Quiz 62

TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 62 – Round 2 – Reality TV

1. Who won the first UK series of ‘Dancing On Ice’?

Gaynor Faye

2. Which four judges were on the panel during series one of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’?

Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Arlene Phillips

3. Who is Alan Sugar’s U.S. counterpart in the American version of ‘The Apprentice’?

Donald Trump

4 Which reality TV show launched the career of Ben Fogle?

Castaway 2000

5. In 2011, Big Brother was transferred to Channel 5 – what was the name of the first series on this channel (which number)?

Big Brother 12

6. Name any of the 5 ‘bachelors’ who appeared in a series of the UK version of ‘The Bachelor’.

David Donald, Jamie Williams, Anthony Thomas, Gavin Henson and Spencer Matthews (any one of)

7. Which reality TV show, which aired for two series in the UK, involved one female contestant spending time with a group of men and having to determine which were gay and which were straight?

Playing it Straight

8. What was the name of the Channel 4 talent show, hosted by Alan Carr, in which viewers at home were the only judges and voted via an interactive app?

The Singer Takes it All

9. Who presented the first three series of the UK ‘X Factor’?

Kate Thornton

10. Britain’s Got Talent will be back for a new series in 2015; which number series will this be?

Series 9


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Music quiz

Quiz 62 – Round 3 – Music

Missing lyrics quiz – Can you fill in the blank word or words in the song lyrics?

1. There’s a fire starting in my heart, reaching a _______  _________ and its bringing me out the dark. (two words)

Fever pitch (Adele – Rolling in the Deep)

2. The Mid-West farmer’s daughters really make you feel _________ (one word).

Alright (Beach Boys – California Girls)

3. Just a small town girl, living in a _________ ___________ (two words).

Lonely world (Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’)

4. Rule Britannia is out of bounds to my mother my dog and __________ (one word).

Clowns (David Bowie – Life on Mars?)

5. We don’t need no thought control, no dark ____________ in the classroom (one word).

Sarcasm (Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2))

6. In Penny Lane there is a barber showing ______________ (one word).

Photographs (Beatles – Penny Lane)

7. If you see a faded sign at the side of the road that says “Fifteen Miles to the _______  ________ (two words).

Love Shack (B-52s – Love Shack)

8. Her green plastic watering can for her fake Chinese __________  plant (one word).

Rubber (Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees)

9. She’s a witch of trouble in ____________   ___________, in her own mad mind she’s in love with you (two words).

Electric blue (Cream – Strange Brew)

10. But every song’s like: gold teeth, grey goose, tripping in the _______________, bloodstains,  ball gowns, trashing the hotel room (one word).

Bathroom (Lorde – Royals)


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History Quiz

Quiz 62 – Round 5 – History

1. Who was the youngest person to assume office as President of the U.S.A?

Theodore Roosevelt (Age 42)

2. The Spanish Armada was launched with the intention of overthrowing which English monarch?

Elizabeth I

3. In which country was Marie Antoinette born?

Austria (she was born an Archduchess of Austria)

4. Henry Cavendish is credited with the discovery of which gas, which he called ‘inflammable air’ ?


5. Who succeeded Benjamin Disraeli as Prime Minister of the UK?

William Ewart Gladstone

6. In which year was the Weimar Republic established in Germany?


7. Marinus van der Lubbe was a Dutch Council Communist who was executed for setting fire to which German building in 1933?

The Reichstag

8. The signing of which famous document eventually led to the formation of Parliament in England?

The Magna Carta

9. On 17th June each year, Iceland celebrates its Independence Day – independence from which country’s rule?


10. “L’etat, c’est moi” (I am the state) is a quote attributed to which King of France?

Louis XIV





Art and Literature Quiz Questions

Quiz 62 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

Quite simply, who wrote the following books?

1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon

2. The Long, Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Douglas Adams

3. A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

4. The Silence of the Lambs

Thomas Harris

5. All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque

6. Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

7. Notes from a Small Island

Bill Bryson

8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick

9. Salem’s Lot

Stephen King

10. Brave New World

Aldous Huxley






Quiz 62 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who became Poet Laureate of the UK on 1st May 2009?

Carol Ann Duffy

2. In the 1963 film ‘The Great Escape’, the prisoners work on three tunnels – what are they called?

Tom, Dick and Harry

3. What does ‘EOR’ stand for in knitting terminology?

End of row

4. In which country is the longest airport runway?

China (Qamdo Bamda Airport)

5. In which year was the United Kingdom formed?


6. Which rock duo consisted of Per Gessle and Maria Fredriksson?


7. The SI derived unit of electrical capacitance is named after an English physicist – what is it?


8. What type of creature is Bagheera in the ‘Jungle Book’?

Black panther

9. Which vitamin is also known as riboflavin?


10. ‘Batrachian’ is an adjective used to describe which type of animals?

Frog or toad