Quiz 139

Lyrics Pub Quiz

Quiz 139 – Round 2 – Music

Lyrics Pub Quiz – Of which songs are the following the opening lyrics?

1. “We are search lights, we can see in the dark, we are rockets pointing up at the stars.”

What About Us – P!nk

2. “Wake up in the morning with a head like ‘What ya done?'”

I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters

3. “She packed my bags last night pre-flight, zero hour nine a.m.”

Rocket Man – Elton John

4. “Clock strikes upon the hour and the sun begins to fade”

I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston

5. “Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world”

Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

6. “There’s a fire starting in my heart, reaching a fever pitch and it’s bringing me out the dark”

Rolling in the Deep – Adele

7. “Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone”

Like a Prayer – Madonna

8. “She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene”

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

9. “I’m through with standin’ in lines to clubs I’ll never get in, it’s like the bottom of the ninth and I’m never gonna win”

Rockstar – Nickelback

10. “Well she was just seventeen, you know what I mean”

I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles


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TV and Film Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 139 – Round 3 – TV and Film

TV and Film Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

1. Which former ‘Coronation Street’ actress plays ‘Doctor Foster’ in the BBC drama series of the same name?

Suranne Jones

2. Which Agatha Christie detective novel has been adapted into a new 2017 film directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh?

Murder on the Orient Express

3. Name three people who have hosted the UK quiz show ‘Mastermind’.

Any three of: Magnus Magnusson, Peter Snow, Clive Anderson and John Humphrys

4. Which historical character is portrayed by David Mitchell in the BBC2 comedy series ‘Upstart Crow’?

William Shakespeare

5. Which actor’s film roles have included Mr Brown in the 2014 film version of ‘Paddington’ and Mr Rushworth in ‘Mansfield Park’?

Hugh Bonneville

6. Who got pushed into the Thames and disappeared, presumed dead, in ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ (2014)?

Kate Moss

7. Which short-lived 1990s soap opera told the story of ex-pats living in the fictional town of Los Barcos in Spain?


8. What was the surname of Polly, the long-suffering waitress and general assistant at ‘Fawlty Towers’?


9. Which actress played Cath Hardacre, a nurse who posed as her doctor friend Ally Sutton, in the 2017 BBC drama ‘Trust Me’?

Jodie Whittaker

10. Which former ‘Bergerac’ actress played Rosa di Marco in EastEnders between 1998 and 2000?

Louise Jameson



Phobia Quiz

Quiz 139 – Round 4 – Phobias

Phobia Quiz – Of what or whom are the following phobias?

1. Aerophobia

Fear of flying

2. Acrophobia

Fear of heights

3. Mysophobia

Fear of germs

4. Carcinophobia

Fear of cancer

5. Cynophobia

Fear of dogs

6. Claustrophobia

Fear of small/confined spaces

7. Monophobia

Fear of being alone

8. Haemophobia

Fear of blood

9. Nyctophobia

Fear of darkness

10. Gynophobia

Fear of women


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Geography Trivia

Quiz 139 – Round 5 – Geography

Geography Trivia – Questions and Answers for your pub quiz.

1. Which is the most southerly capital city in the world?


2. Similarly, which is the northernmost capital city in the world?


3. In which country is Mount Vesuvius located?


4. Which are the two official languages of Cameroon?

English and French

5. In which country is the busiest airport in the world, according to the Airport Council International’s total passenger figures for 2016?

USA (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

6. Name five countries through which the River Nile passes?

Five of: Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Eritrea

7. In which American state is Mount Rushmore located?

South Dakota

8. There are four ‘Tate’ galleries; two are in London but where are the other two?

St. Ives (Cornwall) and Liverpool 

9. Chişinău is the capital city of which country?


10. Cape Canaveral was renamed in 1963 by Lyndon B. Johnson and reverted back to its original name in 1973. How was it known between these dates?

Cape Kennedy


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Children's Book Quiz

Quiz 139 – Round 6 – Children’s Books

Children’s Book Quiz – From which books have the following opening lines been taken?

1. “The first place that I can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it.”

Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

2. “Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.”

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

3. “It was seven o’clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day’s rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in their tips.”

The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling

4. “The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home.”

The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

5. “These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr. Bucket.”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

6. “It was 7 minutes after midnight. The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears’ house. Its eyes were closed.”

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

7. “If you went too near the edge of the chalk-pit the ground would give way. Barney had been told this often enough.”

Stig of the Dump – Clive King

8. “Mrs. Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies’ eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place.”

Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery

9. “Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches stood at the top of a high mountain surrounded by a pine forest.”

The Worst Witch – Jill Murphy

10. “Yes,’ said Tom bluntly, on opening the front door. ‘What d’you want?’ A harassed middle-aged woman in a green coat and felt hat stood on his step.”

Goodnight Mister Tom – Michelle Magorian


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Free General Knowledge Quiz

Quiz 139 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is the highest possible hand in a game of poker?

A Royal Flush (10, J, Q, K, A)

2. Who wrote the cautionary poem, ‘Matilda who told lies and was burned to death’?

Hilaire Belloc

3. A car with the international license plate code of IL comes from which country?


4. According to the proverb, when should you not change your horses?

Midstream (Don’t change horses in midstream)

5. Name all six characters who represent the players in an original game of ‘Cluedo’.

Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock, Professor Plum

6. What is the current cost of a standard UK colour television license?

£147 (Correct as of 22/01/18 – If you are using the questions a long time after publication I suggest verifying this answer using this link http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/tv-licence-types-and-costs-top2 )

7. Who was manager of the England football team at the time of their 1966 World Cup victory?

Alf Ramsey

8. In which year was Concorde first flown?


9. How many players are there on a curling team?


10. According to the McDonalds nutrition calculator, how many calories are there in one of their cheeseburgers: 200, 300 or 400 kcal?

300 kcal (https://www.mcdonalds.com/gb/en-gb/good-to-know/nutrition-calculator.html) (Correct as of 22/01/18 – I am aware that recipes change over time so again, if you are using this quiz a while after publication I would recommend verifying this)