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Trivia Quiz Questions 28




trivia quiz questions 28

Trivia Quiz Questions 28


General Knowledge
1. Which design was featured on the reverse of the 50p coin celebrating Britain’s entry into the Common Market?
2. Conkers are the nuts of which tree?
3. What is the common name given to a female domesticated breed of Ox?
4. What do the letters M.A. stand for after a graduates name?
5. According to tradition, how many years of bad luck does breaking a mirror bring?

People
1. Who is the Queen’s eldest son? Prince Charles
2. Which real life couple starred in the 1966 film ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’?
3. What nationality was the artist Claude Monet?
4. Which Eastenders actress received an MBE from the Queen in July 2000?
5. The poet John Keats was trained in which profession – medicine or teaching?




Geography
1. Which ‘J’ is a computer language that shares its name with an Indonesian island?
2. On which river is Stoke-on-Trent situated?
3. Which Manchester prison was the scene of major rioting in March 1990?
4. On which continent is the South Pole?
5. What is the nearest town to England on mainland Europe?

Music
1. Who had a hit in 1982 with the pop song ‘Come On Eileen’?
2. What is the surname of former British popstar Billie?
3. Which Danish Euro-pop group had their first UK number one hit in 1997 with ‘Barbie Girl’?
4. Which small blue creatures had their second chart success in 1978 with ‘Dippety Day’?
5. Whose biggest UK hit was ‘Achy Breaky Heart’?

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Movies
1. In 1993, which of Franz Kafka’s stories was turned into a film starring Kyle MacLaughlin?
2. Which actress famously shaved her head as part of her role in the film ‘GI Jane’?
3. Which 1991 film centred on the rise and fall of a young Irish soul band?
4. In film, which actor starred in ‘Hook’ and ‘The Fisher King’?
5. Which hit musical was made into a 2002 film starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger?

Geography
1. On which famous London street does the British Prime Minister live?
2. Which US State grows the most grapes?
3. Which mountain was conquered in 1953 by Hillary and Tenzing?
4. Winchester and which other cathedral city are connected by the Pilgrims’ Way?
5. In what country would you be if you were in Havana?




General Knowledge
1. The prickly leaves and red berries of which plant are often used for Christmas decorations?
2. What is a quire a measurement of?
3. In the Animal Kingdom, how many legs does a Cobweb Spider have?
4. In medicine, what is toxicology the study of?
5. Which country’s Embassy, located in Knightsbridge, was stormed by the SAS in 1980?

History
1. Which of Henry VIIIs wives had the same name as a 20th century actress?
2. In history, at the Battle of Waterloo, whose horse was called Copenhagen?
3. In which century was Buckingham Palace built?
4. The Bastille was a fortress in which city?
5. Which King was the brother of Richard the Lionheart?

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Trivia Quiz Questions 26




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Trivia Quiz Questions 26


General Knowledge
1. On a standard English keyboard, which letter lies directly to the right of the ‘Q’?
2. What ‘C’ was the Spanish name given to the conquerors of South America?
3. In the British calendar, what is the more common name for ‘All Hallows Eve’?
4. What is the alcoholic ingredient in Irish Coffee?
5. Which British Queen’s name is also a London station and type of sponge cake?

Geography
1. Hanoi is the capital of which country?
2. Which European country has 23 political divisions called cantons?
3. In which European country was the fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld born?
4. R.T.E. is the national broadcasting service of which country?
5. Acapulco is a resort in which country?




Movies
1. Which US actor played the part of Captain Jack Sparrow in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series of films?
2. In which 1998 Oscar-nominated film did actor Jim Carrey discover his entire life to be a TV show?
3. In which film does Tom Cruise play navy fighter pilot Pete Mitchell?
4. Which was the first ‘spaghetti western’, starring Clint Eastwood as the Man with No Name?
5. What vehicle was the main form of transport for the stars in the film ‘Easy Rider’?

Food & Drink
1. The soup known as a chowder is traditionally made with which shellfish?
2. What ‘M’ gives blue or green cheese its colour?
3. What type of food is gazpacho?
4. Galia and Piel de Sapo are both varieties of which fruit?
5. Which dark purple-skinned fruit, used as a vegetable, is traditionally added to the Greek dish Moussaka?

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Sport
1. Which football team did Paul Gascoigne first join as an apprentice in 1982?
2. What name is given to a female horse under the age of four?
3. What is the name of the Scottish game played on ice with ‘stones’?
4. In 1997 which horse race was delayed for two days by a bomb scare?
5. In which sport might a competitor perform a ‘Hiplock’ or a ‘Flying Mare’?

