QUESTIONS OCTOBER 2019
1. After Constantine the Great, who was the only Roman emperor not to be baptized as a Christian?
JULIAN (the Apostate)
2. What was the nationality of Jose Capablanca, the World Chess Champion between 1921 and 1927?
3. Lord Byron’s poem “The Masque of Anarchy” commemorates what historical event?
4. Nicknamed “Nobody” because nobody’s perfect, who captained Australia to win the 1991 and 1999 Rugby Union World Cups?
5. With a volume of 180 cubic kilometers, which lake in Africa is the World’s largest man-made lake by volume?
6. Which very unlikely group of people went on strike in April 1914 in the village of Burston in Norfolk for three years in protest against the unjustified sacking of married couple Mr. and Mrs. Higdon?
7. Which Central American country is the smallest in area?
8. Which former Formula 1 World Motor Racing champion is now a biodynamic farmer on Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire?
9. The five points in space above Earth where objects may be “parked” to facilitate celestial observations are known as L1 to L5 and are named after which French mathematician?
10. Which former Durham opening batsman was appointed to the Elite list of Test Match Umpires in 2019?
11. The Great Mosque of Djenne, the largest mud building in the World, is in which African country?
12. The American Virgin Islands were purchased in 1917 for 25 million dollars from which European country?
13. Which astronomer was the first to prove that Andromeda was a galaxy of stars and not a nebula?
` Edwin HUBBLE
14. Which English Football League team is nicknamed “The Chair Boys”?
15. A stupa is a commemorative monument housing sacred relics in which religion?
16. Which is the most populous country to drive on the left hand side of the road?
17. Created in 1600 and dissolved by act of Parliament in 1874, which institution was known by the initials E.I.C.?
EAST INDIA COMPANY
18. Brandon Starc, the brother of Australian fast bowler Mitchell, represented his country at the 2019 World Athletics Championship at which event?
19. Which National Trail starts in Chipping Camden and finishes outside Bath Abbey?
20. In December 1941 there were three aircraft carriers assigned to the US Pacific Fleet based at Pearl Harbor. They were the USS Enterprise, USS Saratoga and which other?
21. Who has served as the Prime Minister of Russia since 2012?
22. ‘I talk too much’ is the autobiography, published this year, of which rock musician?
Which female singer's first solo
studio album, released in 2003, was "Dangerously in Love" and her
fifth and latest, released in 2016 was "Lemonade"?
What are the subjects of the
Miller Price Guides?
ANTIQUES (and Collectibles)
Who interpreted the writing on
the wall at Belshazzar's feast?
26. What herb, used to flavor pizzas, is also known as wild marjoram?
27. From the Arabic word for west, what is the name for the region including the Atlas Mountains and the coastal areas of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya?
28. Audi, Seat and Škoda are subsidiaries of which car company?
29. The youngest daughter of which artist is a fashion designer called Paloma who features in many of her father’s paintings?
30. In 1891 the German company Bahlsen named a biscuit after which Hanoverian philosopher and mathematician, a long-standing rival of Sir Isaac Newton?
31. What is the only US state capital with a three word name?
SALT LAKE CITY
32. Adam Bede was the first novel written by which author?
33. The Holy Bible is divided into books. The holy scripture of Islam, the Quran, is divided into 114 chapters - known as what?
34. The Stirling Prize is awarded for excellence in what?
35. Which type of musical instruments has the Ludwig Company of Chicago made since 1909?
36. By what name was Britain referred to in the novel "1984"?
Which infectious disease was
known as "Wool-sorter’s Disease"?
Which college of the University
of London takes its name from one of the twelve Great Livery Companies of the
A chauffeur now drives a car,
but reflected in its original French meaning, what was the original occupation
of a chauffeur?
FIREMAN or STOKER
40. Allegedly imitating George II at the London premiere in 1743, during which part of Handel’s Messiah is it customary for the audience to stand?
41. Which traditional 1884 American western folk ballad is about a girl with big feet who drowns after tripping over?
(Oh My Darling) CLEMENTINE
42. The Roman Empire covered its greatest extent during the reign of which emperor who reigned from 98 to 117 AD?
43. What is the ancient measure obtained by measuring the distance between the elbow and tip of the middle finger?
44. Who directed the 1982 film ‘Blade Runner’?
45. Which Science Fiction writer was the author of the ‘Lensman’ and ‘Skylark’ series of novels?
E.E. (Doc) SMITH
46. Launched in 1958
what was the name of the United States' first artificial Earth satellite?
47. The 1974 Eurovision Song
Contest won by ABBA was held in which English town or city?
48. Which English theoretical
physicist effectively reconciled the Theory of Relativity with Quantum Mechanics? In 1933 he shared the Nobel Prize
for Physics with Erwin Schrödinger.
49. Manufactured by the Wrigley Company, what name were the sweets now called Starburst known prior to 1998?
50. How is Barabbas described in the title of a 1589 play by
The JEW of MALTA
51. Opened in 1972, The Brewery Arts Centre is in which town in the North-West of England?
52. At 52 years 2 months and 3
days, who was the longest serving, non-royal head of state of the twentieth and