Friday, January 10, 2014

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 which language?          
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 America?       
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 British navy?     
17    In which year did Ireland join the European Union?   
18    In the sitcom “The Good Life” what was the surname of Jerry and Margo?     
19    Miss Lemon is the secretary to which fictional detective?           
20    Who is third in line to the British throne?            
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 124?     
28     Which three teams were relegated from the Premier League in May 2013?  (Point for each)        
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 Scout?  
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 for country)             
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 state?      
39    Which element has the atomic number 2?          
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 digitalis?             
49     Vincent Tan is the owner of which football club?             
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?     


  1. Are we expected to post our answers or do you trust us?

  2. I trust you, of course.

  3. Replies
    1. I knew you would like it John. What I particularly like is the idea that, if you win, you have to come on over here to Yorkshire to pick up your prize. It would be nice to meet over a pint after all these years.

  4. Doesn't this interfere with the drinking?

    1. Good gracious me, no. Nothing interferes with the drinking.

  5. I need a partner to get through round 3

    1. Well, what are you all waiting for? Volunteers needed.

    2. No no! I wrote my answers down at lunchtime WITHOUT resorting to t'internet and the scrappy bits of paper are safely in my handbag.

  6. A fun post. How do you know no one is asking Mr Google for the answers?

    1. I trust the world implicitly Diane.

  7. Great fun! I copied and printed it out, tough questions! Some of those answers are on the tip of my tongue. I will await the correct answers. Is your Monopoly different from ours? :)

    1. Yes, it will be even tougher for people not from this country - and indeed not from Yorkshire. You can't be expected to know what our monopoly board is like, but it is just for the fun if it (and for a pint, which you will note, has to be collected in person)


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