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Trivia Quiz Week 3 2012

This is just a small sample of my weekly quiz, if you want more, please contact me mikeprince.dj@hotmail.co.uk

Trivia Quiz      Week 3     2012     www.mikeprincedj.com

1. The Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off the coast of which country last week ?                (ITALY)

2. Over how many days is an Olympic decathlon held ?                  (2)

3. On which box would you see Cornelius the rooster ?                                (KELLOGGS CORNFLAKES BOX)

4. What was the sequel to the live-action film 101 dalmations ?                   (102 DALMATIONS)

5. Which stretch of water is sometimes called ‘the highway to India’ ?       (SUEZ CANAL)

6. On a current TV advert, which actor says “We need a volunteer that ain’t breathin” ?             (VINNIE JONES) British Heart Foundation.

7. Israeli model, Bar Refaeli is the on-off girlfriend of which Hollywood actor ?     (LEONARDO DICAPRIO)

8. Which 5-letter Latin word when translated means ‘somewhere else’ ?      (ALIBI)

9. The 2011 X Factor winners, Little Mix had a hit at Christmas with a song written by which Irish  singer/songwriter ?                              (DAMIEN RICE)

10. Who was the prime minister when Britain declared war with Germany in 1939 ?     (NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN)

11. What is the more common name for the tropical fruit paw paw ?            (PAPAYA)

12. Which James Bond film comes first alphabetically ?                              (A VIEW TO A KILL)

13. Which creature is used to make the traditional Cornish dish stargazy pie ?     (FISH) pilchards.

14. How many strings are on a banjolele ?              (4) made famous by George Formby.

15. Which 2 words in entertainment connect…doctor, nurse, sergeant & Dick ?        (CARRY ON)   [all Carry On films]

16. Which African river flows over the Victoria Falls ?         (ZAMBEZI)    [Mosi-oa-Tunya means the smoke that thunders]

17. Comedian Dan Skinner is better known as who ?                 (ANGELOS) Angelos Neil Epithemiou.

18. The name of which beautiful youth in Greek mythology is used to describe a handsome man ?          (ADONIS)

19. A ‘chaser’ is a horse that competes in what particular type of horse race ?   (STEEPLECHASE)                                                                                                                

20. Who were the 2 singers on the original rock song ‘Dead Ringer For Love’ ? (MEATLOAF & CHER) for reasons I can’t explain, Cher was uncredited on this song.

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Killer Round

(each correct answer is worth 2 points however if you get any wrong, all points below are wiped out!)

 you must answer at least 3 questions. 

1. Members of the UN peacekeeping forces normally wear berets of which colour ?, red, green or blue ?                   (BLUE)

2. The conium plant which the Irish call ‘devil’s porridge’, when boiled is a cure for migraine,  true or false ?       (FALSE) Conium is hemlock which is deadly poisonous.

3. Ugg boots originate from which country ?, Australia, Canada or Russia ?    (AUSTRALIA)

4. Veritas is a political party created in 2005 by ex TV presenter Robert Kilroy-Silk, true or false ?               (TRUE)

5. In the 1970s, Elvis once performed live on stage with which singer ?, Tom Jones, David Bowie or Cliff Richard ?      (TOM JONES) due to his contract at another Vegas club, Elvis couldn’t sing on stage with Tom, instead he performed his karate routines !

6. Muhammad Ali lit the 1996 Olympic flame in Atlanta, true or false ?                   (TRUE)

7. Which ex-tennis player is Andy Murray’s new coach ?, is it Boris Becker, Ivan Lendle or Jimmy Connors ?             (IVAN LENDLE) he never won the Wimbledon title either.

8. The main alcoholic ingredient of ‘devil’s food cake’ is rum, true or false ?     (FALSE) it’s chocolate.

9. In place names, what does the word ‘Thorpe’ refer to ?, is it village, forest or river ? (VILLAGE)

10. At what per cent can silver be called sterling silver ?, 72%, 82% or 92% ?                  (92%) it’s actually 92.5%

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Tie-Break:- Between 1958 & 1992, how many ‘Carry On’ films were made ?              (30)

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Trivia Quiz Week 2 2012 (with answers)

Trivia Quiz  Week 2 2012 for more quizzes…..www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which actress plays the title role in the new film the Iron Lady ?             (MERYL STREEP)

2. Which of the Teletubbies shares its name with an Italian river ?              (PO) northern Italy.

3. Which 17yr old German beat Kevin Curran to become the 1985 Wimbledon tennis champion ?     (BORIS BECKER)

4. How many millilitres in 4 litres ?        (4,000)

5. What was the name of the landing module that was used on the 1st moon landing ? (EAGLE)

6. Which actress played the twins in the remake of the Parent Trap ?          (LINDSAY LOHAN)

7. How many American states border no other ?                                            (2) Alaska, Hawaii.

8. Which of the 3 British armed forces did the Wrens serve in the 2nd world war ? (NAVY)  WRNS, Women’s Royal Naval Services.

