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WithQuiz League paper  27/11/02

Set by: Albert Park

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ROUND 1

1.

What was the name of the oil tanker that sank off the coast of Galicia last week?

2.

Where was the second Ashes test played?

3.

Which country in the world boasts the longest serving monarch?

4.

Which of these towns is the most northerly: Calais, Le Touquet, Dunkirk or Dieppe?

5.

Which controversial film maker wrote the book Stupid White Men currently in the top ten selling paperbacks?

6.

Which instrument does Courtney Pine play?

7.

Riga is the capital of which country?

8.

Who played Frankie in the 1991 film Frankie and Johnny?

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ROUND 2

1.

With which band do you associate Jack and Mey White?

2.

What position does Harry Potter play in Quidditch?

3.

Which Radio 1 DJ announced he was leaving the station in August 2002 after 15 years?

4.

What is the amateur equivalent of the Ryder Cup golf tournament?

5.

Mariner 10 is the only space probe to fly past which planet?

6.

Who was the first American President to die in office?

7.

Which English Football League team play at Roots Hall?

8.

Which author wrote the poem The Raven?

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ROUND 3

1.

What is the name of the top United Nations Weapon Inspector who led the recent mission to Baghdad?

2.

What is the currency unit for Iran?

3.

In which Shakespeare play does Sir Andrew Aguecheek appear?

4.

What Is the capital city of Paraguay?

5.

Who wrote the play She Stoops to Conquer?

6.

General Mohammed Neguib seized power in Egypt in the early 1950's.  Can you name the King who was deposed?

7.

Who is General Secretary of the TUC?

8.

How are McPartlin and Donnely better known?

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ROUND 4

1.

Peter Carey's second Booker prize-winning novel charts the life and times of whom?

2.

What was significant about Alan Shearer's goal against Manchester United on Saturday (apart from the fact that it wasn't scored from a dodgy penalty)?

3.

Give the year:

  • Pat Cash wins Wiimbledon

  • Coventry City win the FA Cup

  • Herald of Free Enterprise sinks 1957

4.

Ertwensoep, a national dish in Holland, comprises which two main ingredients?

5.

What is the anti-matter particle of the electron?

6.

Who played Michael Corleone in the film The Godfather?

7.

In music, which three notes make an 'A' major chord?

8.

Who is the woman judge on TV's Pop Stars -The Rivals?

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ROUND 5

1.

Which member of The Magnificent Seven died last week?

2.

Which company sponsors the Australian cricket team?

3.

In which town was the Princess Royal fined £500 in court?

4.

Which of these towns is the most southerly: Aldeburgh, Yarmouth, Lowestoft or Clacton?

5.

Which television presenter wrote the book Trowel And Error which is currently in the bestsellers list?

6.

Which instrument does Keith Jarrett play?

7.

In which European country is the city of Bratislava?

8.

Who played Louise in the film Thelma and Louise?

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ROUND 6

1.

Which of the Bee Gees are twins?

2.

Who directed the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone?

3.

Who has presented Ski Sunday on television for the past 19 years?

4.

Which British golfer became the youngest ever to play in the Ryder Cup?

5.

In what year did the first successful Mars landing take place?

6.

Which American President was shot in 1901 and died 8 days later?

7.

Which English Football League team play at Brunton Park?

8.

Which author wrote A Farewell to Arms?

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ROUND 7

1.

Who is the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer?

2.

What was (until 1st January 2002) the currency unit for Finland?

3.

Which well-known play was based on the expulsion of a boy from Osborne Naval College?

4.

Near which city is Dum Dum airport situated?

5.

Who played Annie in the film Annie Get Your Gun?

6.

With which very well-known person do you associate the horses Doublet and Goodwill?

7.

Who is Director General of the CBI?

8.

How are Giedroyc and Perkins better known?

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ROUND 8

1.

Iain McEwan's Booker prize-winning novel of 1998 climaxes in which city?

2.

Apart from Alan Shearer, which two players have scored 30 or more Premiership goals in a season (both players please)?

3.

Give the year:

  • Boris Becker wins his first Wimbledon title

  • Heissel Stadium disaster

  • Gorbachev becomes President of the USSR

4.

