Quiz 131

Fictional Places Quiz

Quiz 131 – Round 2 – Fictional Places

Fictional places quiz. Below are ten fictional film and TV settings. Can you identify the film or TV programme they featured in?

1. Hill Valley, California

Back to the Future

2. Gotham City


3. Agrabah


4. Pepperland

Yellow Submarine

5. Portwenn

Doc Martin

6. Bedrock

The Flintstones

7. Cabot Cove, Maine

Murder She Wrote

8. Crinkley Bottom

Noel’s House Party

9. Walmington-on-Sea

Dad’s Army

10. Royston Vasey

The League of Gentlemen


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Science and Nature Quiz

Quiz 131 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

1. In Einstein’s theory of relativity, E = mc2, what does the ‘E’ represent?


2. Which term is given to a baby koala?

Joey (All infant marsupials have the same term)

3. An ECG is a test for the heart – what does it stand for?


4. Of what is nephrology the study?

The kidneys (physiology and diseases of)

5. In which year did Cornwall’s Eden Project open to the public?


6. How many months is the average gestation period of an elephant?

22 months

7. What type of animal was Albert II, the first mammal launched into space?

Rhesus monkey

8. From which part of a cow is brisket taken?

Just below the shoulder/along the chest/breast

9. ‘V’ is the symbol for which chemical element?


10. Achalasia is a disorder which prevents the human body from doing what?

Swallowing (Disorder of the oesophagus whereby it cannot move food along)





Opening Lyrics Quiz

Quiz 131 – Round 4 – Music

Opening lyrics quiz – To which famous songs are these the opening lyrics?

1. “You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar when I met you….”

Don’t You Want Me – Human League

2. “See the stone set in your eyes…”

With or Without You – U2

3. “I still don’t know what I was waiting for and my time was running wild…”

Changes – David Bowie

4. “What’ll you do when you get lonely and no-one’s waiting by your side?”

Layla – Derek and the Dominoes

5. “I got this feeling inside my bones, it goes electric, wavy when I turn it on…”

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake

6. “Like the legend of the phoenix, all ends with beginnings…”

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

7. “Thanks for the times that you’ve given me, the memories are all in my mind…”

Three Times a Lady – Commodores

8. “She’s got a smile that it seems to me reminds me of childhood memories…”

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘N Roses

9. “I wonder if one day that you’ll say that you care…”

Puppet on a String – Sandie Shaw

10. “There must be some kind of way outta here, said the joker to the thief…”

All Along the Watchtower – The Jimi Hendrix Experience


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Art and Literature

Quiz 131 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

1. Who was the Poet Laureate between May 1999 and May 2009?

Andrew Motion

2. According to Douglas Adams’ ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, what is the answer to the ultimate question of Life, the Universe and Everything?


3. In which Charles Dickens novel do the characters of Esther Summerson and Mr John Jarndyce feature?

Bleak House

4. Which English cartoonist, illustrator and children’s writer is best-known for illustrating Roald Dahl’s books?

Quentin Blake

5. Which two primary colours could you mix together to make purple when painting?

Red and blue

6. Which American author published his fourth novel, ‘The Sound and the Fury’, in 1929?

William Faulkner

7. Paul Cézanne, Paul Gaugin, Vincent Van Gogh and Georges Seurat were the four major figures of which art movement?


8. Who wrote the 1997 historical novel ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’, which was later turned into a film of the same name?

Arthur Golden

9. Which English children’s author has published many books, including ‘Wave Me Goodbye’, ‘The Mum-Minder’ and ‘Lizzie Zipmouth’?

Jacqueline Wilson

10. What is the name on the girl who is the ‘Worst Witch’ in Jill Murphy’s books of the same name?

Mildred Hubble





IT Acronyms

Quiz 131 – Round 6 – IT Acronyms

IT acronyms quiz – Do you know what the following computing-related acronyms stand for?


Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

2. WWW

World Wide Web

3. ROM

Read-Only Memory


Static Random Access Memory

5. LAN

Local Area Network

6. CPU

Central Processing Unit

7. DES

Data Encryption Standard

8. FTP

File Transfer Protocol


HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure

10. VPN

Virtual Private Network


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Free Quiz Questions

Quiz 131 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

Free Quiz Questions

1. How many tarot cards are there in a pack?


2. The invention of blue jeans is attributed to Levi Strauss and who else?

Jacob Davis

3. An oval car sticker with the initials ‘GBM’ denotes a car from where?

The Isle of Man

4. ‘That’, ‘when’, ‘which’, ‘who’ and ‘whose’ are grammatical examples of which type of word?

Relative pronoun

5. New Orleans owns an airport which is named after which famous jazz musician?

Louis Armstrong

6. Tony Blair represented which constituency between 1983 and 2007?


7. Which American actor starred in ‘Interstellar’ (2014), ‘Dallas Buyer’s Club’ (2013) and ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’ (2003)?

Matthew McConaughey

8. Which comedian has had performances and subsequent videos/DVDs entitled ‘Definite Article’, ‘Glorious’ and ‘Dress to Kill’?

Eddie Izzard

9. What is 0.07 multiplied by 0.3?


10. Who was the first ever celebrity winner of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’?

Natasha Kaplinsky (With partner Brendan Cole)


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