General Knowledge

1.      According to the Bible, what was the name of Adam and Eve’s first child?

Cian

2.      In chess, what type of playing piece always stays on the same colour of square whenever it moves?

 

Bishop

3.      After winning the seat of Birmingham Edgbaston this year, Preet Gill became the first ever female MP of what religion?

 

Sikhism

4.      What name for a collection of maps is also the name of a titan in Greek mythology who was condemned to hold up the sky for eternity?

 

Atlas

5.      What word can be a species of duck, a small citrus fruit, and a form of the Chinese language?

 

Mandarin

 

Tv and Cinema

1.      Who was recently revealed to be the 13th Doctor Who, the first female actor to take on the role?

Jodie Whittaker

2.      Released in 2017, Dead Men Tell No Tales is the sub-title of the fifth film in which franchise?

Pirates of the Caribbean

3.      In a 1991 film, which actor was reportedly paid 15 million dollars for speaking just 700 words of dialogue, the equivalent of over 20,000 dollars per word?

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger (for the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day)

 

4.      On which television show might you come across people nicknamed the Beast, the Governess, the Dark Destroyer, the Sinnerman and the Vixen?

 

The Chase

5.      Senna and Ammonia were minor characters in which BBC television comedy series, which starred Frankie Howerd?

 

Up Pompeii

 

Food and Drink

1.      In Indian cuisine, is paneer a type of what foodstuff?

Cheese

2.      What kind of cream cheese is used in the dish Tiramisu?

Mascarpone

3.      How many flavours are there in a standard pack of Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles?

 

5 (lemon, lime, strawberry, blackcurrant and orange)

4.      What fruit is the main ingredient of Cumberland sauce?

 

Redcurrants

5.      A “Tom Collins” cocktail consists of gin, soda water, sugar and what other ingredient?

 

Lemon Juice

Geography and Places

1.      Yerevan is the capital of which country?

Armenia

2.      Lebanon gained independence from which country in 1943?

France

3.      How many parliamentary constituencies are there in the UK?

650

4.      Which US City is served by O Hare International Airport?

Chicago

5.      True of False – Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia?

True

Music

1.      Which UK No.1 hit single includes the lyrics “If you can’t get a girl, but your best friend can, it’s time to move your body”?

 

Rock DJ – Robbie Williams

2.      29 years after leaving them, which pop group did Siobhan Fahey rejoin in 2017?

 

Bananarama

3.      With four UK No.1’s  between them from 2001 to 2004, who were the first brother and sister to each have had solo UK No.1 hit singles?

Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield

 

4.      Which Hollywood actress is mentioned in the lyrics to the song Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars?

Michelle Pfeiffer (“This hit, that ice cold, Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold”)

5.      As mentioned in the title of the song Is This The Way To Amarillo, in which American state would you find the city of Amarillo?

Texas

 

Sport  

1.      Which female tennis player won the Ladies Singles tennis title at Wimbledon in 2017?

Gabrine Muguruza

2.      Which motor racing circuit hosted the 2017 British Grand Prix?

Silverstone

3.      Johanna Konta recently became the first British woman to play in the quarter-finals of the women’s singles at Wimbledon since which other player achieved this 33 years ago?

Jo Durie

4.      Who were the first football team to win promotion to the English Premier League via the play-offs?

Blackburn Rovers

5.      In 2016, which British stadium was renamed the Principality Stadium as the result of a 10-year sponsorship deal with the Principality Building Society?

 

Millennium Stadium

 

1 Question 5 Answers (1 point per answers)

Q: Name the five US Presidents who preceded Barak Obama

George Bush Jr

 

Bill Clinton

 

George Bush Sr

 

Ronald Regan

 

Jimmy Carter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connection

1.      Which 15th century painting by Sandro Botticelli depicts a Roman goddess standing naked on a large sea shell?

 

The Birth of Venus

2.      A furlong is a measure of distance that is equal to one-eighth of what other measure of distance?

A Mile

3.      In 1954, what was the first human organ to be transplanted successfully?

 

Kidney Stone

4.      According to the official recipe by the International Bartenders Association, a Margarita contains tequila, triple sec and what else?

Lime Juice

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

“STONE” – birthstone, milestone, kidney stone and limestone