Quiz 338

Quiz 338

Winter Olympics

1              Ailsa Craig is one of the main sources of which piece of winter sports equipment?

2              Who played the title role in the 1969 film Downhill Racer?

3              Apart from skiing, which other sport is takes place on a piste?

4              Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards features in a current advert for which supermarket on TV?

5              Great Britain won a Gold Medal at the 1976,1980 & 1984 Winter Olympics; who were the winners?

Popular Music

6              Dave Lee Roth was the lead singer with which band between 1974 & 1985 & from 2006 onwards?

7              Which musical instrument did Karen Carpenter play?

8              Which number one by the Osmonds was Boyzone’s first top 10 hit?

9              “I’ve been sitting here all day thinking” is the first line of which number one single in 1971?

10            What were the first names of Peters & Lee best known for the song Welcome Home?

TV Shops

11            Which actress played Mrs Blewitt in Open All Hours & Nora Batty in Last of the Summer Wine?

12            The Minute Mart on Bridge Street features on which BBC show?

13            Café Nervosa is the coffee shop that featured in which TV comedy series?

14            In which TV comedy does Gary Sparrow have a shop called Blitz & Pieces selling 40’s memorabilia?

15            What is the name of the café, the newsagent & the kebab shop in Coronation Street?


16            Who wrote the play Blithe Spirit about a séance?

17            How was Marty Hopkirk killed so he became a ghost?

18            The 1990 film Ghost featured which song by the Righteous Brothers?

19            Whose ghost is supposed to haunt the Tower of London with her head tucked underneath her arm?

20            Name 3 of Shakespeare’s plays where a ghost features?

General Knowledge

21            What is amber made from?

22            In the Trade Union ASLEF, what does the L stand for?

23            Who is the only Rugby Union player to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year?

24            How To Handle a Woman (can’t do that these days) is a song from which musical?

25            What is ASDA’s own brand of chocolate biscuit similar to a Penguin?

26            Which cartoon series created by Hanna-Barbera was set in Orbit City?

27            Larry Fortensky was the last husband of which actress?

28            Which African country was previously known as Basutoland?

29            A golf tournament between GB & Ireland against the Rest of Europe from 2000 – 2013 was named after which golfer?

30            The BMW i3 & i10 all electric cars are so quiet that BMW sell an accessory that fits inside the bonnet and makes          a car noise when the car is moving – true or false?


1              Curling Stones

2              Robert Redford

3              Fencing (or petanque)

4              Aldi

5              John Curry, Robin Cousins & Torvill & Dean

6              Van Halen

7              Drums

8              Love Me for a Reason

9              Grandad by Clive Dunn

10            Lennie & Dianne

11            Kathy Staff

12            Eastenders

13            Frasier

14            Goodnight Sweetheart

15            Roy’s Rolls, The Kabin, Prima Donner

16            Noel Coward

17            Killed in a hit & run

18            Unchained Melody

19            Anne Boleyn

20            3 of Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Richard III, Cymbeline

21            Tree sap/resin

22            Locomotive

23            Johnny Wilkinson

24            Camelot

25            Puffin

26            The Jetsons

27            Elizabeth Taylor

28            Lesotho

29            Seve Ballesteros

30            TRUE


Q             Joel Walker Sweeney was known for popularising which musical instrument in the 1830’s?

A              Banjo

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             In which year was the first recipe for rice pudding published in England?

A              1615 (Gervase Markham)


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Quiz 337

Quiz 337


1              Who wrote the TV sitcom The Liver Birds?

2              Which Prime Minister was MP for Huyton, part of the Liverpool Urban area?

3              What is the name of the stew of meat and vegetables particularly associated with Liverpool?

4              Which Liverpool inventor made his name with model trains and construction sets?

5              Since 1959, Liverpool FC have had 3 Scottish born managers – name them?


6              Which Middlesbrough based engineering company built the Tyne Bridge in the 30’s?

7              Which Newcastle resident is credited with the invention of the electric light bulb before Edison?

8              What is the name of the funfair held on the Town Moor every June?

9              What is the name of the indoor market in the city centre named after Newcastle’s most famous architect?

10            Which Newcastle bands had hits with these songs: – We Gotta Get Out of This Place (1965)      Run for Home (1978) The King of Rock & Roll (1988)


11            What is the name of the major commercial & shopping area in the centre of Birmingham?

12            Which type of Asian cooking is said to have originated in Birmingham?

13            What is the name of the main railway station in Birmingham?

14            Which motor manufacturer has a major assembly plant at Castle Bromwich in the city?

15            Gladiators was recorded in the 90s at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham – who were the 3 hosts in that series?


