X Factor Quiz

Quiz 155 – Round 1 – Picture Round

X Factor Quiz – This week’s picture round is a selection of former ‘X Factor’ contestants.

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1. James Arthur

Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

2. Olly Murs

By Harald Krichel [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

3. Cher Lloyd

By Neon Tommy (Cher Lloyd) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Marcus Collins

By ITV / SYCO / TALKBACK THAMES [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5), CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), CC BY 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5) or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

5. Ben Haenow

“Recepción y rueda de prensa Ben Haenow en Gibraltar (4)” by InfoGibraltar, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license, via Flickr.com

6. Alexandra Burke

By Garry Knight – https://www.flickr.com/photos/garryknight/6253945562/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18010209

7. Stacey Solomon

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Stacey_Solomon#/media/File:Stacey_Solomon_(Live_X_Factor_2010)_3.png

8. Joe McElderry

By David Wright – Joe McElderry, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21027625

9. Matt Cardle

By Marple Bridge Photography (Matt Cardle, HMV Stockport.jpgFrom Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

10. Andy Abraham

By Original uploader was Mark E at en.wikipediaLater version(s) were uploaded by AnemoneProjectors at en.wikipedia. – Transferred from en.wikipedia, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5711313

 

 

 

Monarchs Quiz

Quiz 155 – Round 2 – Monarchs

Monarchs Quiz – In this round contestants are given the names of both parents plus the date of the coronation of a monarch. Which monarch is being described?

1. Son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, he was crowned on 9th August 1902.

Edward VII

2. Daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, she was crowned on 1st October 1553.

Mary I

3. Son of James VI of Scotland and I of England and Anne of Denmark, he was crowned on 2nd February 1626.

Charles I

4. Son of George V and Mary of Teck, he was never crowned.

Edward VIII

5. Daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, she was crowned on 15th January 1559.

Elizabeth I

6. Son of Edward I and Eleanor, Countess of Ponthieu, he was crowned on 25th February 1308.

Edward II

7. Son of Richard, 3rd Duke of York and Cecily Neville, he was crowned on 6th July 1484.

Richard III

8. Daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, she was crowned on 28th June 1838.

Queen Victoria

9. Son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, he was crowned on 3rd September 1189.

Richard I (Richard the Lionheart)

10. Son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, he was crowned on 24th June 1509.

Henry VIII

 

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Music pub quiz questions and answers

Quiz 155 – Round 3 – Music

1. What is the name of Miley Cyrus’s father, whose biggest hit was ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ in 1992?

Billy Ray Cyrus

2. English singer and songwriter Rory Graham is better known by what stage name?

Rag’n’Bone Man

3. The American musician Larry Adler was best known for playing which instrument?

Harmonica

4. Derek and the Dominoes are best known for their 1972 hit Layla. Can you name a member of Derek and the Dominoes apart from Eric Clapton?

One of: Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle, Jim Gordon, Dave Mason or Duane Allman

5. Which song spent the longest time as UK number one during 2017?

Shape of You – Ed Sheeran (14 weeks)

6. How many strings are there on a ukulele?

Four

7. What are the first names of the four members of ABBA?

Benny, Björn, Agnetha and Anni-frid

8. In which year did Elvis Presley die?

1977

9. Which band released albums entitled ‘Morrison Hotel, ‘Waiting for the Sun’ and ‘L.A. Woman’?

The Doors

10. What is the first word in Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’?

At (At first I was afraid, I was petrified)

 

 

 

French Language Quiz

Quiz 155 – Round 4 – French Language

French Language Quiz – This round includes ten French words which are names of food/drink items. Can you identify what they are in English?

1. le fromage

Cheese

2. la framboise

Raspberry

3. le pain

Bread

4. le concombre

Cucumber

5. le poulet

Chicken

6. le pamplemousse

Grapefruit

7. le canard

Duck

8. les moules

Mussels

9. les pommes de terre

Potatoes

10. les huitres

Oysters

 

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Art and Literature Trivia

Quiz 155 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

1. What was the real name of George Eliot?

Mary Anne Evans

2. ‘Celeste’ is a shade of which primary colour?

Blue 

3. Which American relationship counsellor wrote the hugely successful book ‘Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus’?

John Gray

4. ‘The President is Missing’, ‘The 17th Suspect’ and ‘Along Came a Spider’ are all titles by which American author?

James Patterson

5. Tony Stark is the alter ego of which Marvel Comics super hero?

Iron Man

6. Which is the last book of the Old Testament?

Malachi

7. Which French post-impressionist painter produced a series of paintings entitled ‘The Card Players’?

Paul Cézanne

8. Which was the first James Bond novel to be published by Ian Fleming?

Casino Royale

9. What is defined by Collins Dictionary as “a speech in a play in which a character speaks to himself or herself and to the audience, rather than to another actor”?

Soliloquy

10. Who wrote ‘Don Quixote’?

Miguel de Cervantes

 

 

 

British Year

Quiz 155 – Round 6 – The British Year

The British Year – In which month are these celebrations in the UK? To make this quiz more difficult you could ask your contestants for the exact date. Religious festivals have generally been omitted only because many do not consistently fall within any given month. Months may be the answer to more than one question in the set.

1. The Queen’s official birthday

June (8th)

2. Saint Patrick’s Day

March (17th)

3. Epiphany

January (6th)

4. All Saints’ Day

November (1st)

5. Saint Valentine’s Day

February (14th)

6. Burns Night

January (25th)

7. Winter Solstice

December (between 20th and 23rd – please also note that in Australia the Winter solstice falls in June but this set of questions specifically asks about the UK)

8. Saint George’s Day

April (23rd)

9. Fathers’ Day

June (third Sunday)

10. Saint Andrew’s Day

November (30th)

 

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Free General Knowledge Quiz

Quiz 155 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who held the post of US president at the time of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II?

Dwight D. Eisenhower (June 2nd 1953)

2. In which English county is Blenheim Palace?

Oxfordshire

3. How many cards are there in the original version of the board game Cluedo?

21 cards (6 suspects, 6 weapons and 9 rooms)

4. What is the name of the machine, commonly referred to as a ‘lie detector’, which measures reactions such as blood pressure, pulse and respiration of an individual in response to questions asked?

Polygraph

5. Which English scientist and atheist wrote the best-selling 2006 book ‘The God Delusion’?

Richard Dawkins

6. What was the first name of the founder of the pharmaceutical business ‘Beecham’s’?

Thomas (Beecham)

7. Which comes first: Mothers’ Day in the UK or Mothers’ Day in the USA?

UK (In the UK it is the fourth Sunday in Lent, usually falling in March or April. In the US it is the second Sunday in May).

8. A vehicle with the national registration code ‘PK’ would originate from which country?

Pakistan

9. Who is attributed with the famous quote “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”?

Mahatma Gandhi

10. How many hours are there in a leap year?

8784 (24 X 366)