Quiz 34

History Quiz

Quiz 34 – Round 2 – History

1. Henry VIII acknowledged one illegitimate child during his lifetime – what was his name?

Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset

2. Which country is responsible for the world’s first adhesive postage stamp?


3. Who was the first US President to be assassinated?

Abraham Lincoln

4. In which year did the demolition of the Berlin Wall begin?


5. On which island was Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh born?


6. The bombing of which British cathedral city began on the evening of 14th November 1940?


7. Which name has been most commonly adopted by a Pope?


8. In which country was Adolf Hitler born?


9. Which King signed the Magna Carta?

King John

10. Whose murder was the first to be televised live?

Lee Harvey Oswald (Killed by Jack Ruby as Oswald was being transferred to the county jail)





Art and Literature

Quiz 34 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

More celebrity autobiographies this week – who wrote these?

1. ‘Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I’ve Learned’

Alan Alda

2. ‘Wishful Drinking’

Carrie Fisher

3. ‘Is It Just Me?’

Miranda Hart

4. ‘Camp David’

David Walliams

5. ‘And Why Not? Memoirs of a Film Lover’

Barry Norman

6. ‘Ice By Ice’

Vanilla Ice

7. ‘That’s Another Story’

Julie Walters

8. ‘My Life and Other Unfinished Business’

Dolly Parton

9. ‘My Word Is My Bond’

Roger Moore

10. ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future’

Michael J. Fox





Music quiz

Quiz 34 – Round 4 – Music

From which musical to these songs come?

1. ‘Born to Boogie’, ‘Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher’ and ‘Electricity’.

Billy Elliot

2. ‘Moonshine Lullaby’, ‘Anything You Can Do’ and ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’.

Annie Get Your Gun

3. ‘I Whistle a Happy Tune’, ‘Getting to Know You’ and ‘Something Wonderful’.

The King and I

4. ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’, ‘Jolly Holiday’ and ‘Feed the Birds’.

Mary Poppins

5. ‘U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D.’, ‘Only You’ and ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’.

Starlight Express

6. ‘Summertime’, ‘My Man’s Gone Now’ and ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’.

Porgy and Bess

7. ‘Dammit, Janet!’, ‘The Time Warp’ and ‘I’m Going Home’.

The Rocky Horror Show

8. ‘With One Look’, ‘The Perfect Year’ and ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’.

Sunset Boulevard

9. ‘Puttin’ On the Ritz’, ‘I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket’ and ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’.

Top Hat

10. ‘Maria’, ‘America’ and ‘Somewhere’.

West Side Story






Quiz 34 – Round 5 – The World

1. Which London Underground line has the most stations?

District line (60 stations)

2. Which river flows along much of the border between Cornwall and Devon?

River Tamar

3. In which Irish county will you find the Blarney Stone?

County Cork

4. What is the national currency of the Republic of Rwanda?

Rwandan Franc

5. In which country is Auschwitz concentration camp?


6. ‘Little Rock’ is the capital city of which U.S. state? 


7. In which European city would you find the International Court of Justice’?

The Hague

8. The city of Saigon was officially renamed in 1976, what is it now called?

Ho Chi Minh City

9. Kirkwall Airport serves which group of islands?

Orkney Islands

10. Which river runs through Budapest?

The Danube





The 90s Quiz

Quiz 34 – Round 6 – The 90s

1. In 1992, John Major’s government set up a telephone hotline which was the subject of much controversy – what was it for?

The ‘Cones Hotline’ – for the public to enquire about roadworks that appeared to be unnecessary

2. What was the name of the sheep which was the first to be cloned from an adult cell?


3. Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Luke Perry starred in which 1990s American TV series?

Beverley Hills, 90210

4. In which year did the Simpsons arrive on UK terrestrial TV?


5. Which boy band, who were launched in 1993, consist of A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell?

The Backstreet Boys

6. What colour was Mr Blobby and what colour spots did he have?

Pink with yellow spots

7. Who played Edina’s straight-laced daughter Saffron in ‘Absolutely Fabulous’?

Julia Sawalha

8. Which late-night 90s TV show was hosted by Iain Lee and Daisy Donovan and also launched Sacha Baron Cohen’s career when he appeared as Ali G?

The 11 O’Clock Show

9. The Labour Party used the song ‘Things Can Only Get Better’ as a theme for their successful 1997 campaign, but which band recorded it?

D:Ream (With Professor Brian Cox on keyboards, incidentally…)

10. In 1992, Coca-Cola launched a transparent cola, which was discontinued within 2 years – what was it called?

Tab Clear (It followed Pepsi’s version, Crystal Pepsi)





Pub Quiz

Quiz 34 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In Hanna-Barbera’s ‘Wacky Races’, what was the name of Dick Dastardly’s car?

The Mean Machine

2. How many feet are there in a furlong?


3. Which was the first ‘Carry On’ film, released in 1958?

Carry On Sergeant

4. What is the name for the small dot over a lowercase ‘i’ or ‘j’?


5. What sign of the zodiac would you be if you were born on Valentine’s Day?


6. How many players are there on a cricket team?


7. Americans have a ‘ZIP’ code instead of a ‘post code’ – but what does ZIP stand for?

Zone Improvement Plan

8. The painter known as Rembrandt was born in which country?


9. What does the ‘T.S.’ stand for in T.S. Eliot?

Thomas Stearns

10. In which country would you find Kodiak Island?