Quiz 40

Science and Nature Quiz questions

Quiz 40 – Round 2 – Science and Nature

1. How many legs does a cockroach have?


2. What substance is manufactured using the ‘Haber process’?


3. ‘Dry ice’ is a term used for the frozen form of what?

Carbon dioxide

4. Which value on the pH scale indicates a neutral substance?


5. What is the name for the SI unit of force?


6. What is the chemical equation for ozone?


7. Which is the only metal to remain liquid at room temperature?


8. ‘JPEG’ is a common file format for pictures and photographs, but what does it stand for?

Joint Photographic Experts Group

9. Similarly, another common file format for images is ‘PNG’ – what does this stand for?

Portable Network Graphics

10. On the human body, what is the name for the vertical groove between the nose and the upper lip?






Music quiz

Quiz 40 – Round 4 – Music

This week’s music round is a kind of reverse lyrics round. We will give you the name of a very famous song – you need to give us the opening line.

1. My Way – Frank Sinatra (First 6 words)

“And now, the end is near”

2. Thriller – Michael Jackson (First 4 words)

“It’s close to midnight”

3. I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles (First 5 words)

“Well, she was just seventeen”

4. Handbags and Gladrags – Chris Farlowe/Rod Stewart/Chase/Stereophonics (First 8 words)

“Ever seen a blind man cross the road”

5. The Loco-Motion – Little Eva/Grand Funk Railroad/Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin/Kylie Minogue (First 7 words)

“Everybody’s doing a brand new dance now”

6. Perfect – Fairground Attraction (First 6/7 words – see note below)

“I don’t want half-hearted love affairs” (This could be 7 words if half hearted is unhyphenated….)

7. Angels – Robbie Williams (First 4 words)

“I sit and wait”

8. Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan/Billy Joel/Garth Brooks/Adele (First 8 words)

“When the rain is blowing in your face”

9. Gold – Spandau Ballet (First 5 words)

“Thank you for coming home”

10. Nothing Compares 2U – Sinead O’Connor (First 7 words)

“It’s been seven hours and fifteen days”





Art and Literature Quiz Questions

Quiz 40 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

For this art and literature round we will give you the titles of 3 books, you need to give us the best-selling author.

1. ‘The Pelican Brief’, ‘Sycamore Row’ and ‘The Racketeer’

John Grisham

2. ‘The Wicked Marquis’, ‘Love in the Highlands’ and ‘Elizabethan Lover’

Barbara Cartland

3. ‘The Da Vinci Code’, ‘Angels and Demons’ and ‘Digital Fortress’

Dan Brown

4. ‘The Sins of the Mother’, ‘Jewels’ and ‘Fine Things’

Danielle Steele

5. ‘Fever Pitch’, ‘High Fidelity’ and ‘About a Boy’

Nick Hornby

6. ‘Patriot Games’, ‘The Hunt for Red October’ and ‘Red Storm Rising’

Tom Clancy

7. ‘The Hobbit’, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Silmarillion’

J.R.R. Tolkien

8. ‘The Shining’, ‘Carrie’ and ‘The Stand’

Stephen King

9. ‘Moab is my Washpot’, ‘The Stars’ Tennis Balls’ and ‘The Hippopotamus’

Stephen Fry

10. ‘Tell No One’, ‘Deal Breaker’ and ‘Gone for Good’

Harlan Coben





Free Pub Quizzes

Quiz 40 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which 1989 film starts with the words “Hiya, wall!”

Shirley Valentine

2. Madeleine Wickham is another pseudonym of well-known chick lit author – under which name is she better known?

Sophie Kinsella

3. Name the 5 main members of the ‘supergroup’ the ‘Traveling Wilburys’.

Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty

4. In which year did Hurricane Katrina devastate parts of the United States of America?


5. Which hunter, according to Greek mythology, was placed among the stars by Zeus?


6. On which date in 1955 does Marty McFly first visit during his trips in the film ‘Back to the Future’?

November 5th

7. Who won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award in 1971?

Princess Anne

8. What was the name of the character played by Tim Robbins in the 1994 film ‘The Shawshank Redemption’?

Andy Dufresne (Pronounced ‘Doo-frayn’)

9. Name the three light blue properties on a standard London Monopoly board.

Pentonville Road, The Angel Islington and Euston Road

 10. True or False: The Eiffel Tower is 324 metres tall?