Quiz 79

History Quiz

Quiz 79 – Round 2 – History

American Presidents Quiz – Who was president of the U.S.A. when the following events occurred?

1. The Wall Street Crash

Herbert Hoover

2. The Louisiana Purchase

Thomas Jefferson

3. The killing of John Lennon

Jimmy Carter

4. Apollo 11 landed on the moon

Richard Nixon

5. The start of World War I

Woodrow Wilson

6. The end of World War II

Harry S. Truman

7. The actor James Dean was killed in a highway collision

Dwight D. Eisenhower

8. The Fall of Saigon

Gerald Ford

9. The September 11th Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre

George W. Bush

10. The fall of the Berlin Wall

George Bush (Senior)


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Sport quiz questions

Quiz 79 – Round 3 – Sport

1. Who became the youngest player to score for England in a World Cup football match in 1998?

Michael Owen

2. Which winter sport involves a sheet, stones and a brush/broom?


3. How long is a cricket pitch?

22 yards (20.12m)

4. In which sport is the Goldberg-Vass memorial trophy awarded?


5. On which racecourse is the St Leger Stakes run?


6. In golfing terms, what is an albatross?

A hole played in 3 under par

7. For which event did Jessica Ennis win gold in the 2012 London Olympics?


8. Which is the elder sister; Venus or Serena Williams?

Venus Williams

9. What colour comes before a black belt in Karate?

Brown belt (1st Kyu)

10. Who was the first female gymnast to be awarded a perfect ten points at the modern Olympic Games?

Nadia Comăneci






TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 79 – Round 4 – TV and Film

Film character quiz – Who played the following famous film characters?

1. Oda Mae Brown in ‘Ghost’ (1990)

Whoopi Goldberg

2. Freddy Krueger in ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ (1984)

Robert Englund

3. Norma Desmond in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ (1950)

Gloria Swanson

4. Hannibal Lecter in ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ (1991)

Anthony Hopkins

5. Vito Corleone in ‘The Godfather’ (1972)

Marlon Brando

6. Norman Bates in ‘Psycho’ (1960)

Anthony Perkins

7. Alex DeLarge in ‘A Clockwork Orange’ (1979)

Malcolm McDowell

8. Agent Kay in ‘Men in Black (1997)

Tommy Lee Jones

9. Rose Sayer in ‘The African Queen’ (1951)

Katharine Hepburn

10. Anastasia Steele in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (2015)

Dakota Johnson






Technology Quiz

Quiz 79 – Round 5 – Technology

1. What was the name of the spacecraft in which Yuri Gagarin made history by becoming the first man in space?

Vostok 1

2. In which decade was the Sony Corporation founded?

1940s (1946)

3. In computing terms, what does ROM stand for?

Read-only memory

4. Written in 1990, ‘Archie’ was the first ever what?

Internet search engine

5. In which U.S. state are the headquarters of Microsoft?


6. Blogs often provide a web feed, also known as ‘RSS’ – what does RSS stand for?

Rich Site Summary

7.  What is the name for the small white box needing to be connected between your telephone socket and broadband router?


8. In the 2013 film ‘The Internship’, which company did Vince Vaughn’s and Owen Wilson’s characters become interns for?


9. What was the first commercial product to be scanned using a barcode?

Chewing gum (Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit in June 1974)

10. Which letter sits to the left of the letter ‘O’ on a Qwerty keyboard?







Music quiz

Quiz 79 – Round 6 – Music

From which song are the following lyrics taken?

1. “Poor old Johnny Ray sounded sad upon the radio but he moved a million hearts in mono.”

Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners

2. “Up in the club we just broke up, I’m doing my own little thing.”

Single  Ladies (Put a Ring on it) – Beyoncé Knowles

3. “Even if you cannot hear my voice, I’ll be right beside you dear.”

Run – Snow Patrol

4. “You both kicked of your shoes, man I dig those rhythm and blues.”

American Pie – Don McLean

5. “You went back to what you knew, so far removed from all that we went through.”

Back to Black – Amy Winehouse

6. “If you say run, I’ll run with you, if you say hide, we’ll hide.”

Let’s Dance – David Bowie

7. “Like a worm on a hook, like a knight from some old-fashioned book.”

Bird on the Wire – Leonard Cohen

8. “I meant to turn it off, to say goodbye, to leave in quiet.”

Radio Song – R.E.M.

9. “Your house was very small with wood chip on the wall.”

Disco 2000 – Pulp

10. “Though life would still go on, believe me, the world could show nothing to me.”

God Only Knows – Beach Boys






Pub Quiz

Quiz 79 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which letter is represented by three dots in Morse code?


2. ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ is a song from which musical?

South Pacific

3. What type of creature is Akela in the Jungle Book?


4. Henri Cartier-Bresson made his name in which area of the arts?


5. According to Greek mythology, who killed the Minotaur?


6. Who wrote the 1859 novel ‘The Woman in White’?

Wilkie Collins

7. According to the proverb, what can’t you make without breaking a few eggs?

An omelette

8. After whom was the American State of Georgia named?

King George II

9. In which country is the region of Transylvania?


10. How many stars and stripes are there on the flag of the United States?

50 stars and 13 stripes (50 stars representing the 50 states and 13 stripes representing the 13 original colonies)