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THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:15 am
by IAN B
You can't keep a good man down and the same applies to a good quizmaster.
Within a few days of being unceremoniously dumped by The Railway (see other topic) I had offers from three other pubs and chose The New Bridge Inn, which, coincidentally, is directly opposite my previous location :-)
And the new start has had an amazing effect on my enthusiasm....here are my first two offerings from The Bridge.

11 JUNE 2017
01. IN THIS WEEK OF WHICH YEAR WERE THE SONGS AT NUMBERS 10, 20 AND 30 IN THE UK CHARTS – “SLAVE TO LOVE” BY BRYAN FERRY, “ICING ON THE CAKE” BY STEPHEN ‘TIN TIN’ DUFFY AND “ALL FALL DOWN” BY FIVE STAR?
1985
02. WHO WAS THE FIRST CRICKETER TO TAKE 300 TEST MATCH WICKETS?
FRED TRUEMAN
03. WHICH COUNTRY TAKES ITS’ NAME FROM THE ITALIAN FOR ‘SILVER’?
ARGENTINA
04. NAME THE FAMOUS PERSON SHOWN IN PICTURE 1.
BRUCE FORSYTH
05. IN INDIA WHAT WOULD A MAHOUT DRIVE?
AN ELEPHANT
06. WHO HAS JUST BEEN ANNOUNCED AS THE WORLD’S HIGHEST EARNING SPORTSPERSON OF THE PAST YEAR?
CRISTIANO RONALDO
07. WHAT WERE THE RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS WEARING ON THE COVER OF THEIR “ABBEY ROAD EP”?
SOCKS
08. IN WHICH COUNTRY DID THE MARTIAL ART OF TAEKWONDO ORIGINATE?
KOREA
09. NAME THE CITY FEATURED IN PICTURE 2.
BELFAST
10. IN THE TV SHOW “BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER” WHAT WAS BUFFY’S SURNAME?
SUMMERS
11. A BAKER REQUIRES 1LB OF FLOUR, BUT HE HAS NO SCALES AND TWO BOWLS, ONE WHICH HOLDS 5LBS AND ONE WHICH HOLDS 3LBS OF FLOUR, HOW WOULD HE OBTAIN THE 1LB HE NEEDS?
FILL THE 3LB BOWL AND EMPTY IT INTO THE 5LB BOWL, FILL THE 3LB BOWL AGAIN, THEN FILL THE 5LB BOWL, HE’LL HAVE 1LB LEFT
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST CASE OF BSE WAS REPORTED IN THE UK, THE M25 OFFICIALLY OPENED AND “CATCHPHRASE” MADE ITS’ UK TV DEBUT.
1986
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH ARTIST AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS?
VAN McCOY and “THE SHUFFLE”
14. IN GOLF WHO HAS WON THE MOST MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS?
JACK NICKLAUS
15. WHICH BRITISH CITY WAS KNOWN BY THE ROMANS AS ‘AQUAE SULIS’?
BATH
16. TOM HANKS HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE BEST ACTOR OSCAR FIVE TIMES, WINNING TWICE, NAME ONE OF THE FILMS FOR WHICH HE WAS NOMINATED, BUT DIDN’T WIN.
“BIG”, “CASTAWAY” and “SAVING PRIVATE RYAN”
17. WHAT DOES THE DINGBATIN PICTURE 4 REPRESENT?
THREE MUSKETEERS
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN WHITECHAPEL IN 1962, MY FIRST JOB WAS AS A FISH PORTER IN BILLINGSGATE MARKET. AFTER A YEAR IN NEW YORK I RETURNED TO LONDON, WORKING AS A FURNITURE MAKER. MY COMEDY CAREER BEGAN IN 1997, BUT IT WASN’T UNTIL 2006 THAT I PERFORMED MY FIRST FULL LENGTH SHOW. I HAVE ALSO APPEARED ON COMEDY TRAVEL AND GAME SHOWS.
MICKY FLANAGAN
19. IN 1994 30 TONS OF LITHUANIA’S TEMPORARY CURRENCY WAS RECYCLED TO PRODUCE WHAT?
TOILET ROLLS
20. IN GOLF WHAT DOES THE SLANG TERM AN “ADOLF” OR AN “ADOLF HITLER” SIGNIFY?
TWO SHOTS IN A BUNKER
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH FOOTBALL’S PREMIER LEAGUE HOW MANY GOALS HAVE BEEN SCORED IN TOTAL?
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25 JUNE 2017
01. IN THIS WEEK OF WHICH YEAR WERE THESE SONGS NUMBERS 10, 20 AND 30 IN THE UK CHARTS – “TRACKS OF MY TEARS” BY SMOKEY ROBINSON AND THE MIRACLES, “LIGHTS OF CINCINNATI” BY SCOTT WALKER AND “DIK A DUM DUM” BY DES O’CONNOR?
1969
02. WHICH FOOTBALL CLUB HAS WON ENGLISH FOOTBALL’S LEAGUE CUP, IN ALL ITS’ GUISES, ON THE MOST OCCASIONS?
LIVERPOOL
03. ALTHOUGH LISTED AS A LONDON AIRPORT, IN WHICH COUNTY IS STANSTED?
ESSEX
04. “STINKS IN ‘ERE DUNNIT” WERE THE FIRST WORDS SPOKEN ON WHICH TELEVISION SHOW?
“EASTENDERS”
05. IN COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG WHAT WOULD YOU BE REFERRING TO IF YOU SAID YOU WERE “GOING DOWN THE FROG”?
ROAD – frog and toad
06. WHO SINGS THE FIRST LINE OF THE ARTISTS FOR GRENFELL COVER VERSION OF “BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER”?
ROBBIE WILLIAMS
07. PICTURE 1 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH GROUP AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS?
BLACK EYED PEAS and “SHUT UP”
08. ON A STANDARD DARTBOARD HOW MANY OF THE SCORING SECTIONS ARE COLOURED RED?
21
09. WHICH EUROPEAN COUNTRY HAS THE HIGHEST CONSUMPTION OF BEER PER HEAD OF THE POPULATION IN THE WORLD?
CZECH REPUBLIC
10. FROM THE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT NAME THE PERSON IN PICTURE 2.
WALT DISNEY
11. IF YOU SPELT OUT ALL THE WORDS OF THE NATO PHONETIC ALPHABET WHICH IS THE ONLY ONE THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY OF THE LETTERS OF THE WORD ‘ALPHABET’?
UNIFORM
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE INDIAN CITY OF MADRAS WAS RENAMED CHENNAI, THE FIRST GAMES IN BRITISH ICE HOCKEY’S SUPERLEAGUE WERE PLAYED AND THE FINAL EPISODE OF “SPITTING IMAGE” WAS TELEVISED.
1996
13. WHICH SINGER HAS HAD UK HIT DUETS WITH NEIL DIAMOND, DONNA SUMMER AND CELINE DION?
BARBRA STREISAND
14. WHAT SPORT IS PLAYED BY THE RECENTLY FORMED TORONTO WOLFPACK?
RUGBY LEAGUE – they play in the English leagues
15. NAME THE FAMOUS BUILDING FEATURED IN PICTURE 3.
THE LOUVRE
16. IN THE FILM “CASABLANCA” THE MAIN POLICEMAN, PLAYED BY CLAUDE RAINES, SHARES HIS NAME WITH WHICH CAR MANUFACTURER?
RENAULT
17. WHAT FOUR WORD PHRASE DOES THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 4 REPRESENT?
ALL IN THE FAMILY
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN ONTARIO IN 1959 TO BRITISH PARENTS, MY MUSICAL CAREER BEGAN IN 1976 AS A BACKING SINGER. I RELEASED MY DEBUT ALBUM IN 1980, HAVING MY FIRST No1 SINGLE IN 1985, BUT I AM BEST KNOWN FOR A 1991 SONG. AWAY FROM MUSIC I AM A KEEN PHOTOGRAPHER.
BRYAN ADAMS
19. TRUE OR FALSE – ON THE VATICAN CITY’S CASH MACHINES YOU CAN CARRY OUT YOUR TRANSACTIONS IN LATIN?
TRUE
20. AT THE 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS ODD BJORN HJELMSET CLAIMED HE DIDN’T WIN THE GOLD MEDAL BECAUSE HE’D SEEN TOO MUCH WHAT?
PORN
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN INCHES HOW HIGH IS SCOTLAND’S SECOND LARGEST MOUNTAIN, BEN MACDUI?
51540 INCHES

