Pub Quiz #6

If you’ve enjoyed our earlier quizzes, have a go at this one too.

Scroll to the end for the answers – we’ve left a gap so you can’t come across them by accident.

Questions

1.    Which novel, by Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century is considered by some to be the most influential work of literature in the entire Spanish literary canon.

2.    Which is the highest mountain in the British isles, south of the Scottish border?

3.    Which planet of the solar system is second in distance from the Sun?

4.    Trams use overhead power lines – what other form of public transport that was common in British towns and cities up the nineteen sixties, also drew power from overhead cables.

5.    Spell the word complementary when it is used to mean combining in such a way as to enhance or emphasize the qualities of something?

6.    There are many “Royal Societies” – but what does ROSPA stand for?

7.    Which of the following is not a “sea area” from the Shipping Forecast? Bailey, Jutland, Sole, Trafalgar, Portland

8.    The song, “Things Can Only Get Better”, which was used in the Labour Party’s 1997 election campaign is by which Northern Irish musical group?

9.    Which is the tallest living terrestrial animal and largest ruminant?

10. In what year was the “new” five pound note, printed on a polymer, rather than cotton paper, introduced?

11. In which decade of the 20th Century did France introduce equal voting rights for women?

12. Bradley Wiggins won two world Madison titles – who was his partner on both occasions?

13. What minor claim to fame, with a Ripponden slant, did cyclist Cyril Lemoine of Cofidis achieve in 2014?

14. What is the most common eye colour in humans world-wide?

15. Which was the oldest of the three famous Bronte sisters?

16. In which sport do participants wear only a Mawashi which is essentially a thick 30-foot-long belt, that they tie in knots in the back?

17. What is Peppa Pig’s younger brother called? And what is his favourite toy? Half a point each

18. How many Harry Potter novels were there?

19. Which country’s national dish is Goulash?

20. What is the name of the 47-mile circular route along the borders of Lancashire and Yorkshire that was the first part of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail opened in 2002?

21. In French Cooking, what beginning with an “S” is essentially a dish of whisked eggs that are then baked?

22. The Oresund Bridge connects Denmark with which neighbouring country?

23. TV presenter Stacey Dooley won what, with partner Kevin Clifton, in 2018?

24. According to Trip Advisor, what is the top attraction in Ripponden?

25. What was the UK’s top grossing film in 2019
a) Frozen 2 b) Downton Abbey c) The Lion King

 

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Answers:

1.    Don Quixote

2.    Snowdon

3.    Venus

4.    Trolley Buses

5.    DVLA

6.    Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

7.    Jutland

8.    D:Ream.

9.    Giraffe

10. 2016

11. Nineteen forties (1944).

12. Mark Cavendish

13. He was the first rider up Ripponden Bank, claiming the KOM points, when the TdF visited in 2014

14. Brown

15. Charlotte was born on 21 April 1816, Emily on 30 July 1818 and Anne on 17 January 1820 all in Thornton, Yorkshire.

16. Sumo

17. George, Mr Dinosaur

18.  – seven – The Philosopher’s Stone (1997), The Chamber of Secrets (1998), The Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), The Goblet of Fire (2000), The Order of the Phoenix (2003), The Half-Blood Prince (2005), The Deathly Hallows (2007)

19. Hungary

20. The Mary Towneley Loop

21. Souffle

22. Sweden

23. Strictly Come Dancing

24. The Fox Bar and Bistro

25. c) The Lion King

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