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Trivia Quiz Week 10 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 10 2015

1. Anna, Elsa, Olaf, & Marshmallow are characters in which Disney film ? (FROZEN)

2. What occurs once in a minute, twice in a week but only once in a year ? (THE LETTER ‘E’)

3. What four-letter word goes before pie and after star ? (FISH)

4. In a relay race, what nautical term is used for the final runner ? (ANCHOR)

5. What do those crazy Americans call what we call a frying pan ? (SKILLET)

6. In currency, if you have a million pennies, how many pounds have you got ? (10,000)

7. In which ocean does the island of Gran Canaria lie ? (ATLANTIC)

8. What can be a gaming piece, a Bond girl or the title of a Jessie J song ? (DOMINO)
[Domino was in Thunderball, 1965]
9. What do many frogs have in their mouths that toads don’t ? (TEETH)

10. What was David Beckham’s squad number at Manchester United before the retirement of Eric
Cantona ? (10)
11. Which woman and ex-singer won the 3rd series of I’m a Celebrity ? (KERRY KATONA) McFadden.

12. In the TV show ‘Friends’, what was Rachel’s surname ? (GREEN) [played by Jennifer Aniston]
13. What is the male equivalent of a witch ? (WARLOCK)

14. What TV series connects Dame Diana Rigg, Mark Addy, Sean Bean & Charles Dance ?
15. What 1963 Disney film is the adaption of the story of King Arthur ? (SWORD IN THE STONE)

16. In maths, what is the factorial of 3 ? (6) 3 x 2 x 1 = 6.

17. What is the name of the liqueur made from whisky & heather honey ? (DRAMBUIE)

18. What British wild creature has species called red-tailed, white-tailed, leaf cutter and tawny ?
19. Which Blackpool born singer left the Hollies in the 60s to join David Crosby & Stephen Stills in
20. Which is the largest gland in the human body ? (LIVER)
[the liver is a gland and plays a major role in metabolism with numerous functions in the human body]

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. There are more wild camels living in the Australian desert than anywhere else in the world, true
or false ? (TRUE) more than 200,000.
2. How many UK hits by Abba have only 3 different letters in the song title ?, 1, 2 or 3 ? (2)
[I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do and Mamma Mia]
3. In Greek mythology. what type of snake is named after a huge serpent killed by Apollo ?, is it……
Anaconda, cobra or python ? (PYTHON)
4. The Sinclair C5 electric tricycle was built in Wales and launched in 1985, true or false ? (TRUE)
[Merthyr Tydfil]
5. What type of fish is usually used for the traditional Norwegian dish ‘lutefisk’ ?, is it cod, herring
or shark ? (COD)
6. When a polar bear mates with a grizzly bear, their babies are called ‘pizzly bears’, true of false ?
(TRUE) depending on which species is the father, it can also be called a ‘grolar bear’.
7. What is a Chilean rose ?, is it a type of hot chilli pepper, a breed of cat or a spider ?
(SPIDER) it’s a species of tarantula.
8. Which American city has the nickname ‘Music City USA’ ?, is it Detroit, Nashville or New
Orleans ? (NASHVILLE)
9. If your name was Barker in the middle ages, what was your occupation ?, would it be a leather
tanner, a dog breeder or a woodman ? (LEATHER TANNER)
10. Based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart, who is America’s most
successful female vocal group of all time ?, is it Destiny’s Child, Supremes or TLC ? (SUPREMES)


Tie-Break:- The registration plate “25 O” is the most expensive ever bought at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) auction, how much was it recently sold for ? (£518,000)

Trivia Quiz Week 9 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 9 2015

1. What are the 3 initials commonly used for the food additive monosodium glutamate ? (MSG)

2. Sandy Cheeks & Mr Krabs are characters in which children’s TV series ?
3. In Star Trek, what is the four-worded spoken blessing of all Vulcans ?
4. What kind of ‘people’ did REM have a hit with in 1991 with a little help from the B52s ?
5. What neighbouring country did Iraq invade in 1990 ? (KUWAIT)

6. In Monopoly, how much have you paid if you have bought 3 of the railway stations ? (£600)
[they are £200 each]
7. What is the only word in the English dictionary that ends with the letters MT ? (DREAMT)

8. ‘A woman lies about her gender to join an army but falls in love with her commanding officer’ is
the plot of which Disney film ? (MULAN)
9. Which UK singer recently won 4 awards at the Grammy’s ? (SAM SMITH)

