SUNDERLAND QUIZ LEAGUE
Q1 Which group were originally called ‘ The Engaged Couples ‘ ?
Q2 In Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels , the WHO IMS with the spelling HOUYHNHNMS are represented as what kind of animals ?
Q3 In 1991 , which Scottish band released the album Fellow Hoodlums ?
A Deacon Blue
Q4 If Boris Johnson lives with Dilyn , which Labour Prime Minister lived with Ting ?
A Clement Attlee ( both are dogs owned by Prime ministers )
Q5 The Football League was formed in 1888 . Sunderland were admitted in 1890 , replacing which of the original 12 ?
A Stoke City
Q6 England defeated the French at the 13th century Battle of Mirabeau during the reign of which Monarch ?
A King John
Q7 Which English composer won an Oscar for the score of the film ‘ Bridge on the River Kwai ‘ ?
A Malcolm Arnold
Q8 Subject of a medieval pilgrimage , which merchant and holy man lived as a hermit at Finchale Priory and died in 1170 AD ?
Q9 Which city in Spain was the origin of the name given to shoemakers and leather workers ?
A Cordoba ( Cordwainers )
Q10 Which creature , which often appears on Inn signs or in Pub names , was the badge of King Richard the 2nd ?
A White Hart
Q11 Ree Drummond , married to a cattle rancher in the U.S mid-west , cooks on TV for cowboys and family , and is known by the title of which TV show ?
A The Pioneer Woman
Q12 Which town in the Scottish borders , was the birthplace of and is the recognised official home of Rugby Union Sevens ?
Q13 Which Tchaikovsky opera has the same name as a playing card ?
A The Queen of Spades
Q14 Which civic celebration in the North West of England will next be held in 2032 ?
A The Preston Guild
Q15 Prior to being replaced by the Euro , what was the currency of Malta ?
Q16 If LF is Low Frequency , what is the S in SLF ?
Q17 The Order of the White Eagle instituted in 1705 by Augustus 2nd The Strong , is awarded in which European country ?
Q18 In meteorology , what is measured on the Fujita Scale ?
A Tornado Intensity
Q19 The court case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce is a central feature of which novel by Charles Dickens ?
A Bleak House
Q20 Jodie Foster has won 2 Best Actress Oscars . One was for The Silence of the Lambs , what is the name of the other film ?
A The Accused
Q21 Marie Curie died from exposure to radiation in 1934 . What caused her husband’s death in 1906 ?
A Fractured Skull as he was run over by a cart in the street
Q22 What was the surname of Janet and Alan , a married couple who worked together on many successful children’s books until Janet died of cancer in 1994
Q23 In September 1745 the first significant battle of the Jacobite Rising took place near which Scottish town ?
Q24 Of the 17 chemical elements whose names begin with a vowel , which is the only one not to share it’s first letter with any other element ?
Q25 On the Namibian flag , what is the colour BELOW the diagonal stripe ?
Q26 First published in 1991 , after the author’s death the previous year , The Vicar of Nibbleswicke was written by whom ?
A Roald Dahl
Q27 How did George Bernard Shaw refer to Ireland in the four-word titled play of 1904 ?
A John Bull’s other Island
Q28 What colourless , flammable gas , C3H8 , is used chiefly as a fuel and in organic synthesis ?
Q29 What audio streaming platform was launched in October 2008 ?
Q30 At what battle of 1801 did Nelson put his telescope to his blind eye and say ‘ I really do not see the signal ‘ ?
Q31 Also called ‘ pillar saints ‘ , what name was given to the monks who spent much of their time living on top of tall pillars ?
Q32 Kay Scarpetta is the protagonist in several crime novels written by whom ?
A Patricia Cornwell
Q33 The British Museum was established in which half of which century ?
A Second half of 18th century ( 1753 )
Q34 The 15.7 mile M69 dual carriageway motorway links Leicester with which city ?
Q35 The phrase ‘ decus et tutamen ‘ , which once appeared around the rim of pound coins , was a quotation from which Roman author 70BC to 19BC ?
Q36 In the Book of Exodus , Zipporah ( or Tzipora ) was the wife of which prophet ?
Q37 What type of vegetable is used in a traditional soubise sauce ?
Q38 The Battle of Kleidion in 1014 was a turning point in the conflict between the Byzantines and which other empire ?
Q39 Born in 1051 , who was the eldest son of William the Conqueror ?
A Robert 2nd ( Curthose )
Q40 In text speak what does the I in IMHO stand for ?
Q41 Known as Deliciously Ella , food blogger Ella Mills is the daughter –in –law of which late MP ?
A Tessa Jowell
Q42 Saskia van Uylenburgh was the wife and sometime model of which 17th century Dutch painter ?
Q43 Who succeeded the historical Macbeth , styled King of Alba in 1057 ?
Q44 Other than Cornwall , which county in England has a town called St Ives ?
Q45 Which planet is encircled by the Adams and Lassell rings ?
Q46 Which Libyan king was deposed by Colonel Gaddafi in 1969 ?
A Idris 1st
Q47 Spelter is an alloy comprised of over 90% of which metal ?
Q48 Which U.S golfer has won the U.S PGS Championship for the last 2 years ?
A Brooks Koepka
Q49 In literature , what as the name of Don Quixote’s horse ?
Q50 Also known as a split , which musical sounding name is given to a bottle that holds a single serving of Champagne ?
Q51 In Greek myth who did Zeus father with Leda after gaining her affection disguised as a swan ?
A Helen of Troy
Q52 In which Japanese city is the opera Madame Butterfly set ?