Quiz 98

TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 98 – Round 2 – TV and Film

Who played the following iconic British sitcom characters? Please be aware that some of the shows have also been produced in the U.S. and in these cases we are still looking for the British actors and British versions.

1. Sir Humphrey Appleby in ‘Yes, Prime Minister.’

Nigel Hawthorne

2. Bernard Black in ‘Black Books.’

Dylan Moran

3. David Brent in ‘The Office.’

Ricky Gervais

4. Damien Day in ‘Drop the Dead Donkey.’

Stephen Tompkinson

5. Frank Gallagher in ‘Shameless.’

David Threlfall

6. Susan Harper in ‘My Family.’

Zoë Wanamaker

7. Hyacinth Bucket in ‘Keeping Up Appearances.’

Patricia Routledge

8. Robert Hiller in ‘Two’s Company.’

Donald Sinden

9. Nessa Jenkins in ‘Gavin and Stacey.’

Ruth Jones

10. Father Ted Crilly in ‘Father Ted.’

Dermot Morgan



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History Quiz

Quiz 98 – Round 3 – History

1. Who was the oldest person to assume office as the President of the United States?

Ronald Reagan

2. Which British monarch was on the throne during the time of the First Boer War?

Queen Victoria

3. Who was the first leader of the Soviet Union?

Vladimir Lenin

4. The ‘Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis’ was an agreement marking the end of a 65-year struggle between France and Spain for the control of which country?


5. Which mausoleum was commissioned by the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal?

Taj Mahal

6. What was the name of the series of conflicts fought in Central Europe between 1618 and 1648?

Thirty Years War

7. To which royal house did William I and William II belong?

House of Normandy

8. Who commissioned the Arc de Triomphe?

Napoleon I

9. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865 in Ford’s Theatre in which U.S. city?

Washington D.C.

10. Which U.S. naval base was  attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy on December 7th 1941?

Pearl Harbor


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Science and Nature

Quiz 98 – Round 4 – Science and Nature

Animal Breeds Quiz

What type of animal are the following breeds?


1. Oxford Sandy and Black


2. North Country Cheviot


3. Croad Langshan


4. Golden Guernsey


5. Dutch Warmblood


6. Belted Galloway


7. Grand Noir du Berry


8. Silver Appleyard


9. Checkered Giant


10. Oriental Roller



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The 90s Quiz

Quiz 98 – Round 5 – The 90s

How well do you remember the 90s?

1. What were the names of the four different ‘zones’ in the original series of ‘The Crystal Maze’?

Aztec, Futuristic, Medieval and Industrial (Ocean zone replaced the industrial zone in series 4)

2. Who were Lee Brennan, Jimmy Constable and Simon ‘Spike’ Dawbarn?


3. In which year did Bill Clinton become the 42nd President of the United States?


4. The first Aldi store in the UK was opened in April 1990 – in which city?

Birmingham (Stechford)

5. In which year was the Prince of Wales’s and Princess Diana’s divorce finalised?


6. Which drink was ‘too orangey for crows’?


7. Which political party leader died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack on 12th May 1994?

John Smith (Labour)

8. Which Dutch Eurodance act had a number one hit in 1993 with ‘No Limit’?

2 Unlimited

9. Who won the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the UK in May 1997?

Katrina and the Waves (Love Shine a Light)

10. Which former Beatle suffered multiple stab wounds after being attacked by a intruder in his Henley-on-Thames mansion in December 1999?

George Harrison


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Pub Quiz Questions

Quiz 98 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. From which country does Carlsberg beer originate?


2. Who played Alf Stokes, butler to the Meldrum family, in David Croft and Jimmy Perry’s nineties sitcom ‘You Rang M’Lord’?

Paul Shane

3. In which two books of the Bible are the ‘Ten Commandments’ listed?

Exodus and Deuteronomy

4. Who was the oldest member of England’s winning 1966 football squad?

Ron Flowers

5. On a clothing care label, what does a crossed out triangle mean?

Do not bleach

6. Iona forms part of which island group?

Inner Hebrides

7. Which actress played Marjory Frobisher, friend to Audrey Forbes-Hamilton, in ‘To the Manor Born’?

Angela Thorne

8. ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ is a 1969 autobiography of which American writer and poet?

Maya Angelou

9. Apart from our own sun, which is the nearest star to Earth?

Proxima Centauri

10. Of what is ‘spectrology’ the study?