Quiz 43

Art and Literature Quiz Questions

Quiz 43 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

1. The Brothers Grimm were famous for their folk tales – what were their first names?

Jacob and Wilhelm

2. What type of camera lens has an intense level of magnification and is able to pick out details which the human eye cannot see, making it able to produce photos such as a close-up of a fly’s face?


3. The ‘Sagrada Familia’ cathedral in Barcelona was designed by which Catalan architect?

Antoni Gaudí

4. Who wrote the 1929 work ‘A Farewell to Arms’?

Ernest Hemingway

5. Who, collectively, were Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog?

The Famous Five (Enid Blyton)

6. How was Sir Percy Blakeney better known?

The Scarlet Pimpernel

7. The ‘Orwell Prize’ is a British prize awarded to a writer of what type of literature?

Political Writing 

8. Which artist was born in Suffolk in 1776 and is best-known for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale?

John Constable

9. Who composed the 1936 musical work ‘Peter and the Wolf’?

Sergei Prokofiev

10. In Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 6 of the characters are craftsmen putting on a play and are described by their job title; a carpenter, a joiner, a weaver, a bellows-mender, a tinker and a tailor – can you give the names of three of these characters?

Three of – Peter Quince, Snug, Nick Bottom, Francis Flute, Tom Snout and Robin Starveling (referred to by last names)





Sport quiz questions

Quiz 43 – Round 3 – Sport

Which football teams play at the following stadiums?

1. Emirates Stadium


2. St. Mary’s Stadium


3. Bramall Lane

Sheffield United

4. Britannia Stadium

Stoke City

5. White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur

6. King Power Stadium

Leicester City

7. Molineux Stadium

Wolverhampton Wanderers

8. Reebok Stadium

Bolton Wanderers

9. The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion

10. Liberty Stadium

Swansea City





Music quiz

Quiz 43 – Round 4 – Music

This round is all about cover versions. We will give you a selection of artists who have all at one time recorded the same song – can you name the song?

 1. Leonard Cohen, John Cale, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, KD Lang and Alexandra Burke


2. David Bowie, Lulu, Richard Barone, Nirvana, Simple Minds and Midge Ure

The Man Who Sold the World

3. Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and Ike and Tina Turner


4. Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston and Beyoncé Knowles

I Will Always Love You

5. Bob Marley, Eric Clapton and Warren G

I Shot the Sheriff

6. The Beatles, Joe Cocker, Wet Wet Wet and Sam & Mark

With A Little Help from My Friends

7. Simon and Garfunkel and The Bangles

A Hazy Shade of Winter

8. The Beatles, Aerosmith, Arctic Monkeys, The Smokin’ Mojo Filters, The Supremes and Michael Jackson

Come Together

9. Cat Stevens, Sandie Shaw and Boyzone

Father and Son

10. Roberta Flack, The Fugees, Johnny Mathis, Carly Simon and Alicia Keys

Killing Me Softly





History Quiz

Quiz 43 – Round 5 – History

1. What was the name of the actor who assassinated Abraham Lincoln on April 14th, 1865?

John Wilkes Booth

2. In which ship did Captain James Cook sail on his voyage of discovery, from 1769 to 1771?

The Endeavour

3. In which battle was Horatio Nelson fatally wounded?

Battle of Trafalgar

4. How many children did Queen Victoria have?

Nine – Victoria, Edward, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold and Beatrice

5. Who is the shortest-reigning monarch in British history?

Lady Jane Grey (9 days)

6. Who was the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated?

Spencer Percival

7. Which monarch established the Church of England?

Henry VIII

8. Approximately what proportion of the UK were killed by the Black Death; one-third, a half or three-quarters?

A third

9. Who was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century?

Margaret Thatcher

10. Who was the first ever British Prime Minister?

Sir Robert Walpole





TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 43 – Round 6 – TV and Film

Famous film quotes – can you name the movie?

1. “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

Casablanca (1942)

2. “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!”

White Heat (1949)

3. “I’ll have what she’s having.”

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

4. “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!”

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

5. “Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real?”

The Matrix (1999)

6. “Surely you can’t be serious?”

     “I am serious…and don’t call me Shirley!”

Airplane! (1980)

7. “Sometimes I wish my wife had Goldfield Syndrome. That way she wouldn’t remember last night when I called her mother a loud, obnoxious drunk with a face like J. Edgar Hoover’s ass.”

50 First Dates (2004)

8. “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

9. “Hiya kids. Here is an important message from your Uncle Bill. Don’t buy drugs. Become a pop star and they give you them for free!”

Love Actually (2003)

10. “I have a head for business and a bod for sin. Is there anything wrong with that?”

Working Girl (1988)





Quiz 43 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What does NATO stand for?

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

2. What type of food is a Chanterelle?


3. Can you name two of the ‘Chasers’ from the ITV quiz show ‘The Chase’?

Two of – Mark Labbett, Paul Sinha, Anne Hegerty, Shaun Wallace or Jenny Ryan

4. In which 1993 TV mini-series did John Thaw and Lindsay Duncan play married couple Peter and Annie Mayle?

A Year in Provence

5. Who was born first – Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Derek Jacobi or Sir Ian McKellan?

Sir Derek Jacobi (Derek Jacobi was born 22/10/1938, Ian McKellan 25/5/1939 and Patrick Stewart 13/7/1940)

6. What is the currency of Iceland?

Icelandic Króna

7. How many episodes of Fawlty Towers were made?


8. Who is the lead singer of the rock group Muse?

Matthew Bellamy

9. In which European city would you find the Rialto Bridge?


10. What is the medical name for the shin bone?