DJ / Quizmaster

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 ?
(GENERAL CERTIFICATE of SECONDARY EDUCATION)
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’ ?
(MARTINA NAVRATILOVA)
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 ?
(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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