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2016–17 Season
Week 11

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Specialist Rounds
General Knowledge

2016–17 Season: Week 11 – 17 January 2017

All questions set by the Church House Bollington.

Specialist Rounds

Round 1: Geography

1 Which city is protected by the MOSE flood barrier? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Venice
2 Wills Neck is the highest point in which range of English hills? Click to show or hide the answer
Quantocks
3 Which American state lies between Mississippi and Georgia? Click to show or hide the answer
Alabama
4 What is the second highest mountain in the world? More about the answer Click to show or hide the answer
K2
5 The capital of Costa Rica shares its name with which Californian city? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
San Jose
6 What do Mexicans call the river that Americans call the Rio Grande? Click to show or hide the answer
Rio Bravo
7 Which Kent town on the River Medway is home to a former Royal Navy dockyard, nowadays a museum and heritage site? Click to show or hide the answer
Chatham
8 San Antonio is a resort on which Mediterranean island? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Ibiza

Supplementaries:

1 China shares borders with how many sovereign states? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
14
2 Lake Vostok lies two miles beneath the surface of which continent? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Antarctica

Round 2: Science and Nature

1 How is the creature with the Latin name Ursus Maritimus more commonly known? Click to show or hide the answer
Polar Bear
2 Which toy dog, originating in Tibet, is also known as the Chrysanthemum dog? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Shih Tzu
3 What is the name of the recently deceased astronaut who in 1998 became the oldest man in space? Click to show or hide the answer
John Glenn
4 Rothschilds, Reticulated, Nubian and Masai are all subspecies of which animal? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Giraffe
5 Name either of the two species of deer which are native to the UK (i.e. have not been introduced). Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Roe or Red
6 Which planet has 14 moons, all named after minor Greek water deities? Click to show or hide the answer
Neptune
7 Which number Apollo marks the furthest humans have ever travelled from Earth? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Apollo 13
8 What name is given to the fruit of a rose bush? Click to show or hide the answer
Hip, haw or hep

Supplementaries:

1 What are also known as Roentgen rays? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
X–rays
2 By what name is the diamorphine hydrochloride better known? Click to show or hide the answer
Heroin

Round 3: History

1 'The Great Game' refers to the political and diplomatic confrontation between Britain and which other country in the nineteenth century over their respective interests in central Asia, particularly Afghanistan? Click to show or hide the answer
Russia
2 Of German cities, Dresden suffered the most casualties as a result of aerial bombardment during the Second World War. Which German city suffered the next most? Click to show or hide the answer
Hamburg
3 Which winner of the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize sent his wife to Oslo to collect it as he feared being refused entry back into his own country? Click to show or hide the answer
Lech Wałesa
4 Following the mutiny on the Bounty, which island did Fletcher Christian and his cohorts colonise? Click to show or hide the answer
Pitcairn
5 Who instigated the Third Servile War in 73BC? He was portrayed on film by a man who turned 100 in December. Click to show or hide the answer
Spartacus
6 What was the surname of Papa Doc and Baby Doc, both dictators of Haiti? Click to show or hide the answer
Duvalier
7 What famous American building was burnt by British troops in 1812? Comments on the question Click to show or hide the answer
The White House
8 Which of Henry VIII's wives did he refer to as 'The Flanders Mare'? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Anne of Cleves

Supplementaries:

1 Who traditionally wears the Fisherman's ring? Click to show or hide the answer
The Pope
2 The name for which type of car derives from the word for long coats worn by French shepherds? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Limousine