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Re: THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:15 am
by IAN B
Another successful Sunday at our new home, personally I thought this was easier that the previous week's quiz, but the two winners only scored 15/20.

01. NAME THE YEAR. THE RAPPER PLAN B WAS BORN, THE BLUES GUITARIST MUDDY WATERS DIED AND PAUL SIMON MARRIED THE ACTRESS CARRIE FISHER.
1983
02. WHO IS THE ONLY MIDFIELDER TO FEATURE IN THE TOP TEN GOALSCORERS IN THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH FOOTBALL’S PREMIER LEAGUE?
FRANK LAMPARD
03. THE M3 MOTORWAY CONNECTS GREATER LONDON WITH WHICH ENGLISH CITY?
SOUTHAMPTON
04. “THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE” WAS THE TAGLINE FOR WHICH TELEVISION SHOW?
“THE X-FILES”
05. PICTURE 1 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH FAMOUS NOVEL?
“DAVID COPPERFIELD”
06. THIS WEEK SAW THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST ATM CASH MACHINE IN THE UK, BUT WHICH BANK INSTALLED IT?
BARCLAYS
07. IN WHICH DECADE DID DAVID BOWIE HAVE THE MOST TOP TEN SINGLES?
1970s
08. THE GRANDSON OF WHICH FAMOUS SINGER HAS SIGNED HIS FIRST CONTRACT WITH A NFL TEAM – BOB MARLEY, JAMES BROWN OR WILLIE NELSON?
BOB MARLEY
09. THE RIVER AMSTEL FLOWS THROUGH WHICH EUROPEAN CAPITAL CITY?
AMSTERDAM
10. IN THE TV SHOW “THUNDERBIRDS” WHICH THUNDERBIRDS VEHICLE COULD OPERATE UNDERWATER?
THUNDERBIRD 4
11. ‘LOST CASH IN ‘EM’ IS AN ANAGRAM OF WHAT FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT?
SLOT MACHINES
12. NAME THE YEAR. LIECHTENSTEIN BECAME THE LAST EUROPEAN COUNTRY TO GIVE WOMEN THE VOTE, THE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL WAS FOUNDED AND VIRGIN ATLANTIC MADE THEIR INNAUGURAL FLIGHT.
1984
13. NAME THE FAMOUS SINGER SHOWN IN PICTURE 2.
LADY GAGA
14. NAME TWO OF THE FOUR BOXERS WHO HAVE BEEN VOTED BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR.
HENRY COOPER, BARRY McGUIGAN, LENNOX LEWIS and JOE CALZAGHE
15. PICTURE 3 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO A LONDON UNDERGROUND JOURNEY BETWEEN WHICH TWO STATIONS?
STAMFORD BROOK and EARLS COURT
16. WHICH BRITISH-BORN ACTOR HAS PLAYED COUNT DRACULA, LEE HARVEY OSWALD AND SID VICIOUS?
GARY OLDMAN
17. WHAT DOES THE DITLOID IN PICTURE 4 REPRESENT?
32 POINTS ON A COMPASS (or 32 PIECES ON A CHESSBOARD - although there's debate as to whether chessboard is one or two words)
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN SRINIGAR, INDIA IN 1946, I WAS TURNED DOWN BY RADA SO BEGAN WORKING AS A PHOTOGRAPHIC MODEL. I FINALLY MADE MY ACTING DEBUT IN 1969, EARNING MY FIRST MAJOR TV ROLE IN 1976. MOST ASSOCIATED WITH A TV SHOW THAT BEGAN IN 1992, I HAVE ALSO DONE VOICEOVER WORK AND PRESENTED TRAVEL DOCUMENTARIES.
JOANNA LUMLEY
19. THE DARTS COMMENTATOR SID WADDELL ONCE COMPARED WHO TO THE HISTORIC LEADER ALEXANDER THE GREAT?
ERIC BRISTOW
20. A TEXAS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER HAS RECENTLY SURPRISED ONE OF THEIR PUPILS BY GIVING THEM AN AWARD FOR “PUPIL MOST LIKELY TO BECOME...”WHAT?
A TERRORRIST
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. ACCORDING TO “GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS” THE LONGEST SINGLES DARTS MARATHON LASTED FOR HOW MANY SECONDS?
183050 SECONDS

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Re: THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:36 am
by IAN B
Another successful quiz in The Bridge, although I possibly made this bit too easy as three teams scored 18/20.

01. IN THIS WEEK OF WHAT YEAR WERE THE TOP THREE SINGLES IN THE UK CHARTS – “SHOW YOU THE WAY TO GO” BY THE JACKSONS, “LUCILLE” BY KENNY ROGERS AND “SO YOU WIN AGAIN” BY HOT CHOCOLATE?
1977
02. FROM 1924-1929 THE WIMBLEDON MEN’S SINGLES TITLE WAS WON BY THREE PLAYERS WHO ALL CAME FROM WHICH COUNTRY?
FRANCE
03. THE MAIN BELL IN LINCOLN CATHEDRAL IS CALLED GREAT WHAT – TOM, DICK OR HARRY?
TOM
04. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE AUSTRALIAN GREAT WHITE SHARK IN THE FILM “FINDING NEMO”?
BRUCE
05. THE NAME OF THE BEAUTY PRODUCTS COMPANY “SCHWARZKOPF” HAS WHAT UNFORTUNATE ENGLISH TRANSLATION?
BLACKHEAD
06. WHICH EUROPEAN CITY HAS THIS WEEK HOSTED THE G20 CONFERENCE?
HAMBURG
07. PICTURE 1 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS?
EDISON LIGHTHOUSE and “LOVE GROWS”
08. IF YOU ADDED UP ALL THE NUMBERS ON A STANDARD ROULETTE WHEEL WHAT UNFORTUNATE TOTAL WOULD YOU REACH?
666
09. THE TRIANGLE CREATED BY WAKEFIELD, MORLEY AND THE LEEDS DISTRICT OF ROTHWELL IS FAMOUS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF WHAT?
RHUBARB
10. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE TITLE OF WHICH FILM?
“PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN”
11. YOU HAVE A 60 PAGE NEWSPAPER AND YOU REMOVE THE SHEET THAT CONTAINS PAGE 14. WHICH OTHER PAGES ARE YOU ALSO REMOVING?
13, 47 and 48
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE OLDEST JOCKEY EVER TO WIN THE GRAND NATIONAL RODE GRITTAR TO VICTORY, THE TELEVISION SHOW “O.T.T” HAD ITS’ FIRST AND ONLY SERIES AND OZZY OSBOURNE BIT THE HEAD OFF A BAT.
1982
13. IN THE SONG “ERNIE (THE FASTEST MILKMAN IN THE WEST)” WHAT WAS THE NAME OF ERNIE’S LOVE INTEREST?
SUE
14. IN A FOUR SET TENNIS MATCH WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GAMES THAT CAN BE WON BY THE LOSER?
25
15. PICTURE 3 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO A LONDON UNDERGROUND JOURNEY BETWEEN WHICH TWO STATIONS?
BARBICAN to SOUTH KENSINGTON
16. FROM THE CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME “SESAME STREET” BY WHAT NAME IS THE CHARACTER SID BETTER KNOWN?
THE COOKIE MONSTER
17. WHAT DOES THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 4 REPRESENT?
NO SMOKING IN THE HOUSE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN LEICESTER IN 1967, THE FIRST BOOK ABOUT MY LIFE WAS PUBLISHED IN 1982. I LATER APPEARED ON STAGE IN 1984 BEFORE MY TV DEBUT A YEAR LATER. MY FINAL LITERARY APPEARANCE, CHRONICLING MY DESCENT INTO MIDDLE AGE, WAS PUBLISHED IN 2009.
ADRIAN MOLE
19. A MUSICAL VERSION OF CHAUCER’S “CANTERBURY TALES” INCLUDES THE SONG “I HAVE A.....” WHAT – MAJESTIC GOOSE, NOBLE COCK OR REGAL ROOSTER?
NOBLE COCK
20. WHAT WOULD YOU RUB SEX WAX ONTO?
A SURFBOARD
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. THE NOVEL “HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS” CONSISTS OF HOW MANY WORDS?

