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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’
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Tie-Break:- An average of how many evictions take place in the UK every day ? (525)

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