Sunday, 28 September 2014

This week in quiz

With half the team away on holiday, I went into this week with low expectations. So I was pleasantly suprised to finish second on Monday night, only a point behind the winners and then take a win on Friday night. The last couple of weeks has been a bit frustrating with near misses and bad calls, so to end a barren streak was great.

Anway here are a few questions, the Ryder Cup has taken up most of my free time this weekend. So I've included the ones that got away within the set. In case you're interested they are questions 1, 3, 8 and 12.

1 Matt is a cartoonist with which daily newspaper?

2 Horse Racing - What is the shortest distance for a flat race in the UK?

3 Taken on Trust is an an account of whose time in captivity as a hostage in Lebanon during the late 1980s and early 1990s?

4 What is the name of the family who are the subject of  Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women?

5 The Foundation series is a set of science fiction novels written by which author?

6 Wilmington is the largest city in which US state?

7 What is the name of the family in the BBC sitcom Outnumbered?

8 "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers" is a famous quote from which 1951 film?

9 Aarhus is the second largest city in which European country?

10 What was the name of the youth organisation founded by Sir William Alexander Smith in 1883?

11 Which American Football team play their home games at Lambeau Field?

12 Channel Orange, released in 2012, is the debut studio album by which American singer/rapper?

13 Hekla is an active volcano located in which European country?

14 The model number of many Rolls Royce jet engines start with the initials RB, such as the RB211. The R stands for Rolls, after what Lancashire town, the former site of Rolls Royce aero's design centre, does the B stand?

15 HMS Trincomalee, a restored Royal Navy frigate, is a museum ship harboured in which British town?

16 In Greek mythology, who captured and rode the winged horse Pegasus and killed the Chimera?

17 “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” Which twentieth century artist said this?

18 Tephrochronology is a dating technique that uses what natural material?

19 What now commonplace surgical procedure was first successfully carried out in 1962 at Wrightington Hospital in Lancashire by  Sir John Charnley?

20 The name of the popular brand of chocolate sweets Quality Street, was inspired by a play of the same name by which Scottish author and dramatist? He is best known today for a play of 1904 which was published as a novel in 1911.

21 Jerry Mulligan, played by Gene Kelly, is the title character in which film musical of 1951? It was inspired by a 1928 symphonic poem of the same name by George Gershwin?

22 The American sitcom All in the Family, which was broadcast from 1971 until 1979, was based on which British sitcom written by Johnny Speight?

23 Which country's twenty over cricket competition is called the Big Bash?

24 The German city of Chemnitz was known by what name between the years of 1953 and 1990?

25 Which artist directed the film Vinyl released in 1965, a low budget adaptation of Anthony Burgess' novel A Clockwork Orange?


1 Daily Telegraph
2 Five Furlongs
3 Terry Waite
4 March
5 Isaac Asimov
6 Delaware
7 Brockman
8 A Streetcar Named Desire
9 Denmark
10 Boys Brigade
11 Green Bay Packers
12 Frank Ocean
13 Iceland
14 Barnoldswick
15 Hartlepool
16 Bellerophon
17 Pablo Picasso
18 Volcanic ash
19 Hip replacement
20 J. M. Barrie
21 An American in Paris
22 Till Death Us Do Part
23 Australia
24 Karl Marx Stadt
25 Andy Warhol

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