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Re: THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:02 pm
by IAN B
Although I thought this was a harder quiz, two teams still managed 17/20.

01. NAME THE YEAR. THE WOMBLES ACHIEVED THEIR HIGHEST UK SINGLES CHART POSITION, THE RAMONES PLAYED THEIR FIRST GIG AND STEVIE NICKS JOINED FLEETWOOD MAC.
1974
02. IN WHICH SCOTTISH CITY DOES ST JOHNSTONE FC PLAY THEIR HOME GAMES?
PERTH
03. IN WHICH CITY IS THE ANNUAL BEER FESTIVAL, THE OKTOBERFEST, HELD?
MUNICH
04. HOW MANY ACADEMY AWARDS FOR BEST ACTOR DID THE FILM STAR RICHARD BURTON WIN?
NONE – although he was nominated seven times
05. HOW MANY KNEES DOES A SPIDER HAVE – 16, 32 OR 48?
48
06. WHICH FORMER MP, WHO LOST THEIR SEAT AT THE LAST GENERAL ELECTION, IS TO TRY THEIR HAND AT COMEDY, APPEARING AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE?
ALEX SALMOND
07. PHOTOGRAPHED IN 1965, NAME THE FAMOUS SINGER IN PICTURE 1.
WILLIE NELSON
08. WHAT TEAM NAME DO NOTTINGHAMSHIRE’S COUNTY CRICKET CLUB HAVE?
OUTLAWS
09. FAMOUS FOR ITS’ CARVING OF FOUR US PRESIDENTS, IN WHICH US STATE IS MOUNT RUSHMORE?
SOUTH DAKOTA
10. PICTURE 2 GIVES CLUES TO THE IDENTITY OF WHICH FILM STAR?
MICHAEL DOUGLAS (“Traffic”, “Wall Street”, “War of the Roses” and “Liberace”)
11. FRED IS 54 AND HIS FATHER IS 80. HOW MANY YEARS AGO WAS FRED’S FATHER THREE TIMES FRED’S AGE?
41 YEARS AGO (39 and 13)
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE USA APPOINTED ITS’ FIRST FEMALE SECRETARY OF STATE, WILLIAM HAGUE REPLACED JOHN MAJOR AS LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY AND JAMES BROWN RECEIVED A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.
1997
13. “FIDELIO” IS THE ONLY OPERA COMPOSED BY WHICH FAMOUS CLASSICAL COMPOSER?
BEETHOVEN
14. WHILST ENGLISH FOOTBALL’S LEAGUE CUP WAS KNOWN AS THE CARLING CUP WHICH TEAM WON IT ON THE MOST OCCASIONS?
MANCHESTER UNITED
15. IN WHICH CAPITAL CITY WOULD YOU FIND THE BUILDING IN PICTURE 3?
KUALA LUMPUR – The Petronas Towers
16. IN THE FILM “BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE” WHAT EVERYDAY OBJECT DID THEY USE TO TRAVEL THROUGH TIME?
A PHONE BOX
17. WHAT DOES THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 4 REPRESENT?
RUMBLE STRIPS
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN NEW JERSEY IN 1954, I BEGAN ACTING ON BROADWAY BEFORE MAKING MY TV DEBUT IN 1972. MY FILM DEBUT CAME IN 1975, BUT IT WAS TWO FILMS OF THE LATE 70s THAT BROUGHT ME FAME BEFORE A SLUMP IN THE 80s. TWICE OSCAR NOMINATED, I AM ALSO A SCIENTOLOGIST.
JOHN TRAVOLTA
19. AT THE WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2772 KILOGRAMS OF WHAT ARE EATEN?
BANANAS
20. THE AVERAGE AMERICAN DOES WHAT 22 TIMES A DAY – BREAKS WIND, OPENS THE FRIDGE OR SAYS “HAVE A NICE DAY”?
OPENS THE FRIDGE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. ON THEIR 2017 TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND HOW MANY POINTS DID THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS SCORE IN TOTAL?
214
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Re: THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:35 pm
by stubedoobydo
Thanks Ian , yet another great set of questions- keep them coming!!

Re: THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:21 am
by IAN B
No matter how long I do this job some quizzes always amaze me, didn't think this one was particularly difficult, but my regulars did with just one team managing 15/20.

01. IN THIS WEEK OF WHICH YEAR WERE THE UK’S TOP THREE SINGLES “GHOST TOWN” BY THE SPECIALS, “STARS ON 45 VOLUME 2” BY STARSOUND AND “CAN CAN” BY BAD MANNERS?
1981
02. IN 1958 ALL THE HOME NATIONS QUALIFIED FOR FOOTBALL’S WORLD CUP FINALS, BUT WHICH TWO REACHED THE QUARTER FINALS?
NORTHERN IRELAND and WALES
03. OF THE SEVEN ANCIENT WONDERS OF THE WORLD, THE LOCATION OF ONE IS UNKNOWN, TWO ARE IN EGYPT, TWO IN GREECE AND TWO IN WHICH COUNTRY?
TURKEY
04. IN THE HITCHCOCK FILM “NORTH BY NORTHWEST” THE CLIMACTIC SCENE TOOK PLACE ON WHICH FAMOUS AMERICAN LANDMARK?
MOUNT RUSHMORE
05. IF A COCKNEY REFERRED TO HIS “TROUBLE” WHAT WOULD HE BE TALKING ABOUT?
HIS WIFE
06. A NEW DESIGN FOR THE £10 NOTE AND £2 COIN WERE UNVEILED THIS WEEK, COMMEMORATING THE LIFE AND WORK OF WHO?
JANE AUSTEN
07. IN THE 80s THERE WERE THREE SONGS WITH THE WORD 'RED' IN THE TITLE THAT REACHED No1 IN THE UK SINGLES CHARTS, NAME ANY TWO OF THEM.
"LADY IN RED", "99 RED BALLOONS" and "RED, RED WINE"
08. WHAT SPORT IS PLAYED ON THE PITCH SHOWN IN PICTURE 1?
RUGBY UNION
09.

