Third Zoom Quiz

Third Zoom Quiz

With thanks to Viv West for hosting the Zoom, and to all choir members and friends who joined in: another really enjoyable social occasion was had. Here below, just for fun, are the questions – and answers – try them out on someone else!

SCS Zoom Quiz questions for Monday 07.11.20

Seasonal questions:

  1. What do you call a man with a pile of leaves on his head? RUSSELL!
  2. Heaps of old branches and twigs (ideal for hedgehog hibernation) are called what? : BRASHINGS
  3. What does a ‘wee smoor’ refer to in Scotland? Many nuances of meaning depending on context, but most commonly to the English – of rain, snow and mist, … MISTY DRIZZLY. Apply the smear to to other contexts if you like.
  4. A seasonal store of flumps, cheeserockers, grandadgravies, pea and nutbugs: what am I talking about? WOODLICE
  5. What is the magic ingredient in Cinder Toffee? BICARBONATE OF SODA
  6. What water-loving creature might be described as a well-dressed blackbird with a beer belly? DIPPER
  7. Daldinia concentrica, the dried out black or brown fruiting bodies sometimes found on dead tree trunks, are more commonly known as what? KING ALFRED’S CAKES
  8. When is Mischief Night? 4TH NOVEMBER
  9. Before Armistice commemorations took the date what was 11th November known as? MARTINMAS DAY
  10. What does Thunder in November traditionally mean? WINTER WILL BE LATE IN COMING AND GOING

Musical knowledge – of 1970s pop songs

  1. ‘We don’t need no _ _ _ _’ what? in the halls of learning around the land? EDUCATION (Pink Floyd 1979)
  2. What colour was Nick Drake’s 1972 Moon? PINK
  3. Who is Hanging on the Telephone in 1978? BLONDIE
  4. Who apparently on helium channels a Brontë novel? KATE BUSH (Wuthering Heights 1978)
  5. I think Barbara Dickson did it better but who takes a meandering journey of some distance? BEATLES 1970
  6. Bristol has blues, London black, but Jon Mitchel is in New York in a ? BIG YELLOW TAXI 1970
  7. Who flipped the biblical reference to ‘Needles in the Camel’s Eye’? BRIAN ENO 1973
  8. Who asked ‘Who are You?’ THE WHO 1978
  9. Which band made Plans for Nigel? ! XTC 1979
  10. One of the most right royal but boho lyrical rock anthems of all time: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY by Queen of course 1975

Local Knowledge:

  1. Name the take-it-easy sounding escarpment above Staveley: RESTON SCAR
  2. Which saint is particularly honoured in Kentmere? ST CUTHBERT
  3. What substance was found uniquely in Kentmere? DIATOMITE
  4. What is the ancestral summit rising 818 feet above sea level, located above Windermere? GRANDSIRE
  5. What title makes the connection between a Prince William and Cumbria? THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND
  6. The coppiced woods of Majorca had what industry in common with those of Cumbria? CHARCOAL
  7. Name the Kendal company with a 200 year history of pump and turbine manufacture: GILKES
  8. Which local river name means ‘gushing’ from the old Norse? SPRINT from spretta
  9. What was milled grain sometimes known as? HAVER and the bag used to carry it haversack.
  10. There is a particular name for the unique woodland habitat in Borrowdale: what is it? ATLANTIC OAKWOOD

Food preparation (with thanks to Jean for these questions)

  1. What is a chinois? CONICAL STRAINER
  2. How does velouté differ from béchamel? STOCK IS USED INSTEAD OF MILK
  3. What is a mouli? EARLY FOOD PROCESSOR HAND OPERATED FOR PUREEING FOOD
  4. What is beurre manié ? MIX OF FLOUR AND BUTTER FOR THICKENING SAUCES
  5. What is a Parisienne scoop? MELON BALLER
  6. What is Monterey Jack? A CALIFORNIAN WHITE SEMI-HARD COW’S MILK CHEESE AKIN TO CHEDDAR
  7. What colour are the beans traditionally used to make Boston Baked Beans? WHITE… ALTHOUGH CALLED NAVY BEANS!
  8. What are cannoli? ITALIAN PASTIES FILLED WITH SWEETENED RICOTTA
  9. What do Tzatziki and Riata have in common? CUCUMBER AND YOGHURT
  10. What is the shape and feature of a tagine pot? CONICAL WITH A CHIMNEY

Films – vaguely cryptic

  1. Steamy Latin moves in this film need a thoroughly good wash! DIRTY DANCING
  2. Which film title translates as White House? CASABLANCA
  3. Where did Holly Golightly go for breakfast? TIFFANY’S
  4. Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak get a bad case of height induced wobbles: VERTIGO
  5. Hitchcock’s at it again – here not spying out of the front door but the …. REAR WINDOW
  6. Gag the little sheep for the what?..SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
  7. A vacation in the capital of Italy: ROMAN HOLIDAY
  8. Licenced Hackney carriages each need a one of these: TAXI DRIVER
  9. You ca switch on your i-pod or gramaphone for what? THE SOUND OF MUSIC
  10. Fisticuffs on Hollywood Boulevarde? STAR WARS

Random Trivia

  1. Noggywife: what is it? A MAKER OF COARSE UNBLEACHED THREAD… THE NOGGY BEING THE THREAD.
  2. A Queen’s England? A Prince’s Wales? What is the series of books named by county called, begun before WW2? THE KING’S ENGLAND
  3. Which European country leads in solar energy production and use? GERMANY
  4. Kid Haw: anyone know where or what it is? A SMALL DAMP ISLAND IN THE LEVEN JUST ABOVE NEWBY BRIDGE
  5. How many times is cyclist Sir Chris Hoy a World Champion? ELEVEN
  6. The American Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776: how did President Lincoln begin his Gettysburg address? FOUR SCORE AND SEVEN YEARS AGO ( in 1863)
  7. What do the initials PSI stand for on a tyre? POUND-FORCE PER SQUARE INCH
  8. What is the resinous substance from trees called when it is collected by bees and used for running repairs in the hive? PROPOLIS
  9. What is the title of an exhibition you can visit digitally by connecting your phone to robotic lobster?LOBSTEROPOLIS
  10. What word, originally meaning bad place in Ancient Greek, is used to describe an undesirable or frightening society or place? DYSTOPIAN
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