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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

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