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1. What is the name of the rectangular bay and estuary at the north-west corner of East Anglia on the East coast of England, where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire, and both border the North Sea? It is fed by the rivers Witham, Welland, Nene and Great Ouse.
2. What is the unit of measure, equal to 4 inches, used to measure the height of a horse at the highest point of the withers?
3. Who was the American political leader, military general, statesman, and founding father who served as president of the United States from 1789 to 1797?
4. What is a type of reference work, or other collection of instructions, that is intended to provide ready reference? The term originally applied to a small or portable book containing information useful for its owner.
5. What is a solution of lime and water used for painting walls or a victory by the same side in every game of a series?
6. What is traditionally a mixture of beer (usually a lager) and lemon-lime soda, most commonly a 50/50 ratio?
7. Corsodyl Mint, Colgate Total Pro-Shield and Listerine Cool Mint are all types of what?
8. Used by Samuel Pepys for his diary and Sir Isaac Newton for some of his notebooks, what is this sort of writing method commonly know as?
9. What is a thin plate with a hole that is normally used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener, such as a bolt or nut? Other uses are as a spacer, spring, wear pad, preload indicating device, locking device, and to reduce vibration.
10. What is a globally widespread, brief greeting or parting tradition between two people that is currently recommended to avoid? Alternative suggestions include elbow bump, Roman salute and the Namaste gesture?
11. Released in 1976, what was the debut single by the American popular beat combo Rose Royce?
12. What are goods for sale, particularly those carrying branding designed to promote the seller, called?
13. Which word was formed around the mid-15th century from the two English nouns meaning “a type of swine, a pig” and “waste liquid or food refuse from a kitchen”?
14. What is the first name of Matthew Perry’s fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends?
15. Also the name of a CBeebies children’s TV programme, what word also means “to engage in daring and romantic adventures with bravado or flamboyance”?
16. Which 1967 American prison drama film starred Paul Newman, for which he received an Oscar nomination?
Cool Hand Luke
17. What is a forcible indoctrination to induce someone to give up basic political, social, or religious beliefs and attitudes and to accept contrasting regimented ideas, often said to be used by religious cults?
18. What sport is played between two teams of seven players on a court measuring 40 by 20 metres with a goal at each end?
19. The Thor, introduced in 1908 by the Hurley Machine Company of Chicago, Illinois, and invented Alva J. Fisher, was the first electric-powered what?
20. Famous for his Messiah, Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks, which Baroque composer was born in Germany but spent most of his composing life in London?
George Frideric Handel
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1. What word can follow Grid, Dead and Have, to make another English word?
2. What word can precede Load, Stairs and Right, to make another English word?
3. Which town came to international attention in December 1988 when the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed there following a terrorist bomb attack aboard the flight?
4. Officially opened in 1875, at which racecourse is the Kentucky Derby held?
5. What is the name of the German-owned American brand of adhesives, sealants and surface treatments that include acrylic, and epoxy technologies? Their products are sold globally and are used in a variety of industrial and hobbyist applications.
6. In March 2018, The Sunday Times published its list of Best Places to Live in Britain, including five in Northern Ireland, three of which are in the same county: Holywood, Newcastle, and Strangford. In which county are these towns?
7. What is an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving, an example of which was the Battle of Orgreave, near Rotherham in 1984?
8. Which song, originally release in 1989 and clocking in at seven-and-a-half-minutes long reached number 77 in the UK singles charts? After experiencing success as part of the Madchester music scene, this beat combo – James – re-released a shorter version with new lyrics in March 1991. It reached number two.
9. First appearing in print in 1887’s A Study in Scarlet and known for his proficiency with observation, deduction, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic what is the name of this fictional “consulting detective”?
10. What is the term, primarily used in North America by English speakers, used to refer to a city’s core or central business district, often in a geographical, commercial, or communal sense? It is thought to have been coined in New York City, where it was in use by the 1830s.
11. Which 1986 film starred John Cleese as Brian Stimpson, the headmaster of Thomas Tompion Comprehensive School, who is obsessively organised and punctual which, obviously, leads to a series of catastrophic and hilarious scenes?
12. Which book is the first full-length work by the English author George Orwell? Published in 1933, it is a memoir in two parts on the theme of poverty in two cities!
Down and Out in Paris and London
13. Who opened their first shop in Dallas, Texas in 1985? This American-based provider of home movie and video game rental services ended up filing for bankruptcy protection in 2010.
14. What is the name of the ridge of chalk hills in south east England that stretch from Farnham in Surrey to the White Cliffs of Dover in Kent? Westerham Heights, at the northern edge near Bromley, South London, being the highest point in London at an elevation of 245 m (804 ft).
