As ‘The Beast from the East’ continues to grip us here in the UK, how about a good old pub quiz to get to grips with!


General Knowledge

1.      What colour flag is awarded to a beach that meets high standards for cleanliness, safety and water quality?


2.      The Bermuda Triangle is a region in which ocean?

Atlantic Ocean

3.      On a standard UK keyboard, the percentage sign appears on the same key as which number?


4.      Which, now ubiquitous, markings first appeared on packs of Wrigley’s chewing gum in 1974?

Bar Codes

5.      Who was elected Prime Minister in the year that 18 year olds were allowed to vote for the first time in Britain?

Edward Heath


Name the Year

1.      In which year did the following events happen – Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest, Richard Nixon resigned as President of the USA and Muhammed Ali beat George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle?


2.      In which year did the following events happen – Osama Bin Laden was killed and Kate Middleton married Prince William?


3.      In which year did the following events happen –Ernie Wise made the first mobile phone call, Boris Becker became the youngest winner of Wimbledon and Nintendo launched the NES console?


4.      In which year were the following films released – The Lion King, Dumb and Dumber and Pulp Fiction?


5.      In which year did the following events happen – The Beatles released “Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” and the 6-day Yom Kippur War was fought?




1.      Based on passenger numbers, which is the busiest airport in England OUTSIDE of London?


2.      The Clifton Suspension Bridge spans which British river?


3.      In which Scottish city is the famous St Mungo’s Cathedral?


4.      Legoland is located in which British country?


5.      In which Northern British city would you find the National Glass Centre, the Monkwearmouth Rail Museum and The Bridges Shopping Centre?





Quiz Shows

1.      On which television quiz show did Jenny Ryan make her debut in September 2015?

The Chase

2.      On the original version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, how many questions would you need to answer to win £1 million?


3.      The first episode of The Weakest Link aired in what year – was it 1996, 1998 or 2000?


4.      On the TV Quiz show Pointless, how many pairs of contestants compete on each episode?


5.      Which British female comedienne has been the host of Fifteen To One since it was revived in 2014?

Sandi Toksvig



1.      British Tennis star Johanna Konta, was born in which country?


2.      Which is the final event of the Men’s Olympic Decathlon?

1500 metres

3.      On a standard Dart Board, what number lies between 4 and 6?


4.      On which racecourse are the 1000 and 2000 Guineas run?


5.      In what year did Steve Redgrave win his first Olympic Gold medal?



British TV

1.      Nurses Cynthia Miller, Trixie Franklin and Chummy Noakes are characters in which British Medical Drama?

Call the Midwife

2.      What is the first name of Mrs Brown in the TV show “Mrs Browns Boys”?



3.      Dave Lamb provides rather sarcastic narration to which Channel 4 daytime show, in which contestants take turns to host a dinner party?

Come Dine with Me

4.      What is the name of the female character who shares Peter Kay car in “Car Share” – is it Kayleigh, Katie or Julie?


5.      DCI John Barnaby is the central character in which popular detective drama?

Midsomer Murders



UK Number One Singles

1.      Which song has been a UK No.1 hit single for both the Bee Gees and Steps?


2.      What was the title of the Drake song that was number for 15 weeks in 2016?

One Dance

3.      Which David Bowie Number One of 1980 inspired the title of a BBC Police Drama that began in 2008?

Ashes to Ashes

4.      “We’ve got stars directing our fate, And we’re prayin’ it’s not too late”   is the opening line of which Robbie Williams Number 1 from 1998?


5.      Which of the following groups has had more UK No.1 hit singles; the Bee Gees, Blondie or Busted?





1.      In 1996, Newcastle United broke the world football transfer record when they bought Alan Shearer from which other club for £15 million?

Blackburn Rovers

2.      What type of classical female singing voice has the highest vocal range of all voice types?


3.      Bengal, Siberian and South China are all species of what type of animal?


4.      Which low budget 1998 horror movie concerns three students who set out to make a documentary in Black Hills Forest?

The Blair Witch Project

5.      What is the connection between the last 4 answers?

Tony (Tony Blackburn, Tony Soprano, Tony Tiger, Tony Blair)