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Trivia Quiz Week 17 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 17 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which chocolate bar once used the slogan ‘helps you work, rest & play’ ? (MARS)

2. How many English counties have only four letters in their name ? (1) Kent.
[Avon doesn’t exist anymore]
3. How many holes are there in a ten pin bowling ball ? (3)

4. How many wings does a bee have ? (4)

5. How many arms does the common starfish usually have ? (5)

6. Pebbles is the daughter of which male cartoon character ? (FRED FLINTSTONE)

7. I am an odd number, take away one letter and I become even, what number am I ? (7)
[take away the ‘S’ to become ‘even’]
8. Which is the only American state that has only one syllable ? (MAINE)

9. In computing, what does the acronym ‘JPEG’ stand for ?
(JOINT PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERTS GROUP)
10. What is the 1st event of a Decathlon ? (100 METRES)

11. What time is displayed in most advertisements for wrist watches ? (10:10pm) or 23:10.

12. Which South American country was named after the Italian city of Venice ? (VENEZUELA)
brain teaser
13. 2 girls were born to the same mother at the same time on the same day in the same month & in the same
year & yet somehow they’re not twins. why not ? (there was a 3rd girl which makes them triplets)
14. If Air force one is the plane that transports the US president, what is the name of the
helicopter used for the same job ? (MARINE ONE)
15. Sean Cory Carter is the real name of which American rapper ? (JAY Z)

16. Sylvester, Paul, Christopher, David, what name comes next in order ? (MATT) Smith.
[Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, all Dr Who’s ]
17. What 5-letter word looks the same backwards and upside down ? (SWIMS)

18. ‘Tonight’s the night when we forget about the deadlines’ is a line from which current top 40 hit ?
(22) Taylor Swift.
19. If you were putting numbers on new changing room lockers to be numbered from 1 to 100, how
many times would you use the number 9 ? (20) [see below how I worked it out]
20. In the classical piece ‘the Planets’ by Gustav Holst, if Mars is the bringer of war, what planet is
the bringer of peace ? (VENUS)
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 glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. Who once said “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, I beat people up” ?, was it Vinnie Jones,
Hulk Hogan or Muhammad Ali ? (MOHAMMAD ALI)
3. The original Winnie the Pooh was a real live bear found just outside Winnipeg, Canada, hence the
name Winnie, true or false ? (TRUE)
4. In 1940, which fast food restaurant was opened by the Brothers Richard & Maurice in California ?
was it Burger King, McDonalds or Wimpy ? (McDONALD’S)
5. David Bowie can write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time ? true or false ? (FALSE) although Leonardo Da Vinci could do it.
6. Herpetology is the study of what ?, is it amphibians or sexual diseases ? (AMPHIBIANS)
[and reptiles]
7. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every 2 days, otherwise it will digest itself,
true or false ? (FALSE) mucus is produced every 2 weeks.
8. What name was given to the Samurai code of honour ?, was it Bushido or Banzai ? (BUSHIDO)
[Banzai means 10,000 years]
9. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are at least 20 years of age, true or false ? (TRUE)

10. The mother of which leader seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by
her doctor, was it Osama Bin Laden or Adolf Hitler ? (ADOLF HITLER)
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Tie-Break:- Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov has topped the Sunday Times ranking of the
wealthiest people in Britain with a fortune of how much ? (in £s) ? (£13.3bn)

answer to No. 19….
9
19
29
39
49
59
69
79
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99 (both 9s)

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Trivia Quiz Week 16 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 16 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which chef is the host of BBC’s Saturday Kitchen Live ? (JAMES MARTIN)

2. Which chocolate bar advert features a pair of roller skating pandas ? (KIT KAT)

3. Which plant is supposed to be lucky if you find one with 4 leaves ? (CLOVER)

4. How many judges are there on the BBC talent show, ‘the Voice’ ? (4)
[Tom Jones, Jesse J, Will I Am, Danny O’Donoghue (the Script)]
5. The name of which pasta means ‘little worms’ in English ? (VERMICELLI)

6. Air Labrador is an airline that operates from which country ? (CANADA) Newfoundland.

7. Baron Silas Greenback is the arch enemy of which cartoon character ? (DANGER MOUSE)

8. Including Pluto, how many planets are in our solar system ? (9)
[Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto]
9. If you are called a Salopian, which modern day English county do you come from ?
(SHROPSHIRE)
10. What acid is used in car batteries ? (SULFURIC ACID)

11. The Watergate scandal eventually led to the resignation of which US president ?
(RICHARD NIXON) 1972 by the Washington Post.
12. Who is the oldest living British prime minister ? (JOHN MAJOR)
[John Major-1943, Gordon Brown-1951, Tony Blair-1953, David Cameron-1966]
13. What word shares it’s name with a classic car and a small island off the coast of Italy?
(CAPRI) Cortina isn’t an island & Corsa isn’t a classic car.
14. What MTV awards are known by the initials VMA’s ? (VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS)

15. What type of sporting equipment must be no more than 38 inches (96.5cm) in length and must
not exceed 4 inches (10.8cm) at its widest part ? (CRICKET BAT)
16. What 7-letter word can go before duck, coast and ape ? (BARBARY)

17. ‘New Jersey Nights’ is a stage musical based on which 60s pop group ? (FOUR SEASONS)

18. “(Come out) Where the bright moon shines (Come out) We’ll dance the night away”, are lyrics
from which 1962 top 10 hit ? (SHERRY) 4 Seasons.
19. In a standard set of dominoes (double six set of 28 tiles), how many dots are there in total ?
(168)
20. What 9-letter word meaning ‘longing for the past’ comes from the Greek for a ‘pain of
homecoming’ ? (NOSTALGIA)
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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 UK premiere of the film Iron Man 3 has been postponed because it clashed with the funeral
of Margaret Thatcher, true or false ? (TRUE)
2. In which decade did ‘the Hobbit’ author JRR Tolkien die ?, was it the 60s or 70s ? (70s) 1973.

