Monday, February 04, 2008

Quiz Questions from Sunday 3rd February 2008

Current Affairs

Which British city is the European Capital of Culture 2008?
How much will Tony Blair be earning a year from his job with JP Morgan (To the nearest £100k)?
How many Premiership clubs has Nicolas Anelka played for, including loan deals?
What nationality was the climber Sir Edmund Hillary?
Who won the Saga Insurance Masters snooker championship in January?
What is the title of the new James Bond film, currently filming?
To the nearest 100, how many phone boxes in Scotland did not have a single outgoing call in 2007?
Which guitar hero appeared live onstage with Bill Gates at a Microsoft presentation in Las Vegas
Give the nicknames of both teams contesting tonight’s Superbowl
What did the inhabitants of the Scottish Island of Eigg get for the first time this weekend?

Picture Round

The picture round featured characters from kids' books, including Babar, Olivia, Captain Pugwash, Curious George and Jeremy fishers, which most people thought was Toad from Wind in the Willows

Music Round

The theme was month was hits of 2007, to give people a brak from the relatively aged selection of clips that I normally play. Most teams did pretty well in identifying hits by Lily Allen, The Fratellis, The Killers, Rhianna, Leona Lewis and Mika. But this was only a temporary reprive. Expect more 80s indie and seventies songwriters next time round!

Kids’ Riddles

What do you get if you cross a sheep with a kangaroo?
What did the policemen say to his tummy?
What did the Spanish farmer say to his hen?
Which cheese is made backwards?
What happened to the cat that swallowed a ball of wool?

Three of a kind - What are these three all types of:

Bourbon and garibaldi and digestive
Cirrus, Altocumulus and nimbostratus
Habsburg, Wettin and Valois
Swing, lifting & beam
Andalusian, Norfolk Grey and Houdan

General Knowledge/Random Trivia

Which Asian electronics company’s name translates as Three Stars?
In E=MC2, what is ‘E’?
What does the word Malingerer mean?
Which Northern Line tube station features a mural of cricketers?
Which London theatre is the Queen musical We Will Rock You playing at?
In British law, which drug has the lowest classification, out of Ecstasy, Magic Mushrooms and Ritalin?
What type of sport (fighting, ball game or throwing) is Glima, the national sport of Iceland?
How does the Chinese custom of Yum Cha translate to in English?
Who painted The Night Watch?
The bark of which tree produces salicylic acid, which is used in aspirin?

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