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Quiz #90 - 2nd August 2011Venue: Chilled Bar

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Round 1

1.General Knowledge Who is the incumbent Prime Minister of Russia?
  Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin
2.On This Day Precursive to the Gulf War, Iraq invaded Kuwait on this day, 2nd August, in which year?
 1990
3.Science & Nature In computing, what single unit of measurement is equivalent to 1000 gigabytes?
 Terabyte
4.Music Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

  The Shadows - F.B.I.The Shadows - F.B.I. (1961)
5.Sport & Leisure At 43.18 seconds, which American has held the 400m world record for nearly 12 years?
  Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson
6.Anagram DAMN IT BITES is an anagram of which 1981 sci-fi comedy film?
  Time BanditsTime Bandits
7.Art & Literature Which 1937 John Steinbeck novel tells the tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small?
  Of Mice and MenOf Mice and Men
8.Logos What brand of car would you be driving if it carried this logo?

Smart

 Smart
9.Music Of the current band members of the Rolling Stones, name the only two to have been with them from the very beginning in 1962.
  Mick Jagger & Keith RichardsMick Jagger & Keith Richards
10.History In the UK and Ireland, what was the name of the pre-decimal coin worth the equivalent of 12½p in today's money?
  Half crownHalf crown (2s 6d)
11.Entertainment In music, TV and film, the Chipmunks comprise Alvin, Simon and who else?
  TheodoreTheodore
12.General Knowledge What four letter acronym is used to describe the €4.7 billion project intended to protect the city of Venice, Italy from floods?
  MOSEMOSE (Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico)


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Round 2

1.General Knowledge Which well known professional wrestler was born Terry Gene Bollea in 1953?
  Hulk HoganHulk Hogan
2.Current Affairs In the news this week, what was the name of the craft used for the last ever Space Shuttle mission completed on Thursday?
 Atlantis
3.Science & Nature How many pairs of chromosomes make up the DNA of a normal human body?
 23
4.Music Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

  Alice Cooper - School's OutAlice Cooper - School's Out (1972)
5.Sport & Leisure Which former international footballer and manager is the current president of UEFA?
  Michel PlatiniMichel Platini
6.Geography Which city was designed from scratch by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer in 1956 and became a capital city in 1960?
 Brasília
7.Art & Literature Which famous artist opened a New York studio in 1962 called "The Factory"?
  Andy WarholAndy Warhol
8.Flags To which disputed country does this flag belong?

Palestine

 Palestine (State of Palestine)
9.Music Name the Russian composer whose Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor is reputed as one of the most difficult of all to play?
 Sergei Rachmaninoff
10.History Who married Margaret Hilda Roberts on 13th December 1951?
  Denis ThatcherDenis Thatcher
11.Entertainment Which 1964 film depicts the Battle of Rorke's Drift?
  ZuluZulu
12.General Knowledge The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are Pestilence, War, Famine and what?
  DeathDeath


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Round 3

1.General Knowledge Which common English word is derived from the Spanish for "little fly"?
 Mosquito
2.In This Year In this year: Sally Ride became the first American woman in space; the Red Hot Chili Peppers launched their first, self-titled, album; and Korean Air Lines Flight 007 was shot down by Soviet fighters. What year was it?
 1983
3.Science & Nature In the medical world, what do the initials MRI stand for?
 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
4.Music Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

  Duran Duran - The ReflexDuran Duran - The Reflex (1984)
5.Sport & Leisure What nationality is tennis champion Kim Clijsters?

Belgian

 Belgian
6.Anagram AN ENGLISH-LIKE SCRAP is an anagram of which popular breed of dog?
  King Charles SpanielKing Charles Spaniel
7.Art & Literature Whose book titled "Laughable Lyrics" includes The Quangle Wangle's Hat, The Pobble Who Has No Toes and The Dong with a Luminous Nose ?
 Edward Lear
8.Geography What is the name of the largest desert region in Asia?
 Gobi Desert
9.Music According to a Bob Marley song, who was John Brown?
 The Sheriff (I Shot the Sheriff - 1973)
10.History Who was crowned King of Scotland on 25th March 1306?
  Robert the BruceRobert the Bruce
11.Entertainment Name this TV series from the 1960s.
  Dr. Finlay's CasebookDr. Finlay's Casebook (1962-1971)
12.General Knowledge What 'F' begins the common term for an error in human action, speech or memory, believed to be caused by the unconscious mind?
 Freudian slip


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Round 4

1.Food & Drink If you were served crudités in a French restaurant, what would you be eating?
 Raw vegetables
2.Current Affairs In the news this week, name the English rugby player who married Zara Phillips on Saturday.
  Mike TindallMike Tindall (Michael James Tindall)
3.Science & Nature In nature, what 'P' describes soil that has remained below 0°C continuously for two or more years?
 Permafrost
4.Music Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

  U2 - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill MeU2 - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (1995)
5.Sport & Leisure For which team did baseball legend Mickey Mantle play throughout his 18-season major-league professional career?
  New York YankeesNew York Yankees (17th April 1951 - 28th September 1968)
6.Entertainment Name the actor speaking in this 1988 film.

  Robert De NiroRobert De Niro (Midnight Run)
7.Art & Literature Published in 1969, what was Mario Puzo's most famous novel?
 The Godfather
8.Landmarks Name this world famous tourist attraction.

Sistine Chapel

 Sistine Chapel (Apostolic Palace, Vatican City)
9.Music Together since 1974, complete the name of this musical partnership:
Captain & _________
  TennilleTennille ("Captain" Daryl Dragon & Cathryn Antoinette "Toni" Tennille )
10.History Fulgencio Batista was overthrown as dictator of which country on 1st January 1959?
 Cuba (Cuban Revolution / Fidel Castro)
11.On This Day Born on this day, 2nd August, 1932, name the Irish actor who, despite receiving an Honorary Academy Award in 2003, holds the record for 8 acting nominations without a win.
  Peter O'ToolePeter O'Toole
12.History The RMS Titanic is probably the most famous passenger liner of all time. What does RMS stand for?
 Royal Mail Ship


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Picture Round

Picture Round 2nd August 2011

1. Mark Cavendish 2. Eric Bana 3. Roger Daltrey 4. Freddie Mercury
5. Lynn Redgrave 6. Martha Stewart 7. Terry Jones 8. Buster Keaton
9. Cate Blanchett 10. Russell Crowe 11. Pamela Stephenson-Connolly 12. Meryl Streep

Snowball Question

Snowball QuestionStanding 36½cm tall and made from 18 carat gold and malachite; measured in grams, what does the current FIFA World Cup Trophy weigh?
6175 (13lbs 9¾oz)

Scoreboard

 Team Name R1 R2 R3 R4 P Total
Drunken Layabouts 8 9 7 9 41½
Khon Kaen Klan 6 8 10 6 36½
Juan Kerrs 7 5 33¾


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