Quiz 71

Quiz 71 – Round 2 – Dates

On which date are the following celebrated each year in the United Kingdom?

1. St. David’s Day

1st March

2. St. Patrick’s Day

17th March

3. St. George’s Day

23rd April

4. St. Andrew’s Day

30th November

5. The Queen’s Official Birthday

13th June

6. Shakespeare Day

23rd April

7. Halloween

31st October

8. St. Valentine’s Day

14th February

9. Coronation Day

2nd June

10. Birthday of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

10th June


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TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 71 – Round 3 – TV and Film

1. Which actor played the tin man in the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz’?

Jack Haley

2. What was the character of Polly’s name in ‘Fawlty Towers’?


3. What is the name of the high school in the hit US series ‘Glee’?

William McKinley High School

4. What is the full name of the character played by Johnny Galecki in ‘The Big Bang Theory’?

Leonard Hofstadter

5. In which 80s film would you find the characters of Mr Strickland and Jennifer Parker?

Back to the Future

6. The hit 1982 film ‘Blade Runner’ is an adaptation of which novel by Philip K. Dick?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

7. Which film won ‘Best Picture’ at the 2015 Oscars?


8. In Postman Pat, what was the name of Greendale’s postmistress?

Mrs Goggins

9. In the Simpsons, what is the name of the neighbouring town and rivals of Springfield?


10. What was the surname of the family in the hit BBC1 sitcom ‘My Family’?






Language Quiz Questions

Quiz 71 – Round 4 – Language

Acronyms quiz – What do these acronyms and abbreviations stand for?


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation


People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals


University and Colleges Admissions Service

5. GPS

Global Positioning System


Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

7. ME (Medical condition)

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Myalgic Encephalopathy


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

9. Ofcom

Office of Communications

10. CD-ROM

Compact Disc-Read Only Memory





Science and Nature Quiz questions

Quiz 71 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. From which type of animal is cashmere obtained?


2. In which country would you find the world’s longest suspension bridge?


3. In which year did Halley’s Comet last pass close enough to the Earth to be visible to the naked eye?


4. What type of mammal is a tamarin?


5. In terms of distance, how many feet are equivalent to one fathom?


6. What is the name of the underwater valley forming the deepest part of the world’s oceans?

Mariana Trench

7. What is the alternative name for the chemical element tungsten?


8. Of what is ‘hippophobia’ a fear?


9. Which hydrocarbon has the chemical formula C2H6?


10. What is a pathogen?

Any agent that causes a disease or infection





Music quiz

Quiz 71 – Round 6 – Music

Can you identify the song the lyrics have been taken from?

1. “Together, forever, that’s how it must be. To live without you would only mean heartbreak for me.”

I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin

2. “Other arms reach out to me, other eyes smile tenderly, still in peaceful dreams I see the road leads back to you.”

Georgia on my Mind – Ray Charles

3. “Time goes by so slowly for those who wait, no time to hesitate.”

Hung Up – Madonna

4. “My head’s under water but I’m breathing fine. You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind.”

All Of Me – John Legend

5. “I’m so in love with you, whatever you want to do is alright with me.”

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

6. “Maybe it’s the way she walked straight into my heart and stole it.”

Best Song Ever – One Direction

7. “Here I go! It’s coming for me through the trees! Help me, someone! Help me, please!”

Hounds of Love – Kate Bush

8. “Put your head against my life. What do you hear?”

A Million Love Songs – Take That

9. “I know a man ain’t supposed to cry, but these tears I can’t hold inside.”

I Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

10. “I love the colourful clothes she wears and the way the sunlight plays upon her hair.”

Good Vibrations – Beach Boys





Pub Quiz

Quiz 71 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

 1. Of which American state is Lansing the capital?


2. Who won the 2014 series of Britain’s Got Talent?


3. Which actor played Jeffrey Fairbrother in the original Hi-de-Hi?

Simon Cadell

4. Who was the Roman god of death, or the dead?


5. Which is the highest mountain in Ireland?


6. How many game pieces are there on a board in the beginning of a game of British draughts?

24 (12 per side)

7. How many presidents of the United States were there before Barack Obama?


8. Which cocktail consists of equal parts of brandy or Cognac, Cointreau and lemon juice?


9. What, in Ireland, are the ‘Jacob’s awards’?

The Irish television and radio awards

10. What is a ‘howdah’?

A seat on the back of an elephant, or sometimes a camel or other animal, which is used to carry people