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Trivia quiz Week 38 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 38 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. New husband, 29yr old Euan is the son of which former prime minister ? (TONY BLAIR)

2. Which cartoon character lives in a pineapple under the sea ? (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS)

3. Which fruit grows on palm trees ? (DATES)

4. Which is the only planet in our solar system that scientists know for sure is capable of holding
liquid water ? (EARTH)
5. What time of day describes the primrose oil that’s a common health supplement ? (EVENING)

6. What was comedian Paul Hogan’s most famous movie character ? (CROCODILE DUNDEE)

7. In what decade was the school leaving age raised from 15 to 16 ? (1970s) Sept 1st 1972.

8. In cockney rhyming slang, what type of meal is a ‘Ruby’ ? (CURRY) Ruby Murray.

9. Which Coronation Street character first appeared in 1983, as an apprentice mechanic working for
Brian Tilsley ? (KEVIN WEBSTER) Michael Le Vell
10. “Wait a minute, Doc, are you trying to tell me that my mother has got the hots for me ?” is a
famous line from which 1985 blockbuster film ? (BACK TO THE FUTURE)
11. Which famous statesman was elected leader of the ANC (African National Congress) in 1991 ?
(NELSON MANDELLA)
12. What colour is Bond Street on a standard Monopoly board ? (GREEN)

13. Which male player won the 2012 US open tennis final ? (ANDY MURRAY)
14. Which one of Henry VIII’s wives died 10 years after him ? (ANNE OF CLEAVES)

15. In which year will shoppers in England have to pay 5p for shopping bags ? (2015)

16. In January 2013, who became the latest TV celebrity to join the bulldog on the Churchill ads ?
(DAWN FRENCH)
17. The voice of the fairy godmother in the Shrek films is provided by which English comedienne ?
(JENNIFER SAUNDERS)
18. ‘Knocked once tried to tell them I’d been there’ is a line from which 1981 UK No 1 ?
(GREEN DOOR) Shakin’ Stevens (& Frankie Vaughan)
19. In which London town did the character Ali G live with his parents ? (STAINES) Upon-Thames.

20. Which actor played the main character in the 2006 film ‘Borat’ ? (SASHA BARON COHEN)

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 horns does the African rhinoceros have on its head ?, one or two ? (2)
[both the black and the white rhinos have two horns]
2. Fashion designer Coco Chanel was once a singer, true or false ? (TRUE)
[Coco Chanel…..tastes horrible, I’m sticking to Horlicks in future]
3. What is bigger ?, 10 megabytes or 20 gigabytes ? (20 GIGABYTES)

4. How many fights did Lennox Lewis lose in his professional boxing career ?, was it 2, 4 or 6 times ?
(TWICE) Hasim Rahman & Oliver McCall.
5. The African country Mauritania is twice the size of Spain, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. Which actor was born Mark Vincent ? was it Vin Diesel or Tom Cruise ? (VIN DIESEL)

7. In the USA, a ‘Benjamin’ is the nickname for a $50 banknote, true or false ? (FALSE) $100.

8. How many planets in our solar system orbit the Sun (not including dwarf planets) ? (8)
[Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune]
9. What would you do with a farthingale ?, wear it, play with it or drink it ? (WEAR IT)
[a type of under wiring for dresses ]
10. ‘000’ is the emergency phone number in Canada, true or false ? (FALSE) it’s Australia
[Canada is 911 or 112]
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Tie-Break:- How many times does the word ‘blood’ appear in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ ? (42)

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Trivia Quiz Week 36 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 36 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What 4-letter slang name do the English sometimes give to natives of Scotland ? (JOCK)

2. What is the name given to a rider of horse racing called ? (JOCKEY)

3. What 9-letter word is given for the undergarment worn by male sportsmen ? (JOCKSTRAP)

4. In the film ‘Babe’, what farm animal was Babe ? (A PIG)

5. What 3-letter word goes before plant & after boiled ? (EGG) egg plant (aubergine)

6. In a library, what is often shortened to O.E.D. ? (OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY)

7. Actor John Malkovich played himself in which 1999 film ? (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH)

8. What type of cars were predominately used in the Michael Caine film the Italian Job ? (MINI’S)
[Mini Cooper ‘S’]
9. In the new BBC programme, ‘That Puppet Gameshow’, what type of creature is Clyde the score
keeper ? (CRAB)
10. Which English king had the nickname the Lionheart ? (RICHARD I)
[he went over to the Middle-East to fight the Muslims]
11. What mammal found in Scotland is also known as the Highland Tiger ? (SCOTTISH WILD CAT)

12. In which decade did Pete Sampras win his first Wimbledon singles title ? (1990s) 1993.

13. According to the 1978 song, what was the name of Jilted John’s ex girlfriend ? (JULIE)
[real name-Graham Fellows]
14. Which country’s flag displays an eagle eating a snake ? (MEXICO)

15. Which actress plays Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter films ? (JULIE WALTERS)

16. How many pawns does each player have at the start of a game of chess? (8) 8 on each side.

17. Leinster Rugby Club plays out of which Irish city ? (DUBLIN)

18. In 2006, which Aussie naturalist was famously killed while filming a stingray ? (STEVE IRWIN)

19. Which ocean borders Western Australia ? (INDIAN OCEAN)

20. ‘I don’t want to two time you, so it’s the end for you and me’, is a line from which song from the
1970s ? (JILTED JOHN)

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. Manyana means ‘next week’ in Spanish, true or false ? (FALSE) means tomorrow.

