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Trivia Quiz Week 37 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 37 2015

1. Which country stunned the world by beating South Africa 32-34 at the recent Rugby World Cup ?
2. In which decade was the film Grease set ? (1950s) 1958.

3. Which monarch succeeded George I of England ? (GEORGE II)
[followed by George III and George IV]
4. The 100,000 capacity Empire Stadium that opened in the 1920s became better known as what ?
5. In what film did Ellen DeGeneres voice a fish named ‘Dory’ ? (FINDING NEMO)

6. What name is given to the native people of Malta ? (MALTESE)

7. Which TV character attended Sunnydale High School ? (BUFFY) the vampire slayer.
[Buffy Summers]
8. The hit single ‘Make You Feel My Love’ by Adele is the only song not composed by herself, which
legendary American singer/songwriter wrote it ? (BOB DYLAN)
9. In politics, what is the Prime Minister’s team of key & most senior politicians called ?
10. In the cartoon strip, what is the name of Andy Capp’s wife ? (FLO)

11. Which politician recently recorded an episode of ‘Running Wild’ with Bear Grylls in the Alaskan
wilderness ? (BARACK OBAMA)
12. Which Salford-born poet wrote the poem ‘’you’ll never see a nipple in the Daily Express” ?
13. Singapore is the capital city of which country ? (SINGAPORE)

14. What band, associated with the 80s/90s ‘Madchester’ scene took their name from a shop on
their local Oldham estate ? (INSPIRAL ARTS)
15. In which month does the Christian festival, epiphany take place ? (JANUARY) 6th.
[It celebrates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist]
16. What is the name of the gate in the Tower of London that leads onto the Thames ?
17. Chris Squire is the recently deceased bass guitarist of which 70s progressive rock band ? (YES)

18. According to the title of the 1930s romantic song, what type of bird sang in Berkeley Square ?
19. How many members were in the original line-up of Hear’Say ? (5)
[Danny Foster, Myleene Klass, Kym Marsh, Suzanne Shaw & Noel Sullivan]
20. Over 7mins long, which 1983 hit single by a Manchester band is the biggest-selling 12” single
of all time in the UK ? (BLUE MONDAY) New Order.

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. A nectarine is a cross between a peach and an apricot, true or false ? (FALSE)

2. What is a young rabbit called ?, is it a kitten a pup or a stew ? (KITTEN) kit.

3. The condition for men going to gyms to build their bodies bigger because they think they a thin
is called ‘bigophobia’, true or false ? (TRUE) aka muscle dysmorphia
4. Dorothy Perkins, Grandpa Dickson & Iceberg are 3 varieties of what ? roses or lettuce ? (ROSES)

5. In what decade was Radio 5 launched ?, was it the 70s, 80s or 90s ? (90s) 1990.

6. An ‘intrusion’ is the collective noun for which insect ?, is it cockroaches, termites or locusts ?
(COCKROACHES) locusts-plague. termites-colony or swarm.
7. Who played Dr Ian Malcolm in the film Jurassic Park ? was it Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill or
Richard Attenborough ? (JEFF GOLDBLUM)
8. In 2013, what British overseas territory joined UEFA ?, was it Gibraltar or Malta ? (GIBRALTA)
[Malta is an independent state]
9. The British poisonous wildflower Digitalis is more commonly known as the Deadly Nightshade, true
or false ? (FALSE) digitalis is the foxglove, Bella Donna is known as Deadly Nightshade.
10. Which British singer was the only solo act to sell a million albums in both the UK & US in 2014 ?,
was it Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith or Susan Boyle ? (SAM SMITH)

Tie-Break:- If you were to walk around the coastline of Australia, including its islands, how many
kilometres would you clock up ? (25,760)

Trivia Quiz Week 36 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 36 2015

1. Since it started in 2005, which video-sharing website has its headquarters in California ?
2. Which Liverpudlian poet connects Red Dwarf, Robot Wars & Coronation Street ?
3. What Aussie soap is set in Summer Bay ? (HOME & AWAY)

4. What was the 1st name of Joanna Lumley’s character in Absolutely Fabulous ? (PATSY)

5. Which film production company has a roaring lion as its opening logo ? (MGM)
[Metro Goldwin Mayer] Leo the lion.
6. Which prolific goalscorer moved from Newcastle Utd to Manchester Utd in January 1995 ?
7. In which country is Mateus wine produced ? (PORTUGAL)

8. Which continent gave Toto a chart hit in 1982 ? (AFRICA)

9. What talk show was replaced by the Jeremy Kyle Show 10 yrs ago ? (JERRY SPRINGER)
[Trisha Goddard had already left before Jerry Springer started his show]
10. What is 50ft high, 200ft wide & has stood on Mount Lee since it was built in 1923 ?
11. What type of nut is in the middle of the chocolates called Ferrero Rocher ? (HAZELNUT)

