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2019–20 Season
Cup Round 2 / Plate Round 1

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2018–19 Season: Cup Round 2, Plate Round 1 – 26 Nov 2019

Questions set by the Church House Bollington and the Harrington Academicals.

1 In the 1941 movie Suspicion, who gave the only Oscar–winning performance in a Hitchcock film?
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2 Founded by George Smith in 1824, which Speyside whisky distillery uses the slogan "the single malt that started it all"? Comments on the question
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3 Who was the Roman emperor when Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni, led her revolt? Click for more information
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4 Who wrote the mathematical books Euclid and His Modern Rivals (1879) and The Game of Logic (1887)?
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5 The House of Bernadotte is the current royal house of which country?
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6 I Can't Get Next to You (1969) and Papa Was a Rollin' Stone (1972) were US No. 1 hits for which group? Click for more information
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7 In a Robert Browning poem, whose "queer coat from heel to head/Was half of yellow and half of red"?
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8 Originally referring to the priesthood, which term describes a member of the highest Hindu caste?
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9 In 1976, who said "I don't believe in a black majority rule in Rhodesia – not in a thousand years"?
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10 In 1903, which company's 100,000th grand piano was given as a gift to the White House?
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11 Which 1990s sitcom featuring several members of the cast of Hi–de–Hi was set at Hatley railway station?
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12 Reaching No. 2 in 1973, Part of the Union was which English rock band's biggest hit?
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13 The Simon Park Orchestra had a 1973 No.1 hit with Eye Level, the theme to which TV series?
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14 Leipzig and Dresden are the biggest cities in which German state?
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15 The tragus is a prominence located where on the body?
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16 Selene is the Greek goddess of what?
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17 Which platinum group metal is named after the Latin name for Russia?
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18 Driving for Brawn GP, which British driver won the 2009 Formula One world championship?
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19 Giovanni Donato da Montorfano painted the Crucifixion (1495) on a wall in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie facing which far–better–known mural?
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20 Abiy Ahmed, the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is the prime minister of which African country?
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21 Glenn McGrath holds the record for the most Test dismissals of one man. The unfortunate batsman was Michael Atherton. How many times did McGrath take his wicket?
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22 Eivissa is the Catalan name of which island?
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23 In 2013, which Irish–born painter's Three Studies of Lucian Freud sold for $142 million?
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24 The Day Shall Come is the new film by which English satirist and Brass Eye creator? Comments on the question
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25 Which ship in the novel Treasure Island shares its name with the most populous island in the Caribbean?
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26 Which Olympic sport developed from a game called battledore? Comments on the question
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27 Which golfer, a five–time major champion, is nicknamed 'Lefty'?
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28 What was the name of the man who challenged Billie–Jean King in the 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match?
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29 Which journalist conducted the interview with Prince Andrew as part of a Newsnight special earlier this month?
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30 What is the name of the new national classical music radio station launched in March 2019? It shares its name with a venue at which you might hear that style of music performed.
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31 What is the name of the spin–off programme from The Great British Bake Off, hosted by Jo Brand?
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32 According to the Book of Acts, St Paul was shipwrecked off the coast of which Mediterranean island?
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33 Which 20th Century US president was born Leslie Lynch King Jr?
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34 The Body: A Guide for Occupants is the latest book by which popular writer?
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35 Who played Boon in the TV series of the same name?
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36 Following Notts County's relegation in May, which football club is now the oldest in the top four divisions? It was founded in 1863 by a group of old boys from Charterhouse School. Click for more information
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37 Billie Joe Armstrong is the lead singer of which American band, whose albums include Dookie and 21st Century Breakdown?
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38 In Dad's Army, by what nickname does Air Warden Hodges disparagingly refer to Captain Mainwaring?
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39 Known for its antique shops, on which street in London does Paddington Bear's friend Mr Gruber have a shop?
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40 Which Canadian province has borders with Ontario, Nunavut and Saskatchewan?
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41 Who married Wilnelia Merced in 1983? The marriage lasted until his death in 2017. Click for more information
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42 By what name is Andre Young, the rapper and business entrepreneur behind Beats headphones, better known?
