Quiz 4

Opening Lines Quiz

Quiz 4 – Round 1 – Art and Literature

This week’s Art and Literature questions are all based upon famous opening lines of classic literature. We shall give you the opening line, you give us the name of the work it is from.

1. “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

2. Call me Ishmael.

Moby Dick (Herman Melville)

3. Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing. 

Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes)

4. Now is the Winter of our Discontent.

Richard III (Shakespeare)

5. I was born in the Year 1632, in the City of York, of a good Family, tho’ not of that Country, my Father being a Foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull…

Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)

6. When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.

The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

7. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

8. You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.

Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)

9. It was seven o’clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day’s rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in their tips.

The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling)

10. 1801 – I have just returned from a visit to my landlord – the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.

Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)


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science and nature pub quiz

Quiz 4 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

Science and Nature Pub Quiz

1. At what temperature do both the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales have the same value?

Minus 40 degrees

2. What is the name of the pigment that makes leaves green?


3. What is Osteology the study of?


4. What is the chemical symbol for gold?


5. Gynophobia is the fear of what?


6. What is calcium oxide more commonly known as?

Quick lime

7. Britain has only one venomous snake – what is it?


8. How many wings does a bee have?


9. Which fruit is also called a ‘Chinese gooseberry’?

Kiwi Fruit

10. A ‘BCG’ is a vaccination against which disease?



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movie quiz

Quiz 4 – Round 4 – TV and Film

This week’s TV and film round is a movie quiz all about film actors and actresses. We give you the name of three films, you tell us who appeared in all three.

1. Which actress appeared in ‘Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe’, ‘Titanic’ and ‘Misery’?

Kathy Bates

2. Which actor appeared in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, ‘The Proposal’ and ‘Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer story’?

Ryan Reynolds

3. Which actress appeared in ‘Stepmom’, ‘The Lovely Bones’ and ‘Lorenzo’s Oil’?

Susan Sarandon

4. Which actor appeared in ‘Anger Management’, ‘Mars Attacks!’ and ‘Batman’?

Jack Nicholson

5. Which actress appeared in ‘Paradise Road’, ‘The Stepford Wives’ (2004) and ‘Air Force One’?

Glenn Close

6. Which actor appeared in ‘Stuart Little’, ‘Maybe Baby’ and ‘101 Dalmatians’?

Hugh Laurie

7. Which actor appeared in ‘Swordfish’, ‘Van Helsing’ and ‘X-Men’?

Hugh Jackman

8. Which actress appeared in ‘Brighton Rock’, ‘The Calendar Girls’ and ‘Gosford Park’?

Dame Helen Mirren

9. Which actress appeared in ‘Driving Lessons’, ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘Buster’?

Julie Walters

10. Which actor appeared in ‘True Grit’, ‘The Bourne Identity’ and ‘Dogma’?

Matt Damon


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Music quiz

Quiz 4 – Round 5 – Music

Music Quiz

1. Grunge music originated in which American City?


2. Farrokh Bulsara was the real name of which singer?

Freddie Mercury

3. Who was ‘Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay’ in 1967?

Otis Redding

4. Which band has albums entitled ‘No Exit’, ‘The Hunter’ and ‘Parallel Lines’?


5. Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey made up which 80s duo?

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)

6. What was Madonna’s maiden name?


7. How many members are there in the Black Eyed Peas?


8. What does the Italian musical term ‘adagio’ mean?


9. What were the two most popular rock operas of 1969?

‘Hair’ and ‘Tommy’

10. Who played Guinevere alongside Richard Burton in the original stage musical ‘Camelot’?

Julie Andrews


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cocktails quiz

Quiz 4 – Round 6 – Food and Drink

Today’s food and drink round is a cocktail quiz. We give you the ingredients to a well-known cocktail, you name the cocktail the ingredients would make. Admittedly there are different variations of many cocktails – but each of these is a distinctive version.

1. Vodka, tomato juice, tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and celery salt.

Bloody Mary

2. Tequila, orange juice and grenadine.

Tequila sunrise

3. White rum, brown sugar, lime and mint leaves.


4. Peach schnapps, vodka, orange juice and cranberry juice.

Sex on the Beach

5. White rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice.

Pina colada

6. Gin, caster sugar, lemon juice and soda water.

Tom Collins

7. Vodka, Kahlua and milk.

White Russian

8. Guinness and Champagne.

Black Velvet

9. Whisky and ginger wine.

Whisky Mack

10. White rum, lime juice and sugar syrup (gomme syrup).



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Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 4 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

1. ‘People’s car’ is the literal translation of which brand?


2. In the nursery rhyme ‘Baa baa black sheep’, who were the three bags full of wool for?

‘The master’, ‘the dame’ and ‘the little boy who lives down the lane’.

3. Which word means ‘idiot’ in both Spanish and Italian and was also the name of a famous sidekick?


4. Who wrote ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’?

Tennessee Williams

5. What name was taken by Cardinal Joseph Sarto when he became pope?

Pius X

6. The coins of which country are inscribed with the word ‘Helvetia’?


7. ‘Myopia’ is a condition that affects which part of the body?

The eyes

8. What is the national animal of Mauritius?

The dodo

9. What colour is octopus blood?


10. Who was the President of the USA during World War One?

Woodrow Wilson


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