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2016–17 Season
Week 7

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Specialist Rounds
General Knowledge

2016–17 Season: Week 7 – 29 November 2016

All set by the Dolphin Dragons, and vetted by the Nags Head and the Sutton Mutton.

Specialist Rounds

Round 1: Geography

1 Which capital city stands on the river Tagus? Click to show or hide the answer
2 What is a fumerole? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
3 What is the capital of Slovenia? Click to show or hide the answer
4 Perth (Western Australia) stands on which river? Click to show or hide the answer
5 Which desert is found in Chile? Click to show or hide the answer
6 What is the capital of Croatia? Click to show or hide the answer
7 What does a meander become when it is cut off from the river? Click to show or hide the answer
8 The Negev Desert is found in which country? Click to show or hide the answer

Supplementaries:

1 What is an erratic? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
2 What is a levee? Click to show or hide the answer

Round 2: History

1 Which conflict was responsible for the Lancashire Cotton Famine of the 1860s? Click to show or hide the answer
2 Who succeeded Augustus as Roman Emperor? Click to show or hide the answer
3 What is the former city of Christiania now called? Click to show or hide the answer
4 Who is the only US President to serve 4 terms of office as President? Click to show or hide the answer
5 Against which city did Rome fight the Punic Wars? Click to show or hide the answer
6 Queen Adelaide was the queen consort of which British king? Click to show or hide the answer
7 John, Duke of Lancaster, son of Edward III, is better known as? Click to show or hide the answer
8 What is the third Battle of Ypres also called? Click to show or hide the answer

Supplementaries:

1 Richard III was buried for the second time in which city? Click to show or hide the answer
2 Which city did William Wilberforce represent in parliament? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

Round 3: Katherines etc.

(All the questions/answers involve a Catherine/Katie/Kathy etc)

1 Who lit the Olympic flame at the 2000 Sydney Olympics? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
2 Catherine Moorland is the heroine of which Jane Austen book? Click to show or hide the answer
3 Katherine Howard was cousin to which other wife of Henry VIII? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
4 Which Italian born TV personality introduced several Eurovision Song Contests in the 60s and 70s? Click to show or hide the answer
5 Which American singer has albums entitled Teenage Dream and Prism, and has a fan in Geoffrey Boycott? Click to show or hide the answer
6 Which British king was married to Catherine of Braganza? Click to show or hide the answer
7 What was the original surname of Heathcliffe's Cathy? Click to show or hide the answer
8 Name the British Olympic rower who has 2 silver and 1 gold medal. Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

Supplementaries:

1 Which TV play of the 1960s gave a boost to the launch of the charity Shelter just a few days later? Click to show or hide the answer
2 Who played Kathy Beale on Eastenders? Click to show or hide the answer

Round 4: Festivals

1 The name of which festival translates literally into English as Farewell to Meat? Click to show or hide the answer
2 Which is the Hindu Festival of Lights, celebrated in the autumn (Northern Hemisphere)? Click to show or hide the answer
3 At which Somerset farm does the annual Glastonbury Festival take place? Click to show or hide the answer
4 The Festival of Remembrance is held on the Saturday before Remembrance Sunday at which place in London? Click to show or hide the answer
5 Name the Jewish Festival of light, which occurs every year in late November/ early December. Click to show or hide the answer
6 What is the other, church, name for Twelfth Night? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
7 Which town in the Welsh marches hosts a world famous festival of literature and the arts every year in early summer? Click to show or hide the answer
8 What is the name of the festival that takes place in Lerwick, Shetland, on the last Tuesday in January every year? Click to show or hide the answer

Supplementaries:

1 Which German city hosts the annual Oktoberfest (the world's largest beer festival)? Click to show or hide the answer
2 Why is the Macclesfield Festival of Barnaby so called? Click to show or hide the answer

Round 5: Food (and Drink)

1 If you ordered grenouilles (pronounced gron wee) in a French restaurant, what would you be eating? Click to show or hide the answer
2 Named after a J. M. Barrie play which confectionery assortment contains toffee penny, orange chocolate crunch and the green triangle? Click to show or hide the answer
3 On which Scottish Island is the Talisker whisky distillery? Click to show or hide the answer
4 What is the American term for grilling food? Click to show or hide the answer
5 What is Yarg cheese wrapped in? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
6 What colour is the food colour annatto? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
7 What is pancetta? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
8 What gives Windsor red cheese its colour and flavour? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

