Quiz 20

TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 20 – Round 2 – TV and Film

1. In the film ‘Shirley Valentine’, starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti, which country did Shirley go on holiday to?


2. In how many James Bond films did Roger Moore play 007?

7; Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy and A View to a Kill

3. Which 1994 US comedy film had the tag line “What the one doesn’t have, the other is missing”.

Dumb and Dumber

4. The 1987 film ‘The Cure for Insomnia’ holds which world record?

The longest film – at 87 hours long

5. In the 2003 film ’Finding Nemo’, what type of fish is Nemo?


6. What is the name of the film and television production company founded by Adam Sandler?

Happy Madison

7. In the 2000 film ‘Castaway’, what company does Tom Hanks work for before his plane crashes and he is washed up on a desert island?


8. In the film ‘Bambi’, what is the name of Bambi’s childhood friend and future mate?


9. In the film of ‘Groundhog Day’, which song is playing on the radio alarm each morning, waking Phil Connors to the same day over and over again?

‘I Got You Babe’ – Sonny and Cher

10. What was the name of the woodpecker in the children’s television show ‘Bagpuss’?

Professor Yaffle





Quiz 20 – Round 3 – Information Technology

1. What does ‘FTP’ stand for, the standard for uploading or transferring files?

File Transfer Protocol

2. What is the name of the act of trying to steal personal information such as usernames, passwords and bank details by pretending to be a reputable website or a trustworthy business?


3. When using Microsoft Word, you can ‘undo’ a mistake by either hitting the ‘undo’ button at the top of the page or using the shortcut of ‘ctrl’ plus which letter?


4. Approximately how many bytes are there in a gigabyte?

1 billion (1073741824 to be exact)

5. Which company produces the ‘Vaio’ range of laptops?


6. Which is the odd one out; Google, Ask, Adobe or Bing?

Adobe – the others are (or were started as) search engines

7. The primary language for creating web pages is HTML – but what does it stand for?

HyperText Markup Language

8. The first Touch Screen mobile phone was launched in 1994 and was a joint project between two companies; can you name either of them?

BellSouth and IBM

9. We all know that Bill Gates founded Microsoft – but he was a joint founder. What was the name of co-founder?

Paul Allen

10. ‘Touch’, ‘Shuffle’, ‘Nano’ and ‘Classic’ are all types of what?






Foreign Languages Quiz

Quiz 20 – Round 4 – Foreign Languages

1. ‘Veni, vidi, vici’ is a Latin phrase attributed to Julius Caesar – how does it translate into English?

I came, I saw, I conquered

2. If you were eating a ‘Wurst’ in Germany, what would it be?

A sausage

3. ‘Typhoon’, ‘cummerbund’ and ‘bungalow’ are words which originate from which language?

Urdu (Accept also Hindi, as lines of origin are very blurred)

4. From which language did we acquire musical terms such as ‘a cappella’, ‘crescendo’ and ‘arpeggio’?


 5. In a French clothes shop, what would you be buying if you wanted a ‘jupe’?

A skirt

6 What, on an Indian menu, is ‘kulfi’?

A type of ice cream

7. What does RSVP at the end of a letter stand for?

Répondez s’il vous plaît

8. ‘Carpe diem’ is the Latin for..?

Seize the day

9. What does ‘adios’ mean?

Goodbye (in Spanish)

10. Which well-known French phrase literally means ‘outside the work’?

Hors d’oeuvre





True or false

Quiz 20 – Round 5 – True or False

Quite simple – true or false?

1. Alliumphobia is a fear of garlic.


2. ‘Fauntleroy’ is the middle name of Donald Duck.


3. Henry VIII had an extra finger on each hand.

False – There was a rumour that Anne Boleyn had an extra finger, although this is untrue.

4. The singer ‘Cher’ was born Cherilyn Sarkisian.


5. Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button as it was removed during surgery.


6. The ‘black box’ in an aeroplane is black.

False – it is orange.

7. Michael Jackson had a pet python called ‘Crusher’.


8. The distance, as the crow flies, from London to Edinburgh, is greater than the distance from London to Glasgow.

False – London to Edinburgh = 333 miles, London to Glasgow = 346 miles

9. Geri Halliwell named her daughter ‘Bluebell Madonna’.


10. Brendan O’Carroll, famous as ‘Mrs Brown’ from ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ is the cousin of Kenneth Branagh.






Art and Literature

Quiz 20 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

This week’s art and literature quiz is all about famous characters from books. We will give you three characters from a piece of literature, old or newer. You need to give us the name of the book as the answer. Ready?

1. Elizabeth Bennet, Charles Bingley and Fitzwilliam Darcy.

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

2. Clarice Starling, Jack Crawford and Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

The Silence of the Lambs – Thomas Harris

3. Robert Langdon, Jacques Saunière and Silas.

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

4. Anne Shirley, Marilla Cuthbert and Gilbert Blythe.

Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maud Montgomery

5. Wilbur, Charlotte and Templeton.

Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White

6. Atticus Finch, Arthur ‘Boo’ Radley and Bob Ewell.

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

7. Scarlett O’Hara, Rhett Butler and Ashley Wilkes.

Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

8. Winston Smith, Mr Charrington and Big Brother

1984 – George Orwell

9. Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect and Zaphod Beeblebrox.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

10. Tom Joad, Jim Casey and Rose of Sharon.

The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck




Pub Quiz

Quiz 20 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which is the longest river in the world?

The Nile

2. Correctly spell ‘abysmal’.


3. In which 1997 film does Glenn Close play Vice President Kathryn Bennett?

Air Force One

4. In which year did Adolf Hitler become Chancellor of Germany?


5. “Underneath the lantern, by the barrack gate…” are the opening lyrics to which song?

Lili Marlene

6. What sign of the zodiac would you be if you were born on 18th October?


7. In the U.S. they call it ‘cilantro’ – what do we call it in the U.K.?


8. In Einstein’s theory of relativity, E=MC, what does ‘C’ stand for?

The speed of light

9. What is the capital city of the U.S. State of Texas?


10. ‘Aylesbury’, ‘Saxony’, ‘Silver Appleyard’ and ‘Gressingham’ are all types of which animal?