General Knowledge

1.      In which English county would you find Hever Castle?

Kent

2.      What is the common name for the part of the body known as the “Axilla”?

Arm Pit

3.      In 1990, who was elected as the first Female President of Ireland?

Mary Robinson

4.      Which sports-entertainment company ran the “Get the F out” campaign when they were forced to change their name after losing a court case?

WWE

5.      What takes place at 9.53pm every night at the Tower of London?

Ceremony of the Keys

 

Crime and Punishment

1.      The infamous former prison of Alcatraz lies 1 mile off the cost of which US State?

California

2.      What nickname is often given to the American bootlegger and armed robber with the name George Barnes?

Machine Gun Kelly

3.      Which 12th Century English King ordered the creation of Newgate Prison?

Henry II

4.      Which infamous criminals were the last prisoners to be held in the Tower of London?

The Krays

5.      What is the real name of the individual referred to commonly as “The Birdman of Alcatraz”?

Robert Stroud

 

History

1.      In what year was Anne Boleyn executed?

1536

2.      In 1943, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Franklin Roosevelt met at a conference in which city where they agreed to open up the war with Nazi’s on a second front?

Tehran

3.      How old was the Queen Mother when she passed away in 2001?

101

4.      King Richard III was killed during which Battle?

Bosworth

5.      Which famous world city was known as New Amsterdam until a name change in 1664?

New York

 

 

 

 

 

Music

1.      How is the rock guitarist Saul Hudson better known?

Slash

2.      Who is missing from this band line up – Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and….?

Chris Martin (Coldplay)

3.      Which band hit the 2016 Christmas number one spot with their single ‘Rockabye’?

Clean Bandit

4.      Which famous piece of classical music commemorates the Battle of Borodino?

1812 Overture

5.      Other than All Saints and the Spice Girls, which other all girl group had 3 UK Number 1 hits in the year 1998?

Bewitched

 

Film Taglines – Identify the film from the famous tagline.

1.       “Before Sam was murdered, he told Molly he’d love and protect her forever”

Ghost

2.       “Escape or Die Frying.”

Chicken Run

3.       “He is afraid. He is alone. He is three million light years from home.”

ET

4.       “3% Body Fat. 1% Brain Activity”

 

Zoolander

5.       “She walked off the street, into his life and stole his heart.

Pretty Woman

 

1 Question – 5 Answers (1 point per answer)

Q: Name the 5 Chemical elements on the periodic table which have 4-letter name?

1.      Neon

 

2.      Gold

 

3.      Zinc

 

4.      Lead

 

5.      Iron

 

 

Science and Nature

1.      What is the name of the largest moon in the Solar Systems?

Ganyemede

2.      Squabs are the young of which bird?

Pigeons

3.      Which metal is the main constituent of pewter?

Tin

4.      What is the more common name for Nitrous Oxide?  

Laughing Gas

5.      What is the natural habitat of an arboreal creature?

Trees

 

Connection

1.      Who scored the famous “Hand of God” goal against England in the 1986 Football World Cup?

Diego Maradona

2.      Which artist, perhaps the most famous of the surrealists, painted the notable work “The Persistence of Memory”?

Salvador Dali

3.      What is the Spanish version of the English name Joseph?

Jose

4.      Who Which Spanish actor provided the voice of Puss in Boots in the Shrek series of films?

Antonio Banderas

5.      What is the connection between the above answers?

San (San Diego, San Salvador, San Jose and San Antonio?