Season 47, Episode 17

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1 Meanings of what five-letter word include the singular of anatomical features that may be described as squamous, a graded classification system, for example Glasgow Coma or Richter.Scale
They're on agricultural machinery.
1Firstly for five points, its name derived from the Latin for knife, a coulter is a component of what large implement?Plough
1"Her fallow leas, the darnel, hemlock "and rank fumitory doth root upon, "while that the coulter rusts "that should deracinate such savagery."Henry V
1Referring to its blade-shaped bill, coulter-neb is a regional name for which distinctive sea bird, known binomially as Fratercula arctica?Puffin
2Mytiloida and Unionoida are respectively the marine and the freshwater families of which bivalve mollusc? The common. . The common edible marine species is cultivated commercially by a variety of methods, including the French technique known as "bouchot".Mussel
You get a set of bonuses on the philosopher Hannah Arendt.
2Arendt's work was greatly influenced by which 20th-century German philosopher's concept of phenomenology?Heidegger
2One of the main criticisms levelled against Arendt's work is her reliance on a rigid distinction between the private and the public spheres, or the oikos and the polis, a delineation first made by which ancient Greek philosopher?Aristotle
2Arendt used the phrase "the banality of evil" to characterise the actions of which prominent Nazi, executed in Tel Aviv in 1962?Eichmann
3Which three initial letters link words meaning a lanthanide element named after a village in Sweden, an unsaturated hydrocarbon with the formula C10H16, and the metric prefix that denotes 10 to the power 12?T-E-R
Right, your bonuses are on astronomy this time, Emmanuel College.
3What two-word term refers specifically to the brightness of a celestial body, as it is seen by an observer on Earth?Apparent magnitude
3The absolute magnitude of a star is equal to the value of its apparent magnitude as viewed by an observer at a distance of how many parsecs?OneNo, it's ten. Magnitude is a logarithmic scale
3A star whose apparent magnitude is one is how many times brighter than one whose apparent magnitude is six?100,000No, it's 100 times as bright
4According to the historian AJP Taylor, until which year could a sensible law-abiding Englishman pass through life and hardly notice the existence of the state beyond the post office and the.1914
Your bonuses are on historical figures this time, Emmanuel College. In each case, give the person from the description.
4All three answers share the same first letter and the same final letter, for example, Cameron, Callaghan and Clinton.Marat
4Secondly, a 20th-century minister of war who gave his name to a string of concrete fortifications and obstacles along France's eastern borders.Maginot
4Finally, a painter born in 1832, noted for works including Olympia and Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe.Manet
5You're going to see a sequence of flags. What in a sporting context does the sequence represent?Is it the Six Nations? Nothe nationalities of Premier League winning managers
6Which country opened the Centenario Stadium in its capital city in July 1930 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the approval of its first constitution? It hosted the first final of the Fifa.Uruguay
So, we follow that sequence of flags with more flag sequences, each representing the nationalities of recent winners of specific individual sporting competitions.
6Five points for each competition you can identify.Formula 1 World Champion
6Secondly, what's this?Winner of the Open golfing
6And finally.Wimbledon. Er, Men's Singles Champion
7Identify the poet who wrote these lines. The mountains look on Marathon - and Marathon looks on the sea And musing there an hour alone I dreamed that Greece might yet be free.Byron
You get a set of bonuses, Strathclyde, on a peninsula.
7Firstly, about 15 miles long, which peninsula is situated between two estuaries in the north-west of the historical county of Cheshire?Er, the Wirral
7Secondly, which eponymous figure of a 14th-century poem travels to "the wilds of the Wirral, whose wayward people "both God and good men have quite given up on"?Er, Piers PlowmanNo, it's Sir Gawain, as in him and the Green Knight
7And born on the Wirral, finally, in 1961, Steven Hough is a leading classical performer on which instrument?The violinNo, he's a pianist
8In a paper of 1965, the German zoologists Friedrich Merkel and Wolfgang Wiltschko demonstrated that the European robin could be manipulated into changing its migratory orientation by being exposed under experimental conditions to what?A magnetic field
Your bonuses this time, Strathclyde, are on physics.
8In a synchotron particle accelerator, such as the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's 1954 Bevatron, what geometrical figure approximates the path that particles follow?A figure of eightNo, it's a circle
8And what path do particles follow in a cyclotron accelerator, invented by the US physicist Ernest Lawrence?Is that a figure of eightNo, that's a spiral
8Finally, what geometrical figure do particles trace out in a linac?A straight line
9According to Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematics is the queen of the sciences. What did he say was the queen of mathematics?Number theory
You get three questions on diseases and their symptoms, Emmanuel.
9An abnormal grin caused by facial spasms, Risus sardonicus is a sign of which acute bacterial disease also known as lockjaw?Tetanus
9Appearing inside the mouth, Koplik spots indicate what infectious viral disease? A dose of the MMR vaccine is more than 90% effective in preventing it.Measles
9TOFI are crystalline deposits under the skin characteristic of what disease caused by the deposition of uric acid salts?Gout is right
10For your music starter you'll hear a piece of classical music by a German composer. Ten points if you can identify the composer. SWIRLING ELECTRONIC SOUNDS .Stockhausen
He was criticised by the British composer and communist activist Cornelius Cardew in the 1974 book, Stockhausen Serves Imperialism. For your music bonuses, works by three more composers reviewed unfavourably by Cardew in that book. Five points for each you can name.