Round 4: Sport

1 Which Swiss football team, whose name can often elicit schoolboy sniggers, play their home games at the equally wonderfully named Wankdorf stadium? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Young Boys Berne
2 Which is the only NFL team not to have a logo on their helmets? Their name reflects the colour of their kit and they are one of very few sports teams to play in this colour. More about the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Cleveland Browns
3 Since 2005, the stretch of the A52 between Derby and Nottingham has been named after which man with sporting connections to both cities? Click to show or hide the answer
Brian Clough
4 Before they adopted the more mundane 'City', Leicester's professional football team carried which suffix which referred to a nearby Roman road? Click to show or hide the answer
Leicester Fosse
5 Which sport held at the 1900 Olympics led to the deaths of 300 animals? Protests by animal rights groups led to the sport's disappearance by the time of the 1904 games. Click to show or hide the answer
Pigeon shooting
6 Adolf Dassler founded Adidas. Which sportswear manufacturer was founded by his brother Rudolf? Click to show or hide the answer
Puma
7 In Ice Hockey, a Gordie Howe hat–trick named after a legend of the game who died last year is a goal, an assist and a what in one game? Click to show or hide the answer
A fight
8 Recently retired Huddersfield Giants rugby league prop Eorl Crabtree is the nephew of which Yorkshire sporting legend? Click to show or hide the answer
Big Daddy

Supplementaries:

1 Apart from Red Rum, name either of the other two horses to have won the Grand National with the word 'red' in their name. Click to show or hide the answer
Red Alligator (1968), Red Marauder (2001)
2 What nationality was the boxer Roberto Duran who won five titles at four different weights and was the first man to beat Sugar Ray Leonard? Click to show or hide the answer
Panamanian

Round 5: Arts and Entertainment

1 McKinley Morganfield was the real name of which blues musician? Click to show or hide the answer
Muddy Waters
2 Which group has had the most top 40 singles in the UK without ever having a number one? Among their near misses are People are People and Everything Counts. Click to show or hide the answer
Depeche Mode
3 A snatch of which traditional British song can be heard at the end of Queen's Seven Seas of Rhye? Comments on the question Click to show or hide the answer
Oh I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside
4 Which stage and screen musical features the songs, Skid Row, Suddenly Seymour and Mushnik and Son? Click to show or hide the answer
Little Shop of Horrors
5 Which is the only Shakespeare title character to die before the end of Act 3? Click to show or hide the answer
Julius Caesar
6 What was the name of the book published in 1979 by the artist Kit Williams which took the form of a treasure hunt to find a real golden hare buried somewhere in the UK? Click to show or hide the answer
Masquerade
7 A character from which TV series had a poster in his office which read 'I want to believe'? Click to show or hide the answer
The X–Files (Mulder)
8 Which director won his only Best Picture Oscar for Rebecca in 1940? Comments on the question Click to show or hide the answer
Alfred Hitchcock

Supplementaries:

1 What is the name of the spaceship in the film Alien? Click to show or hide the answer
Nostromo
Apart from members of the titular family themselves, which character has had the most speaking appearances in The Simpsons? Click to show or hide the answer
Moe Szyslak (accept 'Moe)

Round 6: Famous Pets

1 What is the name of Dennis the Menace's pet pig? Click to show or hide the answer
Rasher
2 Which politician once had a cat named 'Harold Wilson'? Click to show or hide the answer
Jeremy Corbyn
3 What was the name of the dog in the Famous Five? Click to show or hide the answer
Timmy
4 'Wellington' is the canine murder victim of which 2003 novel by Mark Haddon, now a multi–award winning stage play? Click to show or hide the answer
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night–Time
5 'Crookshanks' is the pet cat of which Harry Potter character? More about the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Hermione Granger
6 What is the first name of the talking dog in the TV series Family Guy? Click to show or hide the answer
Brian
7 Bo and Sunny are the Portuguese Water Dog pets of which family? Click to show or hide the answer
The Obamas
8 Commemorated by a statue outside his master's London house, 'Hodge' was the pet cat of which English literary figure and lexicographer? Click to show or hide the answer
Dr. Samuel Johnson

Supplementaries:

1 'Astro' was the pet dog of which space–age American animated sitcom family? Click to show or hide the answer
The Jetsons
2 Duchess, Toulouse, Marie and Berlioz are the pets of Madame Adelaide who are rescued by Thomas O'Malley in which Disney animated film? Click to show or hide the answer
The Aristocats

