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Week 50 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 50 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which of Santa’s reindeer shares its name with a mythical god of love? (CUPID)

2. In the Christmas carol, which town is known as Royal David’s City ? (BETHLEHEM)

3. On what date in December does the 12 Days Of Christmas officially begin ? (25th DEC)

4. Which magician shares his name with a Charles Dickens character ? (DAVID COPPERFIELD)

5. What name is given to the sausages traditionally used to make ‘Pigs in Blankets’ ? (CHIPOLATA)
[wrapped in bacon]
6. What bone is located between the femur & tibia ? (PATELLA) knee bone.

7. What is the only nationality mentioned in the 12 Days Of Christmas ? (FRENCH) hens.

8. ‘Gluhwein’ [pronounced glue-vine) is the name given to which traditional Christmas drink in
Germany ? (MULLED WINE)
9. Which former cabinet minister hit the headlines recently after arguing with a taxi driver over
directions ? (DAVID MELLOR)
10. Nakatomi, the multi-story business tower was raided by terrorists in which classic Christmas
film ? (DIE HARD) 1988.
11. What is the main alcoholic ingredient added to Advocaat to make a snowball cocktail ? (BRANDY) or cognac.
12. What was Mr Bean searching for when he got his head stuck in a turkey ? (HIS WRISTWATCH)
13. In the rhyme Christmas is coming, what coin was put in the old man’s hat ? (PENNY)

14. In the children’s story, who is Princess Marcella ? (SLEEPING BEAUTY)

15. Feliz Navidad is Happy Christmas in which language ? (SPANISH)

16. What was the name of the world’s first credit card ? (DINERS CLUB) 1950.

17. In cockney rhyming slang what are ‘eyes’ called ? (MINCE PIES)

18. ‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents’ is the opening line from which classic novel?
(LITTLE WOMEN)
19. At which of her homes does the Queen traditionally spend Christmas ? (SANDRINGHAM)

20. If you added together the number of blackbirds baked in a pie, the number of men the Grand old
Duke of York had and the bags of wool Baa Baa Black Sheep had, what number should you have ?
(10,027)
blackbirds – 24
Duke of York men – 10,000
bags of wool – 3
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10,027
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. The character Wishee Washee first appeared in the pantomime Aladdin, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. Who, once famously said “before Elvis there was nothing”, was it John Lennon, Shakin’ Stevens or
Elvis Costello ? (JOHN LENNON)
3. In the film ‘Jingle All The Way’ the toy Arnold Schwarzenegger was hunting for was called
‘Action Man’, true or false ? (FALSE) was Turbo Man.
4. How many countries border Luxembourg ?, 3, 4 or 5 ? (3)
[Belgium, France, Germany]
5. The very first advert on Channel 5 in 1997 was Chanel No5, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. Which writer died in the 20th century in Redding?, was it Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde or
Charles Dickens ? (MARK TWAIN) Redding, Connecticut, USA.
7. The woollen clothing known as a Jersey originates from the island of Jersey, true or false ?
(TRUE) there is also an item called a Guernsey.
8. In 1535, King Henry VIII imposed a tax on what ? was it (A)-growing a beard, (B)-attending a
Catholic church on Christmas Day or (C)-owning a dog ? (A)-GROWING A BEARD)
9. The actress & singer, Eartha Kitt who hit the charts with the original ‘Santa Baby’ & starred as
Batman’s enemy Catwoman died on Christmas Day 2008, true or false ? (TRUE)
10. ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together’ first appeared on which David Bowie album ?, was it Pin-Ups or
Aladdin Sane ? (ALADDIN SANE)
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Tie-Break:- The fastest wind ever recorded on land was in 1934 in the USA,
how fast was it ? in [in mph] (231mph)

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Week 49 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 49 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What word connects a TV soap, a province in Belgium & a song by Abba ? (WATERLOO)

2. The overall leader of the Tour De France wears what colour jersey ? (YELLOW)

3. What type of beans are traditionally used in chilli con carne ? (RED KIDNEY BEANS)

4. What chocolate bar connects Mr Bean, Mr T & Joan Collins ? (SNICKERS)

5. Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett are currently advertising which clothing label on TV ? (H & M)

6. What was the Beatles first US hit single ? (I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND) 1964.
7. The Royal Marines form part of which of the 3 armed forces ? (ROYAL NAVY)

8. What name did the Russian communist party call themselves before 1918 ? (BOLSHOVICKS)

9. Which TV presenter starred in the West End debut of the musical ‘Shrek’ ?
(AMANDA HOLDEN)
10. Apart from the UK, how many EU countries drive on the left ? (3)
[Cyprus, Ireland, Malta]
11. Which guitarist & singer of the Foo Fighters was once the drummer of Nirvana ? (DAVE GROHL)

