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Trivia Quiz Week 39 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 39 2014

1. [you should know this if you drive a car] In motoring, what do the initials DVLA stand for ?
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
10. Which manufacturer of kitchen goods used the advertising slogan ‘The Appliance Of Science’ ?
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 ?
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 ?
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 ?
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 ?… 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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