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Mike Prince

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Trivia Quiz Week 49 2012

Trivia Quiz Christmas Week 49 2012 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Who wrote the book ‘A Christmas Carol’ ? (CHARLES DICKENS)

2. What’s the only fruit mentioned in the 12 days of Christmas ? (PEAR)

3. How many of Santa’s reindeer have a name beginning with ‘D’ ? (3)
[Donna, Dancer, Dasher]
4. What can be an island in the Indian Ocean and a full length animated feature film ? (MADAGASCAR)
5. On which day did Scrooge buy the biggest turkey in the shop ? (CHRISTMAS DAY)

6. What is the American equivalent of the Royal Air Force ? (UNITED STATES AIR FORCE)

7. In Cluedo, what colour is the playing piece for Mrs Peacock ? (BLUE)

8. Which fashion designer designed the famous conical bra for Madonna ? (JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER)

9. What is the alcoholic ingredient in a Snowball cocktail ? (ADVOCAAT) [advocaat, lemonade, lime]
10. How many Hollywood stars feature in the current Dior perfume ad alongside Charlize Theron ?
(3) Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe.
11. The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, London is an annual gift from which nation ? (NORWAY)
[first given in 1947 as a token of appreciation for British support during WW2]
12. What is the name of the pet dog in the Simpsons ? (SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER)

13. Since 1990, how many footballers have won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ? (4)
[Paul Gascoigne-90, Michael Owen-98, David Beckham-01, Ryan Giggs-09] (Bobby Moore-66)
14. What 2 spices are usually used to flavour egg-nog ? (CINNAMON & NUTMEG)

15. Due to inflation, £100 in 1980 would now be worth how much in today’s money ? (£399)

16. Which prince that lived in England is said to have introduced the Christmas tree into the UK ? (PRINCE ALBERT) 1841.
17. What was the name of Michael J Fox’s character in Back To The Future ? (MARTY McFLY)
18. Harry Judd is currently the drummer with which English pop/rock group ? (McFLY)
19. In which Bond film does Dr Christmas Jones appear ? (THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH)
[played by Denise Richards]
20. What is the total quantity of items given in the song “The Twelve days of Christmas” ?
(364) not 78. (see list below)

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. How many of Santa’s reindeer have a name beginning with ‘C’ ?, 1 or 2 ? (2) Comet & Cupid.
[Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen]
2. St Nicholas was born in Greece, true or false ? (TRUE)
[born in Patara which is a port on the Mediterranean sea but grew up in modern day Turkey]
3. What Christmas item was invented by London baker Tom Smith in 1847 ?, Christmas crackers or
Christmas tree lights ? (CRACKERS)
4. The Christmas carol ‘Silent Night’ was specifically written for the guitar, true or false ? (TRUE)
[written by Franz Gruber, first performed in 1818 on Christmas Eve in Saltsburg, Austria]
5. How many times have the Beatles had a UK No1 single on Christmas Day ? (4)
[I wanna hold your hand-63, I feel fine-64, day tripper-65, hello goodbye-67]
6. What game was invented first ?, Monopoly or Scrabble ? (MONOPOLY)

7. William the Conqueror was crowned King of England on Christmas Day 1066 ?, true or false ?
(TRUE)
8. Which TV chef created a Christmas pudding for Waitrose in 2010 with a whole orange inside ?
(HESTON BLUMENTHAL)
9. In the southern hemisphere, what solstice falls in December ? (SUMMER SOLSTICE)

10. Tradition says that eating a mince pie on each of the 12 days of Christmas is supposed to bring
good luck, true or false ? (TRUE)
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Tie-Break:- The Hobbit film set a record for December 2012 by taking how much in its opening
weekend at the US box office (in dollars) ? ($84.8m (£52.4m)

Trivia Quiz Week 48 2012

Trivia Quiz Week 48 2012 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What type of creature is Bilbo Baggins ? (HOBBIT)

2. Which pop group from the X-Factor entered the US album chart at No1 ? (ONE DIRECTION)

3. Which former James Bond actor starred in the film Mamma Mia ? (PIERCE BROSNAN)

4. In the Olympics, how many athletes does each team race in the final of a 400m relay ? (4)
5. Which cheese spread has a red cow displayed on its packet ? (LAUGHING COW)

6. What type of creature is a leatherback ? (TURTLE)

7. What word can go before chest, English & hole ? (PIDGEON)

8. Until he died recently aged 89, who was the longest-running host of the same television show
ever ? (SIR PATRICK MOORE)
9. Which European country is famous for its carved wooden love spoons ? (WALES)

10. Which male singer wore a palm-leaf bikini while judging the X-Factor in 2011 ?
(ROBBIE WILLIAMS0
11. How old was Harry Potter when he first went to Hogwarts ? (11)

12. In winter sports, powder is a nickname for what ? (SNOW)

13. If you have a full car licence, you can ride a motorcycle as a learner up to what size engine ?
(125cc)
14. What was the title of the first of the Star Wars trilogy ? (A NEW HOPE) 1977.
[Empire Strikes Back-1980, Return of the Jedi-1983]
15. What drinks company was first to use a ‘widget’ in cans to produce foam ? (GUINNESS)