12. Which film had the tag line, ‘a romantic comedy with zombies’ ? (SHAUN OF THE DEAD)
13. How many school subjects are mentioned in the song ‘What A Wonderful World’ ? (7)
[history, biology, science, French, geography, trigonometry, algebra]
14. Which current Premiership team has 2 letter ‘D’’s in its name ? (SUNDERLAND)

15. Which film is based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully
performed cons worth millions of dollars by posing as an airline pilot ? (CATCH ME IF YOU CAN)
16. Who led the Roman army that invaded Britain in 55 B.C. ? (JULIUS CEASAR)

17. At what venue is the Welsh Grand National run ? (CHEPSTOW)

18. What colour is jasmine ? (YELLOW)

19. In the Disney film Aladdin, what is the name of the Sultan’s daughter that Aladdin falls in love
with ? (JASMIN)
20. In police terms, what do the initials ‘M. O’. stand for ? (MODUS OPERANDI)
[approximately translated as “method of operation”, the term is used to describe someone’s
habits of working]

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. The name given to an adult pilchard is a sardine, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s the other way about, a sardine is a young pilchard]
2. Li Na is a professional at which sport ?, downhill skiing, golf or tennis ? (TENNIS)
[she won the 2011 French Open]
3. Singer, Kate Hudson is the real name of Katy Perry, true or false ? (TRUE)

4. What breed of animal is a Devon Rex ?, is it a cat a cow or a dog ? (CAT)

5. There is a minimum age of 13 to use Facebook, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. In which year was the term ‘OMG’ (Oh My God) first used ?, was it 1917, 1957 or 1997 ? (1917)

7. Rose Royse, the band that had a hit with Car Wash started off as the backing group for Stevie
Wonder, true or false ? (FALSE) it was Edwin Starr.
8. The European court of justice is in what country ?, is it Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland ?
(LUXEMBOURG)
9. In Greek mythology, Arachne was turned into a spider by Athena, true or false ? (TRUE)

10. Scientists have recently discovered what in between the stones in most parts of the Great Wall
of China ? is it cement, crushed human bones or sticky rice ? (STICKY RICE)
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Tie-Break:- Measured in Earth days, how long does it take Mars to orbit the sun ? (687 Earth days)

Week 48 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 48 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What digit follows zero when dialling the USA ? (1)

2. How many Bank Holidays are in December (2014) ? (2) 25th & 26th.

3. How many English teams has the Israeli born football manager Avram Grant managed ? (3)
[Chelsea, Portsmouth, West Ham]
4. How many legs does the unusually named creature called the ‘strange-tailed tyrant’ have ? (2)
[it’s a bird from South America]
5. Which Stevie Wonder song is a tribute to Martin Luther King ? (HAPPY BIRTHDAY)

6. What 6-worded American slang term is used for what us Brits might say ‘accelerate’ ?
(PUSH THE PEDAL TO THE METAL)
7. The island of Corfu belongs to which country ? (GREECE)

8. In the Elton John song ‘Daniel’, what relation was the subject to the singer ? (BROTHER)

9. In the Bible, who was thrown into the lion’s den ? (DANIEL)

10. What word connects a Roman god, a fictional planet and the name of a bomber ? (VULCAN)

11. What are the eggs of a newt called ? (SPAWN)

12. What metallic piece of sporting equipment by regulation should be no more than 2.75 inches in
diameter and no more than 42 inches long ? (BASEBALL BAT)
13. What part of an egg is used to make crème Anglaise ? (YOLK)
[crème Anglaise is the French name for custard]
14. What fruits are used in a Black Forest Gateau ? (CHERRIES) black.

15. In which ocean are the Seychelles ? (INDIAN OCEAN)

16. Which sport takes its name from the Greek for ‘two contests’ ? (BIATHLON)

17. How old are you if somebody says that you are ‘three score years and ten’ years old ? (70)
[threescore is 60]
18. What do you posses if you have ‘ephelis ’ on your face ? [not Phyllis] (FRECKLES)

19. What type of creature is a wobbegong ? (FISH) type of shark.

20. What month of the year did Prince William marry Kate Middleton ? (APRIL) 2011.

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. Pippa Middleton is younger than her sister Kate, true or false ? (TRUE) born 1983.
[Kate born 1982]
2. What is the maximum prison sentence for carrying a knife ?, is it 4, 14 or 24 years ? (4 YRS)

