Quiz 270



1              In which direction do winds circulate around an area of low pressure in the Northern Hemisphere?

2              What was the name of the hurricane that devastated New Orleans in 2005?

3              What is a line called that joins places of equal temperature on a weather map?

4              The UK Met Office HQ is near which city in Devon?

5a            Which weather girl danced on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015?

5b            Which weather girl began on TV-AM & hosted Gladiators?

5c            Which weather man did not predict the 1987 “hurricane” in the UK?


6              Chrissie Hynd was the lead singer of which rock band?

7              Reg Dwight & Pauline Matthews had a number one in 1976 with which song?

8              Beyonce Knowles began her career with which girl group?

9              Autobahn & Radio-activity are albums by which German group?

10            Westlife had number ones with covers of songs by Billy Joel, ABBA & Barry Manilow – name them?

Non-fiction Books                                                                                                                                 

11            What was the name of the book written by Dr Desmond Morris about man as an animal?

12            Which Australian born feminist wrote the best seller The Female Eunuch?

13            Whose autobiography was called Losing My Virginity?

14            Who wrote the 1970’s best seller Dog Training My Way?

15            Which comedy performers wrote these autobiographies; – Dear Fatty, The Sound of Laughter, My Booky Wook?


16            Who played Jeannie in I Dream of Jeannie on TV in the 60’s?

17            What is the name of the boy in the Mirror cartoon The Perishers who has a dog called Boot?

18            Johnny Briggs played which businessman in Coronation Street for 30 years?

19            Which actor won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar posthumously for his role in The Dark Knight?

20            Which 2 Scottish Clans met at the Battle of Glencoe in 1692?                                                                                             Connection?

General Knowledge                                                                                                                                               

21            Which island group sounds like it should be Egyptian but is actually Danish?

22            Which whisky maker originally produced the Dimple brand?

23            Which German city famous for its porcelain was controversially bombed by Britain in February 1945?

24            Oberon was the King of the Fairies in which Shakespeare play?

25            Who did Captain Scarlet work for?

26            Dogs are canine, what animals are lupine?

27            Which singer appeared the most times on Top of the Pops?

28            Mg is the chemical symbol for which element?

29            What was the name of the short hairy character in the TV series the Addams Family?

30            Arbadacarba (abracadabra backwards) is always spoken at the cremation or burial of a magician-true or false?


1              Anti-clockwise

2              Katrina

3              Isotherm

4              Exeter

5              Carol Kirkwood, Ulrika Johnsson, Michael Fish

6              Pretenders

7              Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

8              Destiny’s Child

9              Kraftwerk

10            Uptown Girl, I Have A Dream, Mandy

11            The Naked Ape

12            Germaine Greer

13            Richard Branson

14            Barbara Woodhouse

15            Dawn French, Peter Kay, Russell Brand

16            Barbara Eden

17            Wellington

18            Mike Baldwin

19            Heath Ledger

20            Campbells & MacDonalds

Connection – UK Prime Ministers

21            Faroe Islands

22            Haig

23            Dresden

24            A Midsummer Night’s Dream

25            Spectrum

26            Wolves

27            Cliff Richard

28            Magnesium

29            Cousin Itt

30            FALSE –  his wand or a symbolic one is broken though


Q             “I’d like to thank the Academy for my lifetime achievement award that I will eventually get.” were the last words of which actor, singer & dancer?              

A              Donald O’Connor

Number Guess       (Nearest wins)

Q             How many episodes of Top of the Pops were broadcast?

A              2206

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Quiz 269


1              Mary Tyler Moore played Dorothy Brown alongside Julie Andrews in which film musical?

2a            Who were the last team from outside the top division to win the FA Cup?

2b            Who were the only team to win the FA Cup and get relegated in the same season?

