Thursday, 25 July 2013

Buzzer Questions #1


I meant to post these up some time ago but it slipped my mind. These are some of the questions I set for the buzzer quiz, as seen in below videos, for the Lightspeed event in York a few weeks back. They work better in that format as most are designed to get progressively easier to encourage a buzz but here are a selection. If anyone particularly wants the full set just pop me an email to fully234@hotmail.com...Answers in the comment box.




In terms of size this is island is the seventh largest in Scotland. It is often referred to as “Scotland in miniature”  and is separated from the mainland by the Kilbrannan Sound. Name the Scottish Island that has Brodick as its capital and Goatfell as its highest point?



This author was born in 1958 and has since wrote 10 adult novels many of which have been turned into films. He won the Man Booker Prize in 1993 for a novel about a 10 year old boy living in Barrytown although perhaps his most famous novel tells the story of a group of unemployed Irishmen who form a Soul Band. Who is the author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha HA and The Commitments?



Which American Physicist, born in 1904, and often referred to as “the father of the atomic bomb”, was appointed as director of Eisenhower’s Manhattan Plan in 1941 that sought to create American Nuclear weapons?


Which British Formula 1 Driver who drove for Mclaren, Ferrari and Williams won the World Championship in 1992?

Which Actress, born in 1944, took her name from a character in the The Great Gatsby and made her film debut in the 1977 Woody Allen film “Annie Hall” although her most famous role was as Reipley in the Alien series?


Name the country. This country became a constitutional monarchy in 1952 and its national day falls on December 5th. Over 90% of the population are Buddhists and chief exports include rice, rubber and precious stones. It has borders with Laos and Cambodia amongst others and has the Baht as currency. Its capital city is Bangkok.



Name the year. Geoffrey Fisher retired as the archbishop of Canterbury, the World Wildlife Fund was founded, Private Eye was published for the first time, Elvis Presley had 4 UK Number 1’s and Yuri Gargarin became the first man in space?


At 3,776m tall, this mountain is the tallest in its country and was last week announced as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Its name translates as “wealth” or “abundant” in English and along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku it is considered as one of the “Three Holly Mountains” in its country. Located on Honshu Island, what is the largest mountain in Japan?


Arran
Roddy Doyle
Robert Oppenheimer
Nigel Mansell
Sigourney Weaver
Thailand
1961
Mt. Fuji

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