General Knowledge

1.      Who followed up his 1998 autobiography, Losing My Virginity, with a 2017 autobiography called Finding My Virginity

 

Richard Branson

2.      What six-letter name has been the most popular name for baby boys born in England and Wales in each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016?

 

Oliver

3.      Increasing in popularity in the late 1990s when it featured on Nokia mobile phones, what game involves a player directing a line that grows in length, with the line itself being the main obstacle that has to be avoided?

 

Snake

4.      What type of material are the swords used in the Japanese martial art of kendo made from?

 

Bamboo

5.      Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling were two of only three people to serve continuously in the cabinet under the Labour government from 1997 to 2010. Who was the third?

 

Jack Straw

 

2017 Number 1 Singles

1.      Which city features in the title of a 2017 No.1 single for Camilia Cabello?

Havana

2.      Who featured with Post Malone on the 2017 Number 1 “Rockstar”?

21 Savages

3.      Who was the only member of One Direction to have a solo Number 1 hit in 2017?

Harry Styles

4.      Which Ed Sheerhan song topped the UK Chart for the first 13 weeks of 2017?

Shape of You

5.      Which song was released by the Artists for Grenfell and reached Number 1in 2017?

Bridge over troubled water

 

Sport

1.      Also their opponents in their opening game of the 1998 tournament, who will England’s first match be against in the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

 

Tunisa

2.      Who beat England in the final of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup?

 

Australia

3.      How many hurdles must a competitor clear in a 110 metres hurdles event at the Olympics?

 

10

4.      Before the 2016 Six Nations, MP Chris Bryant, asked Welsh rugby fans to no longer sing which Tom Jones song, saying that its lyrics glorify violence towards women as it was about the murder of a prostitute?

 

Deliliah

5.      Who was the first person to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award for a third time?

 

Andy Murray

 

TV

1.      In the Scooby-Doo cartoons, what relation is Scrappy-Doo to Scooby-Doo?

 

Nephew

2.      In the television series Inspector Morse, what make of car did Morse drive?

 

Jaguar

3.      What was the name of the drive-in diner on the television show Happy Days?

 

Arnolds

4.      What is the first name of the character played by Pauline Quirke in the television sitcom Birds Of A Feather?

 

Sharon

5.      What was the title of the 1980’s television series starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives called David Addison and Maddie Hayes?

 

Moonlighting

 

 

 

Christmas

1.      In which famous Xmas film would you find the superhero Turbo Man?

Jingle All The Way

2.      Prince Albert is most associated with making what essential part of xmas popular in the UK?

Xmas Tree

3.      Which puzzling toy was the most popular Christmas gift in 1980?

Rubix Cube

4.      Which country has given Santa Claus his own postcode of HOHOHO?

Canada

5.      In what year did Queen Elizabeth II give her first Christmas message on TV – 1954, 1957, 1961 or 1966?

1957

 

Film

1.      In the film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, what is the name of the toy that E.T. uses together with an umbrella lined with tinfoil and a coffee can filled with other electronics to build a device to phone home?

 

Speak and Spell

2.      The first film in which of the following series was in black and white; James Bond, Carry On or Planet Of The Apes?

 

Carry On

3.      The soundtrack to which 1992 film is the world’s best-selling soundtrack of all time?

 

The Bodyguard

4.      Also the title of a 1975 film, what is the name of Richard Kiel’s character in the James Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker?

 

Jaws

5.      In July 2017, the BBC Proms celebrated the achievements of which famous film composer and five-time Oscar winner in a concert to mark his 85th birthday?

John Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Questions 5 Answers

Q: Since the year 1800, who are the 5 longest reigning British Monarchs…

1.      Queen Elizabeth II

 

2.      Queen Victoria

 

3.      George III

 

4.      George V

 

5.      George VI

 

 

Connection

1.      Despite Blue Peter showing you how to make your own, which item from a popular TV show was the best selling Xmas toy of 1992?

Tracy Island

2.      What earthwork structure that lies on the border of England and Wales is named after an 8th Century King?

Offas Dyke

3.      Who created the channel 4 show Bo Selecta and portrays Keith Lemon the TV show Celebrity Juice?

Leigh Francis

4.      Which traditional Dutch drink is made from Eggs, Sugar and Brandy and can be found in a snowball cocktail?

Advocaat

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

Famous Dicks – Dick Tracy, Dick Van Dyke, Dick Francis and Dick Advocaat