Quiz 379

Quiz 379


1              The 1963 Great Train Robbery was carried out on a train travelling to London from which Scottish city?

2              Timothy McVeigh was executed in 2001 for planting a bomb that killed 168 people in which US city?

3              Which Italian fashion designer was shot dead on the steps of his house in 1997?

4              Whose death was James Earl Ray responsible for?

5              What nickname did these American gangsters have – Benjamin Siegel, Charlie Luciano, Jack Diamond, Al Capone?


6              Which music award is given annually and is named after one of the planets?

7              The Rose d’Or (or Golden Rose) awards for TV originally took place in which Swiss city?

8              The awards given for the worst in films is named after which fruit?

9              Which stage musical by Andrew Lloyd-Webber was voted Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards in 1978?

10           What are the 4 main awards in the USA for film, theatre, music & television?


11           Which bone in the body is also known as the clavicle?

12           Which of the senses is also known as olfaction?

13           Which dangerous chemical has the chemical formula KCN?

14           What is the most common metallic element in the Earth’s crust?

15           The symbols for which 3 chemical elements make up the word “FELINE”?


16           Which prison is located on Caledonian Road in Islington, north London?

17           Which County has the most castles in England?

18           What is the highest rank in the Royal Navy?

19           Which snooker player was runner-up in the 1995 World Championship & is nicknamed 00-147?

20           “I’ve just returned from a once in a lifetime holiday – never again!” won best joke @ Edinburgh Fringe in 2010. Which comedian known for one-liners cracked the joke?


General Knowledge

21           Who were Wimbledon playing against when Dave Beasant saved a penalty in the 1988 F A Cup Final?

22           Alexander Louis are the middle names of which of HM the Queen’s great grandchildren?

23           Firenze is the Italian name for which city?

24           “The wonderful everyday” is the slogan used by which home furnishing company?

25           Which comedy double act did a remake of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) in 2000?

26           Which female singer performed with The Pet Shop Boys on What Have I Done to Deserve This in 1987?

27           The Texans are an American Football team based in which city?

28           Amnesty International use a candle wrapped in what for their logo?

29           El Bueno, El Feo Y El Malo is the Spanish title of which classic Western film?

30           Orville Wright, the first man to fly an aircraft, was still alive when Charles Jaeger broke the sound barrier in a jet – true or false?


1              Glasgow

2              Oklahoma City

3              Gianni Versace

4              Martin Luther King

5              Bugsy, Lucky, Legs, Scarface

6              Mercury prize

7              Montreux

8              Raspberry (Razzies)

9              Evita

10           Oscar, Tony, Grammy & Emmy

11           Collar bone

12           Smell

13           (Potassium) Cyanide

14           Aluminium

15           Iron Lithium Neon

16           Pentonville

17           Northumberland

18           Admiral of the Fleet

19           Nigel Bond

20           Tim Vine

Connection?      Monopoly properties

21           Liverpool

22           Prince George

23           Florence

24           Ikea

25           Reeves & Mortimer

26           Dusty Springfield

27           Houston

28           Barbed wire

29           The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

30           TRUE


Q             Sean Connery’s first acting job was on stage in 1953 in which musical?

A             South Pacific

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             Route 20 is the longest highway in US – how long in miles (it’s a coast to coast highway)?

A             3365 miles

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Quiz 378

Quiz 378

1              What is the name of the new Tesco discount stores announced this week?

2              Which TV show was hosted originally by Chris Evans & Gaby Roslin from 1992 to 1994?

3              In which game did the phrase “pass the buck” originate?

4              The tallest building in the USA until 2014 is now called the Willis Tower; where is it & what was its original name?

5              In modern aircraft what does VTOL stand for?

6              Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle in Coronation Street, was a member of which pop group?

7              Which company produces the Pavilion series of home computers & laptops?

8              Sean Kerly was a prominent player for Great Britain at the 1988 summer Olympics in Seoul in which sport?

9              What brand of strong metal toy trucks manufactured from the 50’s has a name meaning great in the Sioux language?

10            What were the 4 vegetables used to make a meatless Woolton Pie by the head chef at the Savoy during WW2?

11            Which of the Space Shuttles is also the name of a mythical land?

12            The “flavour enhancer” MSG was often regarded as an unhealthy food additive – what does it stand for?

13            In which year did Marilyn Monroe die?

14            Which Church of England envoy was taken hostage in Lebanon in 1991?

15            Who had hits with these “foody” songs – Blackberry Way (1968), Life Is A Minestrone (1975), Raspberry Beret (1985)?

