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Trivia Quiz Week 21 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 21 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which country was separated by the Berlin wall ? (GERMANY)

2. Which country won the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest ? (DENMARK) [Emmelie de Forest – Only Teardrops]

3. What brand of biscuit has a name that means to socialise with posh people ? (HOB NOB)

4. Sir Alan Sugar was once chairman of which Premiership football club ? (SPURS)

5. In Phoenix Nights, what type of food did Brian Potter describe as ‘the future’ ? (GARLIC BREAD)

6. Which ex-politician connects a weather girl & a cheeky girl ? (LEMBIT OPIK) [Sian Lloyd & Gabriela Irimia]

7. Which Shakespeare play is often called the Scottish play ? (MACBETH)

8. Who was the manager of Aberdeen when they won the Scottish league title in 1985 ? (ALEX FERGUSON)

9. What is the closest English city to the Scottish border ? (CARLISLE) 5 miles.

10. Which Japanese company gives its name for a set of British radio awards ? (SONY)

11. Which media company makes the Xperia ‘S’ smart phone ? (SONY)

12. What is the British army’s equivalent of the Royal Air Force’s Chief Air Marshal ? (GENERAL)

13. Who played the first Batman in the 1980s ? (MICHAEL KEATON) 1989.

14. Which dog reputedly got its name from the Frank Sinatra song ‘Strangers In The Night’ ? (SCOOBY DOO)

15. Which 5-letter word derived from the Greek describes a person who has no fixed home and move according to the seasons ? (NOMAD)

16. The first Sunday after the first full moon after spring equinox is better known as what ? (EASTER SUNDAY)

17. Beer is mixed with which spirit is mixed to make the cocktail ‘the dogs nose’ ? (GIN)

18. Jennifer Metcalf & Nic Pickard play Mercedes & Tony in which TV soap ? (HOLLYOAKS)

19. The largest moon in our solar system, Ganymede orbits which planet ? (JUPITER)

20. Which of these events took place first..JFK assassinated, Prince Charles’s 18th birthday or
The Beatles first US No1 single ? (JFK ASSASSINATION) Nov 63.
[Prince Charles-1966, Beatles I wanna hold your hand-Jan 64]
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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. Which famous politician once said ‘there is no such thing as society’ ?, was it Churchill or Thatcher ? (THATCHER)
2. The first Australian woman recently reached the summit of Mount Everest, true or false ? (FALSE) it was an Arab woman.

3. What would you do with a flummery ?, drink it, play it or eat it ? (EAT IT) [it’s a type of old English blancmange]

4. The common frog has a life span of only 3 years before it dies naturally, true or false ? (FALSE)

5. Who was once described by Anthony Worrell Thompson as ‘the Volvo of cooking’ ?, was it Delia Smith or himself ? (DELIA SMITH)

6. The head of the religious police in Saudi Arabia has said a person listening to Lady Gaga “has lost
this world and his afterlife”?, true or false ? (FALSE) it’s tweeting.
7. How old was Joan Collins when she posed naked for Playboy magazine in the 1980s ? 30, 40 or 50 ? (50) she was born in 1933.

8. The reverse of the Nobel Peace Prize shows three naked men standing with their hands on each others shoulders, true or false ? (TRUE)

9. The name of which bird mean ‘stupid’ in Portuguese ?, ostrich, puffin or do-do ? (DO-DO)

10. The world record for a human to hold their breath underwater is over 19 minutes, true or false ? (TRUE)
[in 2010 a Swiss diver named Peter Colat, 19mins, 20secs]
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Tie-Break:- At an auction recently, a guitar played by John Lennon & George Harrison has sold for
how much ? (in £s) (£269,000) $408,000

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Trivia Quiz Week 20 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 20 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What do the Australians call what we call flip flops ? (THONGS)

2. Roberto Martinez is the current manager of which football club ? (WIGAN ATHLETIC)

3. Which is the only bird that can fly backwards ? (HUMMINGBIRD)

4. What connects TV cook Nigella Lawson with actresses Kate Beckinsale & Angelina Jolie ? (THEY ALL HAVE FAMOUS DADS) Nigel Lawson, Richard Beckinsale, John Voight.

