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Round 1 – Mixed Bag
- Who had a number one hit in 1990 with Turtle Power?
- In dance music, the initials B.P.M. stand for what?
- With which continent is British explorer Robert Falcon Scott most closely associated?
- What is the name of the U.S. award winning drama series starring James Gandolfini about a family with Mob connections?
- Which night was special for Whigfield?
- Mogadishu is the capital of which country?
- “Goggle-box” is British slang for what?
- Whose magic words are “Izzy Wizzy Let’s Get Busy”?
- What is the capital of Lebanon?
- How many lifelines do contestants have in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
- Partners in Kryme
- “Beats Per Minute”
- The Sopranos
- Saturday Night
- A Television Set
Round 2 – 1980s
- Which 1986 film starred Paul Hogan as an Australian visiting New York?
- Vangelis won an Academy Award for writing the theme music for which 1981 film based on British athletes?
- Who was the ageing goalkeeper for Northern Ireland during the 1986 World Cup finals?
- The Kemp brothers were members of which 1980s band?
- Who asked in the 1980s When Will I Be Famous?
- Which Australian golfer spent 331 weeks as the world’s number one-ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s?
- What was Madonna’s first U.K. top ten hit single?
- What was the occupation of Robin Williams’ military character in the 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam?
- In 1981, the actress Barbara Bach married which drummer?
- Which band had U.K. hits in the 1980s with Rio and Wild Boys?
- Crocodile Dundee
- Chariots of Fire
- Pat Jennings
- Spandau Ballet
- Greg Norman
- Disc Jockey
- Ringo Starr
- Duran Duran
Round 3 – Politicians
- Of what country have Helmut Kohl and Konrad Adenauer (Pronounced Add-An-Hour) both been Chancellor?
- What was officially opened by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and Francois Mitterrand in 1994?
- Who was the British prime minister directly before Tony Blair?
- If you were to meet the president of the United States of America, how would you address him according to proper etiquette?
- What was the first name of U.S. President Eisenhower?
- What is Margaret Thatcher’s middle name?
- What did Sir Winston Churchill say had “descended across the continent” in a 1946 speech?
- Charles Kennedy was the leader of which U.K. political party from 1999 to 2006?
- In British history, who was the first female Speaker of the House?
- Which former U.S. president was pardoned by Gerald Ford in 1974?
- Channel Tunnel
- John Major
- Mr. President
- An Iron Curtain
- Liberal Democrats
- Betty Boothroyd
- Richard Nixon
Round 4 – Towns and Cities
- The Gravelly Hill Interchange in Birmingham is also known by which pasta-related nickname?
- Which port off Anglesey runs ferries to Dublin?
- Which U.S. boy band has 2nd March as its official day in Baltimore, Maryland?
- What ‘B’ is a type of vinegar that is produced in Modena, Italy?
- Which Italian city was used to name ‘The Lady of the Lamp’?
- Where did the 2008 Olympic Games take place?
- Which country has Ankara as its capital?
- What city is the ‘capital’ of the Catalonian region of Spain?
- Which American town was infamous for its Witchcraft Trials of 1692?
- Which city was said to have been founded by Romulus and Remus?
- Spaghetti Junction
- Backstreet Boys
Round 5 – Death
- In which English cathedral was Thomas Becket murdered in 1170?
- In which city did Mormon pioneer Brigham Young die in 1877?
- Known for her drug treatment facility, which former U.S. First Lady died in 2011 at the age of 93?
- Whose dying words are reputed to have been “Kiss me Hardy”?
- Which Lord disappeared after the death of Sandra Rivett in 1974?
- Which two-time world snooker champion died at the age of 61 on 24th July 2010?
- Which Shakespearean character was killed on the Ides of March?
- Who was the last woman to be executed in Britain?
- Which Indian leader was assassinated in 1948?
- Which pub in the East End of London was the site of Ronald Kray’s murder of George Cornell?
- Salt Lake City
- Betty Ford
- Horatio Nelson
- Alex Higgins
- Julius Caesar
- Ruth Ellis
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Blind Beggar
Round 6 – Entertainment
- What is the name of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s daughter?
- Who played the adult Moses in the 1956 film The Ten Commandments?