10. Which politician has a daughter called Sasha & another named Malia ? (BARACK OBAMA)

11. In what film (specifically) do you associate ‘the Sunnyside Daycare centre’ ? (TOY STORY 3)

12. Which building did Prince William & Kate Middleton get married ? (WESTMINSTER ABBEY)

13. Which cereal company produces the muesli ‘Alpen’ ? (WEETABIX)

14. Which was the most famous character created by Edgar Rice-Burrows ? (TARZAN)

15. In books & films, by what name was John Clayton better known ? (TARZAN)
[the Earl of Greystoke]
16. Which Beatles song explains how the subject went upstairs on the upper deck of a bus to have
a smoke then fell asleep ? (A DAY IN THE LIFE)
17. According to the Bank of England, what ceased to be legal tender in 1988 ? (£1 NOTE)

18. Pharrell Williams & Johnny Marr collaborated on the soundtrack of which 2014 blockbuster
19. Which Scotsman together with his men defeated the English army at Bannockburn in the 14th
century ? (ROBERT THE BRUCE)
20. MSG are the initials often used to describe which great musical venue ?

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. All cockroaches have wings and are capable of flight, true or false ? (FALSE)
[the species called the German cockroach cannot fly]
2. Who has decided to leave Twitter, as it made them “want to punch everyone in the face” ?, is it
Iggy Azalea, Iggy Pop or Noel Gallagher ? (IGGY AZALEA)
3. The main symptom of ‘hypersomnia is too much sleep, true or false ? (TRUE)

4. Which 1980s singer’s 1995 book, was controversially titled ‘Take It Like A Man’, was it Boy
George, Holly Johnson or Morrissey ? (BOY GEORGE)
5. There has been 5 presenters of the UK version of the TV gameshow Catchphrase, true or false ?
(FALSE) 4 [Roy Walker 85-99, Nick Weir 00-01 & 02-04, Mark Curry 02, Stephen Mulhern 13-]
6. In the Meghan Trainor song, how many times is the line ‘I’m All About The Bass’ mentioned ?, is it
20, 30 or 40 times ? (20)
7. In terms of diameter, Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system and is 21 times bigger than
the Earth, true or false ? (FALSE) it’s 11 times bigger.
8. In a game of croquet, how many hoops are used ?, 6, 8 or 10 ? (6)

9. Helen Clark was the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand, true or false ? (TRUE) 1999-2008.

10. What was generally unknown by the British public until it was mentioned in an 80s song ? was it…
Castlemaine XXXX, Sheila’s Wheels or Vegemite Spread ? (VEGEMITE SPREAD)
[lyrics from ‘Down Under’ by Men At Work]

Tie-Break:- How many active volcanoes are there in Russia ? (4)

Trivia Quiz Week 8 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 8 2015

1. Which of the Mr Men is red, and square with a green hat ? (MR STRONG)

2. What is the name of the Australian equivalent of the US TV show ‘America’s Funniest Videos’ ?
3. In Coronation Street, how many sons did Mike Baldwin have ? (3)
[Danny, Mark, Adam]
4. Including the backing singers Pepsi & Shirlie, how many members were in the band Wham ? (4)
[Pepsi & Shirlie, George Michael, Andrew Ridgley]
5. How many dozens in 600 eggs ? (50)

6. Which is the only American state with a name that ends in three vowels ? (HAWAII)
7. According to an old proverb, what is the road to hell paved with ? (GOOD INTENTIONS)

8. Which recently deceased singer was the leader of the 1980s ‘New Romantics’ band Visage ?
(STEVE STRANGE) Steve Harrington.
9. What was the name of Queen Elizabeth II’s only sister ? (MARGARET)

10. Generally, how old is a pupil when they enter year 6 in the UK education system ? (10)

11. Which singer connects the bands Free, Bad Company and Queen ? (PAUL ROGERS)

12. Which cartoon character has nephews, Morty and Ferdy Fieldmouse ? (MICKY MOUSE)
13. Which fashion designer released the fragrances ‘Night of Fancy’, ‘Dolly Girl & ‘Forbidden Affair’?
14. What type of alcoholic drink is the brand ’42 Below’ ? (VODKA)

15. In Harry Potter what dark wizard was Albus Dumbledore said to have defeated in 1945 ?
16. If you run a constant 8mph, how long will it take you to run 28 miles ? (3 HRS, 30 MINS)

17. Which computer game character is described as the ‘wannabe nephew of Donkey Kong’ ?
18. Which of these places is the odd one out ?, Berlin, China, England, Jerusalem ? (BERLIN)
[Although a small part is still intact the Berlin wall is officially gone, great wall of China, Hadrian’s wall, Western wall (or wailing wall)]
19. What is the name of the official United States holiday that honours people who have served in
their armed forces ? (VETERANS DAY)
20. On a ship, what is housed in a binnacle ? (COMPASS)

