Gardeners' World. Round 2 - A Question of Sport. - Lancaster City Quiz

Gardeners' World. Round 2 - A Question of Sport. - Lancaster City Quiz

Round 1 - Gardeners' World. A bit of nostalgia - all answers are or contain the name of a flower or plant. 1a: This brand of evaporated milk would be...

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Round 1 - Gardeners' World. A bit of nostalgia - all answers are or contain the name of a flower or plant. 1a:

This brand of evaporated milk would be found in many homes in the 20th Century, usually used as an accompaniment to tinned fruit. Carnation

1b:

Washing-up and cleaning accessories, normally yellow, pink, or blue.

2a:

The comedian, Norman Vaughan, advertised this product in the 1960's? Cadbury's Roses

2b:

Another name for honeysuckle, this brand of cigarettes was popular in the 20th Century, particularly with soldiers in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. Woodbine

3a:

The pollen of this flower, together with others of its family, is poisonous to cats. Also a character in J. M. Barrie's "Peter Pan". Tiger Lily

3b:

An exclamation made when encouraging a child to get up after a fall. One of its variant spellings is a character in "In the Night Garden" (Anything that sounds like) Oops-a-Daisy

4a:

She was the Strongman's Daughter in "The Beano".

4b:

The flower from which the baby character in both the Popeye comic strip and cartoons' series is derived. Sweet Pea

Spare: Sir Percy Blakeney's alter-ego.

Marigold Gloves

Pansy Potter

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Round 2 - A Question of Sport. These are questions arising from events which have taken place since the Pool Week stages started in January. 1a:

Which golfer won this year's US Masters competition?

1b:

Which jockey rode the winner of this year's Crabbie's Grand National, becoming the latest to win back-to-back Grand Nationals? Leighton Aspell

2a:

Which is the only Grand Prix so far in the 2015 season that has not been won by Lewis Hamilton? Malaysia(n) Grand Prix

2b:

Who is the only driver other than Lewis Hamilton to win a Grand Prix in the 2015 season? Sebastian Vettel

3a:

Which team knocked Arsenal out of this season's Champion's League competition? Monaco

3b:

Which team knocked Chelsea out of this season's FA Cup competition?

4a:

Which Olympian won the Women's Skeleton gold in both the 2015 World and European Championships? Lizzie Yarnold

4b:

Which team won the NFL Superbowl in February 2015?

Spare: Which horse won the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup?

Jordan Spieth

Bradford City

New England Patriots Coneygree

Round 3 - The Old Grey Whistle Test. It ran from 21 September 1971 – 1 January 1988. There was a 40 year commemorative series in 2013/14. Given 3 studio album titles, name the artist or group who appeared or whose music featured on the show. 1a:

The Kick Inside (1978), Hounds of Love (1985), 50 Words for Snow (2011).

1b:

Boy (1980), Rattle and Hum (1988), Songs of Innocence (2014).

2a:

Tumbleweed Connection (1970), Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973), The Diving Board (2013). Elton John

2b:

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967), Wish You Were Here (1975), The Endless River (2014). Pink Floyd

3a:

New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84) (1982), Street Fighting Years (1989), Big Music (2014). Simple Minds

3b:

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973), Tunnel of Love (1987), High Hopes (2014). Bruce Springsteen

4a:

After the Gold Rush (1970), Harvest (1972), Storytone (2014).

Neil Young

4b:

Hunky Dory (1971), Let's Dance (1982), The Next Day (2013).

David Bowie

Spare: Murmur (1983), Automatic for the People (1992), Collapse into Now (2011)

Kate Bush U2

REM

Round 4 - Have I Got News for You. 1a:

March 2015 - What was the pet name of the Irish Setter allegedly poisoned at Crufts? Jagger

1b:

February 2015 - Which country has been invited to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest this year as a "wild card", to mark the contest's 60th anniversary? Australia

2a:

January 2015 - Gunmen attacked the Paris office of which French satirical magazine? Charlie Hebdo

2b:

March 2015 - "Savage Beauty" at the Victoria & Albert Museum is a retrospective of which designer's creations? Alexander McQueen

3a:

March 2015 - Who was the first prime minister of Singapore and is recognised as the founding father of independent Singapore? Lee Kuan Yew

3b:

April 2015 - After a two year conversion, what was re-started at the CERN Centre in Geneva? The Large Hadron Collider

4a:

April 2015 - The decision on which firm's planning application to begin fracking in the countryside to the west of Preston has been delayed until summer? Caudrilla

4b:

April 2015 - Which North-West regiment claims the most Victoria Crosses won in the British Army during World War 1, including "6 VC's before breakfast" at Gallipoli in 1915? Lancashire Fusiliers

Spare: Which Italian island, only 70 miles from the north African coast, has been in the news again due to the tragic events involving migrants from Libya trying to get there? Lampedusa

Round 5 - Screen Test. 1a:

Who won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Still Alice"?

