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Trivia Quiz Week 41 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 41 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. How many engines did the WW2 fighter plane the Spitfire have ? (1)

2. Who are the 2 hosts on Strictly Come Dancing ? (TESS DALY & CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN)

3. What is the first name of Princess Anne’s only son ? (PETER)

4. Manta, sting & electric are 3 types of what fish ? (RAY)

5. In which city does Superman’s alter ego Clark Kent work as a reporter ? (METROPOLIS)

6. In the Metropolitan police force, what do the initials ‘I. A.’ stand for ? (INTERNAL AFFAIRS)

7. Who won series 2 of Pop Idol ? (MICHELLE McMANUS)

8. In distance from the sun, what planet comes between Saturn & Neptune ? (URANUS)

9. In which US state did Elvis Presley die ? (TENNESSEE)
[Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee]
10. Which North West football club are nicknamed ‘the shakers’ ? (BURY)

11. From which musical does the song ‘The Time Warp’ come ? (ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW)

12. What political role did Hugh Grant’s character play in the film Love Actually ?
(PRIME MINISTER) David.
13. Michelle Phillips & Cass Elliott were one half of which 60s pop group ? (MAMAS & PAPAS)

14. Which is the only pop group that appears on the new BBC music video of the Beach Boys song….
God Only Knows ? (ONE DIRECTION)
15. Which former Prime Minister was a media tycoon, a cable TV network owner, an avid AC Milan fan
& was last seen doing community service as punishment for tax evasion ? (SILVIO BURLUSCONI)
16. The name of which school subject comes from the Greek for ‘Earth’ & ‘writing’ ?
(GEOGRAPHY)
17. The flag of what Balkan country features a 2-headed black eagle ? (ALBANIA)

18. Oyster, Portobello & Chanterelle are 3 varieties of what food ? (MUSHROOMS)

19. Which Roman leader was murdered on the Ides Of March ? (JULIUS CAESAR)
[the Ides of March is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15th March]
20. In a 2008 animated film, which couple ran a bakery called ‘Top Bun’ ? (WALLACE & GROMIT)

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. What colour is the vegetable samphire ?, red or green ? (GREEN)

2. The hair on a woman’s legs grow back thicker after they have been shaved, true or false ?
(FALSE)
3. How many American states have names that are also places in England ?, 2, 3 or 4 ? (3)
[New Hampshire, New York, Washington] Jersey isn’t in England.
4. Which of these Prince albums was released in the USA first ?, Purple Rain or 1999 ? (1999)

5. What type of creature is an Australian ‘black drongo’ ?, is it a bird, a spider or a snake ? (BIRD)

6. Randy Jackson was the oldest member of the Jackson 5, true or false ? (FALSE) he was youngest.
[Tito was the oldest]
7. Who played the British Prime Minister in the last series of 24 ?, was it Stephen Fry or Hugh
Laurie ? (STEPHEN FRY)
8. In the 7 dwarfs Disney characters, ‘Sleepy’s’ name in Japanese is ‘nobesuke’, true or false ?
(TRUE)
9. What is the real first name of the FIFA chief Sepp Blatter ?, is it Giuseppe, Joseph or Stephen ?
(JOSEPH)
10. Which of these songs spent the most weeks at No.1 in the UK ?, Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen),
Everything I Do (I do it for you) (Bryan Adams) or White Christmas (Bing Crosby) ?
(EVERYTHING I DO) 16 weeks.
[Bohemian Rhapsody – 9 + 5 = 14 weeks and White Christmas never got to No.1]
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Tie-Break:- Formally known as the London Bridge Tower, the Shard has how many habitable floors ?
(72)

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Trivia Quiz Week 40 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 40 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What is the 1st name of the Queen’s youngest son ? (EDWARD)

2. In what sport was Lance Armstrong banned for life ? (CYCLING)

3. What flavour is the Greek drink Ouzo ? (ANISEED)

4. How many train stations are on the UK version of Monopoly ? (4)
[Fenchurch Street, Liverpool Street, Marylebone & King’s Cross]
5. What is the collective noun for a group of seagulls ? (FLOCK)

6. What lives in an apiary ? (BEES)

7. Which character did David Prowse play in Star Wars ? (DARTH VADAR)

8. London R&B/soul singer, Lemar was discovered on which TV talent show ? (FAME ACADEMY)
[2002, David Sneddon won]
9. On the coast of which Irish county would you find the Giant’s Causeway ? (COUNTY ANTRIM)

10. What type of nut is used in a Waldorf salad ? (WALNUT)

11. According to the 1969 Johnny Cash song, what was the boy named ? (SUE)

12. Which 2 women were the subject of Elton John’s song, ‘Candle In The Wind’ ?
(MARILYN MONROE & PRINCESS DIANA)
13. In the story of Jack & the beanstalk, what did Jack swap for the 5 beans ? (A COW)

14. Which rank in the British army comes above Lieutenant & below Major ? (CAPTAIN)

15. How many pints are equal to 12 gallons ? (96)

16. Aurum is the Latin name for what precious metal ? (GOLD0

17. What is the common name for the garden flower, antirrhinum ? (SNAPDRAGON)
[or dragon flower]
18. What did the 18th amendment establish in America in 1919 ? (PROHIBITION)

