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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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