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Trivia Quiz Week 13 2012

Trivia Quiz      Week 13     2012     www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Who is the current Chancellor of the Exchequer ?                                   (GEORGE OSBORNE)

2. Who is the oldest son of Sharon Osbourne ?                                           (JACK OSBOURNE)

3. The international airport in Romeis named after which famous artist ? (LEONARDO DA VINCI)

4. What covers the meat of the traditional English dish, beef Wellington ? (PASTRY) puff.

5. Which Brit won the first F1 race of the 2012 season in Australia ?         (JENSEN BUTTON)

6. In which American state is Area 51 located ?                                         (NEVADA)                                                                                                              

7. To date, how many Police Academy films have been made ?                       (7) [last was 1994, Mission To Moscow]

8. The Italian meat Prosciutto comes from which animal ?                              (PIG) [it’s ham]

9. Which 76 yr old singer has been chosen to represent the UK in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest ?            (ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK)

10. Which great film director played Richie Cunningham in Happy Days ?     (RON HOWARD)

11. How many non-Commonwealth countries compete in the 6-Nations Rugbytournament ? (3)   [Italy, France, Ireland]

12. In Harry Potter, who is the poltergeist at Hogwarts ?                          (PEEVES)

13. In 1896, what precious metal was discovered in Canada’s Klondike region ?                   (GOLD)

14. What is the longest river in England ?      (THAMES)  [the Severn is Britain’s longest river because it’s partly in Wales]

15. Which former X-Factor runner up act are currently at No1 intheUSalbum charts ?     (ONE DIRECTION)

16. ‘Golden sunrise’ & ‘money maker’ are varieties of which salad ingredient ? (TOMATOES)

17. Comedy act Barry & Paul Elliot are better known as who ?                      (CHUCKLE BROTHERS)

18. Which British political party had the most prime ministers during the 20th century ?     (CONSERVATIVES) 18. labour-9, liberal-3

19. Who is the famous brother of radio 2 presenter Janice Long ?             (KEITH CHEGWIN)

20. Albany & Camp Hill are 2 prisons found on which island ?                       (ISLE OF WIGHT)

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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. Butter contains more fat than double cream, true or false ?                       (TRUE)   [cream-48%, butter-80%]

2. How much will it knock you back for a brand new Peel P50 ? the world’s smallest production car ?

will it be £800 or £8,000 ?                                                                     (£8,000)

3. Barry the cat lives at No 10 Downing Street, true or false ?                     (FALSE) it’sLarry

4. How many countries have the word Guinea in their name ?, is it 2, 3 or 4 ? (4) [Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau]

5. What is Paul McCartney’s middle name ?, is it John, Paul, George or Richard ?      (PAUL)  [born James Paul McCartney]

6. What was the first bridge to be built over the river Thames ?, was it London Bridge or Tower Bridge ?          (LONDON BRIDGE) in Roman times.

7. Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits was the very first album to be released on CD, true or false ?       (FALSE) it was the Visitors by Abba.

8. Which country is the largest producer of saffron ?, is it Iran, China or Wales?  (IRAN)

9. Engelbert Humperdinck composed the opera ‘Hansel and Gretel’ ?, true or false ? (TRUE)

10. What type of food is Caribbean Ackee ?, is it fruit or fish ?                             (FRUIT)

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Tie-Break:-  In which year was the Highway Code first published ?               (1931)

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Trivia Quiz week 12 2012

Trivia Quiz      Week 12     2012     www.mikeprincedj.com

1. In which country was German classical composer Ludwig Van Beethovenborn ?     (GERMANY)

2. How many members were in the 60s pop group Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons ? (FOUR)

3. In which American City was there a famous ‘Tea Party’ in 1773 ?               (BOSTON)

4. Which comedienne used to be married to magician Geoffrey Durham (The Great Soprendo) ?   (VICTORIA WOOD)

5. Which city does George Best airport serve ?                           (BELFAST) Belfast city airport.

6. Which Eastenders character did Anita Dobson play ?                                (ANGIE WATTS)                                                                                                              

7. What do we call what the Americans call the card game blackjack ?         (PONTOON) 21.

8. Which British Institution is known as The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street ?      (BANK OF ENGLAND)

9.Mary Louise are the first two names of which 63 yr old Oscar-winning American actress ?   (MERYL STREEP) [Mary-L…..Mery-L]

