Tuesday, 31 July 2012

News & Current Affairs Quiz #27

1.       Why did the Olympic North Korean football team storm of the pitch on Wednesday?
2.      Who won ITV’s search for a Jesus in Superstar?
3.      Which film was voted the greatest ever sports movie this week?
4.      Actress Mary Tamm died this week. She played which of Doctor Who's companions in the 1970s?
5.      Last year, in millions, Oxfam recorded sales of how much?
6.      Which European country has an offshore oilfield containing more than 1bn barrels of oil?
7.      Which former prime minister was absent from a Downing Street lunch held to celebrate the Queen's diamond jubilee?
8.      According to the Office for National Statistics, the average rating of life satisfaction out of 10 in Britain is what?
9.      Who won Team GB’s first silver medal at London 2012?
10.   Actor Geoffrey Hughes sadly died this weekend, in which TV show did he play Onslow?
11.    Scotland could be the first part of the UK to introduce gay marriage, joining how many other countries worldwide?
12.   This week in 1966 England won the world cup. Who scored the hat-trick?

1.       A screen was displaying the South Korean flag.
2.      Ben Forester
3.      Rocky
4.      Romana
5.      £90 million
6.      Ireland
7.      Margaret Thatcher
8.      7.4
9.      Lizzie Armitstead 
10.   Keep Up Appearances
11.    11
12.   Geoff Hurst

Monday, 30 July 2012

Olympics Quiz

  1. How many Gold medals did Kelly Holmes win in Athens?
  2. In which year did London last host the games?
  3. How many hurdles must a runner jump over in the 110m men’s hurdles race?
  4. Where were the 1984 summer Olympics held?
  5. What was the nickname of the stadium at the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
  6. Where are the 2016 Olympics to be held?
  7. In an Olympic opening ceremony which country is always the last to enter the stadium?
  8. At which event in the 1968 Olympics did Dick Fosbury win with a radical new technique?
  9. Of the four different athletic jumping events included in the Olympics, which two are only performed by men?
  10. How many countries took place in the 1996 Olympic Games? 

  1. Two
  2. 1948
  3. Ten
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Bird’s Nest Stadium
  6. Rio De Janeiro (Brazil)
  7. The Host Country
  8. The High Jump (The Fosbury Flop)
  9. Pole Vault & Triple Jump
  10. 197

Friday, 27 July 2012

General Knowledge #39

  1. In which Irish city is Shannon airport
  2. In 2011 what was the title of One Direction’s first UK number one single?
  3. Which Dutchman won the men's singles title at Wimbledon in 1996?
  4. What is the most common surname in America?
  5. In what year did it become compulsory to wear seat belts in the front seat of a car?
  6. On which piece of equipment would a gymnast perform a “crucifix”?
  7. What colour are the stars on the flag of China?
  8. Who was the last US President to see active service during WWII?
  9. Which state of the USA contains the most people?
  10. From what would you be suffering if you had a case of “Erythema (ERITHEEMA) Solaris”?
  11. By what name is the public gallery in the House of Commons better known?
  12. Which city hosted the 2010 Commonwealth Games?
  13. Which breed of dog was the first to win Best In Show at Crufts?
  14. In `The Simpsons`, what is the name of Ned Flanders wife?
  15. Who is credited with creating Batman?

  1. Limerick
  2. What Makes You Beautiful
  3. Richard Krajicek
  4. Smith
  5. 1983
  6. Rings
  7. Yellow
  8. George Bush Snr.
  9. California (29 Million)
  10. Sunburn
  11. Strangers Gallery
  12. New Delhi
  13. Greyhound
  14. Maude
  15. Bob Kane

Thursday, 26 July 2012

General Knowledge #38

  1. What sport was the subject of the 1996 film 'Happy Gilmore' starring Adam Sandler?
  2. In feet, how high above the floor is the net on a netball court?
  3. In the video games and cartoon series what is ‘Pokemon’ short for?
  4. In which year was the iPhone first introduced?
  5. What is the capital city of Libya?
  6. Tom Hooper directed which Oscar winning 2010 film?
  7. What is the first prime number greater than 50?
  8. Which hunter always tried, and always failed to capture Bugs Bunny?
  9. Ayre’s Rock in is now referred to by which Aboriginal name?
  10. Which artist painted the famous `Sunflowers`?

  1. Golf
  2. 10 Feet
  3. Pocket Monster
  4. 2007
  5. Tripoli
  6. The King’s Speech
  7. 53
  8. Elmer Fudd
  9. Uluru
  10. Vincent Van Gough
From the TGS Bowling Bar Wars, 22nd July 2012.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

News & Current Affairs Quiz #26

1.       The Dark Knight storms into the cinema this weekend but who directed the whole Trilogy?
2.      In which European country have archaeologists uncovered a collection of 600-year-old bras?
3.      Former South African president Nelson Mandela celebrated his birthday earlier this week. How old was he?
4.      Lloyds bank sold 632 of its branches to which banking group?
5.      According to the Office for National Statistics, the murder rate in England and Wales in the year 2011 to 2012 fell to its lowest level since when?
6.      Where is golf's 2012 Open Championship taking place?
7.      Where did Amelia Hempleman-Adams amazingly take the Olympic torch to this morning?
8.      A study by the European Union into housing costs revealed which country to have the most expensive housing?
9.      Bradly Wiggins won the Tour De France today, traditionally over how many days does the race take place?
10.   It which town did the Awful cinema shooting take place in America this weekend?
11.    Girls Aloud are to re-unite to play at which annual gala concert?
12.   This week in 1987 saw which Royal Wedding?

