SUNDERLAND ECHO QUIZ LEAGUE - GOWAN SCOTT MEMORIAL TROPHY
GAME WEEK 3
15 August 2017
1 The longest canal in Britain built as a single waterway is 127 miles long; name either of the cities it connects.
LEEDS or LIVERPOOL
2 Who was born in the Iraqi town of Tikrit, 800 years or so before Saddam Hussein? SALADIN
3 His bust stands in Wilton Park in Hawick and despite never pulling on an international jersey he was inducted into the
World Rugby Hall of Fame. Name him. Bill McLAREN
4 Which member of the band Liberty X was born in Gateshead but has a surname which is a suburb of Newcastle?
5 Following the Congress of Berlin in 1878 who said, ‘I have returned from Germany with peace for our time’?
6 Acquired by Kingfisher plc in 1999, which company was founded in Yeovil 20 years earlier as the Woodscrew Supply
7 Which resort is also the title of a Chas and Dave single? MARGATE
8 In what language is the Book of Kells written? LATIN
9 Which country was part of Colombia until 1903 and now shares a land border with it? PANAMA
10 Actress Salma Hayek won an Oscar nomination in 2003 for her portrayal of which compatriot? Frida KAHLO
11 Who gave Theseus a ball of thread so he could find his way out of the Labyrinth? ARIADNE
12 Which Jurassic Park actor regularly performs jazz standards with his band, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra?
13 Who was the last Briton to win the US PGA Championship? Rory McILROY (2014)
14 Named eponymously and now employing over 20,000, which pizza restaurant chain was founded by John Schnatter?
15 Where on the Thames did HMT Empire Windrush land in June 1948? TILBURY
16 Recent remeasurements now make Krk and Cres the joint largest islands in which sea? ADRIATIC Sea (Croatian)
17 ‘Andy Backhandy’ was the father and ‘Junket Jack’, the son - what’s this Durham-born twosome’s family name?
(Andrew and Jack) CUNNINGHAM
18 The city of Petrópolis takes its name from
Pedro II, who is entombed there. Pedro, who died in Paris in 1891, was
the last Emperor of which country? BRAZIL
19 He still holds the Northern Irish 3000m indoor record and his daughter Eilish won a silver medal at the 2018
European athletics championships. Name him. Peter McCOLGAN
20 Which of Shakespeare’s eponymous characters died on this day in 1057? (The Tragedy of) MACBETH
21 The name of the individual known as the Father of Medicine translates as which unit of measurement?
22 Which sport should you associate with Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell’s husband, whom she married in May 2015?
GRAND PRIX / FORMULA ONE / MOTOR RACING (Christian Horner - Red Bull principal)
23 Who achieved a getaway aboard a brig called Surprise, a vessel he later bought and renamed HMY Royal Escape?
24 Florence Nightingale was the dam of which bay gelding, the winner of the Welsh, English and Scottish Champion
hurdles in 1976? NIGHT NURSE
25 In 2004, Sam and Mark became the third act to top the UK charts with a cover version of which Beatles’ song from
the Sgt Pepper album? WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS
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26 The village of Stayley became known as Stalybridge after a crossing was constructed there in 1707 - over which
river? River TAME
27 The scent glands of which animal are removed when it’s kept as a pet in the USA though the Animal Welfare Act
2006 makes this illegal in the UK? SKUNK
28 What is the Mongolian word for ‘desert’? GOBI
29 Famous for his almanac, in which country was Nostradamus born in 1503? FRANCE
30 The edible white head of which vegetable is called the curd? CAULIFLOWER
31 Parts of which vegetable, whose name comprises nine different letters, represents the ‘spring’ section of Italy’s
‘Four Seasons’ pizza? ARTICHOKE
32 Which Robert Redford film did Del Boy Trotter once mistake as “another documentary about AIDS”? OUT OF AFRICA
33 What new name did Monsanto employee John A Wortmann give to the company product Chemgrass in 1966?
34 The cliffs at La Quebrada, which is Spanish
for ‘gulch’ or ‘ravine’, are a famous tourist attraction in which city?
35 Real Sociedad and Spain goalkeeper, Luis Arconada, was nicknamed ‘El Pulpo’. What’s a pulpo? OCTOPUS
36 Western House off Great Portland Street in London has been the home of BBC Radio 2 since 2006. After which
broadcaster was it renamed in November 2016? Terry WOGAN
37 In which country was Durham County Cricket’s captain Tom Latham born in 1992? NEW ZEALAND
38 Thought by some experts to have been bred from the Fennec Fox, which dog breed is either a ‘deer head’ or an
‘apple head’? CHIHUAHUA
39 Of the 16 countries Elizabeth II is
currently Queen of, which is the largest in terms of land area? CANADA
40 Which stage musical features an appearance by Franklin D Roosevelt and the song ‘We’d Like to Thank You, Herbert
41 Two people born in places in modern-day Poland have chemical elements named after them. One is Marie Curie,
who is the other? Nicolaus COPERNICUS (Copernicium)
42 Tref or treif is opposite in meaning to which Hebrew word? KOSHER
43 Where was Daniel Defoe in the 1720s when he wrote ‘Its main manufacture at this time is the making of gloves’?
44 Who, along with the Bishop of Urgell, became the Co-Prince of Andorra in May 2017? Emmanuel MACRON
45 Who twice succeeded Stanley Baldwin as Prime Minister? Ramsay MacDONALD
46 What is the name of the son of broom-maker Peter and his wife Gertrud in the 1890s opera whose libretto was
penned by the composer’s sister Adelheid Wette? HANSEL
47 Who beat Kyle Edmund in four sets in the fourth round of Wimbledon 2018? Novak DJOKOVIC
48 What is sometimes called the ‘upside down bird’ due to the unusual way it walks up tree trunks? NUTHATCH
49 In February 2009, who inspired the New York Post to report a popular new drink in town comprising two shots of
Grey Goose vodka and a splash of water? Capt. Chesley SULLENBERGER
50 Which current
English Premier League manager has a pronounced rhoticism? Roy HODGSON
51 Which country is the traditional home of a religious retreat called an ‘ashram’? INDIA
52 Hypothermia is defined as a body core temperature below how many degrees centigrade? 35.0°C
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