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Quiz #248 - 30th December 2014Number 1 Bar & Restaurant

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Round 1

1.Food & Drink Around one third of the world's hops are grown in what European country?
2.Current Affairs What is the name of the Italian ferry that caught fire off the coast of Albania on Sunday?
3.Science & Nature Arrange these poodle sizes in the correct order, largest first: Miniature, Toy, Standard.
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1954)

5.Year in Review Name the Australian racing driver who was three times Formula One champion and died on 19th May 2014, aged 88.
6.Geography What Canadian province has the postal abbreviation SK?
7.Anagram LONG PINT AND WET ARSE is an anagram of what NFL football team?
8.Logos What international airline has this as its logo?

Round 1 Question 8

9.Year in Review What founding band member announced his permanent retirement in September 2014 due to his suffering dementia?
10.On This Day At least 400 were killed when the Indonesian passenger ferry MV Senopati Nusantara sank in a storm on this day, 30th December, in what year?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]
11.Entertainment Name this 1994 film and the actor speaking.

12.General Knowledge Name the 36-year-old British-Lebanese human rights lawyer who married George Clooney on 29th September 2014.


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Round 2

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

Round 2 Question 1

2.Year in Review On 1st January 2014, what country officially adopted the euro as its currency and became the 18th member of the Eurozone?
3.Year in Review Name the city and country that hosted the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1961)

5.Year in Review On 13th February 2014, what country became the first in the world to legalise euthanasia for terminally ill patients of any age?
6.Year in Review Bob Casale was a guitarist, keyboardist and founding member of what American New Wave band up until his death, aged 61, on 17th February 2014?
7.Year in Review Name the first host of the popular U.S. game show The Dating Game who died on 25th February 2014, aged 81.
8.Flags What West African country has this as its national flag?

Round 2 Question 8

9.Year in Review Missing since the 8th March 2014, what were the scheduled departure and arrival cities of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?
10.Year in Review Name the former British Labour MP who spearheaded the movement against the Iraq war, and died on 14th March 2014 at the age of 88.
11.Year in Review On what date in 2014 did the Royal Thai Army launch a coup d'état against the caretaker government of Thailand?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]
12.Sudoku Solve this Sudoku puzzle to reveal the 3 digit figure highlighted.

Round 2 Question 12



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Round 3

1.Food & Drink What fruit is growing on these trees?

Round 3 Question 1

2.Current Affairs From what city did Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 depart from before its sudden disappearance on Sunday?
3.Science & Nature What does a sphygmomanometer measure?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1966)

5.Year in Review Who surprised the golf world with an 8 shot win at the U.S. Open in June 2014?
6.Year in Review What is the name of the peninsula annexed by Russia in March 2014?
7.Year in Review Famous for her series of detective novels starring police commander and poet Adam Dalgliesh, name the English author who died on 27th November 2014, aged 94.
8.Geography What is the name of this Greek island in the Ionian Sea?

Round 3 Question 8

9.Year in Review His most successful hits were What Becomes of the Brokenhearted and Hold On (To My Love), and he died on 17th November 2014, aged 78. What is his name?
10.On This Day Ferdinand Marcos became President of the Philippines on this day, 30th December, in what year?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]
11.Entertainment Name this 1993 film and the actor speaking.

12.General Knowledge Taking out the middle bit while adding some points
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.Year in Review Retired American sailor Glenn Edward McDuffie died on 14th March 2014 at the age of 86. During a spontaneous celebration on 14th August 1945, what did he do that was to gain him worldwide fame?
3.Year in Review On 19th June 2014, King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicated in favour of his son, who ascended the Spanish throne known as King what?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1977)

5.Year in Review Transformers 4 is the highest grossing film of 2014, exceeding 1 billion dollars at the box office worldwide. What is its subtitle?
6.Year in Review Name the American singer-songwriter and musician who died on 27th June 2014, aged 70, whose hits include Lookin' For a Love, That's The Way I Feel About Cha, and If You Think You're Lonely Now.
7.Year in Review Name the four teams Germany beat in the knockout stage to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
8.Year in Review Shot down over Ukraine on 17th July 2014, what were the scheduled departure and arrival cities of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17?
9.Year in Review Swiftair was operating flight 5017 for what airline when it crashed in Mali on 24th July 2014?
10.Year in Review In September 2014, the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, to be held in Cape Town in October, was suspended after a boycott of Nobel Laureates protesting the third time refusal of a visa to who by the South African Government?
11.Year in Review Name the Burkina Faso President who resigned and fled to Ivory Coast on 31st October 2014 after the Burkinabé uprising of nationwide protests and riots.
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 30th December 2014


Snowball Question

Snowball QuestionIn Honduras, earlier this month, the world record for the Largest Human Christmas Tree was broken. How many human volunteers was the tree comprised of?

Scoreboard

 Team Name R1 R2 R3 R4 P Total
Drunken Layabouts 8 9 7 11 42¾
Fad Suckers 10½ 9 42
5 Blokes + Deb 9 10¼ 9 39


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