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Quiz Week 27 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 27 2014

1. What is one thing that all wise men, regardless of their religion or politics, agreed is between
heaven and earth ? (THE WORD ‘AND’)
2. What fruit connects a clothing company, a dance studio & Louis Spence ? (PINEAPPLE)

3. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth ? (MT. EVEREST)
[it just hadn’t been discovered]
4. What is the name of the official national anthem of the USA ? (STAR SPANGLED BANNER)

5. What is the official language of the African country of Rwanda ?, is it English, French or
Rwandan ? (FRENCH)
6. From which Yorkshire city did the recent Tour De France start ? (LEEDS)

7. According to the Elvis song, who is the subject of his latest flame ? (MARIE)

8. Which is the only song ever recorded to mention a vegemite sandwich ? (DOWN UNDER)
[by Men At Work]
9. Debbie Rowe is the mother of which singer’s children ? (MICHAEL JACKSON)

10. Which actor connects Blades Of Glory & Zoolander ? (WILL FERRELL)

11. On a Monopoly board, which street shares the same colour as Leicester Square & Piccadilly ?
12. What is the occupation of Jude Law as the title character in the film ‘Alfie’ ? (CHAUFFER)
13. In 2002, who sang with Elton John on his 1976 hit ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’ ?
14. Which Italian pasta when translated means ‘cooking pot’ ?, is it Lasagne, Linguine or Ravioli ?
15. Using the surnames, which Dr Who actor comes second alphabetically ? (TOM BAKER)
[see list below]
16. What is the common name for the cereal grain seed of the monocot plant ? (RICE)

17. Which leader sailed on a yacht with Che Guevara to Cuba to start the communist revolution ?
18. In the Donald Duck stories, what was the name of Donald’s grandfather ?, was it Engelbert or
William ? (ENGELBERT)
19. What is the official trading organization of the UK armed forces ? (NAAFI)
[Navy, Army & Air Force Institutes]
20. Bonnie, Rosie, Lucy, Sally, Darcy & Cotton are the offspring of who ? is it actress Julie Andrews,
actress Julie Walters or Dolly the sheep ? (DOLLY THE SHEEP)

Family Fortunes type questions
(5 points for top answer, 4 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd, 2 points for 4th, 1 point for 5th)
teams are only allowed 1 answer for each question
1. Name someone, besides your family that you see regularly ? top answer for (5 points)- BOSS,
(4)- co-workers, (3)-friends, (2)-, boy/girlfriend ,(1)- postman.
2. Name something dentists put in your mouth ?, top answer for (5 points)-DRILL, (4)-FILLINGS,
3. Name something besides fish in a fish tank ? top answer for (5 points)-WATER,
4. Name something that cools you off in hot weather ? top answer for (5 points)-AIR CON,
5. Name something worn in the summer ? top answer for (5 points)-SWIMSUIT/BIKINI,
6. Name an electrical appliance used in the bathroom ? top answer for (5 points)-HAIR DRYER,
7. Name Something Made Of Rubber ? top answer for (5 points)-TYRE, (4)-RUBBER BAND,
8. Name Something That’s Soft ? top answer for (5 points)-COTTON WOOL, (4)-PILLOW,
9. Name a Walt Disney character ? top answer for (5 points)-MICKEY MOUSE, (4)-DONALD
DUCK, (3)-SNOW WHITE, (2)-DUMBO, (1)-BUGS BUNNY.(although he wasn’t a Disney character)
10. Name something people get more of as they grow older ? top answer for (5 points)-GREY HAIR,

Tie-Break:- In what year was the first motor race held that was classed as Formula 1 ? (1950)

• Series leads:
o Colin Baker (1984–86)
o Tom Baker (1974–81)
• Peter Capaldi (2013–)
• Peter Davison (1981–84)
• Christopher Eccleston (2005)
o William Hartnell (1963–66)
o Sylvester McCoy (1987–89)
o Paul McGann (1996, 2013)
o Jon Pertwee (1970–74)
o Matt Smith (2010–13)
o David Tennant (2005–10)
o Patrick Troughton (1966–69)
o o

Trivia Quiz Week 26 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 26 2014

1. Which female country singer recently performed at Glastonbury ? (DOLLY PARTON)

2. Which female character has a new film released called ‘D’Movie’ ? (MRS BROWN)
[Brendon O’Carroll]
3. In the Disney film Finding Nemo, what type of fish is Nemo ? (CLOWN FISH)

4. How many Giant Pandas live in British zoos ?, 2, 4 or 6 ? (2) both in Edinburgh zoo.

5. Which muscle in the upper arm pulls the forearm closer to the shoulder ? (BICEP)

6. Which ‘girl group’ danced with Diversity as guests in the final of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent ?
7. Which author wrote the Miss Marple mysteries ?, Agatha Christie or Jessica Fletcher ? (AGATHA CHRISTIE)
8. In which city was Lord Of The Rings & Riverdance creator Michael Flatley born ?, was it
Chicago or Cork ? (CHICAGO)
9. In golf, a double bogey is a score of how many strokes over par ? (2)

