Quiz 97

Picture Round

Quiz 97 – Round 1 – Picture Round

BAFTA best actress in a leading role – 1968 – present.




1. Kate Winslet

The Reader – 2008

By Maggie (Maggiejumps) from Palm Springs, United States – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1598863

2. Liza Minnelli

Cabaret – 1972

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3. Brenda Blethyn

Secrets & Lies – 1996

By Petr Novák (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Imelda Staunton

Vera Drake – 2004

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5. Natalie Portman

Black Swan 2010

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6.Pauline Collins

Shirley Valentine – 1989

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7. Cate Blanchett

Elizabeth – 1998

Blue Jasmine – 2013

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8. Dame Judi Dench

Mrs Brown – 1997

Iris – 2001

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9. Marion Cotillard

La Vie en Rose – 2007

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10. Dame Maggie Smith

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – 1969

A Private Function – 1984

A Room With a View – 1986

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne – 1988

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Quiz 97 – Round 3 – The 80s

1. Who were Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde?

The ghosts in Pac-Man

2. How many leap years were there in the 80s?

3 (1980, 1984 and 1988)

3. On December 21st 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up over the village of Lockerbie, Scotland. It was en route from London Heathrow to where?

John F. Kennedy Airport, New York

4. Which country gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1982?

Canada (also Antigua and Barbuda)

5. Which American rock band had a huge hit with ‘Eye of the Tiger’ in 1982?


6. Who played Tinker Dill, Lovejoy’s long-time friend?

Dudley Sutton

7. Which British figure skater won a gold medal at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid, New York?

Robin Cousins

8. In which year was the first BBC Red Nose Day?


9. Who had a number one hit in the UK in 1989 with ‘Belfast Child’?

Simple Minds

10. In which year did the UK miner’s strike begin?



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Quiz 97 – Round 4 – The World

The following are all airports named after famous people. Which country, U.S. state or island do the following airports serve?

1. George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Texas (Houston)

2. Nikola Tesla Airport

Serbia (Belgrade)

3. Reina Sofía Airport (Queen Sofia)

Tenerife, Spain

4. Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Illinois (Springfield)

5. Giuseppe Verdi Airport

Italy (Parma)

6. Bob Hope Airport

California (Burbank)

7. Ian Fleming International Airport

Jamaica (Boscobel)

8. Mohammed V International Airport

Morocco (Casablanca)

9. Tenzing-Hillary Airport

Nepal (Lukla)

10. Yasser Arafat International Airport

Gaza Strip (Rafa)





TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 97 – Round 5 – TV and Film

1. Which British sitcom was set in Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre?

The Brittas Empire

2. Who hosts ITV daytime quiz show ‘Tipping Point’?

Ben Shepherd

3. Which film won Oscars in 2016 for Cinematography and Directing as well as Best Actor in a Leading Role?

The Revenant (Leonardo DiCaprio)

4. In which county is the award-winning drama ‘Happy Valley’ set?

West Yorkshire 

5. Ali G is a famous character portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen – but what is Ali G’s full name?

Alistair (Leslie) Graham

6. Kellie Bright is now known for playing Linda Carter in Eastenders, but in which 90s sitcom did she play Joanna Burrows?

The Upper Hand

7. What was the name of the fictional ranch used as the setting for Bonanza?


8. The TV entertainment show ‘Gladiators’ was originally hosted by Ulrika Jonsson and which former footballer?

John Fashanu

9. Which 1960s science-fiction puppet character was voiced by Francis Matthews?

Captain Scarlet

10. What was the maiden name of Cassandra Trotter in ‘Only Fools and Horses’?






Music quiz

Quiz 97 – Round 6 – Music

From which song are these the opening lines?

1. “Poor old Johnny Ray sounded sad upon the radio.”

Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

2. “My lover’s got humour, she’s the giggle at a funeral.”

Take Me To Church – Hozier

3. “I would have given you all of my heart but there’s someone who’s torn it apart.”

The First Cut is the Deepest – Cat Stevens

4. “How many times do I have to try to tell you that I’m sorry for the things I’ve done.”

Why – Annie Lennox

5. “Now if there’s a smile on my face its only there trying to fool the public.”

Tears of a clown – Smokey Robinson

6. “Oh life, it’s bigger, it’s bigger than you.”

Losing My Religion – REM

7. “When I was a little girl I had a rag doll.”

River Deep, Mountain High – Ike and Tina Turner

8. “When you were here before, couldn’t look you in the eye.”

Creep – Radiohead

9. “When routine bites hard and ambitions are low.”

Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division

10. “Is it getting better or do you feel the same?”

One – U2





Pub Quiz Questions

Quiz 97 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which is the most expensive property on a standard London Monopoly board?

Mayfair (£400)

2.’In the Bleak Midwinter’ is a Christmas carol based on the work of which poet?

Christina Rossetti

3. On which island would you find Beaumaris Castle?


4. Which letter sits farthest to the right on a QWERTY keyboard?


5. What is the capital of Senegal?


6. What is the correct scientific term for the kneecap?


7. Which city was capital of West Germany until reunification in 1990?


8. Which actor appeared in the most ‘Carry On’ films?

Kenneth Williams (25 films, 26 if you include him co-presenting ‘That’s Carry On.’ Joan Sims is second, with 24 films – http://whatacarryon.wikia.com/wiki/List_Of_Carry_On_Actors)

9. ‘Breslau Tumbler’, ‘Saxon Monk’ and ‘Ptarmigan’ are all types of what?


10. Madonna was born in 1958. True or False?