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Quiz 113 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which two famous songwriters composed the theme tune for the original 1966 film version of ‘Alfie’?

Burt Bacharach and Hal David

2. Of which country was Pieter Willem Botha the last serving Prime Minister, who held the post between 1978 and 1984?

South Africa (He became the first executive State President in 1984)

3. In computing terms, what does AGP stand for?

Accelerated Graphics Port

4. According to the Chinese zodiac the year commencing on 28th January 2017 will be the year of which animal?

Rooster

5. Which ‘birthstone’ is associated with the month of September?

Sapphire

6. In which country would you find Shinjuku railway station?

Japan (Tokyo)

7. Which American singer, songwriter and actor was born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio on March 30th 1913?

Frankie Laine

8. How many German ‘states’ or ‘Bundesländer’ are there?

16 (See this link for a list)

9. What does an anemometer measure?

Wind speed

10. Is the human large intestine or small intestine longer?

Small intestine (Length of small intestine can vary greatly, from around 3 metres to ten metres long. The large intestine is usually around 1.5 metres long)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 112 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. A mandrake is a type of what?

Plant

2. Which Italian former footballer earned himself the nickname ‘The Divine Ponytail’?

Roberto Baggio

3. In which year did Ken Livingstone become Mayor of London?

2000

4. Who had a 1986 hit with the song ‘Always There’, a version of the theme tune from the 80s TV show ‘Howards’ Way’ with lyrics?

Marti Webb

5. Who plays the title character in the ITV comedy drama series ‘Doc Martin’?

Martin Clunes

6. What is the national currency of Sri Lanka?

Sri Lankan Rupee

7. Who gives his name to the Channel 4 show ‘____ ____’s Amazing Spaces’?

George Clarke

8. How many zeros are there in a trillion?

12 (There will likely be some discussion about this – please see this article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15478580)

9. What is the name of the stretch of water which separates the Orkney Islands from mainland Scotland?

Pentland Firth

10. How many playing spaces are there on a Monopoly board?

40

 

 

 

 

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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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Quiz 110 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is the name given to a female swan?

Pen

2. What was the capital of England before London?

Winchester

3. For what did the Austrian Felix Baumgartner become famous in 2012?

Setting a world skydiving record after jumping from the edge of space, 24 miles above the Earth’s surface

4. What was the name of the butler in the 1970s TV series ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’?

Mr Angus Hudson

5. “All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey…” What are the next 9 words?

I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day (California Dreamin’)

6. Where on a horse would you find the ‘gaskin’?

On its hind leg (upper part)

7. In fashion, what does FCUK stand for?

French Connection United Kingdom

8. Name all four houses in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin

9. What is the national currency of Iceland?

Icelandic króna

10. What is the name of the day of remembrance observed by New Zealanders and Australians (and several other countries/islands) on 25th April each year?

Anzac Day

 

 

 

 

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Halloween Quiz 2 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which collective noun is given to a group of witches?

Coven/Incantation

2. Which prolific horror writer has published novels entitled ‘Demon Seed’, ‘Odd Thomas’, ‘Fear Nothing’ and ‘Sole Survivor’?

Dean Koontz

3. Which 1938 song was written by Harry Warren, was first performed by Louis Armstrong and was featured in the 1938 film ‘Going Places’?

Jeepers Creepers

4. What are the first names of the two children in ‘The Addams Family’?

Wednesday and Pugsley

5. In which of Shakespeare’s plays does the sorcerer ‘Prospero’ appear?

The Tempest

6. Which famous illusionist died on Halloween in 1926?

Harry Houdini

7. Which former Apollo 11 astronaut was born on Halloween in 1930?

Michael Collins

8. In which horror film series is Jason Voorhees the main character?

Friday 13th

9. What is the main food source of a vampire bat?

Blood

10. Who played the ‘Grand High Witch’ in the 1990 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’?

Anjelica Huston

 

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Quiz 109 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who is the lead vocalist of British rock band Mumford & Sons?

Marcus Mumford

2. The adjective ‘malar’ is used to refer to which part of the human body?

Cheek/side of head

3. If an insect is ‘xylophagous’, what does it feed off?

Wood

4. In which British newspaper did the cartoon strip ‘The Perishers’ appear, between 1959 and 2006?

Daily Mirror

5. ‘The appliance of science’ was an advertising slogan used by which manufacturer of household electrical goods?