Round 7: Banknotes

1 Which type of bird appears with Charles Darwin on the back of the current £10 note? Click to show or hide the answer
Hummingbird
2 Who features on the reverse of the current £20 note? Click to show or hide the answer
Adam Smith
3 Which painter will replace Adam Smith on £20 notes from 2020? Click to show or hide the answer
J M W Turner
4 Which author will replace Charles Darwin on £10 notes from 2017? Click to show or hide the answer
Jane Austen
5 If Washington appears on the $1 bill and Lincoln on the $5 bill, which president features on the US $2 bill? Click to show or hide the answer
Thomas Jefferson
6 Banknotes issued in which part of the British Isles feature depictions of, amongst others, Castle Rushen and the Laxey Wheel? Click to show or hide the answer
Isle of Man
7 Which country was the first to introduce plastic (strictly speaking 'polymer') bank notes into general circulation in 1988? Click to show or hide the answer
Australia
8 Who featured on the reverse of the £1 note from 1978 to 1988? Click to show or hide the answer
Sir Isaac Newton

Supplementaries:

1 Which nations banknotes have featured Charles Kingsford–Smith and Banjo Patterson? Click to show or hide the answer
Australia
In which year was the British one pound note removed from circulation? Comments on the question More about the answer Click to show or hide the answer
1988

Round 8: Blockbusters Gold Run–Style Round

Each question requires an answer of more than one word. You will be given the initial letter of each word to help. For example:

What SDW was an Arab–Israeli conflict of 1967? Click to show or hide the answer
Six–Day War

1 TJAMC – A Scottish alternative rock band formed in 1983 by the brothers Jim and William Reid. Click to show or hide the answer
The Jesus and Mary Chain
2 AOTQOS – First premiered in London in 1749, this piece of music by Handel has since become a widely popular processional piece often played at weddings and was used at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. Click to show or hide the answer
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
3 AJR – The full name of the character played by Chris Barrie in Red Dwarf, his middle name reflecting his treacherous nature. Click to show or hide the answer
Arnold Judas Rimmer
4 TSAN – Popular long running BBC programme currently hosted by Maggie Aderin–Pocock and Chris Lintott. Click to show or hide the answer
The Sky at Night
5 RTBC –Hit for Ian Dury in 1979 containing the lines "curing smallpox, Buddy Holly, Bolshoi ballet, porridge oats, juice of a carrot and yellow socks." Click to show or hide the answer
Reasons to be Cheerful
6 PSOTY – Award discontinued in 2003 when Stephen Fry was the last winner. Other recipients had included Tony Benn and Harold Wilson. Click to show or hide the answer
Pipe Smoker of the Year
7 FF – Lozenge manufactured by the Lofthouse company in Fleetwood, Lancashire Click to show or hide the answer
Fisherman's Friend
8 CG – subject of an iconic photograph taken by Alberto Korda on March 5th 1960 Click to show or hide the answer
Che Guevara

Supplementaries:

1 STM – What a player might aim to do in a game of Hearts. Click to show or hide the answer
Shoot the Moon
2 NSF – Sitcom character who did time in HMP Slade Click to show or hide the answer
Norman Stanley Fletcher

General Knowledge

1 Which southern state of America is nicknamed the Yellowhammer State? Click to show or hide the answer
Alabama
2 Which race on the F1 Grand Prix calendar is held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit? Click to show or hide the answer
Singapore
3 Which James Bond actor starred in the 1992 film The Lawnmower Man? Click to show or hide the answer
Pierce Brosnan
4 The Call of the Wild is a 1903 novel by which American author? Click to show or hide the answer
Jack London
5 A traditional balalaika has how many strings? Click to show or hide the answer
3
6 Boca Juniors versus River Plate is the big derby football match in which capital city? Click to show or hide the answer
Buenos Aires
7 "Jesus wept" is the shortest verse in the Bible but for whom did Jesus weep? Click to show or hide the answer
Lazarus
8 In Greek Mythology, who challenged Athena to a weaving contest before being turned into a spider? Click to show or hide the answer
Arachne

