Quiz 157

US Sitcoms Quiz

Quiz 157 – Round 2 – US Sitcoms

US Sitcoms Quiz. Who played…?

1. Phoebe Buffay in ‘Friends’?

Lisa Kudrow

2. Carla Tortelli in ‘Cheers’?

Rhea Perlman

3. Grace Adler in ‘Will & Grace’?

Debra Messing

4. Samantha Stevens in ‘Bewitched’?

Elizabeth Montgomery

5. Dr. Niles Crane in ‘Frasier’?

David Hyde Pierce

6. Sophia Petrillo in ‘The Golden Girls’?

Estelle Getty

7. Leonard Hofstadter in ‘The Big Bang Theory’?

Johnny Galecki

8. Jay Pritchett in ‘Modern Family’?

Ed O’Neill

9. Marshall Eriksen in ‘How I Met Your Mother’?

Jason Segel

10. Richie Cunningham in ‘Happy Days’?

Ron Howard





Science and Nature

Quiz 157 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

1. Where in the human body would the limbic system be found?

In the brain

2. Which type of mammal is a gelada?

Monkey (Sometimes called bleeding-heart monkey and found only in Ethiopia)

3. Which part of the body is affected by Gorham’s Disease?


4. What is the collective noun used for a group of grasshoppers?

A cloud

5. Of what is phonology the study?

Sounds (within a language and across languages – accept all reasonable answers)

6. “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Whose third law is this?

Sir Isaac Newton

7. The MMR vaccine protects against which three diseases?

Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles)

8. Which two letters of the alphabet make up the chemical symbol for mercury?


9. An ‘epiphyte’ is an organism that grows on the surface of what?

A plant (Eg. moss or lichens)

10. A ‘light breeze’ of between 4 and 7 miles per hour would read as which number on the Beaufort Wind Force scale?

2 (0 = calm, 12 = hurricane)





Game Shows Quiz

Quiz 157 – Round 4 – Game Shows

The following are UK TV game shows and panel shows but we have reduced their names to the first letter of each word only. Can you identify them?


Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?


Have I Got News For You

3. TTK

Through the Keyhole

4. FTO

Fifteen to One


Whose Line Is It Anyway?


Deal or No Deal


The Price is Right


A League of Their Own


Play Your Cards Right

10. OC

Only Connect






Quiz 157 – Round 5 – Music

1. Who debuted at number one in the UK in October 2011 with ‘We Found Love’?

Rihanna (ft. Calvin Harris)

2. Which American singer stars as ‘Ally’ in the 2018 film ‘A Star is Born’?

Lady Gaga

3. Who wrote and originally recorded ‘Make You Feel My Love’ which later provided Adele with a hit in the UK?

Bob Dylan

4. What is Madonna’s middle name?

Louise (born Madonna Louise Ciccone)

5. What was the name of Billy J. Kramer’s backing band?

The Dakotas

6. What is the first track on the original ‘Greatest Hits’ album by Queen?

Bohemian Rhapsody

7. Which American singer had hits in the 1980s with ‘Toy Soldiers’ and ‘I Feel the Earth Move’?


8. Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and other famous singers were all the same age when they died. How old was this?


9. Millie Small is a Jamaican singer best known for her 1964 version of which song?

My Boy Lollipop

10. The Righteous Brothers were brothers in real-life. True or false?

False (They were Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley)





Art and Literature

Quiz 157 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

Who wrote these famous works of literature?

1. Invisible Man (1952)

Ralph Ellison

2. Mrs Dalloway (1925)

Virginia Woolf

3. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864)

Jules Verne

4. The Sound and the Fury (1929)

William Faulkner

5. In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu –  Also translated as ‘Remembrance of Things Past – 7 volumes between 1871 and 1922)

Marcel Proust

6. Gulliver’s Travels (1726)

Jonathan Swift

7. The Trial (1925)

Franz Kafka

8. Beloved (1987)

Toni Morrison

9. Midnight’s Children (1981)

Salman Rushdie

10. The Old Man and the Sea (1951)

Ernest Hemingway





Free General Knowledge Quiz

Quiz 157 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who was the shortest-serving UK Prime Minister of the 20th century?

Andrew Bonar Law (served for only 210 days)

2. Which is the only letter in Scrabble to have a value of five points?


3. After which Dutch explorer was the island state of Tasmania named?

Abel Tasman

4. What is the product of the number of playing cards in a pack and the number of minutes in an hour?

3120 (52 X 60)

5. Tobermory is the capital of which Scottish island?


6. Which London Underground line has the most stations?

District Line (60 stations)

7. ‘Hand on Your Heart’, ‘Wouldn’t Change a Thing’ and ‘Tears on My Pillow’ were all tracks on which 1990 studio album by Kylie Minogue?

Enjoy Yourself

8. Who wrote the books on which the series ‘Game of Thrones’ is based?

George R.R. Martin

9. What is the national currency of Trinidad and Tobago?

Trinidad and Tobago Dollar

10. How many football matches were played in total in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia?