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Trivia Quiz Week 44 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 44 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which fruit is usually used to make a Jack-O-lantern ? (PUMPKIN)

2. What is the first name Michael Caine’s character in the Batman films ? (ALFRED)

3. Which song connects Billy Joel & Westlife ? (UPTOWN GIRL)

4. Who plays Dolores in the film Sister Act ? (WHOOPI GOLDBERG)

5. On the human body, ‘crow’s feet’ are found around which organs ? (EYES)

6. Which ex-Radio 1 DJ has apologised for singing a calypso song for UKIP in a West Indian accent ?
(MIKE REID)
7. What South American country takes its name from a line of latitude ? (EQUADOR)

8. ‘Eat well for less’ is the advertising slogan currently being used by which supermarket ?
(SAINSBURY’S)
9. Who was the goalkeeper for England when Diego Maradona scored his ‘hand of God’ goal ?
(PETER SHILTON) 1986.
10. US tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has recently and successfully completed back-to-back
high-wire walks above which US city ? (CHICAGO)
11. No longer in circulation, what was Britain’s first colour newspaper ? (TODAY) owner, Eddie Shar.

12. In the posh breakfast eggs Benedict, how are the eggs cooked ? (POACHED)

13. What 5-letter word meaning a person of subnormal intelligence, originates from the Greek word
for ‘foolish’ ? (MORON)
14. When reading a label from the chemist, what do the initials ‘O.D’ stand for ? (ONCE DAILY)

15. Which old TV soap, set in fictional Kings Oak in the Birmingham area, was famous for wobbly
sets ? (CROSSROADS)
16. Which is the most abundant element in the Earth’s crust ? (OXYGEN) 46.1%.

17. A police forensic scientist called Barry Allen is the secret identity of which comic book
superhero ? (THE FLASH)
18. On which continent are the Canadian Rocky mountains ? (AMERICA) North.

19. Which is the largest group of islands of the European continent ? (BRITISH ISLES)

20. Marie Antoinette was the wife of which French King ? (LOUIS XVI) 16th.

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. Siamese cats were originally bred in what is now called Thailand, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. In what decade did Tom Cruise marry Nicole Kidman ?, was it the 80s or 90s ? (90s) 1990.

3. In UK record sales, 200,000 albums have to sell before it goes ‘platinum’, true or false ?
(FALSE) it’s 300,000.
4. How many Dr Who actors are Scottish ?, 2, 3 or 4 ? (3)
[Sylvester McCoy, David Tennant, Peter Capaldi]
5. Choreographer Arlene Phillips rose to fame in the 1970s after founding which dance troupe ?,
was it Legs & Co, Ruby Flipper, Hot Gossip ? or the Roly Polys ? (HOT GOSSIP)
6. What religion was Guy Fawkes born into ?, catholic or protestant ? (PROTESTANT)
[but went over to join the French catholic army]
7. TV host Bradley Walsh once served in the Royal Air Force, true or false ? (TRUE)

8. During the French revolution, which King was forced out of the Palace of Versailles ?, was it……
Louis XIV (14th) or Louis XVI (16th) ? (LOUIS XVI) 16th.
9. Colour TV was first introduced in the UK in the 1970s, true or false ? (FALSE) was 1966.

10. Who or what,…..is or was Mungo Park ?, is it a national park in Canada, a Japanese rock band or a
Scottish explorer ? (SCOTTISH EXPLORER)
[He was the first Westerner known to have travelled to the central portion of the Niger River]

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

Tie-Break:- At its highest popularity, how many viewers did the TV soap Crossroads have ?
(18 MILLION)

10 Most Abundant Elements in the Earth’s Crust
Source: CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 77th Edition
Element Abundance
percent by weight Abundance
parts per million by weight
Oxygen
46.1% 461,000
Silicon
28.2% 282,000
Aluminium
8.23% 82,300
Iron
5.63% 56,300
Calcium
4.15% 41,500
Sodium
2.36% 23,600
Magnesium
2.33% 23,300
Potassium
2.09% 20,900
Titanium
0.565% 5,650
Hydrogen
0.14% 1,400

Comments on: "Trivia Quiz Week 44 2014" (2)

  1. When did Bradley Walsh serve in the RAF no references in his biopic in Wikipedia

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