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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)

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