Overbury Quiz Saturday 14 March 2009
Round 1 Famous Partners
Round 2 Food and Drink
1. What French term is used for the small cakes or biscuits served at the end of a formal meal?
2. Dr Johnson considered claret to be the drink for boys, port the drink for men and what drink for heroes?
3. Which chocolate bar was advertised as ‘Full of Eastern promise’?
4. What animal does hogget come from?
5. In Victorian times, what were known as ‘little bags of mystery’?
6. What dish made from cod’s roe with olive oil has a name where every other letter is an ‘a’?
7. Which brand of drink was humorously advertised in the 70s by Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins?
8. What are calamares (or calamari)?
9. What name is given to a mixture of dried thyme, parsley and bay in a muslin bag?
10. Which Italian composer lends his name to a steak dish?
Round 3 Birds
1. What bird was often used to advertise Guinness (punningly as well as visually)?
2. What was the first operational vertical take off combat aircraft in the world?
4. Who was King Arthur’s magician and mentor?
5. What was the original name of the Golden Hind, the flagship of Francis Drake on his circumnavigation of the world?
What is the nickname of
7. Which organisation is the adversary of the Men from UNCLE?
Round 4 Arts and Entertainment
Round 5 Music
To be provided
Round 6 Company Logos (hand out and mark/collect after Round 9)
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20
Round 7 Trivia
December last year, what unexpected visitor burst into the foyer of the Boldon
Cineworld cinema near
December last year, a 13-house estate in West Derby,
3. What was the trade of a cordwainer?
4. What building material is made using soda, lime and silica?
5. Which popular comedienne’s autobiography takes the form of a series of letters addressed to ‘Dear Fatty’?
6. In golf, what does a stimpmeter measure?
7. On what afternoon TV quiz show was the phrase ‘Question or nominate’ used?
8. In Hitchcock’s classic film thriller Psycho, what is the name of the motel?
snaffle, Pelham and
10. On Friday 6 March this year, how did 29-year old eco-activist Leila Dean’s protest about the third runway at Heathrow in a particularly apt way?
Round 8 Flowers
1. In song, who invented ‘medicinal compound’?
2. Which flower takes its name from the Latin for a sword?
The battle of
4. Which Indian princess was rescued by Peter Pan?
Round 9 Who Am I?
For 4 points. I was born in June 1951 in Scotland and worked as a journalist and a TV editor, before becoming an academic at Edinburgh University
For 3. In 1983 I became an MP
having being elected for the constituency of
For 2. On August 3, 2000 I married Sarah, and have 2 sons called John and Fraser
For 1. I served for a number of years as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the government led by Tony Blair
For 4. I studied
For 3. I was
brought up in a small village in
For 2. Though I didn’t actually take my clothes off, my television series and the spin-off books became enormously popular
For 1. My last job was saving the nation’s bacon
For 4. I was born to famous parents on 15 September 1984
For 3. I lost my
mother when I was just 12, and was sent to
For 2. My private life has always been of great interest to the press, and I have been criticized for my choice of language and dress
For 1. I am third in line to the throne
For 4. I was born
For 3. I was educated at Yale and Harvard and have degrees in History and Business Administration
For 2. After
making money in the oil industry, I became part owner of the
For 1. I served as
For 4. I was born abroad and am the granddaughter of a famous opera singer
For 3. My
education concluded at St Aldate’s
For 2. My personal life has frequently made the front pages, and the words men, football and litigation may come to mind
For 1. I have had a varied career in television, originally as a weather girl, most recently winning Celebrity Big Brother
Round 10 General Knowledge
adopted the family name ‘
2. In the television quiz Eggheads, a new ‘egghead’ has joined Chris, Judith, Kevin, Daphne and C J. What is his name?
3. What is the first name of Barack Obama’s wife (not Mrs Obama)?
4. What is the chemical symbol for calcium?
6. In science, what is the subject of the study of mycology?
7. Where does a Steiff teddy bear wear its indication of authenticity?
8. Which cheeky Cockney covered the 1957 Guy Mitchell hit ‘Singing the Blues’, both reaching no 1 in the charts?
10. Who are the three male suspects in a game of Cluedo?