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Trivia Quiz Week 18 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 18 2015

1. Which classic song opens with the line….’Never Can Say Goodbye’ ? (NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE)
[Jackson 5-1971, Gloria Gaynor-1974, Communards-1987]
2. Which London-born solo singer shares his name with a Yorkshire brewery ? (SAM SMITH)

3. What is the stage name of Paul & Barry Elliott ? (CHUCKLE BROTHERS)

4. How many children does Katie Price have ? (5)
[Harvey, Junior, Princess, Jett & Bunny]
5. In which 1990 film does Julia Roberts play the prostitute Vivian Ward ? (PRETTY WOMAN)

6. Which Liverpudlian group took their name from a story about a singer from the 50s going into
acting ? (FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD) Frank Sinatra.
7. Which office item is featured on the Pixar films logo ? (DESK LAMP)

8. Founded in 1968 in the USA, which company specialises in outdoor clothing & equipment such as
jackets, boots, tents & sleeping bags ? (THE NORTH FACE)
9. What was the name of the ranch in the TV series Dallas ? (SOUTHFORK)

10. What is the name of the award-winning chain of restaurants owned by the Raja brothers of
Bradford ? (EAST IS EAST)
11. In the 1999 film Wild Wild West, what was the surname of Will Smith’s character ? (WEST)
[Capt. James West]
12. Which 2 countries share the longest border in the world ? (CANADA & USA) [5,525 miles long]
13. What alcoholic drink had the advertising slogan…’anytime, anyplace, anywhere’ ? (MARTINI)

14. Keyboard player of the Klaxons James Righton is married to which famous actress ?
15. John Cusack, Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Catherine Zeta-Jones & Bruce Springsteen all appeared
in which 2000 film ? (HIGH FIDELITY)
16. What ‘ology’ is the scientific study of insects ? (ENTOMOLOGY)

17. Which 2 people have been announced as the new presenters of the X-Factor ?
18. Who won the ‘battle for No1’, when Oasis & Blur released singles at the same time in 1995 ?
(BLUR) [Country House–Blur. Roll With It-Oasis]
19. Running down the lower back through the buttock down to the lower limb, what is the longest
single nerve in the human body ? (SCIATIC NERVE)
20. Which British banknote featured Florence Nightingale for almost 20 years ? (£10)

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 German scientist who invented the mercury thermometer was called Thermos, true or false ?
(FALSE) it was Daniel Fahrenheit.
2. How many cities are there in Wales ? 2, 4 or 6 ? (6)
[Bangor, Cardiff, Newport, St Davids, St Asaph, Swansea]
3. John is the most popular name for Popes, true or false ? (TRUE) 23 so far.

4. How many planets in our solar system do not have moons ? 2, 4 or 6 ? (2) Mercury & Venus.

5. In Portugal you can be fined if caught driving whilst wearing flip-flops or not wearing a shirt, true
or false ? (TRUE) the motoring laws can fine drivers wearing flip-flops in excess of €200 (£160)
6. Which currency denomination was 1st introduced in February 1983 ?, was it £1 coin, £2 coin or
£50 note ? (£1) £2-1997, £50 note-1981.
7. After a petition gathered almost 17,000 signatures in March, what did Facebook remove from its
list of ‘feelings’ on status updates ?, was it (A)-fat, (B)-frigid or (C)-flabby ? (A-FAT)
8. Which music legend organised the ‘Concert for Bangladesh’ in 1971 ?, was it Bob Dylan, George
Harrison or Eric Clapton ? (GEORGE HARRISON)
9. First broadcast in 1953, the world’s longest running current affairs programme is Panorama, true
or false ? (TRUE)
10. When travelling to the UK from a country outside of the EU you can bring in any meat product
just as long as the item has been vacuum-packed & either cooked, cured or dried true or false ?


Tie-Break:- How many points did Nigel Mansell score during his F1 career ? (482)

Trivia Quiz Week 17 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 17 2015

1. In the film 101 Dalmatians, what type of creature was Sgt Tibbs ? (A CAT)

2. How many members were in the 80s pop group the Thompson Twins ? (3)

3. Alex Polizzi has which specific TV title ? (HOTEL INSPECTOR)

4. The name of which of the Marx brothers is the name of a US daytime talk show host, spelt
backwards ? (HARPO) Oprah.
5. Which actress played the love interest opposite Toby Maguire in the Spiderman films ?
6. Which mythical form of communication is used by both the Star Wars Jedi & the Star Trek
Vulcans ? (TELEPATHY)
7. With regards to the signs of the zodiac, what is the Latin translation of ‘the Maiden’ ? (VIRGO)

8. What letter is represented by 3 dashes in Morse code ? (O)

9. What PC is a blind taste-test that has served as a very successful marketing campaign since its
conception in 1975 by an American fizzy drinks company ? (THE PEPSI CHALLENGE)
10. Gopher wood is said to have been used to make which famous boat ? (NOAH’S ARK)

