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Trivia Quiz Week 41 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 41 2015 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. In Star Wars, who co-pilots the Millennium Falcon ? (CHEWBACCA)

2. Singers Frankie Bridge & Vanessa White are members of which girl group ? (SATURDAYS)

3. Which musical features the song ‘Do-Re-Mi’ ? (SOUND OF MUSIC)

4. India is the setting for which 1967 Disney film ? (THE JUNGLE BOOK)

5. Which BBC drama follows the lives of staff & students at a fictional Rochdale school, which later
relocates to Scotland ? (WATERLOO ROAD)
6. In what decade did Rod Hull, Dusty Springfield & John F Kennedy Jr die ? (1990s) 1999.

7. Who is the Greek goddess of love ? (APHRODITE)

8. What term derived from the French for ‘on equal terms’ is a popular domestic job ? (AU PAIR)

9. Helena Bonham-Carter, Meatloaf & Brad Pitt appeared in which 1999 film ? (FIGHT CLUB)

10. What stretch of water separates the Isle of Wight from the English mainland ? (SOLENT)

11. What 8-letter word is used for someone who studies plants ? (BOTANIST)

12. In what series of films did the Flux Capacitor make it possible to travel back & forth in time ?
(BACK TO THE FUTURE)
13. Which party leader is to become new the vice-president of the CND ? (JEREMY CORBYN)
[Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament]
14. Which zodiac sign would score the least number of points in a standard game of Scrabble ?
(LEO)
15. On TV, what were the first names of the 2 main characters that used to drink in a pub called the
Winchester ? (ARTHUR (Daley) & TERRY (McCann)) Minder.
16. What 8-letter word can be used instead of tepid ? (LUKEWARM)

17. There have traditionally been 3 politicians residential houses in Downing St, numbers 10, 11 & 12,
a fourth was added in 2001……what number is it ? (9) the Chief Whip. [12 is the cabinet office]
18. In mythology, what were the names of the twins that were the founders of Rome ?
(ROMULUS & REMUS)
19. By population, what is Australia’s 3rd largest city ? (BRISBANE)
[1-Sydney, 2-Melbourne, 4-Perth, 5-Adalaide]
20. In the RAF, which rank is immediately above wing commander ? (GROUP CAPTAIN)

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. Bacardi rum was first produced in Cuba over 150 yrs ago, true or false ? (TRUE) 1862.

2. What is the official language of Zambia ?, is it Dutch, English or French ? (ENGLISH)

3. Which former Prime Minister once famously said “you can count on the Americans to do the right
thing, after they’ve tried everything else”, was it Attlee, Churchill or Thatcher ? (CHURCHILL)
4. Steve Borden is the real name of which professional wrestler ?, is it Kane, Sting or the
Undertaker ? (STING)
5. In Greek mythology, the Gorgon named Medusa was killed by Perseus, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. What was the name of the first man-made satellite sent into space ?, was it Sputnik or Telstar ?
(SPUTNIK) 1957. [Telstar-1962]
7. In what year did new regulations come into force requiring all large shops & supermarkets in
England to hide cigarettes & tobacco products from public view ? was it 2012, 2013 or 2014 ? (2012)
8. Which Beatles film was originally going to be titled ‘8 Arms To Hold You’ ?, was it A Hard Days
Night, Help! or Yellow Submarine ? (HELP)
9. Austen powers actor Mike Myers was born in Scarborough, true or false ? (TRUE)
[Scarborough, Canada]
10. According to the Wimbledon official Website, caterers will go through 30,000 litres of milk,
but how many cows would it take to produce this amount in one day ?, 425 or 825 ? (825)

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Tie-Break:- In 1878, the first telephone book consisted of how many names ? (50)

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Trivia Quiz Week 40 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 40 2015 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which electronics company makes the Sony Playstation ? (SONY)

2. Which Disney film includes the song ‘Circle Of Life’ ? (LION KING)

3. According to superstition, what shoulder should you throw salt over to keep the devil away ?
(LEFT)
4. Which term derived from Italian means to ‘dine outdoors’ ? (AL FRESCO)

5. What is the clinical name for your belly button or navel ? (UMBILICUS)

6. Jensen Button drives for which Formula 1 team ? (McLAREN)

7. Which pop singer changed part of their name from a symbol back to a letter ? (KESHA) Ke$ha.

8. What colour are the berets of the British Parachute Regiment ? (MAROON) red.

9. Prince Phillip, Queen Leah, Merryweather & Samson the Horse are all characters from which
Disney film ? (SLEEPING BEAUTY)
10. What is the name given to a tiny frog that has recently developed from a tadpole ? (FROGLET)

11. Which organ of the human body shares its name with an ingredient of a famous Spanish dish ?
(KIDNEY) chilli con carne.
12. The ‘Silence’ are sworn enemies of which sci-fi hero ? (DR WHO)