10. In Star Wars, what type of creature was Chewbacca ?                            (A WOOKIE)

11. Which line on a weather map links places of equal atmospheric pressure ?          (ISOBAR)

12. What is the Royal title for the wife of Prince William ?                (DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE)     [Catherine Windsor-Middleton]

13. Which TV comedy series had families called the Shipman’s, the West’s & the Sutcliffe’s ?      (GAVIN & STACY)

14. Which word connects an old prison in Berlin and a pop group from the 80s ?       (SPANDAU)

15. How many US presidents have there been since the Queen’s coronation (2nd June 1953) ? (11)     [Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush snr, Clinton, Bush Jr, Obama]

16. What is the penultimate (next to last) event in an Olympic heptathlon ?             (JAVELIN)

17. How many edges does a cube have ?                                                         (12)

18. In business, what do the initials CBI stand for ?                                                (CONFEDERATION OF BRITISH INDUSTRIES)

19. Which pier is situated nearest to Blackpool’s Sea Life Center?              (CENTRAL PIER)

20. What colour was Moby Dick?                                                                 (WHITE)

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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 4 questions. 

1. In 1964, which Mediterranean island became independent from Britain?, Cyprus or Malta?     (MALTA) Cyprus-1960.

2. Australian actress Nicole Kidman was born in Honolulu Hawaii, true or false ?      (TRUE)

3. What type of food is carambola ?, is it a fruit or nut ?                              (FRUIT) starfruit.

4. Basketball was developed from netball, true or false ?                               (FALSE)     [was the other way about in the 1890s]

5. Which was the last ever album recorded by the Beatles? Abbey Road or Let It Be ?  (ABBEY ROAD)  [‘Let It Be’ was the last album released]

6. Which Gerry Anderson puppet show immediately followed Thunderbirds ?, was it Joe 90 or Captain Scarlet ?               (CAPTAIN SCARLET) 67-68……Joe 90 68-69.

7. The Queen’s ship Britannia was preceded by which 3 letters ?                            (HMY)                      [Her Majesty’s Yacht]

8. How many English Kings have been called Henry?,   7, 8 or 9 ?                   (EIGHT)

9. Fern Britton was the first presenter of the TV show Ready Steady Cook, true or false ? (TRUE)

10. InSouth America there is a card game called ‘she-wolf’, what is it called in theUK?, is it  poker, gin rummy or pontoon ?                                                                 (GIN RUMMY)

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Tie-Break:-  In which year was the emergency number ‘999’ introduced in the UK ?   (1937) 30th June.

Trivia Quiz week 11 2012

Trivia Quiz  Week 11  2012     www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What was the name of the ship in the 1935 film Mutiny on the Bounty ?  (THE BOUNTY)

2. Which TV advert currently features 2 transvestites called Brenda & Audrey (was Janet & Sheila)              (BOUNTY KITCHEN ROLL)

3. Panama hats are traditionally sold on street markets in which country ?   (EQUADOR)

4. Since 1981, Professor Henry Walton Jones has been better known as who ?  (INDIANA JONES)

5. What type of food has varieties called shitake & king oyster ?               (MUSHROOMS)

6. Backgammon is a game made for how many players ?                                (2)                                                                                                               

7. What was the sequel to ‘Batman Begins’ ?                                               (THE DARK NIGHT)

8. What is the only English anagram of the word ‘stealing’ ?                        (GENITALS)

9. In what year of the 20th century did the Soviet Union collapse and become Russia ? (1991)

10. With age, what organ shrinks faster in males than females ?                 (BRAIN)

11. How much is the fixed penalty fine for having a child in a car without wearing a seat belt ?      (£60)

12. The word ‘graffiti’ comes from which modern day country ?                   (ITALY)

13. What word can go before……..off, away, and ration ?                               (CAST)

14. Fanny the wonder dog often accompanied which comedian on stage ?       (JULIAN CLAREY)

15. In Scandinavian legend, what did trolls turn into when exposed to sunlight ?       (STONE)

16. Which is the only creature that can squirt out formic acid when threatened ?     (ANT)

17. Which musical instrument does Dutch orchestra leader Andre Rieu play ?          (VIOLIN)

18.Mr Kipling cakes are owned by RHM Foods, what does RHM stand for ? (RANK HOVIS McDOUGALL)

19. What race is run over three and three quarter lengths of an Olympic running track ?  (1,500 METRES)

20. TV characters, Maurice, Clarence, Sidney & Gaffer are collectively known as who ?                     (TETLEY TEA FOLK)

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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 4 questions. 