3              Which politician gave the famous “rivers of blood” speech in April 1968?

4              Zanzibar is now part of which African country?

5              Which writer, actor & director was given a BAFTA Fellowship at this year’s ceremony?

6              What is the second largest city in Iraq?

7              Ganymede is the largest moon of which planet?

8              What are the 5 largest States by area in the USA?

9              Nation Shall Speak Peace unto Nation is the motto of which organisation?

10            How long was Prohibition in force in the USA – 2 either way?

11            Which car manufacturer uses a bull as its logo?

12            Which musical instrument did Glenn Miller play?

13            Who was “An Idiot Abroad” on TV?

14            Which 2 rivers reach the North Sea at Aberdeen?

15            Songs containing months of the year: –

Rod Stewart 1971, Barbara Dickson 1980 (2), Carole King 1962; Four Season 1976

16            Which sweet flavouring is obtained from the fruit of a species of orchid?

17            Which companies make these fragrances: – Eternity (US), J’Adore (FR), Mon Paris (FR)?

18            Which Lloyd-Webber musical features characters called Rusty, Poppa, Electra & Greaseball?

19            Gruinard island in Scotland was quarantined for 48 years as it was contaminated by which infection?

20            Who, in 1977, was the first official world number one snooker player?

21            Which game console was voted Toy of the Year in 1991?

22            What was the name of the character played by Frankie Howerd in Up Pompeii?

23            Which British Prime Minister resigned in March 1976?

24            Which 2 number A road runs from Bodmin in Cornwall to Mansfied in Nottinghamshire?

25            Which 2 monarchs were the first and last of the Tudors?

26            Humphrey Lyttleton was the host of which radio comedy panel game for 35 years to 2009?

27            Which UK children’s TV show was originally called Le Manege Enchante in France?

28            Which bands feature these lead singers: – Ricky Wilson, Chris Martin, Jarvis Cocker?

29            In which classic novel do Meg, Jo, Beth & Amy make their first appearance?

30            Who are the top 4 run scorers for England in Test cricket?



1              Thoroughly Modern Millie

2a            West Ham Utd in 1980

2b            Wigan Athletic in 2013

3              Enoch Powell

4              Tanzania

5              Mel Brooks

6              Basra

7              Jupiter

8              Alaska, Texas, California, Montana, New Mexico

9              BBC

10            14 years

11            Lamborghini

12            Trombone

13            Karl Pilkington

14            Dee & Don

15            Maggie May, January February, It Might As Well Rain Until September, December 1963

16            Vanilla

17            Calvin Klein, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent

18            Starlight Express

19            Anthrax

20            Ray Reardon

21            Game Boy

22            Lurcio

23            Harold Wilson

24            A38

25            Henry VII & Elizabeth I

26            I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue

27            Magic Roundabout

28            Kaiser Chiefs, Coldplay, Pulp

29            Little Women

30            Cook, Gooch, Stewart, Gower


Q             Which TV game show was devised by comedian Norman Vaughan?

A              Bullseye

Number Guess

Q             How long is miles is the A38?

A              292 miles

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Quiz 268 for Valentine’s Day



1              In which 1989 film did a Liverpool housewife fall in love with a man called Costas on a trip to Greece?

2              Which company manufactures Love Hearts our favourite Valentine sweet?

3              I Don’t Know How to Love Him is from which musical?

4              What is the only Shakespeare play containing the word “love” in the title?

5              What were the first 3 singles by the Beatles containing the word “love” to reach number one in the UK charts?


6              The new Scottish anthem, Flower of Scotland refers to which famous Scottish victory in battle?

7              Which actress & producer won an Oscar in their first major film, Cactus Flower in 1968?

8              The spice saffron is obtained from the stigmas of which type of flower?

9              The chrysanthemum is the flower of which country’s Royal family?

10            What are the flowery first names of Hyacinth Bucket’s 3 sisters?


11            The word chocolate is probably derived from a word used by which race of people in South America?

12            In which European country is the chocolate maker Lindt based?

13            The triangular shape of Toblerone is allegedly based on the profile of which mountain in the Alps?

14            Former Bond, George Lazenby, made his name in the 60’s advertising chocolate for which manufacturer?

15            Identify these chocolate products from the clues: – Gentle wave, voodoo in a box, subject for discussion?


16            Which European country has never imposed censorship on adult films?

17            Carrie, Miranda, Samantha & Charlotte were the main characters in which TV series from the 90’s onwards?

18            Vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice & cranberry juice is a cocktail called what?

19            The boxing promoter Frank Maloney had a sex change operation in 2015 and is now known by what first name?

20            Who had hits with these: – I’m Too Sexy (1991), Sexbomb (2000), Sexy Eyes (1980)?

Gambler’s Round

21            What European capital city did St Valentine come from?

22            Which famous screen lover died of peritonitis in 1926 aged 31?

23            What was the family name of Romeo in Romeo & Juliet?

24            The City of Brotherly Love is the title given to which American city?

25            What was the title of the first film featuring the VW Beetle Herbie?

26            Kiss The Girls & Along Came A Spider by James Patterson features which detective & psychologist?

27            Who was the Roman God of Love, the son of Venus & Mars?

28            Which 4 letter word meaning to have sex first appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary in the 1930s?