10. In what decade were yellow tennis balls first used at Wimbledon ?, 1960s, 70s or 80s ? (1980s)
11. Which is the only UK top 20 hit single by Abba that features a male lead vocalist ?
12. A rat named Splinter was the trainer & father figure of which group of superheroes ?
13. The Cochlea is situated specifically where on the human body ? (EAR) inner ear

14. The Zambezi River in Africa flows into what ocean ? (INDIAN OCEAN)

15. What is the official title for the senior judge in the UK ? (LORD CHANCELLOR)

16. Which famous Scotsman owns the luxury hotel, the Cromlix in Stirling ?, is it Andy Murray,
Sean Connery or Calvin Harris ? (ANDY MURRAY)
17. In what state of the American New England states comes last alphabetically ? (VERMONT)
[Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, & Vermont]
18. What group did John Lydon form after leaving the Sex Pistols ? (PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED)

19. What 2 letters can you put in front of a European country to make a F1 racing team ? (M & A)
20. What is the connection between Bryan Ferry, Yoko Ono, Fatboy Slim, Blondie & Dolly Parton ?

Family Fortunes type questions
(5 points for top answer, 4 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd, 2 points for 4th, 1 point for 5th)
teams are only allowed 1 answer for each question
1. Name a famous TV chef ? (1 point) GINO DeCAMPO, (2) DELIA SMITH,
2. Where would most women want to lose weight ? (1) FACE, (2) THIGHS, (3) BOTTOM, (4) HIPS
top answer for (5 points) WAIST
3. Name something you might find in a trunk in the attic ? DOLL (1), LETTERS (2), BOOKS/DIARY
(3),PICTURES/PHOTOS (4), top answer for (5 points) CLOTHES
4. Name a liquid you put in your car ? BRAKE FLUID (1), ANTI-FREEZE (2), WATER (3), OIL (4)
top answer PETROL/DIESEL (5 points)
5. Name a place where people hide things ? BEHIND PICTURES (1 point), BISCUIT TIN (2),
6. Name a well known brand of cider (1) RED ROCK, (2) K, (3) WOODPECKER, (4) MAGNERS,
top answer (5 points) STRONGBOW.
7. Name something you put on a hamburger ? (1 point) CHEESE, (2) PICKLE, (3) MUSTARD,
(4) ONION, (5 points) top answer KETCHUP.
8. Name an occupation associated with cars ? (1point) TRAFFIC WARDEN, (2) RACING DRIVER,
(3) CAR SALESMAN, (4) TAXI DRIVER, (5 points) top answer MECHANIC.
9. Name something you are sure to turn off before leaving the house ? TV (1), LIGHTS (2),
HEATER (3), IRON (4) top answer for COOKER/OVEN (5)
10. Name a reason people give for not leaving a tip ?
TOO POOR (1), LOUSY FOOD (2), NO CHANGE (3), RUDENESS (4) top answer BAD SERVICE (5)

Tie-Break:- How many different species of butterflies breed in Britain ? (59)

Quiz Week 25 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 25 2014

1. How many matches did England play in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil before knowing they couldn’t
go any further in the tournament ? (2)
2. In the Sound of Music, how many brothers were in the Von Trapp family ? (2) Leisl & Kurt.

3. Toffee is predominately made from which 2 ingredients ? (BUTTER & SUGAR)

4. Which song title connects the Village People, The Pet Shop Boys & an 80s pop group from Surrey ?
5. What was the first ocean to be successfully crossed by an aircraft ? (ATLANTIC) 1919.
[Alcock & Brown made the first nonstop flight across, taking 16½ hours, in 1928 Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across]
6. Pink & ruby red are varieties of which fruit ? (GRAPEFRUIT)

7. Which of the Spice Girls was once called ‘misery spice’ by Katie Price ? (POSH SPICE)
[Victoria Beckham]
8. What ‘very’ heavy metal object does a person throw out when they want to use it, but take in when
they don’t want to use it ? (AN ANCHOR)
9. Which TV comedy drama connects Cilla Black, Joan Collins, Janet Street-Porter & Louis Spence ?
10. What is the only freely moveable bone of human the skull ? (MANDIBLE) jawbone.

11. ‘Long Hot Summer’ was a 1983 hit for which group ? (STYLE COUNCIL)

12. Of the 12 creatures depicted in the Chinese calendar, how many of them are mammals ? (9) [rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig. ]
13. Myleen Klass is a DJ on which national radio station ? (CLASSIC FM)

14. “They’re here” is a famous line from which Spielberg film ? (POLTERGUEST) 1982.

