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Trivia Quiz Week 26 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 26 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What part of your body do midwives recommend you put in baby’s bath to test the temperature
of the water ? (ELBOW)
2. Which film starring Hugh Grant shares its name with a district in London ? (NOTTING HILL)

3. In the phrase ‘well jell’ from the Only Way Is Essex, what does ‘jell’ stand for ? (JEALOUS)

4. What four-letter word describes a horse kept for breeding ? (STUD)

5. Champaign Perry is made from which fermented fruit ? (PEARS)

6. What town did Superman grow up in ? (SMALLVILLE)

7. Until the 1960s when it retired from service, what type of transport was the Mallard ?
(TRAIN ENGINE)
8. With his 28th studio album currently in the top 10 albums chart, which singer started his career in
a 60s blues band called Steampacket ? (ROD STEWART)
9. What is the main food ingredient of Dansak curry sauce ? (LENTILS)

10. The Currie Cup is contested for in which sport ? (RUGBY UNION)

11. Comedian Brendon O’Carroll is better known by which character ? (MRS (Agnes) BROWN)
[Mrs Brown’s Boys]
12. Famous for its oysters, Whitstable is a seaside town in which English county ? (KENT)

13. Who is the oldest of these three ?…Michael Buble, 50Cent (Curtis Jackson) or Geri Halliwell ?
(GERI HALLIWELL)-August 72, Buble-Sept 75, Fiddy-July 75.
14. Who preceded Des Lynam as host of Countdown ? (DES O’CONNOR)

15. Who was US president when Charles & Camilla got married ? (GEORGE W BUSH) 2001-2009.
[married in 2005]
16. The name of which Roman goddess shares its name with a brand that makes ready meals ?
(VESTA)
17. If a normal game of football lasts 90 minutes, then how long is American football ? (60 MINS)

18. Baking, what name is given to flour that contains both bran and wheatgerm ? (WHOLEMEAL)

19. ‘And you’re laughing at me, I can take it all from you’. are lyrics from which 1974 UK No1 single ?
(DOWN DOWN) Status Quo.
20. The song ‘First Steps’ became the 2012 theme tune for the London Olympics by which band ?
(ELBOW)

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 does a cashew nut grow ?, from a tree or underground ? (TREE)
[every cashew nut is shelled by hand, hence the price]
2. The Arab word for desert when translated literally means means ‘thirsty’, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it means Sahara]
3. In which decade did Hugh Grant first star in a feature film made for the cinema ?, was it the 70s,
80s or 90s ? (80s) White Mischief-1987.
4. How many sides has a rhombus ?, 4, 5 or 6 ? (4)

5. The nearest city to Marco Polo airport is Venice, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. In what language are both mottos on the Royal coat of arms of Great Briton ?, French, Latin or
English ? (LATIN) Dieu et mon droit……. meaning the divine right for the monarch to govern.
7. Chelsea footballer John Terry has a GCSE grade ‘A’ in sociology, true or false ? (FALSE)
[but Frank Lampard has one]
8. Because it attracts a certain type of insect, the garden shrub ‘buddleia’ is commonly known as
what ?, the butterfly bush, beetle bush or the hairy bush ? (BUTTERFLY BUSH)
9. Insects are the only creatures on earth that has six legs, true or false ? (TRUE)

10. Stephen Percy Harris is an English bass player, songwriter & founder of which British heavy
metal band ? Biffy Clyro, Def Leppard or Iron Maiden ? (IRON MAIDEN)
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Tie-Break:- How high (in feet) in the highest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon ? (3560 ft)
(1085 m)

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Trivia Quiz Week 25 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 25 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Who played Tinkerbell in the 1991 film ‘Hook’ ? (JULIA ROBERTS)

2. What colour was the duck marine that sank in Liverpool’s Albert dock last weekend ? (YELLOW)

3. What is the male equivalent of maternity leave ? (PATERNITY LEAVE)

4. What South American country claims sovereignty over the Falkland Islands ? (ARGENTINA)

5. After how many full years of marriage did Katie Holmes file for divorce from Tom Cruise ?
(5 YEARS)
6. Which singer from Irlam is known worldwide as ‘The Voice’ ? (RUSSELL WATSON)

7. In the Muppets, what was the name of Dr Bunsen Honeydew’s assistant ? (BEAKER)

8. What vegetable is pickled to make sauerkraut ? (CABBAGE)

9. In the USA, what is the ‘City Of Angels’ better known as ? (LOS ANGELES)

10. Which hot sauce, made from red peppers is named after a Mexican state ? (TABASCO)

11. Shane, Nicky, Mark & Kian are collectively known as who ? (WESTLIFE)

12. The ‘baringo’ is a 19ft tall sub-species of what African animal ? (GIRAFFE)

13. Which chocolate bar once used the slogan…’the sweet you can eat between meals’ ?
(MILKY WAY)
14. Which internet search engine is currently under scrutiny about tax evasion ? (GOOGLE)

15. Blue, red, yellow, blue, green…..what colour comes next in sequence ? (RED)
[Google]
16. How many general elections did Tony Blair win ? (3) 1997, 2001, 2005.

