Quiz 330

Quiz 330

1              What number do you get by adding the titles of Adele’s 3 albums together?

2              The Zambesi river flows into which body of water?

3              Which Scottish football teams play their games at Tannadice Park & Tynecastle Park?

4              What is the most common metal in the Milky Way galaxy?

5              Which poster company sold 2 million copies of a picture of a girl tennis player scratching her bottom?

6              What are the first names of George Best’s 2 wives & the first name of his only son?

7              Which 2 comedians have appeared in every episode of Mock The Week?

8              How many children did Queen Victoria have – 7, 8, or 9?

9              In which year (+/- 2) was the Renault Clio launched?

10           What nickname did the media give to John Prescott?

11           Who played Bob Champion in the 1984 film Champions?

12           Which helicopter is being phased out by the British Armed Services this year?

13           Founded in 1899, which Italian car manufacturer is based in Turin?

14           Wayde van Neikerk of South Africa holds the 400 metres world record – who held the record from 1999 – 2016?

15           Which 3 German cities (other than Berlin) have a population over 1 million?

16           Which Star Trek character’s name is derived from the Swahili word for freedom?

17           Barbara Hulanicki founded which famous fashion shop in London in the swinging Sixties?

18           In music, how many semi-quavers are there in a minim?

19           Which pair won Great Britain’s only gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta?

20           How high in inches is the net on a table tennis table?

21           Which Eurovision Song Contest winner begins “Though it hurts to go away, it’s impossible to stay”?

22           Which fashion house produce the Obsession & Eternity fragrances?

23a         What was the first name of the chimney sweep played by Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins?

23b         What was the name of the character Dick Van Dyke played in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?

23c         What is the character Dick Van Dyke plays in Diagnosis Murder?

24           Nadiya Hussein, Candice Brown & Sophie Faldo were the last 3 winners of which TV show?

25           In the antiques and collectables world what does EPNS stand for?

26           Who are these people with fishy surnames – Current Home Secretary, Played Sybil Fawlty on TV,

Had number one single with Just Walking in the Rain in 1956

27           Which river flows through Stirling?

28           What kind of everyday food can be bought by the truckle?

29a         Getting To Know You is a song from which Rodgers & Hammerstein musical?

29b         Happy Talk is a song from which Rodgers & Hammerstein musical?

29c         You’ll Never Walk Alone is a song from which Rodgers & Hammerstein musical?

30           Manufactured by ACME which piece of police equipment was first issued to the London police in the 1880’s?

Answers

1              19 + 21 + 25 = 65

2              Indian

3              Dundee Utd & Hearts

4              Iron

5              Athena

6              Angie (Angela MacDonald-Janes) & Alex (Persey) Calum

7              Dara O’Briain & Hugh Dennis

8              9

9              1990

10           Two Jags

11           John Hurt

12           Lynx

13           Fiat

14           Michael Johnson

15           Hamburg Munich Cologne

16           Uhura (or Uhuru)

17           Biba

18           Eight

19           Steve Redgrave & Matthew Pinsent

20           6 inches

21           Save Your Kisses For Me

22           Calvin Klein

23a         Bert

23b         Caractacus Potts

23c         Dr Mark Sloan (accept Dr Sloan)

24           Great British Bake Off

25           Electro Plated Nickel Silver

26           Amber Rudd, Prunella Scales, Johnny Ray

27           Forth

28           Cheese

29a         The King & I

29b         South pacific

29c         Carousel

30           Whistle

Jackpot

Q             The Weber Cup is competed between the USA & Europe at which sport?

A             Ten-pin bowling

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             What is the highest point above sea-level (in feet) on Hadrian’s Wall?

A             1132 feet

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Quiz 329

Quiz 329

Other Names

1              Which high street retailer was originally called J. Mackay & Company based in Scotland?

2              Actor, writer & director Allen Konigsberg is better known by what name?

3              Which football club was originally called Small Heath Alliance?

4              Joseph Hepworth & Son became which clothing retailer in 1984?

5              What are the English names for these American foods: – zucchini; cilantro; arugula

Places of Worship

6              Which former Doctor Who played a priest in the Omen, speared by the spire from his own church?

7              Which TV series featured the Church of St Barnabus?

8              How old was Charlotte Church when she first sang on TV – 11, 13 or 16?

9              According to the Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby, what does she do in the “church where a wedding has been”?

