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WithQuiz League paper  22/01/03

Set by: Guest (Dave Rainford)

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ROUND 1

1.

Which actor connects the films From Hell, Blow and Sleepy Hollow?

2.

How is the plant Heartsease better known?

3.

Which metal has the atomic number 13?

4.

The M11 motorway runs between London and which city?

5.

Which General, who was in charge of the Union Armies during the American Civil War, was the President of the USA between 1869 and 1877?

6.

Why is Andy Gilchrist in the news?

7.

Which football team were runners-up to Manchester United in the 1993-1994 Premiership season?

8.

Which artist won the Turner Prize in 1995?

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ROUND 2

1.

What name is given to the electrical device used in hospitals to restart the heart following a cardiac arrest?

2.

In which Berkshire town is the BBC2 series The Office set?

3.

Who wrote the Booker Prize winning novel Last Orders?

4.

What is the tide of Beethovenís only opera?

5.

Which spirit is contained in a Daiquiri?

6.

Who was the first of the Spice Girls to achieve a UK number one single outside the group?

7.

Who did Kofi Annan succeed as Secretary-General of the UN?

8.

Give a year in the life of the philosopher Hegel.

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ROUND 3

1.

How is the butterfly bush otherwise known?

2.

Who is the husband of Maureen Lipman?

3.

Who directed the film The English Patient?

4.

How many hectares are there in a square kilometre?

5.

In which sport is Paul Sculthorpe an England international?

6.

Who replaced Jimmy Young as presenter of the mid-morning show on Radio 2?

7.

Mawlid is a festival celebrated in which religion?

8.

Which planet has a satellite called Umbriel?

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ROUND 4

1.

Jackie Reid and Matt Burke are characters in which current detective TV series?

2.

On which river does the city of Lincoln stand?

3.

Who is the head the United Nations weapons inspectorate in Iraq?

4.

Peter Hill is the editor of which tabloid newspaper?

5.

Who succeeded Ethelwulf as king of England in 839AD?

6.

The Joad family feature in which classic novel?

7.

Who is the Secretary of State for Education and Science?

8.

Who disappeared whilst appearing with Simon Ward in the West End play Cell Mates?

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ROUND 5

1.

How was 1980's pop star Stuart Goddard better known?

2.

Who won his only Oscar for his acting performance in The Philadelphia Story?

3.

The Gaboon Viper is native to which continent?

4.

How many standard bottles of champagne are equal to a Salmanazar?

5.

Which musical instrument would you most associate with jazz musician Gary Husband?

6.

Of which South American country is Hugo Chavez president?

7.

Which British city is served by Turnhouse Airport?

8.

El Nino is the nickname of which golfer?

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ROUND 6

1.

What is the official language of Liechtenstein?

2.

Which magazine admitted airbrushing a picture of Kate Winslet on the front cover of its January edition?

3.

Who is the presenter of The Antiques Road Show?

4.

The Salmon of Doubt is a collection of humorous quotes and recollections from which late author?

5.

Supermodel Helena Christensen was born in which country?

6.

Which Russian Composer wrote Russlan and Ludmilla?

7.

George Charpak, Steven Chu and Robert C Richardson have all won which Nobel Prize?

8.

If the time is 1200hrs GMT, what is the time in Moscow?

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ROUND 7

1.

Which Caribbean Island was invaded in 1983 by US troops following the assassination of the Prime Minister Maurice Bishop?

2.

What was Blondieís first UK number one single?

3.

After Tokyo, what is Japan's most populated city?

4.

Who played the title role in the film Saving Private Ryan?

5.

What nationality is the tennis star Andy Roddick?

6.

Who created the pathologist Kay Scarpetta?

7.

If a dish is cooked in a sauce a la soubise what vegetable must it contain?

8.

In which city are the headquarters of the World Bank?

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ROUND 8

1.

Which prominent Conservative politician did Iain Duncan Smith succeed as sitting MP in1992?

2.

What is the main currency in the Czech Republic?

3.

Parliament is a collective noun for which species of birds?

4.

Who is the writer and director of the TV Drama Series The Lost Prince?

5.

Of which 1960ís group was Mike Smith the lead singer?

6.

Of which organisation was Adam Crozier appointed chief executive in 2002?

7.

Which Irish patriot was nicknamed 'The Liberator'?

8.

In terms of area, which is the second largest lake in the world after the Caspian Sea?

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Spares

1.

What is the real first name of the astronaut 'Buzz' Aldrin?

2.

Which Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East between 1959 and 1987 died on Saturday?

3.

Which book of the bible follows the four Gospels?

4.

Who was the last English manager to win the FA Cup?

5.

Who composed the opera Turandot?

6.

Who is the oldest person to have a UK number one single?

7.

Who did Ruth England immediately succeed as the presenter of Wish You Were Here?

8.

The Ultimate Holiday Experience advertises which cruise company?

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ROUND 1

1.

Which actor connects the films From Hell, Blow and Sleepy Hollow?

Johnny Depp

2.

How is the plant Heartsease better known?

Pansy

3.

Which metal has the atomic number 13?

Aluminum

4.

The M11 motorway runs between London and which city?

Cambridge

5.

Which General, who was in charge of the Union Armies during the American Civil War, was the President of the USA between 1869 and 1877?

Ulysses (Simpson) Grant

6.

Why is Andy Gilchrist in the news?

President of the Firemanís Union

7.

Which football team were runners-up to Manchester United in the 1993-1994 Premiership season?

Blackburn Rovers

8.

Which artist won the Turner Prize in 1995?

