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#168406 by stubedoobydo
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:05 pm
1. The British gymnast Louis Smith won a medal at 3 consecutive olympics in which event ?
Pommel Horse
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 '?
Cathy's Clown
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?
Stanley Kubrick
4. In 1803 the United States bought Louisiana from which country for $15 million?
France
5. Who starred as the Detective Frank Drebin in the Police Squad tv series and The Naked Gun films ?
Leslie Nielsen
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?
Lion
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?
South Africa
10. Which is the only stately home in Britain that is protected by its own army, the only legal private army in Europe?
Blair Castle
11. What product was advertised with the tag line ' what's got a hazelnut in every bite '?
Topic
12. What is the name of Dan Browns latest novel, his fifth to feature the character Robert Langdon?
Origin
13. Which 2 American States have names beginning with the letter V ?
Vermont and Virginia
14. Who sang about the ' young Americans ' in 1975?
David Bowie
15. Which political leaders statue was pulled down in Red Square in 1991?
Lenin
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?
Zoe Ball
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?
Benjamin Franklin
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?
Jean Valjean
23. Which fabric derives its name from the capital of Syria ?
Damask
24. Which football club, currently in the championship is Londons oldest professional football club?
Fulham
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?
Jackie Wilson
#168411 by Buzzie
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:39 am
A good set of questions - thanks for sharing
#168412 by stubedoobydo
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:59 pm
1. The head of which creature appears on a bottle of Gordon’s gin?
A Boar
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?
Amplitude Modulation
4. Where was the lighthouse that was one of the ancient wonders of the world?
Alexandria
5. Which tourist attraction in Rome gets approximately 3,000 euros in change every day?
Trevi fountain
6. Which band had hits in 1993 with - ‘ how can I love you more ‘ , ‘one night in heaven ‘, and ‘moving on up ‘?
M People
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?
Maltesers
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?
Patton
11. Which Belfast singers name became part of rhyming slang 60 years ago at the peak of her popularity?
Ruby Murray
12. Which Looney Tunes cartoon character was the fastest mouse in all Mexico?
Speedy Gonzales
13. Released in 2013 , Stephen Kings ‘ Doctor Sleep ‘ is a sequel to which of his other novels?
The Shining
14. In the tv series M.A.S.H , which character had the nickname Radar?
Walter O’Reilly
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?
Venus
16. Which Les Dawson character wore thick wire framed glasses and regularly got himself into a sexual frenzy shouting ‘knickers, knackers , knockers ‘?
Cosmo Smallpiece
17. F & F is the clothing brand of which supermarket chain ?
Tesco
18. By surface area , which is the largest reservoir in England on one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe?
Rutland Water
19. Which drink was launched in 1924 by Fred and Tom Pickup and called Pickups Appetizer, it is now made in Cumbernauld in Scotland?
Tizer
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?
Sprite
22. In which decade did England and Wales become united with Scotland to create Great Britain?
1700’s (1707)
23. Which composer wrote the scores for ‘A fistful of dollars ‘, ‘For a few dollars more ‘, and ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’?
Ennio Morricone
24. Which acting legend was married to Joanne Woodward from 1958 until his death in 2008?
Paul Newman
25. Which British driver who won the world rally championship title died in 2007 in a helicopter crash near his home?
Colin Mcrae
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?
Paphos
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?
Mother Shipton
29. Which song by 10cc includes the line ‘I say, I don’t like cricket, oh no , I love it ?
Dreadlock Holiday
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?
Strawberry Fields
#168428 by stubedoobydo
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:39 pm
1. In which country is the highest mountain in South America?
Argentina (Aconcagua)
2. Which Wimbledon champion was born in Majorca in 1986?
Raphael Nadal
3. Which politician, who has served as Defence Secretary and Environment Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister was nicknamed Tarzan?
Michael Heseltine
4. What is the name of the monster under the bed in the John Lewis Christmas advert?
Moz
5. In which county Is Dartmoor ?
Devon
6. The doorstep challenge was an advertising campaign in the 90’s for which product?
Daz
7. What name is given to a line that runs from the centre of a circle to its perimeter?
Radius
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?
