Withington Pub Quiz League

QUESTION PAPER - 15th November 2017

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WithQuiz League paper   15/11/17

Set by: The Electric Pigs

QotW: R7/Q2

Average Aggregate Score:   74.5

(Season's Ave. Agg. to-date: 75.8)

"Another good paper full of diverse subjects and engagingly varied ways of seeking answers."

"....there were plenty of points on offer."


ROUND 1 - Hidden  theme

The theme may be revealed in the line below the spare question

There is a sound-alike and one of the theme words is part of a larger word


Who is the sports editor for BBC TV news?

Dan Roan


Which tree, originally native to the Balkan Peninsula, was introduced into Britain in the 1600s and has the scientific name ‘Aesculus hippocastanum’?

Horse chestnut


Who won the 2016 Brit Award for Best British Male Solo Artist?  His 2015 debut album Chaos and Calm went to No.1 in the UK and his 2014 single Hold Back the River has certified platinum sales?

James Bay


Which British soul and pop band had at least one top 20 hit every year from 1970 to 1984 but only one No.1 with So You Win Again in 1977?

Hot Chocolate


Which cocktail is made mixed using 45mls of Scotch whisky, 25mls of Drambuie, ice and a twist of lemon?

Rusty Nail


Which capital city is located at 40 degrees north, 116 degrees east?  It is the second most populous urban centre in its country, has had the second busiest airport in the world since 2010, has the second largest subway network in the world and contains 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites.



Situated at 1,732 feet above sea level in the Yorkshire Dales what is England’s highest public house?

The Tan Hill Inn


Which dish, supposedly created for a post-natal Queen Victoria, contains the following ingredients: beef stock, stewing beef, lamb steak, butter, onion, carrot, parsnip, Madeira wine and a bouquet garni?

Brown Windsor soup


In recent years this crime has been the third fastest growing in the UK after cyber-crime and identity fraud. What is it?

Livestock rustling

Theme: Each answer contains a shade of the autumnal colour of brown:

roan, chestnut, bay, chocolate, rust, brown, tan, beige and rust

ROUND 2 - Paired


Three players born after the start of the Premier League have scored a hat-trick in that league.  Who are they?

Romelu Lukaku , Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling


Which team was the last team to win an FA Cup Final on a replay?



Which pop group formed in Manchester in 1964 was originally known as Pete Novak and the Heartbeats?

Herman’s Hermits


Which band formed in Birmingham in 1968 had been named the Polka Tulk Blues Band and Earth before settling on their final name?

Black Sabbath


Which playwright was murdered in a Deptford tavern in 1593?

Christopher Marlowe


Sharon Tate was murdered by members of the Manson family.  Who was she married to at the time?

Roman Polanski


Which three leaders signed the Camp David Accords in September 1978?

Jimmy Carter, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat


Which three people signed the Oslo accords in 1993?  All three would go on to share the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize.

Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat


Which British football club has a ground that borders 2 countries?



To whom was the Balfour agreement addressed?

Walther Rothschild

(the second baron of Rothschild)

ROUND 3 - Announced theme

Each answer contains a word that can precede the suffix ‘ful’ e.g. dutiful - beware there are soundalikes!

The list of '-ful' words used can be revealed after the spare question


Which character first appeared in 1977 and has been played by both Sylvester Stallone and Karl Urban?  He has bionic eyes and patrols Mega City One wielding a Lawgiver Pistol, and riding a Lawmaster Motorcycle.

Judge Dredd


Which reality television series ran from 2005 to 2012 for a total of 246 episodes?  The series chronicles Duane Chapman arresting a number of small time criminals around Hawaii and Colorado.  The series had 2 spin-off books: You Can Run But You Can’t Hide and Where Mercy is Shown, Mercy is Given.

Dog the Bounty Hunter


Which US politician was a senator for Kansas from 1969-1996?  He is perhaps best known because he ran against Bill Clinton in the 1996 presidential election.

Bob Dole


What according to Star Wars – the Phantom Menace is caused by ‘medaclorians’ in the body?

The Force


According to Leonardo Da Vinci there are 10 attributes of sight: darkness, light, solidity, form, position, distance, propinquity, motion and two others.  Name either of them.

(either) Colour (or) rest


Complete this quote of Bertrand Russell: “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of……..”



Which mammals of which there are 6 extant species, classified into 2-toed and 3-toed families, are featured in the animated films The Croods, Zootopia and The Ice Age?



Which American actress, 1929-1982, was mentioned in the Billy Joel song We Didn't Start the Fire, the Madonna song Vogue and was the title of a third song by Mika which topped the UK charts in 2007?

