THE ROCK TAVERN QUIZ : JANUARY 2014
I know many regulars like to join in with the Rock Tavern Quiz so I hope to be able to feature one a month during the year (as long as I can get to win the occasional one and thereby compose the questions for the following week). Here is last week's. There will be a prize of a free pint of beer (to be claimed in person from me at the Rock Tavern, Elland) to whoever gets the best score. I will publish the answers in a day or two.
1 The word “wiki” which forms part
of the name of the internet encyclopaedia Wikipedia means quick or fast in
2 Which director’s films include
Nashville, MASH, and Gosforth Park?
3 In what year did Napoleon
Bonaparte die? (and for a bonus, where?)
4 What is the longest river in North
5 Wisteria Lane is the central
location for which American drama?
6 The headquarters of which major
global company is situated at 1, Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California?
7 Lusaka is the capital city of
which African country?
8 Skye, Mull, Jura and Islay are all
part of which island group?
9 Vietnam was a former colony of
which European country?
10 What are the four railway stations
featured on the standard British board of Monopoly? (Point for each)
11 Which of the following isn’t a Mr Man
– Mr Chatterbox; Mr Chirpy; Mr Clumsy?
12 On which side of the road do they
drive in Japan?
13 “Oh I could hide ‘ neath the wings /
Of a bluebird as she sings, is the opening line of which song? 14 Four television programmes originally
broadcast in the 1950s have been running continuously since then. What are
they? (A point for each)
15 Who have been the victim of more
assassinations, US Presidents or Popes?
16 What is the highest rank in the
17 In which year did Ireland join the
18 In the sitcom “The Good Life” what
was the surname of Jerry and Margo?
19 Miss Lemon is the secretary to which
20 Who is third in line to the British
21 According to Google, what were the
most Google searches carried out on in 2013 : (a) Royal Baby; (b) Paul Walker; or (c) iPhone 5?
22 In 2013 it was confirmed that Voyager
1 had been the first man-made object to do what?
23 Which of the following didn’t die in
2013 : (a) Esther Williams – swimmer and
actress; (b) George H W Bush – 41st President of the USA; (c) Seamus Heaney –
Irish Nobel Winning poet.
24 Who won the 2013 Edition of I’m a
Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in December?
25 Who was the winner of Time Magazine
Person of the Year in 2013?
26 The sacking of which TV personality
was listed by the Yorkshire Post as the top Yorkshire news story of 2013?
27 How many new British TV Channels were
introduced in 2013? Was it 23, 47 or
28 Which three teams were relegated from
the Premier League in May 2013? (Point
29 Which politician claimed in 2013 that
20% of British teenagers thought that Winston Churchill was a fictional
character whilst 58% thought that Sherlock Holmes was a real character?
30 2013 was the first year since when to
be made up of four entirely different digits?
31 Which TV presenter is currently Chief
32 Who were the two leaders of the USA
and the USSR during the Cuban Missile
Crisis? (point for each)
33 What is the offspring of a male horse
and a female donkey called?
34 Where will the next Summer Olympic
Games be held? (point for city, point
35 Was does baking powder produce when
water is added to it, which makes dough rise?
36 “Thy choicest gifts in store / On her
be pleased to pour” is a line in which well-known song?
37 Who played Mrs Robinson in the 1967
film “The Graduate”?
38 Yosemite Falls are in which American
39 Which element has the atomic number
40 What was the name of the long-running
comedy series starring Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker?
41 What goes with liberty and equality
in the motto adopted by the French Republic?
42 How long is Indianapolis’s most
famous motor race?
43 What are Lucida, Arial, Tahoma and
Verdana examples of?
44 How many edges does a cube have?
45 Isabella Mary Mayson became better
known as which cook?
46 What would you be watching if William
Webb Ellis is credited with founding it?
47 Dry ice is the name for the frozen,
solid form of what?
48 Which plant produces the drug
49 Vincent Tan is the owner of which
50 According to an article in the
December 1986 edition of Parasitology Today by the Norwegian scientists Odd
Halvorsson, it is likely that a parasitic infection of the respiratory system
was responsible for what?