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Quiz #261 - 31st March 2015Number 1 Bar & Restaurant

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Round 1

1.Food & Drink What popular beef dish is thought to have been named after a 19th century Russian diplomat?
2.On This Day In opposition to the newly introduced Poll Tax, 200,000 protesters took to the streets of London, England on this day, 31st March, in what year?
3.Science & Nature Located on Mars, covering an area approximately the size of Arizona, and standing almost three times as tall as Mount Everest, what is the name of the Solar System's largest volcano?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)


5.Sport & Leisure What former heavyweight boxing champion died in a plane crash on 31st August 1969?
6.Geography To what European country does the island of Madeira belong?
7.Anagram VARIABLE MONSTER is an anagram of what NFL football team?
8.Logos What multinational conglomerate has this as its logo?

Round 1 Question 8

9.Music What American rock band had hits in the mid-90s including Hold My Hand, Let Her Cry, Only Wanna Be with You and Old Man & Me (When I Get To Heaven)?
10.History What English king was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field on 22nd August 1485?
11.Entertainment Who replaced Roger Moore as Simon Templar in the late 70s revival Return of the Saint?
12.History What was the name of the balsa raft on which Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl sailed from Peru to Polynesia in 1947?

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Round 2

1.Dingbats Solve this dingbat to reveal a 5 letter word.

Round 2 Question 1

2.Current Affairs Twenty people, including a United Nations diplomat, were killed during a 12-hour siege at the Makka al-Mukarama hotel on Friday night, in what capital city?
3.Science & Nature What contagious skin infection, caused by mites, gets its name from the Latin word for "to scratch"?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)


5.Sport & Leisure What top-order batsman scored the most runs (547) during the 2015 Cricket World Cup, and also achieved the highest match score (237) in the competition's history?
6.Geography What river rises at Mount Hermon and flows into the Dead Sea?
7.Art & Literature Who painted Les Parapluies (The Umbrellas) during the 1880s?

Round 2 Question 7

8.Flags Called Dahomey until 1975, what country on the southern coast of West Africa has this as its national flag?

Round 2 Question 8

9.Music What 1982 song includes these lyrics?
Don't lose your grip
on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive
 (½ point each for Artist and Title)
10.History What name is given to the series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC?
11.Entertainment What pop star starred as Jareth the Goblin King in the 1986 Jim Henson film Labyrinth?
12.General Knowledge Purchasing something then placing it under ground.
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 3

1.Food & Drink What popular appetizer translates from French to English as "flight in the wind"?
2.In This Year In this year: The Ayatollah Khomeini seized power in Iran; an accident at Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania, caused a partial meltdown; and The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. What year was it?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]
3.Science & Nature What name is given to animals that neither possess nor develop a backbone?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)


5.Sport & Leisure What left-handed tennis player is the only person to ever complete the singles' Grand Slam twice?
6.Entertainment What 1970s T.V. series spawned the 1980s spin-off Trapper John, M.D.?
7.Art & Literature How many sisters are there in the title of the 1900 play by Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov?
8.Geography What European country is this?

Round 3 Question 8

9.Music What seminal 1973 album cover is this?  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

Round 3 Question 9

10.Anagram PRICEY GOAT is an anagram of what capital city and the country it is capital of? (2 word answer)
11.Entertainment From the 1989 film Field of Dreams, name the actor speaking and the real-life character he is portraying.

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. (3 or 4 word answer)

Round 4 Question 1

2.Current Affairs What low-cost airline operated Flight 9525 which crashed in the French Alps last Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board?
3.Science & Nature What single unit of metric measurement is equivalent to 61.0237441 cubic inches?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)


5.Sport & Leisure What is the name of the golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland?
6.Geography Bridgetown is the capital of what Caribbean island?
7.Art & Literature In literature, what extraordinary book was Ford Prefect researching?
8.Landmarks Middle of the World is a 30-meter-tall monument marking the position of the equator in what South American country?

Round 4 Question 8

9.Music Formed in North London in 1963, what English band's best known line-up comprised brothers Dave and Ray Davies, Mick Avory and Pete Quaife?
10.History What African country staged a bloodless military coup on 6th April 1985 while its president, Gaafar Nimeiry, was out of the country?
11.Entertainment Who directed the 1974 spoof western Blazing Saddles?
12.History Born in 1852, by what name was Martha Jane Canary better known?

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Picture Round

Picture Round 31st March 2015

Snowball Question

Snowball QuestionThe basis of modern-day roller skates, in what year did James Leonard Plimpton from Massachusetts, New England patent his four-wheeled "rocking" skate?


 Team Name R1 R2 R3 R4 P Total
Fad Suckers 8 9 8 10 9 44
Drunken Layabouts 6 9 9 42
No Mates 7 6 9 3 30½

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