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Monday Night Quiz 2

Bat and Ball railway station is one of two stations in which Kent town? Sevenoaks
Which actress played the part of Linda Green in the BBC tv series of that name, that ran for two series in 2001 and 2002? Liza Tarbuck
The sand dance was the highlight of which British musical hall act popular during the middle decades of the 20th century? Wilson, Keppel and Betty
The Trout Quintet is the popular name for the Piano Quintet in A major by which composer? Franz Schubert
Founded in Sweden in 1947, for what do H & M stand for in the name of the multinational retail clothing company? Hennes and Mauritz
The title for Pink Floyd's debut album Piper at the Gates of Dawn, was taken from which classic book of childrens literature? The Wind In The Willows
Deriving it's name from the Greek for place and name, what is the study of place names called? Toponymy
Released in November 1997, it has sold over 40 million copies worldwide and is the best selling album by a female artist. Name the album and the artist? Come On Over by Shania Twain
Alaska's Mount McKinley is the highest mountain in the USA, but which mountain in California is the highest in the contiguous United States? Mount Whitney
Which artist won the Turner Prize in 2001 for Work No. 227: The Lights Going Off And On? Martin Creed
Published in 1994, what is the title of Joseph Heller's sequel to his 1961 novel Catch 22? Closing Time
What is the real name of the 2012 and 2014 US Masters winning golfer Bubba Watson? Gerry Lester Watson Jr
Which author's novels include Tipping The Velvet and Fingersmith? Sarah Waters
Now home to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, otherwise known as the Red Arrows, in which English county is RAF Scampton? Lincolnshire
At 1261 ft (384 m) high, Wills Neck is the highest summit in which range of hills? Quantock Hills
Which author's most famous works are Anna of the Five Towns and the Clayhanger series of novels? Arnold Bennett
Desmond Miles is the protagonist of which video game franchise? Assassin's Creed
In which English city was a statue of Charles Dickens unveiled during February 2014? Portsmouth
The Preston Plumber was the nickname of which English footballer? Sir Tom Finney
Since 1989 the Burmese city of Rangoon has been known by what name? Yangon
From 1929 until 1961 which modern day capital city was known as Stalinabad? Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan
What is the family name of the Dukes of Bedford? Russell
(Maiden) Bradley House in Wiltshire is the seat of which ducal family? Duke of Somerset/the Seymour family
Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward is the real name of which author, best known for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu? Sax Rohmer
Which modern day country was called French Somaliland between 1896 and 1967? Djibouti
Who on 14 October 2012, became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power when he jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere? Felix Baumgartner
What name is given to a fraction where the numerator is larger than the denominator? Improper fraction
Which Greek dramatist wrote the play Antigone? Sophocles
The original lost and known today only through numerous Roman copies, the Diskobolus or discus thrower was a sculpture by which Athenian sculptor? Myron
Bletchley Park, the former home of Sir Herbert Samuel Leon, is located in which English county? Buckinghamshire
Who wrote the 1892 opera Pagliacci? Ruggero Leoncavallo
Born in 1694, how is the writer, historian and philosopher François-Marie Arouet better known? Voltaire
Between the years 1983 to 2007 where would you have heard Radio Avalon? Glastonbury Music Festival
Dishabiliophobia is the fear of what? A fear of getting undressed in front of others
Cwm in Welsh place names translates as which type of geographical feature? Valley
The English place name Chester and the suffixes -chester, -caster and -cester indicates the presence of what feature? A Roman military camp or fort
Which word describes a diamond of one hundred carats or greater? Paragon
Which creatures does the word murine describe? Mice or rats
Which name is the most common Slavic variant of the name John? Ivan
On 2nd October 1942 which Cunard liner accidentally sank one of her escort ships, the light cruiser HMS Curacoa? RMS Queen Mary
In the English Language which letter starts the least number of words? X
Kwok's Disease is a reaction attributed to what? Monosodium Glutamate (It's also called Chinese Restaurant Syndrome)
The vitamin B1 is also known by what name? Thiamin
The Tuscan port city of Livorno is known by what name in English? Leghorn
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy John-117 is the protagonist of which video game franchise? Halo
What is the real first name of the ex Slade lead singer Noddy Holder? Neville
In track cycling the Omnium is a competition which is currently contested over how many different events? Six
A QR code is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode or two-dimensional barcode, what do the letters QR stand for? Quick Response
In 1967 Harold Wilson won a court case for libel against which pop group? The Move
Birmingham Knights, Leicester Riders and Worcester Wolves all compete in which UK sport's premier league? Basketball
Who was pictured on the back of the five pound note between the Duke of Wellington and Elizabeth Fry? George Stephenson
The antimalarial drug Quinine is found naturally in the bark of which tree? Cinchona Tree
