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1 Which famous car was described as “fantasmagorical”?
2 James Bond first drove an Aston Martin DB5 in which film?
3 Which Ford car was replaced by the Ford Mondeo in 1993?
4 Which car manufacturer’s name is Latin for “I roll”?
5 Who had hits with these “car” songs – Driving in My Car 1982; Cars 1979; Car Wash 2004; Car Wash 1976?
6 Which South African golfer was known as the Black Knight as he usually dressed only in black?
7 During which century was the Black Death at its most deadly?
8 Who played the Prince Regent in Blackadder the Third?
9 A product from which sea creature is often used to colour food black?
10 Who were the 2 male stars of Men in Black?
11 Who is the regular weather presenter on BBC Breakfast on TV?
12 Who wrote the song You’ve Got A Friend which was a hit for James Taylor in 1971?
13 Which daughter of a famous politician was sacked from the One Show for making a racist comment about a tennis player?
14 Who began her TV career as the female assistant on Wheel of Fortune?
15 Which 2 singers had a Christmas hit single with The Little Drummer Boy or The Carol of the Drum?
16 Who played Lacey in the TV series Cagney & Lacey?
17 What was the name of Karen Matthews daughter who she falsely claimed had gone missing in 2008?
18 In which decade was the electric blanket invented?
19 Which famous British bridge goes from Barton on the south bank to Hessle on the north bank?
20 What is the name of the American Football team that plays in Minnesota?
21 If you have 7 tiles in your rack in Scrabble, what is the smallest points total you can have in front of you?
22 Which 1991 Disney animated film was the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar?
23 Which religious group was founded in New York by Joseph Smith in the 1820’s?
24 Which writer & comedian wrote the children’s books Gangsta Granny & The Boy in the Dress?
25 If, in the future, Buckingham Palace report to the Prime Minister that “London Bridge is down”, what has happened?
26 Which insurance provider is reached by telephoning 0800 00 1066?
27 Wayne Shaw was forced to quit football after eating a pie during an FA Cup match – who did he play for?
28 What was the title of the TV series starring Tim Allen as a TV DIY expert?
29 Which of these castles in Northumberland is furthest north – Warkworth, Bamburgh or Alnwick?
30 In the Beatles song Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, the first line “Desmond has a barrow in the market place” is a reference to Paul McCartney’s father who worked in Liverpool Fish & Meat market – true or false?
1 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
3 Ford Sierra
5 Madness; Gary Numan, Christina Aguilera, Rose Royce
6 Gary Player
7 14th (1346-1353)
8 Hugh Laurie
9 Squid (ink)
10 Will Smith & Tommy Lee Jones
11 Carol Kirkwood
12 Carole King
13 Carol Thatcher
14 Carol Smillie
15 David Bowie & Bing Crosby
16 Tyne Daly
18 Forties (1946)
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21 5 (5 vowels & 2 blanks)
22 Beauty and the Beast
24 David Walliams
25 The Queen has passed away
26 Hastings Direct
27 Sutton United
28 Home Improvement
29 Bamburgh Castle
30 False – it is a reference to Desmond Dekker the reggae artist
Q Benjamin Holt is credited with inventing which type of motorised vehicle?
Number Guess (Nearest wins)
Q How many original songs were written by the Beatles (all 4) while they were together as a band?
1 Vlad the Impaler was apparently the inspiration for which fictional character?
2 How would you play an ocarina – blow, pluck or bow?
3 What kind of woman would you need to trap a unicorn?
4 Tayberries & loganberries are both produced from which 2 fruit?
5 In the 1998 film version of The Avengers Ralph Feinnes played Steed, who did Uma Thurman play?
6 In 2004 more than 20 Chinese workers lost their lives in Morecambe Bay collecting what?
7a Douglas Carswell is which party’s only MP?
7b Caroline Lucas is which party’s only MP?
