Quiz 7


Castlebar 2012

Round 1


  1. What Saint’s feast day is March 17th?

          Answer: Patrick


  1. The male is called a ram, the female a ewe, the young called a lamb, what animal is it?

Answer: Sheep


  1. How many grams in a Kilogram?

Answer: 1,000


  1. What word beginning with ‘C’ is given to the person in charge of a museum?

Answer: Curator


  1. Who is the current President of the Irish League of Credit Unions?

          Answer: Martin Sisk


  1. Name the river which flows through four of Europe’s Capital cities, Belgrade, Bratislava, Vienne and Budapest?

          Answer: Danube



Round 2

  1. What pet animal starting with ‘R’ lives in a hutch?

Answer: Rabbit


  1. What is the 5th month of the year?

          Answer: May


  1. Surname Knowles, what is the first name of the singer whose hits include ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ and ‘Run the World (Girls)’?

          Answer: Beyoncé


  1. The legs of what amphibian are said to taste like chicken and are served in French Cuisine as Les Cuisses de Grenouilles?

          Answer: Frog



  1. The Cottian Alps and the Maritime Alps form a barrier between France and which other E.U. country?

          Answer: Italy


  1. What kind of animal is Pumbaa in the film The Lion King?

          Answer: Warthog (Wild member of the Pig Family)



Round 3


  1. How many months of the year begin with the letter F?

Answer: One – February


  1. How many sides has a Scalene triangle?

          Answer: Three


  1. Which number is between 19 and 17 on a dartboard?

          Answer: 3


  1. A rectangle has a perimeter of 26 metres. Two of the sides are 9 metres each in length. What length in metres is each of the other two sides?

Answer: 4 metres


  1. A square has a perimeter of 12 metres. How many metres long is one of its sides?

Answer: Three


  1. How many wings has an adult butterfly?

Answer: Four



Round 4


  1. Which colour of the rainbow begins with ‘O’?

          Answer: Orange


  1. Starting with the letter ‘p’, what term is used for the result of multiplying two or more numbers?

          Answer: Product


  1. Starting with ‘J’ what is the common name for the Boeing 747 Jet Airplane?

Answer: Jumbo


  1. The player wearing the number 15 jersey is called the full back in (a) Rugby Union or (b) Rugby League? Which is it?

Answer: (a) Union


  1. In what E.U. country were FIAT cars first manufactured in 1899?

Answer: Italy


  1. Ending with the letter ‘z’, what five letter word was used to describe the persistent air attacks on Britain from September 1940 to May 1941?

Answer: Blitz





Round 5

  1. What name is given to the star at the centre of our solar system around which all the planets orbit?

Answer: Sun


  1. What word starting with ‘h’ describes the habit some creatures have of sleeping throughout the winter?

Answer: Hibernation


  1. Which chess-piece shares a name with a medieval armoured horseman?

Answer: Knight


  1. The gigantic dinosaurs called sautopods were (a) herbivores (b) carnivores or (c) omnivores?

Answer: Herbivores


  1. Which of the tropics is north of the Equator?

Answer: Cancer


  1. A Life Director of the Irish League of Credit Unions, this man was instrumental in the establishment of the credit union movement in Ireland. He is a founding member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and became a leader of the party in 1979. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998. In 2010, he was voted ‘Ireland’s Greatest’ in a poll conducted by RTE. Who is he?

Answer: John Hume



Round 6


  1. What is the name of the fruit of the oak tree?

Answer: Acorn


  1. Is an oboe a stringed or a wind instrument?

Answer: Wind


  1. Starting with the letter ‘c’, what is the term for the moving position indicator displayed on a computer monitor that shows where the next action will take place?

Answer: Cursor


  1. The Archaeopteryx is generally recognised as being the first (a) bird, (b) fish or (c) mammal?

Answer: (a) Bird


  1. He was born in 1918, what is the surname of the man who was the President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999?

Answer: Mandela


  1. What is the surname of 2011 Men’s Singles Tennis Champion at Wimbledon?

Answer: Djokovic (first name Novak)



Round 7


  1. Black bearded Brutus is the arch enemy of what comic and cartoon series hero?

Answer: Popeye


  1. Complete the title of the best selling non-fiction book about the boy-band One Direction, Dare to …….. What?

Answer: Dream


  1. Johnny Depp plays which ‘mad’ character in Alice in Wonderland, the 2010 computer animated / live action fantasy adventure film?

