Friday, March 20, 2015

Quiz Questions from Thursday 19th March

Quiz questions from our special quiz in aid of the Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public group:

Current Affairs
Which British designer is the subject of a new exhibition and two new biagraphies?
What was the name of the character (1st & last name) played by Mark Rylance in Wolf Hall?
Why did 11 year old Liam Scholes get sent home from school on 5th March?
How much was cut on a pint of beer at the budget?
Which two film stars appeared on the catwalk at the Valentino show in Paris?
England has concluded a dismal Cricket World Cup campaign, losing 4 and winning 2.  Name the two teams who England did manage to beat.
Which famous south London building was devastated by fire on Friday?
Which local tube station was the scene of a serious accident last week?
The current 'Law, Liberty, Legacy' exhibition at the British Library commemorates a major anniversary of what?
What was the name given to the cyclone which caused devastation in the South Pacific last week?

Doctors & Nurses - Drs Kildaire, Watson, Nick Riviera, Nurses Lee, Ratchett, and others

A medical theme, inc Night Nurse, Doctor Doctor, Rehab, Shayne Ward (Ward - geddit?) and more.

Jeremy or Hunt
Which person called Jeremy or Hunt…
Had his first job as a travelling salesman, selling Paddington Bears?
Is a TV presenter who used to own a restaurant in Australia called D’lish Fish
Is a fictional character who lives in ‘A Slippy, Sloppy House on the edge of a Pond”
Is a fictional policeman in a show set in Manchester in the 1970s
Presented a show called ‘Military Driving School’ on ITV in 2011

What is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland?
In what decade did the Republic of Ireland become independent from the UK?
When talking about Irish Whiskey, how is whiskey spelt?
Where in London (street or place) was the city's official St Patrick's Day festival held?
According to legend, what did St Patrick drive out of Ireland?

Who was the Minister of Health responsible for the formation of the National Health Service?
If you had suffered a sprain, would you have damaged muscles or ligaments?
Last week the largest ever NHS privatisation was announced.  What was the value of this privatisation - £500m, £780m or £1bn?
Which common painkiller is known as acetaminophen in the United States?
Under which Prime Minister's government was the PFI scheme introduced?
If a doctor's notes used the term 'PAFO' when describing how someone was injured , what would it stand for?
Which health secretary drove through the notorious 2012 Health and Social Care Act?
Which party leader atacked the NHS in the Daily Telegraph last weekend?
What is the number for the non-emergency NHS helpline?
Which country spends the most per head on healthcare: France, the US or UK?

General Knowledge
How many marriages were there in the UK in 2012 (+ or - 10%)
Which British political party was originally called ‘The People’s Party’?
Which 2013 novel features an academic called Don Tillman?
What % of people in the UK work in jobs that did not exist in 1990
Who released a pop album in the 1990s called Jagged Little Pill?
Which Stockwell landmark is Grade II* listed and boasted Europe's largest unsupported roof when it was built?
Name the only two elements which are liquids at room temperature.
2014 was Britain's warmest year on record, with 11 months being slightly or much warmer than average.  What was the warmest month of the year?
Which London brewery was historically based in Wandsworth, before a move to Bedfordshire?
What feat was achieved by Mario Gotze on 13th July 2014?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Next Quiz - Thursday 19th March 2015 in Stockwell SW4

Big news - Steve & I are coming out of retirement to do a special charity quiz on Thursday 19th March 2015 in aid fo the Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public group.

Please note that it's not at The Landor, but in Stockwell!

To register please email

£3 per player, maximum 6 to a team

When - Thursday 19th March, Quiz at 7.30pm sharp

Where - The Stockwell Centre, 1 Studley Road, SW4 6RA


Get directions with Citymapper

Link - Facebook event page

The quiz is a no smartphone zone. It just spoils it for everyone. If you see someone on another team using their iPhone (other smartphones are available) then take a picture of them with your phone. If we all work together we can beat this!

Friday, January 02, 2015

Christmas 2014 & New Year's Quiz

A friend asked me to write a quiz for him for Christmas & New Year, so I've decided to share it here too.  You can download the Qs, answers and pictures here

I'll try to do this every year...

Who is Matt Taylor, and why did he have to apologise over something he wore?
What is ‘Serial’?
Why was David Mellor at Buckingham Palace the day of the infamous taxi row?
Which political party has selected former head of the DPP to be a candidate in 2015?
Who broke royal Royal protocol by putting his arm around Duchess of Cambridge in their recent US tour?
What was Oxford Dictionary’s new word of 2014?
Which member of the Top Gear team has a book out called ‘What Could Possibly Go Wrong?’
What is special about the new café opened in Brick Lane by twins Gary & Alan Keery?
Which stage musical is Nicole Scherzinger currently starring in in London?
Which 2014 film, maybe surprisingly, had a 9.9 out of 10 rating on IMDB in mid-late December?

Which Mexican plant is associated with Christmas?
Cheese - Which county is Stilton in?
In which year was Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol published? 1843, 1863, 1883?
Which Scandinavian country has a Christmas figure Joulupukki (or Christmas Goat)?
The Christmas short story The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle features which famous literacy character?
How many Geese-a-laying?
Which film has sponsored the Regent Street lights this year?
Who played the Bond girl Christmas Jones in 1999’s The World is Not Enough?
Chocolates - How many years between Quality Street and Roses first appearing? (To nearest 5 years)
In the cracker joke, how does Good King Wenceslas like his pizza?

2014 in Review
What is Simon Cowell’s son called?  (First name only)
Which British man did GQ name as Philanthropist of The Year?
Which cause was the Ice Bucket Challenge raising money & awareness for?
What was the nationality of the winner of the 2014 Booker Prize for Fiction?
Of whom did Eddie Izzard say ‘From every comedian here at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, we salute him & we say goodbye’
Who was the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize?
Who scored the winning goal in the World Cup?
Why was Russia temporarily suspended from the G8 on 24th March 2014?
Who sang the song on this year’s John Lewis Christmas ad?
Which headline-grabbing comedian’s catchphrases included (I won’t do the voice) ‘She Knows’ and ‘Proper Moist’