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November 21st 2001

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WithQuiz League paper  21/11/01

Set by: St Catherine's

QotW: R6/Q7

Average Aggregate Score: unknown

(Season's Ave. Agg.: unknown)

No comments were recorded during the 2001/2002 season

 

ROUND 1

1.

Which language does the word `pyjama' come from?

2.

What does the name 'Alhambra' signify in Arabic?

3.

Which Superleague Rugby League team did the Sale Sharks Rugby Union full-back Jason Robinson play for before changing codes?

4.

In which film did Marlene Dietrich sing "See what the boys in the back room will have."?

5.

How is 21 expressed as a binary number?

6.

Who was the First Prime Minister of the Union Of South Africa?

7.

Which sport was written about in The Changing Room?

8.

What was the name of Alexander the Great's famous horse?

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ROUND 2

1.

Where is the deltoid muscle?

2.

Who was the governor of Roman Britain in AD 80?

3.

Whose teachings did the Lollards follow?

4.

What is the longest river of the Iberian Peninsular?

5.

Which school produced Byron, Sheridan, Trollope and Galsworthy?

6.

Who said "genius is one-per-cent inspiration and ninety-nine-per-cent perspiration"?

7.

On which course is the US Masters golf tournament held?'

8.

What is the lowest hand in standard poker?

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ROUND 3

1.

Where is Graham Sutherland's Christ in his Majesty?

2.

What is H202?

3.

What is `gesso'?

4.

Which race is recognised as the supreme championship of English steeplechasing?

5.

Where will the third and final Test, in the current Guinness Rugby League Test series between Great Britain and Australia, be played this coming Saturday, 24th November 2001?

6.

Which instrument was formerly known as a sackbut?

7.

Name the first three tracks on the Beatles' Sgt Pepper album.

8.

What was Lord Haw Haw's real name?

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ROUND 4

1.

Which line is coloured black on maps of the London Underground?

2.

Which actress, who also starred in Casualty on television, won an Oscar in 1989 for her performance in the film My Left Foot?

3.

Name the 3 football leagues from which teams can be promoted into the Nationwide Conference (the current sponsors names are required).

4.

Which 3 words have the following consecutive definitions in the Concise Oxford Dictionary:

  • roomy and comfortable

  • a raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought or sold

  • a naval rank above captain and below rear admiral?

5.

Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler were two members of a successful group of the 70s and 80s.  Who was the other member?

6.

Who has been named as the Captain of Lancashire County Cricket Club for next season (2002)?

7.

Which 3 of Henry Vlll's wives had children who became Kings or Queens of England?

8.

Which road in London runs between Euston Road and Oxford Street, and passes Goodge Street tube station?

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ROUND 5

1.

Whose autobiography is entitled Memoirs of an Unfit Mother?

2.

Which film, currently on general release, stars Nicole Kidman as a mother bringing up two children in a haunted house in 1945?

3.

Which two pubs in the centre of Manchester have twice been moved due to redevelopment of the surrounding area?

4.

The actor and actress playing the lead roles in the film The Misfits, released in 1961, both died shortly after its completion.  Who were they?

5.

Who wrote the song White Christmas?

6.

In which war did the battles of Chickamauga and Bull Run take place?

7.

Which famous person was born in 1858, became Registrar of births and deaths for Manchester in 1898, was regularly imprisoned in the early 1900s, and died in 1928?

8.

Who played Private Fraser in the TV series Dad's Army?

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ROUND 6

1.

On which river does the Hoover Dam stand?

2.

What was the name of the Swedish diplomat who issued Swedish passports to about 20,000 Hungarian Jews, enabling them to escape Nazi persecution?

3.

What name is given to the process of coating iron or steel with a protective layer of zinc?

4.

What is a fer-de-lance?

5.

Which measure of length, used by several early civilizations including the Babylonians, Egyptians, and Hebrews, was based on the length of the forearm from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow?

6.

Billy Butlin opened his first holiday camp, Fred Perry won his 3rd singles title at Wimbledon, and the Crystal Palace burned down.  What was the year?

7.

In which book was the entry about the planet Earth updated from "harmless" to "mostly harmless"?

8.

Which BBC Radio football reporter usually refers to Manchester City's ground, Maine Road, as "the Theatre of Base Comedy"?

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ROUND 7

1.

Who won an Oscar for directing the film Casablanca?

2.

Which country did the Hohenzollern dynasty rule from 1525 to 1871?

3.

Which European country is known as Hrvatska by its citizens?

