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Quiz 4 - Questions:

Written by Jim Ackroyd - Answers

Round 1. General Knowledge

  1. What profession did Handel originally study?

  2. What European nation was the first to drink tea?

  3. Beaufort - the wind scale man - had what job?

  4. What bird is the symbol of Penguin books (children's section)?

  5. Diane Leather was the first woman to do what?

  6. What is Admiral Sir Miles Messervy usually known as?

  7. Which part of the body is most sensitive to radiation?

  8. The Boar War - South Africa started in1899. What year did it end?

  9. Mr Chips said goodbye from Brookfield school - What subject?

  10. In which American city can you get a doctorate in hambugerology?

  11. Which author created The Saint (both names)?

  12. Which famous man was known as "Barry O'Bomber" at school due to his basketball prowess?

  13. Francis Rossi and Ronnie Wood have both lost which part of their face?

  14. In 1985, Sting sang guest vocals on which "relatively" best- selling album for a group of troublemakers?

  15. The US state of California borders the Pacific Ocean, the Mexican state of Baja California and which three other US States?

  16. In Greek mythology, who was known as a divine hero, the son of the ruler of Mount Olympus and the nephew of Amphitryon?

  17. Who am I? I was a English poet, novelist and jazz critic and was offered the Poet Laureateship following the death of John Betjamin, but declined the post?

  18. Canopus, Rigel, Regulus and Procyon are all examples of what?

  19. In which country can one find (spell it out) "Agencja Wywiadu", the Foreign Intelligence Agency?

  20. What connects the actors Lon Chaney, Charles Laughton and Anthony Quinn?
     

Round 2 - Sporting Surfaces

  1. On what surface is the French Open tennis tournament played?

  2. Which sport is played on a pitch that is usually 300 yards long?

  3. Which sporting surface is 78 feet long and 27 feet wide for singles matches?

  4. What does a yellow and red striped flag tell you in a Formula One race?

  5. On a golf course, where is usually the only place that you would be allowed to
    mark, lift and clean your ball?

  6. How many squares are there on a chessboard?

  7. Which west London football club installed an artificial pitch, later banned, in the
    1980s?

  8. Which sporting field of play has a free throw line at each end?

  9. In which sport does the pitch have numbered lines every ten metres?

  10. Which sportís pitch has a 22-metre line in each half?


Round 3 - General Knowledge

  1. Who flew in Vostok 1?

  2. What's the name given to lines of equal underwater depth on maps?

  3. The X-Men character Wolverine is named after the animal of the same name. What kind of animal is a wolverine?

  4. What is the SI unit of frequency (used in measuring audio and radio transmissions among many others)?

  5. What is the name of a single dot on a computer monitor screen?

  6. Where would you commonly find a sand dollar?

  7. Which gas has the chemical formula CO?

  8. What was the Wright Brother's first successful aeroplane called?

  9. What is the name of the study of the motion of the earth's crust?

  10. Graphite is composed of which element?


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