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Quiz #533 - 28th December 2021Sunset Bar

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Round 1

1.Food & Drink Its Latin name is Harpadon nehereus. What two words most commonly describe this small elongated lizard fish of southern Asian coasts which is dried and used as food?
2.On This Day What was the name of the railway bridge in Scotland that collapsed on this day, 28th December, 1879, killing 75 people?

Round 1 Question 2

3.Anagram A CLEAN BUM is an anagram of what 9-letter word, a mode of transport?

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


5.History Name the three ships of the English Virginia Company that set sail from London for the New World in December 1606.  (1pt for 3, ½pt for 2, ¼pt for 1)

Round 1 Question 5

6.Geography Listed here alphabetically, arrange these British rivers in order of length, longest first:
A. Severn
B. Thames
C. Trent
D. Wye
7.Science & Nature What single unit of measure equals one-millionth of a metre or one-thousandth of a millimetre?
8.Logos What American wireless network operator is represented by this logo?

Round 1 Question 8

9.Music What American singer/songwriter did actress Jessica Biel marry in 2012?
10.Sport & Leisure What winged Greek goddess of victory has featured on the obverse of Summer Olympic medals since 2004?
11.Entertainment Antz (1988), Chicken Run (2000), Shrek (2001), and Shark Tale (2004) are among early productions by what American animation studio?
12.General Knowledge The USPS abbreviation of what US state is also the chemical symbol for aluminium?

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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 This week, the latest instalment of the Spider-Man franchise became the first pandemic-era movie to make more than $1bn at the global box office. What is its subtitle?

Round 2 Question 2

3.Art & Literature So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984), Mostly Harmless (1992), and And Another Thing... (2009) are the last three books in what hexology, first published in 1979?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)


5.History News of Mother Teresa's death on 5th September 1997 was overshadowed by continued media coverage of whose unexpected death five days earlier?
6.Geography Which of these covers the largest area?
A. Australia
B. The Amazon rainforest
C. The Mediterranean Sea
D. The Sahara
7.Science & Nature Distributed in the US by BellSouth between August 1994 and February 1995 and retrospectively referred to as the first true smartphone, what male first name was given to this, IBM's Personal Communicator?

Round 2 Question 7

8.Flags What country is represented by this flag?

Round 2 Question 8

9.Music "We're talking away. I don't know what I'm to say. I'll say it anyway" are the opening lyrics to what 1984 song?  (½ point each for Artist and Title)
10.Sport & Leisure The internal dimensions of a FIFA regulation football goal are 8 feet high and how many feet wide?
11.Entertainment Which of these six actors was oldest when they first appeared on-screen in the role of Batman? Adam West, Michael Keating, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, or Ben Affleck?

Round 2 Question 11

12.General Knowledge What paper size measures 297 x 420 mm?

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Round 3

1.Food & Drink What name is given to a mix, typically, of Chinese cinnamon, fennel seeds, star anise, Sichuan peppercorn and cloves?
2.In This Year In this year: A bomb exploded at the top of the Post Office Tower in London; "D. B. Cooper" parachuted from a plane he had hijacked, with US$200,000 in ransom money, never to be seen again; and Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin became the first to ride in a Lunar Roving Vehicle. What year was it?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]
3.Art & Literature From J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring, name any four of the nine walkers who make up the titular Fellowship.  (¼ point for each)

Round 3 Question 3

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


5.Anagram IDIOT ANUS is an anagram of what 9-letter word, testing your ability?

6.Entertainment What anthropomorphic cartoon character was created in 1919 by Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer during the silent film era?
7.Science & Nature What is the common name for a periorbital hematoma?
8.Maps What English county is this?

Round 3 Question 8

9.Music In what year were all the songs in this medley first released as singles?  [If no correct answer, ½ point to the nearest team(s)]

10.Sport & Leisure Which four of the nine murder rooms in Cluedo (Clue) have the letter 'I' in their name?  (¼ point for each)
11.Entertainment What British TV series, first aired in 2004, is set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn?
12.Sudoku Solve this Sudoku puzzle to reveal the 3 digit figure highlighted.


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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 Ariane flight VA256 was launched from the Guiana Space Centre on Saturday carrying a replacement for the Hubble space telescope. After what former NASA administrator is the new space telescope named?

Round 4 Question 2

3.Art & Literature What is the surname of Susan, Edmund, and Lucy in C.S. Lewis' Narnia book series?
4.Name That Tune Name that tune.  (½ point each for Artist and Title)


5.History Responsible for a series of murders in Los Angeles during the late spring and early summer of 1980, by what name were Carol Bundy and Doug Clark collectively known?

Round 4 Question 5

6.Geography The successor to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), what does the 'C' in UTC stand for?
7.Science & Nature Related to sandpipers and curlews, what 'S' describes this family of wading birds?

Round 4 Question 7

8.Landmarks From the ground up, which is tallest: St. Paul's Cathedral or the Statue of Liberty?

Round 4 Question 8

9.Music Who sang lead vocals on Yellow Submarine and With a Little Help from My Friends?
10.Sport & Leisure In the 21st century to date, only two footballers have been awarded BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Name them.  (½ point for each)
11.Entertainment Described by the New Yorker magazine as revelatory, in what classic 1969 TV documentary series does Sir Kenneth Clark outline the history of Western art, architecture and philosophy since the Dark Ages?
12.Ditloids Replace these initials with words to make a true statement: 8 F O in a C

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Picture Round

Picture Round 28th December 2021

Snowball Question

Snowball QuestionOn 7th December 2021, Adam Wide from the UK set a new record for the largest collection of Christmas brooches. How many had he collected?


 Team Name R1 R2 R3 R4 P Total
Drunken Layabouts 9 8 6 38¼
Alien Suckers 7 5 34
Isaac Hunt 5 6 5 8 27¾
The Genuinely Smart Charlatans 5 3 25¼
Cunny Funts 6 6 4 0 22½

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