Grace Kelly


Jason Lee Scott, Trini Kwan, Zack Taylor, Kimberly Ann Hart, Billy Cranston and Tommy Oliver are the original characters in which colourful crime-fighting organisation?

The Power Rangers

The '-ful' words are dreadful, bountiful, doleful, forceful, colourful, restful, doubtful, slothful, graceful and powerful

ROUND 4 - Run-ons

The last word of the first answer is the first word of the second - both answers are required to earn the points!  Beware there are soundalikes!


Political and religious alliance founded in 800 and continuing for over 1000 years until its dissolution in 1806.

1984 novel and 1987 film telling the story of a British boy interned in a Japanese POW camp in China.

Holy Roman (Empire) of the Sun


Third novel in Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike detective series to be shown on the BBC over Christmas.

Ground-breaking American motorcycle stunt rider of the 1970s who, amongst other feats, attempted to jump across the Grand Canyon.

Career of (Evil/Evel) Knievel


Winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Current captain of the England Rugby Union team.

Bob (Dylan) Hartley


Classic 19th century novel published in 1847.

Peak District tourist attraction situated close to Matlock Bath and accessed by cable car.

Wuthering (Heights) of Abraham


Warrington based indie band who died tragically in a car accident in Sweden in 2016.

Bathroom-less dwelling on Mudeford Spit, Christchurch, Dorset sold for £275,000 in March 2017.

Viola (Beach) hut


Egyptian city and holiday resort on the Red Sea.

Founder of Godolphin Racing in 1992 and driving force behind the business to this day.

Sharm el (Sheikh) Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum

(accept Sheikh Mohammed)


A clay based material used to absorb and decolourise oil, grease and animal waste without chemical treatment.

Seminal 1970s American funk and disco band whose hits include Fantasy, September and Boogie Wonderland.

Fuller’s (Earth), Wind and Fire


1998 American political action thriller film starring Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin.

British sitcom written by Eric Chappell starring Leonard Rossiter, Frances de la Tour, Richard Beckinsale and Don Warrington.

Mercury (Rising) Damp

ROUND 5 - Hidden  theme

The theme words appear sequentially in the answers - most are part of longer words - 2 of them elide into one word in one of the answers

The theme may be revealed in the line below the second spare question


Which magazine, founded in 1992, holds an annual awards ceremony acronymised as the 'TOOTY' awards which was formerly hosted by Terry Wogan, and is now hosted by Giles Brandreth?

The Oldie

('TOOTY' = 'The Oldie Of The Year')


In the British Army, which word forms part of the name of all the following ranks:

- lowest commissioned officer
- rank immediately below Captain
- rank immediately below Colonel
- rank immediately below General


(2nd Lieutenant / Lieutenant / Lieutenant-Colonel / Lieutenant-General)


Which 3 words, appearing consecutively in a dictionary, mean :

- sweet and soothing
- make gentle or sweeten
- musical instrument, struck by hammers

Dulcet / Dulcify / Dulcimer


Which single word is missing from both the following:

- "Necessity dispenseth with …….." (Thomas Carlyle)
- "Liberty plucks justice by the nose; the baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart goes all ………." (William Shakespeare)



Which goalkeeper signed for Everton in 1962 for a British record transfer fee for a goalkeeper and made over 400 appearances for them up to his departure in 1973, including 2 league championships and 2 FA Cup Finals?  He played for England 3 times and turned down a place in England’s 1970 World Cup Finals squad to spend more time with his family.

Gordon West


In Scotland alone (not in the rest of the UK), what name is given to a public prosecutor whose duties include enquiries into fatal accidents, handling of criminal complaints against the police and (similar to a coroner in the rest of the UK) investigation of sudden and suspicious deaths?

Procurator Fiscal


In the early Christian Church, the Pentarchy comprised the episcopal sees of Rome, Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem as Christianity’s major centres.  By what collective name were these also known?

The 5 Patriarchs


What is the FULL name of the second largest market research company in the UK, the product of the purchase in 2005 of the UK’s largest independent research company by a French multinational?


(must give both names)


In Greek mythology, under which volcanic mountain was the deadly monster Typhon trapped by Zeus?


Theme: Answers contain sequentially words which give the last couplet of the Wilfred Owen World War One poem Dulce Et Decorum Est....
"The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est
Pro patria mori"

ROUND 6 - Paired


Which football club, who parted company with their high profile manager in October, and who run out at their home ground to Electric Light Orchestra's Mr Blue Sky are twice FA Cup Finalists in 1931 and 1956 but have never won the competition?

Birmingham City


Which football club, four times winners of the FA Cup, include Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant as a Vice President of the Club and run out to Jeff Beck's Hi Ho Silver Lining?

