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      The decision of the Question Master is final on all matters however note that every effort has been made to ensure

         the accuracy of the questions and answers.

      The quiz comprises 3 rounds and includes a Picture Quiz, a final gamble Who Am I? element and numerous

        General Knowledge and pre-announced core sections, all of which are outlined on your answer sheets. 

      Teams have just one guess at the final gamble round which gives five clues to a noted person, fictional or real.

      Surnames only are required unless the question states otherwise.

      A maximum of 100/101 points can be scored.

      Good luck!




Rhyme Time: the words suggested by the following all rhyme:-

1   Head; foot; and luff;                                                                                                                                     SAIL (parts of)

2   Arthur Brittenden; David English; and Paul Dacre;                                                          Daily MAIL (successive editors)

3   Helen of Troy; Paris 1919; and Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood;                                      John CALE (studio albums)

4   Southampton; ’Spurs; and Real Madrid; and,                                                                           Gareth BALE (clubs), and

5   Fin; Blue; and Sperm                                                                                                                              WHALE (species)


General Knowledge:

6   In June 2008, the first new Paddington Bear novel for almost 30 years was launched at the official residence of which

     country’s ambassador?                              PERU’s (‘Paddington Here and Now’ - Porchester Terrace, near Hyde Park)                                                                                    

7   Which English Premier League club’s manager has a forename which is his homeland’s version of George?

                                                                                                                                                 LIVERPOOL’s (Jürgen Klopp)                  

8   On 15 April 1964, what did presiding judge Mr Justice Edmund Davies say was ‘a crime of sordid violence inspired by

     vast greed’?                                                                                                                      The GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY 

9   If Singaporeans are from Singapore, where are Sinhalese from?                                                                   SRI LANKA

10   According to the 1945 edition of Who’s Who, who would you have got by ringing Berlin 116191?           Adolf HITLER

11   Brothers Slim and Easy appeared in Sam Peckinpah’s 1970 western The Ballad of Cable Hogue, using what stage

       surname?                                                                                                                                                          PICKENS

12   Who died in 1975 and is credited by the Oxford English Dictionary with 1,756 invented words including cuppa, scrag

       and snooter?                                                                                                                                      P G WODEHOUSE

13   Meaning 23, what is the unusual surname of the French cardinal who became the Archbishop of Paris in February

       2005?                                                                                                                             (André Armand) VINGT-TROIS

14   After experiments on bovine testicles by Professor Koch of Chicago University, what name was given to the hormone

       later isolated by the Organon group?                                                                                   TESTOSTERONE (in 1935)

15   What features on the badge of Hibernian FC and can be spelt using, in order, the (four) birth initials of Kim Philby?

                                                                                                           (Irish) HARP (not Ship - Harold Adrian Russell Philby)                            







Pot Pourri: who was the famous business partner of:

16   Gustav Wilhelm Wolff (1861);                                                                                                Edward James HARLAND                          

17   Charles Frederick Richards (1936);                                                                                                     William MORPHY

18   S Duncan Black (1910);                                                                                                                    Alonzo G DECKER

19   Samuel Jackson (1830); and,                                                                                                                      John SPEAR

20   Horace Smith (1852)                                                                                                                   Daniel Baird WESSON


General Knowledge:

21   In April 2010, northeast tea merchants Ringtons announced the purchase of a new fleet of 201 VW delivery vans.

       What model, appropriately perhaps, did they opt for?                                                                                   VW CADDY

22   (According to Giuseppe Cipriani), what did Harry Pickering give his name to?                     HARRY’S BAR (in Venice)  

23   (According to the Scarborough News ’paper) what did Harry Pickup give his name to?                                    HARPIC

24   In Rio this year, which Briton had a gold medal placed around the neck he broke 16 years before?     Nick SKELTON

25   Celebrating the Duff-setter: who was elected president of the Magic Circle in September 2008 and President of

       Gabon the following year?                                                                   ALI BONGO (William Oliver Wallace / Ondimba)