11. Dick Chaney served as Vice President under which president ? (GEORGE W. BUSH)

12. By what name does the tattooed villain go by in the Simpsons ? (SNAKE)
13. What 6-letter word is the Italian for disaster ? (FIASCO)
[Pelligrini has too many letters]
14. In an old TV ad, which lager were we urged to ‘follow the bear’ ? (HOFMEISTER)

15. Actor George Wendt plays Macaulay Culkin’s dad in which Michael Jackson music video ?
16. ‘Australia’s top magician’ is a cryptic alternative name for what classic film ? (WIZARD OF OZ)

17. Who is the only post-war player to have won a major trophy with both Manchester United AND
Manchester City ? (CARLOS TEVEZ)
18. In which film does Curt Russell play a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, and is
recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom ? (ESCAPE FROM N.Y.)
19. What is the name of the spice used to colour curry yellow ? (TURMERIC)

20. What was the name of the children’s comedy drama that ran from 1989 – 93 & followed the
everyday life of a bunch of kids who ran the school newspaper ? (PRESS GANG)
[Julia Sawalha & Dexter Fletcher]

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 Da Vinci Code was the first Dan Brown novel to be published, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it was the Digital Fortress]
2. What type of creature is a shearwater ?, is it a bird, fish or butterfly ? (BIRD)

3. The Japanese firm Honda started making cars in the 1960s, true or false ? (TRUE)

4. Which of these 3 countries did women last win the vote on equal terms to men ? (A)-Australia,
(B)-Great Britain or (C)-Germany ? (B-GREAT BRITAIN)
5. Who is the youngest of these 3 people ?, the Queen, David Attenborough or Tony Bennett ?
(TONY BENNETT) they were all born in 1926. Queen-April, Attenborough-May, Bennett-August.
6. Which UK reality TV show was the most watched in 2014 ?, was it (A)-Great British Bake-Off,
(B)-I’m A Celebrity or (C)-X Factor ? (A-GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF)
7. George Michael had a cameo appearance in the film High Fidelity, true or false ? (FALSE)
[it was Bruce Springsteen]
8. 18th century artist George Stubbs is best known for his many paintings of which creatures ?, is it..
birds of paradise, race horses or British butterflies ? (HORSES)
9. The Australian name ‘Kylie’ is said to mean in Aboriginal language, ‘boomerang’, true or false ?
10. What came first, diet Coke or diet Pepsi ? (DIET PEPSI)
[diet Coke-1982. diet Pepsi-1964]

Tie-Break:- According to a National Geographic TV programme, what is the highest measured speed
of a peregrine falcon ? (in mph) (242 MPH)

Trivia Quiz Week 16 2015

Trivia Quiz (England/St George) Week 16 2015

1. How many members were in the group Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons ? (4)
[Frankie Valli was one of the Four Seasons ]
2. Which TV presenter has recently been receiving death threats after the bookies have made her
the favourite to replace Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear ? (SUE PERKINS)
3. What connects the name of a cigar, a Shakespeare play & a village without a church ?
4. In the human body what is the Trachea ? (WINDPIPE)

5. In which film did George Lazenby play James Bond ? (ON HER MAGESTY’S SECRET SERVICE)

6. In which country was St George born ? (TURKEY) then Greek speaking Anatolia.

7. According to the lyrics of the Time Warp, what really drives you insane ? (PELVIC THRUST)

8. Which island was awarded the ‘George Cross’ after World War II ? (MALTA)

9. What herb do we call what the Americans call ‘cilantro’ ? (CORIANDA)

10. One hundred years either way, in which year did St. George die ? (303 AD) on 23rd April.

11. In what decade were dog licenses abolished in England ? (1980s) 1987.

12. The capital of which Caribbean island is called “St. George’s”? (GRENEDA)

13. What type of insects does a lepidopterist collect ? (BUTTERFLIES) and moths.

14. Who was the first actor to replace Sean Connery as James Bond ? (GEORGE LAZENBY)

15. In which modern-day, North African country did the legend of St George & the Dragon
supposedly take place ? (LIBYA) once known as Tripolitania.
16. Which male singing voice is between tenor & bass ? (BARITONE)

17. Before joining the Euro, what was the currency of Austria ? (SCHILLING)

18. In science, what does ‘H’ stand for with regards to a PH number ? (HYDROGEN)

19. Which pop group had three consecutive UK Christmas number ones in the 90s ? (SPICE GIRLS)
[96, 97, 98]
20. Which former Big Brother housemate is a British politician, broadcaster, writer & since 2012
he has been a member of the Respect Party ? (GEORGE GALLOWAY)