17. Which actor played the 4th Dr Who on TV ? (TOM BAKER)
[W. Hartnell, P. Troughton, J. Pertwee, T. Baker, P Davidson, C. Baker, S. McCoy, P. McGann, C. Eccleston, D. Tennant, M. Smith ]
18. Which sporting trophy has been contested biannially between England & Australia since 1882 ?
(THE ASHES)
19. ‘I ain’t nothing but tired, man I’m just tired and bored with myself’, is a line from which 1984
top 10 hit ? (DANCING IN THE DARK) Bruce Springsteen.
20. According to his 1990 “biography”: 50 Years and Only One Grey Hare, which cartoon character
was born on 27th July, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York in a warren under Ebbets Field, home of the
Brooklyn Dodgers ? (BUGS BUNNY)

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. In the Disney film Peter Pan, which of the Captain’s hands was replaced by a hook ? (LEFT)

2. Americans, Richard Benson & William Hedges has supplied cigarettes to the White House since
the 19th century, true or false ? (FALSE) I made it up.
3. Which singer was once sacked from her job at Dunkin’ Donuts for squirting jam at a customer ?,
was it lady Gaga, Madonna or Cyndi Lauper ? (MADONNA)
4. The national bat & ball sport of Israel is a beach game called nobbit, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s a game called matkot]
5. What name is given to a unit of time for 1/100th of a second ?, is it a nanosecond or a jiffy ?
(JIFFY) a nanosecond is one billionth of a second.
6. Who was British prime minister when Concord took its last flight ? (TONY BLAIR) 26th Nov 03.

7. President Bush & Saddam Hussein both had their shoes made by the same Italian Shoemaker,
true or false ? (TRUE)
8. What would you do with an Indian Pachisi ?, play it, wear it or eat it ? (PLAY IT)
[it’s an Indian version of Ludo]
9. The world’s youngest parents were aged 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910, true or false ? (TRUE)

10. The German national football team’s away strip is green in honour of the fact that the first team
who would play them after WWII was who ?, was it Nigeria, Ireland or Brazil ? (IRELAND)
[all other countries shunned them]
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Tie-Break:- The longest recorded flight of a chicken is how long ? (13 SECONDS)

Trivia Quiz Week 24 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 24 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What type of fish can be red, pink or sockeye ? (SALMON)

2. What 3-letter word describes an animal on Sesame Street and a Tom Hanks film ? (BIG) Big Bird.

3. German car manufacturer, Bavarian Motor Works is better known by what initials ? (BMW)

4. What can be a type of bread or old fashioned ladies underwear ? (BLOOMER)

5. In which European country is the Black Forest ? (GERMANY)

6. What do the Americans call what we call a post code ? (ZIP CODE)

7. Equal amounts of yellow & blue make up which colour ? (GREEN)

8. What was the title of the first ever chart entry by the Spice Girls ? (WANNABE) 1996.

9. Who preceded Alex Ferguson as manager of Man Utd ? (RON ATKINSON)

10. Which group did 37yr old pop singer Ian Watkins leave 2001 ? (STEPS) ‘H’

11. The popular island of Lesbos is a group of islands belonging to which country ? (GREECE)

12. Which couple lives at No3 Coronation Street ? (EMILY BISHOP & NORRIS COLE)

13. What animals are you afraid of if you suffer from hippophobia ? (HORSES)

14. Highgrove is the home of which member of the royal family ? (PRINCE CHARLES)

15. Which musical instrument did Phil Collins play when he performed with Genesis ? (DRUMS)

16. Which children’s character lives at 32 Windsor Gardens ? (PADDINGTON BEAR)

17. What can be a high ranking official of the Chinese Empire or a type of fruit ? (MANDARIN)

18. Which world famous brewery launched Harp lager in 1960 ? (GUINNESS)

19. Peter, Meg, Chris & Lois are characters in which US cartoon show ? (FAMILY GUY)

20. ‘Satisfaction when we’re done, Satisfaction of what’s to come’ is a line from which 1990
No2 UK hit ? (GROOVE IS IN THE HEART) Deee Lite.

