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Trivia Quiz Week 14 2014

1. In Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood plays which musical instrument ? (DRUMS)

2. In the tongue twister, what colours are the 2 lorries ? (RED & YELLOW)

3. How many UK No1’s by Abba had a one-word title ? (2) Waterloo, Fernando
[Chiquitita only got to No2]
4. What vegetable is the ingredient of bangers & mash ? (POTATOES)

5. In the 2006 film ‘The Pink Panther’, who played Inspector Clueso ? (STEVE MARTIN)

6. The Hindu goddess Lakshmi is usually depicted as having how many arms ? (4)

7. Invented in the 19th century in Leeds and now back in fashion, what type of transport is a Silver
Cross ? (PRAM)
8. What 8-letter word did Edward King Edward VIII (8th) famously use in 1936 ? (ABDICATE)

9. According to the phrase, if ‘Silence Is Golden’, what is ‘Speech’ ? (SILVER)

10. In international archery tournaments, how many points are awarded for hitting gold ? (10)

11. Which author connects Frank Skinner, David Bowie & the town of Wigan ? (GEORGE ORWELL)
[TV show – Room 101, song – 1984, book – the road to Wigan pier]
12. ‘The Jersey Boys’ is a stage musical based around which 60s American vocal group ?
(4 SEASONS)
13. Which American author wrote the classic novel ‘The Prince & the Pauper’ ? (MARK TWAIN)

14. In the National Lottery, the Thunderball is drawn from how many balls ? (14)

15. Which American artist once said “in the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen
minutes.” ? (ANDY WARHOL) this was the actual quote.
16. What Russian dish is sautéed beef, onions & mushrooms in a sour cream sauce ?
(STROGANOFF)
17. What liqueur gives a ‘Blue Hawaii’ cocktail it’s colour ? (CURACAO)

18. What 2 words have now replaced old title ‘personnel department’ ? (HUMAN RECOURSES)

19. How many towns in England end with the word ‘BURY’ ? (9) (any others e.g. Salisbury are cities)
(Aylesbury, Dewsbury, Bury, Pendlebury, Shrewsbury, Tewkesbury, Glastonbury)
20. In the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Mitch Mitchell played which musical instrument ? (DRUMS)

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. Who has won the annual University Boat Race more times ?, Oxford or Cambridge ? (CAMBRIDGE)
[Cambridge-81, Oxford-77]
2. Keanu Reeves is the nephew of 1950s Superman actor George Reeves, true or false ? (FALSE)

3. When used as strings on a musical instrument, cat gut is dried intestines of which animal ?, is it…
a pig, a sheep or a cat ? (SHEEP)
4. Dartmoor prison in Devon was originally built to house French prisoners of war, true or false ?
(TRUE) In 1809 the first French prisoners arrived, and were joined by American POWs taken in the war of 1812.
5. What world famous soft drink was known as ‘Brad’s Drink’ when it was first invented ? was it………
7 Up, Pepsi Cola or Dr Pepper ? (PEPSI COLA) 1893 by Caleb Bradham.
6. Salisbury is the only city in Wiltshire, true or false ? (TRUE)

7. What was the name of Hitler’s pet German Shepherd dog ?, was it Blondie, Little Mix or
Whitesnake ? (BLONDI)
8. Stand-up comedian & TV host Chris Collins is better known by what stage name ?, is it Lee Mack,
John Bishop or Frank Skinner ? (FRANK SKINNER)
9. Whitney Houston’s mother used to be the backing singer for Elvis Presley, true or false ? (TRUE)
[mother Cissy Houston was a singer with Sweet Inspirations, backing vocal group for Elvis]
10. Who performed at a charity concert the day after being shot in 1976 said “the people who are
trying to make this world worse aren’t taking a day off, how can I ????”, was it………..
Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen or Barry Manilow ? (BOB MARLEY)
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Tie-Break:-On a Rugby Union field, what is the maximum distance between the goalposts ? (in yards) (110 YARDS)

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Trivia Quiz Week 13 2014

1. What number does Thomas the Tank Engine have painted on his side ? (1)

2. When someone is overcome with desire, what part of the body is said to go week ? (KNEES)

3. What type of food did Popeye eat to make him stronger ? (SPINACH)

4. What does the ‘N’ stand for in the charity R.N.L.I. ? (NATIONAL)
[Royal National Lifeboat Institution]
5. In the name ‘high school prom, what does the word prom stand for ? (PROMENADE)

