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WIST paper  26/09/18

Set by: Stockport and WithQuiz leagues (Mike Wagstaffe & Mike Bath)

QotW: R6Q4

Score:   111.0

(Last season WIST Pre-season: 111.0)

"...the standard of questions was just about right; and with the use of the screen to display relevant and (occasionally) entertaining pictures most seemed happy with the evening's fare."

 

ROUND 1 - Stockport format - Oral

1.

Which current English football league stadium is the oldest stadium in the world continuously used for Association Football?

2.

Which American songwriter wrote the music for Somewhere Over the Rainbow?

3.

The famous Three Peaks of Yorkshire lie roughly equidistant from the geographical feature known locally as Batty Moss. For what is Batty Moss most famous?

4.

What name is given to the boundary of a black hole from which no escape is possible?

5.

In the American TV drama The Handmaid’s Tale what name has the USA adopted in the dystopian future depicted?

6.

Of St Paul’s letters that form Books of the New Testament which is the shortest?

7.

In most countries in the world computer keyboards start with the keys for ‘Q’ and ‘W’ in the top left. A slightly different layout, however, is more normally used in France and Belgium. In the right order give the letters that replace ‘Q’ and ‘W’ in this layout.

8.

With which part of the UK are moggy cakes usually associated?

9.

In the 1980s band Mike and The Mechanics what was the surname of Mike?

10.

On the Mediterranean coast of Morocco there are two Spanish exclaves. One is called Ceuta. What is the other called?

11.

Which 20th century novel ends with the lines: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”?

12.

Which Shakespeare play features the minor characters Simple and Rugby, both servants?

13.

Which river flows into the North Sea at Amble in Northumberland close by Warkworth Castle?

14.

Stoolball, a sport played principally in Sussex and Kent is closely related to which other popular English game?

15.

What is the densest naturally occurring element?

16.

In which country is the world’s largest sports stadium judged by crowd capacity?

17.

Which celebrated American songwriter wrote the enduring hits Stardust and Two Sleepy People?

18.

Of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks which lies the furthest east?

19.

After which physicist is the radiation released by black holes named?

20.

In the American TV drama The Handmaid’s Tale which actor plays the part of Commander Fred Waterford? In 1998 he was nominated for an Oscar for his lead part in an Oscar-winning film.

21.

Which is the shortest book of the Old Testament?

22.

On a normal QWERTY keyboard there two letter groups of 3 letters that appear both consecutively in the alphabet and consecutively left to right on the keyboard. List the 3 letters in either of these groups.

23.

The regional delicacy godcakes are most often linked to which UK city?

24.

Which singer/songwriter has fronted the jazz-funk band Jamiroquai since they were formed in 1992?

25.

Only 3 sovereign nations in the world are enclaves of another country (that is entirely surrounded by just one other sovereign nation). San Marino and the Vatican City are two, which is the third?

26.

Which 20th century novel ends with the lines: “The knife came down, missing him by inches, and he took off.”?

27.

Which Shakespeare play features the minor characters Dorcas and Mopsa, both shepherdesses?

28.

What is the river in Lancashire that drains most of the Forest of Bowland area and empties into the River Ribble near Great Mitton?

29.

Sphairistikè is an early name for which modern sport?

30.

What is the least dense naturally occurring element?

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ROUND 2 - Stockport format - Written

‘I Will Say This Only Twice’

All answers contain words that are made up of repeated strings of letters (such as ‘Yaya’)

1.

What is the name derived from the native Mexican language for a rod or board with a projection (such as a hook) at the rear end to hold a dart in place until it is released?

2.

What is the term in popular use in Thailand to describe a motorised rickshaw?

3.

What is the name of the secure site 30 miles north of New York City on the east bank of the Hudson River?

4.

With what is Jacques Offenbach's Galop Infernal, from his operetta Orpheus in the Underworld, most closely linked?

5.

What is the name of the island group in the western part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia that has its main settlement at Vaitape? It is a major international tourist destination.

6.

In Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Mikado what was the name of the Lord High Executioner?

7.

How is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta better known?

8.

What is the brand name of the products invented and marketed by the Dutch company Palmtop Software, founded by Peter-Frans Pauwels, Pieter Geelen, Harold Goddijn and Corinne Vigreux?

9.

Who won the ‘Miss Hungary 1936’ title and went on to fame, fortune and nine husbands?

10.

The Lancaster House Conferences of the early 1960s effectively put an end to which long-running conflict?

