Quiz 17

Music quiz

Quiz 17 – Round 2 – Music

More lyrics anyone? These are all opening lines…

1. “I was born in a cross-fire hurricane.”

Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones

2. “My baby don’t mess around because she loves me so and this I know for sure.”

Hey Ya! – Outkast

3. “You light up another cigarette and I pour the wine.”

Promise Me – Beverley Craven

4. “You light the skies up above me, a star so bright you blind me.”

Rule The World – Take That

5. “If you like to gamble I tell you I’m your man, you win some, lose some it’s all the same to me.”

Ace of Spades – Motörhead

6. “I wanna hold ’em like they do in Texas please.”

Poker Face – Lady Gaga

7. “Maybe I didn’t treat you quite as good as I should have.”

Always On My Mind – Elvis Presley

8. “Now I’m the king of the swingers, oh, the jungle V.I.P.”

I Wanna Be Like You – The Jungle Book (sung by Louis Prima in the film)

9. “Round, like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel.”

The Windmills Of Your Mind – Noel Harrison/Sting/Dusty Springfield

10. “Fear me you lords and lady preachers, I descend upon your earth from the skies.”

Seven Seas Of Rhye – Queen





2000 quiz

Quiz 17 – Round 3 – The 2000s

1. What is J.K. Rowling’s first name?

Joanne (She has no middle name – see comments below)

2. Who won the first series of ‘Pop Idol’ in 2002?

Will Young

3. Which 2008 Danny Boyle film tells the story of Jamal Malik?

Slumdog Millionaire

4. Which country’s football team won  Euro 2008?


5. In which year was Barack Obama inaugurated as American President?

2009 (He won the election in 2008, presidents are not inaugurated until January)

6. Which U.S. rapper shot to fame with the single ‘Because I Got High’ in 2000?


7. Which iconic gadget was first released on November 10th 2001?

The iPod

8. Which 2001 Steven Spielberg film saw Haley Joel Osment playing a robotic boy trying to earn the love of his human mother?

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

9. On August 21st 2002 police confirmed that they had found the bodies of murdered schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman; in which Cambridgeshire town?


10. After years of declining health, Pope John Paul II died on 2nd April… in which year?






Catchphrase Quiz

Quiz 17 – Round 4 – Quotes

1. According to Alexander Pope, “To err is human, to forgive…” is what?


2. Who said “Give me a museum and I’ll fill it!”?

Pablo Picasso

3. Which famous poet spoke the famous last words “I have just had eighteen whiskies in a row. I do believe that is a record.”

Dylan Thomas

4. Who said ‘The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it”?

Oscar Wilde

5. And continuing with Oscar Wilde, on arriving at U.S. customs in 1882 he said “I have nothing to declare except…” what?

My genius

6. According to the opening line of Alice Walker’s ‘The colour Purple’, “You better not never tell nobody but…” who?


7. “A forgone conclusion” is a commonly used phrase which was originally penned by which author?

William Shakespeare

8. And continuing with Shakespeare, the phrase “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!” comes from which play?

Richard III

9. According to Abraham Lincoln “A house divided against itself cannot…” do what?


10. According to a famous feminist slogan often attributed to Gloria Steinem, “A woman needs a man like…” what?

A fish needs a bicycle





Art and Literature

Quiz 17 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

1. What were the names of the two elder children in Mary Poppins, who are main characters in the story?

Jane and Michael (Banks)

2. In the children’s ‘Where’s Wally?’ books, Wally wears a striped jumper of which two colours?

Red and white

3. Who wrote ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, on which Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s musical is based?

T.S. Eliot

4. Who wrote ‘Cold Comfort Farm’?

Stella Gibbons

5. Which was the third book in the Harry Potter series?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

6. What colour is ‘celeste’?


7. Peter Paul Rubens was born in the equivalent of which modern-day country?

Germany (Then Westphalia)

8. C.S. Lewis wrote how many books in the Chronicles of Narnia series?


9. Kay Scarpetta is a fictional detective invented by which author?

Patricia Cornwell

10. Dick Francis published his first novel in 1962; what was his previous profession?

Horse-racing jockey





Science and Nature

Quiz 17 – Round 6 – Science and Nature

1. What can have a variety of types; among them ‘cirrus’, ‘stratus’ and ‘cumulus’?


2. NaCl is the chemical formula for which household substance?

Salt (Sodium Chloride)

3. What in the human body is the umbilicus?

Belly button/navel

4. What is the average body temperature of a human being, in degrees Celsius?


5. Triton is a moon of which planet?


6. The word laser was originally an acronym – what does it stand for?

Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

7. Which is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature?


8. What is the technical name for the Northern Lights?

Aurora Borealis

9. Eastman Kodak introduced an inexpensive, lightweight camera in 1900 – what was it called?


10. A mandrill is a type of which animal?






Quiz 17 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In the film of ‘The Lion King’, what is the name of Simba’s love interest?


2. Which President of the United States had children named Maureen, Michael, Christine, Patti and Ron?

Ronald Reagan

3. In Greek mythology, who was the father of Apollo?


4. ‘Babe’ is the film version of which book by Dick King-Smith?

The Sheep-Pig

5. What is a chuckwalla a type of?


6. Who played Rizzo in the film of Grease?

Stockard Channing

7. Jamelia was previously married to which footballer?

Darren Byfield

8. Persia is a previous name of which country?


9. How many states make up the country of Germany?


10. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was not christened as such; what was his original Christian name?