29            What did Venus wear according to a hit by Mark Wynter in 1962?

30            The mineral magnesium iron silicate hydroxide is commonly known as cummingtonite – true or false?


1              Shirley Valentine

2              Swizzels Matlow

3              Jesus Christ Superstar

4              Love’s Labour’s Lost

5              She Loves You, Can’t Buy Me Love, All You Need Is Love

6              Bannockburn

7              Goldie Hawn

8              Crocus

9              Japan

10            Daisy, Rose & Violet

11            Aztecs

12            Switzerland

13            Matterhorn

14            Fry’s – he was called Big Fry

15            Ripple, Black Magic, Topic

16            Belgium

17            Sex and the City

18            Sex on the beach

19            Kellie

20            Right Said Fred, Tom Jones & Mousse T, Dr Hook

21            Rome

22            Rudolph Valentino

23            Montague

24            Philadelphia

25            The Love Bug

26            Alex Cross

27            Cupid

28            Bonk

29            Blue Jeans

30            TRUE


Q             “Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn’t work out you haven’t wasted the whole day” is a quote from which Hollywood actor?

A              Mickey Rooney

Number Guess

Q             According to Guinness, the most diamonds in a single ring is what?

A              3827

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Quiz 267



1              Originally dialling 846 connected to TIM the speaking clock; what number do you dial now?

2              Timmy was the name of the dog in which books by Enid Blyton?

3              Tim Berners-Lee is credited with creating the first computer based information system known as what?

4              How many times did Tim Henman reach the final of any of the tennis Grand Slam tournaments?

5              Tim Brooke-Taylor was one of the Goodies; who were the others?


6              Which racing driver was killed at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix?

7              Which yachtsman carried the GB flag at the closing ceremony at the 2012 London Games?

8              Which golfer is known as the Golden Bear?

9              Cowdray Park in Sussex is best known for which upper class sport?

10            Which 5 teams have won the European Cup or Champions League 5 times or more?

TV SciFi

11            Counsellor Deanna Troy featured in which TV series?

12            What letter did Rimmer have stuck to his forehead in Red Dwarf?

13            Which TV series featured Moonbase Alpha blown out of Earth Orbit?

14            Anthony Hopkins stars in TV series based on which film starring Yul Brynner?

15            Which TV series featured robots called Twiki & Marvin?


16            What was the first top 10 UK hit for Bruce Springsteen in 1985?

17            Cry Baby, the UK entry to the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, scored zero points – who performed it?

18            Who was famous for producing his “Wall of Sound” in the 60’s?

19            Walk The Line was the film biography of which singer?

20            Who had hits with these food songs?

Sugar Sugar 1969, Jambalaya 1974, Life Is A Minestrone 1975

General Knowledge

21            By The Sleepy Lagoon is the theme song to which long running radio series?

22            Who became General Secretary of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union in 1985?

23            Lawrence Olivier won Best Actor Oscar in 1949 for his performance in which Shakespeare play?

24            Which teenager was listed in Forbes magazine as the 3rd most influential person on the planet in 2012?

25            What was the surname of the family featured in Bless This House on TV starring Sid James?

26            In which country is Sarajevo?

27            In 1840 the first postage stamp was the Penny Black; what colour was the twopenny stamp?

28            Why did 17 million people watch episode 523 of Neighbours?

29            How many inches are there in a hand?

30            St Lawrence is the patron saint of chefs allegedly because he was killed by being roasted on a grill and said before he died ” I’m well done, turn me over” – True or false?


