Quiz 123

Double Acts

Quiz 123 – Round 2 – Double Acts

Double Acts Quiz – In the following questions we will give you the two birth names of people who later got together to form a famous double act. Can you give us the stage name of that double act?

1. Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood

Dick and Dom

2. Charles Hodges and David Peacock

Chas & Dave

3. Barry and Paul Elliott

The Chuckle Brothers

4. Cyril Mead and Edward McGinnis

Little and Large

5. Mark Radcliffe and Mark Riley

Mark and Lard

6. Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly

Ant & Dec

7. Demetrios Demetriou and Michalakis ‘Lagi’ Demetriou

Stavros Flatley

8. Melanie Giedroyc and Susan Perkins

Mel & Sue

9. George Logan and Patrick Fyffe

Hinge and Bracket

10. Trevor Neal and Simon Hickson

Trevor and Simon


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Art and Literature

Quiz 123 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

1. Which ‘Chick Lit’ author’s books include ‘Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married’, ‘Sushi For Beginners’ and ‘The Woman Who Stole My Life’?

Marian Keyes

2. Which French painter, born in 1864, painted a famous portrait of Vincent Van Gogh?

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

3. Which type of bird is shot by the ‘Ancient Mariner’ in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem of 1834?

Albatross (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner)

4. What was the name of Stephen King’s first published novel?


5. What is the name of Anna Karenina’s lover?

Vronsky (Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky)

6. Which Paris art museum was designed by the architects Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Gianfranco Franchini?

Centre Georges Pompidou

7. Which is the fourth book in the ‘Harry Potter’ series?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

8. Which character in Douglas Adams’s ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ has three arms, two heads and shares three of the same mothers as Ford Prefect?

Zaphod Beeblebrox

9. How is the character of Oliver Mellors better known?

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

10. “Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day…” Whose words are these?

Dylan Thomas





British Olympic Medal Winners

Quiz 123 – Round 4 – Sport

British Olympic Medal Winners quiz. The following are British Olympians, but in which specific events did they win Gold?

1. Daley Thompson

Decathlon (1980 and 1984)

2. Mary Rand

Long jump (1964)

3. Jessica Ennis-Hill

Heptathlon (2012)

4. Tessa Sanderson

Javelin (1984)

5. Sebastian Coe

1500 metres (1980 and 1984)

6. Denise Lewis

Heptathlon (2000)

7. Harold Abrahams

100 metres (1924)

8. Sally Gunnell

400m hurdles (1992)

9. Mary Peters

Pentathlon (1972)

10. Jade Jones

Taekwondo 57kg (2012 and 2016)


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History Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 123 – Round 5 – History

1. The Royal Pavilion in Brighton was built as a seaside palace for which king?

King George IV

2. Britain joined the EEC on the 1st January in which year?


3. Canaan Banana was the first ever president of which country?

Zimbabwe (1980-1987)

4. In which battle was Richard III killed?

Battle of Bosworth Field

5. How many kings of England have been named Edmund?


6. What was the name of the Baker in whose bakery the Great Fire of London is said to have started?

Thomas Farriner (or Farynor)

7. Why did 83-year-old Spanish pensioner Cecilia Giménez hit the headlines in 2012?

She decided to ‘restore’ the ‘Ecce Homo’ fresco of Jesus in a church near Zaragoza – see before and after pictures here.

8. How many popes have been named Pius?


9. In which century was the Statue of Liberty dedicated to the United States as a gift from France?

19th Century/1800s (1886)

10. Who or what, according to legend, is the ‘Flying Dutchman’?

A ghost ship/the captain of this ship (some stories say it is the name of the ship, others say it is a name for the captain)





Cookery Shows

Quiz 123 – Round 6 – Cookery Shows

Cookery shows quiz – The following are ten well-known TV cookery shows, but can you give us the name of celebrity chef or chefs who are associated with each one?

1. Kitchen Nightmares

Gordon Ramsay

2. The Restaurant

Raymond Blanc

3. Barefoot Contessa

Ina Garten

4. The Naked Chef

Jamie Oliver

5. The ‘River Cottage’ series of programmes

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

6. Chinese Food in Minutes

Ching He Huang

7. Baking Made Easy/Home Cooking Made Easy

Lorraine Pascal

8.There’s No Taste Like Home

Gino D’Acampo

9. Two Fat Ladies (both names required)

Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson

10. The ‘Hairy Bikers’ series of programmes (both names required)

David Myers and Simon “Si” King


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Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 123 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who provided the voice of ‘Elsa’ in the 2013 film ‘Frozen’?

Idina Menzel

2. Which comic came first, ‘The Beano’ or ‘The Dandy’?

The Dandy (First published in 1937, the Beano came a year later)

3. Which actor is known for playing Older Jamal in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and Sonny Kapoor in ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’?

Dev Patel

4. What is the capital of Lithuania?


5. Which Spanish pop duo had a 1993 hit in the UK with ‘La Macarena’?

Los del Río

6. Which scientific process can be defined as ‘a process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one’?


7. Which UK game show has been hosted by Nicky Campbell, Bradley Walsh and John Leslie?

Wheel of Fortune

8. Which is the largest denomination of a US Dollar bank note?


9. In musical terms, which is longest; a crotchet or a quaver?

A crotchet (worth one ‘beat’, a quaver is worth half)

10. What is the name of the Harvard University symbologist who is the protagonist in Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and other similar works?

Robert Langdon