Supplementaries:

1 What is a Beef Wellington? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
2 What is cous cous made from? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
3 Which fruit is distilled to make Calvados? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

Round 6: Arts and Entertainment

1 Which Painter was the main character in the book, and then the film, The Girl with a Pearl Earring? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
2 Who wrote The Liar, a semi–autobiographical first novel published in 1991? Click to show or hide the answer
3 The writing of which famous poem was supposedly interrupted by the arrival of "a person from Porlock?" Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
4 In architecture, Lancel, Oriel and Sash, are types of what? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
5 According to Monty Python, among which organisation's weaponry are "fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency?" Click to show or hide the answer
6 Which actor is the only remaining living member of the Dad's Army platoon? Click to show or hide the answer
7 What was the first solo Number 1 single by a member of the Beatles? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
8 The Hippopotamus, The Gnu and The Rhinoceros were among the comic songs of which duo? Click to show or hide the answer

Supplementaries:

1 The Birth of Venus and Primavera are notable works of which Florentine Renaissance artist, born Alessandro Filipepi? Click to show or hide the answer
2 Which writer created The Gruffalo? Click to show or hide the answer

Round 7: Science and Nature

1 What conversion would you be doing if you multiplied by nine over five and added 32? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
2 How many digits (or equivalents) are used in a hexadecimal system? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
3 The meteor shower, the Orionids (visible at the end of last month) is composed of debris from what? Click to show or hide the answer
4 Which mammal comes in two-toed and three-toed varieties? Click to show or hide the answer
5 In geometry, what name is given to a 10–sided figure? Click to show or hide the answer
6 The adjective costal refers to which part of the human body? Click to show or hide the answer
7 What type of crab has an enlarged claw, which it holds in the manner of someone playing a violin? Click to show or hide the answer
8 If the positive electrode of an electrolyte cell is called an anode, what name is given to the negative electrode? Click to show or hide the answer

Supplementaries:

1 The disease beri–beri is caused by a lack of vitamin B1. What is this vitamin also called? Click to show or hide the answer
2 What is the defining characteristic of a scalene triangle? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

Round 8: Sport

1 Dressage and show jumping are two of the three disciplines in equestrian three day eventing. The other is? Click to show or hide the answer
2 The modern pentathlon consists of riding, running, shooting, swimming and which other discipline? Click to show or hide the answer
3 Four UK men retained their individual Olympic gold medals in Rio. Mo Farah was one; name one of the others. Click to show or hide the answer
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4 Similarly, four UK women also retained their individual Olympic gold medals in Rio. Laura Trott (now Kenny) was one; name one of the others. Click to show or hide the answer
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5 Name one of the five European golfers in this year's Ryder cup, who are not UK citizens. Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
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6 Who, with 14 Paralympic golds has now overtaken Tanni Grey–Thompson's record for the UK's most successful female paralympian? Click to show or hide the answer
7 Which team defeated Wales in the semi–final of the Football European Championship this summer? Click to show or hide the answer
8 Which was the only team England defeated in the same championship? Click to show or hide the answer

Supplementaries:

1 In cricket what is signalled by the umpire holding out one arm horizontally? Click to show or hide the answer
2 In baseball what term is given to the fielder who is positioned behind the batter? Click to show or hide the answer
3 Who was appointed the English Women's Cricket Captain, to succeed Charlotte Edwards in June 2016? Click to show or hide the answer

General Knowledge

1 For the coronation of which monarch was Zadok the Priest written, by Handel in the eighteenth century? Click to show or hide the answer
2 Who is Jenson Button's "stable mate" at McLaren this season? Click to show or hide the answer
3 Who left this year's Strictly come Dancing for unspecified personal reasons in October? Click to show or hide the answer
4 Ruth Langsford is married to which TV Broadcaster from Ireland? Click to show or hide the answer
5 What is the name of the political party founded by the Rev. Ian Paisley? Click to show or hide the answer
6 What is the architectural term for the generally triangular portion of an end wall which supports a pitched roof? Click to show or hide the answer
7 This October, playing against Bangladesh, which English bowler scored a "fifer", (ie took 5 wickets ) on his first appearance for his country in an ODI? Click to show or hide the answer
8 What was the name of the Holiday camp in the Sitcom Hi-Di-Hi? Click to show or hide the answer

