Quiz 299

Quiz 299

1              In the antiques world, what is treen made from?

2              Which bank, now part of HSBC, was known as “the listening bank”?

3              Whose picture featured on the famous Great War poster stating, “Your country needs you”?

4              Are these Crown paint colours greens, blues or reds – Palm Springs, Stepping Stone, Mount Fuji, Quick Kiss?

5a            Who was murdered to allow Claudius to became Roman Emperor?

5b            Who wrote the novels I, Claudius & Claudius the God?

5c            Who starred as Claudius in the 1972 BBC series of I, Claudius?

6              How are the TV presenter Jeremy Vine & comedian Tim Vine related (if they are)?

7              Sid & Dick were probably best known as the writers for which comedy legends in the 60’s?

8              Which 2 Asian countries have hosted the Winter Olympics?

9              What were allegedly photographed in a garden in Cottingley, North Yorkshire by 2 girls in 1917?

10            Who were the 3 leaders of the Conservative Party prior to David Cameron?

11            In which year was Saddam Hussein executed in Iraq?

12            Which English city was known in the 19th Century as Cottonopolis?

13            Which Carry On films are set in Stodge City, Els Bels & Khalabar?

14            Who was the last cricketer to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year (2005)?

15            Who are the three largest operators of motorway services in the UK?

16a          It is illegal to cycle on the pavement – true or false?

16b          You can be disqualified from driving your car if convicted of riding a bike whilst drunk -true or false?

16c          You can be charged with speeding on a public road whilst riding a bike – true or false?

17            What word can mean a type of sword, to thwart & a thin metal sheet?

18            What were the first names of the 2 lovers in West Side Story?

19            Dave Beasant was the first keeper to save a penalty in an FA Cup Final at Wembley – who was he playing for?

20            Who were our monarchs in 1917, 1817 & 1717 – all with the same name?

21            Which former keyboard player with Yes recorded albums The 6 Wives of \henry VIII & Journey to the Centre of the Earth?

22            Which sporting brothers advertise Aldi on TV?

23            Which 5 American States have a Gulf of Mexico coastline?

24            Which book published in 1925 translates into English as “My Struggle”?

25            On which floor were the men’s & lady’s department situated in Are You Being Served??

26            In the original Planet of the Apes, Charlton Heston realises he is on Earth when he sees the charred remains of what?

27            In which year (+/-1) did the number of points for a win in football go from 2 to 3?

28            The tax man’s taken all my dough is the opening line of which Kinks song?

29            The Kenwood Chef food mixer was invented by Ken Wood in 1950 – true or false?

30            Name the 4 spin-off TV series from the original Star Trek TV series (not the animated version)?


1              Wood

2              Midland Bank

3              Lord Kitchener

4              Green Blue Blue Red

5a            Caligula

5b            Robert Graves

5c            Derek Jacobi

6              Brothers

7              Morecambe & Wise

8              Russia & Japan

9              Fairies

10            William Hague, Ian Duncan-Smith, Michael Howard

11            2006

12            Manchester

13            Cowboy, Abroad & Up The Khyber

14            Andrew Flintoff

15            Roadchef, Moto, Welcome Break

16a          True – even for children – but police are asked to use discretion

16b          True

16c          FALSE

17            Foil

18            Maria & Tony

19            Wimbledon

20            George V, George III, George I

21            Rick Wakeman

22            Brownlees

23            Texas Alabama Louisiana Mississippi Florida

24            Mein Kampf

25            First floor

26            Statue of Liberty

27            1981

28            Sunny Afternoon

29            TRUE

30            Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise


Q             Which country highest level of national debt (as % of GDP)?

A              Japan

Number Guess (Nearest Wins)

Q             What is the world record speed for downhill skiing?

A              158.4 mph

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Russia Picture Quiz

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Quiz 298

Quiz 298

The Sixties

1              Which famous event took place on Max Yasgur’s farm in August of 1969?

2              Who became Governor of California in 1966 & went on to be President?

3              Which ski resort in Austria hosted the 1964 Winter Olympic Games?

4              Which Prime Minister made the famous Wind of Change speech in 1960?

5              Which 2 singers won the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK in the 60s & what were the songs?


6              Which part of your body contains the most iron?

7              What chemical element was used as flash powder in photography before the flash bulb was invented?

8              The unit of electrical resistance in the ohm; the unit for electrical conductance in the mho – true or false?

