Overbury Quiz 5  - February 2013


Round 1  Pot Luck


  1. Five nations are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council –France, Russia, United Kingdom, the United States of America are four:  which is the fifth country?


  1. THAT GREAT CHARMER is an anagram of which British politician?


  1. In the song, what was the last creature to be swallowed by the ‘Old Lady who swallowed a fly’?


  1. Which traditional figure appears on the weather vane at Lord’s cricket ground?.


  1. Which building now stands on the site of London’s Newgate prison?


  1. There are six colours on a Rubik’s Cube.  White, Red, Blue, Green and Yellow are five of them:  what is the missing colour?


  1. There is only one day of the week whose letters can be rearranged to make another word:  what is that word?


  1. In which English county can be found the towns of HAM and SANDWICH?


  1. Four US states begin with the letter I - Idaho, Indiana and Iowa are three of them:  what is the fourth?


  1. In which film did Mel Gibson voice Rocky the Rooster?                



Round 2 Food and Drink



  1. What forms the basis of a Croquembouche?


  1. What type of food is Cornish Yarg?


  1. A frittata is the Italian version of which common dish?


  1. What was the real name of the TV chef known as the Galloping Gourmet?


  1. What is found in the centre of a Sussex Pond Pudding?.


  1. ‘Thermidor’ and ‘Newburg’ are traditional ways of preparing what ?


  1. In the Turkish dish dolmas, the stuffed vegetable is traditionally wrapped in what?


  1. A Carpetbag steak, often associated with Australia, is stuffed with what?


  1. What is added to a Croque–Monsieur to make a Croque-Madame ?


  1. What were described in a TV advert as ‘Tasty, tasty, very , very tasty’ ?



Round 3 Advertising Slogans


Name the company or brand advertised by these slogans



  1. Every Little Helps


  1. Simples


  1. Should Have Gone To …


  1. It’s Got Our Name On It


  1. 8 Out Of 10 Cats Prefer It


  1. Good Call


  1. The Ultimate Driving Machine


  1. I’m Loving It


  1. Kills All Known Germs Dead


  1. Just Do It


Round 4 Phonetically Speaking

The answers to these questions either are or contain a word or words that represent a letter in the Nato phonetic alphabet

1.      Which 1964 film chronicled the Battle of Rourke’s Drift?

2.      Which tune topped the charts for Eddie Calvert in 1954? 

3.      What is the capital of Peru?  

4.      In which sport is the Eisenhower Trophy contested?  

5.      Which old curmudgeon lives next door to Patrick and Pippa?  

6.      In which month of the year was John F Kennedy assassinated?  

7.      Which Shakespeare play shares its title with an 1981 hit for Dire Straits?  

8.      Which 1949 Ealing comedy was based on a novel by Compton McKenzie?   

9.      Which country won the third ICC cricket World Cup in 1983?    

10.  What is Wilhelm Roentgen’s most notable invention? 


Round 5 – Music Round:  not supplied



Round 6  Picture Round


Identify …



                  1                                  2                                        3                                   4                                 5



          6                       7                                  8                                           9                                          10



              11                                12                                  13                                       14                                  15



Round 7  Birds

All the answers in this round are, or include, the name of a bird

1.      Which 1938 locomotive holds the world speed record for steam engines?   

2.      What was the original name of the Golden Hind, the flagship of Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe?       

3.      What was the name of the pirate portrayed by Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean?        

4.      Which British comedy star was born Charles Springall?            

5.      Other than monarchs, who was the first woman to be depicted on a British banknote?         

6.      What was the name of the character played by Jodie Foster in The Silence Of The Lambs?            

7.      What is the imprint of the range of children’s books published by Penguin Books?            

8.      Where was the first land battle of the Falkland’s War fought?            

9.      What nickname was bestowed upon the French singer Edith Piaf?            

10.  Which organisation was the nemesis of the Men from UNCLE?            


Round  8  Wizards



  1. To which city did Dorothy Gale travel to meet the Wizard of Oz?


  1. Who provided lead vocals for the glam rock group Wizzard?


  1. Which wizard featured in the animated film The Sword in the Stone?


  1. The Grand Wizard or Imperial Wizard are titles used by the leaders of which organisation?


  1. Which player, nicknamed ‘the wizard of dribble’, was the first footballer to be knighted?


  1. Which rock opera features the song, ‘Pinball Wizard’?


  1. In which famous series of fantasy novels does the failed wizard Rincewind appear?


  1. Which dark wizard was portrayed by Christopher Lee in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy?


  1. What is missing from the following group - Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff?


  1. Which of Shakespeare’s plays features a wizard called Prospero?




Round 9  Who Am I?


