Overbury Quiz 5 - February 2013
Round 1 Pot Luck
Round 2 Food and Drink
Round 3 Advertising Slogans
Name the company or brand advertised by these slogans
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?
What is the capital of
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
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?
Where was the first land battle of the
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
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
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
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.
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.
I am fortunate to have had my career well documented by my friend and
lodger at 221b
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.
For 4 points: I was born in
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.
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