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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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Quiz 126 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Stanley Kirk Burrell is the birth name of which American hip hop artist who was at the height of his fame in the early 1990s?

MC Hammer

2. Zara Phillips married which former England rugby union player in 2011?

Mike Tindall

3. Of what is calligraphy the art?

Decorative handwriting

4. In slang terms, how much money is a ‘pony’?

£25

5. Who invented the pneumatic tyre in 1887?

John Boyd Dunlop

6. ‘Celeste’ and ‘periwinkle’ are shades of which primary colour?

Blue

7. Which letter of the alphabet is represented in Braille as a single raised dot in the upper left-hand corner of the cell?

A

8. In biblical terms, the Decalogue is another word for what?

The Ten Commandments

9. Which character in the original Star Trek series was played by DeForest Kelly?

Dr. Leonard McCoy

10. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the first ever president of which country?

Bangladesh

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 125 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. After which Welshman was Mount Everest named?

Sir George Everest

2. Nouakchott is the capital of which African country?

Mauritania

3. Which Grand Prix driver has won most Formula One races to date?

Michael Schumacher (Correct as of 25/05/2017)

4. In which year was the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War?

1975

5. Which British coin was introduced in February 1971 and was withdrawn from circulation in December 1984?

The halfpenny (decimal coin)

6. Which 1985 Dire Straits album spent ten weeks at number one in the UK albums chart?

Brothers in Arms

7. What is the fifth letter in the Greek alphabet?

Epsilon (έψιλον)

8. Who composed the three-act opera ‘La Traviata’?

Giuseppe Verdi

9. In how many films has Sylvester Stallone played Rocky Balboa?

Seven (Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V, Rocky Balboa and Creed)

10. What was the real first name of Che Guevara?

Ernesto

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 124 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. How many pairs of chromosomes do humans have?

23

2. In which year did Tony Blair become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

1997

3. How many cartoon images does each player have on their board in a game of ‘Guess Who?’

24

4. On which British island is Beaumaris castle?

Anglesey

5. How many sides does a heptadecagon have?

Seventeen

6. What is the name of the highest rank in the Royal Navy?

Admiral of the Fleet

7. On a standard dartboard, what is the lowest number that cannot be achieved with a single dart?

23

8. What is the official language of Sierra Leone?

English

9. What was the name of the Jersey Zoo gorilla who hit the headlines way back in 1986, when a five-year-old boy fell into his enclosure?

Jambo

10. Who had a number one hit in the UK in April 2017 with his debut solo single ‘Sign of the Times’?

Harry Styles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 123 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who provided the voice of ‘Elsa’ in the 2013 film ‘Frozen’?

Idina Menzel

2. Which comic came first, ‘The Beano’ or ‘The Dandy’?

The Dandy (First published in 1937, the Beano came a year later)

3. Which actor is known for playing Older Jamal in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and Sonny Kapoor in ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’?

Dev Patel

4. What is the capital of Lithuania?

Vilnius

5. Which Spanish pop duo had a 1993 hit in the UK with ‘La Macarena’?

Los del Río

6. Which scientific process can be defined as ‘a process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one’?

Osmosis

7. Which UK game show has been hosted by Nicky Campbell, Bradley Walsh and John Leslie?

Wheel of Fortune

8. Which is the largest denomination of a US Dollar bank note?

$100

9. In musical terms, which is longest; a crochet or a quaver?

A crochet (worth one ‘beat’, a quaver is worth half)

10. What is the name of the Harvard University symbologist who is the protagonist in Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and other similar works?

Robert Langdon

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 122 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Two pairs of United States Presidents have been father and son – Can you give both surnames?

