Monday, January 20, 2014

Gotta Post Sumting: Questions in Yer Eye-Holes!

MM vs Sussex Friendly: 19/1/2014

MM Win 44-38 or something

Mildly Naughty Disclosure: Some questions were written with the aid of an Encyclopædia Britannica quiz book (I wrote it yesterday morn in three hours; sometimes a leg-up is needed to turn one round in such a short space of time, he says with the excuses, and more excuses). EB-aided Qs are thus starred *

The unanswered Qs' answers are below the Spare...

1. What was the first and surname of Margaret Thatcher's father? 
Alfred Roberts
2. The football team Real Betis is based in which city? 
3. Which Seinfeld star plays US Vice-President Selina Meyer in the TV comedy Veep
Julie Louis-Dreyfus
4. Diamorphine is the technical name for which drug? 
5. Based on a book by Jon Krakauer, which Sean Penn film tells the real-life story of Christopher McCandless who starved to death in Alaska in 1992? 
Into the Wild
6. James Turner Street in Birmingham is the setting for which Channel 4 show? 
Benefits Street
7. Complete the title of the painting in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art: Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of...
... Homer
8. Which British philosopher, in his treatise Principia Ethica, held that 'good' was indefinable and that it was a non-natural quality? 
G.E. Moore

1. Which two word title links a poem by Hart Crane, a biography of Barack Obama by David Remnick, and a TV drama featuring the role of 'Saga Noren, Malmo County Police'? 
The Bridge
2. The Step Pyramid of King Djoser, the earliest monumental construction made of stone, is located where in Egypt? 
3. Which 17th century Spanish painter is known for such works as The Little Fruit Seller; Beggar Boys Eating Grapes and Melons; and his portraits of St Isidore of Seville and St Leander of Seville in Seville Cathedral? 
4. Succeeding Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma became the second president of which country in 1994? 
5. Which provincial Irish rugby union team plays its home games at the Galway Sportsgrounds? 
6. Which letter of the alphabet is the name of the agent played by Tommy Lee Jones in the Men in Black films? 
7. Who published The Hired Man, the first novel of his 'Cumbrian Trilogy', in 1969? His non fiction books include 2003's The Adventure of English
Melvyn Bragg
8. Lord Puttnam of Queensgate is the Chancellor of which university, whose motto is "Live and Learn"? 
Open University

1. Which Urdu word, derived from the Arabic for 'organiser', is used for a coordinator of a city or town in Pakistan, a position similar to mayor?
2. Which singer reputedly wrote the song Splish Splash in only 12 minutes?* 
Bobby Darin
3. Which moon, similar in size and density to Pluto, is thought to have been formed elsewhere in the Solar System before being captured by Neptune?* 
4. Ochlophobia is a common fear of what?* 
5. The Timken Museum of Art is located at 1500 El Pardo in which Californian city's Balboa Park? 
San Diego
6. The smallest penguin species, the Little Blue or Little Penguin, is also known by which common name? 
Fairy penguin (Eudyptula minor)
7. What is the only halogen element that is liquid at room temperature?* 
8. Which New York City-born jazz and salsa musician was known as 'The Musical Pope', 'The King of the Timbales', and 'The King of Latin Music'? He guest starred in The Simpsons double-episode 'Who Killed Mr Burns?' 

1. In 1900, the army pathologist Walter Reed demonstrated that mosquitoes transmitted which disease?* 
Yellow fever
2. Famously associated with Jane Goodall, Gombe Stream National Park is in which African country?* 
3. Which Google operating system is the world's most widely used smartphone platform? 
4. Shepherd's, Battle, Broad, Sparth, Dane and Long-Bearded are types of which weapon? 
5. Which maker of cigarette lighters began in the US as the Art Metal Works in 1886? Its one-word name completes the ad slogan "You're a Winner - with a ______!"? 
6. The cruciate ligaments are found in which part of the body?* 
7. Which green pigment can be obtained through the application of acetic acid to copper plates? 
8. Which small nocturnal fox of the Sahara gives its name to the nickname of Algeria's national football team; a lightweight helicopter made by Eurocopter; and the code name of the Mozilla Firefox for Mobile web browser? 