26   Situated between Edinburgh and Wearside, which fishing village does Clarissa Dickson Wright say is ‘the birthplace

       of the kipper’?                                                                                                            CRASTER (in ‘Clarissa’s England’)

27   Seventeenth century artist Francisco de Zurbarán so excelled in the realistic use of chiaroscuro that he was

       nicknamed ‘the Spanish…’ what?                                                                                (Michelangelo da) CARAVAGIO

28   What is six foot long; was central to a 1967 comedy film; and was sold at auction in Colchester in December 2011 for

       £1,050?                                                                      A/The PLANK (Jimmy Tarbuck’s fee was four bottles of whiskey)

29   Next Wednesday will be the only day in the year that the Anne Frank Museum on Prinsengracht in Amsterdam is

       closed - what holy day is it?                                                                      YOM KIPPUR (Day of Atonement - 12.10.16)

30   At what Premier League sport did Edinburgh beat Redcar last month (2nd)?  SPEEDWAY (Monarchs v Bears - 62-28)


List A: the five (of the 28) member states of the European Union that have the smallest populations?

31   MALTA (429,344);

32   LUXEMBOURG (562,958);

33   CYPRUS (847,008);

34   ESTONIA (1,313,271); and,

35   LATVIA (1,986,096)


List B: the five biggest nations, by population, beginning with the respective vowels:

31   ARGENTINA (43,847,277; Algeria: 40,375,954);

32   ETHIOPIA (101,853,268; Egypt: 93,383,574);

33   INDIA (1,326,801,576);

34   OMAN (4,654,471); and,

35   UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (324,118,787)






























(Hand out Picture Quiz)


Alpha / Omega: The final letter of each of the following 5 answers begins the next:-

36   What expression about a kipper being used to fool harriers became part of common vernacular in 1833 after it was  

       reprinted by William Cobbett?                                                                                                                  RED HERRING

37   Which bird takes its name from a version of the forename William?                                                           GUILLEMOT

38   What is separated along most of its length by the lingual septum?                                                                   TONGUE

39   Which British truck manufacturer was established in 1933 by Edwin Foden and his son Dennis?  

                                                                                                                                                            ERF (E Richard Foden)

40   The surname of the co-creator of Batman, with Bob Kane, is which part of the body?                                Bill FINGER


Picture Quiz: see separate sheet

41   THREE MEN IN A BOAT (it’s Jerome K Jerome not The Good Soldier - Ford Madox Ford);

42   ALBANIA’s;

43   PLUMBER (Mario Mario - according to developer Shigeru Miyamoto in 2015);

44   Frank DUCKWORTH / Tony LEWIS;


46   ST MARK’S Square (showing St Mark’s Basilica in Venice)

47   JELLYSTONE (it’s Boo-Boo);

48   Robert F KENNEDY (Sirhan Sirhan);

49   Millard FILLMORE; and,

50   Loch FYNE (Restaurants),



Sports Pyramid: each answer is an anagram of the previous one, plus one letter:

51   Who played more than 100 games for Sunderland, managed Dundee and is now the boss at St Mirren?     Alex RAE

52   Who succeeded Primo Carnera as World heavyweight boxing champion in June 1934?                              Max BAER

53   Which piece of sports equipment, generally 105cms long, helped Italy’s Daniele Garozzo win Olympic gold this year?


54   (Sharing its name with the Greek god of the north wind and) trained by Luca Cumani, which horse disappointed after

       starting the 2000 Ebor Handicap as 11/4 favourite but finished second?                                                         BOREAS

55   In February 2014, three Antiguan cricketers were knighted - Richie Richardson and Andy Roberts were two, which

       pace bowler was the third?                                                                                                                  Curtly AMBROSE


General Knowledge:

56   The African country whose capital is Bamako is an anagram of which boy’s name?                                    LIAM (Mali)   

