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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)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 154 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which American actress was born Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra?

Meg Ryan

2. Only 1 British Prime Minister has been assassinated. Who was it?

 Spencer Perceval

3. Andrea, Caroline, Sharon and Jim make up which band?

The Corrs

4. How many bones are there in a shark’s body?

None (A shark’s skeleton is made up entirely of cartilage)

5. Which beer markets itself as “The King of Beers”?

Budweiser

6. Which countryside animal would the French refer to as ‘un hérisson’?

A hedgehog

7. In which country would you find Zavratnica Bay?

Croatia

8. Which author created the character Paddington Bear?

Michael Bond

9. In which sport could you win the Davis Cup?

Tennis

10. Which artist painted “Lobster Telephone” in 1936?

Salvador Dali

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 153 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. How many golden stars feature on the flag of the European Union?

Twelve

2. In which world city would you find Maracanã Stadium?

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3. Which word can come after ‘dream’, ‘steam’ and ‘life’ to form other words?

Boat

4. How many times did Pete Sampras win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles title?

Seven (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000)

5. “I think I’m gonna be sad, I think it’s today…” These are the opening lyrics to which 1965 hit?

Ticket to Ride – Beatles

6. Emerald is the traditional birthstone associated with which month of the year?

May

7. Of which US state is Harrisburg the capital?

Pennsylvania

8. In which ‘James Bond’ film did Daniel Craig first play the starring role?

Casino Royale (2006)

9. Which author wrote the original ‘Poldark’ series of books?

Winston Graham

10. How many miles long is the River Nile: a) 2,258 miles (3,634 km), b) 3,258 miles (5,243 km) or c) 4,258 miles (6,853 km) long?

c) 4,258 miles long (6,853 km)

 

 

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Quiz 152 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. When referring to a cash machine, what does ‘ATM’ stand for?

Automated Teller Machine

2. In which group were England in the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

Group G (alongside Belgium, Tunisia and Panama)

3. In which decade was Donald Trump born?

1940s (born 14th June 1946)

4. Who was the 2018 Wimbledon Women’s Singles champion?

Angelique Kerber

5. How many sides has a pentacontagon?

50 (A fifty-sided polygon)

6. In which country was Amal Clooney born?

Lebanon

7. What was the first name of the character played by Alison Steadman in the hit sitcom ‘Gavin and Stacey’?

Pam

8. Who was the first ever winner of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’?

Paul Potts

9. Which word can come before ‘lion’, ‘bike’ and ‘warehouse’ to make names for other things?

Mountain

10. Which was the first product to be launched by Henry J Heinz and L Clarence Noble in 1869?

Horseradish (https://www.heinz.co.uk/Our-Company/About-Heinz/Heinz-Story)

 

 

 

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Quiz 151 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. How many days are there in the second six months of the year, from the beginning of July to the end of December?

184 (31 in July, 31 in August, 30 in September, 31 in October, 30 in November and 31 in December)

2. The now-abandoned Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is within which modern-day country?

Ukraine

3. Which nationality is the tennis player Marin Čilić?

Croatian

4. In which year did Channel 4 begin transmission in the UK?

1982

5. Of which African country is Khartoum the capital?

Sudan

6. What is the correct spelling of the French fish dish ‘Bouillabaisse’?

Bouillabaisse (pronounced (approximately) bwee-ah-bess)

7. The adjective ‘vespine’ is used to describe which creature?

Wasp

8. Who wrote the controversial 1955 novel ‘Lolita’?

Vladimir Nabokov

9. In which US state is McCarran International Airport?

Nevada (serves Las Vegas)

10. Which was the first James Bond film to star Daniel Craig in the title role?

Casino Royale (2006)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 150 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In which US city was the sitcom ‘Frasier’ set?

Seattle

2. What is the national currency of China?

Renminbi

3. Where on the body would you wear an epaulette?

On the shoulder (an ornamental piece, usually on the coat of a military uniform)

4. Which type of nut is used to flavour ‘Nutella’ chocolate spread?

Hazelnut

5. Which famous detective lived at 56B Whitehaven Mansions?

Hercule Poirot

6. Which UK airport has the IATA code LBA?

Leeds Bradford Airport

7. What was the year 1989 in Roman Numerals?

MCMLXXXIX

8. Name all of Disney’s ‘Seven Dwarfs’.

Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy and Dopey

9. How many differently coloured sets of residential properties are there in a game of Monopoly?

Eight

10. Which is taller: Westminster Abbey or St Paul’s Cathedral?

St Paul’s Cathedral (365 ft (111m) tall, Westminster Abbey is 225 feet (69m) tall)

 

 

 

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Quiz 149 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is six-fourteenths of 112?

