Quiz 38

Quiz 38 – Round 2 – Technology

1. How many manned space flights were launched by the NASA space programme ‘Project Gemini’?

Ten (Plus two unmanned flights)

2. Which website, particularly popular in the Noughties, was born from an idea invented by Steve and Julie Pankhurst from Barnet, North London?

Friends Reunited

3. The ‘Scud’ missile was designed in which country?

Soviet Union

4. Which country has the fastest travelling commercial railway trains?

China (The Shanghai Maglev has a maximum operational speed of 267 miles per hour and average of 155 miles per hour)

5. The Oric-1 was released in 1983 – what was it?

Home computer

6. Apple Inc. was founded jointly by three men. One was Steve Jobs; can you name one of the other two?

Steve Wosniak and Ronald Wayne

7. What does BIOS stand for in computing terminology?

Basic input/output system

8. ADSL is a term associated with internet connections, but what does this stand for?

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

9. In which year did Nokia release the ‘Mobira Cityman’, the company’s first handheld mobile phone?


10. What type of television screen uses xenon and neon gases contained in tiny cells between two plates of glass?






Sport quiz questions

Quiz 38 – Round 3 – Sport

1. Which snooker player was the first to achieve a televised 147 break?

Steve Davis

2. The high jump technique known as a ‘Fosbury Flop’ is named after Mr Fosbury – but what was his first name?

Dick (Richard Douglas Fosbury)

3. How many lanes are there on an Olympic athletics track?


4. In which English county is Silverstone circuit?


5. In tenpin bowling, what is a ‘spare’?

All ten pins knocked down with two consecutive balls in one frame

6. Which team has won the UEFA Champions League (or European Cup, as it was originally called) the most times?

Real Madrid

7. Which golfer was nicknamed the ‘Great White Shark’?

Greg Norman

8. Roy Keane, Mick McCarthy, Paolo Di Canio and Sam Allardyce have all managed which football team?

Sunderland A.F.C.

9. Who was the first woman ever to win an Olympic Gold Medal for boxing?

Nicola Adams

10. What was the name of the first horse to win 2 consecutive Grand Nationals?






History Quiz

Quiz 38 – Round 4 – History

1. Which of the wives of Henry VIII was married to him when he died in 1547?

Catherine Parr

2. Complete the quote by Winston Churchill “The price of greatness is…”


3. We all know that the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066, but which King of England met his end in the fight?

Harold II

4. In 1973, the colony of ‘British Honduras’ was renamed – which country did it become?


5. The Battle of Balaclava took place during which war?

Crimean War

6. Which was the last state to join the United States of America?


7. Which political party did Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone represent?


8. What was the capital city of the historic country of Bohemia?


9. How old was Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II when she was crowned?

27 (born 21/04/26 and coronation 02/06/53)

10. Who held the post of ‘Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda’ in Germany during the Second World War?

Joseph Goebbels





Quiz 38 – Round 5 – TV Characters

This round tests your knowledge of British TV shows. We will give you the name of a show and an actor who starred in it. You need to give us the character that he/she played.

1. Amanda Redman in ‘New Tricks’

Det. Supt. Sandra Pullman

2. Catherine Zeta-Jones in ‘The Darling Buds of May’

Mariette Larkin

3. Martin Freeman in ‘The Office’

Tim Canterbury

4. Liz Smith in ‘The Vicar of Dibley’

Letitia Cropley

5. Neil Pearson in ‘Drop the Dead Donkey’

Dave Charnley

6. Penelope Wilton in ‘Downton Abbey’

Isobel Crawley

7. Joe Swash in ‘EastEnders’

Mickey Miller

8. Geoffrey Palmer in ‘As Time Goes By’

Lionel Hardcastle

9. Kathy Burke in ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’

Linda La Hughes

10. Catherine Tate in ‘Doctor Who’

Donna Noble 





Free Pub Quizzes

Quiz 38 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which of the Beatles wears white on the cover of the Abbey Road album?

John Lennon

2. What is the meaning of the musical term ‘diminuendo’?

With gradually decreasing volume

3. Who was the longest serving British Prime Minister of the 20th Century?

Margaret Thatcher

4. Which river runs through Rome?


5. Of what is dishabiliophobia the fear?

Getting undressed in front of others

6. On what date do the French celebrate Bastille Day?

14th July

7. Which American composer wrote ‘Rhapsody in Blue’?

George Gershwin

8. The lotus is the national flower of which country?


9. Who directed the 1927 silent science-fiction film ‘Metropolis’?

Fritz Lang

10. From what is someone suffering if they have ‘hirsutism’?

Excess hair growth