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Trivia Quiz Week 7 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 7 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What is the name given to the egg-laying bee in a hive ? (QUEEN)

2. Which rock band features in the stage musical ‘We Will Rock You’ ? (QUEEN)

3. At the start of a game of chess, which piece sits on the left side of the white king ? (QUEEN)

4. What sport does Manchester Phoenix play ? (ICE HOCKEY)

5. S.J.A. is an abbreviation for what charity organization ? (ST JOHN’S AMBULANCE)

6. What were peanut M&Ms originally called ? (PEANUT TREETS)

7. In what year did the ban on smoking in public places begin in England ? (2007) 1st July.

8. Which supermarket chain has a pine tree as its logo ? (SPAR)

9. Which song connects Stevie Wonder, the Doors & Will Young ? (LIGHT MY FIRE)

10. What 4-letter word means ‘relating to the mouth or speech’ ? (ORAL)

11. Which is the only number that when spelled out has its letters in alphabetical order ? (40)
[a b c d e F g h i j k l m n O p q R s T u v w x Y z]
12. An F.S.H. is useful when buying or selling a car, what does F.S.H. stand for ? (FULL SERVICE HISTORY)

13. How many loaves of bread are in a baker’s dozen ? (13)

14. Which ex-politician had relationships with weathergirl Sian Lloyd & Cheeky Girl Gabriela Irimia ?
(LEMBIT OPIK)
15. How many numbers are marked off for a full house in Bingo ? (15)

16. What kind of envelope was named after a place in the Philippines ? (MANILLA) capital.

17. Willard Libby won a Nobel prize for inventing what dating method ? (CARBON DATING)

18. If One Direction, JLS & Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons formed a supergroup, how many members would there
be ? (13) One D(5), JLS(4), FV & Four Seasons(4)
19. What is the maximum speed for a car towing a caravan on a motorway ? (60 MPH)

20. What Italian dish is made with rice cooked in butter and hot stock slowly added ? (RISOTTO)

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 king was killed at the battle of Hastings, Harold I or Harold II ? (HAROLD II) 1066.

2. Which of these U.S. coins has the lowest value ?, dime, nickel or quarter ? (NICKEL) 5c

3. Who represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Better The Devil You Know’ ?, was it
Kylie or Sonia ? (SONIA) 1993.
4. The inventor of the electric chair was a dentist, true or false ? (TRUE)

5. Which singer appeared as the rock star in the stage musical ‘Time’ ?, was it Marty Wilde, Adam Faith or
Cliff Richard ? (CLIFF RICHARD)
6. Singer Taylor Swift was once a lap dancer, true or false ? (FALSE)

7. The King Charles spaniel dog breed was named after which King ?, Charles I or Charles II ? (CHARLES II)

8. The first 4 albums by Peter Gabriel were titled ‘Peter Gabriel’ true or false ? (TRUE)
[Peter Gabriel 1, Peter Gabriel 2, Peter Gabriel 3, Peter Gabriel 4]
9. At 7mins, 11seconds, what was the longest Beatles song released as a single ?, was it Hey Jude,
Strawberry Fields Forever or All You Need Is Love ? (HEY JUDE)
10. TV chef Nigella Lawson has an Oxford degree in medieval languages, true or false ? (TRUE)

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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 6 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 6 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. The Gameshow hosted by Chris Evans was called ‘Don’t forget your’……what ? (TOOTHBRUSH)

2. Which cartoon characters were named after Italian artists ? (TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES)
Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael.
3. What 8-letter word is used for the inability to sleep ? (INSOMNIA)

4. How many blood groups are there ? (4) A, B, AB, O.

5. Which American city connects Simon & Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra. Jay-Z ? (NEW YORK)
[Only Living Boy In New York,/ New York-New York,/ Empire State Of Mind]
6. Copra is the white inner flesh of what nut ? (COCONUT)

7. A standard wine bottle holds how many centilitres ? (75cl)

8. The name of what digital file stands for ‘Moving Picture Experts Group’ ? (MPEG)

9. What other main ingredient is added to gravel, sand & cement to make concrete ? (WATER)

10. How many different girls names does Lou Bega mention in the 1999 song ‘Mambo No5’ ? (9)
[Angela, Pamela, Sandra, Rita, Monica, Erica, Tina, Mary, Jessica, ]
11. 2014 is the centenary of what major war ? (THE GREAT WAR) WW1.

