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Quiz #245 - 9th December 2014Number 1 Bar & Restaurant

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Round 1

1.Food & Drink Name any one of the four foods named in honour of an Australian operatic soprano from the turn of the 20th century.
2.On This Day The first episode of Coronation Street, the world's longest-running television soap opera, was broadcast in the United Kingdom on this day, 9th December, in what year?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]

Round 1 Question 2

3.Science & Nature Suspended from a string, what 'P' describes this instrument?

Round 1 Question 3

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

(1967)

5.Sport & Leisure How many inches from the ground are the bails of a cricket wicket?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]

Round 1 Question 5

6.Geography How many U.S. state capitals are named after U.S. presidents?
7.Anagram GENITAL TOSSER OR WARD is an anagram of what NBA basketball team?
8.Logos What topflight European football club has this as its logo?

Round 1 Question 8

9.Music Who had worldwide hits in the early 90s with End of the Road, I'll Make Love to You, and On Bended Knee?
10.History Where in North Africa did a War of Independence against France take place between 1954 and 1962?
11.Entertainment Who played the title role in the 1995 film Nixon?
12.General Knowledge What single word is a capital city, a 1966 film starring Charlton Heston, and Jack Woltz's horse in The Godfather? (8 letters)


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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 What is the name of the NASA capsule successfully launched atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral on Friday?
3.Science & Nature In the U.S., what single unit of measurement is equal to 231 cubic inches?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1977)

5.Sport & Leisure Of these four boxing weight classes, which is the lightest? Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight or Welterweight?
6.Geography The capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa, lies just across the Congo River from the capital of the Republic of the Congo. What is the latter called?
7.Art & Literature What was the name of Quint's boat in Peter Benchley's 1974 novel Jaws?
8.Flags What European country has this as its national flag?

Round 2 Question 8

9.Music What 1980s British music group derived their name from the doctor who invented the eternal orgasm machine in the 1968 film Barbarella?
10.History Six months after the death of Joseph Stalin, who was appointed First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in September 1953?
11.Entertainment Who captained Stingray in the 1960s super-marionation TV series?
12.General Knowledge Who is the current President of Egypt?


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Round 3

1.Food & Drink Nearly all wine produced in the Chablis district of France's Burgundy region is what colour?
2.In This Year In this year: U.S. President Richard Nixon was inaugurated for his second term; Pink Floyd released Dark Side of the Moon; and The Sears Tower in Chicago was finished, becoming the world's tallest building. What year was it?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]
3.Science & Nature What dog was originally bred in Germany to hunt and dig out badgers?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1982)

5.Sport & Leisure Awarded since 1851, what is the name of this famous sporting trophy?

Round 3 Question 5

6.Entertainment Who played Sherlock Holmes in a series of fourteen films between 1939 and 1946?
7.Art & Literature According to the Hebrew Bible, who lived to the ripe old age of 969?
8.Geography Name these 6 European microstates in the correct order A to F.

Round 3 Question 8

9.Music What 1964 song includes the lyrics The only time I feel alright is by your side?  (½ point each for Artist and Title)
10.Anagram I'M SOUR COW ASS is an anagram of what capital city and the country it is capital of? (2 word answer)
11.Entertainment Name this 1980 film and the actress screaming.

12.General Knowledge Put into some kind of order, then blew a fuse
Answer with two words. The first part is a clue to a six letter word. Add a letter to that word to give the answer to the second clue.


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Round 4

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

Round 4 Question 1

2.Current Affairs Known locally as Ruby, what is the international name for the devastating typhoon that hit the Philippines this weekend?
3.Science & Nature What 'I' describes the rotating component of a centrifugal pump?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1992)

5.Sport & Leisure In what annual race is the competitor in last place awarded the "Red Lantern"?
6.Geography What was the Republic of Upper Volta renamed to in 1984?
7.Art & Literature Who painted this, The Birth of Venus?

Round 4 Question 7

8.Landmarks In what Spanish city would you find this, the Arc de Triomf?

Round 4 Question 8

9.Music In song, what train leaves from Track 29 at Pennsylvania Station?
10.History In what country did a 1968 invasion by Warsaw Pact troops force the resignation of Communist leader Alexander Dubček?
11.Entertainment Who played his breakthrough role as The Ringo Kid in the 1939 film Stagecoach?
12.Sudoku Solve this Sudoku puzzle to reveal the 3 digit figure highlighted.

Round 4 Question 12



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Picture Round

Picture Round 9th December 2014


Snowball Question

Snowball QuestionTopped out in October 2014, 432 Park Avenue in New York City will be the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere once opened. In feet, how tall is it?

Scoreboard

 Team Name R1 R2 R3 R4 P Total
Fad Suckers 9 11 11 49¼
Bugadifino 7 11¼ 11 47¼
Drunken Layabouts 6 34¼
Dumb & Dumber + Dave 4 4 4 3 9 24


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