General Knowledge

1.      In which Shakespeare play would you find Leontes, the King of Sicily?

A Winters Tale

2.      True of False: In 2017 it was revealed that the King of the Netherlands had secretly been working as an airline pilot?

True

3.      In which part of the body are the pinna, tympanum and the semi-circular canal?

The Ear

4.      Which comedy writer created Keeping Up Appearances and Last of the Summer Wine?

Roy Clarke

5.      Goat Fell is the highest point on which Scottish island?

Arran

 

2017 Winners

1.      Who won the Nobel Prize of Literature in 2017?

Kazuo Ishiguro

2.      Who won the Ladies Singles title at Wimbledon 2017?

Garbine Muguruza

3.      Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2017 for her role in La La Land?

Emma Stone

4.      What was the name of the Sutton Utd goalkeeper who allegedly won a bet by eating a Pie live on TV during an FA Cup tie with Arsenal?

Wayne Shaw

5.      Which member of Girls Aloud won the 2017 series of Celeb Big Brother?

Sarah Harding

 

 

Sport

1.      In which sport do teams compete for the Vince Lombardi trophy?

American Football

2.      In which position did Matt Dawson play form England in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final?

Scrum Half

3.      Which team defeated Italy in the play offs for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, meaning they will miss their first tournament for over 60 years?

Sweden

4.      Which British Tennis player won her only Grand Slam at the 1976 French Open?

Sue Barker

5.      Which English team defeated Bayern Munich 1-0 in the 1982 UEFA European Cup final?

Aston Villa

 

Food and Drink

1.      What type of food interests a Mycophagist?

Mushrooms

2.      Foundue is a national dish of which country?

Switzerland

3.      An Amandine dish is glazed with what?

Almonds

4.      Jambalya originates from which US State?

Louisiana

5.      Which cocktail is made by mixing Scotch Whiskey and Drambuie?

Rusty Nail

 

Literature

1.      Tom Joad is the lead character in which classic novel?

Grapes of Wrath

2.      Who wrote the novel Captain Corelli’s Mandolin?

Louis De Bernies

3.      In what decade was Gone With The Wind originally published?

1930s

4.      A Pure Woman was the original subtitle of which classic novel?

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

5.      Give a year in the life of Jane Austen…

Anywhere between 1775 and 1817

 

Film

1.      Which Christmas film centres around a dispute between Matthew Broderick and Danny Devito over excessive Christmas lights?

Deck the Halls

2.      Ghost Protocol is the fourth instalment in which series of action movies?

Mission Impossible

3.      In the film “The Invention of Lying”, Ricky Gervais tells the worlds first lie in which kind of establishment?

Bank

4.      Who plays Spiderman in the 2017 film “Spiderman Homecoming”?

Tom Holland

5.      How many films were made in the Back to the Future series?

3

 

1 Questions 5 Answers

Q: List the 5 most populated countries in Asia…

1.      China

 

2.      India

 

3.      Indonesia

 

4.      Pakistan

 

5.      Bangladesh

 

 

Connection

1.      Which popstar, who died in 2016, wrote the Bangles hit “Manic Monday” as well as Sinead O Connors Number 1 hit “Nothing Compares 2 U”?

Prince

2.      Complete the title of the 2004 Denzel Washington movie in which he plays a former assassin seeking revenge – “Man on ___”?

Fire

3.      Which cult TV Series of the 1960s starred Patrick McGoohan as Number 6?

The Prisoner

4.      What is the capital of the US state of Arizona?

Phoenix

5.      What is the connection between the 4 answers?

All feature in the title of Harry Potter Books (The Half Blood Prince, The Prisoner of Azkabhan, The Order of the Phoenix)