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SOUL ON SUNDAY 28th October 2012

Walkden Legion

Wilfred Road


Great soul & Motown music from 4 DJ’s from the 60s, 70’s, 80s and modern, floorfillers, stompers, classics and rare.

2pm till 8pm

free raffle

£3 door

Trivia Quiz Week 40 2012

TriviaQuiz      Week 40    2012

1. What colour does your skin appear to go if you suffer from jaundice ?        (YELLOW)

2. The new James Bond film theme is sung by which singer ?                         (ADELE)

3. In the children’s story of the 3 little pigs, what material did the 2nd pig build his house with ?

(STICKS) 1st with straw, 3rd with bricks.

4. How many times is the word ‘queen’ sung in the first verse of the English national anthem ? (4)

5. In the TV series Randall & Hopkirk deceased, which one always wore the white suit ?


6. Which 70s pop star joined the cast of Eastenders in 2011 ?            (DAVID ESSEX) Eddie Moon.

7. The Kennedy Space Center is situated in which American state ?    (FLORIDA)

8. What common computer language shares its name with an island in Indonesia ?    (JAVA)

9. Which was the second football team to win the English Premier League ?   (BLACKBURN ROVERS)

10. Beekeepers in France were shocked to find recently that their bees were producing blue & green

honey, it was discovered that they’ve been eating waste from which confectionary ? (M&M’s)

11. ‘A duck and a crutch’ is the bingo call name for which number ?                 (27)

[the 2 resembles a duck & the 7 resembles a crutch]

12. Who was British prime minister when Michael Jackson died ?                  (GORDON BROWN)    [died June 2007, GB – 2007-2010]

13. Which French dessert when translated into English literally means white eating ?   (BLANCMANGE)

14. A museum dedicated to which Swedish icon opened in Stockholm last week ? (ABBA)

15. In 2011, which Radio 1 DJ broadcast for 52 consecutive hours for Comic Relief ?

(CHRIS MOYLES) [Mike Prince (me) still holds the record for non-stop DJ-ing of 101½  hours. 1974]

16. The plantain is an unsweetened version of which fruit ?                           (BANANA)

17. What 8-letter word does the ‘U’ in the name U boat mean ?                     (UNDERSEA)      [in German…‘underseeboot’]

18. In the official films, how many James Bond actors have been English ?     (2)  [Roger Moore & Daniel Craig] Casino Royale with David Niven wasn’t an official Bond movie.

19. Which motorway runs through the Medway Towns, Sittingbourne & Faversham in Kent ? (M2)


20. The 1,000 & 2,000 guineas races are held at which racecourse ?             (NEWMARKET)

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. Yumi Yumi Yumi  is the national anthem of Vietnam, true or false ?                       (FALSE)

[yumi yumi yumi or we we we is the national anthem of Vanuatu, Vietnam is called the marching song]

2. Comedian Frank Skinner plays which musical instrument ?, ukulele, trombone or harmonica ?  (UKULELE) George Formby fan.

3. The 2012 Miss World competition was held in Mongolia, true or false ?               (TRUE)

4. How many years did the American Civil War last ?, was it 4, 6 or 8 years ?                   (4 YEARS)   [1861-65]

5. What was the Beatles first official No1 single ?, was it From Me To You, Please Please Me or She Loves You ?             (FROM ME TO YOU)

6. The inventor of the most common writing system for the blind was called Louie Braille, true or  false ?                          (TRUE)

7. In which decade did McDonald’s introduce the ‘Big Mac’ ?, was it the 60s or 80s ? (60s) 67.

8. Both the common squid and cuttlefish have how many tentacles ?,  2, 4 or 8 ?      (2)

[they have 8 arms & 2 tentacles]

9. The furniture store IKEA is in trouble because they have deleted women from its Saudi Arabian

catalogue, true or false ?                                                                                  (TRUE)

10. What did James Lofthouse invent in Fleetwood in 1865 ?, was it the lifebuoy, inflatable

    lifejacket or Fisherman’s Friend lozenges ?                         (FISHERMAN’S FRIEND)


Tie-Break:-  What was the population of the USA in 2005 ?                         (295,734,134)            

List of Premier League Winners ( 1992 to date)