5. In which TV series did DCI Gene Hunt first appear ? (LIFE ON MARS) 2006-07.

6. What 6-letter word is the French word for cake ? (GATEAU) [gateaux is the plural]

7. Which country was invaded by Iraq which triggered the 1990 Gulf war ? (KUWAIT)

8. Which member of the Jewish religion directed the film Schindler’s List ? (STEVEN SPIELBERG)

9. In which US city is the Hollywood Bowl ? (LOS ANGELES) California.

10. Including zero’s, how many numbers are on a Ouija board ? (10) 1234567890.

11. What is the professional name for someone that makes or sells wines ? (VINTNER)

12. Which group did Jools Holland play keyboards and have hits with in the 70s & 80s ? (SQUEEZE)

13. Which famous American author wrote the book ‘the prince & the pauper’ ? (MARK TWAIN) [real name – Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

14. In which English city is the Isle of Dogs ? (LONDON) East End.

15. In mythology, Romulus & Remus, the founders of Rome were suckled by which creature ? (WOLF)

16. Which Australian animals name literally means “No Drink” ? (KOALA)

17. Which member of the royal family was recently in the USA supporting disabled soldiers ? (PRINCE HARRY)

18. How many different clubs that are not from the North-West have won the English Premiership title ? (2) Arsenal & Chelsea.

19. What was photographed for the first time in October 1959 ? (THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON)

20. ‘This was never the way I planned, not my intention’ is the first line from which 2000s No1 ?
(I KISSED A GIRL) Katy Perry.
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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. What is columbiphobia a fear of ?, is it tall buildings or pigeons ? (PIGEONS)

2. Actor Will Smith’s middle name is Muhammad, true or false ? (FALSE) it’s Christopher.

3. Atlanta is the headquarters of which world famous brand ?, is it McDonalds, Ford or Coca Cola ?
(COCA COLA) Ford-Michigan & McDonalds-Illinois.
4. In which decade was the Antiques Roadshow first broadcast on the BBC ?, 70s or 80s ? (70s) 77.

5. Which member of Take That was named ‘Rear Of The Year’ in 1997 ? (GARY BARLOW)

6. Tony Blair was the youngest ever British prime minister, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it was William Pitt the younger aged 24, Tony Blair was 44]
7. In 2011, the eggs of which bird went on sale in Waitrose for the first time in the UK ?, was it
ostrich or turkey ? (TURKEY)
8. The Eiffel Tower is the tallest man-made structure in France, true or false ? (FALSE)

9. A young gymnast from Devon won the world record recently for doing the most forward rolls,
how many rolls did he do in one minute ?, is it 75, 95, or 105 ? (75)
10. What colour are the eggs of the common starling ?, blue or white ? (BLUE)
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Tie-Break:- When the Royal Navy fires a Royal Salute it uses 21 guns, how many guns do the army use ? (101)

Trivia Quiz Week 19 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 19 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What is the main pub featured in Emmerdale ? (THE WOOLPACK)

2. What colour is the background on the flag of the British Red Cross ? (WHITE)

3. How many balls are there in a game of billiards ? (3)

4. Tunisia has a coastline on which sea ? (MEDITERRANEAN)

5. Simon Cowell first appeared on TV as a winning contestant on which gameshow ? (SALE OF THE CENTURY)

6. Which 6-letter word derived from Latin literally means to take or to receive ? (RECIPE)

7. How many children did Queen Victoria have ? (9)

8. What is the name of Britain’s only poisonous snake ? (ADDER) or viper.

9. On which gameshow did Dale Winton tell contestants they have to be: “In the right place at the right time” ? (IN IT TO WIN IT)

10. The Rembrandt museum is a major tourist attraction in which Dutch city ? (AMSTERDAM)

11. What grain is an ingredient of a traditional scotch broth ? (PEARL BARLEY)

12. Which actor/comedian is the lead singer of the rock band Tenacious D ? (JACK BLACK)

13. What 8-letter word is the name given to someone that makes and sells hats ? (MILLINER)

14. Where exactly on the human body is your ‘Cupid’s bow’ ? (LIPS)
[tubercle is a facial feature where the double curve of a human upper lip is said to resemble the bow of Cupid]
15. The musical stage show of which girl group is to close at the end of June due to poor ticket sales ? (SPICE GIRLS) Viva Forever !(not)

16. Which Hollywood actor connects Planet Of The Apes & I Am Legend ? (CHARLTON HESTON)

17. How many herbs are mentioned in the Simon & Garfunkel song Scarborough Fair ? (4) [parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme]

18. On which day of the week does the prime ministers questions takes place in the house of commons ? (WEDNESDAY)
19. In 1992, what institution did polytechnics turn into ? (UNIVERSITIES)

20. ‘And all the kids at school they were wishing they were me that night’ are lyrics from which
classic rock song ? (PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT) Meat Loaf.
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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. Classical composer Frederick Delius was born where ?, Berlin or Bradford ? (BRADFORD)

