Specialist: board games [II]

From the quiz on 15/8/17.

  1. The original version of the board game Ticket to Ride takes place on which continent? North America

  2. In Cluedo, one of the secret passages leads from the Study to which other room? Kitchen

  3. What name is given to the chunky humanoid playing pieces commonly found in German-style board games such as Carcassonne? Meeples

  4. The five basic resources in Settlers of Catan are brick, grain, ore and which two others? Wool and wood

  5. Jewelled general, gold general, silver general, flying chariot and dragon king are literal translations of the names of pieces used in which board game? Shōgi (Japanese chess)

Specialist: David Beckham

From the quiz on 8/8/17.

  1. What is the unusual name, partially inspired by the author of Victoria Beckham’s favourite book, of David and Victoria Beckham’s only daughter? Harper Seven

  2. In 2001, Victoria Beckham revealed that she calls David “Golden Balls” during an interview on which TV chat show? Parkinson

  3. In 2001, David Beckham scored a last-minute bending free kick against which country to secure England’s place in the 2002 FIFA World Cup? Greece

  4. In 2003, following an FA Cup defeat to Arsenal, who kicked a boot that hit David Beckham in the eye, leaving him in need of stitches? Alex Ferguson

  5. For which French football team did David Beckham play in 2013, immediately before his retirement? Paris Saint-Germain

Specialist: Royal Shrovetide Football (Ashbourne)

From the quiz on 1/8/17.

  1. The two teams, the Up’ards and Down’ards, are determined by birthplace relative to Henmore Brook, a tributary of which river in the Peak District? Dove

  2. Which English footballer, who managed Derby County from 1967 to 1973, turned up the ball (started the game by throwing the ball into the air) in 1975? Brian Clough

  3. In order to score a goal, the ball must be tapped against a millstone how many times in succession? 3

  4. The game was cancelled in 1968 and 2001 because of outbreaks of which disease? Foot-and-mouth

  5. Royal Shrovetide Football officially received its Royal designation in 1928 after which future king turned up the ball? Edward VIII

Sport & games 42

From the quiz on 1/8/17.

  1. Which netball position is commonly abbreviated GS? Goal shooter

  2. Which team beat Arsenal on penalties to win the 2000 UEFA Cup? Galatasaray

  3. Golf, Association and Garden are the three main forms of which sport as played in the UK? Croquet

  4. Ron Howard’s 2013 film Rush centres on the rivalry between which two F1 drivers during the 1976 racing season? James Hunt and Niki Lauda [½ each]

  5. What sport is played by Richmond, Jersey Reds, Doncaster Knights, Ealing Trailfinders and Yorkshire Carnegie? Rugby union

  6. As of 2016, which country has hosted the most Olympic Games, with four Summer and four Winter? USA

  7. Which Australian state is home to professional cricket teams known as Bulls, Heat and Fire? Queensland

  8. Against which team were Manchester United playing when Eric Cantona infamously “kung-fu kicked” a heckling fan in 1995? Crystal Palace

  9. In 1984, which English darts player, nicknamed Old Stoneface, achieved the very first televised nine-dart finish? John Lowe

  10. The Swaythling Cup, Marcel Corbillon Cup, St Bride Vase, G. Geist Prize, Iran Cup, W. J. Pope Trophy and Heydusek Prize are the seven trophies awarded at which sport’s World Championships? Table tennis

Specialist: cricket

From the quiz on 25/7/17.

  1. Which Australian state is home to professional cricket teams called Blues, Breakers, Sixers and Thunder? New South Wales

  2. What is indicated by an umpire touching a raised knee with their hand? Leg bye

  3. In 2003, which Pakistani cricketer, nicknamed Rawalpindi Express, bowled the fastest ball ever officially recorded in cricket (161.3km/h according to Guinness World Records)? Shoaib Akhtar

  4. Fire in Babylon is a 2010 documentary film about the dominance of which cricket team in the 1970s and 80s? West Indies

  5. Who is the only British Prime Minister to have played first-class cricket? Alec Douglas-Home

Sport & games 41

From the quiz on 4/7/17.

  1. Who has won the most Premier League Manager of the Month awards, with 27? Alex Ferguson

  2. Fishing, hooks, bingos and rack management are features of high-level play in which board game? Scrabble

  3. In 2011, the ICC abolished the use of which role in all international cricket? Runner

  4. Dick Shiner, Barkevious Mingo, Carlester Crumpler, Fair Hooker, Captain Munnerlyn and Curry Burns are former and current players of which sport? American football

  5. What is the name of the legendary racehorse that won the Melbourne Cup in 1930, but suddenly and mysteriously died less than two years later? Phar Lap

  6. Which two countries marched together under a unified flag during the opening ceremonies of the 2000, 2004 and 2006 Olympic Games? North Korea and South Korea

  7. As of 2017, which American skateboarder holds the record for the most X Games medals (with 30)? Bob Burnquist

  8. In 1994, which American figure skater was banned for life for her involvement in an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan? Tonya Harding

  9. In which sport is the most prestigious trophy known as the Grey Cup, which (as of 2017) has been won a record 16 times by the Toronto Argonauts? Canadian football

  10. The World Crazy Golf Championships have been held each year since 2003 in which Sussex town? Hastings

Sport & games 40

From the quiz on 20/6/17.

  1. Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was the birth name of which American boxer? Muhammad Ali

  2. In 2010, which F1 driver became the youngest ever winner of the World Drivers’ Championship? Sebastian Vettel

  3. Which English football team are nicknamed The Posh and play their home games at London Road? Peterborough United

  4. In which sport are penhold and shakehand the two most common ways of holding the bat? Table tennis

  5. Which combat sport has six official yearly tournaments known as honbasho? Sumo

  6. As of 2017, which country has won the most Volleyball World Championships, both men’s (6) and women’s (7)? Russia

  7. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, who won the UK’s first gymnastics medal since 1928 with a bronze in the men’s pommel horse? Louis Smith

  8. In cricket, what is indicated by an umpire raising both arms above their head? Six runs

  9. In 1995, which American MLB team won the American League Division Series after a miraculous last-minute double hit by Edgar Martínez? Seattle Mariners

  10. Which European country has yet to win a single Olympic medal despite (as of 2016) having competed in 20 Summer and 9 Winter Olympic Games, more than any other medal-less country? Monaco