Film    Set by Mel Kinsey

1/ What is the name of the scientist who produces James Bonds gadgets?  Geoffry Boothroyd (Known as Q)

2/ For which two films did Marlon Brando win an Oscar?   On the Waterfront (1954) and The Godfather (1972)

3/ Who played the male and female leads in the 1950 film King Soloman’s Mines?    Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr

4/ After twenty years away from the cinema, director Terence Malik returned with which 1988 war movieThe Thin Red Line

5/  “Doctor Octopus” is the baddie in which 2004 movie?   Spiderman 2

6/ Which rock singer played Eddie in The Rocky Horror Show?    Meatloaf

7/ What is the name of the character played by Sean Bean in Goldeneye?   Alec Trevelyan (006 code name Janus)

8/ Two actors have played the character Shaft in the cinema. Which two?   Richrd Roundtree  and  Samuel L Jackson

9/  Who provided the voice of Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?   Kathleen Turner

10/  What were the robots in Blade Runner called?    Replicants

11/  What is the name of the arch-enemy in Star Trek The Next Generation?    The Borg

12/ Which was the first colour picture to win the Best Picture Oscar?   Gone with the Wind (1939)

13/ The Sesame Street characters Ernie & Bert were names after a policeman and a taxi driver in which classic film?                        It’s a Wonderful Life (1948)

14/ Who played the villain Hans Gruber in Die Hard?   Alan Rickman

15/ What was the name of John  Travolta’s character in Pulp Fiction?   Vincent Vega

16/  Who was the other male lead alongside Bing Crosby in White Christmas?   Danny Kaye

17/ Who directed the 1987 classic Bonnie and Clyde with Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty?   Arthur Penn

18/ What was the name of the boy who befriended ET?   Eliot

19/ Linda Hunt won an Oscar for her role in The Year of Living Dangerously in 1982. What was unique about her Oscar?                The only actor/actress to have won an Oscar portraing a character of the opposite sex. (This was not Linda Hunt playing a woman pretending to be a man like Barbra Streisand did in Yentil  or in reverse, as Dustin Hoffman did in Tootsie, but playng a man in a serious drama)

20/ Which of The Dirty Dozen  was also one of  The Magnificent Seven?    Charles Bronson

                                                                                  Greek and Roman  Set by Maya Davis

1. Which Greek colony in Southern Italy provides modern words related to enjoyment of a luxurious lifestyle?                              Sybaris –( the modern words are the noun sybarite and its adjective sybaritic)

2. In Roman public baths, what was the purpose of the Apodyterium?   Changing room

3. To which god was the Oracle at Delphi dedicated?  Apollo

4. Alexander the Great’s horse was called Bucephalus. What does this name mean?    Ox-head

5. In which Greek play is the title character a Scrooge-like character called Knemon?                                                                    Dyskolos = The Bad-Tempered Man/The Grouch by Menander

6. Which novel, published in 2018, retells Homer’s Iliad from the point of view of a minor character in that epic?                               The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

7. Who was executed in 399 BC for corrupting the young and challenging accepted religious beliefs?     Socrates

8. On which Greek island did Hippocrates found his medical school?   Cos

9. In what direction were chariots driven in a Roman chariot-race?  Anti-clockwise

10. What is the modern name of the city in Italy, founded by Greeks, whose name, rather boringly, means ‘New City’ in Greek?Naples – Greek name Nea Polis

11. In Greek and Roman mythology, who was picking flowers in a meadow in Sicily when she was carried off by the god of the Underworld?   Persephone/Proserpina, daughter of Demeter/Ceres

12. What modern-sounding theory of the nature of the universe was proposed by the Greek philosophers Leucippus and Democritus?    Everything is made up of atoms falling through empty space – the latter usually referred to by the Greek Atomists as ‘void’.
13. The modern A429 mainly follows the path of which Roman road?  Fosse Way

14. The Greek word for a Pan-pipe and the term for the organ which enables songbirds to sing are both named after the same nymph, changed into a reed by her father to avoid being raped by Pan. What was her name?        Syrinx

15. The name of the Roman general married to Julius Caesar’s aunt provides the French nickname of the inhabitants of which French city?   Marseille – the inhabitants are nicknamed ‘Marius’ after Gaius Marius.

