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Trivia Quiz Week 19 2014

1. Which St Helens-based comedian advertises PG Tips with monkey ? (JOHNNY VEGAS)

2. In Star Trek, what weapon is often “set to stun” ? (FAZERS)

3. Which drummer was born Richard Starkey ? (RINGO STARR)

4. What is the highest score that can be achieved on a dartboard by throwing only 2 darts ? (120)

5. Under the 2011 act, general elections should be held in what month ? (MAY)

6. In which year did the Great Fire of London start ? (1666) Pudding Lane.

7. In the Angry Birds computer game, how many birds are there in the original flock ? (8) (see list
below)
8. Which comic features 2 characters called the fat slags ? (THE VIZ)

9. Harry Judd is a member of which pop group ? (McBUSTED or McFLY)

10. When the mayor of Hamelin decided not pay him for his services, what did the Pied Piper take
away ? (THE TOWN’S CHILDREN) ‘never to be seen again’ [Robert Browning]
11. Professional wrestler, James Brian Hellwig died recently (April), by what name was he known by
millions of wrestling fans ? (ULTIMATE WARRIOR)
12. On which TV channel was Neighbours first broadcast in the UK ? (BBC1) 1986.
13. Which designer owned the fashion shop that created the ‘punk look’ in the UK in the 1970s ?
(VIVIENNE WESTWOOD) along with Malcolm McLaren.
14. Which famous battle was fought on Sunday 18th June 1815 in present-day Belgium ? (BATTLE OF WATERLOO)
15. Which famous knight married 54 yr old Nancy Shevell ? (in 2011) (SIR PAUL McCARTNEY)

16. The Curtis Cup is the best known team trophy for amateur women of which sport ? (GOLF)

17. What is the more common name for your hallux ? (BIG TOE)

18. In which decade did the old sixpence (tanner) cease to be legal tender ? (1980s) 1980.

19. The gastric fluid found in human stomachs consists mainly of which acid ? (HYDROCLORIC ACID)

20. Which children’s character lives with his parents in a house in Nutwood ? (RUPERT THE BEAR)

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 football club was formed as Christ Church Football Club in 1874, and adopted its current
name in 1877 ?, Fulham, Bolton Wanderers or the Arsenal ? (BOLTON)
2. The singer from the ‘Go Compere’ ads is the original singer of the Christmas song, ‘The Snowman’,
true or false ? (FALSE) he is called Wynn Evans, the singer of the Snowman was Peter Auty.
3. In the film ‘Shawshank Redemption’, what crime was Andy Dufresne jailed for ?, was it fraud,
armed robbery or murder ? (MURDER) of his wife & lover.
4. Algiers is the capital and largest city of Algeria, true or false ? (TRUE)

5. The Parrots from Japan are a tribute act of which group ?, the Beatles, the Eagles ?
(THE BEATLES)
6. The adult human body consists of how many bones, 106, 206 or 306 ? (206)

7. The dik dik is a type of what ?, an antelope or an amphibian ? (ANTELOPE)

8. Ottawa is the capital city of Canada, true or false ? (TRUE)

9. Which film was based on the true story of professional boxer Chuck Wepner ?, was it Raging Bull,
the Champ or Rocky ? (ROCKY)
10. Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is the only Premier League player whose last name is
completely made up of Roman numerals, true or false ? (TRUE)
V (5), I (1), D (500), I (1), C (100).
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Tie-Break:- According to a recent survey of ‘stag nights’, how much on average does a British man
spend on alcohol ? (£168)

ANGRY BIRDS…….
• Red Bird – Does nothing but does make various battle cries when tapped and does great at popping pigs.
• Blue Bird – Splits into three smaller birds. Works best against glass.
• Yellow Bird – Picks up speed and distance when tapped. Best against wood.
• Black Bird – Explodes when tapped or shortly upon impact. Best against stone.
• White Bird – Drops an egg bomb that explodes on impact when tapped and does great on wood.
• Boomerang Bird – Comes back like a boomerang when tapped and does great on wood and glass.
• Big Brother Bird – No special abilities when tapped, but destroys materials with ease.
Orange Bird – Inflates to huge size like a balloon when tapped or upon impact, then deflates a little later. Best against wood.