48

2. What is the name of the actress who played Phoebe Buffay in the sitcom ‘Friends’?

Lisa Kudrow

3. What is the chemical formula for ozone?

O3

4. In which year did Theresa May become Prime Minister?

2016

5. How many moons does the planet Venus have?

None

6. “Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.” These are lyrics taken from which 1995 song?

Let’s Dance – David Bowie

7. What is the name of the former director of the FBI who was sacked by President Trump in May 2017 over his handling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails?

James Comey

8. What is the capital of Vietnam?

Hanoi

9. Who was the mother of Henry VIII?

Elizabeth of York

10. Are there more calories in a McVitie’s Jaffa Cake (standard size) or a McVitie’s digestive biscuit (plain, not chocolate)?

Digestive biscuit (Jaffa Cake 46, digestive biscuit 71 – You can use the company’s nutrition selector here)

 

 

 

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Quiz 148 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. If someone uses the letters MRCVS after their name, which profession do they have?

Vet (Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons)

2. What is seven-eighths of 216?

189

3. Who wrote the award-winning novel ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’, which has now been adapted into both a film and a play?

Mark Haddon

4. Who has been the Channel 4 show Countdown’s resident lexicographer and etymologist in ‘Dictionary Corner’ since 1992?

Susie Dent

5. Name two of Liza Minelli’s former husbands.

Two of: David Gest, Mark Gero, Jack Haley Jr. or Peter Allen

6. What is the name of the character played by Tom Cruise in the ‘Mission Impossible’ films?

Ethan Hunt

7. Which is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides?

Skye

8. What is the name of the character played by Halle Berry in the ‘X-Men’ film series?

Storm/Ororo Munroe

9. Which is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates?

Abu Dhabi

10. The letters of the word ‘restrain’ can be rearranged to form four other words. Can you list three of them?

Three of: retrains, strainer, terrains and trainers

 

 

 

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Quiz 147 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which British author created the Wombles?

Elisabeth Beresford

2. What was the full name given on Marilyn Monroe’s birth certificate?

Norma Jean Mortenson (She was later baptised as Norma Jean Baker)

3. Rosalind, Orlando and Touchstone are characters in which of William Shakespeare’s plays?

As You Like It

4. The internal angles of a triangle will always total how many degrees?

180°

5. How many tournament grass courts are there at Wimbledon All England Club?

18

6. Which European country has the longest coastline?

Norway (58,133km)

7. Which British band had hits in the 1980s with ‘Perfect’ and ‘Find My Love’?

Fairground Attraction

8. How long is a rugby union match, excluding stoppage time?

80 minutes

9. Name the horse that won the 2018 Grand National.

Tiger Roll

10. Zymology is a science concerned with the study of fermentation. True or false?

True

 

 

 

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Quiz 146 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who held the post of Chancellor of Germany between October 1998 and November 2005?

Gerhard Schröder

2. Which star sign is Charles, Prince of Wales?

Scorpio (born 14th November 1948)

3. What question did the ‘Bells of Old Bailey’ ask in the nursery rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’?

When will you pay me?

4. What in the national flower of the Netherlands?

Tulip

5. Which is the larger: five-sevenths of 287 of or three-eighths of 456?

five-sevenths of 287 (5/7 of 287 = 205, 3/8 of 456 = 171)

6. In which year was the horse Shergar kidnapped for ransom by the IRA?

1983

7. What was the name of the fictional woodcarver who created the puppet ‘Pinocchio’ in Carlo Collodi’s story?

(Mister) Geppetto

8. “Looking from a window above, its like a story of love. Can you hear me?” These are the opening lyrics to which 1982 hit?

Only You – Yazoo (Also covered by many other artists)

9. What was the name of the Labrador retriever who featured in the Australian soap ‘Neighbours’ between 1987 and 1993?

Bouncer

10. Name two other names that have been used professionally by the American rapper Sean Combs.

Two of: Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, Diddy, Love and Brother Love

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 145 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. ‘Honey Ryder’ was a ‘Bond Girl’ played by which actress?

