Quiz 70

Art and Literature Quiz Questions

Quiz 70 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

1. Which English artist was born on 1st November 1887 in Stretford, Lancashire?

L. S. Lowry

2. Which Jules Verne character is also known as Prince Dakkar, son of the Hindu Raja of Bundelkind?

Captain Nemo

3. In Yann Martel’s ‘Life of Pi’, what type of animal is Richard Parker?

Bengal Tiger

4. Which painting by Cézanne was sold in 2012 for over $250 million dollars, the highest price ever paid for a piece of art?

The Card Players

5. In which city is Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’ set?


6. What nationality was the artist Wassily Kandinsky?


7. Who painted the 1871 work ‘Whistler’s Mother’?

James McNeill Whistler

8. Name Arrietty Clock’s parents in Mary Norton’s ‘The Borrowers’.

Pod and Homily

9. The hit 2014 film ‘Gone Girl’ is an adaptation of a novel by which author?

Gillian Flynn

10. In ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, which type of birds were used as mallets at the queen’s croquet ground?






Music quiz

Quiz 70 – Round 4 – Music

Girl bands quiz – Can you name these all-female bands from the list of members? They may be a current or former line-up!

1. Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams

Destiny’s Child

2. Mayte Mateos and Maria Mediola


3. Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips

Wilson Phillips

4. Frankie Bridge, Una Foden, Rochelle Humes, Mollie King and Vanessa White

The Saturdays

5. Izora Armstead and Martha Wash

The Weather Girls

6. Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward


7. Liz McClarnon, Kerry Katona and Natasha Hamilton

Atomic Kitten

8. Terry Ellis, Cindy Heron and Rhona Bennett

En Vogue

9. Amelle Berrabah, Jade Ewen and Heidi Range


10. Shirley Owens, Doris Coley, Addie “Micki” Harris and Beverly Lee

The Shirelles





Quiz 70 – Round 5 – Money

This round is all about money. What is the value of the following? (Correct as of 09/03/2015)

Answers 1, 4, 7 and 9 should be given exactly – accept all others to the nearest pound.

1. The cost of a first class stamp


2. The cost of a standard television licence


3. Cost of a UK passport renewal, without a Post Office checking service


4. Cost of an English NHS prescription


5. Official maximum cost of a car M.O.T.


6. Cost to renew a UK driving License online after expiry


7. Cost of a second class stamp


8. Full Jobseeker’s Allowance for those aged 25 or over, per week


9. The UK tax threshold (tax year 2014/15)


10. London congestion charge, per day, without Auto Pay







History Quiz

Quiz 70 – Round 6 – History

Who am I?

1. I was born 9th June 1781 in Wylam, Northumberland. Neither of my parents could read or write, yet I managed to build the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, which opened in 1830.

George Stephenson.

2. I was born on 29th November 1898 in Belfast. I held academic positions at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, yet I am best known for my fictional writing. I was a close friend of J. R. R. Tolkien and my most famous literary work is a series of seven fantasy novels.

C. S. Lewis

3. I was born at some time around the year 1450 within the Republic of Genoa, Italy. My father was a wool merchant and as our family desired to become rich through trade, I first went to sea aged 13, which was to be the first of many expeditions.

Christopher Columbus

4. I was born at some time between 1501 and 1507, the daughter of the 1st Earl of Wiltshire. I spent much of my childhood in Europe and was lady-in-waiting to Archduchess Margaret in the Netherlands. After marriage and the birth of my daughter, I was beheaded in May 1536.

Anne Boleyn

5. I was born on 4th April 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri and died in 2014. I published 36 books, including volumes of poetry and seven autobiographies. My most famous work is the first of these autobiographies, which tells the story of my traumatic childhood.

Maya Angelou

6. I was born in the year 356 and was a King of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. I conquered the Persian Empire and in addition to my title as King of Macedonia, I also became Pharaoh of Egypt, King of Persia and King of Asia.

Alexander the Great

7. I was born on January 17th 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. I was an author, printer, politician, inventor, scientist, diplomat and civic activist as well as becoming the first Postmaster General of the United States and first president of the American Philosophical Society. I invented the lightning rod, bifocals and a stove bearing my name.

Benjamin Franklin

8. I was born in Salzburg in 1756 and I was baptised with the Christian name ‘Johannes’, although that is not how I came to be known in later years. I began my career at the age of 5 and performed before European royalty. I died at the age of 35, leaving behind my wife, Constanze and my two sons.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

9. I was born in Blantyre, south of Glasgow on 19th March 1813. I was employed in a cotton mill at the age of ten before studying at the Charing Cross Hospital Medical School. My father was a deeply religious Sunday school teacher and his influence was key in my decision to become a missionary.

David Livingstone

10. I was born on 4th June 1738 in London. I was the son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. I became heir to the throne when my father died in 1751 and I succeeded the throne in 1760 after the death of my grandfather.

George III





Quiz 70 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Of which country is Libreville the capital?


2. On a standard UK Monopoly board, which property lies between Piccadilly and Coventry Street?

Water Works

3. Who has hosted the Oscars the most times?

Bob Hope

4. Which is the longest bone in the human body?


5. On which day of the year is St. Andrew’s Day?

30th November

6. Who was the first man to reach the South Pole?

Roald Amundsen

7. Which is the longest river in Europe?


8. If something is described as ‘cordate’, what shape is it?


9. In 1995 the name ‘Divine Brown’ was featured in a huge news story – who was she?

The prostitute with whom Hugh Grant was caught

10. Which colours are featured on the Dutch flag?

Red, white and blue