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Quiz Unknown 6.2

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The cartoon show Top Cat was developed in the formula of which existing sitcom? The Phil Silvers Show
Which actress has starred in the films Swing Shift, Protocol and There’s A Girl In My Soup? Goldie Hawn
Inspector Japp appears in several crime novels by which writer? Agatha Christie
For Esme, With Love And Squalor is a short story published in a 1953 collection entitled Nine Stories by which US writer? JD Salinger
In which sport might one be most likely to make a move called a body check? Ice hockey
Chris Read played which sport for England? Cricket (wicketkeeper)
Antonio is the middle name of which snooker world champion? Ronnie O'Sullivan
The US runner Gwen Torrence won her last Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Games in which event? 4 x 100m relay
At the Winter Olympics, what is the shortest distance over which a short-track speed-skating race is run? 500m
Grangemouth in East Stirlingshire is home to one of the biggest examples of what in Europe? Oil refinery
Tepui is the name for the kind of tabletop mountains that are found on which continent? South America
The 13km-long Fox Glacier is in which country? New Zealand
What is the French name for the month of March? Mars
Fleapit is a term most commonly applied to an old, rundown example of what? Cinema
In Greek mythology, what was Talos, the giant that protected the island of Crete, made from? Bronze
The village of Adlestrop, immortalised in a poem by Edward Thomas, is in which traditional English county? Gloucestershire
In which city in 1978 did Jarvis Cocker found the group that became Pulp? Sheffield
Merald Knight, William Guest and Edward Patten were members of which group? The Pips
What is the title of The Beatles’ second studio album? With The Beatles
In 1970, the British government announced an indefinite ban on the importation of domestic pets, following an outbreak of which disease? Rabies
During the Roman Empire, what was a sesterius? Brass coin
Two civil wars were fought in which country between 1944 and 1949? Greece
Richie Woodall has won an Olympic medal and a world title in which sport? Boxing
What is the technical term for the net at the top of a lacrosse stick? Pocket
Which US professional basketball team can trace its origins back to the 1940s, when it was known as the Syracuse Nationals? Philadelphia 76ers
The Cesarewitch Handicap is run each year at which racecourse? Newmarket
What would you be most likely to do in a French train carriage known as a wagon-lit? Sleep
Caracol is a large ancient Maya archaeological site in which country? Belize
Who is the host of Selling Houses Australia? Andrew Winter
Who played the character of Walter Reilly in the Crocodile Dundee films? John Meillon
In which city was Anthony Warlow born? Wollongong
Scott Engel, John Maus and Gary Leeds made up which pop trio? Walker Brothers
In which Australian state or territory is the town of Oatlands? Oatlands
Who played Harry Kelly (the father) in the 1966 film They’re A Weird Mob? Chips Rafferty
Which club won the FA Cup in 1972? Leeds United
What is the name of Lesley Joseph’s character in the TV sitcom Birds of a Feather? Dorien
In the 2006 film The Queen, who played Cherie Blair? Helen McCrory
Helena Bonham Carter was Oscar-nominated for Best Actress for her role in which film? The Wings of the Dove
Louise Redknapp (nee. Nurding) became famous with which pop group? Eternal
Damien Hirst’s acceptance speech for his 1995 Turner Prize featured the line “It’s amazing what you can do with an E in A-level art, a twisted imagination and a…” what? Chainsaw
Which historical figure had an older sister called Francis Parthenope, who was often known as Pop? Florence Nightingale
Robert Falcon Scott’s last expedition was on which ship, that left Cardiff docks in June 1910? Terra Nova
Which British aviation engineer born in 1887 designed the bomb known as the tall boy? Barnes Wallis
What was the name of Richard Branson’s first business, a magazine launched in 1968? Student
What are described in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 as being “nothing like the sun”? My mistress' eyes
The Romanian-born sculptor Constantin Brancusi made his career in which country? France
The wealthy Hugo Mallinger is a character in which George Eliot novel? Daniel Deronda
What is the approximate melting point in degrees Celsius of lead? 327
Which member of the crew of Apollo 17 had earlier flown on the Apollo 10 mission? Eugene Cernan
Turquoise is an opaque blue to green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of aluminium and which other metal? Copper
The constellation Horologium, one of the 88 modern constellations, is so-called because it’s said to resemble what object? Clock
