Saturday, 15 April 2017

Sunderland Echo Quiz League Questions - Set B

As promised, here is set B for the Sunderland Echo Quiz League questions used this week...

Set B

Round 1 - B

1.       Two Booker Prize winning novels were the basis for movies that won Best Picture Oscars in the 1990s. Schindler’s List was one, what was the other?
The English Patient
2.       In which city would you find the Eden Gardens cricket ground?
Calcutta, India
3.       Sir James Clark Ross, whose name was given to the Ross Sea, commanded which ship on the 1839 expedition to the Antarctic?
HMS Erebus
4.       The name of which Alpine Goat is included in the name of the Spanish Stock Market Index ?
Ibex

 

Round 2- B

1.       Declared First Citizen of Athens, which statesman, orator and general was leader in its Golden Age, between the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars in the 5th Century BC ?
Pericles
2.       The following is a definition of which scientific term “A compound whose molecule is formed from a large number of repeated units of one or more compounds of low molecular weight.”?
Polymer
3.       Which building in Moscow started life as an insurance office and later became the headquarters of the KGB ?
The Lubyanka
4.       What historical 'First' is attributed to the assassination of the Scottish Regent James Stewart, Earl of Moray, in Linlithgow in 1570?
First by Firearm/Gun

 

Round 3 - B

1.       Poundbury is an experimental New Town in England developed on land owned by The Prince of Wales, according to his architectural principles, started in 1987. In which county is Poundbury?
Dorset
2.       Donald McLeod is the presenter of which classical music programme, claimed to be the oldest of its type in British broadcasting and first aired in 1943?
Composer of the Week
3.       The plinth of the statue of which Labour politician, standing in Buchanan Street, Glasgow, is inscribed with the opening words of the Scotland Act: “There Shall Be a Scottish Parliament”?
Donald DEWAR
4.       Sir Joseph Swan, who is known as an independent developer of an incandescent light bulb, shares his middle name with the surname of a 20th century Labour Prime Minister. What name?
Wilson

 

 

 

Round 4 – B

1.       Who published "A Treatise on Make-up and Jam" one of the world's first cook books in 1555 and wrongly predicted it would be a big success?
Michel de NOSTRADAME (aka NOSTRADAMUS)
2.       Who was voted last month as the best player of the Six Nations for the second year running?
 
Stuart HOGG
3.       Cape St Vincent lies at the southwestern most point of which European Country?
 
Portugal
4.       On 3rd April 1967 (50 years ago) British publishers Calder and Boyars were sent for trial for publishing which novel by Hubert Selby jnr?
Last Exit to Brooklyn

 

Round 5 - B

1.       The 1st Earl of Beaconsfield and cricketer Jason Gillespie share which nickname with the band leader and trumpeter most famous for “A Night in Tunisia.”?
Dizzy (Disraeli, Dizzy Gillespie)
2.       The Scottish actor descended from Kirkpatrick Macmillan, the blacksmith who invented the bicycle,  uses which  stage name in tribute to the saxophonist who recorded “A Love Supreme”?
Robbie COLTRANE (born Anthony Robert Macmillan)
3.       Which current quiz show was originally going to be called "Obviously"?
Pointless
4.       Which North East brewery has beers called Extinction Ale, Galapagos Stout and Beagle Blonde?
Darwin

 

Round 6 - B

1.       Which Harry, normally thought of as a comic actor, was Len Deighton's choice to play his unnamed spy in the Ipcress File?
Harry H CORBETT
2.       Ridley Scott directed the 1973 advert voted Britain's favourite advertisement of all time. It was shot at Golden Hill at Shaftesbury in Dorset. Which foodstuff was being advertised?
 
Hovis (accept Bread ) 
3.       What was the title of the only UK No. 1 hit for Dusty Springfield ?
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
4.       Two European capitals lie on the same latitude (48º__´N) as Paris. One is Bratislava, name the other?
Vienna

 

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