57   Who became Armenia’s ambassador to Switzerland in 2009, 35 years after he topped the UK charts?

                                                                                                                                                               Charles AZNAVOUR

58   In 2002, what two words were added to the name of Battersea Dogs Home?                                             ‘AND CATS’

59   The first of Edinburgh’s 19th century Lord Provosts bequeathed a substantial sum ‘for a school for orphaned or needy

       children.’ Name him.                                                                                                  Sir William FETTES, 1st Baronet                                                        

60   In which US state is Adrian, where can you enjoy snacks in the Midpoint Café, a stop-off that’s equidistant between

       each original endpoint of Route 66 (slogan: ‘when you're here, you're halfway there’)?                                      TEXAS

61   Which natural phenomena did Vikings believe were reflections of dead warriors?

                                                                                                                                AURORA BOREALIS (Northern Lights)

62   Mosque is to Muslim as synagogue is to Jew as gurdwana is to…what?                                                                SIKH

63   Pigments benzidine yellow and toluidine red are combined to create the familiar orange colour of which antiseptic

       soap brand?                                                                                                                       WRIGHT’S COAL TAR soap

64   In which novel of 1929 does Miss Wonderly engage the company of Spade and Archer?     THE MALTESE FALCON

65   Which member of the crew of the USS Enterprise has the first name Hikaru?                     Mr SULU (nb Nyota Uhuru)


Connections: The answers to the next 5 posers are connected in some way:- 

66   What is the stagename of Joanna Klepko who duetted with Donatan when representing Poland in the 2014

       Eurovision Song Contest?                                                                  CLEO (sang ‘My Słowianie’ - 14th with 62 points);

67   Which Scottish whisky company founder, born in 1811, was nicknamed ‘Old Thorough’?                William TEACHER

68   Which 19th century American scientist invented a precursor to the electric doorbell and has the SI unit of inductance

       named in his honour?                                                                                                                              Joseph HENRY    

69   Home to the headquarters of US retailer Big Lots, what is the state capital of Ohio? and,

                                                                                                                                            COLUMBUS (formerly Odd Lots); 

70   What is the connection?                                                                                                                CARRY ON film titles








General Knowledge:

71   Sitting on the Severn, and just four miles from the English border, which Welsh town’s name was changed in 1835 to

       help avoid confusion with an English namesake on the south coast?                   WELSHPOOL (originally called Pool)

72   The fourth chapter of the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is headed Chapter 7…what

       number is given to the fifth chapter?                                                                                          11 (prime number order) 

73   It is possible to walk in a straight line through three US states beginning with the same letter…which letter?  

                                                                                                                                                      I (Indiana, Illinois and Iowa)

74   She gave her name to a non-alcoholic drink, but which former actress’ death in February 2014 means there are now

       just six people on the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album still alive?   

                            Shirley TEMPLE (Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr; Bobby Breen; Larry Bell; Dion DiMucci; and Bob Dylan)

75   Known as the ‘Jewel in Thanet's crown’, which town takes its name from steps in the chalk cliff that lead from the

       sands up to an 11th-century shrine of St Mary?                                                                                     BROADSTAIRS

76   Combining an insect of the family Gryllidae with a mammal of the order Chiroptera produces what piece of sports

       equipment?                                                                                                                                               CRICKET BAT

77   In 2005, who began writing a weekly column called Shop! In the Daily Telegraph magazine and is the mother of

       Horatio, whose biological father is her brother Lawrence?                                                                       Mary PORTAS

78   What did American Mormon settlers call Yucca brevifolia, whose branches appeared to reach up to heaven?

                                                                                                                                                                       JOSHUA TREE

79   The furthest city from Rio de Janeiro is in which country?                                                                      JAPAN (Uruma)

80   In November 1902, who opened the Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyoming naming it after his daughter?

