General Knowledge

1.       How often does a ‘vicennial’ event occur?

Every 20 years

2.       How many long triangles are there in total on a backgammon board?

24

3.       To which Scandinavian country do the Faroe Islands belong?

Denmark

4.       ‘Thicken’ is an anagram of which other word?

Kitchen

5.       June 2017, which singer became the first person to top 100 million followers on Twitter?

Katy Perry

 

Sport

1.      In what year was Floyd Mayweather born – 1975, 1977 or 1980?

1977

2.      Which British player won the 2016 Olympic Gold medal in men’s Golf?

Justin Rose

3.      Which player scored two goals in the 1998 FIFA World Cup Final?

Zinedine Zidane

4.      Which team won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy?

Pakistan

5.      In a game of 9 ball pool, the 9 ball is white and which other colour?

Yellow

 

2017 Birthday Honours

1.      Which SAS operative turned bestselling author received a CBE in the 2017 Birthday Honours?

Andy McNab

2.      Which honour was awarded tom Ed Sheeran?

MBE

3.      Which former winner of the Eurovision Song Contest was made an MBE?

Sandie Shaw

4.      True or False – Made a dame in 2017, Olivia De Havilland was born in Tokyo?

True

5.      June Spencer was awarded a CBE. She is best known for playing the role of Peggy Woolley in which long running soap?

The Archers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literature

1.    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were written by American author Samuel Langhorne Clemens. By what name is he better known as?

Mark Twain

2.    Which crime writer created the Harry Hole character?

Jo Nesbo

3.    In which JD Salinger novel is the central character called Holden Caulfield?

Catcher in the Rye

4.    Who wrote the novel “The Handmaids Tale” on which of the current tv series is based?

Margaret Atwood

5.    What is the name of the anti-slavery novel written by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852?

Uncle Tom Cabin

 

TV

1.      Which ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional partnered Fiona Phillips, Lulu and Victoria Pendleton?

Brendan Cole

2.      In which ITV drama would you have watched characters drinking in the “Aidensfield Arms”?

Heartbeat

3.      What artist. Who appeared on TV in the 80s and 90s, designed the logo used on Blue Peter?

Tony Hart

4.      What is the name of the ship’s computer in “Red Dwarf” – Polly Molly or Holly?

Holly

5.      What was the name of the super-hero played by Ardal O’Hanlon in “My Hero”?

Thermo Man

Films of the 2010s

1.      A big screen version of which British sitcom was released in July 2016?

Absolutely Fabulous

2. Who stars as the lead character og John Wick in the recent films of the same name?

Keanu Reeves

3.      To date, what is the highest grossing film worldwide since 2010?

Star Wars The Force Awakens

4.      Age of Extinction was a 2014 movie release in which film series?

Transformers

1.      Scarlett and Herb Overkill are key characters in which 2015 animated film?

Minions

 

1 Questions 5 Answers (1 point each)

Q: Name the 5 English cities beginning with the letter B?

Bath

 

Birmingham

 

Bradford

 

Brighton and Hove

 

Bristol

 

 

Connection

1.      Currently the third richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos is most famous for finding which online company?

Amazon

2.      What is the capital and most populous city in the US state of Arizona?

Phoenix

3.      If you were born on Halloween, what star sign would you be?

Scorpio

4.      “I can almost remember their funny faces, that time you told them you were going to be marrying soon” is the opening line to which song written by Paul Mcartney?

Jet

5.      What is the connection between the above answers?

Gladiators (They are all the names of Gladiators from the TV Show)