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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 46 2011

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Trivia Quiz      Week 46     2011     www.mikeprincedj.com

1. What was the currency of Greece before the Euro ?

2. In the Disney film, what was the name of Dumbo’s mother ?

3. How many children has Angelina Jolie given birth to ?

4. How many couples compete at the beginning of the early evening TV quiz show Pointless ?

5. Which comedian currently advertises Premier Inn ?

6. How many pennies were in an old tanner ?

7. What is successful businessman Levi Roots best known for ?

8. What is the largest muscle in the human body ?

9. What food is produced from the Manuka bush of New Zealand ?

10. Actor Vinnie Jones played football for which national team ?

11. Which common drug is produced from the Willow tree ?

12. What boys name do anglers give for young pike ?

13. Kate Lawler was the 1st female winner of which TV programme ?

14. Ariel Sharon is the former Prime Minister & military leader of which Middle Eastern state  ?

15. Hussein is the middle name of which current political leader ?

16. What type of creature is a turnstone ?

17. In 1974, which English county was divided into East and West ?

18. The name of what Spanish holiday region means Golden Coast ?

19. Salford bass player of New Order Peter Hook was married to which actress ?

20. After all the evils of the world had been removed from it, what was left at the bottom of Pandora’s box ?    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

ANSWERS

1. DRACHMA

2. MRS JUMBO

3. 3

4. 4

5. LENNY HENRY

6. 6

7. REGGAE REGGAE SAUCE

8. GLUETEUS MAXIMUS (buttock)

9. HONEY

10. WALES

11. ASPIRIN

12. JACK

13. BIG BROTHER

14. ISRAEL

15. BARRACK OBAMA

16. BIRD

17. SUSSEX

18. COSTA DORADA

19. CAROLINE AHERNE

20. HOPE

Trivia Quiz Week 45 2011

Trivia Quiz      Week 45     2011     www.mikeprincedj.com

This is just a sample of my weekly quiz, if you would like a more comprehensive quiz including a picture quiz & a word quiz/anagrams/mystery year quiz, please contact me.

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1. How many natural satellites orbit the 3rd planet from the Sun ?

2. In the Disney film Dumbo, what was the name of the flying elephant ?

3. Which company has the advertising slogan, ‘the world’s favourite airline’ ?

4. What colour is Teletubby, Dipsy ?

5. Lasagne is the favourite food of which cartoon cat ?

6. At which sport did Yorkshire man Joe Johnson become world champion in 1986 ?

7. In music, what colour describes sadness ?

8. Which creature can be black, king & spitting ?

9. In British law, what do the initials, I.P.C.C. stand for ?

10. In the story of Jack & the Beanstalk, how many beans were given to Jack in exchange for his
cow ?
11. What colour is the middle stripe on the German national flag ?

12. Nectarines are a smooth variety of which fruit ?

13. Which character did Kevin Spacey play in the 2006 film Superman Returns ?

14. The Hennessey Gold Cup is raced every year in which month ?

15. Which opera is based on a story of a young girl working in a cigarette factory in Spain ?

16. The African musical instrument, Lepatata Mambu is more commonly known as what ?

17. 400 yrs ago, who was credited for introducing potatoes & tobacco to England ?

18. At a height of 3,718 metres, which is Spain’s highest volcano ?

19. Who wrote the best-seller, Lady Chatterley’s Lover ?

20. Which European country and sovereign state comes last alphabetically ?
[A sovereign state is a political association with effective sovereignty over a population for whom it makes decisions in the national
interest]
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ANSWERS

1. 1
2. DUMBO
3. BRITISH AIRWAYS
4. GREEN
5. GARFIELD
6. SNOOKER
7. BLUE
8. COBRA
9. Independent Police Complaints Commission
10. 5
11. RED
12. PEACHES
13. LEX LUTHOR
14. NOVEMBER
15. CARMEN
16. VUVUZELA
17. WALTER RALEIGH
18. MOUNT TIEDE
19. DH LAWRENCE
20. VATICAN CITY

Trivia Quiz week 26 (ANSWERS)

1. £1
2. TWO
3. MARS
4. FOUR
5. FOUR
6. SHEFFIELD
7. DANIEL CRAIG
8. LIRA
9. 9
10. ACAPELLA
11. TOUR DE FRANCE
12. WAYNE ROONEY
13. PIERS MORGAN
14. TOURIST TROPHY
15. SHIRLEY BASSEY
16. ROBERT CARLYLE
17. WHITE
18. THE FACES
19. CHARLES DARWIN
20. FIREMAN SAM

