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Instant Quiz

10 questions from each category.
The Pub Quiz Company: Not in a pub quiz

Animals

Question Answer
1 Which sea bird has a black & white body and a very large , bright yellow & red beak Atlantic puffin
2 Which bird brought back a twig to noah to signal the end of the flood The dove
3 What do squids, snails and oysters have in common They are all molluscs
4 Which species of bird has the longest wingspan The albatross
5 What kind of animal is a marmoset A monkey
6 Which small rodent , highly valued for it's fine , silky fur, lives almost exclusively high in
the andes
Chinchilla
7 What bird uses a stone to smash open its prey The thrush
8 What type of creature is an aardvark An anteater (edentata)
9 Which bird is an emblem of the french nation The rooster
10 Archaeopteryx differed from it's modern counterparts in that it had teeth, clawed fingers & a
bony tail core. Otherwise it bore the characteristics of which group of creatures
Birds

Art & Literature

Question Answer
1 Who was samuel clemens better known as Mark twain
2 Childrens books: who used the doormouse as a pillow at the mad hatters tea party The march hare & the hatter
3 Impressionists: whose favourite subject was a mountain east of aix-en-provence Paul cezanne
4 Which author wrote the sound & the fury, the wild palms, and as i lay dying William faulkner
5 In which book would you find the characters desinov & dolokhov Tolstoy's war & peace
6 The renaissance: which family of bankers dominated florence during the renaissance The medici family
7 Artists: whose progress did william hogarth chart in eight etchings in 1735 A rakes progress
8 Which character created by dodie smith drove a black & white car & wore a black & white fur
coat
Cruella de vil
9 Dance: what colour were moira shearers shoes in powell & pressburger's classic film Red
10 What were the tree like creatures in the lord of the rings called The ents

Blockbusters

Question Answer
1 What 'ip' are you when you're hurt In pain
2 What 'tote' is an organization to protect our environment Friends of the earth
3 What 'ch' who died in 1877 had the real name t'asunka witko Crazy horse
4 What 'f' is a sham attack to divert attention (from a real one) Feint
5 What 'cr' is another name for a till Cash register
6 What 'u' is an official language in pakistan Urdu
7 What 'e' was prime minister during the suez crisis Eden
8 What 'a' is a meat jelly Aspic
9 What 'd' is doctrine laid down by the church Dogma
10 What 'u' is a tree with poisonous sap used for arrowheads Upas

Entertainment

Question Answer
1 Advertising slogans: they're yummy for your tummy! Milky way magic stars
2 Movie taglines: 'where were you in '62? ' American graffiti (1973)
3 Movie characters: which 1986 sci fi movie features the character, 'seth brundle' The fly
4 James drury, lee j cobb, & doug mclure starred in the first tv western to run for 90 mins what
was it called
The virginian
5 Advertising slogans: children's shoes have far to go Start-rite shoes
6 Animation: who was the puddy tat that tweetie pie thought he saw Sylvester
7 Advertising slogans: breakfast of champions Wheaties
8 Which former heavyweight boxer had a small cameo role in the 2007 movie rocky balboa Mike tyson
9 Movie one liners: denys would like that. I must remember to tell him. ' Out of africa (1985)
10 Nostalgia: what was stingrays headquarters / port called Marineville

Food & Drink

Question Answer
1 Which village in county antrim gives its name to a brand of irish whiskey produced there and at
a companion distillery in coleraine
Bushmills
2 What term is used in cooking to describe food that has been cooked so that it is still firm to
the bite
Al dente
3 How is a drink served when it is described as frappe With finely crushed ice
4 Blanket and honeycomb are both varieties of which food stuff Tripe
5 What ingredient is added to wine to make port Brandy
6 Baked alaska has meringue on the outside , what does the meringue cover Ice cream
7 What was the first name of senor cardini, the mexican restaurateur who created a classic salad
in 1924
Caesar
8 The process where food browns during cooking is known as the what Maillard reaction
9 What is 'spam' short for Spiced ham
10 What type of foodstuff is traditionally eaten on shrove tuesday Pancakes

General Knowledge

Question Answer
1 What aid to vision was invented by benjamin franklin Bifocal lens
2 Which is the largest lake in north america Lake superior
3 In government, for what do the letters dti stand Department of trade and industry
4 Abbreviations, in the media, who are the iba Independent broadcasting authority
5 Numbers, which track did the chattanooga choo choo leave from 29
6 What country is obtained by subtracting gold from pearl China 50 - 30 = 20 anniversarys
7 True or false: ryan giggs who plays international football for wales was actually born in
england.
False
8 By what name do we now know siam Thailand
9 From which country did the usa aquire florida in 1819 Spain
10 Which is currently the longest running comic in the uk The dandy