6. How many ‘friends’ were in the cast of the sit-com, Friends ? (6)
[Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, Ross]
7. How many R.P.M. (revolutions per minute) does a standard 7” E.P. record (extended play) revolve ?
(45 RPM)
8. Retinol is more commonly known by what vitamin ? (VITAMIN A)

9. Which 3 places are printed on the side of the Trotters van in Only Fools & Horses ?
(NEW YORK, PARIS, PECKHAM)
10. Which annual British race is always competed on a Sunday on a course that covers 4.2-miles ?
(6.8 km) ? (UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE)
11. Which jungle hero was raised by a group of apes called the mangani ? (TARZAN)

12. What is the name given to a male hedgehog ? (BOAR)

13. Although separated by 18 years, super models Christie Brinkley & Claudia Schiffer appeared in
which pop video ? (UPTOWN GIRL) Billy Joel-1983, Westlife-2001.
14. The word ‘gypsy’ comes from which north African country ? (EGYPT)

15. Which one of the Teletubbies often wears a black & white top hat ? (DIPSY)

16. ‘Target’ and ‘field’ are 2 types of which summer Olympic sport ? (ARCHERY)

17. In athletics, what is the shortest distance race for which starting blocks are not used ?
(800 METRES)
18. During World War II, precisely what were known as ‘little boy’ & ‘fat man’ ? (NUCLEAR BOMBS)

19. Who succeeded John Prescott as deputy leader of the labour party ? (HARRIOT HARMON)
[2007]
20. Which series of dolls had the slogan ‘a passion for fashion’ ? (BRATZ)

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 Barbie doll was invented in 1959 by a woman whose own daughter was called Barbie………
True or false ? (TRUE) Ruth Handler, founder of Mattel.
2. Chronophobia is a fear of what ?, is it time, bottoms, or cuckoos ? (TIME)

3. Which is England’s oldest university ?, Cambridge or Oxford ? (OXFORD) before 1169
[Cambridge 1209]
4. According to the Metropolitan police, knife crime is committed in the UK on average of what ?,…….
every 24mins, 24hrs or 24days ? (24 MINS)
5. Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar was based in the year 1 A.D., true or false ? (FALSE)
[it was 1 B.C.]
6. Who was the first Tudor King of England ?, was it Henry 7th or Henry 8th ? (HENRY 7TH) VII.

7. The current governor of California was born in Austria, true or false ? (FALSE) Jerry Brown.
[Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Austria but not governor anymore]
8. In which decade did the USA launch its 1st space station ?, 70s, 80s or 90s ? (70s) 1973.
[Skylab]
9. Giuseppe is the Italian name for James, true or false ? (FALSE) it’s Joseph.
[Giacomo is the name for James]
10. The Trinidad scorpion is the name given to the world’s hottest chilli pepper, true or false ?
(TRUE) 1,463,700 on the Scoville heat unit
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Tie-Break:- When the state pension was first introduced in the UK in 1908, what was the
Retirement age ? (70)

Trivia Quiz Week 12 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 13 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What number does Thomas the Tank Engine have painted on his side ? (1)

2. When someone is overcome with desire, what part of the body is said to go week ? (KNEES)

3. What type of food did Popeye eat to make him stronger ? (SPINACH)

4. What does the ‘N’ stand for in the charity R.N.L.I. ? (NATIONAL)
[Royal National Lifeboat Institution]
5. In the name ‘high school prom, what does the word prom stand for ? (PROMENADE)

6. How many ‘friends’ were in the cast of the sit-com, Friends ? (6)
[Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, Ross]
7. How many R.P.M. (revolutions per minute) does a standard 7” E.P. record (extended play) revolve ?
(45 RPM)
8. Retinol is more commonly known by what vitamin ? (VITAMIN A)

9. Which 3 places are printed on the side of the Trotters van in Only Fools & Horses ?
(NEW YORK, PARIS, PECKHAM)
10. Which annual British race is always competed on a Sunday on a course that covers 4.2-miles ?
(6.8 km) ? (UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE)
11. Which jungle hero was raised by a group of apes called the mangani ? (TARZAN)

12. What is the name given to a male hedgehog ? (BOAR)

13. Although separated by 18 years, super models Christie Brinkley & Claudia Schiffer appeared in
which pop video ? (UPTOWN GIRL) Billy Joel-1983, Westlife-2001.
14. The word ‘gypsy’ comes from which north African country ? (EGYPT)

