Quiz Set 5 - Questions
1. What is unusual about the Manx Cat from the Isle of Man?
2. What was the name of the snail in the children’s TV show The Magic Roundabout?
3. Sacred Heart Hospital is the primary location for which medical comedy-drama?
4. Abel and Cain were the first two children of Adam and Eve. Who was their third son?
5. Fred “The Shred” Goodwin is a disgraced figure in which sector, whose knighthood for services to that industry was annulled in 2012? Bonus point if you can name the company with which he is most famously associated, having been its CEO between 2001 and 2009?
6. Larry the Bird, which resembles a mountain bluebird and is named for a basketball player, is the logo for which famous company?
7. Which unlikely country was invited into the Eurovision Song Contest for the 60th anniversary in 2015, and has been invited back in 2016 and 2017 as part of what seems to be an ongoing arrangement?
8. The Gruber Brothers, Colonel Stuart and Thomas Gabriel are among the primary antagonists in which film franchise?
9. The Penny Farthing was an early form of which mode of transport?
10. The Mao Mao Uprising took place in the 1950s in which country?
Round 2: Sport and Games
1. In which race do the competitors not cross the finish line?
2. FIDE is the governing body for which sport or game?
3. In which sport do competitors only find out the score after its over?
4. Which game of chance is the most physically demanding for the losing participant?
5. Name either of the two players involved in the longest ever professional tennis match. It was 11 hours long and took place at Wimbledon in 2010.
6. In which sport do teams from the USA and Europe compete for the Weber Cup?
7. The 1956 Summer Olympics were held in Melbourne. But as Australian quarantine laws wouldn’t allow horses to be imported into the country, in which country were the equestrian events held?
8. Which international Rugby Union team is known as the Pumas?
9. Which Chinese game, typically played with 144 pieces, originated in the Qing dynasty and is popular today in solitaire and multiplayer forms?
10. In 1994, which British tennis player became the first ever to be disqualified from Wimbledon after hitting a ball girl with a shot? It was in a doubles match, and a bonus point will be given if you can name his partner, who was not involved in the incident.
Round 3: Connections
1. Which medical discovery is usually credited to Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895?
2. Which game is often apocryphally said to have been referred to by Mark Twain as “A good walk spoiled”?
3. Which dance, which premiered in 1914, is said to have been named for the vaudeville actor who popularised it?
4. In the UK, this foodstuff is known as butter beans. What are they called in the US?
5. At which Berlin Wall crossing, the famous booth of which is now in the Allied Museum in Berlin did 18 year old Peter Fechter die in 1962?
6. Which Canadian province is the largest in the country by area?
7. Which 1942 biographical musical film about George Cohan stars James Cagney and Joan Leslie?
8. Which Ford car, produced between 1982 and 1993, was a replacement to the Ford Cortina?
9. Which Shakespeare play, one of three to be set in Verona, was first made into a film in 1936 by George Cukor?
10. Finally, what connects all of the above answers?