Quiz 49

Art and Literature Quiz Questions

Quiz 49 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

This round is all about famous classic pieces of literature. Can you name the author of these books?

1. The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

2. To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee

3. The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

4. A Passage to India

E. M. Forster

5. Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

6. Moby Dick

Herman Melville

7. The Color Purple

Alice Walker

8. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Ken Kesey

9. Catch-22

Joseph Heller

10. The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas




Quiz 49 – Round 3 – The 60s

1. John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 – but in which month?

November (22nd)

2. Who had hits in the 60s with ‘Don’t Treat Me Like a Child’, ‘You Don’t Know’ and ‘Fever’?

Helen Shapiro

3. Which puppet was designed in 1962 and was originally voiced by Ivan Owen?

Basil Brush

4. In which year of the 60s was the film of ‘The Sound of Music’ released?


5.The ‘trimphone’ was a famous gadget from the Sixties and the first four letters were originally an acronym. What did the TRIM stand for?

Tone Ring Illuminator Model

 6. Which 1965 film was directed by David Lean and starred Omar Sharif and Julie Christie?

Doctor Zhivago

7. Which children’s television characters ate green soup supplied by the soup dragon?


8. Which TV music show was first broadcast on January 1st, 1964?

Top of the Pops

9. In which year did the last executions take place in the UK?


10. The partner to which famous doll was introduced by Mattel in 1961?






Music quiz

Quiz 49 – Round 4 – Music

The following songs famously contain samples of others – can you name which tracks are sampled in these?

1. ‘Ice Ice Baby’ – Vanilla Ice

‘Under Pressure’ – David Bowie & Queen

2. ‘SOS’ – Rihanna

‘Tainted Love’ – Soft Cell

3. ‘Pump It’ – Black Eyed Peas

‘Misirlou’ – Dick Dale

4. ‘On the Floor’ – Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull

‘Lambada’ – Kaoma

5. ‘Hung Up’ – Madonna

‘Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)’ – ABBA

6. ‘Can I Kick It’ – A Tribe Called Quest

‘Walk on the Wild Side’ – Lou Reed

7. ‘Crazy in Love’ – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z

‘Are You My Woman (Tell Me So) – Chi Lites

8. ‘Changes’ – 2Pac

‘The Way It Is’ – Bruce Hornsby and the Range

9. ‘Beautiful Girls’ – Sean Kingston

‘Stand by Me’ – Ben E. King

10. ‘Freak Like Me’ – Sugababes

‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric?’ – Gary Numan – Tubeway Army





Food and Drink Quiz

Quiz 49 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

1. ‘Goulash’ is a dish originating from which country?


2. The ‘Hunter Valley’ is a famous wine-growing region in which country?


3. What type of pastry would one use to make profiteroles?

Choux pastry

4. Which two drinks would you mix together to make a ‘Kir Royale’?

Champagne and crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur)

5. Which vegetable is ‘épinards’ in French?


6. Which famous TV chef first found fame hosting the BBC cookery programme ‘Family Fare’?

Delia Smith

7. ‘Ädelost’ is a Swedish type of what?


8. Which distinctive type of black tea is flavoured with bergamot extract?

Earl Grey

9. Which alcoholic drink has often been described as the ‘Green Fairy’ (La fée verte)?


10. For what is the ‘alligator pear’ another term?






TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 49 – Round 6 – TV and Film

The following people made their name well-known on a particular TV show – can you name the programme in each case?

1. Susie Dent


2. Margaret Mountford

The Apprentice

3. Richard Osman


4. Michael Miles

Take Your Pick

5. Anthea Redfern

The Generation Game

6. Andy Akinwolere

Blue Peter

7. Phil Drabble

One Man and His Dog

8. Geoffrey Hayes


9. Dom Joly

Trigger Happy TV

10. Brendan O’Carroll

Mrs Brown’s Boys





Pub Quiz Questions

Quiz 49 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which ‘Coronation Street’ actress appeared in ‘Carry On Cabby’ in 1963 and ‘Carry On Cleo’ in 1964?

Amanda Barrie

2. How many game squares are there in total on a Monopoly board?


3. What is the capital of the U.S. state of Wyoming?


4. Who played the main character of Alex Owens in the 1983 film ‘Flashdance’?

Jennifer Beals

5. Which singer was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou?

George Michael

6. Who was the last reigning Tudor monarch?

Elizabeth I

7. Who is the best friend of Huckleberry Finn?

Tom Sawyer

8. Which actress played Della Street alongside Raymond Burr in the television series of Perry Mason?

Barbara Hale

9. In which country are the 2018 Winter Olympics scheduled to take place?

South Korea

10. 241 is a prime number – true or false?