15. Which one of the Teletubbies often wears a black & white top hat ? (DIPSY)

16. ‘Target’ and ‘field’ are 2 types of which summer Olympic sport ? (ARCHERY)

17. In athletics, what is the shortest distance race for which starting blocks are not used ?
(800 METRES)
18. During World War II, precisely what were known as ‘little boy’ & ‘fat man’ ? (NUCLEAR BOMBS)

19. Who succeeded John Prescott as deputy leader of the labour party ? (HARRIOT HARMON)
[2007]
20. Which series of dolls had the slogan ‘a passion for fashion’ ? (BRATZ)

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 Barbie doll was invented in 1959 by a woman whose own daughter was called Barbie………
True or false ? (TRUE) Ruth Handler, founder of Mattel.
2. Chronophobia is a fear of what ?, is it time, bottoms, or cuckoos ? (TIME)

3. Which is England’s oldest university ?, Cambridge or Oxford ? (OXFORD) before 1169
[Cambridge 1209]
4. According to the Metropolitan police, knife crime is committed in the UK on average of what ?,…….
every 24mins, 24hrs or 24days ? (24 MINS)
5. Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar was based in the year 1 A.D., true or false ? (FALSE)
[it was 1 B.C.]
6. Who was the first Tudor King of England ?, was it Henry 7th or Henry 8th ? (HENRY 7TH) VII.

7. The current governor of California was born in Austria, true or false ? (FALSE) Jerry Brown.
[Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Austria but not governor anymore]
8. In which decade did the USA launch its 1st space station ?, 70s, 80s or 90s ? (70s) 1973.
[Skylab]
9. Giuseppe is the Italian name for James, true or false ? (FALSE) it’s Joseph.
[Giacomo is the name for James]
10. The Trinidad scorpion is the name given to the world’s hottest chilli pepper, true or false ?
(TRUE) 1,463,700 on the Scoville heat unit
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Tie-Break:- When the state pension was first introduced in the UK in 1908, what was the
Retirement age ? (70)

Trivia Quiz Week 12 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 12 (IRISH) 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What male name is given to a British steamed pudding containing dried fruit and often served
with custard ? (SPOTTED DICK)
2. What is the name of the cafe in Coronation Street ? (ROY’S ROLLS)

3. What is the alcoholic ingredient of Irish coffee ? (WHISKEY)

4. Zany singer from the 1950s & 60s, Screaming Lord Sutch created which political party ?
(MONSTER RAVING LOONY PARTY)
5. In which country would you find budgerigars in their natural habitat ? (AUSTRALIA)

6. Which 2005 family film feature the characters…Mr & Mrs Bucket, Grandpa Joe & Mr Salt ?
(CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY)
7. What common name for a dinner jacket comes from a New York country club ? (TUXEDO)

8. In folklore, what name is given to the stick that leprechauns carry ? (SHILLELAGH)

9. In what decade was the first motor race held that was classed as Formula 1 ? (1950’s) 1950.

10. ‘Vorsprung Durch Technik’ is the advertising slogan for which car manufacturer ? (AUDI)

11. What country did the Romans call Hibernia ? (IRELAND)

12. Beverley Hills, Hollywood, Venice Beach, which of those three is a suburb of Birmingham ?
(HOLLYWOOD) [a village in the Bromsgrove district of Worcestershire]
13. Since the start of the 20th century, how many British Prime Ministers’ first names begin with
John ? (1) John Major.
14. Which Irish writer is the only person to have won both a Nobel prize and an academy award ?
(GEORGE BERNARD SHAW)
15. Which Apollo moon mission was the first to carry a lunar rover vehicle ? (APOLLO 15)

16. Which castle would you visit if you wanted to go and kiss the Blarney Stone ?
(BLARNEY CASTLE)
17. What is the highest break that can be achieved in a game of snooker ? (155)
[potting a free ball and then a black, followed by 15 reds, 15 blacks & all the colours]
18. The Seven Samurai was the original Japanese version of which Hollywood blockbuster ?
(THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN)
19. What is the largest desert in Asia ? (GOBI)

20. The orange colour of the Irish flag originates from which country ? (NETHERLANDS)

[the orange represents the minority who were supporters of King William III, who was of the
House of Orange and originally the Stadtholder of the Netherlands]

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. Edward is the first real name of TV adventurer ‘Bear’ Grylls, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. Where was Robert De Niro born ?, Naples, New York or Newcastle ? (NEW YORK)
[His father was half Italian & half Irish descent, his mother was of English, Irish, German, French, & Dutch ancestry]
3. The Grand Ole Oprey is a radio show for American country music, true or false ? (TRUE)