                                                                                                                           BUFFALO BILL / William Frederick CODY


News Headline: Your next 5 answers should form a news headline from 28.7.16 (and 15.9.16):-

81   Who does Stephen Sondheim pair up with Lynette Frome for the duet ‘Unworthy of Your Love’, in his 1990 musical,

       ‘Assassins’?                                                                                                                                      John HINCKLEY Jr

82   Weighing just two milligrams, what name is given to 100th of a carat / What fielding position in cricket is square of the

       batsman’s off side?                                                                                                                                                POINT

83   Who won 134 Irish caps and has appeared in goal for Celtic Youths; Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesbrough?    

                                                                                                                                                                             Shay GIVEN

84   Panaji is the capital of which state, India’s smallest by area? and,                                                                           GOA

85   After the 2008 season, Novak Djokovic left Wilson and re-signed with which racquet maker?                              HEAD


General Knowledge:

86   In ‘Educating Rita’, the professor explains which poetry technique by quoting WB Yeats, only for Rita (Julie Walters)

       to say ‘Ooh, yeah, (it) means getting the rhyme wrong’?                                  ASSONANCE (should be consonance?)                                                                                                                                                     

87   Situated in the Bay of Marseille, and with literary connections, what is the name of the smallest island in the Frioul

       archipelago?                                                                                                                                                     IF (Île d’If)

88   In June 2016, Virginia Raggi of the Five Star Movement was elected the woman mayor of which European capital,

       the first in its 3,000 year history?                                                                                                                            ROME

89   According to The Scotsman newspaper, the Scottish borders dialect word ‘sprunt’ may be a portmanteau of two

       words…give either.                              SPRINT or HUNT (means ‘chasing the girls around the haystack’ - not spread)

90   At the 1936 Olympics, so the story goes, which European country discovered its flag was identical to Haiti’s and so

       added a crown the following year?                                                                                                       LIECHTENSTEIN

91   John Charles Horsey James became the inaugural president of the Western Australian Cricket Association in 1885.

       Who did his actor son look like?                 Field Marshal Bernard MONTGOMERY (actor/soldier M E Clifton James)

92   In 1828, William Pitt Amherst, the Governor General of Bengal, sent the first specimen of a variety of which bird to

       London - the first time it had been seen on home shores?                                               (Lady Amherst’s) PHEASANT

93   Awarded posthumously in 2001 for his actions in Cuba, who is the only American president to be given the Medal of

       Honor?                                                                                                                                       Theodore ROOSEVELT     

94   After carrying coal from the Tyne to Bordeaux in 1940, the Clyde-built SS Broompark’s next cargo included the

       world’s total reported stock of what?                                             HEAVY WATER (via Norsk hydro plant to Falmouth)

95   Which football club would you expect artist Walter Sickert supported given where and when he was born?

                                                                                                                                    MUNICH 1860 / TSV 1860 MÜNCHEN

Tie-break: 1 What is the record number of dominoes stacked on a single supporting domino (as at 12.8.14)?            1055

                  2 On Monday (3.10.16) I visited the local Co-op travel shop and asked how many Euros I’d get for £1000.

                     €1120 was the reply. I then asked how much I’d get back if I returned those Euros. What the answer?









Who Am I?

5pts   I was born in Southgate, London on 25 February 1941. Mum Marie Goldman was a homemaker of Jewish origin and dad Leonard, a photographer and army major. I went to grammar school before an early career in advertising. In 2001, I received an honorary degree from Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University. 

4pts   A former agent for photographers David Bailey and Brian Duffy, I was made a CBE in 1983; a knight in 1995; and a life peer in 1997. Eight years later Gateshead made me a freeman of the borough. Two weeks ago I celebrated 55 years of marriage to Patricia Jones, a fashion designer.

3pts   In February 2006, I was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship and I’ve an Oscar statuette on display at home in Skibbereen in County Cork. I sit on the Labour benches in the Lords and after my daughter Deborah’s marriage in 1985, I was Loyd Grossman’s father-in-law. They divorced in 2004.

