Thursday, 4 February 2016

Sunderland Echo Quiz League Set - 2/4


Following on from a post a few days ago here is the second half of Set A from my Sunderland Echo Quiz League Questions.

Round 4

1.       Who was the first (and only) tennis player born in the 1990s to have won a Grand Slam, a feat she achieved for the first time in 2011?
Petra Kvitova
2.       Frank Blackmore introduced which specific features to UK roads in 1969. They were so confusing to drivers that he initially stood by the side of the road with a loudspeaker to direct traffic?
Mini Roundabouts
(Do not accept roundabout)
3.       Who is the only person to win 2 unshared Nobel prizes in 2 different fields?
Linus Pauling
4.       Which band, formed in the 1980s in Sheffield, took their name from a fictional band in the novel “A Clockwork Orange”?
Heaven 17

 Set A - Round 5

1.       Name EITHER of the two countries that joined the EEC at the same time as the UK in 1973
Denmark or Republic of Ireland
2.       Which composer’s 1st Symphony is nicknamed “Winter Daydreams”?
Tchaikovsky
3.       The top Test wicket takers are Mutiah Muralitharan with 800 and Shane Warne on 708. Which Indian leg spinner is third with 619 wickets in 132 test matches?
Anil Kumble
4.       The answer is not sausages. In the 1980s, a national newspaper launched the “Save our Sizzlers” campaign to prevent a ban on what?
Page Three (The Sun)
Accept: Topless Models

 

Round 6

1.       Which former Soviet state is the only European country in which capital punishment is still practised with more than 250 executions since 1992?
Belarus
2.       Which Ayrshire golf course has both the longest and shortest holes on the Open Championship roster and will stage the event this year?
Royal Troon
3.       Which is the largest island in the Outer Hebrides?
Lewis and Harris
4.       Which Queen of England married Louis VII, King of France in 1137 before marrying Henry II of England in 1152?
Eleanor of Aquitaine

 

 

 

 

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