General Knowledge

1.      China and India are the top two tea producing nations in the world. Which African country is third?

 

Kenya

2.      The name of which letter of the Greek alphabet is a word meaning an extremely small amount?

Iota

3.      Which game is played on a mat consisting of rows of large green, yellow, blue and red circles?

Twister

4.      Which literary detective lived in Whitehaven Mansions?

Hercules Poirot

5.      Who was the “Acid Bath Murderer”?

George Haigh

 

Music

1.      Which singer released the album I Am Sasha Fierce in 2008?

Beyonce

2.      Which country won the 2017 Eurovision Song contest for the first time?

Portugal

3.      How many years featured in the title of a UK Number 1 single by Lukas Graham in 2016?

7

4.      Which of the following singles has the longest running time; Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen or Hotel California by The Eagles?

Hotel California

5.      Broadcast every day on Radio 2 around 10.30am, the music quiz “Popmaster” is usually presented by which radio personality?

Ken Bruce

 

Sport

1.      In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Bryony Page became the first British competitor to win an Olympic medal in which sport?

Trampoline

2.      Who won the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year?

Mo Farah

3.      Which football team shared a ground with Crystal Palace during their entire run in the English Premier League?

Wimbledon

4.      Which racecourse hosts the Scottish Grand National?

Ayr

5.      Which former player gave Old Trafford its “Theatre of Dreams” nickname?

Bobby Charlton

 

TV

1.      Which famous Briton does David Mitchell play in the TV Comedy series “Upstart Crow”?

William Shakespeare

2.      In a ‘classic’ Morecambe and Wise sketch, which actress played Cleopatra?

 

Glenda Jackson

3.      Which bank’s commercials made a star of one of its employees….Howard Brown?

Halifax

4.      Who famously told Andre Previn “I’m playing the right noted, but not necessarily in the right order”?

Eric Morecombe

5.      What was the name of the Victoria Wood spoof of the TV soap “Crossroads”?

Acorn Antiques

 

Film

1.      At 238 minutes and released in the 1930’s, which is the longest film to win the Oscar for Best Picture?

Gone with the Wind

2.      Which of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels was split into two separate films

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

3.      Which 2003 film is based on the true story of the Rylstone Women’s Institute?

Calendar Girls

4.      Who played the toy maker in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?

Benny Gill

5.      Who played the Prime Ministers Tea Lady in Love Actually?

Martin McCutcheon

 

History

1.      Emma Hamilton is best remembered as the mistress of whom?

Lord Nelson

2.      Which country of the UK did the Romans refer to as Cambria?

Wales

3.      In which English town was the Co-Operative society founded in 1844?

Rochdale

4.      Which political party was founded in 1981 by the group known as the “Gang of Four”?

SDP

5.      Who was the next elected Us President after Richard Nixon?

Jimmy Carter

 

1 Question 5 Answers

Q: Who sang the theme song for the following James Bond Movies…

1.      Skyfall

Adele

2.      Die Another Day

Madonna

3.      Thunderball

Tom Jones

4.      A View to a Kill

Duran Duran

5.      The Living Daylight

Aha

 

Connection

1.      What is the common one-word title of hit singles by Tears For Fears, Lisa Stansfield, The Lightning Seeds and Sugababes?

 

Change

2.      Which American weekly news magazine was first published in 1923 and is famous for annual issues in which it selects a “Person of the Year” and names its 100 most influential people of the year?

 

Time

3.      In a 2010 survey by Tesco Mobile, what finished above the aeroplane and the light bulb to be voted the most important invention in history?

 

Wheel

4.      Inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame in 2017, which Canadian darts player is nicknamed Darth Maple?

 

John Part

5.      What is the connection between the above answers?

Spare – Spare Change, Spare Time, Spare Wheel, Spare Part