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Trivia Quiz Week 37 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 37 2014

1. What form of entertainment is compered by a ‘ringmaster’ ? (CIRCUS) or horse show.

2. The Diddymen were made famous by which comedian ? (KEN DODD)

3. What meat is traditionally used in Lancashire hotpot ? (LAMB) or mutton.

4. How many engines does a Boeing 737 have ? (2)

5. Which Mr Man wears his hat upside down ? (MR TOPSY TURVY)

6. Which comedians are the 2 regular contestants on the TV show, ‘8 out of 10 does Countdown’ ?
7. In the nursery rhyme, what was Little Jack Horner eating ? (CHRISTMAS PIE)
[Little Jack Horner Sat in the corner, eating a Christmas pie, he put in his thumb, and pulled out a plum, and said ‘what a good boy am I]
8. Matzo’s is a crisp unleavened bread which is traditionally eaten during which Jewish holiday ?
9. What lubricant is secreted from your Lacrimal gland ? (TEARS)

10. Which woman connects the films James Bond, Mad Max & the musical Tommy ? (TINA TURNER)
[Goldeneye theme, ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome), the Acid Queen in Tommy]
11. Queen Rat is a character in what traditional pantomime ? (DICK WHITTINGTON)

12. What 9-letter word is the old name for sulphur ? (BRIMSTONE)
13. What is the official language of Brazil ? (PORTUGUESE)

14. What organ allows baby newts to breathe underwater ? (GILLS)

15. The Bollywood film industry is based in what city ? (MUMBAI) Bombay.

16. In what decade was the last nationwide outbreak of foot & mouth in the UK ? (2000s)
17. Sandra Bullock first played FBI agent Gracie Hart in what film ? (MISS CONGENIALITY)

18. In individual medley swimming races, which stroke is swum first ? (BUTTERFLY)
[butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle]
19. What is the main ingredient added to water to make Scotch whisky ? (BARLEY) malted

20. ‘I mean it, when I analyze the stench -To me it makes a lot of sense’ are lyrics from which

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. Hollywood actor Steven Segal attained a 7th dan degree in which martial art ? was it Aikido,
Karate or Tai-Chi ? (AIKIDO)
2. Which Welsh singer first recorded the Tina Turner song ‘Simply The Best’ ?, was it Bonnie Tyler,
Cerys Matthews or Shirley Bassey ? (BONNIE TYLER)
3. Who was Herbert Hoover ?, a US president ? or the inventor of the upright carpet cleaner ?
4. Boiled sweets were invented by James Murray Spangler, true or false ? (FALSE)
[he invented the Hoover carpet cleaner]
5. How many times was Dick Whittington Mayor of London ?, 2, 3 or 4 times ? (4 TIMES)
[In 1397 he become the new mayor, was re-elected the following year, and again for 1406-7 & 1419-20. This made him Mayor of London four times]
6. The name ‘Hippocampus’ is the Latin word for stables, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s a part of the brain or a mythical sea creature]
7. The keyboard player from which band wrote the Michael Jackson songs Rock With You, Off The
Wall & Thriller ?, is it Real Thing, Heatwave or KC & Sunshine Band ? (HEATWAVE) Rod Temperton.
8. The last Chancellor of the Exchequer to become Prime Minister was John Major, true or false ?
(FALSE) was Gordon Brown.
9. Which country has the largest Spanish-speaking population in the world ?, Mexico, USA or Spain ?
10. Which form of martial art from the Far-East can be translated as approximately meaning
‘supreme ultimate fist ‘ ?, is it Aikido, Karate or Tai-Chi ? (TAI CHI)

Tie-Break:- What is the cheapest adult season ticket for FC United of Manchester ? (£100)

Trivia Quiz Week 36 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 36 2014

1. In the recent Great North Run half marathon, who became the first British man to win the race in
29 years ? (MO FARRAH)
2. What 7-worded reply is the answer to the question in the first verse of the nursery rhyme about
‘black sheep’ ? (YES SIR, YES SIR, THREE BAGS FULL) Baa Baa Black Sheep.
3. What is the name of the first female Smurf ? (SMURFETTE)