13. In American law, what 6-letter word is used for a serious crime ? (FELONY)

14. What term is used for when each person participating in a group activity pays for themselves,
rather than any person paying for anyone else ? (GOING DUTCH)
15. Originally brewed in India, the name of which beer shares its name with which venomous snake ?
(COBRA)
16. Which current Radio 2 DJ started broadcasting in 1948 in Germany, and trained as an actor at
RADA before joining the BBC in 1954 ? (BRIAN MATTHEW)
17. Who was the 2014/15 Premierships top goalscorer with 26 goals ? (SERGIO AGUERO)
[Man City]
18. What small, simple musical instrument consisting of a hollow pipe with a hole in it, over which is a
thin covering that vibrates and adds a buzzing sound ? (KAZOO) membranophone.
19. According to Sir David Attenborough, which animal has the longest lifespan ?
(GIANT TORTOISE)
20. What exactly does the acronym FIFA stand for ?
(FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION)

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. F1 cars must weigh a minimum of how many kilograms ?, is it 50, 150 or 500 ? (500)

2. According to the Times Higher Education world rankings 2015, what country is home to the
world’s top university ?, is it the UK or the USA ? (USA) Massachusetts. [see below]
3. What can travel fastest ?, a running cheetah, a flying pigeon or a swimming marlin ? (PIGEON)
[75mph] [90mph] [68mph]
4. Paul White is the real name of which professional wrestler ?, is it Big Show, Kane or Sting ?
(BIG SHOW)
5. Crazy by Gnarls Barkley was a No 1 in Papua New Guinea for almost 3 years, true or false ?
(FALSE)
6. What is the name of the roaring lion at the start of the MGM films ?, was it Archie, Leo or Zeus ?
(LEO)
7. Ex-Top Gear presenters, Clarkson, Hammond & May’s new Amazon Prime car show will be called
‘Gear Nobs’, true or false ? (FALSE)
8. Which body of water separates Australia from Tasmania ?, is it the Bass Strait or the Tasman
Sea ? (BASS STRAIT) Tasman sea separates Oz and NZ.
9. Iggy Pop, James Corden & Jack White will all appear on Kylie Minogue’s upcoming Christmas album,
true or false ? (FALSE) not Jack White.
10. Which of these Britons won ice skating gold at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics ?, was it……
John Curry, Robin Cousins or Torville & Dean ? (ROBIN COUSINS) 1980.
[John Curry – Innsbruck 1976. Torville & Dean – Sarajevo 1984]
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Tie-Break:- The first ever book of crosswords was published in what year ? (1924)

World’s top 3 universities….
1. Massachusetts (USA)
2. Harvard (USA)
3. Cambridge (UK)

Trivia Quiz Week 39 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 39 2015 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What colour trousers do the Smurfs wear ? (WHITE)

2. In the Bible, how many of each kind of animal is Moses said to have taken onto the Ark ? (0)
[it was Noah, not Moses]
3. Which chocolate confectionary is advertised as ‘full of eastern promise’ ? (TURKISH DELIGHT)

4. What 4-letter word is used for the device that protects an electric circuit from becoming
overloaded ? (FUSE)
5. In cricket, how many runs are scored when the ball hits a helmet left on the ground by a fielder ?
(5)
6. Which great traveller connects the films the Life Of Brian & Around the World in 80 Days ?
(MICHAEL PALIN)
7. Which 1970s Scottish band have announced a comeback Christmas tour & album after a 40 year
hiatus ? (BAY CITY ROLLERS)
8. Which company uses an American song from the 1st World War in their adverts ? (GO COMPARE)
[‘Over There’ by George M. Cohan]
9. In geometry, what name is given to a shape with 4 sides of equal length & with 4 equal angles ?
(SQUARE)
10. What word connects a form of dance with an item for what the Americans call a faucet ?
(TAP)
11. In what popular BBC TV series does actor Larry Lamb play a character called Ted Case ?
(NEW TRICKS)
12. In the Pentagon & the White House, the initials NSA are used for which organisation ?
(NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY)
13. What is the one-word title of the Beatles’ 1996 music collection ? (ANTHOLOGY)

14. In 2005, who became Arsenal’s top goal scorer ? (THIERRY HENRY)

15. Mark Sampson is the head coach of which national football team ? (ENGLAND LADIES)

16. Which holiday island got its independence from Great Britain in August 1960 ? (CYPRUS)

17. One of the most popular books of its type, ‘Windows for Dummies’ was first published in what
decade ? (2000s) 2001.
18. Which foodstuff has varieties called beef, cherry & plum ? (TOMATO)

19. What crystalline organic substance with local anaesthetic qualities is, in its natural form
extracted from peppermint oil ? (MENTHOL)
20. Which 1975 Broadway musical was set in Chicago ? (CHICAGO)

