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Trivia Quiz Week 50 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 50 2013

1. When somebody asks for your ‘Monica’, what do they want ? (A SIGNATURE)
[Monica James was a writer, Cockney rhyming slang for James – names ]
2. A book of the Bible and a British rock band share what name ? (GENESIS)

3. The Berlin wall separated which European country into two ? (GERMANY)

4. On the TV gameshow the Chase, if you elect to go for the lower offer on the head to head, how
many answers must you get right to beat the Chaser ? (4)
5. Abraham Lincoln appears on which US bank note ? ($5 BILL)

6. Which Greek word means ‘I have found it’ ? (EUREKA)
[attributed to Archimedes on discovering a method for determining the purity of gold]
7. Which British food chain takes its name from a Popeye character ? (WIMPY)

8. When Matt Cardle won the 2010 X-Factor Final, who was runner-up ? (REBECCA FERGUSON)
[One Direction came 3rd]
9. How many symphonies did Beethoven complete ? (9)
[He wrote his first symphony in 1799 & finished his last in 1824, a year after he had become completely deaf]
10. On a dating site, what do the initials GSOH stand for ? (GOOD SENSE OF HUMOUR)

11. Who are the only 3 people to have played themselves on Coronation Street ? [a point for each]
12. Which painkiller can be made from the bark of the willow tree ? (ASPRIN)
[also known as acetylsalicylic acid or ASA]
13. When Chris O’Donnell played the part of Robin in the 1990s version of Batman & Robin, which
actor played Batman ? (GEORGE CLOONEY) 1997.
14. At just over £1,000 brand new, the world’s cheapest car the Tata Nano comes from which
country ? (INDIA) £1,200.
15. Athos, Porthos and which other name make up the 3 musketeers ? (ARAMIS)
[D’Artagnan is not one of the musketeers]
16. Which company make the men’s aftershave Aramis ? (ESTEE LAUDER)

17. What was the name of the all-girl pop group that was sent to prison in 2012 for performing in a
church to protest against the Russian leader Vladimir Putin ? (PUSSY RIOT)
18. Which creature has species named ‘corn’, ‘grass’, & ‘tree’ ? (SNAKE)

19. ‘Arousing my suspicions I have never felt before’ is a line from which 1990s top 10 hit ?
(LAST THING ON MY MIND) Bananarama (original version 1992) & Steps 1997.
20. Who became the first conservative prime minister after Harold Wilson ? (EDWARD HEATH)
[Mrs Thatcher became PM after Harold Wilson’s second term]

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 1985, which band became the first Western pop group to perform in communist China ?, was it…
Queen, U2 or Wham ? (WHAM)
2. The longest-running series on British TV is Coronation St, true or false ? (FALSE) 1960.
[The Sky At Night-1957]
3. Which is the only group in chart history to have their first three albums go to number one in their
opening week in the USA ?, is it The Beatles, Abba or One Direction ? (ONE DIRECTION)
4. The highest mountain in Antarctica is called Massif, true or false ? (TRUE)

5. Which former prime minister was born at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire ?, was it Gladstone,
Macmillan or Churchill ? (CHURCHILL) 1874-1965.
6. It is an offense to be intoxicated and in charge of a cow in Scotland ? (TRUE)

7. 16-time World Darts Champion, Phil ‘the Power’ Taylor has the word ‘power’ tattooed on his right
arm, true or false ? (TRUE)
8. What is the official language of the African country of Angola ?, is it Dutch, French or
Portuguese ? (PORTUGUESE)
9. Dogs can only see in black & white, true or false ? (FALSE) it’s a myth
[they can’t see colour as clear as humans but nevertheless they can see colour]
10. Starbucks opened its first coffee shop in which city ?, New York, Seattle or Sydney ?
(SEATTLE) 1971. [1st UK shop, London 1998]