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43 In which 1967 film, shot partly on Birkdale Beach in Southport, did Phil Silvers play the role of Sgt Ernie Knocker?
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44 The painter Joseph Wright, born in 1734, was born in which city?
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45 Which weekly music magazine was published from 1926 to 2000, when it merged with its biggest rival?
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46 Monument station on the Tyne and Wear metro takes its name from a nearby statue of which reforming prime minister of the early 19th century?
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47 Now aged 85, which Macclesfield–born singer and guitarist was the founder of the Bluesbreakers?
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48 Now aged 59, which Macclesfield–born sports commentator is still probably best known for declaring that Ian Botham was having trouble "getting his leg over" in 1991 when he overbalanced whilst batting? Click for more information
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49 Catherine Costello was the first wife and probable second known victim of which notorious serial killer, responsible for at least 12 murders between 1967 and 1987?
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50 Actresses Jean Fergusson and Juliette Kaplan died within a month of each other this Autumn. They are best known for playing the tarty mistress and battle–axe wife, respectively, of Howard in Last of the Summer Wine. Give the first name of either character they played.
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51 In American football, what religious–sounding name is given to a pass made in desperation with time running out and only a small chance of success?
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52 Describing its shape, what is the alternative name of the Lake District mountain known locally as Blencathra?
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53 The late mother of which Observer restaurant critic was an agony aunt?
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54 Born in 1801, what is the name of the textile entrepreneur and Manchester's first multi–millionaire who has a library in the city named after him?
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55 Which actress was the second wife of Tony Blair's father–in–law, Tony Booth?
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56 Nicknamed 'the Tiger', he was a major contributor to the Allied victory in World War I and helped frame the Treaty of Versailles. Who was this Prime Minister of France from 1917 to 1920?
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57 What term first appeared in print in 1975 to describe a tribe of young women who frequented expensive social venues in Fulham and Chelsea?
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58 Guy's Tower and Caesar's Tower are features of which English castle?
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59 The 2017 Manchester Arena bombing took place immediately after a concert there by which performer, who has since helped to raise $23 million to help those affected?
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60 Named after a restaurant in Stockholm, which method of cooking potatoes involves making a series of half–cuts before covering with breadcrumbs and baking?
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61 Which capital city is known as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon in its native language?
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62 What was the name of the German Shepherd that starred in 27 Hollywood movies during the 1920s and early 30s? Comments on the question
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63 Who did Leicester City beat 9–0 in October to equal Manchester United's 24–year–old record for the biggest ever Premier League victory? Click for more information
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64 Adolf "Adi" Dassler, a German cobbler and inventor founded sportswear company Adidas but which sportswear brand was founded by his brother Rudolf Dassler?
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65 Which 1980s sitcom starred Paul Nicholas and Jan Francis as on/off lovers Vince and Penny?
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66 Who won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for the novel Lincoln in the Bardo?
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67 Which year saw the British defence of Rorke's Drift, immortalised in the classic 1964 film Zulu?
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68 The Vltava river runs through which European capital city?
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69 Complete this Billy Connolly quote: "My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of……"? Comments on the question
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70 What name was originally proposed in an online poll to name the research vessel that was eventually called RRS Sir David Attenborough? Click for more information
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71 How many feet make up a fathom?
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72 What is a Kippah? Click for more information
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73 In what year was YouTube launched?
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74 Who played Mr Orange in Reservoir Dogs?
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75 What was Britain's first National Park?
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76 Haweswater Reservoir was created to supply water to which city?
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77 Henry IV was the first king of which royal house, a branch of the house of Plantagenet?
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78 In which century was Michael Faraday born? Click for more information
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79 Name the site of the 1645 English Civil War battle in Northamptonshire?
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80 Who replaced Milton Obote as President of Uganda in 1971?
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81 The UK Snooker Championship in one of snooker's Triple Crown events. Won last year by Ronnie O' Sullivan, the event has been held in which city since 2011?
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82 Nearly 3,000 miles from London, in which city was the 2019 Men's Europa League final played between Chelsea and Arsenal?
