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PostPosted:Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:05 pm
1. The British gymnast Louis Smith won a medal at 3 consecutive olympics in which event ?
2. Which hit from the 60's begins with the words ' don't want your love anymore, don't want your kisses that's for sure '?
3.which director adapted Stephen Kings 1977 novel 'The Shining 'into what has been described as one of the greatest horror films of all time?
4. In 1803 the United States bought Louisiana from which country for $15 million?
5. Who starred as the Detective Frank Drebin in the Police Squad tv series and The Naked Gun films ?
6. Only 4 European teams took part in the first football World Cup , name 2 of them ?
Belgium , France, Romania and Yugoslavia
7. Which hit song from 1963 contains the lines ' and when I touch you I feel happy inside' ?
I want to hold your hand
8. The name Singapore, in the Malay language, refers to which animal - Lion , Tiger or elephant?
9. In the 2010 FIFA World Cup , which country became the first host country in World Cup history not to make it past the group stages?
10. Which is the only stately home in Britain that is protected by its own army, the only legal private army in Europe?
11. What product was advertised with the tag line ' what's got a hazelnut in every bite '?
12. What is the name of Dan Browns latest novel, his fifth to feature the character Robert Langdon?
13. Which 2 American States have names beginning with the letter V ?
Vermont and Virginia
14. Who sang about the ' young Americans ' in 1975?
15. Which political leaders statue was pulled down in Red Square in 1991?
16. Which driver has won the most Formula One world championships?
Michael Schumacher (7)
17. Which radio 2 presenter was married to Norman Cook who rose to fame in The Housemartins and as DJ Fatboy Slim?
18. What was the name of the Warner Brothers cartoon character who is a French skunk and constantly in search of love?
Pepe Le Pew
19. Which one of The Founding Fathers of the United States is credited with the invention of bifocal spectacles?
20. The band Madness had 15 singles reach the Uk top ten , but only one number one , what was it?
House of Fun
21. Only 2 London Underground stations start with the letter V , name both of them?
Victoria and Vauxhall
22. What is the name of the French peasant who is the central character in Les Miserables?
23. Which fabric derives its name from the capital of Syria ?
24. Which football club, currently in the championship is Londons oldest professional football club?
25.which artist had a top ten hit in 1957with the song Reet Petite, it was reissued in 1986 and spent 4weeks at number one?
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PostPosted:Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:39 am
A good set of questions - thanks for sharing
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PostPosted:Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:59 pm
1. The head of which creature appears on a bottle of Gordon’s gin?
2. According to the song, who lived in Louisiana close to New Orleans.
Johnny B Goode
3. In radio broadcasting, what does A.M stand for?
4. Where was the lighthouse that was one of the ancient wonders of the world?
5. Which tourist attraction in Rome gets approximately 3,000 euros in change every day?
6. Which band had hits in 1993 with - ‘ how can I love you more ‘ , ‘one night in heaven ‘, and ‘moving on up ‘?
7. Which bone in the ear is the smallest in your body?
Stirrup or Stapes
8. Which popular sweets were introduced in the 1930’s as ‘energy balls’ for lady slimmers?
9. How many rows of stars are there on the Stars and Stripes flag?
9 (5 rows of 6 , 4 rows of 5)
10. For which 1970 film did George C Scott become the first actor to refuse an Academy Award for Best Actor?
11. Which Belfast singers name became part of rhyming slang 60 years ago at the peak of her popularity?
12. Which Looney Tunes cartoon character was the fastest mouse in all Mexico?
13. Released in 2013 , Stephen Kings ‘ Doctor Sleep ‘ is a sequel to which of his other novels?
14. In the tv series M.A.S.H , which character had the nickname Radar?
15. Which planet in our solar system rotates very slowly and so has the longest day , lasting the equivalent of 116 days and 18 hours on Earth?
16. Which Les Dawson character wore thick wire framed glasses and regularly got himself into a sexual frenzy shouting ‘knickers, knackers , knockers ‘?
17. F & F is the clothing brand of which supermarket chain ?
18. By surface area , which is the largest reservoir in England on one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe?
19. Which drink was launched in 1924 by Fred and Tom Pickup and called Pickups Appetizer, it is now made in Cumbernauld in Scotland?