Which highly poisonous toxin occurs naturally in the seeds of the castor oil plant? Ricin
Which car manufacturer makes the model the Adam? Vauxhall
The second largest river in Africa to drain into the Indian Ocean, the Limpopo River does so in which country? Mozambique
The first and second longest rivers in Africa are the Nile and the Congo respectively. Which river is the third longest? Niger River
Phil Liggett is a commentator and journalist who covers which sport? Cycling
Which Welsh physician and mathematician published The Whetstone of Witte in 1557? It contained the first recorded use of the equals sign and was also the first book in English to use the plus and minus signs. Robert Recorde
The North Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby stands at the mouth of which river? River Esk
After the collapse of the Soviet Union the Kirov Ballet Company changed it's name to what? Mariinsky Ballet
The Italian liquer Sambuca has what flavour? Anise
In 1903 in recognition of his work in the arbitration movement, who became the first British winner of the Nobel Peace Prize? Sir Randal Cremer
An isohyet is a line on a map connecting points that receive equal amounts of what? Precipitation
Who played the part of the Cowardly Lion in the 1939 film The Wizard OF Oz? Bert Lahr
Giving its name to a type of light brown sugar, the historical region of Demerara is in which modern day country? Guyana
What name is given to pickled herring fillet wrapped around a savoury filling, that usually consists of slices of onion, pickled gherkin or green olive with pimento? Rollmop/Rollmops
Which manor house in Northamptonshire is the ancestral home of the first US President George Washington? Sulgrave Manor
After being accepted as a full UEFA member in May 2013, Gibralter played it's first official international match against which country in November of the same year? Slovakia
Which duo had a number five hit in the UK singles chart in 1970 with "Young Gifted and Black"? Bob and Marcia
The Canary Islands are located 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of the coast of Western Sahara and which other mainland African country? Morocco
In total Peter Shilton made a record 1005 league appearances over his 30 year career. For which club did he make his final appearance during the 1996-97 season? Leyton Orient
The Centenary Quaich is contested annually by Ireland and Scotland in which sport? Rugby Union
Which two countries annually contest Rugby Union's Millennium Trophy? England and Ireland
The Circuit de la Sarthe is a semi-permanent race course most famous as the venue for which auto race held annually since 1923? 24 Hours of Le Mans
The Bentley Mulsanne is named after the straight on which semi-permanent race course, most famous as the venue for the 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race? Circuit de la Sarthe
Which glandular organ of the human body gets it's name from the Greek for "all flesh"? Pancreas
What was the name of the teacher accused in 1925 of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school? John T Scopes
Published in 1880, who wrote the novel Ben Hur: A Tale Of The Christ? Lew Wallace
Who directed the 1959 movie Ben Hur, for which he won the Oscar for Best Director? William Wyler
Who is the current Archbishop of Westminster head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales? Vincent Nichols
The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic is a partially recognized state that claims sovereignty over which disputed territory in North Africa? Western Sahara
What is the name of the largest city and the capital of Portugal's Autonomous Region of Madeira? Funchal
What is the name of the spacecraft built and launched in 2004 by the European Space Agency, which aims to be the first mission designed to both orbit and land on a comet? Rosetta
In terms of area which is the largest country in Central America? Nicaragua (130,373 square Km)
In terms of area which is the smallest country in Central America? El Salvador (21,040 square Km)
Which Central American country is the most populous? Guatemala (Population 15,438,384)
Which Central American country is the least populous? Belize (Population 334,297)
Which Central American city is the most populous? Guatemala City (Population 2.3 million)
What does the Japanese word 'tsunami' literally translate to? Harbour wave
With which condition was Michael Jackson diagnosed in 1986, causing depigmentation of parts of the skin? Vitiligo
Located in the Kremlin the Tsar Kolokol is the largest what in the world? Bell
Formed in 1971, the British trade union UCATT represents the workers in which industry? Construction (Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians)
What Latin phrase, abbreviated to e.g., means for example? Exempli gratia
Which Gilbert and Sullivan opera was based partly on Tennyson's fantasy The Princess? Princess Ida
Parotitis, the inflammation of one or both of the parotid glands, is a disease more commonly known as what? Mumps
"The better part of valour, is discretion" is a quote from which of Shakespeare's plays? Henry IV part 1
Which rank in the British Army wears a single crown on each epaulette? Major
Which European capital city is served by Barajas Airport? Madrid
Mogigraphia is a form of cramp associated with which activity? Writing, commonly called writer's cramp
Who wrote the nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark? Lewis Carrol
Created by: Ian Chilman Ian Chilman