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Trivia Quiz Week 27 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 27 2015

1. What colour is the lid on a Marmite jar ? (YELLOW)

2. How many permanent members were in the 80s band Tears For Fears ? (2)
[Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith]
3. What type of waves are used in microwave ovens ? (MICROWAVES)

4. What is the official bottled water of Wimbledon 2015 ? (EVIAN)

5. If your birthday is 21st July, what star sign do you have ? (CANCER)
[21st June – 22nd July]
6. How many legs do most caterpillars have ? (6)
[the others a called prolegs]
7. Other than humans, how many animals are represented in the signs of the zodiac ? (7)
[ram (Aries), bull (Taurus), crab (Scorpio), lion (Leo), scorpion (Scorpio), goat (Capricorn), fish (Pisces) ]
8. Since 1977, what fictional weapon has a blade that consists of pure plasma ? (LIGHTSABER)

9. What are Take That performing, on the front cover of the 2008 album Circus ?
10. How many pairs of ribs are in a normal human body ? (12)
[The terms true & false rib describe rib pairs that are directly or indirectly attached to the sternum]
11. What device produces the mix of petrol & air in an internal combustion engine ? (CARBURETTOR)

12. “Do you expect me to talk” ?, “no Mr Bond, I expect you to die” is a question & answer from
which film ? (GOLDFINGER)
13. What style of music was popularised by Glasgow-born singer Lonnie Donegan ? (SKIFFLE)

14. How many successive pots must a snooker player make to make a 147 break ? (36)
[15 reds, 15 blacks then the six colours]
15. In an orchestra, what is the smallest member of the flute family ? (PICCOLO)

16. In which English county is Windsor Castle ? (BERKSHIRE)

17. Which actor connects the films Spy Kids, Philadelphia, Shrek, Evita & SpongeBob ?
18. 2 days after they invaded Poland, Britain & which other country declared war on Germany ?
19. Which organ is attached to the first part of your large intestine, a narrow, muscular, worm-like
pouch, usually around nine centimetres long & has no known function ? (APPENDIX)
20. What name is given to a table of subsidiary matter at the end of a book or document ?

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. There are more doors than windows at Buckingham Palace, true or false ? (TRUE)
[1,514 doors, 760 windows]
2. In Celsius, what is the normal human body temperature ?, is it 37, 47 or 57 degrees ? (37)
[98.6 f]
3. Mars has 3 moons, true or false ? (FALSE) it has 2.
[Phobos & Deimos]
4. In the film E.T., which character was the first to say “ET phone home” ?, was it Gertie, Elliot or
the alien ? (GERTIE) Drew Barrymore.
5. Drinking a standard 330ml can of Coca Cola is the equivalent of eating 9 teaspoons of sugar, true
or false ? (TRUE)
6. How many times did Jimmy White get to the final of the Snooker World Championship ?, was it
4, 5 or 6 ? (6) 84, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94.
7. Actor Ian McShane’s father Harry was a professional footballer who played for Manchester Utd,
true or false ? (TRUE) he also played for Oldham A., Bolton W. & Blackburn R. in the 1950s.
8. How much is the Mercury Music Prize worth ?, is it £20,000, £40,000 or £60,000 ? (£20,000)

9. In Taoism, what is the name given to the spiritual leader ?, is it (A)-pope, (B)-sage, (C)-preacher
or (D)-monk ? (B-SAGE)
10. Which Monarch was the first to use Buckingham Palace as their home ?, was it Henry VIII,
Edward VIII or Queen Victoria ? (QUEEN VICTORIA) 1837.

Tie-Break:- How many places in Great Britain are called Newport ? (11)

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