1 In song what is the “hottest spot north of Havana”?
2 In the olden days of taping TV shows what did VHS stand for?
3 Which branch of the armed services is nicknamed “redcaps”?
4 Which food product, invented in the late 1890’s, was produced with a waste product from the Bass Brewery?
5a What is the longest distance athletics event in the Olympic Games?
5b What is the longest distance swimming event in the pool in the Olympic Games?
6 On which mountain in England would you find Striding Edge?
7 What does the Jewish word bupkis mean?
8 In which European country is the Dacia car manufacturer located?
9 Which appliance company was created by inventor Nick Grey?
10 Felix Unger & Oscar Madison were known as what in the title of a 1968 comedy film?
11 Can you name the 4 animals mentioned in the song “Swinging on a Star”?
12 How many legs does a woodlouse have – 14, 16 or 18?
13 James W Gordon is the Police Commissioner of which fictional city?
14 Costa Coffee is owned by a group which began as which brewery?
15 What are the 5 boys names used in the Nato phonetic alphabet?
16 The Bishop of which city signs documents with the name of a retail store?
17 Other than England, which countries have won the World Cup as hosts?
18 Who won her only Best Actress Oscar for the 1953 film Roman Holiday?
19 Who is or was older – Morecambe or Wise, Ant or Dec, Laurel or Hardy, Barry or Paul Chuckle?
20 Monstera Deliciosa is the Latin name for which large houseplant with a food related name?
21 Which High Street retailer do you get by combining a member of the group Steps with a Bond character?
22 Which instruments did these musicians play: – Larry Adler, Charlie Parker, Julian Bream, Julian Lloyd-Webber?
23 Lebanon was administered by which European country until 1943?
24 Which TV character originally worked for Sunshine Desserts?
25 In Finland an annual obstacle race is held for men carrying at least 49 kilos – what do they carry?
26 In computing or gaming slang & maybe during my quizzes, what does the abbreviation KMN stand for?
27 The Skye Boat Song tells the story of whose famous escape in 1746?
28a What would Snow Queen Elsa do if you gave her a balloon?
28b Why can’t you have a nose 12 inches long?
28c What can go up a chimney down but not down a chimney up?
29 At which Olympic Games did Princess Anne compete for Great Britain?
30 What were the titles of the musicals based on the songs of these groups: – Madness, Kinks, Boney M, Queen
1 The Copacabana
2 Video Home System
3 Royal Military Police
5a 50.000 metres (50K walk)
5b 1500 metres
10 The Odd Couple
11 Mule, pig, fish, monkey
13 Gotham City
15 Charlie Mike Oscar Romeo Victor
16 Durham (Dunelm)
17 Uruguay, Italy, (West) Germany, Argentina, France
18 Audrey Hepburn
19 Wise (6 months), Dec (2 months)
Laurel (2 years), Barry (3 years)
20 Swiss cheese plant
21 H & M
22 Harmonica (accept mouth organ), Saxophone, Guitar, Cello
24 Reginald Perrin
25 The wife (she can be someone else’s)
26 Kill Me Now
27 Bonnie Prince Charlie
28a Let It Go
28b Because it would be a foot
29 Montreal 1976
30 Our House, Sunny Afternoon, Daddy Cool, We Will Rock You
Q Which entertainer holds the record for the longest running one man show in the West End of London?
A Tommy Steele
Q All the voices in the Minions film (2015) were done by the director – how many voices did he do?