Half a quiz
I have a friendly from October. Well, an almost friendly. Sadly, I lost the rest of it because I wrote the remainder on my Blackberry, which died in an unfortunate Coca-Cola accident. It's lost for ever. Goddamnit!
[Calms down] So here it is:
President's Cup friendly October 9, 2011
1 Which American won the Best Actress award at this year's Cannes Film Festival for her role in the Lars von Trier movie Melancholia?
2 Which Star Trek: The Next Generaction actor voices the head of the CIA, Avery Bullock, in the cartoon American Dad?
3 Jean Cocteau wrote the 1940 play Le Bel Indifferent for which French singer?
4 Eleanor Roosevelt remarked "Poor Niagara" on seeing which waterfalls on the Argentine-Brazil border?
5 According to a New York Herald Tribune journalist reporting from the 1904 St Louis World Fair, Fletcher Davis came up with the idea of selling snacks with which name?
6 What was the pseudonym of Edward Powys Mathers, who composed 670 crosswords for The Observer between 1926 and his death?
7 Which defunct cable channel featured the TV shows Topless Darts and The Weather in Norwegian - two of many unorthodox ideas from former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie?
8 Which member of The Mighty Boosh has published the art book The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton?
1 Which fur or wool comes from the Karakul lamb of Central Asia? It was so named because it was first brought to Russia by traders from a city on the left bank of the Volga River.
2 Which supermarket sells the TU range of clothing?
3 Anglia Ruskin University has its two main campuses in Chelmsford and which university city?
4 In which sporting role has Joe LaCava replaced Steve Williams?
TIGER WOODS'S CADDY
5 Tim Walker's Mandrake gossip column features in which daily broadsheet newspaper?
6 Which Arizona graveyard features the graves of Billy Clanton, Frank McLaury and Tom McLaury, the three men killed during the Gunfight at the OK Corral?
BOOTHILL GRAVEYARD / THE TOMBSTONE CEMETERY
7 Which oblong block of red sandstone is known by the Scottish Gaelic name An Lia Fail?
THE STONE OF SCONE / STONE OF DESTINY / THE CORONATION STONE
8 Passmores Academy in Harlow features in which Channel 4 reality TV show?
1 Last month, which English musician began his residency show - The Million Dollar Piano - at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas?
2 Which species of wolf is the largest extant wild member of the Canidae family?
GRAY WOLF / TIMBERWOLF
3 Tantris, Germany's first three-star Michelin restaurant, is in which city?
4 Born in Nuremberg in 1653, which composer is best known for the Canon in D, the only canon he wrote?
5 Sweden's second largest island, Oland is separated from the mainland by which strait?
6 The legendary founder of Mycenae, which Greek hero rescued Andromeda from a sea monster sent by Poseidon?
7 Wilberforce Claybourne are the first names of which Are Young Being Served? character?
8 Due to be next held in August 2012, what is the world's oldest and largest annual sailing regatta?
1 Which low-mounted plumbing fixture has a name that is the French word for 'pony'?
2 Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, was the bastard son of which king?
3 The 1972 Battle of Mirbat took place during the Dhofar Rebellion in which modern day Sultanate?
4 In Greek mythology, which king of Tiryns imposed the Twelve Labours on Heracles?
5 Which Hungarian-born British author wrote the 1940 novel Darkness at Noon? He committed suicide with his wife in 1983.
6 Paul Shaffer is the long-time musical sidekick of which American chat show host?
7 The Nafka is the currency of which country in the Horn of Africa?
8 Sharing its name with an archipelago in south-west Alaska, what is the largest species of brown bear?
KODIAK BEAR / KODIAK BROWN BEAR
1 Boudicca's revolt against Romans took place during the reign of which emperor?
2 Which Synod decided the date of Easter in 664?
SYNOD OF WHITBY
3 The last spacecraft in its program, Mariner 10 was launched in 1973 to flyby which two planets?
MERCURY & VENUS
4 Which song from the album Revolver features absolutely no playing of instruments by The Beatles, though Lennon and Harrison did contribute harmony vocals?
5 Born in 1964, the American basketball player Cheryl Miller was the first ever woman to achieve which scoring feat in regulation play?
DUNK THE BALL / SLAM DUNK