1992-93- Man Utd
1993-94- Man Utd
1994-95- Blackburn Rovers
1995-96- Man Utd
1996-97- Man Utd
1997-98- Arsenal
1998-99- Man Utd
1999-00- Man Utd
2000-01- Man Utd
2001-02- Arsenal
2002-03- Man Utd
2003-04- Arsenal
2004-05- Chelsea
2005-06- Chelsea
2006-07- Man Utd
2007-08- Man Utd
2008-09- Man Utd
2009-10- Chelsea
2010-11- Man Utd
2011-12 Manchester City

Trivia Quiz Week 39 2012

TriviaQuiz      Week 39     2012

1. What colour is an unripe lime ?                                                                  (YELLOW)

2. Which boxer has announced his return to the ring after retiring 3 years ago ?


3. Which is the only letter of the alphabet with 3 syllables ?                        (W)

4. Which TV presenter was sacked as editor of the Daily Mirror in 2004 ?, (PIERS MORGAN)

5. Which is the largest country on the American continents ?                       (CANADA)

6. Irish comedian Brendon O’Carroll is better known as who ?                        (MRS BROWN) Agnes.

7. In golf, how often is the Ryder Cup contested for ?                                  (EVERY 2 YEARS)  [Biennial]

8. David Cameron was subjected to a bizarre quiz on British culture & history as he appeared on

which US TV chat show last week ?                                            (THE LATE SHOW) David Letterman.

9. The Boston White Sox play which sport in North America ?                      (BASEBALL)

10. In which Merseyside town is the home of Royal Birkdale golf course ?      (SOUTHPORT)   [borough of Sefton]

11. What exactly was Thunderbird 5 ?                                                           (A SPACE STATION)

12. What is the colour of Super Mario’s dungarees ?                                     (BLUE)

13. Who succeeded John Major as British Prime Minister ?                           (TONY BLAIR)

14. On which TV show was the voice-recognition computer and the forerunner of the mobile phone

first used ?                                                                                            (STAR TREK)

15. In 2000, which golfer won the US Open for the first time ?                             (TIGER WOODS)

16. Who is the queen’s oldest grandchild ?                                                     (PETER PHILLIPS)     [son of Anne, born October 1977]

17. Which British freshwater fish and butterfly shares the same 8-letter name ? (GRAYLING)

18. According to the Guinness Book of Records, who is the world’s greatest living explorer ?


19. On which river is the Hoover Dam ?                                                        (COLORADO)

20. Didier Drogba left Chelsea last season to play in which country ? [extra point for the team name]

(CHINA) Shanghai Shenhua F.C.

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. During the Roman Empire, the Roman soldiers were paid in salt, true or false ?    (TRUE)

[the Latin name for salt is ‘salary’]

2. In which year did Apple launch their first iPhone ?, was it 2007, 2008 or 2009 ?         (2007)

3. Scientists have discovered that the Australian wild dingo originated from the South American

continent, true or false ?                                                   (FALSE) its origins are from China.

4. A German sackbut is what type of musical instrument ?, organ trombone or bagpipes ?


5. In the early 60s, comedian Freddie Starr was once offered to join the Beatles as lead singer,

true or false ?                                                                                         (FALSE)

6. In the North-East of England, what type of food is a ‘stottie’ ?, is it sausage, bread or fish ?

(BREAD) like a big barm cake.

7. What type of creature is a ‘ling’ ? is it a fish, amphibian or mammal ?        (FISH)

8. How many female solo singers are featured in the UK top 10 best-selling CD’s of all time ?,

1, 3 or 5 ?                                                                                      (5) (see list below)

9. Which X Factor finalists were the 1st to win a Brit Award ?, was it One Direction, JLS or

Girls Aloud ?                                                                                    (JLS) 2010 for best single.

10. The most borrowed children’s fiction book in UK libraries is ‘Horrid Henry’, true or false ?


[7 out of the top 10 are Horrid Henry books by Francesca Simon)


Tie-Break:- How many times was the emergency number 999 dialled in the UK in 2011 ? (in millions)


                        Top 10 best selling CD’s of all time

  • 1.  Gold Greatest Hits – Abba: 4m (1992)
  • 2.  21 – Adele: 3.5m (2011)-­‐
  • 3.  What’s the Story Morning Glory – Oasis:      3.4m (1995)
  • 4.  Back to Black – Amy Winehouse: 3.225m (2006)
  • 5.  Back to Bedlam – James Blunt: 3.209m      (2004)
  • 6.  No Angel – Dido: 3.031m (2000)
  • 7.  Come on Over – Shania Twain: 3.02m (1997)
  • 8.  Spirit – Leona Lewis:2.95m (2007)
  • 9.  Urban Hymns – The Verve: 2.9m (1997)
  • 10.  White Ladder – David Grey 2.8m (2000)

