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Trivia Quiz Week 2 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 2 2015

1. What is the name of Bill Nighy’s son in the film Shawn of the dead ? (SHAWN)

2. What Roman numeral comes 1st alphabetically ? (C)

3. What is the name of Prince Charles’s second son ? (PRINCE HENRY OF WALES) Harry.

4. How many pints in a quart ? (2)

5. In the well known nursery rhyme, what precious metal do 5 magpies represent ? (SILVER)

6. Which of the Warner Brothers cartoon characters has a stutter ? (PORKY PIG)

7. Steve Rogers is the alternative identity of which superhero ? (CAPTAIN AMERICA)

8. What form of communication uses 2 flags in different positions ? (SEMAPHORE)

9. What nationality is former F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel ? (GERMAN)
[Heppenheim, then West Germany, 1987]
10. Who was Paris Hilton’s best friend in the TV programme, ‘The Simple Life’ ? (NICOLE RICHIE)

11. What solution in the body contains red & white blood cells ? (PLASMA)

12. A cricket team consists of how many players ? (11)

13. Jaycee was recently sentenced to prison for drug offences, he is the son of which martial arts
actor? (JACKIE CHAN)
14. What spirit is used in a sea breeze cocktail ? (VODKA)

15. In a hospital, what do the initials ‘MRI’ stand for ? (MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING)

16. What chocolate sweets were originally called ‘energy balls’ ? (MALTESERS)

17. Once known as a breakfast dish, what type of smoked fish is traditionally used in, kedgeree ?
(pronounced – kej-a-ree) ? (HADDOCK) smoked.
18. Which actress played the part of Rupert Grint’s character’s mother in Harry Potter ?
(JULIE WALTERS) [Molly Weasley, mother of Ron Weasley]
19. What device generates an intense beam of coherent monochromatic light by stimulated emission
of photons from excited atoms or molecules ? (A LASER)
20. ‘When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds
their love is profoundly changing him for the better’….is the plot of which 2010 film ?

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 Aztec word for the fruit Avocado when translated means ‘testicle’, true or false ?
2. Elena & Christina are princesses of which country ?, Greece, Norway or Spain ? (SPAIN)

3. Which has the more alcohol content, 2 fluid ounces of Famous Grouse whisky or 3 fluid ounces of
Listerine mouthwash ? (FAMOUS GROUSE) 40% ABV, Listerine 5% ABV.
4. What law came first in the UK ?, shops allowed to open on Sundays or the compulsory wearing of
rear seat belts in a car ? (SEAT BELTS) 1991. shops opened on Sundays in 1994.
5. ‘Shalom’ is the Hebrew word for ‘hello’, true or false ? (FALSE) means peace.

6. According to a Monty Python sketch, what is a ‘Norwegian blue’ ?, is it cheese or a parrot ?
(PARROT) the dead parrot sketch.
7. In the human body, bile is secreted from the kidneys, true or false ? (FALSE) it’s the liver.

8. Hollandaise sauce contains what fruit juice ?, lemon or lime ? (LEMON)

9. (NOT A TRICK QUESTION) There is only one type of rock that will float in water, true or false ?
(TRUE) pumice.
10. Which song was banned from Multi Coloured Swap Shop because the BBC thought it had
sexual connotations ?, was it Enola Gay, I’m Coming Out or Step Inside Love ? (ENOLA GAY)

Tie-Break:- In which year were the first daily weather forecasts published ? (1860)

Trivia Quiz Week 1 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 1 2015

1. What is the official royal title of Prince Andrew ? (DUKE OF YORK)

2. Which chocolate bar uses the slogan, ‘you’re not you when you’re hungry’ ? (SNICKERS)

3. What type of pet would you feed with a product name called ‘Trill’ ? (BUDGIE)

4. What type of Italian food is ‘formaggio’ ? (CHEESE)

5. Brendan O’Carroll is better known by what other name ? (MRS BROWN) Agnes.

6. Irish singer George Morrison is better known as who ? (VAN MORRISON)
[George Ivan Morrison]
7. Which English actor connects the film musical ‘Oliver!’ with Michael Jackson ? (MARK LESTER)

8. What type of creature is featured in the Roald Dahl story, ‘Esio Trot’ ? (TORTOISE)

9. What old coin was worth 2 ½ pence before decimalisation ? (SIXPENCE) tanner.

10. What is the name used for the Republic of Ireland police ? (GARDA)

11. ‘Sonic Highways’ is the title of the new album by which rock band ? (FOO FIGHTERS)

12. What term was used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe various UFOs or
mysterious aerial phenomena ? (FOO FIGHTERS)
13. At which sport did England beat Canada 21 – 9 in the final to become World Champions in 2014 ?
14. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, what Latin word relates to the caudal end of the
body in quadrupeds or the dorsal side in humans ? (POSTERIOR)
15. Which New Zealand born actor played Kenny Larkin in Neighbours ? (RUSSELL CROWE)

