Trivia Quiz Week 28 2015 http://www.mikeprincedj.com
1. The police recently found the body of a man floating in which Hollywood actresses swimming pool ?
2. Which surname is combined with ‘Whyte’ in the name of a Scottish whisky ? (MACKAY)
3. What word connects the 1st name of an old singer, the last name of a character in Friends and the
name of a search engine ? (BING)
4. What is the only digit in which the number of letters in its name matches the numbers value ?
5. What type of nuts are used to flavour marzipan ? (ALMOND)
6. In which James Bond film does Halle Berry emerge from the sea wearing an orange bikini ?
(DIE ANOTHER DAY)
7. What word connects one of the Muppets, a posh hotel & the name of a salad ? (WALDORF)
8. What ‘chees’ is often used as a Chinese dessert ? (LYCHEES)
[it’s a fruit]
9. At which specific event did Essex-born Sally Gunnell win Olympic gold in 1992 ? (400m HURDLES)
10. Which wrestler played the part of ‘Thunderlips’ in Rocky III ? (HULK HOGAN)
11. With the mind-set that there are 7 continents, which is the world’s smallest continent ?
(AUSTRALIA) Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America.
12. What Kellogg’s cereal, still popular today, came with a free knitting pattern in the box in the
early 80s ? (SPECIAL K)
13. Which is the only foodstuff that doesn’t go off ? (HONEY)
14. Joseph Cyril Bamford is the founder of which heavy plant equipment manufacturing company,
specialising in excavators & diggers ? (JCB)
15. Which retail chain was founded as a penny bazaar in Leeds in 1884 ? (MARKS & SPENCER)
16. Nermal is a cat from which cartoon comic strip ? (GARFIELD)
17. Which artist painted the 1893 masterpiece ‘the Scream’ ? (EDVARD MUNCH)
18. Which kitchen appliance is always supplied with an item fitted called a magnetron ?
19. Pitchblende is an ore which is a source of radium and which other radioactive element ?
20. What is the only town in England with an exclamation mark after its name ? (WESTWARD HO!)
[it comes from Charles Kingsley’s 1855 novel Westward Ho!]
(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. A chip shop in Scotland has been ordered by the local council to remove a banner which hails it as
the birthplace of the deep fried Mars bar, true or false ? (TRUE)
2. Who once famously said “beer is proof that god loves us & wants us to be happy”, was it Al Murray
Benjamin Franklin or Nigel Farage ? (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN)
3. In 1997 ‘Life Through A Lens’ was the debut solo album by Robbie Williams, true or false ? (TRUE)
4. The Morris Minor car, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis was launched in which decade of the 20th
century ?, was it the 40s, 50s or 60s ? (40s) 1948.
5. The Welsh equivalent of Leprechauns are called ‘Knackers’, true or false ? (TRUE)
[Also called Knockers, in Scotland they are Brownies & the USA they are called Tommyknockers]
6. The famous Prado museum is situated in which European city ?, is it Madrid, Rome or Prague ?
7. The man credited with inventing the X-Ray machine was actually called Wilhelm Rontgen-Ray, true
or false ? (FALSE) it’s just Wilhelm Rontgen.
8. Which singer recently applied to trademark the lyrics ‘Party Like It’s 1989’ ?, was it Prince or
Taylor Swift ? (TAYLOR SWIFT)
9. In his career, actor Ian McShane has performed in every Shakespeare stage play, true or false ?
(FALSE) [only two]
10. NASA’s Space Shuttle programme has seen hundreds of flights by just 5 different shuttles,
what is the most recent shuttle name ?, A-Atlantis, B-Challenger, C-Colombia, D-Discovery or….
E-Endeavour ? (E-ENDEAVOUR) 2011.
Tie-Break:- In minutes, how long is the official running time of the film Avatar ? (162)