Frederick Treves
9. In Fawlty Towers what type of animal was Basil, the subject of one episode?
Rat
10. Which bands biggest hits were in the late 60’s with ‘I feel free’, ‘strange brew’, and ‘sunshine of your love ‘?
Cream
11. What is the name of the UK’s nuclear weapons program?
Trident
12. New Zealand comprises of a north and South Island . On which island is the capital Wellington?
North
13. In the tv show ‘The Goodies ‘ , the martial art of Eckythump involved using which foodstuff as a weapon ?
Black pudding
14. Who makes perfumes called Chance, Allure and Cristalle?
Chanel
15. On a motorway what colour studs separates the slip road the motorway?
Green
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?
Abu Hamza
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?
Milli Vanilli
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?
Pantheon
22. In which sport do the New York Yankees and the New York Mets play?
Baseball
23. People in which country coined the term Molotov Cocktail to describe their weapons used against the soviets in 1939?
Finland
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?
Netherlands
26. Mary Jane Watson was the best friend, love interest and eventually wife of which superhero?
Spiderman
27. Nicknamed ‘the invincibles ‘ , which football team was undefeated during the entire 2003-2004 Premier League Season?
Arsenal
28. Who played the title role in the 1990 film ‘Ghost’
Patrick Swayze
29. In the last 40 years only one footballer has played for Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough?
Shay Given
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
#168445 by stubedoobydo
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?
2007
2. In how many rooms can the murder take place in the Cluedo mansion?
Nine
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 ‘?
Lorraine Chase
4. Who will England play in the first group game of the Russia World Cup on 18th June in Volgograd ?
Tunisia
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?
Sharon Tate
7. The PDC World Darts Championship trophy is named in honour of which legendary commentator?
Sid Waddell
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?
Tim Peake
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?
Colombia
11. Steven Tyler is the lead singer with which rock group?
Aerosmith
12. How are Dr Venkman, Dr Stantz and Dr Spengler collectively known?
Ghostbusters
13. Which sporting event is held on the first Sunday in February and is watched by over 150 million people worldwide each year?
Superbowl
14. Which politician was Mike Yarwood impersonating when using the catch phrase ‘silly Billy ‘ ?
Dennis Healy
15. In June 1974, which country invaded Cyprus occupying 37% of the islands territory?
Turkey
16. Which Australian city held the 2000 summer Olympics?
Sydney
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?
Coventry
18. In a game of chess , which piece is worth more, a rook or a Knight?
Rook
19. In 1998 which former Chilean dictator was arrested in London in connection with numerous human rights violations?
Augusto Pinochet
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?
Hacksaw Ridge
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?
Smaug
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
Tenerife
25. Who was the first person to be voted out of this years I’m a Celebrity...Get me out of here?
Shappi Khorsandi
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?
Gary Lineker
28. Kellogg’s have announced that they are to stop producing which cereal in January due to its high sugar content at 34%?
Ricicles
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 ?
Loch Ness
#168542 by stubedoobydo
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:48 pm
1. In which country is Marlborough, a region noted for its wine
New Zealand
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?
Nancy Kerrigan
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?
Jerome Flynn
5. Who lost 3 Wimbledon finals in 1977?
Betty Stove
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?
Kings Meadow
7. What is the name of the secret agent played by Rowan Atkinson which is a parody of James Bond?
Johnny English
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?
Tracy Island
11. Which choir had a number one hit in 2011 with ‘wherever you are’ , selling 571,000 copies in its first week ?
Military Wives
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?
Nottingham Forest
14. Which Tv drama , that ran for 68 episodes from 1971 to 1975 was set at 165 Eaton Place, London?
Upstairs, Downstairs
15. Who shot and killed Billy the Kid in July 1881?
Pat Garrett
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?
Port Said
17. Who starred as the alien ‘Thomas Jerome Newton ‘ in the 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth?
David Bowie
18. What time do Polling Stations close on an Election Day ?
10 pm
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?
Gin
#168765 by stubedoobydo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:45 pm
1. Which British athlete was known as the Jarrow Arrow?
Steve Cram
2. Who painted ‘The creation of Adam’ on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
Michelangelo
3. In which novel and film does James Bond get married, only for his bride to be killed as they set off on their honeymoon?
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
4. In which capital city’s harbour is there a statue of Hans Christian Anderson’s Little Mermaid?
Copenhagen
5. What is the highest mountain in the alps?
Mont Blanc
6. The sequel to the BBC drama series ‘Life on Mars’ had what title that was also taken from the title of a David Bowie single?