4.

Who was the first man to hold the position `Astronomer Royal'?

5.

Which organizationís motto is 'Nation Shall Speak Unto Nation'?

6.

Which mountain range runs along the Russia-Georgia border?

7.

What did the Romans call Britain?

8.

`Mare Nostrum' was the Roman name for which body of water?

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ROUND 8

1.

What tree in the Garden of Eden provided the first forbidden apple for Adam and Eve?

2.

Which Charles Dickens novel is set in the fictional city of Coketown?

3.

Between 1378 and 1417 there were rival popes in Europe.  One was seated in Rome, where was the other seated?

4.

Which Hollywood heart-throb was known as 'the King of Hollywood'?

5.

Which poetís works included Julian and Maddallo?

6.

What is the official language of Bangladesh?

7.

What stretch of water separates Skye from the Outer Hebrides?

8.

In which river did the novelist Virginia Woolf drown?

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Spares

1.

Who succeeded Ted Hughes as Poet Laureate?

2.

Hunter S Thompson wrote about Fear and Loathing in which city?

3.

What was the name of Long John Silver's Parrot in Treasure Island?

4.

In the computing term BASIC, what does the B stand for?

5.

Who was the mother of King John?

6.

What musical does the song Day by Day come from?

7.

Who played the title role in the US sitcom Rhoda?

8.

Who plays Laura Croft in the film Tomb Raider?

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ROUND 1

1.

Which language does the word `pyjama' come from?

Hindi

(from the word 'pajama' meaning 'drawers')

2.

What does the name 'Alhambra' signify in Arabic?

'The Red'

(derived from Arabic and probably referring to the colour of the sun-dried bricks of the outer wall of the palace)

3.

Which Superleague Rugby League team did the Sale Sharks Rugby Union full-back Jason Robinson play for before changing codes?

Wigan Warriors

4.

In which film did Marlene Dietrich sing "See what the boys in the back room will have."?

Destry Rides Again

5.

How is 21 expressed as a binary number?

10101

6.

Who was the First Prime Minister of the Union Of South Africa?

Louis Botha

(from 1910 until his death in 1919)

7.

Which sport was written about in The Changing Room?

Rugby League

(in the play by David Storey)

8.

What was the name of Alexander the Great's famous horse?

Bucephalus

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ROUND 2

1.

Where is the deltoid muscle?

It is a triangular muscle covering the shoulder prominence

2.

Who was the governor of Roman Britain in AD 80?

Agricola

3.

Whose teachings did the Lollards follow?

those of John Wycliffe

4.

What is the longest river of the Iberian Peninsular?

The Tagus

5.

Which school produced Byron, Sheridan, Trollope and Galsworthy?

Harrow

6.

Who said "genius is one-per-cent inspiration and ninety-nine-per-cent perspiration"?

Thomas Alva Edison

7.

On which course is the US Masters golf tournament held?'

The Augusta National

(in Georgia)

8.

What is the lowest hand in standard poker?

Two, three, four, five, seven - not in the same suit

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ROUND 3

1.

Where is Graham Sutherland's Christ in his Majesty?

Coventry Cathedral

2.

What is H202?

Hydrogen Peroxide

3.

What is `gesso'?

A plaster preparation used in sculpture, painting and gilding

4.

Which race is recognised as the supreme championship of English steeplechasing?

The Cheltenham Gold Cup

5.

Where will the third and final Test, in the current Guinness Rugby League Test series between Great Britain and Australia, be played this coming Saturday, 24th November 2001?

The JJB stadium

(home of Wigan Warriors RLFC and Wigan Athletic FC)

6.

Which instrument was formerly known as a sackbut?

The trombone

7.

Name the first three tracks on the Beatles' Sgt Pepper album.

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band;

With a little Help From My Friends;

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

8.

What was Lord Haw Haw's real name?

William Joyce

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ROUND 4

1.

Which line is coloured black on maps of the London Underground?

Northern line

2.

Which actress, who also starred in Casualty on television, won an Oscar in 1989 for her performance in the film My Left Foot?

Brenda Fricker

3.

Name the 3 football leagues from which teams can be promoted into the Nationwide Conference (the current sponsors names are required).

Ryman league;

Unibond league;

Dr Martens league

4.

Which 3 words have the following consecutive definitions in the Concise Oxford Dictionary:

  • roomy and comfortable

  • a raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought or sold

  • a naval rank above captain and below rear admiral?

commodious;

commodity;

commodore

5.

Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler were two members of a successful group of the 70s and 80s.  Who was the other member?

Paul Weller

(the group was The Jam)

6.

Who has been named as the Captain of Lancashire County Cricket Club for next season (2002)?

Warren Hegg

7.

Which 3 of Henry Vlll's wives had children who became Kings or Queens of England?

Catherine of Aragon (Mary)

Anne Boleyn (Elizabeth I);

Jane Seymour (Edward VI)

8.

Which road in London runs between Euston Road and Oxford Street, and passes Goodge Street tube station?

Tottenham Court Road

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ROUND 5

1.

Whose autobiography is entitled Memoirs of an Unfit Mother?

Anne Robinson

2.

Which film, currently on general release, stars Nicole Kidman as a mother bringing up two children in a haunted house in 1945?

The Others

3.

Which two pubs in the centre of Manchester have twice been moved due to redevelopment of the surrounding area?

The Old Wellington and Sinclairs Oyster Bar

4.

The actor and actress playing the lead roles in the film The Misfits, released in 1961, both died shortly after its completion.  Who were they?

Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable

5.

Who wrote the song White Christmas?

Irving Berlin

6.

In which war did the battles of Chickamauga and Bull Run take place?

American Civil War

7.

Which famous person was born in 1858, became Registrar of births and deaths for Manchester in 1898, was regularly imprisoned in the early 1900s, and died in 1928?

Emmeline Pankhurst

8.

Who played Private Fraser in the TV series Dad's Army?

John Laurie

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ROUND 6

1.

On which river does the Hoover Dam stand?

Colorado River

2.

What was the name of the Swedish diplomat who issued Swedish passports to about 20,000 Hungarian Jews, enabling them to escape Nazi persecution?

Raoul Wallenberg

3.

What name is given to the process of coating iron or steel with a protective layer of zinc?

Galvanizing

4.

What is a fer-de-lance?

a snake

5.

Which measure of length, used by several early civilizations including the Babylonians, Egyptians, and Hebrews, was based on the length of the forearm from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow?

the cubit

6.

Billy Butlin opened his first holiday camp, Fred Perry won his 3rd singles title at Wimbledon, and the Crystal Palace burned down.  What was the year?

1936

7.

In which book was the entry about the planet Earth updated from "harmless" to "mostly harmless"?

The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

8.

Which BBC Radio football reporter usually refers to Manchester City's ground, Maine Road, as "the Theatre of Base Comedy"?

Stuart Hall

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ROUND 7

1.

Who won an Oscar for directing the film Casablanca?

Michael Curtiz

2.

Which country did the Hohenzollern dynasty rule from 1525 to 1871?

Prussia

3.

Which European country is known as Hrvatska by its citizens?

Croatia

4.

Who was the first man to hold the position `Astronomer Royal'?

John Flamsteed

5.

Which organizationís motto is 'Nation Shall Speak Unto Nation'?

The BBC

6.

Which mountain range runs along the Russia-Georgia border?

Caucasus

7.

What did the Romans call Britain?

Albion

8.

`Mare Nostrum' was the Roman name for which body of water?

Mediterranean Sea

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ROUND 8

1.

What tree in the Garden of Eden provided the first forbidden apple for Adam and Eve?

The Tree of Knowledge

2.

Which Charles Dickens novel is set in the fictional city of Coketown?

Hard Times

3.

Between 1378 and 1417 there were rival popes in Europe.  One was seated in Rome, where was the other seated?

Avignon

4.

Which Hollywood heart-throb was known as 'the King of Hollywood'?

Clark Gable

5.

Which poetís works included Julian and Maddallo?

Percy Bysshe Shelley

6.

What is the official language of Bangladesh?

Bengali

7.

What stretch of water separates Skye from the Outer Hebrides?

Little Minch

8.

In which river did the novelist Virginia Woolf drown?

River Ouse

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Spares

1.

Who succeeded Ted Hughes as Poet Laureate?

Andrew Motion

2.

Hunter S Thompson wrote about Fear and Loathing in which city?

Las Vagas

3.

What was the name of Long John Silver's Parrot in Treasure Island?

Captain Flint

4.

In the computing term BASIC, what does the B stand for?

Beginners

5.

Who was the mother of King John?

Eleanor of Aquitaine

6.

What musical does the song Day by Day come from?

Godspell

7.

Who played the title role in the US sitcom Rhoda?

Valerie Harper

8.

Who plays Laura Croft in the film Tomb Raider?

Angelina Jolie

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