1. Who were once known as 'The Detours' and 'The High Numbers' in the early 1960s?
2. Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top and Bottom are all examples of what?
3. In World War One the Allies fought against the so called Central Powers. The Central Powers consisted of three empires and one kingdom. Can you name them? One point for each correct answer.
4. Beer, True Lover's, Granny, Monkey's Fist, Pratt, Fireman's, Alpine Butterfly, Corned Beef, Englishman's and Cat's Paw are all examples of what?
5. In which two films did Paul Newman play the role of Eddie Felson?
6. In a farewell address, which US President first warned Americans of the possible "misplaced power" of the new military-industrial complex?
7. Which Australian tennis player won a record six mens singles titles at the Australian Open during the 1960s?
8. The following are the last lines to which famous novels? One point for each correct answer.
a. "........ it is a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known."
b. "He was borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance."
c. "Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day."
9. Although the distinction lasted less than 25 years, which country was both the second largest and second most populated country in Europe in 1771?
10. The Loco Motion, Don't Bring Me Down, Pleasant Valley Sunday, I'm Into Something Good, One Fine Day, Chains, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Take Good Care Of My Baby and Crying In The Rain were all mega-hits for various artists. Which woman wrote or co-wrote them all?
1. The Who
2. Quarks (flavours or types of quarks) A quark is an elementary particle and a fundamental constituent of matter. Quarks combine to form composite particles called hadrons, the most stable of which are protons and neutrons, the components of atomic nuclei. Due to a phenomenon known as color confinement, quarks are never directly observed or found in isolation; they can be found only within hadrons, such as baryons (of which protons and neutrons are examples), and mesons. For this reason, much of what is known about quarks has been drawn from observations of the hadrons themselves. There are six types of quarks, known as flavors: up, down, strange, charm, bottom, and top. Up and down quarks have the lowest masses of all quarks. The heavier quarks rapidly change into up and down quarks through a process of particle decay: the transformation from a higher mass state to a lower mass state. Because of this, up and down quarks are generally stable and the most common in the universe, whereas strange, charm, top, and bottom quarks can only be produced in high energy collisions (such as those involving cosmic rays and in particle accelerators).
3. The German Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Ottoman Empire and The Kingdom of Bulgaria
4. Knots (one could add Windsor to the list of examples if you find it too difficult)
5. "The Hustler" and "The Color Of Money"
6. Dwight D Eisenhower
7. Roy Emerson Roy Emerson is an Australian former World No. 1 amateur tennis player who won 12 Grand Slam tournament singles titles and 16 Grand Slam tournament men's doubles titles. He is the only male player to have completed a Career Grand Slam (winning titles at all four Grand Slam events) in both singles and doubles. His 28 Major titles are an all-time record for a male player, although most of his titles were won in the final years of the period where Major tournaments were open only to amateur players. Roy Emerson is the first male player to win each Major title at least twice in his career. In the history of tennis, only Margaret Court achieved this feat before him. He is one of only seven men to win all four Majors in his career (the others are Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal). He was the first male player to win 12 Majors (this being eventually surpassed by Pete Sampras (14), Roger Federer (17) and Rafael Nadal (13)). Tennis critics and former and current tennis players consider Emerson to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Emerson is only one of five tennis players all-time to win a multiple slam set in two disciplines, only matched by Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova, Frank Sedgman and Serena Williams.
8. Three answers.
a. A Tale Of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
b. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
c. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
10. Carole King Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter. Her career began in the 1960s when King, along with her former husband Gerry Goffin, wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists, many of which have become standards, and she has continued writing for other artists since then. She had her first number 1 hit as a songwriter in 1960 at age 18, with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", which she wrote with Goffin. In 1997, she co-wrote "The Reason", which was a hit for Celine Dion. Her success as a performer in her own right did not come until the 1970s, when she would sing her own songs, accompanying herself on the piano, in a series of albums and concerts. After experiencing commercial disappointment with her debut album Writer, King scored her breakthrough with the album Tapestry which topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971 and remained on the charts for more than six years.