10. WHICH ACTOR HAS STARRED IN “CORONATION STREET”, “KING LEAR”, “THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT” AND “THE LORD OF THE RINGS”?
SIR IAN McKELLEN
11. USING ONLY EIGHT NUMBER EIGHTS AND THE ADDITION SIGN HOW WOULD YOU GET 1000?
888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8
12. NAME THE YEAR. NICK LEESON WAS ARRESTED FOLLOWING THE COLLAPSE OF BARINGS BANK, VAL KILMER REPLACED MICHAEL KEATON AS BATMAN AND THE FIRST DVD WAS DEVELOPED.
1995
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS?
MOODY BLUES and “NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN”
14. IN GOLF’S TOP TEN OF ALL-TIME MAJOR WINNERS NINE PLAYERS ARE AMERICAN, WHO IS THE ONLY NON-AMERICAN?
GARY PLAYER
15. PICTURE 3 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO A LONDON UNDERGROUND JOURNEY BETWEEN WHICH TWO STATIONS?
RAVENSCOURT PARK and GUNNERSBURY
16. RUDGE PARK COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL FEATURED IN WHICH TV SHOW?
“THE INBETWEENERS”
17. WHAT DOES THE DITLOID IN PICTURE 4 REPRESENT?
7 SIDES ON 50 PENCE PIECE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN SUFFOLK IN 1792, I JOINED MY FAMILY'S RETAIL BUSINESS, WHICH TO THIS DAY BEARS MY NAME IN 1812. MY SON WAS LATER ADDED TO THE BUSINESS. I DIED IN LONDON IN 1846.
WILLIAM HENRY SMITH
19. A CHESHIRE MAN HAS BEEN TOLD BY HIS LOCAL COUNCIL TO REMOVE WHAT FROM HIS GARDEN AS THEY CONSTITUTE A HEALTH & SAFETY RISK?
GNOMES
20. IN ILLINOIS THERE IS A LAW THAT PROHIBITS A MAN HAVING WHAT IN PUBLIC?
AN ERECTION
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. ACCORDING TO GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS A MALAYSIAN HOTEL HAS THE MOST ROOMS OF ANY HOTEL IN THE WORLD, HOW MANY DOES IT HAVE?
7351

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Re: THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:21 am
by reddog
Some good questions their Ian, I've only just discovered the forum looks really good.

I've being doing a quiz at my local pub for about 9 months now,which I really enjoy doing,But it's a thin dividing line to what is hard or easy,They are only easy if you know the answer. I've borrowed a few of your questions

John

Re: THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:24 pm
by John Williams
Some really good questions are listed here and honestly speaking I don't know the answers of some. Learned new things.

03. WHICH COUNTRY TAKES ITS’ NAME FROM THE ITALIAN FOR ‘SILVER’?
ARGENTINA

05. IN INDIA WHAT WOULD A MAHOUT DRIVE?
AN ELEPHANT
06. WHO HAS JUST BEEN ANNOUNCED AS THE WORLD’S HIGHEST EARNING SPORTSPERSON OF THE PAST YEAR?
CRISTIANO RONALDO
07. WHAT WERE THE RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS WEARING ON THE COVER OF THEIR “ABBEY ROAD EP”?
SOCKS
08. IN WHICH COUNTRY DID THE MARTIAL ART OF TAEKWONDO ORIGINATE?
KOREA
09. NAME THE CITY FEATURED IN PICTURE 2.
BELFAST
10. IN THE TV SHOW “BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER” WHAT WAS BUFFY’S SURNAME?
SUMMERS

I found these quiz quite interesting and above-listed quiz question answers are really amazing.

Re: THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:21 pm
by IAN B
Another couple of quizzes from The New Bridge Inn's resident QM. The first one proved surprisingly difficult with the winners scoring 14/20, so I took it a little easier this week and the winner scored 17/20.

01. NAME THE YEAR. MOTOWN MERGED WITH UNIVERSAL RECORDS, LUTHER VANDROSS DIED AND THE BAND CREAM BRIEFLY REUNITED?
2005
02. WIMBLEDON IS THE OLDEST OF TENNIS’ GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENTS, BUT WHICH IS THE SECOND OLDEST?
THE US OPEN
03. IN WHICH EUROPEAN CITY WOULD YOU FIND THE FAMOUS LANDMARK, THE SPANISH STEPS?
ROME
04. PICTURE 1 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE IDENTITY OF WHICH FILM STAR?
SIR MICHAEL CAINE
05. THE POPULAR AMERICAN NAME ‘HANK’ IS OFTEN USED AS AN ABBREVIATION OF WHICH MALE NAME?
HENRY
06. THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE THIS WEEK ANNOUNCED THE HOST CITIES FOR THE 2024 AND 2028 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES, WHICH CITIES ARE THEY?
PARIS and LOS ANGELES
07. “THE TENNESSEE THREE” AND “THE GREAT 80s EIGHT” WERE THE BACKING BANDS FOR WHICH FAMOUS SINGER?
JOHNNY CASH
08. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH SPORTING COMPETITION?
MOTO GP
09. THE HEADLAND OF DUNGENESS IN KENT IS BRITAIN’S ONLY EXAMPLE OF WHAT GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE?
DESERT
10. WHAT ARE THE FIRST NAMES OF THE MOTHER AND FATHER IN “THE ADDAMS FAMILY”?
MORTICIA and GOMEZ
11. ‘HERE COME DOTS’ IS AN ANAGRAM OF WHAT FORM OF COMMUNICATION?
THE MORSE CODE
12. NAME THE YEAR. SLOVENIA AND CROATIA GAINED THIER INDEPENDENCE FROM YUGOSLAVIA, PAUL GASCOIGNE LEFT SPURS TO JOIN LAZIO AND “A TOUCH OF FROST” MADE ITS’ TELEVISION DEBUT.
1992
13. ISRAEL AND AUSTRALIA ARE NOT THE ONLY NON-EUROPEAN COUNTRIES TO ENTER THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST, IN 1980 WHICH AFRICAN NATION MADE A ONE OFF APPEARANCE?
MOROCCO
14. WHICH PERMANENT MANAGER OF THE ENGLAND FOOTBALL TEAM WON THE MOST INTERNATIONAL CAPS?
KEVIN KEEGAN
15. PICTURE 3 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO A LONDON UNDERGROUND JOURNEY BETWEEN WHICH TWO STATIONS?
WEST RUISLIP to OXFORD CIRCUS
16. STEVE ROGERS IS THE ALTER EGO OF WHICH COMIC BOOK AND FILM SUPERHERO?
CAPTAIN AMERICA
17. WHAT DOES THE DITLOID IN PICTURE 4 REPRESENT?
650 SEAT IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN SINGAPORE IN 1958, I MADE MY PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL DEBUT IN 1978, EARNING MY FIRST INTERNATIONAL CAP TWO YEARS LATER. FAMOUS FOR AN ICONIC 1989 IMAGE, I TOOK THE FIRST OF NINE MANAGERIAL ROLES IN 1990.
TERRY BUTCHER
19. A LONDON BICYCLE SHOP HAS BEEN THREATENED WITH PROSECUTION BY TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL FOR GIVING AWAY FREE WHAT?
AIR
20. THE FATBURGER COMPANY PRODUCE A VEGETARIAN BURGER CALLED “THE HYPOCRITE” WHICH IS TOPPED WITH WHAT?
BACON
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. TO DATE HOW MANY GOALS HAS THE SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM SCORED IN RECOGNISED INTERNATIONAL GAMES?
1301