8 Jim Lovell, John Swigert & Fred Haise were the crew on which Apollo mission?
9 In online gaming, what does AFK mean?
10 What was the first man-made alloy of 2 metals?
11 In which year was the QE2 built (+/- 1) & which cruise line company originally owned her?
12 What number was the first Boeing jumbo jet & what number is the newest Boeing, the Dreamliner?
13a Which musicals feature these songs :- Be Back Soon, Surrey With The Fringe On Top, Does Your Mother Know?
13b What do the 3 answers have in common?
14 Frangipane used in baking is made from which nut?
15 Which classic songs open with these lyrics :-
15a Look into my eyes – you will see what you mean to me
15b I’ve never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
15c No New Year’s Day to celebrate
16 Which firework is responsible for the most injuries in children?
17 What kind of sauce is used for the breakfast dish eggs benedict?
18 What type of piano music was Scott Joplin associated with?
19 Which 5 teams did Brian Clough manage in his career?
20 At which school were Tom Brown’s Schooldays actually spent?
21 In which decade was Trivial Pursuit first available for sale?
22a Which Cliff Richard single was a number one in 1959 & again (with help) in 1986?
22b Who helped in 1986?
23 Which Royal residence is famous for its maze built in the 1690’s?
24 Which fabric & furnishing company shares its name with the title used by the Bishop of Durham?
25 Which 3 colours are associated with Rastafarianism?
26 Jade Jones won Olympic gold in 2012 & 2016 at which combat sport?
27 What was unusual about Conchita Wurst who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 for Austria?
28 Three time Wimbledon champion Maria Bueno was born in which country?
29 Which TV prison was run by Geoffrey Venables?
30 The symbols of which 3 elements make up the word knife?
4 Blackberry & raspberry
5 Emma Peel
9 Away from keyboard
11 1969 & Cunard
12 747 & 787
13a Oliver!, Oklahoma!, Mamma Mia!
13b Exclamation mark
15a (Everything I do) I Do It Foe You – Bryan Adams
15b Lady In Red – Chris DeBurgh
15c I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
19 Hartlepool Utd, Derby Co., Brighton, Leeds, Nottingham Forest
21 80’s (1982)
22a Living Doll
22b The Young Ones
23 Hampton Court
25 Red gold & green
27 She had a beard
30 Potassium Nickel & iron
Q In which US State did Subway originate?
Q What is the world record score playing FIFA World Cup 2014 against the computer?(The player was playing as Germany & the computer as Cook Islands; Cook Islands scored nil)
A 321 – 0
1 Which fictional Australian character lived at Waratah National Park, near Sydney?
2 A Pie Floater is a popular Australian dish which is a meat pie floating in a bowl of what kind of soup?
3 Australian Adam Scott won which of golf’s Majors in 2013?
4 The RFDS in Australia is better known as which emergency service started in 1928?
5 Which Australians had hits with these songs: – Xanadu 1980, The Carnival Is Over 1965, Slow 2003, Down Under 1983
6 Emily Blunt starred in which 2016 film based on a best-selling book by Paula Hawkins?
7 Star Wars: The Force Awakens is which episode of the Star Wars saga?
8 Which US President’s wife was played by Natalie Portman in a 2016 film?
9 Who wrote the book that Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them was based on?
10 Mark Rylance won an Oscar for his role in which Tom Hanks film & which Roald Dahl character did he play in a 2016 Spielberg film?
11 In Monopoly what is the difference in pounds between the cheapest property & the dearest?
12 How many tricks do you need to win in Bridge to achieve a Grand Slam?
13 In which game would you use a sqidger which may result in a scrunge?
14 Starting at zero and going clockwise the next numbers are 32,15,19,4,21 – what am I describing?
15 Which 2 totals of 2 dice are known as a natural in the game of craps (dice)?
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16 At which airport was the North Korean exile Kim Jong Nam apparently assassinated recently?