2pts   I have a son, Alexander. In 1977, I produced Ridley Scott’s debut film, The Duellists and 30 years later, in 2007, I was given the freedom of Sunderland. In 2014, I was one of 200 public figures who signed a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to that September’s referendum.

1pt    The Peerage website says I was ‘chancellor at Sunderland University, Scotland’ - in fact, I became Sunderland’s

         first chancellor in 1977 and was succeeded by Steve Cram in 2007. I produced the film ‘Chariots of Fire’ but was a

         failed chief executive at Columbia Pictures and am now Chancellor of the Open University.                         

                                                                                                                             David Terence PUTTNAM, Baron Puttnam























































1   Named after a place in eastern Cuba, what alcoholic drink was first mentioned in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘This Side of

     Paradise’?                                                                                                                                                           DAIQUIRI

2   If you tried to spell out Indonesia’s capital using chemical symbols, which element would come last?

                                                                                                                                                              TANTALUM (Jakarta)

3   In which city were the Olympics held the year English Tory leader Theresa May was born?      MELBOURNE (1.10.56)  

4   What occurred 8,400 miles away, on 3 October 1952 that was codenamed Operation Hurricane? 

                                                                                                            (UK performed its first) ATOMIC TEST / EXPLOSION



5   Which Compton Mackenzie novel of 1947 gained an exclamation mark two years later when adapted for the cinema?

                                                                                                                                                               WHISKY GALORE(!) 

6   What does the C stand for in the abbreviation ACAS?            (The Advisory,) CONCILIATION (and Arbitration Service)

7    What cheese rhymes with the person who wrote the opening line: ‘When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got

      his arm badly broken at the elbow’?                                                                BRIE (Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird)                                  

8   Mizaru is to eyes as Mikazaru is to ears as Mazaru is to what?                                        MOUTH (Three wise monkeys)



9   What have you killed if you’ve committed vaccicide?                                                                                             A COW

10   The 200th anniversary of which battle was commemorated by the Royal Mail in June 2015? 

                                                                                                                                                   Battle of WATERLOO (1815)

11   In which Oscar-winning film can you see George C Scott slapping Tim Considine?                              PATTON (1970)

12   Born in Nice in 1807, who gave his name to the rugby union trophy contested by France and Italy?

                                                                                                                                       Giuseppe GARIBALDI (since 2007)



13   Who did 15-year old did George Underwood punch in the left eye during a school fight at Bromley Tech in 1962?

                                                                                                                                                                          David BOWIE

14   Which Canadian actor would the singer of Young Hearts Run Free need to marry to have both her names sound the

       same?                                                                                                                                John CANDY (Candi Staton)

15   Which British city was once known as Jutopolis?                                                                                              DUNDEE

16   On the cricinfo website, what does sla in brackets after someone’s name stand for?                        SLOW LEFT ARM



17   The island of Tasmania lies off the coast of which Australian state?                                                               VICTORIA

18   What was Lafayette R Hubbard’s middle name?                                                                                            RON(ALD)

19   Invented at the Savoy in the 1920s, the classic Omelette Arnold Bennett contains what fish?     (smoked) HADDOCK

20   Which military commander committed suicide at his Berkeley Square home on 22 November 1774?

                                                                                                                                                          Robert CLIVE (of India)



21   The Wetherspoons pub in Kirkcaldy is named the Michael Nairn whose family firm became the world’s largest

       producer of what?                                                                                                                                           LINOLEUM

22   What rhyming couplet is the title of the monthly prison paper delivered to all prisons in England, Wales and Scotland

       from October 2014?                                                                                                                                         JAIL MAIL

23   Invented in or around 1819, the forename Cedric was first given to the father of which eponymous character?


24   What would you find either side of a synapse?                                                                   NERVE CELLS / NEURONS




















1   Which military commander committed suicide in Buenos Aries on 20 December 1939?                 Hans LANGSDORFF

2   Originating in Nice in the south of France, the pizza-type dish pissaladière contains what fish?                     ANCHOVY

