Sunderland Quiz League Questions April 10th 2019
1. What sport was being played in 1988 when the British commentator said “And where were the Germans? Frankly, who cares?”
(Field) HOCKEY (Seoul Olympic final)
2. Which 1966 musical was based on the works of the Roman playwright Plautus?
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
3. The current Manchester City manager is always referred to as Pep Guardiola. What is his actual first name?
4. Between 1959 and 1975 the Variomatic model of car with its revolutionary infinitely variable transmission was manufactured by which Dutch company?
5. In 2019, Alexander Albon became only the second driver from which country to start a Formula 1 Grand Prix?
6. Which pop group of the 1960s and 1970s consisted of Noel Engel, John Maus and Gary Leeds?
7. Myra Hess asked to use the National Gallery for lunchtime piano recitals during World War II. Which future famous TV presenter, then Director of the Gallery, agreed on condition that she hold the recitals daily?
Sir Kenneth CLARKE (Lord Clarke of Civilisation fame)
8. The BBC has the iPlayer to enable viewers to catch up on previously screened TV programmes. What is the name of the ITV equivalent?
9. Because of the colour of the notepaper on which it was written, what name was given to the first draft of the resignation honours list made by Harold Wilson?
10. The widow of which composer married Bauhaus founder, Walter Gropius, in 1915?
11. What French word is used to describe metalwork hammered into relief from the reverse side?
12. Which Roman Catholic abbey in Devon was, in 1932, the first to be consecrated in England since the dissolution of the Monasteries?
13. Between 1964 and 1969 Hawker produced a VTOL aircraft which was the forerunner of the Harrier. Appropriately what bird’s name was it given?
14. Which Theodore Gericault painting, first exhibited in 1819, measures a monumental 4.91 metres by 7.16 metres in size?
THE RAFT OF THE MEDUSA
15. Which poison is present in apple pips?
CYANIDE (amygdalin – a cyanide/sugar compound)
16. Badminton House is owned by which duke?
17. What word was first used by Murray Gell-Mann in 1964 to describe a particular particle in nuclear physics?
18. What name is given to the iron rod used to hold or shape soft glass?
19. The American M3 Stuart light tank was used by British and Commonwealth forces in the Second World War – particularly in North Africa. What affectionate name was given to this vehicle by its crews?
20. The pancreas produces insulin which lowers blood sugar, and which other hormone which raises blood sugar?
21. Which astronomer, who lived from 1571 to 1630, is best remembered for his laws of planetary motion?
22. In Game of Thrones the scheming queen Cersei and her brothers Jaime and Tyrion belong to which family?
23. Name either of the British regiments which have the motto Ubique – meaning ‘Everywhere’.
The ROYAL ENGINEERS or the ROYAL ARTILLERY
24. Who wrote “Gamesmanship is the art of winning games without actually cheating”?
25. Which opera by Gounod, about a scholar, is loosely based on a poem by Goethe?
26. Which musician, singer and songwriter’s 2016 autobiography is entitled ‘Born to Run’?
27. The three parts of the small intestine are the duodenum, the jejunum and which other?
28. Who became the first woman to train the winner of the St Leger when Harbour Law won in 2016?
29. Which rapper was born Curtis James Jackson III?
30. In 1838 Grace Darling heroically saved nine sailors from which stricken ship?
31. At the Brussels Summit of July 2018, which republic was invited to become the 30th member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)?
Republic of NORTHERN MACEDONIA
32. What is the name of the island in Poole Harbour where the first ever Boy Scout Camp was held?
33. In Peter and the Wolf by Sergie Prokofiev, which instrument represents the cat?
34. Which popular product was created by Seventh Day Adventists at Battle Creek Sanatorium in Michigan in 1894, largely with the aim of diminishing sexual desires?
35. Blanket, Honeycomb and Bible are all types of what sort of foodstuff?
36. Which nephew of Charles I was the Royalist cavalry commander at the Battle of Marston Moor during the English Civil War?
Prince RUPERT (of the Rhine)
37. In the Royal Navy what is the equivalent rank to a Flight Sergeant in the Royal Air force?
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER
38. Which English cathedral, dedicated to St. Mary, has an original copy of Magna Carta?
39. Which company produces the ‘Whimsies’ series of small porcelain animal figures?
40. The Limehouse Declaration, issued on 25th January 1981, effectively launched which UK political party?
SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC (Party)
41. The constellation Carina is supposed to represent the keel of which mythical ship?
42. Who is the prolific American crime novelist whose main character is private investigator, Kinsey Millhone?
43. Known to fellow composers as the “Head Prefect”, who composed the score of the 1942 film ‘The First of the Few’?
44. Which herb is the main flavouring component of a classic béarnaise sauce?
45. Which well-known religious figure released a progressive rock CD album in 2015 entitled ‘Wake-up’?
POPE FRANCIS (Jorge Bergoglio)
46. Son of Charlemagne, in which century was the first French King called Louis crowned?
47. Who was king of England for six weeks from December 1013 to February 1014 between the two periods as king of Ethelred the Unready?
48. ‘Freedom From Fear’ and ‘Rosie the Riveter’ are among the works of which American artist?
49. Which musical includes the songs Cell Block Tango, When Velma takes the Stand and Hot Honey Rag?
50. Beetles belong to which order of insects?
51. On which Atlantic island is polar explorer Ernest Shackleton buried?
52. From which of Shakespeare’s plays did Aldous Huxley take the title of his novel Brave New World?