Quiz 83

TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 83 – Round 2 – TV and Film

TV and Film quiz questions – Name the actor/actress who plays/played the characters named in the following shows.

1. Jac Naylor in Holby City

Rosie Marcel

2. Madge Bishop in Neighbours

Anne Charleston

3. Beth Jordache in Brookside

Anna Friel

4. Kingsley in Fresh Meat

Joe Thomas

5. Eric Pollard in Emmerdale

Chris Chittell

6. Sister Evangelina in Call the Midwife

Pam Ferris

7. Ellie Miller in Broadchurch

Olivia Colman

8. June Ackland in The Bill

Trudie Goodwin

9. Fiz Brown in Coronation Street

Jennie McAlpine

10. Charlie Fairhead in Casualty

Derek Thompson


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History Quiz

Quiz 83 – Round 3 – History

1. In which city was Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated in 1914?


2. To which island was Napoleon Bonaparte exiled after he was forced to abdicate in 1814?


3. Of which country was Alexander III the penultimate Emperor, between 1881 and 1894?


4. Who became President of the United States in 1865 because he was serving as Vice President at the time of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination?

Andrew Johnson

5. The city of Pompeii was almost entirely destroyed in 79 AD due to the eruption of which volcano?

Mount Vesuvius

6. Which Dutch explorer and navigator is credited with the discoveries of Tasmania, New Zealand, Tonga and the Fiji Islands?

Abel Tasman

7. Which country became the first to allow women the vote?

New Zealand (1893)

8. What was the name of Lord Robert Baden-Powell’s wife?


9. In ancient Egyptian mythology, which God had the head of a jackal and was associated with embalming and funeral rites?


10. The Domesday Book was compiled under the order of which King?

William the Conqueror


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Proverbs quiz

Quiz 83 – Round 4 – Proverbs

Simply fill in the missing word in the following proverbs and idiomatic expressions.

1. __________ breeds contempt.


2. There’s many a slip, twixt cup and the __________.


3. A fool and his __________ are soon parted.


4. A nod is as good as a __________ to a blind horse.


5. Barking dogs seldom __________.


6. March comes in like a lion and goes out like a __________.


7. Nature abhors a __________.


8. __________ seed goes nine times to the Devil.


9. __________ is better than cure.


10. Love of __________ is the root of all evil.



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Music quiz

Quiz 83 – Round 5 – Music

1. What was the name of Ed Sheeran’s 2011 debut album?


2. Which ‘one hit wonder’ had a 1979 disco hit with ‘Ring my Bell’?

Anita Ward

3. In which year was Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ released?


4. Which singer has released albums called ‘Fearless’, ‘Speak Now’ and ‘1989’?

Taylor Swift

5. “You know the day destroys the night, night divides the day,” are the opening lines of which 1967 hit?

Break On Through (To the Other Side) – The Doors

6. Which singer danced alongside ‘MC Skat Kat’ in the music video for a hit 1989 single?

Paula Abdul (Opposites Attract)

7. Which British rock band released the 1988 hit ‘The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’?

Prefab Sprout

8. What are the names of the Scottish twins who make up ‘The Proclaimers’?

Charlie and Craig Reid

9. Who released the 2015 hit ‘Fester Skank’?

Lethal Bizzle (ft. Diztortion)

10. Which guitarist has commonly been referred to as ‘Slowhand’?

Eric Clapton


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Quiz 83 – Round 6 – Sport

Can you identify these sports people by their famous sporting nicknames? The sport is given to help.

1. Beefy (Cricket)

Ian Botham

2. Great White Shark (Golf)

Greg Norman

3. The Rocket (Snooker)

Ronnie O’Sullivan

4. El Tel (Football)

Terry Venables

5. The Power (Darts)

Phil Taylor

6. The Blind Venetian (Football)

Massimo Taibi

7. Gentleman Jim (Boxing)

Jim Corbett

8. The Clockwork Mouse (Formula One Racing)

Niki Lauda

9. Flo Jo (Athlete)

Florence Griffith Joiner

10. The Wizard of Dribble (Football)

Stanley Matthews


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Quiz 83 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Marcus Bentley’s voice is most famous for what?

Big Brother (He is the man with the strong Geordie accent famous for “Day one…”)

2. Which is the only other country in mainland Europe to be in the same time zone as the British Isles?


3. What is the name of the ‘University Challenge’ theme tune?

College Boy

4. HM Prison Altcourse is to be found in a suburb of which British city?


5. In the Bible, who was the father of Jacob and Esau?


6. Which 1960s television series starred Robert Wagner as burglar Alexander Mundy, who works for the U.S. government in return for his release from prison?

It Takes a Thief

7. Name three of the six African countries through which the equator passes.

Three of: Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Somalia

8. On which UK banknote does Charles Darwin appear?


9. Who were the three long-term presenters of UK TV quiz show ‘Blankety Blank’?

Terry Wogan, Les Dawson and Paul O’Grady (as Lily Savage)

10. Who is the wife of UK footballer Peter Crouch?

Abbey Clancy