Bush and Adams (George Bush and George W. Bush, John Adams and John Quincy Adams)

2. What was the name of the 2016 film sequel to ‘Finding Nemo’?

Finding Dory

3. Who was the first ever presenter of University Challenge?

Bamber Gascoigne

4. What is the sum of the prime numbers between 30 and 50?

199 (31+37+41+43+47)

5. What was the first name of the German philosopher Nietzsche?

Friedrich

6. There are four ‘Tate’ museums – Where are they all?

Tate Britain (London), Tate Modern (London), Tate Liverpool and Tate St. Ives

7. What type of creature is a dugite?

Type of snake

8. Who wrote the thriller ‘Apple Tree Yard’, which was adapted into a four-part series by the BBC in 2016?

Louise Doughty

9. Who was the first narrator of the Channel Four show ‘Gogglebox’?

Caroline Aherne

10. In which year was Prince Harry born?

1984

 

 

 

 

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Easter Quiz – Round 7 – General Knowledge

Ten Easter quiz questions with a downloadable question paper for contestants. (Link at end of quiz)

1. How many marzipan balls should sit on top of a Simnel cake?

11 (To represent the 12 disciples minus Judas)

2. According to the Gospel of Matthew, for how many silver coins did Judas Iscariot betray Jesus?

Thirty

3. The Easter Rising, or Easter Rebellion, took place in Ireland in which year?

1916

4. How many days after Easter Sunday is Pentecost celebrated?

49 (Fifty if you count Easter Sunday itself)

5. How is the equivalent of Shrove Tuesday known in France?

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)

6. Which 1948 film starred Judy Garland as Hannah Brown and Fred Astaire as Don Hewes?

Easter Parade

7. Which British actress provided the voice for the Cadbury’s Caramel bunny?

Miriam Margolyes

8. Which 1987 film inspired the term ‘bunny boiler’?

Fatal Attraction

9. What is the name for a female rabbit?

Doe

10. In a 1996 ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ episode, Geraldine takes over the role of Dibley Easter Bunny. Who had done the job previously?

Leticia Cropley  (She passes away and Geraldine takes over ‘Easter Bunny’ duties)

 

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Quiz 121 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which river, the second longest in Scotland, flows through Glasgow?

River Clyde

2. Which is the closest prime number to 100?

101

3. Which news and social networking service was founded by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone and Evan Williams?

Twitter

4. Which English composer’s works include ‘The Enigma Variations’ and the ‘Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches’?

Edward Elgar

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

225 (15 X 15)

6. “Hugo has been doing his homework.” Specifically, which tense is this sentence in?

Present perfect continuous

7. Which is the most expensive property to purchase on a standard UK Monopoly board?

Mayfair

8. Which chemical element has the atomic number three?

Lithium

9. Which football club plays at Pride Park stadium?

Derby County

10. How many different animals are there in the Chinese Zodiac?

12

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 120 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What colour is Coventry Street on a UK Monopoly board?

Yellow

2. ‘The Laughing Cavalier’ is a 1624 Baroque portrait by which Dutch painter?

Frans Hals

3.How many players are there on an American football team?

Eleven

4. Which has the greater land mass, North Korea or South Korea?

North Korea (46,540 square miles – South Korea has 38,690 square miles)

5. Who was Chief Inspector George Gently’s sidekick?

John Bacchus

6. Where is Sir Isaac Newton buried?

Westminster Abbey

7. What is the capital of Lebanon?

Beirut

8. Who became champion of celebrity winter sports programme ‘The Jump’ in March 2017?

Spencer Matthews

9. What is the official language of Andorra?

Catalan

10. In which year was the first ever Academy Awards ceremony?

1929

 

 

 

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St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Quiz – Round 7 – General Knowledge

St. Patrick’s Day quiz questions.

1. Which three colours are on the Irish flag?

Green, white and orange

2. On which date is St. Patrick’s Day?

17th March

3. What is a shillelagh?

A thick stick of blackthorn used as a walking cane or a weapon

4. What was the vocation of Saint Patrick?

Missionary/bishop

5. What are the two main ingredients of colcannon?

Mashed potato and cabbage/kale

6. According to tradition, which creatures did Saint Patrick drive out of Ireland?

Snakes

7. Which type of alcohol is added to coffee to make it ‘Irish’?

Irish whiskey

8. Which female Irish novelist’s titles include ‘Light a Penny Candle’, ‘The Copper Beech’, ‘Circle of Friends’ and ‘Evening Class’?

