Questions for 31/7/2013 (Week 2)
Set By Museum Vaults
Round 1 Answers
1. Chris Reynolds briefly became the richest man in the world when he was accidentally given $92 Quadrillion Dollars in an error by which online company last month?
2. Which Jim Carrey film is based on the real-life story of the con artist, imposter and multiple-time prison escapee, Steven Jay Russell?
I Love You Phillip Morris
3. Bottomry, or bottomage, is a secured lending arrangement where the loan is secured on what ?
4. Some Day I’ll Find You is the 2013 debut novel by which TV and Radio personality?
1. “Let Your Fingers Do the Walking” is an advertising slogan that has been used by which famous brand?
2. In which commonwealth country is the mountainous region of Otago?
3. In which Asian country is the car manufacturer Tata Motors based?
4. What is the name of Nottinghamshire's limited overs cricket team — which was inspired by Robin Hood?
1. In which American state is Mount St Helens, which erupted with devastating effect in May 1980?
2. Who was the first non-British football player to score 20 or more league goals in a Premier League season?
3. Which art critic began his series of books named “Modern Painters” with one in defence of Turner in 1843?
4. Who was the President of France at the time of the assassination of
John F. Kennedy?
Charles DE GAULLE
Round 4, Set B
1. Popular in Mexico, what name is given to a bright container, often in the shape of a donkey, that is broken with sticks in order to collect the sweets that are held within it?
2. Which TV Presenter and Observer columnist is the current host of “Heresy” on BBC Radio 4?
Victoria Coren (Mitchell)
3. What district of London takes its name from the type of collar popular in the early seventeenth century that was a speciality of Robert Baker, a local tailor?
4. Which fictional comedy character’s autobiography, entitled Bouncing Back, describes his battles with weight and depression?
1. Which U2 album shares its name with a National Park in California?
The Joshua Tree
2. Who comes next in this sequence – John Betjeman, Ted Hughes and Andrew Motion?
Carol Ann Duffy
3. Starring Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson, the 2004 film “A Good Woman” is both based on and was the original name for which Oscar Wilde play?
Lady Windermere’s Fan
4. In May 1840 the Post Office issued two adhesive postage stamps for general use, the Penny Black was one, which was the other?
1. Which city in Western Uruguay became important in the early 1860s when the “Liebig’s Extract of Meat Company” was established there?
2. The Orange Revolution led to the annulment of the 2004 presidential election in which European country?
3. The Statement issued on the 25th January 1981 by the so-called “Gang of Four” declaring their intention to leave the Labour Party is named after which part of East London?
4. Which head of state was controversially nominated for Nobel Peace Prizes in 1945 and 1948 for his efforts to end World War Two?
What is the name of Cambridge University’s cricket ground? FENNER’S.
What is the name of the floating island in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels? LAPUTA
Which of Edward III’s sons was the father of Henry IV? JOHN of GAUNT
Which was the first Beatles song to go to No.1 in the US? I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
Famed for her eloquence, beauty and learning, who was the astronomer and mathematician murdered by a mob set on her by the Bishop of Alexandria? HYPATIA (of Alexandria)