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Quiz #340 - 17th January 2017Mars Bar and Restaurant

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Round 1

1.Food & Drink What is the base ingredient of an Italian frittata?
2.On This Day Who captained the Resolution, the first ship to cross the Antarctic Circle on this day, 17th January, 1773?
3.Science & Nature What is both the heaviest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1963)

5.Sport & Leisure In a baseball career spanning 21 seasons from 1967 to 1987, who was nicknamed "Mr. October"?
6.Geography After Alaska, what U.S. state has the longest ocean coastline?
7.Anagram I'M AN EVIL TORY BIGOT is an anagram of what retired British politician?

8.Logos What blog and web hosting service has this as its logo?

Round 1 Question 8

9.Music What Scottish rock band was formed in 2002 by Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy, and Paul Thomson?
10.History The War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718–1720) saw Great Britain, France, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic defeat what country?
11.Entertainment Who is actress Shirley MacLaine's famous actor brother?
12.General Knowledge Which of these does not contain a redundant word?
A. HTTP port
B. LCD display
C. PIN number
D. RSI injury
E. ATM machine


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Round 2

1.Dingbats Solve this dingbat to reveal a well known term or phrase.

Round 2 Question 1

2.Current Affairs Part of NATO's Operation Atlantic Resolve: 3,500 U.S. troops, 87 tanks, and 144 Bradley fighting vehicles were deployed in what country last Thursday?
3.Science & Nature What boy's name is also the SI derived unit of electrical inductance?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1972)

5.Sport & Leisure Tennis player Pete Sampras' precise serve earned him what nickname?
6.Geography In Bavaria, if you travelled on the Wankbahn to the Wankhaus, what type of natural feature would you be visiting?
7.Art & Literature According to the Queen of Hearts in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, "The rule is, ___ to-morrow and ___ yesterday — but never __ to-day." What word is missing?
8.Flags What landlocked country in Southern Africa has this as its national flag?

Round 2 Question 8

9.Music What 1981 song includes these lyrics?
And you may ask yourself
Well ... How did I get here?

 (½ point each for Artist and Title)
10.History To what was the Canadian city of York renamed on 6th March 1834?
11.Entertainment Who played John Doe, the serial killer being tracked down by Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, in the 1995 film Se7en?
12.General Knowledge Hit the spare tyre.
Answer with two words. The first part of the sentence is a clue to a five letter word. Add one letter to that word to give the answer to the second part of the sentence.


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Round 3

1.Food & Drink Chablis, the famous French dry white wine, is made from what variety of grape?
2.On This Day The United States paid US$25 million in gold for the Danish West Indies on this day, 17th January, 1917. By what name have they been known since?
3.Science & Nature What is the chemical symbol for gold?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1986)

5.Sport & Leisure What former world boxing champion was nicknamed the "Celtic Warrior"?
6.Entertainment Who directed Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, and Steve Jobs?
7.Art & Literature For what red-haired, freckled character in a children's book series is Swedish author Astrid Lindgren best known?
8.Geography What U.S. state is this?

Round 3 Question 8

9.Music What band was formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970?
10.Anagram CANCEL THAT BET is an anagram of what Academy Award winning actress?

11.Entertainment Who played the title role in the 1965 comedy Western musical Cat Ballou?
12.Sudoku Solve this Sudoku puzzle to reveal the 3 digit figure highlighted.

Round 3 Question 12



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Round 4

1.Dingbats Solve this dingbat to reveal a well known term or phrase.

Round 4 Question 1

2.On This Day In the Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm began on this day, 17th January, in what year?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]
3.Science & Nature Translate the following Morse Code into a four letter word: --‧- ‧‧- ‧‧ --‧‧

4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1997)

5.Sport & Leisure In a basketball career spanning 19 seasons from 1985 to 2004, who was nicknamed "The Mailman"?
6.Geography Mount Wilhelm is often listed as the highest mountain in Oceania. In what country is it?
7.Art & Literature What type of animal stars in the 1960 novel Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell?
8.Landmarks In what country would you find the Cliffs of Moher?

Round 4 Question 8

9.Music What American singer's 1960s hits include Roses Are Red (My Love), Blue Velvet, and There! I've Said It Again?
10.History In what year did U.S. President Richard Nixon resign from office?
11.Entertainment First aired in 2012, what is the title of the American TV series starring Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson?
12.Thailand If travelling in a straight line from Hanoi, Vietnam to Bangkok, Thailand, what other country would you pass through?


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Picture Round

Picture Round 17th January 2017


Snowball Question

Snowball QuestionThe world's largest pizza was made at the Fiera Di Roma Exhibition Centre in Rome, Italy, on 13th December 2012. In inches, what was its diameter?

Scoreboard

 Team Name R1 R2 R3 R4 P Total
Fad Suckers 9 10½ 9 42½
Drunken Layabouts 6 4 30½
Cunny Funts 7 2 4 22¼
Aliens 5 3 3 18¾


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