family - Craig Cash’s son)
46 The Open golf champion of 1983 shares his name with which member of the shadow cabinet? Tom WATSON
47 On what day of the year in Scotland would you partake of the Loony Dook? NEW YEAR’S DAY
48 With a population of more than 260,000 or so, what is the UK’s biggest town? BOLTON
49 The name of which sports compact car, made by Toyota from 1970 to 2006, is derived from the Latin for ‘heavenly’?
50 According to the 1971 film, which of Willy Wonka’s inventions could go “sideways, and slantways, and longways,
and backways, and square ways, and front ways”? The WONKAVATOR
51 The roads surrounding which English football stadium are called Shooters Way, Royal Way and Biscuit Way?
The MADEJSKI Stadium (Reading FC)
52 Which World War II Field Marshall and later Governor General of Australia was investigated for child sexual abuse
following his death in 1970? Field Marshal Sir William SLIM
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