QUESTIONS A

ROUND 1

A1.      Which iconic household publication will be published for the last time next January?

 YELLOW PAGES

A2.      Which Impressionist artist painted The Card Players circa 1892-4?

                                                                                                                        Paul CEZANNE

A3.      Which Greek philosopher and historian led 10,000 mercenaries as part of an unsuccessful attempt by Persian Cyrus the Younger to overthrow his brother Artaxerxes and based his book “The Anabasis” on this expedition?

 XENOPHON

A4.      Who was the electrical engineer whose right and left hand rules are used to demonstrate the relative directions of field, current and force in electrical motors and generators?

John Ambrose FLEMING

ROUND 2

A5.      One O’clock Jump is the theme tune of which bandleader? 

COUNT BASIE

A6.      Which popular musician quoted in his suicide note, “It’s better to burn out than to fade away”?

                                                                                                                        Kurt COBAIN

A7.      In the Old Testament Book of Kings, which Biblical character is taken up to Heaven in a fiery chariot?

                                                                                                                        ELIJAH

A8.      The wife of Ely Culbertson said to be “The man who made Contract Bridge” was a better player than her husband. She invented the conventional bid of Five No Trumps known as a Grand Slam Force and it was given her first name. Which was what? 

JOSEPHINE

ROUND 3

A9.      Under what name did Dr Brooke Magnanti write her blog about her life as a call girl?

BELLE de JOUR

A10.    In the Walter Lantz cartoons Knothead and Splinter are the nephew and niece of which character?

WOODY WOODPECKER

A11.    Sterling silver is hallmarked 925 to denote its silver content. What name is given to the silver which is assayed at 958? 

BRITANNIA Silver

A12.    In which city does the Australian Rules team, The Crows, play its home games? 

ADELAIDE

                                                                                                                                                           

ROUND 4     

A13.    What is the name of the Broadway musical, written by Sting, which closed early in 2015 after a short run, in which Sting himself replaced Jimmy Nail in the lead role in a bid to increase sales?

                                                                                                            The LAST SHIP
A14.    What is the family name of the Dukes of Argyll?

CAMPBELL

A15.    The Italian alphabet has five fewer consonants than its English equivalent. W, X and Y are three, name either of the others. 

J or K

A16.    In Test cricket, Len Hutton and Alistair Cook have each scored four double centuries, but who holds the English record of seven? 

Wally HAMMOND

ROUND 5

A17.    Who, is buried in Westminster Abbey, not because he was a poet but because he was Clerk of Works to the Palace of Westminster?
                                                                        Geoffrey CHAUCER

A18.     In Greek mythology who successfully answered the questions posed by the sphinx?                                                                                                                                             OEDIPUS

A19.    Which 1924 Sigmund Romberg operetta features the Drinking Song?

The STUDENT PRINCE

A20.    In the early 1960s, US meteorologist Edward Lorenz worked on computer models of weather systems. What term did he use to describe the variations found?

                                                                                                The BUTTERFLY EFFECT

ROUND 6

A21.    In 1942, which producer and director was the first member of the film industry to be knighted?

Alexander KORDA

A22.    Which Hungarian born British conductor won a record 31 Grammys in his lifetime? 

           

Sir George SOLTI

A23.    Founded in 1816 the Fitzwilliam Museum of Art and Antiquities is in which English city?

CAMBRIDGE                                                           

A24.    Who was the acknowledged mastermind behind the 'Great Train Robbery' in 1963, who went on the run for five years before being arrested?
                                                                                                Bruce
REYNOLDS

 

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