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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)

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