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ROUND 3 - WithQuiz format - “I (might) know what you did this summer”

Bingo format - Choose a number between 1 and 15

1.

Which American bishop was widely regarded to have ‘stolen the show’ with his sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May?

2.

Which socialist politician became Spain’s new Prime Minister in June?

3.

Who was elected leader of UKIP in April?

4.

Prominent in the so-called Iran-Contra Affair in the mid-1980s, retired US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North became President of which organisation in May?

5.

EU legislation relating to personal data and on-line privacy was introduced in May and is known as GDPR. For what do those initials stand?

6.

Which Indian cricket team won their third IPL title in May?

7.

Which golfer won the Open at Carnoustie in July?

8.

Featuring songs such as This Is Me, Rewrite the Stars and Tightrope, the soundtrack from which movie is the UK’s best-selling album of 2018, including 11 consecutive weeks at number one in the charts?

9.

Who conducted Last Night of the Proms earlier this month?

10.

Last month House of Fraser was sold for £90 million to which other British retail group?

11.

The coach and twelve members of which junior football team spent 18 days trapped in a flooded cave system in Thailand?

12.

In July archaeologists in which country discovered remnants of the world’s oldest bread, believed to have been baked around 12500 BC?

13.

On 26 July which town in Kent recorded the UK’s highest temperature of the year, 35.3°C?  The same town recorded the UK’s highest ever temperature of 38.5°C in August 2003.

14.

A stage version of the cult TV sitcom Early Doors opened at the Lowry Theatre last month.  Who are the show’s two principal writers?  They also play the characters of Joe and Duffy.

15.

Opened on King Street in city centre Manchester earlier this year, what is the four-letter name of the restaurant, part-owned by Pep Guardiola, which is 'bringing the best of Catalan food and wine to Manchester'?

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ROUND 4 - WithQuiz format - 'The Final Op'

Bingo format - Choose your 'final op'

1.

COP

Who is the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester?

2.

STOP

What is the formal name given to a series of full stops, usually three, used to indicate intentionally missing or omitted text?  It takes its name from the Greek for ‘omission’ or ‘falling short’.

3.

POP

Which band performed the opening song of both the first and last editions of Top of the Pops, in 1964 and 2006 respectively?

4.

HOP

Which was the only hip-hop act to appear at Live Aid in 1985?  The group had three members - Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels and Jason Mizell - and disbanded in 2002 following Mizell’s murder.

5.

MOP

Which vintage BBC radio comedy featured the character Mrs Mopp, played by Dorothy Summers?  Her catchphrases included “Can I do you now, Sir” and “TTFN”?

6.

PROP

Name any of the three Welsh Rugby Union players who made up the legendary Pontypool Front Row of the 1970s.

7.

HILLTOP

Who is the best-known former resident of the National Trust property Hilltop in Cumbria?

8.

ROOFTOP

In January 1969 The Beatles (together with Billy Preston) made their final live appearance on the roof of the Apple Records building in London.  Name any one of the five songs that they played.

9.

CROP
Which crop is affected by the insect pest commonly known as phylloxera?    

10.

SHOP
John Allan and Dave Lewis are the Chairman and CEO respectively of which UK retailer?

11.

DROP

If Hiroshima was Enola Gay, what was Nagasaki?

12.

CHOP

Whose statue sits at the bar in Sam’s Chop House in Manchester city centre?

13.

STROP

What was the name of the umpire called a ‘liar’ and a ‘point thief’ by Serena Williams during the US Open Women’s Singles final earlier this month?

14.

TOP

The 1935 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film Top Hat features songs by which American composer?

15.

FLOP

Whose career continued its downward spiral when his latest film - Billionaire Boys Club - took just $618 at the box office during its opening weekend last month?

Go to Round 4 questions with answers

ROUND 5 - WithQuiz format - The Comedians

Bingo format - Choose your comedian

1.

MONKHOUSE

Which nineteenth century English architect, renowned for his religious buildings, designed Gorton Monastery?

2.

McINTYRE

Played for five years by Connor McIntyre, the seemingly indestructible Pat Phelan finally came to a sticky end in June when he was stabbed to death by which other Coronation Street character?

3.

MANNING

If Katy Manning played his assistant Jo Grant, who played The Doctor?

4.

ENFIELD

Enfield is the northernmost of the 32 boroughs in Greater London.  Which is the southernmost?

5.

BISHOP

Name any two of the three cardinals that appeared in Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition sketches.

6.

