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The Wise Old Owls Yorkshire Quiz League

Champion of Champions Match


Questions used in the final of our 2000 Knock-out Competition

 

Four players in a team. Excepting round 5 (see later), scoring as follows ...

Team Rounds = 2 points for a correct answer, 1 point bonus if passed to the opposing side.

Individual Rounds = 3 points for a correct answer, 2 points if answered by opponent, otherwise 1 point.  

 

 

R 1

Team

Subject: 1984

Answers

A1

February, which ex-PM was awarded an earldom on his 90th birthday ?

Harold Macmillan

B1

A member of the House of Lords and an ex-MP, who celebrated his 100th  birthday in November 1984 ?

Mannie Shinwell

A2

Which government department banned trades unions causing a national outcry ?

GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters)

B2

Outside which foreign government building was policewoman Yvonne Fletcher shot and fatally wounded ?

Libyan People's Bureau or Libyan Embassy

A3

In the course of a violent argument in April, which recording artist was shot and killed by his father ?

Marvin Gaye

B3

In October, who was killed by members of her own bodyguard ?

Indira Ghandi

A4

In March the British government announced its approval of the sale of which shipyard on the lower Clyde to Trafalgar House ?

Scott Lithgow

B4

In October which bank, a bullion dealer, was rescued from debts of around £250 million by a Bank of England buy-out ?

Johnson Matthey

 

R 2

Team

Subject: ‘One Word Cinema’

Answers

A1

A 1992 Oscar winning Clint Eastwood film in which a former hired killer turned unsuccessful farmer returns to his old ways in pursuit of a $1,000 reward ?

Unforgiven

B1

A 1972 John Boorman film in which a leading character, played by Ned Beatty, is raped by a ‘Hillbilly’ ?

Deliverance

A2

A 1929 film, Hitchcock’s first talkie, in which a Scotland Yard Inspector is placed in a difficult position when he discovers his girlfriend has committed a murder ?

Blackmail

B2

Set in Rio, a 1946 Hitchcock film with Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman in which a woman marries a Nazi renegade to help the US Government ?

Notorious

A3

A 1916 film by D.W. Griffith starring Lillian Gish in one of four intercut stories including Balshazzar’s Feast and the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre ?

Intolerance

B3

A 1967 camped-up version of Faust in which a short order cook is saved from suicide by Mr Spiggott - who offers him 7 wishes in exchange for his soul ?

Bedazzled

A4

A 1924 Erich von Stroheim film in which an ex-miner turned dentist kills his avaricious wife and her lover ?

Greed

B4

Set in the mid 19th century, a 1999 film starring Guy Pearce & Robert Carlyle in which a cannibalistic officer commands an isolated army outpost ?

Ravenous

 

R 3

Team

Subject: Drink Drink, Drink,

Answers

A1

The liqueur Curaçao (say “Koor-a-sow”) is traditionally flavoured with sugar & which fruit ?

Orange

B1

Which spirit takes its name from a place near Guadalajara (say “Gwadlahara”) where the conquistadors first developed it from a variety of Aztec drink ?

Tequila

A2

With a peculiar but agreeable taste, which coarse & potent liquor is made in the East Indies from a variety of sources, including fermented rice & coconut juice ?

Arrack

B2

Used to season food & fruit as well as alcoholic drinks, which flavouring is prepared with oil distilled from the aromatic bark of two S. American trees blended with herbs, and bears the former name of a port in Venezuela ?

Angostura

(now called Cuidad Bolivar)

A3

Derived from a town in north east Hungary, what name is shared by a grape variety and a golden-yellow coloured, sweet, aromatic wine ?

Tokay (from Tokaj)

B3

Which variety of grape is traditionally used to make Beaujolais wines ?

Gamay

A4

Which surname is associated with an iced drink made of gin or whisky with soda, lemon or lime juice, and sugar ?

(Tom) Collins

B4

Which rum-producing district in Cuba gives its name to a popular cocktail made with light-rum and ingredients such as lime juice ?

Daiquiri (say “Dak-ary”)

 

R 4

Individual

Subject: Wordgame “No” as in “Note”

Answers

A1

… a spout on a hose etc. from which a jet issues ?

Nozzel

B1

… a small round piece of meat or a chocolate made with hazelnuts ?

Noisette

A2

… something or someone absolutely unrivalled or unique ?

Nonpareil

B2

… a short composition of a romantic nature, usually for piano ?

Nocturne

A3

… a composition for nine voices or instruments ?

Nonet

B3

… a devotion consisting of special prayers or services on nine successive days ?

Novena

A4

… something lacking distinctive characteristics, neither one thing nor another ?

Nondescript

B4

… a bunch of flowers, especially a sweet-scented posy ?

Nosegay

 

Round 5    Team Questions ~ Themed Round

There is a specific link between each of the answers to the four questions that follow.

Teams should write down the four answers and the specific link between those answers and should then exchange papers for marking. Teams only have 1 MINUTE after the reading of the final question to complete their sheets.

 

TO THE QUESTION-MASTER & TIME-KEEPER

Read the questions as normal, allowing time for teams to jot down some notes.  When you have read the final question (number 4) time one minute.  After the expiry of that one minute, ask the teams to exchange their papers for marking.

Please do not give any answers until after the papers are exchanged

 

Two points are scored for each correct answer.  Two points are scored for identifying the correct link.

 

 

Answers

Q1

Born in Missouri in 1852, what was the second forename of Martha Burke, née Canary ?

