Quiz 66

History Quiz

Quiz 66 – Round 2 – History

Who was UK Prime Minister when the following took place?

1. The outbreak of World War One

Herbert Henry Asquith

2. Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon

Harold Wilson

3. The abdication of Edward VIII

Stanley Baldwin

4. Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer

Margaret Thatcher

5. Decimalised currency replaced pounds, shillings and pence

Edward Heath

6. Wilbur and Orville Wright piloted the first successful, powered flight

Arthur Balfour

7. The death of Queen Victoria

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

8. The Channel Tunnel was officially opened

John Major

9. John F. Kennedy was assassinated

Sir Alec Douglas-Home

10. Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space

Harold Macmillan


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Art and Literature Quiz Questions

Quiz 66 – Round 3 -Art and Literature

1. Which British author was awarded the ‘New Writer of the Year’ at the National Book Awards in 2012 for her debut novel ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’?

Rachel Joyce

2. ‘The Canterbury Tales’ begin with a general prologue – whose tale comes next?

 The Knight’s Tale

3. Who wrote the 1929 detective novel ‘The Maltese Falcon’?

Dashiell Hammett

4. In which Spanish city was Pablo Picasso born?


5. Of which colour is amaranth a shade?

Pink (accept also red)

6. Which famous book, written in 1928, could not be published openly in Great Britain until a ban was lifted in 1960?

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

7. Exactly how old was Adrian Mole in Sue Townsend’s original book?

13 ¾

8. In architecture, what is the name for a wedge-shaped stone at the top of an archway, which is the final piece placed during construction and allows the arch to bear weight?


9. Whose novels include ‘The Odessa File’ and ‘The Dogs of War’?

Frederick Forsyth

10. In sculpture, what is the name for the upper part of a human figure, depicting the head and neck plus all or part of the chest and shoulders?







Quiz 66 – Round 4 – Celebrities

With which first name were these celebrities born?

1. Antonio Banderas


2. Woody Allen

Allen (Konigsberg)

3. Portia de Rossi

Amanda (Lee Rogers)

4. Michael Caine

Maurice (Micklewhite)

5. George Michael

Georgios (Panayiotou)

6. Cary Grant

Archibald (Leach)

7. Dusty Springfield

Mary (O’Brien)

8. Whoopi Goldberg

Caryn (Johnson)

9. Marilyn Monroe

Norma (Mortenson on her birth certificate but baptised Baker)

10. Stevie Wonder

Stevland (Hardaway Morris/Judkins)





Science and Nature Quiz questions

Quiz 66 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. What is the name for the value at the lower end of the thermodynamic temperature scale, which equates to -273.15˚C?

Absolute zero

2. O3 and OO2 are different variations of the chemical formula for which inorganic molecule?


3. Which British scientist is best known for proposing the Gaia Hypothesis, which says that the biosphere self-regulates?

James Lovelock

4. The chemical symbol W denotes which chemical element?

Tungsten (Wolfram)

5. What is the common name for H5N1, a subtype of the influenza virus?

Avian flu/bird flu

6. What is the correct chemical name for laughing gas?

Nitrous oxide

7. What type of animal is a falabella?


8. Which car manufacturer makes the ‘Jazz’, ‘CR-V’ and ‘CR-Z’ models?


9. What is the ‘lumen’ a measurement of?

Light (SI derived unit of luminous flux, measuring total visible light emitted by a source)

10. What name is given to the path followed by a projectile?






Music quiz

Quiz 66 – Round 6 – Music

Can you identify these all-male bands by the list of members?

1. JB Gill, Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold and Oritsé Williams


2. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo


3. Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O’Malley and Matt Helders

Arctic Monkeys

4. Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford


5. Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway


6. Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett

Foo Fighters

7. Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman, Pete Wentz and Andy Hurley

Fall Out Boy

8. A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell

Backstreet Boys

9. Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk

Rage Against the Machine

10. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr.






Quiz 66 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who held the post of Leader of the House of Commons on 1st January 2015?

William Hague

2. Which country was the first ever winner of the FIFA World Cup?


3. Which American journalist and author wrote a short story entitled ‘Brokeback Mountain’, which was later turned into an Oscar-winning film?

Annie Proulx

4. How many dots are there in total on five dice?


5. How warm is normal body temperature?

37˚C/ 98.6˚F

6. Which word represents the letter ‘M’ in the NATO phonetic alphabet?


7. What is seventeen squared?


8. Who did American actress Barbara Bach marry in 1981?

Ringo Starr

9. Which US state borders Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas?


10. In which year was the Battle of Britain?