DJ / Quizmaster

Archive for August, 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 30 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 30 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. In the cartoon series Futurama, how many does Leela have ? (1)

2. In football, how many yellow cards equal a red ? (2)

3. What type of plant is a monkey puzzle ? (TREE)
4. In golf, what word is used to warn anyone standing or moving in the flight of the ball ? (FORE)

5. How many members were in the sixties pop group the Dave Clark 5 ? (5)

6. What number is opposite the number one on a dice ? (6)

7. Which TV police drama was set in the London borough of Canley ? (THE BILL)

8. 49 yr old comedian Mark Bailey is better known as who ? (BILL BAILEY)

9. Which alcoholic drink was first produced in Dublin in 1974 ? (BAILEY’S IRISH CREAM)

10. What muscle of the upper arm has a name meaning ‘three heads’ in Latin ? (TRICEPS)

11. What type of food is mainly associated with the Scottish Baxter family ? (SOUPS)

12. What 8-letter word describes an offer of marriage ? (PROPOSAL)

13. What sea creature when cooked is called calamari ? (SQUID)

14. Benny, Daniel & Guy are names in song titles of which singer ? (ELTON JOHN)
[Benny & the Jets, Daniel, Song For Guy]
15. In computer language, what exactly does ‘P2P’ stand for ? (PEER TO PEER)

16. In which decade of the 20th century did Bugs Bunny first appear ? (as Bugs Bunny) (1940s) 1940.

17. In which year did David Cameron become prime minister ? (2010) May.

18. The Celtic priests of ancient Britain were known as what ? (DRUIDS)

19. What company was behind the making of pocket calculators & Spectrum computers ?
(SINCLAIR)
20. ‘It fills my heart with pain, please stop it right away’ is a line from which classic 60s soul song ?
(DON’T PLAY THAT SONG) [you lied] Ben E King & Aretha Franklin.

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. Andy Murray’s current business manager was also the manager of the Spice Girls, true or false ?
(TRUE) Simon Fuller.
2. Both born in June but who is older ?, Paul McCartney or Tom Jones ? (TOM JONES)
[1942] [1940]
3. At a recent beauty pageant, when miss USA was asked what are the 3 main elements ? she
replied ‘yoga, sushi & ice’, true or false ? (FALSE)
4. In ‘Only Fools & Horses’, what does Trigger call Rodney ?, Dave or Rodders ? (DAVE)

5. If an insect is described as apterous, it has no wings, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. In football, which club became the very first from London to win the Champions League title ?
(CHELSEA) 2012.
7. The golden eagle is the UK’s largest bird of prey, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s the white tailed eagle]
8. Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon refuses to eat pork, true or false ? (FALSE)

9. A single human blood cell takes how long to make a complete circuit of the body ? is it…
60 seconds or 60 minutes ? (60 SECONDS)
10. Ignoramus is the Latin name for a stupid person, true or false ? (TRUE) or ‘we don’t know’
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Tie-Break:- In 2012, how many packets of butter were sold in the UK ? (in millions) (50 MILLION)

Advertisements

Trivia Quiz Week 29

Trivia Quiz Week 29 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. In the children’s story, which animal is beaten in a race by a tortoise ? (HARE) not rabbit.

2. In darts, what is the maximum score with 2 arrows ? (120) 2 x treble 20.

3. Which 76 yr old actress is set to return to Eastenders in the Autumn for a one-off appearance ?
(BARBARA WINDSOR)
4. What 6-letter word connects Frankie Valli, the Bee Gees & John Travolta ? (GREASE)

5. In cafes & restaurants, ‘afternoon’ and ‘high’ are names of which meal ? (TEA)

6. Lana Lang was the first girlfriend of which superhero ? (SUPERMAN)

7. ‘Because you’re worth it’ is the advertising slogan of which company brand ? (L’OREAL)

8. In poker, a hand containing any 5 cards of the same suit is called what ? (FLUSH) not royal flush.

9. British businessman Charles Saatchi married which TV chef in 2003 ? (NIGELLA LAWSON)

10. In mythology what type of animal was the winged Pegasus ? (HORSE)

11. What does the modern day acronym ‘MAMIL’ stand for ? (MIDDLE AGED MEN IN LYCRA)

12. Who connects the TV comedy series The Young Ones, Blackadder & the Queen musical We Will
Rock You ? (BEN ELTON) he wrote them.
13. What do the French call what the English call a motorway ? (AUTOROUTE)

