Dingbats Quiz

Quiz 117 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This week’s picture round is a dingbats quiz. We have given you ten coded words and phrases, but can you work out what each of the dingbats represents?

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1. Don’t talk back (‘Don’t’ with ‘talk’ spelled backwards)

2. Long John Silver (‘John’ stretched so it is long plus the chemical formula for silver)

3. A cut above the rest (One ‘cut’ above the others)

4. Potatoes (pot with 8 0s after it)

5. Palindrome (The word ‘pal’ in the middle of ‘drome’)

6. Long time no see (The word ‘time’ stretched so it is long, plus the alphabet without the letter ‘c’)

7. Misunderstanding (The word ‘miss’ under the word ‘standing’)

8. The Three Musketeers (‘must get here’ three times)

9. A hole in one (A hole in the number one)

10. A square meal (The word ‘breakfast’ lined up so it is square-shaped)

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Fictional Creatures Quiz

Quiz 117 – Round 2 – Fictional Creatures

Fictional creatures quiz. We will give you ten fictional creatures from works of literature. Can you tell us which author created the following?

1. Dementors

J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter)

2. Yahoos

Jonathan Swift (Gulliver’s Travels)

3. Balrogs

J.R.R. Tolkien

4. The Jabberwock

Lewis  Carroll (Through the Looking Glass)

5. Fire Lizards

Anne McCaffrey (Pern series of books)

6. The Vogons

Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

7. Quantum Weather Butterflies

Terry Pratchett

8. The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson (In the children’s book of the same name)

9. Morlocks

H.G. Wells (The Time Machine)

10. Marsh-wiggles

C.S. Lewis

 

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History Quiz

Quiz 117 – Round 3 – History

1. King George V and Queen Mary had how many children?

6 (George VI, Edward VIII, Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, Prince George, Duke of Kent and Prince John)

2. In which year was the Gunpowder Plot?

1605

3. Which of Adolf Hitler’s cabinet held the post of ‘Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda’?

Joseph Goebbels

4. Who resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on 22nd May 1923 due to ill health?

Andrew Bonar Law

5. Which American political protest took place on December 16th 1773?

Boston Tea Party

6. Who did Ronald Reagan succeed as President of the USA?

Jimmy Carter

7. Which former British colony gained independence on 15th August 1947?

India

8. Which Scottish monarch was convicted of treason and was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire on the 8th February 1587?

Mary I (of Scotland)/Mary Queen of Scots

9. On which date was Queen Elizabeth II born?

21st April 1926

10. What was the name of the galleon in which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe between 1577 and 1580?

The Golden Hind

 

 

 

 

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National Football Stadiums

Quiz 117 – Round 4 – Sport

National football stadiums quiz. We will give you the name of ten stadiums which are used as a main national stadium. You need to tell us the name of the country which uses each stadium.

1. Aviva Stadium

Republic of Ireland

2. Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny

Ivory Coast

3. Windsor Park

Northern Ireland

4. Teddy Stadium

Israel

5. Ernst Happel Stadion

Austria

6. Eden Arena

Czech Republic

7. Millennium Stadium

Wales

8. Estadio Centenario

Uruguay

9. Luzhniki Stadium

Russia

10. Estadio Azteca

Mexico

 

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Music quiz

Quiz 117 – Round 5 – Music

1. Whose voice can be heard singing ‘Let It Go’ in Disney’s ‘Frozen’?

Idina Menzel

2. Which band was formed in Hull in 1983 by Paul Heaton and Stan Cullimore and at one point included future ‘Fatboy Slim’ Norman Cook on bass?

The Housemartins

3. Which American rock band has released studio albums entitled ‘Murmur’, ‘Out of Time’ and ‘Monster’?

R.E.M.

4. Who composed the musical piece commonly referred to in English as ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’?

Johann Sebastian Bach

5. Who holds the record for the most UK number one singles? (Main and named artist – not individuals who have been part of different groups)

Elvis Presley (21, followed by the Beatles on 17 and Cliff Richard and Westlife both on 14)

6. Which famous composer had the first names Pyotr Ilyich?

Tchaikovsky

7. Who composed the song ‘Crazy’ with which Patsy Cline had a hit in 1962?

Willie Nelson

8. Which band hit the 2016 Christmas number one spot with their single ‘Rockabye’?

Clean Bandit

9. Which band had hits with ‘When Will I See You Again’ and ‘Woman in Love’?

The Three Degrees

10. “If you ever look behind and don’t like what you find, there’s something you should know, you’ve got a place to go.” From which song have these lyrics been taken?

Ben – Michael Jackson

 

 

 

 

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Acronyms Quiz

Quiz 117 – Round 6 – Acronyms

The following are acronyms of charities and government agencies and departments and public bodies. What do they stand for?

1. RNLI

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

2. PDSA

People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals

3. YMCA

Young Men’s Christian Association

4. BHF

British Heart Foundation

5. DEFRA

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

6. RSPB

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

7. CAFOD

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

8. RNIB

Royal National Institute for Blind People

9. RAFBF

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

10. Ofsted

Office for Standards in Education

 

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Pub Quiz

Quiz 117 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In terms of area, which island is the largest in the Mediterranean Sea?

Sicily

2. In which country is ‘Barsac’ wine produced?

France

3. How many long triangles are there in total on a backgammon board?

24

4. How many permanently inhabited Channel Islands are there?

8 (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Lihou and Brechou – There are also some smaller uninhabited islands)

5. Which letter in Morse Code consists of one single dash?

T

6. Which country has a national anthem entitled ‘Wilhelmus’ which can be translated as the name ‘William’?

Netherlands

7. The loganberry is a hybrid of which two fruits?

Raspberry and blackberry

8. A ‘Harvey Wallbanger’ is a cocktail consisting of vodka, orange juice and what?

Galliano

9. How often does a ‘vicennial’ event occur?

Once every 20 years

10. According to Guinness World Records Jeanne Louise Calment of France holds the record for being the oldest human being to have ever lived (fully authenticated). To what age did she survive?

122 (122 years and 164 days)

 

 

 

 

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