1              123

2              Famous Five

3              World Wide Web (NOT Internet!)

4              None

5              Graeme Garden & Bill Oddie

6              Ayrton Senna

7              Ben Ainslie

8              Jack Nicklaus

9              Polo

10            Real Madrid, AC Milan, Liverpool, Barcelona, Bayern Munich

11            Star Trek: The Next Generation

12            H

13            Space 1999

14            Westworld

15            Buck Rogers in the 25th Century & Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

16            Dancing In The Dark

17            Jemini

18            Phil Spector

19            Johnny Cash

20            Archies, Carpenters, 10cc

21            Desert Island Discs

22            Mikhail Gorbachev

23            Hamlet

24            Justin Bieber

25            Abbot

26            Bosnia-Herzegovina

27            Blue

28            Scott & Charlene’s wedding

29            Four

30            TRUE


Q             Which game was invented by Joseph Jenner in 1888?

A              Tiddlywinks

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             If you ate a Gregg’s steak bake, beef & vegetable pasty & a sausage roll, how many calories would you consume?

A              1263

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Quiz 266


1              What name is given to the Hindi film industry based in Mumbai?

2              Which 3 England football managers have been knighted?

3              Soya bean curd is better known as what?

4a            Who wrote the music for the film Chariots of Fire?

4b            Who wrote & performed the music for the NHS sequence at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony?

5              What are the first names of Donald Trump’s 3 wives?

6              What would a practitioner be testing using a Snellen Chart?

7              Which Royal lives at Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire?

8              What was the largest number of points available on the British Wheel of Fortune?

9              The prefix llan- in Welsh place names like Llandudno & Llanelli means what in English?

10            If you expand PVC to the full words how many letters does it have?

11            Which 3 singers were often known as the Rat Pack?

12            Which party snack has a French name meaning windblown?

13            What name was given to the pseudo-science of turning base metals into gold?

14            If a cricket umpire raises his right arm and touches the top of his right shoulder what is he signalling?

15            Famous Pauls :- Played Crocodile Dundee; A Man For All Seasons; Writer of My Way?

16            Which horse named after a famous city in ancient Turkey won the 1979 Derby?

17a          A series of adverts for which cigar used Bach’s Air on a G String as the music?

17b          A series of sexy adverts for which cigar used the phrase “sheer enjoyment”?

18            Into which sea does the river Danube flow?

19            What is the name of the permit needed to allow non-Americans to live and work in the USA?

20            Name the 5 countries that have a border with Laos?

21            Which long running American TV character was married to Lilith Sternin?

22            The wood of which tree was used in the Middle Ages to make longbows?

23            Add together the number of players in a water polo team, a netball team & a basketball team?

24            What would you have done if you “took the Queen’s shilling”?

25            In which film did Raquel Welch famously wear an animal skin bikini?

26            Name any 3 of the elements known as the halogens?

27            What shape is the playing area on a Chinese Checkers board?

28            In Thunderbirds, what was the first name of the father of the Tracy boys?

29            Which of Henry VIII’s 6 wives died last (in 1557)?

30            Spell these Slade hits the way they were on the record:  Mama We’re All Crazy Now; Come On Feel The Noise; Squeeze Me Please Me


1              Bollywood

2              Alf Ramsey, Bobby Robson, Walter Winterbottom

3              Tofu

4a/b        Vangelis/Mike Oldfield

5              Ivana, Marla & Malania

6              Your eyes

7              Princess Royal (Anne)

8              1000

9              Parish or parish church

10            17 – Polyvinyl Chloride

11            Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr., Dean Martin

12            Vol-au-vent

13            Alchemy

14            One run short

15            Hogan; Schofield; Anka

16            Troy

17a/b      Hamlet/Manikin

18            Black Sea

19            Green Card

20            Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), China

21            Frasier

22            Yew

23            7+7+5 = 19

24            Joined the armed forces

25            One Million Years BC

26            Chlorine, Iodine, Bromine, Fluorine & Astatine

27            6 pointed star (accept star)

28            Jeff

29            Anne of Cleeves

30            Mama Weer All Crazee Now; Cum On Feel The Noize; Skweeze Me Pleeze Me


Q             Which motor manufacturer was the first to build a car with a fully enclosed passenger space?

A              Renault

Number Guess

Q             How many weeks have Cliff Richard singles been in the UK top 40 altogether?

A              970 (OfficialCharts.com)

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