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2018–19 Season
Cup Round 2

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2018–19 Season: Cup Round 2 – 27 November 2018

Questions 1 to 60 were set by the Waters Green Lemmings.

1 Which is the only 20th century British monarch not to have had children?
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2 Sticking with the monarchy, who was the father of Edward VII?
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3 Name either of the 19th century composers buried at Bayreuth (by–roit) in Germany.
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4 In racing, at what age does a filly become a mare?
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5 Which 20th century US president wasn't elected?
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6 Which bishop signs his name "Norvic"?
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7 In cricket, what fielding position lies between point and the slips?
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8 The Camargue region of France is famous for which animals?
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9 In which game might you employ the Blackwood and Stayman conventions?
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10 Which dog breed is a cross between a collie and a greyhound?
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11 In which year were betting shops made legal in the UK?
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12 Which fictional character did Snowy White assist in his adventures?
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13 Whose alter ego is Sir Les Patterson
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14 Which British spider has a skull on the top of its abdomen?
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15 Which French car's name translates as "two steam horses"?
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16 On which street in London do Fortnum & Mason, Burlington House and the Ritz hotel stand?
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17 Much in the news recently, what does the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution provide for?
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18 What name is given to the payments made to counsel during a court case in addition to the original brief fee?
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19 Which two initials link a character from The Fall and Rise of Reggie Perrin and Pamela Anderson's character in Baywatch?
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20 Which branch of Protestantism is predominant in Germany?
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21 Which future prime minister introduced Premium Bonds in 1956?
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22 According to the Highway Code, what does a car with a flashing green light on top signify?
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23 First performed in 1973, who wrote the opera Owen Wingrave?
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24 What do sericulturists breed?
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25 In which London park was the 1851 Great Exhibition staged?
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26 Best known for its adverts at sporting events, what does Liqui Moly make?
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27 Which motorway links London with Basingstoke?
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28 In what capacity on the world stage does Karen Pierce serve the UK?
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29 Someone with the letters FZS after their name indicates membership of what?
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30 Who is the only real person named in Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody?
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31 Who made his directorial debut with Hamlet in 1948?
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32 What is the more common name for the medical condition hemicrania?
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33 Under which British river do the Kingsway and Queensway road tunnels run?
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34 In what capacity did Sir Bernard Ingham serve Margaret Thatcher for 11 years?
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35 ROI is the abbreviation for which economic term?
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36 In which Dickens novel does the hero sail to America to seek his fortune as an architect?
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37 The Roman amphitheatre in El Djem is in which country?
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38 Which Protestant scholar was executed in Vilvoorde in 1536 for translating the Bible into English?
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39 In weather forecasting, what unit is generally used to express atmospheric pressure?
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40 In which English county would you find Cromer?
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41 In 1994, which country converted its currency from the cruzeiro to the real?
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42 King David was Solomon's father. Who was his mother?
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43 Which Roman emperor is the subject of two books by Robert Graves?
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44 In biological classification, species is the lowest order of ranking. What's the highest?
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45 What is the name given to modern Persian, the language spoken in Iran?
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46 What form of government is called a stratocracy?
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47 Which chess piece always stays on its own colour squares?
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48 Which anti–catholic riots took place in London in 1780?
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49 Which parable begins "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among thieves"?
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50 In the field of education, what are Fulbright and Rhodes?
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51 At which racecourse is the National Hunt Festival held in March each year?
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52 On the outskirts of which city is the University of Warwick based?
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53 The term Right Honourable, when applied to someone other than a peer of the realm, indicates what?
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54 What massive wheeled vehicle takes its name from a Hindu god?
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55 In literature, who taught at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls?
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56 Which is the longest, deepest, and highest canal tunnel in the UK?
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57 What term is used to describe the upward thrust of a body immersed in a fluid?
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58 In the film, who played Zorba the Greek?
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59 What Latin name is given to people looking after children instead of their parents?
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60 What is the name for the arrangement of gears that allows the two wheels on an axle to rotate at different speeds when cornering?
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Questions 61 to 120 were set by the Brewers Arms.