14. In which decade of the 20th century did Albert Einstein die ? (1950s) April 1955.
[my grandma told me that she gave a handjob to Einstein……what a stroke of genius that was !]
15. Before decimalization, how many old pennies made up £1 ? (240)
[one shilling was the same as 12p and there were 20 shillings to the pound, so that made £1 = 240d.]
16. Which scouse actor played the new regenerated doctor in the 1996 TV film of Dr Who ?
(PAUL McGANN)
17. In a protest over oil drilling in the arctic, Greenpeace activists recently climbed which tall
building in London ? (THE SHARD)
18. What is the underwater equivalent of radar ? (SONAR)

19. Which footballer left Man Utd in 1999 then joined Man City in 2002 ? (PETER SCHMEICHEL)

20. ‘A smell of wine and cheap perfume for a smile they can share the night’ is a line from which 1981
US top 10 hit ? (DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’) Journey.

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 Canary Islands is named after what type of creature ?, a bird or a mammal ? (MAMMAL)
[The name Islas Canarias is likely derived from the Latin name Canariae Insulae, meaning “Island of the Dogs”,]
2. Derby council has officially named a road in the town as Lara Croft Way, true or false ? (TRUE)
[it’s part of Mercian Way ring road]
3. What would you do with a ‘deer’s tongue’ ? (which is not actually the tongue of a deer), would you
eat it smoke it or wear it ? (EAT IT) it’s a variety of lettuce.
4. In the late 1990s Actor Heath Ledger was a member of the cast in the Aussie soap Home & Away,
true or false ? (TRUE) as Scott Irwin.
5. Roquefort cheese is made from the milk of what animal ?, goat, cow or sheep ? (SHEEP) French.

6. During WWII, eating carrots was promoted as improving night vision, true or false ? (TRUE)

7. In Australia, what type of creature is a boomer ?, is it a snake or a kangaroo ? (KANGAROO)
[name given to a mature male]
8. Chef Gorgon Ramsay’s favourite meal is a full English breakfast, true or false ? (FALSE) curry.

9. Steven Harper is the current prime minister of which part of the Commonwealth ?, New Zealand,
Canada or the Falkland Islands ? (CANADA)
10. Members of the official Clair Balding fan club call themselves ‘baldy’s’, true or false ? (FALSE)
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Tie-Break:- Not including cities, how many towns are there in England ? (936)

Trivia Quiz Week 28 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 28 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which juicy green fruit is named after a New Zealand bird ? (KIWI)

2. Where did Wallace & Gromit visit in their 1989 film ‘A Grand Day Out’ ? (THE MOON)

3. Singer Colleen Nolan married which Eastenders actor in 1990 ? (SHANE RICHIE)
4. How many different cities host the tennis Grand Slam tournament ? (4)
[Melbourne, Paris, London, New York]
5. The wife of which footballer says that her husband could play the next James Bond ?
(DAVID BECKHAM)
6. How many states/territories are there on mainland Australia ? (6)
[Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria ]
7. Which ex Motown recording star was once the lead singer of the Commodores ?
(LIONEL RITCHIE)
8. What relation is James Middleton to Prince William ? (BROTHER-IN-LAW)

9. Which actress famously has the co-ordinates of her children’s birthplaces on her arm ?
(ANGELINA JOLIE)
10. The Gruesome Twosome & the Slag Brothers are characters in which children’s TV cartoon ?
(WACKY RACES)
11. Which 2 cities were linked by the M1 when it first opened ? (BIRMINGHAM & LONDON)

12. How many sides are there on a pair of hexagons ? (12) hexagon has sides.

13. Which actor directed and starred in the film ‘Dances With Wolves’ ? (KEVIN COSTNER)

14. The River Nile flows into which sea ? (MEDITERRANEAN)

15. Before it was shortened, what two words were given to ongoing episodes of any TV drama ? (SOAP OPERA)
16. In 2011, the producers announced that which TV soap was going to be turned into a stage
musical ? (CORONATION ST)
17. What thick cream is also known as Devonshire cream ? (CLOTTED CREAM)

18. Which retail tycoon’s daughter Chloe, has launched a range of shoes for Topshop ?
(PHILIP GREEN)
19. What are you wearing if you are called hirsute ? (A BEARD)

20. According to MUTV (Man Utd television), who is the only footballer to have played for Man Utd,
Man City, Liverpool & Everton ? (PETER BEARDSLEY)
[he played for Man U for half a game, on loan in 1982]

