Quiz 105


Quiz 105 – Round 2 – The Olympics

1. Which country has won the most medals at the Summer Olympic Games since the modern games began in 1896?

USA (2399 medals up to 2012)

2. In which year did Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards become the first competitor since 1929 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping?


3. In which year did women compete in the Olympic Games for the first time?

1900 (Paris)

4. Which Frenchman is often considered to be the father of the modern Olympic Games, as he founded the International Olympic Committee in 1894?

Pierre de Coubertin

5. In which stadium in Rio de Janiero did the 2016 opening ceremony take place?

Maracanã Stadium

6. Which sport features in the 2016 Olympics for the first time since 1904?


7. What is the Olympic motto?

Citius – Altius – Fortius (Faster – Higher – Stronger)

8. Which country enters the stadium first during the “Parade of Nations” at the opening ceremony?

Greece (Followed by the other countries in alphabetical order according the host nation’s language with the host nation going last)

9. Who holds the individual record for most Summer Olympic medals won in total? (Before the Rio 2016 Olympics began)

Michael Phelps

10. The Summer Olympic Games has been held every four years since 1896 apart from on three occasions when they were cancelled. Give two of the three years when the Summer Olympic Games were cancelled.

1916, 1940 and 1944 (due to the First and Second World Wars)







Quiz 105 – Round 4 – Celebrities

1. X Factor success story Rylan Clark married which former Big Brother contestant in 2015?

Dan Neal

2. Which ex Beverly Hills 90210 star revealed that she has been battling breast cancer since February 2015?

Shannen Doherty

3. Which American actor received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in July 2016?

Michael Keaton

4. According to the Official Chart Show, Drake spent 15 weeks at number 1 in the Summer of 2016 with which song?

One Dance

5. What was the name of Caroline Aherne’s character in “The Royle Family”?

Denise Royle

6. Name the 3 remaining members of Take That.

Mark Owen, Gary Barlow and Howard Donald

7. Who was the first presenter of the X Factor in the UK?

Kate Thornton

8. Hollywood actress Margot Robbie played Donna Freedman in which soap opera?


9. Name either of George Clooney’s wives.

Talia (Balsam) or Amal (Clooney, née Alamuddin)

10. Who was the first contestant to be evicted by public vote from Celebrity Big Brother UK 2016?

Grant Bovey





TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 105 – Round 5 – TV and Film

The following are all famous film quotes – can you identify the film from which the quotes have been taken?

1. “They call me Mister Tibbs!”

In the Heat if the Night (1967)

2. “You make me want to be a better man.”

As Good as It Gets (1997)

3. “Chewie, we’re home!”

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)

4. “Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges. I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badges!”

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

5. “I’m the king of the world!”

Titanic (1997)

6. “I am big! It’s the pictures that got small.”

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

7. “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

The Princess Bride (1987)

8. “Do you ever look at someone and wonder, “What is going on inside their head?””

Inside Out (2015)

9. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

Jaws (1975)

10. “Take your stinkin’ paws off me, you damned dirty ape!”

Planet of the Apes (1968)





History Quiz

Quiz 105 – Round 6 – History

1. In which city did Anne Frank live and write her diary during World War II?


2. Which famous German fighter pilot was shot down and killed on 21st April 1918?

Manfred, Baron von Richthofen (The Red Baron)

3. Who was President of the United States when the National Prohibition Act was passed in 1919?

Woodrow Wilson (The act was passed by Congress, despite his veto.)

4. Genghis Khan was the Great Khan and founder of which empire?

Mongol Empire

5. Who initiated a series of railway timetables and travel guide books in 1839, one of which is used by Michael Portillo in his “Great British Railway Journeys”?

George Bradshaw

6. Who became Israel’s fourth and first female Prime Minister in March 1969?

Golda Meir

7. Which is the oldest university in Scotland?

University of St Andrews

8. Which Australian soprano was known as “La Stupenda”?

Dame Joan Sutherland

9. In which year was Nelson Mandela released from prison?


10. Who succeeded Richard III as King of England in 1485?

Henry VII






Quiz 105 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. At which stadium do Birmingham City Football Club play?

Saint Andrew’s

2. Which US singer and guitarist had a 1997 hit in the UK with a song entitled “Bitch”?

Meredith Brooks

3. What type of creature is “Hathi” in “The Jungle Book”?


4. What word beginning with ‘H’ is the name for an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating which was used to heat houses with hot air?


5. Which English actress played Dr Beatrice Mason in the classic TV drama series “Tenko”?

Stephanie Cole

6. In which year was Barack Obama inaugurated as President of the United States of America?


7. Who stood alongside Theresa May as one of the final two contenders in the race to become leader of the Conservative Party before she withdrew her leadership bid in July 2016?

Andrea Leadsom

8. On which date in 2016 did the UK hold its EU membership referendum?

Thursday 23rd June

9. Which hugely successful American singer has been married to American rapper and comedian Nick Cannon as well as music executive Tommy Mottola?

Mariah Carey

10. For which film did Frank Sinatra win a ‘Best Supporting Actor’ Oscar?

From Here to Eternity