61 What did Swaziland change its name to in 2018?
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62 Which band are "Going to be out of our heads tonight" according to their latest single?
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63 Radio 2's PopMaster changed its name for one day in November 2018 ... to what?
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64 In 1668 John Dryden became the first holder of which post?
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65 Fingal O'Flahertie Wills were the middle names of which Irish writer?
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66 What is the highest rank in the Royal Navy?
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67 In what year did rationing end in the UK after World War 2? (There is no leeway.)
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68 What starsign would you be if you were born on Valentine's Day (14 February)?
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69 Which comedy group provided the voices for the children's TV show Bananaman?
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70 What is the longest river in South Africa?
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71 What is the name of the professional baseball team in Cincinnati?
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72 Two actors have played DI John Rebus on television. John Hannah is one; who is the other?
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73 Which famous singer/actor is the father of film director Duncan Jones?
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74 Which of the twelve disciples was the brother of John?
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75 In which country did the so–called Velvet Revolution take place?
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76 In a circus, what would a funambulist do?
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77 The band Heaven 17 took their name from which dystopian novel?
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78 Fashion designer Yves St. Laurent and author Albert Camus were both born in which country?
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79 Which superhero's real name is Norrin Radd?
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80 Hi Ho Silver by Jim Diamond was the theme tune to which 1980s TV drama?
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81 Which train gave its name to a 1976 film starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor?
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82 What is the Carassius auratus auratus more commonly known as?
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83 In which sport do teams compete for the Vince Lombardi Trophy?
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84 Which science fiction writer created the Scientology movement?
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85 A gerontocracy is ruled by which section of society?
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86 What school did Billy Bunter attend?
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87 Which infamous girls' school was invented by Ronald Searle?
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88 The dried meat known as 'biltong' originates from which country?
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89 Which East London thoroughfare is also the name of a novel by Monica Ali?
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90 Victoria Beckham's nickname in the Spice Girls is also the nickname of which English football league club?
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91 Which 1980s comedy series featured Scumbag College on University Challenge?
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92 Up to the 11th of November, which ministerial post is currently held by Damian Hinds?
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93 Up to the 11th of November, Macclesfield Town have only won one League game in the current season. Which team did they beat?
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94 In which year did the Battle of Prestonpans take place?
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95 In which 2006 film would you find the characters of Lightning McQueen and Chick Hicks? Comments on the question
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97 What is Donald Duck's middle name?
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98 Which is the only band to have played on every continent on Earth?
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99 Galileo and Scaramouche are characters in which musical?
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100 Ribes nigrum is the Latin name for which fruit?
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101 What is the pen name of the Belgian writer Georges Remi?
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102 The atmosphere of Mars is composed primarily of which gas?
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103 Which Cretan artist, active in the Spanish Renaissance, painted Saint Martin and the Beggar?
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104 Which American general accepted the Japanese surrender to end World War II?
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105 In the TV detective series Columbo, what was the name of his dog?
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106 The tomb of King John is in which English city?
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107 The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra is from which country?
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108 On which London underground line would you find the stations Tooting Broadway, Oval and Archway?
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109 At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Lady Gaga wore a dress made out of what?
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110 What medical condition is also called Daltonism?
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111 A puree of which fruit is used in a Bellini cocktail?
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112 Charles Zafon Ruiz's novel The Shadow of the Wind is set in which country? Comments on the question
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113 A Varsovian is a person from which city?
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114 Who resigned as chairman of BskyB in 2012? Comments on the question
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115 In Greek mythology, how many eyes did Argus have?
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116 What is the name of the main character in The Da Vinci Code and Origin? Comments on the question
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117 In what year did Adolf Hitler become Chancellor of Germany?
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118 Apiphobia is the fear of what kind of creature?
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119 The Brownlow Medal is awarded to the best player in which sport? Click for more information
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120 Which constellation appears on Van Gogh's painting Starry Night Over The Rhone?
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Supplementaries:

1 What is the penultimate book of the New Testament?
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2 Who founded the fashion label Red Or Dead?
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3 Founded in 1693, what is the oldest gentlemen's club in London?
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4 What size of bed measures 5ft by 6ft 6in?
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