Ursula Andress (Dr. No)

2. Which type of angle is greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees?

Obtuse

3. What links the following words: colour, fall and log?

They can all be preceded by the word ‘water’ to make other words

4. The artist Frida Kahlo was born in which country?

Mexico

5. What does DVD stand for?

Digital Versatile Disc (formerly digital video disc)

6. Which actress and comedienne played Zainab Khan (previously Masood) in EastEnders?

Nina Wadia

7 Baku is the capital of which country?

Azerbaijan

8. Which country won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest?

Portugal

9. Which UK high street store went into administration on 26th November 2008?

Woolworths

10. In which year did Yuri Gagarin become the first human to travel into space?

1961 (12th April)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 144 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In which year was Halley’s Comet last visible from Earth?

1986

2. What is the capital of the US state of Wyoming?

Cheyenne

3. From which language does the word ‘futon’ originate?

Japanese

4. What is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet?

Epsilon

5. Which actress played Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey?

Michelle Dockery

6. Who was the original UK host of the ITV game show ‘The Price is Right’?

Leslie Crowther

7. Which word is used for a period of play in a game of polo, each of which lasts for between seven and seven-and-a-half minutes?

Chukka

8. In which Hawaiian city was Barack Obama born?

Honolulu

9. In which year did Tony Blair become Prime Minister of the UK?

1997

10. Which London Underground line has the most stations?

District Line (60 stations)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 143 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In rugby union, a bonus point is awarded to a team that scores at least how many tries in a match?

Four

2. Which is the fifth planet from the sun?

Jupiter

3. What is a ‘falchion’?

A type of sword

4. Who had a UK number one hit for four weeks in 1960 with ‘My Old Man’s A Dustman’?

Lonnie Donegan

5. According to the book of Genesis, who was the eldest son of Jacob?

Reuben

6. What is the square root of 1,521?

39

7. Which was the highest-grossing film of 2017 worldwide?

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

8. Which actor’s film roles have included Ben Braddock in ‘The Graduate’ and Bernie Focker in ‘Meet the Fockers’?

Dustin Hoffman

9. Who wrote the 1886 gothic novella ‘Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’?

Robert Louis Stevenson

10. In which year did ‘Big Ben’ first chime?

1859 (https://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/building/palace/big-ben/ – You may decide to give points for those who answer this within 5/10 years or guess the correct decade)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 142 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which was the first single by Queen to reach number one in the UK charts?

Bohemian Rhapsody

2. Which star sign is Queen Elizabeth II?

Taurus (born 21st April 1926)

3. In which county would you expect a website ending with the extension .cy to be based?

Cyprus

4. What is the name of the mouse who is Dumbo’s only friend in the 1941 Disney animated film?

Timothy Q. Mouse

5. In which year was Donald Trump born?

1946

6. How many players may be on the court during a game of basketball?

Ten (Five from each team)

7. Which was the first flavoured crisp to be introduced commercially in the UK, other than salt?

Cheese and Onion (By Golden Wonder in 1962 – Smiths introduced Salt ‘n’ Vinegar in 1967)

8. How many degrees does each numbered section of a dartboard measure?

18° (20 sections and 360° ÷ 20 = 18°)

9. In which European country would you find the town of Duffel?

Belgium

10. Who was the first Tudor monarch?

Henry VII

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 141 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What does ‘AC’ stand for when used on a button on a calculator?

All Clear

2. How many yards are there in a mile?

1760

3. In which Shakespearean play does the character of Malvolio appear?

Twelfth Night

4. What name is given to a Champagne bottle four times the size of a standard 750ml bottle?

Jeroboam

5. David Lloyd George was a Prime Minister who represented which political party?

Liberal

6. Which team won Super Bowl LII, the final of which was played on February 4th, 2018?

Philadelphia Eagles

7. Who performed the theme music to the 2015 James Bond film ‘Spectre’?

Sam Smith (Writing’s on the Wall)

8. Which American actress provides the voice of Bart Simpson?

Nancy Cartwright

9. Who is the lead singer of Irish rock band ‘The Script’?

Danny O’Donoghue

10. CANINE CODING is an anagram of which popular ITV show?

Dancing on Ice

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 140 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which three-letter word is the noun used for the young of a beaver?

Kit

2. In which decade was the first ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ album released?

1980s (1983)

3. “Check out Guitar George, he knows all the chords…” These are lyrics from which 1970s rock song?

Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits

4. How many squares are there on a standard Scrabble board?

225

5. Which video game character has been voiced by actresses including Shelley Blond, Keeley Hawes and Camilla Luddington?

Lara Croft

6. In which US state is Alcatraz?

California

7. ‘Perro’ is the Spanish word for which animal?