Answer: Hatter


  1. Starting with the letter ‘c’, what is the name for the art of fine handwriting?

Answer: Calligraphy


  1. Nicky Byrne and Shane Filan are two members of which Irish boyband that disbanded in 2012?

Answer: Westlife


  1. Complete the title of the 17th book in R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps 2000 series about a creature that terrorises the town in which Aaron Freidus and his Dad live, – The (what)….. in the Living Room?

Answer: Werewolf


Round 8


  1. Which company produces the ipod, ipad and iphone?

Answer: Apple


  1. According to the proverb what is only skin deep?

Answer: Beauty


  1. What was the central building in a castle called (a) portcullis, (b) keep (c) bailey?

Answer: (b) Keep


  1. What was the name of the donkey in the Winnie the Pooh stories?

Answer: Eeyore


  1. Rye, Bent and Fescue as well as Giant Bamboo are all varieties of True……..what?

Answer: Grasses


  1. What was the name of Stephenson’s steam locomotive built in 1829?

Answer: Rocket




Round 9


  1. Complete the title of the Black Eyed Peas song ‘Just Can’t Get ………..’ What?

Answer: Enough


  1. Which member of One Direction is from Mullingar, Ireland?

Answer: Niall Horan


  1. What can be both Spring and Neap in the seas?

Answer: Tide


  1. Whose hair did Delilah cut in order to deprive him of his strength?

Answer: Samson


  1. What word is given to food prepared according to Islamic or Muslim law?

Answer: Halal


  1. The Bora and Mistral both come from the North and are cold. What are they?

Answer: Winds


Round 10

  1. In the nursery rhyme what did Tom Tom the Piper’s son steal?

          Answer: Pig


  1. What lettuce shares a name with the object which collided with the Titanic?

Answer: Iceberg


  1. What colour flag is awarded to the highest quality beaches by the FEE – Foundation for Environmental Education?

Answer: Blue


  1. Riga is the capital of which country?

Answer: Latvia


  1. First name Margaret, what is the surname of the U.K.’s first and only female Prime Minister 1979 to 1990?

Answer: Thatcher


  1. Credit Unions in Ireland are broken into groups called ‘Chapters.’ How many Chapters are there in total in the country? Is it (a) 20 (b) 23 (c) 25?

Answer: 25


Round 11


  1. What sign of the Zodiac is represented by a bull?

Answer: Taurus


  1. What is one twenty-fifth (1/25) as a decimal?

Answer: 0.04


  1. What letter comes between ‘C’ and ‘B’ on a standard computer keyboard?

Answer: V


  1. What is the common name for the disease tetanus which can cause spasms in facial muscles?

Answer: Lockjaw


  1. Starting with the letter ‘I’ what does an entomologist study?

Answer: Insects


  1. Which city’s ‘Fringe’, held annually in August, is the world’s largest Arts Festival?

Answer: Edinburgh



Round 12


  1. What do police officers and soldiers wear that appears in the International Radio Operators Alphabet?

Answer: Uniform (u)


  1. A monkey wrench is also called an adjustable ………what? Starts with ‘s’

Answer: Spanner


  1. What breed of British cat is tailless?

Answer: Manx


  1. First name Bilbo what is the surname of the protagonist and titular character in the book The Hobbit?

Answer: Baggins


  1. First name Johann, what is the middle name of the composer Bach?

Answer: Sebastian


  1. King Karl XVI (Gustaf) is reigning monarch of which Scandinavian country since 1973?

Answer: Sweden


Tiebreakers 1


  1. Which state of the USA begins with the letter ‘L’?

Answer: Louisiana


  1. Luke Howard (1772-1864) developed the classification for which meteorological phenomena?

Answer: Clouds (Cirrus, Cumulus)


  1. How many moons does Mars have?

Answer: Two (Phobos, Deimos)


  1. A clepsydra is an ancient time-piece developed in Egypt, Greece and Rome. What common substance was used in the Clepsydra to tell time?

Answer: Water


  1. Where in your body will you find your Aqueous Humor?

Answer: Eye


  1. Which country is the leading producer of sheep wool, mainly from Merino sheep?

Answer: Australia



Tiebreakers 2


  1. Which American astronomer gave his name to a space telescope carried into orbit by a Space shuttle in 1990?

Answer: Hubble


  1. Which country in South America shares Lake Titicaca with Bolivia?

Answer: Peru


  1. What one word is (a) a computer programming language (b) a term for coffee?

Answer: Java


  1. What birds were traditionally used as gas detectors in British coal mines – being phased out finally in 1987?

Answer: Canaries


  1. What is the name of the British castle in Berkshire which is the largest inhabited castle in the world and the longest occupied castle in Europe?

Answer: Windsor


  1. Which fruit starting with ‘a’ is the main ingredient of guacamole?

Answer: Avocado