20. What two dances are in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
Foxtrot and Tango
21. What soft drink did the Coca Cola company introduce to compete with 7-up?
22. In which decade did England and Wales become united with Scotland to create Great Britain?
23. Which composer wrote the scores for ‘A fistful of dollars ‘, ‘For a few dollars more ‘, and ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’?
24. Which acting legend was married to Joanne Woodward from 1958 until his death in 2008?
25. Which British driver who won the world rally championship title died in 2007 in a helicopter crash near his home?
26. At which city in Cyprus could you find the Tombs of the Kings , a world heritage site dating back to the 4th century b.c?
27. In which song will you find the lyrics ‘ how many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand?’
Blowing in the wind
28. What is the name of the prophetess who lived in a cave in the North Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough , it is now a popular tourist attraction?
29. Which song by 10cc includes the line ‘I say, I don’t like cricket, oh no , I love it ?
30. What is the name of the 2.5 acre section of New York’s Central Park which is landscaped and has a memorial to John Lennon?
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PostPosted:Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:39 pm
1. In which country is the highest mountain in South America?
2. Which Wimbledon champion was born in Majorca in 1986?
3. Which politician, who has served as Defence Secretary and Environment Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister was nicknamed Tarzan?
4. What is the name of the monster under the bed in the John Lewis Christmas advert?
5. In which county Is Dartmoor ?
6. The doorstep challenge was an advertising campaign in the 90’s for which product?
7. What name is given to a line that runs from the centre of a circle to its perimeter?
8. Name the surgeon who saw Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, being exhibited and brought him to the London Hospital and cared for him until his death?
9. In Fawlty Towers what type of animal was Basil, the subject of one episode?
10. Which bands biggest hits were in the late 60’s with ‘I feel free’, ‘strange brew’, and ‘sunshine of your love ‘?
11. What is the name of the UK’s nuclear weapons program?
12. New Zealand comprises of a north and South Island . On which island is the capital Wellington?
13. In the tv show ‘The Goodies ‘ , the martial art of Eckythump involved using which foodstuff as a weapon ?
14. Who makes perfumes called Chance, Allure and Cristalle?
15. On a motorway what colour studs separates the slip road the motorway?
16. Name the hook handed Muslim cleric who served 6 years in a British prison and was then sentenced to serve life without parole in an American prison?
17. The 1975 novel ‘ The Last Bus To Woodstock ‘ was the first story to feature which detective?
(Inspector ) Morse
18. Which pop duo sold millions of records in the 90’s and caused a sensation when it was revealed they never actually sang on any of their records?
19. What would your profession be if you were a member of BALPA
Airline Pilot ( British Airline Pilots Association)
20. If you are a right handed player , and you hook a shot in golf, does it go to the left or right?
Left- a slice goes right
21. Voltaire , Victor Hugo, Louis Braille, Alexandre Dumas, and Marie Curie are all interred in which Paris building?
22. In which sport do the New York Yankees and the New York Mets play?
23. People in which country coined the term Molotov Cocktail to describe their weapons used against the soviets in 1939?
24. A 2 metre tall bronze statue of whom was unveiled outside Newcastle University on Monday ( 13th November)
Martin Luther King
25. In which country is the 25 km long North Sea Canal?
26. Mary Jane Watson was the best friend, love interest and eventually wife of which superhero?
27. Nicknamed ‘the invincibles ‘ , which football team was undefeated during the entire 2003-2004 Premier League Season?
28. Who played the title role in the 1990 film ‘Ghost’
29. In the last 40 years only one footballer has played for Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough?
30. Which historical figure is the central character in the Robert Bolt play ‘A man for all seasons’?
Sir Thomas More
Jackpot - in which year did George Ravenscroft add lead oxide to glass to create crystal -1674
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PostPosted:Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:41 pm
1. In which year did it become illegal to smoke in an enclosed public place and within the workplace in England?
2. In how many rooms can the murder take place in the Cluedo mansion?
3. Which English actress and former model found fame when she was asked in a tv advert if she came from paradise and her reply was ‘ nah, Luton Airport ‘?
4. Who will England play in the first group game of the Russia World Cup on 18th June in Volgograd ?
5. Composer John Williams has been nominated for 50 oscars , his first win was for which 1971 musical ( starring Topol ) ?
