Quiz 158

Rock Bands Quiz

Quiz 158 – Round 2 – Rock Bands

Rock bands quiz – Can your contestants identify the rock band from the first names of the members of the original line-up.

1. Jimmy, Robert, John and John

Led Zepelin

2. Roger, Pete, Keith and John

The Who

3. John, Tico, Richie, Alec and David

Bon Jovi

4. Jim, Ray, Robbbie and John

The Doors

5. James, Lars, Ron and Dave


6. Axl, Slash, Izzy, Duff and Steven

Guns N’ Roses

7. Syd, Nick, Roger and Richard

Pink Floyd

8. Freddie, Brian, Roger and John


9. Tony, Geezer, Ozzy and Bill

Black Sabbath

10. Mark, David, John and Pick

Dire Straits


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Art and Literature

Quiz 158 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

1. Which two cities provide the setting for Charles Dickens’s ‘A Tale of Two Cities’?

London and Paris

2. What are the names of the three ‘Darling’ children in J.M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’?

Wendy, John and Michael

3. Which book of the New Testament comes after the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John?

Acts (of the Apostles)

4. In which century was the Florentine painter known as Sandro Botticelli born?

15th century (born around 1445)

5. Which cartoon animal is owned by Jon Arbuckle?

Garfield (and Odie)

6. In ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ by Douglas Adams, which character chose his name because “when he first arrived fifteen years ago, the minimal research he had done had suggested to him…” that it would be “… nicely inconspicuous”?

Ford Prefect

7. Who wrote the 1936 novel ‘Gone with the Wind’, on which the 1939 film of the same name was based?

Margaret Mitchell

8. Which Shakespearean play features the characters of Goneril, Regan and Cordelia?

King Lear

9. What is the first name of Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter books?


10. A Banksy painting of ‘Girl with Balloon’ self-shredded after selling at action in October. Where did this take place?

Sotheby’s in London


US English Quiz

Quiz 158 – Round 4 – US English

US English Quiz – What would the following be called in America?

1. A catapult

A slingshot

2. A skipping rope

A jump rope

3. A ticket tout

A scalper

4. A zebra crossing

A crosswalk

5. An aubergine

An eggplant

6. A dummy (for a baby)

A pacifier

7. A waiscoat

A vest

8. An indicator (on a car)

A blinker/turn signal

9. A Dustbin

A garbage can/Trash can

10. Braces (for trousers)



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Quiz 158 – Round 5 – Geography

1. Which country of South America shares a land border with the most other countries?

Brazil (borders every other South American country except Ecuador and Chile)

2. Which line on a London underground map is coloured brown?


3. Bamako is the capital of which African country?


4. Which major river either passes through or touches the border of Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine?


5. Can you correctly spell the US state of Massachusetts?


6. Which historical region of Western Asia corresponds approximately with large parts of Iraq and Kuwait plus some of Saudi Arabia and Syria?


7. What is the capital of the Australian state of New South Wales?


8. In which country would you find the Lop Desert?


9. How was John F. Kennedy Airport known until it was renamed in memory of the former president in 1963?

Idlewild Airport

10. Which two colours feature in St. Piran’s flag, the flag of Cornwall?

Black and white (a white cross on a black background)

Film Villains Quiz

Quiz 158 – Round 6 – Film Villains

Film Villains Quiz – In which films did the following villains (first) appear? Some appeared first in books but we would like the name of the first film in which they appeared (where different).

1. Nurse Ratched

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

2. Annie Wilkes

Misery (1990)

3. Hans Gruber 

Die Hard (1988)

4. Leatherface

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

5. Patrick Bateman

American Psycho (2000)

6. Alex Forrest

Fatal Attraction (1987)

7. Miranda Priestly

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

8. Ernst Stavro Blofeld 

From Russia with Love (1963)

9. Alex DeLarge

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

10. Travis Bickle

Taxi Driver (1976)


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Free General Knowledge Quiz

Quiz 158 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. ‘Bright Eyes’ by Art Garfunkel was used in the soundtrack to which 1978 animated film?

Watership Down

2. Which UK airport has the IATA code GLA?

Glasgow International

3. In which country was the renowned cricketer Brian Lara born?

Trinidad and Tobago 

4. Which metal has the chemical symbol Pb?


5. According to the idiom, what do ‘birds of a feather’ do?

Flock together

6. What does the surname ‘Singh’ mean when translated into English?


7. Name all the members of the Jackson 5.

Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael

8. Lemurs are native to which island?


9. Which sport is featured in the 2003 film ‘Seabiscuit’?

Horseracing (Seabiscuit was the name of a champion US racehorse)

10. Who is older, Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn?

Jeremy Corbyn (Born 26th May 1949, Theresa May was born 1st October 1956)