General Knowledge

1.      In a recent survey, it was revealed that what percentage of cars on British Roads in 2017 were made in Britain – 7%, 20%, 33% or 55%?

20%

2.      Once again, which rail station has had the largest number of passengers in 2017? (two word answer needed)

London Waterloo

3.      The first text message was sent in 1992….what two word phrase did it say?

Merry Christmas

4.      Which was the first daily newspaper in the UK to be printed in colour?

Today

5.      What word connects a short-range wireless communications protocol and a 10th Century king of Denmark called Harald?

Bluetooth

 

Science and Nature

1.      “Weddel”, “Ross” and “Baikal” are among the varieties of which mammal?

 

Seal

2.      Alveoli and bronchioles are located in which organ of the body?

Lungs

3.      Which two chemical elements combine in an alloy to form bronze?

Copper and Tin

4.      How many vertebrae make up the human spine?

33

5.      The rumen, reticulum, omasum and the abomasum are found in which part of a cow?

Stomach

 

Sport and Games

1.      In a list of cities which have hosted the Modern Summer Olympic Games, what comes last alphabetically?

Tokyo

2.      Which street in London, that appears on the Monopoly board, takes its name from a croquet like game played in the 17th Century?

Pall Mall

3.      Who lit the Olympic Flame and won 400m gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics?

Kathy Freeman

4.      Which diver famously hit his head on the diving board in the 1988 Olympic games during a dive yet still went on to win a gold medal?

Greg Louganis

5.      Which snooker player is known as the Wizard of Wishaw?

John Higgins

 

Geography and Places

1.      Switzerland has a border with 5 countries…France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and which other?

Italy

2.      What term describes a Scottish mountain over the height of 3000m?

Munro

3.      Mount Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in which country?

Australia

4.      On which island of the Inner Hebrides, would you find Fingals Cave?

Staffa

5.      What is the common name of the highest mountain in Cyprus, the highest mountain in Greece, and the highest mountain on Mars?

Olympus

 

Music

1.      The wedding of a couple on which soap gave Angry Anderson a hit in 1987 with the song “Suddenly”?

Neighbours

2.      Who did Ringo Starr replace as drummer in The Beatles?

 

Pete Best

3.      Intended as a companion piece to their album, Songs Of Innocence, which was released for free on iTunes in 2014, which group’s 14th studio album, Songs Of Experience, was released on December 1st?

 

U2

4.      Which band are the only one to have Number 1 singles in the UK as a five piece, a four piece and a trio?

Take That

5.      Just Looking, More Life in a Tramps Vest, Mr Writer and C’est La Vie……which band would you watching if these songs were on the set list?

Stereophonics

 

Books

1.      Which author has wrote the crime novels Along Came A Spider, Roses Are Red and Cat and Mouse?

James Paterson

2.      Which fruit was the undoing of Thomas Hardy’s doomed Heroine Tess Durbyfield?

Strawberry

3.      Which William Stieg book became an animated film and a Broadway musical?

Shrek

4.      In the Ken Follet novel, Pillars of Earth….the story revolves around the construction of what?

A Cathedral

5.      Who released the 2017 political memoir “What Happened”?

Hilary Clinton

 

1 Question – 5 Answers

Q: Which 5 nations won the most Gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics?

1.      USA

 

2.      GB

 

3.      China

 

4.      Russia

 

5.      Germany

 

 

Connection

1.      Used in cooking, what unit of volume is traditionally equal to half a pint, but is now defined as being between one fifth and one quarter of a litre?

 

Cup

2.      According to tradition, to be a true Cockney you have to born within earshot of the sound of which bells

 

Bow Bells

3.      In which part of the body would you find the thyroid gland and parathyroid glands

 

The Neck

4.      What colour features in the common name for an aircraft’s flight recorder?

 

Black

5.      What is the connection between the above answers?

“Ties” – Cup Tie, Bow Tie, Neck Tie and Black Tie