Kirkcaldy Quiz League

KIRKCALDY QUIZ LEAGUE ROUND 1 QUESTIONS

1. How many lines are there in a sonnet? 14

2. Which river flows through Dumfries? THE NITH

3. The flightless bird the rhea is native to which continent? SOUTH AMERICA

4. In which country was the battle of Marengo that Napoleon’s horse was named

after? ITALY

5. Whose fire is the name given to discharges of static electricity from mast-tops or

aeroplanes’ wingtips? ST ELMO’S

6. What is horology a study of? THE MEASUREMENT OF TIME/ clocks/timepieces

7. The Swedish village of Ytterby has got what 4 things named after it? ELEMENTS

8. Which Italian workforce would sing a barcarolle? VENETIAN GONDOLIERS

9. Which is the nearest mainland country to the island of Trinidad? VENEZUELA

10 What American town gave its name to the most common tick-borne infection in

the Northern Hemisphere? LYME

11 The Dutch company Endemol which created TV programmes such as ‘Big

Brother’ have plans for a one-way, no-return show in 2025. Where to? MARS

12 In which 20th century war was the Battle of Pork Chop Hill? KOREAN WAR

13 Which English city has an annual Goose Fair? NOTTINGHAM

14 What farm animal has breeds including Texel, Romney Marsh and Swaledale?

SHEEP

15 The non-human hero of which 2011 film was called Joey? ‘WARHORSE’

16 Which carbohydrate makes jam gel? PECTIN

17 ‘A Policeman’s Lot is not a Happy One’ is from which Gilbert and Sullivan work?

‘THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE’

18 The British Guyana ‘1 Cent Magenta’ of 1856 is unique and valued at $10 million.

What is it? A STAMP

19 Where could you buy a Billy bookcase or a Dave laptop table? IKEA

20 Which American publication is nicknamed ‘The Gray Lady’ ? NEW YORK TIMES

KIRKCALDY QUIZ LEAGUE ROUND 2 QUESTIONS

21. Yvette Cooper is married to another member of the Shadow Cabinet; who?

ED BALLS

22. How many cards are used in the game of Bezique? 64 (2 packs, 10 to Ace removed)

23. Who formed the band Rainbow, having been guitarist with Deep Purple?

RITCHIE BLACKMORE

24. Canaan Banana became the first President of which independent African

country in 1980? ZIMBABWE

25. What is the designation of a wind over 73 mph (Force 12 on the Beaufort

Scale)? HURRICANE

26. Located in Cheltenham is GCHQ, the heart of UK security. What do the letters

GC stand for? GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS

27. Name any TWO of the 3 Orders of classical Greek architecture (2 part answer)

ANY 2 FROM: IONIC, DORIC, CORINTHIAN

28. Which golfer in the post-war era has had the misfortune to lose play-offs in

all 4 of the Majors? GREG NORMAN

29. How was author Mary Westmacott better-known? AGATHA CHRISTIE

30 According to the Bee Gees, when was the New York Mining Disaster? 1941

31 The area called ‘CONSTABLE COUNTRY’ where the artist worked most is

spread across which two English counties? (2-parts) ESSEX and SUFFOLK

32 Which Channel 4 programme gets its title from a Whiskas advert?

‘EIGHT OUT OF 10 CATS’

33 Where in your body would you find fibrin ? IN YOUR BLOOD

34 What is the stately home of the Duke of Bedford? WOBURN ABBEY

35 How would you perform dendro-chronology? COUNT TREE-RINGS

36 Which element’s symbol is Pd? PALLADIUM

37 Which German car-maker’s HQ is in Kirkcaldy’s twin town of Inglostadt? AUDI

38 Which brewery in the British Isles is at the site of a start for pilgrims heading to

Santiago de Campostela? THE GUINNESS DUBLIN BREWERY – at St

James’ Gate

39 What is the national flower of India? THE LOTUS

40 Which Scottish clan is led by the man often referred to simply as ‘Lochiel’?

CLAN CAMERON