Saturday, 31 January 2009
Friday, 30 January 2009
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Q1) In what year of the fifties did the Blue Ensign become Australia’s official National Flag?
Q2) Which state allows the commercial cultivation of opium poppies?
Q3) Which edible Australian icon was created in 1923?
Q4) Which Nicole Kidman/Hugh Jackman movie is proving successful, this year?
Q5) Professor Arthur Farnswirth invented what, in 1957; re-usable condoms, the beer can widget, or permanent crease trousers?
A5) Permanent crease trousers
Q6) Qantas is the Worlds 2nd oldest airline; – which European one is the oldest?
Q7) How long is the Great Barrier Reef; – 1000 km, 2000 km, or 3000 km?
A7) 2000 KM
Q8) Who were the first Europeans to find Australia?
A8) The Dutch, in 1606
Q9) Which Australian singer has a huge gay audience?
A9) Kylie Minogue
Q10) Which Australian object is twice as long as the Great Wall of China?
A10) The Dingo Fence
ROUND ONE. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE.
Q1) Which product is ‘… soft, strong and very long’?
A1) Andrex toilet tissue
Q2) In 1935, C. C. McGee invented what kind of meter?
Q2) The Parking meter.
Q3) Where’s the sweat gland of a cow, in it’s nose, it’s tongue, or it’s bottom?
A3) In it’s nose.
Q4) How many pocket does a snooker table have?
Q5) How many milligrams in a gram?
Q6) Who did Margaret Thatcher follow as Conservative Party Leader?
A6) Edward Heath.
Q7) What’s the only English anagram of the word, ”MADDENING”?
Q8) Which American mammal is known as the ‘Washing Bear’, the grizzly bear, the brown bear, or the Raccoon?
A8) The Raccoon.
Q9) Who was shot, on live TV, on the 24th November 1963?
A9) Lee Harvey Oswald. (By Jack Ruby.)
Q10) Name the 2nd country to put a man in space.
A10) The USA.
ROUND TWO. AT THE CLASSIC MOVIES.
Q11) Where was Gene Kelly Singin’ in 1952?
A11) In The Rain
Q12) In which film did Vivien Leigh play Scarlett O’Hara?
A12) Gone with the Wind
Q13) Which Alfred directed the thrillers “Rebecca” and “Notorious”?
Q14) What was the name of the car that involved Kenneth More and Dinah Sheridan in the London to Brighton road run?
Q15) Who starred in the Road films with Dorothy Lamour and Bing Crosby?
A15) Bob Hope
Q16) Which film set in Rick’s Cafe starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman?
Q17) How did Some Like It in the film with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe?
Q18) Which distinguished actor and Lord, played the lead in “Henry V”?
A18) Laurence Olivier
Q19) Which actor Orson starred in “Citizen Kane” and “The Third Man”?
A19) Orson Welles
Q20) What was the series of comedies made in West London studios called?
ROUND THREE. FOOD AND DRINK.
Q21) Marmalade stems from the Portugese word ‘Marmelo’; – but does Marmelo mean mango, citrus, orange or quince?
Q22) Which brothers starred in the film “Duck Soup”?
A22) The Marx Brothers
Q23) What is a lift for food in a restaurant known as?
A23) A Dumb waiter
Q24) Which is “…probably the best lager in the world”?
Q25) In which year did Rowntree’s Fruit Gums first go on sale -1893, 1903 or 1913?
Q26) What’s the world’s most widely planted red wine grape; – shiraz, pinot noir, or grenache?
Q27) Which republic is Europe’s biggest exporter of bananas?
Q28) Shirley Conran once said that “Life’s too short to stuff a …” what; – chicken, mushroom, or aubergine?
Q29) Cinnamon comes from which part of the tree?
A29) The Bark.
Q30) In the term ‘costermonger,’ what fruit does the word coster refer to?
A30) An apple.
ROUND FOUR. ALL THROUGH HISTORY
Q31) Which British archaeologist located the tomb ofTutankhamun?
A31) Howard Carter
Q32) In which English county is Stonehenge?
Q33) What were the scroll-shaped tablets called in which the names of ancient Egyptian pharaohs were inscribed; – cartouches, carborettors, or carbuncles?
Q34) Who, according to tradition, was the first Christian emperor of Rome?
Q35) Which style of classical column was decorated with carvings representing acanthus leaves; – corinthian, ionic, or doric?
Q36) Which Mediterranean island was the scene of a volcanic explosion that destroyed the Minoan civilisation around 1450 BC; – Santorini, Minos, or Crete?
A36) Santorini (otherwise known as Thira)
Q37) What is the English name for the Roman town of Camulodunum?
Q38) In French history, who was the Dauphin?
A38) The Crown Prince.
Q39) In which year of the 60’s was the Berlin Wall constructed?
Q40) Jumping Badger was the real name of which Native American leader?
A40) Sitting Bull.
ROUND FIVE. SPORTING CHANCES.
Q41) Which country won 17 of the 29 available Track & Field gold medals, in the 1972 Olympics?
A41) The USA.
Q42) Prince Charles, and Camilla Parker Bowles 1st met during the 70’s, at what sort of sporting event?
A42) A polo match
Q43) Soccer’s offside rule was 1st introduced in which century?
A43) The Nineteenth. (In 1866, to be picky.)
Q44) Which golfer was also known as the Golden Bear?
A44) Jack Nicklaus.
Q45) Which Frankie had seven wins in 1 day?
A45) Frankie Dettori.
Q46) Teofilo Stevenson represented which country at the 1972 Olympics?
Q47) In which year was Anna Kournikova’s 1st professional tennis tournament?
Q48) The ‘Golden Gloves’ championship features in which sport?
Q49) Which London side was the 1st to be relegated twice from the Premiership League?
A49) Crystal Palace.
Q50) Soccer’s offside rule was 1st introduced in which century?
A50) The Nineteenth. (In 1866, to be picky.)
ROUND SIX. GENERAL KNOWLE IGNORANCE.
Q51) What is the capital city of Barbados?
Q52) CFC’s famously damage the ozone layer. But which component chemical does the most damage, chlorine, fluorine, or the carbon?
Q53) Which member of the Monty Python team wrote the stage musical, “Spamalot”?
A53) Eric Idle.
Q54) Parpardelle, and Stracci, are types of what food?
Q55) In the Old Testament, the wife of whom was turned into a pillar of salt?
Q56) What is the longest word, in English, that contains no vowels?
Q57) Which novelist wrote “The Mayor of Casterbridge”?
A57) Thomas Hardy.
Q58) What metal is used as the filament of a standard lightbulb?
Q59) What cartoon strip replaced “Striker,” in The Sun?
A59) The Premier.
Q60) On what date does Bastille Day fall?
A60) July 14th.