9 Which classic song from 1964 opens with the line, "Hello darkness my old friend"? Click to show or hide the answer
The Sound of Silence
10 Which island is known in the native tongue as Rapa Nui? Click to show or hide the answer
Easter Island
11 Who wrote the 1980 novel The Name of the Rose? Click to show or hide the answer
Umberto Eco
12 Which US city is known as the City of Brotherly Love? Click to show or hide the answer
Philadelphia
13 What sport is played by, among others, the Anaheim Ducks, the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs? Click to show or hide the answer
Ice Hockey
14 In which city can you take a ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo? Click to show or hide the answer
Sydney
15 Which popular prime time TV programme features Dave Arch and his Orchestra? Click to show or hide the answer
Strictly Come Dancing
16 Who were England's opponents in Gareth Southgate's first game in charge following the sacking of Sam Allardyce in October 2016? Click to show or hide the answer
Malta

17 Which song do the British soldiers defending Rorkes Drift sing in reply to the Zulu warriors war chant in the 1964 film Zulu? Click to show or hide the answer
Men of Harlech
18 In which 2005 film did Joaquin Phoenix and Reece Witherspoon play Johnny Cash and June Carter? Click to show or hide the answer
Walk the Line
19 Which four time Tour de France winner was known as The Cannibal? Click to show or hide the answer
Eddy Merckx
20 Which US president was the first to die in office and consequently also has served the shortest term in presidential history? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
William Henry Harrison
21 What is the capital of the Australian state of Victoria? Click to show or hide the answer
Melbourne
22 How many teams have won the English Premier League since its inception in 1992? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
6
23 A statue of which famous explorer stands atop the column at the lower end of the La Rambla thoroughfare in Barcelona? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Christopher Columbus
24 Before the introduction of the Euro, what was the currency of Greece? Click to show or hide the answer
Drachma

25 Who, in 1994, became the first Channel Islands born footballer to play for England? Click to show or hide the answer
Graeme Le Saux
26 What is the more common name of the skin complaint, Urticaria? More about the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Hives
27 Mittwoch is the German name for which day of the week? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Wednesday
28 Which dance became an international dance craze in 1975 following Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony's song of the same name? Click to show or hide the answer
The Hustle
29 The 1980's advertising campaign of which confectionary product bet us that we couldn't put one in our mouth without chewing it? Click to show or hide the answer
Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles
30 What is the name of the thin, plain weave, sheer fabric traditionally made from silk and often used in bridalwear? Click to show or hide the answer
Organza
31 From which classic 1950 film does Gloria Swanson's character Norma Desmond utter the closing line, "Alright Mr De Mille, I'm ready for my close up". Click to show or hide the answer
Sunset Boulevard
32 What was the name of Paul Eddington's character in the sitcom Yes, Minister? Click to show or hide the answer
Jim Hacker

33 In which European country would you find the village of Y? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
France
34 Which member of England's 1966 World Cup winning football team once played a first class cricket match for Essex? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Geoff Hurst
35 Which guitarist replaced Brian Jones in the Rolling Stones in 1969? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Mick Taylor
36 Which philosopher famously claimed that "God is dead"? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Friedrich Nietzsche
37 Which US state shares the longest border with Canada? Click to show or hide the answer
Alaska
38 Who was the Mayor of New York at the time of the September 11th attacks in 2001? Click to show or hide the answer
Rudolph Giuliani
39 In which Russian city was Tsar Nicholas II and his family executed in 1918? Click to show or hide the answer
Ekaterinburg
40 Which American president said, "You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time"? Click to show or hide the answer
Abraham Lincoln

