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Trivia Quiz Week 44 2012

Trivia Quiz Week 44 2012

1. In the 1980’s, what was the name of Philip Schofield’s squeaky puppet friend on children’s TV ?
2. What colour is the rose on the official England Rugby Union shirt ? (RED)

3. How many feet are on the legs of a telescopic observatory tripod ? (3)
(the clue is in the word ‘tri’)
4. The name of what edible substance can also be an animated girlfriend ? (OLIVE OIL) Oyle.

5. Which X Factor ‘judge’ was recently accused by Gary Barlow as having ‘fag ash breath’ ?
(TULISA) Contostavios
6. In which decade of the 20th century was the film Mary Poppins first released in cinemas ?
(60s) 1964.
7. What day of the week is also the name of a character in the Addams family ? (WEDNESDAY)

8. On which holiday island did Coronation Street actor Bill Tarmey recently die ? (TENERIFE)

9. Which major sporting event is held annually at the Stade Roland Garros ?
10. The slogan for which confectionery when it was first advertised on TV was ‘sweetest, treatest,
best to eatest, made by Rowntree’ ? (SMARTIES)
11. How often does a bi-annual plant flower ? (TWICE A YEAR)
[biennial is every 2 years]
12. What is the main emergency phone number in Spain ? (112)
[902 and 102 are non-emergency numbers but for reporting a crime]
13. What is the first name of Barak Obama’s recent presidential challenger ? (MITT)
[full name, Willard Mitt Romney]
14. What is the US president’s country retreat called ? (CAMP DAVID)

15. Which comedian has just released a book titled ‘Camp David’ ? (DAVID WALLIAMS)

16. 34yr old Sally Humphries has announced she’s going to marry which 65yr old musician ?
(RONNIE WOOD) Rolling Stones.
17. After a 6-month sabbatical, which Englishman and former World snooker champion has decided
to hang up his cue and retire aged just 37 ? (RONNIE O’SULLIVAN)
18. A suspended member of which political party is taking part in this year’s I’m A Celebrity’ ?
(CONSERVATIVE) Nadine Dorries.
19. How many countries end with the letter ‘L’ ? (5)
[Portugal (Europe), Brazil (South America), Senegal (Africa), Israel (Asia), and Nepal (Asia)]
20. Which TV presenter was forced to apologise recently after complaints from viewers when he
gave a list of alleged paedophiles to the prime minister live on TV ? (PHILIP SCHOFIELD)

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. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory author, Roald Dahl was an official chocolate taste tester for
Cadbury’s as a schoolboy, true or false ? (TRUE)
2. What giant electronics company was founded in Hull in 1933 selling batteries ?, was it Curry’s or
Comet ? (COMET)
3. In 2010, Dutch pop group the Vengaboys once recorded a song called ‘Rocket To Uranus’,
true or false ? (TRUE)
4. Rock star Alice Cooper was the 1st to support the giant Hollywood sign in L.A. by funding which one
of the letters ?, was it the H, one of the L’s or one of the O’s ? (ONE OF THE O’s)
5. Not only Paul McCartney, but Ringo Starr is also left-handed, true or false ? (TRUE)
[Ringo is left-handed although he plays the drums right-handed]
6. Which British newspaper was the first to publish a crossword puzzle ?, was it the Sunday Times
or the Sunday Express ? (EXPRESS) 1924.
7. A new survey by the AA has revealed that twice as many women as men admit they cannot park
cars, true or false ? (TRUE)
8. Louise Redknapp & Heidi Klum have launched a campaign to encourage women to go without what
for a day for Children in Need ?, is it their handbag, their make-up or talking ? (MAKE-UP)
9. There were 8 US presidents that were born British, true or false ? (TRUE) [see list below]

10. What is the collective noun for a group of ferrets ?, is it a business, a firm or a company ?
(BUSINESS) spelt ‘busyness’

Tie-Break:- How many windmills are there in Holland ? (1,180)

Eight of the first nine Presidents were born before the United States even existed.
They were born in British America, the area that would later make up parts of the United States and Canada. Therefore, these men were technically British subjects at birth.
Name Birthday Birthplace
George Washington 2/22/1732 Westmoreland, Virginia
John Adams 10/30/1735 Quincy, Massachusetts
Thomas Jefferson 4/13/1743 Shadwell, Virginia
James Madison 3/16/1751 Port Conway, Virginia
James Monroe 4/28/1758 Westmoreland, Virginia
John Quincy Adams 7/11/1767 Quincy, Massachusetts
Andrew Jackson 3/15/1767 Waxhaws Area (NC/SC)
William Henry Harrison 2/9/1773 Charles City County, Virginia
*Some of the birthplaces mentioned above were not known by these same names at the time of their birth.

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