Quiz 76


Quiz 76 – Round 2 – Celebrities

Celebrity Epitaphs quiz – Can you identify the late celebrity from their epitaph?


1. Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”

Edgar Allan Poe

2. Dúirt mé leat go raibh mé breoite (Gaelic for “I told you I was ill”)

Spike Milligan 

3. She did it the hard way

Bette Davis

4. The best is yet to come

Frank Sinatra

5. Against you I shall fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!

Virginia Woolf

6. “That’s All Folks”

Mel Blanc

7. I’m a writer but then nobody’s perfect

Billy Wilder

8. Workers of all lands unite. The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point however is to change it.

Karl Marx

9. Chief Scout of the World

Robert Baden-Powell

10. And alien tears will fill for him, pity’s long broken urn. For his mourners will be outcast men and outcasts  always mourn.

Oscar Wilde


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Sport quiz questions

Quiz 76 – Round 3 – Sport

1. On which racecourse is the Welsh Grand National run?


2. On a dartboard, which number sits at the bottom?


3. Which three football clubs were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2013/2014 season?

Norwich City, Fulham and Cardiff City

4. In Rugby Union, what number is worn by a scrum-half?


5. The Oval is the home of which county cricket club?


6. In which year were the first ever Winter Olympics held?


7. Including the white, how many balls are on the table at the beginning of a game of snooker?


8. Which US city has an NFL team known as the ‘Vikings’?


9. How many points are awarded to the winner of a Formula One Grand Prix race?


10. In 2014, the USA goalkeeper made a record-breaking 15 saves in a Fifa World Cup match against Belgium, the most since records began – what is his name?

Tim Howard





Art and Literature

Quiz 76 – Round 4 – Art and Literature

Who wrote the following celebrity autobiographies?

1. Bossypants

Tina Fey

2. Learning to Fly: The Autobiography

Victoria Beckham

3. No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel

Janice Dickinson

4. Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

Arnold Schwarzenegger

5. May I Have Your Attention, Please?

James Corden

6. A Man Walks onto a Pitch: Stories from a Life in Football

Harry Redknapp

7. There’s Something I’ve Been Dying to Tell You

Lynda Bellingham

8. Telling Tales

Alan Bennett

9. Humble Pie

Gordon Ramsay

10. My Outdoor Life

Ray Mears


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Science and Nature

Quiz 76 – Round 5 – Science and Technology

1. What does IBM stand for in the name of the IT company?

International Business Machines (Corporation)

2. In which year was the Sony PlayStation released?


3. Which German passenger airship caught fire in 1937, killing 13 passengers and 22 of the crew?


4. The ‘Manhattan Project’ was a research and development project producing what?

First atomic bombs (during World War II)

5. The Soviet Probe ‘Venera 7’ was the first to land successfully on another planet – which planet was this?


6. What does ‘OS’ most commonly stand for in computing terms?

Operating System

7. What is the largest single machine in the world? (Correct as of May 2015)

Large Hadron Collider

8. Which science-fiction writer devised the Three Laws of Robotics?

Isaac Asimov

9. Which company runs the Firefox web browser?


10. What is a ‘blimp’?

A non-rigid airship





Quiz 76 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which number on the Beaufort Wind Scale represents a storm?


2. Which singer released the 1994 album ‘Twelve Deadly Cyns…And Then Some.’?

Cyndi Lauper

3. In which English county will you find Camber Sands beach?

East Sussex

4. Which English rock band’s albums include ‘Empire’, ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’ and ‘Velociraptor!’?


5. In which Indian city is the ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ located?


6. Who is older: Jeff Goldblum or Richard Gere?

Richard Gere (born 31st August 1949. Jeff Goldblum was born 22nd October 1952)

7. Who played Gene Hunt in the television series ‘Life on Mars’ and its successor ‘Ashes to Ashes’?

Philip Glenister

8. ‘Franciscans’ adhere to the religious teachings of whom?

St. Francis of Assisi

9. What is the French word for ‘ice cream’?

la glace/crème glacée

10. Where might you hear a bosun’s whistle?

On a (naval) boat