9              What is the octane rating on standard unleaded fuel in the UK?

10            Which 2 elements are present in all organic compounds?


11            Daniel Day-Lewis announced his retirement in 2017 – in which 1989 film did he play Christy Brown?

12            For which film role did Meryl Streep win an Oscar in 2011?

13            Which actor more famous for westerns played Genghis Khan in The Conqueror in 1956?

14            Who was the other half of The Odd Couple with Walter Matthau in the 1968 film?

15            Which 2 films were confused as Best Picture winners at the Oscars this year & which actor & actress made the error?


16            How many people are on Centre Court for a singles match on Centre Court – 12 15 or 18?

17            If a match ended with the score 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, how many times were the balls changed 4, 5 or 6?

18            What does Rufus do at Wimbledon every morning at 9 am – cut the grass, scare off pigeons or supply all the strawberries?

19            What is the width of the baselines on the courts at Wimbledon – 50, 75 or 100mm?

20            What are the two official Wimbledon colours?

General Knowledge

21            Which TV detective was based in Jersey?

22            In a song from a musical “who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew”?

23            Many attempted ascents of Everest take place from the South Base Camp in which country?

24            The Pharos of Alexandria was one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World – what kind of structure was it?

25            What is the name of the lion in The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe?

26            In which modern country is the former British territory of Aden?

27            Who sang about a town called Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katsenellen Bogen by the Sea in the 50s?

28            What number does the hooker wear in Rugby Union?

29            What is the highest number on a roulette wheel?

30            Fred Perry is famous for winning the Wimbledon title 3 times in the 30s but he never won any other major tennis title – true or false?


1              Woodstock Festival

2              Ronald Reagan

3              Innsbruck

4              Harold MacMillan

5              Puppet on a String – Sandie Shaw 1967; Boom Bang a Bang – Lulu 1969

6              Blood

7              Magnesium

8              TRUE

9              95

10            Carbon & hydrogen

11            My Left Foot

12            Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady

13            John Wayne

14            Jack Lemmon

15            La La Land & Moonlight; Faye Dunaway & Warren Beatty

16            2 players, 1 umpire, 9 line judges, 6 ballboys = 18

17            4 times (after 7 then every 9 games)

18            Scares off the pigeons

19            100 mm

20            Green & purple

21            Bergerac

22            The Candy Man

23            Nepal

24            Lighthouse

25            Aslan

26            Yemen

27            Max Bygraves

28            Two

29            36

30            FALSE


Q             Which country was the first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest?

A              Switzerland

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             How many towels were sold at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships?

A              18070

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Beginning With G Picture Quiz

Beginning with G Picture Quiz

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Quiz 297

Quiz 297


1              Which city in India was originally called Madras?

2              Which TV show featured a sketch about an Indian group “going for an English”?

3              Which sport was invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain in 1883 in Jabalpur, India?

4              Which 1924 book by E M Forster was made into a 1984 film by David Lean?

5a            What is the most commonly used ingredient in dhal?

5b           Gram flour is used to make bhajis – what is it made from?

5c            Which vegetable is known as aloo in Indian cuisine?

The Fifties

6              Which British politician was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1953?

7              Who starred as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway in 1956?

8              Lego first appeared in 1958 – in which country was it invented?

9              In January 1954 who did Joe Di Maggio marry?

10           The horse Never Say Die won which 2 classic races in 1954?


11           Which song features the lyric “My shavin razor’s cold and it stings?

12           Which group were the first to reach No 1 in the UK and be named after a European city?

13           Which rubbish group performed the theme song to Bond film The World Is Not Enough?

14           Dana International the transsexual singer won Eurovision in 1998 represented which country?

15           Which 4 musical films have won 8 or more Oscars each in the 20th century?


16           The detective Sam Spade first appeared in which Dashiell Hammett novel?

17           Which 1978 war film starring Robert DeNiro won Best Picture Oscar?

18           What is the name of the first British iron-clad battleship launched in 1859?

19           Which BBC comedy series about a community leader in Birmingham stars Adil Ray?

20           If bovine is cattle & ovine is sheep, what is lupine?

20a         Connection?