Maeve Binchy

9. Which Irish sitcom was set on the fictional ‘Craggy Island’?

Father Ted

10. How many times have Ireland won the Eurovision Song Contest?

Seven (1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996)

 

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Quiz 119 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Of which British band is Tom Chaplin the lead singer?

Keane

2. ‘Thicken’ is an anagram of which other word?

Kitchen

3. Which American novelist’s works include ‘A Perfect Stranger’, ‘Fine Things’ and ‘Family Ties’?

Danielle Steel

4. What was the name of the boy whose toys came alive in the ‘Toy Story’ films?

Andy

5. Which English rapper, singer and songwriter was born Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu?

Tinie Tempah

6. Which ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional partnered Fiona Phillips, Lulu and Victoria Pendleton?

Brendan Cole

7. Which Hindu God is the first of the triumvirate (trinity) and is responsible for creation of the world and all its creatures?

Brahma

8. In which country was the actor Richard E. Grant born?

Swaziland

9. What is the capital of Cyprus?

Nicosia

10. Which John Steinbeck work tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small?

Of Mice and Men

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 118 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. On the 6th February 2017 Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to reach which jubilee? (Gemstone required, not number of years)

Sapphire

2. To which country do the Faroe Islands belong?

Denmark

3. What is the name of Ben Affleck’s younger brother, who is also an actor?

Casey Affleck

4. How many lines are there in a limerick?

5

5. What is the capital city of Bulgaria?

Sofia

6. Who created the fictional detective Jules Maigret?

Georges Simenon

7. Who has been married to Penny Calvert, Anthea Redfern and Wilnelia Merced?

Bruce Forsyth

8. Who won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2006 under the category of ‘Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical’ for her appearance in Victoria Wood’s ‘Acorn Antiques: The Musical’?

Celia Imrie

9. In the University known as ‘UWE Bristol’, what does ‘UWE’ stand for?

University of the West of England

10. According the proverb, who is not recognised in his own land?

A prophet

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 117 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In terms of area, which island is the largest in the Mediterranean Sea?

Sicily

2. In which country is ‘Barsac’ wine produced?

France

3. How many long triangles are there in total on a backgammon board?

24

4. How many permanently inhabited Channel Islands are there?

8 (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Lihou and Brechou – There are also some smaller uninhabited islands)

5. Which letter in Morse Code consists of one single dash?

T

6. Which country has a national anthem entitled ‘Wilhelmus’ which can be translated as the name ‘William’?

Netherlands

7. The loganberry is a hybrid of which two fruits?

Raspberry and blackberry

8. A ‘Harvey Wallbanger’ is a cocktail consisting of vodka, orange juice and what?

Galliano

9. How often does a ‘vicennial’ event occur?

Once every 20 years

10. According to Guinness World Records Jeanne Louise Calment of France holds the record for being the oldest human being to have ever lived (fully authenticated). To what age did she survive?

122 (122 years and 164 days)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 116 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. After whom was the Teddy Bear named?

President Theodore Roosevelt

2. How many spots are there on twelve dice?

252 (21 spots on one die, 21×12=252)

3. Which evil mythological creature was part woman and part bird, having a human face and a bird’s wings and claws?

Harpy

4. What is the national flower of Scotland?

Thistle

5. Who hosts the ITV dating show ‘Take Me Out’?

Paddy McGuinness

6. What is the name of the Armed Forces Radio Service DJ played by Robin Williams in ‘Good Morning Vietnam’, upon whom the film is loosely based?

