General Knowledge

1.      If something is “odontoid” in shape, it is the same shape as which part of the human body – tooth, ear or kidney?

Tooth

2.      Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg was refused entry to the Royal Box at Wimbledon last week, for failing to wear what?

Socks

3.      What is the name of the Irish lecturer turned writer, who was held hostage in Beirut for 4 years, finally being released in 1990?

Brian Keenan

4.      The musical “Beautiful” celebrates the songs of which female singer?

Carole King

5.      Which current member of the cabinet is the MP for Runnymede and Weybridge?

Philip Hammond

 

Recent Sport

1.      Who defeated Johanna Konta in the Semi Finals of the Ladies Singles at Wimbledon 2017?

Venus Williams

2.      …and on a similar theme, who defeated an injured Andy Murray at the Quarter finals stage of the Men’s event at Wimbledon 2017?

Sam Querrey

3.      Which Cyclist, a former World Champion, was disqualified from the 2017 Tour De France for appearing to elbow Mark Cavendish causing a crash?

Peter Sagan

4.      Which football player moved from Spurs to Man City in July 2017, becoming the most expensive English player of all time?

Kyle Walker

5.      The 2017 Open Golf Championship will be played on which course?

Royal Birkdale

 

Food and Drink

1.      Seen in the name of many beers, what do the initial IPA stand for?

Indian Pale Ale

2.      What name is given to the spiky leaves that sit on top of a pineapple?

A Crown

3.      Absolut Vodka originates in which European country?

Sweden

4.      On which day were Hot Cross Buns traditionally eaten?

Good Friday

5.      In which country is the wine growing region of Barossa Valley?

Australia

 

 

 

Music

1.      Who released the album “4:44” in July 2017 on which he appears to confess to rumours of his infidelity?

Jay Z

2.      By what stage name is Stanley Kirk Burrell better known, who had his biggest hit single in the UK in 1990?

MC Hammer

3.      Which band, famous in the 1980s, popularized the trend of adding Grolsch bottle tops to shoe laces?

Bros

4.      Andy Bell and Vince Clarke were the founding members of which pop group?

Erasure

5.      David Coverdale formed which Rock group shortly after leaving Deep Purple?

Whitesnake

 

TV

1.      Which 1970s and 1980s British sitcom starred Maureen Lipman as Jane Lucas, and is noted for its breakthrough role in introducing gay characters onto British TV?

Agony

2.      Which British Newsreader was knighted in 1999?

Trevor McDonald

3.      It was announced in July 2017, that the Channel 4 show “Million Pound Drop” will be returning with a much reduced top prize. What is the top prize?

£100,000

4.      Who was announced as the latest actor to be playing the Doctor in Doctor Who?

Jodie Whittaker

5.      Which cult TV show, relaunched in 2017, follows the investigation of the murder of a homecoming queen?

Twin Peaks

 

History

1.      True or False – Rio De Janeiro was the capital of Portugal from 1808 until 1821?

TRUE

2.      Which Apollo 11 astronaut did not step foot on the moon?

Michael Collins

3.      Which explorer gave the Pacific Ocean its name?

Ferdinand Magellan

4.      The Tonton Macoute were the much feared parliamentary police in which country?

Haiti

5.      Which Central American country was known as British Honduras until the 1970s?

Belize

 

 

 

 

 

1 Question – 5 Answers (1 point for Each)

Q: Name the five cities of the UK beginning with the letter N?

Newcastle Upon Tyne

 

Norwich

 

Newry

 

Newport

 

Nottingham

 

 

Connection

1.      Which artist is responsible for painting The Cornfield and Dedham Vale – Turner or Constable?

Constable

2.      What do the letters PC mean on an Ordnance Survey map?

Public Convenience

3.      Who shot and killed John F Kennedy’s alleged assassin?

Jack Ruby

4.      What is the name of the mountain pass connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan, a vital part of the ancient Silk Road?

Khyber Pass

5.      What is the connection between the above 4 answers?

Carry On Films (Carry on Constable, Carry on at your Convenience, Carry on Jack, Carry on Up the Khyber)