4. What is the name of the island on which International Rescue are based ? (TRACY ISLAND)

5. Which 2 actors play an elderly Gay couple in the current TV sit-com ‘Vicious’ ?
6. Who was elected president of South Africa in 1994 ? (NELSON MANDELLA)

7. How many different flavours are there in a bag of Revels ? (6)
[orange, raisin, caramel-toffee, maltesers, coffee, chocolate]
8. Which football manager did Michael Sheen portray in the film ‘The Damned United’ ?
9. In which decade did Phil ‘the power’ Taylor first become World Darts Champion ? (1990s) 1990.

10. Famous for his moustache, 35 yr old Comedian, actor & TV presenter, Robert Simpson, is better
known by what name ? (RUFUS HOUND)
11. In 2006, Charles Kennedy resigned from which political party ? (LIBERAL DEMOCRAT)

12. How many millions in one billion ? (ONE THOUSAND)
[the English billion is now the same as the American]
13. Which 2 singers had hits with ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ ?
14. Which singing duo has the first names Arthur & Paul ? (SIMON & GARFUNKEL)

15. How many points are awarded for second place in Formula 1 ? (18) 25-1st, 15-3rd.

16. Which actor connects Michael Jackson with the film Edward Scissorhands ? (VINCENT PRICE)
[Father of Edward Scissorhands & narrator on ‘Thriller’]
17. Which part of the Far-East is sometimes called ‘the roof of the world’ ? (TIBET)
[it stands 3 miles above sea level]
18. Which country won the last 5-Nations Rugby Cup in 1999 ? (SCOTLAND)

19. In which sport is the Millennium Trophy contested for, annually by Ireland & England ?
(RUGBY UNION) [as part of the Six Nations Championship]
20. Which 17th century architect was professor of astronomy at Oxford ? (CHRISTOPHER WREN)

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 giant panda is the national animal of China, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. In 2009, which football club were relegated from League 2, losing football league status for the
1st time in 89yrs ?, was it Leicester City, Luton Town or Litchfield ? (LUTON TOWN)
3. There is a condition which can affect darts players, & severely damage their performance, the
condition is called ‘Dartitis’ true or false ? (TRUE) Eric Bristow has it
4. How many times did William Gladstone serve as Prime minister ?, 2,3 or 4 times ? (4) [1868, 1880, 1885, 1892]
5. Bob Marley died of cancer which started off in his toe, true or false ? (TRUE)
[doctors discovered a malignant melanoma in his toe, they recommended amputation but he refused for religious reasons. it then spread which
ultimately caused his death.]
6. Who is the youngest member of Girls Aloud ? (NICOLA ROBERTS) 28.
[Sarah & Kimberley-32, Cheryl-31, Nadine-29, Nicola-28]
7. Which Spanish city is nearest to Portugal ?, is it Barcelona, Madrid or Seville ? (SEVILLE)

8. In which sport must a shot be attempted within 24 seconds ? (also known as the 24 second shot),..
is it Basketball, Croquet or Polo ? (BASKETBALL)
9. Who or what is ‘rufous hornero’ ?, is it a South American bird or the pen name of an English
comedian, actor & TV presenter, famous for his moustache ? (SOUTH AMERICAN BIRD)
10. The snow leopard is the national animal of Afghanistan, true or false ? (TRUE)


Tie-Break:- In 2010, how many million members of Facebook were there ? (500 MILLION)

Trivia Quiz Week 35 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 35 2014

1. In school, what are known as the ‘three R’s’ ? (READING, WRITING, ARITHMATIC)
[reading, riting, rithmatic]
2. How many dancers accompanied Beyonce on her video ‘Single Ladies’ ? (2)

3. Which ‘talent’ show did Girls Aloud win ? (full name) (POP STARS, THE RIVALS)

4. The Argentinean lady, Eva Peron was the inspiration for the story behind which Andrew Lloyd
Webber musical ? (EVITA)
5. Which Greek word when translated means ‘I have found it’ ? (EUREKA)