16            What was the name of the Skye Terrier who stood vigil over his master’s grave in Edinburgh for 14 years?

17            Who was the last King of Scotland to be born in Edinburgh Castle in 1566?

18            John Napier invented which book of tables used in mathematics in most schools until recent years?

19            The stuffed carcass of which animal born in 1996 is displayed in the National Museum of Scotland?

20            Which 3 football teams from Edinburgh play in the Scottish Professional Football League?

General Knowledge

21            Which European capital city stands on the River Vistula?

22            In cards, which card is often known as Black Maria?

23            Lizzy Yarnold represents GB in which winter sport?

24            In which Lloyd Webber musical is based on around the character Norma Desmond?

25            Which Doctor Who enemies come from the planet Mondas?

26            If canine describes a dog what does vulpine describe?

27            Which planet is the most dense?

28            Who hosts the TV show Dragon’s Den?

29            Cambria was the Roman name for which country?

30            The belly dancer character played by Anita Harris in Follow That Camel was called Cigarette – true or false?


1              Carla Lane

2              Harold Wilson

3              Scouse (or lobscouse)

4              Frank Hornby

5              Bill Shankly, Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness

6              Dorman Long

7              Joseph Swan

8              Hoppings

9              Grainger Market

10            Animals  Lindisfarne  Prefab Sprout

11            Bullring

12            Balti

13            New Street

14            Jaguar Land Rover

15            Ulrika Jonsson, John Fashanu, Jeremy Guscott

16            Greyfriar’s Bobby

17            James VI

18            Logarithms

19            Dolly the sheep

20            Hearts Hibernian Edinburgh City

21            Warsaw

22            Queen of Spades

23            Skeleton

24            Sunset Boulevard

25            Cybermen

26            Fox

27            Earth

28            Evan Davies

29            Wales

30            False – she was called Cork Tip (as a tribute to Claudette Colbert who was Cigarette in Under Two Flags in 1936)


Q             Which sport was the first to be filmed?

A              Boxing

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             When was the UK National Anthem written?

A              1744

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Quiz 336

Quiz 336

1              One volt multiplied by one amp gives you one what?

2              The Vatican City was established as an independent state in which year – 1529, 1729 or 1929?

3              Who was the last Frenchman to win the Formula One Driver’s Championship?

4              What were the first names of the 2 women in the ladies’ department of Grace Brothers?

5              Which 2 acts had top 10 hits with Three Steps to Heaven?

6              In which British coastal town is Young’s Seafood headquarters?

7              Which BBC show features Mark the Carpenter, Billy the Electrician, Julian the Builder & Chris the Plasterer?

8              How many vowels are there in supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

9              Samuel Pepys famously buried a cheese to protect it during the Great Fire of London – what kind of cheese was it?

