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Trivia Quiz Week 40 2015

Trivia Quiz Week 40 2015

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 ?
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 ?
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 ?
20. What exactly does the acronym FIFA stand for ?

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 ?
5. Crazy by Gnarls Barkley was a No 1 in Papua New Guinea for almost 3 years, true or false ?
6. What is the name of the roaring lion at the start of the MGM films ?, was it Archie, Leo or Zeus ?
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]

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)

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