Monday, January 07, 2013

Quiz Questions for Sunday 6th January 2013

Current Affairs
Which TV show has just been honoured with a set of stamps to celebrate its 50th birthday?
Which company bought zipcar (Streetcar) earlier this week?
Why has Gerard Depardieu renounced French citizenship?
Who did GQ vote best & worst dressed out of Dan Stevens, Ed Sheeran, Tinie Tempah, Nick Grimshaw?
What is the nationality of Chelsea striker Demba Ba?
Which country opened the World's longest high-speed rail route at the end of last year?
Name the creator of Thunderbirds, who died in December.
With what event was Norman Schwarzkopf, who died in Dec, most famously associated?
Which Danish TV drama series comes to UK screens this weekend?
What made it's first journey, to be commemorated next week, on 10 January 1863?

Picture Round
The theme was newspaper front pages (all taken fromthe Daily Mail).  Teams had to name the year.

Music Round
In an unpopular move (although it's something we've done every year) we played clips from 10 singles from the previous year. Teams had to name the song and artist from a selection including One Direction, Psy, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Dappy.  It wasn't popular with some of the older players, but one team got 19/20 and one got 18/20.

Which seaside town saw the UK's biggest % growth in house prices in 2012?
2012 was officially the UK's second-wettest year on record.  What remains the wettest year: 2000, 2007 or 2008?
What word was invented to describe Mitt Romney's error-prone trip to the UK and Europe?
At what destination did Curiosity arrive on 6 August last year?
The 'Fifty Shades' trilogy took the three top spots in the 2012 bestselling books chart: T / F?

Coming Attractions
Which action film franchise will get its 5th film this February?
How many of these sporting events will take place in 2013 - Ashes (Eng) Ashes (Aus) Lions Tour
In which country will the final of the Europa League take place?
Which rapper’s new album (released in Feb) is called Street King Immortal?
Which British comedian has written a kids book called Gangsta Granny, out in March?

General Knowledge
Which American singer was born Elizabeth Grant in 1986?
Which comedian stars in the new ‘Compare The Market’ TV ad?
Which animal has the longest life expectancy – a deer, a kangaroo, or a tiger?
Which city is known as the city of angels?
In the film Transformers, what car does Bumblebee transform into?
With which locally-based religious grouping was William Wilberforce associated?
Which organisation was previously based at Lancaster Gate and then Soho Square, before moving to their current home in London's north-western suburbs?
Having previously been reinvented by Sebastian Faulks and Jeffrey Deaver, which character will form the basis of a William Boyd novel in 2013?
Which group was first the first to evolve out of amphibians, crustaceans, or insects?
Why was Sandy Island in the news in 2012?

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