Quiz 18

Art and Literature

Quiz 18 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

This week’s quiz involves more opening lines to famous literature. All you need to do is tell us what the line is from.

 1. “I am an invisible man.”

Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison

2. “You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, but that ain’t no matter.”

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

3. “I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good Family, tho’ not of that Country, my Father being a Foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull…”

Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

4. “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show”

David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

5. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

6. “The sweat wis lashing oafay Sick Boy; he wis trembling.”

Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh

7. “It was the day my grandmother exploded.”

The Crow Road – Iain Banks

8. “These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr Bucket.”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

9. “Renowned curator Jacques Saunière staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum’s Grand Gallery.”

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

10. “I will not drink more than fourteen alcohol units a week.”

Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding





Colour quiz

Quiz 18 – Round 3 – Colours

1. In the 1991 film, what colour were the fried tomatoes made at the Whistle Stop Café?


2. What colour did Alice Walker write about in 1982?

Purple (The Colour Purple)

3. Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool are three of the members of which ‘colourful’ rock band?

Green Day

 4. Which Irish television presenter was the host of ‘Going For Gold’ between 1987 and 1996?

Henry Kelly

5. Zadie Smith’s multi-award winning novel of the year 2000 had a colour in the title, what was the book called?

White Teeth

6. What type of creature is a yellow-shafted Flicker?

A bird (specifically a North-American woodpecker)

7. Adriana Caselotti was the voice of which colour-related animated film character?

Snow White

8. There are 4 seas named after colours; what are they?

White Sea, Black Sea, Red Sea and Yellow Sea

9. The precious stone of Lapis Lazuli is which colour?


10. In the original Star Trek, what colour were the shirts worn by Starfleet Security Personnel who frequently came to an untimely end in episodes, not long after they were introduced?






Music quiz

Quiz 18 – Round 4 – Music

This round is all about famous bands and their members – can you name the band from the people who were in them?

1. Michael ‘Mike D’ Diamond, Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch and Adam ‘Adrock’ Horovitz.

Beastie Boys

2. Shirley Owens, Doris Coley, Addie Harris and Beverly Lee.

The Shirelles

 3. Thom Yorke, Johnny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway and Ed O’Brien.


4. Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Larry Van Kriedt, Dave Evans and Colin Burgess.


5. Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine.

The Beach Boys

6. Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Angus MacLise

The Velvet Underground

7. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.


8. Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

Destiny’s Child

9. Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger and Daniel Adair.


10. Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork Michael Nesmith.

The Monkees





True or false

Quiz 18 – Round 5 – True or False

1. As far as has ever been reported, no-one has ever seen an ostrich bury its head in the sand.


2. Approximately one quarter of human bones are in the feet.

True – 52 bones in the feet and 206 in the whole body.

3. Popeye’s nephews were called Peepeye, Poopeye, Pipeye and Pupeye.


4. In ancient Rome, a special room called a vomitorium was available for diners to purge food in during meals.

False – It was the name for the entranceway to a stadium, nothing more.

5. The average person will shed 10 pounds of skin during their lifetime.

False – they will shed approximately 40.

6. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 m.p.h.


7. A slug’s blood is green.


8. The Great Wall Of China is visible from the moon.

False – at a low orbit the Great Wall is visible, but no man-made structure is visible from outer space or the moon.

9. Virtually all Las Vegas gambling casinos ensure that they have no clocks.


10. The total surface area of two human lungs have a surface area of approximately 70 square metres.






Science and Nature

Quiz 18 – Round 6 – Science and Nature

All of the below animals are hybrids of two others – can you work out which two animals each was produced from?

1. Liger

A lion and a tiger

2. Beefalo

A buffalo and a cow

3. Donkra

A donkey and a zebra

4. Hinny

A male horse and female donkey

5. Zeeonk

A zebra and a donkey

6. Grolar

A grizzly bear and a polar bear

7. Cama

A camel and a llama

8. Wholphin

A whale and a dolphin

9. Leopon

A male leopard and a female lion

10. Toast of Botswana

A sheep and a goat





Quiz 18 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. To which continent are the Masai people native?


2. Who wrote the original novel of ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’?

Ken Kesey

3. Which singer was born Stuart Leslie Goddard?

Adam Ant

4. Who won the Wimbledon men’s singles final in 2011?

Novak Djokovic

5. What does the ‘F’ stand for in John F. Kennedy?


6. Name four people who have starred on the team of the BBC ‘Eggheads’ (First names only will do!)

4 of; Kevin Ashman, Daphne Fowler, Chris Hughes, Judith Keppel, Barry Simmons, Pat Gibson, CJ De Mooi, Dave Rainford, Lisa  Thiel, Steve Cooke, Beth Webster (The last two were the winners of the 2016 show ‘Make Me an Egghead’)

7. What are homophones?

A word that is pronounced the same as another but has a different meaning; e.g. ‘ail’ and ‘ale’ or ‘ark’ and ‘arc’.

8. The French word ‘croissant’, when translated into English, means what?

Crescent (owing to its shape)

9. What is the hole in the front of a violin called, of which there are two, one either side of the strings?

F-hole (also owing to its shape)

10. Which vegetable do the Chinese call a ‘mad apple’, from a belief that it causes insanity?

Aubergine (Eggplant)