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Trivia Quiz Week 2 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 2 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. In which TV series could you see a Reliant Robin with the words ‘Trotters Independent Trading’
on the side ? (ONLY FOOLS & HORSES)
2. If you were interested in ‘first day covers’, what would you be a collector of ? (STAMPS)

3. Which actor connects the TV series ‘Men Behaving Badly’ & ‘Doc Martin’ ? (MARTIN CLUNES)

4. Who succeeded George III ? (GEORGE IV) 4th.

5. What farm animals are herded by a hoggard ? (PIGS)

6. Which controversial politician recently announced his bankruptcy ? (NICK GRIFFIN)
[BNP]
7. The McQueen family feature in which TV soap ? (HOLLYOAKS)

8. What was the occupation of the Super Mario Brothers ? (PLUMBERS)
[Mario & Luigi]
9. What is the world’s longest animal living in the world today ? (BLUE WHALE)
[25.5 metres, 84ft long]
10. What primary colour are the Sea King helicopters used by the RAF ? (YELLOW)

11. What did the Roman gladiator who carried a net usually hold in his other hand ? (TRIDENT)

12. What is the main colour of the cap worn by the Australian cricket team ? (GREEN)

13. In the children’s story, who walked over a bridge where underneath lived a troll ?
(THE 3 BILLY GOATS GRUFF)
14. In which US city did a small aircraft make an emergency landing on a highway last week ?
(NEW YORK)
15. The first Legoland opened in which European country ? (DENMARK)

16. Which European country is the most densely populated country in the world ? (MONACO)

17. In which 21st century film did Clint Eastwood play a racist called Walt Kowalski ?
(GRAN TORINO)
18. Which former Manchester United player has now taken over as manager of Cardiff City ?
(OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER)
19. What 9-letter word can describe a statement or question that is unclear or confusing because it
can be understood in more than one way ? (AMBIGUOUS)
20. ‘I felt the earth beneath my feet sat by the river and it made me complete’ is a line from
current chart hit ? (SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW) Lily Allen (and Keane)

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 one of the Everly Brothers died recently ?, Don or Phil ? (PHIL)

2. Mount McKinley is the highest mountain in Australia, true or false ? (FALSE) it’s the USA.

3. What type of creature is a ‘leghorn’ ?, is it an African antelope or an American chicken ?
(CHICKEN)
4. AD/CD guitarist Angus Young was a extra as one of the crowd in the Colosseum in the Russell
Crowe film Gladiator, true or false ? (FALSE)
5. In June 2012, former IRA leader Martin McGuinness made history by shaking who’s hand ?,
was it Barak Obama, Nelson Mandela or the Queen ? (THE QUEEN)
6. ‘Nigella’ is another name used for onion seeds, true or false ? (TRUE)

7. Which was the only song released as a single by Queen never to have entered the UK charts ?,
was it the first one or the last one ? (THE FIRST ONE) Keep Yourself Alive. 1973.
8. The Arabic word for dried prunes when translated is ‘bollocks’, true or false ? (FALSE)

9. In 1993, Kim Campbell became the first female Prime Minister of which Commonwealth country ?,
Australia, Canada or Jamaica ? (CANADA)
10. Former World Heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has 4 children, all with the initials LL, true
or false ? (TRUE)
[Landon, Ling, Leya, Leviah]
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Tie-Break:- How many times is the ‘F’ word used in the new Martin Scorsese film ‘The Wolf Of
Wall Street’ ? (506 TIMES)

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Trivia Quiz Week 1 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 1 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What is the main food for penguins ? (FISH)

2. How many antennae do male moths have on their head ? (2)

3. Which 19yr old singer recently tweeted… “I’m officially retiring” to his 48 million followers ?
(JUSTIN BEIBER)
4. Which actor plays Mick Carter, the new pub landlord in Eastenders ? (DANNY DYER)

5. What colour jeans does Horrid Henry usually wear ? (BLUE)

6. The drink Champagne perry is made from which fruit ? (PEARS)

7. The names of which 2 creatures are used in the Cockney rhyming slang for ‘ten’ ?
(COCK & HEN)
8. In mythology, ‘everything he touches turns to gold’” was a saying about which king ? (MIDAS)

9. In what year did Manchester host the Commonwealth Games ? (2002)

10. American recording artist, songwriter, DJ & record producer William James Adams is better
known by what name ? (WILL I AM)
11. In the old 1969 Number 1 song by Johnny Cash, what was the name of the boy ? (SUE)
[A Boy Named Sue]
12. John Hinckley attempted to assassinate which US president ? (RONALD REAGAN)
[1981]
13. In September 2013, Microsoft announced its intent to purchase which mobile phone company as
part of an overall deal totaling £4.54 billion (€5.44 billion) ? (NOKIA)
14. How many actors that have officially played Dr Who both in film and TV are no longer alive ?
(4) William Hartnell, Patrick Traughton, Jon Pertwee, Peter Cushing.
15. Vanilla pods come from which flower ? (ORCHID)

16. In what year did the Channel Tunnel first open to paying passengers ? (1994)

17. A pullet is a name given to the young of what farm animal ? (CHICKEN)
[it’s the name given to a female hen under one year]
18. Which fashion designer was born in Algeria in 1936 & died in France in 2008 ?
(YVES SAINT LAURENT)
19. Which British boxer is the most recent undisputed world heavyweight champion ?
(LENNOX LEWIS)
20. Which one of the Queen’s children was born at Clarence House ? (ANNE)

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 came first ?, Facebook or Twitter ? (FACEBOOK) 2004. Twitter-2006.

