Monday, December 04, 2006

Quiz Questions From Sunday 3rd December

Current Affairs
What is Michael Grade’s new job?
On which channel was Tony Blair recently interviewed by Sir David Frost?
Which celebrity’s autobiography is called “Too Much Too Young”?
For which country did the legendary footballer Ferenc Puskas play in the world cup in the 1950s?
Which famous American economist coined the phrase “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”?
Which company is the sponsor of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares on C4?
Which of these celebrities was not a guest at Tom Cruise’s wedding out of: Jim Carrey, Brooke Shields, Jennifer Lopez and Jamie Foxx?
Which sport did cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin play in space last month?
Which London art gallery is currently home to some giant helter skelter slides?
What is the current prison population, to the nearest 10,000?

Picture Round
The theme of the picture round was 'people in the news' and featured Sasha Baron Cohen (as himself), Russell Brand (without the beard), Menzes Campbell, June Sarpong, Mads Mikkelsen, Heston Blumenthal, and Eva Green among others.

Music Round
The theme was hits of 2006, and featured tracks from Sandi Thom, Embrace, Gnarles Barclay, The Arctic Monkeys, and Belle & Sebastian, to name but five.

Board Games
On the British Monopoly board, which is the most expensive property square?
In Escape from Colditz, which vehicle can players steal to try to escape?
In Risk, how do you determine who wins a battle between two opposing armies?
In Trivial Pursuit, what colour piece of pie do you get for correctly answering a sports & leisure question?
In Scrabble, what value is given to the letter Y?

The Ashes
What year was the series commonly referred to as ‘Botham’s Ashes’ played?
Who took 19 wickets in the Old Trafford Ashes test of 1956?
Which England batsmen returned home from Australia in early November before the start of the current series citing a ‘stress related problem’?
What animal does Andrew Flintoff have tattooed on his right arm?
Which ground traditional hosts the boxing day test match in Australia

General Knowledge
In the film Groundhog Day, what song is playing on the radio when Bill Murray wakes up?
In Bingo calling, which number goes with the phrase “Top of the shop”?
How long, in minutes, does it take for light to travel from the sun to the earth? (to the nearest minute)
In which American state is The Pentagon?
Into which country would you be flying if your luggage had the airport code CPH?
Which tree reaches a greater average heirgh out of the oak, chestnut, or Douglas fir?
Which vegetable has a variety called the Portabello?
Methane is a major greenhouse gas but what is its chemical formula?
The opening times of which major London landmark are controlled by a combination of the changing phases of the moon and the weather forecast?In Greek Mythology, what was Nike goddess of?

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