COOK

Which is the largest and most populous of the fifteen South Pacific islands that comprise the Cook Islands?

7.

WOOD

Which of Shakespeare’s plays is set in the Forest of Arden?

8.

WHITEHOUSE

Who directed the classic 1942 film Casablanca?

9.

LAUREL

Which car manufacturer produced the Laurel model from 1968 to 2002?

10.

MILLER

Found widely throughout Europe, the small, freshwater fish Cottus gobio sometimes called a Miller’s Thumb, is more commonly known by which name?

11.

DAWSON

Matt Dawson has been a regular team captain on A Question of Sport since 2004.  For the last ten years his opposing captain has been Phil Tufnell, but who was it for the preceding four years?

12.

COOGAN

Perhaps best known for playing Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, former child actor Jackie Coogan was married to which Hollywood superstar from 1937 to 1939?

13.

MORECAMBE

To be found in the Lancashire seaside resort of Morecambe, what is the name of this iconic art deco hotel?

14.

KAY

Singer and impressionist Karen Kay, who was at the peak of her popularity in the 1970s and ‘80s, is the mother of which singer?

15.

HANCOCK

When completed in 1968 it was the second-tallest building in the world.  Re-named earlier this year, the iconic skyscraper previously known as the John Hancock Center is in which US city?

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ROUND 6 - WithQuiz format - 'With the Beatles'

Bingo format - choose your Beatles song

1.

THE FOOL ON THE HILL

What is President Donald Trump’s middle name?

2.

NORWEGIAN WOOD

What is the common name of the species of tree Picea abies, which is given annually by the city of Oslo for use as the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square?

3.

WHEN I'M 64

Celebrating his 64th birthday this week, which Italian footballer’s celebration after scoring in the final was one of the iconic moments of the 1982 FIFA World Cup finals in Spain?

4.

COME TOGETHER

In which city did Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un hold their summit in June?

5.

 I AM THE WALRUS

In which year did US golfer Craig Stadler win his only ‘major’, the US Masters?  The same year saw Israel begin a three-year occupation of southern Lebanon, ‘no frills’ carrier Laker Airways declared bankrupt and Dexy’s Midnight Runners top the UK charts with Come On Eileen.

6.

REVOLUTION

In April 1974 which country’s authoritarian government was overthrown in a largely bloodless coup known as the Carnation Revolution?

7.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is about a single day in the life of which Dublin resident? 

8.

HELLO GOODBYE

Who directed the classic 1954 British film Brief Encounter?

9.

TAXMAN

Which two organisations merged in 2005 to form the government department known as HMRC? 

10.

DRIVE MY CAR

Who is the only African to have been Formula One World Drivers’ Champion?

11.

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

In a current ITV series who is travelling the historic Silk Road, from Venice to central Asia? 

12.

MICHELLE

First elected in 2006 and completing the second of her two terms in March this year, Michelle Bachelet was the first female President of which South American country?

13.

YESTERDAY

Celebrating her 49th birthday yesterday, who played the spy Rose Winters in a 2016 film re-make of a much-loved British favourite?

14.

BACK IN THE USSR

Which Siberian city is the third most-populous city in Russia, after Moscow and St. Petersburg?

15.

PAPERBACK WRITER

The first novel featuring his most iconic character was Knots and Crosses in 1987 and the newest - In a House of Lies - will be published next month.  Name the British author and the central character.

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ROUND 1 - Stockport format - Oral

1.

Which current English football league stadium is the oldest stadium in the world continuously used for Association Football?

Bramall Lane

(home to Sheffield United FC)

2.

Which American songwriter wrote the music for Somewhere Over the Rainbow?

Harold Arlen

3.

The famous Three Peaks of Yorkshire lie roughly equidistant from the geographical feature known locally as Batty Moss. For what is Batty Moss most famous?

It is the site of the Ribblehead Viaduct

(on the Settle to Carlisle railway)

4.

What name is given to the boundary of a black hole from which no escape is possible?

Event horizon

5.

In the American TV drama The Handmaid’s Tale what name has the USA adopted in the dystopian future depicted?

Gilead

6.

Of St Paul’s letters that form Books of the New Testament which is the shortest?

Epistle to Philemon

7.

In most countries in the world computer keyboards start with the keys for ‘Q’ and ‘W’ in the top left. A slightly different layout, however, is more normally used in France and Belgium. In the right order give the letters that replace ‘Q’ and ‘W’ in this layout.

‘A’ then ‘Z’

8.

With which part of the UK are moggy cakes usually associated?

