Quiz 103


Quiz 103 – Round 2 – Wimbledon

1. How many courts are there at Wimbledon that are used for qualifying and Championship matches?


2. How many times has Wimbledon opened its doors on the middle Sunday of the Championships?

4 (1991, 1997, 2004 and 2016)

3. How many Championship trophies are there? (Main events, not junior events or wheelchair events)

Five: Gentlemen’s Singles, Ladies’ Singles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Ladies’ Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

4. Which two players hold the joint ‘Open Era’ record of becoming Gentlemen’s Singles Champion seven times each?

Pete Sampras and Roger Federer

5. What is the maximum number of sets that could be played in a mixed doubles match?


6. American tennis player John Isner set a Wimbledon Guinness World Record in his match against Nicolas Mahut of France in June 2010 – what record did he set?

Most aces served my an individual player during a Wimbledon tennis match (This match also holds the record for the longest professional tennis match, lasting for 11 hours and 5 minutes, however the question asks specifically for the record set by John Isner – award a mark for longest match at your discretion)

7. In which year was Wimbledon first broadcast by the BBC?


8. How many players take part in the first round of the Gentlemen’s Singles tournament?


9. How much is the prize money for each of the Singles Champions in 2016?

2 million pounds

10. Which American player knocked Novak Djokovic out of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships in the third round?

Sam Querrey






Music quiz

Quiz 103 – Round 4 – Music

The following performers have all recorded the same song – can you name it?

1. Judy Garland, Cliff Richard and Eva Cassidy

(Somewhere) Over the Rainbow

2. Bruce Springsteen and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

Blinded by the Light

3. Dionne Warwick, Isaac Hayes, The Stranglers, Gabrielle, Cyndi Lauper and Seal

Walk on By

4. Richard Chamberlain, Carpenters, Dusty Springfield and Frank Sinatra

(They Long to Be) Close to You

5. Don McLean, Chris De Burgh, Catch 22, Mott the Hoople and Madonna

American Pie

6. Patti Smith Group, Bruce Springsteen, 10,000 Maniacs, Cascada and Garbage

Because the Night

7. Prince & The New Power Generation feat. Rosie Gaines, Sinéad O’Connor, The Family and Stereophonics

Nothing Compares 2U

8. Brenda Lee, Elvis  Presley, Willie Nelson and Pet Shop Boys

Always on my Mind

9. Tears for Fears and Michael Andrews feat. Gary Jules

Mad World

10. Elton John, Rod Stewart, Ellie Goulding, Cilla Black, Andy Williams and The Streets

Your Song





Famous Firsts

Quiz 103 – Round 5 – Famous Firsts

1. Which Olympic first occurred at the 1900 Summer Olympic Games held in Paris?

Women took part in the Olympics for the first time.

2. Who was the first recorded person to swim the English Channel without the use of artificial aids?

Captain Matthew Webb

3. Who was the first billion-dollar author, earning one billion US dollars (or their currency equivalent) from their books and related merchandise?

J.K. Rowling

4. Who was the first female to complete a solo transatlantic flight, journeying from Newfoundland to Ireland in 1932?

Amelia Earhart

5. Which famous first was achieved by Trygve Lie of Norway in 1946?

He became the first Secretary-General of the United Nations

6. Who became the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1988 and hence the first female Prime Minister of a Muslim country?

Benazir Bhutto

7. Which famous first was achieved by Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager, retired brigadier general of the United States Air Force, in 1947?

First pilot to exceed the speed of sound

8. Which UK girl band launched the new UK Channel 5 at 6pm on March 30th 1997?

Spice Girls

9. What was Cliff Richard’s first UK number one single?

Living Doll

10. Who was the first African American US Secretary of State?

Colin Powell






Quiz 103 – Round 6 – The World

The following are the IATA codes for ten international airports – can you identify the airport from the three-letter code?

1. ATL

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Georgia, USA

2. LGW

London Gatwick

3. FCO

Rome Airport Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci Airport

4. HND

Haneda Airport /Tokyo International Airport

5. AMS

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

6. BCN

Barcelona El Prat Airport

7. MEX

Mexico City International Airport/Benito Juárez International Airport

8. HKG

Hong Kong International Airport

9. DUB

Dublin Airport

10. AKL

Auckland Airport, New Zealand





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.


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?


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


6. In which country was Florence Nightingale born?


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