Quiz 86

National Anthems

Quiz 86 – Round 2 – National Anthems

Of which country are the following the national anthems? In the case of anthems with the name of the country within it, that name has been omitted.

1. Advance ___________ Fair.


2. Land of the Free


3. The Star-Spangled Banner

United States

4. Forged from the Love of Liberty

Trinidad and Tobago

5. ___________, Land We Love


6. O, _____________


7. Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour


8. God bless our Homeland, ___________


9. Arise, O Compatriots


10. God Save the Queen

United Kingdom


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Science and Nature Quiz questions

Quiz 86 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

1. How many hearts does an octopus have?


2. ‘Dione’ is a moon of which planet in our solar system?


3. What is the chemical formula of carbon monoxide?


4. What substance forms the vast majority of the giant panda’s diet?


5. What does an ‘ammeter’ measure?

Electrical current

6. How long does it take for the Earth to revolve once on its own axis?

24 hours

7. Which nerve in the human body carries signals from the retina to the brain?

Optic nerve

8. According to Mohs scale, which is the hardest of all known minerals?


9. What is the name for a male hedgehog?


10. How many identifiable bones make up an adult human skeleton?



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Sport quiz questions

Quiz 86 – Round 4 – Sport

Football Mascots

Of which UK football teams are the following the mascots?

1. Haydon the Womble


2. Monty Magpie

Newcastle United

3. Zampa the Lion


4. Mr Toffee


5. Baggie Bird

West Bromwich Albion

6. Boomer the Dog

Port Vale

7. Captain Gas

Bristol Rovers

8. Ozzie the Owl

Sheffield Wednesday

9. Sammy the Shrimp

Southend United

10. Sky Blue Sam

Coventry City


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TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 86 – Round 5 – TV and Film

1. Which BBC2 TV quiz show is hosted by Victoria Coren Mitchell?

Only Connect

2. In which 2011 film did Jake Gyllenhaal play Colter Stevens, a soldier who wakes up inside someone else’s body and finds that he is part of a government programme to catch the bomber of a commuter train?

Source Code

3. What was the name of the mother of witch Samantha Stephens in the classic US TV series ‘Bewitched’?


4. Who played ‘Frenchy’ in the 1978 film version of Grease?

Didi Conn

5. In which Carry On film did Sid James and Joan Sims play Vic and Cora Flange?

Carry On Abroad

6. Who plays Inspector Lewis’s sidekick DS James Hathaway?

Laurence Fox

7. What was the name of Glenn Close’s bunny-boiling character in the 1987 film ‘Fatal Attraction’?

Alex Forrest

8. Which actress plays Doc Martin’s long-suffering wife?

Caroline Catz

9. In which 2015 film does Matt Damon play astronaut Mark Watney in a film adaptation of a book by Mark Weir?

The Martian

10. How many series of Downton Abbey have been made?



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Music quiz

Quiz 86 – Round 6 – Music

Lyrics Quiz

Can you identify the song from which these lyrics are taken?

1. “And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear.”

Space Oddity – David Bowie

2. “Nice girls not one with a defect, cellophane shrink-wrapped, so correct.”

Watching the Detectives – Elvis Costello

3. “How can you make me fall apart, then break my fall with loving lies?”

Closest Thing to Crazy – Katie Melua

4. “I know I need a small vacation, but it don’t look like rain.”

Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell

5. “We’ve got this king-size to ourselves, don’t have to share with no-one else.”

Marvin Gaye – Charlie Puth feat. Meghan Trainor

6. “I never wanted to be your weekend lover, I only wanted to be some kind of friend.”

Purple Rain – Prince

7. “I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright.”

Can’t Buy Me Love – Beatles

8. “Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent, gotta kiss myself I’m so pretty.”

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

9. “Oh life, it’s bigger, bigger than you and you are not me.”

Losing my Religion – REM

10. “Take a look up the rail track, from Miami to Canada.”

A Letter from America – The Proclaimers


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Pub Quiz Questions

Quiz 86 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What does an entomologist study?


2. Which UK railway station has the most platforms?


3. The NSDAP was a political party active between 1920 and 1945 – how is the party commonly referred to in English?

Nazi party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei)

4. ‘Take My Breath Away’ was a 1986 hit and the theme tune for the film ‘Top Gun’ – what was the name of the band who recorded it?


5. By which term is Hansen’s disease also known?


6. What can be measured using a fathometer?

Water depth (using ultrasound waves)

7. Which British monarch was famously imprisoned at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight?

Charles I

8. Which artist produced the cover artwork for ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ and their album of the same name?

Andy Warhol

9. Which Greek goddess was both wife and sister of Zeus?


10. Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Peter Cushing and Basil Rathbone have all played which fictional character on screen?

Sherlock Holmes


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