6. Which dessert, when translated means ‘burnt cream’ ? (CREME BRULEE)

7. In Star Trek, what planet did Spock come from ? (VULCAN)

8. In football, what is the height of the goal in feet ? (8ft)

9. Who succeeded John Major as Prime minister ? (TONY BLAIR) 1997.

10. What is the Royal Navy’s equivalent of the British Army’s SAS ? (S.B.S.)
[Special Boat Services]
11. What type of bird was used to detect harmful gases in British coal mines ? (CANARY)

12. Which company makes the once, very fashionable cologne ‘Brut’ ? (FABERGE)
13. How many teams won their opening games on the 1st day of the 2014 Premiership ? (5) see below.

14. Starbucks opened its first coffee shop in the USA (Seattle) in 1971 but in what decade did the
first one open in the UK ? (1990s) 1998 in London.
1. 15. What two-worded noun describes a right-angled triangular plate for drawing lines ?
16. From which 90s No1 song would you hear the word pussycat and the places, Japan, New York &
Milan ? (I’M TOO SEXY) Right Said Fred.
17. Which of these talent competitions appeared on British TV first ?, New Faces, Thank Your Lucky
Stars or Opportunity Knocks ? (THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS)
18. What material is made by buffing the flesh side of a tanned animal hide ? (SUEDE)

19. What 5-letter word can be a style of beard and the name of a classical composer ? (VERDI)

20. How many previous managers of the England football team are still alive ? (7)
(not including the current one and not counting caretaker managers)
1-Graham Taylor,
2-Terry Venables,
3-Glenn Hoddle,
4-Kevin Keegan,
5-Sven Goran-Eriksson,
6-Steve McLaren,
7-Fabio Capello.
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. Which spice is the lightest in colour ?, saffron or turmeric ? (TURMERIC)
[turmeric is yellow, saffron is red]
2. In the Bible, Jesus was born a Christian, true or false ? (FALSE) he was a Jew.

3. After their break-up, which of the Beatles was the first to have a UK solo No1 single ? (GEORGE)
[My Sweet Lord] Jan 1971.
4. There are 2 villages in Devon, one is called ‘Little Willie’ & one is called ‘Big Willie’, true or false ?
5. What type of British species of creatures include noctule & barbastelle ?, is it bat, newt or owl ?
6. ‘Escape’ & ‘One In Seven’ were fragrances sponsored by actor Steve McQueen, true or false?
7. In the Bible, what is the 8th commandment ?, thou shalt not kill or thou shall not steal ? (STEAL)
[‘kill’ is the 6th commandment]
8. Which Frank from the 50s released a song in the 80s entitled ‘Stockport’ ?, was it Frank Ifield,
Frankie Laine or Frankie Vaughan ? (FRANKIE VAUGHAN)
9. Coronation St is the longest-running show on British TV, true or false ? (FALSE)
[The Sky At Night-1957. Coronation St-1960]
10. The JLS single, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ features which other performer ?, is it Florida, Jay Z or
Tinie Tempah ? (TINIE TEMPAH)


Tie-Break:- How many cricket bats can be made from a 15-year old willow tree ? (15)

Man Utd 1 – 2 Swansea FT
Leicester 2 – 2 Everton FT
QPR 0 – 1 Hull FT
Stoke 0 – 1 Aston Villa FT
West Brom 2 – 2 Sunderland FT
West Ham 0 – 1 Tottenham FT
Arsenal 2 – 1 Crystal Palace FT

Trivia Quiz Week 34 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 34 2014

1. In what district of London is the annual summer carnival held ? (NOTTING HILL)

2. Which Irish comedian is married to TV presenter Cat Deeley ? (PATRICK KIELTY)

3. In Scotland, what are ‘tatties & neeps’ ? (POTATOES & TURNIPS)

4. Which 43 yr old actor connects Sherlock, the Hobbit, Shaun of the Dead & the Office ?
5. Sémillon is a variety of which fruit ? (GRAPE)

6. What type of creature is the African Oryx ? (ANTELOPE)

7. Which musical is loosely based on an 1893 novel by HG Wells ? (WAR OF THE WORLDS)

8. In the book, Robinson Crusoe named his native friend after which day of the week? (FRIDAY)
[Man Friday]
9. Which monarch was on the throne when Vehicle tax was introduced ? (QUEEN VICTORIA) 1888.