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. Wimbledon is the only tennis Grand Slam event played on grass, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. Of the 4 strokes in competition swimming, which is the slowest ?, breaststroke or butterfly ?
(BREASTSTROKE)
3. What would you do with a black trumpet ?, eat it, drink it or play it ? (EAT IT)
[it’s a type of mushroom]
4. In which British city was the birth of Balti curry ?, was it Birmingham, Glasgow or Manchester ?
(BIRMINGHAM) 1980s.
5. The Calcutta Cup is contested for in Rugby Union, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. What is a ‘haandi’ ?, is it a Dutch wild bird or a Pakistani cooking pot ? (PAKISTANI POT)

7. The world’s largest carnivore is the polar bear, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s the sperm whale, they eat squid]
8. Football, with 144 caps between them, who are England’s most capped brothers ?, the Charlton’s
or the Neville’s ? (NEVILLES) Gary (85) & Phil (59)
9. There is a village in Turkey that that changed its name and is now called ‘Delight’, true or false ? (FALSE)
10. DJ Kenny Everett was sacked from Radio 1 because he said the transport ministers wife had
probably passed her driving test by slipping the examiner a fiver, true or false ? (TRUE)
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Tie-Break:- At the Kellogg’s factory in Trafford Park (Manchester), on average how many boxes of
cereals are produced every day ? (750,000)

Trivia Quiz Week 27 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 27 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which of the Bee Gees has just started a UK tour with his son ? (BARRY)

2. With an average age of 65, which group headlined this year’s Glastonbury Festival ?
(ROLLING STONES)
3. Until 1970, a ration of rum was a daily issue for which of the armed forces ? (NAVY)

4. Which fashion designers were recently sentenced to jail for tax evasion ? (DOLCE & GABBANA)

5. The name of what creature can go before ‘eyed’ and after ‘golden’ ? (EAGLE)

6. On which TV comedy show was the famous ‘fork handles’ sketch ? (TWO RONNIES)

7. For how long has former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi been sentenced to jail ? (7 YRS)

8. What term is used for an anaesthetic that affects only one part of the body ? (LOCAL)

9. Which famous leader was imprisoned on Robin Island from 1964 to 1982 ? (NELSON MANDELLA)

10. What name is given to the type of bee whose only duty is to mate with the queen ? (DRONE)

11. Rapper, Dabena Kwabena Mills is better known as who ? (DIZZEE RASCAL)

12. What type of food is the German pumpernickel ? (BREAD)

13. Who is going to replace Elizabeth Fry on the back of the new £5 note ?
(WINSTON CHURCHILL)
14. Which Emmerdale actor won Dancing On Ice 2012 ? (MATTHEW WOLFENDEN)

15. What 2 creatures are depicted on the British coat of arms ? (LION & UNICORN)

16. Which recently deceased English novelist’s first book was called ‘the Rats’ and last called ‘Ash’ ?
(JAMES HERBERT)
17. By area, what country is the largest to lie entirely in Europe ? (UKRAINE) 603,700 sq km.
[then France & Spain…..Ukraine borders Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania]
18. The Lakers & the Clippers are basketball teams from which US city ? (LOS ANGELES)

19. With just over 147 sq miles of water, what is the UK’s largest landlocked body of water ? (LOCH NEAGH) Northern Ireland.
20. ‘You can count on me, I will be there for you’ is a line from which UK No1 hit from 2000 ?
(REACH) [S Club 7]

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. No matter which country wins it, the Ashes never leaves Lords cricket ground, true or false ?
(TRUE)
2. What type of creature is a sand martin ?, is it a bird, a fish or a mammal ? (BIRD)

3. Bangkok is nicknamed the city of angels, true or false ? (TRUE)

4. In which decade did Elton John have his first solo UK No1 single ?, was it 70s, 80s or 90s ? (90s)
[Sacrifice 1990]
5. Singer Adele won a 2012 record of the year Grammy for ‘Rolling In The Deep’, true or false ?
(TRUE)
6. Which woman has a tattoo on the base of her neck saying ‘know your rights’ ?, is it Katie Price,
Angelina Jolie or Mel B ? (ANGELINA JOLIE)
7. The name Rufus comes from the Latin word for the prime colour red, true or false ? (TRUE)

8. In rodeo riding, how many seconds must a rider stay on the bulls back ?, 8, 10 or 12 seconds ? (8)

9. The praying mantis can only hear one thing, the sonar of a bat, true or false ? (TRUE)
[according to David Attenborough……so I’m not going to question that]
10. The modern Olympic marathon celebrates the run of the messenger from Marathon to Olympia,
true or false ? (FALSE) it was to Greece.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Tie-Break:- How many books of the Da Vinci Code has been sold worldwide since 2003 ? (in millions)
(80 million)

%d bloggers like this: