Quiz 36

Science and Nature Quiz questions

Quiz 36 – Round 2 – Science and Nature

Not the most pleasant round…. but this round is all about diseases and injuries. We will give you the name of a disease/injury which affects only a certain part of the body. You need to give us the organ/area of the body it affects.

1. Ménière’s disease

The ear (inner ear to be precise)

2. Hepatitis


3. Folliculitis


4. Whiplash


5. Dystonia


6. Meckel’s Diverticulum


7. Gingivitis


8. Thalassemia


9. Macular Degeneration


10. Huntington’s Disease






Quiz 36 – Round 3 – Comedy

1. Who played the character of Betty to Michael Crawford’s Frank Spencer in the 1970s sitcom ‘Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em’?

Michele Dotrice

2. Which stand-up comedian ran 43 marathons in 52 days in 2009 in order to raise money for Sport Relief?

Eddie Izzard

3. Which member of the Monty Python team was born first?

John Cleese (Born 27th October 1939)

4. Name the two team captains on the long-running BBC comedy panel show ‘Have I Got News for You’?

Ian Hislop and Paul Merton

5. Which musical comedian wrote the music and lyrics to the musical version of Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’?

Tim Minchin

6. The television series ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ was based on books by which author?

P.G. Wodehouse

7. Which 1924 farce involves the leading character of Judith Bliss and her family?

Hay Fever (Noël Coward)

8. What was the name of the Kenny Everett character famous for the catchphrase ‘It’s all done in the best possible taste’?

Cupid Stunt

9. Who played Hyacinth Bucket’s long-suffering husband in the BBC comedy ‘Keeping Up Appearances’?

Clive Swift

10. Which comedian said, “I must be an anorexic. An anorexic looks in the mirror and sees a fat person. And so do I”?

Jo Brand





Quiz 36 – Round 4 – Children’s Entertainment

1. What type of animal is Beatrix Potter’s ‘Miss Moppet’?


2. Who lived at 29 Acacia Road, Nuttytown?


3. Gudrun Ure played which television character with super powers in the 80s?


4. Lyra, Brendan, Red and Kris are characters from which television and game series?


5. In a traditional ‘Punch and Judy’ show, what is the name of Mr Punch’s dog?


6. Which of the Teletubbies was green?


7. Keith Harris had a top ten hit in 1982 – what was the song called?

Orville’s Song

8. Who wrote the original series of ‘Young Bond’ spy novels for teens?

Charlie Higson

9. The CBeebies show about a small girl who lives with her family on the fictitious and remote Scottish island of Struay is known as Katie… what?


10. Who was the first female presenter of Blue Peter?

Leila Williams





Music quiz

Quiz 36 – Round 5 – Music

All of these lyrics come from the 70s. From which song are the lyrics taken?

1. “Oh I got a funny feeling when she walked in the room, and I, as I recall it ended much too soon”

Oh, What A Night – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

2. “Loving you whether, whether times are good or bad, happy or sad”

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

3. “You’re a teaser, you turn ’em on, leave them burning and then you’re gone”

Dancing Queen – Abba

4. “I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss”

Your Song – Elton John

5. “Where did all the blue skies go? Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east”

Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology) – Marvin Gaye

6. “I tried to give you consolation when your old man had let you down. Like a fool I fell in love with you”

Layla – Derek and the Dominoes

7. “You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht”

You’re So Vain – Carly Simon

8. “Well I’m not the world’s most physical guy but when she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine”

Lola – The Kinks

9. “I can’t seem to face up to the facts, I’m tense and nervous and I can’t relax”

Psycho Killer – Talking Heads

10. “The ice age is coming, the sun’s zooming in, meltdown expected, the wheat is growing thin”

London Calling – The Clash





Food and Drink Quiz

Quiz 36 – Round 6 – Food and Drink

1. What is the term used for a cockerel which has been castrated in order to improve the quality of the meat?


2. ‘Douwe Egberts’ is the name of a coffee company hailing from which country?


3. The drink of ‘Calimocho’ (or ‘Kalimotxo’) is a drink made from cola (or other carbonated soft drink) mixed with what?

Red wine

4. What was the favourite food of the ‘Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles’?


5. Apart from the occasionally added salt and oil, chapatis are made from which two main ingredients?

Flour and water

6. How many litres of wine are there in a Salmanazar? 

9 (Equivalent to 12 bottles)

7. What is the Portuguese dish ‘Bacalhau’?

Cod (dried and salted)

8. In which country is Kingfisher Beer brewed?


9. Which fish is used in an ‘Arbroath Smokie’?


10. What are the two main ingredients of colcannon?

Mashed potato and cabbage (or kale)





Quiz 36 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. The Malbec grape principally makes which colour of wine?


2. ‘Volkswagen’ literally translates as what in English?

People’s Car

3. In boating terms, which is word is used for the left side of the boat when facing the bow?


4. What do the two ‘M’s stand for in the sweet brand M&M’s?

Mars & Murrie’s

5. Using the NATO phonetic alphabet, spell ‘quiz’.

Quebec, Uniform, India, Zulu

6. Which word can come before ‘dew’, ‘bike’ and ‘lion’ to make three new phrases?


7. England famously beat Germany 4-2 in the 1966 world cup final, but which two players were responsible for the four England goals?

Geoff Hurst (3) and Martin Peters (1)

8. What is the last book of the Old Testament?


9. Who is the only Wimbledon Singles Champion to hail from Croatia?

Goran Ivanišević

10. True or false: the femur is the longest bone in the human body?

True (It is the thigh bone, extending from the hip to the knee)