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Trivia Quiz Week 12 2015

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 ?
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 ?
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 ?
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’

Tie-Break:- How many different known species of flying bats are there in the world ? (1,100)

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