Quiz 144

Film Characters Quiz

Quiz 144 – Round 2 – Film

Film characters quiz – Who played these iconic film characters?

1. Ellen Ripley in the ‘Alien’ series.

Sigourney Weaver

2. ‘Doc’ Emmett Brown in the ‘Back to the Future’ series.

Christopher Lloyd

3. John McClane in the ‘Die Hard’ series.

Bruce Willis

4. Katniss Everdeen in ‘The Hunger Games’ series.

Jennifer Lawrence

5. Michael Corleone in the ‘Godfather’ series.

Al Pacino

6. Rick Blaine in ‘Casablanca’ (1942)

Humphrey Bogart

7. Princess Leia in the original ‘Star Wars’ series.

Carrie Fisher

8. Jeffrey ‘The Dude’ Lebowski in ‘The Big Lebowski’ (1998)

Jeff Bridges

9. Peter Venkman in ‘Ghostbusters’ (1984)

Bill Murray

10. Atticus Finch in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ (1962)

Gregory Peck


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Food and Drink

Quiz 144 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. Which Swedish word beginning with the letter s is a term for a buffet-style meal with a selection of hot and cold dishes?


2. What is added to a Martini to make a ‘Dirty Martini’?

Olive brine

3. Navarin is a type of French stew including which type of meat?

Lamb (or mutton)

4. Which Greek dip is made from strained or diluted yoghurt mixed with cucumber, garlic, salt, olive oil and often vinegar, lemon juice or herbs?


5. Which animal’s milk is used in pecorino cheese?


6. From which country does Brahma beer originate?


7. A Thai dish with  ‘mu’ (or sometimes ‘moo’) would include which type of meat?


8. The Rapel Valley is a large wine-producing region in which country?


9. Which French meat dish is named after a battle fought in the year 1800?

Chicken Marengo

10. What are the two main ingredients of a ‘Dark and Stormy’ cocktail?

Dark rum and ginger beer




Famous Spouses Quiz

Quiz 144 – Round 4 – Famous Spouses

Famous spouses quiz. Can you name the spouse of these Prime Ministers of the UK? First names will suffice. In the case of wives we have added the maiden name in brackets for information only, although you could award bonus points if you wish.

1. David Cameron

Samantha (Sheffield)

2. Harold Wilson

Mary (Baldwin)

3. Margaret Thatcher


4. James Callaghan

Audrey (Moulton)

5. Winston Churchill

Clementine (Hozier)

6. Theresa May


7. Anthony Eden

Clarissa (Spencer-Churchill)

8. John Major

Norma (Johnson)

9. Harold Macmillan

Dorothy (Lady Dorothy Cavendish)

10. Gordon Brown

Sarah (Macauley)


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Quiz 144 – Round 5 – Geography

1. In which country is the Port of Alexandria?


2. What is the official language of Liechtenstein?


3. In which European country is the region of Wallonia?


4. According to Greek Mythology, the Labyrinth held the Minotaur on which Greek island?


5. What is the capital of Nigeria?


6. Which two English counties are connected by the M5 motorway?

Devon and West Midlands

7. Which American state’s nickname is the ‘Sunflower State’?


8. How many countries border Germany?

Nine (Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands)

9. In which English county is Blenheim Palace?


10. Which American city is served by McCarran International Airport?

Las Vegas




Musical Instruments Quiz

Quiz 144 – Round 6 – Musical Instruments

Musical instruments quiz. Below are ten makers of musical instruments, but can you identify which type of instrument they specialise in? All are known predominantly for one type of instrument, although they may produce others.

1. Rickenbacker


2. Steinway & Sons


3. Stradivarius


4. Selmer Mark VI (Model name) made by Henri Selmer Paris


5. Kala


6. Schilke Music Products

Trumpet (and other brass)

7. Gabbanelli


8. Brannen Brothers


9. Lee Oskar


10. Pearl

Drums/Percussion instruments


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Quiz 144 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

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


2. What is the capital of the US state of Wyoming?


3. From which language does the word ‘futon’ originate?


4. What is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet?


5. Which actress played Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey?

Michelle Dockery

6. Who was the original UK host of the ITV game show ‘The Price is Right’?

Leslie Crowther

7. Which word is used for a period of play in a game of polo, each of which lasts for between seven and seven-and-a-half minutes?


8. In which Hawaiian city was Barack Obama born?


9. In which year did Tony Blair become Prime Minister of the UK?


10. Which London Underground line has the most stations?

District Line (60 stations)