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Quiz 256



1              Name one of the 3 road tunnels under the River Thames?

2              Daisy Poppy & Petal are the 3 daughters of which chef?

3              What is the 3rd largest of the Channel Islands & the most northerly?

4              What is the name of the famous pottery studio from Cornwall named after the Russian for a set of 3?

5              For which 3 Bond films did Shirley Bassey sing the theme?


6              What kind of filling would you get in a Keema Nan?

7              Which Italian bread has a name meaning slipper & was first created in 1982?

8              What is the North African dish couscous made from?

9              Chicken Marengo is a dish made to commemorate a battle involving which European leader?

10            Not counting Crème Eggs what are Cadbury’s best-selling Easter Eggs?


11            Which female British tennis player won the French Open in 1976?

12            Tiger Woods has won 14 Majors , which of them one did he win first in 1997?

13            Ukrainian Sergey Bubka was a world record holder at which athletics field event?

14            Which gymnast was the first to score a perfect 10 on the uneven bars at the 1976 Olympics?

15            Which towns or cities do these English Rugby League teams play – Rhinos, Bulls, Tigers?


16            Who made a big impression on someone at a university fashion show in a see-through dress in 2002?

17            Which Italian city is the headquarters of the Armani fashion empire?

18            Which London street nameplate was the one most stolen during the 1960’s?

19            Which chain of high street fashion shops shares its name with a Jennifer Saunders TV character?

20            Who are the 3 biggest selling clothing retailers in the UK?

General Knowledge

21            In which year was Anne, the Princess Royal born?

22            Which instrument did Dave Clark play in the 60’s band the Dave Clark Five?

23            Which city is the state capital of Queensland, Australia?

24            The parish Boy’s Progress is the subtitle of which Dickens novel?

25            From which language does the word safari originate?

26            In an old advert, which beer brand “worked wonders”?

27            Which performer is credited with popularising the dance craze The Twist?

28            What would the old coin half a crown be in current pence?

29            What was Alan Shearers first league club?

30            Black Ivory coffee is made with beans taken from the dung of elephants – true or false?


1              Dartford,  Blackwell, Rotherhithe

2              Jamie Oliver

3              Alderney

4              Troika

5              Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Moonraker

6              Minced meat (usually lamb)

7              Ciabatta

8              Semolina

9              Napoleon

10            Dairy Milk, Buttons & Flake

11            Sue Barker

12            Masters

13            Pole vault

14            Nadia Comaneci

15            Leeds, Bradford, Castleford

16            Kate Middleton

17            Milan

18            Carnaby Street

19            Monsoon

20            M & S, Next, Topshop

21            1950

22            Drums

23            Brisbane

24            Oliver Twist

25            Swahili

26            Double Diamond

27            Chubby Checker

28            12½ pence

29            Southampton

30            TRUE

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Quiz 255


1              What is the correct chemical name for baking powder?

2              What is the name of the paralympic style sports event created by Prince Harry for members of the armed forces?

3              What nationality is the violinist & conductor Andre Rieu?

4              What are Prince Charles’ 3 middle names?

5              Heroic action by the 24th Regiment of Foot is depicted in which classic 1964 British film?

6              Born out of a flower, what was the name of the tiny little girl created by Hans Christian Andersen?

7              If you have a mobile phone, you also have a SIM card in it – what does SIM stand for?

8              Identify these first names with a repeating sound (like dodo).

Perfume creator; Eurovision Song Contest winner; Dorothy’s dog; 1958 musical; Elton John singing partner; Greek singer?

9              Which TV show claimed on April 1st 1957 that spaghetti grew on trees & the harvest was a bumper one that year?

10            Which Scottish Football League are based in Paisley, Renfrewshire?

11            Which band had a hit with a song named after the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?

12a          In the Star Wars films, which race of creatures live on the Forest Moon Endor?

12b          In the first Star Wars film, which character speaks the very first line?

13            What number shirt did West Ham United retire in 2008?

14            Which 4 consecutive numbers were the title of Steps first hit in the UK?

15            From which European countries do these cheeses originate – emmental, limburger, halloumi, havarti?

16a          On 11th November 1965, Rhodesia declared UDI – what does it stand for?

16b          Which Rhodesian leader did the declaring?