41 The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a symphonic poem written in 1896 by which French composer? Click to show or hide the answer
Paul Dukas
42 Who showed us around the celebrities' houses in the original series of Through the Keyhole hosted by Sir David Frost? Click to show or hide the answer
Lloyd Grossman
43 Who eventually replaced Dermot Murnaghan as host of the BBC2 quiz show Eggheads after sharing the job for a short time? Click to show or hide the answer
Jeremy Vine
44 What nationality was racing driver Emerson Fittipaldi? Click to show or hide the answer
Brazilian
45 The ground of which English football club, currently playing in League 1, was used as a World War II prisoner of war camp until May 1945? Click to show or hide the answer
Swindon Town
46 How many American Presidents held office during the Vietnam War? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
5
47 Perhaps the most well –known of cricket umpires, Dickie Bird, retired from first class cricket in 1998 but what was his real first name? Click to show or hide the answer
Harold
48 Which actress starred in the Alan Bennett monologue A Cream Cracker under The Settee forming part of the 1987 BBC series Talking Heads? Click to show or hide the answer
Thora Hird

49 Which spirit, when added to white Crème de Menthe, puts the sting in a Stinger cocktail? Click to show or hide the answer
Brandy
50 Which legendary American record producer is currently serving a prison sentence for second degree murder? Click to show or hide the answer
Phil Spector
51 What was the name of the man wrongly executed in 1950 for crimes committed by John Christie at 10 Rillington Place? Click to show or hide the answer
Timothy Evans
52 What is the capital of the Canadian province, Manitoba? Click to show or hide the answer
Winnipeg
53 What is the largest living species of lizard? Click to show or hide the answer
Komodo Dragon
54 Which autobiographical novel of 1969 tells the story of the authors incarceration and subsequent escape from the French Penal Colony of French Guiana? Click to show or hide the answer
Papillon
55 Which member of an acting dynasty played the greedy banker Mr Potter in the 1946 film, It's A Wonderful Life? Both names required. Click to show or hide the answer
Lionel Barrymore
56 Which book of the Old Testament tells the story of Samson and Delilah? Click to show or hide the answer
Judges

57 What nickname name was given to serial killer Albert DeSalvo, convicted of thirteen murders committed between 1962 and 1964? Click to show or hide the answer
The Boston Strangler
58 Bigger Than Hitler, Better Than Christ is the semi–autobiographical book by which British comedy actor, who died in 2014 aged 56? Click to show or hide the answer
Rik Mayall
59 What is the name of the Tudor mansion in Kent, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn? Click to show or hide the answer
Hever Castle
60 Which author's novels include Portnoys Complaint, American Pastoral and The Human Stain? Click to show or hide the answer
Philip Roth
61 In fencing, what is the name given to a counterattack made immediately after a successful parry? Click to show or hide the answer
Riposte
62 In the Old Testament, who was Jacob's twin brother? Click to show or hide the answer
Esau
63 Robert Stroud, an American sentenced to life in prison and portrayed on film by Burt Lancaster was given what nickname? Click to show or hide the answer
The Birdman of Alcatraz
64 Spike, dig, set and block are terms in which team sport? Click to show or hide the answer
Volleyball

65 2016 saw the death of Harper Lee, what was the name of her long awaited sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird? Click to show or hide the answer
Go Set a Watchman
66 In Japanese cuisine, thin slices of what are eaten in between courses to cleanse the palate? Click to show or hide the answer
Ginger
67 Along with New Mexico which US state joined the Union in 1912? Doing so on February 14th and so gaining its nickname, the Valentine State. More about the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Arizona
68 What is the nickname of League One football team, Chesterfield? Click to show or hide the answer
The Spireites
69 Inmates seized control of Winson Green Prison in December 2016, in which city is Winson Green? Click to show or hide the answer
Birmingham
70 In which Indian city would you find Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as The Golden Temple, the holiest Gurdwara in Sikhism? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Amritsar
71 Which athlete came second in the BBC's 2016 Sports Personality of the Year? Click to show or hide the answer
Alistair Brownlee (both names required)
72 Also at the 2016 Sports Personality of the Year awards, which US sporting legend was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award? Click to show or hide the answer
Michael Phelps