- John Nettles starred as a Jersey detective in which 1980s TV series?
- In the American series Dallas who played the part of Sue Ellen?
- Which actor played the character Norman Bates in the film Psycho?
- The name of the famous cartoon making duo that created Scooby Doo and The Flintstones is Hanna and who?
- With which BBC2 TV show would you associate the character of David Brent?
- The 1986 album So was recorded by Peter who?
- Singer Samuel Preston once walked out of a recording of which TV quiz show after host Simon Amstell mocked his wife?
- In what movie did we see a mogwai for the first time?
- Charlton Heston
- Linda Gray
- Anthony Perkins
- The Office
- Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Round 7 – Science and Nature
- What is the modern name of the chemical element once known as “quicksilver”?
- What is the name of the nest of an eagle?
- In which part of the human body are the bones the Anvil, Hammer and Stirrup found?
- What ‘E’ is the name given to the condition in which an artery is blocked by a blood clot?
- What is the name of the scale used to measure wind speed?
- Which word is the name of a game bird of the sandpiper family and also means to shoot from a concealed position?
- If each side of the base of the Great Egyptian Pyramid of Khufu is 230 metres long, how far would you walk if you went right round it?
- Aberdeen Angus and Alderney are breeds of what?
- Au is the chemical symbol for which chemical element?
- What type of energy is energy due to motion?
- 920 metres (It’s a square base)
Round 8 – Quickfire Round – Inventors
Name the people credited with the invention of the following things – surnames are acceptable.
- Coca Cola
- The Miner’s Safety Lamp
- The Hovercraft
- The Electric Telegraph
- The Rocking Chair
- The Phonograph
- The Spinning Mule
- Cat’s Eyes (in the road!)
- The word “Assassination”
- John Pemberton
- Sir Humphrey Davy
- Sir Christopher Cockerell
- Samuel Morse
- Benjamin Franklin
- John Napier
- Thomas Edison
- Samuel Crompton
- Percy Shaw
- William Shakespeare
Round 9 – Women
- According to The Bible, which woman was the first to see Jesus after his resurrection?
- Elton John played in Westminster Abbey at which woman’s funeral?
- Coleen McLoughlin and her peers became known as ‘WAGs’ during the World Cup by the tabloid press. What does “WAGs” mean?
- In which sporting reality show did Terry Dwyer,Lady Isabella Hervey, Kirsty Gallacher and Javine Hylton win gold medals in each of the four series?
- What was the first name of the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte?
- What nationality is singer and actress Avril Lavigne?
- Two books in The Bible are named after women. The books are Esther and who?
- In 1988, who was the first modern supermodel to pose nude for Playboy magazine.
- Which mistress and favourite of King Charles II was born in 1650?
- Name the two girls who travel in the ‘Mystery Machine’ alongside Scooby Doo.
- Mary Magdalene
- Princess Diana’s
- “Wives and Girlfriends”
- The Games
- Josephine (de Beauharnais)
- Cindy Crawford
- Nell Gwynn
- Velma (Dinkley) and Daphne (Blake)
Final Round – Wipeout Round
10 questions – answer as many as you like – you’ll receive 1 point for each correct answer but remember – if you get any wrong in this round, you’re wiped out and get 0 points. Teams who get full marks on this round receive 5 bonus points giving them 15/10
- Which actress married Chris Martin from Coldplay and had an Apple?
- What type of sculpture represents a person from the chest up?
- Who wrote about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
- Which actor was the tenth Doctor Who?
- What chemical element has the symbol ‘Pb’?
- In 2011, which rugby union player starred in a U.K. version of the American reality TV series The Bachelor?
- In the Harry Potter stories, what was the name of the goblin-run wizard’s bank?
- In Greek mythology, what was the name of the winged horse who was Poseidon’s son?
- Which sleuth first appeared in the novel Murder at the Vicarage?
- In literature, what was the name of Bertie Wooster’s valet?
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Roald Dahl
- David Tennant
- Gavin Henson
- Miss Marple
Tie-break question if required (Closest or first correct answer submitted wins):
In which year did Bertie Wooster’s valet first appear in a book?
Tie-break answer: 1915