Quiz 2

TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 2 – Round 1 – TV and Film

1. Which actor was the first to play Doctor Who?

William Hartnell

2. The Eastenders theme tune was given lyrics and released as a single in 1986 by Anita Dobson – but what was the song called?

Anyone Can Fall In Love

3. Which actor played the original ‘Granddad’ in Only Fools and Horses?

Lennard Pearce

4. In 2008, Kate Winslet finally won an Academy Award for Best Actress – but which film was it for?

The Reader

5. The first three films of which child actress were Tiger Bay (1959), Pollyanna (1960) and The Parent Trap (1961)?

Hayley Mills

6. Which actress links ‘The Darling Buds of May’ and ‘Rosemary and Thyme’?

Pam Ferris

7. What was the name of the sequel to the 1986 film Highlander?

Highlander II: The Quickening

8. And which band recorded the soundtrack to the first Highlander film?


9. In the 1994 Disney film the Lion King, which actor provided the voice of the evil lion ‘Scar’?

Jeremy Irons

10. In the film Mary Poppins, who played Mrs Banks, mother to Jane and Michael?

Glynis Johns


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Sport quiz questions

Quiz 2 – Round 3 – Sport

1. Before 2012, in what year did Britain last host the Summer Olympics?


2. Which National football team does the former Chelsea star Fernando Torres play for?


3. In which sport would you find the terms madhouse, bed and leg?


4.  Who won the Wimbledon Men’s single’s championship every year between 1976 and 1980?

Bjorn Borg

5. In which Olympic event did Britain’s Denise Lewis compete?


6. Which football team plays at the Stadium of Light?

Sunderland F.C

7. Who won BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2010?

Jockey – A.P. Macoy

8. The nickname Whirlwind was given to which British snooker player?

Jimmy White

9. Which F1 driver was killed when he crashed into a barrier in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix?

Ayrton Senna

10. Which English County Cricket Club did Freddie Flintoff play for?



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Geography Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 2 – Round 4 – Geography

1. How many miles as the crow flies is it from John O’Groats to Land’s End? 603, 703 or 803?

603 miles.

2. In which country would you find the Dolomite mountains?


3. Lima is the capital of which Country?


4. Which 2 main London railway stations have the word Cross in their names?

Charing Cross and Kings Cross.

5. Which is the largest lake to be situated entirely within Canada?

Lake Bear (Lake Superior is only partly within Canada)

6.  Which is the largest island in the World?

Greenland (accept also Australia if you wish – please see comments below)

7. How many Countries does Mexico border?

3  (U.S.A, Guatemala and Belize)

8.  The Bahamas lie off the coast of which US state?


9.  In which capital city would you be if you had visited Grafton Street and the Ha’penny bridge?


10. Which English airport would you find off junction 8 of the M11?

London Stansted

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food and drink quiz questions and answers

Quiz 2 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

1. From which country does the traditional wine ‘retsina’ come?


2. What shape would you expect the pasta ‘farfalle’ to be?

bow-shaped/ butterfly shaped

3. What type of beans would you most likely find in a tin of baked beans?

Haricot beans

4. Which famous building would you find on the front of an HP Sauce bottle?

The Houses of Parliament

5. In which US State is Jack Daniel’s whiskey distilled?


6. Which celebrity supported the Chilli Con Carne flavoured crisps for Comic Relief in early 2011?

Jimmy Carr (Jimmy Con Carne)

7. Which fruit was previously known as a Chinese gooseberry?

Kiwi fruit

8. Which American cook was the subject of the 2010 film ‘Julie and Julia’?

Julia Child

9. Bouillabaisse is a French stew containing what?


10. A margarita cocktail includes tequila, lime juice and what?

Cointreau or triple sec





Science and Nature Quiz questions

Quiz 2 – Round 6 – Science and Nature

1. Which chemical element has the symbol Cl?


2. You would call a group of elephants a ‘herd’, but a group of which type of bird could you call an ‘unkindness’?


3. Which is the smallest planet in our solar system?


4. To which animal does the term ‘porcine’ refer?


5. Who invented the jet engine?

Sir Frank Whittle

6. What was the name of the first British woman to travel into space?

Helen Sharman

7. Which number on the litmus scale describes a substance that is neither acid nor alkaline, but instead is neutral?

7 (or PH7)

8. A brachiotomy is the medical term for the removal of which part of the body?

The arm

9. What is the common name for ascorbic acid?

Vitamin C

10. Where would you find the ‘ocean of storms’?

On the moon


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Free Pub Quizzes

Quiz 2 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What colour is zero on a roulette wheel?


2. Which football team are known as the Sky Blues?

Coventry City

3. From which English port did the Titanic set sail on April 10th 1912?


4. In Douglas Adams’s book ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy’, what is the answer to the universal question of life, the universe and everything?


5. What star sign would you be if you were born on the 1st of May?


6. In the film ‘The Sound of Music’, what was the name of the eldest Von Trapp child?


7. What is the capital city of Peru?


8. Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of what?

The number 13

9. What do the Americans call candy floss?

Cotton Candy

10. What colour were ET’s eyes?