1. Who played Prince Vultan in the 1980 film Flash Gordon
Brian Blessed
2. Who released the solo studio albums Here Come the Warm Jets, Another Green World and Ambient 1: Music for Airports
Brian Eno
3. Gracia, L'Eixample, Nou Barris and Sant Marti are districts of which city in Spain? 
4. Which 1837 novel is alternatively titled The Parish Boy's Progress
Oliver Twist
5. Sigmund Romberg's operetta Blossom Time was based on the life of which Austrian composer?*
6. Enceladus is the brightest of all moons orbiting which planet?* 
7. Which New Zealand cricketer, who debuted in 1997, is the 8th player in Test history to take 300 wickets and score 3000 runs? 
Daniel Vettori
8. Which castle was owned by the Greville family until it was bought by the Tussauds Group in 1978? Its name is that of the earldom bestowed upon the Grevilles in 1759. 
Warwick Castle

1. Endemic to Tasmania, what type of creature is a Black Currawong?
2. In 2011, Philip Clarke replaced Sir Terry Leahy as chief exec of which retailer? 
3. Which term is used for the gel-like substance enclosed within the cell membrane, and the organelles, the cell's internal sub-structures? 
4. Who began his first stint as manager of Stoke City in 2002? 
Tony Pulis
5. Known by the abbreviation TMV, what became the first virus to ever be discovered in 1898? 
Tobacco Mosaic Virus
6. Which ITV sitcom was adapted for television by Eric Chappell from his 1971 play The Banana Box
Rising Damp
7. Jake, Ben and Karen are the names of 'The Children' in which sitcom, first broadcast in 2007? 
8. What is William Shakespeare's star sign? 

1. Which porn star, real name Lindsay Honey, is the father of actor Tiger Drew-Honey, who plays Jake in Outnumbered
Ben Dover - good knowledge Nic!
2. Popular in Trinidad and Tobago, the Aloo Pie is a variant of which savoury pastry with origins in Uttar Pradesh? 
3. Which French tennis player won the 2005 Australian Open ladies singles title? 
Amelie Mauresmo
4. According to tradition, which apostle reached Muziris in India in 52 AD, and died in either Mylapore, India 20 years later, or Persia? 
Thomas / Didymus
5. The 6th century ruler Guaram I of Iberia and George XII, who died in 1800, were the first and last kings of which country and former Soviet republic? 
6. In the language of Esperanto, all singular nouns end in which vowel?* 
7. Which type of nut comes from deciduous trees in the genus Juglans?* 
8. The Montreal Shamrocks, Winnipeg Victorias and Ottawa HC were early winners of which major trophy? 
Stanley Cup

1. What is a male giraffe called?* 
2. Which term was coined by Peter Karlson and Martin Lüscher to describe a chemical used to communicate between individuals of the same species?* 
3. Which singer, killed at the age of 30 in a plane crash, was born Virginia Patterson Hensley?* 
Patsy Cline
4. Which substance in the human body is the main product of the parotid gland?* 
5. Which Norman King of England shares his name and regnal number with the men who, respectively, became king of Germany in 919 and king of the Franks in 1031? 
Henry I
6. Which tycoon set the world's land plane speed record in 1935?* 
Howard Hughes
7. Which order's emblem features the motto "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE" in gold lettering? 
Order of the Garter
8. The Lapin, Splash, Landy and Swift are cars produced by which Japanese automaker? 

The Procuress is a signed and dated work of 1656 in Dresden's Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister  by which Dutchman? 

Unanswered Question Answers
R3 1. Nazim
R3 8. Tito Puente
R4 5. Ronson
R5 5. Schubert
R6 1. Bird
R7 2. Samosa


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