The pub quiz sets keep coming thick and fast…..Try your hand at these and see how you get on! Anything above 27 and you are on good form!

 

 

General knowledge

1

Jack Dorsey is the CEO of which social networking service that he co-founded with three others in March 2006?

Twitter

2

The Grand National is staged at which racecourse each April?

Aintree

3

What is Theresa May’s parliamentary constituency?

Maidenhead

4

The unit of length known as a fathom is equal to how many feet?

Six

5

Atticus Finch is a character in which 1960 Harper Lee novel and subsequent film starring Gregory Peck?

To Kill a Mockingbird

 

 

Films since 2000

1

What was the title of Ron Howard’s 2001 film about the life of mathematics genius and Nobel laureate John Nash?

A Beautiful Mind

2

Ryan Reynolds plays the title character (real name Wade Wilson) in which 2016 superhero film?

Deadpool

3

Which film-making brothers were responsible for 2007’s No Country for Old Men, a cat-and-mouse drama set amid the landscape of 1980s Texas?

Coen

4

The 2011 film Moneyball centres upon the Oakland Athletics team in which sport?

Baseball

5

Martin Scorsese’s 2004 biographical epic The Aviator stars Leonardo DiCaprio as which US businessman, philanthropist, and eccentric?

Howard Hughes

 

 

Nature

1

Dwarf, silver, and Himalayan are all species of which tree of the genus Betula – yew, birch, or ash?

Birch

2

How many hearts does an octopus have?

Three

3

What is the official national bird of the USA?

Bald eagle

4

If a dog is canine and a cat is feline, what is a wasp?

Wasp

5

The red admiral is a well-known colourful variety of which insect?

Butterfly

 

 

Musical one-hit wonders

1

Although originally a track by Gloria Jones, which synthpop duo had a 1981 hit – their only one in the USA – with “Tainted Love”?

Soft Cell

2

Which boy’s name provided a 1982 one-hit wonder for Toni Basil?

Mickey

3

The German singer Nena rose to fame in 1983 with her hit “99 Red…” what?

Balloons

4

Which band had a 1997 no. 2 hit with “Tubthumping”?

Chumbawamba

5

Which US rock band had a 2000 one-hit wonder with “Teenage Dirtbag”?

Wheatus

 

 

Football

1

Which Portuguese became manager of Manchester United in 2016?

Jose Mourinho

2

The Copa del Rey is which European country’s foremost domestic cup competition?

Spain

3

What is the nationality of Rene Higuita, the goalkeeper who in 1995 performed his famous scorpion-kick clearance in a match against England at Wembley?

Colombian

4

In 1957 at the age of 42, who – in a match against Denmark – became England’s oldest ever capped player?

Stanley Matthews

5

Which Championship football club play their home games at Oakwell?

Barnsley

 

Food and Drink

1

From the Italian word for “trouser”, what name is typically given to an oven-baked folded pizza?

Calzone

2

Which nut is used in the production of the confection marzipan?

Almond

3

Manchego cheese originates from which country?

Spain

4

The cocktail known as a screwdriver features vodka and which soft drink?

Orange juice

5

The spice paprika is invariably used in which stew of meat and vegetables, the Hungarian national dish?

Goulash

 

Alphabetical – the answers in this round begin with consecutive letters of the alphabet

1

What is the capital and largest city of Peru?

Lima

2

Seth Pecksniff and Sarah Gamp are characters in which novel by Charles Dickens?

Martin Chuzzlewit

3

Which famous French military leader was born in Corsica in 1769?

Napoleon Bonaparte

4

The mobile phone network EE was created in 2010 via the merger of T-Mobile and which other network?

Orange

5

Which English cathedral city lies on the river Nene?

Peterborough

 

 

 

 

 

Connections

1

What was the title of the 2011 hit for French DJ and record producer David Guetta that featured the Australian vocalist Sia?

Titanium

2

Currently sponsored by Hyundai, which music prize is awarded annually for the best album that year from the UK and Ireland?

Mercury

3

In the comic strips, what is Superman’s home planet?

Krypton

4

Who is the main villain in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island?

Long John Silver

5

What is the connection between the previous four answers?

Chemical elements