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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)

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