Thursday, 3 October 2013

Darts and Germany and Lake Quiz

Unfortunately, I cannot attend Saturday's German Grand Prix at the Lakeside Club - the home of darts.

So, I have written 20 questions based on darts,Germany and lakes in the event's honour. (A couple have been used before,but should be a good test of memory)

Main quiz later today/tonight,but enjoy these in the meantime....................

1. Which double on a dartboard, is usually referred to as ‘madhouse’ by players as it is often the most frustrating double to shoot at?

Double One

2. Which two-time World Darts Champion, the protege of Phil Taylor, is nickname ‘Jackpot’ after he won a substantial amount of money in Las Vegas, only to be told he was too young to claim the prize?

Adrain Lewis

3. Mainau, Reichenau, and Lindau are the three major islands in which body of water, lying at the northern foot of the Alps and crossing borders of Switzerland, Germany and Austria?

Lake Constance

4. Succeeded by Walter Ulbricht, in the new role of Chairman of the Council of States, which German politician and Communist,became the first President of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) in 1949, an office abolished upon his death?

Wilhelm Pieck

5. Prohibited by the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, what was the name given to the concept of union between Germany and Austria?


6. In 1994, the sport of Darts split to form two governing bodies and two different World Championships. Phil Taylor has won, by far, the most Professional Darts Council (PDC) world titles. Who has won the most British Darts Organisation (BDO) World titles, with 4 wins, since the 1994 split?

Raymond van Barneveld

7. Based around the English river, the English poet, Alice Oswald wrote the 48-page poem Dart in 2002.This poem went on to be awarded which literary Prize, later that year?

TS Eliot Prize

8. Apart from Alaska, only one US state lies north of the 49th parallel. Situated in Manitoba, the exclave of Elm Point, in Lake of the Woods County, belongs to which US state, nicknamed 'The Land of 10,000 Lakes'?


9. Using the calculations of Urbain Le Verrier, at the Berlin Observatory, in 1846, which German astronomer was the first person to view the planet Neptune?

Johann Gottfried Galle

10. Translated from the German meaning 'flank' or 'wing’, what is the name of the brass musical instrument that resembles a trumpet, but has a wider, conical bore?


11. In terms of surface area, which of North America's 'Great Lakes’, is the smallest?


12. Created in the aftermath of the inadequate response to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which country set up the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) a rapidly deployable team of 200 personnel, which provides assistance to disaster-affected regions for up to 40 days?


13.The real names of the singer, Gary US Bonds and the lead singer of the Australian rock group ‘Rose Tattoo’, are shared by which darts player, who in 2011,became the only Scotsman to appear in a PDC World darts championship final?

Gary Anderson

14. Premiered in 1893 under the baton of Richard Strauss, the opera 'Hansel and Gretel' gave fame to which German composer?

Engelbert Humperdinck

15. With the atomic number 83, which chemical element is thought to have derived its name from the German word for 'white mass'?


16. With a name in common with a US state capital, what is the name of the sports stadium located in Kolkata, that has the second largest capacity in the world?

Salt Lake Stadium

17. Developed in 1708,it was Europe's first hard-past porcelain.Renowned worldwide for its 'cross-swords' hallmark,which German town gives its name to this brand of porcelain?


18. The highest point is High Willhays and lowest is Doghole Bridge. Its area is 954 square kilometres. Which UK National park is this?


19. In which country is Lake Asal, the location of the lowest point in Africa?


20. Which city, located in Saxony, was known as Karl Marx-Stadt between 1953 and 1990?