1. FRANCE
2. FALSE
3. BUCKINGHAM PALACE
4. 66 FEET
5. TRUE
6. NONE
7. ISLE OF WIGHT
8. CONTACT LENSES
9. TRUE
10. BRAIN

Tie-break (13,671)

Trivia Quiz week 26 2011 (answers revealed next week)

Trivia Quiz      Week 26     2011     www.mikeprincedj.com

1. How much did it cost to buy a ticket for the very first Glastonbury Festival in 1970 ?
[in 1970 it was called the Pilton Folk Festival]
2. How many hearts does Dr Who have ?

3. In Gustav Holst’s ‘the Planet Suite’, which planet is called the ‘bringer of war’ ?

4. How many novels did Arthur Conan Doyle write featuring Sherlock Holmes ?

5. How many different denominations of Bank of England notes are in circulation ?

6. In which city was the 1997 film ‘The Full Monty’ based ?

7. Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz recently married which 43 yr old English actor ?

8. Before the Euro was introduced, what was the currency of the Vatican City ?

9. Between them, how many times have the Williams sisters won the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Title ?

10. Which Italian, 8-letter word means singing without instrumental accompaniment ?

11. In 2010, which annual race started on 3rd July and ended on 25th ?

12. Which Manchester United footballer was recently seen with his wife at Glastonbury watching blues legend BB King ?, was it Rio Ferdinand or Wayne Rooney ?

13. Who was sacked as editor of the Daily Mirror in 2004 ?

14. In the Isle of Man TT races, what do the initials TT stand for ?

15. Which Welsh singer’s life has recently been made into a film for BBC 2 ?

16. Which actor connects a 1990s James Bond film and the current US TV series, Stargate Universe ?

17. What colour are the hats of the Smurfs ?

18. Mick Hucknell is currently touring as lead singer with which 70s rock/pop band ?

19. Which famous English explorer/scientist sailed on the ship called HMS Beagle ?

20. Who fights fires alongside Elvis Cridlington & Penny Morris ?

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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. Where did the Sabatier chef’s knives originate ?, was it Australia, Canada or France ?

2. A lactometer measures the purity of milk, true or false ?

3. In which building was Prince Charles born ?, Buckingham Palace, St Mary’s Hospital or Windsor Castle ?

4. A Chain is an old measurement of length, how many feet are there in one chain ?, 16, 36 or 66 ?

5. In 1954, a gospel quartet called the Songfellows auditioned Elvis Presley and turned him down, true or false ?

6. How many of General Custer’s men survived the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876 ?, none, 1 or 2 ?

7. Which island is 147.1 square miles ?, Isle of Man or Isle of Wight ?

8. What did Swiss physician A.E. Fick invent in 1887 ?, was it contact lenses or hearing aids ?

9. Ministry of Justice figures show that Prisoners in England & Wales have received more than £10m in compensation over the past five years, true or false ?

10. Which human organ is affected by a disease called ‘Dandy-Walker syndrome ?, liver, lungs or brain ?

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Tie-Break:- In litres, how much fuel does a B-52 bomber use in one hour’s flying ?

Trivia Quiz week 25 (answers published next week)

1. Which singer last year lost a husband and found malaria ?

2. Which country won the ashes in 2009 ?, was it Australia, England or the West Indies ?

3. On the BBC cooking programme Saturday Kitchen, how many eggs must be used for the omelette challenge ?

4. Including the present one, how many British prime ministers are still with us ?

5. According to Harry Hill, what was the name of Susan Boyle and Wagner’s love child ?

6. Which 3 figures are known as the ‘number of the beast’ ?

7. Which singer has put her name to the perfume, ‘Heat’ ?

8. Which ‘Carry On’ film comes first alphabetically ?

9. In which English county did violence & fire break out at an open prison on New Year’s Day 2011 ?

10. Which religion believed that the world would end in 1975, calling it Armageddon ?

11. We all know mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world above sea level, but what is the highest peak in the British Isles ?

