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22 december 2018

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           2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,            2018        Ian McLauchlin

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XMAS QUIZ 2018


1. VARIOUS

  1. What was the price of the Mad Hatter's hat?  
  2. What is the only one of Shakespeare's plays to have an animal in the title?
  3. Where is Charles Darwin buried?
  4. Who wrote 'A Clockwork Orange'?
  5. Which Charles Dickens novel has the number of title letters 3,7,2,5,5?
  6. Who was the first Norman king of England?
  7. Which year did Mark Zuckerberg co-found Facebook?
  8. Who wrote 'The Day of the Triffids'?


2. WHAT'S THE CONNECTION

A. Felipe DeAlba (Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband),

    Dietmar Hannan (Bolton Wanderer's player),  

    Joseph Goebbels (German Chancellor),

    Louis XIX (King of France).

B. new

    kissing

    water

    crash

C. flake

    Chelsea

    jetstream

    respond

D. turnip

    muffin

    pugwash

    morph

E. 3.14159

    2.71828

    1.61803

    0.57721

F. Donnington Park

    Mallory park

    Castle Combe

    Snetterton

G. eyes

    oats

    lawn

    Cigarette


3. CONSTELLATIONS

Name the constellations:
































4. THE PERIODIC TABLE

  1. Which element has the symbol K ?
  2. Rh ?
  3. Ag ?
  4. Name 5 noble gases.
  5. Name 5 elements whose symbol begins with 'N'
  6. What is the element that is against currency, and what is its symbol?


5. QUOTES

Who said/wrote these?

  1. No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away…
  2. We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
  3. The art of flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
  4. They laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian. Well they're not laughing now.
  5. Went to the Doctor's and asked her what's good for wind. She gave me a kite.
  6. Would you repeat that question but a little more patronisingly?
  7. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
  8. The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
  9. If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
  10. I’m European champion, I’m not one out of the bottle, I think I’m a special one.
  11. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
  12. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
  13. Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
  14. Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.


6. FOURTH IN THE SERIES

What's the fourth in the series?

  1. lph,  bt,  gmm , ?
  2. 14=1, 23=8, 32=9, ?
  3. baritone, tenor, countertenor, ?
  4. 01,  10,  11,  ?
  5. ANH,  TESB, ROTJ, ?
  6. MO,  K2,  KA,  ?
  7. un,  do,  tr,  ?
  8. shoe, door, sticks, ?
  9. kitkat, lollipop, marshmallow, ?
  10. 4:H,  3:F,  2:R,  ?
  11. 1-10:4 11-20:4 21-30:2 ?
  12. 112  220  339  ?


7. MUSIC

20 items to answer.















8. ANAGRAMS

i.Trees

  1. charl
  2. scroamey
  3. two geordian
  4. ewe wig won pill
  5. relad
  6. worn hhat
  7. in out shaman

ii. Reptiles

  1. pervi
  2. tt rule
  3. tripe ran
  4. rail gloat
  5. good rom, kan do
  6. rib toast, ccoor

iii. Scientists

  1. mad, rich, see?
  2. least
  3. ugli plan
  4. I love sari
  5. ada fary
  6. blue hb

iv. Authors

  1. only Dave
  2. gin ales
  3. trap onest
  4. SS Loran
  5. Ban voka
  6. that crept

v. Mathematicians

  1. nit rug
  2. ray shag pot
  3. fab, iconic
  4. lucid, e?
  5. secret, sad


9. COUNTRIES

What countries are these (not to scale)?











































10. POETRY

Which poem contains these lines and who was the author?

  1. I make a sudden sally.
  2. They fuck you up your Mum and Dad
  3. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May
  4. What kind of pencil shall I use? 2B or not 2B?
  5. It isn't fit for humans now, There isn't grass to graze a cow
  6. Oh, it all makes work for the working man to do.
  7. If you like your coffee hot, let me be your coffee pot


11 . CARS

What are these cars - Make, model and year of introduction (1 point for each of these)?


















12. CALL YOURSELF AN EGGHEAD?

What are the surnames of these panel members from the TV quiz 'Eggheads'?

  1. Barry
  2. Beth
  3. Lisa
  4. Kevin
  5. Dave
  6. Steve
  7. Chris
  8. Pat
  9. Daphne
  10. Judith


13. THEME MUSIC TO TV PROGRAMMES

32 items to answer.















14.  MORE VARIOUS

  1. What term denotes the canal connecting the pharynx with the middle ear? It allows equalisation of pressure either side of the tympanic membrane.
  2. Name the two US states that end in the letter 's' that is not pronounced as an 's'.
  3. From that of a French Marshall, what name, originally given to a confection made by boiling almonds or other nuts in boiling sugar, now usually refers to a smooth paste made from this and often used as a filling in chocolates?
  4. Founded in 1675, which scientific research institution moved to Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex in 1957 before moving to  Cambridge in 1990?
  5. Of all the elements in the periodic table, two have symbols which read as personal pronouns. One is iodine. Name the other.
  6. The name of which popular type of dish begins place names denoting a region of the Karakorum Mountains, the largest city in Maryland and a Northern European sea almost landlocked?
  7. The calculus that forms when plaques hardens above or below the line of the gums is called what?
  8. Used from the 1920s onwards to describe art that incorporates movement, or the illusion of it, what term is used in physics for the energy of a body resulting from motion?
  9. If the full name of 'W' begins with 't' with what letter does the full name of 'K' begin (chemical element symbols)?
  10. Give all three of the rhyming words that mean: a narrow stream of particles or energy, the gaseous phase of water and a concept that spreads via the internet.
  11. Terms meaning a very small amount of money, an alarmist person, a light wire mesh and a cowardly disposition are linked by which bird?
  12. What decade saw the publication of: George Eliot's Middlemarch, Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, first performance of Bizet's Carmen and the first Impressionist exhibition in Paris?

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