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01. IN THIS WEEK OF WHICH YEAR WERE THE UK’S TOP THREE SINGLES “TURTLE POWER” BY PARTNERS IN KRYME, “TOM’S DINER” BY DNA FEATURING SUZANNE VEGA AND “ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI” BY BOMBALURINA?
1990
02. IN TENNIS WHO IS THE ONLY BRITISH PLAYER TO HAVE WON ALL FOUR OF THE GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENTS?
FRED PERRY
03. WHAT IS THE CAPITAL CITY OF SWITZERLAND?
BERN/BERNE
04. NAME THE CELEBRITY SHOWN IN THEIR YOUNGER DAYS IN PICTURE 1.
MILEY CYRUS
05. IF AN INDIAN DISH IS DESCRIBED AS ‘ALOO’ WHAT IS ITS’ MAIN INGREDIENT?
POTATO
06. THE SCRIPTWRITER OF WHICH POPULAR TELEVISION SHOW HAS DECLARED THEIR INTENTION TO TURN IT INTO A WEST END SHOW?
“POLDARK”
07. WHICH COUNTRY HAS FINISHED LAST IN THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST ON A RECORD TEN OCCASIONS?
NORWAY
08. NAME THE SPORT AND THE COUNTRY DEPICTED BY THE BADGES IN PICTURE 2.
RUGBY UNION and IRELAND
09. JAMES PIMM, THE CREATOR OF THE DRINK THAT BEARS HIS NAME, WAS THE OWNER OF WHAT TYPE OF BAR?
OYSTER BAR
10. ON TELEVISION BY WHAT NAME IS JUDITH SUSAN SHEINDLIN BETTER KNOWN?
JUDGE JUDY
11. IF YOU TOOK AWAY THE YEAR MAN FIRST WALKED ON THE MOON FROM THE YEAR ENGLAND WON RUGBY UNION’S WORLD CUP, THEN ADDED THE YEAR OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S CORONATION WHAT YEAR WOULD YOU HAVE?
1987
12. NAME THE YEAR. CHINA’S TERRACOTTA ARMY WAS DISCOVERED, SOUTH YORKSHIRE WAS CREATED AND “BAGPUSS” MADE HIS TELEVISION DEBUT.
1974
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH SINGER AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS?
DEL SHANNON and “RUNAWAY”
14. IN 1987 WALES’ LEIGHTON REES BECAME THE FIRST WORLD CHAMPION IN WHICH SPORT?
DARTS
15. MADE “FAMOUS” BY THE SONG, THE DISTRICT OF GANGNAM IS IN WHICH CAPITAL CITY?
SEOUL
16. IN THE “BEVERLEY HILLS COP” SERIES OF FILMS EDDIE MURPHY’S CHARACTER AXEL FOLEY WAS A DETECTIVE FROM WHICH CITY?
DETROIT
17. WHAT DOES THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 4 REPRESENT?
AMAZING GRACE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN CALIFORNIA IN 1946, I ENTERED MUSIC AS A BACKING SINGER BEFORE SIGNING MY FIRST RECORD DEAL IN 1964, HAVING MY FIRST SOLO No1 IN 1971. I MADE MY FILM DEBUT IN 1967, BUT HAD MAJOR MOVIE SUCCESS IN THE 80s. I HAVE WON A GRAMMY, AN EMMY, AN OSCAR AND THREE GOLDEN GLOBES.
CHER
19. ACCORDING TO A SURVEY MARRIED MEN ARE TWICE AS LIKELY AS SINGLE MEN TO DO WHAT – SAY “I LOVE YOU”, GET DRUNK AT HOME OR CHANGE THEIR UNDERWEAR DAILY?
CHANGE THEIR UNDERWEAR DAILY
20. IN THEIR LIFETIME THE AVERAGE AMERICAN WILL RECEIVE 31 WHAT – PRANK PHONE CALLS, SPEEDING TICKETS OR VALENTINE’S CARDS?
PRANK PHONE CALL
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. CHAMOY THIPYASO HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE LONGEST PRISON SENTENCE EVER RECEIVED, HOW MANY YEARS WERE THEY SENTENCED TO?
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Re: THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:58 am
by IAN B
One of my easier quizzes with the winner getting 18/20.

01. IN WHAT YEAR DID GUNS ‘N’ ROSES, TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY AND SINEAD O’CONNOR ALL RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUMS?
1987
02. IN FOOTBALL WHICH IS THE ONLY COUNTRY TO HAVE WON BOTH THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S WORLD CUP?
GERMANY
03. THE CITY OF SUNDERLAND LIES AT THE MOUTH OF WHICH RIVER?
RIVER WEAR
04. IN THE TV SHOW AND FILM “THE X-FILES” WHAT WERE THE FIRST NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS MULDER AND SCULLY?
FOX and DANA
05. IN COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG WHAT VALUE IS “A BAG OF SAND”?
£1000 = A GRAND
06. FROM THIS WEEK WHAT ICONIC SOUND WILL NOT BE HEARD FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS?
BIG BEN’S BONGS
07. PICTURE 1 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH GROUP AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS?
THE O’JAYS and “BACKSTABBERS”
08. WHAT NUMBER LINKS THE LENGTH IN MMS TO WHICH THE GRASS IS CUT FOR THE WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS, THE NUMBER OF SECONDS A RODEO RIDER MUST STAY ON A BRONCO AND THE NUMBER OF GOALS SCORED BY THE WINNERS OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE’S HIGHEST SCORING GAME?
EIGHT
09. SOUTH AFRICA SHARES LAND BORDERS WITH SIX OTHER COUNTRIES, NAME ANY TWO OF THEM.
BOTSWANA, LESOTHO, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, SWAZILAND, ZIMBABWE
10. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE TITLE OF WHICH FILM?
“MILLION DOLLAR BABY”
11. BILL WAS BUYING DRINKS TO TAKE TO A PARTY, HE SELECTED A CASE OF BEER AT £10, A CASE OF LAGER AT £15 AND A CASE OF WINE AT £20. AT THE TILL HE WAS DELIGHTED TO FIND THAT THERE WAS 20% OFF THE BEER AND LAGER AND 30% OFF THE WINE. HOW MUCH DID HE END UP PAYING?
£34 (10+15) x 0.8 + (20x0.7) (2)
12. NAME THE YEAR. CAR MANUFACTURERS JENSEN MOTORS CEASED TRADING, THE SCOTTISH LABOUR PARTY WAS FORMED AND THE WRITER AGATHA CHRISTIE DIED.
1976
13. WHICH MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TAKES ITS’ NAME FROM THE ANCIENT GREEK WORDS FOR “WOOD” AND “SOUND”?
XYLOPHONE
14. IN THE 1980s LIVERPOOL DOMINATED THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE, WINNING SIX TITLES, NAME TWO OF THE OTHER CLUBS TO WIN THE TITLE.
ARSENAL, ASTON VILLA and EVERTON
15. NAME THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL CITY FEATURED IN PICTURE 3.
OSLO
16. IN THE DISNEY FILM “FANTASIA” THE SORCEROR’S NAME WAS CREATED BY SPELLING WHICH WORD BACKWARDS?
DISNEY
17. WHAT DOES THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 4 REPRESENT?
HOLY MATRIMONY
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN LIVERPOOL IN 1940, MY GIVEN NAME OF RONALD WAS AN UNUSUAL ONE FOR A FUTURE POP STAR. I SIGNED MY FIRST RECORD DEAL AND ADOPTED MY STAGE NAME IN 1958. IN THE 60s I HAD AS MANY HITS AS THE BEATLES WITHOUT TOPPING THE CHARTS. I MADE MY FILM DEBUT IN 1962. HEALTH PROBLEMS CURTAILED MY CAREER AND LED TO MY 1983 DEATH.
BILLY FURY
19. THE 1992 IAN BANKS NOVEL “THE CROW ROAD” STARTS WITH THE LINE “IT WAS THE DAY MY GRANDMOTHER.....” – EXPECTED, EXPIRED OR EXPLODED?
EXPLODED
20. A RECENTLY RE-DISCOVERED DINOSAUR HAS BEEN NAMED AFTER WHO – THE NATURALIST DAVID ATTENBOROUGH, THE ROCKER LEMMY OR CAMILLA, DUCHESS OF CORNWALL?
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Re: THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:23 pm
by IAN B
My quiz regulars must be getting too clever as the winners managed 17/20 and 19/20 on these two creations.

