Quiz 106

Radio Quiz

Quiz 106 – Round 2 – Radio

1. ‘Desert Island Discs’ has had four regular hosts since it began in 1942. Can you name three of them?

Three of: Roy Plomley (1942-1985), Michael Parkinson (1985-1988), Sue Lawley (1988-2006) and Kirsty Young (2006 – present)

2. Which classic radio comedy had a main character who lived at the dilapidated 23 Railway Cuttings in East Cheam?

Hancock’s Half Hour

3. What is the name of the BBC Radio 2 pop quiz hosted by Ken Bruce at around 10:30 each weekday morning?


4. Chris Moore was the first voice to be heard on which radio station in 1964?

Radio Caroline

5. Name five people who have regularly hosted the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

Five of: Tony Blackburn, Noel Edmonds, Dave Lee Travis, Mike Read, Mike Smith, Simon Mayo, Mark Goodier, Steve Wright, Chris Evans, Mark and Lard, Kevin Greening, Zoe Ball, Sara Cox, Chris Moyles and Nick Grimshaw

6. Which of the stars of ‘The Goon Show’ voiced the characters of Eccles, Minnie Bannister and Count Jim Moriarty?

Spike Milligan

7. Which children’s radio programme is famous for the phrase “Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.”

Listen With Mother

8. The radio station which was originally launched under the name “Virgin 1215” was rebranded in 2008. What is it now called?

Absolute Radio

9. Which breakfast-time radio presenter nicknamed himself “The Hairy Cornflake”?

Dave Lee Travis

10. On which digital-only radio station which was launched in 2002 can you regularly hear shows presented by Stuart Maconie, Mary Anne Hobbs, Steve Lamacq and Cerys Matthews?

BBC Radio 6 Music




Science and Nature Quiz questions

Quiz 106 – Round 4 – Science and Nature

1. Of what is the Fujita scale a measurement?

Tornado intensity

2. The atomic number of a chemical element is defined by the number of what within its nucleus?


3. Which planet is known for its Great Red Spot?


4. In which year was Pluto reclassified as a ‘Dwarf Planet’?


5. Of which part of the body is rhinology the study?

The nose

6. Which word is the correct term for a female rabbit?


7. Which synthetically produced radioactive chemical element with the atomic number 94 was first discovered in 1940?


8. What is the collective name for a group of alligators?


9. Which breed of bird is the fastest member of the animal kingdom, with a diving speed measured of up to 242 mph?

Peregrine falcon

10. What was the name of the spacecraft which was launched into the Earth’s orbit on 3rd November 1957 carrying the first living animal, Laika the dog?

Sputnik 2





Art and Literature

Quiz 106 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

Who created the following literary characters?

1. Julien Sorel

Stendhal (Le Rouge et le Noir)

2. Bathsheba Everdene

Thomas Hardy (Far from the Madding Crowd)

3. Billy Bunter

Charles Hamilton under the pen name Frank Richards

4. Moll Flanders

Daniel Defoe

5. Vianne Rocher

Joanne Harris (Chocolat)

6. Bruce Bogtrotter

Roald Dahl (Matilda)

7. Dean Moriarty

Jack Kerouac (On the Road)

8. Holly Golightly

Truman Capote (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

9. Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes

10. Tristram Shandy

Laurence Sterne






Quiz 106 – Round 6 – The World

1. In terms of population, which is the second largest city in France?


2. Who was the first ever Chancellor of Germany?

Otto von Bismarck

3. If you were to see a sign for a ‘peaje’ on a Spanish road, what would you be approaching?

A toll

4. Of which African country is Lomé the capital?


5. Of which English county is Carlisle the county town?


6. What is the national currency of the Seychelles?

Seychellois rupee

7. Which international airport has the code DEL?

Indira Gandhi International (New Delhi)

8. In which London Borough is the London Eye?


9. What is the most densely populated principality in Europe?


10. What are the two official languages of the Philippines?

Filipino and English






Quiz 106 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which English painter’s work includes the full-length oil portrait entitled ‘The Blue Boy’, which was painted in approximately 1770?

Thomas Gainsborough

2. Which English king was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots and Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley?

James I

3. Sir Dave Brailsford is a famous British coach of which sport?


4. The lead singer of the band ‘Madness’ is known generally as ‘Suggs’ – what is his real name?

Graham McPherson

5. What is the meaning of the Latin phrase ‘in aertenum’?

Forever/to eternity

6. ‘Nariyal’ is an Indian term for which food?


7. After how many years would you celebrate a crystal wedding anniversary?

15 years

8. What is the name of the children’s book which was written by Prince Charles, illustrated by Sir Hugh Casson and published in 1980?

The Old Man of Lochnagar

9. What business did Harland Sanders found in 1952?

Kentucky Fried Chicken (He is better known as Colonel Sanders)

10. Who was Ronald Reagan’s Vice President?

George H. W. Bush