Quiz 87

TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 87 – Round 2 – TV and Film

Film Directors Quiz

Who directed the following films?

1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Steven Spielberg

2. X-Men (2000)

Bryan Singer

3. Independence Day (1996)

Roland Emmerich

4. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Hal Needham

5. Goldfinger (1974)

Guy Hamilton

6. Tootsie (1982)

Sydney Pollack

7. Annie Hall (1977)

Woody Allen

8. The Sound of Music (1965)

Robert Wise

9. Men in Black (1997)

Barry Sonnenfeld

10. Mrs Doubtfire (1993)

Chris Columbus


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food and drink quiz questions and answers

Quiz 87 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. With which type of seafood is Whitstable in Kent most associated?


2. ‘Malus domestica’ is the Latin term for which common fruit?


3. In which country is ‘Tchibo’ coffee produced?


4. What is the name for vitamin B2?


5. ‘Elegant Lady’ is a type of which fruit?


6. In which country is Bénédictine Liqueur produced?


7. Which food has a name which originally meant ‘bitter water’?


8. In which Berkshire village is Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant ‘The Fat Duck’ located?


9. Which famous confectionery product was named after a play by J.M. Barrie?

Quality Street

10.’Bella Lodi’ is a type of which Italian food product?



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Geography Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 87 – Round 4 – The World

In which English county are the following attractions?

1. Stonehenge


2. Flamingo Land

North Yorkshire

3. Whipsnade Zoo


4. Chatsworth House


5. Cadbury World

West Midlands

6. Ashmolean Museum


7. The Eden Project


8. Alton Towers


9. Highclere Castle


10. Cromer Pier



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Science and Nature

Quiz 87 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. Brimstone is another name for which chemical element?


2. What can be ‘monopole’, ‘dipole’ or ‘helical’?


3. Of what is ‘dendrology’ the study?

Trees (and shrubs – wooded plants in general)

4. Which organ of the body is affected by Bright’s disease?


5. In terms of weather, what is the name for an area of high atmospheric pressure where the air is sinking?


6. What chemical element is the first (lowest value) in the periodic table whose name does not begin with the same letter as its formula?

Sodium (Na)

7. An orchiectomy or orchidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove what?


8. Unused glucose in the human body is converted into glycogen and stored in which organ?


9. Which principle of physics states that the extension or compression of a spring is directly proportional to the force applied to it?

Hooke’s Law

10. What is the name for a U-shaped body of water that forms when a wide meander from a river is cut of and becomes separate?

Oxbow lake


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Measurements and Conversions

Quiz 87 – Round 6 – Measurements and Conversions

1. How many millilitres are there in twenty litres?

20 thousand

2. If you weighed 8 stone, what would that be in kilograms?

51 (accept answers within 3)

3. What is 735.7 cm rounded to 3 significant figures?


4. How many feet are there in a fathom?


5. How many millimetres are there in 80cm?


6. What fraction of a litre is 200ml?

one fifth (1/5)

7. Which number is represented in binary as 1000?


8. How many centilitres are there in 5 standard sized bottles of wine?

375 cl (One wine bottle holds 75 cl)

9. What is a ‘decametre’?

A unit of length equivalent to ten metres

10. St. Paul’s Cathedral is 365 feet tall. How tall is it in metres?

111 (Accept answers within 3)


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Quiz 87 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which British sitcom centres on the Harper family?

My Family

2. Which German rock band has had hits with ‘Sonne’, ‘Du hast’ and ‘Ich will’?


3. In which year did Prince Charles marry Camilla Parker Bowles?


4. Who created the character ‘Rumpole of the Bailey’?

John Mortimer

5. Which is the only country in mainland Europe to be in the same time zone as the UK?


6. The 1982 film ‘Blade Runner’ is a film adaptation of which 1968 novel?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Philip K. Dick

7. Who was the first footballer to win 100 caps for England?

Billy Wright

8. Which future monarch is quoted as having said “I don’t mind praying to the Eternal Father, but I must be the only man in the country afflicted with an eternal mother.”

Edward VII (referring to Queen Victoria when he was Prince of Wales)

9. Which Australian bay was the site of Captain James Cook and the Endeavour crew’s landing in 1770?

Botany Bay

10. In which musical would you find the characters Ado Annie, Curly McLain and Laurey Williams?