Quiz 50

Famous Mothers and Daughters

Quiz 50 – Round 2 – Celebrities

This round is all about famous mothers and daughters We will give you the name of ten famous women – all you need to do is tell us who their mothers are/were.

1. Emma Thompson

Phyllida Law

2. Rachael Stirling

Diana Rigg

3. Claudia Winkleman

Eve Pollard

4. Gwyneth Paltrow

Blythe Danner

5. Kate Hudson

Goldie Hawn

6. Carrie Fisher

Debbie Reynolds

7. Melanie Griffith

Tippi Hedren

8. Eva Amurri

Susan Sarandon

9. Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Janet Ellis

10. Isabella Rossellini

Ingrid Bergman


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History Quiz

Quiz 50 – Round 3 – History

1. Who was Prime Minister of the UK when the National Health Service was introduced?

Clement Attlee

2. What was the name of the ship in which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe between 1577 and 1580?

The Golden Hinde

3. Which European city hosted the summer Olympic Games in the year 1900?


4. ‘Jurassic’ is one of the three periods within the ‘Mesozoic Era’, a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Can you name either of the other two?

‘Triassic’ or ‘Cretaceous’

5.  Since the first Royal Coronation at Westminster Abbey in 1066, only two monarchs have not been crowned. Can you name them both?

Edward V and Edward VIII

6. Which Archbishop of Canterbury was burned to death in Oxford in the year 1556?

Thomas Cranmer

7. The ‘Gunpowder Plot’ was a failed assassination attempt against which King?

James I of England and VI of Scotland

8. Which year saw the start of the American Civil War?


9. Which organisation was founded by Catherine and William Booth in 1865?

The Salvation Army

10. Who received a patent for vulcanized rubber in 1844?

Charles Goodyear





TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 50 – Round 4 – TV and Film

This round is all about UK television quiz shows.

1. Which BBC quiz show started in 2014 and was hosted by Mark Williams, famous for playing Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter film series?

The Link

2. Which of the quiz stars of ‘The Chase’ is often referred to by Bradley Walsh as ‘Frosty Knickers’?

Anne Hegerty

3. Who was the original host of ‘Catchphrase’?

Roy Walker

4. ‘Bullseye’ was famously hosted by Jim Bowen, but which sports commentator became announcer and referee in 1982?

Tony Green

5. In which year was ‘Deal or No Deal’ first broadcast?


6. Who first took over as full-time presenter of ‘Countdown’ after the death of Richard Whiteley?

Des Lynam

7. Can you name the two long-time team captains on ‘Have I Got New for You’?

Ian Hislop and Paul Merton

8. Willie Carson, Emlyn Hughes and Ian Botham were all team ‘B’ captains on ‘A Question of Sport’ between 1982 and 1996 – who held the post of Team ‘A’ captain during all this time?

Bill Beaumont

9. Which ITV quiz show, new to our screens in 2014, was hosted by Andi Peters and involved contestants being seated on an armchair on a track which could tip them backwards?

Ejector Seat

10. Henry Kelly famously hosted ‘Going for Gold’ on BBC1, but the show was briefly revived and aired on Channel 5 in 2008 – who was the regular host of this version?

John Suchet





Food and Drink Quiz

Quiz 50 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

1. ‘Charentais’, ‘Cantaloupe’ and ‘Santa Claus’ are all types of which fruit?


2. What type of foodstuff is ‘mascarpone’?


3. Which type of fruit is a hybrid of three other fruits; grapefruit, orange and tangerine?

Ugli fruit

4. Which two ingredients would you mix together to make a ‘roux’?

Flour and butter/fat 

5. Which two ingredients would you expect to find in a ‘Black Russian’ cocktail?

Vodka and coffee Liqueur (Kahlúa)

6. What is added to gin to make ‘pink gin’?

Angostura bitters

7. Which vegetable is sometimes referred to as ‘ladies’ fingers’?


8. Which four herbs are mentioned in the Simon and Garfunkel song ‘Scarborough Fair’?

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme

9. In which book would you find the ‘Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster’ cocktail mentioned?

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

10. There are over thirty thousand McDonald restaurants in the world – true or false?

True (36,899 as of January 2017 statistics here)





Country Borders Quiz

Quiz 50 – Round 6 – Geography

Country borders quiz – We will give you a list of countries. You need to give the name of the country which borders all of those in the list. We will list every country it borders in the question. We will not list any seas that it may border.

1. Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia


2. Spain


3. Iran, Afghanistan, India and China


4. Sudan, Libya, Israel and Gaza Strip


5. France, Germany, Netherlands and Luxembourg


6. United States, Guatemala and Belize


7. Ecuador, Columbia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile


8. Thailand, Laos and Vietnam


9. France, Italy, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein


10. Russia, Sweden and Norway


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Free Pub Quizzes

Quiz 50 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What were the first names of the literary publishers Mills & Boon?

Gerald Rusgrove Mills and Charles Boon

2. What type of farm animal is an ‘Oxford Sandy and Black’?


3. In the film of ‘The Matrix’, Neo is offered two differently coloured pills. Which one does he take?


4. In the nursery rhyme ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’, where was the Queen?

In the parlour

5. At whose wedding in Coronation Street did Status Quo perform?

Les Battersby and Cilla Brown

6. How many people play on an ice hockey team?


7. What is ‘pastitsio’ (sometimes also spelled pastichio)?

A baked pasta dish

8. Which book of the Bible tells the story of the escape of the Israelites and the parting of the Red Sea?


9. Which Disney film includes the characters Eglantine Price and Emelius Browne?

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

10. Who was born first; Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor or John Deacon?

Freddie Mercury (September 5th, 1946), (Brian May (July 19th 1947), Roger Taylor (July 26th 1949), John Deacon (August 19th 1951))