17 Which by-election was won unexpectedly by the Conservatives on Thursday?
18 Which European country did Trump mistakenly say had been the victim of a terrorist attack in a speech this week?
19 How many Earth-like planets did scientists claim had been discovered around a star 40 light years away – 4, 5, 7 or 9?
20 Where were the 2017 Brit Awards held & who co-hosted them with Emma Willis?
21 Who was Man Utd’s manager immediately prior to Alex Ferguson?
22 What kind of shop did Wendolene Ramsbottom have in A Close Shave, the Wallace & Grommit film?
23 Which city is the capital of the Catalonia region of Spain?
24 Which of the Carry On films was about caravanning?
25 Who was the last leader of the Liberal Party in the UK?
26 What is the lightest metallic element?
27 In which city do the American Football team the Ravens play?
28 Which fictional doctor is based in a village called Portwenn?
29 Max Whitlock won 2 gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in which sport?
30 All airport codes are now 3 letters; the ones that used to be only 2 letters just added the letter X – True or false?
4 Flying Doctor
5 Olivia Newton-John & ELO, Seekers, Kylie Minogue, Men At Work
6 The Girl on the Train
7 Episode VII (7)
8 Jackie Kennedy
9 J K Rowling
10 Bridge of Spies & The BFG
11 £340 (400-60)
14 Europe Roulette Wheel
15 7 & 11
16 Kuala Lumpur
20 O2 Arena & Dermot O’Leary
21 Ron Atkinson
22 Wool shop
24 Carry On Behind
25 David Steel
28 Doc Martin
Q Which band began as The Rattlesnakes?
A Bee Gees
Q The M1 is the lowest numbered motorway in the UK (obviously!), which motorway is the highest?
1 In which direction do winds circulate around an area of low pressure in the Northern Hemisphere?
2 What was the name of the hurricane that devastated New Orleans in 2005?
3 What is a line called that joins places of equal temperature on a weather map?
4 The UK Met Office HQ is near which city in Devon?
5a Which weather girl danced on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015?
5b Which weather girl began on TV-AM & hosted Gladiators?
5c Which weather man did not predict the 1987 “hurricane” in the UK?
