Thursday, 8 August 2013

Buzzer Questions #5

Another range from the set of the buzzer questions used in the aforementioned Lightspeed Event

The earliest record of this sport dates back to 23BC and until 1919 female spectators were banned. As a youngster to enter this sport you need to weigh at least 165 pounds and be 173cm tall. This is the national sport of Japan and the Grand Champion is known as a Yokozuna

Sumo Wrestling

Which game was named by its inventor, Peter Adolph, after a bird of prey commonly known as the Eurasian Hobby? It was first released in 1946 although initially only available through the magazine called “The Boys Own Paper”.  The game was referenced by the Undertones in their hit song “My Perfect Cousin” and cardigan buttons were used as bases for the first set of players. Since then Hasbro have purchased the company who produce the game although the basic set up of a cloth pitch, a goalkeeper on a stick and 10 plastic figurines per side remains.


Before his career as a politician this man worked as a trainee chef whilst also training as an amateur boxer. Between 1970 and 2010 he was the labour MP for Hull East. Who was the deputy Prime Minister between 1997-2007?

John Prescott

This country is divided into 23 provinces and has a population of around 35 million. A Golden Sun is depicted at the centre of its flag and until the 19th century this country was ruled by Spain. Its national anthem is “Hear Oh Mortals” and in 1982 this country went to war with Great Britain. Name the country that has Buenos Aires as its capital.


In which year did the following all occur – Prince Charles attended the funeral of King Olaf of Norway, his son William had to undergo emergency surgery after being hit with a golf ball, John Mccarthy was released by Lebanese terrorists, major supermarkets were given Permission to open on Sundays in the UK and Brian Adams topped the UK Charts with the theme song from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.


This billionaire’s real first name is Keith although you rarely hear it being used. The Private Eye often refer to him as “The Dirty Digger” and in order to enhance his US business prospects he became an American citizen in 1985 where he began to take over mainstream media companies including 20th Century Fox and Harpercollins. What is the name of the media mogul who made the News Corporation one of the most influential companies in the World?

Rupert Murdoch

The cornerstone of this famous building was laid 3 weeks before the economic crisis known as “Black Friday”. It was designed by the architects Shreve, Lamb and Harmon and was built on the former site of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Standing at over 1,400 feet tall from the ground to the tip of the roof flagpole, name this building which was the tallest building in the world when it was opened in 1931?

Empire State Building

This novel  is set in a village called Tevershall and centres around the events in a mansion called Wragby Hall. Which novel was written in 1928 but did not become available to the general public in 1960 following a landmark court case which resulted in Penguin Books being prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act? It was also the last novel by DH Lawrence.

Lady Chatterlys Lover

Born in Scotland in 1723, which moral philosopher and economist is best known for his works entitled The Theory of Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations?

Adam Smith

In Computing what does the B stand for the in term USB?


English Rugby Players Simon Shaw,  Nick Kennedy, Delon Armitage and Jonny Wilkinson all played club rugby last season for which Heineken Cup Winning side?


1 comment:

  1. Hey Daniel, I love your blog!

    Quick question, do you (or anyone you're in touch with) have the first two episodes of the new series of University Challenge? I didn't have time to watch them on iPlayer so I downloaded them, but it says 'there was a problem downloading this programme' and I can't watch them. I have managed to download Episode 3 successfully, but I only have seven days to watch it. I really want to follow this series, so if you could help me I'd really appreciate it. I've looked on YouTube and on all the file-sharing websites and I can't find it... I just thought that you might know, as the quiz addict.