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. Justin Bieber was the first Twitter user to reach 20 million followers, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it was Lady Gaga]
2. In what year was the use of hand-held mobile phones whilst driving made illegal in the UK ?, was it
2003, 2004 or 2005 ? (2003)
3. In English history, who banned capital punishment for theft ?, was it Oliver Cromwell, Henry VIII
or King James I ? (OLIVER CROMWELL)
4. On average, how many hours in a 24-hour day does an adult Giraffe sleep ?, is it 2, 4 or 6 hours ?
5. The new Queen singer, Adam Lambert once auditioned for the musical ‘We Will Rock You’, true or
false ? (TRUE)
6. According to the Daily Mail, what contains the most calories ?, is it (A)-fig roll, (B)-Jaffa cake,
(C)-plain digestive or (D)-custard cream ? (C) plain digestive.
7. How many nations have won the FIFA World Cup ?, 6, 7 or 8 ? (8) see list below.

8. Oil of vitriol is more commonly known by what name ?, is it vinegar, olive oil or sulphuric acid ?
9. The Italian inventor of the battery was called Volta, true or false ? (TRUE)
[Alessandro Volta]
10. How many trophies did Manchester United win whilst having Sharp sponsorship on their shirts ?,
was it 7, 10 or 15 ? (15) between 1982-2000.

Tie-Break:- How many active volcanoes are there in Turkey ? (17)

FIFA World Cup Winners
5 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002

4 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014

4 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006

2 1978, 1986

2 1930, 1950

1 1998

1 1966

1 2010

Quiz Week 7 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 7 2015

1. A road splitting in two shares it’s name with which item of cutlery ? (FORK)

2. On TV, how is parental advisor Jo Frost better known ? (SUPERNANNY)

3. In the classic Johnny Cash song, how old was the boy named Sue when his Daddy left home ?
4. How many presidents are carved into Mount Rushmore ? (4)
[Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln]
5. In a court of law, the accused sits or stands in what enclosed space ? (THE DOCK)

6. First televised in the 60s, what TV programme started with the words ‘Ready, Steady’ …..?
7. Which female American singer sang the theme tune to the Bond film Goldeneye ?
8. How many human passengers are generally said to have been aboard Noah’s Ark ? (8)

9. Leerdammer is a semi-hard cheese from which country ? (NETHERLANDS)

10. In which country was the Muhammad Ali v George Foreman fight known as the ‘rumble in the
jungle’ ? (ZAIRE) Kinshasa [now the Democratic Republic of the Congo]
11. On a standard computer keyboard, the exclamation mark shares a key with what number ? (1)

12. Boxed, Kent Island, & Dorset are names given to what type of salt water creature ? (OYSTER)
13. In Scotland, the name of what type of knife can also refer to a person of loose morals, such as a
prostitute ? (DAGGER)
14. After leaving Eastenders, Barbara Windsor reinvented herself as the ‘Queen of Bingo’ for
which company ? (JACKPOT JOY)
15. What Elvis song has been an anthem for both Port Vale & Arsenal FC ? (THE WONDER OF YOU)

16. Which former model & TV presenter has announced she is moving into acting in Albert Square ?
17. The use of the generic terms such as VS and XO are used on bottles of which alcoholic spirit ?
(BRANDY or COGNAC) VSOP is also used.
18. Which TV chef married the American former model Juliette Norton in 2000 ?
19. According to the World Countries website, alphabetically, which country comes penultimate last
in Europe ? (UNITED KINGDOM) see list below.
20. What is the name of the system for finding things, by sending out pulses of radio waves which
are reflected off the object back to the source ? (RADAR)

