Drive for Liam Quiz

Thu 25th Aug Paul Fitzgerald

Drive for Liam Quiz

Drive for Liam Results

Round 1

 

1. How did Maggie Mc Eldowney make the news this week?

Rose of Tralee 2016.

 

2. What team did Bennettsbridge beat to win the All Ireland IH Club Final?

Abbeyknockmoy (Galway)

 

3. How many emirates make up the United Arab Emirates?

Seven

 

4. What comes next: A S D F G H J K ___?

L – (Middle keys on type-writer keyboard.)

 

5. Who is Donald Trump’s running mate in US Presidential election?

Mike Pence

 

6. What was the name of the opponent whose ear lobe Mike Tyson bit off?

Evander Holyfield.

 

7. [Audio] IN THE MOVIE “FINDING NEMO” SHE WAS THE VOICE OF DORY. WHO IS THIS WELL KNOW LADY?

 ELLEN DEGENERES

 

Round 2

 

 

 

1. Which two colours are Dennis the Menace`s jumper?

 

Red and Black

 

 

 

2. In which county are the clubs – Killyon, Boardsmill and Kildalkey?

 

Meath

 

 

 

3. What is the last Best Picture Oscar winning film to also win Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars?

 

The Silence of The Lambs

 

 

 

4. In the Bible story of David and Goliath, what was Goliath`s race?

 

Philistine

 

 

 

5. Who writes the thrillers about detective Harry Bosch?

 

Michael Connelly

 

Round 7

 

 

 

1. Who won the 2016 USPGA golf tournament?

 

Jimmy Walker

 

 

 

2. Name the actor who played `the Bad` in “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”?

 

Lee Van Cleef

 

 

 

3. How many successive pots must a snooker player make to score a 147 break?

 

36

 

 

 

4. Who has written a series of letters entitled `Dear Fatty` in the form of an autobiography?

 

Dawn French

 

 

 

5. Who won the Women’s 100m final in the Rio Olympics?

 

Elaine Thompson (Jamaica)

 

 

 

6. What company operates the Luas system?

 

Transdev.

 

 

 

7. [Audio] WINNER OF THE GOLD MEDAL AT THE 2006 MOSCOW WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE 60M HURDLES WHO IS THIS IRISH ATHLETE?

 

DERVAL O’ROURKE

 

 

 

 

6. What year did Jackie Tyrrell make his championship debut with Kilkenny?

 

2005 (v Offaly, Croke Park)

 

 

 

7. [Audio] HE IS A RACING DRIVER CURRENTLY DRIVING IN FORMULA 1. LIKE KILKENNY HE HAS DONE FOUR IN A ROW. WORLD CHAMPION IN 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 BUT WHO IS HE?

 

SEBASTIAN VETTEL

Round 3

 

1. What is the name of the yard in Kilmainham Jail where the 1916 leaders were executed?

Stonebreakers’ Yard.

 

2. Name the 2016 All Ireland SH Club Champions?

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick)

 

3. In the context of Leaving Cert results, what do the initials CAO stand for?

Central Applications Office

 

4. What world corporate uses the slogan “Believe in Better”?

Sky

 

5. Who was the first unseeded winner of the Wimbledon Men’s Final?

Boris Becker (1985)

 

6. In what county is Bangor Erris?

Mayo

 

7. [Audio] WRITER OF SOME VERY FAMOUS NOVELS LIKE “THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE” AND “THE SEA” (2005 MAN BOOKER PRIZE) WHO IS THIS WEXFORD AUTHOR?

JOHN BANVILLE

 

Round 4

 

 

 

1. At what racecourse will you find Swinley Bottom?

 

Ascot

 

 

 

2. What word beginning with “M” refers to the right to silence warning given by police in the US to criminal suspects?

 

Miranda

 

 

 

3. What is the name of the apartment complex where the Trotters live in “Only Fools and Horses”?

 

Nelson Mandela House

 

 

 

4. How many different scoring areas (beds) are there on a standard dart board?

 

82

 

 

 

5. The year 1961 read the same upside down, and the same thing won’t happen again until when?

 

6009

 

 

 

6. The name of which football club is an anagram of `Red Admiral?

 

Real Madrid

 

 

 

7. [Audio] THE SONG IS CALLED “JERSEY GIRL” WITH A SNIPPET THERE FROM BAGATELLE AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.  NEITHER VERSION IS THE ORIGINAL. SO THE QUESTION IS WHO WROTE AND RECORDED THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF JERSEY GIRL?

