Quiz 48

TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 48 – Round 2 – TV and Film

This round is a little bit specialist… it is all about the TV show Blackadder.

1. In Blackadder II, which actress plays Lady Whiteadder – Edmund’s aunt, out of whom he hopes to gain a huge inheritance?

Miriam Margolyes

2.What is the name of the 1999 Blackadder film in which the characters are enjoying a New Year’s Eve Party and the use of a time machine?

Blackadder Back & Forth

3. What is the profession of Blackadder in series 3?

Butler (to Prince Regent)

4. Peter Cook plays which King of England in the original series of Blackadder?

Richard III

5. In ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’, which character dresses up at ‘Gorgeous Georgina’ and performs at the music hall?

Lieutenant George (Full title: Lieutenant the Honorable George Colthurst St. Barleigh – played by Hugh Laurie)

6. In the second series, Ronald Lacey plays the ‘Baby-Eating Bishop of…’ where?

Bath and Wells

7. Complete the quote “Make a sentence out of the following words: Face – sodding…’…’ “

Your – shut

8. In series two, ‘Nursie’ always dresses up as the same thing every time the Queen has a fancy dress party – what is this?

A cow

9. What is the name of Lord Melchett’s beloved pet pigeon in Blackadder Goes Forth?

Speckled Jim

10. In series two, what does the character of ‘Kate’ claim her name is a short for?






Science and Nature Quiz questions

Quiz 48 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

The following is a list of scientific, IT and science-related abbreviations and acronyms. What do they stand for?

1. AI (when related to computing and robots)

Artificial Intelligence

2. Radar

Radio Detection/Detecting and Ranging

3. DNA

Deoxyribonucleic Acid

4. Laser

Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation


National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Basic Input Output System


Compact Disc – Read Only Memory

8. AC (when related to electricity)

Alternating Current

9. GPS

Global Positioning System/Satellite

10. ISP (when related to internet use)

Internet Service Provider





The 90s Quiz

Quiz 48 – Round 4 – The 90s

1. Which 1990s American TV sitcom starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Dustin Diamond, Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley?

Saved by the Bell

2. In which year of the 90s did Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, commit suicide?


3. Which actress played wayward daughter Darlene in the US sitcom ‘Roseanne’?

Sara Gilbert

4. Complete the 1995 Smashing Pumpkins album title ‘Mellon Collie and the…’

Infinite Sadness

5. Which year was the Queen’s ‘Annus Horribilis’?


6. In the blockbuster 1990 film ‘Home Alone’, what were the names of the two thieves that Kevin challenges?

Harry (Lime) and Marv (Merchants)

7. Which major comet became visible from Earth in 1997?


8. In 1997 a round-the-world yachtsman was rescued from his capsized yacht after five days in the Southern Ocean – what was his name?

Tony Bullimore

9. Can you name two people who have presented TV’s ‘The Crystal Maze’?

Two of: Richard O’Brian (1990-1993), Edward Tudor-Pole (1993-1995), Stephen Merchant (One-off celebrity edition in 2016) and Richard Ayoade (2017-present)

10. What was the name of Sonic the Hedgehog’s fox sidekick, who joined him in the second Sega game in the series, ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’?

Tails (Real name Miles Prower)





Words quiz

Quiz 48 – Round 5 – Words

This round is all about compound words and phrases. Which word can either precede or follow the given words to make new words or phrases? E.g. house, fingers and bowling – can all go with green (greenhouse, green fingers and bowling green)

1. Light, check and hot?


2. Soil, hat, big, crop and table


3. Pot, good, rotten and tough


4. Hard, dead, touch and work


5. Cuff, chain, up and weak


6. Stop, supply, change and sell


7. Hand, motion, down and going


8. Wind, nature, thoughts and split


9. Ball, stool, set, hold and loose


10. Back, brush and breast







Quiz 48 – Round 6 – People

This round is all about groups or pairs of famous siblings (mostly musical, but not all). We will give you their first names, you tell us how they are/were better known collectively. We’ve given you a surname too where we think it necessary!

1. Robin, Barry and Maurice

The Bee Gees

2. Karen and Richard

The Carpenters

3. Phil and Don

The Everly Brothers

4. Joel and Ethan

The Cohen Brothers

5. Charlie and Craig Reid

The Proclaimers

6. Kim, Debbie, Joni and Kathy

Sister Sledge

7. Paul and Phil Hartnoll


8. Orville and Wilbur

The Wright Brothers

9. Isaac, Taylor and Zac


10. Joy, Teddie and Babs

The Beverley Sisters





Pub Quiz

Quiz 48 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which U.S. President was nicknamed ‘Ike’?

Dwight D. Eisenhower

2. In ‘Mary Poppins’ by P.L. Travers and the subsequent film, what is the name of Jane and Michael’s mother?

Winifred Banks

3. The Gobi Desert lies within which two countries?

China and Mongolia

4. Which UK television show has a theme tune entitled ‘It’s Alright’?

New Tricks

5. Which U.S. artist recorded the 2010 album ‘The Lady Killer’?

CeeLo Green

6. Which English comedian, presenter and actor hosted a 2013 talk show alongside his Dad?

Jack Whitehall

7. In which year did the first series of the X-Factor begin in the UK?


8. In which country was Sigmund Freud born?


9. Ouagadougou is the capital city of which country?

Burkina Faso

10. True or false – the official opening of the Eiffel Tower was held in the year 1889?