Overbury Bowls Club Quiz
Friday 25 January 2008
Round 1 Blockbusters
What O the fastest animal on 2 legs,
reaching a speed of around 40 miles per hour?
What S is the more common term for
What O is a constellation representing a
hunter with club and shield?
What B is the only mammal that can fly?
To the nearest whole number, what T is the
number of revolutions the moon makes around the earth in a calendar year?
What K is the national bird of New Zealand?
- What T was discovered
in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings?
- Which D was the first
Englishman to navigate the Straits of Magellan?
- Which N was the 16th
Century physician and astrologer, who wrote a book of prophecies in rhymed
- What B is a
two-coloured oblong cake covered with almond paste?
Round 2 Animals
We just need the name of the animal for the mark
- Building: what is the name of the wooden or
plastic tool used to hold mortar or plaster for the trowel?
- Aviation: what was the name of de Havilland’s
World War II aircraft known as the ‘wooden wonder’?
- Finance: what animal describes an investor who
sells in the expectation of a falling market?
- Egyptology: the Great Sphinx at Giza has the head of a human and the body
of a ‘what’?
- History: what is the name of the whip of nine
knotted cords once used in the navy?
- Household: what is the name of a type of grate to
hold a wood or coal burning fire, or the bars supporting it?
- Television: what was the name of the pompous floor
walker in the 70s comedy series Are You Being Served?
- Transport: in 1938 which locomotive set the world
speed record for a steam train?
- Films: what animal is
in the title of a popular book about a plot to capture Winston Churchill
in World War II?
- Television: What type of animal was Ermintrude in
the children's TV animation The Magic Roundabout?
Round 3 In
- In the game of
Monopoly, if you already owned Fleet Street and Trafalgar Square, which other
property would you need to complete the red set?
is the central supporting post of a circular staircase called (or the bottom
post of a straight staircase)?
In what card game do you back
‘horses’ represented by the A, K, Q and J of different suits, winning the
stakes on that card if you play it?
- Where might you
commonly see an illustration of pin making?
- For what household
chore might you use a (non-musical) mandolin?
- What does a
- What’s the name for
the hexagonal rod with a right-angled bend which is used as a spanner for
many household appliances and flat pack furnishings?
- In knitting, what
name is given to the pattern created by knitting alternate rows of knit
and purl stitches, often used for a particular item of clothing?
What are the first three words
in the Book of Genesis?
many finger holes does a tin whistle (pennywhistle) have?
Round 4 Television
- How is Geraldine Granger, played by Dawn
French, better known?
- What was the name of the housekeeper in Father
- In the UK
version of the show, how many contestants’ boxes are there in Deal Or
- Bernard Cribbins made
the most appearances as a reader on which British children's TV programme?
- Whom did Deidre
Langton marry in Coronation
Street in 1981?
- What product was the
first to appear in a UK
TV commercial (in 1955)?
- What property
programme is presented by Jonnie Irwin and Jasmine Harman?
- Which popular drama
series of the 70s and 80s centred on Skeldale House?
- Which well-known
television actor will be playing Hamlet at Stratford from July 2008?
- Who live in Wisteria Lane?
Round 5 Slogans and Catch-phrases
source of …
- Float like a
butterfly, sting like a bee?
- And all because the
lady loves … ?
- Let your fingers do
- Give us a twirl,
5. Here's one I made earlier?
6. I've started so I’ll finish?
Lovely Jubbly! (or Luvvly
And now for something
completely different... ?
Evening all. (or Evenin'
is not just food … ?
Round 6 Food
What are fino, oloroso and amontillado types of?
2. Of what fish is the dish
What ingredient is used as the colouring in black pasta?
What, according to tradition, will you be eating on 5 February this
5. What is
the usual topping for a Queen of Puddings?
Agar-agar is a vegetarian alternative to what?
The offal of which animal goes into the traditional
word is used to describe the flattening of a young chicken before grilling
9. Of what are the following
varieties: Royal Sovereign, Florence, Cambridge
10. Parkin is traditionally
served on Bonfire Night. What spice is
used in its flavouring?
Round 7 Art and Books
- Who was the marooned mariner on ‘Treasure
- Which artist painted the famous ‘Sunflowers`?
- What novel has the subtitle ‘The Modern Prometheus`?
- Nutwood Cottage is the home of which children`s cartoon strip and
- What train would you find on platform 9 and three quarters at Kings
- Which two colours are Dennis the Menace`s jumper?
- In the Roald Dahl story of an orphan who finds
happiness when a massive fruit grows in his garden, what is the
- Who painted The
Blue Boy in 1779?
- What novel by Jane
Austen has just been serialised on television?
- Which Alex Graham
cartoon appears in the Daily Mail newspaper?
Round 8 Body Parts
All the answers
to the following questions are also parts of the human body
1. A small measure
of liquor in a glass
2. A tall tourist attraction
on the bank of the River Thames
3. The rustic
weaver in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
4. A part of, or
stage, in a journey, race or competition
5. A general
principle or method derived from practice
The front end of an aircraft or vehicle
Tease or make fun of
Former Labour Party leader who lost the
1983 General Election
Strength of character or firmness
speech or impudence
Round 9 Pot Luck
- What is 6/8ths
expressed as a decimal fraction?
2. In London,
at what famous location do the Strand, the Mall and Whitehall meet?
- In the novel by
Johanna Spyri, which little girl went to live with her grandfather in the Alps?
- What brand name is
given to their luxury car models by Toyota?
- A deficiency of what
vitamin causes the disease known as ricketts?
- Since 1937, what has
happened every four years in the United States on 20
January? (unless it’s a
to which king was Nell Gwynn the mistress?
- In which Beatles song do you hear the names Vera,
Chuck and Dave?
- What star sign are people born on 25 August?
- Which famous
comedians made a film called A Night at the Opera?
- What was the name of Shrek's Princess?
- In a famous song, what
two words go before ‘how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like
- Under what name did
Priscilla White achieve fame?
- On the Beaufort
scale, what number is ‘storm’ force?
- Just before
Christmas, David Leggat got stuck in the toilet of his bowling club for
four days. In which Scottish city
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