Todmorden Quiz League Questions: Wednesday 18th January

Here are the questions from Wednesday night’s matches.

 

Week 11 180112

 

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Todmorden Quiz League: Week 10 Results and News

                   

Todmorden Quiz League

News Sheet 18th Jan 2012

Team

P W D

L

Pts

Tot

Av

H/c
  1 Woodpecker

10

8

0

2

16

686

68.60

1

2

Bridge End WM Club

10

8

0

2

16

673

67.30

3

3

Polished Knob

10

7

0

3

14

699

69.90

0

4

Hare & Hounds B

10

6

0

4

12

681

68.10

2

5

Jacks House   10

6

0

4

12

  667

66.70

3

5

Tod Cricket Club

10

6

0

4

12

667

66.70

3

7

Queen

10

5

0

5

10

629

62.90

7

8

Hare & Hounds A

10

4

1

5

9

575

57.50

12

9

Shannon

10

3

1

6

7

588

58.80

11

10

Cornholme Waggon

10

3

0

7

6

580

58.00

12

11

Royal George

10

3

0

7

6

572

57.20

13

12

Weavers Arms

10

0

0

10

0

511

51.10

19

Total points scored

7528

Possible points

11280

Percentage

66.74%

 

 

 Results from 11th January

Weavers 50  v Bridge End WMC 64

Polished Knob 57 v Todmorden Cricket Club 73

Shannon 61  v  Hare & Hounds A 61

Jack’s House 64  v  Queen 79

Hare & Hounds B 78  v  Royal George 60

Woodpecker 77  v  Cornholme Waggon 57

Fixtures for 25th Jan 2012

Weavers v Polished Knob                       Queen v Cornholme Waggon

Tod C.C. v Hare & Hounds “B”              Hare & Hounds “A” v Jacks

Royal George v Woodpecker                  Bridge End Club v Shannon


Commiserations to Jacks House, as one of their members Roy Beardsmore sadly passed away last Sunday, Roy who had been a long term member of Jacks had been unwell for quite some time and will be sadly missed by his team mates and remembered with affection by all those who played in quiz matches with him.                                                                             

Darrell

Charity Quiz Picture Quiz

Modified version used at the Todmorden Quiz League Charity Quiz and Presentation Evening on 8th June 2011.  

IDENTIFY THE FAMOUS FACES AND SORT THEM INTO FIVE GROUPS OF FOUR EACH CONNECTED BY A DIFFERENT LINK!

1. 2. 3. 4.

5. 6. 7. 8.

9. 10. 11. 12.

13. 14. 15. 16.

17. 18. 19. 20.

THE LINKS

Group A

Group

B

Group C

Group

D

Group

E

Todmorden Quiz League 2011 Charity Quiz Questions

On Wednesday 8th June, the Quiz League held its annual Charity Quiz and Presentation Evening. These are the questions used on the evening. The answers are in the “blank” boxes. Highlight them with your mouse to reveal all. I’ll be back soon with full details of all the winners and news about the League. I’ll also publish the Picture Quiz from the evening in a day or two.

Round One:

Pts.

1 Name the two letters whose Scrabble face values are two points each?

D G

2

2 Name the three longest bones in the human body

FEMUR (Thigh bone) TIBIA (Shin bone) FIBULA (Calf bone)

3

3 There have been fiveBritish Prime Ministers since 1900 whose names begin with the letter “C”. Name them.

CHAMBERLAIN CHURCHILL CAMERON CALLAGHAN CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN

5

4 Carrie Bradshaw is one of the four lead characters in which American TV series?

SEX AND THE CITY

1

5 Name the 3 goddesses in Greek mythology from which the Trojan prince Paris had to judge one to be the most beautiful.

HERA ATHENA APHRODITE

3

6 Of the eight kings of England called Henry which one reigned the longest?

HENRY III (56 years)

1

7 Britain had four world champion Formula One drivers in the 1960s. Name them

Graham HILL, John SURTEES, Jim CLARK, Jackie STEWART

4

8 Who was imprisoned by Elizabeth I when she discovered he had secretly married Elizabeth Throgmorton?

Sir WALTER RALEIGH

1

9 Name the 6 chemical elements whose names contain four letters or fewer in their names

GOLD IRON LEAD NEON ZINC TIN

6

10 In the TV comedy series Steptoe and Son, what was the name of their horse?

HERCULES

1

Round Two: Pts.
1 Name the three water signs of the Zodiac

CANCER PISCES SCORPIO

3

2 Why was Justine Thornton in the news recently?

PARTNER OF ED MILIBAND, WHO RECENTLY MARRIED HIM

1

3 Which two items did the Owl and the Pussycat take with them which were ‘wrapped up in a five pound note’ when they went to sea?

