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Trivia Quiz Week 14 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 14 2015 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Steve McCrorie won which TV title recently ? (THE VOICE)

2. Who was recently seen in a spoof advert for underwear with James Cordon ? (DAVID BECKHAM)

3. Who recently revealed she is expecting her 2nd child and that she is leaving Radio 1 after 10 yrs
at the station ? (FERN COTTON)
4. What Italian phrase is used in English to mean temperamental performer or diva ?
(PRIMA DONNA)
5. Which singer named his California home for a group of boys in Peter Pan ? (MICHAEL JACKSON)

6. Sharing his name with a brand of beer, in 1992 who replaced Neil Kinnock as leader of the Labour
party ? (JOHN SMITH)
7. From what type of animal does cashmere come ? (GOAT)

8. 1, 4, 9, 16….what number comes next in sequence ? (25)
[they are the first 5 squared numbers]
9. Which heavy metal band took their name from a medieval torture device ? (IRON MAIDEN)

10. What is the official language of Brazil ? (PORTUGUESE)

11. Which country borders Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador ? (COLOMBIA)

12. What name is given to a matador on horseback ? (PICADOR)

13. In which film did Arnold Schwarzenegger play the character John Matrix ? (COMMANDO) 1985.

14. The title of which song by Nirvana is also the name given to a chemical element ? (LITHIUM)

15. Which US TV comedy features characters Tom, Dick & Harry ? (3rd ROCK FROM THE SUN)
[Tommy, Dick & Harry Solomon]
16. What did author JM Barrie collectively name the band of boys who were lost by their parents
after they “fall out of their perambulators”, and came to live in Neverland ? (THE LOST BOYS)
17. Louboutin designer shoes are known for having what colour on the bottom of the soles ? (RED)

18. According to the Guinness World Records, what is the world’s most covered song ? (YESTERDAY)
[with over 7 million versions recorded in the 20th century]
19. In American history, what period lasted from January 1920 to December 1933 ?
(PROHIBITION)
20. What 11-letter noun means to be a main character in a play or film, also the name of a leader of
an organization or a political cause ? (PROTAGONIST)

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. Stephen Spielberg directed the first Star Wars film, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it was George Lucas]
2. As the crow flies, which city is closer to London ?, is it Amsterdam, Dublin or Edinburgh ?
(AMSTERDAM)-222m, Dublin-289m, Edinburgh-333.
3. Which ‘Britpop’ band have recently announced details of their 1st studio album in 12 yrs ?, is it
Blur, Oasis or Stone Roses ? (BLUR)
4. The milk from which animal is used to make the cheese Cornish yarg ?, is it cows, goats or sheep ?
(FRESIAN COWS)
5. China have their own version of YouTube named ‘Youku’, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. Marble is what kind of rock ?, is it (A)-igneous, (B)-metamorphic, (C)-sedimentary or (D)-seaside ?
(B-METAMORPHIC)
7. Under Milk Wood is a famous novel written by Dylan Thomas, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s not a novel, it’s a play]
8. Which Italian brand of Vermouth dates back to 1757 ?, is it Cinzano or Martini ? (CINZANO)

9. 2 American tourists are facing criminal charges after they were recently caught carving their
names into what ancient site ?, was it the Coliseum in Rome or Stonehenge ? (COLISEUM)
10. What does nodding your head mean in Vietnam ?, yes or no ? (YES)
[it means no Bulgaria & Algeria]
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Tie-Break:- What is the highest speed recorded by a Peregrine falcon, the world’s fastest bird ?
(in mph) (242 mph)

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Trivia Quiz Week 13 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 13 2015 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What is the name of the vacuum cleaner in Teletubbies ? (NOO NOO)

2. What did Caroline Flack win in 2014 ? (STRICTLY COME DANCING)

3. What is the main ingredient of risotto ? (RICE)

4. ‘Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother’, what are you doing according to the
Bee Gees ? (STAYIN’ ALIVE)
5. In the Simpsons, what is grandpa Simpson’s first name ? (ABRAHAM) Abe.

6. Which guitarist’s name is often used in rhyming slang to describe being hungry ?(HANK MARVIN)
[starvin’]
7. How many islands in the world feature an image of 3 legs on their national flag ? (2)
[Isle Of man, Sicily]
8. Which actor connects Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of Thrones & the Office ?
(MACKENZIE CROOK)
9. Who succeeded Chris Moyles as Radio 1 breakfast presenter ? (NICK GRIMSHAW)

10. What 8-letter word connects Manchester United, a member of the royal family and a city in
Missouri, USA ? (FERGUSON)
11. How are the musical brothers Nick, Joe & Kevin better known ? (JONAS BROTHERS)

