Breaktime - The job stops here - Pub quiz

4th March 2011 at 00:00

1. What was known as Hi-Catoctin and then Shangri-La before being given its present name by Dwight D Eisenhower?

2. What links Radio 2's drivetime DJ, the Man with the Golden Flute, a troubled former Atomic Kitten and Merry Brandybuck?

3. Which was the first novel to feature the adventurer Allan Quatermain?

4. In which year did the World Wide Web become publicly available and Boris Yeltsin become the first elected president of Russia?

5. Trumpeter, black-necked and whooper are all types of which animal?

6. Which musical opens with the song Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'?

7. What is the name given to the fifth basic taste, officially recognised in 1985, joining sweet, sour, bitter and salty?

8. What links Hope (18), Crystal (8), Goldberg (4) and Rock (1)?

9. The Limehouse Declaration led to the creation of which political party?

10. What is the only body of water in the Lake District to be officially named a lake?

Pub Quiz answers

1. Camp David 2. Irish counties: (Simon) Mayo, (James) Galway, Kerry (Katona), character played by (Dominic) Monaghan, in the Lord of the Rings films 3. 'King Solomon's Mines' 4. 1991 5. Swan 6. 'Oklahoma!' 7. Umami (or savouriness) 8. Hosts of Oscar ceremonies: Bob Hope (18 times), Billy Crystal (eight times), Whoopie Goldberg (four times), Chris Rock (once) 9. The Social Democratic Party 10. Bassenthwaite Lake.

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