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Quiz 2019   Number 1


Set by Mel Kinsey

1/ In Britain, a peeler is an old name for a policeman. What is a 
peeler in the USA? 
A Stiptease dancer

2/ Traditionally, on Boxing Day, cricket test matches start in which Australian city?     Melbourne

 3/ Which city was the capital of Spain until 1560?   Toledo
4/ What was the name of the plot to murder the entire cabinet of Lord Liverpool in 1820?     The Cato Street conspiracy 

5/ The Beach Boys’ 1979 song Lady Lynda uses a melody derived from which composer of classical music? 

Johann Sebastian Bach (his Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring)

 6/ Which animal appears on the badge of Kent County Cricket club?  A Horse

7/ Which English King was known as Beauclerc?  Henry the First
8/ In 1970 and 1973 Glenda Jackson was awarded an Oscar for Best Actress; name the films which earned her this award. 
Women in Love and A Touch of Class

9/ In 1902, the second winner of the Nobel Prize for medicine was the first Briton to win a Nobel Prize. Who was he? 
Sir Ronald Ross (for the discovery of the mode of transmission of malaria) 

10/ Which circle of latitude forms a large part of the land border 
between Canada and the USA?   
The 49th parallel 

11/ What name was given to the German Military Intelligence Service that existed between 1920 and 1945? The Abwehr

12/ What was the name of the 1571 plot, which involved the Duke of Norfolk and the Bishop of Ross, to murder Elizabeth I? The Ridolfi Ploit

13/ In 1975 Jack Nicholson won an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in which film?  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
14/ The first Rugby League Challenge Cup final was in 1897. Which teams played in this match?   

Batley and St Helens (Batley won 10-3) 

15/ Which English King was known as Bolingbroke? 

Henry the Fourth

16/ What single word describes a sculptor’s small preliminary model? Maquette

 17/ Who co-wrote the TV sitcom Fawlty Towers with John Cleese and played the role of the chambermaid, Polly?   

Connie Booth

18/ Who was the muse of astronomy?     Urania

19/ What was the name of the Pope who, in 1532,excommunicated Henry VIII?    Pope Clement  VII 

20/ What was the name of the plot to murder Charles II and his brother (later James II) on their return journey from Newmarket races in 1683?     Rye House Plot 

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