16. Who was the son of Laius and Jocasta?   Oedipus

17. Which member of a Roman legion would carry a vine-staff as his badge of office?       A centurion

18. Ben Jonson’s poetic satires London and The Vanity of Human Wishes are based on works by which Roman author?   Juvenal

19. The statue known as the Colossus of Rhodes was one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Whom did it represent?         The sun god Helios
20. For what purpose would a Greek use a krater/crater?                                                                                                                            To mix wine and water for feasts; a ladle would be dipped in the krater to fill up individual wine-cups

                                                                                 Geography set by Mel Kinsey

1/  The Strait of Otranto separates which two countries?   Italy & Albainia

2/ Which is the smallest independent country in South America?    Surinam

3/  How many points of the compass are there?  32 

4/  Which Spanish region has the same name as a region of eastern Europe spanning south-eastern Poland and western Ukraine?Galacia

5/  With which countries does Spain have a land border (i.e. there is a border post) ?                                                                     Portugal, France, Andorra, Morocco (Ceuta and Melilla, U.K. (Gibralter)

6/ Valentia Island is of the coast of which European country?   Ireland

7/ Which country had, until 2011, a flag with only a solid colour?    Libya (the Libyan Arab Jamahriya)

8/  Where are the Tivoli Gardens?    Copenhagen (also a less well known one in Ljubljana)

9/  Abuja is the capital of the seventh most populous country in the world, which?    Nigeria

10/ Which river flows through the Grand Canyon?   The Colorado River

11/ Which African city derives its name from “Three Cities”   Tripoli (from ‘Regio Tripolitana’, region of the three cities)

12/  Port Moresby (Pot Mosbi) is the capital city of which country?   Papua New Guineas

13/ Which country has 37 official languages, more than any other? ( the first languge mentioned in the constitution and the most widely spoken is Spanish)   Bolivia

14/ Out of the ten most populous islands i the world, only two are outside Asia, can you name them?                                              Great Britain (3rd) and Hispaniola (10th)

15/ Where would you find the letters BCE ,ECB, EZB , EKT, and EKP together?                                                                                         On Euro bank notes (the initials of the European Central Bank in different languages)

16/ The Merlion, an imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, is used as the mascot of which island nation?Singapore

17/ How is French Somaliland now known?    Djibouti

18/  Which three countries have a flag which is simply a circle on a solid background?    Japan, Bangladesh and Palau

19/ The Gulf of Bothnia lies between which two countries?  Sweden and Finland

20/  Yellowstone National Park is located mainly in Wyoming but also extends into which two other states?  Idaho and Montana

21/  The Juan de Fuca Strait seperates which two countries?                                                                                                              Canada and the USA (between Washington state and Vancouver Island)

22/ Which European capital city is served by Schwechat airport?   Vienna

                                                                                          Art Set by Stewart Cross

1. Which 19th Century art movement named after a forest village, had Millet, Daubigny and Troyon amongst its members? Barbizon

2. Which artist’s real name was Michelangelo Merisi?  Caravaggio

3.Which deaf-mute 17th century Dutch artist is best remembered for winter scenes?  Hendrick Avercamp

4. Which Italian sculptor designed the Fountain of the 4 rivers in the Piazza Navona, Rome?  Bernini

5. Which 20th century Russian born French artist painted ‘The Village and I’?  Marc Chagall

6. Which Italian artist did Vasari credit with introducing oil painting to Italy?  Antonello da Messina

7. Which Polish born French artist was born Balthasar Klossowski de Rola?  Balthus

8. Which 19th century British landscape painter died at the age of 25 of TB?  Richard Bonington

9. Which American female artist became an exhibitor with the Impressionists after a close friendship with Degas?  Mary Cassatt

10. Which French artist was much admired by Turner, who made it a condition of leaving certain paintings to the nation that they would hang next to his work?   Claude

11. ‘Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time’in the National Gallery as generally regarded as the masterpiece of which artist?  Bronzino.

12. Where in Warwickshire is the collection founded by Peter Moores that focuses on Neapolitan and early German art in particular?Compton Verney.