16. What was the Beatles last UK hit single of the 1960s ? (SOMETHING) 1969.
[double a-side with Come Together]
17. What 9-letter word gives its name for a tree that sheds its leaves annually ? (DECIDIOUS)

18. Which dramatist shares his name with an American state ? (TENNERSEE WILLIAMS)
[Denzil Washington is not a dramatist]
19. Which rock singer fears that he may never play guitar again following a bike accident last year ?
(BONO) Paul Hewson.
20. What was originally red and yellow but was changed in the 16th century to orange ? (CARROTS)
[In the 16th century some Dutch farmers succeeded in growing the first orange carrots in honour of
the House of Orange]

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. TV chef Jamie Oliver recently revealed he turned down the chance to appear as a Hobbit in Peter
Jackson’s film The Hobbit, true or false ? (TRUE)
2. In the UK, who was the longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th century ?, was it Churchill,
Wilson or Thatcher ? (MARGARET THATCHER) 79-90. [Churchill-9 yrs, Wilson-8 yrs]
3. The natural colour of wild budgies are blue, true or false ? (FALSE) they are green.

4. In what month does the US president give his annual ‘State Of Union’ speech ?, is it December,
January or February ? (JANUARY)
5. In the TV soap Neighbours, what type of creature was ‘Bouncer’ ?, was it a dog, goldfish or
Kangaroo ? (DOG)
6. According to the Daily Mail, who in 1957 first coined the phrase ‘teenager’ ?, was it James Dean,
Bill Haley or US President Eisenhower ? (BILL HALEY)
7. The garden flower ‘pansy’ gets its name from the French for feeble, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it gets its name from the French for ‘thought’]
8. “killing myself to die upon a kiss” were the last words of whom ?, was it Shakespeare’s Othello,
Admiral Nelson or Freddie Mercury ? (OTHELLO) to Desdemona.
9. The planet Jupiter is almost twice as heavy as all the other planets in our solar system put
together, true or false ? (TRUE)
10. In what year was the first mobile phone call made in the UK ?, 1985, 87 or 89 (1985)
[Michael Harrison was driven to Parliament Square and made history – by making Britain’s first mobile phone call to his father Sir Ernest Harrison, the chairman of a new firm called Racal Vodafone]

Tie-Break:- How many countries in the world end with the letters ‘IA’ ? (37)

Saudi Arabia Mauritania Micronesia Lithuania Macedonia Indonesia Australia Ethiopia Bulgaria Slovenia Tanzania Malaysia Mongolia Colombia Slovakia St Lucia Cambodia Nigeria Algeria Austria Tunisia Namibia Croatia Bolivia Somalia Liberia Estonia Albania Romania Georgia Armenia Serbia Gambia Zambia Latvia Syria India

Trivia Quiz Week 52 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 52 2014

1. What is the first consonant of the English alphabet ? (B)

2. What name is used for a small burrowing mammal and a feature on the skin ? (MOLE)

3. Which is the only planet in our solar system not named after a god ? (EARTH)

4. Which country wants the Elgin Marbles returned ? (GREECE)

5. Which supermarket makes the ‘taste the difference’ range ? (SAINSBURY’S)

6. Which ocean splashes onto the coast of the Mexican resort of Acapulco ? (PACIFIC)

7. Charcoal is a form of what chemical element ? (CARBON)

8. The name of what dish comes from the Dutch meaning ‘cabbage salad’ ? (COLESLAW)

9. What is the French equivalent of the Italian antipasto ? (HORS D’OEUVRES)

10. The 1st Modern Summer Olympic Games were held in which European city ? (ATHENS) 1896.

11. What smokeless explosive is named after its string-like appearance ? (CORDITE)

12. The name of what hooded jacket comes from a Greenland Eskimo word ? (ANORAK)
13. What country outside the USA was the 1st to win the Baseball World Series ? (CANADA)
[Toronto Blue Jays]
14. According to a Beatles song, Blackburn has how many holes ? (4,000)
[‘I read the news today oh boy, 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire, from ‘A Day In The Life’’]
15. What 9-letter name connects the old King of Macedonia, a 19th century Scottish engineer &
comedy actor Ben Miller ? (ALEXANDER) Alexander the Great, Graham Bell & Armstrong.
16. According to the Oxford English dictionary, what word is used to describe ‘an unfashionable or
socially inept person’ ? (GEEK)
17. In which English county is Leeds castle ? (KENT)

18. In 1986, who became the youngest heavyweight boxer to win a world title ? (MIKE TYSON)

19. The Italian company Piaggio introduced which scooter in the 1940s ? (VESPA)
20. Which Irishman connects singer Donna Summer, Merlin the wizard, & the films Gladiator &
Harry Potter ? (RICHARD HARRIS)
[he played Marcus Orelius in Gladiator, King Arthur in Camelot, Dumbledore in Harry Potter & sang
the original version of Macarthur Park]