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 did Michael Douglas & Katherine Zeta Jones name their son ?, was it Dylan or Donovan ?
(DYLAN)
2. The first man to commercially pickle vegetables was called Richard Branston, true or false ?
(FALSE) Pickling began 4000 years ago India using cucumbers.
3. What occurred in the Kalahari desert in 1981 for the first time since records began?………
did it snow or rain ? (IT SNOWED)
4. In Texas, anyone caught more than twice drinking alcohol under the age of 21 can be fined
$1,000 and jailed for 30 days, true or false ? (FALSE) it’s £500, no jail term.
5. Which famous bear celebrates his 65th birthday this year (2013) ?, Paddington, Sooty or Yogi ?
(SOOTY) purchased by Harry Corbett from a gift shop on Blackpool North Pier 19th July 1948.
6. The Australian koala bear eats exclusively the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, true or false ?
(FALSE) they also eat Acacia, Allocasuarina, Callitris, Leptospermum & Melaleuca.
7. What would you do with a ‘glass harp’ ?, drink it, play it or wear it ? (PLAY IT)
[played by running moistened fingers around the rim of the glasses]
8. A Nottinghamshire village has eight different speed limits in just over one mile of road,
true or false ? (TRUE) Zouch.
9. What is the currency of Bolivia ?, is it the peso, dollar or the Boliviano ? (BOLIVIANO)

10. The word galaxy derives from the Greek word for milk, true or false ? (TRUE)
[galaktikos means milky]
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Tie-Break:- The longest continuous border between 2 countries is between the USA & Canada,
how long is it ? (in miles) (3,987 miles)

Trivia Quiz Week 23 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 23 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Harry Styles is one of the singers with which pop group ? (ONE DIRECTION)

2. At which popular holiday resort can you walk along the Golden Mile ? (BLACKPOOL)

3. What does the ‘B’ stand for in the music awards MOBO ? (BLACK)
[Music of Black Origin]
4. What was the tallest building in Manchester before 2006 ? (CIS TOWER)

5. In the British army, the ‘Para’s’ is short for what ? (PARACHUTE REGIMENT)

6. Which of the Teletubbies has an antenna on its head in the shape of a triangle ? (TINKY WINKY)

7. What word goes before ‘case’ and after ‘wing’ and ‘wall’ ? (NUT)

8. How many points are scored for a try in Rugby League ? (4) 5 in Rugby Union.

9. What phrase connects a TV panel show, an old newspaper & a song by the Jam ?
(NEWS OF THE WORLD) theme for ‘Have I Got News For You.
10. What is 1 billion divided by 1 thousand ? (1 MILLION)

11. In golf, what 6-letter word is used for a hole played in one stroke under par ? (BIRDIE)

12. What animal product is traditionally used to make black pasta ? (SQUID INK)

13. Which disease do farmers claim that badgers are giving to their cattle ? (TUBERCULOSIS) TB.

14. Which 1969 John Wayne film connects with a 2010 Jeff Bridges film ? (TRUE GRIT)

15. Which football club recently beat fellow Germans Borussia Dortmund to win the 2013 Champions
League title ? (BAYERN MUNICH)
16. How many African countries has a coastline on the Mediterranean sea ? (5)
[Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia.]
17. The number squares on an American Roulette wheel are red & black but what colour is the zero ?
(GREEN)
18. Which EU member state has the smallest population ? (MALTA) 419,000
[followed by Luxembourg & Cyprus]
19. ‘But our love will never be, until you give yourself to me’ is a line from which 1991 top 20 hit ?
(HOW CAN I LOVE YOU MORE) M People.
20. What is the official term for non-surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the
lips by increasing their fullness through enlargement ? (LIP AUGMENTATION)

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 would you do with samphire ?, burn it, drive it or eat it ? (EAT IT)
[it’s an edible plant that grows on coastal areas & popular in restaurants ]
2. Actress Joan Collins is to star in the next series of Benidorm, true or false ? (TRUE)

3. Where on the human body is your philtrum ?, on your foot, hand or face ? (FACE)
[it’s the groove between your nose & top lip]
4. The word ‘parasol’ originates from the ancient Hebrew language, true or false ? (FALSE) French.