9 Which canal accounts for Wigan having a pier? Click to show or hide the answer
10 Hector E. Bonzo was the last captain of which ship which sank in 1982? Click to show or hide the answer
11 Rogue trader Nick Leeson brought down which bank? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
12 St Johnstown (or St Johnstoun) was once the capital city of Scotland. By what name is St Johnstown now known? Click to show or hide the answer
13 Bryony Page, from Crewe, won an unexpected silver medal in which discipline at the Olympics? Click to show or hide the answer
14 Patience, by Gilbert and Sullivan contains the character Bunthorne who "Walks down Piccadilly with a poppy or a lily in his medieval hand? Of which real life person was this meant as a take-off? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
15 The Gulf of Venice lies at the northern end of which sea? Click to show or hide the answer
16 What word can mean either the SI Unit for measuring the mass of atoms, molecules etc, or a small mammal, found in Britain (and elsewhere)? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

17 Who defeated Great Britain in the 2016 Davis Cup at the semi-final stage? Click to show or hide the answer
18 In which African country is the Nubian Desert to be found? Click to show or hide the answer
19 What was the name of the maidens who carried dead Viking warriors to feast in Valhalla? Click to show or hide the answer
20 Which bird appears in the title of a Ralph Vaughan Williams composition of 1914 (revised in 1920)? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
21 In 1685 the Duke of Monmouth led a rebellion against which King, his uncle? Click to show or hide the answer
22 Who is the recently impeached President of Brazil? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
23 What is the name of the layer between the earth's crust and its core? Click to show or hide the answer
24 How old was the dancing queen in Abba's song? Click to show or hide the answer

25 Margaret Thatcher represented which constituency? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
26 Which author created the blue–blooded sleuth Albert Campion? Click to show or hide the answer
27 Which song's lyric contains these words "I love the colourful clothes she wears. And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair." Click to show or hide the answer
28 In Greek myth, which princess helped Jason obtain the Golden Fleece? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
29 The RRS Sir David Attenborough is designed to operate in which maritime regions? Click to show or hide the answer
30 In Scotland, every January, many women have a celebration in honour of Jean Armour. She was the wife of which famous Scot? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
31 Portia Simpson Miller is the current prime minister of which Caribbean island Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
32 Who was the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Artemis? Click to show or hide the answer

33 In which Shakespeare play does the title character get annoyed when the French send him a gift of tennis balls? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
34 While walking through woods in 1941, George de Mestral was inspired, by the burrs that clung to his clothes, to invent what product? Click to show or hide the answer
35 Who is the only person in UK history to hold all 4 major offices of state (PM, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home and Foreign secretary)? Click to show or hide the answer
36 The legend of King Alfred burning cakes is said to have taken place on which so called "island"? Click to show or hide the answer
37 Who was the Greek God of War? Click to show or hide the answer
38 Manchester United lost 3 games on the trot this September: name one of the three teams that beat them. Click to show or hide the answer
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39 "Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye" is a line from which 1968 film? Click to show or hide the answer
40 What is Jeremy Corbyn's constituency? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

41 Which perennial herb, scientific name Foeniculum vulgare has seeds that taste of aniseed? Click to show or hide the answer
42 For which film did Mark Rylance win the Oscar for best supporting actor this year? Click to show or hide the answer
43 Honiton (Devon) and Nottingham are traditional centres for the production of which material? Click to show or hide the answer
44 Maddie Hinch starred in which GB gold–winning team at the Rio Olympics? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
45 On which river was Handel's 'Water Music' first performed? Click to show or hide the answer
46 The brambling, crossbill and linnet are species of which bird? Click to show or hide the answer
47 Elon Musk is the CEO of which American Aerospace company? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
48 What type of clothing was a Bicorne? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

49 Actress Pearl Mackie has been chosen to play which high profile TV role? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
50 Who took hostage various oil ministers at an OPEC meeting in Vienna in 1975? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
51 Which is the 3rd type of rock, along with igneous and sedimentary? Click to show or hide the answer
52 As of November 9th,which political party has Leanne Wood as its leader? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
53 What type of animal has a name that literally translates as river horse? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
54 Who did Clementine Ogilvy Hozier marry in 1908? Click to show or hide the answer
55 Which railway handbook of 1863 became an unusual bestseller after a 2012 reissue? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
56 Which series of films is set in the island and township of Amity? Click to show or hide the answer

