General Knowledge

1.      Of all the rooms on a standard Cluedo board, which has the shortest name?

Hall

2.      What was the first name of the poet known as Lord Byron?

George

3.      Who was the first female host of the Radio One Breakfast Show?

Zoe Ball

4.      Who stood as a candidate in the 2001 General election for the constituency of Stretford and Urmston, with the campaign slogan “for a bigger and better future”, and pledging free plastic surgery for all?

Jordan/Katie Price

5.      The title is an example of one – What is the subject of the 2012 book “Hold Me Closer Tony Danza”?

Misheard/Misquoted Song Lyrics

 

Music

1.      Starting with their first hit single, New Life, in 1981, which group hold the record for the most UK Top 40 hit singles without ever reaching No.1?

Depeche Mode

2.      By what one-word stage name is singer Gordon Sumner better known?

Sting

3.      “You had your time, you had the power, you’ve yet to have your finest hour” are lyrics from which 1980’s hit single?

Radio Gaga by Queen

4.      By what name is Rory Graham better known, who went straight to UK No.1 in the UK albums chart with his debut album in February 2017?

Rag n Bone Man

5.      Formed in 2009, the members of the rock group Beady Eye were all previously members of which other group?

Oasis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sport

1.      In 1996, Newcastle United broke the world football transfer record when they bought Alan Shearer from which other club for £15 million?

Blackburn Rovers

2.      After winning the men’s singles title at Wimbledon in 1987, which tennis player started a tradition that has been followed by a number of other winners when he climbed into the stands to celebrate?

Pat Cash

3.      How many metres long is an Olympic rowing course?

2000m

4.      In 2010, which Brazilian became the first racing driver to have started a total of 300 Formula One Grand Prix races?

Rubens Barrichello

 

5.      In the 2012 London Olympics, which event was held at Lords Cricket ground?

Archery

 

 

TV and Film

1.      Which film includes the famous quote “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in the entire world, she walks into mine”?

Casablanca

2.      What type of household appliance is Noo-Noo on the television show Teletubbies?

Vacuum Cleaner

3.      Which Hollywood star provided the voice of Rocky in the film Chicken Run?

Mel Gibson

4.      Who was the original host of the television show Never Mind The Buzzcocks?

Mark Lamar

5.      With a title that suggested she might not have been eligible to even compete, Katy Cropper won which television show in 1990?

One Man and His Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

The World

1.      Which country voted to remove the Union Jack from their flag in 2015?

Fiji

2.      Which French river flows through Amiens and Abbeville and on into the English Channel?

River Somme

3.      The Mont Blanc Tunnel runs from France to which other country?

Italy

4.      What is the only European country with the letter “x” in its name?

 

Luxembourg

5.      How many countries does Germany share a border with?

9

 

Science and Nature

1.      What type of animal lives in a holt?

Otter

2.      Medically what common name is given to the bodily function emesis?

Vomiting/Being Sick

3.      Which animals are mainly affected by the disease “blue tongue”?

Sheep

4.      How many hearts does an Octopus have?

3

5.      Which element is second on the periodic table with the atomic number of 2?

Helium

 

1 Question 5 Answers (1 point per correct Answer)

Q: Which five characters have appeared in the most episodes of Only Fools and Horses?

Del Boy

 

Rodney

 

Trigger

 

Uncle Albert

 

Boycie

 

 

 

 

Connection

1.      What was the first name of the first female winner of Big Brother in the UK?

Kate Lawler

2.      Which golfer won gold in the men’s individual event at the 2016 Summer Olympics?

Justin Rose

3.      What does cottage pie become when it is made with lamb instead of beef?

Shepherds Pie

4.      In 2006, Belfast City Airport was renamed in honour of which famous person, who died the previous year?

George Best

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

Bush (Kate Bush, Rose Bush, Shepherds Bush, George Bush?