12. Containing 2 words & 9 letters, what is also known as the ‘deathstick’ or the ‘wand of destiny’ in
Harry Potter books ? (ELDER WAND)
13. What was the 1st name of the Indian political leader, Gandhi ? (not goosy-goosy) (MAHATMA) [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi]
14. What 8-letter word is the scientific name for a substance that bonds surfaces to each other
either mechanically or by chemical reaction ? (ADHESIVE)
15. In Roman numerals, what number is CCXVIII ? (218)

16. How old was Britney Spears when she had her first UK No1 single ? (17) born Dec 1981.
[Baby One More Time – Sept 98]
17. The Portuguese word for ‘bloodletting’ is the name of which alcoholic drink ? (SANGRIA)

18. Which animated character always wears blue jeans, black t-shirt, sunglasses, has blonde hair &
is often seen holding a comb ? (JOHNNY BRAVO)
19. What language is common to Hinduism, Buddhism & Jainism ? (SANSKRIT)

20. Covering an area of 88,000 sq miles, what is Europe’s largest island ? (GREAT BRITAIN)

Killer Round
(each correct answer is worth 5 points however if you get any wrong, all points below are wiped out!)
you must answer at least 3 questions.
1. Which newspaper was the 1st to feature a daily full-page topless model ?, was it (A)-Sun, (B)-Star,
(C)-Sport or (D)-Mirror ? (A-SUN) 1970.
2. What is the capital city of Switzerland ?, is it Bern or Zurich ? (BERN)

3. Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country in the world, true or false ? (TRUE) 2 million sq km
[Mongolia is 2nd, 1.565,000 sq km]
4. What is the collective noun for a group of butterflies ?, is it (A)-confetti, (B)-kaleidoscope,
(C)-rainbow or (D)-flutter ? (B-KALEIDOSCOPE)
5. Oxygen is the 1st element of the periodic table, true or false ? (FALSE)
[hydrogen is the 1st]
6. In which decade were yellow tennis balls used for the 1st time at Wimbledon ?, 80s, 90s or 00s ?
(1980s) 1986.
7. England footballer Glen Johnson will have to appeal after being told he can’t build his dream home
in Surrey as it could disturb the local what ?, is it newts, bats or travellers ? (BATS)
8. The original Star Trek was set in which century ?, was it 23rd, 25th or 27th ? (23rd)

9. The name of the 1801 was in which Spain & France invaded Portugal was called the War of the
Oranges, true or false ? (TRUE)
10. Which group recently said that “working with the “dream team” of Mark Ronson & Nile Rodgers,
they see a bit of themselves in Kanye West”, ? is it the Jacksons, Iron Maiden or Duran Duran ?

Tie-Break:- In metres, how deep is Loch Ness at its deepest point ? (230 Metres)

Trivia Quiz Week 35 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 35 2015

1. Charlotte, harmony, melody & desiree are 4 types of which vegetable ? (POTATO)

2. What brand produced the famous Bold, Curve & Pearl models of Smartphone ? (BLACKBERRY)

3. Paul Weller was the lead singer of which band ? (JAM)

4. Who was the wife of King Arthur ? (GUINEVERE)

5. In the cartoon Peanuts, what is the name of Charlie Brown’s dog ? (SNOOPY)

6. At Wimbledon, how many ball boys & girls are on court during a match ? (6)

7. On which continent would you find the coldest place on earth ? (ANTARCTICA)

8. In the Simpsons, whose catchphrase was ‘okily dokily’ ? (NED FLANDERS)

9. Which American sit-com are you likely to hear ‘hello Newman’ ? (SEINFELD)

10. With 10 letters, what word is used to describe the disease which affects the body’s joints ?
(RHEUMATISM) Arthritis has only 9 letters.
11. A white cross on a red shield is which country’s coat of arms ? (SWITZERLAND)

12. What was the title of the biggest hit single for a 70s film with an automotive title ?
13. What is the world’s second largest fish ? (BASKING SHARK)
[the whale shark is the largest]
14. What children’s game would you most likely be doing if you were chanting ‘salt, mustard, vinegar,
pepper’ ? (SKIPPING)
15. Which former British Prime Minister was born in Edinburgh in 1953 ? (TONY BLAIR)

16. What relation is Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II ? (GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER)

17. Which Irish band has sold almost 30 million records since there first hit in 1993 ? (CRANBERRIES)
18. How are TV presenters Richard McCourt & Dominic Wood better known ? (DICK & DOM)

19. In which year did the iPad 4 go on sale for the first time ? (2013) 5th Feb 2013.

20. Which is the 9th largest island in the world ? (GREAT BRITAIN) not United Kingdom.
[Great Britain is an island separated from the European mainland by the English Channel and
the North Sea. it comprises the nations of England, Scotland & Wales.]