16            Who played Starsky & Hutch in the 70’s TV series?

17            Which European country was the runner-up in the 1934 & 1962 football World Cup Finals?

18            In the 1985 film Back to the Future, which year does he travel back to?

19            Liechtenstein has no airport – in which country is their nearest airport?

20a          A budgie is native to which country?

20b          Budgie was the name of a helicopter in a book written by whom?

20c          Which 60’s singer and actor played Budgie on TV in the 70’s?

21            What is the capital of Pakistan & what was the capital when Pakistan gained independence in 1947?

22            What were the 5 non-human characters in the British version of The Magic Roundabout?

23            What is the name of the lowest classical female singing voice?

24            In the game of Tetris each piece in the game is made of how many segments?

25            What is the most widely spoken language in Bangladesh?

26            In greyhound racing what colour jacket does the dog in trap 5 wear?

27            What are the 3 countries in Africa with only 4 letters in their English name?

28            Who is the most featured artist on the Now That’s What I Call Music albums?

29            Christine Chubbock on July 15th, 1974 was the first person (& last I think) to do what on live television?

30            In which films did Burt Reynolds play these characters: J J McClure (1981 & 1984); Jack Horner (1997); Lewis (1972)


1              Jack’s

2              The Big Breakfast

3              Poker

4              Chicago & Sears Tower

5              Vertical Take-Off & Landing

6              Hear’Say

7              Hewlett Packard (HP)

8              (Field) Hockey

9              Tonka

10            Potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, swede (or turnip)

11            Atlantis

12            Monosodium Glutamate

13            1962 (allow +/- 1)

14            Terry Waite

15            Move, 10cc, Prince

16            David Soul & Paul Michael Glaser

17            Czechoslovakia

18            1955

19            Switzerland (in Zurich)

20a          Australia

20b          Sarah Ferguson

20c          Adam faith

21            Islamabad & Karachi

22            Dougal, Zebedee, Brian, Dylan, Ermintrude

23            Contralto

24            Four

25            Bengali

26            Orange

27            Chad, Mali, Togo

28            Robbie Williams

29            Committed suicide

30            Cannonball Run (I & II) Boogie Nights; Deliverance


Q             Which American State is the nearest geographically to Africa?

A              Maine

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             A triple Whopper sandwich with cheese at Burger King contains how many calories?

A              1220

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Quiz 377

Quiz 377

Up In The Air

1              Air France Flight 4590 on 25th July 2000 led to the permanent grounding of which aircraft?

2              The Montgolfier brothers were pioneers in which type of air transport?

3              Which gas is the 3rd highest constituent of the air after nitrogen & oxygen?

4              Nephology is the study of which natural phenomena?

5              Who were the male leads in these “air” films – Air Force One 1997, Air America 1990, Con Air 1997?

Japan & the Japanese

6              Ikebana is the Japanese art of what?

7              In which year did Tokyo hold the summer Olympic Games for the first time?

8              Shinkansen trains are better known as what?

9              The highest number of tourists to Japan come from which country?

10            Who are the 5 largest car manufacturers in Japan?

Smith & Jones

11            Which religious movement was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830?

12            In which city is the Smithsonian American Art Museum?

13            Jonesy was the name of the cat in which 1979 sci-fi film?

14            Jack Jones was elected as General Secretary of which Union in 1968?

15            Identify these Smiths & Jones’s – Welsh former Blue Peter presenter; original founder member of the Rolling Stones; the Captain of the Titanic; the main character in Orwell’s 1984?

Light & Dark

16            In Genesis 1, “And the Earth was without form, and void and darkness was upon the face of the…. what?

17            Which Pop Idol winner had a UK number one single with the Doors song Light My Fire in 2002?

18            Which chemical element was used as flash powder in early photography because it burns with a bright white light?

19            Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark had a hit with which song about the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945?

20            In which battle of the Crimean war did the Charge of the Light Brigade take place & who wrote the poem about it?

