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2019–20 Season
Cup Round 1

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2018–19 Season: Cup Round 1 – 29 October 2019

Questions 1 to 60 set by the Harrington 'B'; questions 61 to 120 set by the Dolphin.

1 What name is given to the text of an opera?
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2 Which Rugby League team, formed only three years ago, recently won promotion to the Super League?
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3 Which High Court judge was in the news recently for criticising the Metropolitan Police over their handling of Operation Midland?
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4 On the 1st of November, Alison Rose will take over as Chief Executive of which major UK business?
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5 Name the Hong Kong leader forced to suspend plans for extraditions to China by mass demonstrations.
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6 Who is the Shadow Brexit Secretary?
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7 Who played the Queen in the first two seasons of the Netflix series The Crown?
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8 What name is given to the wooden structures built along a beach into the sea to prevent erosion?
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9 Opened in 1836, which is the oldest railway terminal in London still in use?
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10 What do the Salvation Army call their place of worship? Comments on the question
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11 Which hymn refers to "the purple–headed mountain"?
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12 Name either of Monty Don's dogs, who appear regularly with him on Gardener's World. Click for more information
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13 How is Dame Lesley Lawson better known?
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14 Natrium is the Latin name for which element?
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15 Which horse won the 2019 Epsom Derby?
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16 Maurizio Sarri left Chelsea to join which European club?
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17 Following Theresa May's resignation, only two women entered the race to become Tory leader. Name either.
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18 Name the society osteopath who committed suicide in the wake of the Profumo scandal.
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19 Who is the only person in the UK allowed to drive without a licence? Click for more information
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20 What links the Battle of Hastings, the Great Fire of London and England winning the World Cup?
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21 Winston Churchill's life spanned the reign of how many British monarchs? Click for more information
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22 What was Churchill's second Christian name? Comments on the question
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23 San Marino is noted for the production of which liqueur? Comments on the question
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24 Who did Phil Collins replace as lead singer in Genesis?
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25 Who played Carson, the butler in Downton Abbey?
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26 How many squares are there on a Rubik Cube?
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27 How is a pedestrian light–controlled crossing better known?
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28 Give either Christian name of C. S. Lewis.
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29 Who was Don Quixote's squire?
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30 Which element is named after the German word for a goblin?
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31 Who was known as 'the Sailor King'?
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32 Who wrote Gone with the Wind?
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33 In The Wizard of Oz, what does the Tin Man want?
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34 Who painted The Night Watch?
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35 Who lived at 32 Windsor Gardens?
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36 Who was the Roman God of Fire?
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37 Abraham Lincoln's portrait appears on which US bank note?
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38 Roe v Wade was a landmark case in the US concerning what subject?
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39 What is the collective noun for crows?
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40 Which is the only football ground to host both an FA Cup Final and a cricket Test Match?
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41 On a dartboard, what number is directly opposite to 19?
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42 What part of the body is affected by Dupuytren's contracture? Click for more information
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43 What does a deltiologist collect?
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44 On which instrument was the theme to the film The Third Man played?
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45 Enver Hoxha was President of which country for over 40 years?
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46 What nationality was Mata Hari?
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47 "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" is the first line of which novel?
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48 To which country does Easter Island belong?
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49 Which fictional school was the setting for the TV sitcom Please Sir?
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50 US TV sitcom Frasier was set in which city?
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51 In which country is the mountain called Aconcagua?
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52 In what year was the Jarrow March?
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53 Which French phrase means 'required by fashion'?
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54 In which African country is the port of Dar es Salaam? Click for more information
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55 In which country would you find the River Irrawaddy?
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56 Who was the leader of the Branch Davidian sect, which was the subject of the Waco siege in 1993?
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57 How is the disease parotitis better known?
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58 Who is the patron saint of music?
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59 What is the deepest lake in England?
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60 The ancient land of Mesopotamia lies largely in which modern country?
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61 In his account of a journey taken in 1878, with whom or what did Robert Louis Stevenson travel in the Cévennes?
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62 With what manufacturing process is the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516 concerned?
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63 In the film version of the musical Cabaret, who plays the part of the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Club?
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64 What does an ammeter measure?
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65 The noted furniture maker Robert Thompson of Kilburn, North Yorkshire, was known by what nickname?
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66 Which city is served by Kastrup airport?
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67 When French general Pierre Bosquet uttered the words "It's magnificent, but it isn't war" to what was he referring?
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68 Who plays the title role in the 2019 film Joker?
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69 "If winter comes can spring be far behind?" is a line from Ode to the West Wind by which poet?
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70 Who recorded the 2003 million selling album Life for Rent?
