Quiz 89

Art and Literature

Quiz 89 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

1. Who won the 2014 Turner Prize for his video work entitled ‘It for Others’?

Duncan Campbell

2. Who created the character of Inspector George Gently, upon whom a BBC TV series was later based?

Alan Hunter

3. What was the title of Jeffrey Archer’s first published novel?

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

4. In Douglas Adams’s ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, what was the birth name of Trillian Astra,a mathematician and astrophysicist who left the Earth with Zaphod Beeblebrox?

Tricia (Marie) McMillan

5. Which is the eldest of the Bennet sisters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice?


6. What nationality was painter Frans Hals, famous for many paintings including his portrait of Tieleman Roosteman, also known as ‘The Laughing Cavalier’?


7. Which former Prime Minister wrote an autobiography released in 2010 and entitled ‘A Journey’?

Tony Blair

8. Which famous crime writer also wrote novels under the pseudonym Barbara Vine?

Ruth Rendell

9. Who is quoted as saying “People love mystery, that is why they love my paintings”?

Salvador Dali

10. Which novel begins “Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed”?

Ulysses – James Joyce


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Sport quiz questions

Quiz 89 – Round 4 – Sport

In which town/city are the following cricket grounds?


1. Toby Howe Cricket Ground


2. Headingley Stadium


3. Kennington Oval


4. Edgbaston


5. Sophia Gardens


6. Grace Road


7. Old Trafford


8. St. Lawrence Ground


9. Rose Bowl/Ageas Bowl


10. Riverside Stadium

Chester-le-Street (County Durham)


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Geography Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 89 – Round 5 – The World

1. Of which Mediterranean island is Palermo the capital?


2. In which country does the cycle race of ‘La Vuelta’ primarily take place?


3. How many countries have land borders with China?

14 – India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Bhutan and Nepal.

4. Of which American state is Annapolis the capital?


5. What is the largest freshwater lake (by volume) in the world and is located in southern Siberia?

Lake Baikal

6. Between which two countries is the Tasman Sea located?

Australia and New Zealand

7. Which two colours can be found on the Ukrainian flag?

Blue and gold/yellow (two horizontal stripes)

8. Which island is sometimes referred to as the ‘Emerald Isle’?


9. Which is the world’s largest ocean?

Pacific Ocean

10. To which country does the internet domain extension .mx belong?



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Music quiz

Quiz 89 – Round 6 – Music

A lyrics round with a twist – can you give the next few words? All words are written as quoted in official lyrics – so things like ‘gonna’ will count as one word.

1. “Such a feelin’s comin’ over me, there is wonder in most every thing I see…” (Next 6 words please)

Not a cloud in the sky (Top of the World – The Carpenters)

2. “I’m gonna make a change, for once in my life…” (Next 5 words please)

It’s gonna feel real good (Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson)

3. “How do I live? How do I breathe? When you’re not here I’m suffocating…” (Next 5 words please)

I want to feel love (Writing’s on the Wall – Sam Smith)

4. “Oh when we walk it always feels so nice…” (Next 7 words please)

And when we talk it seems like paradise (Denis Denis – Blondie)

5. “So come on, spin me around, now I don’t wanna go home, ’cause when you hold me like this…” (Next 7 words please)

You know my heart skips, skips a beat (Heart Skips a Beat – Olly Murs feat. Rizzle Kicks)

6. “Running just as fast as we can, holdin’ on to one another’s hand…” (Next 7 words please)

Tryin’ to get away into the night (I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany)

7. “You’re the light, you’re the night, you’re the colour of my blood, you’re the cure…” (Next 3 words please)

You’re the pain (Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding)

8. “The old home town looks the same as I step down from the train and there to meet me…” (Next 5 words please)

…is my Mama and Papa (Green Green Grass of Home – Tom Jones)

9. “Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains…” (Next 2 words please)

Shenandoah River (Take Me Home Country Roads – John Denver)

10. “When I’m stuck in a day that’s grey and lonely…” (Next 6 words please)

I just stick out my chin (Tomorrow – from the musical Annie)


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Pub Quiz

Quiz 89 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Nick Mason was most famously the drummer with which band?

Pink Floyd

2. Which US state is nicknamed the ‘Heart of Dixie’?


3. How many times did Coronation Street’s Deirdre Barlow marry?

Four – twice to Ken Barlow and once each to Ray Langton and Samir Rachid

4. Who provides the voice for Montgomery Burns in ‘The Simpsons’?

Harry Shearer

5. Which country contains the only active volcanoes in mainland Europe?


6. How many sides are there on a 50p coin?


7. Name four of the seven ‘Von Trapp’ children in the film ‘The Sound of Music.’

Four of; Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta and Gretl

8. What colour smoke can be seen coming from the Vatican chimney when a new Pope has been elected?


9. How many points is the letter ‘H’ worth in Scrabble?

4 points

10. What is the national currency of Croatia?

Croatan Kuna


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