12. The common metallic dish used by surgeons takes its name from which organ ? [not Hammond !] (KIDNEY)

13. Who captained Manchester United in the 1999 Champions League final ? (PETER SCHMEICHEL)

14. On what wind instrument would you use a slide ? (TROMBONE)

15. A blue diamond called ‘half of the ocean’ features in which film ? (TITANIC)

16. What specific name is given to to the very centre of an archery target ? (GOLD)

17. In an American diner, what would you get if you ordered ‘Adam & Eve on a raft’ ? (EGGS ON TOAST) poached.

18. What cold drink uses a logo with a white dog wearing a blue t-shirt ? (SLUSH PUPPY)

19. What is the only British city that begins with the letter ‘T’ ? (TRURO)

20. Which British car company’s logo displays the initials ACBC on its badge ? (LOTUS)
[the initials of company founder, Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman]

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 is better at reflecting heat ?, black or white ? (WHITE)

2. How many Olympic gold medals did Steve Redgrave & Matthew Pinsent win rowing together ? (3)
[1992-coxless pair, 1996-coxless pair, 2000-coxless fours with James Cracknell & Tim Foster]
3. What would you do with a ‘belcher’ ?, drink it, drive it or wear it ? (WEAR IT)
[it’s a type of necklace]
4. Rock legend Jimi Hendrix was once the lead guitarist for Rock & Roll legend Little Richard, true
or false ? (TRUE)
5. What country is nearest to the Hawaiian Islands ?, is it Australia, Japan or USA ? (USA)

6. Nolans Sisters singer, Linda Nolan was once a Bunny girl in Blackpool, true or false ? (FALSE)

7. Harry Webb is the real name of which singer ?, is it Cliff Richard, Harry Styles or Alice Cooper ?
(CLIFF RICHARD)
8. There is a rare butterfly in Scotland that the locals call ‘rocking horse shit’, true or false ?
(FALSE)
9. In which country did coffee originate ? was it Arabia or Brazil ? (ARABIA)

10. Which politician once controversially claimed that “northerners were dying of ignorance & chips” ?, was it
Margaret Thatcher, Edwina Currie or Boris Johnson ? (EDWINA CURRIE)
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Tie-Break:- The Guinness World Record for omelette making is held by Howard Helmer, how many
did he make in 30 minutes ? (427)

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Trivia Quiz Week 5 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 5 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which singer was recently arrested for allegedly speeding in his yellow Lamborghini convertible ?
(JUSTIN BIEBER)
2. What is the acronym for ‘Bicycle Motor Cross’ ? (BMX)

3. How many female singers were in the 70s group the Three Degrees ? (3)

4. What is the only element that shares its name with a planet ? (MERCURY)

5. Which Jewish bread is boiled before it is baked, giving it its distinctive texture ? (BAGEL)

6. A building where whisky & other spirits are made is called what ? (DISTELLERY)

7. Seth & Amos were characters in which TV soap ? (EMMERDALE FARM)

8. The Japanese company, Honda originally made only what type of transport ? (MOTORBIKES)

9. Which actor played the main character in the 2007 film Evan Almighty ? (STEVE CARELL)

10. What year came immediately after 9 BC ? (8 BC)

11. Donny Osmond, Michael Jackson, Butch Cassidy & serial killer Ted Bundy shared which religion ?
(MORMON) church of the latter day saints.
12. What 5-letter word is the medical name for your shin bone ? (TIBIA)

13. Which comic book hero fights crime in Megacity ? (JUDGE DREDD)

14. In the old British Navy, what word originally referred to a drink made with water & rum ? (GROG)

15. What is the longest Olympics event raced entirely on the track ? (10,000 MTS)

16. What is the largest land-dwelling member of the weasel family ? (WOLVERINE)

17. The McKenzie River in Canada flows into which ocean ? (ARCTIC OCEAN)

18. Which South African towns name is an abbreviation of ‘South West Township’ ? (SOWETO)

19. In darts, what is the lowest score that CANNOT be scored with a single dart ? (23)

20. Which company’s logo displays 3 tuning forks ? (YAMAHA)

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. The Ivory Coast in West Africa is the world’s largest producer of which commodity ?, is it……
tea, coffee or cocoa ? (COCOA) 1.22 million tons.
2. Domino, the daughter of actor Laurence Harvey became a successful bounty hunter in the USA,
true or false ? (TRUE)
3. The Lotus Car company was originally based in which country ?, the UK, USA or Japan ? (UK)

