Quiz 81

Music quiz

Quiz 81 – Round 2 – Music

1. Which of the Beatles was the oldest?

Ringo Starr

2. Which of the Bee Gees were twins?

Maurice and Robin Gibb

3. Who released the 2009 album ‘Wild Young Hearts’?


4. Which singer was born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien in April 1939?

Dusty Springfield

5. Which band’s hits included ‘Ramblin’ Man’, ‘Good Clean Fun’ and ‘End of the Line’?

Allman Brothers Band

6. Who had a hit with ‘Fanfare for the Common Man’ in 1977, adapted from Aaron Copeland’s composition of the same name?

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

7. Which song was a hit for Betty Everett in 1964 and for Cher in 1990?

The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)

8. Which UK X Factor winner released an album entitled ‘Right Now’ in 2008?

Leon Jackson

9. Whose singles include ‘Last Request’, ‘Scream (Funk My Life Up)’ and ‘One Day’?

Paolo Nutini

10. How many strings are there most commonly on a balalaika?



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History Quiz

Quiz 81 – Round 4 – History

1. How many monarchs have ruled the UK under the House of Windsor?

Four (Queen Elizabeth II, King George V, King George VI and King Edward VIII)

2.Which U.S. volcano erupted unexpectedly in 1980, causing huge damage and loss of life?

Mount St. Helens

3. Which Wild West outlaw was shot by Robert Ford?

Jesse James

4. Who was named Lord High Admiral in 1585 and was commander of the English forces during the battles against the Spanish Armada?

Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham (known as Howard of Effingham)

5. What did a group of four Scottish students remove from Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day in 1950?

The Stone of Scone

6. Which future President of the United States married Grace Anna Goodhue in 1905?

Calvin Coolidge

7. In which century was Ivan the Terrible Tsar of Russia?

16th century

8. Who was the last King of France?

Louis-Philippe I

9. What was the name of the British ship commanded by James Cook on his first voyage to Australia and New Zealand?

HMS Endeavour

10. Which Japanese city was the first to be destroyed by an atomic bomb?







TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 81 – Round 5 – TV and Film

Who played these characters in the films named?

1. Jules Winnfield in ‘Pulp Fiction’

Samuel L. Jackson

2. George Bailey in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

James Stewart

3. Captain Miller in ‘Saving Private Ryan’

Tom Hanks

4. Roger O. Thornhill in ‘North by Northwest’

Cary Grant

5. Will Hunting in ‘Good Will Hunting’

Matt Damon

6. Colonel Nicholson in ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’

Alec Guinness

7. Jordan Belfort in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

Leonardo DiCaprio

8. The Dude in ‘The Big Lebowski’

Jeff Bridges

9. John Nash in ‘A Beautiful Mind’

Russell Crowe

10. Marge Gunderson in ‘Fargo’

Frances McDormand








Quiz 81 – Round 6 – Sport

The following are all fixtures from the horse racing calendar. At which racecourses are they held?

1. The Grand National


2. John Smith’s Cup


3. St. Leger


4. Imperial Cup

Sandown Park

5. The Derby


6. Victoria Cup


7. Scottish Grand National


8. Welsh Grand National


9. King George VI Chase

Kempton Park

10. Hennessy Gold Cup






Free Pub Quizzes

Quiz 81 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which is the oldest public museum in Great Britain?

The Ashmolean

2. Which two items are held by the Statue of Liberty?

A torch and a tablet (on which is inscribed July IV MDCCLXXVI)

3. Which of Henry VIII’s wives was older than him?

Catherine of Aragon

4. Who won the Wimbledon ladies single title in 1988, ending Navratilova’s reign after 6 consecutive wins?

Steffi Graf

5. What is the capital of the Shetland Islands?


6. ‘Bein’ is the German word for which part of the body?


7. Which book of the Bible comes straight after the Pentateuch?

Joshua (‘Pentateuch’ is the collective term for the first 5 books, therefore we are looking for the sixth)

8. What star sign is someone born on St. George’s Day?

Taurus (April 23rd)

9. How many inches are there in a fathom?

72 inches (a fathom is six feet)

10. In which year was the United Nations established?