10. What common drug is naturally extracted from the bark of willow trees ? (ASPIRIN)

11. By changing the position of only one letter, what 8-letter word turns from a marine mammal to
a marine reptile ? (PORPOISE/TORTOISE)
12. ‘Soccer Aid’ is a charity event played biennially at Old Trafford by celebrities & ex football
players, and was created in 2006 by which singer ? (ROBBIE WILLIAMS)
13. What letter is replaced by a ‘W’ in the Welsh alphabet ? (U)

14. What were inscribed on the tablets contained in the arc of the covenant ?
15. Which 8-peice pop group from the 70s comprised of 6 family members ? (THE DOOLEYS)
[the Osmond’s were a at most, a 7-peice band]
16. Which are the only 2 separate pieces that can move at the start of a game of chess ?
17. Which branch of the British armed forces stormed the Iranian Embassy in 1980 in London which
ended the siege and released all hostages ? (SAS)
18. Which Beatles song was inspired by a children’s home in Liverpool ?
19. In the English written language, what 3-letter word describes a ‘tittle’ ? (DOT)
[it’s the name for the dot over the letters i & j]
20. Who am I ?…..I have a golf handicap of 2, I write & sing rock songs, I was discovered by Frank
Zappa and my autobiography is titled ‘Golf Monster’, who am I ? (ALICE COOPER)

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. Which of these is a mountain in North America ?, mount Whitney or mount Houston ? (WHITNEY)
[Mt. Whiney in California……. Mount Houston is a community in north central Harris County, Texas]
2. The world’s largest antelope is the African Oryx, true or false ? (FALSE)
[the largest antelope is the Eland]
3. What has been voted the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2.?, is it Whole
Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin), Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns & Roses) or Layla (Derek & the Dominoes) ?
4. What do Britney Spears, One Direction & Justin Bieber have named after them ?, is it perfume or
roses ? (PERFUME)
5. Which creature has the largest eyes in the world ?, is it a squid or a blue whale ? (SQUID)

6. The word ‘assassin’ was first used in writing by William Shakespeare, true or false ? (TRUE)

7. What is a ‘cor Anglaise’ ?, is it a French Dessert, an African Snake or a musical instrument ?
(MUSICAL INSTRUMENT) a woodwind instrument very similar to an oboe.
8. What is Britain’s most common bird of prey ?, is it the magpie, kestrel or buzzard ? (BUZZARD) [magpies are not classed as birds of prey]
9. TV’s Family Fortunes is based on the 1970s American game show Family Feud, true or false ?
(TRUE) 1976.
10. Which entertainer has been banned in the Dominican Republic because they “undertake acts that
go against morals & customs, which are punishable by law” ?, is it Miley Cyrus or Rolf Harris ?

Tie-Break:- How many hours was Britney Spears married to Jason Alexander ? (55 HOURS)

Top 10 guitar riffs
Title Artist
Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
Sweet Child O’Mine Guns ‘N’ Roses
Back in Black AC/DC
Smoke On The Water Deep Purple
Layla Derek and The Dominoes
How Soon Is Now? The Smiths
Down Down Status Quo
Money For Nothing Dire Straits
You Really Got Me The Kinks
Money Pink Floyd

Trivia Quiz Week 33 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 33 2014

1. What is the common abbreviation for the Tokyo Institute of Technology ? (TIT)

2. What species of bird can be long-tailed, bearded & great ? (TIT)

3. What were the 3 initials of the business on the side of the company car in Only Fools & Horses’ ?
(TIT) [Trotter’s Independent Trading]
4. Which species is the world’s most common nocturnal bird ? (OWL)

