Gowan Scott Memorial Cup

Week 2 – Set by Navy Club

1.       Which former Soviet State is the only country in Europe in which capital punishment is still carried out, with over 250 executions since 1992?




2.       Who is the only English international footballer to score in 4 consecutive international tournaments?


Michael Owen


3.       From 1997 until 2010 only three Labour politicians were constant members of the Cabinet. Two were Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling. Who was the third?

Jack Straw


4.       In 2018, who became the first British female solo artist to have 7 number one singles in the UK?

Jess Glynne



5.       England won 45 gold medals at the recent Commonwealth games. They won they most gold medals, a total of 9, in which sport?




6.       With over 1.5 million inhabitants, which city is the most populated state capital in the USA?




7.       In 2015, who became the first player to have scored a hat trick in the English Premier League, La Liga and Serie A?


Alexis Sanchez


8.       Which sprinter is the only female track and field Athlete to have won 6 Olympic Gold Medals?


Alyson Felix


9.       With a total of 24, which former American President has written and released more books than any other?


Jimmy Carter


10.   How many of the former Presidents of the USA were born after Donald Trump?




11.   Which animal derives its English name for the French for “The cat who eats chickens”?




12.   What is the only word to have been the first word in the title of one James Bond film and the last word in the title of another James Bond film?




13.   Though the books were only published under his name, what was the surname of the husband and wife who created the children’s literary character Babar the Elephant?

Jean and Cecile de Brunhoff


14.   What lake, the largest by area in Central America, shares its name with the country in which it is situated?

Lake Nicaragua



15.   In 2018, the Royal Mint released 26 A to Z ten pence designs, celebrating Britishness. What cultural icon and tourist attraction is depicted on the coin representing the letter ‘A’?


Angel of the North



16.   The controversial ‘Zimmermann Telegram’ sent by the German Foreign Office in 1917, encouraged which country to declare war on the USA in return for the land which they claimed during an invasion?





17.   In the event of a tied vote in the US senate – who has the casting vote?


Vice President of the USA


18.   On the 27th of March 2010 Russia had eleven. Today they only have nine. What am I talking about?

Time Zones


19.   Which of the world’s largest cities, subject to an official name change in 1995, lies on the island of Salsette?



20.   How is the textile designer Celia Birtwell referred to in a well-known British painting of 1971?

Mrs Clark (Mrs Clark and Percy)


21.   Only two bands have had UK no. 1 singles in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s – one is Queen, which is the other?



22.   In the Bible, which figure – the eldest son of Isaac – sold his birthright for a “mess of pottage”?



23.   What number do you get if you add the number of Elgar’s Enigma Variations to the number of operas in Wagner’s Ring Cycle?



24.   The name of which animal features in the titles of the 1987 and 2008 Booker Prize winners?



25.   Known chiefly for other contributions to history, who wrote the 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning volume of short biographies entitled Profiles in Courage?

John F Kennedy


26.   The logo of which multinational courier company, founded in Little Rock in 1971, is known for containing a subliminal right-pointing arrow in the blank space between two of the letters of its name?



27.   What five letter word features in the title of the most played game on Facebook,  a Number 1 single for Robbie Williams and is the surname of an actor who appeared in both Home Alone and Cool Runnings?



28.   Broadcast from 1944 to 1954, first by the BBC and subsequently by Radio Luxembourg, which comedy show starred Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch as senior staff in a fictional RAF station battling red tape and wartime inconvenience?

Much Binding in the Marsh


29.   Which High Street chain used to be called Crazy George’s — because it would give anybody credit?



30.   The villages of Bowmore, Lagavulin and Laphroaig can all be found on which Scottish island?



31.   Which Turner Prize winner signs his artworks with a W and an anchor?

Grayson Perry


32.   Which dish, originally created in Glasgow, was described as Britain’s national dish by Robin Cook?

Chicken Tikka Masala


33.   Which inventor had an elephant electrocuted at Coney Island to illustrate the dangers of alternating current?

Thomas Edison


34.   Which member of Tony Blair’s Cabinet has had a statue erected to him

in Glasgow's Buchanan Street?


Donald Dewar


35.   "I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops!)", the official title of

a dance song usually performed by people pretending to row, was a hit for which group?

The Gap Band



36.   The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge crosses which stretch of water?




The Bosporus


37.   The A19 road begins north of Newcastle at Seaton Burn and travels South where it passes under the Tyne at the tunnel, travels over the the river Wear at Hylton Bridge,west of Sunderland,travels down to Teesside,where it goes over the Tees between Middlesbrough and Stockton,and moves on to end North of which Yorkshire town? 



38.   Kaunas was the former capital of which European country between 1922-1940?



39.   Which German alcoholic spirit, which its manufacturers claim is made from a mixture of 56 herbs, spices and roots, has a name which translates into English as “Master of the Hunt”?



40.   The Duckworth-Lewis method has long been used to re-calculate cricket totals in rain affected matches. In 2014, further calculations were introduced and it became the DLS method. What does the S stand for?



41.   Often used on Sky Sports coverage of cricket as a calculation tool, what does the S of WASP stand for?



42.   Which member of the royal family opened The Bridges shopping centre in Sunderland in 1988?

Princes Anne


43.   What closed its doors for the last time in Sunderland on the 30th January 1993?



44.   The new Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker, has a middle name which is the same as a southern hemisphere city. The city accounts for 32% of the countries population, with a population of over 1.5 million but isn’t the capital city. Name the city



45.   The Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee, shared a middle name with a county in England. The county flag is a white cross on a green background and has a population of approximately 1.1 million. It is the 4th largest by area. Name the county



46.   Which word is used by Wikipedia if a search produces more than one search topic result?



47.   According to Government reports, Donald Trump's family business was responsible for the partial destruction of legally protected what in Scotland?

Sand Dunes


48.   The popular ITV series Love Island is actually filmed on which island?



49. What is built on The Former Home Of The Earl Of Shrewsbury?

Alton Towers


50. Which country does the airline Avianca come from?



51. Nutria Is the fur of which animal?



52. In 2004 the Scottish Parliament introduced the new post of the “Scots Makar”. What  is the “Scots Makar”?

A Poet/ Equivalent to Scottish Poet Laureate