Yorkshire

9.

In the 1980s band Mike and The Mechanics what was the surname of Mike?

Rutherford

10.

On the Mediterranean coast of Morocco there are two Spanish exclaves. One is called Ceuta. What is the other called?

Melilla

11.

Which 20th century novel ends with the lines: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”?

The Great Gatsby

(by F Scott Fitzgerald)

12.

Which Shakespeare play features the minor characters Simple and Rugby, both servants?

The Merry Wives of Windsor

13.

Which river flows into the North Sea at Amble in Northumberland close by Warkworth Castle?

River Coquet

14.

Stoolball, a sport played principally in Sussex and Kent is closely related to which other popular English game?

Cricket

15.

What is the densest naturally occurring element?

Osmium

16.

In which country is the world’s largest sports stadium judged by crowd capacity?

North Korea

(Rungrado in Pyongyang – capacity 150,000)

17.

Which celebrated American songwriter wrote the enduring hits Stardust and Two Sleepy People?

Hoagy Carmichael

18.

Of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks which lies the furthest east?

Pen-y-Ghent

19.

After which physicist is the radiation released by black holes named?

Stephen Hawking

(Hawking radiation)

20.

In the American TV drama The Handmaid’s Tale which actor plays the part of Commander Fred Waterford? In 1998 he was nominated for an Oscar for his lead part in an Oscar-winning film.

Joseph Fiennes

(playing Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love)

21.

Which is the shortest book of the Old Testament?

Book of Obadiah

22.

On a normal QWERTY keyboard there two letter groups of 3 letters that appear both consecutively in the alphabet and consecutively left to right on the keyboard. List the 3 letters in either of these groups.

‘F’, ‘G’ and ‘H’ or ‘J’, ‘K’ and ‘L’

(both groups are on the middle row of the keyboard)

23.

The regional delicacy godcakes are most often linked to which UK city?

Coventry

24.

Which singer/songwriter has fronted the jazz-funk band Jamiroquai since they were formed in 1992?

Jay Kay

25.

Only 3 sovereign nations in the world are enclaves of another country (that is entirely surrounded by just one other sovereign nation). San Marino and the Vatican City are two, which is the third?

Lesotho

(surrounded by South Africa)

26.

Which 20th century novel ends with the lines: “The knife came down, missing him by inches, and he took off.”?

Catch-22

(by Joseph Heller)

27.

Which Shakespeare play features the minor characters Dorcas and Mopsa, both shepherdesses?

A Winter’s Tale

28.

What is the river in Lancashire that drains most of the Forest of Bowland area and empties into the River Ribble near Great Mitton?

River Hodder

29.

Sphairistikè is an early name for which modern sport?

Lawn Tennis

30.

What is the least dense naturally occurring element?

Hydrogen

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ROUND 2 - Stockport format - Written

‘I Will Say This Only Twice’

All answers contain words that are made up of repeated strings of letters (such as ‘Yaya’)

1.

What is the name derived from the native Mexican language for a rod or board with a projection (such as a hook) at the rear end to hold a dart in place until it is released?

Atlatl

2.

What is the term in popular use in Thailand to describe a motorised rickshaw?

Tuk tuk

3.

What is the name of the secure site 30 miles north of New York City on the east bank of the Hudson River?

Sing Sing

(prison)

4.

With what is Jacques Offenbach's Galop Infernal, from his operetta Orpheus in the Underworld, most closely linked?

Can-can

(dance)

5.

What is the name of the island group in the western part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia that has its main settlement at Vaitape? It is a major international tourist destination.

Bora Bora

6.

In Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Mikado what was the name of the Lord High Executioner?

Ko-Ko

7.

How is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta better known?

Lady Gaga

8.

What is the brand name of the products invented and marketed by the Dutch company Palmtop Software, founded by Peter-Frans Pauwels, Pieter Geelen, Harold Goddijn and Corinne Vigreux?

TomTom

(navigation software)

9.

Who won the ‘Miss Hungary 1936’ title and went on to fame, fortune and nine husbands?

Zsa Zsa Gabor

10.

The Lancaster House Conferences of the early 1960s effectively put an end to which long-running conflict?

The Mau Mau uprising in Kenya

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ROUND 3 - WithQuiz format - “I (might) know what you did this summer”

Bingo format - Choose a number between 1 and 15

1.

Which American bishop was widely regarded to have ‘stolen the show’ with his sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May?

Michael Curry

2.

Which socialist politician became Spain’s new Prime Minister in June?

