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Trivia Quiz Week 29 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 29 2014

1. Cheryl Cole was a singer in which pop group ? (GIRLS ALOUD)

2. Which children’s character was known as ‘the boy who wouldn’t grow up’ ? (PETER PAN)

3. Domingo, Carreras & Pavarotti were collectively known by what name ? (THE 3 TENORS)

4. ‘Because I’m worth it’ is the advertising slogan for what cosmetics company ? (L’OREAL)

5. Dermatology studies which part of the body ? (SKIN)

6. What vegetable is predominantly used to make the German pickle ‘sauerkraut’ ? (CABBAGE)

7. The album cover of which rock band shows a baby swimming underwater ? (NIRVANA)
8. What title of a George Orwell novel are only numbers ? (1984)

9. Which English actress played a woman playing a man, impersonating a woman in the 1982 film
‘Victor Victoria’ ? (JULIE ANDREWS)
10. Which famous author writes her crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith ?
11. Which recently deceased actor played the lead role in the 1969 film ‘Marlowe’ alongside Bruce
12. Which countries national flag displays a blue circle with 27 white five-pointed stars ?
13. What type of creature is a Brazilian short hair ? (CAT)

14. What 2 weapons are mentioned in the first ever UK hit by Thin Lizzy ? (PISTOL & RAPIER)
Whisky In The Jar [‘I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier’] a rapier is a sword.
15. Ex-Man Utd defender Rio Ferdinand has joined which football club for the new season ? (QPR)

16. What is the world’s largest land carnivore ? (POLAR BEAR)

17. According to new research from Ofcom, what programme has overtaken Eastenders as the UK’s
most violent TV soap ? (HOLLYOAKS)
18. What is the closest planet to Earth ? (VENUS)

19. What cabinet position also carries the title….’First Secretary of State’ ?
20. Who had a massive worldwide hit in 1970 with the song ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ ?
(DIANA ROSS) Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell was a hit in 1967.

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. A trident spear has 3 points, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. Which North-West comedian is to switch on this year’s Blackpool illuminations on 29th Aug ?, is it..
John Bishop, Peter Kay or Jason Manford ? (PETER KAY)
3. A piscatarian is the name given to a person who studies fish, true or false ? (FALSE)
[a piscatarian is a vegetarian who also eats fish], a person who studies fish is an ichyologist.
4. Which member of Take That was the first to have a UK number 1 single ?, Gary Barlow, Mark
Owen or Robbie Williams ? (GARY) July 1996, Forever Love.
5. Four cities have hosted the Summer Olympics twice, true or false ? (TRUE)
[Athens, Paris, London & Los Angeles]
6. What material are the 4 lions at the base of Nelson’s Column made from ?, bronze or marble ?
7. Munich stands on the river Rhine, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it stands on the river Isar, north of the Bavarian Alps]
8. In old English legend, which of his knights fell in love with King Arthur’s wife queen Guinevere ?…
was it sir Lancelot, or sir Galahad ? (SIR LANCELOT)
9. The Pussycat Dolls were first formed in 1995, true or false ? (TRUE)
[founded in Los Angeles, California, by choreographer Robin Antin in 1995]
10. What was invented first, the TV remote control or the microwave oven ? (MICROWAVE OVEN)
[TV remote-1956…..microwave oven-1946]
In 1946, the engineer Dr. Percy Le Baron Spencer, who worked for the Raytheon Corporation, was working on magnetrons. One day at work, he had a chocolate bar in his pocket, and found that it had melted. He realized that the microwaves he was working with had caused it to melt. After experimenting, he realized that microwaves would cook foods quickly – even faster than conventional ovens that cook with heat

Tie-Break:- In what year was the very first Tour De France ? (1903)


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