Quiz 148

Vehicle Registration Quiz

Quiz 148 – Round 2 – The World

Vehicle registration quiz – Of which countries are these the international vehicle registration codes?

1. UAE

United Arab Emirates

2. C


3. CH


4. CDN


5. PL


6. N


7. LV


8. I


9. CZ

Czech Republic

10. BG



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80s Music Quiz

Quiz 148 – Round 3 – 80s Music

80s Music Quiz Questions

1. Which band released 80s albums entitled ‘Speak & Spell’, ‘Black Celebration’ and ‘Music for the Masses’?

Depeche Mode

2. “Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by.” These are lyrics from which 1983 hit?

Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler

3. Which singer and songwriter was born Michael Barratt in 1948?

Shakin’ Stevens

4. Name two of the three original members of Bananarama.

Two of: Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward 

5. What was the name of Michael Jackson’s first solo UK number one hit?

One Day in Your Life

6. Which Australian singer-songwriter had a hit in 1987 with the song ‘Suddenly’, made famous because it was used as the soundtrack for Scott and Charlene’s wedding in ‘Neighbours’?

Angry Anderson

7. Which Scottish band had a 1985 hit with ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’?

Simple Minds

8. Name both members of the ‘Pet Shop Boys’.

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe

9. “I love you though you hurt me so, now I’m gonna pack my things and go.” From which successful 1981 cover version do these lyrics come from?

Tainted Love – Soft Cell (Originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964)

10. The satirical comedy show ‘Spitting Image’ had a UK number one hit in 1986 – What was it called?

The Chicken Song





Rugby Quiz

Quiz 148 – Round 4 – Sport

Rugby Quiz – Can you identify these national Rugby League teams from their nicknames?

1. The Wolverines


2. The Dragons


3. The Rhinos

South Africa

4. The Tomahawks


5. The Kiwis

New Zealand

6. The Vikings


7. The Wolfhounds


8. The Bears


9. The Bravehearts


10. The Wahoos

West Indies


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Art and Literature

Quiz 148 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

1. Who served as Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom between October 1972 and May 1984?

John Betjeman

2. Which two types of animal were used as the mallets and balls at the Queen’s croquet ground in Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’?

Flamingoes as mallets and hedgehogs as balls

3. How old was Adrian Mole when he wrote his ‘Secret Diary’ according to Sue Townsend’s 1982 book?

Thirteen and three-quarters

4. In which country would you find the State Hermitage Museum?

Russia (St. Petersburg)

5. Who created the cartoon character ‘Garfield’?

Jim Davis

6. In which modern-day country was Rembrandt born?

Netherlands (Was the Dutch Republic at the time)

7. ‘A Bigger Splash’, ‘Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy’ and ‘Garrowby Hill’ are all paintings by which English artist?

David Hockney

8. Published in 2017, ‘Only Fools and Stories’ is whose second autobiography?

David Jason

9. “Night is generally my time for walking.” This is the opening line to which novel by Charles Dickens?

The Old Curiosity Shop

10. What is Frankenstein’s first name in Mary Shelley’s novel?






Sitcom Characters Quiz

Quiz 148 – Round 6 – Sitcoms

Sitcom characters quiz – We will give you a list of three characters from a well-known sitcom. All you need to do is name the sitcom.

1. Hugo Horton, Jim Trott and Geraldine Granger

The Vicar of Dibley

2. James Twelvetrees, Alf Stokes and Ivy Teasdale

You Rang, M’Lord

3. Yvette Carte-Blanche, Lieutenant Hubert Gruber and Officer Crabtree

‘Allo ‘Allo

4. Roy Trenneman, Maurice Moss and Jen Barber

The IT Crowd

5. Caroline Wheatley, Laura West and Charlie Burrows

The Upper Hand

6. Tracey Stubbs, Sharon Theodopolopodous and Dorien Green

Birds of a Feather

7. Bren, Dolly and Jean


8. George Dent, Sally Smedley and Gus Hedges

Drop the Dead Donkey

9. David Brent, Tim Canterbury and Gareth Keenan

The Office

10. Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, Richard DeVere and Marjory Frobisher

To the Manor Born


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Quiz 148 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. If someone uses the letters MRCVS after their name, which profession do they have?

Vet (Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons)

2. What is seven-eighths of 216?


3. Who wrote the award-winning novel ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’, which has now been adapted into both a film and a play?

Mark Haddon

4. Who has been the Channel 4 show Countdown’s resident lexicographer and etymologist in ‘Dictionary Corner’ since 1992?

Susie Dent

5. Name two of Liza Minelli’s former husbands.

Two of: David Gest, Mark Gero, Jack Haley Jr. or Peter Allen

6. What is the name of the character played by Tom Cruise in the ‘Mission Impossible’ films?

Ethan Hunt

7. Which is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides?


8. What is the name of the character played by Halle Berry in the ‘X-Men’ film series?

Storm/Ororo Munroe

9. Which is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates?

Abu Dhabi

10. The letters of the word ‘restrain’ can be rearranged to form four other words. Can you list three of them?

Three of: retrains, strainer, terrains and trainers