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Trivia Quiz Week 39 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 39 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Bradford born magician Steven Frayne is better known as who ? (DYNAMO)

2. What type of creature was Beatrix Potter’s character, Peter ? (RABBIT)

3. What word connects a TV soap opera, a London train station & a song by Abba ? (WATERLOO)

4. How many funnels did the Titanic have ? (4)

5. Someone that likes cars is often referred as what type of head ? (PETROL HEAD)

6. What is the main filling of the chocolate bar, Bounty ? (COCONUT)

7. Who was the lead singer of which 80s electro/pop group, Soft Cell ? (MARK ALMOND)

8. What is the largest country in South America ? (BRAZIL)

9. Former US president Jimmy Carter was a farmer of what type of crop ? (PEANUTS)

10. What is the first name of the female labour MP for Salford, Blears ? (HAZEL)

11. What is the British army’s equivalent of the Royal Navy’s captain ? (COLONEL)
[Lieutenant Colonel is the equivalent of the navy’s commander]
12. In cockney rhyming slang, what part of your body are your ‘Hampstead’s’ ? (TEETH)
[Hampstead Heath]
13. Orange & T-Mobile have merged to create which new phone network ? (E E)

14. Complete the old, well known saying, ‘Bob’s your uncle’……. ? (FANNY’S YOUR AUNT)

15. Which actor played the chimney sweep in the film Mary Poppins ? (DICK VAN DYKE)

16. Which is the only current Premiership football manager to originate from France ?
(ARSENE WENGER)
17. How many of the E U’s member states use the euro as their main currency ? (17) see list below.

18. Which of Henry VIII’s wives was the mother of queen Elizabeth I ? (ANNE BOLEYN)

19. ‘He needs all the world to confirm, that he ain’t lonely’….is a line from which hit in 1980 ?
(JOHNNY & MARY) Robert Palmer.
20. Which magician is also known as ‘magician impossible’ ? (DYNAMO)

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 of the two Ronnie’s played Albert Arkwright in ‘Open All Hours’ ? (RONNIE BARKER)

2. 12 astronauts have successfully set foot on the moon, true or false ? (TRUE)
[Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, Alan Shepard, Stu Roosa, Dave Scott, Jim Irwin John Young,
Charlie Duke, Gene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt]
3. Since the 1970s, how many chancellors of the exchequer went on to become prime minister ?
(2) John Major – 1989, Gordon Brown – 1997.
4. Female astronaut Sally Ride was the first woman in space, true or false ? (FALSE) 1963.
[it was Russian Valentina Tereshkova, 1963]
5. In which decade did the Red Arrows aerobatics team first take to the air ?, was it the 40s, 50s
or 60s ? (1960s) 1965
6. The Shih Tzu dog originated in China, true or false ? (TRUE)

7. In what century was the last execution in the Tower of London ?, 18th, 19th or 20th century ?
(20TH CENTURY) 1941, a German spy.
8. When Manchester United played Bayern Leverkusen last week, one of the German substitutes
was called Marcus Tosser, true or false ? (FALSE)
9. In 2010, who became the first Royal to complete the London ¬marathon ?, was it prince Harry or
princess Beatrice ? (PRINCESS BEATRICE)
10. Which of the British armed forces were nicknamed ‘the glamour boys’ ?, RAF or Royal navy ?
(RAF)
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Tie-Break:- How many crew members survived the sinking of RMS Titanic ? (215)

1999 Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Finland
2001 Greece
2002 Introduction of euro banknotes and coins
2007 Slovenia
2008 Cyprus, Malta
2009 Slovakia
2011 Estonia

Trivia Quiz Week 39 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 40 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 40 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Dennis the Menace is a character that features in which kids comic ? (BEANO)

2. What colour of Blue Peter badge is the most prestigious ? (GOLD)

3. X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has recently split up from which F1 driver ?
(LEWIS HAMILTON)
4. What word goes before ‘stream’ and after ‘turbo’ ? (JET)

5. What type of animal is a ‘small tortoiseshell’ ? (BUTTERFLY)

6. Who was British Prime Minister in 2009 ? (GORDON BROWN)
[2007-2010]
7. Elephants from which continent have the smaller ears ? (ASIA)

8. ‘Otto’ is the Italian for which number ? (8)

9. In which sport was Stephen Lee recently banned for 12 years & ordered to pay £40,000 costs
after being found guilty of match-fixing ? (SNOOKER)
10. What do the Americans call what we Brits call a jam sandwich ? (JELLY SANDWICH)

11. 23 yr old Megan Young, from the island of Bali recently won which competition ?
(MISS WORLD)
12. On a standard Monopoly board, what railway station comes last alphabetically ? (MARYLEBONE)
[Fenchurch Street, King’s Cross, Liverpool Street, Marylebone]
13. Which singer from the 1950s is mentioned in the song, ‘Come On Eileen’ ? (JOHNNY RAY)

14. The Peterloo massacre of 1819 took place in which English city ? (MANCHESTER)
[it happened in what is now St Peter’s Square]
15. In darts, what word refers to a check out using the treble, single & then double of the same
number ? (SHANGHAI)
16. Which punk band consisted of Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon & Glen Matlock ?
(SEX PISTOLS) Glen Matlock was later replaced by Sid Vicious (John Simon Ritchie)
17. Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights was mainly filmed in which small town ? (FARNWORTH)
[It was set in Bolton but filmed in St Gregory’s & the Old Vets club, both in Farnworth]
18. ‘Bright blessed days….dark sacred nights’ is a line from which massive 1968 UK number 1 ?
(WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD) Louis Armstrong.
19. Which character has been played by Gene Hackman in 1976, Kevin Spacey in 2006 & Michael
Rosenbaum until 2011 ? (LEX LUTHER) Superman.
20. Which comic character owns a breed of dog that is an Abyssinian wire haired tripehound ?
(DENNIS THE MENACE) Gnasher.

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. Before going into politics, Tony Blair played guitar in a rock group called Ugly Rumours, true or
false ? (TRUE)
2. In the circus, what was Charlie Cairoli’s occupation ?, a juggler, a clown or a trapeze artist ?
(CLOWN)
3. Writing paper was invented by the Egyptians, true or false ? (FALSE) was China.

4. What is the name given to the resident cat that lives at number 10 Downing Street ?, is it Curly,
Larry or Mo ? (LARRY)
5. The new mobile network company initials EE means ‘Everyone Else’ , true or false ? (FALSE)
[Everything Everywhere]
6. Which is the world’s oldest underground railway system ?, is it Paris, London or New York ?
(LONDON) 1863. [Paris-1900, New York-1868]
7. In 2012, what website valued its shares at 104 billion dollars before going public ?, was it Twitter
or Facebook ? (FACEBOOK)
8. How many of the 11 England players of the 1966 World Cup Final are still alive ?, 7, 8 or 9 ? (9)
[Bobby Moore & Alan Ball]
9. The Duke & Duchess of Bedford recently had their baby boy christened ‘Hazard James’,
true or false ? (FALSE)
10. Which musical instrument did jazz musician Louis Armstrong play ?, saxophone, piano or trumpet?
(TRUMPET)
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Tie-Break:- How many stations are there on the London Underground ? (270)

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