12. Who won the title role in the 2007 reality BBC TV show ‘Any Dream Will Do’ ?

13. Which Australian state/territory suffered major flooding earlier this year ?

14. Which of the 7 dwarfs comes last alphabetically ?

15. Which ‘P’ can go before piece and line and after garden ?

16. Susan Boyle’s famous audition song, ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ comes from which West End show ?

17. The French do it on a Sunday, the Americans do it on a Tuesday, the British do it on a Thursday… what is it ?

18. At which time of the day is the red ball dropped at the Greenwich observatory ?

19. The 1st January 2011 saw Dilma Rousseff, being sworn into office as the new and first woman president of which South American country ?

20. If you add the amount of Disney’s dalmations to the Trumpton firemen, subtract Princess Diana’s
age when her candle in the wind blew out, then add Bob Marley’s little birds, what number do you
end up with ?
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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 old English alcoholic drink, mead is made from the product of which animal ?

2. Which 70s pop singer once recorded under the name of Paul Raven ?, was it Les McKeown, Les Gray or Gary Glitter ?

3. Apples, peaches & plums all contain small amounts of cyanide, true or false ?

4. Founded in 1922, Premier of Leicester are world famous manufacturers of which musical instruments ?, pianos, drum kits or saxophones ?

5. Just before he died, Elvis Presley endorsed an aftershave called Elvisly Yours, true or false ?

6. How many hearts does a giant squid have ?, 1, 2 or 3 ?

7. The Merlin Engine that powered the famous World War II English fighter plane the Spitfire was originally made by Germans, true or false ?

8. Which major event took place in London on 29th March 1981 ?, the 1st London marathon or Pope John Paul II meeting the Queen ?

9. In 2003 what did the Americans air-brush out of Paul McCartney’s right hand on the cover of the Abbey Road album ?

10. The English-built car, the Morgan Aero-8 has a chassis made from wood, true or false ? (FALSE)

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Tie-Break:- Copies of the Nadine Coyle single that was Exclusively distributed by Tesco
only sold how many in the first 24 hours of its release last December 2010 ?

Trivia Quiz Week 23 2011 (answers published next week)

Trivia Quiz      Week 23     2011    (answers published next week)

1. What nationality was the winner of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent final ?

2. From which country does beef stroganoff originate ?

3. Quicksilver is the old name for which metal ?

4. The Bristol Channel is an inlet of which ocean ?

5. What type of British creature can be smooth, palmate & great crested ?

6. The evil Baron Silas Greenback was the arch enemy of which secret agent ?

7. What was the name of the horse ridden by the highwayman Dick Turpin ?

8. Actress America Ferrara plays which character in a popular American TV series ?

9. In darts, what is the minimum number of darts required to clear a score of 501 ?

10. To which section of an orchestra does the Tuba belong ?

11. With which actress did Neil Morrissey have an affair that ultimately led to her divorce from Les Dennis ?

12. What is the largest island in the Atlantic ocean ?

13. In public places, a PRS license must be obtained for the use of playing what ?

14. Who is said to be the patron saint of children ?

15. How many letters make up the word, Physiotherapist ?

16. What type of meat is used to make haslet ?

17. Quiz show king, Bob Monkhouse took over from Magician Paul Daniels as host of which BBC quiz show ?

18. 34 yr old Gail Emms is a British, European & Olympic champion at which sport ?

19. The budgie is a native bird of which country ?

20. Which footballer in 2010, became the first overseas player to score 5 goals in a Premier League game ?
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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. Who invented the book ?, was it the Greeks, the Chinese or the Romans ?

2. The Black Piranha from the Amazon river is a pure carnivore,  true or false ?

3. In which country was the World Wide Web was invented by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 ? was it England, USA or Canada ?

4. Cigarette advertising was banned on UK television in which decade ? was it 60s 70s or 80s ?

5. Elvis Presley was a direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln’s great-great grandfather, true or false ?

6. In the UK, what is the maximum prison sentence for bigamy ?, 6, 7 or 8 yrs ?

7. How many black keys are there on a traditional grand piano ?, 28, 36 or 42 ?

8. In 1987 Richard Branson & Per Linstrand were the first people to cross the Atlantic ocean in a hot air balloon, true or false ?

9. What type of creature is a Cockchafer ?

10. Cod liver oil is produced from the livers of cod fish,  true or false ?

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Tie-Break:- (in acres) How big is New York’s Central Park ?

 

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