Reporter 445, 24 January 2000


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Please answer the questions below as a team, without using any outside reference sources.

It should take you no longer than fifteen minutes to complete all thirty questions.

 

 

1. IN FEBRUARY 1999 WHO OR WHAT WAS IDENTIFIED AS A GAY ROLE MODEL BY JERRY FALWELL’S ‘NATIONAL LIBERTY REVIEW’’ MAGAZINE ON THE BASIS OF COLOUR, ANTENNA AND ACCESSORY?

2. IN HERALDRY, WHAT NAME IS GIVEN TO A CROSS IN THE SHAPE OF A LETTER X, WHICH IS SOMETIMES KNOWN AS SAINT ANDREW’S CROSS?

3. WHICH PHILOSOPHER, IN HIS ‘DISCOURSE’ OF 1637, CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT HE DID INDEED EXIST, SINCE THE VERY ACT OF DOUBTING REQUIRED A DOUBTER?

4. MUSEUMS DEVOTED TO THE WORK OF WHICH ARTIST CAN BE VISITED IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, ST PETERSBURG,FLORIDA AND FIGUERAS IN SPAIN, WHERE HE WAS BORN IN 1904?

5. WHAT IS THE PRINCIPAL PROTEIN FOUND IN BLOOD PLASMA?

6. ‘IVANOV’ FIRST PERFORMED IN MOSCOW IN 1887 WAS THE FIRST FULL LENGTH PLAY BY WHICH WRITER?

7. AN ONEIROSCOPIST IS AN INTERPRETER OF WHAT?

8. WHO, AFTER ONLY TWO WEEKS OF THE 1998/1999 SOCCER SEASON BECAME THE FIRST PREMIERSHIP MANAGER TO LEAVE HIS CLUB?

 

9. WHAT TERM IS USED FOR THE PROCESS OF BOILING A LIQUID IN A FLASK WITH A CONDENSER ATTACHED SO THAT THE VAPOUR CONDENSES AND FLOWS BACK INTO THE FLASK, AVOIDING LOSS BY CONDENSATION?

10. WHAT IS THE NAME OF A MUSICAL CHORD WHERE NOTES ARE NOT PLAYED SIMULTANEOUSLY BUT IN RAPID, NORMALLY UPWARD SUCCESSION?

11. ‘THE LESS DECEIVED’ AND ‘HIGH WINDOWS’ ARE COLLECTIONS OF VERSE BY WHICH WRITER, WHO TURNED DOWN THE POET LAUREATESHIP AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS FRIEND, JOHN BETJEMAN, IN 1984?

12. THE CONSTELLATION, CRUX AUSTRALIS IS ALTERNATIVELY AND MORE FAMILIARLY KNOW AS WHAT?

13. THE ‘SAUNDERS AND ROE NUMBER ONE’ OR S.R.-N1 WAS LAUNCHED IN 1959, AND WAS THE FIRST FULL-SIZED PRACTICAL VERSION OF WHICH METHOD OF TRANSPORT?

14. THE TITLE OF MANIC STREET PREACHERS’ ALBUM, ‘THIS IS MY TRUTH TELL ME YOURS’ RELEASED IN SEPTEMBER 1998, IS A QUOTATION FROM WHICH WELSH POLITICIAN, WHO DIED IN 1960?

15. WHO RECIPROCATED HER LOVER’S GIFT OF WALT WHITMAN’S ‘LEAVES OF GRASS’ WITH ‘VOX’, A NOVEL ABOUT TELEPHONE SEX?

16. WHICH ITALIAN DISH DERIVES ITS NAME FROM A TERM MEANING A KNOT IN A PIECE OF WOOD, AND CONSISTS OF SMALL DUMPLINGS, USUALLY MADE OF POTATO OR SEMOLINA FLOUR?

17. FORMERLY A PROTECTORATE GOVERNED BY THE NAMGYAL DYNASTY, THE HIMALAYAN TERRITOR OF SIKKIM VOTED IN 1975 TO BECOME A CONSTITUENT STATE OF WHICH COUNTRY?

18. IN ENGINEERING, WHAT PROPERTY OF A SUBSTANCE IS MEASURED BY THE BRINELL TEST?

19. CLAUS VON BULOW, MIKE TYSON AND MIA FARROW HAVE ALL BEEN REPRESENTED IN COURT BY WHICH AMERICAN LAW PROFESSOR AND DEFENCE ATTORNEY, BORN IN NEW YORK IN 1938?,

20. IMPRISONED AT VILVORDE AND SUBSEQUENTLY EXECUTED AS A HERETIC, WHICH BRITISH SCHOLAR BEGAN PUBLISHING HIS TRANSLATION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT IN COLOGNE IN 1525?

21. PASSED BY ELEVEN VOTES IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN 1641, ‘THE GRAND REMONSTRANCE’ WAS IN INDICTMENT OF THE RULE OF WHICH KING?

22. DATING FROM 1898, WHICH ANNUAL BRITISH PUBLICATION GIVES AN ILLUSTRATION AND TECHNICAL DETAILS OF EVERY SIGNIFICANT SHIP IN EVERY NAVY OF THE WORLD?

23. ‘THE ROYLE FAMILY’, A COMEDY DRAMA CO-WRITTEN BY AND FEATURING CAROLINE AHERNE, USES AS ITS TITLE MUSIC THE TRACK ‘HALF THE WORLD AWAY’, BY WHICH GROUP?

24. WHICH WORD, DERIVED FROM THE GREEK FOR ‘WEB’ AND ‘LETTER’ IS USED FOR A BAR CHART REPRESENTING THE FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION OF DATA GROUPED BY MEANS OF CLASS INTERVAL?

25. DESIGNED BY WILLIAM VAN ALLEN AND COMPLETED 1N 1930, WHICH BUILDING IN MANHATTAN WAS BRIEFLY THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD UNTIL THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING SURPASSED IT, AND IS A SIGNIFICANT EXAMPLE OF ART DECO ARCHITECTURE?

26. IN 1898, LAMB HOUSE IN RYE IN SUSSEX, BECAME THE HOME OF WHICH AMERICAN-BORN AUTHOR WHO PUBLISHED HIS STORY OF THE SUPERNATURAL,’THE TURN OF THE SCREW’ IN THE SAME YEAR?

27. LITERALLY MEANING ‘PEOPLE’ WHAT NAME IS GIVEN TO THE GROUP OF ABOUT 200 LANGUAGES WIDELY SPOKEN IN THE SOUTHERN HALF OF AFRICA AND TO THE PEOPLES SPEAKING THEM?

28. AZIDOTHYMIDINE, A DRUG USED IN THE TREATMENT OF AIDS, IS USUALLY REFERRED TO BY WHAT INITIALS?

29. ACCORDING TO GREEK MYTHOLOGY, THE SATYR MARSYAS WAS FLAYED ALIVE AFTER THE MUSES JUDGED HIM TO HAVE LOST A MUSICAL CONTEST WITH WHICH OF THE GODS?

30. WHAT IS THE WAVELENGTH IN METRES OF A RADIO WAVE WITH A FREQUENCY OF ONE HUNDRED MEGAHERTZ?



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