Wolverhampton Wanderers


Expected to open in the spring of 2018, the SEMMS project, at 6.25 miles long, will connect what with what?

The A6 and Manchester Airport

(accept Hazel Grove to M60)


At 300 metres long and currently undergoing tests what really could and should have been built at any point in the last 187 years but is set to play its part in radically improving transport links in the north of England when it comes into use in December?

The Ordsall Chord


In the film The Death of Stalin Simon Russell Beale plays which ruthless character?  (surname only needed)

(Lavrentiy) Beria


In the same film which British actor noted mainly for comedy plays the part of Molotov?

Michael Palin


Which Postmaster-General recorded in their diary for 29th April 1966: "I had a phone call from a man in Devon.  He said that he had been unable to buy 3d stamps the previous night, so instead bought 6d stamps and cut them in half with scissors and would I authorise them to go through the post?"?

Tony Benn


Which Secretary of State for Transport recorded in their diary for 3rd May 1966: "Lunch with Beeching…excellent…scampi, lamb and strawberries accompanied by really superb wines….Beeching laying down the law with … arrogance."?

Barbara Castle


Which Brewery is set to open its Head of Steam branded pub on the site of the old Sanctuary bar in Didsbury in March 2018?



Which West Didsbury-based brewery has its flagship beer, their "beautifully biscuity Pale Ale" produced at Mobberley Brewhouse?

The Burton Road Brewery

ROUND 7 - Paired


What links Antony Eden, Tony Hancock and Procul Harum?


(a hat popularised by the first two and the follow up to Procul Harem's A Whiter Shade of Pale)


What is the only number that is worth itself as a Scrabble score?



Which king, who died in 1999, was crowned in the same year as Elizabeth II?

King Hussein of Jordan


Which 1978 film was released in Italy under the title Brilliantina!?



Which computer-animated comedy sci-fi film of 2009 based on a 1978 children’s book was released in Israel as It’s Raining Falafel?

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs


What links: Symphony No 8 in C Minor by Shostakovich, a metro station in the 19th arrondissement of Paris and a 1998 book by Anthony Beevor?



What is the smallest whole number, which when spelt out, has its letters in alphabetical order?



Only two current monarchs have celebrated a golden jubilee (50 years on the throne) Queen Elizabeth II and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.  Of which country is the latter the the ruler?


ROUND 8 - Pick Your Own - 'Manchester Matters'


How are William Philip Allen, Michael Larkin and Michael O ‘Brien remembered in the history of Manchester?

They are known as The Manchester Martyrs

(and have a large monument in St Joseph’s RC Cemetery in Moston - they were the Fenians hanged in 1867 for their part in an ambush in which police officer Sgt. Charles Brett was killed)


Name the Bishop of Manchester.

David Walker


Tony Blair and Cherie Blair were mourners at the Holy Name Church in 1986 when they attended the funeral of this legendary TV actress who was born in Manchester.  Name her.

Pat Phoenix

(Elsie Tanner of Coronation Street)


Which impressionist artist known as 'The Monet of Manchester', and whose works are prominently displayed in Manchester Art Gallery, had a style well suited to the damp fogginess of Manchester, which he painted?

(Pierre) Adolphe Valette


This author was born in Manchester and in 2012 became Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Manchester.  In 2015 she married Susie Orbach.  Name her.

Jeanette Winterson


This promising young scientist moved to Manchester in 1793 and hypothesised the idea of ‘colour blindness’ based on his own experience as he suffered from discoloured eyesight himself.  His fame rests on a different theory which he published in 1803.  Who was he?

John Dalton


According to Wikipedia , Manchester Tart, a staple of school dinner menus, consists of shortcrust pastry, spread with raspberry jam and topped with which two other ingredients?  Sliced bananas and maraschino cherries are to be regarded as exotic variations to this basic recipe.

Custard and (desiccated) coconut


Give any three adjacent numbers placed on a Manchester dart board; apart from the inner and outer bull's eyes.


This pub, dating from 1804, describes itself as: "to be found in the heart of Potato Wharf in Castlefields" and was named after a now extinct Georgian variety of potato.  Today it has a very good reputation for high quality English pub food.  What is it called?

Oxnoble Hotel


An ornamental temple sits at the highest point in Manchester.  It was designed in 1800 and first used as an observatory by Sir Thomas Egerton.  Where is it?

Heaton Park


21 years after her initial debut which model has just returned to adverts for Boddingtons beer?


Melanie Sykes


The initials A H are inscribed on the clock Bell in Manchester Town Hall.  Why?

They stand for 'Abel Heywood'

(who was Lord Mayor 1876-77 and supervised the opening of the Town Hall)

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