19. What word is given for a medicine or procedure prescribed for the psychological benefit to the
patient rather than for any physiological effect ? (PLACEBO)
20. Which breed of dog takes its name from a region in Croatia ? (DALMATION0

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. From which country did the board game Monopoly originate ?, was it China, UK or USA ? (USA)
[1903]
2. TV presenter Rebecca Wilcox is the daughter of which other famous TV presenter ?, is it
Esther Rantzen or Janet Ellis ? (ESTHER RANTZEN)
3. Named after a British Admiral, wind force is measured by the Beaufort scale, true or false ?
(TRUE)
4. The 70s punk album, ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ was an album by the Manchester band the
Buzzcocks, true or false ? (FALSE) was by the Sex Pistols.
5. Who was born in 1935 and parents called Vernon & Gladys ?, was it Elvis, Lennon or Eric
Morecambe ? (ELVIS PRESLEY)
6. In matchplay golf, how long is a player allowed to spend looking for his ball ?, is it 5, 10 or 15 mins?
(5 MINS)
7. There are 7 American states that begin with the letter M, true or false ? (FALSE) there are 8.
[Main, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana]
8. Which war took place between 1853 & 1856 ? was it the American Civil, Boer War or the
Crimean War ? (CRIMEAN)
9. The Mexican food Enchilada, when translated literally means ‘little cheese thing’, true or false ?
(FALSE) enchilada means ‘the whole thing’. and ‘little cheese thing’ is quesadilla.
10. At the 2011 Brit Awards, who won the prize for best British group ?,. was it Coldplay, Elbow
or Take That ? (TAKE THAT)
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Tie-Break:- 135,000 pre-sale tickets were recently sold in how many minutes for the 2015
Glastonbury festival ? (41 MINUTES)

Trivia Quiz Week 39 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 39 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. [you should know this if you drive a car] In motoring, what do the initials DVLA stand for ?
(DRIVER & VEHICLE LICENSING AGENCY)
2. In total, how many hooves does a giraffe have ? (4) 1 on each leg.
[they are cloven hooves but still classed as one]
3. In which sport is the Ryder Cup competed for ? (GOLF)
[by Europe & USA]
4. As a manager, which Irishman connects Johnny Logan, Boyzone & Westlife ? (LOUIS WALSH)

5. What is the inside of a pencil made from ? (GRAPHITE)

6. Which year did Manchester last host the Commonwealth Games ? (2002)

7. Which mobile phone company has its headquarters in Finland ? (NOKIA)

8. In which Sci-Fi trilogy does Keanu Reeves play a character called Neo ? (THE MATRIX)

9. The statue of which Hans Christian Andersen character can be found on the harbour in
Copenhagen ? (THE LITTLE MERMAID)
10. Which manufacturer of kitchen goods used the advertising slogan ‘The Appliance Of Science’ ?
(ZANUSSI)
11. What 11 letter word is the medical term used for the urge to steal items & is done for reasons
other than personal use or financial gain ? (KLEPTOMANIA)
12. Thames House is the London headquarters of which security service ? (MI5)
[MI6 HQ is Albert Embankment]
13. In which film did Clint Eastwood play a grumpy old racist called Walt Kowalski ?
(GRAN TORINO)
14. Which organs of the human body are affected by emphysema ? (LUNGS) [Emphysema
gradually damages the air sacs (alveoli) in your lungs, making you progressively more short of breath.]
15. The 2 biggest hits by Wet Wet Wet were original songs from the 60s by which 2 other groups ?
(THE BEATLES & THE TROGGS) ‘With a Little Help From My Friends & ‘Love Is All Around’
16. Before decimalisation, what old coin was worth one tenth of a pound ? (2 SHILLING PEICE)
[or florin]
17. In security, what do the letters ‘GCHQ’ stand for ?
(GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS HEADQUARTERS)
18. The name of what creature goes after ‘frilled’, ‘flying’ & before ‘point’ ? (LIZARD)

19. What 7-letter word connects an Irish Rugby club and the surname of a 60s American comedy
show ? (MUNSTER)
20. From which UK city do you apply for a new driving license ? (SWANSEA)

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. In which year of the 90s did Kurt Cobain die ?, was it 91, 94 or 97 ? (1994) 5th April 1994.

