Quiz 9

Music quiz

Quiz 9 – Round 2 – Music

Another lyrics round for you – we give you the lyrics, you give us the name of the song.

1. In between “what I find is pleasing” and “I’m feeling fine”, love is so confusing, there’s no peace of mind.

Heart of Glass – Blondie

2. I need someone to show me the things in life that I can’t find.

Paranoid – Black Sabbath

3. It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do, I want to spend each moment of the day with you.

I Only Want To Be With You – Dusty Springfield

4. Let all the people say Amen in every tribe and tongue.

The Millennium Prayer – Cliff Richard

5. I must be hallucinating, watching angels celebrating.

There must be an angel – Eurythmics

6. If you ever look behind and don’t like what you find, there’s something you should know, you’ve got a place to go.

Ben – Michael Jackson

7. When routine bites hard and ambitions are low, and resentment rides high but emotions won’t grow.

Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division

8. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have a partner, sometimes I feel like my only friend.

Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers

9. I know I need a small vacation, but it don’t look like rain, and if it snow that stretch down south won’t ever stand the strain.

Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell

10. Impassioned lovers wrestle as one, lonely man cries for love and has none.

Night In White Satin – Moody Blues





sitcom quiz questions

Quiz 9 – Round 3 – TV and Film

This week’s TV and film round is a sitcom quiz all about British sitcoms. We are going to give you three characters, you need to tell us which sitcom they are from. Let’s start with an easy one…

1. Norman Stanley Fletcher, Lennie Godber, Mr. Barrowclough


2. Dave Lister, Arnold Rimmer and Kryten

Red Dwarf

3. Terry Collier, Bob Ferris and Susan Chambers

Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads (Not the  original Likely Lads, as Susan Chambers wasn’t in it!)

4. Dave Charnley, George Dent and Henry Davenport

Drop The Dead Donkey

5. Ria Parkinson, Ben Parkinson and Leonard Dunn


6. Sheila Sabatini, Jonathan Haslam and George Hope-Wynne

Surgical Spirit

7. Desmond Ambrose, Shirley Ambrose and Augustus “Porkpie” Grant


8. Henry Willows, Matthew Willows and Enid Thompson

Home To Roost

9. Daisy Steiner, Tim Bisley and Marsha Klein


10. Tim Canterbury, Gareth Keenan and Dawn Tinsley

The Office


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Words quiz

Quiz 9 – Round 4 – Words

This week’s words round is all about words borrowed from other languages. We will give you a description of the word, including the country it comes from – you tell us which word is being described.

1. An ancient Greek word meaning ‘glory’ or ‘renown’.


2. A Hindi word meaning ‘dusty’ or ‘earth’ and which we use as a colour in English.


3. An Italian word meaning ‘candy’, which we use  to describe something you often see at weddings.


4. A German word meaning ‘lightning’, which we use to describe a rapid action.


5. A French phrase to describe a social blunder.

Faux pas

6. A German word meaning a counterpart or double – literally a ‘false step’.


7. An Arabic word which literally means ‘prince of the sea’. We use it to describe a naval rank.


8. A Chinese word meaning ‘body energy waves’.


9. A German word meaning ‘fear’, ‘anxiety’ or ‘depression’.


10. A Japanese word to describe a food of fermented soybean paste, made from soya beans, salt and koji.







Quiz 9 – Round 5 – The World

1. Which island group includes Tenerife and Lanzarote?

The Canary Islands

2. In which English county would you find Stratford-Upon-Avon?


3. Paramaribo is the capital city of which South American country?


4. ‘ET’ is the international car registration code for  which country?


5. In which country would you find the Taurus mountains?


6. Which motorway is only 7.9 miles long and runs from Junction 17 of the M1 to the A45 southwest of Rugby?


7. Which is the largest country in Scandinavia?


8. Which country uses the Lev as its currency?


9. Which country uses the Internet domain extension .lv?


10. What is the world’s third largest sea?






Food and Drink Quiz

Quiz 9 – Round 6 – Food And Drink

1. How many standard wine bottles make up a Jeroboam?

4 (3 litres)

2. What would you be eating if you were served Sauerkraut, probably in a German restaurant?

Pickled cabbage

3. Which spirit is made from the agave plant?


4. According to superstition, what should you throw over your left shoulder, in order to keep the devil away?


5. Camomile tea is often said to promote what effect?

Relaxation/ sleep

6. What colour are the flowers of the curry plant?


7. What is the name for a salad including basil, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese?


8. Beluga, Sevruga and Ossetra are types of what?


9. We commonly refer to the two parts of an egg as the ‘yolk’ and the ‘white’ – what is the proper term for the latter?

Albumen (accept also ‘glair’ or ‘glaire’)

10. Which leading culinary school’s name literally means ‘blue ribbon’ in French?

Cordon Bleu





Quiz 9 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is the name of the Paranoid Android in Douglas Adams’ ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’?


2. In a standard UK Monopoly game, the green set consists of Bond Street, Regent Street and which other?

Oxford Street

3. Who created Snoopy?

Charles M. Schulz

4. What does UNESCO stand for?

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

5. After how many years would you celebrate your crystal anniversary?


6. Which sign of the zodiac would you be if your birthday was on the 18th October?


7. Who was the first famous non-royal to appear on a UK postage stamp?

William Shakespeare (in 1964)

8. Which birthstone is associated with the month of May?


9. Which measurement of speed is equivalent to one nautical mile per hour?


10. Of what is semiotics the study?

Signs and symbols