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 traditional dance, the foxtrot was named after the actor Harry Fox, true or false ? (TRUE)
[he created the dance in New York back in 1914]
2. Who was Ann Hegarty from the quiz show ‘The Chase’ referring to, when she said “she seems to wear her
own body weight in mascara”, was it (A) Cher, (B) Cher Lloyd or (C) Nigella Lawson ? (B – CHER LLOYD)
3. Something described as ‘sudorific’ causes what ?, is it bleeding, coughing or sweating ?
4. Alan Rickman played the villain Hans Gruber in the film Die Hard, true or false ? (TRUE)

5. Which supermarket chain was Jools Holland advertising over the Christmas period ?, was it……
Aldi, Lidl or Sainsbury’s ? (ALDI)
6. Worcester is a wine region in which country ?, is it England, South Africa or USA ? (S AFRICA)

7. The woodland wildflower, ‘wolfsbane’ was once used to ward off wolves from livestock, true or
false ? (TRUE) it is very poisonous.
8. Which film rescued Disney studios from almost certain bankruptcy in 1961 ?, was it 101
Dalmatians or Sleeping Beauty ? (101 DALMATIANS) Sleeping Beauty was a flop.
9. Gunpowder was invented by the Chinese in the 9th century, true or false ? (TRUE)

10. How did King Albert of Belgium die ?, did he (A) drown whilst fishing, (B) fell off a mountain
whilst climbing or (C) got shot whilst hunting ? (B-FELL OFF A MOUNTAIN)
[in 1934, died in a mountaineering accident while climbing alone on the Roche du Vieux Bon Dieu at
Marche-les-Dames, in the Ardennes region of Belgium]

Tie-Break:- In what year were zebra crossings first introduced onto English roads ? (1934)

Trivia Quiz Week 51 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 51 (END OF YEAR) 2014

1. Who won this year’s X-Factor ? (full name) (BEN HAENOW)

2. What was revealed this year as the new James Bond film title ? (SPECTRE)

3. Which country won the 2014 FIFA World Cup ? (GERMANY)

4. Which team became 2014 FA Cup Champions ? (ARSENAL)

5. Who signed off from BBC’s “Newsnight” for the last time this year ? (JEREMY PAXMAN)

6. What was revealed as “The Force Awakens” in November ? (THE NEW STAR WARS FILM)

7. Which singer was announced as the new women’s creative director of the sports firm, Puma ?
8. What was the name of the Paralympic style games launched by Prince Harry for wounded soldiers?
9. In which controversial TV cartoon does Kurt Cobain, Tupac & Michael Jackson all come back from
the dead, not to mention an appearance by Bill Cosby ? (SOUTH PARK)
10. Who was voted the BBC Sports Personality of the year ? (LEWIS HAMILTON)

11. How many Grand Prix did Lewis Hamilton win to secure this year’s Formula 1 Drivers
Championship ? (11)
12. Which film was awarded 3 Oscars, including the Best Picture Award, at the 86th Academy
Awards ? (12 YEARS A SLAVE)
13. Who took over as interim manager of Manchester United after the sacking of David Moyes ?
14. Which great work of civil engineering celebrated its centenary in August of this year ?
15. What was the name given to the baby of Zara Phillips & Mike Tindall born in January this year ?
16. Which UK city hosted a two day NATO conference in September ? (NEWPORT) South Wales.

17. Who announced his retirement after losing the Scottish Independence vote ?
18. How many countries are members of the ‘Euro Zone’ ? (18)
[Latvia officially adopted the Euro on January 1st this year]
19. Which city hosted this year’s Winter Olympics ? (SOCHI) Russia.

20. Who did Phillip Hammond replace as Foreign Secretary in July ? (WILLIAM HAGUE)

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. What name did Simon Cowell & his wife give to their son born on St Valentine’s Day this year ?…
was it Eric or Ernie ? (ERIC)
2. In June this year, Prince Charles refused to sit on The Iron Throne from the set of “Game of
Thrones”, true or false ? (FALSE) it was the Queen that refused.
3. Vietnam had its first MacDonald’s restaurant opened in February this year, true or false ?
(TRUE) Ho Chi Minh City
4. Which country hosted the 2014 Asian Games in October ?, was it South Korea or Vietnam ?
5. Which country won tennis’ Davis Cup for the first time in their history in 2014 ?, was it Vietnam
or Switzerland ? (SWITZERLAND)
6. The World’s largest cruise ship, ‘MS Oasis of the Seas’ docked in Southampton in October this
year, true or false ? (TRUE)
7. Which female TV presenter won the coveted “Rear of the Year” in 2014 ?, was it Amanda Holden
or Carol Vorderman ? (CAROL VORDERMAN)
8. Ed Sheeran won the Best Solo Male Artist category at the 2014 Brits, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it was David Bowie]
9. What part of the UK was granted minority status under European rules in 2014 ?, was it……
Cornwall or Scotland ? (CORNWALL)
10. Microsoft finally retired their software ‘EXCEL’ in April 2014 after 12 years of support, true or
false ? (FALSE) they retired XP.


Tie-Break:- How much was ‘Rick’s piano’ from the classic film ‘Casablanca’ sold for, earlier this
year ? (in dollars) ($3.4 million)

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