Quiz Questions  Archive: Quiz #14
Set by Martin  |  49 pts     (2017-04-18)

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1) If you drew a line the width of Edinburgh due south on a map of the UK, what is the first town/city with a football team in the current English Premier League you would hit? Similarly, if you drew a line north in the same manner, what is the first town/city outside Edinburgh with a football team in the current Scottish Premiership you would hit? (2 pts)  Martin:  2017-04-18

2) What is the title of the upcoming computer-animated fantasy-comedy adventure film, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and inspired by the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos, scheduled for release in November 2017? (1 pt)  Martin:  2017-04-18

3) What is the name of the asteroid or comet which struck the Earth 66 million years ago on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, the impact of which is widely accredited with the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event which caused the death of the planet's non-avian dinosaurs and many other species? (1 pt)  Martin:  2017-04-18

4) Replacing Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe on the 22nd of February 2017, who is the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner; becoming the first woman to take charge of the force? (1 pt)  Martin:  2017-04-18

5) One point for each, please label the attached diagram of the female external anatomy. (7 pts)  Martin:  2017-04-18

6) Who is the current Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom? (1 pt)  Martin:  2017-04-18

7) Who is the current Scots Makar, the Scottish poet laureate? (1 pt)  Martin:  2017-04-18

8) What are the sentences 'How vexingly quick daft zebras jump!' and 'Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.' examples of? (1-word answer) (1 pt)  Martin:  2017-04-18

9) Each of the following books were made into or were the inspirations for which famous films? a) Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (book published 1899, film released 1979) b) Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston (book published 2004, film released 2010) c) Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (book published 1968, film released 1982) d) The Body by Stephen King (book published 1982, film released 1986) e) Oil! by Upton Sinclair (book published 1926, film released 2007) f) A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines (book published 1968, film released 1969) g) The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern (book published 1943, film released 1946) h) The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (book published 1957, films released 1960 and 1995) (8 pts)  Martin:  2017-04-18

10) Music Video Round! The following are 13 music videos with the audio removed. One point for identifying the artist, one point for the song title. NB the video files for this question are no longer shared, but for posterity, the songs / artists were: a) Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You b) Björk - It's Oh So Quiet c) Devo - Whip It d) Shakespeare's Sister - Stay e) Radiohead - Paranoid Android f) Roots Manuva - Witness (1 Hope) g) Beastie Boys - Sabotage h) Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up i) Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy j) Fatboy Slim - Weapon Of Choice k) UNKLE ft. Thom Yorke - Rabbit In Your Headlights l) Foo Fighters - Everlong m) The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (26 pts)  Martin:  2017-04-18

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