Dog

8. Which former ‘Fairground Attraction’ singer has since released ten solo albums to date?

Eddi Reader

9. Jim, Ray, Robby and John were the first names of which American rock band?

The Doors

10. Which actress played Professor Pomona Sprout in the Harry Potter films?

Miriam Margolyes

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 139 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is the highest possible hand in a game of poker?

A Royal Flush (10, J, Q, K, A)

2. Who wrote the cautionary poem, ‘Matilda who told lies and was burned to death’?

Hilaire Belloc

3. A car with the international license plate code of IL comes from which country?

Israel

4. According to the proverb, when should you not change your horses?

Midstream (Don’t change horses in midstream)

5. Name all six characters who represent the players in an original game of ‘Cluedo’.

Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock, Professor Plum

6. What is the current cost of a standard UK colour television license?

£147 (Correct as of 22/01/18 – If you are using the questions a long time after publication I suggest verifying this answer using this link http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/tv-licence-types-and-costs-top2 )

7. Who was manager of the England football team at the time of their 1966 World Cup victory?

Alf Ramsey

8. In which year was Concorde first flown?

1969

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

Four

10. According to the McDonalds nutrition calculator, how many calories are there in one of their cheeseburgers: 200, 300 or 400 kcal?

300 kcal (https://www.mcdonalds.com/gb/en-gb/good-to-know/nutrition-calculator.html) (Correct as of 22/01/18 – I am aware that recipes change over time so again, if you are using this quiz a while after publication I would recommend verifying this)

 

 

 

Quiz 138 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who are the two people to have hosted the BBC quiz show ‘Eggheads’?

Jeremy Vine and Dermot Murnaghan

2. What is the national currency of Romania?

Romanian Leu

3. According to the proverb, “A heavy purse gives to a …” what?

Light heart

4. How many sides has a tetradecagon?

14 (Many people may think it is 13, which is a tridecagon)

5. A United States President may be elected for a maximum of how many terms?

Two

6. Which 1984 pop song starts with the lyrics “I made it through the wilderness”?

Like a Virgin – Madonna

7. In which year was the first cloned mammal ‘Dolly the Sheep’ born?

1996

8. Which is the first sign of the zodiac alphabetically?

Aquarius

9. Who was the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Champion of 2017?

Garbiñe Muguruza

10. The names of how many US states begin with the letter ‘I’?

Four (Idaho, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa)

 

 

 

 

2017 Quiz of the Year

2017 Quiz – Round 7 – General Knowledge

2017 Quiz of the Year

1. William G. Stewart sadly passed away in September. Which TV quiz show did he host?

Fifteen to One

2. Hillary Clinton published yet another autobiography this year, on the subject of her presidential election campaign. What did she call it?

What Happened

3. The new polymer £10 note entered circulation this year – whose picture features on the reverse?

Jane Austen (200-year anniversary of her death)

4. What is the name of the first female Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police who was appointed in February?

Cressida Dick

5. The wrong film was announced as the ‘Best Picture’ winner at the Academy Awards this year – Which two celebrities presented the award and had been given the wrong card? 

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway (La La Land was announced although it had not won)

6. Harvey Weinstein fell from grace this year – Which hugely successful entertainment company did he and his brother found?

Miramax

7. Which airline experienced a global IT failure in May leading to chaos around the world?

British Airways

8. Which US celebrity caused controversy in May when she posed for photos in which she held up a bloodied mask resembling the decapitated head of Donald Trump?

Kathy Griffin

9. Who is head of the Democratic Unionist Party, who agreed to support a minority Conservative Government this year?

Arlene Foster

10. Madonna adopted twins from Malawi this year. How many children does she now have?

6 (Lourdes, Rocco, David, Mercy, Estere and Stelle – The last four are all adopted)

 

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Quiz 137 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

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

Malachi

2. What was the year 1986 in Roman Numerals?

MCMLXXXVI

3. In which year was the young Prince George born?

2013

4. What nationality is Ernő Rubik, inventor of the Rubik’s Cube?

Hungarian

5. Which star of ‘Allo ‘Allo sadly passed away in January 2017 at the age of 75?

Gorden Kaye

6. The Reverend Richard Coles was formerly part of which 80s pop duo?

The Communards

7. Which English ventriloquist had a puppet called Lord Charles?

Ray Alan

8. At which stadium was the famous 1966 football World Cup final match played?

Wembley

9. The Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth, lies within which ocean?

Pacific Ocean

10. Which of the following is not a prime number: 199, 181 or 147?

147 (49X3)