1.       Christopher Nolan
2.      Germany
3.      94
4.      Co-operative
5.      1983
6.      Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
7.      Top of the London Eye
8.      Denmark
9.      20 Days
10.   Aurora
11.    Royal Performance
12. Prince Andrew & Sarah Fergusson

Friday, 20 July 2012

Kids TV #2

1.       In which town might you find Koko, Brewster and Puffer Pete?
2.      Karen Gillan plays which character in Doctor Who?
3.      What is the name of Bob The Builder’s Cat?
4.      In Thunderbirds what was the registration of Lady Penelope’s car?
5.      Name the polar bear captain of the Octonauts?
6.      Who lives at 742 Evergreen Terrace?
7.      What is the name of Peppa Pig’s little brother?
8.      How is Ben Faulks better known on Cbeebies?
9.      What is the name of the dog in Tom & Jerry?
10.   In which park would you find Yogi & BooBoo

1.       Chuggington
2.      Amy Pond
3.      Pilchard
4.      FAB 1
5.      Captain Barnicles
6.      The Simpsons
7.      George Pig
8.      Mr Bloom
9.      Spike
10.   Jellystone

From the Hereford Rollergirls Pub Quiz: 13th July 2012

Thursday, 19 July 2012


Guess the film title from the quote:

1.       You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. 
2.      Last night, Darth Vader came down from Planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out, that he'd melt my brain.
3.      He's been my pal for as long as I can remember. He's brave, like a cowboy should be. And kind, and smart. But the thing that makes him special, is he'll never give up on you... ever. He'll be there for you, no matter what.
4.      Did I mention, my leg is 44" from hip to toe. So basically we are talking about 88" of therapy, wrapped around you for the bargain price of $3000 dollars. 
5.      Wanna know how I got these scars?
6.      Death is peaceful - easy. Life is harder.
7.      God dammit, Mustang! This is Ghost Rider 117. This bogey is all over me. He's got missile lock on me. Do I have permission to fire?
8.      Ma chère mademoiselle. It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight. And now, we invite to relax, let us pull up a chair, as the dining room proudly presents... your dinner. 
9.      Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Except for herpes. That stuff’ll come back with you.
10.   Come on Tom, let's finish this the way we started, together.

1.       The Matrix
2.      Back To The Future
3.      Toy Story (3)
4.      Pretty Woman
5.      The Dark Knight
6.      Twilight
7.      Top Gun
8.      Beauty & The Beast
9.      The Hangover
10. Harry Potter Deathly Hallows (Part 2)

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

General Knowledge #37

1.       The river Nile flows into which sea?
2.      Lady Gaga originates from which city?
3.      According to the insurance company Elephant.co.uk, is it men or women who are more likely to have an accident on a roundabout?
4.      How many aircraft make up the Red Arrows display team?
5.      Who hosts TV quiz The Bank Job?
6.      What is kept in an apiary?
7.      Who has replaced Tobey McGuire in the role of Spider-Man?
8.      Which invention was patented by John Joseph Merlin
9.      What is the motto of the Girl Guides?
10.   Which member of the “Carry On” team appeared in most “Carry On” films?

1.       Mediterranean
2.      New York
3.      Women (Also Car Parks & Traffic Lights)
4.      9
5.      George Lamb
6.      Bees
7.      Andrew Garfield
8.      Rollerskates
9.      Be Prepared
10.   Kenneth Williams

From Hereford Rollergirls pub quiz, 13th July 2012

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Current Affairs & News Quiz #25

  1. What is the nationality of the Wimbledon 2012 champion Roger Federer?
  2. Which mobile network suffered a massive outage on Wednesday?
  3. Who has been announced as successor to Chris Moyles on the Radio 1 breakfast show?
  4. Which security company revealed this week that it was unable to cope with the demands of the Olympics?
  5. The president of which country is making his first official trip to the UK this week?
  6. Which famous US property developer has just opened a golf course in Abderdeenshire?
  7. Footballer Park Ji-Sung has left Manchester United to join which London club?
  8. Channel 4 have announced that which celebrity will take a cocktail of class-A drugs on live television to demonstrate their effects?
  9. Which two stars were silenced on stage at Hyde Park last night after police cut the power on their over-running show?
  10. A video post on YouTube showed McDonald's top chef Dan Coudreaut revealing the secret burger sauce. He revealed that the colour came from which ingredient?
  11. Which British rider is currently leading the Tour De France despite today’s sabotage attempt?
  12. On this day in 1997 which famous fashion designer was shot dead at his home?