3. The bones of the human body are actually organs, true or false ? (TRUE)

4. Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh was shot & died in which country ?, the Netherlands or France ?
(FRANCE) 1890.
5. David Bowie’s first ever single was released in 1964, under the name of John Jones & The
King-Bees, true or false ? (FALSE) was Davie Jones & King Bees.
6. 30 yr old Clair Smedley has Britain’s biggest boobs, how much do they weigh together ?, is it
1, 3 or 5 stone ? (5 STONE) 2½ stone each.
7. ‘Old Glory Jack’ was the original name for the British national flag, true or false ? (FALSE)

8. Which Radio 2 DJ recently handed over his breakfast show to the sports presenter after losing
his voice ?, was it Tony Blackburn, Jeremy Vine or Chris Evans ? (CHRIS EVANS)
9. Fox fart is the name of a species of wild mushroom, true or false ? (FALSE)
[there is however a mushroom called ‘wolf fart’]
10. An 18th century Russian peasant is the most prolific mother, how many children did she give birth
to ?, 49, 59 or 69 ? (69)
[In 27 confinements she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets & four sets of
quadruplets]
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Tie-Break:- According to the AA, how many miles are there on the quickest route from London to
Cardiff ? (155 MILES)

Trivia Quiz Week 15 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 15 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Harry Styles is a singer with which current pop group ? (ONE DIRECTION)

2. What brand does Barry Scott advertise on Telly ? (CILIT BANG)

3. In entertainment, what do the initials N.T.A. stand for ? (NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS)

4. On which everyday item would you use the words reverse and obverse ? (A COIN)

5. What is the most recent number issued by the government for non-emergency phone calls ?
(101)
6. Which 50yr old Hollywood star was recently released from prison in the US after serving time for
not paying his taxes ? (WESLEY SNIPES)
7. According to Jewish law, a sabbatical should be observed every how many years ? (7 YEARS)

8. Which ex Lazio footballer is the new manager of Sunderland football club ? (PAOLO DI CANIO)

9. What is the world’s heaviest water bird ? (SWAN) 15kg or 33lbs.

10. In what year of the 21st century did the pope last visit Britain ? (2010)

11. What word goes before ‘file’ and after ‘head’ and ‘flight’ ? (CASE)

12. Ecchymosis is the medical name for what boxers don’t like receiving ?, a broken nose or
a black eye ? (BLACK EYE) I can’t find a medical term for a broken nose.
13. Which member of Girls Aloud is recently reported to be “very upset” after being charged by
the police for using her mobile phone while driving ? (SARAH HARDING)
14. Y, G, B, B, P………..what letter comes next in sequence ? (B) black.
[yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black.]
15. Local government elections are held in which month ? (APRIL)

16. What 7-letter word is the name of a sea bird and can also be a type of warship ? (FRIGATE)

17. Last week, financial regulators were considering banning three top bankers from future roles in
the financial sector, from which bank are they currently employed ? (HBOS)
18. 40 horses started the 2013 Grand National but how many completed the circuit (with a rider) ?
(17)
19. ‘Gina works the diner all day working for her man’, is a line from which 1986 top 5 hit ?
(LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER) Bon Jovi.
20. Who am I ?…..I died 2 weeks after my 100th birthday, I’m the most celebrated entertainer in
history, receiving more than 2,000 awards including an honorary knighthood from the Queen in
1998 and I went all over the world to entertain the troops, who am I ? (BOB HOPE)

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. JK Rowling’s first book published was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, true or false ?
(TRUE)
2. How many Will Smith movies begin with the letter ‘I’ ? 2, 3 or 4 ? (2)
[I Robot, I Am Legend]
3. In today’s Navy, to “splice the main brace” refers to an opportunity to have a drink of alcohol….
true or false ? (TRUE)
4. According to the bible, what type of bird did Noah send out first ?, was it a dove or a raven ?
(RAVEN)
5. Which ex supermodel is featured on the front cover of David Bowie’s ‘Pinups’ album ? Twiggy,
Kelly Emberg or Bianca Jagger ? (TWIGGY)
6. Cod liver oil comes from the livers of cod fish, true or false ? (TRUE)

7. What nickname does world champion motorcyclist Valentino Rossi have ?, the scientist, the doctor
or the minister ? (THE DOCTOR)
8. ‘Harry the Viking’ & ‘What a Friend’ were 2 horses entered in this year’s Grand National owned by
Sir Alex Ferguson, true or false ? (TRUE)
9. Which singer has cancelled two concerts in Russia in protest over what he called the country’s “crackdown” on human rights ?, is it Chris Rea, Cat Stevens or Mark Knopfler ? (MARK KNOPFLER)
10. According to the Guinness World Records, BBC’s Top Gear is the most widely watched factual TV
programme in the world, true or false ? (TRUE)
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Tie-Break:- The 2013 Grand National overall prize pot totaled £975,000, but how much did the
winner pick up ? (£575,000)

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