Which term in physics, represented by z, is an increase in the wavelength of electromagnetic radiation as result of the Doppler effect, or a gravitational field? Red shift
Which device was developed for the Irishman Charles Boyle by George Graham? Orrery
Who founded Friends of the Earth? David Brower
Which Swissman edited the radical newspaper in France L’Ami du Peuple? Marat
What is the French term for ‘readymades’ in modern art? Objets trouvés
Which British landmark was designed by James Maxwell and Charles Tuke and opened in 1894? Blackpool Tower
What is thought to be the coldest location in the Solar System? The surface of Triton
Which sport, whose name is derived from the willow root from which the balls are made, was introduced to the USA from England by James Gordon Bennett jr? Polo
Netherlide or alderlin was the first of which kind of heart drug, for which its developers received the 1988 Nobel Prize for medicine? Beta blocker
In a Japanese home, what is a shoji? Sliding door
In which country was Roman Polanski born? France
The Hadel zone is used to delineate which zone on Planet Earth? Deepest parts of the ocean
Who was the ‘fourth’ founder member of the SDP? Bill Rodgers
Which small apes of the order Hylobatidae are native to South East Asia? Gibbons
Which Norfolk seaside resort is famous for bloaters and kippers and features in a Charles Dickens story? Great Yarmouth
What is the name for a curling tournament? A bonspiel
Which Pope finally excommunicated Henry VIII? Paul III
Buckfast Abbey in Devon is on the banks of which river? Dart
Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes invented what by accident in the 1950s when trying to create a plastic wallpaper with a paper backing? Bubble wrap
What is the name of the Belgian beef stew that includes beer? Carbonnade
Which man revived the recorder? Anton Dolmetsch
What form the main part of an aardvark’s diet? Termites
The name of which skin disease comes from the Greek for ‘to have an itch’? Psoriasis
What term was applied to American artists in Paris by Gertrude Stein and also refers to the men who died in WW1? The Lost Generation
Which family ran Bavaria until 1918, when King Louis III was deposed? Wittelsbach
What is the most common flea in Britain? Cat flea
In 1944, the medium Helen Duncan was the last person in Britain to do what? Be sentenced under witchcraft legislation
What word for a nickname comes from the Early French for a playful tap under the chin? Soubriquet
How were the 1980s pop stars Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith better known? Tears for Fears
Who coined the term ‘mobile’ for the work of Alexander Calder? Marcel Duchamp
Small grebes are known by what other name? Dabchicks
Which sea god, the son of Poseidon, blows on his conch shell to raise or lower the waves? Triton
Which village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Berne is known as one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the world, and is known for its extremely luxurious hotels and shopping, high-society nightlife, fine dining, and international stars, also home to one of the largest ski areas in the Alps? Gstaad
Who managed the Middlesbrough team promoted in 1974 to the First Division? Jack Charlton
Which defender’s transfer from Leeds to Man United in 1978 was an English record at £495,000? Gordon McQueen
During 1974-75, who succeeded Ron Greenwood as manager of West Ham? John Lyall
Which pundit and former manager took over as linesman at an Arsenal-Liverpool game in 1972? Jimmy Hill
Three teams were relegated from Division One for the first time in which season? 1973-4
Which Arsenal player celebrated a goal against Coventry in 1979 by dropping his shorts? Sammy Nelson
In 1971, at which ground did Man U play what was supposed to be a home game against Arsenal? Anfield
Which two-word term refers to a false accusation or claim that religious minorities, usually Jews, murder children to use their blood in certain aspects of their religious rituals and holidays? Blood libel
What is a slang (derogatory) term for a lower-class or working-class urban Italian-American? Guido
Which nine-letter word starting with P originally meant feed for animals but has now widened in meaning to mean nourishment? Provender
What name is given to a method where a human breathes an oxygen-rich fluid as opposed to air? Although it has not been successfully implemented, multiple approaches have been developed. Liquid breathing
Which Usenet slang expression, coined by Dave Fischer, encapsulates the belief that an endless influx of new users (newbies) since 1993 has continuously degraded standards of discourse and behavior on Usenet and the wider Internet? Eternal September
Which Spanish language television station operated by the United States and located in Miami for the purposes of broadcasting to Cuba. The signal is transmitted via a balloon 10,000 feet in the air over Florida, but the Cuban government actively blocks the signal by jamming the transmission? TV Marti
In Britten’s Simple Symphony, what is the name of the second movement if the first is Boisterous Bouree, the third Sentimental Saraband and the fourth Frolicsome Finale? Playful Pizzicato
What is the name given to a famous series of audio clips featuring filmmaker Orson Welles. As Welles narrates advertisements for British television, he grows increasingly frustrated at the recording session’s engineer, as well as the writing of the commercial itself. He finds the phrasing of the narration very poor and does not hesitate to voice his displeasure? Frozen Peas
What is the title of a controversial, pornographic video game designed for the Atari 2600 console and released in 1982? The objective is to navigate a volley of arrows to reach the other side of the screen to have sexual intercourse with a Native American woman named “Revenge”. The game received a great deal of criticism for its subject matter, and the game itself was considered rather simplistic and dull. Some critics have labeled it as one of the worst video games ever. Custer’s Revenge
Which shapeshifting water spirits who usually appear in human form in Germanic myth share their English name with a part of the body? Necks
What is the English equivalent of a Neck, found in Sussex? Knuckers
What sign of bad luck was traditionally given to pirates? Black spot
The strange creature has the head and neck of a serpent, the body of a leopard, the haunches of a lion and the feet of a hart. Its name comes from the great noise it emits from its belly, a barking like “thirty couple hounds”. Which monster from Arthurian legend? Questing Beast
What name is given to the paranormal transference of an article from one place to another, or an appearance of an article from an unknown source that is often associated with poltergeist activity or spiritualistic séances? The Skeptic’s Dictionary states that those reported during seances are likely the result of magic tricks. Apport
The ______ of Britain is a name given collectively to the body of literature and legendary material associated with Great Britain and its legendary kings, particularly King Arthur. Together with the _______ of France, which concerned the legends of Charlemagne, and the ______ of Rome, which included material derived from or inspired by classical mythology, it was one of the three great literary cycles recalled repeatedly in medieval literature. Matter
What two-word term was coined to describe the paintings of John Bratby and describes the harsh, mundane side of everyday life? Kitchen sink
Who in a poem has seen his head grown slightly bald brought in upon a platter? J Alfred Prufrock
What is the Icelandic for great-grandmother and is the name of a collection of literature? Edda
Which US President was called Old Rough and Ready? Zachary Taylor
What was the title of Malcolm Muggeridge’s autobiography, derived from Shakespeare? Chronicles of Wasted Time
Which UK seaport shares its name with a 2005 US court decision that found against intelligent design? Dover
Which American engineer was the subject of the 2008 Mercury-nominated album Stainless Style by Neon Neon? John DeLorean