Quiz 101


Quiz 101 – Round 2 – The 1920s

1. Which three-word term was a nickname given by the tabloid press to the group of young aristocrats and socialites of 1920s London which included Nancy Mitford, Anthony Powell and John Betjeman?

Bright Young Things / Bright Young People

2. Which novel by D.H. Lawrence was published in 1921 and was a sequel to his 1915 work ‘The Rainbow’?

Women in Love

3. Which professional American baseball player was nicknamed ‘The Bambino’ and ‘The Sultan of Swat’?

Babe Ruth

4. Which affordable motor car, of which production ceased in 1927, was known colloquially as the ‘Tin Lizzie’?

Ford Model T

5. In which year of the 1920s did the ‘Representation of the People Act’ extend the vote to all women over the age of 21 in the United Kingdom?


6. Which art movement, which began to flourish during this decade, got its name from the 1925 ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Industriels et Modernes’ (The International Exhibition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts)?

Art Deco

7. What was the name of the first feature film made with synchronised dialogue, marking the beginning of the era of ‘Talkies’?

The Jazz Singer

8. The very first Winter Olympics were held in 1924 – in which country?

France (Chamonix)

9. The ‘Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre’ is the name given to the 1929 murder of seven men from the ‘North Side Mob’ in which U.S. city?


10. Who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 4th November 1924 until 5th June 1929?

Stanley Baldwin


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Science and Nature Quiz questions

Quiz 101 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

The following are all names of hybrid animals – of which two animals are these a cross?

1. Geep

Goat and sheep

2. Jaglion

Male jaguar and female lion

3. Zony

Zebra and pony

4. Żubroń

European bison (wisent) and cow

5. Coydog

Male coyote and female dog

6. Savannah cat

Serval and domestic cat

7. Mule

Male donkey and female horse

8. Tigon

Male tiger and female lion

9. Yakow

Yak and cow

10. Narluga

Narwhal and beluga whale






Quiz 101 – Round 4 – Celebrities

1. What is the name of Marco Pierre White’s youngest son, who entered the Big Brother house in June 2016?

Marco Pierre White Jr.

2. Which former member of One Direction released his debut solo album, ‘Mind of Mine’, in March 2016?

Zayn Malik (Solo recordings released under his first name only)

3. Who did Andy Murray marry in November 2015?

Kim Sears

4. What was the surname of TOWIE’s Nanny Pat, who sadly passed away in December 2015 at the age of 80?


5. Wayne and Coleen Rooney welcomed their third son into the world in January 2016 but what did they name him?


6. When Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow announced their separation in 2014, they used a two-word euphemism for their split which attracted much media ridicule – what was it?

Conscious uncoupling

7. Which Australian actor played Thor in the 2011 film of the same name and two Avengers films to date?

Chris Hemsworth

8. ‘Are You Being Served’ will reappear on our screens in for a TV movie 2016, but who will play Mrs Slocombe?

Sherrie Hewson

9. What do Sissy Spacek, Quentin Crisp and Annie Lennox all have in common?

They were all born on Christmas Day

10. What was the name of the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla who reached celebrity status this year after it was shot and killed in order to protect a young boy who had fallen into its enclosure?







Quiz 101 – Round 5 – Initials

Everyone now knows ‘The Only Way is Essex’ as TOWIE – so we have taken some other well-known TV programmes with long names and turned them into acronyms – can you work out what they are? All are either British or US TV programmes. Beware – some are new shows and some are much older… Clues are in brackets if required.

1. EOOTC (Panel show)

Eight out of Ten Cats

2. ASFF (Game Show)

All Star Family Fortunes

3. TFARORP (Sitcom)

The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

4. OITNB (Drama)

Orange is the New Black

5. SNATLP (Entertainment)

Sunday Night at the London Palladium

6. TPOLAAPOC (Sitcom)

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

7. TBBT (Comedy)

The Big Bang Theory

8. NMTB (Panel Show)

Never Mind the Buzzcocks

9. MPFC (Comedy)

Monty Python’s Flying Circus

10. TMPD (Quiz Show)

The Million Pound Drop


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Art and Literature Pub Quiz

Quiz 101 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

1. Which British author’s books include ‘Atonement’, ‘Enduring Love’, ‘On Chesil Beach’ and ‘Solar’?

Ian McEwan

2. In which Charles Dickens novel do the characters of Josiah Bounderby, Louisa Gradgrind and Sissy Jupe appear?

Hard Times

3. The architect Walter Gropius founded which influential art school in Germany in 1919?


4. Which famous work by George Eliot was first published in eight instalments with the subtitle ‘A Study of Provincial Life’?


5. Which Italian artist painted ‘The Birth of Venus’ in the mid-1480s as far as can be ascertained?

Sandro Botticelli

6. Which fictional detective lived and worked in flat 203 at 56B Whitehaven Mansions?

Hercule Poirot

7. From which Shakespeare play does the quote “Is this a dagger which I see before me?” come?


8. What nationality was Rembrandt?


9. Which British artist produced the 1991 work ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’?

Damien Hirst (A tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde)

10. How many lines are there in a Shakespearean sonnet?






Pub Quiz Questions

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?


3. How many dots are there on five dice?


4. What name is given to a male antelope?


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


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?


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


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

Once (1966)