Punchnep, served in Wales, comprises which two main ingredients?

5.

What is the general name given to the missing mass from the universe postulated by cosmologists?

6.

Who played Travis Bickle in Taxidriver?

7.

In music, which three notes are sharps in the 'A' major scale?

8.

Who won TV's Iím a Celebrity - Get me Out of Here?

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Spares

1.

Which river flooded in Elgin recently

2.

In the body where could you have a Colles fracture?

3.

In the human body where is the Gall Bladder?

4.

Which Nationwide Football League team plays at Underhill?

5.

Which Football League team plays at London Road?

6.

Which dame starred in the television show A Fine Romance?

7.

In 1978 which British rock star was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend?

8.

What type of bridge would be described as a bascule?

9.

In cricket Australians call it a 'wrong-un', what do we call it?

10.

In cricket what do Australians call extras?

11.

How many pieces does each player have in a game of backgammon?

12.

In chess, how many possible board positions are there after each player has made one move?

13.

What is the common name of the native English tree Fraxinus Excelsior?

14

What is the common name of the native English tree Fagus Sylvatica?

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ROUND 1

1.

What was the name of the oil tanker that sank off the coast of Galicia last week?

The Prestige

2.

Where was the second Ashes test played?

Adelaide

3.

Which country in the world boasts the longest serving monarch?

Thailand

4.

Which of these towns is the most northerly: Calais, Le Touquet, Dunkirk or Dieppe?

Dunkirk

5.

Which controversial film maker wrote the book Stupid White Men currently in the top ten selling paperbacks?

Michael Moore

6.

Which instrument does Courtney Pine play?

Saxophone

7.

Riga is the capital of which country?

Latvia

8.

Who played Frankie in the 1991 film Frankie and Johnny?

Michelle Pfeiffer

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ROUND 2

1.

With which band do you associate Jack and Mey White?

The White Stripes

2.

What position does Harry Potter play in Quidditch?

Seeker

3.

Which Radio 1 DJ announced he was leaving the station in August 2002 after 15 years?

Mark Goodier

4.

What is the amateur equivalent of the Ryder Cup golf tournament?

The Walker Cup

5.

Mariner 10 is the only space probe to fly past which planet?

Mercury

6.

Who was the first American President to die in office?

William Harrison

7.

Which English Football League team play at Roots Hall?

Southend United

8.

Which author wrote the poem The Raven?

Edgar Allen Poe

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ROUND 3

1.

What is the name of the top United Nations Weapon Inspector who led the recent mission to Baghdad?

Hans Blix

2.

What is the currency unit for Iran?

Rial

3.

In which Shakespeare play does Sir Andrew Aguecheek appear?

Twelfth Night

4.

What Is the capital city of Paraguay?

Asuncion

5.

Who wrote the play She Stoops to Conquer?

Oliver Goldsmith

6.

General Mohammed Neguib seized power in Egypt in the early 1950's.  Can you name the King who was deposed?

King Farouk

7.

Who is General Secretary of the TUC?

John Monks

8.

How are McPartlin and Donnely better known?

Ant (McParlin) and Dec (Donnely)

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ROUND 4

1.

Peter Carey's second Booker prize-winning novel charts the life and times of whom?

Ned Kelly

2.

What was significant about Alan Shearer's goal against Manchester United on Saturday (apart from the fact that it wasn't scored from a dodgy penalty)?

It made him the first player to score 100 Premiership goals twice - for two separate clubs

(i.e. Newcastle and Blackburn - it is not sufficient to answer that it was his 100th Premiership goal for Newcastle)

3.

Give the year:

  • Pat Cash wins Wiimbledon

  • Coventry City win the FA Cup

  • Herald of Free Enterprise sinks 1957

1987

4.

Ertwensoep, a national dish in Holland, comprises which two main ingredients?

Peas and ham

5.

What is the anti-matter particle of the electron?

Positron

6.

Who played Michael Corleone in the film The Godfather?

Al Pacino

7.

In music, which three notes make an 'A' major chord?

A, C-sharp, E

8.