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. At the worldwide box office, what was the highest-grossing film of 2014 ? was it (A)-Lego the
Movie, (B)-Guardians of the Galaxy or (C)-Transformers, age of extinction ? (B) Guardians.
2. The main diet of the wild beaver is fish, true or false ? (FALSE)
[their main diet is trees]
3. Where was Mark Carney, the head of the Bank of England born ?, was it Australia, Canada, or
USA ? (CANADA) Fort Smith.
4. Southend pier in Essex is the longest pleasure pier in the world, true or false ? (TRUE)
[1.34 miles (2.16 km)]
5. In Morocco, Harira is usually eaten during dinner in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to break
the fasting day, what is Harira ?, is it bread, fish or soup ? (SOUP)
6. The very first group to appear on Top Of The Pops 51 yrs ago (1964) was the Rolling Stones and
introduced by Jimmy Saville, true or false ? (TRUE)
7. Heavy metal singer Ian Kilmister is better known by what other name ?, is it Alice Cooper,
Axl Rose (Guns & Roses) or Lemmy (Motorhead) ? (LEMMY)
8. One of the key fruit ingredients in traditional Worcestershire Sauce are mangos, true or false ?
(FALSE) it’s tamarind.
9. Which country won the cricket World Cup for the first time in 1983 ?, was it India or Sri Lanka ?
10. Which of these people are characters in a Charles Dickens novel ?, is it Rosie Redbreast,
Fanny Schmeller or Dick Swiveller ? (DICK SWIVELLER)
[The Old Curiosity Shop]

Tie-Break:- Approx how many different known species of beetles are there in the world ?

last 4 European countries in alphabetical order…………….

United Kingdom
Vatican City

Quiz Week 6 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 6 2015

1. What number in displayed on the side of Thomas the Tank Engine ? (1)

2. What is the first name of the wife of the President of the USA ? (MICHELLE) Obama.

3. As a professional, how many different football teams has Christiano Ronaldo played for ? (4)
[1, Sporting CP (Lisbon), 2, Manchester United, 3, Real Madrid, 4, Portugal ]
4. If you were born on 2nd February, what star sign would you be ? (AQUARIUS)

5. Sabena is the national airline of which country ? (BELGIUM)

6. When asked for his opinion, which politician controversially suggested that mothers should
“perhaps sit in a corner” when breastfeeding ? (NIGEL FARAGE)
7. What is the only country that Denmark borders ? (GERMANY)

8. ‘Pontipines’ are characters in which children’s TV programme ? (IN THE NIGHT GARDEN)

9. What clockwork device is used by musicians to measure timing ? (METRONOME)

10. In Batman, how is villain Jonathon Crane better known ? (SCARECROW)

11. Jenna Ushkowitz, Jayma Mays & Romy Rosemont play characters in which US TV series ?
12. In what year did the discovery of horsemeat in Tesco burgers last create outrage in the UK ? (2013) January.
13. In maths, what 2 words are usually used instead of the word ‘obelus’ ? (DIVIDED BY)

14. Ursula is the name of the sea witch in what Disney film ? (LITTLE MERMAID)

15. The Greek island of Rhodes lies nearest to the mainland of which country ? (TURKEY)

16. When making enquiries or ordering over the internet, what do the initials F.A.Q. stand for ?
17. Which British sit-com did actor Ballard Barkley play the part of Major Gowan ?
18. In which century do we associate the Regency period ? (19TH CENTURY) 1810-1820.

19. What 4 words and 11 letters is the phrase used for an idea that sounds good on paper but is not
likely to happen ? (PIE IN THE SKY)
20. What do the New York police use as slang for an ambulance ? (BUS)

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. Coronation Street is currently the longest-running soap opera in the world still in production,
true or false ? (TRUE)
2. What is a baby meerkat called ?, is it (A)-kitten, (B)-pup or (C)-Oleg ? (B) pup.

3. Stomatology is the branch of medicine concerned with which part of the human body ?, is it….
the bowel, the mouth or the stomach ? (MOUTH)
4. The well publicised pet cat owned by Russell Brand is named what ?, is it Bono, Morrissey or
5. Robert Ballard is best known for discovering the wreck of Henry VIII’s flagship, Mary Rose, ……
true or false ? (FALSE) he discovered the wreck of the Titanic.
6. Who was the first England player to be sent off in an international game at Wembley ? was it…..
David Beckham, Alan Mullery or Paul Scholes ? (PAUL SCHOLES) against Sweden in 1999.
7. On Sesame Street, the name of Big Bird’s teddy bear is called Little Bear, true or false ? (FALSE)
[Big Bird’s teddy bear was called Radar]
8. ‘Something For The Weekend’ is a book written by who ?, is it Jamie or Nigella? (JAMIE OLIVER)

9. 1 nautical mile is longer than 1 land mile, true or false ? (TRUE)
[nautical mile-6,076 feet, mile-5,280 feet]
10. If an atom was the size of a football stadium, how big would its electrons be ?, (A)-the size of a
car, (B)-the size of a bumblebee or (C)-the size of an atom ? (B) bumblebee.


Tie-Break:- According to the Guinness world records, stunt rider Evil Kneivel had suffered how
many bone fractures by the end of 1975 ? (433)

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