Tie-Break:- (including collaborations), how many UK No1 singles has Cliff Richard had ? (14)
31 Jul 1959 Cliff Richard Living Doll 6 1st No 1
30 Oct 1959 Cliff Richard Travellin’ Light 5 2nd No 1
28 Jul 1960 Cliff Richard Please Don’t Tease 4 3rd No 1
29 Dec 1960 Cliff Richard I Love You 2 4th No 1
11 Jan 1962 Cliff Richard The Young Ones 6 5th No 1
3 Jan 1963 Cliff Richard The Next Time / Bachelor Boy 3 6th No 1
14 Mar 1963 Cliff Richard Summer Holiday 3 7th No 1
15 Apr 1965 Cliff Richard The Minute You’re Gone 1 8th No 1
10 Apr 1968 Cliff Richard Congratulations 2 9th No 1
25 Aug 1979 Cliff Richard We Don’t Talk Anymore 4 10th No 1
22 Mar 1986 Cliff Richard & The Young Ones Living Doll
(New recording for Comic Relief) 3 11th No 1
3 Dec 1988 Cliff Richard Mistletoe And Wine 4 12th No 1
8 Dec 1990 Cliff Richard Saviour’s Day 1 13th No 1
28 Nov 1999 Cliff Richard Millennium Prayer 3 14th No 1

Trivia Quiz Week 49 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 49 2013

1. Royal, midnight & duck egg are 3 shades of which colour ? (BLUE)

2. What name connects an ice cream lolly, a type of weapon and an 80s TV detective series ?
3. What name is given to a female elephant ? (COW)

4. Ryan Giggs has played against 45 of the 46 teams to have been in the Premier League, which is
the only team he has not played against ? (MANCHESTER UNITED)
5. Which actor played Bodie in the Professionals ? (LEWIS COLLINS)
[full name – William Andrew Philip Bodie and Martin Shaw played Ray Doyle ]
6. Who is the current singer/rapper of N-Dubz ? (DAPPY) Costadinos Contostavlos.

7. In the bible, which town was the home of Mary & Joseph ? (NAZARETH)

8. What type of beans are usually used to make baked beans ? (HARICOT BEANS)
[also called pea beans or navy beans]
9. What do the initials of the TV channel TCM stand for ? (TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES)

10. Which member of the Royal family is The Commander-in-Chief of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces ?
11. What is the name of the national park where Yogi Bear lived ? (JELLY STONE PARK)
[NOT Yellowstone]
12. Which former member of Hear’Say joined the cast of Emmerdale in 2010 ? (SUZANNE SHAW)

13. The name of what precious metal comes from the Spanish for ‘little silver’ ? (PLATINUM)

14. In 2005, which ex-TV chat show host launched the political party Veritas ?
15. How many letter ‘F’s are on a UK standard computer qwerty keyboard ? (15)
[F1 to F12 then the normal ‘F’ and the ‘F’s on the 2 shift keys]
16. Other than the colour, what is the obvious thing missing on a Manchester dartboard from a
standard dartboard ? (THE TREBLE)
17. The Earl of Boswell was the husband of which Scottish Queen ? (MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS)
[also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland]
18. Which is the only letter that does not appear in any of the American states ? (Q)

19. “Baby, there’s nothin’ hard about love basically, it’s as easy as pie” , is a line from which 1965
top 10 song ? (123) Len Barry.
20. What James Bond film comes penultimate last alphabetically ? (TOMORROW NEVER DIES)

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 which decade did swimmer Michael Phelps win his first Olympic gold medal ?, was it the 90s or
the 00s ? (2000s) 2004.
2. Which one of these plays tennis right-handed ?, Rafael Nadal, John McEnroe, Monica Seles, Cliff
3. Billy Bob Thornton was the 1st husband of Angelina Jolie, true or false ? (FALSE)
[her 1st hubby was Johnny Lee Miller]
4. How many siblings were in the famous Bronte household ?, 4, 5 or 6 ? (6)
[Patrick & Maria Bronte had six children (from oldest to youngest): Maria, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, Anne]
5. Football manager Avram Grant comes from which country ?, is it Israel , Turkey or Saudi Arabia ?
(ISRAEL) Petah Tikva, 1955.
6. What was the first American fast food restaurant chain to open in England ? was it KFC,
McDonald’s or Wimpy ? (KFC) opened in Preston in 1965. [Wimpy is an English company]
7. What sport do the Detroit Lions play ?, is it American football or basketball ?
8. Which singer is the subject of the current musical ‘End Of The Rainbow’ ?, is it Judy Garland of
Eva Cassidy ? (JUDY GARLAND)
9. The plant ‘conium maculatum’ is used in the production to make the colour in lipsticks, true or
false ? (FALSE) it produces the poison hemlock which is deadly poisonous.
10. In Bermuda, it is illegal for men to wear shorts on Sundays, true or false ? (FALSE)

