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Trivia Quiz week 9 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 9 2013

1. Vodka is traditionally made from what vegetable ? (POTATO)

2. What are the 2 most common vehicles in the UK that uses a tachograph ? (HGVs & BUSES)

3. Adrenalin in humans is produced by what gland ? (ADRENAL GLAND)

4. How many corners does a pyramid tea bag have ? (4)

5. The initials on a range of Nike clothing RF stands for which sportsman ? (ROGER FEDERER)

6. How many Superman feature films have there been (so far) ? (6)
[Superman & the mole men-1951. Superman-78. Superman II-80. Superman III-83. Superman IV-87. Superman Returns-06]
7. Who played Dumbledore in the first 2 Harry Potter films ? (RICHARD HARRIS)

8. The Cape of Good Hope is the most southern point of which continent ? (AFRICA)

9. The seats in the house of Lords are which colour ? (RED)
[House of commons seats are green]
10. “I got bodyguards, I got two big cars”…is a line from which 1970s No3 hit ? [song title required]
(RAPPERS DELIGHT) Sugahill Gang.
11. Table tennis is won by reaching how many points ? (11) with 2 clear points

12. How many countries on mainland Europe have names that end with ‘land’ ? (3)
[Poland, Switzerland, Finland] Holland is a region in the Netherlands.
13. In which decade did Cliff Richard celebrate his first UK No1 single ? (1950s)
[Livin’ Doll-1959……….his 1st single, ‘Move It’ got to No2 1958]
14. Which country has the longest coastline ? (CANADA)

15. In the TV series ‘Ashes to Ashes’, what make & model car did inspector Gene Hunt drive ?
16. What is the Royal Navy’s equivalent of the British army’s Sergeant ? (PETTY OFFICER)
[the chief petty officer is eq to staff sergeant/staff corporal]
17. What is the currency of Argentina ? (PESO) since 1991.

18. Over the last 20 years, which TV personality has the dubious distinction of becoming the most
sued man in English legal history ? (IAN HISLOP) editor of Private Eye.
19. Stories of diminishing size are a typical feature of what ancient temple buildings ? (PAGODA)

20. Cyanoacrylate is the official name for which handy household item ? (SUPER GLUE)

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 French breakfast pastry the croissant was first made in France, true or false ? (FALSE)
[Vienna, Austria]
2. Where on your body is the flat muscle called the buccinator ?, face, hand or knee ? (FACE)
[it’s your cheek muscle]
3. Noel Edmunds began his broadcasting career as a news reader on Radio Luxembourg, true or
false ? (TRUE)
4. The Spirit of St Louis was what type of transport ?, plane, train or boat ? (PLANE)
[1st plane to fly from New York to Paris in 1927 by Charles Lindbergh]
5. At the age of 17, David Bowie was interviewed on a BBC programme as the founder of ‘The Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-haired Men’, true or false ? (TRUE)
6. What type of creature is the New Zealand kakapo ?, a parrot or a snake ? (PARROT)

7. Actor Keanu Reeves once had a tattoo that read ‘Winona forever’, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it was Johnny Depp, he had the letters ‘NA’ removed and now says ‘wino forever’ ]
8. Who dueted with Luther Vandross on the song ‘Endless Love’ ?, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey or
Celine Dion ? (MARIAH CAREY) original was Lionel Richie & Diana Ross.
9. When you’re at home in most towns & villages, a person is never more than 6ft away from a rat,
true or false ? (FALSE) [it was probably true in the 1900s, now it’s more like 164 ft away]
10. What shellfish served with chips is a national favourite of Belgium ?, cockles or mussels ? (MUSSELS)


Tie-Break:- In feet, how high is the Empire State Building ? (1,250 FEET)

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