2. San Francisco is named after St Francis, true or false ? (TRUE)

3. In what year did Edith Smith become England’s first ever policewoman ?, was it 1914, 1934 or 1964 ? (1914)

4. The sasquala from Africa is the only fruit that grows underground, true or false ? (FALSE)

5. David Bowie left art college with 8, O levels, true or false ? (FALSE) only 1 (in art)

6. According to the fire service, every call-out costs at least how much ?, £600 or £6,000 ? (£600)

7. On which island did Admiral Nelson lose his arm ?, was it New Zealand, Easter Island or Tenerife? (TENERIFE) Santa Cruz.
8. For a surgeon to operate on a woman to enlarge her breasts must be in an association called
the British Association for Plastic Surgeons,…..BAAPS for short, true or false ? (TRUE)
9. In a standard pack of playing cards, how many Jacks have moustaches ? (2) hearts & diamonds.

10. Canary pudding is traditionally made from what ?, meat, fruit or fish ? (FRUIT) lemons.
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Tie-Break:- In millions, what was the population of Wales at the 2011 Celsius ? (3 MILLION)

Trivia Quiz Week 18 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 18 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. ‘The Thatcher Years’ was mainly in which decade of the 20th century ? (1980s) 79-90.

2. According to the old WWII posters, what did walls have ? (EARS)

3. ‘Spud the scarecrow’ is a character in which children’s animated TV show ? (BOB THE BUILDER)

4. What word connects a law-abiding American and a chocolate bar ? (BOUNTY)
[Dog the bounty hunter]
5. Which farm animal can be trained to find truffles ? (PIGS)

6. Which actor connects the films, Educating Rita, The Dark Knight & The Italian Job ?
(MICHAEL CAINE)
7. The central nervous system connects the spinal column to which organ ? (BRAIN)

8. The American spelling of ‘plough’ ends with which letter ? (W) plow.

9. Which member of the royal family claims they woke up with a black eye recently ?
(PRINCE PHILIP)
10. According to the pirate song, how many men were on a dead man’s chest ? (15)

11. ‘The Old Possums Book Of Practical Cats’ is a book of poems by TS Eliot that was made into
which stage musical ? (CATS) Andrew Lloyd Webber.
12. Which musical instrument did professor Brian Cox play when he was in the 90s band, D-Ream ?
(KEYBOARDS)
13. In senior competitions of judo, what colour belt is the grade immediately below black belt ?
(BROWN)
14. Which current Radio 2 DJ was the very first Radio 1 DJ ? (TONY BLACKBURN)

15. What 6-letter word is the name of beautiful Roman mythical creatures and something the
police may have ? (SIRENS)
16. I was born in Edinburgh, I am a 58 yr old ex-leader of the conservative party and I was once a
lieutenant in the Royal Scots Guards, who am I ? (IAIN DUNCAN-SMITH)
17. Lemon, tiger & bull are 3 types of which sea creature ? (SHARK)

18. “Hey baby, come over here and shut them tight” are lyrics from which 1990 No1 single ?
(SHOW ME HEAVEN) Maria McKee.
19. Phobos & Deimos are 2 moons that orbit which planet in our solar system ? (MARS)
brain teaser
20. In a small cabin in the woods, two men lay dead, the cabin itself is not burned, but the forest all
around is burned to cinders, how did the men die ?
(IT’S THE CABIN OF A PLANE & THE PLANE CRASHED)

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 letter ‘I’ s are in the American spelling of Aluminium ? (1) aluminum.

2. Who invented the ladies ‘bra’ ?, was it a man or a woman ? (WOMAN)
[American, Mary Phelps in 1913]
3. What was introduced as an Olympic sport in 2000 ?, was it BMX or the trampoline ?
(TRAMPOLINE) BMX was 2008.
4. ‘Bluebottle’ was an old slang term used for sailors of the first world war, true or false ? (FALSE)
[bluebottle was used for policemen]
5. In which decade did David Bowie release the most albums ? 70s, 80s, or 90s ? (70s) 9.
[5 in 80s & 5 in 90s]
6. Who is currently No1 on the top 10 rich list of Premiership footballers ?, is it Louis Suarez,
Ryan Giggs or Wayne Rooney ? (WAYNE ROONEY) £50 million.
7. In classical music, a piano trio consists of 3 pianos, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it consists of a piano, a violin & a cello]
8. In old money before decimalisation, how many shillings were in 1 guinea ?, 21, 25 or 30 ? (21)

9. Who holds the record for the most consecutive weeks in the UK’s Official Albums Chart
Top 10 of any debut album ?, Adele, Emeli Sande or the Beatles ? (EMELI SANDE)
10. The aeroplane was the first human invention to break the sound barrier, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it was the whip]
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Tie-Break:- A cat has how many muscles in both its ears ? (64) 32 in each.

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