15. What is the name of the percussion instrument that is composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano with bars made of metal plates or tubes?
16. What word can be described as:
- to change a financially rewarding but stressful career or lifestyle for a less pressured and less highly paid but more fulfilling one
- to change to a lower gear in a motor vehicle or bicycle.
17. What do the following countries have in common: Afghanistan, Austria, San Marino, Switzerland, Hungary, Central African Republic?
They are all landlocked
18. More famous for portraying a super hero in the recent Marvel films, what is the name of the actor who took the lead role in the 1992 film Chaplin, which he won a BAFTA for?
Robert Downy jr
19. What is the name of the American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement who was widely noticed for his technique of pouring or splashing liquid household paint onto a horizontal surface?
20. Popularly associated with Americans in rural or southeastern parts of the country, what can be described as a social gathering at which lively folk or square dancing takes place?
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Part 1 questions are paired with their corresponding Part 2 question.
Pub names are shown after each pair
Fagan’s, Sheffield and
The Snog, by Pete McKee
1. What is the surname of Mary, Henry, Judy and Jonthan, the foster family of a famous Peruvian native?
Brown (Paddington being the bear from Peru)
20. Who was the 10th and youngest chief scout, replacing Peter Duncan in 2009?
2. What is the name of the ITV sitcom set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Scarsdale which ran from 1974 to 1978?
Oh no, it’s Selwyn Froggit
18. Who or what is a Norwegian Blue?
(Monty Python’s dead) parrot.
Frog & Parrot
3. Which 1969 Gold Rush inspired film was adapted from a 1951 stage musical and spawned a number 1 hit single in the UK?
Paint Your Wagon
24. Silver King, Silver Chief and White Cloud all played the same character on TV, what are they?
Horses (they played The Lone Ranger’s horse, Silver)
Waggon & Horses
4. Commissioned in 1965, 53 feet long and designed to race against times set by 19th century clipper ships, it’s name originates from aircraft used for pioneering work in areal navigation techniques. What is this ketch’s name?
Gypsy Month IV
21. The Clerk of the Closet is the official Chaplin to who?
5. Dublin is, amongst other things, famous for having multicoloured what?
29. 80 square miles in size and including two of the highest points in the region – Brown Willy and Rough Tor – this place is purportedly home to a phantom wild cat. What is it called?
6. Born in 1788, how is this peer, poet, politician and revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence (amongst other things) most commonly known?
27. Founded in 1284, what is the oldest constituent college at the University of Cambridge?
7. What was the title of Haysi Fantayzee’s debut single, released in 1982?
John Wayne is Big Leggy
25. An arborist or (less commonly) arboriculturist, is also called a what?
8. What was the profession of the character Skullion in Tom Sharpe’s satirical 1974 novel Porterhouse Blue?
23. From 1954 until 1999, packets of what included illustrated cards which you could get albums to store them in and are now highly collectable?
Brooke Bond PG Tips tea
9. Covered by many, what song did Ray Charles sing in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers?
Shake a Tail Feather
17. The Holy Lance, also known as the Lance of Longinus, is legendarily known as the lance that pierced the side of Jesus as he hung on the cross. By what other name is it known?
Spear of Destiny or Holy Spear
10. What is a macronutrient consisting primarily of carbon and hydrogen atoms and therefore soluble in organic solvents and insoluble in water?
26. What can be described as a group of symptoms that usually involve a lack of movement and communication, and also can include agitation, confusion, and restlessness?
11. What did Druids regarded as a symbol of fertility and eternal life and thought it to have magical powers?
28. Opened in 1852 by a German immigrant in St. Louis, Missouri, at which US brewery can you see Budweiser Clydesdale draft horses?
12. What drink recipe, generally containing fruit or fruit juice, was introduced from India to the UK in the early 17th century, and is usually served at parties?
19. In which sport might you hear the terms: foul, double, turkey, frame, burner and golden turkey?
10 pin bowling
13. Born in 1540, who was the English sea captain, privateer, slave trader, pirate, naval officer and explorer that carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1158?
16. What is the SI unit of force?
14. What do the following currently have in common: Odeon Cinema Sheffield; Brazilian land borders; Notre-Dame International High School, Paris; Ueno Zoo, Tokyo, Japan and 11 cemeteries in Pembrokeshire?
They are all closed
22. What might you have said to have done to someone if you had reported them to the police for doing something illegal?
15. What is a bundle of wood sticks or billets that is 3 feet in length and 2 feet in circumference?
30. What can be a Belgian municipality, a village in Denmark, a Dutch female first name or the station code of Ainsdale Railway Station near Stockport?