3. Jessica Ellen Jones is the real name of singer Jessie J, true or false ? (FALSE)
[Jessica Ellen Cornish]
4. ‘Killer Queen’ is a fragrance sponsored by who ?, is it Katy Perry, Lady Gaga or Bryan May ?
(KATY PERRY)
5. Cannibalism is legal in the UK, true or false ? (TRUE)
[it’s the murdering bit that’s illegal]
6. Lord Alan Sugar considers which aircraft to be the greatest ever built ?, is it the Boeing 747,
the Harrier jump jet or the Spitfire ? (SPITFIRE)
7. Russia has 9 time zones, true or false ? (TRUE)

8. Which island celebrates its independence every October 1st ?, is it Australia, Cyprus or Cuba ?
(CYPRUS) 1st Oct 1960.
9. 32 teams took part in the 2010 football World Cup Finals tournament in South Africa, true or
false ? (TRUE)
10. The immortal line, “Infamy, Infamy, they’ve all got it in for me”, is a line taken from the Jimmy
Edwards radio show Take It From Here, true or false ? (TRUE)
[it was then used later in Carry On Cleo by Kenneth Williams]
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Tie-Break:- approximately how many sweat glands does a normal adult human have [in millions] ?
(3 MILLION)

Week 47 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 47 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. 79 yr old Darth Vader actor David Prowse is reviving his role as which road safety hero ?
(GREEN CROSS CODE MAN)
2. What name is given to a female deer ? (DOE)

3. What name links a city in Yorkshire and the body of a boat ? (HULL)

4. What was the year before 99 B.C. ? (100)

5. The word ‘Fiesta’ comes from what modern language ? (SPANISH)

6. How many balls are used in a standard game of billiards ? (THREE)
[1 red, 2 whites or more recently, one of the whites being replaced by yellow]
7. ‘Parachute’ was a top 10 hit in 2010 for which singer ? (CHERYL COLE)
[Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini]
8. A full set of adult teeth has how many canines ? (4)
[one on either side, top and bottom]
9. Which actor played the 9th TV Dr Who ? (CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON)

10. If you went into a ‘Depot De Pain’ shop in France, what would you most likely expect to buy ?
(BREAD)
11. There is no 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 or 9 in which communication system ? (BINERY SYSTEM)
[it is made up of noughts and ones]
12. What is the name of the internet celebrity cat, known for her facial expression ?
(GRUMPY CAT) [her owner says that her grumpy-looking face is due to feline dwarfism]
13. What word is the name most commonly used for the opposite of rural ? (URBAN)

14. In the 2010 film Gulliver’s Travels, who played Gulliver ? (JACK BLACK)

15. Actor Oliver Reed died during the making of which Ridley Scott film ? (GLADIATOR)

16. Olympic Airways was an airline company owned by the husband of which former US ‘1st Lady’ ?
(JACKIE ONASSIS or KENNEDY ) JFK’s widow married millionaire Aristotle Onassis.
17. During the Tom Hanks film, ‘Castaway’, what is distinctly missing that most other films have ?
(AN UNDERSCORE) no incidental background music.
18. Lazio football club is based in which Italian city ? (ROME)

19. What major American airline shares its name with a letter of the Greek alphabet ? (DELTA)

20. Which letter of the Greek Alphabet connects the fist name of a singer, a river & a part of the
US armed forces ? (DELTA)
[Delta Goodrem, Delta river, Delta Force]

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. Rapper, Dylan Mills is better known as who ?, is it Dizzie Rascal, Lethal Bizzle or Tinie Tempah ?
(DIZZIE RASCAL)
2. The girls name ‘Chloe’, originates from Greece meaning ‘green shoot’, true or false ? (TRUE)

3. Who directed the 2005 remake of King Kong ?, was it Peter Jackson or Jack Black ?
(PETER JACKSON)
4. In his long career, how many football teams has Sir Alex Ferguson managed ?, is it 3, 4 or 5 ?
(5) see below.
5. Queen Victoria was the first British monarch to visit China, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it was Queen Elizabeth II]
6. Which company produced its first ever motorbike in 1902 ? was it Ducati, Honda or Triumph ?
(TRIUMPH) [Ducati-1926, Honda-1948]
7. ‘The Worst Pies In The World’ is a song from the musical ‘Sweeney Todd’, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s called the worst pies in London]
8. In which decade did General De Gaul resign as French President ?, was it 50s, 60s or 70s ? (60s)
[1969]
9. When ‘grime rapper’, Lethal Bizzle relaxes at home, who’s music does he like to listen to ?, is it…
Backstreet Boys, Take That or the One Direction ? (TAKE THAT)
10. The name of the Somerset town, Weston super Mare literally means ‘settlement on the sea’,
true or false ? (TRUE)
[the name Weston is made up of two Old English or Saxon words meaning the west tun or
settlement, Super (with small s) means on or above, and mare is Latin for sea]
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Tie-Break:- A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler recently sold at an auction in Germany for how much (in dollars) ? ($161,000) 130,000 Euros (£103,000;).
……………………………………………………………………………………………
Alex Ferguson managed the following teams.
1974 East Stirlingshire