2. Sir Clive Sinclair sold his computer business in 1986 to Sir Alan Sugar, true or false ? (TRUE)
[ZX Spectrum sold to Amstrad, meaning…Alan Michael Sugar TRADing]
3. The alcoholic drink Calvados is made in which country ?, France or Spain ? (FRANCE) Normandy.

4. How many times has England hosted the Commonwealth Games ?, 2, 3, or 4 times ? (2 TIMES)
[London-1934, Manchester-2002]
5. In North America, there is a mountain called Mount Whitney and one called Mount Houston……..
true or false ? (TRUE) Whitney-California. Houston-Texas.
6. Because of the International date time, which country celebrates New Year’s Eve first ?, is it…..
Australia, Japan or New Zealand ? (NEW ZEALAND)
7. Before decimalisation, the old half-penny was designed by a man called Richard Halfpenny, true
or false ? (FALSE)
8. The film ‘National Velvet’ starring Elizabeth Taylor is based around which horse race ?, the Grand
National or the Kentucky Derby ? (GRAND NATIONAL)
9. Santa Claus is the patron saint of prostitutes, true or false ? (TRUE)
(Saint Nikolas is known to have saved a father the pain of selling his 3 daughters into prostitution by throwing 3 red
sacks of gold into his house over night)
10. At the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, the Scottish fans were banned from taking what
into the stadium ?, was it beer, bagpipes or red-haired wigs ? (BAGPIPES)
[all musical instruments were banned]
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Tie-Break:- How many athletes took part in the very first Commonwealth Games in 1930, Canada ?
(400)

Trivia Quiz Week 52 2013

Trivia Quiz Week 52 2013 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is the US version of which British TV show ?
(STRICTLY COME DANCING)
2. The last English bank holiday before Christmas is in what month ? (AUGUST)

3. Originally how many Gibb brothers were there in the Bee Gees ? (3)
[Barry, Robin, Maurice, Andy was never in the group]
4. According to the classical composer Vivaldi, how many seasons are there ? (4)

5. What is 15% of £300 ? (£45)

6. In 2013, Cadbury lost their appeal to trademark which colour ? (PURPLE)

7. What would you do with a Turkish ‘Baklava’ ?, would you wear it, drink it or eat it ? (EAT IT)

8. In professional football, what is the height of the goal in feet ? (8 FEET)

9. In the northern hemisphere, what month has officially the darkest day of the year? (DECEMBER)
[21st December, the winter solstice]
10. How many millimetres make 1 centimetre ? (10)

11. Which former US president was elected governor of California in 1967 ? (RONALD REAGAN)

12. Which ex Radio 1 DJ currently hosts the Radio 2 programme ‘Pick Of The Pops’ ?
(TONY BLACKBURN)
13. Which company makes the cologne ‘Brut’ ? (FABERGE)

14. What name connects an ex-opera singer from Wales, a song by Pink Floyd & the Princess Royal ?
(BRONTE) Charlotte Church, See Emily Play, Anne.
15. What film title connects singers Russell Watson & David Essex and actors Morgan Freeman &
Tom Cruise ? (WAR OF THE WORLDS)
16. Featuring singer Róisín Murphy, which duo from Sheffield who had hits in the 90s & 2000s
took their name from the book/film, ‘A Clockwork Orange’ ? (MOLOKO) Heaven 17, Glenn Gregory.
17. Which coin ceased to be legal tender in 1984 ? (THE HALF PENNY)

18. A double overhand, a cat’s paw & a cowboy bowline are 3 types of what ? (KNOTS)

19. ‘You have so many relationships in this life only one or two will last’, is the opening line from which
worldwide No1 song ? (MMMBOP) Hanson 1997.
20. Which scientific unit is named after an Italian nobleman ? (VOLT)
[Count Alessandro Volta, an Italian Physicist]

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. Cheryl Cole was the youngest member of Girls Aloud, true or false ? (FALSE)
[Nicola Roberts is the youngest]
2. If you were ‘osculating’, what would you be doing ?, snoring, sneezing or kissing ? (KISSING)