12. Which athletics event do you associate Englishman Dean Macey ? (DECATHLON)
13. Which Englishman is the new host of the American TV programme The Late Late Show ? (JAMES CORDEN)
14. How many miles long is the Monaco Grand Prix race track ? (2 MILES)

15. Who is dressed as an undertaker on the front cover of the Beatles Abbey Road album ?
(RINGO STARR)
16. Pele holds the record for the youngest player to appear in the World Cup Final, how old was he at the time ? (17)
17. From which film series will ‘Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them’ be spin-off film ?
(HARRY POTTER)
18. Which 8-letter word connects a Cheshire based clothing company, a space shuttle & a major record company ? (COLUMBIA)
19. What Sega games console was the predecessor to the Dreamcast ? (SATURN)

20. What relative would the sister-in-law of your dads only brother be to you ? (YOUR MOTHER)

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. Stephen Spielberg directed the 1993 film Jurassic Park, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. Who once said “a single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic” ?, was it Joseph Stalin,
Darth Vader or Winston Churchill ? (JOSEPH STALIN)
3. The official language of the Fiji Islands is English, true or false ? (TRUE)

4. Which cartoon character’s first spoken words were “hot dogs” in 1929 ?, was it Betty Boop,
Mickey Mouse or Popeye ? (MICKEY MOUSE)
5. The national animal of Canada is the beaver, true or false ? (BEAVER)

6. Which motoring organization was founded first, the Automobile Association or the Royal
Automobile Club (AA or RAC) ? (RAC) 1897. [AA founded in 1905]
7. The Irish rock band Snow Patrol were originally called the Nobs, true or false ? (FALSE)

8. In which decade did Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic & Slovakia ?, was it the 70s, 80s
or 90s ? (90s) 1993.
9. Which city has an underground railway system nicknamed ‘the clockwork orange’ ?, is it Chicago,
Glasgow or Toronto ? (GLASGOW)
10. On a standard Playstation controller, which symbol appears furthest to the right ?, is it a
triangle, square, cross or circle ? (CIRCLE)
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Tie-Break:- The London Underground (the tube) serves how many train stations ? (270)

Trivia Quiz Week 11 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 11 2015 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What time of the year connects Will Smith & Eddie Cochran ? (SUMMERTIME)

2. What flavouring is used to make Pontefract cakes ? (LIQUORICE)

3. Who was the team captain when England won the World Cup in 1966 ? (BOBBY MOORE)

4. What beer brand is named after a Dutch river ? (AMSTEL)

5. What species of bird was recently pictured flying with a weasel on its back ? (WOODPECKER)
[green woodpecker]
6. On which TV show would you have heard the famous line, ‘I love it when a plan comes together’ ?
(A-TEAM)
7. Released in the year 2000, who’s 2nd studio album was entitled ‘7’ ? (S CLUB 7)

8. In which decade was Top Gear first shown on BBC TV ? (1970s) 1977.

9. How many European independent, sovereign state countries begin with the letter ‘S’ ? (7)
[San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland]…Scotland isn’t independent.
10. Who is the current shadow Chancellor ? (ED BALLS)

11. In which 80s blockbuster film did Drew Barrymore play the part of Gertie ? (E.T.)

12. Which London landmark has the literal translation ‘empty tomb’ ? (CENOTAPH)
13. Which organ of the body is affected by ‘Bright’s disease ? (KIDNEYS)

14. In which ocean is the Commonwealth island of Vanuatu ? (PACIFIC) south.

15. Denmark, Ireland and which other country joined the European Union on 1st January 1973 ?
(UNITED KINGDOM)
16. The full name of which fictional character owns a cat named ‘Crookshanks’ ?
(HERMOINE GRANGER)
17. The film ’10 Things I Hate About You’ is based on which Shakespeare play ?
(TAMING OF THE SHREW)
18. In the Muppet Show, what musical instrument did Rolf the dog play ? (PIANO)

19. What name is given to the world’s largest species of deer ? (MOOSE) or elk.

20. If a creature is arboreal, where exactly does it live ? (IN TREES)

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. ‘Neuticals’ is the name given to prosthetic testicles for dogs, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. The Elton John song ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ was written in dedication of who, ? was it Rocky
Balboa or Billie Jean King ? (BILLIE JEAN KING)
3. Scotland has more lightening strikes than anywhere else in the world, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it’s Venezuela that has that honour]
4. Who was the very first presenter of Top Gear ?, was it Angela Rippon, Jill Dando or Stuart Hall ?
(ANGELA RIPPON)
5. For 23 years, Alan Lancaster was the bass player & founder member of which band ? was it….
Slade, Bay City Rollers or Status Quo ? (STATUS QUO)
6. Sputnik 1 was the first man-made satellite to be sent into space, true or false ? (TRUE) 1957. [Telstar was sent into space in 1962]
7. According to the RSPCA, what is the UKs 3rd most popular pet ?, is it hamster, pony, or rabbit ?
(RABBIT)
8. Recent scientific studies have proved that the teeth of the limpet is the strongest biological
material in the world ?, true or false ? (TRUE) so hard that a diamond saw has to be used to slice into them.
9. In what decade did the Sun newspaper launch in the UK ?, was it 60s or 70s ? (60s) 1964.

