General Knowledge

1.      In 2017, who did business magazine Forbes name as the world’s highest paid sports star for a second year running?

Cristiano Ronaldo

2.      According to the property website Zoopla, High Street and Station Road are the two most common street names in the UK. What word goes before “Lane” and “Street” to give the third and fourth most common?

Church

3.      The Claret Jug is the name of the trophy awarded to the winner of which annual sporting championship?

 

The Open Championship – Golf

4.      Which Ed Sheeran song recently overtook One Dance by Drake to become Spotify’s most-streamed track of all time?

Shape of You

5.      Regan, Goneril and Cordelia are the daughters of which title character from Shakespeare?

King Lear

 

Food and Drink

1.      Jarlsberg is a cheese that emanates from which European Country?

Norway

2.      What nut is found in the dish “Pad Thai”?

Peanut

3.      What is added to a BLT Sandwich to make a BLAT?

Avocado

4.      What is at the centre of a Boston Cream Pie?

Custard

5.      In a deal that was reported to have earned him over ten million pounds, Jamie Oliver was the face of which supermarket chain from 2000 to 2011?

Sainsburys

 

Science and Nature

1.      What nationality was the famous astronomer Copernicus?

Polish

2.      Seen in classrooms around the world, was is the most important innovation by Dmitiri Mendeleev?

Periodic Table

3.      Fireworks, Guns, the 1st Compass and Rockets are all said to have been invented in which country?

China

4.      What name is given to a birth where the baby is born bottom first instead of head first?

Breech Birth

5.      Beginning with the letter E, Johannes Kepler’s first law of planetary motion states that the orbit of a planet is of what shape?

 

Ellipse

 

TV

1.      2017 marks which anniversary of the first showing of Thunderbirds on UK TV?

50th

2.      Which famous singer played a waitress called Astrid Peth in the 2007 Christmas special episode of Doctor Who called Voyage Of The Damned?

Kylie Minogue

3.      Who is the oldest contestant on the 2017 series of Strictly Come Dancing?

Debbie Mcgee

4.      Which television show is mainly set on a spaceship that is 6 miles long, 4 miles tall and 3 miles wide, and is operated by the Jupiter Mining Corporation?

Red Dwarf

5.      Who played the title role in the television sitcom Frasier?

Kelsey Grammar

 

Sport

1.      Who was the first Premier League footballer player to score 100 goals at the same stadium?

Thierry Henry

2.      Who partnered Andy Murray to win the 2012 Olympic tennis mixed doubles silver medal?

Laura Robson

3.      Which country hosted the 2017 Invictus Games?

Canada

4.      At the end of season 2016-17, which football ground has hosted more FA Cup semi-finals than any other stadium?

Villa Park

5.      Which town or city was the first to supply the winners of both the FA Cup and Rugby League Challenge Cup in the same year?

 

Wigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music

1.      Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and which other singer form the original line up of the Supremes?

Diana Ross

2.      In the chorus of the Craig David song Seven Days on what day of the week was the singer first making love?

Wednesday

3.      One of the world’s best-selling groups of all time, which group were formed in London in 1967 when guitarist Peter Green left the blues band John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers?

Fleetwood Mac

4.      In the famous Eddie Cochran song, “Three Steps to Heaven”, what exactly is step one?

Find a Girl You Love

5.      The brothers Zac, Taylor and Isaac formed which band who are most known for a one hit wonder in the 1990s?

Hanson

 

1 Question 5 Answers

Q: Name the 5 acts who had the most UK Number 1 Singles in the 2000s (covering the period 2000 to 2010).

Westlife – 11

 

Eminem – 7

 

Mcfly – 7

 

Sugababes – 6

 

Madonna – 5

 

 

Connection

1.      What type of pedestrian crossing in the UK features a pair of poles each with a standard set of traffic lights facing oncoming traffic, a push button and two illuminated pictograms facing the pedestrian?

Pelican Crossing

2.      Which famous film starred Robert De Niro playing the (recently deceased) boxer Jake La Motta?

Raging Bull

3.      Which British celebrity magazine awards the annual “Weird Crush Poll” with recent winners including Richard Osman, Darren Brown and Russell Howard?

Heat

4.      Which Scottish football team, based in Glasgow, is currently managed by former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers?

Celtic

5.      What is the connection between your answers?

NBA Basketball Teams (New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and Boston Celtics)