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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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