Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Remaining Twenty

There has been an unparalleled demand for the remaining twenty questions, so here they are. Questions 11 to 20 are local (Yorkshire) questions so apologies to our worldwide readership. Answers to all next week. Questions About Yorkshire 11. What was the hero of the song doing on “Ilkley Moor Bah’t At”? 12. There are seven cities in what used to be the County of Yorkshire. Can you name all of them? (Point for each) 13. Where is Robin Hood supposedly buried? 14. Robert Thompson of Kilburn in Yorkshire was a famous Woodcarver and furniture maker. How did he “sign” his creations? 15. Name the creator of the Mr Men Books who was born in Cleckheaton in 1935? 16. Name any of the three previous names of York (Point for each) 17. What is the subject of the famous statue in the centre of Sowerby Bridge? 18. Which Hull woman made the first solo flight from England to Australia? 19. Cooper Kitchen is now a hardware shop in Elland. But Cooper Kitchen was a famous inventor and manufacturer of what? 20. What was the name of the first Speaker of the House of Commons and former Tiller Girl who was born in Dewsbury? * * * * * * * * 41. Which three Labour Party leaders lost four successive elections between 1979 and 1992? (Point for each) 42. What was the name of Hitler’s campaign to invade the Soviet Union? 43. From which film does the Oscar-nominated tune “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” come from? 44. Which pioneering US aviator suffered the kidnapping and murder of his child? 45. Who played Steptoe and Son (2 points) 46. By what name is Robert Alan Zimmerman better known? 47. Which two cities are linked by the M8? 48. Which major American river flows out into New York Bay? 49. Which popular comedy show was set on Craggy Island? 50. In which city is O’Hare International Airport?

5 comments:

  1. I can even do quite a lot of the Yorkshire ones!

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  2. I will give you an extra clue for No. 19 (I had to give this clue to those at the quiz as nobody had any idea of the answer). His invention can still be found in several museums where it is labelled "The Cooper Kitchen Elland Anti-Vivration *******"

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  3. No, still can't do it. What on earth is vivration?

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  4. "Vivration" is a typing error. Try "Vibration". Is that any easier?

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  5. Nope. Something to do with cars?

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