4. Why is St. Patrick’s Day celebrated on 17th March ?, is it because it’s the day that he was born,
the day he died or the day he ran all the snakes from Ireland ? (THE DAY HE DIED) 460AD.
5. What is Anglophobia a fear of ?, is it the English or Fishing ? (ENGLISH)
[or English culture]
6. Which footballer is the youngest ?, Beckham, Giggs or Shearer ? (DAVID BECKHAM)
[1975] [1973] [1970]
7. St. Patrick was born in Ireland, true or false ? (FALSE) was born in Wales.

8. Which commonwealth country has the largest herd of camels ?, is it Australia, Canada or India ?
(AUSTRALIA)
9. The ‘B’ in the initials for the digger, JCB stands for Brown, true or false ? (FALSE) Bamford.
[Joseph Cyril Bamford]
10. Where did the first St. Patrick’s Day parade take place ?, was it Dublin or New York ?
(NEW YORK)
The first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred there in 1762, and it was actually a military parade. Irish soldiers who served in the English military marched through town on March 17 to honor their Irish roots.
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Tie-Break:- How many calories are in a pint of Guinness ? (198)

Trivia Quiz Week 11 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 11 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which comedy actress played the Vicar of Dibley ? (DAWN FRENCH)

2. How many humps does a Bactrian camel have ? (2)

3. What word goes after brief, suit & head ? (CASE)

4. Who is the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II ? (EDWARD)

5. How many lines are in a limerick ? (5)

6. How many events make up a modern pentathlon ? (5)

7. In American football, what’s the equivalent to a try in Rugby ? (TOUCH DOWN)

8. ‘I smell the blood of an Englishman’ is a line from which children’s story ?
(JACK & THE BEANSTALK)
9. ‘Another Way To Die’ is the theme tune to which Bond film ? (QUANTUM OF SOLACE)

10. If someone stands 6’ 7”, how tall are they in metres ? (2 METRES)

11. What are the 2 colours on the Monaco flag ? (RED & WHITE)

12. What number does a hurricane register in the Beaufort scale ? (12)

13. What acid is shared by ants and stinging nettles ? (FORMIC ACID)

14. Which legendary footballing brothers connect Northumberland, Leeds & Manchester ?
(CHARLTONS) Bobby & Jack.
15. What was the name of the first US space station ? (SKYLAB)

16. The Nutty Boys, are a London based band more commonly know by what other name ?
(MADNESS)
17. What type of fruit was originally called the love apple ? (TOMATO)

18. Colin Dexter created which famous detective ? (INSPECTOR MORSE)

19. In the film the Blues Brothers, what were the first names of the two brothers ?
(JAKE & ELWOOD)
20. How many British Prime Ministers have there been in the 21st century ? (3)
[Blair, Brown, Cameron]

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 was the title of the first album by Justin Bieber ?, was it ‘My World’, ‘Believe’ or
‘Under The Mistletoe’ ? (MY WORLD) 2010.
2. A 47-year-old divorcee from London has married her loyal female pet terrier called Sheba,
true or false ? (TRUE)
3. Will Smith’s ‘I Am Legend’ was a remake of the 70s film The Omega Man, who starred in it ?,
was it Yul Brynner, Kirk Douglas or Charlton Heston ? (CHARLTON HESTON)
4. The Great Wall of China can be seen from the moon, true or false ? (FALSE)

5. Who released an album in the 70s titled ‘Animals’ ?, was it Pink Floyd, David Bowie or
the Animals ? (PINK FLOYD) 1977.
6. If you were to leave a human tooth in a cup of Coca Cola overnight, by morning the tooth would be
completely dissolved, true or false ? (FALSE)
7. Which pop star was the first ever to perform at the Academy Awards (Oscars) ? was it Lulu,
Gene Pitney or Tom Jones ? (GENE PITNEY)
8. There is a 400m runner from the USA called Betty Sweaty, true or false ? (FALSE)

9. How many towns or cities end with ‘Chester’ ? (7) see note below.
[Manchester, Colchester, Dorchester, Chichester, Winchester, Rochester, Ilchester]
10. There are alligators living in the sewers of New York, true or false ? (FALSE)

note – Portchester & Silchester are not towns or cities but a suburb and a village.
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Tie-Break:- How many real pigs were used in filming Babe ? (48)

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