QUESTIONS B

ROUND 1

B1.       According to electronic tagging records of 2016, which breed of dog is the most popular in the UK?

                                                                                                                        LABRADOR retriever

B2.       A 1968 novel by Hiester Richard Hornberger Jnr, under the pseudonym Richard Hooker, became the basis for a very popular film and American TV series.  What was its name?

 M*A*S*H

B3.       Which Greek statesman and orator gave four “Philippics” in which he protested against the martial ambitions of Philip II of Macedon? 

DEMOSTHENES

 

B4.       Despite being fervently Roman Catholic from the 11th century, which country became the world’s third after The Netherlands and Belgium to legalise same sex marriages? 

SPAIN

 

ROUND 2

B5.       ‘Neither a borrower nor a lender be' is a line from which of Shakespeare's plays?

HAMLET

B6.       Which former Prime Minister said in a speech,” All these financiers, all the little gnomes in Zurich”?

Harold WILSON

B7.       In Contract Bridge, after whom is the conventional bid of two clubs made by one’s partner over a One No Trump opening requesting information on major suit holdings?

 Sam STAYMAN

B8.       On 23 July, 2017, at which sporting venue did 105 year old Eileen Ash have an integral role?

 

  LORD’S  (She rang the bell to start play and is the oldest living Test cricketer)

 

ROUND 3

B9.       In the 1974 film The Taking of Pelham 123, the hijackers are all dressed to resemble which famous American film comedian?
                                                                                                            GROUCHO MARX

B10.     Which perfume maker is responsible for Black Opium?  

YVES ST LAURENT

B11.     In Greek mythology who tamed the flying horse, Pegasus?        

BELLEROPHON

B12.     Which surrealist artist, 1898-1967, featured bowler hats in many of his paintings?

Rene MAGRITTE                             

ROUND 4

B13.     Adolf and his brother Rudolf Dassler founded a sports shoe manufacturing company in 1924. In 1948, following a feud with Adolph, Rudolf left and founded another company. Adolph renamed his company Adidas. What did Rudolf call his company?
                                                                                                                        PUMA

B14.     Willy Willy is a brand of a good Australian shiraz wine. What meteorological event did the original aborigine word describe? 

                                                                                    DUST DEVIL or WHIRLWIND

B15.     Name either of the Livery Companies who, along with the Crown Estate, have the right to mark swans in the annual “Swan Upping” ceremony. 

VINTNERS or DYERS

B16.     What is the name of the vascular tissue in plants that transports water and solutes from the roots to the rest of the plant?
                                                                                    XYLEM

ROUND 5

B17.     Edward of Woodstock who, as Prince of Wales, died before his father and so was never King of England, is better known by what name?

                                                                                                            The BLACK PRINCE

B18.     What was the signature theme tune of the Glenn Miller band? 

MOONLIGHT SERENADE

B19.     Excluding the Antarctic and Arctic, what is the world’s second largest desert after the Sahara? 

 

                                                                                                                        ARABIAN Desert

B20.     Which rugby league team plays at the Totally Wicked stadium? 

ST HELENS (Sponsorship Deal)

ROUND 6 

B21.     Which writer and broadcaster who died aged 69 in 2007 was known as “The Sage of Cricklewood”? 

Alan COREN

B22.     Which Scottish town lying on the A91 between Stirling and Kinross shares its name with a unit of currency? 

DOLLAR                                           

B23.     Which son of a Norfolk corset maker became both a member of the French Convention and a powerful influence in the American Revolution?

 Thomas PAINE

B24.     What was the name of the critically panned musical conceived by and starring Cliff Richard with lyrics by Tim Rice, and based on a 19th century novel, which ran for about six months in 1996/97?

                                                                                                                        HEATHCLIFF

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