HONEY & MONEY

2

4 White gold is an alloy predominantly made of gold and one of two other metals, depending on the degree of hardness required. Name the two metals.

NICKEL (for hard items, such as pins) or PALLADIUM (for softer pieces)

2

5 There have been six Managers of Chelsea FC under the ownership of Roman Abramovich. Name them.

CLAUDIO RANIERI / JOSE MOURINHO / AVRAM GRANT / LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI / GUUS HIDDINK / CARLO ANCELOTTI

6

6 Name either of the two countries separated by the Yucatan Channel?

MEXICO /CUBA

2

7 The last people hanged in England were Peter Allan & Gwynne Evans, executed simultaneously on August 13th 1964 at two different prison locations. Name either of the two prisons

STRANGEWAYS OR WALTON

(Acc: Manchester/Liverpool)

2

8 Name the six firemen in the children’s series Trumpton?

PUGH, PUGH, BARNEY MCGREW, CUTHBERT, DIBBLE & GRUBB

6

9 Born Norah Royce Turner, and married to the then Chairman of the Birmingham Small Arms (BSA) company, What was the title that she held? It became synonymous in the north of England (mainly Lancashire) to describe a woman who has pretentions to be of high status but who in reality is anything but?

LADY DOCKER

1

10 Which is the largest of the Canary Islands?

TENERIFE

1

Round Three: Pts.
1 In the book of Genesis, name the two trees found in the Garden of Eden

TREES OF KNOWLEDGE & LIFE

2

2 In the film The Sound of Music, how many of Captain Von Trapp’s children were girls?

FIVE

1

3 Name the two finalists in this year’s Rugby Union Heineken Cup Final?

LEINSTER & NORTHAMPTON

2

4 How many yellow stars are there on the flag of China?

FIVE

1

5 Name the four gods of war in Roman/Greek/Norse and Hindu mythologies

MARS, ARES, ODIN (TYR), INDRA

4

6 Name the 3 of Henry Vlll’s wives who had children who became Kings or Queens of England and the names of the monarchs

CATHERINE OF ARAGON = MARY, ANNE BOLEYN = ELIZABETH (I), JANE SEYMOUR = EDWARD VI

6

7 Name the four Presidents whose faces are carved into Mount Rushmore

JEFFERSON, LINCOLN, ROOSEVELT & WASHINGTON

4

8 Which cricketer holds the world record for captaining his country in 93 consecutive Test matches?

Allan BORDER

1

9 Name the seven teams in the n-Power Football League – i.e. Championship, League One and League Two – whose complete names end in the letter ‘E’

ROCHDALE, PORT VALE, PLYMOUTH ARGYLE, DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE, CRYSTAL PALACE, MORECAMBE & STEVENAGE **

7

10 What is the equivalent rank in the Royal Navy to a Brigadier in the British Army?

COMMODORE

1

TIE BREAKERS

Pts.

1

Name the 5 signatories on the Beatles’ first ever contract, written in German and signed in Hamburg in 1961 and was auctioned in April this year for around £50K.

JP MCCARTNEY J LENNON G HARRISON P BEST BERT KAEMPFERT

5

2

Seven countries border Afghanistan. Name them

PAKISTAN, IRAN, TURKMENISTAN, UZBEKISTAN, TAJIKISTAN, AZAD KASHMIR & CHINA

7

3

In which year of the 1950’s was London hit with the Great Smog?

1952

1

Todmorden Quiz League

Here you’ll find information on one of the best local quiz leagues around.  The TQL has just finished its 2010/11 season and I have once again been honoured to set the questions for the League’s matches.

I’ll update this section in the next few days with the details of the season including all the trophy winners.  I’ll also post a few of the quizzes.