3   What was Lyman F Baum’s middle name?                                                                                                            FRANK

4   The island of Nantucket lies off the coast of which US state?                                                            MASSACHUSETTS



5   On the cricinfo website, what does ob in brackets after someone’s name stand for?                                 OFF BREAKS

6   Which British city was once known as Cottonopolis?                                                                                MANCHESTER

7   Which US President would the singer who released the album 1989 need to marry to have both her names the same?

                                                                                                                                              Zachary TAYLOR (Taylor Swift)

8   Which 16-year old lost the sight in his left eye after being kicked by David Sellar in 1967 during a rugby match at

     Kirkcaldy High School?                                                                                                                           Gordon BROWN



9   Born in Marton in 1728, who gave his name to the rugby union trophy contested by Australia and England?

                                                                                                                                                      James COOK (since 1997)

10   In which Oscar-winning film can you see Sidney Poitier slapping Larry Gates?  IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)

11   The 75th anniversary of which battle was commemorated by the Royal Mail in July 2015?    Battle of BRITAIN (1940)

12   Who have you killed if you’ve committed uxoricide?                                                                                       Your WIFE



13   Hepatic is to liver as pneumonic is to lungs as nephric is to what?                                                                     KIDNEY

14   What cheese rhymes with the person who wrote the opening line: ‘Of man’s first disobedience, and the fruit of that

       forbidden tree…’?                                                                                               STILTON (John Milton - Paradise Lost)

15   What does the C stand for in the abbreviation UCAS?          (The Universities and) COLLEGES (Admissions Service)

16   The title of which Pierre Boulle novel of 1952 had its preposition changed five years later when adapted for the

       cinema?                                             THE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI (became The Bridge on the River Kwai)  



17   On 10 July 1985, what occurred 11,400 miles away that was codenamed Opération Satanique?

                                                                                                                                  SINKING of the RAINBOW WARRIOR

18   In which city was the World Cup Final held the year Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson was born?

                                                                                                                                                     BUENOS ARIES (10.11.84)  

19   If you tried to spell out the capital of the Philippines using chemical symbols, which element would come last?

                                                                                                                                                            LANTHANUM (Manila)

20   Which cocktail is said to have been first concocted in Venice in 1948 during an exhibition of work by an artist who

       died in the city in 1516?                                                                                                                    (Giovanni) BELLINI



21   What would you find either side of a diastema?                                                                                                    TEETH

22    Invented in or around 1936, the forename Carreen was first given to a sister of the central character in which novel?

                                                                                                                                                          GONE WITH THE WIND 

23   Which American company, founded in 1926 and claiming to be the world’s biggest in its particular field, produces a

       magazine for its customers called Hemispheres?                                                                       UNITED AIRLINES Inc

24   Executed aboard HMS Monarch in March 1757, who gives his name to the Wetherspoons pub in Potters Bar? 

                                                                                                                                                               Admiral John BYNG




1   How many seas follow Edinburgh in the name of Tristan da Cunha’s capital?           (Edinburgh of the) SEVEN (Seas)

2   Known as Fort Clinton during the US War of Independence…what is it called today?                                WEST POINT

3   On 29 May 2009, what creatures became UK residents in the wild for the first time in 400 years after being

     translocated from Norway to the rural district of Knapdale in Argyll and Bute?                                                 BEAVERS

4   Who was born in Bolton in 1986 and drives a Land Rover with the number plate BOX 111G?                      Amir KHAN



HMS Sunderland was launched on the Clyde, at Renfrew, in March 1942; HMS Middlesbrough was laid down on the

Clyde in December 1940; the first HMS Wear was launched on the Tyne in January 1905; and the second HMS Wear

was launched on the Tees in June 1942. 

HMS Edinburgh was launched on the Tyne in March 1938; HMS Glasgow was launched on the Tyne in April 1976; and

HMS Forth was launched on the Clyde in August 1938.