Famous Olympians

Quiz 102 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This week’s picture quiz is a selection of famous Olympians. Can you identify them from their pictures?

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1. Chris Hoy

By Flickr user Nick J Webb (Cropped version of Chris Hoy on Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

2. Michael Phelps

By Michael Phelps 2009.jpg: Marylandstaterderivative work: César – This file was derived fromMichael Phelps 2009.jpg:, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20540492

3. Carl Lewis

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Sir Steve Redgrave

By Steve_Redgrave_20110525.jpg: Phil Guest derivative work: MachoCarioca [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

5. Usain Bolt

By Steven Zwerink – My hero: Usain Bolt, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18577150

6. Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn)

By Duncan Rawlinson/ @thelastminute/ Duncan.co [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

7. Daley Thompson

By Billpolo [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

8. Tessa Sanderson

By Tessa_Sanderson.jpg: Original uploader and author was Indianathletics at en.wikipedia derivative work: MachoCarioca (Tessa_Sanderson.jpg) [CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

9. Nadia Comăneci

By ACROFAN, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25621178

10. Florence Griffith Joyner

By All the photographs are in the public domain and may be credited “Courtesy Ronald Reagan Library. (http://www.reagan.utexas.edu, SPORTS AND ATHLETES) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Religion

Quiz 102 – Round 2 – World Religions

1. The Vedas are a large body of scriptures of which religion?

Hinduism

2. “O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the world Thy hands have made…” These are the opening words of which Christian hymn?

How Great Thou Art

3. Shinto is an ethnic religion of the people of which country?

Japan

4. The most important Muslim practices are known as the ‘Pillars of Islam’ – how many are there?

Five

5. The name ‘Kaur’ is a mandatory surname for all female baptised Sikhs – how does it translate into English?

Princess

6. Joseph Smith, Jr. was a religious leader and founder of which religious movement?

Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement

7. Who was the Greek god of war?

Ares

8. Which religion of Chinese origin has a name which can be translated as ‘the way’ or ‘the path’ and is traditionally believed to have been founded by Laozi?

Taoism

9. Which religion was founded in ancient Iran approximately 3500 years ago?

Zoroastrianism

10. ‘Sri Harmandir Sahib’ in Amritsar, often referred to as ‘The Golden Temple’, is the holiest building of which religion?

Sikhism

 

 

 

 

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Celebrities

Quiz 102 – Round 3 – Celebrities

Which part of their bodies did these famous celebrities (allegedly!) get insured? I have quoted figures in brackets for general interest purposes only – these quoted figures vary quite wildly according to different reports and none can be verified.

1. Taylor Swift

Legs ($40 million)

2. Kim Kardashian

Bottom ($21 million)

3. Bette Davis

Waist ($28,000)

4. Dolly Parton

Breasts ($3.8 million)

5. Keith Richards

Hands ($1.6 million)

6. Julia Roberts

Teeth ($30 million)

7. Bruce Springsteen

Vocal chords ($6 million)

8. Charlie Chaplin

Feet ($100,000)

9. Gene Simmons (Kiss)

Tongue ($1 million)

10. Joey Essex

Hair ($1 million)

 

 

 

 

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Sport quiz questions

Quiz 102 – Round 4 – Sport

1. Which was the first team England played against in the UEFA Euro 2016 group stages?

Russia

2. Who started Wimbledon 2016 as the gentleman’s number one seed?

Novak Djokovic

3. In darts, what is the highest score possible with three different trebles?

171 (treble 20=60, treble 19=57 and treble 18= 54)

4. Which batsman holds the record cricket score of 400 not out, which he achieved in 2004?

Brian Lara

5. Which U.S. city has a baseball team nicknamed the ‘Angels of Anaheim’?

Los Angeles

6. How many riders are there on a polo team?

Four

7. Who is the only footballer to have scored a goal in an FA Cup final, a League Cup final, a UEFA Cup final and a UEFA Champions League final?

Steven Gerrard (2006, 2003, 2001 and 2005 in that order)

8. In which city are the 2020 Summer Olympic Games scheduled to take place?

Tokyo

9. Who has won more Wimbledon Ladies Singles titles than any other player during the Open Era?

Martina Navratilova (9)

10. Which sport’s ball had its official diameter increased by 2mm in the year 2000?

Table tennis (from 38mm to 40mm)

 

 

 

 

 

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TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 102 – Round 5 – Film

Can you identify the film from the tag line?

1. “Check in. Relax. Unpack. Take a shower.”

Psycho

2. “One man’s struggle to take it easy.”

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

3. “The longer you wait, the harder it gets.”

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

4. “Escape or die frying.”

Chicken Run

5. “Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.”

The Shawshank Redemption

6. “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.”

Jaws 2

7. “On the air. Unaware.”

The Truman show

8. “Earth. It was fun while it lasted.”

Armageddon

9. “One Dream. Four Jamaicans. Twenty Below Zero.”

Cool Runnings

10. “Reality is a thing of the past.”

The Matrix

 

 

 

 

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Food and Drink Quiz

Quiz 102 – Round 6 – Food and Drink

1. What shape is anelli pasta?

Rings

2. Which alcoholic beverage is produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in Portugal?

Port

3. Which herb is used in the production of pesto?

Basil

4. ‘Pho’ is a type of soup originating from which country?

Vietnam

5. Which distinctly flavoured food ingredient has its own festival each year in August in the Isle of Wight?

Garlic

6. In which country is Appenzeller cheese produced?

Switzerland

7. What is the name given to vitamin B9?

Folic acid

8. In which country is the wine-producing region of Langhorne Creek?

Australia

9. Which spirit forms the basis of a Moscow Mule cocktail?

Vodka

10. In which U.S. state is Jack Daniel’s Whiskey produced?

Tennessee

 

 

 

 

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Pub Quiz

Quiz 102 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In which country would you find the Great Victoria Desert?

Australia

2. Which poet wrote the words “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!”

John Keats (Ode to Autumn)

3. Which board game, the original version of which was released in 1957, involves a political map of the Earth divided into six continents and forty-two territories?

Risk

4. Who rode a horse called Bucephalus?

Alexander the Great

5. In which year were dog licenses abolished in the UK?

1987

6. In a game of Scrabble, assuming no letters are placed on double or triple letter/word tiles, how much would the word ‘panther’ score?

12 (p=3, a=1, n=1, t=1, h=4, e=1, r=1) Please note that this could also score 62 if the player used all seven tiles in their hand to make this word, as this earns a bonus of 50 points.

7. In the Royal Navy, which rank lies between Admiral and Rear Admiral?

Vice Admiral

8. Who was the second ever President of the United States of America?

John Adams

9. Which hit song of the Sixties started with the words, “I may not always love you, but long as there are stars above you…

God Only Knows – Beach Boys

10. Which word, beginning with the letter ‘P’, is term for a society ruled by the wealthiest citizens?

Plutocracy

 

 

 

 

 

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