Quiz 287

Quiz 287

1              In which language is the Kelly’s Ice Cream advert broadcast?

2              Many of you will have an LED television – what does LED stand for?

3              Which “black” groups had UK hits with these songs :- Paranoid 1970, Agadoo 1984, Ride On Time 1989, Boom Boom Pow 2009?

4              Which mild variation of Indian curry comes from the Urdu word for “braised meat”?

5a            What was Mr T’s character name in the A Team?

5b            Who played Hannibal Smith in the 2010 film of the series?

6              Can you name 4 countries beginning with the letter D?

7              Which King Edward was defeated by Robert the Bruce at the battle of Bannockburn?

8              Which musical instrument is used on a dragon boat?

9              During which war did the British Army last use the lance as a weapon?

10            Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep played Ted & Joanna in which 1979 film?

11            On the 22nd November 1963 who was arrested for the murder of Police Officer J D Tippit?

12a          Who was the first England cricketer to take 300 Test wickets?

12b          Who was the first Australian cricketer to take 300 Test wickets?

13            Greenwich is at 0 deg latitude; if you head due south which African country do you reach first?

14            Which 5 letter word sounds the same when spoken even if you remove all 4 vowels?

15            In the animated TV series Thundercats, name 5 of the cats on which the characters were based?

16            What would usually be made in a samovar?

17            Pripyat became a ghost town in April 1986 – in which country is it?

18            Which film directed by Richard Attenborough won 8 Oscars in 1982?

19            What did mountaineer George Mallory reply when asked “Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?”?

20            In IKEA, beds, wardrobes & hall furniture are generally named after places in which country?

21            Which Italian cities are the capitals of the Lombardy & Tuscany regions?

22            Which sports nets are 1.55 metres & 2.43 metres high?

23            Which mysterious part of the North Atlantic was the title of a 1981 top twenty hit for Barry Manilow?

24            Which metals are obtained from the following ores – magnetite, bauxite, argentite?

25            Which well-known gun was nicknamed the Peacemaker in the USA?

26            Who was the founder of Playboy?

27            What 5 letter word can precede shed, sport & stock to make 3 other words?

28            What does the German word reich mean in English?

29            Every day, about 500 tons of what polluted the streets of 1880’s London?

30            What are the 5 largest cities in Australia by population?


1              Cornish

2              Light Emitting Diode

3              Sabbath, Lace, Box, Eyed Peas

4              Korma

5a            B A Baracas

5b            Liam Neeson

6              Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of the Congo

7              Edward II

8              Drum

9              World War One

10            Kramer vs Kramer

11            Lee Harvey Oswald

12a          Fred Trueman

12b          Dennis Lillee

13            Algeria

14            Queue

15            Lion Tiger Jaguar Panther Cheetah Puma Wildcat Lynx

16            Tea

17            Ukraine

18            Gandhi

19            Because it’s there

20            Norway

21            Milan & Florence

22            Badminton & volleyball

23            Bermuda Triangle

24            Iron, aluminium, silver

25            Colt 45

26            Hugh Hefner

27            Blood

28            Empire

29            Horse dung

30            Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide


Q             In which American city did the 1994 FIFA World Cup Final take place?

A              Pasadena

Number Guess (nearest wins)

Q             How many times has Abraham Lincoln been portrayed on film?

A              263

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Quiz 286

Quiz 286

Famous Ads

1              What cleaning product does Barry Scott advertise on TV?

2              Samsung are currently using Rocket Man by Elton John in their adverts using which creature in the ad?

3              What breed of dog was the Andrex puppy?

4              Linda Bellingham played the Mum in a long running series advertising which product?

5              What is or was advertised with the following slogans –

Tiger in your tank; The best a man can get; Every little helps

Science & Technology

6              What is the chemical formula for salt?

7              What is the name of the spacecraft launched in the 70’s which was the 1st man-made object to leave the Solar System?