73 Eyes Wide Shut starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman was the final film from which director, released four months after his death in 1999? Click to show or hide the answer
Stanley Kubrick
74 How is the Chapparal Cock, a ground cuckoo native to Mexico, more commonly known? Click to show or hide the answer
The Roadrunner
75 Common, Water and Pygmy are types of which British mammal? Click to show or hide the answer
Shrew
76 What is the only bone in the human body that is not attached to any other bone? Click to show or hide the answer
The hyoid
77 What is the name of Alexander Armstrong's co presenter on the BBC quiz show Pointless? Click to show or hide the answer
Richard Osman
78 Who knocked Macclesfield Town FC out of the 2016/17 FA Cup in December 2016? Click to show or hide the answer
Oxford United
79 What is the national flower of Austria? Click to show or hide the answer
Edelweiss
80 Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated on three occasions for the Best Actor In A Leading Role Oscar before finally winning in 2016 for his role in which film? Click to show or hide the answer
The Revenant

81 Who did Andy Murray beat to win the Wimbledon Mens singles title in 2016? Click to show or hide the answer
Milos Raonic
82 Which Hollywood actress and socialite who once said she "never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back" died in late December 2016 aged 99? Click to show or hide the answer
Zsa Zsa Gabor
83 According to The White Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass, which kind of food is eaten tomorrow, yesterday, but never today? Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Jam
84 At which venue was the William Hill World Darts Championship held in December? Click to show or hide the answer
Alexandra Palace
85 Name either of the countries that occupy the Caribbean island of Hispaniola? Click to show or hide the answer
Haiti or Dominican Republic
86 Which was the first English "New Town" to be created following the New Towns Act of 1946? Click to show or hide the answer
Stevenage
87 Which Mexican painter, married to fellow artist Frieda Kahlo, helped to establish the Mexican Mural Movement and painted numerous murals in cities across Mexico and the USA? Click to show or hide the answer
Diego Rivera
88 "I love the colourful clothes she wears and the way the sunlight plays upon her hair" is a line taken from which hit song of 1966? Click to show or hide the answer
Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys)

89 In the Chinese Zodiac, the year commencing 28th January 2017 will be the year of which animal? Click to show or hide the answer
Rooster
90 Leaves of Grass, which was first published in 1855, is a collection of the work of which American poet? Click to show or hide the answer
Walt Whitman
91 Which comic strip character, created by Mary Tourtel, first appeared in the Daily Express in 1920? Click to show or hide the answer
Rupert Bear
92 Which British author wrote the books, High Fidelity, About a Boy and A Long Way Down? Click to show or hide the answer
Nick Hornby
93 In which Shakespeare play would you find the characters Proteus, Valentine, Silvia and Julia? Click to show or hide the answer
Two Gentlemen of Verona
94 Which Christian hymn starts with the line, "O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made"? Click to show or hide the answer
How Great Thou Art
95 What is the name of the children's book written by Prince Charles, illustrated by Sir Hugh Casson and published in 1980? Click to show or hide the answer
The Old Man of Lochnagar
96 Which board game, the original version of which was released in 1957, involves a political map of the world divided into six continents and forty–two territories? Click to show or hide the answer
Risk

Supplementaries:

1 Which British group had a 1979 hit with Some Girls? Click to show or hide the answer
Racey
2 What is the capital of Nigeria? Click to show or hide the answer
Abuja
3 What is the gel like substance that fills most of the eye? Comments on the question Click to show or hide the answer
Vitreous Humour
4 In the children's TV series Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men, what was the name of the tortoise? Click to show or hide the answer
Slowcoach

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