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Trivia Quiz Week 18 2014

1. Which is the only planet in our solar system not named after a mythical god or goddess ?
(EARTH)
2. Uranus is the 7th planet from what star ? (SUN)

3. ‘George & Lynne’ and ‘Striker’ are comic strips in which daily tabloid ? (THE SUN)

4. In darts, what does hitting the outer bull score ? (25)

5. In the 80s & 90s, what claimed to be ‘the bank that likes to say yes’ ? (TSB)

6. 58 yr old ex-Rugby player, Danny Wilson is the father of which current Premiership manager ?
(RYAN GIGGS)
7. According to the Bible, what was made of gopher wood ? (NOAH’S ARC)

8. Which Britain’s Got Talent judge recently went on stage to face an 11 yr old knife thrower ?
(SIMON COWELL)
9. What Asian country is the only one with a name ending with an ‘H’ ? (BANGLA DESH)

10. John Reid is the real name of which fictional wild west hero ? (THE LONE RANGER)

11. What is the name of a bloody Mary cocktail without the vodka ? (VIRGIN MARY)

12. Which European country produces Jarlsberg cheese ? (NORWAY)

13. Which actor played Harvey Dent in the film Batman Forever ? (TOMMY LEE JONES) 1995.
[Aaron Eckhart played the character in the 2008 film The Dark knight]
14. In a game of snooker, if you potted the black after every red ball and the colours in sequence,
what would be your score if you failed to pot the brown ? (125)
15. The meninges are membranes that surround which organ ? (BRAIN)

16. Which Irish band released an album in the 90s called ‘Achtung Baby’ ? (U2)

17. In the legal profession, what term is the Latin phrase meaning “for the good of the people” ?
(PRO BONO) publico.
18. What was the married name of the character played by Caroline Aherne in the Royle family ?
(BEST) Denise.
19. What member of the violin family plays the lowest note ? (DOUBLE BASS)

20. According to scientists, what is the second most abundant element in the universe ? (HELIUM)
[Hydrogen is the most abundant…….see list below]

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. Manchester is the only city in Britain that begins with ‘M’, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. New Covent Garden in South London is famous for selling what ?, fish or flowers ? (FLOWERS)

3. It is illegal for a cab driver in the City of London to carry a dead cat, true or false ? (FALSE)

4. Who is the mother of Mick Jagger’s daughter Elizabeth ?, Bianca or Jerry ? (JERRY) Hall.

5. The European cheese Jarlsberg is produced from cow’s milk, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. Switch debit cards were first issued in what decade ?, 80s, 90s or 2000s ? (80s) 1988.

7. It is illegal to eat Mute Swan unless you’re the Queen of England, true or false ? (TRUE)
[Anyone found guilty of killing them faces a £5,000 fine or up to six months in prison]
8. In the 60s, Julie Andrews won her first Academy Award (Oscar) for what film ?, the Sound of
Music or Mary Poppins ? (MARY POPPINS)
9. A pangolin is a large scaly marsupial from Australia, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s an African ant-eater]
10. How many state limousines are owned by the Queen for transporting her around the country ?,
is it 5, 8 or 10 ? (8) 3 Rolls, 3 Daimlers, 2 Bentleys.
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Tie-Break:- How many runs did Geoff Boycott score in first class cricket in his 15 yr career ?
(47,434)
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Element Abundance
measured relative to silicon
Hydrogen
40,000
Helium
3,100
Oxygen
22
Neon
8.6
Nitrogen
6.6
Carbon
3.5
Silicon
1
Magnesium
0.91
Iron
0.6
Sulfur
0.38

Trivia Quiz Week 17 2014

1. What was the first name of the ‘dirty’ character, Callaghan, played by Clint Eastwood in 1971 ?
(HARRY)
2. Which doctor killed over 200 patients until his arrest in 1998 ? (HAROLD SHIPMAN)

3. Liam, Louis, Niall, Zane, what name is missing ? (HARRY)

4. According to folklore, which king was killed by an arrow in his eye at the Battle of Hastings ?
(KING HAROLD)
5. Who is the lead singer of Blondie ? (DEBORAH HARRY)

6. How many current Premiership football clubs are there in Greater London ? (6)
[Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United]
7. Which of the Tweenies is yellow skinned with red hair & likes to ballet dance ? (FIZZ)
[Bella is blue skinned with yellow hair]
8. In the opera Carmen, what type of factory in Spain did the principle character work in ?
(CIGARETTE FACTORY)
9. Rod, Jane & Freddy were singers in which iconic children’s TV show that lasted for 30 years
(1792-1992) ? (RAINBOW)
10. What occasional sight in the sky is called ‘duga’ by the people of Croatia and is translated to……….
‘long feminine thing’ ? (RAINBOW)
11. What 5-letter word is used for the total prize money in professional boxing ? (PURSE)

12. The silver fern leaf is an emblem of which Commonwealth country ? (NEW ZEALAND)

13. In 1961, who was the first member of the Royal family to be interviewed on TV ? (PHILLIP)

14. The hard stone onyx, is a type of what mineral ? (QUARTZ)

15. In which daily newspaper can you read about the antics of ‘Horace’ ? (DAILY MIRROR)

16. Maggie Jones played which Coronation Street character until her death in 2009 ? (BLANCHE)
[Hunt]
17. The name of what cooking process comes from the French for ‘whiten’ ? (BLANCHE)

18. How many birds are featured on the crests of the 20 Premiership football clubs ? (7)
[Cardiff, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Norwich, Swansea, Tottenham Hotspur, West Brom]
19. Which northern nightclub is generally accepted to be the birthplace & the early development of
the underground music known as Northern Soul ? (THE TWISTED WHEEL) Manchester.
20. Children’s entertainer & sign language teacher, Justin Fletcher is better known as which
character ? (MR TUMBLE) M.B.E.
[his dad is singer/songwriter Guy Fletcher, best known for writing songs for Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard,
Ray Charles, Frankie Valli & many others, also the chairman of PRS (the Performing Right Society)]

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. Josie Cunningham, the woman that got a ‘boob job’ on the NHS last year is now pregnant & plans to
have an abortion so she can star on Big Brother, true or false ? (TRUE)
2. Noel Gallagher once called which member of Take That a ‘fat dancer’ ?, was it Robbie or Gary ?
(ROBBIE WILLIAMS)
3. During WW2, what was ‘Unsinkable Sam’ ? was it one of the funnels on a US ship in Pearl Harbour
or the ships cat on the German warship, Bismarck ? (THE CAT ON BISMARCK)
4. With over 600 yrs of total peace & harmony, which European country is England’s oldest friend &
ally ?, Sweden, Denmark or Portugal ? (PORTUGAL) since the treaty of Windsor in 1386.
5. The coconut is the world’s largest tree-borne fruit, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s the ‘jackfruit’ from South East Asia, it can measure 20” and weight up to 20lbs]
6. Long ago and far away, the King of Denmark, King Forkbeard was the son of King Bluetooth, true
or false ? (TRUE) over 1,000 yrs ago.
7. Who was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ?, was it Madonna,
Dusty Springfield or Aretha Franklin ? (ARETHA FRANKLIN) 1986.
8. Which film was the highest grossing in 2013, raking in over $1.2 billion worldwide; was it…………
(A): Fast & Furious 6, (B): Iron Man 3, or (C): Gravity ? (IRON MAN 3)
9. When Whitney Houston died in 2012, where was she found ?, in the bath, in bed or in a car ?
(IN THE BATH)
10. What are alternatively known as ‘the Honours of Scotland’ ?, is it the name given to haggis on
Burns night, all the whisky distilleries or the Crown Jewels ? (THE CROWN JEWELS)
[the Scottish Crown Jewels, dating from the 15th & 16th centuries, are the oldest set of crown jewels in the British Isles]
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Tie-Break:- Charlotte, the wife of King George III had a record number of children for a
British Queen, how many ? (15)

