General Knowledge

1.      What is the only anagram of the word `english`?

Shingle

2.      How many different scoring areas are there on a standard dart board?

82

3.      Still in use today, which country`s red and white flag is the oldest in the world?

Denmark

4.      Carerras, Domingo and Pavaraotti were better known collectively as what?

The Three Tenors

5.      What nationality was the scientist Charles Darwin?

English

 

Sport

1.      How many rounds are there in a Men’s Olympic boxing match?

4

2.      With which sport would you associate Nick Skelton?

Showjumping/Equestrian

3.      What was the nickname given to the famous boxing match between Mohammad Ali and Joe Frazier in1975?

Thriller in Manilla

4.      How many successive pots must a snooker player make to score a 147 break?

36

5.      How many different scoring areas are there on a standard dart board?

Epsom

 

 

 

Animals

1.      What is the collective noun for a group of lions?

Pride

2.      A Leveret is the name given to the young of which animal?

Hare

3.      If cats are feline, what are sheep?

Ovine

4.      What animal has breeds called Siberian and Caspian?

Tiger

5.      What makes up the biggest part of a Koala’s diet?

Eucalyptus leaves

 

Geography and Places

1.      What is the capital of Iran?

Tehran

2.      Fort Knox lies in which American state?

Kentucky

3.      How many emirates make up the United Arab Emirates…3, 7 or 12?

7

6.      In which country is the highest mountain in South America?

Argentina

7.      The highest temperature ever recorded outside in the shade was recorded in Azizah, in Africa. In which country is this city located?

Libya

 

 

 

 

 

Musicals

1.      Which pop star co-wrote the musical “The Girls”?

Gary Barlow

2.      Nathan Detroit, Miss Adelaide and Sky Masterson are leading characters in which famous musical – Guys and Dolls, 42nd Street or Hairspray?

Guys and Dolls

3.      Which song from “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” gave Jason Donovan a number one hit single in 1991?

Any Dream Will Do

4.      First performed in 1948, the musical “Kiss Me Kate” is based on which of Shakespeare’s plays?

The Taming of the Shrew

5.      True or False – The song “Get me to the Church on Time” features in the musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”?

False – Its in My Fair Lady

 

Film Adaptations

1.      Who wrote the novels on which the Bridget Jones Diary series of movies are based?

Helen Fielding

2.      Which novel from Mario Puzo was turned into a 1972 Oscar winning film?

The Godfather

3.      Danny Boyle adapted which Irvine Welsh novel into a critically acclaimed 1996 movie?

Trainspotting

4.      The 2011 movie Tinker Tailor Solider Spy was based on a novel by which legendary espionage writer?

John Le Carre

5.      Which movie, an adaptation of a Stephen King novel, is set at the Overlook Hotel?

The Shining

 

1 Questions 5 Answers (1 point each)

Q: List the five solo singles by Britney Spears that hit number 1 in the Uk? (Not including duets or collaborations)

Baby One More Time

 

Born to Make You Happy

 

Oops I Did It Again

 

Toxic

 

Everytime

 

 

Connection

1.      Which Australian comedy actress is a star of both Bridesmaids and the Pitch Perfect series?

Rebel Wilson

2.      Which North-Eastern English county was abolished in 1996 and formerly included Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Redcar?

Cleveland

3.      Which car manufacturer makes the Kuga?

Ford

4.      Which British Cathedral city in the East Midlands shares a name with the US state Capital of Nebraska?

Lincoln

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

Names of US Presidents (Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Gerald Ford, Abraham Lincoln)