HANDICAP CUP      SCORES :

8-Jan-19

 

Handicap Cup

 

 

 

 

  Recycled Empties           

84

Furrowed Brows                

80      Every Claude Silver Lining

98

Oswald Cobblepot         

82

   The Dangerous Brothers             84

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Screwback in Anger     

80

The Slabheads                   

 80      Taking the Manneken Pis

86

 

 

 

 

 

 

15-Jan-19

 

Handicap Cup

 

 

 

 

Salmon and Garfunkel

76

Still can't find the Compass          82

   Farty Wet Owls

90

We were Monty's Molluscs   88

Sir Humphrey Orangeby               90

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Cressida Minge

78

  Twilight of the Odds

 80         Cold Wind to Valhalla       

90


          Firstly our congratulations to Phil Hayman  for producing another set of 'Electrifying ' questions, while some teams seemed at time to be in the dark, all teams after a little thought 'saw the light'. Good scores all round with some close contests for placings.


          My second week at sorting out the 'Handicaps' for the Quiz, seemed to work out fairly well, as you can see from the scores. Unfortunately I am unable to help out the teams when it comes to picking 'Topics' (This week it was Rd 3) 'BBC News Correspondents' it certainly caught my team out, as did the Individual Topic 'Cabinet Ministers' in Rd 2. 


            Here are just a few of the Questions for you to peruse . . .


        The quiz started with a picture round, here are Pic's  6 -10



       INDIVIDUAL TOPIC ROUND   -   a selection:   

'Cabinet Ministers' 

      11. Who is the Foreign Secretary?      12. Who is the Secretary of State for Transport?
      13. Who is the Home Secretary?        14.   Who is Secretary of State for Justice?

      15. Who is Secretary of State for Work & Pensions?    16. Who is Sec of State for Health?

'Pop Stars on Film' 
       17.
Who starred in the 1980s film Shanghai Surprise?  
       18. Who sang the theme and starred in the 1999 film
Wild Wild West?  
       20. Who starred in the film Expresso Bongo?

      
22. Who sang the theme and appeared in the 1986 film Absolute Beginners? 

'Local Authority Districts'
      
24. Vale of White Horse and Cherwell are in which county?
       25. Rushcliffe and Gedling are districts in which county?
       
26. Wychavon and Wyre Forest are in which county?
       
27. Breckland and Broadland are both districts in which county?
 

  '17th Century'
         29. Who was on the English throne at the opening of the C17th?  
     
30. Who became Czar of Russia in 1682?
      31. Which King of
England abdicated in 1688? 
        34. The Salem witch trials took place in which colony (now a US State)

         

ROUND THREE TEAM TOPIC (interesting ones)

   'Pop Duos'
        35. Vince Clarke and Andy Bell formed which duo in the 1980s?
        36. Who had hits with Snooker Loopy and Rabbit?


   'BBC News Correspondents'


     40. Who is the BBC Economics Editor?  
       41. Who is the BBC Home Affairs Editor?

     42. Who is the BBC Science Editor? 

     43. Branwen Jeffries reports on which specific subject?

     44. Hugh Pym reports on which subject?


   'Literary Characters'

       46. Fitzwilliam Darcy is a leading character in which novel? 

     45. Becky Sharpe is a leading character in which novel?

     48. Solicitor Jonathan Harker is a leading character in which novel?


ROUND FOUR  A's and B's  (just a selection)


      50. In which town or city was the 2018 TUC conference held?

      51. Who was the Indian Test cricket captain on the 2018 tour of England?

      52. What "ology" is the study of earthquakes?

      53. Which Casualty actor took part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2018?

      54. In which decade was Winston Churchill born?

      60. What name is given to someone who studies Butterflies?
      61. The Opera "The Flying Dutchman" was by which composer?   

      62. Who wrote the novel "Middlemarch"?   

      63. What is the state capital of Tennessee?   

      64. Which engineer built the Menai suspension bridge?


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     ANSWERS . . . . .


          Picture Round ( Pics 5 -10)     5. Silent Witness    6. I Claudius    7.   Doc Martin    8.  Mock the Week 
                                                                    9.  New Tricks
     10. The Royle Family 


        Round Two  (Individual Topics) 


    'Cabinet Ministers'   11. Jeremy Hunt  12.  Chris Grayling   13. Sajid Javed    14. David Gauke   
                                                                  15.
Amber Rudd     16. Matt Hancock

    'Pop Stars on Film'     17. Madonna      18.  Will Smith     20.  Cliff Richard 22.  David Bowie  

           
    ' Local Authority Districts'   
                              24.
Oxfordshire    25.Nottinghamshire   26. Worcestershire      27. Norfolk

    '17th Century'       29. Elizabeth I     30. Peter the Great    31.   James II    34.     Massachusets


       Round Three (Team Topic)


       'Pop Duos'           35.  Erasure       36.  Chas & Dave 


       'BBC News Correspondents'  

             40. Kamal Ahmed    41. Mark Easton   42.  David Shuckman  43.  Education   44.  Health


       'Literary Characters'    5.   Vanity Fayre       46.   Pride & Prejudice  48. Dracula

 

         Round Four A's and B's  

       50.  Manchester     51.  Virat Kohli  52.  Seismology  53.  Charles Venn  54.  1870s
       60. Lepidopterist   61.  Wagner   63.  George Eliot   64.  Nashville   65.  Thomas Telford

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The Main Quiz will commence on Tuesday 22nd January 2019

The Plate Competition will start on Tuesday 29th January 2019


Fixtures for Matches in the New year (2019)  . . . . . .

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