In this round I will read four clues to each of five famous people.  After each clue, you will have the chance to guess the name of the person.  If you guess correctly after the first clue you will receive 4 points; if you guess correctly after the second clue you will get three points, after the third clue two points, and after all four clues one point.  You will make your guess by handing in the name on one of your slips of coloured paper after the clue.  It follows that if you guess early but incorrectly you will receive no points and be frozen out of that question.


Any questions?  Tonight’s answers may be male or female, real or fictional


Question 1


For 4 points:  I was born in 1960 into a well-to-do family with substantial inherited wealth.  Privately educated, I was thought to be difficult and disruptive at school, but I went on to obtain a degree in Modern Languages at Oxford University.


For 3:  I started work in publishing and journalism, and attracted unwelcome publicity when openly disagreeing with the political views of my father, but generally covered less controversial fields such as food and fashion.  However, I lost my job at a radio station after admitting I had my shopping done for me – not the common touch they wanted to project.


For 2:  I have always been interested in cooking and my breakthrough came after I wrote a book of culinary tips and followed it up with a best-seller which won me the Author of the Year award in 2001 – beating J K Rowling among others – and establishing me as a household goddess.

For 1:  I have subsequently had a series of highly popular television series on cooking, while trading on my femininity, and I am now usually known simply by my first name.


Question 2

For 4 points:  I was born in 1854;  little is recorded of my family and early years, though my elder brother is known to have held a senior and highly confidential position as a government.official.


For 3:  I first came to public notice in 1887 as a result of a colourful study published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual, and I am said to have much in common with Professor Joseph Bell, a prominent surgeon at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh.


For 2:  I have a keen and observant mind which I stimulate by smoking a pipe, and occasionally by taking cocaine, and I relax by playing the violin.


For 1:  I am fortunate to have had my career well documented by my friend and lodger at 221b Baker Street, Dr John Watson.



Question 3


For 4 points:  My political career began  in 1992 when I was elected to parliament as Conservative MP for Falmouth and Camborne, and my service as Chief of Staff to William Hague (and also his occasional wrestling partner) earned me an elevation to the peerage in 2000.


For 3:  My sporting achievements as a young man in the 70s and 80s had previously brought me international recognition, and during my career I held 12 world records and won two Olympic golds.


For 2:  Last year I received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for Lifetime Achievement.


For 1:  I am proud to have been the Chairman of the successful London 2012 Olympic bid and then of the London Games organising committee.



Question 4

For 4 points:  I was born in London’s East End on a council estate in 1947.  My grandparents had been born in Poland and were listed as Russian Jewish immigrants. I left school at the age of 16 and my first job involved boiling beetroots for the local greengrocer.

For 3:  I am a former chairman of  Tottenham Hotspur football club.

For 2:  In 1970 I sold my interest in the consumer electronics company I founded and today I am worth an estimated £760 million.

For 1:  Despite my name I am now known for my acidic comments when fronting the popular BBC reality show The Apprentice.



Question 5


For 4:  I was born in 1989 and have been acting since I was 10 years old, winning a nomination for Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress in the 2006 British Soap Awards.


For 3:  After my on-screen character entered a goth phase in 2004, real-life local headmasters warned pupils that they would be sent home if they copied the style, saying it was not appropriate at school.


For 2:  In 2012, I left the long running soap in which I appeared, my character telling her partner Jason that she wanted to split up in order to take part in a television reality programme.


For 1:  In November 2012, in an echo of my fictional life, I entered the jungle for I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here! But I struggled with the bush tucker trials and was the fifth person to be evicted




Round 10  Pot Luck



  1. Who played Hawkeye in Robert Altman’s 1970 film M*A*S*H?


  1. Which politician held all four of the great offices of state at different times in the 1960s and 70s?


  1. Which revolutionary building designed by Joseph Paxton stood on  Penge Common from 1854 until it was destroyed by fire in 1936?


  1. What was the surname of the absent-minded major in the comedy series Fawlty Towers?


  1. Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey are in which English county?


  1. In December 2012, who won the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing competition?


  1. In the 1966 World Cup final, Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick, but who scored England’s other goal?


  1. Which twentieth century novel features horses called Boxer, Mollie and Clover?


  1. What was Beatle George Harrison’s only solo number one?


  1. Which famous garden was founded in the 1930s by the writers Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson?