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Quiz Week 23 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 23 2014

1. Which actress played the main character in ‘Legally Blonde’ ? (REESE WITHERSPOON)

2. According to the Rod Stewart album title, every ‘what’ tells a story ? (PICTURE)

3. What colour goes before velvet and after electric ? (BLUE)

4. Who was runner-up when the boyband Collabro recently won the final of Britain’s Got Talent ?
(LUCY KAY) Opera singer.
5. Which children’s TV show starts with the opening line ‘are you ready to play’ ? (TWEENIES)

6. Alpha Romeo is owned by which Italian car company ? (FIAT)

7. The name of what soft drink is ‘T’ in the phonetic alphabet ? (TANGO)

8. Which daily tabloid features the cartoon strip Fred Bassett ? (DAILY MAIL)

9. In the 1990s, Noel’s House party was set in Crickley Bottom, it was then built as a theme park in
which Lancashire resort ? (MORECAMBE)
10. Which former Manchester United captain sarcastically called some fans ‘the prawn sandwich
brigade’ ? (ROY KEEN)
11. In motoring, generally what shape are the road signs that give orders ? (CIRCLES) round.

12. Which actor connects Last Of The Summer Wine and Wallace & Gromit ? (PETER SALIS)
13. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, what four-letter word describes a lower-class
person typified by brash, loutish behaviour & the wearing of real or imitation designer clothes ? (CHAV)
14. In the 70s TV series, what type of animal was ‘the littlest hobo’ ? (DOG)

15. What do the Americans call what we call a tramp ? (HOBO)

16. What is the maximum capacity size engine of a motorbike that a rider can use with L plates ?
17. ‘Buy a jumbo jet and then bury all your clothes’ is the last line from which 1986 novelty No1 ?
(THE CHICKEN SONG) Spitting Image.
18. What ice hockey trophy was 1st called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup ? (STANLEY CUP)

19. An embolism is the name given to an obstruction by a blood clot in what ? (ARTERY)

20. Which 2001 film describes the story of a young woman dumped by her boyfriend then decides to
follow him to law school to get him back, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she
ever imagined ? (LEGALLY BLONDE)

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. You must be least 50 years old to go on a Saga Holiday, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. In the career of actor Jon Pertwee, what character did he play first ?, Dr Who or Worzel
Gummidge ? (DR WHO) 1970-74. Worzel Gummidge 1979-81.
3. By law, a red rear reflector and a pair of pedal reflectors must be fitted to a bicycle ?, true or
false ? (TRUE) (if manufactured after 1985).
4. Which Stevie Wonder song has been chosen as the soundtrack to the BBC’s World Cup coverage?,
is it…..Another Star, Masterblaster or Uptight ? (ANOTHER STAR)
5. Victoria was the English Queen when the Commonwealth Games, formerly known as the
British Empire Games was first staged, true or false ? (FALSE) it was George V (1930).
6. Who holds the Guinness world record for tap dancing 35 taps in 1 second ?, is it Gene Kelly,
Roy Castle or Michael Flatley ? (MICHAEL FLATLEY)
7. Actor & quiz presenter Bradley Walsh appeared in the 1996 Danny Boyle film Trainspotting as a
gameshow host, true or false ? (FALSE) it was Dale Winton.
8. When attached to the backboard, the upper edge of a basketball hoop must measure exactly
how many feet above the floor ?, is it 8, 9 or 10 feet ? (10 FEET)
9. It is illegal to carry any type of amphibian on public transport in Cyprus, true or false ? (FALSE)

10. The city of Columbus is the capital and the largest city of the American State of Ohio, true or
false ? (TRUE)

Tie-Break:- How many teams participated in the very first British Empire Games
(Commonwealth Games) in 1930 ? (11)

1. Australia
2. Bermuda
3. British Guiana
4. Canada
5. England
6. Ireland
7. Newfoundland
8. New Zealand
9. Scotland
10. South Africa
11. Wales

Quiz Week 22 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 22 2014

1. “I see dead people”, is a famous line from which Bruce Willis film ? (THE SIXTH SENSE)

2. Which magician shares his name with a Dickens character ? (DAVID COPPERFIELD)

3. In Coronation Street, Phillip Lowrie has played which character since 1960 ? (DENNIS TANNER)

4. Which Radio 2 DJ shares his name with a brand of whisky ? (JOHNNIE WALKER)

5. Who was known as ‘the lady with the lamp’ ? (FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE)

6. In 2011, which ex-Manchester United captain became Sky’s chief football pundit ?
7. What 2-word phrase means the only part of the retina not sensitive to light ? (BLIND SPOT)

8. What was Pierce Brosnan’s first James Bond film ? (GOLDENEYE)

9. Which US city is famous for its Mardi Gras celebrations ? (NEW ORLEANS)

10. The song, ‘If I Were A Rich Man’ comes from which musical ? (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF)

11. Mustique is one of which group of islands ? (CARIBBEAN ISLANDS)
(a small private island, part of St Vincent & the Grenadines. the island is one of a group of islands in the West Indies)
12. Who was British Prime Minister when England won the football World Cup ? (HAROLD WILSON)
13. Boxer Carl Froch world champion at which weight category ? (SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT)
14. What war took place between 1642 & 1651 ? (ENGLISH CIVIL WAR)

15. How many grams are there in one kilogram ? (1,000)

16. The new Tom Cruise film ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ and Keifer Sutherlands new series of 24 were both
filmed mainly in which English city ? (LONDON)
17. Which US pop star runs a website called ‘Little Monsters’ ? (LADY GAGA)

18. In 1911, which famous scientist received her 2nd Nobel prize ? (MARIE CURIE)

19. Berry Gordy is the founder of which iconic American record label ? (TAMLA MOTOWN)

20. Who wrote the famous poem ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’ ? (WILLIAM WORDSWORTH)
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

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. Pyro is the Italian word for fire, true or false ? (FALSE) pyro is the Greek word for fire.
[‘fouco’ is the Italian word for fire]
2. At the annual World black pudding throwing championships in Ramsbottom, what are the targets ?,
are they Cheshire cheeses, Lancashire hotpots or Yorkshire puddings ? (YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS)
3. When Dennis Taylor beat Steve Davis on the final black to become World Snooker Champion in
1985, his prize money was a mere £10,000, true or false ? (FALSE) he got £60,000
4. Which Scottish leader was also known as the ‘young pretender’ ?, was it William Wallace,
Robert the Bruce or Bonnie Prince Charlie ? (BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE) Charles Edward Stuart
5. A 51 yr old man from Scotland was recently given 3 years probation for having sex…….with his
bicycle, true or false ? (TRUE)
6. What was created by French fashion designer Roger Vivier in 1954 ?, was it false eyelashes,
padded shoulders or stiletto heels ? (STILETTO HEELS)
7. In what decade did the Carpenters have their 1st US No1 single ?, was it the 60s or 70s ? (70s)
[1972 – Close To You]
8. The M25 is Britain’s longest continuous motorway, true or false ? (FALSE) M6. (226.7 miles)

9. Which country’s name stems from a native word meaning village or settlement ?, is it Canada or
Australia ? (CANADA)
10. Sydney is the largest city of the Australian state of Victoria, true or false ? (FALSE)
[Melbourne is in Victoria, Sydney is in New South Wales]

Tie-Break:- Lady Mary Soames, the last surviving child of wartime leader Winston Churchill,
recently died at what age ? (91)

Quiz Week 21 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 21 2014

1. What single item connects a policeman, an orchestra conductor & a relay runner ? (BATON)

2. Which Disney character is often used to describe an inferior product or job ? (MICKEY MOUSE)

3. Which Cluedo character shares her name with a bird ? (MRS PEACOCK)

4. What Mexican flatbread has a name meaning ‘little cake’ ? (TORTILLA)

5. What type of creature is a gudgeon ? (FISH)
[it’s a small British freshwater fish]
6. What did Tonto call the Lone Ranger ? (KEMOSABE)

7. According to a Brazilian bossa nova classic, who was….’tall & tan & young & lovely’ ?
8. In which daily newspaper could you read about the adventures of Rupert the bear ?
9. According to recent newspapers, who is currently the richest sportsman (not ex) in Britain ?
(LEWIS HAMILTON) £68 million.
10. How many millilitres make up 1 tablespoon ? (17) 17.7581714 (UK) 15 in USA.

11. Which film features a group of U.S. soldiers that go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper
whose brothers have been killed in action ? (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN)
12. The chemical company AstraZeneca recently rejected a bid offer of £69 billion from which
American company ? (PFIZER)
13. How many times did Sean Connery play James Bond (in film) ? (7) see list below.

14. What sea is at the northern end of the Suez canal ? (MEDETERRANEAN)

15. Which Stuart King was succeeded by 2 of his daughters ? (JAMES II)
[Queen Anne & Queen Mary II]
16. In metres, how high from the ground is the crossbar in Rugby ? (3 METRES)
[both the same in League & Union]
17. What is the more common name for the ‘Astrophysics Centre’ in Cheshire ? (JODRELL BANK)

18. What word connects the words, bull, green & gold ? (FINCH)

19. In Greek mythology, who was born when Cronus cut off Uranus’s genitals and threw them into
the sea ? (APHRODITE)
20. What is the Mediterranean sea’s third largest island ? (CYPRUS)

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 Damien Hurst sculpture was recently auctioned for £8.9 million ?, was it a chicken covered
in diamonds or a mammoth covered in gold ? (MAMMOTH)
2. A ‘cockapoo’ is a cross between a cocker spaniel & a poodle, true or false ? (TRUE)

3. A cat in Bournemouth is in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s oldest cat, she’s 24 so
how old is that in human years ?, is it 104 or 114 or 124yrs ? (114)
4. A ‘taikonaught’ is the name given to a Chinese astronaut, true or false ? (TRUE)

5. How many landlocked countries are there in South America ?, 2, 3 or 4 ? (2)
[Bolivia & Paraguay] weirdly, they both have navy’s.
6. Australia have won every Rugby League World Cup final during the 80s & 90s, true or false ?
7. Who claims he can solve a Rubik’s cube in 1min, 30secs ?, is it Ed Milliband, David Milliband or the
lead singer from the Steve Miller Band ? (ED MILLIBAND)
8. ‘It’s a Long Way To Tipperary’ is a song that was written in a pub in Stalybridge, true or false ?
(TRUE) in the Plough.
9. Which of these groups never had a UK No1 single ?, Animals, Kinks or the Who ? (THE WHO)
[Kinks – You Really Got Me. Animals – House Of The Rising Sun]
10. What is an ‘AKB 48’ ?, is it a new handgun designed to be used only by its owner or the world’s
largest pop group from Japan of 48 members ? (POP GROUP)

Tie-Break:- How many teeth does a normal adult cat have ? (30)

Bond films featuring Sean Connery.
1. Dr No,
2. From Russia with love,
3. Goldfinger,
4. Thunderball,
5. You only live twice,
6. Diamonds are forever
7. Never say never again

Trivia Quiz Week 20 2014

1. Which country won the recent Eurovision Song Contest ? (AUSTRIA)
[Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst]
2. Which ex-singer plays Michelle Connor in Coronation Street ? (KYM MARSH)

3. What word goes before ‘tip’ & after ‘green’ ? (FLY)

4. Which comedy drama is set on Manchester’s Chatsworth estate ? (SHAMELESS)

5. The River Irwell separates which 2 cities ? (MANCHESTER & SALFORD)

6. Which Frenchman wrote the Three Musketeers ? (ALEXANDRE DUMAS)

7. In chess, checkmate occurs when which piece has no escape from ‘check’ ? (THE KING)

8. Who was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo ? (NAPOLEON)

9. The disease ‘sleeping sickness’ is found mainly on what continent ? (AFRICA)
[African trypanosomiasis, commonly known as sleeping sickness, is a disease spread by an infected tsetse fly]
10. In education, what do the initials GCSE stand for ?
11. Which footballer was recently voted Manchester United’s ‘Player’s Player of the Year’ ?, was it…
Wayne Rooney, David De Gea or Ryan Giggs ? (DAVID DE GEA) goalkeeper.
12. Dr Henry Walton Jones is better known by which film character ? (INDIANA JONES)
13. ‘Defying Gravity’ & ‘I’m Not That Girl’ are songs from which popular musical ? (WICKED)
[the untold story of the witches of Oz]
14. Which R&B singer is currently in jail for assaulting his ex girlfriend Rihanna ? (CHRIS BROWN)

15. Dr Kananga was a villain in which 1970s Bond film ? (LIVE & LET DIE)

16. What is the capital of India ? (NEW DELHI)

17. Which former Wimbledon women’s tennis champion appeared on ‘I’m a Celebrity’ ?
18. What famous detective/crime writer was the first goalkeeper & a founder of Portsmouth
United Football Club ? (ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE) creator of Sherlock Holmes.
19. What took 17 yrs to build, is 31.4 miles long with a cost of £9.5 billion ? (CHANNEL TUNNEL)

20. If all the numbers on a dartboard were Roman numerals and if you hit XIX with your 1st dart,
XVII with your 2nd dart and IX with your 3rd dart, what would be your total score ? (45)
[XIX-19, XVII-17, IX-9]

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 famous bell was cast in London’s Whitechapel foundry in 1858 ?, was it Big Ben or the
the American Liberty Ball ? (BIG BEN)
2. How many times did Joe Frazier fight Muhammad Ali ?, once, twice or 3 times ? (3 TIMES)
[1971, 1974, 1975]
3. Winston Churchill was British Prime Minister at the outbreak of the 2nd World War, true or false?
(FALSE) Neville Chamberlain, 1937-1940 [the war started in 1939]
4. In what decade were O-Levels replaced by GCSE’s ?, was it the 70s, 80s or 90s ? (1980s) 86.

5. Canada celebrates Thanksgiving Day, true or false ? (TRUE)
[the 2nd Monday in October, USA is the 4th Thursday in November]
6. Who was the 1st wife of Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans ?, Billy Piper or Carol McGiffin ?
7. In what year was the tea bag invented ?, was it 1907 or 1957 ? (1907)

8. Safariland is the company that makes which type of equipment carried by the British police ?, is it
handcuffs, baton or mobile phone ? (HANDCUFFS)
9. There is an Australian marsupial frog, and the male keeps his tadpoles in a pouch until they turn
into frogs, true or false ? (TRUE) it’s called the pouch frog and is from Queensland.
10. How did Lawrence of Arabia die ?, was he shot by the British, hanged by the Arabs or killed on
a motorbike ? (ON A MOTORBIKE) on a Brough Superior SS100 motorcycle in Dorset, 1935,

Tie-Break:- How many minutes does it take to travel across the Channel Tunnel, from terminal to
terminal ? (35 MINUTES)

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