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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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