10Firstly, which composer wrote this? Cardew stated that virtually everything written and said about him and his music is "extremely boring and irrelevant to the present time."BernsteinNo, that's Richard Wagner's Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
10Secondly, name this French composer. He's accused by Cardew of converting his fragmented material "into a semblance of musical form, "just as a mass of string can be shaped into the "semblance of a human being."MessiaenNo, it was Pierre Boulez
10And finally, identify this composer. In Cardew's opinion, his music was "abstract, authoritarian, definitely elitist, "uncompromisingly bourgeois and anti-people."BergNo, that's Schoenberg
11What first name links the inventor in 1884 of the compound steam turbine, the Scottish chemist who gave his surname to a waterproof garment, and the English. And the English mathematician who developed the difference engine.RankineNo, it's Charles. Parsons, Macintosh and Babbage
12Which of Shakespeare's plays includes the song that begins, "Take, oh take those lips away, that so sweetly were foresworn"? Its title alludes to a line found in St Matthew's version of Christ's Sermon on the Mount.Measure For Measure
Right, these bonuses are on cities in California, Strathclyde.
12Built on the site of the Mexican settlement of Yerba Buena, which city is named after a saint who was born in central Italy in around 1181?San Francisco
12The first capital of the state of California, which city is named after the saint who is variously described as the son of Heli in St Luke's Gospel, and as the son of Jacob in St Matthew's Gospel?San DiegoNo, it's San Jose
12And finally, which city in Orange County, California, derives its two-word name from the saint named in the apocryphal first Gospel of James as the mother of the Virgin Mary?Santa Ana
13The People's Crusade, led by Peter the Hermit, was an impatient vanguard of which specific expedition, proclaimed at the Council of Clermont by Pope Urban.The First Crusade
Strathclyde, these bonuses are on calculus.
13In calculus, what term is used for the rate of change of one variable compared to another?DifferentialNo, it's derivative
13Differentiation is the process of finding the derivative of a function.Integration
13Calculus always uses which unit of plain angle measurement?The radian
14Does the set of all those sets that do not contain themselves contain itself? This is a formulation of a paradox or antinomy named after which English philosopher.Bertrand Russell
You get a set of bonuses, Emmanuel, on Africa.
14With a combined area somewhat smaller than that of Scotland, which two neighbouring countries have the highest population density in sub-Saharan Africa?Equatorial Guinea and GabonNo, it's Rwanda and Burundi
14Secondly, what cash crop is the main agricultural export of both Rwanda and Burundi?CassavaNo, it's coffee
14Rwanda and Burundi both gained independence on the same day. Give the decade and the colonial power that granted independence.France, 1960sNo, it was Belgium in the 1960s, so you don't get the points
15For your picture starter, you're going to see a painting of a person playing a musical instrument popular in the Renaissance and early Baroque period. For 10 points, simply give me the name of the instrument they are playing, as mentioned in the painting's title.Clavichord? HarpsichordNo, it's a virginal. It's Young Woman Seated At A Virginal, by Vermeer
16During the mid-fifth century BC, Kallikrates and Iktinos were the architects of which prominent Doric temple?Um, the, um, Parthenon
OK, you'll recall a moment ago, we saw a virginal in the painting of Vermeer, it's one of many instruments that might be played in early music ensembles. Your music bonuses are three more images of musical instruments, this time popular in the Renaissance era and earlier. Five points for each you can name.
16Firstly, what's this?A droneNo, it's a hurdy-gurdy
16Secondly, what's this?Is it a. a curved fluteNo, it's a crumhorn
16And finally.PassThat's a dulcimer
17Which Whig Prime Minister did David Starkey describe as "charming, worldly wise "and with the faint whiff of the danger of an ex-roue - "he was the perfect mentor for the inexperienced young Queen"?Disraeli. PalmerstonNo, it's Melbourne, who was Prime Minister when she acceded to the throne
18What is the correct botanical term for the pips on the outside of the swollen receptacle of a strawberry plant?(No response from either team)They are achenes
19The Minch and the Little Minch are bodies of water that separate.Skye and the Outer Hebrides
So, you get a set of bonuses, Strathclyde, on questions in poetry. In each case, identify the poet who wrote the following.
19First - "Shall I part my hair behind? "Do I dare to eat a peach?"Emily DickinsonNo, that's TS Eliot in The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock
19"Was he free, was he happy? The question is absurd. "Had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard."Edward LearNo, that's Auden, The Unknown Citizen
19And finally - "In what distant deeps or skies "Burnt the fire of thine eyes?"BrowningNo, that's William Blake, in The Tyger
20Which Mediterranean country is the world's largest producer of apricots, ahead of Algeria, Uzbekistan and Iran? It shares a border with the latter country.Turkey
You're going to be pleased - you've got bonuses on kings of Scotland.
20Described as "a masterful ruler who consolidated his power "throughout the kingdom", which king died at the siege of Roxburgh in 1460?James IVNo, it was James II
20Described as having established "the first strong monarchy "the Scots had known in nearly a century", which king was assassinated by a group of conspirators in 1437?James I
20Described as having "aspired to the ideal of the Renaissance prince", which king died at the Battle of Flodden in Northumberland in 1513?James IV
21"It was love at first sight." These words begin which 1961 novel, the object of the love being the chaplain and the lover in.Catch-22
Right, your bonuses this time, Emmanuel College, are on overland explorers. In each case, give the two surnames that match the following given names.
21Firstly, Robert O'Hara and William John, both of whom died while attempting a North-South crossing of Australia in 1861.Smith and BrownNo, it's Burke and Wills
21Secondly, John Hanning and James Augustus, who explored the source of the Nile in the early 1860s.PassThat was Speke and Grant
21And finally, Meriwether and William, who led an expedition to explore the lands west of the Mississippi from 1804 to 1806.Lewis and Clark
22In chemistry, Nessler's reagent is used in the analysis of water to detect the presence of what soluble gas?No, it's ammonia