Quiz 10th June Answers

How is the number 5 written in Roman numerals? – V


What colour are Harrods’s shopping bags? – Green


What type of sandwiches were Paddington Bear’s favourite? – Marmalade


On what part of your body would you wear an espadrille? – Feet


Pascal, Cobol and Basic are all types of what? – Computer languages


What is Macramé? – Art of Shadow Theatre


In which year did the M1 motorway open? – 1959


In which sport is the Davis Cup played for? – Tennis


What is the number of the dreaded room in the book ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ ? – 101


On how many stone tablets were the Ten Commandments engraved? – Two


This is the largest bird on earth and lays the largest eggs? – Ostrich


How many consonants are there in the English alphabet? – 21


Who is credited with inventing the electric bulb? – Thomas Alva Edison


Which was the first crewed space mission to land on the Moon ? – Apollo 11


What colour is a ‘black box’ flight recorder painted? – Orange


In 1455, Johannes Gutenberg was responsible for the first book in Europe to be created with a printing press.  What was the book? – Gutenberg Bible


According to Greek mythology who was the God of the Seas? – Poseidon


The longest border between 2 countries is where ? – USA-Canada


In which country were Paddy Ashdown, Colin Cowdrey and Gerald Durrell born? – India


In 2002, who filed for divorce from his wife Lisa Marie Presley after being married for just three months? – Nicolas Cage


What was the original name of Wembley Stadium? – Empire Stadium


If you were a fan of the “Cardiff Devils”, which sport would you be following? – Ice Hockey


In the TV classic, Only Fools and Horses, what did Del Boy have written on the side of his car? – Trotter’s Independent Trading Company


‘Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…’ was the advertising line for which film? – Jaws II


In which TV show did the ‘Mr Puniverse’ contest take part? – The Late, Late Breakfast Show


What was Al Capone’s nickname ? – Scarface


Which Little Britain Character runs the Fat Fighters Club? – Marjorie Dawes


Geppetto, Jiminy Cricket and Figaro were all characters from which film? – Pinnochio


Sandra Oh plays a British intelligence investigator tasked with capturing psychopathic assassin Villanelle in which series? – Killing Eve


What is the name of the fourth series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder set during World War I? – Blackadder Goes Forth


“Smelly Cat” is a comedy song associated with which sitcom? – Friends


Who starred in the film “The Man With The Golden Arm”? – Frank Sinatra


Which actor played the character “Caractacus Potts” in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”? – Dick Van Dyke


What fictional character lives at 32 Windsor Gardens? – Paddington Bear


“I do wish we could chat longer, but I’m having an old friend for dinner…” is the last line in which movie? – The Silence Of The Lambs


“Oh, no. It wasn’t the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.” was the closing line of which movie? – King Kong


“Hang on, lads; I’ve got a great idea.” was the closing line to which movie? – The Italian Job


What are Marty Pellow, Graeme Clark, Tom Cunningham and Neil Mitchell better known as? – Wet Wet Wet


Stephan Grappelli is famous for playing which instrument? – Violin


Which group released the albums, Some Girls, Voodoo Lounge and Sticky Fingers ? – The Rolling Stones


Which band recorded these songs: “Dream On”, “Sweet Emotion” and “Janie’s Got A Gun”? – Aerosmith


Which group was responsible for the hits “Welcome To The Jungle”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “November Rain”? – Guns N’ Roses


In which Bond film did James marry the Countess Teresa di Vicenza? – On Her Majestys Secret Service


Complete the lyrics from ABBA- Super Trouper, 
“I was sick and tired of everything when I called you last night from…”
 – Glasgow


Complete the lyrics to the Rolling Stones classic Brown Sugar.
“Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields, sold in a market down in…”
 – New Orleans


The theme song for One Foot in the Grave was performed by which British comic actor? – Eric Idle


Which Beatles song begins with the lyrics, “In the town where I was born.  Lived a man who…” – Yellow Submarine


“All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey” is the opening line of which song? – California Dreaming


What colour were the shirts of Mussolini’s Italian Fascists? – Black


What can dogs do that wolves cannot? – Bark


What are pipistrelles? – Small Bats


What are ink-caps, death caps and puffballs all types of? – Mushrooms


In which Shakespeare play do we meet two grave diggers? – Hamlet


In which year did the ‘Titanic’ sink? – 1912


How many players are there in a netball team? – 7


How many stripes does a UK police sergeant have on his arm? – 3


In the the World of advertising who was ‘your flexible friend’? – Access


What is a pantograph used for? – Tool for scaling drawings


Fanny La Fan, who’s catch phrase was “the flashing knobs” appeared in which British sitcom which aired from 1982 until 1992? – ‘Allo ‘Allo!


One of the possible sources of the the term ‘freeze the balls on a brass monkey’ is thought to have originated from early Naval days.   In Ship terms what was a brass monkey? – A rack for holding cannon balls


What is the name of the currency used in Poland? – Zloty


If you were a massive fan of the “Saracens” which sport would you watching? – Rugby UNION


Who famously said to Andre Previn, “I’m playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order”? – Eric Morecambe


Which Dick served as vice-president under George W.Bush? – Cheney


In World War II to whom was the nickname “Piccadilly Commandos” given by US troops stationed in Britain? – Prostitutes


Miguel asks to have a look at your Phalange.   He puts his glasses on and looks directly at your…? – Hands


What are Tunbridge Wells, Windsor and Kensington & Chelsea? – Royal Boroughs


Where might one find the Acropolis? – Athens


In which county would you find Ilfracombe? – Devon


Where would you find “The Tsar Kolokol”, the biggest bell in the world? – Moscow


The Solidarity movement began in which country? – Poland


The carnation is the national flower of which country? – Spain


On which river does Moscow stand? – Moskva River


Benidorm and Alicante are situated on which of the Spanish ‘costas’ ? – Blanca


In what city would one find the Brandenburg Gate? – Berlin


Which of these seas does Iran border? – Caspian


In which English county would you find the villages of Shitterton, Scratchy Bottom and Happy Snoring? – Dorset


Which city is home to the World’s oldest annual marathon? – Boston


In which county would you find Tenby? – Pembrokeshire


Vaduz is the capital of which central European principality? – Liechtenstein


What are beds of snooker tables traditionally made of? – Slate


Which of the following was a leap year…. – 1992


In Australia, what is a wool-grower? – Sheep farmer


The fabled bird the griffin had the head of which real bird? – Eagle


On a dart board, which number is at the bottom centre? – 3


In World War II on what were we ‘going to hang out the washing’? – Siegfried Line


How many children did Queen Victoria have? – 9


How many counters are on a backgammon board at start of play? – 30


Substances that have fast-moving particles that are far apart, and have no definite volume nor shape are know as…? – Gases


What was the original name of the Green Party of England and Wales when it was formed in 1972? – PEOPLE Party


Sir James Clark Ross, Henry Hudson, Sir Martin Frobisher and Captain Scott were all…? – British Polar Explorers


What dolls, designed by artist Xavier Roberts, were shoppers scrambling to buy for Christmas 1983? – Cabbage Patch Kids


How long is a cricket pitch, from stump to stump? – 22 yards


Which Dick was a “Special Agent” in a BBC radio programme in the late 1940’s? – Barton


Where would you find the Epiglottis? – In the Mouth


How are the holes made is Swiss cheeses such as Emmentaler and Gruyere? – Bacteria


True or False
Writer and comedian John Cleese, had the family name Cheese, but his father changed it in 1915?
 – True


True or False
A snail can sleep for 3 years
 – True


True or False
Dolphins sleep with one eye open
 – True

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