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Trivia Quiz Week 5 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 5 2015

1. Which children’s character works in a town called Pontypandy ? (FIREMAN SAM)

2. What word goes before lit, flick & Ken ? (CHICK)

3. Who won the recent men’s Australian Open tennis championship ? (NOVAK DJOKOVIC)

4. Which Australian supermodel once appeared in ‘Friends’ ? (ELLE McPHERSON)

5. What word for a shopping centre literally means a row of arches ? (ARCADE)

6. Which European capital shares it’s name with a Greek God ? (PARIS)
[he killed Achilles in the Trojan war]
7. What 6-Nations Rugby team play their home games at the Stadio Flaminio ? (ITALY) in Rome.

8. Which country comes last alphabetically on the American continent(s) ? (VENEZUELA)

9. How many seconds are there in 2 ½ hours ? (9,000)

10. What make of engine is fitted in the Red Bull F1 racing car ? (RENAULT)

11. Which rock band shares it’s name with a torture device from the middle ages ? (IRON MAIDEN)

12. What alcoholic spirit is made from the Agave plant ? (TEQUILA)
[produced by removing the heart (piña) of the plant in its twelfth year]
13. The song ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ comes from which musical ? (CAROUSEL)

14. On what British road is the world’s most famous zebra crossing ? (ABBEY ROAD)
[recording studios]
15. What 9-letter word describes the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron
in order to prevent rusting ? (GALVANIZE)
16. According to the Smokie song how many years did the singer live next door to Alice ? (24)

17. Which TV personality is currently advertising Farmfoods ? (BRADLEY WALSH)

18. The vegetable dish ratatouille originates from which country ? (FRANCE)

19. Which musician wrote the current huge Broadway musical ‘The Last Ship’ ? (STING)

20. How many cents make up 2 dimes ? (20) 10cents a dime.

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 Dublin based duo, Jedward represented Ireland in 2 consecutive Eurovision Song Contests,
true or false ? (TRUE) 2011 & 2012.
2. What common household pet is descended from the wild cavy ?, is it the Gerbil, Guinea pig or
hamster ? (GUINEA PIG)
3. Black Ivory is the world’s most expensive coffee and is made in Thailand with beans extracted
from which animal ?, is it a cat or an elephant ? (ELEPHANT) ‘civet cat coffee’ is from Sumatra.
4. The song ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is sung on a Pink Floyd album, true or false ? (TRUE)
[album-Meddle, track-‘Fearless’]
5. Which of these motorways is the odd one out ?, M3, M4 or M5 ? (M5)
[it’s the only one not connected to the M25]
6. Which group changed their name from ‘bastards’, just to get on Top Of The Pops ?, was it……..
The Clash, Motorhead or Take That ? (MOTORHEAD)
7. Batology is the name given to the study of flying mammals, true or false ? (FALSE) chiropterologist.
[Batology is the study of needless repetition of words in speaking or writing]
8. How many different sweets are there in a bag of Bassett’s liquorice allsorts ?, 8, 11 or 14 ?
9. Aretha Franklin was the first female to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, true or
false ? (TRUE)
10. River Cottage Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall was the book chosen on Desert Island
Discs by who ?, was it Tony Blair, Nigel Lawson or David Cameron ? (DAVID CAMERON)

Tie-Break:- According to regulations of the American Major Leagues, what is the maximum length
of a baseball bat (in inches) ? (42 INCHES)

Trivia Quiz Week 4 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 4 2015

1. Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on what day ? (GOOD FRIDAY)
[the last Friday before Easter]
2. Kenickie, Sandy & Danny are all characters from which 70s film ? (GREASE)

3. In which TV drama would you find the Adensfield Arms ? (HEARTBEAT)

4. Which Scottish group is named after an American state ? (TEXAS)

5. ‘One Night In Bangkok’ & ‘I Know Him So Well’ both come from which musical ? (CHESS)

6. What does the acronym ‘NATO’ stand for ? (NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION)

7. According to the advert, how many Pringles make up a full-size stack ? (90)

8. What old board game has issued a new version which features characters & places from the film
Frozen ? (MONOPOLY)
9. Which musical features the character Alfred P. Doolittle ? (MY FAIR LADY)

10. What was John Lennon’s middle name after he changed it from Winston ? (ONO)

11. Which politician did Timothy Spall play in the 2011 film ‘The King’s Speech’ ? (CHURCHILL)

12. What type of computer ‘malware’ gets its name from an ancient Greek legend ? (TROJAN)
13. Named after an area of Yorkshire, which breed of terrier has a saddle-shaped black patch ?
14. Which 1990 film did Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon & Keifer Sutherland play medical students ?
15. What 10-letter word is used to describe a rendered image showing the features of its subject
in a simplified or exaggerated way ? (CARICATURE)
16. What gland controls the body’s metabolism ? (THYROID)

17. In 1957, Marilyn Monroe was the first woman to appear on the cover of which magazine ?
18. If you phoned up Mr Warburton for 31 baker’s dozen large sliced loaves, how many would you
get ? (403)
19. What US rock band takes its name from a specific amount of industrial pin-shaped fastenings of
a specific imperial length ? (NINE INCH NAILS)
20. If you work out the difference in score between the highest attainable single dart treble and
the lowest attainable single dart treble, then add the combined age of Ant & Dec, what is the
total ? (134)
Ant 38, Dec 39 = 77, plus the difference between highest single dart treble 60 and
lowest 3 = 57.
so therefore 77 + 57 = 134