Trivia Quiz Week 16 2014

1. When using the term anti-clockwise, what do the Americans use instead of ‘anti’ ? (COUNTER)

2. A red circle on the left and an orange circle on the right is the logo of what financial brand ?
(MASTERCARD)
3. What single ingredient causes bread to rise ? (YEAST)

4. How many bails are used in a game of cricket ? (4)

5. In the nursery rhyme, when Lucy Locket lost her pocket, who found it ? (KITTY FISHER)
[Lucy Locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it; not a penny was there in it, only ribbon round it]
6. What 2 colours make up the squares on a Battenberg cake ? (PINK & YELLOW)

7. On a standard guitar, what string comes directly below the D string ? (G STRING)
[E.A.D.G.B.E.]
8. Which Asian country has only been ruled by men with the family name Kim ? (NORTH KOREA)

9. “I love the smell of napalm in the morning” is a line from which iconic war film ?
(APOCALYPSE NOW)
10. The Crocus belongs to which plant family ? (IRIS)

11. Which surname originates from the old occupation of making & selling arrows in the middle ages ?
(FLETCHER)
12. 80s singer Stuart Goddard is better known by what name ? (ADAM ANT)

13. Ray, Arthur’s nephew replaced Terry in which 90s TV show ? (MINDER)

14. M.O.M.A. are the initials of which cultural building ? (MUSEUM OF MODERN ART)

15. What are the last 4 words of the patriotic song Jerusalem ? (GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND)

16. In which decade of the 20th century were teenage girls first called ‘Bobby-soxers’ ? (1940s)
[a 1940s sociological coinage describing the often very zealous fans of swing music]
17. Which Apollo mission was the last to put an astronaut on the Moon ? (APOLLO 17)

18. In cockney rhyming slang, what parts of the body are referred to as ‘biscuits’ ? (KNEES)
[biscuits & cheese]
19. Prince Rupert’s Tower features on the badge of which Premiership football club ? (EVERTON)

20. Which American state bares a British Union Jack on its national flag ? (HAWAII)
[King Kamehameha I flew a British flag throughout his kingdom in the late 18th century, given to him as a
token of friendship from fellow ruler King George III.]

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 real first name of the artist Jackson Pollack was Paul, true or false ? (PAUL)
[Paul Jackson Pollack]
2. Timothy McKenzie is better known by which name ?, Labyrinth, Jay Z or 50 cent ? (LABYRINTH)
[Jay Z – Sean Cory Carter, 50 Cent – Curtis James Jackson]
3. The first Rocky film was first released in 1969, true or false ? (FALSE) 1976.

4. After Scotch whisky, which soft drink is often described as “Scotland’s other national drink” ?
(IRN-BRU)
5. In which year was the Guillotine last used in France ?, 1947 or 1977 ? (1977)
[Convicted murderer Hamida Djandoubi was beheaded at Baumettes prison in Marseille in 1977]
6. The story of Pinocchio was first written in Italian, true or false ? (TRUE)

7. Sex & the City actress Kim Cattrall was born in which city ?, New York, Toronto or Liverpool ?
(LIVERPOOL)
8. Who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 ?, was it Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello
or Elton John ? (ELVIS PRESLEY) Costello-2007 & Elton John was inducted in 1994.
9. In 2011, which film won an Oscar for ‘best song’ ? Les Misérables or the Muppets ? (MUPPETS)
[Man or Muppet by Brett McKenzie]
10. How many pairs of true ribs are in the human body ?, 7, 12 or 24 ? (7)
[The human body has 24 individual ribs (12 pairs). The first seven pairs of ribs are connected directly to the sternum and are called ‘true ribs’]
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Tie-Break:- Charlotte, the wife of King George III had a record number of children ; how many ?
(15)

Trivia Quiz Week 15 2014

1. Pineau de Re recently won which world famous race ? (GRAND NATIONAL)

2. What powder makes piccalilli it’s yellow colour ? (MUSTARD)

3. Which English King was known as ‘The Lionheart’ ? (RICHARD I)
[although during his 10-year reign he spent only six months in England]
4. The TV comedy series Dad’s Army was set in which war ? (WW2) home guard.

