General Knowledge

1.      Which “ology” is the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed through history?

 

Etymology

2.      In the nursery rhyme There Was A Crooked Man, what did the crooked man buy with his crooked sixpence?

 

A Crooked Cat

3.      Which of the four main compass points doesn’t feature in the name of any American states?

 

East

4.      In the Second World War, what name was given to a Japanese aircraft that was loaded with explosives and would make a deliberate suicidal crash on an enemy target?

 

Kamikazee

5.      Who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom when John F. Kennedy was assassinated?

 

Alec Douglas Home

 

Literature

1.      Which novel was the only Published work by Anna Sewell?

Black Beauty

2.      Which best selling author published his first comedy novel, Stark, in 1988?

Ben Elton

3.      In which 19th Century novel does the heroine marry Mr Rochester?

Jane Eyre

4.      Which former Prime Minister has released the 2017 book “My Life Our Times”?

Gordon Brown

5.      In the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, what number is the answer to the meaning of life?

42

 

Films

1.      In which city is the film Lost in Translation set?

Tokyo

2.      In the world of film, how is Keiko better known?

Free Willy

3.      Which 1988 Comedy starred Debroah Harry, Sonny Bono and Ricki Lake?

Hairspray

4.      What is the name of the England football manager played by Ricky Tomlinson in a 2001 film of the same name?

Mike Bassett

5.      Which character has been played on film by both Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness?

Obi Wan Kenobi

 

Geography and Places

1.      Leonardo da Vinci International Airport serves which city?

 

Rome

2.      According to figures from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, which country in Africa received more international visitor arrivals in both 2014 and 2015 than any other country in Africa?

 

Morrocco

3.      In Roman times, copper was mainly mined in which country, the name of which is the origin of the element’s name?

 

Cyprus

4.      The High Court of Tynwald is the parliamentary body of which island?

 

Isle of Man

6.      Which is the closest Eueropean country to Tunisia?

Italy

 

Music

1.      The late Lisa Left Eye Lopes was a member of which band?

TLC

2.      Who had a number 2 hit in 1083 with a cover of the Kirtsy MacColl classic, “They Don’t Know”?

Tracey Ullman

3.      Fred Durst formed which band in 1994, later having hits with songs including the UK Number 1 “Rollin”?

Limp Bizkit

4.      Which weatherman did a “Tribe of Toffs” since about in 1988?

John Kettley

5.      Which individual, better known for acting and presenting, had a UK Number 2 hit in 2003 with the song “Im Your Man”?

Shane Ritchie

 

Sport and Pastimes

1.      Pat Gibson was recently crowned European Champion of what?

Quizzing

2.      In which city did Eddie the Eagle compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics?

Calgary

3.      Who scored England only try in the victorious 2003 Rugby Union World Cup Final?

Jason Robinson

4.      Which is both the oldest and longest of the English horse racing classics?

St Leger

5.      Which British runner was a 1500m world record holder, as well as a world, European and commonwealth champion, but never won a gold medal the Olympic games?

Steve Cram

 

1 Question 5 Answers

Q: List the five most populated cities in……Australia

Sydney

 

Melbourne

 

Brisbane

 

Perth

 

Adelaide

 

 

Connection

1.      Which band are fronted by the Followill brothers and have had hits with the songs “Use Somebody” and “Sex on Fire”?

Kings of Leon

2.      In the novel Pride and Prejudice, what is the first name of Mr Darcy?

Fitzwiliam

3.      Who served as British Prime Minister between 1940 and 1945 and then again between 1951 and 1955?

Winston Churchill

4.      Which is the easternmost and largest in area of the 5 boroughs of New York?

Queens

5.      What is the connection between the above answers?

Colleges at Cambridge University