Zanussi

6. Which river flows through Settle, Clitheroe and Preston?

Ribble

7. On which date of the year do the French celebrate ‘Bastille Day’?

July 14th

8. Which British sitcom was set at the fictional ‘Bayview Retirement Home’?

Waiting for God

9. On which continent is the State of Eritrea?

Africa

10. Who has written novels entitled ‘High Fidelity’, ‘About a Boy’ and ‘A Long Way Down’?

Nick Hornby

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 108 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In which Shakespeare play would you find the characters Valentine, Proteus, Silvia and Julia?

Two Gentlemen of Verona

2. What is the first name of ITV’s criminal barrister Judge Rinder?

Robert

3. Who was acting leader of the Liberal Democrat party for 2 months before the election of Nick Clegg in December 2007?

Vince Cable

4. How many points is the letter J worth in a game of Scrabble?

8

5. Which two men present BBC TV show ‘Eat Well For Less’, in which they try to save the British public money on their weekly grocery shop?

Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin

6.Which Christian hymn begins with the words “O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder, Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made”?

How Great Thou Art

7. What shape is rotini pasta?

Corkscrew/Helix

8. In Judaism what is meant by the Hebrew word ‘Mitzvah’?

Commandment (Referring to the 613 commandments given in the Torah)

9. Who is actor Emilio Estevez’s famous father?

Martin Sheen

10. Which contains the most calories: A McDonald’s Big Mac or a Burger King Bacon Double Cheeseburger?

A Big Mac (A Big Mac in the UK has 508 kcal, a Bacon Double Cheeseburger has 380kcal)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 107 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time, but how many medals has he won?

28

2. What was the name of the character played by Bill Murray in the 1984 film Ghostbusters?

Dr. Peter Venkman

3. What is the lowest number that cannot be scored with a single dart?

23

4. Who portrayed the artist JMW Turner in the 2014 film ‘Mr Turner’?

Timothy Spall

5. In which year is Halley’s Comet next predicted to be visible from Earth?

2061

6. In ‘The Munsters’, what was the name of Herman and Lily Munster’s only child?

Eddie Munster

7. Who created the character of Inspector Morse?

Colin Dexter

8. How many squares lie uncovered by playing pieces in the beginning of a game of chess?

32

9. Which American film actor was born Bernard Schwartz on June 3rd 1925?

Tony Curtis

10. In which Shakespeare play do the characters of Benedick, Beatrice and Don Pedro appear?

Much Ado About Nothing

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 106 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which English painter’s work includes the full-length oil portrait entitled ‘The Blue Boy’, which was painted in approximately 1770?

Thomas Gainsborough

2. Which English king was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots and Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley?

James I

3. Sir Dave Brailsford is a famous British coach of which sport?

Cycling

4. The lead singer of the band ‘Madness’ is known generally as ‘Suggs’ – what is his real name?

Graham McPherson

5. What is the meaning of the Latin phrase ‘in aertenum’?

Forever/to eternity

6. ‘Nariyal’ is an Indian term for which food?

Coconut

7. After how many years would you celebrate a crystal wedding anniversary?

15 years

8. What is the name of the children’s book which was written by Prince Charles, illustrated by Sir Hugh Casson and published in 1980?

The Old Man of Lochnagar

9. What business did Harland Sanders found in 1952?

Kentucky Fried Chicken (He is better known as Colonel Sanders)

10. Who was Ronald Reagan’s Vice President?

George H. W. Bush

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 105 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. At which stadium do Birmingham City Football Club play?

Saint Andrew’s

2. Which US singer and guitarist had a 1997 hit in the UK with a song entitled “Bitch”?

Meredith Brooks

3. What type of creature is “Hathi” in “The Jungle Book”?

Elephant

4. What word beginning with ‘H’ is the name for an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating which was used to heat houses with hot air?

Hypocaust

5. Which English actress played Dr Beatrice Mason in the classic TV drama series “Tenko”?

Stephanie Cole

6. In which year was Barack Obama inaugurated as President of the United States of America?

2009

7. Who stood alongside Theresa May as one of the final two contenders in the race to become leader of the Conservative Party before she withdrew her leadership bid in July 2016?

Andrea Leadsom

8. On which date in 2016 did the UK hold its EU membership referendum?

Thursday 23rd June

9. Which hugely successful American singer has been married to American rapper and comedian Nick Cannon as well as music executive Tommy Mottola?

Mariah Carey

10. For which film did Frank Sinatra win a ‘Best Supporting Actor’ Oscar?

From Here to Eternity

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 104 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which is the longest river in the UK?

