Quiz 61

History Quiz

Quiz 61 – Round 2 – History

In which decades did the following take place? Only a decade is required, although the exact year is given in brackets (and could be worth an extra point if appropriate).

1. Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

1840s (1840)

2. The first human spaceflight was launched by the Soviet Union.

1960s (1961)

3. The first female Church of England priests were ordained.

1990s (1994)

4. Edward VIII abdicated.

1930s (1936)

5. The Spanish Armada set sail from A Coruña.

1580s (1588)

6. The first Nobel Prizes were awarded.

1900s (1901)

7. The first internet domain name was registered.

1980s (1985)

8. The now downgraded ‘minor planet’ of Pluto was first discovered.

1930s (1930)

9. Velcro was patented and commercially introduced.

1950s (patented in 1955)

10. The North Atlantic Treaty was signed.

1940s (1949)


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Quiz 61 – Round 3 – Celebrities

1. Which married couple consists of one member of ‘The Saturdays’ and one former member of ‘JLS’?

Marvin and Rochelle Humes

2. Which American actor and film maker was born Mark Sinclair?

Vin Diesel

3. Which English singer and actress is married to guitarist Robert Fripp?

Toyah Willcox

4. Name two of Angelina Jolie’s three husbands.

Brad Pitt, Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller (Any two of)

5. Which former series three ‘Big Brother’ contestant has since presented ‘This Morning’ and ‘Loose Women’, appeared in ‘I’m Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’, ‘Doctors’ and ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ and also become a contestant on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’?

Alison Hammond

6. Who was the winner of the first ever UK series of ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’?

Tony Blackburn

7. Which British actor played the young Marcus Brewer in the 2002 film ‘About A Boy’ and has also starred in X-Men films as an adult?

Nicholas Hoult

8. Which English supermodel was born is Streatham in May 1970?

Naomi Campbell

9. Who is the eldest Kardashian sister; Kim, Kourtney or Khloé?

Kourtney (born in 1979 – Kim was born in 1980 and Khloé in 1984)

10. Which British model and actress has been linked to actors Jason Statham and Billy Zane, rugby player Thom Evans and former ‘Gladiator’ David McIntosh (Tornado)?

Kelly Brook






Quiz 61 – Round 4 – The UK

On which motorways would you find these UK Motorway services?

1. Newport Pagnell  Services


2. Cherwell Valley Services


3. Ferrybridge Services


4. Sandbach Services


5. Rownhams Services


6. Birchanger Green Services


7. Pease Pottage Services


8. Stirling Services


9. Hopwood Park Services


10. Happendon Services






Science and Nature

Quiz 61 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. The pH scale measuring acidity and alkalinity runs from zero to which number?


2. In the human body, what is the more common term for the patella?


3. What is the boiling point of water in degrees Fahrenheit (at sea level)?

212 degrees

4. Which chemical element is symbolised by a single letter ‘B’?


5. The most common element in the Earth’s atmosphere is Nitrogen and the second most common element is Oxygen – but what is third?


6. In order for the human body to maintain a constant blood-glucose level it relies on two hormones produced in the pancreas with opposite actions. One is insulin, what is the other?


7. Which planet in our solar system has the most moons?

Jupiter (at least 67, although more are likely to be discovered)

8. Rickets is a disease which causes the bones in the body to become soft. It is caused by a deficiency of calcium and/or which vitamin?

Vitamin D

9. The three types of rock are igneous, metamorphic and which other?


10. Which type of tree produces conkers?

Horse chestnut





TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 61 – Round 6 – TV and Film

Which actors/actresses have appeared in all of the following films?

1. ‘Mrs Brown’, ‘What We Did On Our Holiday’ and ‘Quartet’.

Billy Connolly

2. ‘Ted’, ‘Friend With Benefits’ and ‘Black Swan’.

Mila Kunis

3. ‘Iron Man’, ‘Chaplin’ and ‘Due Date’.

Robert Downey Jr.

4. ‘Shirley Valentine’, ‘Clockwise’ and ‘Confetti’.

Alison Steadman

5. ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and ‘How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days’.

Matthew McConaughey

6. ‘Mamma Mia!’, ‘Driving Lessons’ and ‘One Chance’.

Julie Walters

7. ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Miss Congeniality’ and ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’.

Michael Caine

8. ‘Django Unchained’, ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’.

Jamie Foxx

9. ‘No Reservations’, ‘The Legend of Zorro’ and ‘Chicago’.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

10. ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, ‘Sliding Doors’ and ‘The Mummy’.

John Hannah





Free Pub Quizzes

Quiz 61 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is the sum of the first five prime numbers?

28 (2 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 11)

2. In the 2001 film ‘Moulin Rouge’, which singer played the ‘Green Fairy’, a character who was purely a hallucination after others drank absinthe?

Kylie Minogue

3. Which famous American writer has also published novels under the name ‘Richard Bachman’?

Stephen King

4. In which European city would you find the ‘Sagrada Familia’, the unfinished cathedral designed by Antoni Gaudí?


5. Who was leader of the Liberal Democrat Party between March 2006 and October 2007?

Sir Menzies Campbell

6. What is the capital city of Thailand?


7. Name two of the three members of 1960s supergroup ‘Cream’.

Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker (two of)

8. Who provides the narration for ‘Meerkat Manor’ for Channel 5 in the UK?

Bill Nighy

9. For how many years did the hundred year war actually last?

116 years

10. How many keys are there on a standard piano?