Money Quiz

Quiz 127 – Round 1 – Picture Round

Money Quiz

This week’s picture round is a selection of ten former coins used by countries that have now adopted the Euro as currency. Can your contestants identify the country that used each coin?

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1. France (1 Franc)

By WikiMeGa**** @@@-fr Accueil fr:Accueil 15:36, 27 February 2007 (UTC), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1723608

2. Greece (5 Drachma)

CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=515244

3. The Netherlands (21/2 Guilders)

By woody1778a – http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysworld1778/4949484313/sizes/l/in/photostream/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33521321

4. Cyprus (1 cent)

By Fefeli.The original uploader was Fefeli at Greek Wikipedia – δημιουργία του χρήστη που το επιφόρτωσε, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53390136

5. Latvia (2 Lati)

By Coin: The Bank of LatviaPhoto: Cocoloi – Coin: The Bank of LatviaPhoto: Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1360985

6. Portugal (25 Escudos)

By Numizmat 675 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10657262

7. Slovakia (5 Koruna)

By Tigran Mitr am – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20504211

8. Germany (2 Mark)

Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10634

9. Italy (100 Lira)

By Laura Cretara – scan by –Paginazero 18:37, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51714

10. Spain (25 Pesetas)

Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50388

 

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Riddles Quiz

Quiz 127 – Round 2 – Riddles

Riddles quiz – Can your contestants crack the following riddles?

1. What gets wetter the more it dries?

A towel

2. What belongs to you, but others use it more than you do?

Your name

3. What has many keys but cannot open a single door?

A piano

4. What sits in the corner and travels around the world?

A postage stamp

5. What goes up and down stairs but never moves?

A handrail

6. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks?

A river

7. I am lighter than a feather but the strongest man could not hold me for ten minutes. What am I?

Breath

8. What flies without wings?

Time

9. What has a head, a tail, is brown but has no legs?

A penny

10. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?

Footsteps

 

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Technology Pub Quiz Questions

Quiz 127 – Round 3 – Technology

Technology Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

1. Which mobile phone company has produced models called ‘StarTAC’, ‘V220’ and ‘SLVR’?

Motorola

2. In internet and web server terminology, what does CDN stand for?

Content Delivery Network

3. In which year did Steve Jobs introduce the first Apple iPhone to the public?

2007

4. What are the first names of Nintendo’s Super Mario Brothers?

Mario and Luigi

5. In which decade did the first official transatlantic telephone call take place?

1920s (January 7th 1927 between W.S. Gifford, president of the American Telephone and Telegraph company, and Sir Evelyn P. Murray, secretary of the General Post Office of Great Britain)

6. What type of computer file is a FLAC file: image, audio or text?

Audio (Free Lossless Audio Codec)

7. How many flights took place in total in the Vostok space programme?

Six

8. In which decade was the Hubble Space Telescope launched?

1990s (1990)

9. Pressing Ctrl plus which letter is a computer shortcut for the ‘paste’ command?

V

10. What does ‘SD’ stand for in the terms ‘SD card’ and ‘micro SD card’?

Secure Digital

 

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Album Quiz

Quiz 127 – Round 4 – Music

Album Quiz

Below we will give you three music tracks which all feature on the same  album by the same artist. For each question you will be asked to give the name of the album and the artist who recorded it.

1. ‘Billie Jean’, ‘Beat It’ and ‘The Girl Is Mine’

Thriller – Michael Jackson

2. ‘I Want Love’, ‘This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore’ and ‘Original Sin’

Songs From The West Coast – Elton John

3. ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’, ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ and ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Beatles

4. ‘Everybody Hurts’, ‘Man on the Moon’ and ‘Nightswimming’

Automatic for the People – REM

5. ‘The Flood’, ‘Kidz’ and ‘Happy Now’

Progress – Take That

6. ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, ‘Desolation Row’ and ‘Tombstone Blues’

Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan

7. ‘La Isla Bonita’, ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ and ‘Open Your Heart’

True Blue – Madonna

8. ‘Fake Plastic Trees’, ‘High and Dry’ and ‘Bulletproof’

The Bends – Radiohead

9. ‘Crosstown Traffic’, ‘Voodoo Chile’ and ‘Burning of the Midnight Lamp’

Electric Ladyland – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

10. ‘Turning Tables’, ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘Set Fire to the Rain’

21 – Adele

 

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Art and Literature

Quiz 127 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

1. Which 1887 detective novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle marked the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes?

A Study in Scarlet

2. Which French Post-Impressionist painter’s works include ‘The Card Players’ and ‘The Bathers’?

Paul Cézanne

3. Which former journalist and spy has written many novels, including ‘The Day of the Jackal’ and ‘The Odessa File’?

Frederick Forsyth

4. In Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, Jack informs Lady Bracknell that as a baby he was found in a handbag in the cloakroom of a railway station. Which station?

Victoria Station

5. Who designed the sculpture ‘The Angel of The North’?

Sir Antony Gormley

6. What was the name of Don Quixote’s horse?

Rocinante

7. In Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ‘The Color Purple’, the protagonist and narrator, Celie, grows up in which US state?

Georgia

8. The architect Walter Gropius was the founder of which German art school?

Bauhaus

9. Who created the character ‘Detective Inspector Jack Frost’ who appeared in nine published novels and a successful television series?

R.D. Wingfield

10. The Venus de Milo is one of the most famous works of Greek sculpture – but was it created BC or AD?

BC (At some point between 13o and 100 BC)

 

 

 

 

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Footballers Quiz

Quiz 127 – Round 6 – Sport

Footballers Quiz – In which country were these famous footballers born?

1. Lionel Messi

Argentina

2. Luis Suarez

Uruguay

3. N’Golo Kanté

France

4. Sergio Ramos

Spain

5. Jérôme Boateng

Germany

6. Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal

7. Luka Modrić

Croatia (Yugoslavia at the time)

8. Alexis Sánchez

Chile

9. Gareth Bale

Wales

10. Kasper Schmeichel

Denmark

 

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Pub Quiz

Quiz 127 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which hugely successful female American singer has released albums entitled ‘Wildest Dreams’, ‘Break Every Rule’ and ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’?

Tina Turner

2. 3a + 21 = 30. What is the value of a?

3

3. Which actor and actress portrayed the ‘Gold Blend Couple’ on UK adverts running from 1987 to 1993?

Anthony Head and Sharon Maughan

4. What is the capital city of the Republic of Indonesia?

Jakarta

5. Which British actor played Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series?

Jason Isaacs

6. In which European city will you find the ‘Sagrada Familia’ cathedral and ‘Camp Nou’ stadium?

Barcelona

7. Which word beginning with ‘M’ is the correct name for a set of Russian nesting dolls?

Matryoshka (pronounced Matrushka)

8. In which English county will you find Drayton Manor Theme Park?

Staffordshire

9. According to the World Boxing Association, which weight class is just below ‘heavyweight’?

Cruiserweight

10. Which legendary US film actor got his first leading role in the 1930 western ‘The Big Trail’?

John Wayne

 

 

 

 

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