Killer Round
1. Dr Simon Campbell oversaw the development of which drug ?, was it the birth pill or Viagra ?
(VIAGRA)
2. The pop group Hot Chocolate is the only English band that had a song in the charts in every
year of the 70s, true or false ? (TRUE)
3. Sun Records, that discovered Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash was originally based in
which Tennessee city ?, Memphis or Nashville ? (MEMPHIS) now in Nashville.
4. Up until 2003, the Archbishop of Manila in the Philippines was called ‘Cardinal Sin’, true or false ? (TRUE) Jaime Lachica Sin
5. ‘Viva Glam’ is a new range of cosmetics promoted by which singer ?, is it Christina Aguilera, Miley
Cyrus or Shakira ? (MILEY CYRUS)
6. Kite-flying is a professional sport in Thailand, true or false ? (TRUE)

7. What is the most popular name for a bitch dog in the UK ?, is it Bella, Poppy or Ruby ? (BELLA)

8. In Australia there is a deadly stinging plant that goes by the name ‘gympie-gympie’, true or false ?
(TRUE)
9. Which of these actors did NOT appear in the 2010 film adaption of Alice in Wonderland ? was it…
(A-Stephen Fry, (B)-Ralph Fiennes, (C)-Matt Lucas or (D)-Johnny Depp ? (B-RALPH FIENNES)
10. The 1st ever televised interracial kiss was in Star Trek between Captain Kirk & Uhura, true or
false ? (FALSE) it’s a popular myth.
[it was between Nancy Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jr, just a few months earlier]
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Tie-Break:- to the nearest thousand, how many sets of twins are born in the UK every year ?
(12,000)

Trivia Quiz Week 38 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 38 2015 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. The golden arches are a symbol of which brand ? (McDONALDS)

2. Which TV advert uses a puppet called Monkey ? (PG TIPS)
[with Johnny Vegas]
3. What is the name of the Australian throwing stick that can return to its thrower ?
(BOOMERANG)
4. What 2 flavours make up the fizzy drink Sprite ? (LEMON & LIME)

5. Which actor played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films ? (ROBBIE COLTRAINE)

6. Which motorway runs from Rugby to Carlisle ? (M6)

7. How many Emirates make up the United Arab Emirates ? (7)

8. In which English county was the TV detective series Wycliffe set ? (CORNWALL)

9. Which 5-letter Greek word is commonly used to describe a person who is notably stupid or lacking
in judgment ? (MORON)
10. Ho Chi Min was the President of which country from 1945 to 1954 ? (VIETNAM)

11. Which actress connects Hugh Grant, Shane Warne & Entrepreneur Arun Nayer ? (LIZ HURLEY)

12. Which sport has 2 teams consisting of fifteen players: a goalkeeper, 3 full backs, 3 half backs,
2 midfielders, 3 half forwards & 3 full forwards ? (HURLING) Gaelic f/ball is different, see below
13. In which sport do you throw stones at houses ? (CURLING)

14. What is half of a diameter called ? (RADIUS)

15. What type of food is ‘coburg’ ? (BREAD)

16. Vitamin A is primarily stored in which organ of the body ? (LIVER)

17. What 8-letter word connects the name of a popular theatre in London & a tower jutting over the
gate of a castle ? (BARBICAN)
18. What film starring Robin Williams was written by Matt Damon & Ben Affleck ?
(GOOD WILL HUNTING)
19. Born in New York, which radio & TV presenter has recently been cleared of historic sex
offences? (PAUL GAMBACCINI) 20. What 8-letter word connects an alcoholic drink with Sunderland F.C. ? (ADVOCAAT)
[manager- Dick Advocaat]

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. Hypetropia is better known as far-sightedness, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. Women blink their eyes twice as much as men, true or false ? (TRUE)

3. Who, along with England is the joint oldest international football team in the world ? is it…..
France, Scotland or Uruguay ? (SCOTLAND)
4. The 1st book of the Old Testament is called Genesis, the last book of the Old Testament is called
Revelations, true or false ? (FALSE) the last one is called Malachi, Revelations is in New Testament.
5. Who bought the 1st Hummer motor vehicle in 1992 ?, was it (A)-Arnold Schwarzenegger,
(B)-Sylvester Stallone or (C)-Roman Abramovich ? (A-ARNIE)
6. The home appliance brand Zanussi was founded 99 yrs ago by an Italian blacksmith, true or false ?
(TRUE) 1916.
7. What is the largest of the Channel Islands ?, is it Jersey, Guernsey or Isle of Wight ?
(JERSEY)
8. The 60s pop group Gerry & the Pacemakers were originally called Gerry Marsden & the Mars Bars,
true or false ? (TRUE)
9. In the UK, what is the most popular pet name for goldfish from this list ?…… Fred, Goldie, Jaws,
Nemo or Sushi ? (JAWS)
10. Sir Alex Ferguson has written more autobiographies than the Bronte sisters have written novels,
true or false ? (TRUE)
Alex Ferguson – 7
Emily Bronte – 1 (Wuthering Heights)
Charlotte Bronte – 4 (Jane Eyre, Shirley, The Professor, Villette)
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Tie-Break:- In what year did IBM release their first personal computer ? (1983)
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Gaelic Football has a goalkeeper, 2 corner backs, a full back, 2 wing backs, a centre back, 2 mid fielders, 2 wing forwards, a centre forward, two corner forwards & a full forward

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