4. Mustard is produced from the seeds of the mustard plant, true or false ? (TRUE)

5. In which decade did 1940s band leader Glenn Miller last have a UK top 20 hit single ?, was it……
1950s, 60s or 70s ? (1970s) 1976, In The Mood, 3-track single (No13)
6. US president Abraham Lincoln’s son was called Kermit, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it was Theodore Roosevelt’s son]
7. Pandiculation is the medical term for what ?, is it laughing, snoring or yawning ? (YAWNING)

8. What is the thin bread used to wrap the Chinese dish moo shu (a pork dish) called ?, is it….Ming,
Bing, Dong or Pong ? (BING)
9. The 70s Manchester band 10cc adopted their name from the fact that the average man
ejaculates around 10cc of semen, true or false ? (FALSE)
10. In traditional medicine, milk thistle is a remedy for disorders of which organ ?, is it….
the heart, the liver or the stomach ? (LIVER)

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Tie-Break:- After a long desert journey, how many litres of water can an Arabian camel drink ?
(200)

Trivia Quiz Week 4 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 4 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What confectionary is currently advertised as ‘only available until 20th April’ ? (CADBURY’S CREAM EGGS)

2. PC Arthur Selby is the policeman in which children’s TV programme ? (POSTMAN PAT)

3. How many holes are in a ten-pin bowling ball ? (3)

4. Who wrote the story of the Jungle Book in 1894 ? (RUDYARD KIPLING)

5. In the film Clash of the Titans, what type of creature was ‘Bubo’ ? (BIRD) a barn owl.

6. Which 2 letters are missing in the American spelling of ‘catalogue’ ? (U & E) catalog.

7. What is the colour of a one-way road sign ? (BLUE)

8. In British politics, what is known as SNP ? (SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY)

9. Jodie Foster played FBI agent Clarissa Starling in which 1990s horror film ?
(SILENCE OF THE LAMBS)
10. What is the main ingredient of the Indian dish, Bombay duck ? (FISH)
[also known is bummalo, a marine lizardfish from southern Asia]
11. In a restaurant, what name is given to a small lift used to carry food between floors ?
(DUMB WAITER)
12. Smooth, great crested and palmate are 3 species of which British wild creature ? (NEWT)

13. A Coco-Wheelie and a Coco-Slide are 2 tricks made on what ? (SKATEBOARD)

14. What 4-letter word is given for the rough exterior shell of a coconut ? (HUSK)

15. The plant that makes Earl Grey tea was first grown in which country ? (CHINA)

16. Which famous football manager left Inter Milan in 2010 to go manage Real Madrid ? (JOSE MOURINHO)

17. Which sportswear brand is named after the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet ? (KAPPA)

18. What I.T. company produces the computer software, Photoshop ? (ADOBE)

19. What 5-letter word is given to a type of brick made from a mixture of mud & straw that is dried
by the sun ? (ADOBE)
20. In which song did Madonna ask “did you write the book of love, and do you believe in god above” ?
(AMERICAN PIE)

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. Panama hats are made in Panama, true or false ? (FALSE) made in Ecuador.

2. What is the currency of the South American country of Ecuador ?, is it the GB pound, the US
dollar or the Spanish peso ? (US DOLLAR) was the Sucre until 2000.
3. The Love Bug was the last Disney film produced by Walt Disney himself, true or false ? (FALSE)
[the last film produced by Walt Disney was the Jungle Book]
4. Who was the present Queen’s very first Prime Minister ?, Chamberlain or Churchill ?
(CHURCHILL) [1940-45 and 1951]
5. On which part of the body would you put on a ‘stovepipe’ ?, on your head, hands or feet ? (HEAD)
[it’s a very tall hat]
6. What part of an egg is a common emulsifier in cooking ?, the yolk or the white (albumen) ? (YOLK)
7. TV chef Ainsley Harriott has an Oxford degree in Latin, true or false ? (FALSE)

