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PostPosted:Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:56 am
by Tony Anderson
1. In which English county is the port of Southampton? Hampshire.
2. What is the larva of a frog called? Tadpole.
3. What colour are the stars on the USA flag? White.
4. In a game of snooker how many points are awarded for potting the pink ball? Six.
5. Into which body of water does the Mississippi River flow? The Gulf of Mexico.
6. The Dutch football team Feyenoord plays it's home fixtures in which city? Rotterdam.
7. Which organisation has the motto "Who Dares Wins"? The SAS.
8. In computer terminology what does the acronym HTTP stand for? Hypertext Transfer Protocol.
9. In which musical would you hear the song "Ol' Man River"? Showboat.
10. Who wrote the novel "Northanger Abbey"? Jane Austen.
11. In chess what is the alternative name for the castle? Rook.
12. In Oliver Twist, what is the Artful Dodger's real name? Jack Dawkins.
13. In which National Park would you find the geyser "Old Faithful"? Yellowstone.
14. The asteroid belt is located between which two planets in our solar system? Mars and Jupiter.
15. In which English county is the port of Dover? Kent.

16. In which German city was the composer Beethoven born? Bonn.
17. By what name was William Joyce known by during World War II? Lord Haw-Haw.
18. The Portuguese football club Benfica plays it's home fixtures in which city? Lisbon.
19. By population which is Australia's largest city? Sydney.
20. On which ship did Sir Francis drake circumnavigate the World? The Golden Hind.
21. A ukulele has how many strings? Four.
22. Which pop duo were originally known as Tom and Jerry? Simon and Garfunkel.
23. What name is given to the number on top number of a fraction? Numerator.
24. The home of which animal is known as a Sett. Badger
25. What type of hat was worn by Sherlock Holmes? Deerstalker.
26. Which band recorded the 1985 album "Brothers in Arms"? Dire Straits.
27. Who was the Roman god of drink and intoxication? Bacchus.
28. How many minutes are there in a day? 1440
29. How many time zones are there in Canada, 4 , 5, 6 or 7? Six..
30. Which river flows through the centre of Dublin? River Liffey.

31. What is the highest point in England? Scafell Pike.
32. Which planet in our solar system is closest to the Sun? Mercury.
33. From which country does the cheese Edam originate? Holland.
34. At which racecourse does the Grand National take place? Aintree.
35. Who was known as The Virgin Queen? Elizabeth I of England.
36. In which city do Aston Villa play their home games? Birmingham.
37. In which country is the holiday destination of Bali? Indonesia.
38. On a British road sign what animal is used to signify "Wild Animals"? Deer.
39. The monarchs of which country used to sit on the Peacock Throne? (The Shah) of Persia (Iran).
40. In the TV series what colour is Homer Simpson's car? Pink.
41. According to the proverb what should you do with sleeping dogs? Let them lie.
42. What name is given to the home of a squirrel? A Drey.
43. What is the name of the principal sugar found in milk? Lactose.
44. In which part of the body would you find the Alveoli? The Lungs.
45. According to the old proverb, what does a rolling stone gather? No moss..

46. Who was the Greek Goddess of victory? Nike.
47. In which country would you find the "Horn of Africa"? Ethiopia.
48. In heraldic terms what colour is Argent? Silver.
49. Whose ear did boxer Mike Tyson infamously bite during a World Championship fight? Evander Holyfield.
50. On British roads, what shape is a 'Give Way' sign? Triangular.
51. Which surgical device has a name derived from the Latin for `small knife`? Scalpel.
52. Ermine is the winter fur of which animal? Stoat.
53. In 1901, whom did King Edward VII succeed as the British monarch? Queen Victoria.
54. What is the largest internal organ in the human body? The Liver.
55. Which is second book of the Old Testament? Exodus.
56. Alberta and Manitoba are provinces of which country? Canada.
57. By what name is the Standard English keyboard layout known? QWERTY.
58. What is the line on a weather map connecting points of equal pressure called? An Isobar.
59. Who was the alter ego of Robin in the Batman stories? Dick Grayson.
60. The historic Route 66 runs from Illinois to which coastal state in the USA? California.

