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Trivia Quiz Week 43 2012

Trivia Quiz      Week 43    2012

1. How many strings has a 12-string guitar ?                                                 (12)

2. In the nursery rhyme, what did Little Jack Horner pull out ?                     (A PLUM)

3. In 2011, Jonathan Ross started his new chat show on which channel ?         (ITV1)

4. In which city was Top Of The Pops first broadcast ?                                (MANCHESTER)

[was an old church on Dickenson Rd in Rusholme in 1964, 1st DJ was Jimmy Savile]

5. In June 2011, which Chelsea football player announced his engagement to TV presenter

Christine Bleakley ?                                                                                 (FRANK LAMPARD)

6. Which dessert shares part of its name with a US state ?                         (BAKED ALASKA)

7. In pharmacy, what does OTC stand for ?                                              (OVER THE COUNTER)

8. How many bank holidays are there in England & Wales in 2012 ?                 (9) see list below.

9. What is a protractor used to measure ?                                                    (ANGLES)

10. In German, what animal is ‘die fledermaus’ ?                                             (BAT)

11. Which children’s TV character was created by the Duchess of York (Sarah Ferguson) ?


12. In which country is the Horseshoe Falls ?                                                      (CANADA) Niagara Falls.

13. In 2001 & 2010 Brian Dowling was the winner of which reality TV show ? (BIG BROTHER)

14. Which James Bond actor starred in the 1990s TV series ‘Our Friends in the North’ ?


15. Since the start of the 1960s, how many Manchester United managers were English ? (3)

[Wilf McGuinness, Dave Sexton, Ron Atkinson]……………see list below.

16. How many American states have North or South in their name ?              (4)

[North/South Carolina, North/South Dakota]

17. Which Radio 2 DJ shares his name with the actor that played Captain America ?


18. Which 6-letter word means to perform a piece of music in a brisk, lively way ?    (VIVACE)       [ve-va-cha]

19. Which historical figure became mayor of Plymouth in 1581 ?           (SIR FRANCIS DRAKE)

20. In Greek mythology, which sign of the zodiac killed the hunter Orion ? (SCORPIO) scorpius.

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. What is the last letter of the American spelling of theatre ?                    (R) theater.

2. If you asked for ‘psari’ in a Greek restaurant, what would you get ?, fish, lamb or the bill ? (FISH)

3. The average human uses 17 muscles in order to smile, and 43 to frown, true or false ? (TRUE)

4. The bedtime drink Horlicks was invented in the 19th century by brothers James & William

Horlick, true or false ?                                                                            (TRUE)

5. Which of the 3 Beatles films was released in 1970 ?, A Hard Day’s Night, Help or Let It Be ?                                                                                                                             (LET IT BE)

6. The US president’s briefcase that holds nuclear codes is nicknamed the fun bag, true or false ?

(FALSE) it’s called football.

7. Anna Mae Bullock is better known as who ?, is it Cher, Tina Turner or Sandra Bullock ?


8. Which has more, the strings of an orchestral harp or keys on a grand piano ? (PIANO)

[a piano has 88 keys, 52 white & 36 black….a harp has 47 strings]

9. In which decade of the 20th century did Portugal become a democracy ?, was it the 50s, 60s or  70s ?                           (1970s) 1974.

10. Which national coffee chain has pulled out of a Devon town because the locals pride themselves

on having independent shops ?, is it Costa or Starbucks ?                        (COSTA)


Tie-Break:-  In which year of the 20th century did the first Costa coffee shop open ?

(1971) London.

 Jimmy Murphy                                                                       Wales 01958-02-01February   1958 01958-06-01June   1958
McGuinness, WilfWilf   McGuinness      England 01969-06-044   June 1969 01970-12-2929   December 1970
Busby, MattMatt   Busby      Scotland 01970-12-2929   December 1970 01971-06-088   June 1971
OFarrell, FrankFrank   O’Farrell      Ireland 01971-06-088   June 1971 01972-12-1919   December 1972
Docherty, TommyTommy   Docherty      Scotland 01972-12-2222   December 1972 01977-07-044   July 1977
Sexton, DaveDave   Sexton      England 01977-07-1414   July 1977 01981-04-3030   April 1981
Atkinson, RonRon   Atkinson      England 01981-06-099   June 1981 01986-11-066   November 1986


  Bank holidays in England & Wales

New   Year’s Day Holiday January   2
Good   Friday April   6
Easter   Monday April   9
Early   May Bank Holiday May   7
Spring   Bank Holiday June
Diamond   Jubilee Holiday June   5
Summer   Bank Holiday August   27
Christmas   Day December   25
Boxing   Day December   26

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