Who is the woman judge on TV's Pop Stars -The Rivals?

Geri Helliwell

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ROUND 5

1.

Which member of The Magnificent Seven died last week?

James Coburn

2.

Which company sponsors the Australian cricket team?

Orange

3.

In which town was the Princess Royal fined £500 in court?

Slough

4.

Which of these towns is the most southerly: Aldeburgh, Yarmouth, Lowestoft or Clacton?

Clacton

5.

Which television presenter wrote the book Trowel And Error which is currently in the bestsellers list?

Alan Titchmarsh

6.

Which instrument does Keith Jarrett play?

Piano

7.

In which European country is the city of Bratislava?

Slovakia

8.

Who played Louise in the film Thelma and Louise?

Susan Sarandon

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ROUND 6

1.

Which of the Bee Gees are twins?

Maurice and Robin

2.

Who directed the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone?

Chris Columbus

(accept Christopher Columbus)

3.

Who has presented Ski Sunday on television for the past 19 years?

David Vine

4.

Which British golfer became the youngest ever to play in the Ryder Cup?

Nick Faldo

5.

In what year did the first successful Mars landing take place?

1976

6.

Which American President was shot in 1901 and died 8 days later?

McKinley

7.

Which English Football League team play at Brunton Park?

Carlisle United

8.

Which author wrote A Farewell to Arms?

Ernest Hemmingway

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ROUND 7

1.

Who is the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer?

Michael Howard

2.

What was (until 1st January 2002) the currency unit for Finland?

Markka

3.

Which well-known play was based on the expulsion of a boy from Osborne Naval College?

The Winslow Boy

4.

Near which city is Dum Dum airport situated?

Calcutta

5.

Who played Annie in the film Annie Get Your Gun?

Betty Hutton

6.

With which very well-known person do you associate the horses Doublet and Goodwill?

Princess Anne

(entered for Badminton Horse Trials in 1974)

7.

Who is Director General of the CBI?

Digby Jones

8.

How are Giedroyc and Perkins better known?

Mel (Giedroyc) and Sue (Perkins)

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ROUND 8

1.

Iain McEwan's Booker prize-winning novel of 1998 climaxes in which city?

Amsterdam

2.

Apart from Alan Shearer, which two players have scored 30 or more Premiership goals in a season (both players please)?

Andy Cole and Kevin Phillips

3.

Give the year:

  • Boris Becker wins his first Wimbledon title

  • Heissel Stadium disaster

  • Gorbachev becomes President of the USSR

1985

4.

Punchnep, served in Wales, comprises which two main ingredients?

Potatoes and turnips

5.

What is the general name given to the missing mass from the universe postulated by cosmologists?

Dark Matter

(accept Dark Energy)

6.

Who played Travis Bickle in Taxidriver?

Robert De Niro

7.

In music, which three notes are sharps in the 'A' major scale?

C, F, G

8.

Who won TV's Iím a Celebrity - Get me Out of Here?

Tony Blackburn

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Spares

1.

Which river flooded in Elgin recently

River Lossie

2.

In the body where could you have a Colles fracture?

Wrist

3.

In the human body where is the Gall Bladder?

In the abdomen

(under the liver)

4.

Which Nationwide Football League team plays at Underhill?

Barnet

5.

Which Football League team plays at London Road?

Peterborough

6.

Which dame starred in the television show A Fine Romance?

Judy Dench

7.

In 1978 which British rock star was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend?

Sid Vicious

8.

What type of bridge would be described as a bascule?

A kind of drawbridge

(raised and lowered with counterpoise)

9.

In cricket Australians call it a 'wrong-un', what do we call it?

Googly

10.

In cricket what do Australians call extras?

Sundries

11.

How many pieces does each player have in a game of backgammon?

15

12.

In chess, how many possible board positions are there after each player has made one move?

400

(each player can move each of the eight pawns one or two spaces, each knight can move into one of two places, i.e. 20 moves in total - the combination therefore is 20 x 20)

13.

What is the common name of the native English tree Fraxinus Excelsior?

Ash

14.

What is the common name of the native English tree Fagus Sylvatica?

Beech

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