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?
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