10            In the dessert Cherries Jubilee, which liqueur is poured over the dessert and then flambeed?

11            What kind of fluid surrounds the baby in the womb during pregnancy?

12            Richard & William are the first names of which tobacco brand founded in 1873?

13            In music, what are the 3 recognised female singing voices?

14            How many novels did Emily Bronte write?

15            These words are either a plant or a chemical element – just answer plant or element?

Allium Bohrium Trillium Phormium Thullium

16            What does SCS stand for?

17            Craig Logan was the 3rd member of which group featuring 2 brothers?

18            From which language does the word sauna originate?

19            The film The Magnificent 7 was the western version of which Japanese film?

20            In which newspaper does Fred Bassett appear?

21            British Columbia in Canada has borders with which 4 US States?

22            Which professional darts player is known as the Viking?

23            What is 117 miles long & was opened officially in 1986 by Margaret Thatcher?

24            Santa Cruz is the capital of which of the Canary Islands?

25            Which actress and cake maker had a 5-year relationship with Paul McCartney?

26            What was the one-word title of the 2013 film featuring the rivalry between James Hunt & Niki Lauda?

27            What is added to gin to make a pink gin?

28            Who were the original team captains on BBC’s They Think It’s All Over?

29            Which silent screen star’s last film was A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in 1966?

30            What single word precedes these to give 3 towns in England – Ongar, Sodbury, Norton?


1              Watt

2              1929

3              Alain Prost

4              Betty (Slocombe) & Shirley (Brahms)

5              Eddie Cochran & Showaddywaddy

6              Grimsby

7              DIY SOS

8              Sixteen

9              Parmesan

10            Kirsch

11            Amniotic fluid

12            Benson & Hedges

13            Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Contralto

14            One (Wuthering Heights)

15            Plant Element Plant Plant Element

16            Sofa Carpet Specialist (or Suite Centres Sunderland)

17            Bros

18            Finnish

19            7 Samurai

20            Daily Mail

21            Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana

22            Andy Fordham

23            M25

24            Tenerife

25            Jane Asher

26            Rush

27            Angostura Bitters

28            Gary Lineker & David Gower

29            Buster Keaton

30            Chipping


Q             In which American State was the Overlook Hotel located in the film, The Shining?

A              Colorado

Number Guess (nearest wins)

Q             How many names are appliqued to a tent in Tracey Emin’s “Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1965-1995”?

A              102

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Quiz 335

Quiz 335


1              Wheels on Fire by Julie Driscoll & Adrian Edmondson was the theme to which TV comedy?

2              How many wheels did Lady Penelope’s car in Thunderbirds have (excluding the spare!)?

3              Which Prime Minister formally opened the London Eye, the wheel on London’s South Bank?

4              In the song The Wheels on the Bus, what noise do the wipers make?

5              Who were the first 3 hosts of the UK gameshow, Wheel of Fortune?


6              Which actress was nominated for a Tony Award for My Fair Lady on stage in 1957 but didn’t get the part in the film?

7              Which children’s puppet was featured in its own show presented by Annette Mills in the 50’s?

8              In 1957 what was the name of the agreement which created the EEC (the Common Market)?

9              Which tax-free savings scheme was introduced in 1956 & still continues today?

10            Marilyn Monroe married which 2 people in the 1950s?


11            Windows on the World restaurant was located on which famous building?

12            Look Through Any Window was a top 10 hit for which group in 1965?

13            In which year was the first Windows operating system available on the market (+/- 1)?

14            Which cathedral, designed by Sir Basil Spence & completed in 1962 features an abstract stained-glass window by John Piper?

15            Who are the 2 main stars of Hitchcock’s Rear Window?


16            During which battle did the Charge of the Light Brigade take place?

17            What is the lightest metallic element?

18            Which film legend wrote and starred in the film Limelight in 1952?

19            What is Fry’s Turkish Delight flavoured with?

20            Which 3 artists/bands had top 10 hits with Light My Fire?

General Knowledge

21            Hypnos was the Greek God of what?

22            Which red square on a Monopoly board is immediately after Free Parking?

23            Which snooker player from Malta was known as the Tornado?

24            In the BBC’s poll 100 Greatest Britons, Princess Diana was 3rd. Which woman was 7th?

25            The Bayview Retirement Home was the setting for which BBC comedy series?

26            On which river does the town of Whitby stand?

27            In the British order of the peerage, which rank comes between a Marquis & a Viscount?

28            Pam Ayres most memorable poem is probably “I wish I’d looked after …… what”?

29            What was the first name of the character played by Tim Healy in Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

30            A beetle in the Antarctic has been discovered that lives in the ice & burrows by heating a bony protrusion on its head to melt the ice – true or false?