10. How many different species of animals are featured in the new unedited TV advert for ‘Android’
?, …………is it 9 or 19 ? (19)
[elephant, dog, cat, ducklings, lion cub, hyrax, tortoise, meerkat, orang utan, baby rhino, sheep,
horse, baboon, dolphin, deer, goat, parrot, bear, tiger.]
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Tie-Break:- (in millions), Before the suspension of Jeremy Clarkson in March 2015, what was the estimated global audience of BBC’s Top Gear ?
(350 MILLION)

Trivia Quiz Week 12 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 12 2015 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. In the USA, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is better known as what ? (NCIS)

2. The clocks go forward on Sunday March 29th but what time do the clocks go back in the UK in
October 2015 ? (2 AM)
3. According to the old, legally incorrect saying…..‘possession is how many tenths of the law’ ?
(9/10s) nine tenths.
4. How many judges are on the panel of BBC’s the Voice ? (4)

5. On which TV show would you see an 8-year old talking white Labrador called Brian Griffin ?
(FAMILY GUY)
6. How many beards in total can be seen in a complete standard pack of playing cards ? (8)

7. What type of creature was recently discovered by a shopper in a bag of salad bought from
Sainsbury’s ? (LOCUST)
8. Which sport do you associate the Melbourne Cup ? (HORSE RACING)
[known as ‘the race that stops the nation’]
9. Which watch company sponsored the 2015 F1 Australian Grand Prix ? (ROLEX)

10. Which current Premiership football club comes last alphabetically ? (WEST HAM UNITED)

11. What is the name of the 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel comics superhero
team of the same name ? (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)
12. Who connects Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Gremlins & Matilda ? (ROALD DAHL)

13. How many episodes of Fawlty Towers were televised ? (12)

14. Which political party did Nigel Farage leave to form UKIP ? (CONSERVATIVES)

15. In which London store did John Logie Baird give his first public demonstration of his new
invention, the television ? (extra point for the decade) (SELFRIDGES) 1925.
16. Specifically where on the human body is the skin least sensitive ? (HEEL)

17. Which English King died in battle in 1485 (350 years ago) at Bosworth field, Leicestershire ?
(KING RICHARD III) the last Plantagenet king.
18. Which film starring Patricia Arquette won the 2015 Golden Globe Award for ‘best drama
Motion Picture’ ? (BOYHOOD)
19. Who is the only US President to have ended his term of office by resignation ?
(RICHARD NIXON)
20. What type of light is an electromagnetic radiation which is measured in wavelengths, is shorter
than that of visible light but longer than X-rays ? (ULTRA VIOLET)
[infra red is an invisible radiant energy]

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. Musketeer actor Howard Charles is the younger brother of Coronation Street actor Craig Charles,
true or false ? (FALSE)
2. Which profile of the Queen do you see on a standard first class postage stamp ? (LEFT)

3. Vertigo is the Latin word for a fear of heights, true or false ? (FALSE)
[Vertigo is the Latin word for dizziness]
4. The first Black Barbie doll was introduced in 1980, & she was called “Coloured Barbie”, true or
false ? (FALSE) she was called ‘black Barbie’.
5. Which star of ‘Friends’ is currently advertising Aveeno moisturising lotion on TV ?, is it
Jennifer Aniston or Matt LeBlanc ? (JENNIFER ANISTON)
6. The Frank Sinatra song ‘My Way’ was written by singer Paul Anka, true or false ? (FALSE)
[was written by Frenchman Claude Francoise & sold to Paul Anka who translated it into English]
7. Who was the most ‘Googled’ celebrity of 2014 ?, was it Jennifer Lawrence or Kim Kardashian ?
(JENNIFER LAWRENCE)
8. ‘Goodbye and Thank You’ was the final headline of the News Of The World in 2011, true or false ?
(FALSE) it was ‘Thank You and Goodbye’
9. ‘The Law Of Life Is The Fountain Of The Wise’ is an inscription inside which building in London ?…
is it the American Embassy, the House of Lords or The Old Bailey ? (OLD BAILEY)
10. Seaman Stains & Master Bates were characters in the children’s TV series Captain Pugwash………
true or false ? (FALSE) see below……
Pugwash author John Ryan successfully sued both the Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian newspapers in 1991 for printing this as fact. The origin of this myth is likely due to student rag mags from the 1970s……although I would have preferred to add another character……..
‘Muff the Diver’
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Tie-Break:- How many different known species of flying bats are there in the world ? (1,100)

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