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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.
…………………………………………………………………………………………….
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.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Tie-Break:- How many different species of spiders live wild in the UK ? (650)

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