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Trivia Quiz Week 26 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 26 2015

1. Who is the lead singer of the pop/rock band The Machine ? (FLORENCE) Welch.

2. Justin Fletcher, the star of children’s TV shows Something Special & Gigglebiz is better known
as who ? (MR TUMBLE)
3. The name of which traditional breakfast can also be used for serving a prison sentence ?
4. New Moon, Eclipse & Breaking Dawn were the follow-ups to what successful 2008 film ?
5. With a play on the word ‘Jaguar’, what nickname did Austen Powers use for the cars in his films ?
6. How many legs has a glow-worm ? (6)
[glow-worms are actually bioluminescent beetles]
7. How many times did actress Elizabeth Taylor get married ? (8)
[Conrad Hilton, Michael Wilding, Mike Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton (2) John Warner, Larry Fortensky]
8. In which story would you get to know Wendy, John & Michael Darling ? (PETER PAN)

9. Which BBC drama series follows the work of 3 previously retired policemen & their tough
female boss ? (NEW TRICKS)
10. Who plays mystery writer Jessica Fletcher in the TV series ‘Murder She Wrote’ ?
11. Which Swedish ‘Doctor’ had a UK top 10 hit single in 1992 ? (DR ALBAN)
[it’s my life]
12. Which type of shop had a sign outside displaying a brass ball at the top to show it had in stock
leeches for bloodletting and below, a sign displaying bloodied & clean bandages ? (BARBERS)
13. Which Hollywood sex symbol did RAF pilots get into, during World War II ? (MAE WEST)
[life jacket – vest]
14. What 6-letter word describes an elected governmental council in a communist country ?
15. Who did Annie Mac succeed as presenter of Radio 1s weekday evening show ? (ZANE LOWE)

16. Which spicy name connects an ex-Blue Peter presenter, an ex-politician, an English actor &
an ex-Olympic & World champion ? (CURRY) Mark, Edwina, Tim, John.
17. Which country did England knock out to reach the Women’s World Cup semi-final recently ?
18. In the cartoon ‘Rugrats’, what is the first name of the only character who is able to communicate
fluently with all the characters in the show ? (ANGELICA)
19. What is the minimum AND maximum age for jury service in the UK ? (18 & 70)

20. On his egg deliveries, farmer Sam sets off with 400 eggs, at his 1st delivery he drops off 5 doz,
at the 2nd, 12 doz & at the last one he delivers 15 doz, how many eggs does he take home ? (16)
[400 minus 384 = 16]

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 first idea of a Parachute was created by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1515, true or false ? (TRUE)
[though credit for the invention of the 1st practical parachute usually goes to Sebastian Lenormand in 1783, da Vinci actually
conceived the idea a few hundred years earlier]
2. Ellison’s orange is a variety of which fruit ? an apple, a pear or an orange ? (APPLE)

3. Samuel L Jackson has starred in 7 of Quentin Tarantino directed films, true or false ? (FALSE)
[True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Django Unchained, Hateful Eight. he was only the narrator in Inglorious Basterds]
4. How many US Presidents have been assassinated whilst ‘in office’ (while president) ?, 2, 3 or 4 ?
(4) Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, Bill McKinley & JF Kennedy.
5. Which world famous music studio was given a grade 2 listed status in 2010 ?, was it Abbey Road,
Motown or Sun ? (ABBEY ROAD)
6. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page played guitar on the Kinks UK No1 ‘You Really Got Me’, true or
false ? (TRUE)
7. In the film Gremlins, what type of building do the heroes explode, killing off the majority of the
Gremlins ?, is it a cinema, a department store or a school ? (CINEMA)
8. In 1961, Vostok 1 was the first manned Soviet spacecraft to leave Earth, true or false ? (TRUE) [Yuri A. Gagarin, cosmonaut]
9. Which English nobleman founded the British Union of Fascists in 1932 ?, was it the Earl of
Stafford, Oswald Moseley or William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) ? (OSWALD MOSELEY)
10. Adrian IV (4th) has been the only English Pope in history, true or false ? (TRUE)
[Pope Adrian IV, born Nicholas Breakspear, was Pope from 4 December 1154 to his death in 1159.
Adrian IV is the only Englishman to have occupied the papal throne]

Tie-Break:- How many people in England & Wales take part in jury service each year ? (178,000)

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