General Knowledge
1. How many inches are there in two feet?
2. What name is given to a beaver’s home?
3. In education, what did the ‘O’ stand for in ‘O Level’?
4. On which day of the year are hot cross buns traditionally eaten?
5. Paper and silver are types of which tree?




Geography
1. Eva Peron was from which South American country?
2. Which English county has a border with only one other county?
3. Which South American country has a border with ten others?
4. Pearl Harbour is on which island group?
5. The kimono is a traditional robe of which country?

Literature
1. Which Lord and ex-politician wrote the novel ‘Kane and Abel’?
2. Which author wrote the children’s book ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’?
3. In the children’s story ‘Cinderella’, what vegetable turns into the carriage?
4. Which Irish author’s works includes ‘Ulysses’ and ‘Dubliners’?
5. Author Thomas Harris created which fictional character played on screen by Anthony Hopkins in 1991?

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TV
1. In TV, how is a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey better known to viewers?
2. A fictitious Slough paper merchants’ premises provided the setting for which hit TV sitcom?
3. What is the BBC’s longest running TV quiz show?
4. Who is Snoopy’s owner in the comic strip ‘Peanuts’?
5. Which comic TV character has the catchphrase ‘Knowing me knowing you … ah-hah’?

General Knowledge
1. What is the official currency of the Netherlands?
2. Texas Hold ’em’ and ‘Five Card Draw’ are variants of which classic card game?
3. Which long hairstyle for men shares its name with a type of fish?
4. Which dance traditionally begins and ends the show at the Moulin Rouge in Paris?
5. In gardening the term ‘deadheading’ is the removal of what?




Sport
1. Which 1990’s Arsenal football manager was part of the historic 1971 double winning side?
2. What name is given to a building containing a cycle-racing track?
3. Which country hosted the 1994 Football World Cup Finals?
4. 147 is the maximum break attainable in which indoor sport?
5. In which month is the yearly racing event ‘Royal Ascot’?

People
1. Who is fifth in line to the British throne?
2. Which US actress played the role of Mary Jane in the 2002 film ‘Spider-Man’?
3. The author and journalist Jane Goldman is married to which TV presenter?
4. What was the first name of the Italian fascist leader Mussolini?
5. Which actress was a child star in the films Bugsy Malone and Taxi Driver?

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Movies
1. The evil Lord Voldemort appears in which series of children’s books?
2. Which Hollywood actress starred in the 1998 film ‘There’s Something About Mary’?
3. A Close Shave’ was the third film in which Oscar-winning film series by Nick Park?
4. Who directed the 1977 film ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’?
5. Alec Guinness starred in a film version of which Charles Dickens novel in 1948?

Art
1. Which Italian artist designed the dome of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome?
2. Which ‘P’ is the name of the flat board on which artists mix their paints?
3. Artist Tracy Emin exhibited which personal piece of furniture at the Tate Gallery in 1999?
4. With which art movement are William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti associated?
5. Which English artist painted ‘Boat-building near Flatford Mill’ in 1815?




Music
1. Who released an album entitled ‘Voice of an Angel’ as a 12 year old soprano?
2. What was Elvis Presley’s middle name?
3. Which rock star was married to the model Iman?
4. The single ‘You’re Beautiful’ was a big hit for which male pop artist in 2005?
5. Which hit by pop band ABBA shares its name with a London railway station?

General Knowledge
1. Which phobia describes the fear of spiders?
2. What kind of tax was first introduced in Britain in 1799?
3. Which leaf appears at the centre of the Canadian flag?
4. In which London museum would you find the Chamber of Horrors?
5. Which naturally occurring substance is the main ingredient of glass?

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The Human Body
1. Which artery carries blood from the heart to the whole body?
2. What organ has the largest surface area?
3. What ‘A’ is the medical term for the loss of memory?
4. In the Human Body, in Which Organ would you find the left Atrium?
5. What C is the spiritual term for the energy points of our body?

History
1. Which British explorer was a courtier to Elizabeth I as well as an author and poet?
2. In history, who became governor of Judea in 26 AD?
3. What was the name given to the record of the survey of England carried out in 1086?
4. During World War II, ‘Operation Sea Lion’ was Hitler’s plan to invade which country?
5. The ancient Olympic games were held in honour of which Greek god?




