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Quiz #270 - 9th June 2015Number 1 Bar & Restaurant

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Round 1

1.Food & Drink What 'A' describes a distilled, highly alcoholic beverage made from the flowers and leaves of the grand wormwood plant, together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other herbs?
2.On This Day After King Ananda Mahidol was found shot dead in his bedroom, Bhumibol Adulyadej ascended to the throne of Thailand on this day, 9th June, in what year?
3.Science & Nature What element has the highest melting point?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1957)

5.Sport & Leisure What unusual first did gold-medal winning marathon runner Abebe Bikila achieve at the 1960 Summer Olympics?
6.Geography What are Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est in Paris?
7.Anagram SOD LOUTISH HYPOCRITE is an anagram of what classic 1841 novel?
8.Logos What Japanese athletic equipment company has this as its logo?

Round 1 Question 8

9.Music What iconic 1977 album is this?  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

Round 1 Question 9

10.History What leader of the Russian revolution was appointed first People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs in 1917, expelled from the Communist Party in 1927, and assassinated in Mexico in 1940?
11.Entertainment In the 1960s, who played Bond girl Honey Ryder?
12.General Knowledge A beggar collects cigarette ends from ashtrays and uses the tobacco to roll his own cigarettes. He has this practice down to a fine art, knowing that seven butts will make one cigarette. He has an unlimited supply of cigarette papers and has collected 49 butts. How many cigarettes can he make from these?


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Round 2

1.Dingbats Solve this dingbat to reveal a well known term or phrase. (3 word answer)

Round 2 Question 1

2.Current Affairs An outbreak of the MERS coronavirus in South Korea has hit the headlines this week. What does MERS stand for?
3.Science & Nature What 'S' describes types of rock that are formed by the deposition of material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1968)

5.Sport & Leisure Nicknamed "The Ryan Express", Nolan Ryan was a famous player in what American sport?
6.Geography The longest river in south east Queensland, Australia, what is the name of the river around which Brisbane is built?
7.Art & Literature What British writer wrote the 1952 novelette The Birds, on which Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 film was loosely based?
8.Flags What archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa has this as its national flag?

Round 2 Question 8

9.Music What English girl group's début single in 1981, sung entirely in Swahili, was titled Aie a Mwana?
10.History What was the name of the charter signed by Roosevelt and Churchill on 14th August 1941?
11.Entertainment What 1998 film features the song I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith?
12.General Knowledge Alone in his underwear.
Answer with two words. The first part of the sentence 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 'N' describes a variety of peach with "fuzzless" skin?
2.In This Year In this year, Bill Clinton succeeded George H.W. Bush as President of the United States; James Bulger was abducted, tortured and murdered by two 10 year old boys in Liverpool, England; and the Sunset Limited train crash in Alabama killed 47. What year was it?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]
3.Science & Nature In what organ of the human body would you find the hippocampus and amygdalae?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1981)

5.Sport & Leisure In what country, and in what sport, have domestic clubs competed for the Ranfurly Shield since 1904?
6.Entertainment What 1960s American western TV series featured the Barkley family at Barkley Ranch?
7.Art & Literature Who wrote the 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon?
8.Geography What U.S. state is this?

Round 3 Question 8

9.Music What 1977 song includes the following line?
'Cause we're living in a world of fools  (½ point each for Artist and Title)
10.Anagram NATURAL ARABIC ARSE is an anagram of what capital city and the country it is capital of? (2 word answer)
11.Entertainment Complete the title of this 1975 film starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway: ____ Days of the Condor.
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 What war was ended by the Kumanovo Agreement, signed on this day, 9th June, 1999?
3.Science & Nature What 'G' describes the orbit of a satellite that appears motionless, at a fixed position in the sky, to ground observers?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(2002)

5.Sport & Leisure What country is currently hosting the 28th Southeast Asian Games?
6.Geography What two countries are separated by the Yucatán Channel or Straits of Yucatán?
7.Art & Literature What epic J. D. Salinger novel, first published in 1951, features a character called Holden Caulfield?
8.Landmarks Cappadocia is a region famous for its ancient cave dwellings and underground cities, some of which are still inhabited today. In what country is it?

Round 4 Question 8

9.Music What song, with an American place name in its title, was a one-hit wonder for British pop group The Flower Pot Men in 1967?
10.History Later honoured in 8BC by giving his name to a summer month, what name was bestowed upon Roman Emperor Gaius Octavius in 27BC?
11.Entertainment What 1962 film featured English translations of actual BBC wartime radio signals to the French Resistance? For example, "The long sobs of the violins of autumn wound my heart with a sombre languor."
12.General Knowledge In the original (Genus & Genus II) editions of Trivial Pursuit, what colour represents Geography?


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Picture Round

Picture Round 9th June 2015


Snowball Question

Snowball QuestionAn average cigarette filter weighs just 3.4 grams. How many metric tonnes of used cigarette filters are estimated to be discarded around the world every day?

Scoreboard

 Team Name R1 R2 R3 R4 P Total
DL feat Peter Whittaker 7 9 11 43¾
Bugadifino 9 9 7 9 41½
Fad Suckers 6 7 8 10 8 39


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