13. Which 13th century Italian artist has had a very rare work discovered recently in a French house?  Cimabue

14. Who designed the dome of Florence Cathedral?  Brunelleschi

15. Which French artist was a member of the Pont-Aven school, alongside Gauguin?  Emile Bernard

16. Which 16th century German artist painted the spectacular ‘Battle of Issus’ that hangs in Munich?  Albrecht Altdorfe

17. Which French artist is generally regarded as the bridge between Impressionism and Cubism?  Paul Cezanne

18. Who created the massive volume, ‘The Birds of America’?  Audubon

19. Which artist, the nephew of Canaletto, painted many paintings of Dresden that were used to help reconstruct the city after WW2?  Bernardo Bellotto

20. The poster for the National Gallery’s new exhibition that no-one will see, features Titian’s ‘Rape of Europa’. In which city would you normally find it?    Boston (the Isabella Stewart-Gardner Museum)

                                                              Cryptic Animal & Vegetable Quiz   Set by Maya Davis

1 Tintin’s fishy friend       Haddock

2.Darwin’s dog.       Beagle

3.Say farewell to Mr Mc Cartney’s midnight vocalist.     Blackbird – refs to 2 different songs

4.This car roars and bites in the South American jungle.   Jaguar

5.One of Charles, George, Henry or Edward (or Harald or Cnut) participates in an angling contest.     Kingfisher

6.William, in short, is angry.    Crossbill

7.Primate sounds like the kind of sleepiness or inactivity you might feel after a sunbathe or soothing massage.    Langur

8.Is this cat guilty of dishonourable behaviour?    Cheetah – or you could think about ‘lying’ = lion

9.An associate of Neddy and Eccles.    Bluebottle – ref to Goon Show characters

10.Sounds like the weather forecast, darling.     Reindeer

11.FLOTUS told to fly home.      Ladybird – ref to Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Johnson+ children’s rhyme

12.Accountants would love this reptile.    Adder

3.Half a native of Skara Brae.   Orca – ref to the main archaeological site on Orkney

14.Aberdonians and Glaswegians experience deep longing for a tree.  Scots Pine

15.Island group in the Caribbean gives a reptile.  Cayman

16.A rodent used for opening or closing?      Dormouse

17.Mr Coogan’s bird.    Partridge

18.Put a handle on this fish to help with your D.I. Y.    Hammerhead shark

19.A cat and a fashion guru? It’s not a cat.  Dandelion

20.A digital fruit guarantees 24-hour health.    Apple

                                                                                         Food & Drink    Set by Mel Kinsey

1/ Whch fast food franchise has the largest number of restaurants in the world?    Subway (Overtook McDonalds in 2010)

2/ What is the distinctive characteristic of Seville Oranges?   Bitter Orange ( Inedible, used to make marmalade)

3/  What is Tofu made of?  Soya Beans

4/  If a dish is described as Dopiaza, which ingredient would you expect to find?   Onions (Dopiaza is Urdu for “Two Onions”)

5/ What is mixed with Guinness when poured to create the creamy head?    Nitrogen

6/ Which is the main grain used for making Bourbon whiskey?    Corn (At least 51% must be Corn (Maize) by law)

7/  The towns of Reims and Epemay are the centres of which wine-producing region of France?    Champagne

8/ What are the main four ingredients of a Waldorf Salad?      Apples,, Grapes, Celery and  Walnuts dressed in mayonnaise

9/ What does a Screwdrive become if you add Galliano?    A Harvey Wallbanger

10/ What is measured  using the Scoville Scale?    The hotness or piquancy of a chilli pepper

11/  What do Amstel, Newcastle Brown, John Smith’s, Birra Moretti, Cruzcampo, Murphy’s and Buckler have in common?              They are all Heineken brands

12/ From which country did Pilsner beer originate?    Czech Republic ( In Pizen)

13/ What is the main ingredient of Hummus?   Chickpeas

14/ What is the ame of the culinary knife cut in which a food item is cut into long thin strips?    Julienne

15/  Red Stripe beer is originally from which country?  Jamacia

16/ Which drink was created by the Coca-Cola cmpany in Nazi Germany during World War II to compensate for the inability to import Coca-Cola syrup?   Fanta

17/ Who said during World War I. “Drink is doing us more damage than all the German submarines put together”?                          David Lloyd George

18/ Who said. “One more drink and i’ll be under the host”?  Dorothy Parker

19/ What does VSOP on a Brandy bottle stand for?   Very Superior Old Pale

20/ From which fruit is Grenadine obtained?   Pomegranate