River Severn

2. Which country came first runner up in the UEFA Euro 2016 Championship?

France

3. What is the correct name for a squirrel’s nest?

Drey

4. Of which African country is Kampala the capital?

Uganda

5. Which of the Bee Gees was born first?

Barry Gibb

6. How many players are there on a curling team?

4

7. Which 1994 film includes a discussion between John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson about the different names used in France for McDonald’s food items?

Pulp Fiction

8. “For all those times you stood by me, for all the truth you made me see…” are the opening lines to which 1996 hit by Celine Dion?

Because You Loved Me

9. In which 1990 film based on a true story did Robin Williams play Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a British neurologist who discovered the beneficial effects of the drug L-Dopa on a group of catatonic encephalitis patients?

Awakenings (The character of Dr. Sayer was based on the actual doctor named Oliver Sacks)

10. Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off which type of creature on stage in Iowa in 1982?

A bat

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 103 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is measured by a dolorimeter?

Pain sensitivity/pain intensity

2. In which year was the Battle of Hastings? Please give the answer in Roman numerals.

MLXVI

3. What does ‘skpo’ stand for as a knitting abbreviation?

Slip one, knit one, pass the slipped stitch over

4. Of which country is the ‘Knesset’ the national legislature?

Israel

5. In which year did the United Kingdom originally join the European Economic Community?

1973

6. In which country was Florence Nightingale born?

Italy

7. Which actress has played Carla Connor in Coronation Street since 2004? (Previous surnames Barlow and Gordon)

Alison King

8. Which British rock band’s original line-up consisted of Eric Burdon, Alan Price, Hilton Valentine, John Steel and Bryan ‘Chas’ Chandler?

The Animals

9. The surname of which Cluedo suspect comes first alphabetically?

Reverend Green (Others are Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs Peacock, Colonel Mustard and Mrs White)

10. Which was the first novel to be published by Jane Austen and was printed anonymously in 1811, with only ‘A Lady’ listed as author?

Sense and Sensibility

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 102 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In which country would you find the Great Victoria Desert?

Australia

2. Which poet wrote the words “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!”

John Keats (Ode to Autumn)

3. Which board game, the original version of which was released in 1957, involves a political map of the Earth divided into six continents and forty-two territories?

Risk

4. Who rode a horse called Bucephalus?

Alexander the Great

5. In which year were dog licenses abolished in the UK?

1987

6. In a game of Scrabble, assuming no letters are placed on double or triple letter/word tiles, how much would the word ‘panther’ score?

12 (p=3, a=1, n=1, t=1, h=4, e=1, r=1) Please note that this could also score 62 if the player used all seven tiles in their hand to make this word, as this earns a bonus of 50 points.

7. In the Royal Navy, which rank lies between Admiral and Rear Admiral?

Vice Admiral

8. Who was the second ever President of the United States of America?

John Adams

9. Which hit song of the Sixties started with the words, “I may not always love you, but long as there are stars above you…

God Only Knows – Beach Boys

10. Which word, beginning with the letter ‘P’, is term for a society ruled by the wealthiest citizens?

Plutocracy

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 101 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who had a UK number one hit in March 1960 with “My Old Man’s a Dustman”?

Lonnie Donegan

2. Which eighteenth century French writer was born François-Marie Arouet?

Voltaire

3. How many dots are there on five dice?

105

4. What name is given to a male antelope?

Buck

5. On which Greek island will you find the ruins of Knossos?

Crete

6. From which ‘Queen’ album was the single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ taken?

A Night at the Opera

7. What does HIV stand for?

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

8. What nationality is the satellite navigation and mapping company TomTom?

Dutch

9. What relation was George V to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge?

Great-great-grandfather

10. How many times has England hosted the FIFA World Cup?

Once (1966)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 100 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. From which work of literature is the quote “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” taken?

Lady Windermere’s Fan – Oscar Wilde

2. The Republic of Seychelles consists of how many islands?

115

3. What type of rock are curling stones made from?

Granite

4. What was the name of the first studio album to be released by Prince in 1978?

For You

5. In Morse code, which letter of the alphabet is represented by a single dot?

E

6. Who did Will Smith marry in 1997?

Jada Pinkett

7. Which sport is the subject of the 1993 film ‘Cool Runnings’?

Bobsleigh

8. Which type of triangle has all three sides of differing lengths?

Scalene

9. If you were born on 27th May what star sign would you be?

Gemini

10. Of which Latin term is ‘e.g.’ an abbreviation?

Exempli Gratia

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 99 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. On which day of the year is Bastille Day (La fête nationale) celebrated in France?

14th July

2. In Europe, what colour denotes the easiest grade of ski slope, or ‘nursery slope’?

Green

3. ‘Genou’ is the French word for which part of the body?