Jane

Q2

By what forename is the disciple Simon, whom Jesus called Cephas, better known ?

Peter (Cephas = rock)

Q3

What was the surname of the costume designer killed close to London’s Euston Station when she tried to prevent thieves making-off with her handbag ?

(Liz) Sherlock

Q4

In 1768, James Cook took charge of a sturdy Whitby coal-hauling bark.  Drafted into the Royal Navy, what had this ship been re-named ?

HMS Endeavour

The specific link being … … Detectives  (Jane Marple, Peter Wimsey, Sherlock Holmes, Endeavour Morse)

 

 

Prior to taking the half-time break, please tell the teams that the subjects for round 9 are as follows ...

1970s British Pop Albums

 

 

Classical Conductors

Jazz Legends

 

 

Stage Musicals

Team members should decide over the half-time break which of the subjects each will take in round 9.

  

R 6

Team

Subject: Europe

Answers

B1

The main airport of which capital is located at Kastrup ?

Copenhagen

A1

The main airport of which capital is located at Schwechat ?

Vienna

B2

Called the Escaut in France, which 270 mile-long river rises in the north of that country, flows across Belgium, and then empties into the North Sea in Holland ?

Schelde

A2

Which 590 mile long river rises on France’s Langres plateau, enters Belgium at Givet, then flows across that country to Holland and thence to the North Sea ?

Meuse

B3

Greece has land borders with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and which three other countries ?

Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey

A3

Slovenia has land borders with the former Yugoslav republic of Croatia and which three other countries ?

Austria, Hungary, Italy

B4

In which modern-day nation is the region known as Batavia to Ancient Rome ?

Netherlands or Holland

A4

In which modern-day nation is the region known as Dacia to Ancient Rome ?

Romania

  

R 7

Team

Subject: Regrettable Quotes

Answers

B1

In a speech in 1989, who said “One word sums up … the responsibility of any Vice President, and that one word is ‘to be prepared’” ?

(James) Dan Quayle

A1

Hoping to end their party’s squabbling over the Maastricht Treaty, who in 1992 said “I’m drawing a line under the sand” ?

John Major

B2

Which newly appointed UK junior health minister said in September 1986, “People in the North die of ignorance and crisps” ?

Edwina Currie

A2

Speaking of 800,000 murders in Rwanda, which French President said in 1994 “In some countries, genocide is not really important” ?

François Mitterand

B3

Born into a Lutheran Protestant family in 1844, which philosopher once said “When a woman becomes a scholar there is usually something wrong with her sex organs” ?

Nietzsche (say “Kneech”)

A3

Which broadcaster said “The British motor industry is … owned by Nazis” and South Koreans are “too busy eating dogs to design a decent car” ?

Jeremy Clarkson

B4

In 1991, which French Prime Minister described the Japanese in the following terms - “Ants … little yellow men who sit up all night thinking how to screw us” ?

Edith Cresson

A4

Addressing Southampton students in 1994, which then Chief Secretary to the Treasury said “If any of you have got an A-level, it is because you have worked to get it.  Go to any other country and when you have got an A-Level, you have bought it” ?

Michael Portillo

 

R 8

Team

Subject: ‘Sciences’

Answers

B1

Jurisprudence is the science or philosophy of what ?

Law

A1

The computing term Heuristics (say “Hew-ristics”) refers to the arrival at a solution by the use of which familiar sounding experimental process ?

Trial and error

B2

Concerning the written word, Orthography is the study or science of what ?

Letters or Spelling

A2

Pomology is the study of growing what ?

Fruit (Pom fruit in Latin)

B3

What name is given to the science or study of the cultivation of grapevines ?

Viticulture

A3

Sometimes used in staff recruitment, what name is given to the science of measuring mental capacities and processes ?

Psychometrics

B4

What name is given to the science of classification, especially the classification of living and extinct organisms ?

Taxonomy

A4

What name is given to the science of classifying physical types, especially the typical body shapes that people can apparently be grouped into ?

Somatology or Somatypes

 

R9

Individual

Players' choice

Answers

 

Subject One: 1970s British Pop Albums

 

B1

Released in 1977, which Ian Dury & The Blockheads album featured the tracks Billericay Dickie, Clever Trevor and Sweet Gene Vincent ?

New Boots & Panties

A1

Also out in 1977, which Elvis Costello album featured the tracks Alison, Miracle Man and (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes ?

My Aim Is True

 

Subject Two: Jazz Legends

 

B2

Brought up in a New York orphanage and discovered in a talent show in 1933 at age 16; who sang with the Chick Webb Band from 1934 until 1939 ?

Ella Fitzgerald

A2

Born 1904 he was a University law student when he first sang professionally.  Who initially became famous as one of Paul Whitman’s Rhythm Boys ?

Bing Crosby

 

Subject Three: Classical Music

 

B3

Born in 1933, which Italian conductor was principal director of the Vienna State Opera from 1986 and of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 1989 ?

Claudio Abbado

A3

Born 1929, which Dutch conductor has been associated with the Concertgebouw Orchestra since 1958 and the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 1967 ?

Bernard Haitink

 

Subject Four: Stage Musicals

 

B4

Which Rodgers & Hammerstein musical of 1945 features the songs June Is Bustin’ Out All Over and If I Loved You ?

Carousel

A4

Which Lerner & Loewe musical of 1958 features the songs The Night They Invented Champagne and I Remember It Well ?

Gigi

 

 

 

 

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