10            What are these with connections to places of worship –      Dixie Cups hit in 1964; Main railway station in Bristol; brand of cheese

Literature

11            Which country issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie for his book Satanic Verses?

12            What was the first James Bond book written by Ian Fleming?

13            The RNA Awards are given to the best novels in which kind of fiction?

14            Which world-wide best-selling book was written by Alex Comfort and published in 1972?

15            Identify these controversial books –

15a          Peter Wright novel about the British secret service banned in 1987

15b          Considered the first pornographic novel by John Cleland written in 1748

15c          Vladimir Nabokov novel about a 12-year-old girl banned until 1959

Connection

16            Richard McCourt & Dominic Wood are best known on children’s Tv as who?

17            Which English Test cricketer who was wicketkeeper in 54 tests is also the name of a breed of dog?

18            Which famous jazz singer was married to Johnny Dankworth for 52 years?

19            What was the title of the TV comedy travel documentary created by Ricky Gervais and starring Karl Pilkington?

20            Named after a famous explorer, what is the state capital of Ohio?

Connection?

General Knowledge

21            Which Queen of Great Britain & Ireland was pregnant 18 times though none of her children reached adulthood?

22            What was the title of the stage musical based on the music of Madness?

23            Which future Royalty played Gary Cooper’s wife in High Noon?

24            Claus von Stauffenburg was most famous for attempting to assasinate which leader?

25            Which superhero does Tony Stark become?

26            In or near which river was Jesus baptised?

27            What kind of shop would use a Brannock device?

28            The theme song for which TV series begins “Our whole Universe was in a hot dense state”?

29            Sir James Dewar invented which useful item often taken on picnics?

30            The first alarm clock only went off at 4 a.m. because that was the time the inventor had to  get up for work – true or false?

Answers

1              M & Co

2              Woody Allen

3              Birmingham City

4              Next

5              Courgette, coriander, rocket

6              Patrick Troughton

7              Vicar of Dibley

8              11

9              Picks up the rice

10            Chapel of Love; Temple Meads; Cathedral City

11            Iran

12            Casino Royale

13            Romance

14            The Joy of Sex

15a          Spycatcher

15b          Fanny Hill

15c          Lolita

16            Dick & Dom

17            Jack Russell

18            Cleo Laine

19            An Idiot Abroad

20            Columbus

Connection: – Carry On films

21            Anne

22            Our House

23            Grace Kelly

24            Hitler

25            Iron Man

26            Jordan

27            Shoe shops

28            The Big Bang Theory

29            Vacuum flasks

30            TRUE

Jackpot

Q             The largest cinema complex in the world is located in which European capital city?

A              Madrid

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             How many shops do Next have in the UK?

A              538

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Quiz 328

Quiz 328

Musical Happy New Year

1              Which song begins with the line “No New Year’s Day, to celebrate”?

2              Who won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland with What’s Another Year in 1980?

3              Year 3000 was a number 2 hit for which band in 2003?

4              In the Frank Sinatra song It Was a Very Good Year how old was he according to the first line of the song?

5              Who had hits with these songs – December 1963 (1976), 1999 (1983), New York Mining Disaster 1941 (1967)?

Sport in 2017

6              Which golfer finally won a major championship in 2017 after 73 previous attempts?

7              In which round of the Wimbledon Singles did Andy Murray lose in 2017?

8              England won the 6 Nations Championship in 2017 but were beaten once – who beat them?

9              Mo Farah won BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2017; which athlete and Strictly dancer finished third?