8. Euro Millions was launched by the National Lottery in which decade ?, 1990s or 2000s ? (2000s)
[2004]
9. The 5 brothers in Thunderbirds are all named after real American astronauts, true or false ?(TRUE) [Scott Carpenter, Virgil Grissom, Alan Shepard, Gordon Cooper & John Glenn]
10. What type of fruit do the Italians call ‘pomodoro’ ?, apple, pomegranate or tomato ? (TOMATO)
[when translated it means golden apple but not an apple, mela is the Italian word for apple ]
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Tie-Break:- At the time of the 2011 census, what was the estimated population of the UK ?
(63.7 MILLION)

Trivia Quiz Week 3

Trivia Quiz Week 3 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Who are the 4 judges on the new BBC series of The Voice ? [1 point for each]
(TOM JONES, WILL I AM, KYLIE MINOGUE, RICKY WILSON) Kaiser Chiefs.
2. Which island shares it’s name with a retail food chain ? (ICELAND)

3. What does the ‘M’ stand for when referring to the MI5 ? (MILITARY)

4. In the Muppets, which musical instrument does Animal play ? (DRUMS)

5. In bingo terms, what wind instrument is used by the caller for the number 76 ? (TROMBONE)
[originates from the 1950s song ’76 trombones]
6. CCBB is often referred to for what Disney film ? (CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG)

7. What sport is the middle section of the triathlon ? (CYCLING)
[swimming, cycling, running]
8. Which US city is famously nicknamed ‘the windy city’ ? (CHICAGO)

9. David Suchet played which detective for the very last time in 2013 ? (HERCULE POIROT)

10. Actor Mark Addy plays which famous historical figure in the BBC TV series Atlantis ?
(HERCULES)
11. What was the name of the ship in the epic adventure film Jason & the Argonauts ? (ARGO)

12. What common boys name can be spelt out by using the initial letters of 5 consecutive months ?
(JASON) July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov.
13. The snack, ‘peperami’ is made with the meat from which animal ? (PIG)

14. In slang terms, if a monkey is £500, how much money is a ‘nicker’ ? (£1)

15. Which tall building was featured at the end of the film ‘Sleepless In Seattle’ ?
(EMPIRE STATE BUILDING)
16. Which are the only 3 British cities beginning with the letter ‘D’ ? [1 point for each]
(DERBY, DURHAM, DUNDEE)
17. In Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone, which English actress plays Madam Hooch ?
(ZOE WANAMAKER)
18. Better known by its nickname, 30, St Mary Axe is the London address of which famous building ? (THE GERKIN)
19. What 2-word term is used for animals that can only gain their energy from basking in the sun ?
(COLD BLOODED)
20. Which TV programme is this the opening statement…..”In the criminal justice system, the people
are represented by 2 separate, yet equally important groups”….. (LAW & ORDER)
[“the police who investigate crime, and the crown prosecutors who prosecute the offenders”]

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 automatic cars, on what side of the accelerator is the brake pedal ?, left or right ? (LEFT)

2. The Shard building in London is taller than the Empire State Building in New York, true or false ?
(FALSE) Shard-310m. ESB-381m.
3. William the Conqueror could only speak one language, was it Danish, English or French ?
(FRENCH)
4. What type of cheese is traditionally used to make pesto sauce ?, is it mozzarella or Parmesan ?
(PARMESAN)
5. In the Scottish criminal justice system, 15 people sit on a jury, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. How many true legs does a caterpillar have ?, 6 or 12 ? (6)
[the others are suckers known as false legs]
7. In ancient Rome, the name given to the sewage system was ‘crapus terminus’, true or false ?
(FALSE)
8. Which US president is featured on the $5 bill ?, is it Washington, Jefferson or Lincoln ?
(LINCOLN) Washington-$1. Jefferson-$2
9. In Iowa USA, it is perfectly legal to obtain a gun permit to buy a gun if you are blind, true or
false ? (TRUE) under the second amendment it’s perfectly legal. !!!!
10. In Italy, what would you do with a ‘bastardo del grappa ?, would you eat it drink it or wear it ?
(EAT IT) it’s a cheese made from various milks, hence the name ‘bastardo’.
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Tie-Break:- The Empire State Building Run-Up is an annual race up 1,576 steps to the 86th floor of the building, how many minutes is the world record time ? (9 mins, 33 secs)
[held by Australian Paul Crake]
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