General Knowledge

1.      Last week, Chancellor Phillip Hammond claim that what was now so easy that “even women can do it”, causing a political storm?

Drive a train

2.      Which African country was formerly known by the name Nyasaland?

Malawi

3.      In what year was Nelson Mandela freed from Prison after over 27 years inside?

1990

4.      In which US State would you find the Kennedy Space Centre?

Florida

5.      Which popstar gave birth to the twins Rumi and Sir in June 2017?

Beyonce

 

Music

1.      Sharing a name with a popular card game, who had a major UK hit in 1990 with the dance anthem “The Power”?

Snap

2.      Following the death of Ian Curtis, members of Joy Division went on to form which successful band?

New Order

3.      Which couple within Abba were the first to divorce (first names will do)?

Bjorn and Agnetha

4.      Which band, with the initials “CC” had their only UK top 10 hit in the 1980s with the song “Wishful Thinking”?

China Crisis

5.      Which song from the musical “La Cage Aux Folles” was a top 20 hit for Gloria Gaynor in 1984?

I Am What I Am

 

Sport

1.      In 1950, Indian withdrew from the Fifa World cup after they were refused Permission to do what?

Play in Barefeet

2.      The team known as the Oklahoma City Thunder play which sport?

Basketball

3.      In Athletics, what is the final event of an Olympic Decathlon?

1500m

4.      Hank Aaron was a record breaking player in which American sport?

Baseball

5.      Name either of the British tennis players who played on opposite sides in the final of the Mixed Doubles at Wimbledon 2017?

Heather Watson or Jamie Murray

 

 

 

 

The Here and Now

1.      Who is the current Home Secretary?

Amber Rudd

2.      Who is the current President of France?

Emmanuel Macron

3.      What is the name and number of the current Pope?

Francis II

4.      Who is the current presenter of the Radio 1 Breakfast Show?

Nick Grimshaw

5.      Who is the current Poet Laureate of Britain, the first women to be appointed in the role?

Carol Ann Duffy

 

Literature

1.      Which author created the character Philip Marlowe?

Raymond Chandler

2.      Which former journalist and spy has written many novels, including ‘The Day of the Jackal’ and ‘The Odessa File’?

Frederick Forsyth

3.      In Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ‘The Color Purple’, the protagonist and narrator, Celie, grows up in which US state?

Georgia

4.      Which is the fourth book in the ‘Harry Potter’ series?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

5.      Which ‘Chick Lit’ author’s books include ‘Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married’, ‘Sushi For Beginners’ and ‘The Woman Who Stole My Life’

Marian Keyes

 

Film

1.      Orlando Bloom and Heath Ledger starred in which 2003 Biopic Film about a famous Australian?

Ned Kelly

2.      In which 1985 film did Harrison Ford play a detective, protecting a young Amish boy who had been present at a murder?

Witness

3.      Which world famous Hollywood actress does one associate with the words “I want to be alone..”?

Great Garbo

4.      Which actress, better known for playing the title role in an American sitcom, starred in the 2005 movie, “The Wedding Date”?

Debra Messing

5.      Who played the character of Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequels?

Samuel L Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Question – 5 Answers (1 point Each)

Q: Name the five most expensive English footballers of all time? (Clue: Only one of the people on the list is a striker and ALL are still playing)

1.      Kyle Walker

 

2.      Raheem Sterling

 

3.      John Stones

 

4.      Andy Carroll

 

5.      Luke Shaw

 

 

Connection

1.      What is the name of the famous play by Eugene O Neill tells the story of a Salesman called Hickey with a budding passion for reform?

The Iceman Cometh

2.      Every year, the city of Nottingham hosts a fair dedicated to which bird?

Goose

3.      Also the name of a BBC TV show, what is the name of the Wizard most associated with the tales of King Arthur?

Merlin

4.      Which 1994 movie, a remake of an earlier TV series, sees Mel Gibson playing a character trying to raise the funds to play in a lucrative Poker Tournament?

Maverick

5.      What connects the above 4 answers?

Top Gun Characters (Iceman, Goose, Merlin and Maverick)