19th November 2007
Set by Warrington Quiz League
All rounds are general
1a In modern monetary slang what is the value of an 'Ayrton'?
£10 (Ayrton Senna - Tenner),
1b Who composed the 'New World' symphony?
2a In which year did the first manned spaceflight take place?
2b In the Bible, who succeeded Moses as leader of the Israelites?
3a What sauce is used in the pudding 'Pears Belle Helene'?
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?
4b In the abbreviation UNESCO, for what does the E stand?
1a Of whom did Churchill say "In defeat he is unbeatable, and in
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?
2b Roger Federer has won the Wimbledon Men's Singles titles each year
since 2003, who won the title in 2002?
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?
3b Mike Mercury was connected with which vehicle in a children's TV series?
4a In the abbreviation UNHCR, for what does the R stand?
4b Who did Gordon Brown appoint as his first Home Secretary?
1a Who composed the 'Prague' symphony?
1b In terms of passenger numbers, Hartsfield-Jackson airport is the world's
busiest, in which US state is it?
2a In the Bible, which missionary accompanied Paul on two of his journeys
and had two epistles written to him?
2b Which letter denotes the highest band of council tax?
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?
4a During the 2007 Cricket World Cup, who became the first batsman to
hit six sixes in an over in international cricket?
4b In which TV series did agents receive instructions from The Avengers
la Which engineer designed and built the Menai road suspension bridge
linking Anglesey to mainland Wales?
1b Of whom did Lord Mountbatten say "You've no idea what it takes
to keep that old man in poverty"?
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?
2b Which race of people conquered the Iberian Peninsula in the 8th century?
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?
4a The giant Ferris Wheel known as the 'Riesenrad' is in which Vienna
4b The Great and Little Bitter Lakes form part of which waterway?
1a Which famous singer appeared as Charlene Robinson in 'Neighbours' between
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?
2b Which Mediterranean island was the seat of the Minoan civilization?
3a The 2010 Winter Olympics will be held in Canada, in which country will
the 2014 Games be held?
3b Steve Zodiac was connected with which vehicle in a children's TV series?
4a What name is given to the fold of loose skin hanging beneath the throat
of cattle, dogs etc?
4b In his first Cabinet, who did Gordon Brown appoint as Leader of the
House of Commons?
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?
2a In which year did the first Space Shuttle flight take place?
2b Which group's second album, released in 2007, is 'Favourite Worst Nightmare'?
3a Kim Il Sung died in 1994, in which country had he held power?
3b In 1993, which former ITN newsreader published a biography of Charles
Stuart Parnell, entitled 'The Laurel and the Ivy'?
4a Who wrote the opera 'The Gambler' between 1915 and 1917?
4b The opera 'The Gambler' was based on a book written in 1867 by whom?
1a Which mythological creatures were half goat and half man?
1b In terms of passenger numbers (in the year to March 2007, 42.5 million)
which is the world's largest international airline?
2a In which English town is the Holst Birthplace Museum?
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
The Hole in the Wall Gang
3a The characters Sir Joseph Porter and Little Buttercup appear in which
Gilbert & Sullivan operetta?
3b Which metal is made by the Mond process?
4a During the 2007 Cricket World Cup, who became the first bowler to take
four wickets in four balls in international cricket?
4b What name is given to a bunch of twigs when tied to handle to use as
1a What is the capital of the Italian region of Campania?
1b Which Oscar-winning actor appeared as Kenny Larkin in 'Neighbours'
2a Which group's second album, released in 2007, is 'Yours Truly, Angry
2b In which English town is there a Charles Dickens theme park?
3a Between 1996 and 1998, which former ITN newsreader published a fictionalised
three-volume life of Beethoven, entitled 'The Last Master'?
3b Name either of the two countries who will co-host the 2012 European
Ukraine and Poland
4a The Grévin Museum is the Paris equivalent of which London tourist
4b Which waterway links Loch Ness and Loch Locky?
1 What name was given to the factory workers whose objective was to destroy
the new machinery during the Industrial Revolution?
2 What was the expensive cargo of the freighter Tricolour which sank after
a collision in the English channel in 2002?
3 What new name did the Queensland resort of Elston adopt in 1933?