General Knowledge

1.      The construction of the Berlin Wall began in which decade?

1960s

2.      The New Shekel is the currency of which nation?

Israel

3.      What is the most southerly county in the UK?

Truro

4.      In which city would find the world’s largest railway station, based on the number of platforms?

New York

5.      Hal Jordan is the alter ego of which superhero?

Green Lantern

 

TV

1.      The character Barry Scott advertises what cleaning product on TV?

Cillit Bang

2.      In which ITV comedy series would you see holiday makers drinking in “Neptunes Bar”?

Benidorm

3.      In the X Files – What are the first names of Mulder and Scully?

Fox and Dana

4.      Jimmy Corkhill was a famous long running character in which now defunct TV Soap?

Brookside

5.      In the series “Black Books”, what is the first name of the store owner played by Dylan Moran?

Bernard

 

Numbers – Multiple choice?

1.      How many member states of the European Union currently use the Euro as currency – 11, 19 or 26?

19

2.      How many squares are there on a monopoly board – 38, 40 or 42?

40

3.      How many goals did Michael Owen score for England during his football career – 20, 30 or 40?

40

4.      Rounded up, what is the population of Australia – 25 million, 45 million or 65 million?

25 million

5.      How many stars are there on the flag of China – 5, 7 or 9?

5

 

1 Question 5 Answers….

Question – List the 5 countries of Europe whose name in English begins with the letter A

Austria

 

Andorra

 

Armenia

 

Azerbaijan

 

Albania

 

 

Literature

1.      Foundation and I Robot are seminal works by which science fiction author?

Isaac Asimov

2.      What is the 4th book in the Harry Potter series?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

3.      Count Vronsky is the lover of which title character from a classic novel by Leo Tolstoy?

Anna Karenina

4.      Later turned into a movie, what was the name of the Stephen Kings first published novel?

Carrie

5.      JG Ballards classic novel “The Empire of the Sun” is predominately set in which country?

China

 

Film

1.      Who played the President of the United States in the movie “Independence Day”?

Bill Pullman

2.      Old West Action is an anagram of the name of which legendary actor and director?

Clint Eastwood

3.      In which 1987 romantic movie does an Italian-American character played by Cher fall in love with her fiancé’s younger brother played by Nicolas Cage?

Moonstruck

4.      “I am Big, It’s the Pictures that got small” is a famous quote from which classic movie from 1950?

Sunset Boulevard

5.      Who directed the 1995 movie “Apollo 13”?

Ron Howard

 

The World

1.      The straits of Juan De Fuca forms a partial physical border between the USA and which other country?

Canada

2.      By area, what is the largest county in Ireland?

Cork

3.      The famous “Spanish Steps” are not located in Spain…in which European Capital would you find them?

Rome

4.      The name of which African country is an anagram of a capital city in South America?

Mali   (Anagram of Lima in Peru)

5.      Rokslide was the capital of which Scandinavian country until 1443?

Denmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connection

1.      Who lead the Liberal Democrats into the 2017 General Election?

Tim Farron

2.      Which is the third film in the Ice Age series coming between “The Meltdown” and “Continental Drift”?

Dawn of the Dinosaurs

3.      Which British footballer has won the champions league 3 times in the last 4 years?

Gareth Bale

4.      What saint’s day falls on the 1st of March?

St David

5.      What is the connection between the above answers….

The Office (The main 4 characters – Tim, Dawn, Gareth and David)