9. What type of creature is a tuatara ? is it a bird, fish, reptile or insect ?           (REPTILE) lizard.

10. What is the last event on day 1 in the Olympic decathlon ?                       (400 MTS)

[day 1-100 mts, long jump, shot, high jump, 400mts.-day 2-110 m hurdles, discus, pole, javelin, 1,500 mts]

11. What is the main meat ingredient of the Italian dish carbonara ?             (BACON) or pancetta.

12. The Egyptian plover is a North African bird that picks the teeth of which animal ? (CROCODILE)

13. In which country does the football club Athletico Bilbao play their matches ? (SPAIN)

14. Which TV chef is married to presenter Fern Britton ?                            (PHIL VICKERY)

15. The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior sunk off the coast of which country in 1985 ? extra point for the country responsible.     (NEW ZEALAND) France was responsible.

16. English rose, Red princess and Jubilee are 3 varieties of which fruit ?         (STRAWBERRY)

17. Formed in 1749 by Henry Fielding, what was the name of the forerunners of the police force ?  (THE BOW STREET RUNNERS)

18. How many people have presented the game show Countdown ?                   (5)  [Richard Whiteley, Des Lynam, Des O’Connor, Jeff Stelling, Nick Hewer]

19. With which country did Japan go to war in 1904 ?                                    (RUSSIA) ended 1905.

20. Which musical instrument did singer Karen Carpenter play ?                   (DRUMS)

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Trivia Quiz Week 1 2012 (with answers)

Trivia Quiz      Week 1     2012     for more quizzes, visit www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Katherine Dawn are the first 2 names of which Canadian singer ?            (KD LANG)

2. The Beckham’s fourth child shares a name with which well-known American author ?     (HARPER) (Lee) Severn.

3. In November, which heavy metal band announced they were reforming ?  (BLACK SABBATH)

4. Who married Rugby player Mike Tindall last year ?                                 (ZARA PHILLIPS)

5. Which company was sold to Virgin Money last year for £747 million ?      (NORTHERN ROCK)

6. What was the front-page headline of the last News of the World printed in July ?    (THANK YOU & GOODBYE)

7. Who did Rafael Nadal beat in the semi-finals at Wimbledon last summer ? (ANDY MURRAY)

8. In boxing, who did Vladimir Klitschko beat in July ?                                (DAVID HAYE)

9. What was the name of the space shuttle that landed for the final time at JFK Space Center in July ?           (ATLANTIS)

10. Where in the human body would you find your 1st & 2nd bicuspid ?   (IN THE MOUTH) teeth.

[not to be confused with ‘bicuspid’ (not numbered), which is a heart valve]

11. Which country joined the eurozone on 1 January 2011 ?                            (ESTONIA)

12. In February last year, which fashion designer was arrested in Paris ?      (JOHN GALLIANO)

13. Which living artist became the first since the Beatles in 1964 to have two top-five singles and two top-five albums in the charts at the same time ?     (ADELE) full name Adele Laurie Blue Adkins.

14. The first artificial organ transplant took place in July. which body part was involved ?   (WINDPIPE)

15. Which pop star was told to cover up by Irish farmer Alan Green in September ? (RIHANNA)

16. In the comic books, who is the ‘real’ father of Superman ?                       (JOR-EL)

17. Before The King’s Speech, which was the last film to win both Best Picture and Best Actor at the Oscars ?         (GLADIATOR)

18. Which fruit is mainly used in the Indian dish, Rogan josh ?                       (TOMATOES)

19. Which famous knight & former BBC employee died on 29th October aged 84 ?          (SIR JIMMY SAVILLE)

20. Not counting Britain, how many European countries begin with the letter ‘B’ ?   (4)   [Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Bulgaria]

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Killer Round

(each correct answer is worth 2 points however if you get any wrong, all points below are wiped out!)

 you must answer at least 3 questions. 

