Tuesday, 2 February 2016

League Sets - Sunderland Echo Quiz League

A few weeks ago it was my turn to set the questions for the Sunderland Echo Quiz League. Something I always enjoy doing!

Over the next few days Ill post up the content of the sets of you to have a read through and hopefully enjoy. The quiz itself runs on a team basis so all these questions will have had six brains working on them so there had to be some degree of challenge.

This is the first half of Set A

Round 1                                                                                                                        Answers

1.       The title of which Beach Boys song is also the title of the autobiography of Jacqueline Gold, the founder of Ann Summers?
Good Vibrations
2.       Which Government organisation is housed in a building known as the “Doughnut”?
GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters)
3.       Lady Isobel Barnett, considered one of the first TV celebrities,  became a household name on which show?
What’s My Line?
4.       Which landlocked country lies between Ukraine to the North and Romania to the South?


Round 2

1.       Which daily newspaper was launched in 1986 by Andreas Whittam Smith?
The Independent
2.       When Walter Raleigh introduced tobacco to England in the early 1600s, which King wrote a pamphlet arguing against its use?
James I
3.       There are only two British Female Solo Artists to have 5 number 1 hit singles in the UK. Name either?
Jess Glynn
Cheryl Fernandez Versini (Accept Cheryl on its own, Cheryl Cole or Cheryl Tweedy)
4.       Flowing through France, Germany and Luxembourg which river joins the Rhine at Koblenz?


Set A - Round 3

1.       In 1982, who went missing for 6 days during the Paris/Dakar rally?
Mark Thatcher
2.       Much in the news in January 2016, which famous model and actress appeared on the cover of Roxy Music’s album “Sirens” dressed as a mermaid?
Jerry Hall
3.       Since the addition of Italy, which team have won the 6 nations title on the most occasions?
         Which current Labour MP is married to the former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thronging Schmidt?
Stephen Kinnock


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