5. What type of creature is a cockchafer ?, is it a bird, an antelope or an insect ? (INSECT) beetle.

6. Princess Beatrice was born at 18 minutes past 8 on the 8th day of the 8th month in 1988, true or
false ? (TRUE)
7. If you walked into a ‘wardroom’, what type of transport would you be on ?, a train, a boat or a
plane ? (BOAT) [it’s a recreation room for officers]
8. Casanova, the world’s most famous romantic’s proper job was a librarian, true or false ? (TRUE)

9. What meat is traditionally used to make Cumberland sausage ?, pork, beef or pork & beef ?
(PORK)
10. The most visited museum in the world is in Egypt, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s the Louvre museum, Paris France, then the next 3 are in England…National Gallery, British
museum, Metropolitan museum of art]
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Tie-Break:- In feet, how tall is Manchester’s tallest building, Beetham Tower ? (554)

SOUL NIGHT @ L/H Con Club Friday 19th July 2013

Northern Soul fistOur next soul night is
Friday 30th August
This is now an established prime soul night in the area with Northern, classic soul & crossovers and of course Motown from the 60s up to modern, with the usual stompers, floorfillers with a well stocked bar at reasonable prices and a well ‘talced’ dancefloor with DJ’s Mike Prince and DJT.
7.30 till midnight
door £3
plus free raffle
Don’t miss out on this one and KTF

Trivia Quiz Week 22 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 22 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What colour flag gives its name to the UKs 3rd breakdown service ? (GREEN FLAG)

2. Which 2 words precede ‘sold’ on an estate agents board ? (FOR SALE)

3. Which London hotel shares its name with a vegetable ? (SAVOY)

4. How many dimes in one dollar ? (10)

5. Which Scotsman had hits with ‘Last Request’ & ‘New Shoes’ ? (PAOLO NUTINI)

6. Which letter is left out of the American spelling of moustache ? (O)

7. What drink is derived from the Spanish for ‘blood’ ? (SANGRIA)

8. In what US city is Madison Square Garden ? (NEW YORK)

9. In Walt Disney’s Jungle Book, what type of creature was King Louie ? (ORANG UTAN)

10. In 2012, which 7-time World snooker champion retired from the game ? (STEVEN HENDRY)

11. Which of the Bronte sisters wrote ‘Wuthering Heights’ ? (EMILY) [sisters, Anne & Charlotte]

12. In 2010, which cricketer did Liz Hurley start dating ? (SHANE WARNE)

13. What colour berets do the British Parachute regiment wear ? (MAROON)

14. In which year was the last Commonwealth Games held in Britain ? (2002) Manchester.

15. In which series of children’s books are the characters Timmy the dog & Georgina ? (FAMOUS 5) Enid Blyton.

16. Germany, Jamaica & Afghanistan share which colour on their flags ? (BLACK)
[Germany – black/red/yellow. Jamaica – black/green/yellow. Afghanistan – black/red/green]
17. Henry VIII’s wife, Jane Seymour was the mother of which English king ? (EDWARD VI) 6th.

18. The father of American singer Nora Jones was a famous player of which unusual musical
instrument ? (SITAR) Ravi Shankar.
19. Which actor connects the films Spy Kids, Philadelphia & Shrek ? (ANONIO BANDERAS)

20. ‘Laying back, head on the grass chewing gum, having some laughs’ is a line from which 2005 UK
No1 single ? (DAKOTA) Stereophonics.

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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. Tigers not only have stripes on their fur, they also have them on their skin, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. What type of farm animal is a breed called a ‘Toulouse’ ?, a chicken, a pig or a goose ? (GOOSE)

3. Germany has the largest population of any EU member state, true or false ? (TRUE) 84 million.

4. The Tennessee Titans compete in which sport ?, American football, darts, or 10-pin bowling ? (AMERICAN FOOTBALL) Nashville.

5. The Portuguese word for melon is jug, true or false ? (FALSE) it’s melro or malao.

6. Brutus was the legendary founder of which city ?, was it Manchester or London ? (LONDON)

7. The badger is the largest carnivore of the British Isles true or false ? (FALSE) the grey seal.

8. Which member of the Monty Python cast played the lead role, Brian in the very funny film……
The Life Of Brian ?, was it Eric Idle, Michael Palin or Graham Chapman ? (GRAHAM CHAPMAN)
9. King George VI (6th) was the last emperor of India, true or false ? (TRUE)
[between 1947 to 1948, when the title was abandoned]
10. In 2012, which song topped the list on an ITV nationwide poll in the UK to find “The Nation’s
favourite Number One” ?, was it Hey Jude, Bohemian Rhapsody or My Way ? (BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY)
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Tie-Break:- The last remaining original Apple computer, made in a family garage in California has
sold for how much recently at auction ? (in £s) (£429,62) £650,000.

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