16. What gas does the widget release that produces the foam ? (NITROGEN)
17. What root vegetable do the Americans call ‘rutabaga’ ? (SWEDE)

18. In fashion what are palazzos ? (TROUSERS)

19. What modern convenient foodstuff takes its name from the Latin meaning ‘salted & preserved
meat’ ? (SAUSAGE) [originally via French, saussiche, from Latin salcicius/salsicia, from salsus, salt]
20. At the recent Manchester derby, which City player was first to go to Rio Ferdinand’s aid when
he was hit by a coin then grab a pitch invader ? (JOE HART)

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. The common frog is the most common of all frogs in Britain, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. On what part of the body are babushkas worn ?, head, hands or feet ? (HEAD) hat.

3. Swatch watches were originally made in Germany by a plastics company, true or false ? (FALSE)
[first made in Switzerland in 1985]
4. In 1908 Coco Chanel set up a business in what fashion item, perfume, hats or shoes ? (HATS)

5. Former Genesis lead singer & drummer Phil Collins was an extra in the 1964 Beatles film ‘A Hard
Day’s Night’, true or false ? (TRUE) he was a 13 yr old in the audience.
6. The Ancient Olympics were in honour of which of the gods ?, Adidas, Jupiter or Zeus ? (ZEUS)

7. To help absorb light, solar panels are normally coloured black, true or false ? (TRUE)

8. The first ever film shown on YouTube was called what ?, was it ‘my brother Charlie’, ‘me at the
zoo’ or ‘baby’s first steps’ ? (ME AT THE ZOO) 2005.
9. The Australian name for platypus when translated literally means poisonous duck, true or false ?
(FALSE) platypus means ‘flat footed’.
10. How many oceans are there in the world ?, 3, 4 or 5 ? (not including Billy !!!!) (5)
[Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic & Southern]
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Tie-Break:- How much has the government awarded to build the Royal Navy’s new attack submarine
Audacious ? (£1.2bn)

Soul on Sunday 23rd December 2012

Hiya everyone
This will be the last Sunday afternoon soul session of 2012 so let’s try to make it one to remember, soul music at its best from the 60s, 70s, modern and including all the floorfillers, stompers and classics not to mention a big splash of Motown.
I’ll be joined by guest DJ’s so why not join me for a great afternoon and cheap quality beer.
free raffle.
2pm till 8pm
£3 on the door
Walkden Legion
Wilfred Street
Walkden
M28 3AJ
07774 941293

Trivia Quiz Week 47 2012

Trivia Quiz Week 47 2012 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which footballer recently left the American football club LA Galaxy ? (DAVID BECKHAM)

2. In pantomime, what is the name of Aladdin’s mother ? (WIDOW TWANKEY)

3. The Northern delicacy, tripe usually comes from which animal ? (COWS) cattle.

4. What country was named after the Zambezi River ? (ZAMBIA)

5. What name connects a mythical god, a planet and a cartoon dog ? (PLUTO)

6. Seekers & beaters are positions in what originally fictional sport ? (QUIDDITCH)

7. Which car company makes the kangoo ? (RENAULT)

8. Which pop star is currently being sued for $100m (£62.4m) by her ex-boyfriend who acted as her
business manager for six years ? (SHAKIRA)
9. In the children’s story, Who ate the Gingerbread House ? (HANSEL & GRETEL)

10. What is the correct term for a pub that is not tied to any one brewery ? (FREEHOUSE)

11. Which actress played the leading role in the 2007 film ‘the Queen’ ? (HELEN MIRREN)

12. How many celebrities competed in Strictly Come Dancing 2012 ? (14) [see list below]

13. Norville Rogers is better known as which cartoon character ? (SHAGGY) Scooby Doo.

14. The musical West Side Story was based on which Shakespeare play ? (ROMEO & JULIET)

15. Who was captain of the Black Pig ? (CAPTAIN PUGWASH)

16. Which English actress is married to film director Tim Burton ? (HELENA BONHAM-CARTER)

17. Geronimo was leader of which North American Indian tribe ? (APACHE)

18. What is the name of the cat on the show regularly watched by Bart & Lisa Simpson ?
(SCRATCHY)
19. When the police use the code ‘IC1’, when they are looking for a white European, what do the
initials ‘IC’ stand for ? (IDENTITY CODE)
20. What was the French monarch king Louis X1V (14th) more commonly known as ? (SUN KING)
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Richard Arnold, Johnny Ball, Fern Britton, Nicky Byrne, Jerry Hall, Dani Harmer, Sid Owen
Victoria Pendleton, Lisa Riley, Colin Salmon, Louis Smith, Denise Van Outen, Michael Vaughan
Kimberley Walsh

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. Which country became the first one in the world to recently introduce plain packaging for
cigarettes ?, Australia, Belgium or Canada ? (AUSTRALIA)
2. Canaan Banana became president of Zimbabwe in 1980, true or false ? (TRUE)
[was later jailed for being gay]
3. Which fictional captain has the first name Archibald ?, America, Haddock or Pugwash ?
(HADDOCK)
4. The saltwater crocodile is the world’s largest lizard, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s a reptile but not a lizard, the largest lizard is the Komodo dragon]
5. Ringo Starr is totally absent on how many officially released Beatles recordings ?, 6 or 16 ? (16)
[Ringo played tambourine on the song Love Me Do……see list below]
6. Real tennis originated in which country ?, England or France ? (FRANCE) 12th century.