57 Who is the canal loving wife of actor Timothy West? Click to show or hide the answer
58 The Thinker and The Kiss are notable sculptures by whom? Click to show or hide the answer
59 Who won 2 individual gold medals for Britain within hours of each other at the Rio Olympics? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
60 The Freemantle Doctor and the Cape Doctor are types of what? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
61 What bird of the crow family has the Latin name Pica pica? Click to show or hide the answer
62 Which big cat is the symbol for Peugeot cars? Click to show or hide the answer
63 Pissarro is classified as belonging to which school of painting? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
64 Which famous, recently renovated, railway engine was seen in the Crewe area in June this year? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

65 What type of clothing is an Ulster? Click to show or hide the answer
66 Who was elected to lead the Conservative party immediately after John Major? Click to show or hide the answer
67 What title was held by Robert Devereux, executed after leading a rebellion against Queen Elizabeth I in 1601? Click to show or hide the answer
68 In which partly autobiographical novel by Charles Dickens do the Murdstones and the Peggotys appear? Click to show or hide the answer
69 The musical "Half a Sixpence" was based on a novel by which writer? Click to show or hide the answer
70 The world's largest man made lake by volume lies between Zambia and Zimbabwe. What is its name? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
71 Which Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera is subtitled The Peer and the Peri? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
72 "Squire Trelawney, Dr Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen" is the opening to which adventure novel? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

73 In which city is Venice Beach? Click to show or hide the answer
74 Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry were the members of which rock band? Click to show or hide the answer
75 In which establishment is the Lutine Bell located? Click to show or hide the answer
76 Which famous building is found on the Ile de la Cite in Paris? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
77 Who wrote the plays Blithe Spirit, Private Lives and Hay Fever amongst others? Click to show or hide the answer
78 The Society of West End Theatre Awards were renamed after which actor in 1984? Click to show or hide the answer
79 Who was the first suspect to be arrested with the aid of wireless telegraphy? Click to show or hide the answer
80 Mount Tyree (15,918 feet) is the second highest peak on which continent? Click to show or hide the answer

81 What is the post at the bottom (and top) of a banister called? Click to show or hide the answer
82 What animal has the Scientific name Pongo? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
83 The region of Patagonia is located in two countries. Name either. Click to show or hide the answer
84 Who presents the ITV quiz show, The Chase? Click to show or hide the answer
85 From which island does the cha-cha-cha ballroom dance originate? Click to show or hide the answer
86 In "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" what was the name of the paranoid android? Click to show or hide the answer
87 Who was the first Minister for the Arts (appointed by Harold Wilson)? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
88 When the Tour of Britain came to Cheshire, on 6 Sept, in what park did the stage finish? Click to show or hide the answer

89 Graham Nash (of Crosby, Stills and Nash fame) was previously a singer and songwriter with which English pop group? Click to show or hide the answer
90 Clove hitch, sheepshank, Turk's head and granny are among types of what? Click to show or hide the answer
91 Which Poet Laureate wrote crime fiction under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake? Click to show or hide the answer
92 What name is given to the science of cultivating plants without putting them in soil but using mineral solutions in water? Click to show or hide the answer
93 The ancient cities of Chichen Itza, Palenque and Calakmul are World Heritage sites in which country? Click to show or hide the answer
94 What is the name of the company wishing to explore the viability of fracking around Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood in Lancashire? Click to show or hide the answer
95 Who wrote the Sword of Honour trilogy (Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender)? Click to show or hide the answer
96 In which century was the Taj Mahal built? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

Supplementaries:

1 Which famous American object was cast in a Whitechapel foundry in 1752? Click to show or hide the answer
2 As of Nov 9, who is the ladies' tennis number 1 in the world, despite losing the 2016 Wimbledon final to Serena Williams? Click to show or hide the answer
3 Born in Barbados in 1988 singer, songwriter, model and actress Robyn Fenty is better known by her middle name. Which is? Click to show or hide the answer
4 In which Indian city is the historic Red Fort complex? Click to show or hide the answer
5 Who won this year's cricket county championship? Click to show or hide the answer
6 What was the first man–made object to move faster than the speed of sound? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

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