Quiz 39

TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 39 – Round 2 – TV and Film

This round is all about TV and Film actors. We will give you the names of three TV programmes or films. You need to give us the name of the actor who has appeared in all three. Each film has the year in brackets afterwards, so you can distinguish the difference between films and TV programmes.

1. ‘Are You Being Served?’, ‘EastEnders’ and ‘Benidorm’.

Wendy Richard

2. ‘Green Lantern’ (2011), ‘The Proposal’ (2009) and ‘Blade: Trinity’ (2004).

Ryan Reynolds

3. ‘Fresh Meat’, ‘Bad Education’ and ‘Beehive’.

Jack Whitehall

4. ‘St. Trinian’s’ (2007), ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ (2008) and ‘Rock of Ages’ (2012).

Russell Brand

5. ‘Keeping Up Appearances’, ‘Hetty Wainthropp Investigates’ and ‘Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV’.

Patricia Routledge

6. ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ (1996), ‘Grown Ups’ (2010) and ‘Frida’ (2002).

Salma Hayek

7. ‘Butterflies’, ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’ and ‘New Tricks’.

Nicholas Lyndhurst

8. ‘The Stepford Wives’ (2004), ‘Gypsy’ (1993) and ‘Beaches’ (1988)

Bette Midler

9. ‘Last Tango in Halifax’, ‘Vicious’ and ‘Cadfael’.

Derek Jacobi

10. ‘Keeping Up Appearances’, ‘The Royle Family’ and ‘Skins’.

Geoffrey Hughes





Maths Quiz

Quiz 39 – Round 3 – Maths

1. What is fifteen squared?


2. What is the next number in the sequence: 1, 3, 7, 15, 31, …?

63 (each number is double the last number plus one)

3. Which year in Roman numerals was ‘MCMLIX’?


4. What is the median of the following group of numbers; 2, 22, 50 and 59?

36 (the middle number once the terms are placed in numerical order. When two numbers lie equally in the middle, the number halfway between the two is the median) 

5. I only work 2 days a week and on Wednesday I earn £50 less than Thursday. If I earn £600 overall, how much do I earn on Thursday?


6. How many degrees are there in two and a half right angles?


7. What is the volume of a cube with side length of 3cm?


8. What is the name for an angle which is greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees?


9. What number is two fifths of 75?


10. What is seven-eighths as a percentage?







Quiz 39 – Round 4 – Celebrities

This round is all about celebrity spouses of those who have been married multiple times. Can you name…?

1. Two of Liza Minelli’s four husbands.

Any two of: Peter Allen, Jack Haley Jr., Mark Gero and David Gest

2. Four of Elizabeth Taylor’s seven different husbands?

Any four of: Larry Fortensky, John Warner, Richard Burton (married twice), Eddie Fisher, Mike Todd, Michael Wilding and Conrad Hilton Jr.

3. All of Tom Cruise’s three wives?

Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes

4. Two of Demi Moore’s three husbands?

Two of: Freddy Moore, Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher

5. One of Jennifer Lopez’s three husbands?

Any of: Ojani Noa, Cris Judd and Marc Anthony

6. Two of Mickey Rooney’s eight wives?

Two of: Ava Gardner, Betty Jane Baker, Martha Vickers, Elaine Devry, Carolyn Mitchell, Marge Lane, Carolyn Hockett and Jan Rooney (née Chamberlin)

7. Two of Joan Collins’s five husbands?

Two of: Maxwell Reed, Anthony Newley, Ron Kass, Peter Holm and Percy Gibson

8. Two of Patsy Kensit’s four husbands?

Two of: Dan Donovan, James/Jim Kerr, Liam Gallagher and Jeremy Healy

9. Two of Katie Price’s three husbands?

Two of: Peter Andre, Alex Reid and Kieran Hayler

10. Two of Rod Stewart’s three wives?

Any two of: Alana Hamilton (née Collins), Rachel Hunter and Penny Lancaster





True or false

Quiz 39 – Round 5 – True or False

1. There are some wasps that make honey.

True (The polistine/paper wasp is one such wasp)

2. Marie Curie’s husband was called Pierre.


3. The Lutine Bell can be found in Lloyds of London.


4. Seoul is the capital of North Korea.

False – it is the capital of South Korea

5. According to Scottish law, it is illegal to be drunk in charge of a cow.


6. The violent gang of youths in ‘A Clockwork Orange’ were called the ‘Groods’.

False. They were the ‘Droogs’

7. Danny Jones is a member of the band McFly.


8. In the television series ‘Mork and Mindy’, Mindy was played by Erin Moran.

False, she was played by Pam Dawber. Erin Moran played Joanie in ‘Happy Days’.

9. Beth Tweddle won a Silver Medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

False – she won Bronze on the uneven bars

10. Marie Antoinette was married to Louis XVI of France.






Music quiz

Quiz 39 – Round 6 – Music

This music round is all about song lyrics. We will give you a quote from a famous song, you need to give us the next few words (how many will be in brackets after the questions)

1. “Sittin’ in the morning sun, I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ come…” (Next 5 words please)

“Watching the ships roll in” (Otis Redding – Sitting on the Dock of the Bay)

2. “Last night I dreamt of San Pedro…” (Next 5 words please)

“Just like I’d never gone” (Madonna – La Isla Bonita)

3. “Terry meets Julie, Waterloo station, every Friday night…” (Next 5 words please)

“But I am so lazy” (Kinks – Waterloo Sunset)

4. “Dear darlin’, please excuse my writing, I can’t stop my hands from shaking…” (Next 6 words please)

“‘Cause I’m cold and alone tonight” (Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’)

5. “I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, what a glorious feelin’, I’m happy again…” (Next 4 words please)

“I’m laughing at clouds” (Gene Kelly – Singin’ in the rain)

6. “Some say that we are players, some say that we are pawns” (Next 12 words please)

“But we’ve been making money since the day that we were born” (Robbie Williams – Millennium)

7. “Oh, the Deadwood Stage is a-rollin’ on over the plains, with the curtains flappin’…” (Next 6 words please)

“And the driver slappin’ the reins” (Doris Day – Deadwood Stage (Whip Crack Away))

8. “I’ve never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance…” (Next 6 words please)

“They’re looking for a little romance” (Chris De Burgh – Lady In Red)

9. “The race is on to get out of the bottom, the top is high so your roots are forgotten….” (Next 8 words please)

“Giving is good as long as you’re getting” (Spice Girls – Who Do You Think You Are?)

10. “I walked across an empty land, I knew the pathway like the back of my hand…” (Next 7 words please)

“I felt the earth beneath my feet” (Keane – Somewhere Only We Know)





Free Pub Quizzes

Quiz 39 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In which city was the first ever ‘Miss World’ contest held?


2. Which actor played Mr. George Banks in the 1964 Disney film version of Mary Poppins?

David Tomlinson

3. What is the capital city of the American state of Ohio?


4. Who wrote the 1962 novel ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, on which the 1975 film was based?

Ken Kesey

5. What was the name of the Roman god of war?


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


7. Who invented logarithms?

John Napier

8. What is the tallest building in the UK?

The Shard

9. Which nationality was the composer Richard Strauss?


10. How many strings are there on a full-size Grand Concert harp?