Quiz 149

Currencies Before the Euro

Quiz 149 – Round 2 – Currencies

Currencies before the Euro – What were the national currencies of these countries before they joined the Euro?


1. Germany


2. Greece


3. Finland


4. Portugal


5. Estonia


6. Spain


7. Cyprus


8. Slovakia


9. Austria


10. Italy



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History Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 149 – Round 3 – History

1. Which two of Henry VIII’s wives were executed?

Anne Boleyn and Kathryn Howard

2. Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, followed by Queen Victoria – but who comes third in the list?

George III

3. Which English city was once known as Duroliponte?

Cambridge (Roman name)

4. What was the first name of the man after whom the Geiger counter was named?


5. What were the exact first words spoken by Neil Armstrong, shortly after he stepped onto the moon for the first time?

That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind (Neil Armstrong insisted he said ‘a’ but it was inaudible in recordings. Accept answers with or without)

6. In which city was RMS Titanic constructed?


7. The first successful vaccine was introduced by Edward Jenner in 1796. Which disease did it guard against?


8. What was the name of the baker in whose bakery the Great Fire of London of 1666 apparently started?

Thomas Farriner (or Farynor)

9. In which year was the Munich air disaster, when British European Airways flight 609 crashed while carrying the Manchester United football team?


10. In 1970, Venera 7 became the first spacecraft to successfully land on another planet and transmit data back to Earth. Which planet did it land on?





Debut Album Quiz

Quiz 149 – Round 4 – Music

Debut Album Quiz – Can you identify the famous band/singer from title of their debut album?

1. Empty Sky

Elton John

2. My Generation

The Who

3. My Aim is True

Elvis Costello

4. Blowin’ Your Mind!

Van Morisson

5. Leisure


6. My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair…But Now They’re Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows

T.Rex (Known as Tyrannosaurus Rex at the time)

7. Frank

Amy Winehouse

8. Definitely Maybe


9. The Kick Inside

Kate Bush

10. Parachutes





TV and Film Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 149 – Round 5 – TV and Film

1. Which Australian actor plays the title character of Thor in the recent Marvel film series and the Avengers films?

Chris Hemsworth

2. Who directed the first two films in the ‘Home Alone’ series?

Chris Columbus

3. In which year was ‘Coronation Street’ first broadcast?


4. The car in the TV series ‘Knight Rider’ was called KITT – but what did KITT stand for in the original series?

Knight Industries Two Thousand

5. Which three celebrities are new to the ‘Great British Bake Off’ (either as a presenter or a judge) since its move to Channel 4?

Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig and Prue Leith

6. The 1986 novel ‘It’ by Stephen King was turned into a film in 2017. What is the name of the clown?


7. What is the name of the character played by Sean Bean in ‘Game of Thrones’?

Eddard “Ned” Stark

8. Which Netflix original crime drama’s first two seasons are based on the story of Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar?


9. Who won ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in June 2018?

Lost Voice Guy (real name Lee Ridley)

10. What was the name of the pub frequented in ‘Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps’?

The Archer




Celebrity Birthdays Quiz

Quiz 149 – Round 6 – Celebrities

Celebrity Birthdays Quiz. The idea of this quiz is quite simple – in which decade were the following celebrities born?

1. Simon Cowell

1950s (1959)

2. Victoria Beckham

1970s (1974)

3. Adele

1980s (1988)

4. Stephen Fry

1950s (1957)

5. Anthony Hopkins

1930s (1937)

6. Gordon Ramsay

1060s (1966)

7. Daniel Radcliffe

1980s (1989)

8. Elton John

1940s (1947)

9. Naomi Campbell

1970s (1970)

10. Harry Styles

1990s (1994)

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Quiz 149 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is six-fourteenths of 112?


2. What is the name of the actress who played Phoebe Buffay in the sitcom ‘Friends’?

Lisa Kudrow

3. What is the chemical formula for ozone?


4. In which year did Theresa May become Prime Minister?


5. How many moons does the planet Venus have?


6. “Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.” These are lyrics taken from which 1983 song?

Let’s Dance – David Bowie

7. What is the name of the former director of the FBI who was sacked by President Trump in May 2017 over his handling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails?

James Comey

8. What is the capital of Vietnam?


9. Who was the mother of Henry VIII?

Elizabeth of York

10. Are there more calories in a McVitie’s Jaffa Cake (standard size) or a McVitie’s digestive biscuit (plain, not chocolate)?

Digestive biscuit (Jaffa Cake 46, digestive biscuit 71 – You can use the company’s nutrition selector here)