8              What is the hardest substance in the human body?

9              Which radioactive chemical element was once used on luminous watch dials?

10            Which 2 chemical elements begin with Z?

Watery Questions

11            Which 1995 Kevin Costner film was set in the future when the polar ice caps had melted?

12            A break-in at which hotel & office complex led to the impeachment of Richard Nixon?

13            With A Little Help From My Friends was the first number one for which group in 1988?

14            The artist Monet was most famous for his paintings of which plant?

15            Who are these famous people with watery names?

Played the young Indiana Jones in The last Crusade

Newspaper editor who was prominent in the phone hacking scandal

American singer known for the theme song from Jewel of the Nile

Animal World

16            On which continent would you find the aardvark?

17            The ibex is a member of which family of creatures?

18            What type of camel has 2 humps?

19            What is the only bird that can fly backwards?

20            What are the 3 types of great ape?

General Knowledge

21            Millais most famous painting Bubbles was used to advertise which soap?

22            Which film musical was based on the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion?

23            Renzo Piano designed which famous modern building in London?

24            Where did the group Fiddler’s Dram go to on a day trip in 1979?

25            Which British tennis player was married to Chris Evert?

26            In which body of water did King John allegedly lose his crown jewels?

27            A person described as Salopian comes from which county?

28            Which chocolate bar was refused a trade mark this week?

29            What colour jacket does a greyhound wear when starting in trap 3?

30            Michael Caine chose his surname from the 1954 film The Caine Mutiny – true or false?


1              Cillit Bang

2              Ostrich

3              Labrador

4              OXO

5              ESSO; Gillette; Tesco

6              NaCl

7              Voyager

8              Tooth enamel

9              Radium

10            Zinc & zirconium

11            Waterworld

12            Watergate

13            Wet Wet Wet

14            Water Lilies

15            River Phoenix, Rebecca Brooks, Billy Ocean

16            Africa

17            Goat

18            Bactrian

19            Humming bird

20            Gorilla, chimpanzee. orang-Utan

21            Pears

22            My Fair Lady

23            Shard

24            Bangor

25            John Lloyd

26            The Wash

27            Shropshire

28            KitKat

29            White with black number

30            TRUE


Q             The first official Formula 1 World Champion was Guiseppe Farina in 1950 – what make of car was he driving?

A              Alfa Romeo

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             How many sandwich shops does Subway have worldwide (2016)?

A              44,702

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Quiz 285

Quiz 285

All About Nothing

1              Which sporting term meaning zero is derived from the French word for egg?

2              Which female singer claimed she had very small feet because nothing grows in the shade?

3              What do Americans call Noughts & Crosses?

4              What colour is the zero on a European roulette wheel?

5              Who had hits with these “nothing” songs – Nothing Rhymed 1970, Money For Nothing 1985, When You Say Nothing At All 1999?


6              Could the world record holder for the high jump clear the crossbar on a football pitch?

7              Which indoor sport features a “tin” half a meter high?

8              Who became manager of PSV Eindhoven after leaving the England job?

9              Who were sharp enough to become the first sponsors of a televised sporting event?

10            Which 2 races take place over courses 4 miles 514 yards & 4 miles 374 yards long?


11            Which group were responsible for the hit single The Birdie Song in 1981?

12            The home of a species of swift is used to make which culinary delicacy?

13            Which species of birds attacked the children at the school in Hitchcock’s the Birds?

14            What is a chicken that is less than a year old called?

15            Which films with a bird in the title are these :- 1933 Marx Brothers film, 1968 Clint Eastwood/Richard Burton film, 2010 Natalie Portman film about a ballerina?


16            ET got drunk in the film by drinking which brand of beer?

17            Which drunk was portrayed by Dudley Moore in 2 films in the 80s?

18            Which Canadian snooker player of the 80s was famous for drinking up to 40 pints of lager per day during tournaments?

19            Which leader of the Liberal Democrats admitted to being an alcoholic & resigned from the leadership in 2006?

20            Who said these famous quotes about drink – “A woman drove me to drink and I didn’t have the decency to thank her” & “I am drunk today madam, but tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly”?