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83 In which US state is the site of The Battle of Little Big Horn, which took place in 1876?
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84 What was the nationality of U Thant, who was UN Secretary General from 1961 to 1971?
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85 In which city is Europe's tallest building?
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86 Which American poet wrote The Road Not Taken?
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87 How many men have walked on the moon?
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88 Horripilation is a sensation of the human body more commonly known as what? Comments on the question
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89 Name either of the two US states that have borders with eight others.
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90 The 'cool dude' cartoon character Fido Dido was used to advertise which drink in the 1990s and 2000s?
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91 The world's first bungee jump was made in 1979 by members of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club from which English bridge?
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92 Which Radio 2 DJ who died aged 90 in 2017, broadcast for many years from a studio at his Perthshire home?
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93 What is the total length of the M60 motorway in miles?
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94 Which product is advertised by the fictional 'Barry Scott'?
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95 Which instrument is usually played by Kermit the Frog?
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96 The Four Hills tournament is a prestigious event in which sport?
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97 As if one were not enough, a winter series of Love Island will air in January. In which non–European country will it be filmed?
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98 To whom is Duncan Hames, formerly the MP for Chippenham in Wiltshire, married?
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99 Which member of Cream and Blind Faith died in October 2019?
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100 Reg Watson, the creator of Neighbours, died earlier this year. Which other Australian programme, featuring the characters Bea, Franky, Meg and Vera 'Vinegar Tits' Bennett did he create?
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101 Whose death is announced in Act 2 Scene 3 of Shakespeare's Henry V?
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102 Which is the only London borough to span both sides of the River Thames?
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103 Which carol traditionally starts a service of Nine Lessons and Carols?
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104 Which African river has red, white and black branches?
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105 Which song did Elton John compose as a favour to Billie–Jean King? Its name reflects the city in which King's World Team Tennis franchise was based.
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106 Who plays Private Ryan in the film Saving Private Ryan?
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107 Phyllida Law is the mother of which actress?
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108 Which comedienne billed herself as 'the Sea Monster' for her early gigs?
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109 Name either of the two British men, both with surnames starting with A, who have made a record four appearances on Desert Island Discs.
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110 What name is given to the collection of materials that endow a gin with its flavour? Click for more information
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111 What was the surname of the man who created a series of owners' manuals for cars and who died earlier this year?
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112 In the film Anchors Aweigh, Gene Kelly dances with which cartoon characters? Comments on the question
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113 About whom did Mandy Rice–Davies say "Well he would say that, wouldn't he?" Comments on the question
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114 Which Sussex town is known for its Bonfire societies, which parade through the town before putting on six separate fireworks displays on the 5th of November?
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115 Who was the only 20th Century Prime Minister to have been divorced? Click for more information
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116 By what name were The Shadows originally known? They had to change it after legal action was threatened by an existing US band of the same name.
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117 Three Butlins holiday camps remain open in the UK: at Minehead, Bognor Regis and Skegness. Name any one of the five that have closed.
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118 What is the name of the Netflix science fiction series set in Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s as a homage to the pop culture of that decade? It stars Winona Ryder. Comments on the question
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119 Name either of the countries that will host a race in the 2020 Formula 1 season but have not hosted one this season. One has never hosted a Grand Prix before, and the other hasn't hosted one since 1985.
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120 Fury Road was the subtitle of the latest film in which series?
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Supplementaries:

1 Which company's teddy bears feature a trademark 'button–in–ear' tag?
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2 DZ bank is the second–largest bank, by assets, in which country?
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3 Located in Buckinghamshire, what is the UK's largest new town?
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4 Which advertising mascot is known as Captain Iglo elsewhere in Europe?
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5 Conrad F. Meyer's 1879 historical novel The Saint is about the quarrel between Henry II and which man?
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6 Which Russian was the first gymnast to win three world championship all–round titles?
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Tie breaker:

According to the 2011 census, what is the population of Rushton Spencer?
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