3. Bruce Forsythe was the first celebrity to compete on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, true or
false ? (FALSE) it was Carol Vorderman 1st May 2000.
4. In which decade did Phil ‘the power’ Taylor win his first World Darts Title ?, 80s, 90s or 00s ?
(1990s) 1990.
5. William Gladstone served as Prime Minister 4 separate times, true or false ? (TRUE)
[1868–74, 1880–85, February–July 1886 and 1892–94]
6. What is the official language of Brazil ?, is it Spanish or Portuguese ? (PORTUGUESE)

7. The yellow spice turmeric is taken from the pollen of Asian water lilies, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s from a plant called the turmeric plant, botanical name, Curcuma longa]
8. In which decade of the 20th century was the Berlin wall constructed ?, 40s, 50s or 60s ? (60s)
[1961]
9. Sheffield Wednesday FC started off a a cricket club, true or false ? (TRUE)
[The Wednesday Cricket Club, 1820…..named because they played on Wednesday nights]
10. Which pureed fruit is usually added to sparkling wine to make a Bellini cocktail ?, is it a peach
or a pear ? (PEACH)

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Tie-Break:- For the year 2012/13, and to the nearest thousand, what was the annual salary for an
MP ? (£66,000)

Trivia Quiz Week 51 2014

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

1. On what date is St Steven’s Day ? (26TH DECEMBER)

2. What day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants & tradesmen would
receive gifts from their bosses ? (BOXING DAY)
3. What day do the Irish celebrate ‘the day of the wren’ ? (BOXING DAY)

4. What colour are the berries of the mistletoe plant ? (WHITE)

5. What was the name of the Lone Rangers’ horse ? (SILVER)

6. What is the only inanimate sign of the zodiac ? (LIBRA) scales.

7. Which popular musical is nicknamed ‘the glums’ ? (LES MISERABLES)

8. In the poem, ‘Twas the night Before Christmas’, what were the names the original 8 reindeers ?
(COMET, CUPID, DASHER, DANCER, PRANCER, VIXEN, DONNER, BLITZEN)
9. The names of which 2 TV programmes come from the George Orwell novel, 1984 ?
(BIG BROTHER & ROOM 101)
10. Who wrote the classical piece ‘The Nutcracker Suite’ ? (TCHAIKOVSKY)

11. Cliff Richard’s backing group, the Shadows were originally called the Tornadoes, true or false ?
(FALSE) they were originally called The Drifters.
12. Which is the 4th planet from the sun ? (MARS)

13. Which 2 singers did Madonna famously kiss on the lips on stage at the 2003 MTV awards ?
(BRITNEY SPEARS & CHRISTINA AGUILERA)
14. Which fashion company produces the fragrances, ‘Escape’ & ‘Euphoria’ ? (CALVIN KLEIN)

15. Which is the only chess piece that cannot move backwards ? (PAWN)

16. The name of which alcoholic drink literally means “master of hunters” in German ? (JAGERMEISTER)
17. Who sang the first line on the original 1984 song ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ ? (PAUL YOUNG)

18. In the 19th century, which future king became Prince Regent ? (GEORGE IV)

19. ‘The weather man says clear today he doesn’t know you’ve gone away’…is a line from which classic
ballad ? (RAINING IN MY HEART) Buddy Holly-1959.
20. Paul Gascoigne, Michael Owen, David Beckham, which footballer comes next in sequence ?
(RYAN GIGGS) were all BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
[Paul Gascoigne-1990, Michael Owen-1998, David Beckham-2001]

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. Lead singer of the Pogues, Shane McGowan was born on Christmas Day, true or false ? (TRUE)
[1957]
2. The song ‘White Christmas’ was first performed in which 1942 film ?, was it Holiday Inn or
White Christmas ? (HOLIDAY INN) 1942, [White Christmas-1954]
3. St Nicholas was born in which modern day country ?, Iran or Turkey ? (TURKEY)

4. The Christmas pudding goes back to the 14th century and was usually eaten for the first course
as a soup, true or false ? (TRUE)
5. In Sweden, a common Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, a small figurine of a goat, from what
material is it made ?, liquorice, paper mashie or straw ? (STRAW)
6. In the Netherlands, 26th December is celebrated as the ‘Second Christmas Day’, true or false ?
(TRUE)
7. What name came first ?, Father Christmas or Santa Claus ? (FATHER CHRISTMAS)

8. What do the people in Turkey call a turkey bird ?, is it Hindi, Handy or turkey ? (HINDI)

9. In the days of Charles Dickens, what was called a ‘smoking bishop’ ?, a hot spiced drink, a
premium pipe tobacco or a Christmas pudding soaked in brandy & set alight ? (SPICED DRINK)
10. The godfather of soul, James Brown died on Christmas Day, true or false ? (TRUE) 2006.

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Tie-Break:- How long, in miles, is the River Thames ? (215 MILES) 346 km.

Rudolph was created later in 1939 by copywriter Robert May for the Montgomery Ward department store chain, as the main character in a free Christmas promotional story, which extended the 1823 poem, and was subsequently turned into the popular song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Incidentally Donner and Blizten mean Thunder & Lightning in German.)

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