Ashes to Ashes
7. Who took Bonnie Prince Charlie from Benbecula to Skye when he was disguised as her Irish maid, Betty Burke?
Flora Macdonald
8. Which capital is known as ‘ The Eternal City ‘ , to which ‘all roads lead to ‘?
Rome
9. Who was the President of Argentina who ordered the invasion and occupation of the Falkland Islands and who was removed from power when Britain retook the Islands?
Leopoldo Galtieri
10. Midge Ure replaced John Foxx as lead singer of which band in 1979?
Ultravox
11. What was the name of the Plaza in which president Kennedy was assassinated in1963?
Dealey
12. Who was the first presenter of the tv programme Question Time, hosting the show from 1979 to 1989?
Robin Day
13. Bruce Dickinson, lead singer with Iron Maiden represented Great Britain at which sport?
Fencing
14. Which English artist will appear on the new polymer £20 note issued in 2020?
JMW Turner
15. Who appeared on the tv series ‘Three of a kind’with Lenny Henry and Tracy Ullman in the early 80’s?
David Copperfield
16. Which city lies at the confluence of the River Ouse and the River Foss?
York
17. Which Football club paid $4.5 million for Pele in 1975?
New York Cosmos
18. The 1940 summer and Winter Olympics were both to be held in which country but were cancelled?
Japan ( Tokyo/ Sapporo)
19. In which country did the Second World War battle of El Alamein take place?
Egypt
20. Jack Slipper, known as ‘Slipper of the yard ‘ was famous for his pursuit of which criminal?
Ronnie Biggs
21. Whose biggest hit single as a solo artist was ‘ Let’s stick together ‘ which reached number 4 in the uk in 1976?
Bryan Ferry
22. TAP airline is the national airline of which European country?
Portugal
23. Who played for the Chicago Bulls from 1984 to 1998 and is described as the greatest basketball player of all time ?
Michael Jordan
24. Which North African capital city stands near the site of the ancient city of Carthage?
Tunis
25. According to the Bible, the walls of which city fell down when the Israelites blew their trumpets?
Jericho
#168785 by stubedoobydo
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Wrote this for my pubs football teams quiz , there are alot of questions about Newcastle United.
Football Quiz

1. How many clubs have never been relegated from the Premier League?
9 (Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton, Chelsea, Everton, Huddersfield, Liverpool, Man Utd, Spurs)
2. In 2001, who became the first foreign manager of the England Football team?
Sven Goran Eriksson
3. Who won the Best FIFA Men’s Player award 2018?
Luka Modric
4. On which island was Christiano Ronaldo born?
Madeira
5. Which current player has made the most appearances for Newcastle?
Ayoze Perez ( 155 on 2/12/18)
6. Only two British footballers have featured in four world cup squads, who?
Bobby Charlton, Jim Leighton
7. David Beckham is co-founder and President of which Major League Soccer club, due to begin play in the league in 2020
Inter Miami CF ( correct name is Club Internacional de Futbol Miami)
8.The city of Moscow has five professional football clubs, name any two of them?
CSKA / Dynamo/ Lokomotiv/ Spartak/ Torpedo
9. Who holds the record for the most goals scored for Newcastle in a season with 41?
Andy Cole
10. How many times has the host nation won the football world cup?
6 (Uruguay 30, Italy 34, England 66, W.Germany 74, Argentina 78, France 98)


11. Which Premier League ground has the lowest capacity with 11,329?
Bournemouth ( Vitality Stadium)
12. For which club did Pele play 638 games scoring 619 goals?
Santos
13. Who is the only midfielder to feature in the top ten goal scorers in the history of the Premier League?
Frank Lampard
14. Who beat Honduras 3-2 in the quarter final of the football in the 2012 Olympic games played at St James’ Park?
Brazil
15. Which former professional footballer was nicknamed ‘the divine ponytail’ for the hairstyle he wore for most of his career?
Roberto Baggio
16. Which other English clubs home ground is called St James’ Park?
Exeter City
17. Name the only footballer to have played for Liverpool, Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United?
Peter Beardsley
18. Which two buildings or structures appear on the crest of Sunderland Football Club?
Penshaw Monument, Wearmouth Bridge
19. In the Spain v Portugal match in the 2018 World Cup who was the first player to be awarded a world cup goal through a VAR decision?
