European Capital Cities

Quiz 111 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This week’s picture round is a selection of photos of European Capital Cities. Can you identify the city?

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1. Dublin

By Aapo Haapanen – http://www.flickr.com/photos/decade_null/1388590674/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26709976

2. Reykjavík

By Scoundrelgeo – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52084341

3. Berlin

By Axel Mauruszat – Own work, Attribution, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=599429

4. Tallinn, Estonia

By Steve Jurvetson from Menlo Park, USA – Flickr.com – image description page, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=332961

5. Paris

By Taxiarchos228, cropped and modified by Poke2001 – Paris-pano-wladyslaw.jpg, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24159417

6. Stockholm

By Brorsson – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31862246

7. Rome

CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65540

8. Valletta, Malta

By Myriam Thyes – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4044166

9. Cardiff

By grahamwell / Graham profile at Flickr website – Flickr original image, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3514004

10. London

By Mark Percy, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13128681

 

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The 90s Quiz

Quiz 111 – Round 2 – The 90s

90s Quiz – Below are ten events from the 1990s, one from each year. Can you remember which year was which?

1. Princess Diana died following a car crash in Paris.

1997

2. Margaret Thatcher resigned from her post as Prime Minister.

1990

3. Two-year-old James Bulger was abducted, tortured and killed by two ten-year-old boys.

1993

4. O.J. Simpson was acquitted after a high-profile, televised court case.

1995

5. The final phase of the M40 motorway, from Waterstock to Warwick, was completed and opened to the public.

1991

6. TV presenter Jill Dando died after being shot outside her home in Fulham.

1999

7. The ‘Good Friday Agreement’ was signed by the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

1998

8. Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal successfully cloned from an adult cell, was born.

1996

9. In a speech to Guildhall, Queen Elizabeth referred to this year as her ‘Annus horribilis.’

1992

10. The first women are ordained as priests in the Church of England.

1994

 

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Queens

Quiz 111 – Round 3 – Queens

Queens, real and imaginary.

1. Which ‘Queen’ played Matron ‘Mama’ Morton in the 2002 film version of the musical ‘Chicago’?

Queen Latifah

2. Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria are the two longest-reigning queens of England in their own right, but who would come third in this list?

Elizabeth I

3. Name the bassist in the original line-up of the band Queen.

John Deacon

4. Who is the Queen of Denmark?

Queen Margrethe II

5. Who plays the ‘White Witch’ in the recent ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film series?

Tilda Swinton

6. Which Californian rock band’s members include Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen and Dean Fertita?

Queens of the Stone Age

7. Which retired ocean liner sailed her maiden voyage on 27th May 1936?

RMS Queen Mary

8. Who was the first ever queen to rule England in her own right?

Mary I

9. Who was the Queen of the Fairies in Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’?

Titania

10. Who released a song entitled ‘Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)’ in 1984?

Billy Ocean

 

 

 

 

 

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Shakespeare Quotes

Quiz 111 – Round 4 – Shakespeare Quotes

The following are all Shakespeare quotes but can identify the plays from which they have been taken?

1. “Now is the winter of our discontent…”

Richard III

2. “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.”

Twelfth Night

3. “Get thee to a nunnery.”

Hamlet

4. “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.”

As You Like It

5. “Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?”

Macbeth

6. “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears…”

Julius Caesar

7. “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”

Romeo and Juliet

8. “This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen.”

King Lear

9. “The course of true love never did run smooth.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

10. “All that glisters is not gold…”

The Merchant of Venice

 

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Science and Nature

Quiz 111 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. A ‘gale’ is the description of which number on the Beaufort Wind Force scale?

8

2. ‘Aquiline’ is an adjective which describes something as being like which creature?

Eagle

3. A ‘Finnish Spitz’ is a rare breed of which animal?

Dog

4. Which scientist wrote the 1976 book entitled ‘The Selfish Gene’?

Richard Dawkins

5. Which of the planets in our solar system orbits the sun in the shortest amount of time?

Mercury (Approximately 88 Earth days)

6. ‘Rhinorrhoea’ is the correct medical term for which common condition?

Runny nose

7. What, precisely, is Ornithophily?

Bird pollination/the pollination of flowering plants by birds

8. What is the hardest substance in the human body?

Tooth enamel

9. The auditory ossicles are three tiny bones in the ear sometimes called the hammer, the anvil and the stirrup. What are the three alternative scientific terms for these three bones?

Malleus, incus and stapes

10. As an internet user your device will have an IP address so that it can be identified and can communicate over a network. What does ‘IP’ stand for?

Internet Protocol

 

 

 

 

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famous duos

Quiz 111 – Round 6 – Famous Duos

The following are all famous duos, either real or fictional. They could be comedy partners, crime partners or singing partners. They are well-known by their surnames, but do you know their first names?

1. Cannon and Ball

Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball

2. Starsky and Hutch

David Starsky and Kenneth Hutchinson

3. Cagney and Lacey

Christine (Chris) Cagney and Mary Beth Lacey

4. Laurel and Hardy

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

5. Hall & Oates

Daryl Hall and John Oates

6. Randall and Hopkirk

Jeffrey (Jeff) Randall and Martin (Marty) Hopkirk

7. French and Saunders

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders

8. Mulder and Scully

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully

9. Dalziel and Pascoe

Andrew (Andy) Dalziel and Peter Pascoe

10. Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde

 

 

 

 

 

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General Knowledge Pub Quiz

Quiz 111 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which duo, who are often described as a one-hit wonder, had a number one single in 1975 called ‘Barbados’ which was covered by the Vengaboys in 1999 and renamed ‘We’re Going to Ibiza’?

Typically Tropical

2. In terms of population which is the second largest city in Wales?

Swansea

3. Which book of the Bible tells the story of Samson and Delilah?

Judges

4. The cover artwork for the ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ by the Beatles was designed by two pop artists, using an ink drawing by Paul McCartney. Can you name either artist?

Peter Blake or Jann Haworth

5. In Greek mythology, who killed the Minotaur?

Theseus

6. In which month of the year 1912 did RMS Titanic sink after colliding with an iceberg?

April

7. In which year will the next Rugby World Cup take place?

2019

8. ‘Leaves of Grass’, which was first published in 1855, is a collection of the work of which American poet?

Walt Whitman

9. Worcester, Lowell, New Bedford and Brockton are all cities in which American state?

Massachusetts

10. Which river flows through the city of Durham?

River Wear

 

 

 

 

 

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