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Trivia Quiz Week 32 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 32 2013

1. What beer slogan is called ‘the cream of Manchester’ ? (BODDINGTONS)

2. Which TV show once used the catchphrase, ‘tonight Matthew, I’m going to be…….’ ?
3. In which hotel would you see husband & wife characters, Basil & Sybil ? (FAWLTY TOWERS)

4. If a a female peacock is called a peahen then what are their young called ? (PEACHICKS)
(not eggs)
5. Something very easy is often described as shooting fish in a…..what ? (BARREL)

6. If your surname is Cooper, somewhere down the line your ancestors made what ? (BARRELS)

7. In which country would you find Mount Fuji ? (JAPAN)

8. Which soft-bodied crab lives in the discarded shells of other creatures ? (HERMIT CRAB)

9. What word connects the term for a dry Champaign & a brand of aftershave ? (BRUT)

10. In what year did Matt Smith become the new Doctor Who ? (2010)

11. Grimes is the surname of which current pop duo ? (JEDWARD) John & Edward.

12. Which country recently launched the world’s first talking robot into space ? (JAPAN)

13. The guitarist of which 50s, 60s pop group is also the Cockney rhyming slang for ‘starvin’ ?
(THE SHADOWS) Hank Marvin.
14. Which is the only country that has a coastline with both the Atlantic and Indian ocean ?
15. Who is the only judge to have appeared on the X Factor from 2004 to 2012 ? (LOUIS WALSH)

16. Which pop singer recently won a legal battle with clothing retailer Topshop over a T-shirt
bearing her image ? (RIHANNA)
17. In politics, what ‘ism’ is named after a 20th century prime minister ? (THATCHERISM)

18. What part of your body are your palatine bones ? (SKULL) head.

19. Which current Hollywood actor connects J Edgar Hoover, Louis XIV & Howard Hughes ?
(LEONARDO DI CAPRIO) ‘Hoover’, Howard Hughes in the Aviator & Louis in Man in the iron mask.
20. ‘She’ll turn the music on you, you won’t have to think twice’ is a line from which Grammy award
winning song from the 80s ? (BETTE DAVIS EYES) Kim Carnes.

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. According to Elton John, which night is ‘Alright For Fighting’ ?, Friday or Saturday ? (SATURDAY)

2. The creator of Rugby Union, William Webb Ellis was born in Salford, true or false ? (TRUE)
[when he studied at Rugby school in 1823 and played football he picked up the ball & ran with it]
3. According to UN figures, what is the most visited country in the world ?, China, France or USA ?
(FRANCE) 83 million tourists last year (16 million more than 2nd country USA)
4. In 2012, Brighton became the first ever team to score 3 own goals in an FA Cup tie, true or
false ? (TRUE) was against Liverpool.
5. Hollywood star Mickey Rourke retired from acting in the 90s to become a professional wrestler,
true or false ? (FALSE) it was boxing.
6. In 2012, Mark Cahill from Yorkshire became the first person in the UK to have what
transplanted ?, was it his eyes, his hand or his penis ? (HAND)
7. Potatoes contain more potassium than bananas, true or false ? (TRUE)

8. Big band leader Glen Miller was famous for playing which musical instrument ?, trombone, trumpet
or saxophone ? (TROMBONE)
9. Which is the nearest mainland country to Japan ?, is it China, Russia or South Korea ?
(SOUTH KOREA) 585 miles. [China-1,891 miles, Russia-2,253 miles. N Korea-647 miles]
10. Cristiano Ronaldo was named after US president Ronald Reagan, true or false ? (TRUE)
[real name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, Ronald Reagan was his father’s favourite actor]

Tie-Break:- How many potentially deadly spider bites are recorded in Brazil every year ? (7,000)

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