Quiz 54

TV and Film Character Quiz

Quiz 54 – Round 2 – TV and Film

TV and film character quiz. What was the name of the character played by these actors in the films/programmes listed? This time we need first name and last name.

1. Sherrie Hewson in ‘Benidorm’.

Joyce Temple-Savage

2. Mackenzie Crook in ‘The Office’.

Gareth Keenan

3. Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘Titanic’.

Jack Dawson

4. Sam Neill in ‘Jurassic Park’.

Dr. Alan Grant

5. Sally Lindsay in ‘Coronation Street’.

Shelley Barlow

6. Roger Lloyd Pack in ‘The Vicar of Dibley’.

Owen Newitt

7. Keira Knightley in ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ films.

Elizabeth Swann

8. Lynda Baron in ‘Open All Hours’.

Nurse Gladys Emmanuel

9. Bill Murray in ‘Ghostbusters’.

Dr. Peter Venkman

10. Penelope Keith in ‘The Good Life’.

Margo Leadbetter

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Radio Quiz

Quiz 54 – Round 3 – Radio

Radio Quiz – Pub quiz questions and answers all on the subject of radio.

1. Radio 2 has made one lady famous under the nickname ‘Sally Traffic’ – but what is her real surname?


2. In which year did the Marine etc. Broadcasting Offences Act come into place, whereby offshore ‘pirate’ radio stations became illegal if operated by those subject to UK law?


3. Which radio station began broadcasting first – Radio Caroline or Radio Luxembourg?

Radio Luxembourg (in 1933 – Radio Caroline did not start until 1964)

4. Who hosted the Radio 1 Breakfast Show before Chris Moyles?

Sara Cox

5. On which radio station will you hear the BBC Proms being broadcast each year?

BBC Radio 3

6. On which radio station will you hear the DJ Toni Phillips?

Capital XTRA

7. Who was the first DJ to broadcast on BBC Radio 1?

Tony Blackburn

8. On which radio station will you regularly hear Myleen Klass, Alan Titchmarsh, Howard Goodall and John Suchet?

Classic FM

9. Which company made the first successful transatlantic radio transmissions in 1901?


10. In 1922 the UK government introduced a radio license – how much did it cost?

 10 shillings

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Music quiz

Quiz 54 – Round 4 – Music

Opening lines of songs this week. Which tracks are these opening lines from?

1. “Lay a whisper on my pillow, leave the winter on the ground.”

It Must Have Been Love – Roxette

2. “I’m sitting in the railway station, got a ticket for my destination.”

Homeward Bound – Simon and Garfunkel

3. “I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath, scared to rock the boat and make a mess.”

Roar – Katy Perry

4. “Flew in from Miami Beach B.O.A.C., didn’t get to bed last night.”

Back in the U.S.S.R. – Beatles

5. “She’s got a smile that it seems to me reminds me of childhood memories.”

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses

6. “We passed upon the stair, we spoke of was and when.”

The Man Who Sold the World – David Bowie

7. “It’s all the same, only the names will change, every day it seems we’re wasting away.”

Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi

8. “Looking from a window above, it’s like a story of love, can you hear me?”

Only You – Yazoo

9. “We, we don’t have to worry ’bout nothing, ’cause we got the fire and we’re burning one hell of a something.”

Burn – Ellie Goulding

10. “Money talks, but it don’t sing and dance and it don’t walk.”

Forever in Blue Jeans – Neil Diamond





History Quiz

Quiz 54 – Round 5 – History

1. Who was the father of George V?

Edward VII

2. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin famously became the first humans on the moon, but what was the name of the other Apollo 11 astronaut who did not set foot upon its surface?

Michael Collins

3. Of which country did Jawaharlal Nehru become the first Prime Minister in 1947?


4. Which British city was known as Aquae Sulis by the Romans?


5. Who led the Scottish army at the Battle of Bannockburn?

Robert the Bruce

6. Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in which French city?


7. What was the name of the Captain of RMS Titanic?

Captain Edward John Smith

8. Who was the first and last person to hold the official post of President of the Soviet Union?

Mikhail Gorbachev

9. Christopher Columbus took three ships on his first voyage – can you name one of them?

Santa Maria, Pinta or Nina

10. Which King of England sealed the Magna Carta under oath at Runnymede?

King John





Cockney Rhyming Slang Quiz

Quiz 54 – Round 6 – Language

This round is a cockney rhyming slang quiz. What do the following mean?

1. Syrup

Wig (Syrup of fig)

2. Rosie 

Tea (Rosie Lee)

3. Peckham Rye


4. Ruby

Curry (Ruby Murray)

5. Jimmy

Piddle (Jimmy Riddle)

6. Adam and Eve


7. Uncle Bert


8. Biscuits

Knees (Biscuits and Cheese)

9. Chalfonts

Piles (Chalfont St. Giles)

10. Titfer

Hat (Tit for tat)


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Quiz 54 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What was the name of Hopalong Cassidy’s horse?


2. Who played the mother of ‘Smithy’ in the TV series ‘Gavin and Stacey’?

Pam Ferris

3. Which writer created the characters Damon Cross, John Sampson and Brianna Stone?

James Patterson

4. In which county is the town of Skegness?


5. Which company released their first personal computer on 12th August 1981?


6. Which website was launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger in January 2001?


7. According to the Bible, Eve gave birth to a third son after Cain killed Abel – what was his name?


8. Adriana Caselotti was an American voice actor and singer who played the title character in which Disney film?

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

9. Which Hindu God has the head of an elephant?

Ganesha (also known as Ganesh, Ganapati or Vinayaka)

10. Which character did Susan Sarandon play in the 1991 film; Thelma or Louise?