10            Who were promoted to the Premiership at the end of the 2016/17 season?

News in 2017

11            What is the name of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier?

12            Which long serving president finally resigned in 2017?

13            Which monthly BBC series ended in October 2017 after 33 years?

14            Which former Chancellor of the Exchequer became editor of the London Evening Standard in 2017?

15            Who are the 4 hosts of the Great British Bake Off on Channel 4?

Ducks, Drakes & Geese

16            John Drake was the character played by Patrick McGoohan in which 1960s espionage TV series?

17            Almost all domesticated ducks are descended from which species of wild duck?

18            What was the name of Sir Francis Drake’s ship in which he circumnavigated the world?

19            What was the name of Donald Duck’s miserly Scottish uncle?

20            In Goosey Goosey Gander why did I take him by the left leg and throw him down the stairs?

General Knowledge

21            On which mountain did Noah’s Ark allegedly come to rest?

22            Which character in Treasure Island dreamed of toasted cheese?

23            The Battle of Flodden Field was fought in which county of England in 1513?

24            The play And Then There Were None was based on a book by which author?

25            Shirley Preston was the first female to drive what in London in 1967?

26            In which film did Pierce Brosnan last play James Bond?

27            What kind of plant is maidenhair?

28            Which book of the Old Testament has only 3 letters?

29            What was the surname of the family in the TV comedy My Family?

30            The first call made on a mobile phone was by Eric More+B9cambe in 1985 – true or false?

Answers

1              I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder

2              Johnny Logan

3              Busted

4              (When I was) Seventeen

5              Four Seasons, Prince, Bee Gees

6              Sergio Garcia

7              Quarter Finals (lost to Sam Querrey)

8              Ireland

9              Johnny Peacock

10            Newcastle Utd, Brighton & Huddersfield

11            HMS Queen Elizabeth

12            Robert Mugabe

13            Crimewatch

14            George Osborne

15            Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Sandy Toksvig, Noel Fielding

16            Danger Man

17            Mallard

18            Golden Hind

19            Scrooge McDuck

20            He wouldn’t say his prayers

21            Ararat

22            Ben Gunn

23            Northumberland

24            Agatha Christie

25            Black cab (taxi)

26            Die Another Day

27            Fern

28            Job

29            Harper

30            False – it was Ernie Wise

Jackpot

Q             Name any European country that has one only one medal of any colour at the Summer Olympics since 1896

A              Any of Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo or Cyprus

Number Guess (nearest wins)

Q             In which year was Europe’s first casino opened?

A              1763

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Quiz 327

Hello everybody! Here is the final quiz of 2017. Not particularly seasonal but I hope you enjoy it anyway.

Thank you for my best year ever in terms of visitors & views. I’ll continue to post for free in 2018.

I wish all of you, wherever you are in the world, a very happy Christmas & a prosperous New Year.

Quiz 327

1              Which supermarket uses 2 animated carrots in their Christmas TV ad & what are their names?

2              The UK’s internet domain name is .uk, which European country uses .ch?

3              Which gas found in the Earth’s atmosphere boils at -196 C?

4              Which former Cabinet Minister under John Major & Margaret Thatcher was known as Tarzan?

5              Gang Signs & Prayer was the debut album this year of which British grime/hip hop artist?

6              Henry VIII married 2 foreigners from which 2 modern countries?

7              Which actresses played Thelma & Louise in the 1991 film?

8              Which high street retailer’s motto is “Never knowingly undersold”?

9              Who was the first American president to visit China?

10            The Venus Rosewater Dish is awarded annually to the winner of which sporting event?

11            Name as many of Top Cat’s Gang as you can

12            Who famously said “We’re more popular than Jesus” in 1966?

13            Which fictional flyer was created by Captain W E Johns?

14            Which British Overseas Territory voted over 96% to remain in the EU?

15            The singer Seal was married to which German born supermodel for 10 years?

16            Which model of car was the predecessor of the Vauxhall Corsa?

17            Bono duetted with which singing legend in 1993 with I’ve Got You Under My Skin?

18            Which wine was Hannibal Lecter partial to when eating his victims’ liver?

19            Which 2 football teams play for the Brian Clough Trophy every time they meet in competition?

20            On which island is Guantanamo Bay?

21            Who were the leaders of the Scots & the English at the Battle of Bannockburn?

22            Which parks were sung about in the 60’s by the Small Faces & Richard Harris?

23            In which TV series would you find the characters Ludicrus Sextus & his 2 kids called Nausius & Erotica?

24            What was HM Prison Manchester known as before 1990?

25            Papa & Nicole were 2 characters used to advertise which car?

26            All the answers are people with 3 letter surnames ending in double “E” – Former partner of Les Dennis; TV chat show host & DJ from the 60’s; singer of “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes”; former Arsenal manager; former Manchester City & England footballer?

27            What is the official language of Guyana in South America?

28            “I’m not afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens” is a quote by which director, writer & comedian?

