Quiz 116

Band Quiz

Quiz 116 – Round 2 – Music

Band Quiz – Name the missing member of the band. Where bands have changed or members have left we have used the original line-up.

1. Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and …

John Deacon (Queen)

2. Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and …

Dave Grohl (Nirvana)

3. The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and …

Bono (U2)

4. Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and …

Davy Jones (The Monkees)

5. Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and …

Chris Martin (Coldplay)

6. Pete Quaife, Mick Avory, Ray Davies and …

Dave Davies (The Kinks)

7. Chris Wolstenholme, Dominic Howard and …

Matt Bellamy (Muse)

8. Victoria Adams, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and …

Melanie Brown (Spice Girls – Adams was Victoria Beckham’s maiden name)

9. Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke, Craig Gannon and …


10. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and …

Louis Tomlinson


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Quiz 116 – Round 3 – Sport

1. Which Australian tennis player was nicknamed ‘Rusty’, after the son of the Griswald family in the National Lampoon films?

Lleyton Hewitt

2. In which sport do teams compete for the Melrose Cup?

Rugby Union

3. Who is the football player who was youngest at their England debut match?

Theo Walcott (17 years 75 days old on the 30th May 2006 when England played Hungary)

4. Who is the oldest football player to have played for England?

Stanley Matthews (42 years 103 days old on 15th May 1957 when England played Denmark)

5. How many hurdles are there in a 110m hurdles race?


6. How many fences must the horses jump in the Grand National?

30 (Two laps of a course which has 16 fences, the first 14 of which are jumped twice)

7. Which British equestrian has competed in 7 different Olympic Games?

Nick Skelton (1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016)

8. Which golfing term means scoring three under par?


9. In cycling terms, what does BMX stand for?

Bicycle Motocross

10. Which sportswear and sporting equipment company was founded in Bolton by Joe and Jeff Foster in 1958?






The Year 2016

Quiz 116 – Round 4 – The Year 2016

Ten events from the year 2016 – You need to tell us in which month they occurred. No month will be repeated twice and two months will of course be omitted.

1. Donald Trump became President Elect of the United States.

November (8th)

2. David Bowie died from liver cancer.

January (10th)

3. UK astronaut Tim Peake returned to Earth after a six-month stay on the International Space Station.

June (18th)

4. Kumbuku the gorilla briefly escaped from its enclosure in London Zoo and was recaptured within two hours.

October (13th)

5. The Queen celebrated her 90th birthday.

April (21st)

6.Three coordinated bombings in Brussels killed 35 people, including the suicide bombers, and injured over 300 others.

March (22nd)

7. Comedian, writer and actress Caroline Aherne passed away at her home in Timperley.

July (2nd)

8. The Summer Olympic Games were held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


9. Leicester City won the Premier League for the first time in history.

May (2nd)

10. ‘The Great British Bake Off’ bosses signed a contract to broadcast the show on Channel 4 in 2017.

September (13th)


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Art and Literature

Quiz 116 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

1. What does the ‘J.M.W’ stand for in the name of artist J.M.W. Turner?

Joseph Mallord William

2. Whose works include ‘The Persistence of Memory’ and ‘Swans Reflecting Elephants’?

Salvador Dali

3. ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever…’ These are opening lines by which famous poet?

John Keats

4. ‘The Sellout’ was the Man Booker Prize-winning title of 2016. Who wrote it?

Paul Beatty

5. ‘The Accident’ (2014), ‘The Lie’ (2015) and ‘The Missing’ (2016) are all novels by which British author?


6. What colour is the coat mentioned in the opening line of ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ by Oscar Wilde?

Scarlet (He did not wear his scarlet coat, for blood and wine are red…)

7. ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ were looking for a ring so that they could be married. Where did they find one?

In the end of a pig’s nose (And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
    With a ring at the end of his nose,)

8. ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ by Bertolt Brecht is a satirical allegory of the rise to power of which political figure?

Adolf Hitler

9. What is the name of the town in which ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is set?


10. Who has written children’s books entitled ‘Gangsta Granny’ and ‘Grandpa’s Great Escape’?

David Walliams





TV Character Quiz

Quiz 116 – Round 6 – TV and Film

TV Character Quiz – How well do you know your British TV shows and characters? We will give you the name of an actor and a UK TV show they star/starred in. You need to give us the name of the character they play/played in the show.

1. David Tennant in ‘Broadchurch’

Alec Hardy

2. Philip Glenister in ‘Life on Mars’

Gene Hunt

3. Jenny Agutter in ‘Call the Midwife’

Sister Julienne

4. Sarah Lancashire in ‘Happy Valley’

Catherine Cawood

5. Bill Pertwee in ‘Dad’s Army’

Chief Warden Hodges

6. Jane Horrocks in ‘Absolutely Fabulous’


7. Ardal O’Hanlon in ‘Father Ted’

Father Dougal McGuire

8. Helen Mirren in ‘Prime Suspect’

DCI Jane Tennison

9. Danny O’Carroll in ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’

Buster Brady

10. Wendy Richard in ‘Are You Being Served?’

Miss Shirley Brahms


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Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 116 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. After whom was the Teddy Bear named?

President Theodore Roosevelt

2. How many spots are there on twelve dice?

252 (21 spots on one die, 21×12=252)

3. Which evil mythological creature was part woman and part bird, having a human face and a bird’s wings and claws?


4. What is the national flower of Scotland?


5. Who hosts the ITV dating show ‘Take Me Out’?

Paddy McGuinness

6. What is the name of the Armed Forces Radio Service DJ played by Robin Williams in ‘Good Morning Vietnam’, upon whom the film is loosely based?

Adrian Cronauer

7. Which three teams were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 season?

Newcastle United, Norwich City and Aston Villa

8. Which artist painted the most expensive painting ever sold at action to date?

Pablo Picasso (‘Nude, Green Leaves and Bust’ which sold for $106.5 million in 2010)

9. Which English monarch had the nickname ‘Harefoot’?

Harold I

10. What is 2017 in Roman numerals?