Friday, December 22, 2006

& the winners were...

Beef, Lamb and Stu, with 75%. When I was marking the second half, with the very tricky Christmas questions, I realised that I'd made it too hard. Apologies for that - it will be a bit easier next time.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Quiz Questions From Sunday 17th December

Current Affairs
Who was the BBC’s sports personality of the year?
What is the name of Nintendo’s new games console?
Why did Harrods sack one of the store Santas in early December?
Which Christmas song will the Crazy Frog released this year?
What was the radioactive substance found at the Itsu Sushi restaurant?
How many points are there between Manchester Utd and the club in 4th place in the Premiership?
What is Monty Panasar’s full first name?
Which country is the biggest customer for Rolls Royce in Asia, according to figures released this month?
Which sitcom won the Best TV Comedy award at this week’s comedy awards?
Which sold for most money at a charity auction in November out of John Lennon’s 1963 Mohair Suit, Elvis Presley’s Cherry Sunburst guitar, and Madonna’s Black Bustier from the Who’s That Girl tour?

Picture Round
The picture round featured screen grabs from ten films set (all or partially) at Christmas, including It's a Wonderul Life, Gremlins, Miracle on 34th Street, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Home Alone, National Lampoon's Xmas Vacation, and Eyes Wide Shut

Music Round
The music round (surprise, surprise) featured clips from ten Christmas singles, including songs by Slade, Dean Martin, The Waitresses, Cliff Richard, and Greg Lake

In The twelve days of Christmas, which item goes with number ten?
In addition to brandy and butter, what other one ingredient must be in Brandy Butter?
With which word does the second verse of the carol Oh little town of Bethlehem begin?
In the Christmas Cracker joke, what do you call a man with a spade on his head?
In which year was “Merry Xmas Everybody” first number one in the UK?
Which American Actor does Ricky Gervais interview on Channel 4 on Christmas Day?
In The Nativity Story why do Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem?
Which famous mathematician and scientist was born on Christmas day in 1642?
Name two of the Beatles 4 Christmas number ones
What is BBC1’s big afternoon film on Christmas Day, to be shown just after The Green Green Grass?

General Knowledge
Which shirt number did Pele wear for Brazil?
In Karate, which belt is higher in ability out of Blue, Green or Orange?
The singer Cee-Lo is in which chart act?
Which popular cartoon character is known as Paperino in Italy
In which English county is Stonehenge?
If you were cutting a (round) Christmas pudding into eight equal pieces, how many degrees would each person get?
If you were pouring a magnum of Champagne into ten glasses and giving each person exactly the same amount, how many ml would each person get?
In the film Trading Places, what costume does Dan Ackroyd wear to infiltrate an office party?
What is the highest selling single in British chart history not to make it to number one?
What was St Nicolas the patron saint of?

Monday, December 04, 2006

& the winners were...

Hellcatmudwrestler, with 79%, comfortably beating Loughborough on Thames who got 74%.

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?