6 Chrissie Hynd was the lead singer of which rock band?
7 Reg Dwight & Pauline Matthews had a number one in 1976 with which song?
8 Beyonce Knowles began her career with which girl group?
9 Autobahn & Radio-activity are albums by which German group?
10 Westlife had number ones with covers of songs by Billy Joel, ABBA & Barry Manilow – name them?
11 What was the name of the book written by Dr Desmond Morris about man as an animal?
12 Which Australian born feminist wrote the best seller The Female Eunuch?
13 Whose autobiography was called Losing My Virginity?
14 Who wrote the 1970’s best seller Dog Training My Way?
15 Which comedy performers wrote these autobiographies; – Dear Fatty, The Sound of Laughter, My Booky Wook?
16 Who played Jeannie in I Dream of Jeannie on TV in the 60’s?
17 What is the name of the boy in the Mirror cartoon The Perishers who has a dog called Boot?
18 Johnny Briggs played which businessman in Coronation Street for 30 years?
19 Which actor won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar posthumously for his role in The Dark Knight?
20 Which 2 Scottish Clans met at the Battle of Glencoe in 1692? Connection?
21 Which island group sounds like it should be Egyptian but is actually Danish?
22 Which whisky maker originally produced the Dimple brand?
23 Which German city famous for its porcelain was controversially bombed by Britain in February 1945?
24 Oberon was the King of the Fairies in which Shakespeare play?
25 Who did Captain Scarlet work for?
26 Dogs are canine, what animals are lupine?
27 Which singer appeared the most times on Top of the Pops?
28 Mg is the chemical symbol for which element?
29 What was the name of the short hairy character in the TV series the Addams Family?
30 Arbadacarba (abracadabra backwards) is always spoken at the cremation or burial of a magician-true or false?
5 Carol Kirkwood, Ulrika Johnsson, Michael Fish
7 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
8 Destiny’s Child
10 Uptown Girl, I Have A Dream, Mandy
11 The Naked Ape
12 Germaine Greer
13 Richard Branson
14 Barbara Woodhouse
15 Dawn French, Peter Kay, Russell Brand
16 Barbara Eden
18 Mike Baldwin
19 Heath Ledger
20 Campbells & MacDonalds
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21 Faroe Islands
24 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
27 Cliff Richard
29 Cousin Itt
30 FALSE – his wand or a symbolic one is broken though
Q “I’d like to thank the Academy for my lifetime achievement award that I will eventually get.” were the last words of which actor, singer & dancer?
A Donald O’Connor
Number Guess (Nearest wins)
Q How many episodes of Top of the Pops were broadcast?
1 Mary Tyler Moore played Dorothy Brown alongside Julie Andrews in which film musical?
2a Who were the last team from outside the top division to win the FA Cup?
2b Who were the only team to win the FA Cup and get relegated in the same season?
3 Which politician gave the famous “rivers of blood” speech in April 1968?
4 Zanzibar is now part of which African country?
5 Which writer, actor & director was given a BAFTA Fellowship at this year’s ceremony?
6 What is the second largest city in Iraq?
7 Ganymede is the largest moon of which planet?
8 What are the 5 largest States by area in the USA?
9 Nation Shall Speak Peace unto Nation is the motto of which organisation?
10 How long was Prohibition in force in the USA – 2 either way?
11 Which car manufacturer uses a bull as its logo?
12 Which musical instrument did Glenn Miller play?
13 Who was “An Idiot Abroad” on TV?
14 Which 2 rivers reach the North Sea at Aberdeen?
15 Songs containing months of the year: –
Rod Stewart 1971, Barbara Dickson 1980 (2), Carole King 1962; Four Season 1976
16 Which sweet flavouring is obtained from the fruit of a species of orchid?
17 Which companies make these fragrances: – Eternity (US), J’Adore (FR), Mon Paris (FR)?
18 Which Lloyd-Webber musical features characters called Rusty, Poppa, Electra & Greaseball?
19 Gruinard island in Scotland was quarantined for 48 years as it was contaminated by which infection?
20 Who, in 1977, was the first official world number one snooker player?
21 Which game console was voted Toy of the Year in 1991?
22 What was the name of the character played by Frankie Howerd in Up Pompeii?
23 Which British Prime Minister resigned in March 1976?
24 Which 2 number A road runs from Bodmin in Cornwall to Mansfied in Nottinghamshire?
25 Which 2 monarchs were the first and last of the Tudors?
26 Humphrey Lyttleton was the host of which radio comedy panel game for 35 years to 2009?
27 Which UK children’s TV show was originally called Le Manege Enchante in France?
28 Which bands feature these lead singers: – Ricky Wilson, Chris Martin, Jarvis Cocker?
29 In which classic novel do Meg, Jo, Beth & Amy make their first appearance?
30 Who are the top 4 run scorers for England in Test cricket?
1 Thoroughly Modern Millie
2a West Ham Utd in 1980
2b Wigan Athletic in 2013
3 Enoch Powell
5 Mel Brooks
8 Alaska, Texas, California, Montana, New Mexico
10 14 years
13 Karl Pilkington
14 Dee & Don
15 Maggie May, January February, It Might As Well Rain Until September, December 1963
17 Calvin Klein, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent
18 Starlight Express
20 Ray Reardon
21 Game Boy
23 Harold Wilson
25 Henry VII & Elizabeth I
26 I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue
27 Magic Roundabout
28 Kaiser Chiefs, Coldplay, Pulp
29 Little Women
30 Cook, Gooch, Stewart, Gower
Q Which TV game show was devised by comedian Norman Vaughan?
Q How long is miles is the A38?
A 292 miles