Quiz 31

TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 31 – Round 2 – TV and Film

The following are film sequels – can you name the original film in the series?

1. For a Few Dollars More

A Fistful of Dollars

2. The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek – The Motion Picture

3. The Dark Knight

Batman Begins

4. Meet the Fockers

Meet the Parents

5. Magnum Force

Dirty Harry

6. Aliens


7. The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Identity

8. Before Sunset

Before Sunrise

9. The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars (Later called Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)

10. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective





Art and Literature

Quiz 31 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

This is a tough one… The following are pseudonyms which have been used by writers who are more famous under their real names. Can you work out the real name from the pen-name?

1. Acton Bell

Anne Brontë

2. Barbara Vine

Ruth Rendell

3. Boz

Charles Dickens

4. Richard Bachman

Stephen King

5. Mary Westmacott

Agatha Christie

6. Robert Galbraith

J.K. Rowling

7. A.M. Barnard

Louisa May Alcott

8. Paul French

Isaac Asimov

9. John Lange

Michael Crichton

10. Anne Rampling

Anne Rice





Science and Nature

Quiz 31 – Round 4 – Science and Nature

1. What is the boiling point of water in degrees Fahrenheit at sea level?


2. How many elements appear in the periodic table?


3. In which two parts of the body would you find ‘phalanges’?

Hands and feet/toes and fingers (Toe and finger bones)

4. What does ‘AI’ stand for, in terms of technology and computer science?

Artificial Intelligence

5. What would a ‘paedophobe’ be scared of?


6. Christopher Cockerell was an English engineer best known for inventing what?

The hovercraft

7. Which of these distances is the longest: 1 mile, 100,000 cm, 2km or 2000 yards?

2km (if all turned into miles – 100,000cm = 0.62miles, 2km= 1.24miles and 2000 yards= 1.14 miles)

8. Rickets is a disease associated with a lack of which vitamin?

Vitamin D

9. Hydrogen is number 1 in the periodic table of the elements. What is number 2?


10. What is colloquially referred to as a mermaid’s purse?

A casing covering the fertilised eggs of fish or sharks






Quiz 31 – Round 5 – Cartoons

Can you name the cartoon from its characters?

1. Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty and Linus Van Pelt


2. Philip J. Fry, Bender Bending Rodriguez and Amy Wong


3. Ned Flanders, Selma Bouvier and Charles Montgomery Burns


4. Ernest Penfold, Colonel K and Baron Silas Greenback

Danger Mouse

5. Choo-Choo, Brain and Officer Charlie Dibble

Top Cat

6. Quinn Morgendorffer, Jane Lane and Trent Lane


7. Peter Griffin, Carter Pewterschmidt and Glenn Quagmire

Family Guy

8. Phineas Flynn, Perry the Platypus and Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz

Phineas and Ferb

9. Master Mate, Tom the Cabin Boy and Cut-Throat Jake

Captain Pugwash

10. Posie, Perkin and Pootle

The Flumps






Quiz 31 – Round 6 – The World

1. Name three countries which share a border with Iran.

Any three of – Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Armenia and Iraq

2. How was Zimbabwe formerly known, before it gained independence from Great Britain in 1980?

Rhodesia or Southern Rhodesia

3. The river Po flows through which country?


4. What would you be at in France if you had reached a ‘péage’?

A toll/toll booth

5. ‘DFW’ is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) code for which US airport?

Dallas Fort Worth

6. Which of the following London landmarks is the tallest; St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey or Big Ben?

St Paul’s Cathedral (at 111 metres – Westminster Abbey is 69 metres and Big Ben is 96 metres)

7. What is the capital of Saudi Arabia?


8. What is the name of the currency of Turkey?


9.Which is the most northerly of the Spanish ‘Costas’?

Costa Brava

10. Which city has the largest underground rail network, comprising the most stations and longest track?

New York





Pub Quiz Questions

Quiz 31 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What nationality is the former professional tennis player Pat Rafter?


2. In astrology, which 3 signs of the zodiac are known as ‘air signs’?

Aquarius, Libra and Gemini

3. What ‘f’ is another term for tightrope-walking?


4. Who wrote ‘Pinocchio’?

Carlo Collodi

5. Les Paul (real name Lester William Polsfuss) was known for playing which musical instrument?


6. Who invented the ‘clockwork radio’?

Trevor Baylis

7. What does ‘EOR’ stand for in knitting terminology?

End of row

8. Which rock band had hits with ‘Highway to Hell’, ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ and ‘Back in Black’?


9. Which television series is set in Summer Bay?

Home and Away

10. What are the first 6 words spoken in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’?

“When shall we three meet again…”