1974–1978 St. Mirren

1978–1986 Aberdeen

1985–1986 Scotland

1986–2013 Manchester United

Week 46 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 46 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Who was the first winner of ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’ ? (TONY BLACKBURN)

2. Who is the only female judge on Strictly Come Dancing 2014 ? (DARCY BUSHELL)

3. One Direction, Emeli Sande, Rita Ora & Ed Sheeran recently recorded a new version of which
song ? (DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS)
4. What sport was named after the Warwickshire school, where it was first played ? (RUGBY)

5. Leaders of 58 nations attended the recent G20 summit, how many of them were women ? (5)

6. The bands, Nickelback, Crash Test Dummies & Barenaked Ladies all originate from which country ?
(CANADA)
7. Comedy actor Adrian Edmondson is married to which comedy actress ? (JENNIFER SAUNDERS)

8. A full set of adult teeth has how many incisors ? (8)
[2 on each side, top & bottom]
9. Which English football league team’s name starts with 5 consonants ? (CRYSTAL PALACE)

10. What colour is the flower of the lemon tree ? (WHITE)

11. What is the name of the craft that recently landed on the comet known as 67P ? (PHILAE)
[Philae Comet Lander]
12. What is the 3-letter code for Gatwick Airport ? (LGW)

13. The Bee Gees, U2, Metallica, Alanis Morissette, & Harry Nilsson have all written songs that
features a ‘one-worded’ song title, what is the one word ? (ONE)
14. In which decade did Jacques Chirac retire as French President ? (2000s) 2007.

15. Who was the first Prime Minister to serve under Queen Elizabeth II ?
(WINSTON CHURCHILL) 1951-55.
16. Sean O’Loughlin is the team captain of which Rugby Super League club ? (WIGAN WARRIORS)

17. How many days are there in the last 6 months of the year ? (184)
[July-31, Aug-31, Sep-30, Oct-31, Nov-30, Dec-31]
18. A new film titled ‘Creed’ is based on a story which focuses on a man following in the footsteps of
his grandfather, what is the name of his sporting grandfather ? (APOLLO CREED) Rocky.
19. Oliver Queen is the secret identity of which comic book superhero ? (THE ARROW)
[or Green Arrow]
20. By adding all the balls on a snooker table to the total minutes of a Rugby League match, multiply
by the number of wives that survived Henry VIII, and then subtract the amount of members of
Take That, what number do you end up with ? (201) see below…….
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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 decade were the Disney films, Pinocchio & Bambi released in cinemas ?, was it 40s, 50s
or 60s ? (40s) Pinocchio-1940, Bambi-1942.
2. The deepest point on Earth lies in the Pacific ocean, true or false ? (TRUE)
[the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific ocean, 1.6 miles deep]
3. Which England sports team was founded in 1895 ?, was it cycling, Rugby or football ? (RUGBY)
[England football club was formed in 1870] [Rugby league]
4. Steve Redgrave & Matthew Pinsent won 4 Olympic Gold medals when they rowed together, true or
false ? (FALSE) it was 3. (1992, 1996, 2000)
5. Who has had the most films released ?, Harry Potter or Rocky ? (HARRY POTTER) 8.
[Rocky-6]
6. The plant arnica is often used to treat what ?, is it bruises, dry skin or migraine ? (BRUISES)

7. Shaun the sheep made his film debut in Wallace & Gromit’s ‘A Close Shave’, true or false ? (TRUE)

8. What competition was first held in Switzerland in 1956 ?, was it the Winter Olympics or the
Eurovision Song Contest ? (EUROVISION SONG CONTEST) 1st winter Olympics, 1924 (France)
9. In which decade was Abba’s greatest hits album, ‘Abba Gold’ first released ?, was it the 70s’ 80s
or 90s ? (90s) 1992.
10. Fauntleroy is the middle name of which cartoon character ?, is it Donald Duck, Captain Hook or
Foghorn Leghorn ? (DONALD DUCK)
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Tie-Break:- The lava flow of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is travelling around how many feet every
hour ? (33ft)
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Snooker balls, 15 reds, yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black, white = 22
Rugby League = 80
Henry VIII wives, Catherine Parr, Anne of Cleves = 2
Take That = 3

22 + 80 = 102, x 2 = 204 – 3 = 201

If anyone is still arguing about Take That, the current members are……..
Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen.
(Jason Orange & Robbie Williams are no longer members…..at the time of printing this quiz)

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