General Knowledge

 

1.      Released in January 2011, what was the title of Adele’s second studio album?

21

2.      At which battle did Nelson allegedly put a telescope to his blind eye and say “I see no ships”?

Battle of Copenhagen

3.      Meadowhall shopping centre lies on the outskirts of which city?

Sheffield

4.       Founded in 1895, which is the largest selling Scottish newspaper?

The Daily Record

5.      The Indian dish Brinjal Bhaji is made from which vegetable?

Aubergine

 

 

 

Film

 

1.      Who plays Bobby Riggs in the 2017 film “Battle of the Sexes”?

Steve Carell

2.      In the movie Kid Galahad, Elvis Presley played a professional sportsman……in which sport?

Boxing

3.      Which movie starring Patrick Swayze was the highest grossing movie of 1990?

Ghost

4.      Which rock superstar starred as a vampire in the 1983 film “The Hunger”?

David Bowie

5.      In which Michael Douglas and Glenn Close movie does the phrase “Bunny Boiler” originate?

Fatal Attraction

 

 

 

TV

 

1.      Aldi Ray plays the lead character in which BBC Sitcom set in Birmingham?

Citizen Khan

2.      Which cast member from the Inbetweeners stars in the lead role of the E4 Comedy series “Man Down”?

Greg Davies

3.      Which children’s TV series featured the woodpecker Professor Yaffle?

Bagpuss

4.      What was the name of the fictional cathedral in “All Gas and Gaiters”?

St Oggs

5.      In which sit-com do “Only Fools and Horses” characters Boycie and Marlene, leave London for a new life in the country?

The Green Green Grass

 

 

 

Literature

 

1.      Estella marries Bentley Drummie in which Charles Dickens novel?

Great Expectations

2.      In the play by Shakespeare, who died first Romeo or Juliet?

Juliet

3.      What was the name of the orphan girl in Roald Dahl’s “The BFG”?

Sophie

4.      Which US playwright wrote both “Death of a Salesman” and “The Crucible”?

Arthur Miller

5.      In which war was Ernest Hemingway’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” set?

The Spanish Civil War

 

 

 

Sport

 

1.      Greg Le Mond and Stephen Roche both won which annual sporting event during the 1980s?

Tour De France

2.      How many times has Joe Mourinho won the Premier League as a manager?

3

3.      The 2018 Winter Olympics are scheduled to take place in which country?

South Korea

4.      Which team wo the 2017 Formula 1 Constructors title?

Mercedes

5.      In what year was the first Wrestlemania event – 1980, 1985, 1990 or 1995?

1985

 

 

 

The World

 

1.      In which country are the $1 and $2 dollar coins known as a Loonie and a Toonie?

Canada

2.      Name either of the two countries share a land border with Panama?

Colombia or Costa Rica

3.      Voted the World’s Best Restaurant in 2010,2011,2012 and 2014 in which country would you find Noma?

Denmark

4.      Which three colours feature on the national flag of Jamaica?

Green, Black and Gold (accept Yellow)

5.      Which Australian city lies on the River Yarra?

Melbourne

 

 

 

1 Question 5 Answers –

 

Q: Christmas number 1 singles since the year 2000. I am going to give you the name of 5 songs, all I want to know is which singer or band has had a Xmas Number 1 single in the UK with these songs since the year 2000…

 

1.      A Moment Like This

Leona Lewis

2.      Killing in the Name Of…

Rage Against the Machine

3.      Sound of the Underground

Girls Aloud

4.      Rockabye

Clean Bandit

5.      Can We Fix It?

Bob The Builder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connection

 

1.      Which Astronaut was the first British man to perform a Space Walk?

Michael Foale

2.      What is the name of the band featuring Bjork who had  a top 20 hit in 1992 with the song “Hit”?

The SugarCubes

3.      Where has been the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury since the 13th century?

Lambeth Palace

4.      Which actress starred alongside Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge and alongside Tom Cruise in “Days of Thunder”?

Nicole Kidman

5.      What is the connection between the above answers?

Baby Animals (Foal, Cub, Lamb, Kid)