1. How many different countries display their country on their national flag ?, is it 1, 2 or 3 ?   [Cyprus & Kosovo] Christmas Island is not a country but a territory ofAustralia.

2.Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck’s grandad was a bomb disposal expert in World War II…… His name was Stan Welbeck,  true or false ?          (FALSE) it’s a myth.

3. Florence Nightingale was born in FlorenceItaly, true or false ?                          (TRUE)

4. Which country did the Beatles sing about in the title of one of their songs on their 1968 White Album, was it Norway, the Soviet Union or France?         (SOVIET UNION) Back In The USSR.

5. During the last 40 years, which musical act has been honored with 6 Diamond, 24 Multi-Platinum,  39 Platinum & 45 Gold Albums in the USA ?                                              (THE BEATLES)

6. In Australia’s Northern Territory, it is illegal for women and children to play the didgeridoo in public, true or false ?          (FALSE) anyone can play it anywhere in the world.

7. What great musical event took place on 13th July 1985 ?                  (LIVE AID) not Band Aid.

8. Who is responsible for a passenger not wearing a car seat belt ?, is it the passenger, the driver or both ?          (PASSENGER) £30 fixed penalty.

9. Chewing gum is banned in Singapore, true or false ?               (FALSE) the ban was lifted in 2002.

10. Deglutition is the medical term for what ?, is it burping, swallowing or coughing ?  (SWALLOWING)

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Tie-Break:-  At the outbreak of World War I, the US Air Force consisted of how many men ? (50)

Trivia Quiz week 10 2012

Trivia Quiz      Week 10     2012     www.mikeprincedj.com

1. In which fictional town is ‘Home & Away’ set ?                                        (SUMMER BAY)

2. Who were the two men who first stepped foot on the moon ?              (NEIL ARMSTRONG & BUZZ ALDRIN)

3. Which British Blue Peter presenter successfully got to the South Pole on different types of transport – including a bike & kite ski ?                      (HELEN SKELTON)

4. Riesling wine comes from which country ?                                                  (GERMANY)

5. Which brand of beer is sponsoring the Grand National this year ?            (JOHN SMITHS)

6. What substance are nails made of ?                               (KERATIN)                                                                                                              

7. The traditional English dish bubble & squeak consists mainly of which 2 vegetables ?   (POTATOES & CABBAGE)

8. ‘Taboo’ is the musical based around which singer from the 80s ?  (BOY GEORGE) GeorgeO’Dowd.

9. How many items of food altogether did Jesus feed the 5,000 with ?       (7) 5 loaves & 2 fish.

10. What is the Royal Navy’s equivalent of the British army’s Field Marshall ?      (ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET)

11. The singular name for scampi is what ?                                                     (SCAMPO)

12. When Christopher Columbus discovered America, where was he hoping to find ?          (INDIA)

13. A defibrillator is used to stimulate which human organ ?                          (HEART)

14. Acourgette is a variety of which vegetable ?                                          (MARROW)

15. Royal Enfield are the manufacturers of what type of transport ?             (MOTORBIKES)

16. What is the first name of the American professional tennis player with the surname Fish ?  (MARDY)

17. “I came, I saw, I conquered” is a quote from which Roman leader ?            (JULIUS CEASAR)  [“Veni, vidi, vici“]

18. Who became leader of the conservative party in 2001 ?                        (IAN DUNCAN-SMITH)

19. Doncasterairport takes its name from which figure in folklore ?           (ROBIN HOOD)

20. In which sport do you score 6 points for a goal and 1 point for a behind ? (AUSSIE RULES)

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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 4 questions. 

1. Which Hollywood actor was one of the most decorated soldiers in theUSarmy ?, was it……….. Audie Murphy, Burt Lancasteror John Wayne ?              (AUDIE MURPHY)

2. What is the currency of North Korea ?, is it the ding, dong or won ?                   (WON)  [the dong is the currency of Vietnam]

3. Actor George Clooney has never been nominated for an Oscar, true or false ?     (FALSE)  [he received an Oscar for best supporting actor in the 2005 film Syriana]

4. The Hangover part II is mainly set in which country ?, Mexico, Thailand, or USA?   (THAILAND)

5. Elvis is the eighth most popular celebrity name for pet goldfish in the UK ?, true or false ?    (FALSE) it’s dogs.

6. Before Michael Crawford was picked as FrankSpencer in ‘Some Mothers Do ‘Av ‘Em’, Norman Wisdom was first considered the part, true or false ?                    (TRUE)