15. Who is the maternal grandmother of Peter Phillips ? (THE QUEEN)

16. Dusty Bin was a character in which old TV gameshow ? (321)

17. Pyongyang is the capital city of which Asian country ? (NORTH KOREA)
[Democratic People’s Republic of Korea]….Seoul is capital of South Korea.
18. Which bird features on the logo of the RSPB ? (AVOCET)
[Royal Society for the Protection of Birds]
19. 1,000 centimetres is equal to how many metres ? (10 METRES)

20. On a recent Family Fortunes show, what were the top 5 answers to this question ?, (2 points
for each correct answer)… Name Something That Changes From Green To Yellow ? in reverse

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. Bob Kane was the original artist of which superhero ?, was it Batman or Wonder Woman ?
2. The Spanish word for ‘carrot’ is el carrotto, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s ‘zanahoria’]
3. Who played Patsy Stone’s sister, Jackie in Absolutely Fabulous ?, was it Joan Collins or Kate
O’Mara ? (KATE O’MARA)
4. The name of the dish ‘chilli con carne’ comes from which language ?, Arabic, Italian or Spanish ?
5. Katie Price has been married 3 times, true or false ? (TRUE)
[Peter Andre, Alex Reid, Kieran Hayler]
6. Which singer/songwriter once used the alias ‘Elston Gunn’ ?, was it Bob Dylan, George Harrison or
Elton John ? (BOB DYLAN)
7. John Cadbury first manufactured chocolate bars in the USA in the 19th century, true or false ?
(FALSE) it was Milton Hershey, John Cadbury was English & manufactured in Birmingham, UK.
8. According to Walt Disney, Donald Duck’s grandma was called Elvira Coot, true or false ? (TRUE)

9. Lateral epicondylitis is a medical condition that affects which part of the body ?, is it the neck,
knees or elbows ? (ELBOWS) commonly called ‘tennis elbow’.
10. In San Francisco, it is unlawful to use ‘used’ underwear to wipe off cars in a car wash, true or
false ? (TRUE)

Tie-Break:- According to a recent White House statement, honey bees add approx how much in
value to US agricultural crops ? ($15bn)

Quiz Week 24 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 24 2014

1. Actresses with a surname Lancashire & Derbyshire have appeared in which TV soap ?
(CORONATION STREET) Sarah Lancashire/Eileen Derbyshire.
2. Jack P. Shepherd plays which character in Coronation Street ? (DAVID PLATT)

3. What is the national currency of Kuwait ?, the dinar or the dollar ? (DINAR)

4. What country is the setting for the film ‘Muriel’s Wedding’ ? (AUSTRALIA)

5. The name of which rapper means an alternative strategy if things go wrong ? (PLAN B)

6. What is the professional title of Martin Shaw’s character John Deed ? (JUDGE)

7. Traditionally what type of nuts are used to make pesto sauce ? (PINE NUTS)

8. In 2013, golfer Rory McIlroy signed a 10 year sponsorship deal with which sports company ?
9. Which is further north ?, North Shields or Northampton ? (NORTH SHIELDS)

10. Michelle Williams is/was a singer with which girl group ? (DESTINY’S CHILD)

11. In the Alexandre Dumas novel the 3 Musketeers, who was King of France ? (LOUIS XIV) 14th.

12. What small town in Devon gives its name to a carpet ? (AXMINSTER)

13. Which fictional alien race comes from the planet Skaro ? (THE DALEKS)

14. What chemical element has the atomic number 1 ? (HYDROGEN)

15. Which children’s song features alligators, geese, camels & chimpanzees ?(THE UNICORN SONG)

16. The title of which Arthur Miller play is also a major annual sporting arena ? (THE CRUCIBLE)

17. Which plant introduced from the Far-East is causing problems in the UK due to its roots
cracking foundations of buildings ? (JAPANESE KNOTWEED)
18. Which Eastern European country borders with Germany & Ukraine ? (POLAND)

19. In which decade was the very first text message sent to a mobile phone ? (1990s) 1992.
[the very first message was ‘HAPPY CHRISTMAS’]
20. The Tip of the Horn of Africa is in which country ? (SOMALIA)

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 English scientist Sir Isaac Newton invented the world’s 1st reflective telescope, true or false?
(TRUE) in 1668.
2. Which cartoon series was first shown on the Tracy Ullman Show ?, The Simpsons or South Park ?
3. In Greek mythology, Adidas was a Greek goddess of speed, true or false ? (FALSE)
[Adidas was created by a German called Adi Dassler]
4. Which Prime Minister famously once said “tea is more important than war”, ? was it
Chamberlain or Churchill ? (CHURCHILL)
5. The very first text message sent was ‘HAPPY CHRISTMAS’, true or false ? (TRUE) 1992.

6. The phase of the moon when the visible portion is increasing is called what ?, waxing or waning ?
7. Prince Charles retired from the Royal Navy in the 1970s, true or false ? (TRUE) 1976.

8. African Black, American Black & Pacific Black are 3 types of what water bird ?, ducks, geese or
swans ? (DUCKS)
9. WA12 7NE is the postcode of what Warrington landmark ?, Halliwell Jones Stadium (Warrington
10. How many Stephen King novels have girls names in their title ?, 3, 4 or 5 ? (5)
[1.Carrie, 2.Christine, 3.Dolores Claiborne, 4.Lisey’s Story, 5.Rose Madder]

Tie-Break:- How many muscle segments are in the trunk of an adult Indian elephant ?
(150,000) 150 thousand.

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