Monday, June 08, 2009

Quiz Questions from Sunday 7th June 2009

Current Affairs
Which country did England lose to in cricket on Friday?
Which country tested a nuclear device in May?
What slang term is given to the practice of MP switching their first and second home designations?
Who is the new Home Secretary?
Which high street shop is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year?
Which TV show is celebrating its 50 year anniversary this year?
Which team won the most premiership games out of Newcastle, Middlesborough and West Brom?
Barack Obama is nominating Sonia Sotomayor for which official body?
What name was given to the famous fossil revealed last month?
Which party leader has proposed abolishing the House of Lords?

Picture Round

Music Round
The theme this month was songs and artists with foreign words in them, so En Vogue, Livin' La Vida Loca, Je T'Aime, and Depeche Mode all featured. As did Scritti Politi, although NO ONE managed to identify either the band or the song The Word Girl from the 20 seconds that we played.

Which European country has the most wind turbines out of France, Germany, or the UK?
Which European country has the highest percentage rate of unemployment out of Austria, Portugal or Spain?
Which European country has the highest alcohol consumption per head, out of Italy, Norway, and Switzerland?
Which European country has the highest level of obesity in Europe out of Belgium, Denmark and the UK?
Which European country has the highest average height out of Finland, Greece, or the Netherlands?

Years ending in 9
What year saw the start of the great Wall Street crash?
Which year saw Aspirin patented as a drug, the start of the Boer War and the birth of Al Capone?
Which year saw the Shah of Iran deposed, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and Mother Teresa win the Nobel Peace Prize?
Which year saw the opening of the M1, Fidel Castro taking power in Cuba, and British Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day?
Which year saw the publication of Darwin's 'On the origin of Species', Big Ben rung for the first time and the birth of Arthur Conan Doyle?

General knowledge
Which US state is the home to Jack Daniels’ whiskey?
Which band did Syd Barrett play in in the 1960s & 70s?
Which football team has the nickname The Posh?
Which country do the band Sigur Ros come from?
By what name is singer John Stephens usually known?
2009 is the international year of natural fibres: true or false?
Which notorious historical figure has been played by Robert Carlyle, Noah Taylor and Bruno Ganz?
Apart from rugby, which other sport did Rob Andrew play at first-class level?
What number is represented by the term 'a score'?
In which Australian state is Neighbours filmed?

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