7.Canada has the world’s longest coastline but which country comes next ?, is it Russia,Australia or Indonesia ?        (INDONESIA) – 33,999,   Russia – 23,396,Australia – 16, 007

8. Singer Bruno Mars was brought up in Honolulu, Hawaii but was born in Cornwall, true or false ?     (FALSE)

9. What colour are the eggs of the British wild bird the starling, light blue, dark green or white ?     (LIGHT BLUE)

10. 18yr old singer Justin Bieberwas born in London, true or false ?          (TRUE) London,Canada.

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Tie-Break:-  How many locks are on the main line of the Leeds Liverpool canal ?       (91)

Sunday Afternoon Rock & Roll, 15th April

Hiya everyone, well it’s finally here ! Sunday Afternoon Rock & Roll with me and playing live…..the Rocket 88 Trio, the band will be doing probably 2 spots but maybe 3, they are a local R&R, Rockabilly covers band.

I’ll be doing a free raffle for booze also be running a name card.

Walkden Legion

Wilfred Road

Walkden

2pm till 7pm, pay on the door £4

I’m hoping this will be a great success as it’s a new venture for me and if it is then I’ll be promoting one every month, I love music from the 50s so if you fancy it then please come and give me some support.

See you there.

Mike

Trivia Quiz week 9 2012

Trivia Quiz      Week 9     2012     www.mikeprincedj.com

1. In which city were the recent Brit awards held ?                                    (LONDON) 02 Arena.

2. On which day of the week is Mother’s Day celebrated ?                          (SUNDAY) March 18th.

3. How many members of the Beach Boys were brothers ?                          (3) Carl,Dennis &Brian.

4. If a person from Manchester is called a Mancunian, what is a person from Paris called ? (PARISIAN) not parasite !

5. What type of fish are traditional smoked kippers ?                                (HERRINGS)

6. Which word was added to the charity group WVS in 1966 and still continuing voluntary work ?                    (ROYAL)

7. Inwhich month do the Welsh celebrate St David’s Day ?                        (MARCH) 1st Thursday.

8. Which 8-letter word is used to describe the middle part of a plane ?     (FUSILAGE)

9. Pancetta comes from which animal ?                                                        (PIG)

10. When talking historically, AD means Anno Domini what does BC stand for ? (BEFORE CHRIST)

11. Which Hollywood actor played JM Barrie in the 2004 film ‘Finding Neverland’ ? (JOHNNY DEPP)

12. Which 1949 book byGeorgeOrwellfeatured Big Brother and Room 101 ?    (NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR)

13. Who is the female presenter on Springwatch ?                                     (KATE HUMBLE)

14. Inpoker, what cards consist of a dead man’s hand ?     (PAIR OF 8s & A PAIR OF ACES) black.

15. Which ocean splashes on the coast of the South American country Chile?         (PACIFIC)

16. What is the more common name for the car racing fuel ethanol ?           (ALCOHOL)

17. The 25th of which month does British summertime begin ?                     (MARCH)

18. What are the 2 main ingredients in the traditional dish, saag aloo ?    (SPINACH & POTATOES) [saag means spinach, aloo means potatoes]

19. Including the current show, how many different people have hosted Family Fortunes ?  (5)

[Bob Monkhouse 80-83, Max Bygraves 83-85, Les Dennis 87-2002, Andy Collins 2002, Vernon Kay 2006.]

20. Which English prison has only had female inmates since 1902 ?              (HOLLOWAY)

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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. Clark Gable’s only Oscar was for the film ‘Gone With The Wind’, true or false ?   (FALSE) [his only Oscar was for ‘It Happened One Night’]

2. Which famous cowboy was shot & killed by Robert Ford?, was it Billy the kid, Butch Cassidy or Jesse  James?                         (JESSE JAMES) 1882.

3. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first film was called ‘Hercules of New York’ in 1969 under the stage name of Arnold Strong, true or false ?                        (TRUE)

4. Who did Muhammad Ali’s daughter stop from committing suicide in 2007 ?, was it Mike Tyson, Hulk Hoganor  ?                   (HULK HOGAN)

5. In Mogadishu, Somalia, it is illegal to impersonate Elvis without a beard, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. How many rotor blades are on the British military Chinook helicopter ?, 4, 6 or 8 ?       (6)

7. On top of the Old Bailey in London stands a blindfolded statue with a sword in her right hand & the scales of justice in her left hand, true or false ?                           (FALSE) not blindfolded.