  1. Swiss
  2. O2
  3. Nick Grimshaw
  4. G4S
  5. France
  6. Donald Trump
  7. QPR
  8. Keith Allen
  9. Bruce Springsteen & Paul McCartney
  10. Paprika
  11. Bradley Wiggins
  12. Gianni Versace
From TGS Bar Wars, Hereford. 15th July 2012

Friday, 13 July 2012

General Knowledge #36

  1. What is the capital of the Philippines?
  2. Which war began in 1861 and ended in 1865?
  3. What is a shade of green and a person renowned for his wisdom?
  4. Who was Madonna’s first husband?
  5. What lose fitting cloth was traditionally worn around the body in Roman times?
  6. In what sort of stadium do cycling races take place?
  7. Traditionally when a conductor faces an orchestra are the Cellos to his right or left?
  8. How is 19 written in Roman numerals?
  9. Which is Europe’s highest capital city?
  10. Who had a 2006 hit with Welcome To The Black Parade?
  11. What kind of animal is cartoon character Speedy Gonzales?
  12. What was the first British film to take more than $100 Million at the US Box Office?
  13. How many players are there in a volleyball team?
  14. Who played the role of Trinity in the Matrix movies?
  15. Name the butler from The Addams Family?

  1. Manila
  2. American Civil War
  3. Sage
  4. Sean Penn
  5. Toga
  6. Velodrome
  7. Right
  8. XIX
  9. Madrid
  10. My Chemical Romance
  11. Mouse
  12. Notting Hill
  13. 6
  14. Carrie-Anne Moss
  15. Lurch
From Bar Wars at TGS Bowling, Hereford 02/11/08

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

General Knowledge #35

  1. What was the name of the family that lived at 'Twelve Oaks' in "Gone With the Wind"?
  2. In which city was Martin Luther King Jnr. assassinated?
  3. Which card game shares its name with that of a floating bridge?
  4. Which Mediterranean country is the only one in the World to display its map on its flag?
  5. Which is the world's oldest golf course?
  6. Which breed of dog is named after a Mexican state?
  7. Who reigned for only 325 days?
  8. Which country invited Albert Einstein to be its President in 1952?
  9. What is the first name of Homer Simpson’s father?
  10. According to 2010 figures do the fewest marriages take place in January or December?

  1. Wilkes
  2. Memphis
  3. Pontoon
  4. Cyprus
  5. St Andrews (The Old Course)
  6. Chihuahua
  7. Edward VIII (8th)
  8. Israel
  9. Abraham (Abe)
  10. January

Monday, 9 July 2012

Current Affairs & News Quiz #24

  1. Part of which motorway was shut on Wednesday after a terror alert on a bus?
  2. In the new adverts who was shown assassinating the Go Compare singer?
  3. A section of which motorway was closed for repairs this week after a crack was found in a bridge?
  4. Who announced his retirement from cricket this week?
  5. Physicists from CERN were derided this week for publishing their Higgs Boson findings in which font?
  6. Who knocked Maria Sharapova out of Wimbledon?
  7. Who is the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur?
  8. Renzo Piano was in the news this week for designing what?
  9. Eric Sykes died this week. Who was his female co-star in his long-running TV series, Sykes?
  10. Serena Williams became the ladies champion at Wimbledon yesterday. How many times has she now claimed the title?
  11. Murray was sadly defeated in today’s Wimbledon final but who is his coach?
  12. This week in 1982 Michael Fagan was in the news for managing to get into where?

  1. M6 (Toll)
  2. Sue Barker
  3. M4
  4. Mark Ramprakash
  5. Comic Sans
  6. Sabine Lisicki
  7. Andre Villas-Boas
  8. The Shard
  9. Hattie Jaques
  10. Five
  11. Ivan Lendl
  12. Queen’s Bedroom

Monday, 2 July 2012

Current Affairs & News Quiz # 23

1.       The current best-seller Shades Of Grey is a fan spin-off of which novel/film series?
2.      A musical, inspired by which girl group, is due to open at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End on December 11?
3.      Which area of London was home to Radio One’s big weekend last week?
4.      Whose hand did the Queen historically shake this week?
5.      Dan Penteado was done for benefit fraud this week, ironically, which TV show does he present?
6.      Which bank has been fined for trying to manipulate interest rates?
7.      Beckham was left out of the Team GB football team this week but who made the seletion?
8.      The assistant chief minister of which of the Channel Islands says he wants officials to begin preparations for severing links with the UK?
9.      Which London bridge got its own set of Olympic rings earlier this week?
10.  Who sensationally knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon this week in the second round?
11.   What was stolen from Wimbledon this week?
12.   On this day in 1997 what did Britain give to China?

1.       Twilight
2.      Spice Girls
3.      Hackney
4.      Martin McGuinness
5.      Rogue Traders
6.      Barclays
7.      Stuart Pearce
8.      Jersey
9.      Tower Bridge
10.  Lukas Rosol
11.  A hawk (Rufus)
12. Hong Kong