1. Which gallery would you visit to view "The Mona Lisa"? The Louvre in Paris.
2. On which food were we encouraged to "go to work on" by adverts in the 1950s? Eggs.
3. In which European countries are the following airlines based, (i)Aeroflot, (ii) LOT, (iii) KLM, (iv) SAS and (v) Lufthansa (i)Russia, (ii)Poland, (iii)Holland, (iv)Scandinavia and (v)Germany.
4. In which year was the English Premier League formed? 1992
5. Which artist has sung three Bond themes? Shirley Bassey.
6. Who famously loses her bikini top in Carry On Camping? Barbara Windsor.
7. Florida shares land borders with which TWO other US States? Alabama and Georgia.
8. In the children's story, who is Peter Pan's arch-enemy? Captain Hook.
9. What is the chemical symbol for gold? Au.
10. "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" was a world-wide hit in 1964 for which duo? The Righteous Brothers
11. Which writers novels include "The Big Sleep" and "The Long Goodbye"? Raymond Chandler.
12. Which female singer featured on Take That's "Relight My Fire"? Lulu.
13. On which day of the week are General Elections in the UK generally held? Thursdays.
14. On how many Caribbean islands use Spanish as their main language? Three (Cuba, The Dominican Republic & Puerto Rica).
15. Who played Lord Summerisle in the 1973 version of "The Wicker Man"? Christopher Lee.
16. What is a "muggle" according to the Harry Potter books? A "normal" person with no magical powers.
17. Who played the toymaker in the 1968 film 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'? Benny Hill.
18. What is the name given to the extinct volcano that overlooks Edinburgh? Arthur's Seat.
19. Which movies featured the following 70s hits, (i)"Staying alive" - The Bee Gees, (ii)"Bright Eyes" - Art Garfunkel, (iii)"The Entertainer" - Marvin Hamlisch, (iv)"Sandy" - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, and (v)"Nobody Does It Better" - Carly Simon The films were (i)Saturday Night Fever, (ii)Watership Down, (iii)The Sting, (iv)Grease and (v) The James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me.
20. Which river flows through Glasgow? River Clyde.
21. What is the outer layer of teeth made from? Enamel.
22. Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs were characters in which US based police drama? Miami Vice.
23. Who is Bart Simpson's arch-enemy who has attempted to kill him on several occasions? Sideshow Bob.
24. What is the name of Tin-Tin's dog? Snowy [or Milou in French].
25. Who played Schwarzenegger's twin in the 1988 movie "Twins"? Danny DeVito.
26. Where in New York is the Stock Exchange located? Wall Street.
27. Who won an Oscar for their performance in "High Noon"? Gary Cooper
28. Who had a UK number 1 in 1981 with "Ghost Town"? The Specials.
29. Which poem has the opening line "Half a league, half a league, half a league onward"? "The Charge of the Light Brigade" - Alfred Lord Tennyson.
30. Where did King John seal the Magna Carta? Runnymede.
31. How many wives did Henry VIII divorce? Two [Catherine of Aragon & Anne of Cleeves].
32. Which Roman city was buried by volcanic ash? Pompeii.
33. What is the name of the Channel 4 show where dinner guests judge the host? "Come Dine With Me".
34. What is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London? The Mansion House.
35. Which fruit flavours a Banoffee Pie? Banana.
36. What is added to Brandy to make the "Sidecar" cocktail? Cointreau.
37. Which literary family lived at Haworth in Yorkshire? The Brontes
38. In which musical does the song "Climb Every Mountain" feature? The Sound of Music.
39. What is converted to alcohol during the brewing process? Sugars
40. Who became King on the abdication of Edward VIII? King George VI.
41. Which song features a lyric about a cake that got left out in the rain? MacArthur Park.
42. Which element has the atomic symbol K? Potassium.
43. Who missed the penalty that lost England the 1996 European Football Championship semi-final in the penalty shoot-out with Germany? Gareth Southgate.
44. With seven Bond films to his credit, who has played the secret agent more than any other? Roger Moore.
45. Which swimming stroke is named after an insect? Butterfly.
46. Which metal is used to manufacture thermometers? Mercury.
47. What flavour does the liquor Kailua have? Coffee.
48. Which breakfast TV show was launched in 1983 by amongst others, David Frost, Anna Ford and Michael Parkinson? TV-AM.
49. How many moons does Mars have? Two (Phobes & Deimos)
50. The Khyber Pass links which two countries? Pakistan and Afghanistan
51. Who created "Star Trek"? Gene Roddenberry
52. With which country did Britain fight "The War of Jenkins' Ear"? Spain.
53. What do the following American words translate to in UK English, [a] Car Trunk, [b] Eggplant,[c] Fall, [d] Suspenders and [e] Period [a] Boot, [b] Aubergine, [c] Autumn, [d] Braces and [e] Full stop.
54. Who wrote the 1960 novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird"? Harper Lee.
55. What is MASCARPONE? An Italian Cream Cheese.
56. In which city did Burke and Hare ply their trade? Edinburgh.
57. Which city, an anagram of the current capital, used to be the capital of Japan? Kyoto.
58. Which element has the symbol P? Phosphorus.
59. What was the name of the orphaned piglet adopted by a sheepdog in the 1995 movie? "Babe"..
60. What is the name of the sugar found naturally in milk? Lactose