 

Round 5

 

 

 

1. In which county are the clubs – Ballinascreen, Loup, and Ballerin?

 

Derry

 

 

 

2. In the NATO phonetic alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie etc) what is “J”

 

Juliet

 

 

 

3. Name the Tipperary centre back who was black-carded in last Sunday’s Football semi-final.

 

Robbie Kiely

 

 

 

4. What is the only US state with a one-syllable name?

 

Maine

 

 

 

5. When did Ducksie Walsh win his first All Ireland Senior Singles 60 x 30 title?

 

1985

 

 

 

6. Winnipeg is the capital of which Canadian province?

 

Manitoba

 

 

 

7. [Audio] PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUS IRISH INTERVIEW THIS YEAR BUT CAN YOU NAME THE BROTHERS? CHRISTIAN AND SURNAMES REQUIRED.

 

PAUL AND GARY O’DONOVAN

 

Round 6

 

 

 

1. How many players make up an Australian Rules football team?

 

18

 

 

 

2. If Superman is Clark Kent, who is Spiderman?

 

Peter Parker

 

 

 

3. How do you spell the word “Pharaoh?

 

PHARAOH

 

 

 

4. What do the letters BFG stand for in the Roald Dahl book of that name?

 

Big Friendly Giant

 

 

 

5. In which Tyrone town was snooker player Dennis Taylor born?

 

Coalisland

 

 

 

6. When did Kerry last beat Dublin in an All Ireland Senior Football Final?

 

1985.

 

 

 

7. [Audio] IN MARCH 2009 THIS BOXER DEFEATED RICARDO CORDOBA IN THE 11TH ROUND TO BECOME WBA SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION. WHO IS HE?

 

BERNARD DUNNE

 

Round 7

 

 

 

1. Who won the 2016 USPGA golf tournament?

 

Jimmy Walker

 

 

 

2. Name the actor who played `the Bad` in “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”?

 

Lee Van Cleef

 

 

 

3. How many successive pots must a snooker player make to score a 147 break?

 

36

 

 

 

4. Who has written a series of letters entitled `Dear Fatty` in the form of an autobiography?

 

Dawn French

 

 

 

5. Who won the Women’s 100m final in the Rio Olympics?

 

Elaine Thompson (Jamaica)

 

 

 

6. What company operates the Luas system?

 

Transdev.

 

 

 

7. [Audio] WINNER OF THE GOLD MEDAL AT THE 2006 MOSCOW WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE 60M HURDLES WHO IS THIS IRISH ATHLETE?

 

DERVAL O’ROURKE

 

Round 8

 

 

 

1. What film won Best picture Award at the 2016 Academy Awards?

 

Spotlight

 

 

 

2. How high, in feet, above the floor must a basketball hoop be?

 

10 feet

 

 

 

3. In what county was Roger Casement born?

 

Dublin (Sandycove)

 

 

 

4. If a “spideóg” is a robin what in an “eala”?

 

A swan

 

 

 

5. What is comic book hero Roy of the Rovers surname?

 

Race

 

 

 

6. During the Brian cody era (1999 – 2016), in which years did Kilkenny not win the Leinster SH Final?

 

2004, 2012, 2013

 

 

 

7. [Audio] PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST WELL KNOWN SONGS, IT IS OF COURSE LED ZEPPELIN AND “STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN”. THE BAND WERE FORMED IN LONDON IN 1968 WITH MEMBERS JIMMY PAGE, ROBERT PLANT, JOHN BONHAM AND WHAT OTHER MEMBER – HE WAS THE KEYBOARD PLAYER?

 

JOHN PAUL JONES

 

Tie Breakers:

 

 

 

1. Who beat Katie Taylor in the Rio Olympics quarter final?

 

Mira Potkonin (Finland)

 

 

 

2. What athletics world record does Sony O’Sullivan still hold?

 

2000m

 

 

 

3. The works of Mrs Darrell Waters have been translated into 128 languages, but by which name is she better known?

 

Enid Blyton

 

 

 

4. The hardness of minerals is measured on what scale (diamond being the hardest)?

 

Mohs scale

 

 

 

5. Who is the only British male athlete to hold a world outdoor track and field record?

 

Jonathan Edwards (Triple Jump 1995)

 

 

 

6. What is the all-time record attendance at the Railway Cup Finals?

 

49,023 in 1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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