Tie-Break:- Since 1994, how many regiments are there in the British Regular Army ? (57)

James Bond films
Here are all of the James Bond movies, in alphabetical order, with the James Bond actors:
A View To A Kill (Roger Moore)`
Casino Royale (Daniel Craig)
Diamonds Are Forever (Sean Connery)
Die Another Day (Pierce Brosnan)
Dr. No (Sean Connery)
For Your Eyes Only (Roger Moore)
From Russia With Love (Sean Connery)
GoldenEye (Pierce Brosnan)
Goldfinger (Sean Connery)
License To Kill (Timothy Dalton)
Live And Let Die (Roger Moore)
Moonraker (Roger Moore)
Octopussy (Roger Moore)
Never Say Never Again (Sean Connery)*
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (George Lazenby)
Quantum Of Solace (Daniel Craig)
Skyfall (Daniel Craig)
The Living Daylights (Timothy Dalton)
The Man With The Golden Gun (Roger Moore)
The Spy Who Loved Me (Roger Moore)
The World Is Never Enough (Pierce Brosnan)
Thunderball (Sean Connery)
Tomorrow Never Dies (Pierce Brosnan)
You Only Live Twice (Sean Connery)

Trivia Quiz Week 48 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 48 2013

1. Who wrote the classic piece Mozart’s ‘unfinished symphony’ ? (MOZART)

2. What was the sequel to the horror film ‘I know what you did last summer’ ?
3. Which parcel company began postal deliveries in Greater Manchester in November (2013) as a
rival to Royal Mail ? (TNT)
4. Which bird shares its name with the Women’s Royal Naval Service ? (WREN)

5. What name connects an 80s pop group with an alcoholic drink often served at wedding
receptions ? (BUCKS FIZZ)
6. In which decade did Abba have their first UK No 1 album ? (70s) Waterloo 1974.

7. What 7-letter word is the name given to the machine that TV broadcasters read their lines
from ? (AUTOCUE)
8. What is 2009 in Roman numerals ? (MMIX)

9. François Hollande is the current president of which European country ? (FRANCE)

10. How many laps of a running track is an 800 metre race ? (2 LAPS)

11. LGW is the code for which British airport ? (GATWICK)
[London Gatwick]
12. Which marsupial does Dame Edna Everage affectionately call her/his friends ? (POSSUMS)

13. What slang term is used by musicians which is short for the word “engagement” ? (GIG)

14. Which comedy drama is set in the Cornish village of Portwenn ? (DOC MARTIN)

15. In which US city is the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ? (CLEVELAND) Ohio.

16. Which food writer is the Duchess of Cornwall’s son ? (TOM PARKER-BOWLES)
[Camilla’s son]
17. Which continent has roughly 70% of the fresh water and 90% of the earth’s ice ?
18. ‘Don’t underestimate the things that I will do’ is a line from which 2011 No2 hit ?
19. Prince Charles’ uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten was the last Viceroy of which Asian country ?
20. What is so unique about this saying ?…..’the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ ?

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. England’s highest mountain is in Cumbria, true or false ? (TRUE)
[Scafell Pike] 3,209ft
2. A pumping human heart can squirt blood how far ?, 13ft or 30ft ? (30ft)

3. Pilchards is the name given to young sardines, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s the other way about]
4. Which ocean splashes onto the coast of the Mexican tourist town of Acapulco ?, Atlantic or
Pacific ? (PACIFIC)
5. Leonardo Da Vinci didn’t paint any eyebrows on the Mona Lisa, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. Lutefisk is a word used by the Scandinavians for what ?, is it fish, frozen chips or lavatory ?
(FISH) dried white fish.
7. In 1915, the lock millionaire Cecil Chubb bought his wife Blackpool Tower, she didn’t like it, so in
1918 he gave it back to the council, true or false ? (FALSE) it was Stonehenge, not Blackpool tower.
8. In the Disney film, G-Force, what animals are the characters Darwin & Hurley ?, are they
hamsters, chipmunks or guinea pigs ? (GUINEA PIGS)
9. The founder of, lost his girlfriend to a man she met on, true or false ? (TRUE) Gary Kremen.
10. How many attempts did the United Kingdom make at the Eurovision Song Contest before winning
it in 1967 ?, 9, 11 or 13 times ? (9 TIMES)
[it started in 1956, the UK didn’t have an entry in that year or 1958 then won it in 1967 with
Puppet On A String]