General Knowledge

21           C C Magee invented something in 1932 that motorists hate – what was it?

22           The Pentagon was completed in 1943 – in which US State is it?

23           What is the technical term used for the point of origin of an earthquake?

24           What puzzle won toy of the year in 1980 & 1981?

25           Gordon Burns was the original presenter of which ITV game show?

26           In which German city was the Nazi party founded?

27           A red & yellow dog called Doodles appears in which children’s TV show?

28           Which Knight of the Round Table found the Holy Grail?

29           Which Royal couple divorced on 30th May 1996?

30           The number of words in the Bible divided by the number of verses equals 666 – true or false?


1              Chennai

2              Goodness Gracious me

3              Snooker

4              A Passage To India

5a            Lentils

5b           Chick peas

5c            Potatoes

6              Winston Churchill

7              Julie Andrews

8              Denmark

9              Marilyn Monroe

10           Derby & St Leger

11           Daydream Believer

12           Berlin

13           Garbage

14           Israel

15           West Side Story, Cabaret, Gigi, My Fair Lady

16           The Maltese Falcon

17           The Deer Hunter

18           HMS Warrior

19           Citizen Khan

20           Wolf

20a         TV Gladiators

21           Parking meters

22           Virginia

23           Epicentre

24           Rubik’s Cube

25           Krypton Factor

26           Munich

27           Tweenies

28           Galahad

29           Duke & Duchess of York

30           FALSE


Q             Which make and model of imported car is the biggest seller in Italy?

A             Renault Clio

Number Guess

Q             In which year was the Encyclopaedia Britannica first published?

A             1768

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Quiz 296

Quiz 296

At the Beach

1              The rocks known as the Needles off the Isle of Wight are made of which mineral?

2              Circle In the Sand was a big hit for which female singer in 1988?

3              Sandi Toksvig, who now hosts QI, was born in which country?

4              Which manufacturer makes Surf washing powder?

5              Lilo Lil was a character from which TV comedy?


6              Blue Vinney is a cheese made in which county in the south west of England?

7              Blue Flags are awarded to clean beaches – how many does Scotland have (as of 2015) – 1, 51 or 101?

8              Which river’s 2 main tributaries are given the prefix blue & white?

9              Who was the female star of the 1980 film Blue Lagoon?

10            Who had hits with these “blue” songs – True Blue 1988, Blue Monday (1983,1988), Blue Peter Theme (1979)?


11            In which event did Zola Budd allegedly “trip” Mary Decker in the 1984 Olympics?

12            The playing area of which sport is 2.7 metres by 1.5 metres?

13            On which Test Cricket ground is the Radcliffe Road End?

14            Are outdoor tennis courts laid north to south or east to west?

15            Which 4 county cricket teams have won the county championship the most times?

Food & Drink

16            Which famous chef is regarded as the originator of the triple cooked chip?

17            How many years old does whisky have to be to allow it to be sold in the UK?

18            What is the name given to pasta that is cooked but still firm when bitten into?

19            Which famous drink was invented by Caleb Bradham in North carolina in 1893?

20            Which 3 vegetables are used to make a traditional vichysoise soup?

General Knowledge

21            Which “village” in New York is where the Village People group originated?

22            Which biblical character was the grandfather of Noah and is also now a size of champagne bottle?

23            In which 1959 comedy film did Marilyn Monroe play a ukulele player known as Sugar Kane?

24            What was the name of the capsule used to rescue the 33 miners in Chile in 2010?

25            Which book by John Wyndham concerned a plague of blindness caused by an invasion of aggressive plants?

26            George Jorgensen was the first person to undergo which operation in 1953?

27            Who played James Bond in the 1967 film Casino Royale?

28            Who released the album Arrival in 1977?

29            Which country has the longest coastline in the world?

30            All land mammals can swim apart from the camel – true or false?


1              Chalk

2              Belinda Carlisle

3              Denmark

4              Unilever

5              Bread

6              Dorset

7              One

8              Nile

9              Brooke Shields

10            Madonna, New Order, Mike Oldfield

11            3000 metres

12            Table tennis

13            Trent Bridge

14            North to south

15            Yorkshire Surrey Middlesex & Lancashire

16            Heston Blumenthal

17            3 years

18            Al dente

19            Pepsi Cola

20            Potatoes onions leeks

21            Greenwich

22            Methuselah

23            Some Like It Hot

24            Phoenix (Fenix 3)

25            Day of the Triffids

26            Sex change (to Christine)

27            David Niven

28            ABBA

29            Canada

30            FALSE


Q             Whose last film was Wicked Stepmother in 1989?

A              Bette Davis

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             How many episodes of Countdown did Cariol Vorderman appear in?

A              4756

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Guitarists Picture Quiz

Guitarists Picture Quiz

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