Saltburn District

Quiz

Meets: Wednesdays, 7.30pm-9.00pm, every four weeks

Venue: Saltburn Cricket Club

Group Leaders: Ron and Norma Elliott, send a message using the contact button if you want to join the quiz (we are quite full most months) or call us on 01287 676520. Please do not just turn up on the night, we already have a waiting list and we may not be able to accommodate you, get in touch first.

Further Details: Send a message using contact button or call us on 01287 676520

4th April - The quiz is currently suspended but here is a another sample to try, answers next weekend, another quiz will be will be added in two weeks time, Ron (no cheating !!)

This weeks topic is astronomy

1.Which planet is closest to the Sun?

2 “The Swan” is the common name for which constellation?

3 What term is given to an interstellar cloud of dust and gas?

4 Which heavenly body was “demoted” from planet status in 2006?

5 What phenomenon occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth?

6 In which county is the Jodrell Bank Observatory?

7 What term is given to the second-brightest star in a constellation?

8 A shooting star can also be referred to as what one-word term?

9 What is the name of Earth’s galaxy?

10 Which word for the universe is also the name of a garden flower?

11 What word means “bear” in major and minor constellations?

12 What is the point in the heavens opposite the zenith?

13 Which type of star emits regular bursts of radio waves?

14 What name is given to a field of extremely strong gravitational pull in space?

15 What is another name for the North Star or Pole Star?

16 Hale-Bopp is an example of which heavenly phenomenon?

17 The space telescope launched in 1990 was named after which astronomer?

18 Which constellation forms a W-shape in the sky?

19 What term is given to the small celestial bodies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter?

20 Which constellation’s name is Latin for “crab”?

SALTBURN U3A MONTHLY QUIZ - CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

Our light hearted general knowledge quizzes take place monthly on Wednesday evenings at Saltburn Cricket Club, commencing at 7:30pm, a fee of £1.50 per person applies, we normally aim to finish about 9:00pm.

To ensure that we have a variety of topics the quizzes are set and managed monthly by the various teams that take part in the quiz, each quiz setter will have slightly different emphasis on the topics, for example, general knowledge, local pictures, popular music, cryptic clues and many others have formed part of the quiz.

For specific dates and who will be running a particular quiz please check the Saltburn and District U3A calendar.

From January 2018 Ron and Norma Elliott have taken over running the quiz from June Robinson and we would like to thank June for all of her hard work to date.

Anyone interested in getting involved in taking part or setting quizzes should contact Ron or Norma via the contact button or on the above number

2020 Quiz dates and records - currently suspended due to Coronavirus

Quiz dateSet byWinners
15th JanWeary walkersJust us two
12th FebGrey PowerZumba
11th MarDumbellesJust us three
8th AprGolden girlsPostponed
6th MayJust us two???
3rd JunHappy Tappers 1???
1st JulEx cons???
29th JulHappy Tappers 2???
26th AugRon and Norma???
23rd SepPirates???
21st OctMarsketeers???
18th NovJust us two???
16th DecRon and Norma???

2019 Quiz dates and records

Quiz dateSet byWinners
9th JanGolden GirlsZumba
6th FebEx ConsJust us two
6th MarHappy TappersZumba
3rd AprSix AppealEx Cons
1st MayJust us twoHappy Tappers
29th MayZumbaEx Cons
26th JunEx ConsJust us two
24th JulBowled OverHappy Tappers
21st AugRon and NormaJust us two
18th SepHappy tappersDumb Belles
16th OctMarsketeersZumba
13th NovJust us twoMarsketeers
11th DecRon and NormaScratch

2018 Quiz dates and records

Quiz dateSet byWinners
10th JanGolden girlsEx cons and Bright sparks (tie)
7th FebRon and NormaZumba
7th MarchVic's crewZumba
4th AprilHappy tappers (1)Zumba
2nd MayDumb bellesTwo new bees
30th MayHappy tappers (2)The Pirates
27th JuneEx consDumb Belles
25th JulyZumbaEx Cons
22nd AugustJack WoodDumb Belles
19th SeptRon and NormaJust us Two
17th OctWeary WalkersZumba
14th NovMarsketeersJust us two
12th DecJune and TedThe Dumb Belles
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