01. IN THIS WEEK OF WHICH YEAR WERE THE UK’S TOP THREE SINGLES – “WE DON’T TALK ANYMORE” BY CLIFF RICHARD, “I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS” BY THE BOOMTOWN RATS AND “”BANG BANG” BY B.A.ROBERSTON?
1979
02. WHAT IS THE NICKNAME OF THE NEW ZEALAND MENS’ INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM?
THE ALL WHITES
03. SEVEN COUNTRIES BORDER THE NORTH SEA, APART FROM THE UK NAME ANY THREE OF THEM.
BELGIUM, DENMARK, FRANCE, GERMANY, NORWAY and THE NETHERLANDS
04. PICTURE 1 GIVES CLUES TO WHICH TELEVISION PROGRAMME?
“DAD’S ARMY”
05. THE POPULAR AMERICAN NICKNAME ‘CHUCK’ IS GIVEN TO MEN WHO HAVE WHAT FIRST NAME?
CHARLES
06. WHICH COUNTRY HAS JUST ENDED ENGLAND’S REIGN AS WOMEN’S RUGBY UNION WORLD CHAMPIONS?
NEW ZEALAND
07. HOW WOULD YOU PLAY A ZITHER – BLOW IT, HIT IT OR STRUM IT?
STRUM IT
08. NAME THE SPORTS STADIUM SHOWN IN PICTURE 2.
BRAMALL LANE
09. THE FAMOUS US ROUTE 66 RUNS FROM CALIFORNIA TO WHICH OTHER US STATE?
ILLINOIS
10. IN THE TELEVISION SHOW “PORRIDGE” WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE PRISON THAT HOUSED RONNIE BARKER’S CHARACTER, FLETCHER?
HMP SLADE
11. AS I WAS GOING TO ST IVES, I CROSSED THE PATH OF SEVEN WIVES, EVERY WIFE HAD SEVEN SACKS, EVERY SACK HAD SEVEN CATS, EVERY CAT HAD SEVEN KITTENS, KITTENS, CATS, SACKS, WIVES. HOW MANY WERE GOING TO ST IVES?
ONE – just me
12. NAME THE YEAR. DISNEY WORLD OPENED ITS’ “SPACE MOUNTAIN” RIDE, THE EVENTS THAT INSPIRED THE FILM “THE AMITYVILLE HORROR” BEGAN AND “THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW” MADE ITS’ BROADWAY DEBUT.
1975
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH SINGER AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS?
NICK BERRY and “HEARTBEAT”
14. TRUE OR FALSE – ALL WIMBLEDON’S TENNIS COURTS RUN NORTH TO SOUTH?
TRUE
15. IN 1993 WHEN PRAGUE BECAME THE CAPITAL OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC WHICH CITY BECAME THE CAPITAL OF SLOVAKIA?
BRATISLAVA
16. IN THE TELEVISION SHOW “RAB C NESBITT” WHAT WAS THE FIRST NAME OF RAB’S WIFE?
MARY
17. WHAT DOES THE DITLOID IN PICTURE 4 REPRESENT?
6 BALLS IN AN OVER IN CRICKET
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN SOUTHAMPTON IN 1924, THE SON OF A CIRCUS CLOWN, AFTER SERVING IN THE ARMY I ENTERTED ENTERTAINMENT VIA RADIO. MY TV DEBUT CAME IN 1950, BECOMING A MAINSTREAM STAR IN THE 60s AND 70s. I ALSO APPEARED IN FILMS AND HAD A HIT SINGLE. I DIED IN 1992.
BENNY HILL
19. IN THE CITY OF LONDON IT IS ILLEGAL TO HAIL A CAB IF YOU – ARE WANTED FOR A CRIME, HAVE NO MONEY OR HAVE THE PLAGUE?
HAVE THE PLAGUE
20. THE SLOVENIAN CITY OF MARIBOR HAS INSTALLED INTERACTIVE WHAT – GRAVESTONES, LITTER BINS OR PUBLIC TOILETS?
GRAVESTONES
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. ACCORDING TO THE 2011 CENSUS WHAT WAS THE POPULATION OF NORTHERN IRELAND?
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01. IN THIS WEEK OF WHICH WERE JANET JACKSON’S “WHEN I THINK OF YOU”, “A QUESTION OF TIME” BY DEPECHE MODE AND THE STRANGLERS’ “NICE IN NICE” NUMBERS 10, 20 AND 30 IN THE UK CHARTS?
1986
02. THE TV PRESENTER GABBY LOGAN COMPETED IN THE 1990 COMMONWEALTH GAMES, FOR WHICH COUNTRY AND IN WHICH SPORT?
WALES and RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
03. PICTURE 1 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THREE TOWNS OR CITIES IN WHICH ENGLISH COUNTY?
LANCASHIRE
04. AIMED AT CHILDREN, WHICH FORMER TELEVISION ADVERT AND CAMPAIGN CHARACTER HAD THE NAME FLUFFYTAIL?
TUFTY
05. BY WHAT OTHER NAME IS THE FRUIT CHINESE GOOSEBERRY BETTER KNOWN?
KIWI FRUIT
06. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE HURRICANE THAT HAS RECENTLY WREAKED HAVOC ACROSS PARTS OF THE USA?
HARVEY
07. WHICH FAMOUS SONG WAS A 1955 UK HIT FOR AL HIBBLER, JIMMY YOUNG, LEE BAXTER AND LIBERACE AND HAS TOPPED THE CHARTS THREE TIMES SINCE?
“UNCHAINED MELODY”
08. NAME THE SPORTSPERSON SHOWN IN THEIR YOUNGER DAYS IN PICTURE 2.
RAFAEL NADAL
09. IN 1988 THE TATE GALLERY OPENED A GALLERY IN WHICH NORTHERN CITY?
LIVERPOOL
10. IN 1969 THE BEST ACTRESS OSCAR WAS SHARED FOR THE FIRST, ONE RECIPIENT WAS A MULTI-OSCAR WINNER, THE OTHER A SINGER-ACTRESS, NAME ONE OF THEM.
KATHERINE HEPBURN and BARBRA STREISAND
11. IN COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG IF YOU ADDED TOGETHER AN ‘ALAN WHICKER’, AN "AYRTON SENNA" AND A "BOBBY MOORE" HOW MUCH MONEY WOULD YOU HAVE?
£31 (£1+£10+£20)
12. NAME THE YEAR. RUPERT MURDOCH BOUGHT THE “NEWS OF THE WORLD”,THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY MADE THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE IN MARVEL COMICS AND THE FOOTBALL MAGAZINE “SHOOT” WAS FIRST PUBLISHED.
1969
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS?
SMALL FACES and “LAZY SUNDAY”
14. IN CRICKET SHANE WARNE’S DELIVERY CALLED “THE BALL OF THE CENTURY” DISMISSED WHICH FORMER ENGLAND CAPTAIN?
MIKE GATTING
15. TO BE CLASSED AS A TRUE COCKNEY, SOMEBODY MUST BE BORN WITHIN THE SOUND OF WHAT?
BOW BELLS
16. PICTURE 4 GIVES CLUES TO WHICH TELEVISION PROGRAMME?
“RED DWARF”
17. IN 1893 FRANCE BECAME THE FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO PUT WHAT ON CARS?
NUMBER PLATES
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN CLYDEBANK IN 1965, I WAS A TRAINEE PAINTER AND DECORATOR, WHO FORMED MY FIRST BAND IN 1982, HAVING OUR FIRST UK No1 IN 1988. DURING THE BAND’S FIVE YEAR HIATUS I SANG SOLO AND APPEARED IN THE WEST END, BEFORE A BRIEF REFORMATION OF THE BAND.
MARTI PELLOW
19. WHICH OF THESE HAS NEVER OFFICIALLY APPEARED IN COMPETITION AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES – BALLROOM DANCING, SCULPTURE OR TOWN PLANNING?
BALROOM DANCING
20. A WEB DEVELOPER HAS CREATED AN APP THAT SUGGESTS THE BEST TIME TO DO WHAT WHILST YOUR AT THE CINEMA?
PEE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. THE USA’S KRISTINE LILLY HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE MOST CAPS WON BY A WOMAN FOOTBALLER, HOW MANY DID SHE WIN?
354
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Re: THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:57 pm
by IAN B
After a week away, leaving my quiz in the hands of a stand-in, I returned to The Bridge with this offering on which the winner got 17/20.

