Saturday, 27 January 2018

Quiz League Set

As promised, the second set from this weeks Quiz League....

Questions B

Round 1                                                                                                                        

1.       Voted into his sports Hall of Fame in 1958 and the subject of a 2003 Hollywood movie, who died in 1947 aged 14 as a result of a heart attack?
Seabiscuit
2.       What is the worlds southernmost landlocked country?
Lesotho
3.       Who was the first boxer, representing Great Britain, to win an Olympic gold medal in the Super Heavyweight Division?
Audley Harrison
4.       Which singer has announced he is planning a musical film set in Ipswich?
Ed Sheeran

 

Round 2

1.       What was the nickname of the London building that won the 2015 Carbuncle Award as the country's worst new building?  
The Walkie Talkie
2.       Born Tony Beke, whose recent Christmas album contains  what the Sunday Times described as a bizarre version of the Arctic Monkeys' I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor?   
Anton Du Beke
3.       Which Premier League team's manager (as of last week) is a former American international?
HUDDERSFIELD Town
4.       Which Stanley Kubrick film is based on a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray and tells the tale of a fictional 18th Century Irish Rogue?
Barry Lyndon

Round 3

1.       Sharing a name with the size of a champagne bottle, what is the name of the seminal photographic group founded by Henri-Cartier Bresson and Robert Capa?
Magnum
2.       The Prime Minister famously had a glass eye after a rugby injury but what was the nickname of the Gordon Brown, who played  at lock on three Lions tours and once punched his opposite number so hard his glass eye fell out? 
Broon frae Troon (accept "from")
 
3.       Gammeltorv is the name of the oldest square at the heart of which European Capital City?
Copenhagen
4.       The High Roller, the largest Ferris Wheel in the world, can be found in which city?
Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions B

 

Round 4

1.       Which impressionist was the first person to impersonate the Queen on TV but fearful of reprisals changed her name to the Duchess of Brenda?
Stanley Baxter
2.       The name of which style of cooking in Japanese cuisine literally means “Glazed Roast”?
Teryiaki
3.       The Classic FM Radio show “High Score” plays music taken from what?
Video Games
4.       The Italian cities of Genoa and Livorno have a coastline on which sea?
Ligurian Sea

 

Round 5

1.       Which bank, still in business today, issued the first UK credit Card in 1969?
 
Barclays
2.       Which female author is the only person to win a Booker Prize and an Oscar. The Booker Prize was won in the 1970s with both of her Oscars coming in the 1980s?
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
3.       Musicians Brian Jones, Gustav Holst and Wurzel from Motörhead were all born in which spa town?
Cheltenham
4.       Barci the cockerel features in the logo of which restaurant chain?
Nandos

 

Round 6

1.       Based on passenger numbers, which was the UK’s busiest railway station in 2017 outside of London?
Birmingham New Street
2.       The late Fats  Domino's eight children all shared the same initial as himself. What is it?
   A (for Antoine)
3.       The city of Ragusa on the Adriatic changed its name to what in 1918?
Dubrovnik
4.       Detroit is situated where the Detroit River leaves which lake?
Lake St Clair

 

 

 

 

Spare

 

1.       Played by Dan Stevens, who is the subject of the 2017 film “The Man Who invented Christmas”?                                                                                                Charles Dickens

2.       Featuring a protagonist named Harry, “Only Time Will Tell” is the first novel in which series of books?     The Clifton Chronciles

 

3.       Which drink, launched in 1901, is currently being hoarded in Scotland due to the announced change in recipe in response to the upcoming introduction of Sugar Tax?

Irn Bru

 

 

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