7. How often is the human stomach lining replaced ?, every 3 days, 3 months or 3 years ? (3 DAYS)

8. Hypnos was the Greek god of sleep, true or false ? (TRUE)

9. In 1965 what household item was accidentally invented while researching static electricity ?,…..
was it the smoke detector or the burglar alarm ? (SMOKE DETECTOR)
10. What are you doing if you are ‘nictating’ ?, are you snoring or winking ? (WINKING)

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Tie-Break:- How many passengers were aboard the Mayflower when it set sail for the new world
in 1620 ? (102)

Beatles recordings without Ringo….
I’ll Follow the Sun,
Yesterday,
Eleanor Rigby,
Because,
Her Majesty,
She’s Leaving Home,
Within You, Without You,
Back in the USSR (Paul played drums),
Dear Prudence(Paul played drums),
Wild Honey Pie,
Blackbird,
Julia,
Mother Nature’s Son,
Revolution #9,
The Inner Light,
Ballad of John & Yoko

Trivia Quiz Week 46 2012

Trivia Quiz Week 46 2012 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Until November 2012, which actor played oil tycoon JR Ewing ? (LARRY HAGMAN)
[died last week aged 81]
2. Which singer/rapper holds the world record for the most visited video on You Tube ? (PSY)
[Gangnam Style, 808 million views since July 2012]
3. What is the main language of South Korea ? (KOREAN)

4. How many compartments does a cows stomach have ? (4)

5. Fawlty Towers character Manuel came from which Spanish city ? (BARCELONA)
[played by Andrew Sachs]
6. In slang, if you were going ‘commando’ what would you not be wearing ? (UNDERWEAR)

7. What is the name of the only son in the TV & radio comedy series the Bradshaw’s ? (BILLY)

8. Which film director connects Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks & Batman ? (TIM BURTON)

9. Which TV series had a robot dog called K9 ? (DR WHO)

10. What type of drink is brewed from Arabica beans ? (COFFEE)

11. What does the ‘S’ represent in the High St bank HBOS ? (SCOTLAND)
[Halifax Bank Of Scotland]
12. In Eastenders, who ran over & killed Tiffany Mitchell ? (FRANK BUTCHER) 1998.

13. In computer printing, what do the initials ‘DPI’ stand for ? (DOTS PER INCH)

14. How many American states start and end with the same letter ? (4)
[Alaska, Arizona, Alabama, Ohio]
15. AM, PM times….what word does the ‘P’ in PM represent ? (POST)
[AM-Anti Meridian meaning before the middle and PM-post meridian meaning past middle]
16. What 12-letter word is given to a student who does further education after a first degree ?
(POSTGRADUATE)
17. In 2011 Ben Cooper was appointed controller of which BBC Radio station ? (RADIO 1)

18. What small bone in the human body gets its name from the Greek for Cuckoo ? (COCCYX)

19. In 2008, who became the first British swimmer to win two Olympic gold medals since 1908 ?
(REBECCA ADLINGTON)
20. Sweden, Finland & Russia have a land border with which other country ? (NORWAY)

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 nationality was Cleopatra ?, Greek or Roman ? (GREEK) born 51 BC

2. ‘Stinking rose’ is a nickname for garlic, true or false ? (TRUE)

3. Which chef wrote his memoir called ‘the devil in the kitchen’ ?, was it Marco Pierre-White or
Gordon Ramsay ? (MARCO PIERRE-WHITE)
4. At the start of a game of chess, how many pieces are depicted by animals ? (4) the 4 knights.

5. The first solo song by Cher was called ‘Ringo I Love You’, true or false ? (TRUE)
[recorded under the pseudonym Bonnie Jo Mason]
6. The people in Philadelphia celebrate Groundhog Day on 2nd February every year, true or false ?
(TRUE)
7. What is the highest value euro banknote in circulation ?, is it 500 or 1,000 ? (500 EURO)

8. Prince, Woodstock, Bent & Bulldog are early versions what ?, smoking pipes or ladies vibrators ?
(PIPES)
9. What did Henry Rowntree start making in 1862 in York ?, house bricks or chocolate ?
(CHOCOLATE)
10. Which children’s writer refused an OBE from the queen ?, was it Roald Dahl or JK Rowling ?
(ROALD DAHL)
[because he wanted a knighthood so his wife would be titled Lady Dahl]

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Tie-Break:- What is the combined age of the Rolling Stones ? (273)

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