General Knowledge

1.      In which English county would you find the area of Bell End?

Worcestershire

2.      Which car company would you associate the slogan Vorsprung Durch Technik?

Audi

3.      In which TV show would you find a pub called the Aidensfield Arms

Heartbeat

4.      SN is the chemical symbol for which element?

Tin

5.      Which media streaming service, based in Sweden, was launched by Startup in 2008?

Spotify

 

Abbreviations

1.      In government, what does the letter R stand for in DEFRA?

Rural (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

2.      In diving, what does the B stand for in SCUBA?

Breathing (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus)

3.      In politics, what does the letter C stand for in UNESCO?

Cultural (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

4.      Which video game series is sometimes referred to as GTA?

Grand Theft Auto

5.      What do the initials in NATO stand for?

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

 

Food and Drink

1.      What spirit is the main ingredient in a Mojito cocktail?

White Rum

2.      Cullen Skink is a hearty soup made with potatoes, onion and which fish?

Haddock

3.      Which fruit goes into the liqueur Kirsch?

Cherry

4.      Which bean is used to produce a tin of baked beans?

Haricot

5.      Which two popular fruits are anagrams of each other?

Lemon and Melon

 

Science and Nature

1.      Which organ of the body is affected by Bright’s Disease?

Kidney

2.      How many wings does a bee have?

4

3.      What is the common name for the medical condition epistaxis?

Epistaxes

4.      Common, Water and Pygmy are types of which British mammal?

Shrew

5.      What mineral has the lowest number on the Mohs scale?

Talc

 

Literature

1.      Who wrote the book “The Colour Purple”?

Alice Walker

2.      Who wrote Twilight series of novels?

Stephanie Meyer

3.      Who has written a series of letters entitled `Dear Fatty` in the form of an autobiography?

Dawn French

4.      In George Orwell`s Animal Farm, what type of animals were Clover, Mollie and Boxer?

Horses

5.      According to Douglas Adams what number is the meaning of life?

42

 

 

1 Questions 5 Answers (1 point each)

Q: As well as the United Kingdom and USA, which other 5 countries make up the G7?

Canada

 

Japan

 

France

 

Germany

 

Italy

 

 

Animals

1.      The Rhodesian ridgeback is a breed of which animal?

Dog

2.      How many hearts does an octopus have?

3

3.      Which butterfly, commonly found in the UK, shares its name with a punctuation mark?

Comma

4.      What animal is used to represent zoos on UK motorway sign posts?

Elephant

5.      What is Britain’s only venomous snake

Adder

 

Connection

1.      Which historical city is mentioned in the first line of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Kubla Khan”?

Xanadau

2.      Which three-day music festival was held on a dairy farm in New York in August 1969, attracting performers such as Santana and The Who?

Woodstock

3.      Which 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film stars James Stewart as a former police detective with an extreme fear of heights?

Vertigo

4.      What was the only novel written by Emily Brontë?

Wuthering Heights

5.      What connects the previous four answers?

Titles of UK Number 1 Hit Singles