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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.

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