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Quiz Number 19

2018

Questions set by Tony Bell

A quiz based on the TV programme Only Connect

 

Round 1. Connections

 

Lion.        Prelude to, and Empire, Second, Forward the.

 

Water.       Heat, Brow, Lair, Hatcher.

 

Twisted Flax.     Antony Armstrong-Jones, Hugh Laurie,

Dan Snow, Matthew Pinsent.

 

Eye of Horus.      Tuvalu, Hawaii, Manitoba, Australia.

 

Two Reeds.     John Conteh, Clement Freud, Christopher Lee, Paul McCartney.

 

Horned Viper.      Haiti and Liechtenstein, Ireland and Ivory Coast, Chad and Romania, Monaco and Indonesia. 

 

 

Round 2. Sequences

 

Lion.          Ireland, Spain, Belgium....

 

Water.      Ceres, Pallas, Juno....

 

Twisted Flax.       The, Two, The Third....

 

Eye of Horus.      Sergeant, Nurse, Teacher....

 

Two Reeds.     James Lovell, David Scott, Eugene Cernan....

 

Horned Viper. Scotland, Australia, England....

Mastermind Club

Quiz Number 20

2018

Questions set by Mel Kinsey

A set of questions on famous Treaties

 

1/ What were the two main wartime conferences between the "Big Three" (Stalin, F.D.Roosevelt & Churchill) which led to a series of agreements on post-WW2 Europe and set the tone for the Cold War?

 

2/ What name is given to a series of protocols of 1899 and 1907 named for a Dutch city, that sought to build on the Geneva Conventions?

 

3/ The Simla Agreement of 1972 that followed a war whi9ch led to the creation of a new country, was signed between which two countries?

 

4/ The Treaty of Lausanne of 1923 led to the recognition of which sovereign country as the natural successor state of a long lasting Islamic entity?    

 

5/ Which 1955 East European agreement was more or less an answer to the formation of NATO?  

 

6/ What term is given to the collective treaties of 1648 that ended two major European wars, The 30 Years war and The 80 years war?

 

7/ The Treaty of Trianon that ended the First World War and caused the dissalution of a noted empire, defined the modern borders of which land locked European country?

 

8/ Name the two foreign ministers who signed a treaty in 1939 that established peace between Germany and the Soviet Union ? It was famously violated by Operation Barbarossa when Germany invaded the Soviet Union.  

 

9/ The Dayton Agreement of 1995 ended which bitter European conflict?

 

10/ What name was given to the series of agreements signed on 8th April 1904 between the United Kingdom and France, marking the start of the alliance against Germany and Austria-Hungary?

 

11/  The Treaty of portsmouth of 1905 ended which war?

 

12/ GATT, which took effect in 1948 and lasted until 1994 was replaced by which organisation in 1995? 

 

13/ What were the names of the "Big Four" leaders, who led the negotiations for the Allies at the treaty of versailles? 

 

14/ Which famous declaration that ultimately led to the formation of Israel  was incorporated into the Sevres peace treaty with the Ottoman Empire and the mandate for Palestine following the First World War ?   

 

 15/  The treaty of Tordesillas of 1494 divided the world between which two countries?   

 

16/ Which city gives its names to several important treaties including one in 1783 to end the American Revolutionary War, one in 1898 that ended the Spanish/American war , one in 1856 to end the Crimean War and 1815 following Napoleons defeat at Waterloo?   

 

17/ What was the 1848 treaty between the United States and Mexico that gained the US the areas of California and what are now New Mexico, Arizona,Utah,Wyoming and Colorado?

 

18/ The proposal made by President Woodrow Wilson at the Treaty of Versailles is known as what?   

 

19/ The Treaty of Ghent ended which 19th century war? 

 

20/ The Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819, not only settled the border dispute between the US and Spain, but also ceded which territory to the United States?  

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