Adrian Cronauer

7. Which three teams were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 season?

Newcastle United, Norwich City and Aston Villa

8. Which artist painted the most expensive painting ever sold at action to date?

Pablo Picasso (‘Nude, Green Leaves and Bust’ which sold for $106.5 million in 2010)

9. Which English monarch had the nickname ‘Harefoot’?

Harold I

10. What is 2017 in Roman numerals?

MMXVII

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 115 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What were the first names of detectives Dalziel and Pascoe?

Andy Dalziel and Peter Pascoe

2. How many rooms are there in the original version of the game of ‘Cluedo’ where the murder can take place?

9 (Kitchen, ballroom, conservatory, dining room, billiard room, library, lounge, hall and study)

3. Which German singer had a 1999 hit with a revived version of ‘Mambo Number 5’?

Lou Bega

4. What was the name of the first Roald Dahl children’s book to be published?

The Gremlins (The hit 1984 film was not this book, although it is said to be loosely inspired by it)

5. How is the condition ‘scrivener’s palsy’ better known?

Writer’s cramp

6. Which team was the first ever winner of the FA Premier League?

Manchester United

7. Thomas Derbyshire and Robert Harper use stage names and formed a double act – how are they better known?

Cannon and Ball

8. What is seventeen cubed?

4,913

9. In the American television series ‘The Waltons’ what was the name of youngest of the seven children?

Elizabeth Walton

10. Aegean Airlines is the largest airline of which country?

Greece

 

 

 

 

 

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2016 Quiz – Round 7 – General Knowledge

2016 Pub Quiz Questions – General Knowledge questions based on the events of the year.

1. Which musical, based on a 2005 film starring Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, opened a run at the Noel Coward Theatre in February?

Mrs Henderson Presents

2. Who came second to Hillary Clinton in the race to become the Democrat candidate in the 2016 US presidential election?

Bernie Sanders

3. Which highly anticipated 3rd film in a series was the UK’s highest grossing film of the year?

Bridget Jones’s Baby

4. What was the name of the character played by Robbie Coltrane in the Channel 4 drama series ‘National Treasure’?

Paul Finchley

5. Which music legend was turned away from a Grammy’s after-party in February, which was being held by the rapper ‘Tyga’?

Paul McCartney

6. A new government acronym ‘JAM’ appeared this year – What does it stand for?

Just About Managing (Referring to individuals who are ‘Just About Managing’ financially)

7. Under which name did Anna Georgette Gilford find fame this year?

Honey G (X Factor)

8. Which American actress from the golden age of Hollywood celebrated her 100th birthday on July 1st this year?

Olivia de Havilland

9. Who is the Republican vice president elect?

Mike Pence

10. Which sporting feat did Tim Peake complete whilst aboard the International Space Station on 24th April 2016?

He ran the London Marathon from a treadmill

 

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Quiz 114 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Einstein’s theory of relativity can be written as E=mc2. What does the ‘E’ stand for?

Energy (of a physical system)

2. Was President Richard Nixon a Democrat or a Republican?

Republican

3. Which child actor played the eldest son, Jake Brockman, in TV sitcom ‘Outnumbered’?

Tyger Drew-Honey

4. In which year did the International Astronomical Union downgrade the status of Pluto from planet to ‘dwarf planet’?

2006

5. In which James Bond film did singer Grace Jones appear as a character called ‘May Day’?

A View to a Kill

6. According to the proverb, of what is discretion the better part?

Valour

7. In which year did women achieve equal voting rights to men in the UK?

1928 (The Equal Franchise Act – All over the age of 21 could vote. The Representation of the People Act in 1918 only allowed women over 30 who met certain criteria the right to vote)

8. Three-time Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna died in 1994 after crashing into a barrier while he was leading in the Grand Prix where?

San Marino

9.Who was the oldest member of Spice Girls?

Geri Halliwell

10. Which vessels carry oxygenated blood away from the heart, veins or arteries?

Arteries

 

 

 

 

 

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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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