Quiz 99

Art and Literature Pub Quiz

Quiz 99 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

1. Which English Romanticist landscape painter was born in Covent Garden in 1775?

JMW Turner

2. Which Italian writer published ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ in 1883?

Carlo Collodi

3. Which Italian sculptor’s works include ‘Apollo and Daphne’, ‘Ecstasy of Saint Teresa’, ‘The Rape of Proserpina’ and ‘Neptune and Triton’?

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

4. Which Argentine-American architect designed the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the World Financial Centre in New York City, One Canada Square in Canary Wharf, London and Carnegie Hall Tower in New York City?

César Pelli

5. Which English crime writer created the detectives Dalziel and Pascoe, upon whom a BBC TV series of the same name was later based?

Reginald Hill

6. Which American statesman and retired four-star general of the United States army released a 1995 autobiography entitled ‘My American Journey’?

Colin Powell

7. Which partnership created the comic operas ‘HMS Pinafore’ and ‘The Pirates of Penzance’?

Gilbert and Sullivan

8. Which of the Brontë sisters wrote ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?


9. What is the pen name by which the writer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is better known?

Lewis Carroll

10. A ‘Haiku’ is a traditional Japanese poem consisting of how many syllables?



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Food and Drink Quiz

Quiz 99 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. For what purpose is annatto used in cooking?

Food colouring (Orange-red colouring and it is also occasionally used as flavouring. It is derived from the seeds of the achiote tree and is what gives Red Leicester cheese its colour )

2. A ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ is a term used for a wine bottle equivalent to how many standard 750ml bottles?


3. ‘Early Purple Sprouting’ and ‘Calabrese’ are varieties of which vegetable?


4. From which country does Kingfisher Beer originate?


5. An oven temperature off 200 degrees Celsius would be equivalent to which Gas Mark?


6. What are ‘devils on horseback’?

Dates or prunes wrapped in bacon

7. Which food chain uses the slogan ‘Eat Fresh’?


8. How would you best translate ‘vol-au-vent’ into English?

It is the French for ‘windblown’ although it literally means ‘flight in the wind’, due to its lightness.

9. Which beef dish gained its name from a Russian diplomat born in 1772?

Beef Stroganoff

10. Which Cadbury’s chocolate bar is shaped like a frog?








TV and Film quiz questions

Quiz 99 – Quiz 4 – TV and Film

This round is all about film presidents. Who played the US president in the following films? Some played real presidents, some played fictional ones.

1. Independence Day (1996)

Bill Pullman (Fictional – President Thomas J. Whitmore)

2. Love Actually (2003)

Billy Bob Thornton (Fictional – unnamed)

3. Canadian Bacon (1995)

Alan Alda (Fictional – unnamed)

4. The Patriot (2000)

Terry Layman (George Washington)

5. Air Force One (1997)

Harrison Ford (Fictional – President James Marshall)

6. The Pelican Brief (1993)

Robert Culp (Fictional – unnamed)

7. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Walter Huston (Abraham Lincoln)

8. Meteor (1979)

Henry Fonda (Fictional – unnamed)

9. Deep Impact (1998)

Morgan Freeman (Fictional – Tom Beck)

10. Mars Attacks! (1996)

Jack Nicolson (Fictional – President James Dale) 


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Quiz 99 – Quiz 5 – The World

1. Which of the world’s continents has the largest population?


2. The Nile is famously the longest river in the world but which is the second longest?


3. Of which country is Freetown the capital city?

Sierra Leone

4. What is the national currency of Hungary?

Hungarian forint

5. Just as a British car uses ‘GB’, which letters denote a vehicle registration plate from Gibraltar?


6. Which country borders Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova?


7. The UK shipping forecast uses distinctive names for the seas surrounding the British Isles – how many of these ‘sea areas’ are there?


8. Mount Everest is named the world’s highest mountain, as its peak is the highest above sea level – but what is the name of the island mountain which could be considered the ‘tallest’ in the world if measured from the bottom of the sea bed to its peak?

Mauna Kea (in Hawaii)

9. Which is the largest of the Canary Islands?


10. What is the national sport of Wales?

Rugby Union





Text Abbreviations

Quiz 99 – Round 6 – Text Abbreviations

The following are text abbreviations, commonly used in text messages. Do you know what the letters are short for?



Thank you very much

2. B4N

Bye for now


Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off


Talk to you later

5. WTF

What the f***?


In my humble opinion

7. FWB

Friends with benefits


Have a nice day

9. PAW

Parents are watching

10. PPL



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Quiz 99 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. On which day of the year is Bastille Day (La fête nationale) celebrated in France?

14th July

2. In Europe, what colour denotes the easiest grade of ski slope, or ‘nursery slope’?


3. ‘Genou’ is the French word for which part of the body?


4. Which football team plays at Boundary Park?

Oldham Athletic

5. Which American socialite and amateur soprano who was mocked for her poor singing ability has become the subject of a 2016 Stephen Frears film starring Meryl Streep?

Florence Foster Jenkins

6. At 234 minutes, what is the longest film to have won an Oscar for best picture?

Gone With the Wind

7. What is the capital city of Mozambique?


8. Who was the first ever ‘Bond Girl’, appearing as the main sidekick in Dr. No?

Ursula Andress (Honey Ryder)

9. In which year was the British decimal halfpenny withdrawn from circulation?


10. Who is the only Canadian to have won the Formula One Drivers’ Championship?

Jacques Villeneuve


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