2. How many times has actress Julie Walters been nominated for an Academy Award (Oscar) ?,
is it 2, 4 or 6 times ? (2 TIMES) Billy Elliot & Educating Rita.
3. A bush tit is a type of British bird, true or false ? (TRUE)
[it’s another name for the long-tailed tit]
4. When they are both in London, how often does the prime minister have an audience with the
Queen ?, is it once a week, once a month or once a year ? (ONCE A WEEK)
5. Imports of traditional Scottish Haggis is banned in the USA, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. How many US states make up New England ? (6)
[Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont]
7. Eastenders actress Rita Simons who plays Roxy Mitchell is the niece of businessman Alan Sugar,
true or false ? (TRUE)
8. The oldest public library in the English speaking world is where ?, Liverpool or Manchester ?
(MANCHESTER) Long Millgate nr M/CR cathedral. founded in 1653, 360 years old
9. Which singer replaced Jennifer Lopez as judge on American Idol in 2012 ?, was it Mariah Carey
or Diana Ross ? (MARIAH CAREY)
10. Which songwriter has topped the Sunday times music rich list since the birth of the list 24 years
ago ?, is it Elton John, Paul McCartney or Andrew Lloyd Webber ? (PAUL McCARTNEY)£680m
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Tie-Break:- A 63yr old woman trying to become the first person to swim from the Cuba, to Florida,
what is the distance (in miles) ? (103 MILES)

Week 36 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 35 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which TV programme connects Louie Spence, Vicky Anderson & Ron Atkinson ?
(CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER)
2. Who recently displayed her newly tattooed bum to all the newspapers ? (CHERYL COLE) [what a nob ! ]
3. “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”. is a line from which classic film ?
(THE WIZARD OF OZ)
4. ‘The special one’ is the nickname given to which football Premiership manager ?
(JOSE MOURINHO)
5. What 6-letter word goes before English and after stool ? (PIGEON)

6. In darts, from what number under 100 , is it not possible to finish with 2 darts ? (99)

7. In cockney rhyming slang, what type of curry is a ‘Basil’ ? (BALTI)
[Basil Fawlty-Balti]
8. In which decade did Viagra officially become available on the NHS for the first time ? (1990s)
[1999]
9. Which is the only mainland English county that has 2 separate coastlines ? (DEVON)

10. Nicky Campbell, Bradley Walsh & John Lesley presented which TV game show ?
(WHEEL OF FORTUNE)
11. What government department deals with immigration, passports & the police ? (HOME OFFICE)

12. On which joint of the human body is your head of humerus ? (SHOULDER)

13. In Royal history, who succeeded king George II ? (GEORGE III)
1727-1760 1760-1820
14. In what month is Groundhog Day celebrated in the USA ? (FEBRUARY) 2nd.

15. What word have the French government told all its employers to use instead of iPad ?
(TABLETTE)
16. Which 2011 superhero film was filmed on location in the Northern Quarter in Manchester ?
(CAPTAIN AMERICA)
17. Most learner motorbike & scooter riders must take a CBT before riding on the road, what does
CBT stand for ? (COMPULSORY BASIC TRAINING)
18. ‘Oh when I look back now, that summer seemed to last forever’ is a line from which classic song
from 1985 ? (SUMMER OF 69) Bryan Adams.
19. What language was created in the 19th century by a Polish doctor as a universal language ?
(ESPERANTO)
20. What body movement connects a fizzy drink, a Spanish sauce & a European city ? (DANCE)
[fizzy drink-Tango, Spanish sauce-Salsa, Vienna-Viennese waltz]

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 name is given to the wide end of a trumpet ?, is it a funnel or a bell ? (THE BELL) bell-end.

2. What is the maximum penalty for not wearing a seat belt ?, is it £50, £500 or £1,000 ? (£500)
[no penalty points]
3. Roman emperor Julius Caesar had 3 wives, all called Julia, true or false ? (FALSE)
[his 3 wives were called Cornelia, Calpurnia & Pompeia]
4. What was rescued from floods in Russia last week ?, was it wild bears or CDs of Rod Stewart ? (BEARS)
5. Jessie J was recently quoted as saying she felt the BBC’s ‘The Voice’ had no future,
true or false ? (TRUE)
6. What is produced more in the world every year, bicycles or cars ? (BICYCLES)
[since 2003… 100 million bikes, 50million cars]
7. The real name of the founder of Cadburys chocolate was John Bourneville, true or false ? (FALSE)
[John Cadbury]
8. The Hindustan Times is a newspaper published every day in Pakistan, true or false ? (FALSE)
[India]
9. How old were the recent record-breaking youngest formation wing walkers, Rose & Flame ?,
8, 9 or 10 ? (9)
10. Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton was named after American athlete Carl Lewis, true or false ?
(TRUE)
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Tie-Break:- How many cans of soup does the Heinz factory in Wigan produce every day ?
(1,600)

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