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 6th May is actually 23rd April in the Orthodox calendar, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. In which of the following sport is the St George’s cup played for ?, golf, horse racing or tennis ?
3. Which group of people brought the story of Saint George & the Dragon to western Europe ?…….
was it the crusaders, the gypsy’s or the Muslims ? (CRUSADERS)
4. Shakespeare is said to have been born and died on St George’s Day, true or false ? (TRUE)
1564 – 1616. 23rd April.
5. In which country was ex-England cricket captain Tony Greig born ?, was it Australia, England or
South Africa ? (SOUTH AFRICA)
6. The red cross on the St. George’s cross represents martyrdom, true or false ? (TRUE)

7. Which side of a coin is obverse, heads or tails ? (HEADS)

8. St Christopher is the patron saint of athletics, true or false ? (TRUE)

9. How was St George executed ?, was he (A)-decapitated. (B)-hung or (C)-stoned ?
(A) decapitated.
10. Which George said: “if liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they
don’t want to hear” ?, was it George Bernard Shaw, George Orwell or Boy George ?

Tie-Break:- In which year was the first recorded Viking raid on England ? (793)

Trivia Quiz Week 15 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 15 2015

1. Which woman is ready to launch her campaign to become the first female US president ?
2. Where would a man wear something called a ‘top knot’ ? (HEAD) it’s a man bun.

3. What type of sweet treat features in a popular saying which ends with the word ‘crumbles’ ?
(COOKIE) that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
4. Of the 39 horses that started the 2015 Grand National, how many failed to finish ? (20)

5. What sport connects the words Whirlwind, Hurricane & Tornado ? (SNOOKER)
[Jimmy White, Alex Higgins, Tony Drago]
6. Which member of the Beatles leads the way on the front of the iconic Abbey Road album cover ?
7. How many consonants make up Liza Minnelli’s name ? (7)

8. Which actor played Hannibal Smith in the A-Team ? (GEORGE PEPPARD)

9. In the film ‘Postman Pat the Movie’, who provided the singing voice of Pat ? (RONAN KEATING)

10. Which Coronation Street character was jailed in 2007 for the murder of Charlie Stubbs ?
11. In the 60s pop group the Dave Clark Five, what instrument did band leader Dave Clark play ?
12. What is missing from the bottom row of letters on a standard computer keyboard that the
other 2 rows above have ? (VOWELS)
13. Which guitarist is often known as ‘slowhand’ ? (ERIC CLAPTON)

14. In which UK harbour would you see the 550ft tall Spinnaker Tower ? (PORTSMOUTH)

15. How many letters only appear once in the name Luciano Pavarotti ? (7) L,U,C,N,P,V,R.

16. What are the 2 main ingredients of the cocktail ‘Manhattan’ (no brand names please) ?
17. If dogs are given the name canine, cats are feline, what name is given to monkeys ? (SIMIAN)

18. Which famous brewery changed its name from Lady’s Well Brewery’ when it was purchased by
Heineken in the early 1980s ? (MURPHYS)
19. The protagonist of which series of video games is Desmond Miles, a descendant of a long line of
assassins who initially opts for the simple life of a bartender ? (ASSASSINS CREED)
20. Which Hollywood actor connects the Grand Canyon, WWE wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austen &
Evil Knievel ? (LEE MAJORS)
[TV drama The Big Valley (Grand Canyon is a river valley), TV series 6 million dollar bionic man
Steve Austen & the Fall Guy (stuntman)]

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. What is a ‘lipstick tang’ ?, is it (A)- a tropical fish, (B)- a Japanese pop group or (C)-a fizzy
pineapple drink ? (A-FISH)
2. As well as singing, Ellie Goulding plays the clarinet, piano, guitar & mandolin, true or false ?
3. Which rock band was originally called ‘feedback’ ?, was it Guns & Roses, Kiss or U2 ? (U2)

4. ‘Emanuel’ is the Hebrew word meaning ‘god is with us’, true or false ? (TRUE)

5. Who is Jacqueline Wilson ?, is she an author, a painter or one of the Oxford rowing team ?
6. In an episode of Friends, Phoebe mistakenly cut Monica’s hair the style of Dudley Moore, true or
false ? (TRUE)
7. On a list of the most spoken languages in the world, which of these 3 are the highest ?………….
(A)-French, (B)-German or (C)-Italian ? (FRENCH)
8. Gordon’s London dry gin is the only gin to be distilled in the heart of London, true or false ?
(FALSE) [it’s Beefeater gin, Gordon’s London dry gin is distilled in Scotland]
9. For how many seasons has Louis Walsh been a judge on the X Factor ?, is it 7, 9 or 11 ? (11)

10. Which fictional children’s character landed a job walking round an apple orchard knocking into
trees to make the apples fall off ?, is it Mr Bump, Mr Clumsy or Mr Magoo ? (MR BUMP)


Tie-Break:- How many countries in the world use English as their first language ? (54) see below

American Samoa (United States), Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda (United Kingdom), Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Cook Islands (New Zealand), Curaçao (Netherlands), Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guam (United States), Guyana, Hong Kong (China), India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Andrés y Providencia (Colombia), Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Netherlands), Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, U.S. Virgin Islands (United States), Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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