Killer Round
(each correct answer is worth 5 points however if you get any wrong, all points below are wiped out!)
you must answer at least 3 questions.
1. BBC 2 became the first British channel to broadcast regular programmes in colour, true or false ?
(TRUE) [1966, its first colour pictures were beamed from Wimbledon]
2. Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy, true or false ? (TRUE)

3. Goldschlager & Rumplemintz are 2 types of ski’s for downhill ski-ing, true or false ? (FALSE)
[they are schnapps]
4. In which county is the Eastern-most point of the UK ?, is it Essex, Kent, Norfolk or Suffolk ?
(SUFFOLK) [Lowestoft Ness]
5. Ian Wright is the father of footballer Bradley Wright-Phillips, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. The Band was a backing group for which singer ?, was it Bob Dylan, Tom Petty or Tom Jones ?
(BOB DYLAN) [1965-67. Tom Jones & the Senators, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers]
7. Before the Euro, the Lats was the old currency of Latvia, true or false ? (TRUE) 2014.

8. In which decade did the original ‘Street Fighter’ arcade game first appear in amusement arcades ?
was it the 70s, 80s or 90s ? (80s) 1987.
9. What was the breed of the rabid dog in the Stephen King book Cujo ?, was it a Doberman, a
Labrador or a St Bernard ? (ST BERNARD)
10. In the film Reservoir Dogs, what colour is the name of Harvey Keitel’s character ?, is it Blue,
Brown, Pink or White ? (MR WHITE)

Tie-Break:- In which year was the audio cassette invented ? (1962)

1 Greenland[Note 3]
2 New Guinea
3 Borneo
4 Madagascar
5 Baffin Island
6 Sumatra
7 Honshu
225,800 87,182
8 Victoria Island
9 Great Britain
209,331 80,823
10. Ellesmere Island

Trivia Quiz Week 34

Trivia Quiz Week 34 2015

1. What type of vegetable can be sweet, red skin and King Edward ? (POTATO)

2. Which boyband has announced that they are splitting up after 5 years ? (ONE DIRECTION)
[the Rolling Stones can still headline Glastonbury…..after 50 years !!!]
3. In which country did Sumo Wrestling originate ? (JAPAN)

4. Which rapper recently announced he wants to run for US president in 2020 ? (KANYE WEST)

5. Elton John’s original version of Candle in the Wind was about which woman ?
6. As a professional, how many football clubs has David Beckham played for ? (6)
[Man U, Preston, Real Madrid, L.A. Galaxy, AC Milan, Paris Saint Germain]
7. How many metal wire rings are on a standard competition dartboard ? (7)

8. By what name was Hannah Montana known when away from the limelight in the TV show Hanna
9. Who replaced Stevie Marriott as lead singer of one of the greatest R&B groups of the 60s, the
Small Faces ? (ROD STEWART)
10. Who was Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous fictional doctor ? (DR WATSON)

11. In which decade was Now 64 released ? (2000s) 2006.

12. Which famous captain was in charge of the ship called the Black Pig ? (CAPTAIN PUGWASH)

13. From which 21st century film is this the synopsis…’when a Roman general is betrayed & his family
murdered by an emperor’s corrupt son, he comes to Rome to seek revenge’ ? (GLADIATOR)
14. What do the initials HP on a bottle of HP sauce stand for ? (HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT)

15. What do the initials BYOB on an invitation stand for ? (BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE)
16. Which group performed the theme song to the TV comedy drama ‘The Royle Family’ ? (OASIS)
[Half The World Away]
17. When Nestle 1st removed artificial colouring from Smarties, blue Smarties were temporarily
replaced with what colour ? (WHITE) and since been replaced by a blue natural colouring.
18. What is the busiest single-runway airport in the world ? (LONDON GATWICK)

19. From which Jim Carey film does this quote come ?…..”if I’m not back in 5 minutes, just wait
20. How many counters are on the board at the start of a game of backgammon ? (30)
[15 for each player]

