Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Quiz League Set B

As promised yesterday, the second set of questions from the Sunderland Echo Quiz League from back in January 2016.

Questions B

Round 1                                                                                                                        Answers

1.       Which website, the 7th most visited during last year, celebrated its 15th Birthday in January 2016?
2.       “Love or Mummy” was the title of the first episode of which 1980s sitcom?
3.       Which is the largest lake found on the course of the River Rhone?
Lake Geneva (Lac Leman)
4.       Felix Cane is a multi-time world champion of which “performance art”, a feat which earned her a permanent position in Cirque Du Soliel’s first ever “adult themed show”?
Pole dancing


Round 2

1.       What name connects a member of The Seekers, a diocese of the Church of England served by Justin Welby and the Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1988 to 1999?
Durham  (Judith Durham, Durham,  Jeremy John Durham Ashdown
2.       What is the world’s most populous landlocked country?
3.       Which striker, now playing in the Premier League, scored even more goals than Jamie Vardy in English League Football during 2015?
(ie Premier League and/or Football League)
Odion Ighalo
4.       Which European capital city stands at the confluence of the River Sava and the River Danube?


Set B - Round 3

1.       If a British MP applies for the “Chiltern Hundreds” what is he or she doing?
2.       Which cast member of the Vicar of Dibley wrote an American number one hit single in the 1960s?
Trevor Peacock  (wrote Mrs Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter)
3.       Queen Berengia is the only Queen of England never to have lived or even visited England. Which King did she marry in 1191?
Richard I
4.       With more than four million members, which charity has the largest membership in Britain?
National Trust


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?
4.       In March 1990 which was the first Soviet Republic to declare itself independent and in 2015 became the 19th member of the Eurozone?








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?
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


1 comment:

  1. Richard the Lionheart's wife was called Berengaria not Berengia.