01. ON THIS DATE IN WHICH YEAR WERE THE UK’S TOP THREE ALBUMS NATASHA BEDINGFIELD’S “UNWRITTEN”, “SONGS ABOUT JANE” BY MAROON 5 AND “HOPES AND FEARS” BY KEANE?
2004
02. WHO WAS THE LAST MANAGER OF THE ENGLAND NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM THAT DID NOT PLAY PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL?
ROY HODGSON
03. PICTURE 1 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO TOWNS IN WHICH ENGLISH COUNTY?
CORNWALL
04. THE ACTOR WHO PLAYS “GAME OF THRONES” THEON GREYJOY IS THE BROTHER OF WHICH SINGER?
LILY ALLEN
05. WHAT SHAPE IS THE PASTA CALLED ‘ROTELLE’?
WHEEL SHAPED
06. WHICH FAMOUS PERSON IS FEATURED ON THE BACK OF THE NEW £10 NOTE, WHICH WAS RELEASED EARLIER THIS WEEK?
JANE AUSTEN
07. PICTURE 2 GIVES CLUES TO THE LYRICS OF WHICH FAMOUS SONG?
“BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY”
08. AT THE START OF A GAME OF CONTRACT BRIDGE HOW MANY CARDS IS EACH PLAYER DEALT?
THIRTEEN
09. WHICH FAMOUS SIGN CAN BE FOUND ON MOUNT LEE?
THE “HOLLYWOOD” SIGN
10. IN THE FILM “MANHUNTER” BRIAN COX WAS THE FIRST ACTOR TO PLAY WHICH FAMOUS FILM ROLE?
HANNIBAL LECTAR
11. ON HIS WAY TO THE WATERHOLE A LION PASSES A GROUP OF SIX ELEPHANTS. EACH OF THE ELEPHANTS SEES TWO MONKEYS, WHO ARE ALSO ON THEIR WAY TO THE WATERHOLE. EACH MONKEY IS CARRYING A PARROT. HOW MANY CREATURES ARE GOING TO THE WATERHOLE?
5 – one lion, two monkeys and two parrots
12. NAME THE YEAR. “BILLBOARD” MAGAZINE PUBLISHED THEIR FIRST HIT PARADE, ENGLAND RECORDED THEIR FIRST WIN OVER THE ALL BLACKS AND “BUTLINS” OPENED THEIR FIRST HOLIDAY CAMP.
1936
13. “NEVER FORGET” WAS THE FIRST UK No1 SINGLE FOR WHICH FOURSOME?
TAKE THAT
14. SINCE 2016 CARDIFF’S MILLENIUM STADIUM HAS BEEN KNOWN BY WHAT ALTERNATIVE NAME?
PRINCIPALITY STADIUM
15. PICTURE 3 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO A LONDON UNDERGROUND JOURNEY BETWEEN WHICH TWO STATIONS?
TOWER HILL to TURNPIKE LANE
16. IN A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE “RADIO TIMES” WHO WAS NAMED AS THE FAVOURITE EVER “BLUE PETER” PRESENTER?
KONNIE HUQ
17. WHAT DOES THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 4 REPRESENT?
336 HOURS IN A FORTNIGHT
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN CROYDON IN 1963, I ORIGINALLY STUDIED FASHION BEFORE MOVING INTO ART IN THE LATE 80s. A TURNER PRIZE NOMINEE, I WAS A FOUNDER MEMBER OF THE YOUNG BRITISH ARTISTS MOVEMENT AND AM BEST KNOWN FOR MY CONTROVERSIAL WORKS OF THE LATE 90s.
TRACEY EMIN
19. A NEW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMME HAS THE ABILITY TO TELL BY SCANNING A PERSON’S FACE IF THEY ARE – GAY, ILL OR UNFAITHFUL?
GAY
20. SEPTEMBER 19th IS NATIONAL TALK LIKE A ..... WHAT DAY – ALIEN, PIRATE OR TOWN CRIER?
PIRATE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. THE APOLLO 11 SPACE MISSION LASTED FOR HOW MANY MINUTES?
11718.58 MINUTES (11718 MINUTES 35 SECONDS)

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Re: THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:16 am
by Buzzie
Love reading these Ian, please don't stop posting!

Re: THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:20 pm
by IAN B
After a football enforced hiatus (the perils of having a pub near a stadium), The Bridge Quiz returned with this relatively easy offering, on which two teams scored 18/20.