29            According to the Barry Manilow song where exactly was the Copacabana?

30            What were voted the top 5 Christmas Films according to a Daily Telegraph poll in 2015?

Answers

1              Aldi, Kevin & Katie

2              Switzerland

3              Nitrogen

4              Michael Heseltine

5              Stormzy

6              Spain & Germany

7              Geena Davis & Susan Sarandon

8              John Lewis

9              Nixon

10            Ladies singles at Wimbledon

11            Benny the Ball, Choo-Choo, Brain, Fancy-Fancy, Spook

12            John Lennon

13            Biggles

14            Gibraltar

15            Heidi Klum

16            Vauxhall Nova

17            Frank Sinatra

18            Chianti

19            Derby County & Nottingham Forest

20            Cuba

21            Robert the Bruce & Edward II

22            Itchycoo Park & Macarthur Park

23            Up Pompeii!

24            Strangeways

25            Renault Clio

26            Dustin Gee; Simon Dee; Bobby Vee; Bertie Mee; Francis Lee

27            English

28            Woody Allen

29            North of Havana

30            Home Alone, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Elf, It’s A Wonderful Life, Love Actually

Jackpot

Q             Pan de Pascua is a sponge cake of fruit and nuts eaten at Christmas in which South American country?

A              Chile

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             The world record for the most wishes on a Christmas wish list was in December 2012 in Finland – how many wishes were on the list?

A              75954

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Quiz 326 Christmas

Quiz 326 Christmas

Christmas Films

1              Which actress who died in 1981, starred opposite Santa in Miracle on 34th Street in 1947?

2              In which film musical did Judy Garland sing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas?

3              Harry & Marv are the 2 burglars in which Christmas film?

4              Who played Elf’s real father in the film Elf?

5              Who played Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol & which character did Kermit play?

Christmas History

6              Which Christian feast day celebrates the visit to Jesus of the Magi or Wise Men?

7              The tradition of gift giving at Christmas derived from the Roman celebration of which God who gave his name to one of the planets?

8              The druids believed which Christmas plant was sacred?

9              In which century was Christmas banned in England by the Puritan rulers at the time?

10            Which 2 of the Gospels in the New Testament describe Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem?

Christmas Decorations

11            In which European country did the Christmas Tree originate?

12            Euphorbia pulcherrima is better known as which Christmas plant?

13            Which Christmas decoration takes its name for the French for “sparkle”?

14            Which store was the first to sell glass ornaments for Christmas trees in the USA in the 1890’s?

15            What are the 3 most popular things left for Santa on Christmas Eve?

Christmas General Knowledge

16            What is the first word in Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody?

17            Which Christmas character was created in 1939 by American Robert T May?

18            In the Christmas episode of Only Fools & Horses in 1996 what object sold at Sotheby’s for over £6 million?

19            Max is the pet dog of which fictional grumpy Christmas character?

20            The 12 Days of Christmas mentions which cricket ground, which soap or beauty product & the surname of which Crossroads character?

General Knowledge

21            Who wrote the fairy tale The Snow Queen?

22            The Angel Falls are in which South American country?

23            The comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into which planet in 2012?

24            Trevor Eve played which TV detective who had his own radio show on Radio West?

25            How many films have been released in the Ice Age franchise?

26            In which Australian State is the Gold Coast?

27            Goose Green is located on which group of islands?

28            The Cranberries are a rock band from which country?

29            Katherine Merry was a British sportswoman in which sport?

30            According to NORAD who track him, Santa visits Christmas Island first on Christmas Eve – true or false?

Answers

1              Natalie Wood

2              Meet Me in St. Louis

3              Home Alone

4              James Caan

5              Michael Caine, Bob Cratchit

6              Epiphany

7              Saturn (Saturnalia)

8              Mistletoe

9              17th (1647)

10            Luke & Matthew

11            Germany

12            Poinsettia

13            Tinsel

14            Woolworths

15            Mince pie, alcohol, glass of milk

16            Are

17            Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

18            Watch

19            The Grinch

20            Lords, Dove, Turtle

21            Hans Christian Andersen

22            Venezuela

23            Jupiter

24            Shoestring

25            Five

26            Queensland

27            Falklands

28            Ireland

29            Athletics (Sprinter)

30            TRUE

Jackpot

Q             Which African country is the largest producer of frankincense & myrrh?

A              Somalia

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             Brian Lang holds the record for the fastest time in the marathon dressed as Santa – what was his time?

A              2 hours 54 minutes 2 seconds

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