Damian Hirst

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ROUND 2

1.

What name is given to the electrical device used in hospitals to restart the heart following a cardiac arrest?

Defibrillator

2.

In which Berkshire town is the BBC2 series The Office set?

Slough

3.

Who wrote the Booker Prize winning novel Last Orders?

Graham Swift

4.

What is the tide of Beethovenís only opera?

Fidelio

5.

Which spirit is contained in a Daiquiri?

Rum

6.

Who was the first of the Spice Girls to achieve a UK number one single outside the group?

Mel B

(a.k.a. Melanie Brown, Melanie Gulzar, Mel G or Scary Spice)

7.

Who did Kofi Annan succeed as Secretary-General of the UN?

Boutrous Boutrous Ghalli

8.

Give a year in the life of the philosopher Hegel.

1770 - 1831

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ROUND 3

1.

How is the butterfly bush otherwise known?

Buddleia

2.

Who is the husband of Maureen Lipman?

Jack Rosenthal

3.

Who directed the film The English Patient?

Anthony Minghella

4.

How many hectares are there in a square kilometre?

100

5.

In which sport is Paul Sculthorpe an England international?

Rugby League 

6.

Who replaced Jimmy Young as presenter of the mid-morning show on Radio 2?

Jeremy Vine

7.

Mawlid is a festival celebrated in which religion?

Islam

8.

Which planet has a satellite called Umbriel?

Uranus

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ROUND 4

1.

Jackie Reid and Matt Burke are characters in which current detective TV series?

Taggart

2.

On which river does the city of Lincoln stand?

Witham

3.

Who is the head the United Nations weapons inspectorate in Iraq?

Hans Blix

4.

Peter Hill is the editor of which tabloid newspaper?

Daily Star

5.

Who succeeded Ethelwulf as king of England in 839AD?

Ethelbald

6.

The Joad family feature in which classic novel?

The Grapes of Wrath

7.

Who is the Secretary of State for Education and Science?

Charles Clarke 

8.

Who disappeared whilst appearing with Simon Ward in the West End play Cell Mates?

Stephen Fry 

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ROUND 5

1.

How was 1980's pop star Stuart Goddard better known?

Adam Ant 

2.

Who won his only Oscar for his acting performance in The Philadelphia Story?

James Stewart 

3.

The Gaboon Viper is native to which continent?

Africa

4.

How many standard bottles of champagne are equal to a Salmanazar?

Twelve

5.

Which musical instrument would you most associate with jazz musician Gary Husband?

Piano

6.

Of which South American country is Hugo Chavez president?

Venezuela

7.

Which British city is served by Turnhouse Airport?

Edinburgh

8.

El Nino is the nickname of which golfer?

Sergio Garcia

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ROUND 6

1.

What is the official language of Liechtenstein?

German

2.

Which magazine admitted airbrushing a picture of Kate Winslet on the front cover of its January edition?

GQ

3.

Who is the presenter of The Antiques Road Show?

Michael Aspel 

4.

The Salmon of Doubt is a collection of humorous quotes and recollections from which late author?

Douglas Adams 

5.

Supermodel Helena Christensen was born in which country?

Denmark

6.

Which Russian Composer wrote Russlan and Ludmilla?

Glinka

7.

George Charpak, Steven Chu and Robert C Richardson have all won which Nobel Prize?

Physics

8.

If the time is 1200hrs GMT, what is the time in Moscow?

1500hrs

(or 3:00pm) 

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ROUND 7

1.

Which Caribbean Island was invaded in 1983 by US troops following the assassination of the Prime Minister Maurice Bishop?

Grenada 

2.

What was Blondieís first UK number one single?

Heart of Glass 

3.

After Tokyo, what is Japan's most populated city?

Osaka 

4.

Who played the title role in the film Saving Private Ryan?

Matt Damon 

5.

What nationality is the tennis star Andy Roddick?

American

6.

Who created the pathologist Kay Scarpetta?

Patricia Cornwell 

7.

If a dish is cooked in a sauce a la soubise what vegetable must it contain?

Onion

8.

In which city are the headquarters of the World Bank?

Washington DC 

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ROUND 8

1.

Which prominent Conservative politician did Iain Duncan Smith succeed as sitting MP in1992?

Norman Tebbit 

2.

What is the main currency in the Czech Republic?

Koruna

3.

Parliament is a collective noun for which species of birds?

Owls

4.

Who is the writer and director of the TV Drama Series The Lost Prince?

Steven Poliakoff

5.

Of which 1960ís group was Mike Smith the lead singer?

Dave Clark Five 

6.

Of which organisation was Adam Crozier appointed chief executive in 2002?

Royal Mail 

7.

Which Irish patriot was nicknamed 'The Liberator'?

Daniel OíConnell 

8.

In terms of area, which is the second largest lake in the world after the Caspian Sea?

Lake Superior 

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Spares

1.

What is the real first name of the astronaut 'Buzz' Aldrin?

Edwin

2.

Which Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East between 1959 and 1987 died on Saturday?

Renee Short 

3.

Which book of the bible follows the four Gospels?

Acts of the Apostles 

4.

Who was the last English manager to win the FA Cup?

Joe Royle 

5.

Who composed the opera Turandot?

Puccini

6.

Who is the oldest person to have a UK number one single?

Louis Armstrong 

7.

Who did Ruth England immediately succeed as the presenter of Wish You Were Here?

Mary Nightingale

8.

The Ultimate Holiday Experience advertises which cruise company?

Royal Caribbean Cruises

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