Pedro Sánchez

3.

Who was elected leader of UKIP in April?

Gerard Batten

4.

Prominent in the so-called Iran-Contra Affair in the mid-1980s, retired US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North became President of which organisation in May?

NRA

5.

EU legislation relating to personal data and on-line privacy was introduced in May and is known as GDPR. For what do those initials stand?

General Data Protection Regulation

6.

Which Indian cricket team won their third IPL title in May?

Chennai Super Kings

7.

Which golfer won the Open at Carnoustie in July?

Francesco Molinar

8.

Featuring songs such as This Is Me, Rewrite the Stars and Tightrope, the soundtrack from which movie is the UK’s best-selling album of 2018, including 11 consecutive weeks at number one in the charts?

The Greatest Showman

9.

Who conducted Last Night of the Proms earlier this month?

Sir Andrew Davis

10.

Last month House of Fraser was sold for £90 million to which other British retail group?

Sports Direct

11.

The coach and twelve members of which junior football team spent 18 days trapped in a flooded cave system in Thailand?

Wild Boars

12.

In July archaeologists in which country discovered remnants of the world’s oldest bread, believed to have been baked around 12500 BC?

Jordan

13.

On 26 July which town in Kent recorded the UK’s highest temperature of the year, 35.3°C?  The same town recorded the UK’s highest ever temperature of 38.5°C in August 2003.

Faversham

14.

A stage version of the cult TV sitcom Early Doors opened at the Lowry Theatre last month.  Who are the show’s two principal writers?  They also play the characters of Joe and Duffy.

Craig Cash and Phil Mealey

15.

Opened on King Street in city centre Manchester earlier this year, what is the four-letter name of the restaurant, part-owned by Pep Guardiola, which is 'bringing the best of Catalan food and wine to Manchester'?

Tast

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ROUND 4 - WithQuiz format - 'The Final Op'

Bingo format - Choose your 'final op'

1.

COP

Who is the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester?

Ian Hopkins

2.

STOP

What is the formal name given to a series of full stops, usually three, used to indicate intentionally missing or omitted text?  It takes its name from the Greek for ‘omission’ or ‘falling short’.

Ellipsis

3.

POP

Which band performed the opening song of both the first and last editions of Top of the Pops, in 1964 and 2006 respectively?

The Rolling Stones 

4.

HOP

Which was the only hip-hop act to appear at Live Aid in 1985?  The group had three members - Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels and Jason Mizell - and disbanded in 2002 following Mizell’s murder.

Run-DMC

5.

MOP

Which vintage BBC radio comedy featured the character Mrs Mopp, played by Dorothy Summers?  Her catchphrases included “Can I do you now, Sir” and “TTFN”?

ITMA

(It’s That Man Again)

6.

PROP

Name any of the three Welsh Rugby Union players who made up the legendary Pontypool Front Row of the 1970s.

One from:

Charlie Faulkner

Graham Price

Bobby Windsor

7.

HILLTOP

Who is the best-known former resident of the National Trust property Hilltop in Cumbria?

Beatrix Potter    

8.

ROOFTOP

In January 1969 The Beatles (together with Billy Preston) made their final live appearance on the roof of the Apple Records building in London.  Name any one of the five songs that they played.

One from:

Get Back,

Don't Let Me Down,

I've Got a Feeling,

One After 909,

Dig a Pony

9.

CROP

Which crop is affected by the insect pest commonly known as phylloxera?    

Grapes/Vines

10.

SHOP

John Allan and Dave Lewis are the Chairman and CEO respectively of which UK retailer?

Tesco

11.

DROP

If Hiroshima was Enola Gay, what was Nagasaki?

Bockscar

12.

CHOP

Whose statue sits at the bar in Sam’s Chop House in Manchester city centre?

L. S. Lowry 

13.

STROP

What was the name of the umpire called a ‘liar’ and a ‘point thief’ by Serena Williams during the US Open Women’s Singles final earlier this month?

Carlos Ramos

14.

TOP

The 1935 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film Top Hat features songs by which American composer?

Irving Berlin

15.

FLOP

Whose career continued its downward spiral when his latest film - Billionaire Boys Club - took just $618 at the box office during its opening weekend last month?

Kevin Spacey

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ROUND 5 - WithQuiz format - The Comedians

Bingo format - choose your comedian

1.

MONKHOUSE

Which nineteenth century English architect, renowned for his religious buildings, designed Gorton Monastery?

Edward Pugin

2.

