# Quiz 136

## Quiz 136 – Round 2 – Eurovision

Eurovision quiz – From which country did these Eurovision Song Contest winners come?

1. Hard Rock Hallelujah – Lordi

Finland (2006)

2. Rise Like a Phoenix – Conchita Wurst

Austria (2014)

3. What’s Another Year – Johnny Logan

Ireland (1980)

4. Fairytale – Alexander Rybak

Norway (2009)

5. Take Me to Your Heaven – Charlotte Nilsson

Sweden (1999)

6. Wild Dances – Ruslana

Ukraine (2004)

7. Diva – Dana International

Israel (1998)

8. Merci, Chérie – Udo Jürgens

Austria (1966)

9. Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi – Céline Dion

Switzerland (1988)

10. Satellite – Lena

Germany (2010)

## Quiz 136 – Round 3 – Maths

Maths pub quiz questions – Test your contestants with these mathematics questions.

1. What is an integer?

A whole number (can be positive or negative, but not a fraction or a decimal. This includes 0)

2. What is one-seventh of 161?

23

3. What is the name for an angle which is greater than 180⁰ and smaller than 360⁰?

Reflex

4. Which prime number is closest to 100?

101

5. What is the value of ‘Pi’ when rounded to three decimal places?

3.142 (3.14159265…. this is 3.142 rounded to three decimal places)

6. How many vertices are there on a tetrahedron?

4 (a tetrahedron is another term for a triangular-based pyramid and vertices are ‘corners’)

7. What is a ‘scalene’ triangle?

A triangle with three sides of differing length

8. What is the next number in the sequence: 2, 7, 22, 67, 202, …?

607 (Multiply the previous number by three and then add one)

9. What is the square root of 484?

22

10. How is following sequence of numbers formally known: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8. 13, 21, 34…?

Fibonacci Sequence

## Quiz 136 – Round 4 – Sport

Formula One Quiz – From which countries do/did these racing drivers come?

1. Sebastian Vettel

Germany

2. Jos Verstappen

Netherlands

3. Rubens Barrichello

Brazil

4. Kimi Räikkönen

Finland

5. Fernando Alonso

Spain

6. Mark Webber

Australia

7. Gerhard Berger

Austria

8. Jacques Villeneuve

9. Eddie Cheever

USA

10. Ronnie Peterson

Sweden

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## Quiz 136 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. Which German mathematician, astrologer and astronomer defined three laws of planetary motion, describing the movement of planets around the sun?

Johannes Kepler

2. Which chemical element’s neo-Latin name is Kalium, from which its symbol is derived?

Potassium (Symbol is K)

3. According to Sigmund Freud’s model of the psyche, the human personality can be separated into three elements: the ego, the super-ego and what?

The id

4. A ‘keloid’ on the human body is a type of what?

Scar

5. The world’s first commercial nuclear power station was opened in which country in 1956?

UK (Calder Hall – Later expanded to become Sellafield)

6. In which year did Yuri Gagarin become the first human to travel into outer space?

1961

7. In which part of the human body would the limbic system be found?

In the brain

8. Which New Zealand-born British physicist came to be known as ‘the father of nuclear physics’?

Ernest Rutherford

9. Which English inventor is best known for inventing the wind-up, or clockwork radio?

Trevor Baylis

10. Which chemical element is sometimes also known as quicksilver?

Mercury

## Quiz 136 – Round 6 – History

Three events from a year

1. Clement Attlee became Prime Minister, V-E Day was celebrated and George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ was published.

1945

2. The first episode of ‘EastEnders’ was broadcast, Comic Relief was launched and the first UK heart-lung transplant was carried out in Middlesex.

1985

3. Queen Victoria died at Osborne House, Alexandra Palace opened to the public and a national census was conducted.

1901

4. The BBC was formed, Andrew Bonar Law became Prime Minister and the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s Tomb in the Valley of the Kings was discovered.

1922

5. Fleetwood Mac’s album ‘Rumours’ was released, Red Rum won the Grand National for the third time and Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee.

1977

6. Old Trafford, the largest football stadium in England, was opened, Dr. Crippen was hanged in Pentonville prison and the Terra Nova set sail for the Antarctic in Robert Falcon Scott’s last expedition.

1910

7. Concorde was unveiled in France, the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act made pirate radio illegal and Milton Keynes was formally designated a ‘new town’.

1967

8. Winston Churchill resigned from his post as Prime Minister due to ill health, Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in the UK and Stirling Moss became the first English winner of the British Grand Prix.

1955

9. George VI became the first reigning monarch to visit Canada, petrol rationing and identity cards were introduced and registration for national service for men aged between 20 and 23 began.

1939

10. Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Ruby Jubilee, the Duke and Duchess of York separated and Betty Boothroyd became the first female Speaker of the House of Commons.

1992

## Quiz 136 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In Sergei Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’ which instruments represent the wolf?

French horns

2. Who wrote the 1951 short novel ‘The Old Man and the Sea’?

Ernest Hemingway

3. What is Samuel L. Jackson’s middle name?

Leroy

4. What colour is a New York City taxi?

Yellow

5. In which year was Halley’s Comet last visible from Earth?

1986

6. The Shard is the tallest building in the UK, but which is second tallest?

7. In which profession might the Stanislavski Method be used?

Acting

8. What is the capital of the Seychelles?

Victoria

1960s (1968)

10. Which of London’s theatres is the oldest to still be operating on its original site, despite being rebuilt four times?

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (originally dating back to 1663)