Quiz 145

London Underground Quiz

Quiz 145 – Round 2 – London Underground

London Underground Quiz – We will give you the names of three tube stations, you need to tell us which line all three are on. Due to the nature of the underground, sometimes two of the three stations may be on more than one line. Only one line includes all three.

1. Oxford Circus, Shepherd’s Bush and Bethnal Green


2. Heathrow Terminal 4, Hyde Park Corner and Cockfosters


3. Marylebone, Wembley Central and Regent’s Park


4. Clapham Common, Old Street and Mornington Crescent


5. South Kensington, Liverpool Street and Shepherd’s Bush Market

Circle (Two are on both the District and the Hammersmith and City but not all)

6. Brixton, Pimlico and Finsbury Park


7. Hammersmith, Wood Lane and Upton Park

Hammersmith and City

8. Hillingdon, West Harrow and Liverpool Street


9. Southwark, Canary Wharf and Canning Town


10. Upminster, Richmond and Wimbledon






History Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 145 – Round 3 – History

1. Who was the first wife of Henry VIII?

Catherine of Aragon

2. Who became the first President of the Republic of Ireland in June 1938?

Douglas Hyde

3. The USSR dissolved into how may independent countries in 1991?

Fifteen (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Russia)

4. The Belgian revolution of 1830-1831 led to their independence from which country?


5. Approximately how many thousand years ago was Stonehenge erected?

5000 (erected around 2500BC )

6. A surprise attack by the Japanese on which naval base led to the US entering World War II?

Pearl Harbor

7. The Battle of Bosworth Field was the last significant battle of which series of civil wars?

Wars of the Roses

8. Which famous first was achieved by Constance Markievicz on 14th December 1918?

She was the first woman to be elected to the British House of Commons (She did not, however, take her seat – Nancy Astor was the first to do so in 1919)

9. On which date did Euro coins and bank notes first enter general circulation?

1st January 2002

10. How many British monarchs were crowned during the twentieth century?

Four (Edward VII, George V, George VI and Elizabeth II – Edward VIII was never crowned)





Fictional Characters Quiz

Quiz 145 – Round 4 – Fictional Characters

Fictional Characters Quiz – Which fictional character has been played by each of the actors listed?

1. Basil Rathbone, Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr.

Sherlock Holmes

2. Tobey Maguire, Tom Holland and Nicholas Hammond


3. Margaret Rutherford, Joan Hickson and Geraldine McEwan

Miss Marple

4. Ian Holm, Martin Freeman and Norman Bird

Bilbo Baggins

5. Anne Hathaway, Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry


6. Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor

Obi-Wan Kenobi

7. Margot Kidder, Noel Neill and Teri Hatcher

Lois Lane

8. Fay Wray, Naomi Watts and Jessica Lange

Ann Darrow (King Kong)

9. Eric Bana, Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo

The Hulk

10. Jennifer Ehle, Greer Garson and Keira Knightley

Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice)


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Quiz 145 – Round 5 – Music

1. Who had a number one hit in the UK in 1987 with a cover version of ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’, originally released by Tommy James and the Shondells?


2. Which was the first ‘Kinks’ single to reach number one in the UK?

You Really Got Me (1964)

3. Which American rapper was born Shawn Corey Carter in New York City in 1969?


4. Adam Levine in the lead singer of which US pop rock band?

Maroon 5

5. “When I was six years old I broke my leg, I was running from my brother and his friends…” These are the opening lyrics of which 2017 hit?

Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran

6. Which American vocal quartet provided backing vocals for Elvis Presley between 1956 and 1972?

The Jordanaires

7. Which UK rock band’s albums include ‘Black Holes and Revelations’ and ‘The 2nd Law’?


8. The ‘Explorer’, the ‘Flying V’ and the ‘Les Paul’ are guitar models by which manufacturers?


9. Don Lusher and J.J. Johnson were famous players of which musical instrument?


10. “Street’s like a jungle, so call the police, following the herd down to Greece on holiday…” These are the opening lyrics to which 1994 hit?

Girls and Boys – Blur





Opening Lines Quiz

Quiz 145 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

Opening lines quiz – Of which famous works of literature are these the opening lines?

1. “Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene…”

Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare

2. “Dr. Iannis had enjoyed a satisfactory day in which none of his patients had died or got any worse.”

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres

3. “Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can’t be sure.”

The Stranger – Albert Camus

4. All children, except one, grow up.”

Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie

5. “My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip.”

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

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. “Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, Privet Drive.”

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling

8. “Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun.”

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

9. “Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this sun of York…”

Richard III – William Shakespeare

10. “One thing was certain, that the white kitten had nothing to do with it: – it was the black kitten’s fault entirely.”

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll


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Quiz 145 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. ‘Honey Ryder’ was a ‘Bond Girl’ played by which actress?

Ursula Andress (Dr. No)

2. Which type of angle is greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees?


3. What links the following words: colour, fall and log?

They can all be preceded by the word ‘water’ to make other words

4. The artist Frida Kahlo was born in which country?


5. What does DVD stand for?

Digital Versatile Disc (formerly digital video disc)

6. Which actress and comedienne played Zainab Khan (previously Masood) in EastEnders?

Nina Wadia

7 Baku is the capital of which country?


8. Which country won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest?


9. Which UK high street store went into administration on 26th November 2008?


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

1961 (12th April)