1              Absolutely Fabulous

2              6

3              Tony Blair

4              Swish, swish, swish

5              Nicky Campbell, John Leslie, Bradley Walsh

6              Julie Andrews

7              Muffin the Mule

8              Treaty of Rome

9              Premium Bonds

10            Joe DiMaggio & Arthur Miller

11            North Tower of the World Trade Centre

12            Hollies

13            1993

14            Coventry Cathedral (St Michael’s)

15            James Stewart & Grace Kelly

16            Balaclava

17            Lithium

18            Charlie Chaplin

19            Rose water

20            Jose Feliciano, Doors, Will Young

21            Sleep

22            Strand

23            Tony Drago

24            Elizabeth I

25            Waiting For God

26            Esk

27            Earl

28            Me teeth

29            Dennis

30            FALSE


Q             After the USA & Canada, Chile is the 3rd largest producer of which fruit?

A              Cranberries

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             How many escalators does the London Underground have?

A              440

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Quiz 334

Quiz 334

Entertaining Cars

1              GEN 11 is the number plate of which famous film car?

2              Which company’s TV ad features John Cleese re-enacting the car bashing scene from Fawlty Towers?

3              Whose 1969 orange Dodge Charger had a Confederate battle flag painted on the roof in a 70s TV series?

4              What was the title of the first film featuring Herbie?

5a            Which TV comedy character drove a 1977 green British Leyland Mini?

5b            Which TV detective drove a 1960 Jaguar Mark 2?

5c            Which TV character drove a yellow roadster kit car called Bessie?


6              What was the name of the Cambodian Communists active from the 60’s to the 90’s?

7              Which former Yugoslavian football club won the European Cup in 1991?

8              Who was the American firefighter who became famous for extinguishing oil well fires?

9              What name in American slang is given to a flight that departs between 9pm & 5am?

10            Which songs with red in the title were released by these artists: – Chris De Burgh (1986) Rolling Stones (1964) Nena (1984) Manchester United (1994)?


11            The Great Exhibition of 1851 was held in which London park?

12            Thomas Cranmer took which religious post in England in 1533?

13            The 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution in 1791 gave citizens which right?

14            In July 1970, the Royal Navy stopped giving sailors what daily treat?

15            What were the last 3 States to join the USA?


16            Which board game takes place at Arlington Grange?

17            When you roll a dice what is the total of the 4 visible sides?

18            What colour are the balls numbered 30 to 39 in the Lotto draw?

19            What do you need to play the games klondike, canfield & clock?

20            What are Noughts & Crosses and Draughts called in the USA?

General Knowledge

21            Which American aviator disappeared in 1937?

22            The Red Vineyard was the only painting sold by which artist during his lifetime?

23            Pet Sounds was a 1966 album by which American group?

24            Which meat is used in the French stew Lapin a La Cocotte?

25            Athletics – Who holds the British record for the mile?

26            Which city is the capital of Tuscany in Italy?

27            What was the name of the cat on TV who advertised Kattomeat by using his paw to help him eat?

28            Perry White was the editor of which fictional newspaper?

29            What nationality was the composer of the Planets Suite, Gustav Holtz?

30            Bobsleigh is so-called because the crew used to “bob” back and forth to increase speed – true or false?


1              Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

2              Specsavers

3              Dukes of Hazzard

4              The Love Bug

5a            Mr Bean

5b            Morse

5c            Doctor Who

6              Khmer Rouge

7              Red Star Belgrade

8              Red Adair

9              Red eye

10            The Lady In Red, Little Red Rooster, 99 Red Balloons, Come On You Reds

11            Hyde Park

12            Archbishop of Canterbury

13            To bear arms

14            Rum ration

15            Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona

16            Cluedo

17            14

18            Green

19            Pack of cards

20            Tic Tac Toe & Checkers

21            Amelia Earheart

22            Van Gogh

23            Beach Boys

24            Rabbit

25            Steve Cram

26            Florence

27            Arthur

28            Daily Planet

29            English

30            TRUE


Q             Which country was the first to declare independence from the Soviet Union in 1991?

A              Lithuania

Number Guess (Nearest wins)

Q             How many feet above sea level is Currock Hill, the highest point in Tyne & Wear?

A              850 feet

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