In the categorisation of the three primary types of lightning, IC, CC and CG, what does the CG stand for? Cloud-to-ground
The dance music known as acid house first became popular at the end of which decade? 1980s
Which female singer had three songs in the Top 10 of the very first UK Official Singles Chart, published in November 1952? Vera Lynn
Which song by the folk singer Ewan MacColl has been covered on record by many singers and groups, including Rod Stewart, The Dubliners and The Pogues? Dirty Old Town
Which group released the greatest hits album Snap in 1983, one year after they disbanded? The Jam
In 1939, Dmitri Shostakovich was commissioned to write a celebratory piece of music to be played as the marching bands of the Red Army paraded through the capital of which country? Finland
Which band had a UK Top 10 hit in 1987 with True Faith? New Order
Which Ed Sheeran song begins “White lips, pale face, breathing in snowflakes”? The A Team
In order to take their seat in the Commons, MPs must swear by Almighty God that “I will be faithful and bear true allegiance” to whom? The monarch
In what year did Jean Chretien became Canadian PM? 1993 (until 2003)
In 1991, Leonid Kravchuk became the first president of which country? Ukraine
Which expression from the French for “cold blood” is used to describe someone who is cool and composed? Sang-froid
Which US state is known as The Natural State? Arkansas
The British nickel brass threepence coin, introduced in 1937, had how many sides? 12
Where can the megalithic monument Maeshowe be found? Orkney
Which country is the ninth largest in the world by area? Kazakhstan
In which US state is the almost-deserted town of Centralia where underground coal seams have been burning since being accidentally ignited in 1962? Pennsylvania
“When the rain is blowing in your face, and the whole world is on your case” are the opening lines to which song? Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan)
Gregorian chant is a style of music named after a Pope who came into office in which century? 6th
The influential jazz musician Dexter Gordon was famous as a soloist on which instrument? Tenor saxophone
A term relating to a historical bravery award in the British Armed Forces is “mentioned in” what? Dispatches
Historically the term “knob-thatcher” referred to which profession? Wigmaker
Which year saw the Battles of Brentford, Turnham Green and Powick Bridge, among others? 1642
What was the name of the nurse who survived the Titanic sinking, the sinking of the sister ship Britannic, and was on board the other sister ship Olympic during a major collision? Violet Jessop
Which social reformer became known for her report on conditions in the concentration camps set up by the British during the Boer War of 1899 to 1902? Emily Hobhouse
The Royal House of Bruce supplied how many kings of Scotland? Two
The pre-decimal two shilling coin continued to be used until 1993 as which decimal UK coin? 10p
Irina Shayk, born in 1986 in Yemanzhelinsk in the Urals, became famous in which field? Fashion
Which type of bird can be referred to by the term tercel? Male falcon
Which device is used to measure angles between facets of gemstones? Goniometer
In 2016, Antonio Conte became manager of which Premiership football team? Chelsea
Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares won which two Grand Slam men’s doubles titles in 2016? Australian Open, US Open
The swimmer David Wilkie won an Olympic gold medal for Great Britain in which city? Montreal
Andrew Caddick played which sport for England? Cricket
What was developed in 1887 by Adolf Fick? Contact lens
Alfred Nobel died in 1896 in which country? Italy
What common name is given to the deep sea octopuses from the genus Grimpoteuthis, due to their resemblance to a Disney character? Dumbo octopus
Who became the First Minister of Northern Ireland in January 2016 - the first time a woman has held the title? Arlene Foster
Korky the Cat appeared on the front page of which British comic from 1937 until 1984, when he was replaced by Desperate Dan? Dandy
The actress Pamela Lane was the first wife of which playwright? John Osborne
What is the capital of the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia? Trieste
Who voices the main canine character Max in the 2016 film The Secret Life of Pets? Louis CK
Who co-wrote the screenplay to The Empire Strikes Back, wrote the screenplay to The Bodyguard, and also wrote and directed Body Heat, The Big Chill and The Accidental Tourist? Lawrence Kasdan
Who played Marty McFly’s father George, in Back to the Future? Crispin Glover
In which sci-fi TV series from the 70s and 80s did the heroes battle against the totalitarian forces of the Terran Federation? Blake's 7
Who directed the 2016 film Nocturnal Animals, starring Amy Adams? Tom Ford
Vesuvio’s restaurant is a frequently used location in which TV series? The Sopranos
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