Quiz 110


Quiz 110 – Round 2 – The Noughties

Ten events from the noughties – one from each year, 2000 – 2009. Which event was in which year?

1. Dr. Harold Shipman was sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering fifteen patients in the Greater Manchester area.


2. The Summer Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece.


3. TV personality Jade Goody passed away from cervical cancer.


4. The ‘Foot and Mouth’ crisis began in the United Kingdom.


5. David Cameron was elected as leader of the Conservative Party.


6. The newly rebuilt Wembley Stadium opened its doors to the public for the first time.


7. Princess Margaret died after suffering a stroke at the age of 71.


8. ‘Top Gear’ presenter Richard Hammond suffered a serious brain injury after crashing a jet-powered car during filming.


9. Northern Rock was nationalised by the British government.


10. The M6 Toll motorway opened.



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Sport quiz questions

Quiz 110 – Round 3 – Sport

1. Michael Phelps won the most medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games but two other competitors from the USA came joint second – can you name either?

Katie Ledecky (Swimming) or Simone Biles (Artistic Gymnastics)

2. Which former West Indian cricketer earned himself the nickname of ‘Whispering Death’, due to his quiet approach to the bowling crease?

Michael Holding

3. In which decade was a wooden racket used at Wimbledon for the last time?

1980s (1987 – http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/rules_and_equipment/4227178.stm)

4. In which sport could you encounter the terms ‘yuko’, ‘koka’, ‘ippon’ and ‘waza-ari’?


5. Which two boxers competed in the ‘Thrilla in Manila’?

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier

6. According to the 2016 Forbes list, who is the world’s highest paid footballer?

Christiano Ronaldo

7. How long is a Rugby Union match, not including time lost or extra time?

80 minutes

8. In which city were the 1996 Summer Olympic Games held?

Atlanta, Georgia

9. In which sport is the ‘America’s Cup’ contested?

Yacht Sailing

10. Which country won UEFA Euro 2016?






Word Links

Quiz 110 – Round 4 – Word Links

Word Links – We will give you a list of three words – you tell us what they have in common.

1. Trouble, take and Dutch

They can all follow the word ‘double’ to make phrases

2. Band, stamp and plant

They can all follow ‘rubber’ to make new phrases

3. Crawley, Bates and Grantham

They are all surnames of characters in Downton Abbey

4. Caboc, Tintern and Tesyn

They are all types of British soft cheese

5. Ballot, passage and agent

They all things that can be ‘secret’

6. Ball, Cash and Vegas

They are all famous people called Johnny

7. Inheritance, council and road

They are all types of tax

8. Beam, throttle and up

They are all words that can follow ‘full’

9. Stirling, Glamis and Spynie

They are all Scottish castles

10. Broad, kidney and green

They are all types of bean


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cocktails quiz

Quiz 110 – Round 5 – Cocktails

Which cocktails have the following ingredients? There are obviously slightly different recipes for cocktails but these should be identifiable as reasonably standard.

1. Rye Whisky, vermouth and angostura bitters


2. White rum, dark rum, fresh lime juice, orange curaçao and orgeat syrup

Mai Tai

3. Vodka and coffee liqueur

Black Russian

4. Prosecco and peach purée


5. Vodka, ginger beer and lime juice

Moscow Mule/Vodka Buck

6. Gin, Cointreau, lemon juice and egg whites

White Lady

7. Vodka, gin, white rum, tequila, triple sec, lemon/lime juice and cola

Long Island Iced Tea

8. Bourbon, sugar, water and mint leaves

Mint Julep

9. Gin and vermouth


10. Crème de cassis and champagne

Kir Royale (Kir is white wine and crème de cassis)


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Quiz 110 – Round 6 – Kings

Famous kings, both real and imaginary

1. Which King William of England was known as ‘William of Orange’?

William III

2. Which ‘King’ has been the eponymous creature in films released in 1933, 1976 and 2005 as well as featuring in numerous spin-offs?

King Kong

3. Who played King Arthur in the 1967 musical drama film version of ‘Camelot’?

Richard Harris

4. Umberto II was the last king of which country?


5. Aragorn II is the name of a fictional king created by which writer?

J.R.R. Tolkien

6. What is the name of the current King of Belgium?

King Philippe/Filip

7. What is the name of Simba’s father in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’?


8. Which King of England was the father of Mary I?

Henry VIII

9. What is the name of the King of ‘Far Far Away’ in the Shrek films and whose voice was provided by John Cleese?

King Harold

10. Who sang about the ‘King of Rock and Roll’ in 1988?

Prefab Sprout





Quiz 110 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is the name given to a female swan?


2. What was the capital of England before London?


3. For what did the Austrian Felix Baumgartner become famous in 2012?

Setting a world skydiving record after jumping from the edge of space, 24 miles above the Earth’s surface

4. What was the name of the butler in the 1970s TV series ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’?

Mr Angus Hudson

5. “All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey…” What are the next 9 words?

I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day (California Dreamin’)

6. Where on a horse would you find the ‘gaskin’?

On its hind leg (upper part)

7. In fashion, what does FCUK stand for?

French Connection United Kingdom

8. Name all four houses in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin

9. What is the national currency of Iceland?

Icelandic króna

10. What is the name of the day of remembrance observed by New Zealanders and Australians (and several other countries/islands) on 25th April each year?

Anzac Day