Monday, November 07, 2011

Quiz Questions from Sunday 6th November

Current Affairs
How many people are there in the world, to the nearest billion? (Exact)
Which currency did the Greeks have before the Euro?
Name both men shown on the back of the new £50 note (surnames)
Which of these does Susan Boyle not sing on her new album - Don’t You Forget About Me, Enjoy the Silence, Mad World?
What is the name of the next James Bond film?
New Zealand beat France to win the Rugby World Cup - but what was the score in the final?
Name the unofficial adviser whose role ultimately led to the resignation of Liam Fox
What is the name given to Boeing's new 787 aircraft?
Which author won the 2011 Booker prize last month?
To what office was Michael D Higgins elected in October?

Picture Round
Stars in Halloween costumes - mainly taken from Jonathan Ross's annual party

Music Round
The theme was colours, so Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Coldplay (Violet Hill), Professor Green, and more.

Which photography company is the inventor George Eastman most closely associated with?
Which photography company is the inventor Edwin Land most closely associated with?
In photography what does SLR stand for?
Which larger company owns the Lumix brand of cameras?
What country does the camera brand Pentax come from?

Bonfire night
At which location was Lambeth’s fireworks display held this year?
In which century did Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up Parliament?
Sodium compounds are used in fireworks to produce which colour?
Name 2 of the 3 main traditional ingredients of gunpowder.
Which historic English county is most famous for its extravagant bonfire night celebrations and burning of effigies?

General knowledge
Which comedian wrote the book Flanimals?
What was the British Prime Minister Lloyd George’s first name?
Which other opera has many of the same characters as Rossini’s The Barber of Seville?
In which decade was the death penalty last carried out (i.e. last execution) in the UK?
What are the two main ingredients (spirit + mixer) of a Moscow Mule?
In economic terms, what does the abbreviation GDP stand for?
Which two countries fought a major war from February 1904 to September 1905?
Which letter is assigned to the vitamin Ascorbic Acid
Which identically named film and series have Dr Richard Kimble as their central character?
Name the stadium in which Barcelona play football

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