General Knowledge
1. Which snake can make a hood from its neck bones?
2. ‘Probate’ is the legal term for the official copy of what sort of document?
3. Which of the Seven Deadly Sins begins with the letter E?
4. Who is the elephant-headed Hindu god?
5. The Channel Island Jersey lends its name to which farm animal?

Geography
1. Which five-sided office building is located in Arlington, Virginia?
2. In which country is Maastricht?
3. What is the highest waterfall in the world?
4. What is the capital city of Zambia?
5. Which Welsh city is home to the Millennium Stadium?

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Geography
1. Which river runs through Paris?
2. In which English county would you find the city of Norwich?
3. Which country sold Alaska to the USA?
4. Which South American country has the highest cable car system in the world?
5. The museum to Diana, Princess of Wales is located in which country estate?

Music
1. Darren Bennett partnered which singer in the 2006 series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’?
2. Which singer had a UK number one hit with ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ in 1987?
3. What was the name of the first album by Oasis?
4. Which girl group has had hits with ‘Hole In The Head’, ‘Freak Like Me’ and ‘Push The Button’?
5. Which former Neighbours star had her only UK number one hit in 2002 with the single ‘Kiss Kiss’?




General Knowledge
1. How many millimeters are there in one meter?
2. What is the name of Britain’s leading annual dog show?
3. On what kind of tree do dates grow?
4. In nutrition, what does RDA stand for?
5. In Chinese philosophy, what is the complementary force to Yin?

Literature
1. Which twentieth century author created the literary character Gandalf the Wizard?
2. At the end of which children’s story does the hero become Lord Mayor of London?
3. In the Raymond Briggs book of the same name, what is the name of the Bogeyman?
4. Who wrote the novel ‘Animal Farm’?
5. In literature, which professor was the arch-enemy of Sherlock Holmes?

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Battles
1. In which year did the Battle of Ebro take place ?
2. Where was the peace treaty signed after the Korean war ?
3. What name was given to the part of France not occupied by the Germans until 1942 ?
4. Which dams were destroyed by bouncing bombs in 1943 ?
5. Which Norwegian leader aided the 1940 invasion of his country through non resistance ?

Geography
1. The Sargasso Sea is part of which ocean ?
2. Which US city’s name means The Fields ?
3. Alberta is a province of which country ?
4. Which two countries does the Khyber pass separate ?
5. Which Cape was originally called The Cape of Storms ?




Science
1. In 2001, Kevin Sanderson announced the invention of self cleaning what ?
2. What type of companies can be found in Silicon Glen in Scotland ?
3. Which scale measures the hardness of substances ?
4. Was the first modern cassette made in the 1940’s, 60’s or 70’s ?
5. Which type of transport has rubber skirts ?

Sport
1. Thierry Henry joined Arsenal from which football club ?
2. Who has been the UK’s champion National Hunt jockey from 1995 to 2004 ?
3. In which sport would someone perform a kip ?
4. What position does American football’s record-breaking Jerry Rice play ?
5. Who was France’s last Wimbledon Men’s Singles winner of the 20th century ?

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Trivia Quiz Questions 19




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Trivia Quiz Questions 19


Horror Movies
1. Who directed Kenneth Brannagh in Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ ?
2. Who, according to the movie, fathered ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ ?
3. In which Dracula movie did Anthony Hopkins play Professor van Helsing ?
4. What was the sequel to ‘Scream’ called ?
5. Who wrote the screenplay of William Peter Blatty’s ‘The Exorcist’ ?

Headlines
1. In 2004, which actor ended his 18-year marriage to Melissa Mathison ?
2. Whose breast made a brief and unscheduled appearance at the 2004 Super Bowl?
3. In which decade did Queen Elizabeth II come to the throne ?
4. Rasputin hit the headlines for activities in which country ?
5. In 2004, Simon Mann was linked with a coup involving which son of a former Prime Minister ?




Travel
1. Which country do Greenland and the Faeroe islands belong to ?
2. What is France’s highest point ?
3. Which country’s currency is the Lev ?
4. What are the two official languages of Finland ?
5. On which continent is the Kalahari desert ?

World History
1. What war the last ruling dynasty of China ?
2. Slovenia, Macedonia and Croatia were the first three states to break away from which country in 1991 ?
3. Where did the Hundred Flowers Movement encourage government criticism in the 1950’s ?
4. How did the former Princess Alix of Hessen meet her death ?
5. Who did not seek re-election as Austrian president in 1991, after revelations about his activities in WWII ?

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