2. HB, 2B & 2H are three types of pencils, true or false ? (TRUE)

3. Which coin ceased to be legal tender on New Year’s Day 1961 ?, was it the farthing or florin ?
(FARTHING)
4. The clothing companies, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein all originated in the USA…….
true or false ? (TRUE)
5. Kenneth Cole is a big name in what ?, literature, art or fashion ? (FASHION)

6. In Scotland, Hogmanay is another name for which day of the year ?, is it New Year’s Eve or New
Year’s Day ? (NEW YEAR’S EVE)
7. Judo was introduced into the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan in 1964, true or false ? (TRUE)

8. Which Jeremy wrote the book, ‘Fish, Fishing & the Meaning of Life’ ?, was it Clarkson, Paxman or
Vine ? (PAXMAN)
9. In what year did it become compulsory for adults to wear seat belts in the backseat of a car in
the UK ?, was it 1981, 1991 or 2001 ? (1991)
10. In November, the remaining members of which band are to release a new album for the first
time in 20 yrs ?…..is it The Beatles, Nirvana or Pink Floyd ? (PINK FLOYD) ‘Endless River’
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Tie-Break:- An average of how many evictions take place in the UK every day ? (525)

Trivia Quiz Week 38a 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 38 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Rydell High was the name of the school in which musical ? (GREASE)

2. In the children’s story, who’s nose grew every time he lied ? (PINICCHIO)

3. What animal is the symbol of the Liberal Democrats ? (BIRD) yellow.

4. What is the 2nd month to have exactly 30 days ? (JUNE) April is the 1st.

5. What is the address of the place that London taxi drivers affectionately call ‘Dave’s house’ ?
(10 DOWNING STREET) David Cameron.
6. Which famous scouse TV presenter is the brother of Radio 2 DJ Janice Long ?
(KEITH CHEGWIN) born in Bootle.
7. What 2 creatures feature on the England coat of arms ? (LION & UNICORN)

8. ‘Hammer’ and ‘soft pedal’ are parts of what popular musical instrument ? (PIANO)

9. Which ex-Radio one DJ connects Mr Blobby & Multi Coloured Swap Shop ? (NOEL EDMUNDS)

10. What breed of animal is a Bouvier des Flandres ? (DOG)

11. In what year did it become illegal to smoke in public places in England ? (2007) 1st July.

12. In football, who was described as the best manager that England never had ? (BRIAN CLOUGH)
13. In the children’s story, Rose Red was the sister of who ? (SNOW WHITE)

14. Who replaced Des O’Connor as presenter of Countdown ? (JEFF STELLING)
[2009-2011]
15. ‘All Things Must Pass’ is a triple album by which ex-Beatle ? (GEORGE HARRISON)

16. How many times was Harold Wilson elected as Prime Minister ? (4 TIMES)
[64, 66 then 74, 76]
17. Edward, George, Edward, George, what name historically comes next in sequence ?
(ELIZABETH) they are English monarchs in order. see below.
18. In 1984, what aquatic sport was introduced as an Olympic event ?
(SYNCRONISED SWIMMING)
19. What Belgian city is the centre of the major diamond industry ? (ANTWERP)

20. Who succeeded Charles I as king of England ? (CHARLES II) his son.
[Oliver Cromwell was never a king]

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. BBC TV’s Pointless presenter, Alexander Armstrong is replacing which of David Jason’s old
characters ? is it Jack Frost or Dangermouse ? (DANGERMOUSE)
2. In which century were erasers (rubbers) first attached to the ends of pencils ?, was it 18th, 19th
or 20th century ? (19THCENTURY) 1858.
3. The first electric traffic lights were invented in England, true or false ? (FALSE) see below.

4. Which English singer invited Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder & Smokey Robinson…..that
were currently touring the UK onto her TV show in 1965 ?, was it Cilla, Dusty or Sandi ? (DUSTY)
5. French General, Charles de Gaulle had the nickname ‘the Great Asparagus’ true or false ? (TRUE)

6. Which member of Destiny’s Child released an album in 2011 called ‘4’ ?, was it Beyonce Knowles,
Kelly Rowland or Michelle Williams ? (4)
7. The first Ikea store in the UK was opened in Warrington in the 1980s, true or false ? (TRUE)
[1987]
8. Which former Prime Minister once said “when I want to read a novel, I write one”, was it Blair,
Churchill or Disraeli ? (BENJAMIN DISRAELI)
9. How many lions are featured on the Royal coat of arms of the UK ?, 3, 6 or 9 ? (9) see below.
10. In Australia, what type of animal has recently recovered a life-threatening operation to remove
a brain tumour ? is it a crocodile or a goldfish ? (GOLDFISH) see below.
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Question 17. (trivia)
Edward VII 1901-1910
George V 1910-1936
Edward VIII 1936-1936
George VI 1936-1952
Elizabeth II
1952 – present
Question 3. (killer round)
the 1st manually operated lights were invented in England in 1868 but the electric version was invented by a US policeman in 1912.
Question 9. (killer round)

Question 10. (killer round)
George the goldfish, whose owner lives in Melbourne, was put under general anaesthetic for the $200 (£125) procedure.
Dr Tristan Rich, who carried out the operation said that the fish was now “up & about and swimming around”.. Vets say the 10-year-old fish is now expected to live for another 20 years and the op went swimmingly.
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Tie-Break:- How many different species of spiders live wild in the UK ? (650)

Trivia Quiz Week 38 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 37 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

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’ ?
(SEAN LOCK & JOHN RICHARDSON)
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 ?
(PASSOVER)
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)
[2001]
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
song ? (BUFFALO SOLDIER)

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

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