1. The two new aircraft carriers currently under construction will be named after two members of  the royal family, true or false ?            (TRUE) the Queen & Prince of Wales.

2. In 2011, who said “Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body” ?    was it Colonel Gaddafi or Charlie Sheen ?       (CHARLIE SHEEN)

3. ‘Homme’ is the new cologne from which sportsman ?, is it Jamie Redknapp, David Beckham or Carlos Tevez ?                 (DAVID BECKHAM)

4. What is the name of the new website created by JK Rowling giving users a chance to explore the world of Harry Potter ? is it Pottermore or Harry’s Bar ?                        (POTTERMORE)

5. When the Sun newspaper reviewed his latest DVD, who were they talking about when they said “ if comedy is the new rock & roll, then behold, the new Elvis Presley” ?,

was it Michael McIntyre or Lee Evans ?        (LEE EVANS)

6. Thomas Downey received a 16-month jail term for stealing what during the August riots ?, was it… a box of donuts, a bag of basmati rice or a guitar ?        (BOX OF KRISPY KREM DONUTS)

7. From which prison was a special edition of Question Time broadcast in May ?, was it Strangeways or Wormwood Scrubs ?           (WORMWOOD SCRUBS)

8. Which commodity reached record breaking prices of £630 an ounce in June 2011 ? was it…..was it copper, gold or saffron ?                    (GOLD) $979.

9. Former world champion boxer Amir Khan was approached in September to join the Indian version of Big Brother, true or false ?            (FALSE) it was Mike Tyson.

10. How many heads of government at the G20 summit in Cannes in November were female ? was it… 8, 9 or 10 ?           (10)

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Tie-Break:- How many times was Mike Prince’s website viewed in 2011 ?             (5,300 times)

Sunday Afternoon Soul Sesh. 26th February 2012

Hiya everyone, just a quick reminder about my next soul session, we’re at our usual venue Walkden Legion from 2pm till 8pm

Unfortunately our young promising DJ Dave Stabler didn’t make it into the army because he damaged one of his knees while dancing so has been medically discharged but let’s hope it’s only a temporary injury because I know he really wanted a future in the forces so we wish him luck with that, hopefully he’ll be joining my other DJ friends on the turntables playing great Northern soul like he did last time, George is back with us this month and of course Dave Johnson playing top stuff from the Philly sound era and not forgetting my good friend Phil Broadhurst who will be holding the afternoon together as usual.

door £3

please get there early if you want to sit at a table as it gets busy.

See you there and KEEP THE FAITH

Mike

Trivia Quiz week 52 2011 (with answers)

Trivia Quiz      Week 52     2011     www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Who became the 2011 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year ?                     (MARK CAVENDISH)  [cyclist]

2. Which member of the Royal family was admitted to hospital last week after being treated for  a blocked artery ?              (PRINCE PHILIP)

3. According to the film, what type of creature was Michael Jackson’s ‘Ben’ ?         (A RAT)

4. In film making, what do the initials ‘CGI’ stand for ?          (COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGING)

5. In which 2001 film did Dr Alan Grant revisit the Cost Rican islandof Isla Soma   ?  (JURASSIC PARK III)

6. Which stretch of water is referred to as La Manche by the French   ?     (ENGLISH CHANNEL)

7. How many different species of reptiles are native to the British Isles   ?       (6) [grass snake, adder, smooth snake, common lizard, sand lizard & slow worm] ….(frogs & toads are amphibians)

8. By what name was the Scottish outlaw Robert McGregor better known   ?     (ROB ROY)

9. Which Star Wars film followed The Empire Strikes Back ?                   (RETURN OF THE JEDI)

10. Where would you hurt if you were kicked in the tarsus   ?                     (YOU’RE ANKLE) or foot.

11. 54 yr old comedian from the Midlands, Christopher Collins is better known as who ?      (FRANK SKINNER)

12. In which city was the 2006 Commonwealth Games held ?                          (MELBOURNE)

13. The River Thamesflows into which sea   ?                                               (NORTH SEA)

14. Paul Metcalf was the real name of which TV secret agent?                       (CAPTAIN SCARLET)

15. Who was the last white man to win the Olympic 100 metres gold medal ?           (ALLAN WELLS) [British – 1980 Moscow Games]

16. The informally known ‘European water rat’ is not a rat at all, what type of rodent is it ?      (VOLE) [water vole]

17. Which word connects a large desert in Asia and the name of a vegetable cooked in Indian restaurants ?                   (GOBI) cauliflower.

