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Quiz #285 - 22nd September 2015Number 1 Bar & Restaurant

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Round 1

1.Food & Drink What blend of tea gets its distinctive flavour from oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange?
2.On This Day A collection of 981 different texts discovered between 1946 and 1956, they were made available to the public for the first time on this day, 22nd September, 1991. What collective name is given to these ancient documents?

Round 1 Question 2

3.Science & Nature What name is given to the cosmological event thought to have taken place around 13.8 billion years ago?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1965)

5.Sport & Leisure In women's tennis in the 1980s, what doubles team won an all time record 79 titles?
6.Geography What name is given to the peninsula that forms the continental portion of Denmark and the northern portion of Germany?
7.Anagram NYMPH GIRLY'S NIFTY COCONUTS is an anagram of what British TV series first aired in 1969?
8.Logos What well known fashion house has this as its logo?

Round 1 Question 8

9.Music In 1992, whose début solo album was titled Diva?
10.History Olaf Palme was Prime Minister of what country before he was assassinated in February 1986?
11.Entertainment What family starred in the films A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races?
12.General Knowledge How many different letters are used in the modern system of Roman numerals?


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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 In what African country did the Regiment of Presidential Security dissolve the nation's government in a coup d'état last week?
3.Science & Nature Beriberi is a nervous system ailment caused by the deficiency of what vitamin?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1979)

5.Sport & Leisure For what athletic event was the world record set at 3 hours 32 minutes and 33 seconds in 2014?
6.Geography Which of Australia's states and territories comes last alphabetically?
7.Art & Literature In the Shakespeare tragedy Romeo and Juliet, what is Juliet's family name?
8.Flags What country has this as its national flag?

Round 2 Question 8

9.Music Active from the late 1950s until his death in 2006, what performer is often referred to as "The Godfather of Soul"?
10.History Who was President of South Africa when Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990?
11.Entertainment Who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his title role in the 2004 film Ray?
12.General Knowledge Penniless and won't work.
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 In Mexican cuisine, what 'Q' comprises a flour or corn tortilla filled with a savoury mixture of cheese and other ingredients, folded in half to form a half-moon shape?

Round 3 Question 1

2.On This Day A barge struck a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history on this day, 22nd September, in what year?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]
3.Science & Nature What is the anatomical term for your kneecap?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(1993)

5.Sport & Leisure Who, in 2010, became the first and only driver in NASCAR history to win five consecutive championships?
6.Entertainment First aired between 2004 and 2006, what TV series, set in the late 1800s, starred Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane, and was named after the South Dakota town in which it was set?
7.Art & Literature In the 1970s, who wrote The Rats, The Fog, and The Survivor?
8.Geography What country is this?

Round 3 Question 8

9.Music Belinda Carlisle, Gary Numan, Joan Jett, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Simon Le Bon were all born in what year?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]
10.Anagram LEARN IN MY ROOM is an anagram of what American actress born in 1926?
11.Entertainment What actor was stuck between Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep in the 1992 film Death Becomes Her?
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.Current Affairs Off the coast of what country did a magnitude-8.3 earthquake strike last week followed by a 4.5 metre tsunami and the evacuation of at least one million people?
3.Science & Nature What 'R' is a viral disease historically called Hydrophobia?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)

(2007)

5.Sport & Leisure What national rugby union team has this as its logo?

Round 4 Question 5

6.Geography Astana is the capital of what former Soviet state?
7.Art & Literature With sales of around 80 million, what 2003 novel remains the best-selling book of the 21st century to date? (½ point each for author & title)
8.Landmarks What capital city is this?

Round 4 Question 8

9.Music After leaving The Jam, what band did Paul Weller form in 1983?
10.History What Mexican Revolutionary General was shot dead in July 1923?
11.Entertainment What 1954 film featured Marilyn Monroe in the iconic skirt blowing scene?

Round 4 Question 11

12.General Knowledge To the nearest whole number, how many grams are there in an avoirdupois ounce?


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Picture Round

Picture Round 22nd September 2015


Snowball Question

Snowball QuestionThe first Apple II computers went on sale on 10th June 1977 at a base price of US$1298 with 4 kB of RAM. In US dollars, how much would that be in today's money?

Scoreboard

 Team Name R1 R2 R3 R4 P Total
Bugadifino 10 10 7 7 10 44
Drunken Layabouts 9 10 8 6 11 44
Wayward 10 6 8 10 43½
Fad Suckers 6 10½ 6 5 35


† Tiebreak Winner

Tiebreak Question

In what year did 15-year-old Louis Braille develop his famous writing system for the blind?


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