Tie-Break:- On average and in millions, how many cats are eaten in Asia every year ? (4 MILLION)

Trivia Quiz Week 47 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 47 2013

1. What was the sequel to 101 Dalmatians ? (102 DALMATIANS)

2. What type of creatures surround Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square ? (LIONS) 4.

3. Who did actress Katie Holmes marry in 2006 ? (TOM CRUISE)

4. A full set of adult teeth has how many canines ? (4)

5. Almonds, sugar & egg whites make up what cake topping ? (MARZIPZN)

6. What are the eggs of a newt commonly called ? (SPAWN)

7. ‘Betsy’ is short for what girls name ? (ELIZABETH)

8. On the TV gameshow, how many seconds are allowed to work out the Countdown Conundrum ?
9. Which supermodel in the ‘face’ of Rimmel London ? (KATE MOSS)

10. Headingly cricket ground is in what city ? (LEEDS)

11. English rock guitarist, Saul Hudson is better known by what stage name ? (SLASH)[Guns & Roses]

12. What fruit is usually placed on the top of a Bakewell tart ? (CHERRY)

13. In which city did Muhammad Ali light the flame to start the Olympic Games ? (ATLANTA) 1996.

14. Actor John Simm played which Dr Who villain ? (THE MASTER)

15. In the 2006 film Curious George, what type of creature is George ? (MONKEY)

16. Which of the Spice Girls had a solo hit single first ? (MELANIE B) Brown.
[I Want You Back – 1998]
17. What name links a city on the Humber river and a part of a boat ? (HULL)

18. Which Eastenders star won ‘I’m A Celebrity’ in 2008 ? (JOE SWASH)

19. Taoism is an ancient religion from what Asian country ? (CHINA)

20. Which family connects the book ‘to kill a mockingbird’, a road bridge in New York, a Spanish
actress and a character from a Shakespeare play ? (THE BECKHAMS)
[author Harper Lee, Brooklyn bridge, Penelope Cruz, Romeo]

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. Tomato ketchup was sold in the 19th century as a medicine, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. Shaun the sheep made his debut in which Wallace & Gromit film ?, was it the Wrong Trousers or
a Close Shave ? (A CLOSE SHAVE)
3. How many strings does a balalaika have ?, 2, 3 or 4 ? (3)

4. Giuseppe is the Italian equivalent of James, true or false ? (FALSE) it’s Joseph.

5. What is Ozwald Boateng’s profession ?, is he a fashion designer or a sculptor ?
6. In which decade did the Eurovision Song Contest first start ? was it the 40s, 50s or 60s ? (50s)
[1956 Lugano, Switzerland ]
7. The deepest point on Earth is in the Pacific Ocean, true or false ? (TRUE)
[The Mariana Trench reaches a maximum-known depth of 10.911 km or 6.831 mi ]
8. Gloria Fowles is the real name of which disco queen ?, is it Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor or Tina
9. There is a law in Tennessee that states ‘it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping’, true or
false ? (TRUE)
10. What came first, Steve Redgrave winning his first Olympic gold medal or Alex Ferguson
joining Manchester United ? (STEVE REDGRAVE’S GOLD)
[Redgrave – 1984 Los Angeles…..Ferguson – 1986]

Tie-Break:- How many different species of anchovy fish have been identified ? (200)

Trivia Quiz Week 46 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 46 2013

1. In music terms, what does R&B stand for ? (RHYTHM & BLUES)

2. In the bible, who was the father of Cain & Able ? (ADAM)

3. Which actress shares her name with William Shakespeare’s wife ? (ANN HATHAWAY)
[real name; Anne Jacqueline Hathaway]
4. Officers of the Order of the British Empire are known by what 3 letters ? (OBE)

5. What 5-letter word means to run away to secretly get married ? (ELOPE)

6. In basketball, how many players from each team may be on the court at one time ? (5)

7. Which is the westernmost country of mainland Europe ? (PORTUGAL)

8. What do we call what the French call crème anglaise ? (CUSTARD)

9. Who is the odd one out between Celine Dion, Cliff Richard, Black Lace & Tom Jones ?
(TOM JONES) he is the only one not to have sang in the Eurovision Song Contest.
10. What musical instrument is also called a squeeze box ? (ACCORDIAN)
[or concertina]
11. With which former England football manager did Ulrika Jonsson claim to have had an affair ?
12. George & Lynne are cartoon characters in which daily tabloid ? (THE SUN)