18. PLUTO was a name used during WW2 for transporting fuel from England across the English  Channel to France, what did Pluto stand for ?           (PIPELINE UNDER THE OCEAN)

19. What is the most venomous fish in the world ?                                        (STONE FISH)

20. Which Manchester United player became the BBC Sports Personality of the year in 1998 ?       (MICHAEL OWEN)

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Killer Round

(each correct answer is worth 2 points however if you get any wrong, all points below are wiped out!)

 you must answer at least 3 questions. 

1. George Michael’s late mother came from Cyprus, true or false ?                          (FALSE)

[father-Kyriacos Panayiotou from Cyprus, his late mother was a dancer from Fulham]

2. Which country is the world’s largest producer of wool ?, is itAustralia,New ZealandorChina   ?     (AUSTRALIA)

3. Comedian Billy Connelly’s wife is a direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln’s mother, true or false ?   (FALSE) It’s Bill Cosby’s wife.

4. What nationality was the famous murderer Dr Crippen  ?, was he American, English or Welsh ?      (AMERICAN) born in Michigan.

5. The last song Elvis ever sang was the Paul Simon song the Sound of Silence, sitting at his piano at home on the night he died, true or false ?      (FALSE) it was ‘Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain’

6. In which country was English cricket captain Nasser Hussein born ?, India, England or Pakistan ?    (INDIA)

7. The lion fish is the most venomous fish in the world, true or false ?           (FALSE) [it’s the stone fish]

8. Which is the smallest of these paper sizes….A3, A4 or A5   ?                                      (A5)

9. With one bite, the king cobra is capable of killing a full-grown Asian Elephant within 3 hours, true or false ?                           (TRUE)

10. Which has the most racecourses, Scotland or Wales ?                                       (SCOTLAND)   [Scotland-5, Wales-2]

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Tie-Break:- How many tons of rice is produced in China every year ?    (179,303,895)

Trivia Quiz week 50 2011 (with answers)

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THESE QUESTIONS WERE COMPILED A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THEY WERE PUBLISHED HERE SO SOME QUESTIONS MAY BE OUT OF DATE.

Trivia Quiz      Week 50     2011     www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which bingo number is known as ‘top of the shop ?                                    (90)

2. Who had a hit in the 2000s with ‘Axel F’ ?                                                (CRAZY FROG)

3. What does the first ‘W’ stand for in the sports organization WWE ?        (WORLD) [World Wrestling Entertainment]

4. What type of clothing was named after an island in the Pacific ocean ?      (BIKINI)

5. Which Disney film saw Lindsay Lohan play a girl called Maggie Peyton ? (HERBIE FULLY LOADED)

6. What was Pat Sharp’s singing partner in the 80s & 90s ?                          (MICK) Brown.

7. Horseradish sauce is traditionally served with what meat ?                       (BEEF) steak.

8. Which particular type of transport travelled on London roads for the very last time last week ?                      (BENDY BUSES)

9. Who wrote the book the green mile ?                                                       (STEPHEN KING)

10. If a snooker player pots a green ball and fowls by also potting the white, how many points is awarded to his opponent ?                        (4 POINTS)

11. In 1974, Ian Ball tried to kidnap which member of the royal family ?         (PRINCESS ANNE)

12. How many ounces in one & half pounds ?                                                    (24) 16 oz in 1 lb.

13. Which word connects a puzzle and a DIY tool ?                                        (JIGSAW)

14. In which decade was Gary Lineker born ?                                                 (1960s) 30th Nov 1960.

15. Which gay comedian was once known as the Joan Collins fan club ?            (JULIAN CLARY)

16. Which Shakespeare play is said to be cursed and unlucky ?                      (MACBETH)

17. Theology is the study of what subject ?                                                  (RELIGION)

18. Which herb is used in the making of béarnaise sauce ?                            (TARRAGON)

19. Which 8-letter word is the name of the illness that has symptoms includes inflammation of the lining of the lungs & chest that leads to chest pain when you take a breath ?      (PLEURISY)

20. Which country is known to its native people as the ‘land of the long white cloud’ ?      (NEW ZEALAND) Polynesian word Aotearoa.

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