Trivia Quiz Week 38 2012

TriviaQuiz      Week 39     2012

1. Which season comes last alphabetically ?                                                   (WINTER)


2. Which motorway circles Manchester ?                                                      (M60)


3. Writer & actress Emma Kennedy won which TV title last week ?      (CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF)


4. In what year did Neil Armstrong first land on the moon (allegedly) ?                   (1969) 21st July.


5. Which 2 Shakespeare characters are used in the phonetic alphabet ?  (ROMEO & JULIET)


6. The World War 1 song ‘over there’ is currently being used on which TV advert ? (GO COMPARE)


7. Who is the host the TV series ‘Fool Us’ ?                        (JONATHAN ROSS) with Penn & Teller.


8. According to Napoleon, England is a nation of what ?                                  (SHOPKEEPERS)


9. Which man is the Church of England’s equivalent of the pope ? (ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY)

[Dr Rowan Williams]

10. The Italian name of which musical instrument when translated means ‘small’  ? (PICCOLO)


11. Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger & which actress are current owners of

Planet Hollywood themed restaurants ?                                                    (DEMI MOORE)

12. How many zeros in 1 billion ?                                                                    (12) 9 in the USA.


13. The Italian term Prima Donna translates into English as ‘First’ what ?      (FIRST LADY)


14. After being told not to ride his bike in Downing Street last week, which politician had to

apologise for allegedly calling a policeman a ‘pleb’ ?                  (ANDREW MITCHELL) chief whip.

15. In 1988, which Swedish player won every Grand Slam except Wimbledon ?


16. London rapper & actor Ben Drew is better known as who ?                       (PLAN B)


17. In France, a food label saying ‘biologique’ means the contents are what ?  (ORGANIC)


18. Cody & Dustin Rhodes are the sons of which retired American wrestler ? (DUSTY RHODES)


19. On which part of the body would you find your cuboid bone ?                    (FOOT)


20. In politics & business, which 8-letter word means favouritism shown to family ?


Trivia Quiz Week 36 2012

TriviaQuiz      Week 36     2012

1. What emotion is known as the ‘green eyed monster’ ?                                 (JEALOUSY)


2. Singer Stephani Germanotta is better known as who ?                              (LADY GAGA)


3. Which 2 counties fought in the war of the roses ?                 (LANCASHIRE & YORKSHIRE)


4. On a painted surface, what dull finish is the opposite of gloss ?                 (MATT)


5. Which company developed the kindle e-book reader ?                                (AMAZON)


6. Which Eastenders character had a breakdown after being wrongfully imprisoned in 1995 ?


7. What football club is nicknamed the ‘Potters’ ?                                          (STOKE)


8. How many pips are there in the Greenwich time signal broadcast by the BBC ?    (8)


9. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel are the first names of which political figure ? (BORIS JOHNSON)


10. With which animal is the English hamlet Hickstead most associated ?       (HORSES) equestrian.


11. In Greek mythology, who did Narcissus fall in love with ?                          (HIMSELF)

12. Jewish girls have their ‘bat mitzvah’ at what age ?                                  (12)


13. In American folklore Custer’s last stand was also called ‘ the battle of Little Big Horn’, what

exactly is the Little Big Horn ?                                                               (A RIVER) in Montana.

14. Captain Haddock is the friend of which fictional reporter ?                     (TIN TIN)


15. What type of transport is Pricilla in the film ‘Pricilla Queen of the desert ? (BUS)


16. Which 2 animals are featured on the Australian coat of arms ?                 (KANGAROO & EMU)


17. Which sport was contested at Lords cricket ground during the London 2012 Olympics ?


18. Which pop group from the X Factor has had 5 number 1 singles between 2009 & 2011 ? (JLS)


19. A ‘dorgi’ is a cross between a corgi and which other dog ?                        (DACHSUND)

20. Which famous ship got its name from the Robert Burns poem, ‘Tam O’Shanter’ ?



Friday 12 October
pure soul, Motown, stompers, floorfillers, classics from the 60s up to modern.
£4 door plus free raffle
DJ, Mike Prince and special guests.

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