Sunderland Quiz League - Questions February 6th 2019
1. Between 1959 and 1961, the Austin Mini motor car was not badged as a Mini but by what number?
2. Apart from Brian Lara, who is the only batsman to have scored at least 400 runs in two individual innings?
3. What eight letter word is used in thermodynamics to describe a system’s internal energy and the product of its pressure and volume? It is represented by the upper case letter H.
4. When Rudolf Hess landed in Scotland in 1941 to allegedly negotiate a peace, which duke did he request he be taken to in order to make his case?
Duke of HAMILTON
5. According to the song “Ill Wind” by Flanders and Swann, what had Michael Flanders lost or had stolen?
6. Name the fictional island on which the TV series “Death in Paradise” is set.
7. What movement in a symphony is faster than adagio but slower than allegro and is sometimes described as ‘at a walking pace’?
8. In October 1936, in which London thoroughfare was there a so called battle between the Metropolitan police and various factions opposing Oswald Moseley’s British Union of Fascists?
9. Which British composer who lived between 1875 and 1912 had a son named Hiawatha?
10. Who was the first non-British or Irish manager to lead the winning team in the English Football League Cup? This occurred in 1998.
11. In which country did mocha coffee originate?
12. What name is shared by a type of fruit and a type of porcelain first produced in the southern Japanese island of Kyushu in the mid19th Century?
13. The brand name “Matchbox” was first used for toys in 1953 by which British die-casting company?
14. Name either country connected by the Baron of Maua International Bridge.
BRAZIL or URUGUAY
15. The “Mario Brothers” and “Super Mario” series of video games were spin offs from which other game?
16. What nine letter word is an imitation rustic West Country accent used by actors?
17. What was the name of Gary Numan’s backing group in the 70s?
18. Which famous writer, who died in 1910, said “the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why”?
19. Samuel L Jackson demanded that which film should keep its original title when the production company wanted it changed to ‘Pacific Air Flight 121’?
SNAKES ON A PLANE
20. May 12th is National Limerick Day, celebrating the birthday of which English writer?
21. The clairvoyant Madame Arcati appears in which play by Noël Coward?
22. The river Sow which flows through Stafford and the river Soar which flows through Leicester are tributaries of which river?
23. In the nervous system what is the structure that permits a neuron to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another neuron or to the target effector cell?
24. What is the name of the Kuiper Belt object, described as a ruddy-hued snowman, on New Year’s Day 2019?
25. Wolf Hall is the site in Burbage Wiltshire of the manor house which belonged to which noble Tudor family?
26. Which alloy used in the decoration of furniture, clocks and porcelain takes its name from the French for ‘ground gold’?
27. Which French wine region is centred on the towns of Dijon and Beaune?
28. Who played the Penguin in the 1960's TV series of "Batman"?
29. ‘Look Back in Hunger’ is whose 2010 autobiography?
30. Which TV series was based on the memoirs of British nurse and musician Jennifer Worth?
CALL THE MIDWIFE
31. Who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923, the first Irishman to receive the award?
William Butler YEATS
32. The invasion of which region in August 1945 was the last land campaign of World War 2?
33. ‘I vow to thee, my country’ is a hymn set to a theme from which of the planets in Gustav Holst’s ‘Planets Suite’?
34. ‘What kind of fool am I’ is from which musical written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley?
STOP THE WORLD – I WANT TO GET OFF
35. Which country, bordering the Black Sea, dates its formation to 632AD – its first empire on the Danube to 681AD and its independence from the Ottoman Empire to 1908?
36. For what is the mobile network EE an abbreviation?
37. The ‘Book of Winchester’ does not contain any information about Winchester. By what name is this famous medieval document better known?
The DOOMSDAY BOOK
38. In 1958, whose first hit ‘Rumble’ popularized the ‘power chord’ of rock guitarists, and was banned in New York and Boston for fear it would incite teenage gang violence?
Link WRAY (and the Ray Men)
39. Only two African cities have an underground metro system. Name either.
ALGIERS or CAIRO
40. In the film ‘In Which We Serve’ the story of the crew of HMS Torrin was inspired by the fate of which destroyer during the Battle of Crete?
41. Which former Rugby Union and League International has the nickname ‘Jiffy’?
42. The first modern British circular roundabout was partly intended as a traffic island for pedestrians. It was constructed in which garden city in 1909?
43. At which site did the Pythian Games, dedicated to Apollo, take place?
44. Who was the Mayor of New York from 1934 to 1945?
Fiorello LA GUARDIA
45. In the plant world, what name is given to the seed bearing organ of a flower including ovary, style and stigma?
46. Which breed of dog was Supreme Champion at Crufts in March 2018?
47. ‘Bamboo’ is a perfume released in 2015 by which fashion company?
48. In which town is Ross County’s football ground?
49. In which battle of 1759, in North America, were both commanders mortally wounded on the battlefield?
Battle of QUEBEC
50. The women’s national cricket team of which country are known as the White Ferns?
51. In legend, what did the Fisher King guard?
The HOLY GRAIL
52. What was specifically advertised with the slogan ‘keep your schoolgirl complexion’?