8 April Answers

During which decade did Elvis Presley die?– 70s

By what name is the TV adventurer Edward Michael Grylls more commonly known?– Bear Grylls

Lee, Laurel, Baxter, Tucci, Collymore all share the same first name, what is it?– Stanley

Nostradamus was famous for making what?– Predictions

In Italy, what is a Mortadella?– A sausage

In 2010, under the influence of drugs, George Michael infamously crashed his Range Rover into the Hampstead branch of what high street shop?– Snappy Snaps

What was Beethoven’s first name?– Ludwig

How many strings has a Ukulele?– 4

Which country is the largest Cheese producer  in the World?– United States

In the nursery rhyme “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”, what did she swallow to catch the spider?– Bird

Which Biblical event does Maundy Thursday celebrate?– The Last Supper

Which human organ was the first to be transplanted?– Kidney

The patron Saint of England is St George, but how long did St George live in England?– He never lived in England

In which British city did the body snatchers Burke and Hare operate?– Edinburgh

Nephritis is the inflamation of which part of the body?– Kidneys

What does a lepidopterist collect ?– Butterflies

What is the highest number visible on a dartboard?– 20

How many yards are there between the wickets in a game of cricket?– 22

How many of Snow White’s seven dwarfs have names ending in the letter Y?– 5

The Star-Spangled Banner is the National Anthem of which country?– United States

In the 1971 film Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood utter the words…..– Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya punk ?

In the 1980 movie, The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader famously said…– No, I am your father

In the 1968 original of the cult classic Planet of the Apes, Charlton Heston says his first spoken words to the apes, which was…– Take your stinkin’ paws off me, you damn dirty ape

In the classic, The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy says which line to Toto the dog ?– Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.

In the Film Jaws, after coming close and personal to the famous shark, Brody utters the line…..– You’re gonna need a bigger boat

During the Apollo 13 spaceflight, astronauts communicated back to Nasa their discovery of an explosion that crippled their spacecraft.  astronaut Jack Swigert famously said…– Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here

In the Shakespeare play Macbeth, the very first scene involves the three witches brewing up some concoction while chanting what…..?– Double, double, toil and trouble/fire burn and cauldron bubble

In 1937 The Evil Queen in Disney Classic Snow White looks into the mirror and utters the line….– Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?

In the 1992 film  A Few Good Men Nathan R. Jessup, played by Jack Nicholson, gets probed by Tom Cruise (no not like that!).  Jack’s famous reaction to the question “I want the truth!” was….– You can’t handle the truth

The opening line to the Herman Melville classic novel Moby Dick is….– Call me Ishmael. Some years ago…

In which European city would you find the Spanish Riding School, famous for it’s classical dressage and the training of Lipizzaner horses?– Vienna

The Welsh flag of St David contains what colours?– A yellow cross on a black background

What colour are the four stars on the flag of New Zealand?– Red

If you have travelled through the following stations, Bond Street, Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Chancery Lane, St. Paul’s, Bank….
Which London tube line would you be travelling on ?
– Central line

What is the capital city of New Zealand?– Wellington

Where In Britain Is Ronaldsway Airport?– The Isle Of Man

Approximately what percentage of Earth’s surface is covered by water?– 71%

In Which County Is Chequers , The Prime Minister’s Official Residence?– Buckinghamshire

Which Italian City Is Famous For Its Leaning Tower?– Pisa

The Welsh settlement of the Chubut Valley is in which sparsely populated region?– Patagonia

What Is The Principle Language Of Brazil?– Portuguese

TV legends Ant and Dec are originally from which English city?– Newcastle upon Tyne

Which female singer released her single ‘Fight For This Love’ following her departure from a girl band?– Cheryl Cole

Back in 1971 the highest paid television actor in the world was Roger Moore. He was paid one million pounds for a single season to appear in which TV series?– The Persuaders

Who was the famous drummer on Band Aid’s 1984 Christmas hit, ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?– Phil Collins

In the 70’s sitcom Dad’s Army, which character always wore a thick scarf to prevent himself getting ill?– Private Pike

What is the only ‘X’ rated movie to ever win an Academy Award for Best Picture?– Midnight Cowboy

Which actor appeared in The Da Vinci Code, X-Men and also Coronation St?– Ian McKellen

The song title ‘Go West’ has been a hit for which two bands?– The Pet Shop Boys.The Village People.

Which female singer released her single ‘Fight For This Love’ following her departure from a girl band?– Cheryl Cole

Which musician has been a member of Thin Lizzy, Visage and Ultravox?– Midge Ure

Jennifer Beals is a Pittsburgh steel-mill welder by day and dancer by night in which 1983 film?– Flashdance

Which English comedy scriptwriter and presenter who is probably best remembered for presenting ‘It’ll be Alright on the Night’?– Denis Norden

What is the name of the fictional amateur detective played by Angela Lansbury in Murder, She Wrote?– Jessica Fletcher

(Fluffy black and white animal that loves bamboo shoots)

– Panda

(soap opera)
– Eastenders


Ale Quit
– Tequila

(TV programme – news related)

– Have I Got News For You

(A popular type of pasta)

A legal title
– Tagliatelle


A fuel moron
– Formula One

(a fruit)

Mean trowel
– Watermelon

(Italian drink) 

Cuba Sam
– Sambuca

(a very nice dessert)

See ace heck
– Cheesecake

(back to Italy for a drink)

Monocle Ill

– Mr Uppity

– Mr Topsyturvey

– Mr Tickle

– Mr Strong

– Mr Mischief

– Mr Messy

– Mr Mean

– Mr Jelly

– Mr Grumpy

– Mr Bump

What is the more common name for albumen?– Egg white

Which Spanish operatic soprano’s duet of ‘Barcelona’ became an official theme song for the 1992 Olympic Games?– Montserrat Caball√©

The Rialto bridge is a popular tourist attraction in which city?– Venice

Where are the Major and Minor Arcana found?– A Tarot deck

What sport is played by the LA Lakers?– Basketball

Vodka is a diminutive of the Slavic word voda but what does Voda mean?– Water

On the front of the famous Abbey Road album cover, what does Paul McCartney wear on his feet?– No Shoes

Which two ingredients are mixed to create a ganache?– Chocolate and Cream

London, Heathrow Airport has the identifier of  LHR but which airport use the International Air Transport Association identification code LCY?– London City Airport

Bow Street Runners formed in London in the 1750’s are known to us today as what?– The Police

Founded by Adolf  “Adi” Dassler, a German cobbler, inventor and entrepreneur, which famous German brand was originally known as “Dassler” back in the 1930s?– Adidas

“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” was a word made famous by the film, Mary Poppins but how many consonants are there in the word?– 18

What type of vehicle is a vardo?– A Traveller’s caravan

From which country do Panama hats originate?– Ecuador

How long was the hundred years war?– 116 years

Can you identify the musicals composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber?– Starlight Express.Love Never Dies.Sunset Boulevard.School of Rock.The Phantom of the Opera.