5. In American financial circles, what do the initials NYSE stand for ?
6. In temperature scales, what does the letter ‘K’ stand for ? (KELVIN)
[The Kelvin temperature scale was the brainchild of Belfast-born British inventor & scientist William Thomson — also known as Lord Kelvin]
7. Which character did Cathy Staff play in the TV series ‘Last of the summer wine’ ?
8. Caernarfon airport overlooks which sea ? (IRISH SEA)

9. Which supermodel married The Kills guitarist Jamie Hince in 2011 ? (KATE MOSS)

10. In the film ‘Castaway’, what was the name of the parcel company that Chuck Noland worked for
before being stranded on an island after a plane crash ? (FEDEX)
11. Which actor connects the films Speed, Super Mario Bros, Apocalypse Now & the TV series 24 ?
12. What sport features an event called the ‘omnium’ ? (CYCLING)

13. Fly, bantam, feather, light, what comes next in the 8 original British boxing weight divisions ? (WELTERWEIGHT) see below for the current list.
14. What type of raptor is also known as the duck hawk ? (PEREGRINE FALCON)

15. What imitation diamond is named from a phrase meaning ‘pebble of the Rhine’ ? (RHINESTONE)

16. What archaeological age preceded the bronze age ? (STONE AGE)

17. Before joining the Rolling Stones, which member were in the groups, the Birds & the Faces ?
18. What 10-letter word is the name given to the organ that stops food going into your lungs ?
19. In the film Grease, which character sang the song ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ ? (SANDY)

20. If you add the original line-up of the Killers, Bananarama with Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons,
add a duck & a crutch in bingo, then subtract the outer bull on a dartboard what do you get ?
Killers 4
Bananarama 3
F Valli, four seasons 4
duck & a crutch 27
38 minus the outer bull 25 = 13

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 first actor to play the character Hannibal Lecter was a Scotsman, true or false ? (TRUE)
[Brian Cox in Manhunter]
2. In Star Trek, what alien race comes from the planet Kronos ?, is it the Cardassians, the Klingons
or the Romulans ? (KLINGONS)
3. The Romans called which country ‘Cambria’ ?, was it England, Scotland or Wales ? (WALES)

4. How many bodies of water in the world are called ‘oceans’, 4, 5 or 6 ? (5)
[Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, Arctic]……….see below.
5. Who was born last ?, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift or Emma Watson ? (MILEY CYRUS) 1992.
[Taylor Swift-1989. Emma Watson-1990.]
6. What journalist & TV presenter wrote the book, ‘The English’ ?, was it Jeremy Paxman or Simon
7. The renminbi is the main currency of China, true or false ? (TRUE) aka Yuan.

8. Which comedy actor wrote the children’s book ‘Gangster Granny’ ?, was it Spike Milligan or David
Walliams ? (DAVID WALLIAMS) 2011.
9. Which music festival in 1969 featured The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan ?, was in
Glastonbury, Isle of Wight or Woodstock ? (ISLE OF WIGHT)
10. Guitarist Steve Lukather of the band Toto was the opening guitarist of the Michael Jackson
song ‘Beat It’, true or false ? (TRUE)
[Eddie Van Halen played the solo]
The Southern Ocean comprises the southernmost waters of the World Ocean, generally taken to be south of 60°S latitude and encircling Antarctica. As such, it is regarded as the fourth-largest of the five principal oceanic divisions.

Boxing weight limits:
Heavyweight Lightweight
Super featherweight (jnr light) Cruiserweight
Featherweight Light heavyweight
Super bantamweight (jnr feather) Super middleweight
Bantamweight Middleweight
Super flyweight (jnr bantam) Light middleweight(super welter)
Flyweight Welterweight
Light flyweight Light welterweight (super light)
Straw weight (mini fly or minimum)

Tie-Break:- How many countries competed at the recent European Athletics Championships in
Zurich ? (50)

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