Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Sunderland Echo Quiz League Set - 4/4

The Final instalment in my set of questions for the Sunderland Echo Quiz League a number of weeks back. Hopefully they have been some use to you....


Round 4

1.       At which battle of May 1455 was King Henry VI captured, leading to Richard Duke of York being declared Lord Protector?
St Albans
2.       Gary Player is one of three golfers to win both the Open and the Senior Open. New Zealander Bob Charles and which American, a five-time Open winner in the 1970s and 1980s are the others?
Tom Watson
3.       Which band, formed in Newcastle, had the highest selling British album of 1972?
Lindisfarne
4.       In March 1990 which was the first Soviet Republic to declare itself independent and in 2015 became the 19th member of the Eurozone?
Lithuania

 

Set B - Round 5

1.       Sir John Simon, Sir Kingsley Wood and John Anderson all held which major cabinet post during World War II?
Chancellor of the Exchequer
2.       Which American model spent 25 years as the face of “Covergirl” magazine, but perhaps more famously, was the subject of her former husband’s song “Uptown Girl”?
Christine Brinkley
3.       Of the seven English cities beginning with the letter L, which comes first alphabetically?
Lancaster
4.       Which sporting figure founded the charity “Livestrong”   in Austin, Texas to help people affected by cancer?
Lance Armstrong

 

Round 6

1.       Who is the only individual to win both a Turner Prize and an Oscar for Best Director?
Steve McQueen
2.       Rugby Union: With 557 points, which Irishman  has scored the most points in the history of the 5 (now 6) Nations?
Ronan O’Gara
3.       Which fictional amusement park, made famous in a film, is situated off the coast of Costa Rica?
Jurassic Park
4.       Michael Fassbender played which prominent Irish republican and short lived Member of Parliament in the 2008 film “ Hunger”?
Bobby Sands

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