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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?
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?
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 '?
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?
David Bowie
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?
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 ?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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 ?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Frederick Treves
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 ?
Black pudding
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?
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?
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’
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?
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 ‘?
Lorraine Chase
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?
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?
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 ‘ ?
Dennis Healy
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?
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?
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?
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%?
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?
#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?
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?
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 ‘?
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?
11. What was the name of the Plaza in which president Kennedy was assassinated in1963?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
25. According to the Bible, the walls of which city fell down when the Israelites blew their trumpets?