8. What alcoholic spirit is mainly used to make a Mai Tai cocktail ?, is it rum, vodka or tequila ?      (RUM)  [with amaretto, pineapple & orange juice]

9. Where are your Cruciate ligaments found ?, ankle, knee or hip ?                (KNEE)

10. There is a female downhill skier from Germany called Fanny Schmelar, true or false ? (TRUE)  

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Tie-Break:- How many years did Les Dennis host Family Fortunes ?                         (15 YEARS)

Trivia Quiz week 8 2012

Trivia Quiz      Week 8     2012     www.mikeprincedj.com

1. In Scandinavian legend, who was the god of thunder ?                                (THOR)

2. Which European country claim to make the world’s best chocolate ?           (BELGIUM)

3. Which fruit is dried to make raisins ?                                                      (GRAPES)

4. Which famous fashion designer was born in1934 inthe Italian town of Piacenza ?   (GIORGIO ARMANI)

5. When drinking beer, how do you say ‘cheers’ in German ?                           (PROST)

6. Which English actor plays Blackbeard in the new Pirates of the Caribbean ? (IAN McSHANE)

7. What is a toad in the dish toad in the hole ?                                             (SAUSAGE) 

8. Bluebell Madonna is the baby daughter of which ex Spice Girl ?                (GERI HALLIWELL)

9. Which football club did AshleyColeleave to join Chelseain 2006 ?            (ARSENAL)

10. TraceyEminis a well respected woman in which field ?, is it journalism, fashion or art ? (ART)

11. What is the English word for crème en glaze ?                                         (CUSTARD)

12. The sequence of these colours were created in 1914, Blue, yellow, black, green….what colour comes next ?                     (RED)  [they are the coloured rings from L to R on the Olympic flag] 

13. American frontiersman, William Cody was better known as who ?              (BUFFALO BILL)

14. Which type of nuts are traditionally used to make a Waldorf salad ?        (WALNUTS)

15. The river Rhine eventually flows into the north sea from which European country ?    (NETHERLANDS) Holland [Rotterdam]

16. How many toes does a camel have ?                                                          (8) 2 on each foot.

17. Which rock band’s 1991 album cover has a photo of a baby swimming underwater ? (NIRVANA)  [Nevermind]

18. Which is the second planet nearest to the Sun ?                (VENUS)      [Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto]

19.Bombay, Hindustan & Mandalay are 3 places mentioned in which children’s song ?  (NELLY THE ELEPHANT)

20. Which football club named itself after a shipping line just after the 2nd world war ?                                 (LEYTON ORIENT)

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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 4 questions. 

1. How many £5 notes are given to a player at the start of a game of Monopoly ?… 1, 2 or 4 ?    (1)

2. The South American capybara is the world’s largest rodent, true or false ?         (TRUE)

3. Hilda is the middle name of which famous woman ?, is it Angela Merkel, Michelle Obama or Margaret Thatcher ?                                                                      (MARGARET THATCHER)

4. Who is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the  first person to be made an Honorary Citizen of the United States ? Thatcher or Churchill ? (CHURCHILL)

5. InMexico, there is an Elvis impersonator that calls himself ‘El Ves’, true or false ?   (TRUE)

6. Who hosted the short-lived Channel 4 TV gameshow, Celebrity Ding Dong ? was it AlanCarr, John Barrowman or DaleWinton ?                                                             (ALAN CARR)

7. Comedian Freddie Starr created the TV gameshow, Bullseye, true or false ?       (FALSE)                                                                    

8. What type of creature is a marmot ?, is it a fish, mammal or amphibian ?             (MAMMAL)

9. There are only 2 African countries that begin with the letter T, true or false ? (FALSE)  [there are 3, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia]

10. Which 5-letter word connects an old TV chef, a song by the Bee Gees & an American item worn around the waist ?          (FANNY) [Fanny Craddock, Fanny be tender with my love, fanny pack]

 

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Tie-Break:- In miles, how long is the A9 ? the longest road in Scotland?       (273 MILES)

Monopoly money per person

2 x £500
4 x £100
1 x £50
1 x £20
2 x £10
1 x £5
5 x £1

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