Diego Costa
20. Name the seven players who have worn Newcastle’s number 9 shirt since Andy Cole? (Andy Cole was 1993-95)
Les Ferdinand 95-96, Alan Shearer 96-06, Obafemi Martins 06-09,
Andy Carroll 10-11, Pappiss Cisse 11-16, Dwight Gayle 16-18, Rondon 18+
21. Only four European teams took part in the first World Cup competition, name any two of them?
Belgium, France, Romania, Yugoslavia
22. In 2000, who became shirt sponsors of Newcastle United- replacing the Brown Ale logo?
NTL
23. Which two Newcastle players had a fight on the pitch in the middle of a game in 2005?
Lee Bowyer, Kieron Dyer
24. Who was the last manager of the England National team that did not play professional football?
Roy Hodgson
25. Which Newcastle player played in 462 games from 1997 to 2009?
Shay Given
26. Nicknamed ‘the invincibles’, which team was undefeated during the entire 2003-2004 Premier League season?
Arsenal
27. Before Leicester City, who were the last ‘first time’ winners of English footballs top division?
Nottingham Forest 1978
28. Harry Redknapp played 149 games for which club?
West Ham
29. Who came to Newcastle from Manchester United as part of the Andy Cole deal?
Keith Gillespie
30. Five players have won the PFA players player of the year award twice, name two?
Mark Hughes, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale

31. Who won the Golden Boot at the 0214 World Cup?
James Rodriguez, Colombia
32. Which goalkeeper has the record of 202 clean sheets in the Premier League?
Petr Cech
33. Which player in the 2018 England World Cup squad plays for Burnley?
Nick Pope
34. Who was the first sponsor of the premier league?
Carling
35. Which referee did Paolo Di Canio push during a Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal game in 1998 for which he received an 11-match ban?
Paul Alcock
36. The football team Feyenoord plays home fixtures in which city?
Rotterdam
37. Which two non-English clubs have played in the Premier League?
Cardiff City, Swansea City
38. Who has scored the most Premier League hat tricks with eleven?
Alan Shearer
39. In 1993 which player signed for Newcastle to become the first Cypriot to play in the Premier League?
Nikodimos ‘Nikki’ Papavasiliou
40. How many different managers have Newcastle had during Mike Ashley’s ownership? Not including John Carver, Nigel Pearson and Shearer.
7. Sam Allardyce 07-08, Kevin Keegan 08, Joe Kinnear 08-09,
Chris Hughton 09-10, Alan Pardew 10-15, Steve Mclaren 15-16, Rafa Benitez 16+



41. How many current Premier League teams have birds on their crests?
6- Brighton-seagull, Burnley-stork, Cardiff-bluebird, Palace-eagle, Liverpool-liverbird, Spurs-cockerel
42. On 4th January 2016, Rafa Benitez was sacked as manager of which club?
Real Madrid
43. What was the number on the back of the jersey that both Maradona and Pele said was lucky?
10
44. Which club has the worst all time Premier League goal difference, when all their Premier League seasons are included.
Sunderland-of course -292 (for 612, against 904)
45. England first entered the world cup in 1950, how many tournaments have they failed to qualify for since then?
3 ( 74-W.Germany, 78 Argentina, 94 USA)
46. Which is the only country to have played in every world cup since it started in 1930?
Brazil
47. Four Italians have scored Premier League hat tricks, name two?
Fabrizio Ravanelli, Gianluca Vialli, Gianfranco Zola, Mario Balotelli
48. In 1893, who scored Newcastle United’s first ever league goal?
Tom Crate
49. Which German club did Kevin Keegan join in 1977 when he left Liverpool?
Hamburger SV
50. Kevin Keegan’s 1995/96 Newcastle team were nicknamed ‘The Entertainers’ and they finished second in the Premier League. Name the 16 players that played in 10 or more games that season.
GK- Srnicek, Hislop
DEF- Barton, Beresford, Peacock, Howey, Albert, Watson
MID- Lee, Beardsley, Clark, Ginola, Gillespie, Batty
FWD- Ferdinand, Asprilla