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. Which Hollywood actor was recently seen at an Italian Restaurant in Swinton (Salford) ?, was it
Bruce Willis, Robert Di Niro or Sylvester Stallone ? (SYLVESTER STALLONE)
2. Comedian, pub landlord Al Murray recently revealed plans to stand at this year’s General Election,
true or false ? (TRUE) ‘Free United Kingdom Party’ (FUKP)
3. Stevie Wonder played harmonica on the Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson song ‘Say Say Say’,
true or false ? (FALSE)
4. There are only 4 Butlin’s holiday parks still open in the UK, true or false ? (FALSE) only 3.
[Bognor Regis, Minehead, Skegness]
5. What thoroughfare in London’s West End is famous for computer & hi-fi retail outlets ?, is it…
Bond Street, Denmark Street or Tottenham Court Road ? (TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD)
6. Who was recently quoted as saying “I can’t live in a world where Ed Sheeran sells out Wembley
Stadium”, was it Liam or Noel Gallagher ? (NOEL)
7. Doctors recently discovered that singer Katie Melua had an insect lava living in her ear, true or
false ? (FALSE) it was a spider.
8. What board game originated in India and had the title ‘the ladder to salvation’ ?, was it Ludo,
Scrabble or Snakes & Ladders ? (SNAKES & LADDERS)
9. Tom Jones’s first US top 10 was a song called ‘What’s New Pussycat’, true or false ? (TRUE)
[according to US Billboard Book of Top 40 hits]
10. Only one footballer has scored a hat-trick in all 4 divisions of the English football league, the
F.A. Cup, League Cup and for his country, true or false ? (TRUE) Robert Earnshaw…see below
[in 2014 he moved from Blackpool FC to Chicago Fire in USA]
Premiership, West Brom vs Charlton, 19 March 2005
Division 1, Cardiff vs Gillingham (13 September 2003) and Nottingham Forest v Leicester City (5 December 2009)
Division 2, Cardiff vs QPR (29 November 2002) and Tranmere Rovers (14 March 2003)
Division 3, Cardiff vs Torquay United (2 December 2000)
FA Cup, Cardiff vs Bristol Rovers (19 November 2000)
League Cup, Cardiff vs Boston United (11 September 2002) and Leyton Orient (12 August 2003)
International, Wales vs Scotland (18 February 2004


Tie-Break:- How many brothers did the recently deceased Saudi King Abdulla have ? (45)

Trivia Quiz Week 3 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 3 2015

1. What name derived from angling is given to a style of women’s tights ? (FISHNET)

2. The Fonz was a main character in which US TV sitcom ? (HAPPY DAYS)

3. In the 60s film Dr Doolittle, what type of creature was the ‘push-me-pull-you’ ? (LAMA)

4. Who was the last British Prime Minister of the 20th century ? (TONY BLAIR)
[1997 – 2007]
5. Which planet in our solar system shares it’s name with a type of metal ? (MERCURY)

6. What meat is traditionally used in Hungarian goulash ? (BEEF)

7. Which clothing company shares it’s name with a Gene Hackman film ? (FRENCH CONNECTION)

8. The roadsign for UK’s national speed limit has what colour diagonal line ? (BLACK)

9. Which famous female actress died on the same day as Michael Jackson ? (FARRAH FAWCETT)

10. What material is traditionally celebrated on a 5th wedding anniversary ? (WOOD)

11. The Palace of Westminster is the official name for what London landmark ?
12. In the early 21st century, what type of fish was the electronic toy ‘Singing Billy’ ? (BASS)
13. In Big Brother, who recently walked out after using homophobic language at fellow celebrity
housemate Perez Hilton ? (ALEXANDER O‘NEAL)
14. Which character did recently deceased actor Ken Weatherwax play in the Addams Family ?
15. How many independent, sovereign state European countries begin with the letter ‘S’ ? (7)
[San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland]
16. Used by the British Army, the Lynx is what type of transport ? (HELICOPTER)

17. By using the surnames, which of the main characters in ‘Friends’ comes last alphabetically ?
18. Which rock band shares its name with a 70s song by Donnie & Marie Osmond ? (DEEP PURPLE)

19. What term is commonly used for someone who writes songs for another person, with the
latter taking the credit ? (GHOST WRITER)
20. What is the name of the mathematical diagram where sets are represented by overlapping
circles ? (VENN DIAGRAM)

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 1867, Alexander II of Russia sold Alaska to the USA for 1 dollar, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it was $7.2 million]
2. How many Beatles feature films were made in black & white ?, 1, 2 or 3 ? (1) A Hard Day’s Night.

3. Halophilic bacteria love to live in what type of environment ?, is it bread, salt or vinegar ? (SALT)
[sodium chloride]
4. A ‘cybercheque’ is a virtual currency unit that is used widely online in the Far East, true or false ?
(FALSE) [it’s a bitcoin]
5. Filo pastry takes its name from the Italian word for ‘leaf’, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s a Greek word, not Italian]
6. Who wrote the song ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ ?, was it (A)-Rogers & Hammerstein, (B)-Marsden or
(C)-Lennon & McCartney ? (ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN)
7. The Caribbean island of Hispaniola was named after Spain, true or false ? (TRUE)

8. Which of these groups took their name from an old Boris Karloff horror film ?,(A)-Black Sabbath,
(B)-Iron Maiden or (C)-Judas Priest ? (A-BLACK SABBATH)
9. Singer Emeli Sande was born in which country ?, England, Scotland or Wales ? (ENGLAND)
[although she is described as a ‘Scottish singer, she was born in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, England]
10. Pigment is the natural matter that provides colour in plants, true or false ? (TRUE)
[also in animals]
Chlorophyll is the molecule that absorbs sunlight and uses its energy to synthesise carbohydrates from CO2 and water, this process is known as photosynthesis

Tie-Break:- How many metres high is Mount Snowdon ? (1,085)

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