McINTYRE

Played for five years by Connor McIntyre, the seemingly indestructible Pat Phelan finally came to a sticky end in June when he was stabbed to death by which other Coronation Street character?

Anna (Windass)

3.

MANNING

If Katy Manning played his assistant Jo Grant, who played The Doctor?

Jon Pertwee

4.

ENFIELD

Enfield is the northernmost of the 32 boroughs in Greater London.  Which is the southernmost?

Croydon

5.

BISHOP

Name any two of the three cardinals that appeared in Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition sketches.

Any two from:
Biggles, Fang and Ximénez

6.

COOK

Which is the largest and most populous of the fifteen South Pacific islands that comprise the Cook Islands?

Rarotonga

7.

WOOD

Which of Shakespeare’s plays is set in the Forest of Arden?

As You Like It

8.

WHITEHOUSE

Who directed the classic 1942 film Casablanca?

Michael Curtiz

9.

LAUREL

Which car manufacturer produced the Laurel model from 1968 to 2002?

Nissan

10.

MILLER

Found widely throughout Europe, the small, freshwater fish Cottus gobio sometimes called a Miller’s Thumb, is more commonly known by which name?

Bullhead

11.

DAWSON

Matt Dawson has been a regular team captain on A Question of Sport since 2004.  For the last ten years his opposing captain has been Phil Tufnell, but who was it for the preceding four years?

Ally McCoist

12.

COOGAN

Perhaps best known for playing Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, former child actor Jackie Coogan was married to which Hollywood superstar from 1937 to 1939?

Betty Grable

13.

MORECAMBE

To be found in the Lancashire seaside resort of Morecambe, what is the name of this iconic art deco hotel?

The Midland

14.

KAY

Singer and impressionist Karen Kay, who was at the peak of her popularity in the 1970s and ‘80s, is the mother of which singer?

Jay Kay

(of Jamiroquai)

15.

HANCOCK

When completed in 1968 it was the second-tallest building in the world.  Re-named earlier this year, the iconic skyscraper previously known as the John Hancock Center is in which US city?

Chicago

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ROUND 6 - WithQuiz format - 'With the Beatles'

Bingo format - choose your Beatles songomedian

1.

THE FOOL ON THE HILL

What is President Donald Trump’s middle name?

John

2.

NORWEGIAN WOOD

What is the common name of the species of tree Picea abies, which is given annually by the city of Oslo for use as the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square?

(Norway) Spruce

3.

WHEN I'M 64

Celebrating his 64th birthday this week, which Italian footballer’s celebration after scoring in the final was one of the iconic moments of the 1982 FIFA World Cup finals in Spain?

Marco Tardelli

4.

COME TOGETHER

In which city did Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un hold their summit in June?

Singapore

5.

 I AM THE WALRUS

In which year did US golfer Craig Stadler win his only ‘major’, the US Masters?  The same year saw Israel begin a three-year occupation of southern Lebanon, ‘no frills’ carrier Laker Airways declared bankrupt and Dexy’s Midnight Runners top the UK charts with Come On Eileen.

1982

6.

REVOLUTION

In April 1974 which country’s authoritarian government was overthrown in a largely bloodless coup known as the Carnation Revolution?

Portugal

7.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is about a single day in the life of which Dublin resident? 

Leopold Bloom

8.

HELLO GOODBYE

Who directed the classic 1954 British film Brief Encounter?

David Lean

9.

TAXMAN

Which two organisations merged in 2005 to form the government department known as HMRC? 

Inland Revenue Customs & Excise

10.

DRIVE MY CAR

Who is the only African to have been Formula One World Drivers’ Champion?

Jody Scheckter

11.

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

In a current ITV series who is travelling the historic Silk Road, from Venice to central Asia? 

Joanna Lumley

12.

MICHELLE

First elected in 2006 and completing the second of her two terms in March this year, Michelle Bachelet was the first female President of which South American country?

Chile

13.

YESTERDAY

Celebrating her 49th birthday yesterday, who played the spy Rose Winters in a 2016 film re-make of a much-loved British favourite?

Catherine Zeta-Jones

(in Dad’s Army)

14.

BACK IN THE USSR

Which Siberian city is the third most-populous city in Russia, after Moscow and St. Petersburg?

Novosibirsk

15.

PAPERBACK WRITER

The first novel featuring his most iconic character was Knots and Crosses in 1987 and the newest - In a House of Lies - will be published next month.  Name the British author and the central character.

Ian Rankin and (John) Rebus

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