5. Which 5-letter word is used for the dance that features several people in a single line, one behind
the other ? (CONGA)
6. What film in France was known as (with a French accent) Orange Mécanique ?
(A CLOCKWORK ORANGE)
7. ‘You got to pick a pocket or two’ is a song from which musical ? (OLIVER)

8. What word is used for singing without musical instruments ? (ACAPELLA)

9. In the 2006 film Night At The Museum, which English actor played the Roman soldier Octavius ?
(STEVE COOGAN)
10. In Badminton, what is also known as the ‘birdy’ ? (SHUTTLECOCK)

11. Which X-Factor winner has been sacked by Simon Cowell over shocking ‘song lyrics glorifying
terrorism’ ? (JAMES ARTHUR)
12. Edward Logan & William S. Preston are the full names of the characters from which 1989 comedy
film ? (BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE) Bill (William) & Ted (Edward)
13. What US state is named after a French King ? (LOUISIANNA) Louis XIV

14. What 8-letter word is used for the one-word song title of the 1996 dance craze ?
(MACARENA) [Lois Del Rio]
15. Which athletics event is known as the metric mile ? (1,500 MTS)

16. What farm animals are affected with the disease ‘scrapie’ ? (SHEEP & GOATS)

17. Which actor provided the voice of Sully in Monsters Inc. ? (JOHN GOODMAN)

18. After leaving the army as a US paratrooper, which musician became a guitarist for Wilson
Pickett, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson & the Isley Brothers then died in 1970 ? (JIMI HENDRIX)
19. Formed in 1990, who were known as the Three Tenors ?
(PLACIDO DOMINGO JOSE CARRERAS LUCIANO PAVAROTTI)
Here’s an odd question
20. How many different British Prime Ministers have there been during Simon Cowell’s life ? (10)
born in 1957……Macmillan, Douglas-Home, Wilson, Heath, Callaghan, Thatcher, Major, 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. In what film does Keanu Reeves say “I know Kung Fu”, was it The Matrix or Bill & Ted’s excellent
adventure ? (THE MATRIX)
2. What type of creature is the Eastern European, Šarplaninac ?, is it a dog, cat or rat ? (DOG)
3. ‘Elfmeter’ is the German word for tape measure, true or false ? (FALSE)
[Elfmeter is German for penalty kick]
4. If you are ‘eructating’, what are you doing ?, burping or farting ? (BURPING)
[the word comes from the Old English word ‘feortan’ which means ‘to break wind.’]
5. In 1967, Elvis Presley married Pricilla in Las Vegas, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. What’s the national animal of India ?, elephant or tiger ? (TIGER)

7. The tune ‘The Liberty bell’ was the theme tune to which old TV comedy sketch show ?, was it….
Not the 9 o’clock News or Monty Python’s Flying Circus ? (MONTY PYTHON)
8. What is the national colour of Ireland ?, blue or green ? (BLUE)
[it’s called St Patrick’s blue]
9. The Sheffield Half Marathon descended into chaos recently after it was cancelled at the last
second because there wasn’t enough drinking water for runners, true or false ? (TRUE)
10. What is the national animal of Scotland ?, Red Deer or Unicorn ? (UNICORN)
[the unicorn has been a Scottish heraldic symbol since the 12th century when it was used on an
early form of the Scottish coat of arms by William I]
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Tie-Break:- In 1900, Johann Hurlinger walked from Vienna to Paris on his hands, how many days did
it take him ? (55 DAYS)

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