Geography

Question Answer
1 Russia: which mountain range marks the divide between europe & asian siberia The urals
2 Russia: what is the name of the state museum in st petersburg The hermitage
3 Australia: who discovered darwin harbour The first officer of hms beagle, who named it after charles darwin
4 Which scottish loch is the deepest Loch ness
5 Which scandinavian capital begins and ends with the same letter Oslo
6 What name is shared by mountain ranges in scotland & australia Grampians
7 Which city is the capital of taiwan Taipei
8 Ouagadougou is the capital of which country Burkino faso (upper volta)
9 Which country produces the most pears each year China
10 Which is the largest of the canary islands Tenerife

History

Question Answer
1 Name the german battleship sunk in a norwegian fjord in 1944 The tirpitz
2 In what year was the tomb of tutankhamen discovered 1922
3 1980s: the worldwide stock market crash on 19th october 1987 became known as what Black monday
4 Firsts: why was the birth of louise brown on 25 july 1978 so significant First test tube baby
5 1950s: which 1950s films took place in hawaii 1941 From here to eternity
6 The middle ages: which event intrduced this feudal system to england The norman conquest in 1066
7 Natural history: what animals name literally means 'man of the forest' Orang-utan
8 Who killed who in 1963 in what is generally regarded as the first live televised murder Jack ruby killed lee harvey oswald
9 Natural history: how long does a may fly live 1 day/ 24 hours
10 1970s: who was nick named hanoi jane in 1972 because of her enemy propaganda broadcasts from
vietnam
Jane fonda

Music

Question Answer
1 What's the connection between tom jomes, shirley basey & the alarm Wales
2 The model iman is married to which music star David bowie
3 Who had a hit in 1988 with the song 'first time' Robin beck
4 Name the instrument connected with guy barker Trumpet
5 In which area of london are the abbey road studios located St. John's wood
6 Who was 'horny, horny, horny' Mousse t vs hot n juicy
7 Who played stand-up bass on elvis' songs for sun records Bill black
8 Where was tony christie asking directions to in 1971 Amarillo (is this the way to amarillo)
9 On their first visit to the us, at which hotel in new york city did the beatles stay The plaza hotel
10 Higher love' was a hit for which uk artist Steve winwood

Science & Nature

Question Answer
1 What name is given to opacity in the lens of the eye A cataract
2 Why was the seismosaurus so named Because of it's size hence earth shaking lizard
3 What familiar roadside item, in which money is placed,was invented in 1935 by american
journalist carlton magee
The parking meter
4 Which alloy is made with nine parts tin and one part lead Pewter
5 What material was invented by belgian-born us chemist leo baekeland in 1905 Bakelite
6 Which video game series is sometimes referred to as gta Grand theft auto
7 Where might you find hell, julius caesar, birmingham and billy On the moon
8 How long can a stag beetle spend as a larva Up to three years
9 What name was given to the boeing b-52 heavy bomber that first flew in 1952 Stratofortress
10 In what conditions do thermophilous plants thrive Warm or sunny

Sports & Leisure

Question Answer
1 Which european city has teams with the names cska , dynamo, spartak, torpedo Moscow
2 What is the name of the white ball in a game of bowls The jack
3 Which boxer won the bbc sports personality of theyear award in 1967 Henry cooper
4 In which californian city was the 1994 final played Pasadena
5 Which county has the most cricket county championship titles Yorkshire
6 Which swimming stroke was introduced into competition in 1952 Butterfly
7 Who won the bbc sports personality of the year award in 1971 Princess anne
8 What football club did bobby charlton play for when he won his 1966 world cup medal Manchester united
9 Which nation did france beat 3-0 in the final of the football world cup in 1998 Brazil
10 Which famous duo won the bbc sports personality of the year in 1984 Torvill & dean

Tie Breaks

Question Answer
1 Zeny borak of tokyo, japan hold the record for the most sexual partners 100,000 (2008)
2 In what year was diana ross born 1944
3 In what year was the raf founded 1918
4 How many times is the f-word used in the film 'pulp fiction' 257
5 How many steel pieces are there on the eiffel tower in paris 18038
6 Life the great challenge is the largest commercially sold jigsaw puzzle how many pieces does it
have
24000
7 In which year did the boer war begin 1899
8 How many metres are there in a nautical mile 1852
9 In what year was the first hot air balloon flight 1783
10 The royal mint is recognised as the oldest established business in the uk in what year was it
founded
886

Toys & Games

Question Answer

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