# Quiz 77

## Quiz 77 – Round 2 – TV and Film

TV theme quiz – From which TV programme theme tune are these the opening lines?

1. “It’s cold outside, there’s no kind of atmosphere.”

Red Dwarf

2. “I wish I was a spaceman, the fastest guy alive.”

Fireball XL-5

3. “Thank you for being a friend.”

The Golden Girls

4. “Now the world don’t move to the beat of just one drum.”

Diff’rent Strokes

5. “Love, love is a verb, love is my doing word.”

House

6. “It seems today that all you see is violence in movies and sex on TV.”

Family Guy

7. “He’s the greatest, he’s fantastic, wherever there is danger he’ll be there.”

Danger Mouse

8. “Out the door just in time, head down the 405.”

Scrubs (Full version rarely used)

9. “I wanna be the very best, like no-one ever was.”

Pokémon

10. “Now, this is a story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down.”

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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## Quiz 77 – Round 3 – Maths

1. Joy starts watching TV at 5:25pm and watches three shows; one lasting 45 minutes, one lasting 28 minutes and one lasting just 8 minutes. Assuming that the shows run back to back with no adverts, what time does her last show finish?

6:46

2. How many hours are there in a leap year?

8,784

3. Megan is six years older than Sam and Dennis is 27 years younger than Sam. If Megan is 52, how old is Dennis?

19

4. What is the sum of the internal angles of an octagon?

1080˚

5. What is seven-eighths of 216?

189

6. What is one sixteenth as a decimal?

0.0625

7. A car travels at a constant speed on the motorway. The 300-mile journey takes exactly four hours. At what speed was the car travelling?

75 m.p.h.

8. What is the perimeter of a square field with a total area of 900m2?

120m

9. If you throw two dice at the same time, what is the probability of getting a 6 on both?

1/36

10. What is the area of square with sides of 17cm?

289cm2

## Quiz 77 – Round 4 – Words

Which is the correct definition?

1. What is hagiology, is it..?

A – The study of saints

B – The study of witches

C – A system used when determining the physical strength of animals

A – The study of saints

2. If something is napiform, is it..?

A – Shaped like a nappy

B – Able to fit inside a circle

C – Shaped like a turnip

C – Shaped like a turnip

3. What is qigong, is it..?

A – A name for an acupuncturist’s needle

B – A type of Chinese meditational exercise

C – An ancient type of spear

B – A type of Chinese meditational exercise

4. If someone is ulotrichous, do they…?

A – Have woolly or very curly hair

B – Know how to unicycle

C – Often bother neighbours

A – Have woolly or very curly hair

5. What is abasia, is it..?

A – A rudimentary knowledge of mathematics

B – The inability to walk due to lack of muscular coordination

C – A patronising tone of voice

B – The inability to walk due to lack of muscular coordination

6. If something is ramiferous, does it..?

A – Have branches

B – Eat sheep

C – Get ravenously hungry with ease

A – Have branches

7. What are lamboys, are they…?

A – The children of shepherds

B – Platelets inserted into fingers in order to strengthen them after injury

C – Armour in the shape of a skirt, made from metal strips

C – Armour in the shape of a skirt, made from metal strips

8. What is a gabelle, is it..?

A – A tax, originating from a tax on salt in France

B – A small button, such at those used to hold epaulettes

C – A small reindeer-like creature

A – A tax, originating from a tax on salt in France

9. If something is tabescent, is it..?

A – Wasting away, shrivelling

B – With an orange hue

C – Lumpy

A – Wasting away, shrivelling

10. What does an opisometer measure?

A – The potency of drugs

B – The distance an individual can see

C – The length of curved lines

C – The length of curved lines

## Quiz 77 – Round 5 – Music

1. Who had a 2015 hot song with ‘Want to Want Me’?

Jason Derulo

2. Who is the lead singer of Canadian rock band ‘Nickelback’?

Chad Kroeger

3. Which American singer-songwriter has had albums entitled ‘Horses’, ‘Dream of Life’ and ‘Gung Ho’?

Patti Smith

4. “It’s a human sign, when things go wrong.” This is the opening line to which Elton John song?

Sacrifice

5. Which X-Factor winner released ‘That’s my Goal’ in December 2005?

Shayne Ward

6. Who replaced Siobhan Fahey when she left Bananarama in 1988?

Jacquie O’Sullivan

7. Which famous singer was born Robyn Fenty in 1988?

Rihanna

8. What was the name of the first single to be released by ‘Queen’ in the UK?

Keep Yourself Alive

9. Whose singles include ‘Hot in the City’ and ‘Rebel Yell’?

Billy Idol

10. Who composed the opera ‘Fidelio’?

Ludwig Van Beethoven

## Quiz 77 – Round 6 – History

Who was on the English throne when the following events took place?

1. The Great Fire of London

Charles II

2. The birth of William Shakespeare

Elizabeth I

3. The death of Napoleon Bonaparte

George IV

4. The sinking of the Titanic

George V

5. The Magna Carta was signed

John

6. The death of Joan of Arc

Henry VI

7. The sinking of the Mary Rose

Henry VIII

8. Captain Cook landed in Australia

George III

9. The Gettysburg Address

Victoria

10. The trial of Guy Fawkes

James I (James VI of Scotland)

## Quiz 77 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which is the longest river in the UK?

River Severn

2. What is secreted by the lacrimal glands?

Tears

3. What is a palindrome?

A word or phrase that is spelled the same forwards and backwards

4. In which novel is the province of ‘Airstrip One’ the primary setting?

Nineteen Eighty-Four

5. On a London Underground map, which line is grey?

Jubilee

6. What is the national currency of Sweden?

Swedish Krona

7. What would be kept in an ossuary?

Bones

8. Name all five members of the pop group ‘The Saturdays.’ (First names sufficient)

Mollie, Frankie, Una, Vanessa and Rochelle

9. What type of animal can be found on the Alpha Romeo logo?

Snake

10. In which year was the first ever Formula One motor race?

1950