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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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