Quiz 1

Geography Quiz Questions

Quiz 1-Round 1-Geography

1. What is the name of the official national anthem of the USA?

The Star-Spangled Banner

2. Which female politician was the Prime Minister of Australia between 2010 and 2013?

Hon. Julia Gillard MP

3. What is the capital city of Afghanistan?


4. Which two colours are on the flag of Poland?

Red and white

5. Which is the only US state to begin with the letter ‘P’?


6. On a UK Monopoly board, which street shares the same colour as Leicester Square and Piccadilly?

Coventry Street

7. The bank Santander shares its name with a town in which country?


8. Paraguay has borders with Brazil, Bolivia and which other country?


9. The summit of Mount Everest sits on the border between which two countries?

Nepal and China

10. What is the national currency of Egypt?

The Pound

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Music quiz

Quiz 1 – Round 2 – Music

1. Which Beatles leads the way on the front of the Abbey Road album cover?

John Lennon

2. Which band had a hit 2009 album entitled ‘Wild Young Hearts’?


3. Which musical term means ‘getting gradually louder and louder’?


4. Who is the Greek God of music?


5. Which rock band released a version of the 1973 Wings hit, ‘Live and Let Die’, which was included on their 1991 album ‘Use Your Illusion’?

Guns ‘N’ Roses

6. Who won the very first series of ‘X Factor’?

Steve Brookstein

7. In which musical would you find the songs ‘Mr Cellophane’ and ‘Cell Block Tango’?


8. ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ was a 1985 Christmas hit for which singer?

Shakin’ Stevens (Merry Christmas Everybody was Slade)

9. Who recorded ‘Yesterday Once More’ in 1973?

The Carpenters

10. Whose hits include ‘I Shot the Sheriff’, ‘Lay Down Sally’ and ‘Tears In Heaven’?

Eric Clapton






Language Quiz Questions

Quiz 1 – Round 4 – Language

1. What is the French word for ‘Tuesday’?


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

8 points

3. Head is to hat, as hand is to… which word?


4. The word ‘bungalow’ is derived from which language?

Accept both Bengali and Hindi – ‘Bangla’ is a Hindi word for a house. The word also exists with a different meaning in Bengali.

5. What is the correct spelling of millennium?

Millennium – double l and double n

6. The German word ‘Luft’ translates into English as what?


7. Which famous celebrity is ‘A Pretender’ – when the letters of his name are rearranged?

Peter Andre

8. Algophobia is a fear of what?


9. What is the official language of Togo?


10. If I were ‘acersecomic’, what would I have never done?

I would have never had my hair cut


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Food and Drink Quiz

Quiz 1 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

1. Eggs Benedict traditionally consists of a muffin, topped with poached egg, either ham or bacon and which type of sauce?


2. What is a chipolata?

A type of sausage

3. ‘Cuisses de grenouille’ are what in English?

Frogs legs

4. Which country does the brand of ‘Leffe’ beer come from?


5. What is missing from the white sauce recipe; salt, pepper, milk, flour and…?


6. What type of food is pumpernickel?


7. Pad Thai is a dish containing predominantly what?


8. According to government guidelines, how many units of alcohol are there in one pint of lower strength lager, of strength 3.6%?


9. What is currently the world record for the number of Ferrero Rocher eaten in one minute?

9 – http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/85241-most-ferrero-rocher-chocolates-eaten-in-one-minute

10. Peach Melba was a dessert to honour a lady who had which profession?

Soprano singer – Dame Nellie Melba. The dish was designed at the Savoy.





Art and Literature Quiz Questions

Quiz 1 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

1. ‘Call me Ishmael’ are the opening words of which work of literature?

Moby Dick

2. What was Miss Marple’s first name?


3. In which play do Lady Bracknell’s words “A handbag?!” come from?

The Importance of Being Ernest – Oscar Wilde

4. Hans Holbein the Younger was a prominent painter during the reign of which King of England?

Henry VIII

5. Who was the Greek goddess of Love and Beauty?


6. In which Roald Dahl book does Grandma grow so big that her head breaks through the roof of the house?

George’s Marvellous Medicine

7. Who wrote ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’?

Stieg Larsson

8. John Constable painted the Hay Wain – but his inspiration came from a scene in which English County?


9. Who painted ‘The Laughing Cavalier’?

Frans Hals

10. Which British Prime Minister was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature?

Sir Winston Churchill (1953)


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Pub Quiz

Quiz 1 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In maths, what is 4 cubed?


2. Who is attributed with the quote “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

Dolly Parton

3. In computing, what does HTML stand for?

Hyper Text Mark Up Language

4. Who wrote the original book of Jurassic Park?

Michael Crichton

5. What are the first five books of the Old Testament collectively called?

The Pentateuch

6. What is the common name for ascorbic acid?

Vitamin C

7. Who won the football World Cup in 1998?


8. Who made the catchphrase ‘correctomundo’ famous?

Henry Winkler as ‘The Fonz’ on the TV show Happy Days

9. In which US state was George Michael charged with ‘Lewd Behaviour’ in 1998?


10. Which singer’s real name is Vincent Damon Furnier?

Alice Cooper