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Monday 19th November 2007
Set by Warrington Quiz League
All rounds are general

Round 1
1a In modern monetary slang what is the value of an 'Ayrton'?
£10 (Ayrton Senna - Tenner),
1b Who composed the 'New World' symphony?
Dvorak
2a In which year did the first manned spaceflight take place?
1961
2b In the Bible, who succeeded Moses as leader of the Israelites?
Joshua
3a What sauce is used in the pudding 'Pears Belle Helene'?
Chocolate
3b Ford Madox Ford, the English novelist, was the grandson of the painter who in 1878 produced a cycle of paintings for Manchester Town Hall, what was the painter's full name?
Ford Madox Brown
4a In the TV series 'The Prisoner', Patrick McGoohan insisted that he was not what number?
Six
4b In the abbreviation UNESCO, for what does the E stand?
Educational

Round 2
1a Of whom did Churchill say "In defeat he is unbeatable, and in victory unbearable"?
Bernard Montgomery
1b In modern monetary slang what is the value of a 'Lady'?
£5 (Lady Godiva - Fiver)
2a The Head of MI6 is known by which letter of the alphabet?
C
2b Roger Federer has won the Wimbledon Men's Singles titles each year since 2003, who won the title in 2002?
Lleyton Hewitt
3a Flinders Petrie, the archaeologist and Egyptologist, was the grandson of the English explorer who left his mark on Australia with a river and a mountain range named after him, what was his
grandfather's full name?
Matthew Flinders
3b Mike Mercury was connected with which vehicle in a children's TV series?
Supercar
4a In the abbreviation UNHCR, for what does the R stand?
Refugees
4b Who did Gordon Brown appoint as his first Home Secretary?
Jacqui Smith

Round 3
1a Who composed the 'Prague' symphony?
Mozart
1b In terms of passenger numbers, Hartsfield-Jackson airport is the world's busiest, in which US state is it?
Georgia (Atlanta)
2a In the Bible, which missionary accompanied Paul on two of his journeys and had two epistles written to him?
Timothy
2b Which letter denotes the highest band of council tax?
H
3a Pol Pot died in 1999, in which country had he held power?
Cambodia (accept Kampuchea or Khmer Republic)
3b Which acid was formerly made by the lead chamber process but is now made by the contact process?
Sulphuric
4a During the 2007 Cricket World Cup, who became the first batsman to hit six sixes in an over in international cricket?
Herschelle Gibbs
4b In which TV series did agents receive instructions from The Avengers
'Mother'?

Round 4
la Which engineer designed and built the Menai road suspension bridge linking Anglesey to mainland Wales?
Thomas Telford
1b Of whom did Lord Mountbatten say "You've no idea what it takes to keep that old man in poverty"?
Mahatma Ghandi
2a Pete Sampras won the Wimbledon Men's Singles titles each year from 1993 to 2000, except for 1996 who won the title that year?
Richard Krajicek
2b Which race of people conquered the Iberian Peninsula in the 8th century?
Moors
3a The characters Wilfred Shadbolt and Colonel Fairfax appear in which Gilbert & Sullivan operetta?
Yeoman of the Guard.
3b Which sauce is made from mayonnaise, crushed capers and onions?
Tartare
4a The giant Ferris Wheel known as the 'Riesenrad' is in which Vienna park?
Prater
4b The Great and Little Bitter Lakes form part of which waterway?
Suez Canal

Round 5
1a Which famous singer appeared as Charlene Robinson in 'Neighbours' between 1986 and1988?
Kylie Minogue
1b Which mythological creatures were half bird and half woman?
Sirens or Harpies
2a What was the name of the main cattle trail which led from San Antonio, Texas to Wichita and later Abilene in Kansas?
Chisholm Trail
2b Which Mediterranean island was the seat of the Minoan civilization?
Crete
3a The 2010 Winter Olympics will be held in Canada, in which country will the 2014 Games be held?
Russia
3b Steve Zodiac was connected with which vehicle in a children's TV series?
Fireball XL5
4a What name is given to the fold of loose skin hanging beneath the throat of cattle, dogs etc?
Dewlap
4b In his first Cabinet, who did Gordon Brown appoint as Leader of the House of Commons?
Harriet Harman

Round 6
1a Which engineer designed and built the Saltash railway bridge between Devon and Cornwall in 1859?
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
1b What is the capital of the Italian region of Piedmont?
Turin
2a In which year did the first Space Shuttle flight take place?
1981
2b Which group's second album, released in 2007, is 'Favourite Worst Nightmare'?
Arctic Monkeys
3a Kim Il Sung died in 1994, in which country had he held power?
North Korea
3b In 1993, which former ITN newsreader published a biography of Charles Stuart Parnell, entitled 'The Laurel and the Ivy'?
Robert Kee
4a Who wrote the opera 'The Gambler' between 1915 and 1917?
Prokofiev
4b The opera 'The Gambler' was based on a book written in 1867 by whom?
Dostoyevsky

Round 7
1a Which mythological creatures were half goat and half man?
Satyrs
1b In terms of passenger numbers (in the year to March 2007, 42.5 million) which is the world's largest international airline?
Ryanair
2a In which English town is the Holst Birthplace Museum?
Cheltenham
2b What collective name was given to the gangs of Butch Cassidy, Jack Ketchum and Sam Carey, because of the shanty town in Wyoming from which they operated?
The Hole in the Wall Gang
3a The characters Sir Joseph Porter and Little Buttercup appear in which Gilbert & Sullivan operetta?
HMS Pinafore
3b Which metal is made by the Mond process?
Nickel
4a During the 2007 Cricket World Cup, who became the first bowler to take four wickets in four balls in international cricket?
Lasith Malinga
4b What name is given to a bunch of twigs when tied to handle to use as a brush?
Besom

Round 8
1a What is the capital of the Italian region of Campania?
Naples
1b Which Oscar-winning actor appeared as Kenny Larkin in 'Neighbours' in 1987?
Russell Crowe
2a Which group's second album, released in 2007, is 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob'?
Kaiser Chiefs
2b In which English town is there a Charles Dickens theme park?
Chatham
3a Between 1996 and 1998, which former ITN newsreader published a fictionalised three-volume life of Beethoven, entitled 'The Last Master'?
John Suchet
3b Name either of the two countries who will co-host the 2012 European Football Championships.
Ukraine and Poland
4a The Grévin Museum is the Paris equivalent of which London tourist attraction?
Madame Tussaud's
4b Which waterway links Loch Ness and Loch Locky?
Caledonian Canal

Spare Questions
1 What name was given to the factory workers whose objective was to destroy the new machinery during the Industrial Revolution?
Luddites
2 What was the expensive cargo of the freighter Tricolour which sank after a collision in the English channel in 2002?
New cars
3 What new name did the Queensland resort of Elston adopt in 1933?
Surfer's Paradise

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