Monday, December 03, 2012

Quiz Questions from Sunday 2nd December

Current Affairs
What became the most viewed video ever on YouTube last month?
What was the score when Celtic played Barcelona in Glasgow?
Who Tweeted “Why is Xxxx XxXxxxxx trending *Innocent Face*"?
Which company admitted that they used East German political prisoners to make their products in the 1970s?
What item of office equipment did Brother stop making in their factory in Wales in October?
Why was Mark Carney in the news this week?
In the General Synod of the church of England, the houses of bishops, clergy and lay members voted on women bishops.  Which was the only house of the three to vote against women bishops, stopping the move?
In which country did 'Movember' originate?
On what date was the Leveson report made public?
Which recent TV thriller saw Gabriel Byrne playing the UK's Prime Minister?

Picture Round
For Movember (2 days late) we had men with moustaches, including Michael Owen, Salvador Dali, and Merv Hughes... and one without (Burt Reynolds, from Deliverance)

Music Round
Suggested by my friend Dr Paul Stupples, the theme was songs with brackets in them, including Rita Ora, Blue Oyster Cult (which very few knew), Abba, and Rihanna.

What religion was common to almost all of the chocolate makers in the UK in the 19th centrury – Catholic, Mormon, or Quaker?
In what decade was the Kitkat first made?
Which of the following are made by Nestle – Mars Bar, Milky Bar, Milky Way, Maltesers?
Which company makes Kinder Surprise?
True or False – The Dairy Milk bar contains no mention of the word ‘chocolate’ on the wrapper

Which politician famously asked: "How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?"
In which country would you find the northernmost point of mainland Europe?
How many stars are there on the European Union flag?
What is the highest denomination Euro banknote?
Which European country (not France) is the world's largest wine producer?

General Knowledge
Which disease takes its name from the words ‘bad air’ in Italian?
Outside which tube station would you find the Lyttleton pub, named after radio presenter Humphrey Lyttleton?
Which children’s author’s characters included Hunka Munka, Piglin Bland, and a cat called Simpkin?
At what age does a British child first go abroad, on average?
What was the nationality of Michel Bich, inventor of the Bic Crystal pen?
Who wrote 'The Three Musketeers' and 'The Man in the Iron Mask'?
What will finally connect up the North London, South London, East London and West London Lines this month?
Which British artist painted what is condidered to be the definitive image of Stonehenge in 1835?
Lithium is the only metal light enough to float on water: true or false?
From which two main London stations can you catch a direct train to Exeter?

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