General Knowledge

1.       In which UK City would you find Metro stations named – Monument, Haymarket and St James’?

Newcastle

2.       In 2015, it was revealed that which trademarked slogan of the company Nike was based on the last words spoken by a murderer called Gary Gilmore before he was executed in 1977?

 

Just Do It

  1. What does shepherd’s pie become if it is made with beef instead of lamb?

 

Cottage Pie

4.       Which religion was founded by Prince Guatama Siddhartha in the 6th century BC?

Buddhism

5.       Felix Kjellberg, of Sweden, is the worlds Highest earning YouTube star. What online persona does he use?

PewDiePie

 

2017

1.       Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded which of the Nobel Prizes in 2017?

Literature

2.       Formerly a Security Guard at Argos, Adama Barrow became the President of which African nation in 2017 – was it Senegal, Sierra Leona, Gambia or Swaziland?

Gambia

3.       Which Formula One driver clinched his fourth world title at the Mexican Grand Prix despite finishing only ninth after a clash with rival Sebastian Vettel?

 

Lewis Hamilton

4.       Who won the Best Actress award at the 2017 Oscars for her role in La La Land?

Emma Stone

5.       Giles Deacon designed the wedding dress for whom when she married James Matthews in 2017?

Pippa Midleton

 

History

1.    Who was king of England at the time of the Gunpowder plot?

James I

2.    In which country is the site of the battle of Waterloo?

Belgium

3.    Barnes Wallis is credited as the inventor of which military equipment?

Bouncing Bomb

4.    What Roman Emperor made his horse a Senator?

Caligula

5.    To within 10 years, The composer Ludwig van Beethoven and the poet William Wordsworth were both born in the same year. Which year was it?

1770 (Accept anything between 1760 and 1780)

 

 

 

 

Sport

1.       In 1984, who became the first ever British woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the javelin throw?

 

Tessa Sanderson

2.       The “lead”, the “second”, the “third” and the “skip” are the four members of a team in which Olympic sport?

 

Curling

3.       The first Winter Olympics held outside of Europe or North America was held in 1972 in which country?

Japan

4.       Which notorious player was the first in NFL History to rush for more than 2000 yards in a season?

OJ Simpson

5.       Which team won the 2017 African Cup of Nations, defeating Egypt in the final with an 88th minute winner?

Cameroon

 

Recent TV

1.       The 2017 TV Series, Electric Dreams is based on the work of which author?

Philip K Dick

2.       Which Margaret Atwood book was turned into a successful 2017 TV Series starring Elisabeth Moss?

The Handmaids Tale

3.       In the TV series Doctor Foster, what is Doctor Fosters first name?

Gemma

4.       Which former member of a girl group won the 2017 series of Celebrity Big Brother

Sarah Harding

5.       Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig began presenting which programme in 2017?

The Great British Bake Off

 

Film

1.       What is the title of the upcoming film in the Star Wars series, due for release in December 2017?

The Last Jedi

2.       Who starred opposite Ryan O Neal in the classic 1970s film “Love Story”?

Ali McGraw

3.       The first movie in which series, released in 2004, begins with characters called Lawrence and Adam waking up to finding themselves chained to piping with a dead body lying between them?

Saw

4.       “Mischief. Mayhem. Soap” is the tagline of which movie of 1999?

Fight Club

5.       Which two Hollywood legends presented the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2017 which ended in the wrong winner being announced?

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway

 

1 Questions 5 Answers

Q: Prior to Mike Pence, identify the last 5 Vice-Presidents of the USA by their Initials?

JB

Joe Biden

DC

Dick Cheney

AG

Al Gore

DQ

Dan Quayle

GB

George Bush

 

Connection

  1. In the Bible, the ninth of the Ten Commandments states that you shall not bear false witness against who?

 

Your Neighbour

2.       What beat the barn owl and the wren into second and third place in a 2015 poll launched by BBC Springwatch presenter David Lindo to find the UK’s national bird?

 

Robin

  1. What word can go before “economy” to describe an action that saves money initially, but results in more money being wasted than saved over a longer period of time?

 

False

  1. In chess, what playing piece is known as the “cavalier” in French?

Knight

5.       What is the connection between the above 4 answers?

The connection is “Hood”; neighbourhood, Robin Hood, falsehood, knighthood