17            In Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi, what did they do after “they paved paradise”?

18            Which coastal town in Dorset is famous for its pottery?

19            Which famous sea-going vessel was made from gopher wood?

20            Who performed with Morecambe & Wise to the song A You’re Adorable?

21            George Mallory said “Because it’s there” in answer to what question?

22            What is the name of the science that studies the properties & behaviour of projectiles, like rockets for example?

23            Pyeongchang in South Korea is to host which sporting event in 2018?

24            After Waterloo, what were ABBA’s next 3 number one singles in the UK?

25            Which 3 elements make up about 75% of the composition of the Earth?

26            Knots Landing was a suburb of which American city?

27            Which Australian vineyard was founded by Johan Gramp in 1847 near a small river?

28a          Which 2 footballers have been team captains on Question of Sport?

28b          Who were the original team captains on They Think It’s All Over?

29            In Shakespeare who was the father of Regan, Cordelia & Goneril?

30            According to the Metro newspaper, are these chocolate bars smaller or larger now than they used to be – KitKat 1960; Cadbury’s Boost 1980; Twix 1986; Snickers 1980?


1              Sodium Bicarbonate

2              Invictus Games

3              Dutch

4              Philip Arthur George

5              Zulu

6              Thumbelina

7              Subscriber Identity Module

8              Coco; Lulu; Toto; Gigi; Kiki; Nana

9              Panorama

10            St. Mirren

11            OMD

12a          Ewoks

12b          C-3PO

13            No 6 (Bobby Moore)

14            5, 6, 7, 8

15            Switzerland, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark

16a          Unilateral Declaration of Independence

16b          Ian Smith

17            Put up a parking lot

18            Poole

19            Noah’s Ark

20            Angela Rippon

21            Why do you want to climb Everest?

22            Ballistics

23            Winter Olympics

24            Mamma Mia!, Fernando, Dancing Queen

25            Iron Oxygen Silicon

26            Los Angeles

27            Jacob’s Creek

28a          Emlyn Hughes & Ally McCoist

28b          David Gower & Gary Linacre

29            King Lear

30            29% Larger; 20% Larger; 17% Smaller; 7% Larger


Q             Samarkand is an ancient city on the Silk Road – in which modern country is it?

A              Uzbekistan

Number Guess

Q             How many employees does the BBC have (2015)?

A              20,951

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Quiz 254


TV Comedy

1              What was the first name of Delboy’s girlfriend/partner in Only Fools and Horses?

2              Which job did Ben in My Family & Ben in Butterflies have in common?

3              What is the first name of Mrs Brown played by Brendan O’Carroll?

4              Which sitcom was filmed almost entirely in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire?

5              From which BBC sitcoms do these characters appear – Shirley Brahms, Ingrid Fletcher, Audrey fforbes-Hamilton?


6              In which book of the Bible do the Ten Commandments first appear?

7              What is the main religion of Japan?

8              What was the name of Abraham’s son which God said should be sacrificed?

9              Which cult religion believe strongly in extra-terrestrials and has been endorsed by Tom Cruise & John Travolta?

10            Other than Christian, what are the 3 most common religions in the UK?

The 2 World Wars

11            In June 1940 which European country declared war on Britain?

12            In May 1915, which ship was sunk by a U-Boat which was one of the reasons for the USA entering WW1?

13            In which month of 1941 did the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbour?

14            Who was British Prime Minister at the outbreak od World War 1?

15            There were 5 sectors on the Normandy coast on D-Day – can you name 3?

The 1990’s

16            In 1993 Eritrea gained its independence from which African country?

17            Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into which planet in July 1994?

18            Who resigned as Russian president on 31st December 1999 allowing Putin to take power?

19            Who did Manchester United defeat to become European Champions in 1999?

20            Name 3 of the top 10 grossing films of the 1990’s (according to

General Knowledge

21            Justin Trudeau is the Prime Minister of which country?

22            Unobtanium was the name of the mineral being searched for in which 2009 film?

23            Which island was the mythical home of the Minotaur?

24            Who did Great Britain defeat in the 2015 Davis Cup Final?

25            Tahini is a savoury paste made from which seeds?

26            How many major stars make up the constellation we call the Plough?

27            Which Bond villain had 3 nipples?

28            In which Scottish city did the Broons & Oor Wullie cartoons originate?

29            Phrenology is a sort of science that assesses personality based on the shape of which part of your body?

30            A Brannock device is the correct name for the contraption to measure the alcohol content of beer-true or false?