Killer Round
(each correct answer is worth 5 points however if you get any wrong, all points below are wiped out!)
you must answer at least 3 questions.
1. The music CD first became commercially available in 1982, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. Which London building is sometimes referred to as ‘the parish church of the world’ ? is it….
St Paul’s cathedral or Westminster Abbey ? (WESTMINSTER ABBEY)
3. What social media activity did the Pope unexpectedly engage in earlier this year ?, was it (A)-took
a selfie, (B)-did the ice-bucket challenge or (C)-posted a prayer online followed by lol ? (A)-selfie.
4. Which US President was the tallest ?, Abraham Lincoln, Barak Obama or James Madison ?
5. William Michael Broad is the real name of which singer, is it Alice Cooper, Billy Fury or Billy Idol ?
6. The shirts of which of these football teams are famously ‘cerulean’ ?, Liverpool, Man City, or
Norwich City ? (MAN CITY) cerulean is blue.
7. Christiano Ronaldo is the new all-time top scorer for Real Madrid, true or false ? (FALSE) 307.
[it’s Raul Gonzalez with 323 goals]
8. It is an offense to be drunk and in charge of a cow in Scotland, true or false ? (TRUE)
[with a fine of up to £1,200]
9. Which comedy actor fell victim to an online death hoax last month (August 2015) ?, was it Ronnie
Corbett or Rowan Atkinson ? (ROWAN ATKINSON)
10. The phrase ‘being in the limelight’ refers to the old music hall performers working under the
light made from the slow burning of limes at the front of the stage, true or false ? (TRUE)
[is an intense white light which is produced by heating a piece of lime in a flame of burning oxygen & hydrogen]

Tie-Break:- theoretically, how many balloons could a Blue Whale inflate with just one breath ?

Trivia Quiz Week 33 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 33 2015

1. What type of plant is the main ingredient in the use of making rice pudding ? (RICE)

2. What word connects a dog and the outer layer of a tree ? (BARK)

3. Which planet in our solar system is known as the blue planet ? (EARTH)

4. Which Disney film is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story ‘The Snow Queen’ ? (FROZEN)

5. Which Jamaican recently won the 100m sprint at the Beijing World Athletics ? (USAIN BOLT)

6. How many legs does a competition snooker table stand on ? (8)

7. In which English county would you visit Oulton Park ? (CHESHIRE)
[Little Budworth]
8. Which character from the Muppet Show shares his name with a glass or plastic measuring cup ?
9. John Wilkes Booth assassinated which political leader ? (ABRAHAM LINCOLN)

10. If a snail climbed up a wall at a steady rate of 3 feet per day but slipped down 2 feet every
night, how many days would it take him to reach the top ? (10 DAYS)
11. Which singer’s 1971 album entitled ‘What’s Going On’ is rarely omitted from any serious list of
top 10 best albums of all time ? (MARVIN GAYE)
12. Which Mediterranean island was awarded the George Cross in 1942 ? (MALTA)

13. According to the pirate song, how many men were on a dead man’s chest ? (15)

14. Which London borough is famous for the Jack the Ripper murders ? (WHITECHAPEL)

15. What cinema chain was named after the Greek word for theatre ? (ODEON)

16. Which famous wrestler was sacked in July from the WWE for allegedly using racist comments ?
(HULK HOGAN) Terry Bollea.
17. Bill, Pat, Jon, Thomas, Pete, Colin, which name comes next in sequence ? (SYLVESTER) McCoy.
[William, Patrick, Jon, Tom, Peter, Colin are 1st names of the 1st names of Dr Who actors]
18. The term….‘Whatever Can Happen, Will Happen’ is related to who’s law ? (MURPHY’S LAW)

19. Made between 1972 & 1994, which model of car made by Ford shares it’s name with a Spanish
city ? (GRANADA)
20. What 5-letter word would score 14 points in Scrabble, and might mean ‘well-informed’ and also
‘to posses common sense’ ? (SAVVY)

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 vehicle number plate VIP 1 is owned by the Vatican for the Popemobile, true or false
(FALSE) it is now owned by Roman Abramovich.
2. What is found on the flag of Rwanda ? is it the letter ‘R’, an assault rifle or the sun ? (SUN)
[the letter R was until 2001]
3. Paul McCartney offered the song ‘Yesterday’ to Cilla Black but she turned it down because she
didn’t like it, true or false ? (FALSE)
4. What is the German word for lightening ? is it Blitz or lightening ? (BLITZ)

5. At which historic event did Mount Vesuvius last erupt ? Battle of Waterloo, WW II or the 1966
World Cup ? (WORLD WAR II) 1944.
6. Giraffes can swim, true or false ? (FALSE)

7. King James, Bishops & Great are just 3 different types of what ?, beers, bibles or potatoes ?
8. What do the English use for the Portuguese name Raul ? is it Paul or Ralph ? (RALPH)
[Paul is Pablo]
9. McFly singer Tom Fletcher is the grandson of Herman’s Hermits singer Peter Noone, true or
false ? (FALSE)
10. Which Roman Emperor had the original St Valentine put to death for defying the rule forbidding
young soldiers from marrying ?, A-Claudius I, B-Claudius II, C-Claudius III or Claudius IV ?

Tie-Break:- According to statistics, of the 2.4 million deaths in the US each year,
to the nearest number, how many are credited to nosebleeds ?

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