1. What name is given to an angle of more than 180 degrees? Reflex.
2. Which children's book features the tales of Toad, Mole and Ratty? The Wind in the Willows.
3. Who was the first athlete to run a sub-four minute mile? Roger Bannister.
4. What was the nick-name of the British ski-jumper who competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics? Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards.
5. Who in 1667 published "Paradise Lost"? John Milton.
6. Who composed the oratorio "The Messiah"? Handel.
7. If you saw the word ARAF on a Welsh road what would it be telling you to do? Slow down or go slow
8. Who was the lead guitarist in The Beatles? George Harrison.
9. Which cartoon character lives in Bikini Bottom? Spongebob Squarepants.
10. In Roman mythology who was the God of War? Mars.
11. What was the name of the animated band formed by Blur front man Damon Albarn? Gorillaz.
12. Who had a hit with: "The Joshua Tree" [1987]? U2.
13. What sort of animal was "Roobarb" from the childrens cartoon? He was a Dog.
14. Who was the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated? Spencer Percival.
15. Which castle in Gwent is the second largest in Britain? Caerphilly.

16. In horse racing, the Lincoln Handicap was originally run at Lincoln in 1849, where was the race transferred in 1965 when the original course closed? Doncaster.
17. Who was the manager of England during the poor 1984 & 1988 European Football Championship campaigns? Bobby Robson.
18. Which planet has a feature known as "The Great Red Spot"? Jupiter.
19. Who was burned at the stake in 1431 and made a Saint in 1922? Joan of Arc.
20. Florida has the second longest coastline of all the US States, which has the longest? Alaska.
21. What are Germany's motorways called? Autobahn.
22. What type of pastry is used to make PROFITEROLES? Choux.
23. By what name is the study of weather known? Meteorology.
24. What does Chilli Con Carne literally mean? Chilli with meat.
25. What is the currency of Japan? Yen.
26. In which country are the holy cities of Mecca and Medina? Saudi Arabia.
27. Which major European river rises in the Black Forest prior to flowing into the Black Sea? Danube.
28. In a Tug-of-war side,what is the end man called? He is called The Anchor Man
29. Which US state is abbreviated as NE? Nebraska.
30. Who is Britain's most famous painter of horses? George Stubbs.

31. The Cambrian mountains are a range in which country? Wales.
32. What is the National bird of New Zealand? Kiwi.
33. Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs were characters in which US based police drama? Miami Vice.
34. Who composed the music for the ballet "Swan Lake"? Tchaikovsky.
35. In the Bible, who were the parents of Cain, Able and Seth? Adam and Eve.
36. Who is the star of the TV show "Mrs Brown's Boys"? Brendan O'Carroll.
37. To which of his six wives was Henry VIII marry to for the shortest time? Anne of Cleeves.
38. Who is said to have jumped from his bath shouting "Eureka"? Archimedes.
39. Who did Ronnie Barker's Arkwright lust after in "Open All Hours"? Nurse Gladys Emmanuel.
40. What kind of creature was Rikki-Tikki-Tavvi? A Mongoose.
41. With which country did Britain fight a "Cod War" in the 1970s? Iceland.
42. On which side of the road do they drive in Canada? Right.
43. From which musical does the song "I Feel Pretty" come? West Side Story.
44. What is the purest form of carbon? Diamond.
45. To which country do the Galapagos Islands belong? Ecuador.

46. How many hurdles must each runner jump in a 400 metres hurdle race? Ten.
47. From which novel by George Orwell does the reality show "Big Brother" get its name? 1984
48. On what date is St George's Day? April 23rd
49. What Latin word means "Things to be done"? Agenda.
50. Which is the largest of the Balearic Islands? Majorca.
51. What form of transport was invented by Christopher Cockerell? Hovercraft.
52. What is the largest island in the Mediterranean? Sicily.
53. Sunderland lies at the mouth of which river? Wear
54. How many years of marriage are celebrated with a Platinum anniversary? Seventy.
55. What was the previous name for Ho Chi Minh City? Saigon.
56. Who wrote "The Importance of Being Earnest"? Oscar Wilde.
57. What brand of washing powder has the same name as the French for parsley? Persil
58. Who is the Greek God of the sea? Poseidon.
59. Which organ in the human body is affected by Hepatitis? Liver.
60. Which Mexican food has a name that translates as "Little Donkey"? Burrito.

Re: Quizzes

PostPosted:Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:04 am
by John Williams
Nice Quiz. Questions and Answers listed here are good enough to challenge a quizmaster.