Quiz 25


Quiz 25 – Round 2 – Celebrities

1. Which famous comedienne has dated both Jason Orange and Adrian Chiles since 2011?

Catherine Tate

2. Which Tory MP caused controversy when she appeared in ITVs ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’ in 2012?

Nadine Dorries

3. Who said of Margaret Thatcher, following her death in April 2013; “They say ‘Cometh the hour, cometh the man’, well in 1979 came the hour and came the lady.”

David Cameron

4. Which performer hit the news in March 2013, after arriving on stage at the O2 Arena almost 2 hours late for his own concert?

Justin Bieber

5. Name the four actresses who played the main characters in the American hit show ‘Desperate Housewives’.

Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria

6. Whose roles have included ‘Allison’ in the 2008 film ‘Yes Man’ and ‘Jess’ in the US TV series ‘New Girl’?

Zooey Deschanel

7. Who married Justin Timberlake in Puglia, Italy in 2012?

Jessica Biel

8. Who came top of FHMs list of sexiest women in 2013?

Mila Kunis

9. Chris Moyles presented his last BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show in September 2012 – who replaced him?

Nick Grimshaw

10. What was the name of the Korean rapper who hit the top of the UK charts in October 2012 with his huge hit ‘Gangnam Style’?





Quiz 25 – Round 3 – Common Links

In this round you will get three things or people that are linked in some way – you need to work out what links them.

 1. Which word can link ‘builder’, ‘conscious’ and ‘bag’?

Body – ‘bodybuilder’, ‘body conscious’ and ‘body bag’

2. What links Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson?

They all played John Steed’s sidekicks in the television series ‘The Avengers’

3. What do Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison and Frédéric Chopin all have in common?

They are all buried at Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris

4. What links Lady Balfour, Mozart and Chopin?

They are all types of potato

5. What links the words ‘sun’, ‘birth’ and ‘independence’?

They can all precede the word ‘day’; Sunday, birthday and Independence Day

6. What links Nicholas Cage, Michael Jackson and Michael Lockwood?

They have all been married to Lisa Marie Presley

7. What links Richard Griffiths, Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann?

They all appeared together in the 1987 film ‘Withnail & I’

8. Which two people link the films ‘The Da Vinci Code’, ‘Apollo 13’ and ‘Splash’?

They were all directed by Ron Howard and starred Tom Hanks

9. What links the words ‘run’, ‘high’ and ‘air’?

They can all precede the word ‘way’

10. What links ‘Napoleon’, ‘Morello’ and ‘North Star’?

They are all types of cherry





Art and Literature

Quiz 25 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

These are all famous opening lines to novels – can you identify the book?

1. ‘There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.’

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

2. ‘It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.’

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

3. ‘There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.’

The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader – C.S. Lewis

4. ‘It was love at first sight.’

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

5. ‘You better not never tell nobody but God.’

The Colour Purple – Alice Walker

6. ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.’

A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

7. ‘Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.’

Middlemarch – George Eliot

8. ‘All children, except one, grow up.’

Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie

9. ‘It happened every year, was almost a ritual.’

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

10. ‘When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.’

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee





Quiz 25 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Metatarsal bones are to be found where in the body?

In the foot

2. Sir James Galway is famous for playing which instrument?

The flute

3. Which is the smallest US state by area?

Rhode Island

4. Who, according to the Bible, was the judge who authorised the crucifixion of Jesus?

Pontius Pilate

5. In which famous building was Winston Churchill born?

Blenheim Palace

6. Which zodiac sign is represented by a goat?


7. The Khyber Pass connects which two countries?

Afghanistan and Pakistan

8. How many legs does an ant have?


9. Which gas features predominantly in the earth’s atmosphere, making up roughly 78% of dry air?


10. True of false; During the time that astronauts spend in space, they can grow up to 3 percent taller.

True – The spine can expand when gravity does not exert pressure on it.