General Knowledge

1.      What does the L stand for in the name of actor Samuel L Jackson?

Leroy

2.      In which decade was Halley’s Comet last visible from Earth?

1980s

3.      How many buildings in London are taller than One Canada Square?

1 (The Shard)

4.      The capital of the Seychelles shares a name with which former British Monarch?

Victoria

5.      Which of these teams have failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup – Brazil, Germany, France, Italy or Spain?

Italy

 

2017 Winners

1.      Which act won the 2017 series of Britians Got Talent?

Tokio Myers

2.      Who won the 2017 series of the Great British Bake Off?

Sophie Faldo

3.      Which act won the 2017 Mercury Music Prize?

Sampha

4.      Which British cyclist won the 2017 Tour De France?

Chris Froome

5.      Which film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2017?

Moonlight

 

Food and Drink

1.      What type of food is called a Zwiebel in German?

Onion

2.      Mutton is meat from a sheep that is older than what age?

2 Years

3.      From which fruit is the drink Perry made?

Pear

4.      In which country is the Koppaberg Brewery, famous for its ciders?

Sweden

5.      To the nearest hundred, how many calories are there in a Big Mac?

500

 

The World

1.      Santa Fe is the capital of which State of the USA?

New Mexico

2.      On which motorway would you find the Watford Gap Service Station?

M1

3.      In which country would you find the Troodos Mountains?

Cyprus

4.      From which country did Lebanon gain independence in 1943?

France

5.      Which country Aarhus, Odense and Allborg are cities in which European nation?

Denmark

 

Music

1.      Which country features in the title of hits for Supertramp, The Doors, Razor light and Kim Wilde?

America

2.      Ruslana won the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Wild Dances. Which country did she represent?

Ukraine

3.      Which was the first song by Ed Sheeran to reach Number 1 in the UK?

Sing

4.      In which month does the “Last Night of the Proms” usually take place?

September

5.      How many violinists would you traditionally find in a string quartet?

2

 

Sport

1.      On which day of the year is the King George VI horse races traditionally ran?

Boxing Day

2.      Who was the first Englishman to score in 3 World Cups when he netted against Ecuador in 2006?

David Beckham

3.      Which famous race was first run in 1903 and won by Maurice Garin?

Tour De France

4.      In 2000, which female Athlete won the Olympic 400m on home soil in Sydney?

Cathy Freeman

5.      Which team defeated Northern Ireland in the 2018 World cup play offs after a controversial penalty decision?

Switzerland

 

1 Question 5 Answers

Q: I am going to give you the real name of 5 popstars….all you have to do is give me the name they are or were better known by.

1.      Rory Graham

Rag n Bone Man

2.      James Osterberg

Iggy Pop

3.      Anne Mae Bullock

Tina Turner

4.      Paul Hewson

Bono from U2

5.      Kathryn Elizabeth Hudson

Katy Perry

 

Connection

1.      Which 1980s sitcom starred Ronnie Corbett as Timothy Lumsden, a character unable to leave home due to his domineering mother?

Sorry

2.      First achieved in 1954, Roger Bannister was the first man to run the mile in under what time?

4 Minutes

3.      In the name of the MOBO Awards, handed out each year in a particular field of entertainment, what does the M stand for?

Music

4.      Released in 2013, what is the highest grossing animated film of all time?

Frozen

5.      What is the connection between the 4 answers?

Madonna singles (specifically Number 1 Madonna singles)