Knee

4. Which football team plays at Boundary Park?

Oldham Athletic

5. Which American socialite and amateur soprano who was mocked for her poor singing ability has become the subject of a 2016 Stephen Frears film starring Meryl Streep?

Florence Foster Jenkins

6. At 234 minutes, what is the longest film to have won an Oscar for best picture?

Gone With the Wind

7. What is the capital city of Mozambique?

Maputo

8. Who was the first ever ‘Bond Girl’, appearing as the main sidekick in Dr. No?

Ursula Andress (Honey Ryder)

9. In which year was the British decimal halfpenny withdrawn from circulation?

1984

10. Who is the only Canadian to have won the Formula One Drivers’ Championship?

Jacques Villeneuve

 

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Quiz 98 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. From which country does Carlsberg beer originate?

Denmark

2. Who played Alf Stokes, butler to the Meldrum family, in David Croft and Jimmy Perry’s nineties sitcom ‘You Rang M’Lord’?

Paul Shane

3. In which two books of the Bible are the ‘Ten Commandments’ listed?

Exodus and Deuteronomy

4. Who was the oldest member of England’s winning 1966 football squad?

Ron Flowers

5. On a clothing care label, what does a crossed out triangle mean?

Do not bleach

6. Iona forms part of which island group?

Inner Hebrides

7. Which actress played Marjory Frobisher, friend to Audrey Forbes-Hamilton, in ‘To the Manor Born’?

Angela Thorne

8. ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ is a 1969 autobiography of which American writer and poet?

Maya Angelou

9. Apart from our own sun, which is the nearest star to Earth?

Proxima Centauri

10. Of what is ‘spectrology’ the study?

Ghosts/apparitions

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 97 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which is the most expensive property on a standard London Monopoly board?

Mayfair (£400)

2.’In the Bleak Midwinter’ is a Christmas carol based on the work of which poet?

Christina Rossetti

3. On which island would you find Beaumaris Castle?

Anglesey

4. Which letter sits farthest to the right on a QWERTY keyboard?

P

5. What is the capital of Senegal?

Dakar

6. What is the correct scientific term for the kneecap?

Patella

7. Which city was capital of West Germany until reunification in 1990?

Bonn

8. Which actor appeared in the most ‘Carry On’ films?

Kenneth Williams (25 films, 26 if you include him co-presenting ‘That’s Carry On.’ Joan Sims is second, with 24 films – http://whatacarryon.wikia.com/wiki/List_Of_Carry_On_Actors)

9. ‘Breslau Tumbler’, ‘Saxon Monk’ and ‘Ptarmigan’ are all types of what?

Pigeon

10. Madonna was born in 1958. True or False?

True

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 96 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Of which country is Dhaka the capital?

Bangladesh

2. What sort of creatures were Roobarb and Custard in the cult 80s animated children’s TV show?

A dog and a cat (Roobarb was a green dog and Custard was a pink cat)

3. In which European city will you find Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Campanile?

Venice

4. Of what is herpetology the study?

Amphibians and reptiles

5. What was the name of the Belgian cartoonist who created Tintin?

Georges Remi who wrote under the pseudonym Hergé

6. In which English county will you find Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park?

Warwickshire

7. Which member of the royal family appeared on a live episode of Coronation Street in the year 2000, although his part of the episode was pre-recorded?

Prince Charles

8. In which newspaper would you find Andy Capp?

Daily Mirror/Sunday Mirror

9. What was the name of the character played by Philip Glenister in the TV series ‘Life on Mars’ and its successor ‘Ashes to Ashes’?

Gene Hunt

10. How many letters are there in the Greek alphabet?

24

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 95 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who wrote the children’s book ‘The Boy in Striped Pyjamas’?

John Boyne

2. Which Indian city was formerly known as Madras until 1996?

Chennai

3. Who was the first official holder of the title of Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom?

John Dryden (Ben Johnson and Sir William D’Avenant were previous unofficial holders – accept these answers if you wish)

4. Who was President of France from June 1969 until his death in office in 1974?

Georges Pompidou

5. ‘Dienstag’ is the German word for which day of the week?

Tuesday

6. In poker terms, what does MTT stand for?

Multi Table Tournament

7. In which country will the 2018 FIFA World Cup be held?

Russia

8. Who was the patron saint of animals?

St. Francis of Assisi

9. On which day of the year is the King George VI Chase normally run at Kempton Park?

26th December

10. Which member of the royal family was born on the 15th of September 1984?

Prince Harry

 

 

 

 

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