£sd or Lsd What did those letters stand for? – give any two of the three. (2-part answer) 2 from: libra/librae; solidus/solidi; dinarius/dinarii (1 mark each) write this: Was it a car or a cat I saw. What have you got?



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What did those letters stand for? – give any two of the three. (2-part answer)

2 FROM: LIBRA/LIBRAE; SOLIDUS/SOLIDI; DINARIUS/DINARII (1 MARK EACH)

2. WRITE THIS: Was it a car or a cat I saw. What have you got? PALINDROME

3. What method of creating fabric could use half treble, double treble or treble treble?

CROCHET


4.Which dangerous element has the symbol As? ARSENIC

5. In Greek and Roman myth, what was the name of the race of one-eyed giants?

CYCLOPS

6. Which middle East lake, at about 700’ below sea level, is the lowest-lying



freshwater lake in the world? SEA OF GALILEE / LAKE TIBERIAS

7. What characterizes a drupe fruit? IT HAS A STONE

8. In which decade were Alcock and Brown the first aviators to cross the Atlantic?

THE 1910s (1919)

9. What word links Beau Brummel and a Dundee comic? DANDY

10 Who was the first to call Native Americans ‘Indians ’- incorrectly, as it happened?

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

11 Often found in ancient archaeological sites, what was an amphora?

A JAR / POT / URN

12 Which American sports and leisure-wear company has a logo of a simple star

inside a circle? CONVERSE

13 What was first devised by Sir Isaac Pitman in the 1830s? SHORTHAND

14 Why was Dolly the cloned sheep named after Dolly Parton?

MAMMARY CELLS WERE USED

15 What is the ancient Chinese philosophical system which provides auspicious

design and architecture? FENG SHUI ….spelling not essential

16 What is the common name for Deuterium Oxide - D2O? It was central to the plot

of ‘The Heroes of Telemark’ HEAVY WATER

17 Which town on the outskirts of Milan gives its name to a famous Italian blue

cheese? GORGONZOLA

18 What nationality was the author JRR Tolkein? ENGLISH

19 In a pieta artwork, who are represented? MARY AND JESUS

20 Which two disciplines make up Olympic weightlifting? (2-part answer)

CLEAN AND JERK and SNATCH (1 MARK EACH)

21 In Alexandre Dumas’ novel, which of the ‘Three Musketeers’ names comes first

alphabetically? ARAMIS

22 Which oriental board game’s name translates as ‘Sparrow’ ? MAHJONG

23 Which comic actor’s film characters included Wolf J. Flywheel and Rufus T. Firefly

GROUCHO MARX

24 Which is the only country to host the Summer Olympics and not win a single gold

medal? CANADA (MONTREAL 1976)

25 In the old children’s TV programme, ‘Rag, Tag and Bobtail’, Bobtail was a rabbit.

What sort of creatures were the other two? (2-part answer)

RAG – HEDGEHOG; TAG - MOUSE

26 What became the world’s tallest man-made structure in 1889? EIFFEL TOWER

27 Name the only 3-time winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

(INTERNATIONAL) RED CROSS

28 What is Elton John’s he-man middle name? HERCULES

29 Which war song begins ‘Mine eyes……’ BATTLE-HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC

30 In which country is Ipanema - as in the song ‘The girl from Ipanema’? BRAZIL

31 Which famous vehicle has the registration SCV 1 ? THE ‘POPEMOBILE’

32 Which duo in ‘The Muppets’ were named after hotels? (2-part answer)

STATLER and WALDORF (1 MARK EACH)

33 What was the nationality of hotelier César Ritz? SWISS

34 What was American gangster George Kelly’s nickname? ‘MACHINE-GUN’

35 Which UK road sign actually means ‘arse-end of a bag’ ? CUL-DE-SAC

36 Name any two of the three winners of the Oscars Best Film in the 1990s that had

a one-word title. (2-part answer)

ANY 2 FROM: ‘BRAVEHEART’ ‘TITANIC’ ‘UNFORGIVEN’ (1 MARK EACH)

37 In which sporting event did Ukrainian Sergey Bubka break the iconic mark of 6.0

metres? POLE-VAULT

38 George Mallory replied to the question ‘Why?’ with the words: ‘Because it’s



there’ What was? EVEREST

39 Which 2 major world countries went to war against each other in 1904-5?

(2-part answer) JAPAN and RUSSIA (1 MARK EACH)

40 In song, where did the Rolling Stones meet ‘a gin-soaked bar-room queen’ ?



MEMPHIS


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