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Trivia Quiz      Week 16     2012     www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Tennis player Boris Becker was born in which country ?                              (GERMANY)

2. In which film did Michael Keaton’s character describe himself as a ‘biological exorcist’ ?  (BEETLEJUICE)

3. What pack is led by brown owl ?                                                               (BROWNIES)

4. Mrs Hudson was the housekeeper of which famous detective ?                  (SHERLOCK HOLMES)

5. What ‘A’ is the former name for Ethiopia ?                                              (ABYSSINIA)

6. How many ribs are there in a normal adult human body ?        (24)                                                                                                              

7. Found in both Irish & Indian flags, what is the most sacred colour of Hinduism ? (ORANGE)

8. The M20 motorway runs through what English county ?                             (KENT)

9. Who is the husband musician of actress Sophie Dhal ?                              (JAMIE CULLUM)

10. Until the mid 16th century “sea dogs” was the English term for which type of predator ?    (SHARKS)

11. What is an ice hockey puck made from ?           (RUBBER) vulcanised.

12. What is currently the UK’s longest continuous running game show ?         (COUNTDOWN)

13. Jacqueline gold is the Chief Exec.of which chain of shops ?                     (ANN SUMMERS)

14. Which rabbit was the hero of some of Beatrix Potter stories ?               (PETER RABBIT)

15. What is the tallest fence of the Grand National ?             (THE CHAIR) 5’.2”

16. What type of cartoon creature was PepeLe Pew ?                    (SKUNK)

17. What is the name for a treat with currants squashed between two thin, oblong biscuits ?   (GARIBALDI)

18. What British chocolate company takes its name from its environmental concerns and the high level of cocoa solids it uses ?                 (GREEN & BLACK’S)

19. What city became the capital of West Germany in 1949 ?                       (BONN)

20. What nickname is shared by an English football league team and an England footballer’s wife ?   (POSH) Peterborough United & Victoria Beckham.

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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. Allegro is a musical direction meaning to play what ?, fast or slow ?            (FAST)

2. 50 cardinals, two flamingos & six penguins attended the 1963 London premiere of Hitchcock’s film, the Birds, true or false ?                                                                         (TRUE)

3. The Granny Smith apple originated in which country ?, was it Peru, England or Australia?       (AUSTRALIA) 1868.

4. In Fawlty Towers, the name of Manuel’s pet hamster, which was really a rat was called Basil,  true or false ?         (TRUE)

5. EricClapton, Mick Jagger, KeithMoonand the Bee Gees all sang backing vocals on the Beatles song ‘All You Need Is Love’, true or false ?       (FALSE) not the Bee Gees.

6. 1981 saw the abolition of which means of execution in France ?, the Guillotine or hanging ?      (GUILLOTINE)

7. Which Grand National winning horse shares it’s name with a lighthouse on Jersey ?, is it Seagram (1991), Ballabriggs (2011) or Corbiere (1983) ?     (CORBIERE)

8. Which film was the first to feature a laser gun ?, was it Goldfinger or Flash Gordon ?     (GOLDFINGER) FlashGordon used ray guns.

9. The Goliath which is 13 incheslong is the world’s largest species of frog, true or false ?   (TRUE)

10. What is the well known word for ‘sailor of the universe’?                        (COSMONAUT)     [astronaut is ‘sailor of the stars’]

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Tie-Break:-  How many horses with jockeys finished the course in the 1982 Grand National ? (8)

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