General Knowledge

21            How long was the initial mission for the USS Enterprise in Star Trek?

22            Which name is common to the Deputy leader of the Labour Party & a golfer who has won the Open 5 times?

23            What is the highest value dollar bill issued in the USA?

24            Who narrated the Wombles on TV?

25            Which of the 5 classic races is the oldest?

26            How many finger holes are there on a standard penny whistle?

27            What was the surname of Lady Chatterley’s Lover?

28            Which children’s TV show’s theme tune was re-arranged by Mike Oldfield & used as the theme for 10 years?

29            What is the name of the little yellow bird in Peanuts?

30            Olive Oyl’s older brother was called Castor – true or false?


1              Love

2              Dolly Parton

3              Tic Tac Toe

4              Green

5              Gilbert O’Sullivan. Dire Straits, Ronan Keating



6              Yes – crossbar is 2.44 m; high jump record is 2.45m

7              Squash

8              Bobby Robson

9              Gillette

10            Grand National & University Boat Race

11            The Tweets

12            Birds nest soup

13            Crows

14            Pullet

15            Duck Soup, Where Eagles Dare, Black Swan

16            Coors

17            Arthur

18            Bill Werbenuiuk

19            Charles Kennedy

20            W C Fields & Winston Churchill

21            5 years

22            Tom Watson

23            $100

24            Bernard Cribbins

25            St Leger (1776)

26            6

27            Mellors

28            Blue Peter

29            Woodstock

30            TRUE


Q             Sandie Shaw won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967 with Puppet on a String in which capital city?

A              Vienna

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             How many Earth days does Venus take to orbit the Sun?


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Quiz 284

Quiz 284

TV Comedy

1              Which comedy impressionist is credited with the highest audience ever on British TV at Christmas 1977?

2              John Redmond & Kayleigh Kitson are the 2 main characters in which TV comedy?

3              Which TV character regularly hung out in the Café Nervosa?

4              What ministry was James Hacker in charge of in Yes Minister?

5              What were the surnames of Alan Alda’s & Loretta Swit’s characters in M*A*S*H?

Famous Americans

6              Which US President was killed at Ford’s Theatre on April 14th 1865?

7              Who was killed in a car accident driving a Porsche 550 Spyder in September 1955?

8              Which famous American sportsman’s last words were “I finally get to see Marilyn”?

9              Who was Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977 under Richard Nixon & Gerald Ford?

10           Which 3 people (2 singers & 1 politician) are the most followed Americans on Twitter?

Earth Wind & Fire

11           Which of the Thunderbirds was located in orbit round the Earth?

12           Who was the leading child actress in the British film Whistle Down the Wind?

13           What was the name of the Roman God of fire?

14           Heaven Is a Place on Earth was a number 1 for which American singer in 1987?

15           In astrology what are the 3 fire signs?

Around Britain

16           Which motorway in the UK is the longest?

17           Which of the Channel Islands does not allow cars on any of the roads (only tractors & horse drawn vehicles)?

18           Epping Forest straddles the border between London & which county?

19           Balmoral Castle is located close to which river?

20           Which 4 English counties have a border with Wales?

General Knowledge

21           Algy Lacey is the second in command to which famous fictional pilot?

22           Who was the first British Prime Minister to win Pipe Smoker of the Year?

23           Which chain of convenience stores in the UK use a representation of a fir tree as their logo?

24           Who was Manchester United’s longest serving captain?

25           In weather forecasting, what does an anemometer measure?

26           Which 2 Wimbledon tennis champions married in October 2001?

27           In which 1982 film did Dustin Hoffman play Dorothy Michaels?

28           Which car maker produces the Sandero?

29           Which political party was founded by Ian Paisley?

30           The number of pleats in a chef’s hat represents the number of ways to cook eggs – true or false?


1              Mike Yarwood – this is often disputed

2              Car Share

3              Frasier

4              Department of Administrative Affairs

5              Pierce & Houlihan

6              Abraham Lincoln

7              James Dean

8              Joe DiMaggio

9              Henry Kissinger

10           Katy Perry, Barak Obama, Taylor Swift

11           Thunderbird 5

12           Hayley Mills

13           Vulcan

14           Belinda Carlisle

15           Leo, Aries, Sagittarius

16           M6

17           Sark

18           Essex

19           Dee

20           Cheshire Shropshire Gloucestershire & Herefordshire

21           Biggles

22           Harold Wilson in 1965

23           Spar

24           Bryan Robson

25           Wind speed

26           Steffi Graf & Andre Agassi

27           Tootsie

28           Dacia

29           Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)

30           TRUE


Q             In 2015 Di Meo’s ice cream in Whitley Bay won the Ice Cream Alliance Silver Challenge Cup for which flavour ice cream?

A             Bubble-gum (yuck!)

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             How many flights of stairs are there in the Shard in London?

A             306

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