Quiz 85

Art and Literature

Quiz 85 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

Poetry opening lines

Which poet wrote these?

1. I wander’d lonely as a cloud…

William Wordsworth (Daffodils)

2. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

William Shakespeare (Sonnet 18)

3. If I should die, think only this of me…

Rupert Brooke (The Soldier)

4. Tyger Tyger, burning bright…

William Blake (The Tyger)

5. I met a traveller from an antique land…

Percy Bysshe Shelley (Ozymandias)

6. Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone…

W.H. Auden (Funeral Blues)

7. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary…

Edgar Allan Poe (The Raven)

8. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…

John Keats (Ode to Autumn)

9. There’s a famous seaside place called Blackpool, That’s noted for fresh-air and fun…

Marriott Edgar (Albert and the Lion)

10. Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one’s Eyes…

Hilaire Belloc (Matilda Who Told Lies and Was Burned to Death)

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Food and Drink Quiz

Quiz 85 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. From which country does feta cheese originate?


2. What type of fish is smoked to make a kipper?


3. In which decade was sliced bread first sold in the UK?


4. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a wine produced in which French region?


5. Injera is a National dish in Ethiopia and Eritrea – what type of food is it?

Bread (flatbread)

6. What is distinctive about the meat or fish served in ‘Carpaccio’?

It is raw

7. What distinctive flavour does a ‘Bigarade’ sauce have?

Bitter orange (often served with duck)

8. Which type of pasta shape literally translates as ‘little ears’?


9. Name two Marx Brothers films that had food in their titles?

Two of – ‘Duck Soup’, ‘The Cocoanuts’ and ‘Animal Crackers’ (I would not accept Horse Feathers or Monkey Business as they are not usually eaten!!)

10. Which English film director and producer wrote a slimming book entitled ‘The Fat Pig Diet’?

Michael Winner





History Quiz

Quiz 85 – Round 5 – History

1. Which Emperor of Russia was assassinated in St. Petersburg in 1881?

Alexander II

2. What was the first commodity to be rationed in the UK during World War II?


3. Of which French King was Marie Antoinette the wife?

Louis XVI

4. Which battle is depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry?

Battle of Hastings

5. In which year did the Falklands Conflict begin?


6. Which Wild West outlaw was shot and killed by Robert Ford?

Jesse James

7. Who designed the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican?


8. According to a diary entry, who said “I am just going outside and may be some time,” shortly before he died?

Captain Lawrence Oates

9. Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries achieved what famous first in January 1785?

Crossing the English Channel in a hot-air balloon

10. Which U.S. State was the first to ratify the Constitution in 1787, making it the first of the modern United States?



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TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 85 – Round 6 – TV and Film

Film directors quiz

Who directed the following blockbuster films?

1. Avatar (2009)

James Cameron

2. The Dark Knight (2008)

Christopher Nolan

3. The Sixth Sense (1999)

M. Night Shyamalan

4. Ghostbusters (1984)

Ivan Reitman

5. Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

George Lucas

6. Night at the Museum (2006)

Shawn Levy

7. Gravity (2013)

Alfonso Cuarón

8. Forrest Gump (1994)

Robert Zemeckis

9. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Steven Spielberg

10. Rear Window (1954)

Alfred Hitchcock





Pub Quiz

Quiz 85 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is contained in a dish that is described as ‘à la Florentine’?


2. Which two musicians made up the pop duo ‘The Communards’?

Jimmy Somerville and Richard Coles

3. What is the chemical formula for carbon dioxide?


4. In terms of photography, what does DSLR stand for?

Digital single-lens reflex camera

5. Of what is melophobia a fear or hatred?


6. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” is the English translation of a quote by which famous philosopher?

Friedrich Nietzsche

7. Who sang the James Bond theme tune for the 1995 film ‘Goldeneye’?

Tina Turner

8. What was the name of the butler in ‘The Addams Family’?


9. Which famous 80s children’s television character was played by Carol Lee Scott?


10. In which year did India gain independence from Britain?


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