Open Eye: So what is John Major's middle name? Your Chance to Take the OU Challenge: Answers On 3 September

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1 Which American Primitive artist had her first exhibition at the age of 78?

2 Who wrote the Symphonia Antartica?

3 Who plays Dick in "Third Rock from the Sun"?

4 Which occupation do Feste, Touchstone and Alias share?

5 What is the only country in the world where Catalan is the native dialect?

6 Who is the muse of dancing?

7 The composer Ravel wrote a series of pieces for one hand, for a pianist who had lost a hand in WW1 and had a much more famous brother. What was their surname?

8 What is Phasmophobia?

Which breweries make the following beers?

9 Double Dragon

10 Formidable

11 Old Spot

12 Why are the Godophin Arab, Byerly Turk and Darley Arab important?

13 If you are indulging in vaccimulgence, what are you doing?

14 Whose girlfriend was Etta Place?

15 What was unusual about David Beckham's shirt in the 1997 charity shield match?

16 What is the name of the vacuum cleaner in the Teletubbies?

17 What was first produced by Henry D Perky of Denver, Colorado, in 1893?

18 What is esprit de l'escalier?

19 Charlie Allnut is a central character in which film?

20 Whose real name is Declan McManus?

21 The Greek for "circle of animals" gives the name of which item in a daily newspaper?

22 What colour shirts did England wear in the 1966 World cup final?

23 What do Agamemnon, Marat and Jim Morrison of the Doors all have in common?

24 In The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, what was Reggie's middle name?

25 Which sweets vanished in 1984 but were reintroduced in 1994?

26 Which literary man had a very fine cat called Hodge?

27 In which year of the 20th century did Great Britain have three kings?

28 What is a Googol?

29 From which South American country are Ariane rockets launched?

30 Whose amanuensis was Eric Fenby?

31 Where is the headquarters of the Campaign For Real Ale?

32 Which was the first of the Garden cities?

33 Who played James Bond's wife when he got married in OHMSS?

34 What is Parthenogenesis?

35 In which South American country could you study at the University of Moron?

36 Apart from being characters in Shakespeare, what do Oberon, Titania, Ariel and Miranda have in common?

37 In which Kent town is the real Pocohontas buried?

38 What does an Arctophile collect?

39 What town did the Romans call Camulodunum?

40 Who was the Brontes' brother?

41 How many witches were burned at the stake during the Salem witch trials?

42 Conquest, White Heart and Bommerang are all types of what?

43 How is it possible to construct a house so that all the windows face South?

44 What is Ophism?

45 Who were Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons?

46 Where does Rupert the Bear live?

47 What is a Dionea muscipula?

48 In which sport would you "hang ten"?

49 What is the next letter in this sequence: O T T F F S S... ?

50 Which BBC Radio station is found on 693 and 909 Medium wave?

51 Which organisation places bibles in hotels?

52 What is the capital of New York state?

53 What would you do with Paraquat?

54 What is the motto of the BBC?

55 What does the J in Arnold J Rimmer (Red Dwarf) stand for?

56 In which sport would you use a "Boilie"?

57 In The 12 days of Christmas, what was sent on the 11th day?

58 Which rugby team plays at the Stoop Memorial Ground?

59 What type of animal is Otis on BBC TV?

60 Where is Marco Polo Airport?

61 According to the Bible, how old did Methuselah live to be?

62 Which card game has the same name as a British racecourse?

63 Who is the only footballer to have played in three winning world cup teams?

64 Which character did Craig McLachlan play in Neighbours?

65 The French call it SIDA. What do we call it?

66 What is John Major's middle name?

67 In which country was Errol Flynn born?

68 Why did a chap called Tyrell have a bad day in the New Forest on 2/08/1100?

69 Julius Caesar was killed on the Ides of March. What day is this?

70 Which suit has the highest value in bridge?

71 How many Guns of Navarone were there?

72 Which war was started by the defenestration of Prague?

The following are all popular music acts. Who are they? (for example profound royal colour = Deep Purple)

73 Saints Tipple

74 Recent Toy Soldiers

75 Quick Pips

76 Frenetic Coronation Evangelists

77 Which English novelist invented the post box?

78 Who does Cerys Matthews sing for?

79 What did the Romans mine at DolauCothi in Carmarthenshire?

80 What is unusual about the Belgian Beers Kriek and Framboise?

81 At which racecourse did Peter O'Sullivan make his final commentary?

82 Who did the group Rain become?

83 In which children's TV series would you see Tommy Pickles?

84 What is the name of Simpson's dog?

85 What is the common name given to the medical condition oedema?

86 Whose real name is Paul Gadd?

87 How many bones are there in the adult human body?

88 What did the Franks commission report on in 1983?

89 For which newspaper does Clark Kent work?

90 Where in Britain is the festival of "Up - Helly-Aa" celebrated?

91 What do the initials CBI stand for?

92 What did the owl and the Pussycat eat off a Runcible spoon?

93 How does the name Appomattox feature in modern American history?

94 Which British queen had eleven fingers?

95 Where do Walloons live?

96 What is the largest Island in the Mediterranean sea?

97 Who is Maureen Lipman's husband?

98 Where was Crossroads set?

99 Who had a hit in 1974 with "The Streak"?

100.Who was the wife of Kurt Weill, who popularised many of his songs?

The Summer Quiz is compiled by Martin Heighway, an OU MA who graduated this year. He is currently on the Ed D programme. Martin has represented the OU in University Challenge and "played" (his term) for Great Britain versus the US; he now sets questions for the programme. He is planning a quiz book on Wales and looking for a publisher.

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