General Knowledge

1.      Was US President Richard Nixon a Republican or a democrat?

Republican

2.      How many zeroes are there in 1 trillion?

12

3.      Which river flows through the city of Durham?

Wear

4.      In which month of the year of 1912 did the Titanic sink?

April

5.      In fashion what do the initials “FCUK” stand for?

French Connection United Kingdom

 

Alliterative names

1.      Which “SS” assassinated Robert Kennedy in 1968?

Sirhan Sirhan

2.      Which “RR” is the resident mathematician on Countdown?

Rachel Riley

3.      Which “CC” played Clark Griswold in 5 National Lampoon’s Vacation movies?

Chevy Chase

3.      Which “GG” served as a member of parliament from 1987 to 2015 for both the Labour Party and his own Respect Party?

George Galloway

4.      Which “TT” is an English rapper with the real name Patrick Chukwumeka Okogwu?

Tinnie Tempah

 

Recent Sport

1.      Which male Tennis player defeated Andy Murray at the Semi Final Stage of the French Open in June 2017?

Stan Warwinka

2.      The England Under 20 football team defeated which nation in the Final of the 2017 Under-20 World Cup?

Venezuela

3.      The 2017 Tour De France begins in which country – Germany, the Netherlands or Spain?

Germany

4.      Who is the captain of the British Lions Rugby Union team, currently on a tour in New Zealand?

Sam Warburton

5.      What is the nationality of Lewis Hamilton’s 2017 Formula 1 team mate Valteri Bottas?

Finnish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geography and Places

1.      Old Ranting is an anagram of which market town in County Durham?

Darlington

2.      In which country would you find Mount Sinai?

Egypt

3.      Which is the largest of the Canary Islands?

Tenerife

4.      Which country has borders with Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova?

Ukraine

4.      In which country would you find Ian Fleming International Airport?

Jamaica

 

Music

1.      Which was the first Wham single to reach number 1 in the UK?

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

2.      What nationality are the electronic music duo Daft Punk?

French

3.      True or False – Andre Young is the real name of rapper 50 cent

False

4.      Which influential guitarist is nicknamed “Slowhand”?

Eric Clapton

5.      “Sometimes I feel I’ve got to run away” is the opening line to which famous pop song?

Tainted Love

 

Animated Movies

1.      What is the name of the boy who owns Woody in the Toy Story films?

Andy

2.      The Meltdown and Continental drift are instalments in which series of films?

Ice Age

3.      What is the name of the crab in “The Little Mermaid”?

Sebastian

4.      In what year was the Lion King movie released – 1990, 1992 or 1994?

1994

5.      Bob and Helen Parr are the parents of Violet, Dash and Jack Jack in which 2004 animated movie?

The Incredibles

 

1 Questions Five Answers (1 point per answer)

Q: Name the five most populated cities…..in Scotland?

1.      Edinburgh

 

2.      Glasgow

 

3.      Aberdeen

 

4.      Dundee

 

5.      Perth

 

 

Connection

1.      What is the name of the 1990 film starring Kathy Bates, based on a novel by Stephen King, about a psychotic fan who keeps an author hostage until he writes the ending she wants?

Misery

2.      What title is often given to Mary, mother of Jesus by Christians and is also the adopted name of a female popstar born in 1958?

Madonna

3.      28,000 kilograms of what fruit is eaten every year during the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament?

Strawberries

4.      What is the first name of the person who was the First Lady of the United States from 2009 until 2017?

Michelle

5.      What is the connection between the above four answers?

Songs by the Beatles (Misery, Lady Madonna, Strawberry Fields and Michelle)