Fiddler on the roof
6. The Manson family, led by Charles Manson gained international notoriety for the murder of which actress and model in 1974?
7. The PDC World Darts Championship trophy is named in honour of which legendary commentator?
8. The spacecraft that carried which English astronaut to and from the international space station is on display at the National Railway Museum in Shildon, County Durham?
9. Which is the largest mobile network operator in the uk created through a merger of T-mobile and Orange?
E.E ( limited)
10. The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was controversially awarded to the president of which country?
11. Steven Tyler is the lead singer with which rock group?
12. How are Dr Venkman, Dr Stantz and Dr Spengler collectively known?
13. Which sporting event is held on the first Sunday in February and is watched by over 150 million people worldwide each year?
14. Which politician was Mike Yarwood impersonating when using the catch phrase ‘silly Billy ‘ ?
15. In June 1974, which country invaded Cyprus occupying 37% of the islands territory?
16. Which Australian city held the 2000 summer Olympics?
17. In November 1940 the German Luftwaffe bombed which West Midlands city leaving much of it devastated. 515 bombers dropped around 500 tonnes of high explosives?
18. In a game of chess , which piece is worth more, a rook or a Knight?
19. In 1998 which former Chilean dictator was arrested in London in connection with numerous human rights violations?
20. Which biographical film released last year told the story of Desmond Doss, a pacifist medic who refused to carry any weapons but was awarded the Medal of Honor for service above the call of duty in world war 2?
21. The claret jug is presented to the winner of which competition?
The Open ( British Open )
22. What is the name of the Dragon in The Hobbit?
23. Which 2016 drama by Ken Loach is about a Newcastle man trying to claim sickness benefit?
I, Daniel Blake
24. In 1977 the worst aviation accident in history occurred when 2 planes collided killing 583 people at an airport on which island
25. Who was the first person to be voted out of this years I’m a Celebrity...Get me out of here?
26. True or false, there are no bodies of water in the Lake District known as Lakes?
False , Bassenthwaite Lake
27. Who is the only British player to have won the World Cups Golden Boot Award?
28. Kellogg’s have announced that they are to stop producing which cereal in January due to its high sugar content at 34%?
29. Where will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married in may?
St George’s Chapel ( Windsor Castle )
30. John Cobb died in an attempt at the world water speed record in 1952 , on which lake or loch when his boat hit an unexplained wake ?
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PostPosted:Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:48 pm
1. In which country is Marlborough, a region noted for its wine
2. The recent film I, Tonya , follows the life of skater Tonya Harding , and focuses on her connection to the 1994 attack on which rival?
3. How many countries are larger in area than Brazil?
Four - Russia , Canada,USA, China
4. Which English actor is best known for the roles of Paddy Garvey in Soldier,Soldier and as Bronn in Game of Thrones?
5. Who lost 3 Wimbledon finals in 1977?
6. What was the name of the island in the River Tyne that was about 30 acres and had a pub on it, it was removed to make way for larger ships using the river?
7. What is the name of the secret agent played by Rowan Atkinson which is a parody of James Bond?
8. The Salvator Mundi became the most expensive painting in the world when it was sold for $450 million last November , who painted it?
Leonardo Da Vinci
9. In 1988 , who called their circus ‘the greatest show on earth ‘?
Barnum and Bailey
10. What is the name of the island in the Pacific Ocean which is the secret base of International rescue in Thunderbirds?
11. Which choir had a number one hit in 2011 with ‘wherever you are’ , selling 571,000 copies in its first week ?
12. What is the real name of Twiggy, who shot to fame in the 60’s as a teenage model?
Lesley Hornby ( Lesley Lawson )
13. Which football club, currently in the championship were formed in 1865and play home games at the City Ground?
14. Which Tv drama , that ran for 68 episodes from 1971 to 1975 was set at 165 Eaton Place, London?
15. Who shot and killed Billy the Kid in July 1881?
16.which Egyptian City is at the North end of the Suez Canal, it was established to house the workers on the canal in 1859?
17. Who starred as the alien ‘Thomas Jerome Newton ‘ in the 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth?
18. What time do Polling Stations close on an Election Day ?
19. The ability to do what gives the Jesus Bug it’s name?
Walk on water
20. Which spirit is used in a Tom Collins cocktail?