13. Singer Eliza Doolittle took her name from a character in which 1964 film ? (MY FAIR LADY)
[real name; Eliza Sophie Caird] [NOT Pygmalion]
14. The musical, ‘Les Misérables’ is set during which historical conflict ? (FRENCH REVOLUTION)
[1789 to 1799]
15. Who connects a bridge in Thailand, an Irish drink and actor Liam Neeson ? (ALEC GUINNESS)
[Bridge on the river Kwai, Guinness, Star Wars (a Jedi knight)]
16. Which Pantomime character is a boy prince, raised by thieves and takes revenge on the Mongol
invaders who murdered his father and stole his kingdom ? (ALI BABA)
17. What is the name given to the largest group of islands in Europe ? (BRITISH ISLES)
[or UK or Great Briton] see list below.
18. In the 1995 film Seven (Se7en), who played Gwyneth Paltrow’s husband ? (BRAD PITT)

19. “He opens his mouth, but the words won’t come out he’s choking, how? everybody’s joking now”….
is a line from which 2002 UK No.1 single ? (LOSE YOURSELF) Eminem.
20. Since 1980. how many women have won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ?…
[a point for each correct one] (6)
[Jane Torvill, Fatima Whitbread, Liz McColgan, Paula Radcliffe, Kelly Holmes, Zara Phillips]
Great Britain – (88,787 sq miles) Iceland – (39,769 sq miles) Ireland – (33,342 sq miles)
West Spitsbergen – (15,200 sq miles) Sicily – (9,807 sq miles) Sardinia – (9,189 sq miles)
North East Land – (5,792 sq miles) Cyprus – (3,572 sq miles) Corsica – (3,367 sq miles)
Crete – (3,189 sq miles)

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. Ulrika Jonsson began her career on TV-AM presenting what ?, the News or the weather ?
2. The Turkish word ‘doner’, when translated means what ?, is it grilled, rotate or with bread ?
3. A ‘zorse’ is the name given to a beast that is a cross between a zebra & a horse, true or false ?
4. ‘Coach’ is a leading brand name in what items ?, handbags or umbrellas ? (HANDBAGS)

5. In September 1945, which country formally surrendered to the allies on an American battleship ?,
was it the Germans, the Italians or the Japanese ? (JAPANESE) on the USS Missouri.
6. The New York Times was first printed & exported from the Manchester printworks, true or
false ? (FALSE)
7. What is the worst of these 2 injuries to the skin, 1st degree or 3rd degree burns ? (3RD DEGREE)

8. ‘Riders’, (list of demands of stars on tour) gothic rock star, Marilyn Manson’s list of demands
includes Haribo gummi bears, true or false ? (TRUE)
9. Inner Mongolia belongs to which country ?, China or Russia ? (CHINA)
[although ‘Mongolia’ is an independent state, ‘Inner Mongolia’ isn’t, and so belongs to China]
10. In the old TV cowboy series Gunsmoke, what was the problem with marshal Dillon’s deputy
sheriff Festus ?, did he have a wooden leg or was he illiterate ? (ILLITERATE) he couldn’t read or
write. [it was Chester (played by Dennis Weaver) that had the wooden leg]

Tie-Break:- Including the antenna on the top, how many metres tall is the Eiffel Tower ?
(324 metres)

BBC Sports Personality of the Year female winners since 1980
1984 Torvill and Dean 1985 Barry McGuigan
1986 Nigel Mansell 1987 Fatima Whitbread
1988 Steve Davis 1989 Sir Nick Faldo
1990 Paul Gascoigne 1991 Liz McColgan
1992 Nigel Mansell 1993 Linford Christie
1994 Damon Hill 1995 Jonathan Edwards
1996 Damon Hill 1997 Greg Rusedski
1998 Michael Owen 1999 Lennox Lewis
2000 Sir Steve Redgrave 2001 David Beckham
2002 Paula Radcliffe 2003 Jonny Wilkinson
2004 Dame Kelly Holmes 2005 Andrew Flintoff
2006 Zara Phillips 2007 Joe Calzaghe
2008 Sir Chris Hoy 2009 Ryan Giggs
2010 AP McCoy 2011 Mark Cavendish
2012 Sir Bradley Wiggins

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