1              Raquel (Turner)

2              They were both dentists

3              Agnes

4              Last of the Summer Wine

5              Are You Being Served?, Porridge, To The Manor Born

6              Exodus (20, 1-17)

7              Shinto

8              Isaac

9              Scientology

10            Islam, Hinduism & Sikhism

11            Italy

12            Lusitania

13            December (7th)

14            Herbert Asquith

15            Any 3 of Juno, Gold, Utah, Omaha & Sword

16            Ethiopia

17            Jupiter

18            Boris Yeltsin

19            Bayern Munich

20            Any 3 of Titanic, Stars Wars 1: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park,

Forrest Gump, Lion King, Independence Day, The 6th Sense,

Home Alone, Men In Black, Toy Story 2, Twister

21            Canada

22            Avatar

23            Crete

24            Belgium

25            Sesame

26            Seven

27            Scaramanga

28            Dundee

29            Head

30            False – it’s used to measure feet in shoe shops


Q             In 1876, Wyatt Earp was fired from the police force of which town?

A              Wichita

Number Guess

Q             In which year was smallpox declared eradicated?

A              1979

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Quiz 253


Entertaining Days

1              What was the name of the daughter in the Addams Family?

2              Which TV series, hosted by Chris Evans on Channel 4, gave out the first £1 million-pound prize?

3              What was the name of the religious request programme hosted by Jess Yates sat at his organ?

4              in which 1980 film did Bob Hoskins play gangster Harold Shand?

5              Which songs with days in the title were hits for Boomtown Rats (1979), Rolling Stones (1967), Whigfield (1994)?

Classic Books

6              “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking 13” is the 1st line of which novel?

7              What was the name of the little girl who lived with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps created by Johanna Spyri?

8              What is the name of the black panther in Jungle Book?

9              Tarzan is the son of a British lord & lady; what is his proper title?

10            A A Milne created 8 friends of Winnie the Pooh, can you name 4?

Toys and Games

11            How many dice are used in a game of Yahtzee?

12            What was the name of the doll created in the 60’s (a rival to Barbie) who had hair that could be adjusted & styled?

13            Which film based action figure was the biggest selling toy in 1995?

14            If you could buy Fortnum & Mason’s main department store, which colour property would it be on in Monopoly?

15            How many coloured circles are there on a Twister mat & what are the 4 colours?

Famous Buildings

16            Traitor’s Gate is an entrance from the Thames to which famous building?

17            Which castle is the home of the Duke of Northumberland?

18            Which London building was the tallest in Britain when it was completed in 1964?

19            Which castle in Cornwall is reputed to be the birthplace of King Arthur?

20            According to the Evening Chronicle, what are the top 3 most visited buildings in the North East which are free to visit?

General Knowledge

21            Which annual race takes place in Albert Park, Melbourne each year?

22            Which 20th century British monarch had an affair with actress Lily Langtree?

23            Peter Mayhew plays which character in the Star Wars films?

24            What would you keep in a locked tantalus?

25            In which country did Brazil win their last football World Cup?

26            Dudley, Sandwell & Walsall, west of Birmingham, are more commonly known as what?

27            Which flower is Dame Edna Everage associated with?

28            How long did Andy Warhol claim we would all be famous for?

29            Which song begins “You fill up my senses like a night in a forest”?

30            The only British cheese available during World War 2 was cheddar – true or false?


1              Wednesday

2              TFI Friday

3              Stars on Sunday

4              The Long Good Friday

5              I Don’t Like Mondays, Ruby Tuesday, Saturday Night

6              1984

7              Heidi

8              Bagheera

9              Earl of Greystoke

10            Any 4 of Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Tigger, Rabbit. Owl

11            Five

12            Tressy

13            Buzz Lightyear

14            Yellow –  it’s on Piccadilly

15            24 & red, blue, yellow & green

16            The Tower of London

17            Alnwick Castle

18            Post Office Tower (accept BT Tower, Telecom Tower, GPO Tower)

19            Tintagel Castle

20            Durham Cathedral, Baltic Centre, Hancock (Great North) Museum

21            Australian Grand Prix

22            Edward VII

23            Chewbacca

24            Alcoholic drinks

25            Japan 2002 beat Germany 2-0

26            The Black Country

27            Gladioli

28            15 minutes

29            Annie’s Song

30            True – known as Government Cheddar


Q             In which film did Tom Hanks play Michael Sullivan?

A              Road to Perdition

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             How long is the Tyne Bridge in feet?

A              1265 feet

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