Saturday, 3 August 2013

Buzzer Questions #4

Continuing in this series of posts containing the questions I set for a recent buzzer quiz....

This American TV Comedy first appeared on British screens in 1979. The star of the show went on to become one of Hollywood’s biggest box office stars. It was set in the American Town of Boulder and characters included Mr Bickley and a prophet named Exidor. Pam Dawber played the female lead and Robin Williams played the male lead, an alien who landed on earth in a giant egg.

This English city was the original Burial Place of Saint Swithun and stands on the River Itchen.  It is the location of a 13th Century building known as The Great Hall which was built during the reign of Henry III and houses the Arthurian Round Table. The worlds largest gothic cathedral can be found in this city. It was once the capital of England and shares its name with a type of rifle.

Name this footballer. He was born in 1973 and he has earned 8 caps for England, his first being under Kevin Keegan.  He remains the only Englishman to win the European Golden Boot for his 30-goal tally within one Premier League season.  His first league club was Watford before spending 6 years with the same club netting 113 times. He also scored the winning penalty in this years championship playoff final.

What is the name of the “intelligent personal assistant” which appears on Apple phones and tablets which requires the user to simply speak into the device in order to carry out tasks?

This city will be one of the 2014 European Capitals of Culture and is served by the largest airport in the Baltic States. It hosted a NATO Summit in 2006 as well as the 2003 Eurovision Song contest.  With a population of around 800,000 it is also the largest city in any Baltic state and is home to such famous buildings as the Doms Cathedral.  What is the capital city of Latvia?

You may have seen this man at the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony in the section entitled Dawn of the Digital Age where a model of a house rose to reveal him sitting at a computer desk. He was knighted in 2004 and labelled by Time Magazine as one of the 100 greatest minds of the 20th Century.  Work on his most famous invention began at CERN in the 1980’s where he aimed to develop a means by which researchers could share their computer documents more easily. Name this British computer scientists who is most famous for inventing the Internet?

Which music festival was first held in 1968 when it was headlined by Jefferson Airplane. It currently takes place at Seaclose Park and was this year headlined by Bon Jovi and The Killers. The festival was most famously held in 1970 when 600,000 people attended to see legendary sets by acts including The Who and Jimi Hendrix?

Which comic book character was originally born as James Howlett but is more commonly known as Logan. He is a mutant who possess animal like sense and a healing power that allows him to recover from almost any injury. He is often depicted as a member of the X-Men and was played in the X-Men movies by Hugh Jackman?

It is estimated that this creature has lived on our planet for around 140 million years. It is indigenous in Asia, Australia, Africa and North and South America. Some species have up to 110 teeth and can grow up to 20 feet in length. Species of this animal include the Orinoco, African Dwarf and mugger. In a famous childrens book this creature swallows an Alarm Clock. Name this creature.

Mork and Mindy
Kevin Phillips
Tim Berners-Lee
Isle of Wight Festival

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