QUESTIONS A

ROUND 1

A1.      In which country is the world’s largest active volcano?

USA (Mauna Loa – Hawaii)

 

A2.      In 1960 Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and which other country formed the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)?

                                                                                                            KUWAIT

A3.      A note from what instrument is used by an orchestra to tune up?
                                                                                                 OBOE

A4.      Which famous painting by Rembrandt was slashed and damaged in Amsterdam in 1975?

                                                                                                         The NIGHT WATCH

(or The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch)

ROUND 2

A5.      Which British Overseas Territory was ceded to Britain as part of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713?

                                                                                                            GIBRALTAR

A6.      The song Dance, Little Lady comes from the 1928 Revue This Year of Grace, with book, lyrics and music by which English composer, born in 1899?

                                                                                                Noel COWARD

A7.      Who is the Secretary of State for Defence in the present government?

                                                                                                Michael FALLON

A8.      What was the colourful name given to the escaped slaves in Jamaica who rebelled against English rule in the 18th century from their hideouts in the remote interior of the island – the name deriving from the Spanish word cimarrones meaning ‘living on mountains’?

                                                                                                MAROONS

ROUND 3

A9.      At just over 3 per 100,000, which European country has the World’s highest number of chess Grandmasters per capita?

ICELAND

A10.    Which Tory politician was publicly described by his wife in 1992 as a “S, H, one, T” following tabloid headlines about his affair with the wife and two daughters of a South African barrister.

Alan CLARK

A11.    Which American sleuth was created by publisher Edward Stratemeyer and ghostwritten by various authors under the collective pseudonym of Carolyn Keene?
                                                                                                            Nancy DREW

A12.    A beewolf is neither a bee nor a wolf but what type of insect? 

WASP

 

 

 

 

ROUND 4     

A13.    What name is given to a North African stew of meat or fish and is also the name of the distinctively shaped dish in which it is cooked?

TAGINE

A14.    The nineteen locks known as Neptune’s Staircase are part of which British canal? 

CALEDONIAN

A15.    Which US state was admitted to the Union in 1876, hence its nickname of 'the Centennial State'?

                                                                                                                        COLORADO

A16.    The news site Gawker.com closed down in 2016 as a result of a bankruptcy action after it lost a privacy lawsuit of $140 million taken out by which sportsman? 

Hulk HOGAN  

ROUND 5

A17.    Which scientist and theologian was driven from his home during the Birmingham Riots because he had expressed support for the American and French revolutions?

                                                                                                            Joseph PRIESTLEY

A18.     On board a ship what is the name given to the rope or cable used to pull the movable corner of a sail?
                                                                                                            A SHEET

A19.    Which piece of sporting equipment is typically 5.94 metres high, weighs 79 kilograms and is made of larch? 

A CABER 

A20.    What type of which fish is an albacore?
                                                                                     TUNA

ROUND 6

A21.    In which film did Brigadier General Chuck Yeager play Fred the bartender and Sam Shepard play Chuck Yeager?

THE RIGHT STUFF

 

A22.    What name is given to the outdoor recreational activity in which participants use GPS or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers? 

GEOCACHING

A23.    Which breed of sheep appears on signs for the Yorkshire Dales National Park?

SWALEDALE                                                           

A24.    Which notorious mineral, a hydrated magnesium silicate, comes in blue, white, green and brown forms?

                                                                                                                        ASBESTOS

 

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