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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

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