Picture Round

Quiz 64 – Round 1 – Picture Round

Flags this week – which country’s flag is being shown?

 

 

 

1. Iceland

“Flag of Iceland”. Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Iceland.png#mediaviewer/File:Flag_of_Iceland.png

2. Nigeria

“Flag of Nigeria”. Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Nigeria.png#mediaviewer/File:Flag_of_Nigeria.png

3. Mauritius

“Mauritius flag 300”. Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mauritius_flag_300.png#mediaviewer/File:Mauritius_flag_300.png

4. Afghanistan

“Afghanistan Flag” by PrinceKhan1 – Own work. Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Afghanistan_Flag.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Afghanistan_Flag.jpg

5. Norway

“Flag of Norway”. Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Norway.png#mediaviewer/File:Flag_of_Norway.png

6. Morocco

“Morocco flag 300”. Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Morocco_flag_300.png#mediaviewer/File:Morocco_flag_300.png

7. Romania (Accept also Chad, as flag is almost identical)

“Nuvola apps ro flag” by This file is lacking author information. – Wikimedia Commons. Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nuvola_apps_ro_flag.png#mediaviewer/File:Nuvola_apps_ro_flag.png

8. New Zealand

“New zealand flag 300” by user:Marc Mongenet – from CIA World Factbook. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New_zealand_flag_300.png#mediaviewer/File:New_zealand_flag_300.png

9. Poland

“Poland flag 300”. Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Poland_flag_300.png#mediaviewer/File:Poland_flag_300.png

10. Netherlands

“Netherlands flag outline”. Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Netherlands_flag_outline.png#mediaviewer/File:Netherlands_flag_outline.png

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Music quiz

Quiz 64 – Round 2 – Eurovision

1. In which country will the Eurovision Song Contest be held in May 2015?

Austria

2. Who was the last act to win the contest for the UK?

Katrina and the Waves (1997)

3. Israel won the contest in 1998 with the controversial ‘Dana International’ – what was the name of the song?

Diva

4. In which year was the first ever Eurovision Song Contest?

1956

5. And how many countries competed in this first ever competition?

7 (Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, West Germany, France, Luxembourg and Italy)

6. Who sang the first ever UK entry to the contest?

Patricia Bredin

7. Celine Dion won the Eurovision in 1988 – for which country?

Switzerland

8. In 2008, Ireland’s entry was ‘Irelande Douze Pointe’ and was ‘sung’ by a puppet – what type of animal was he?

A turkey (Dustin the Turkey)

9.  Which African country took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1980?

Morocco

10. Which city hosted Eurovision in 2014?

Copenhagen

 

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Quiz 64 – Round 3 – The World

National airlines quiz – What is the national airline (flag carrier) of the following countries?

1. Australia

Qantas

2. Ireland

Aer Lingus

3. Netherlands

KLM

4. Spain

Iberia

5. Russia

Aeroflot (OJSC Aeroflot)

6.Luxembourg

Luxair

7. Latvia

Air Baltic

8. Finland

Finnair

9. Zimbabwe

Air Zimbabwe

10. Germany

Lufthansa

 

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History Quiz

Quiz 64 – Round 4 – History

This quiz is all about British history.

1.Which English king was defeated at the Battle of Hastings?

Harold II

2. Who was the first woman to be elected as an MP and take a seat in UK Parliament?

Viscountess Nancy Astor (Although Constance Markievicz was elected MP beforehand, she never took her seat.)

3. What is the name of the Buckinghamshire site which housed personnel from the Government Code and Cypher School during World War II?

Bletchley Park

4. Queen Elizabeth II is famously the longest reigning monarch of the UK, followed by Queen Victoria – but who is third?

George III (59 years, 96 days)

5. In which battle was Nelson fatally wounded?

Battle of Trafalgar

6. In which year did colour television transmissions start in the UK?

1967

7. Which king was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field?

Richard III

8. Which famous Scottish battle took place in 1297, when Andrew de Moray and William Wallace defeated English forces?

Battle of Stirling Bridge

9. The ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ was the nickname of which British serial killer?

Peter Sutcliffe

10. How many British monarchs were Emperors/Empresses of India?

5 (Victoria, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII and George VI)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 64 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

Initials Quiz – The following writers are known by initials instead of a first name. We will give you their real first names – you tell us the surname.

1. Alan Alexander

Milne

2. Phyllis Dorothy

James

3. Edward Ricardo

Braithwaite

4. Elwyn Brooks

White

5. Jerome David

Salinger

6. John Boynton

Priestley

7. Cecil Scott

Forester

8. Clive Staples

Lewis

9. Wystan Hugh

Auden

10. David Herbert

Lawrence

 

 

 

 

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True or false

Quiz 64 – Round 6 – True or False

Quite simply true or false.

1. Sir Paul McCartney’s middle name is James

False – James is his first name, his middle name is actually Paul

2. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun.

True

3. Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois.

True

4. Lithium has the atomic number 17.

False – it is number 3

5. The Guinness World Record for most fingers and toes at birth is held by an Indian man born with 14 fingers and 20 toes in total.

True

6. The oldest building in the world is the Pyramid of Djoser in Egypt.

False – the oldest building is thought to be the Cairn of Barnenez, a Neolithic monument in Brittany, France. Many others are older than the pyramids.

7. Engelbert Humperdinck was born in 1928.

False – he was born in 1936

8. Sir Steve Redgrave is the only rower to have received the award of BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

True

9. Hotmail was launched in 1996.

True

10. From the ground to the torch, the Statue of Liberty is 93 metres high.

True

 

 

 

 

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General Knowledge Pub Quiz

Quiz 64 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In which James Bond film did Daniel Craig make his first appearance?

Casino Royale

2. After how many years of marriage would a couple celebrate a Sapphire Anniversary?

45

3. Which UK building was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and was completed in 2012?

The Shard

4. Which is the largest country in Africa in terms of population?

Nigeria

5. Which U.S. actor who died in 2014 starred in ‘The Big Lebowski’, ‘Capote’ and ‘The Boat that Rocked’?

Philip Seymour Hoffman

6. How many points is a pink ball worth in snooker?

6

7. What is the capital city of the U.S. state of Delaware?

Dover

8. According to the nursery rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’, what did the ‘Bells of Shoreditch’ say about when they would pay?

“When I grow rich”

9. On what date is St. George’s day?

April 23rd

10. Which eponymous Disney character was voiced by Scott Weinger?

Aladdin

 

 

 

 

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