General Knowledge

1.      The humerus, the radius and the ulna are bones in what part of the body?

 

Arm

2.      What is the name of the giant snoring monster in this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert?

 

Moz

3.      Which brand of soap shares its name with a unit of measurement used to determine the amount of light produced by something?

 

Lux

4.      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

5.      The Dalai Lama lives in exile in which country?

 

India

 

2017 in Review

1.      Which country won the Eurovision song contest for the first time in their history in 2017?

Portugal

2.      Adama Barrow, a former security guard in Argos, was appointed President of which African country in 2017?

Gambia

3.      Sophie Faldo was crowned winner of which TV show in 2017?

Great British Bake Off

4.      When Donald Trump accidentally tweeted the word “Covfefe” in 2017, what word was he meaning to type?

Coverage

5.      Where did Price-Water-House-Coopers make a famous error in 2017?

Oscars (they were responsible for the Oscar Best Picture mix up)

 

Recent Sport

1.      This month, which football team, currently playing in the Championship, became the first team in history to fail to win in 20 consecutive home games?

Sunderland

2.      Who is the captain of the Australian team in the 2017 Ashes series?

Steve Smith

3.      Who became the first Tennis player from Belgium to reach the final of the ATP Tour Finals in November 2017?

David Goffin

4.      Who won the 2017 Formula 1 World title?

Lewis Hamilton

5.      When he received his eighth booking a 2017 test match against England, which Australian Rugby player became the most sin binned player in test Rugby history?

Michael Hooper

 

Food and Drink

1.      Which food product was first produced in 1902 at a factory in Burton upon Trent, and has its origins in something that was invented in the late 19th century when a German scientist discovered that brewer’s yeast could be concentrated, bottled and eaten?

 

Marmite

2.      What type of pasta is sometimes called “belly button pasta” in reference to its shape?

 

Tortellini

3.      Generally made from apples, celery, grapes, walnuts, mayonnaise and lettuce, what salad was first created for a charity ball held in 1896 at the New York City hotel it is named after?

 

Waldorf Salad

4.      Which brand of vermouth has been advertised using the slogan “anytime, any place, anywhere”?

 

Martini

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

 

Cottage Pie

 

The World

1.      Which of the following countries does the equator pass through; Ecuador or Equatorial Guinea?

Ecuador

2.      Which country’s national flag features an eagle perched on top of a cactus and holding a serpent in its talon?

 

Mexico

3.      Best known for its association with bourbon whiskey, in which American state would you find Bourbon County?

 

Kentucky

4.      What is the longest river in the British Isles?

 

River Shannon

5.      Before becoming US President, Ronald Reagan was governor of which American state?

 

California

 

TV and Film

1.      In the 1968 film Oliver, what song does the Artful Dodger sing when he first meets the title character?

Consider Yourself

2.      Which fictional character was played by Alec Guinness in television series from 1979 and 1982 and by Gary Oldman in a 2011 film?

 

George Smiley

3.      Fox and Dana are the first names of the two main characters on which television show?

 

The X Files

4.      First broadcast in 1992, who starred in and sang the theme tune for the ITV police drama series Heartbeat?

 

Nick Berry

5.      Also the name of a brand of chocolate bar, what was the name of the fictional club in 1930’s Germany that was at the centre of the musical Cabaret?

 

Kit Kat

 

1 Questions 5 Answers

Q: List the five most populated cities in….Italy!

1.      Rome

 

2.      Milan

 

3.      Naples

 

4.      Turin

 

5.      Palermo

 

 

Connection

1.      “If music be the food of love, play on” is the opening line of which play by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night

2.      Used as a nickname for the number 77 in a game of bingo, what name is given to the mile-and-a-half stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood in California?

 

Sunset Strip

3.      In politics, which UK cabinet position has been held by Alan Johnson, Andy Burnham and Andrew Lansley

 

Secretary of State for Health (accept “Health Secretary”)

 

4.      What is the collective noun for a group of bacteria?

Culture

5.      What is the connection between your answers?

The connection is “Club”; Night Club, Strip Club, Health Club and Culture Club