Quiz 75

History Quiz

Quiz 75 – Round 2 – History

Name the Year Quiz – Quite simply name the year in which the following occurred.

1. Princess Anne, Julie Walters and Robbie Coltrane were all born.


2. Kurt Cobain, John Candy and Burt Lancaster all died.


3. The ‘Times Literary Supplement’ was first published and Edward Elgar’s ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ received its London premier. 


4. Frank Whittle ground-tested the first jet engine and Neville Chamberlain became Prime Minister.


5. The school-leaving age in the UK was raised to 15 and Princess Elizabeth announced her engagement to Lt Philip Mountbatten.


6. Rihanna, Jessie J and Adele were all born.


7. Margaret Thatcher and Nelson Mandela both died.


8. Pink Floyd released ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, Princess Anne married Captain Mark Phillips and George Foreman beat Joe Frazier in Kingston, Jamaica, to become World Heavyweight boxing champion.


9. Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and Whitney Houston were all born.


10. Apple first introduced the iPad, a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland caused the closure of airspace over Europe and Gordon Brown resigned as Prime Minister.



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Food and Drink Quiz

Quiz 75 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. What type of pastry is used to make Baklava?

Filo pastry

2. How many gallons of beer are there in a barrel?


3. In which American state is Tabasco produced?


4. In which year was the Kronenbourg Brewery founded?


5. What shape are ‘rotelle’ pasta pieces?

Wagon wheel

6. ‘Marjorie’s Seedling’, ‘Jubileum’ and ‘Yellow Pershore’ are three varieties of which fruit?


7. Which spirit forms the basis of a ‘Singapore Sling’ cocktail?


8. In which French region is Claret wine produced?


9. In the Spanish town of Buñol, in Valencia a festival is held where participants throw which type of food?

Tomatoes (La Tomatina)

10. What is the Greek equivalent of tapas?






Words quiz

Quiz 75 – Round 4 – Anagrams

The following are all anagrams of famous sports people, past and present.

1. Lace Swirl

Carl Lewis

2. Snout Bail

Usain Bolt

3. Senile Limos

Lionel Messi

4. Wireless Animal

Serena Williams

5. Naval Tram Variation

Martina Navratilova

6. Got Weirdos

Tiger Woods

7. Boob Embryo

Bobby Moore

8. Advise Vets

Steve Davis

9. Averted Verges

Steve Redgrave

10. Gaffers Fit

Steffi Graf





Science and Nature Quiz questions

Quiz 75 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. How many bones are there in an adult human skeleton?


2. Brass is an alloy made up of which two elements?

Copper and zinc

3. What does a seismologist study?

Earthquakes/seismic waves

4. What is the more common name for the scapula?

Shoulder blade

5. What shape is each face on a regular dodecahedron?


6. What is the more commonly used name for iron pyrite?

Fool’s gold

7. A Bactrian camel is one with two humps – what term is used for a one-humped camel?

Dromedary/Arabian camel

8. Of what is ‘pedology’ the study?

Soils (in their natural environment)

9. Rhinoceros horns consist of which substance?


10. How much does a cubic metre of water weigh?

One tonne





Quiz 75 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In which country was Princess Elizabeth when she learned of the death of her father, George VI?


2. Which English rock band were formed in Wigan in 1990 and had hits with ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ and The Drugs Don’t Work?

The Verve

3. Which country is due to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games?

South Korea

4. Which orchestral musical piece by the British composer Eric Coates forms the theme tune to Desert Island Discs on Radio 4?

By the Sleepy Lagoon

5. Which King of England succeeded Elizabeth I?

James I

6. Which trees form the natural diet of the silkworm?


7. In which country is ‘Corona’ lager produced?


8. ‘Mimas’ is a moon orbiting which planet in our solar system?


9. Who had a 1958 hit with ‘Summertime Blues’?

Eddie Cochran

10. Humans carry more bacterial cells than they do human ones – true or false?

True (Approximately ten times as many)