01. NAME THE YEAR. WILL YOUNG WAS BORN, GRACIE FIELDS DIED AND ROD STEWART MARRIED ALANA HAMILTON.
1979
02. WHICH OF GREATER LONDON’S PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL CLUBS IS THE OLDEST?
FULHAM
03. WHICH TWO AMERICAN STATES HAVE NAMES BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER ‘V’?
VERMONT and VIRGINIA
04. WHICH TWO RIVALS HAVE BEEN PLAYED BY SHIA LEBOUEF AND SVERIR GUDNASON IN A RECENTLY RELEASED BIOPIC?
JOHN McENROE and BJORN BORG
05. ‘DOMENICA’ IN ITALIAN AND ‘DOMINGO’ IN SPANISH, WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK IS IT IN ENGLISH?
SUNDAY
06. THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY HAS THIS WEEK HELD ITS’ ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN WHICH BRITISH CITY?
MANCHESTER
07. STEPHEN “TIN TIN” DUFFY, BEST KNOWN FOR THE 1985 SONG “KISS ME”, WAS A FOUNDER MEMBER OF WHICH FAMOUS BAND?
DURAN DURAN
08. PICTURE 1 SHOWS SPORTS BADGES OF TEAM BASED IN WHICH CITY?
EDINBURGH
09. NOW TO BE FOUND IN THE LONDON DISTRICT OF POPLAR, BUT STILL BEARING THE NAME OF ITS’ ORIGINAL LOCATION, WHAT IS LONDON’S MAIN FISH MARKET?
BILLINGSGATE
10. NAME THE FILM SHOWN IN PICTURE 2.
“PULP FICTION”
11. A SOLID FOUR INCH CUBE OF WOOD IS PAINTED BLUE ON ALL SIX SIDES. THE CUBE IS THEN CUT INTO EQUALLY SIZED ONE INCH CUBES. HOW MANY OF THE SMALLER CUBES WILL HAVE BLUE PAINT ON THREE SIDES?
EIGHT
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST DINERS CLUB CARD TRANSACTION TOOK PLACE, JERUSALEM WAS NAMED AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL AND “CINDERELLA” WAS RELEASED BY DISNEY.
1950
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH GROUP AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS?
THE FLYING LIZARDS and “MONEY”
14. ‘TIFOSI’ IS THE NAME COMMONLY USED TO DESCRIBE FANS OF WHICH SPORTS TEAM?
FERRARI F1 TEAM
15. THE US ROUTE 1 RUNS NORTH TO SOUTH, NAME ONE OF THE STATES IN WHICH IT STARTS OR FINISHES?
MAINE and FLORIDA
16. IN TEN OF THE JAMES BOND FILMS WHAT WAS THE NAME OF HIS ALLY WHO WAS EMPLOYED BY THE CIA?
FELIX LEITER
17. WHAT DOES THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 4 REPRESENT?
LOOKING AFTER NUMBER ONE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN SOUTH SHIELDS IN 1906, I WORKED AS A DOMESTIC SERVANT AND RAN A LAUNDRY BEFORE TAKING UP WRITING TO COMBAT DEPRESSION. I WROTE NEARLY 100 BOOKS WHICH SOLD OVER 123 MILLION COPIES BEFORE MY DEATH IN 1998.
CATHERINE COOKSON
19. LEIA TRIGGER WAS BANNED FROM HER LOCAL SWIMMING POOL AFTER WEARING A SWIMSUIT THAT MADE HER LOOK LIKE WHAT?
A MERMAID
20. AFTER YEARS OF SEARCHING AN ITALIAN WOMAN GAVE UP ON TRYING TO FIND A HUSBAND AND MARRIED – HERSELF, HER DOG OR HER SEX DOLL?
HERSELF
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN TOTAL HOW MANY WORDS ARE THERE IN TOLSTOY’S “WAR AND PEACE”?
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Re: THE NEW BRIDGE INN QUIZ with IAN B

PostPosted:Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:40 am
by IAN B
Another successful quiz at The Bridge and slightly harder with the winner getting 16/20.

01. IN THIS WEEK OF WHICH YEAR WERE THE UK’S TOP THREE SINGLES “RELIGHT MY FIRE” BY TAKE THAT ft LULU, “I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE” BY MEAT LOAF AND “BOOM SHAKE THE ROOM” BY DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE?
1993
02. IN 1970 WHICH WAS THE FIRST DUTCH CLUB TO WIN FOOTBALL’S EUROPEAN CUP?
FEYENOORD
03. WHICH RIVER IS THE LONGEST IN THE WORLD TO DERIVE ITS’ NAME FROM A COUNTRY THROUGH WHICH IT FLOWS?
CONGO
04. ON TELEVISION BY WHAT NAME IS NOEL FITZPATRICK BETTER KNOWN?
THE SUPERVET
05. IN 2003 WHICH LANGUAGE WAS FIRST RECOGNISED IN THE UK AS AN OFFICIAL MINORITY LANGUAGE?
BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE
06. WHICH LANDMARK HAS BEEN PUT FORWARD AS THE UK’S APPLICANT FOR WORLD HERITAGE SITE STATUS?
JODRELL BANK
07. COMPLETE THE TITLE OF THE 1976 BOBBY BARE SONG “--- --- ---THROUGH THE GOALPOSTS OF LIFE” – “LET ME SCORE”, “DROPKICK ME JESUS” OR “GUIDE MY BALLS”?
“DROPKICK ME JESUS
08. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE BADGES OF SPORTS TEAMS WHO PLAY THEIR HOME GAMES IN WHICH CITY?
DENVER
09. IF YOU LANDED AT PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU AIRPORT IN WHICH CITY WOULD YOU BE?
MONTREAL
10. NAME THE TELEVISION SHOW IN PICTURE 2.
“SAPPHIRE AND STEEL”
11. “EAT ME, SWALLOW IT DARLING” IS AN ANAGRAM OF THE NAME OF WHICH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER?
WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE UK LOWERED THE VOTING AGE TO 18, THE BOEING 747 JUMBO JET SERVICE FROM NEW YORK CITY TO LONDON BEGAN AND “THE GOODIES” MADE THEIR TELEVISION DEBUT.
1970
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS?
UB40 and “BREAKFAST IN BED”
14. WHICH WAS THE FIRST CITY, APART FROM LONDON AND GLASGOW, TO STAGE AN ENGLAND vs SCOTLAND FOOTBALL INTERNATIONAL?
SHEFFIELD
15. WHICH LANDLOCKED AFRICAN COUNTRY IS SURROUNDED BY ALGERIA, BURKINA FASO, COTE D’IVOIRE, MAURITANIA, NIGER AND SENEGAL?
MALI
16. ON WHICH CINEMATIC STREET DID THE “TOY STORY” CHARACTER ANDY LIVE?
ELM STREET
17. WHAT DOES THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 4 REPRESENT?
BIG FISH IN A SMALL POND
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN KILREA IN 1952, MY 24 YEAR PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL CAREER BEGAN IN 1971. DURING THIS TIME I SIGNED FOR SEVEN CLUBS, WAS AWARDED 64 INTERNATIONAL CAPS AND WON MAJOR TROPHIES. IN 1987 I MANAGED THE FIRST OF EIGHT CLUBS, I HAVE ALSO MANAGED A NATIONAL SIDE AND WORKED AS A TELEVISION ANALYST.
MARTIN O’NEILL
19. ACCORDING TO A SURVEY 56% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE THEIR IS WHAT IN HEAVEN – BASEBALL, THE INTERNET OR McDONALDS?
BASEBALL
20. IN 1977 AMERICAN JJ LATIMER BOUGHT NAPOLEON’S WHAT AT AUCTION?
PENIS
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW LONG, IN FEET AND INCHES, IS THE LONGEST PAINTING EVER PRODUCED BY AN INDIVIDUAL ARTIST?
11302 FEET 2.11 INCHES

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