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71 Which African state was the last country to join the Commonwealth in 2009?
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72 Who directed the film Back to the Future?
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73 On which river does the city of Derry stand?
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74 A shield with a red and white checkerboard design forms the central motif of the flag of which country?
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75 Who designed the iconic red telephone box? Comments on the question
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76 What was the nickname of Liverpool's hard man fullback of the 1970s, Tommy Smith, who died in 2019? It was the title of his autobiography.
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77 Which was the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil?
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78 In heraldry, what name is given to the two figures, usually human or animal, which stand either side of a coat of arms (for example, the lion and unicorn on the Royal coat of arms)?
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79 In Greek mythology, what kind of creature was Polyphemus, who kept Odysseus and his companions prisoner and started to eat them?
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80 Variations and Fugue on a theme by Purcell, by Benjamin Britten, is better known by what title, reflecting the composer's intent to write an educational work?
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81 Which snooker player has lost in the final of each of the last three World Championships?
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82 Described by Picasso as "the father of us all", and seen as a precursor of Cubism, which French artist painted a series of pictures of Mont St. Victoire in southern France between 1882 and 1906?
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83 High blood concentrations of which acid can lead to gout?
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84 Who is the president of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom?
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85 In which nursery rhyme would you come across a cow with a crumpled horn and a maiden all forlorn?
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86 Daisy Buchanan is the love interest in which novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald?
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87 A clayey substance consisting largely of hydrated aluminium silicates was once used in an important part of the process of manufacturing woollen cloth. By what name is it commonly known, from its use in that industry?
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88 Sharing its name with an Oxford college, what name is given to a bay window, supported by a bracket or corbels, that project from the main wall of a building?
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89 What river flows through Wensleydale?
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90 After the artist James McNeill Whistler made a witty remark, Oscar Wilde, who was present, commented "I wish I had said that". What was Whistler's reply?
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91 One of the Five Pillars of Islam, Zakat is a requirement of all Muslims to do what?
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92 To what characteristic of his mistress does the 17th century poet Andrew Marvell refer in the title of a famous poem?
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93 Which British butterfly shares its name with a punctuation mark? Click for more information
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94 According to the medieval writer Geoffrey of Monmouth, who was the father of King Arthur? Click for more information
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95 According to tradition, which painter, when asked to demonstrate his skill for the Pope, drew a perfect circle freehand?
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96 On which river does the city of Cork stand?
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97 Who became Earl of Stockton on his 90th birthday in 1984?
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98 A whitesmith was a worker in what material?
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99 BBC Television's first ever female news reader died earlier this year. What was her name?
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100 Earlier this year, which Bury St. Edmunds based brewery was taken over by the family of Hong Kong multi–billionaire Li Ka–shing?
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101 Which double–Oscar winning actor featured in the title of a 1984 hit by Madness?
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102 Who became women's 400 metres Olympic Champion at the 2000 Summer Olympics?
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103 In heraldry, what is a blazon?
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104 The Adi Granth, meaning First Book, is the sacred scripture of which religion? Click for more information
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105 What product was traditionally made by a cordwainer?
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106 In the nursery rhyme There was a crooked man, what did the crooked man buy with the crooked sixpence he found on a crooked stile?
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107 Which Belgian politician, and former Prime Minister, is the European Parliament's Brexit co–ordinator? Click for more information
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108 Which Sussex town is famous for its exceptionally elaborate celebrations of Bonfire Night?
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109 Edward Elgar's Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 36, is better known by what title?
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110 Which town in Somerset shares its name with a leafy green vegetable of the beet family?
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111 The Coen Brothers' film O Brother where art thou? is loosely based on which classical story?
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112 Historically speaking, what were Thermidor, Germinal, Vendémiere and Nivose?
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113 Which motorway is carried across the Firth of Forth by the Queensferry Crossing (formerly known as the Forth Replacement Crossing), which opened in 2017?
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114 Name either of the two bones in the human lower arm.
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115 An eagle, sitting on a cactus and devouring a serpent, is the central motif of the flag of which country?
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116 What is the Christian name of Jacob Rees Moggs's sister, elected to the European Parliament at the last election?
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117 What is the name of the Viking Fire Festival held in Shetland, each January?
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118 Which country became the 29th to join NATO in June 2017?
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119 According to UK horse–racing rules, at what age does a 'filly' became a 'mare'?
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120 The American crime drama The Wire is set in which city?
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1 Which acid is found in lead acid car batteries?
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2 "After all, tomorrow is another day" is the last line of which film?
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3 The rivers Rhine and Rhone both rise in which country?
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4 Which public school did Winston Churchill attend?
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5 Which of Henry VIII's wives was previously married to his brother, Arthur?
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6 Who famously described the Rugby Union hierarchy as "old farts"?
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Tie Breaker:

According to Government statistics, what was the population of the prisons of the United Kingdom in 2018?
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