1b:

Patricia Arquette won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in which film? Boyhood

2a:

Which stately home is used to depict Downton Abbey in the TV series off the same name? Highclere Castle

2b:

Similarly, which stately home was used to depict Brideshead, in the TV series and film "Brideshead Re-visited"? Castle Howard

3a:

Name the Japanese animation film studio, which is best known for its animé feature films, such as "Spirited Away", "Howl's Moving Castle" and "Ponyo"? Studio Ghibli

3b:

Name the British studio, known for making films using stop-motion clay animation techniques, and more recently computer animation films. Examples: "Chicken Run", "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" & "Shaun the Sheep Movie"? Aardman Animations

4a:

Name the 1955 Hitchcock film, based on a novel by David Dodge, which uses locations including the Côte d'Azur, Monaco, French Riviera and Cannes? To Catch a Thief

4b:

Name the 1963 Hitchcock film, based on a novel by Daphne Du Maurier, which uses locations including Bodega Bay, its Town and Schoolhouse. The Birds

Spare: Which film won the 2015 Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film?

Julianne Moore

Big Hero 6

Round 6 - Poldark. Don't worry - this is a historical round covering the period during which the Poldark series of novels by Winston Graham is set (1783 - 1820). 1a:

Most noted for his discovery of the role that oxygen plays in combustion, which French chemist and nobleman, was guillotined in 1794? Antoine Lavoisier

1b:

Which Italian physicist, described his new invention, the first chemical battery, in a letter to the Royal Society of London in 1800? Alessandro Volta

2a:

On January 8, 1815, where was the last major battle of the "War of 1812" fought. When American forces defeated an invading British force? Battle of New Orleans

2b:

In which battle of 11th October 1797, did the British Royal Navy defeat the fleet of the Batavian Republic off the coast of Holland? Battle of Camperdown

3a:

Name the last completed novel (1817) by Jane Austen, with Bath and Lyme Regis as some of its settings? Persuasion

3b:

"Waverley" published anonymously in 1814 was the debut novel of which author? Sir Walter Scott

4a:

Who painted "John Gascoigne with a Bay Horse" and " William Anderson with two SaddleHorses" - both are in the Royal Collection? George Stubbs

4b:

Who painted "Dedham Vale" and "Boat-building near Flatford Mill" - both are in the Victoria and Albert Museum collection? John Constable

Spare: Who was the American author of "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." which includes "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"? Washington Irving

Round 7 - East Enders. All questions contain either "East" or "End", either as a whole word or part of a word. 1a:

Harry "Scud" East was the best friend of the hero in this book by Thomas Hughes? Tom Brown's School Days

1b:

Which Nobel Prize winner wrote "East of Eden"?

2a:

Walthamstow Central and Brixton are the end terminals of which London Underground line? Victoria

2b:

Stanmore and Stratford are the end terminals of which London Underground line?

John Steinbeck

Jubilee 3a:

Name the Member of Parliament for Bolsover since 1970, nicknamed "The Beast of Bolsover"? Dennis Skinner

3b:

Eastleigh in Hampshire was the constituency of which disgraced Liberal Democrat MP. Convicted of perverting the course of justice? Chris Huhne

4a:

Russian chemist, Dmitri Mendeleev is generally credited with the publication, in 1869, of the first what? Periodic Table

4b:

Which element makes up 50-80% of Pitchblende?

Uranium

Spare: Which Dutch artist painted "Belshazzar's Feast" (1636-38) which hangs in the National Gallery? Rembrandt van Rijn

Round 8 - General. 1a:

If you see a fishing-boat with the letters BM on its hull at which south-west port is it registered? Brixham

1b:

If you see a fishing-boat with the letters SS on its hull at which south-west port is it registered? St Ives

2a:

Which Dicken's novel begins - ‘Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else"? It is thought to be partially based on 19th-century Preston. Hard Times

2b:

Which Dicken's novel begins - "Thirty years ago, Marseilles lay burning in the sun, one day. A blazing sun upon a fierce August day was no greater rarity in southern France then, than at any other time, before or since"? Gives a vivid description of the Marshalsea prison. Little Dorrit

3a:

Who manufactured the F-4 Phantom jet fighter/fighter bomber?

McDonnell Douglas

3b:

Who manufactured the Lightning supersonic jet fighter aircraft?

English Electric

4a:

The medieval Ponte Vecchio spans which Italian river?

4b:

Ponte di Rialto is the oldest bridge spanning which Italian waterway?

River Arno The Grand Canal

Spare: Which Dicken's novel begins - "London. Michaelmas Term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln's Inn Hall. Implacable November weather."? Bleak House