General Knowledge

21            About 73% of the human brain is composed of what?

22            In which American city did the fictional policeman Robocop operate?

23            Footballer Luis Suarez plays for which country?

24            Jarlsberg cheese comes from which Scandinavian country?

25            Which South Yorkshire town is the birthplace of Michael Parkinson?

26            Which metallic element has the chemical symbol Mo?

27            The name of which pantomime character can also mean “lacking in character or feeble”?

28            The ghost of Banquo appears in which Shakespeare play?

29            Who was elected Governor of California in 2003?

30            To go to a fancy dress ball dressed as a Chelsea Pensioner is illegal – true or false?


1              Concorde

2              Hot air ballooning

3              Argon

4              Clouds

5              Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Nicolas Cage

6              Flower arranging

7              1964

8              Bullet trains

9              China

10            Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Suzuki, Mazda

11            Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons)

12            Washington DC

13            Alien

14            TGWU (Transport & General Workers Union)

15            Gethin Jones; Brian Jones; Edward Smith; Winston Smith

16            Deep

17            Will Young

18            Magnesium

19            Enola Gay

20            Balaclava & Lord Tennyson

21            Water

22            Detroit

23            Uruguay

24            Norway

25            Barnsley

26            Molybdenum

27            Wishy Washy

28            Macbeth

29            Arnold Schwarzenegger

30            TRUE


Q             Which rock and roll star was the first to have a waxwork at Madame Toussards?

A              Tommy Steele

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             When was the last public hanging in the UK?

A              1868

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Quiz 376

Quiz 376

1              What name is shared by a dog in Coronation Street, a Goon Show character & a cake?

2              Which 3 racecourses host the 5 British Classic horse races?

3              Which planet is named after the Greek god of the sky?

4              Pantone 2685C is a particular shade of purple used exclusively by which confectioner?

5              Which company bought Costa this year & who sold it to them?

6              Which American female guitarist & singer in 2007 was the last performer to have a posthumous UK number one?

7              What is the women’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup?

8              In which countries are Kilimanjaro & Mount Ararat & the Matterhorn is on the border between which 2 countries?

9              Mary Lou MacDonald is the leader of which political party whose name translates as “Ourselves alone”?

10            What were the names of the 2 sister ships of the Titanic?

11            Which character in a musical was the TV show I’d Do Anything trying to find?

12            Which Apollo mission allowed the first humans to view the dark side of the moon with their own eyes?

13            Which British pairing got the silver medal in the 2012 Olympics tennis mixed doubles?

14            Who played the victim in the shower scene in the original Psycho?

15            Complete these film titles with an American city – Meet Me in …., Fear and Loathing in….., Home Alone 2: Lost in…..?

16            Cliff Clavin, Norm Peterson & Diane Chambers were 3 of the main characters in which US TV comedy series of the 80s & 90s?

17            What is the name of the frozen dessert usually made from condensed milk served in Indian restaurants?

18            Who was the first left-hander to win the World Snooker Championship?

19            During which criminal case did prosecutor Marcia Clark gain recognition in 1995?

20a          Slack Alice & Pop It In Pete were characters created by which comedian?

20b          James Lampwick & Gaylord were characters created by which comedian?

21            What were ABBA’s first 3 UK number one singles – (all ended in a vowel)?

22            Who holds the men’s & women’s British mile records?

23            Which US State capitals are these – a German WW2 battleship, a maker of bicycles, a North Yorkshire town?

24            On an Ordnance Survey map what does FB indicate?

25            What is the name of the ITV crime drama starring Nicola Walker & Sanjeev Bhaskar?

26            Who said to his wife Nancy in 1981 “Honey, I forgot to duck”?

27            What type of microscope is capable of magnifications up to 10 million times?

28            What is the name of the EU’s Chief Negotiator on Brexit?

29            If the 1966 World Cup final had ended 2-2 after extra time – what would have happened – a replay, penalties or a coin toss?

30            New 10 pence pieces this year depict the A-Z of Britain – what do the F, N & Q depict?


1              Eccles

2              Epsom, Doncaster & Newmarket

3              Uranus

4              Cadbury

5              Coca-Cola & Whitbread

6              Eva Cassidy

7              Solheim Cup

8              Tanzania, Turkey, Switzerland & Italy

9              Sinn Fein

10            Olympic & Britannic

11            Nancy in Oliver!

12            Apollo 8

13            Andy Murray, Laura Robson

14            Janet Leigh

15            St.Louis, Las Vegas, New York

16            Cheers

17            Kulfi

18            Mark Williams

19            O J Simpson murder trial

20a          Larry Grayson

20b          Dick Emery

21            Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Fernando

22            Steve Cram & Zola Budd

23            Bismarck (North Dakota), Raleigh (N. Carolina), Richmond (Virginia)

24            Footbridge

25            Unforgotten

26            President Ronald Reagan

27            Electron microscope

28            Michel Barnier

29            Replay at Wembley on Tuesday

30            Fish & Chips, NHS & Queueing


Q             In the first ever UK pop chart in 1951 only one male British singer was included – who was it?

A              Max Bygraves

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             What is the wingspan (in feet) of the Angel of the North?

A              177 feet

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