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Trivia Quiz Week 44 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 44 2014

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 ?
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 ?
9. Who was the goalkeeper for England when Diego Maradona scored his ‘hand of God’ goal ?
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
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,… 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 ?

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
46.1% 461,000
28.2% 282,000
8.23% 82,300
5.63% 56,300
4.15% 41,500
2.36% 23,600
2.33% 23,300
2.09% 20,900
0.565% 5,650
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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