100 Quiz Questions and Answers


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Quiz Questions And Answers Round 1

  1. For what inappropriate act was Prince Harry in the news in January 2005?
  2. What is the capital of the Bahamas, accounting for 75% of its population?
  3. Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim were jointly responsible for the development of which internet phenomenon?
  4. Which early Greek academic was the first to have recorded his studies of different animals and their anatomy and physiology?
  5. As of 1 July 2007, what could you no longer do in a public house in England?
  6. Britain’s first public library, Chetham’s Library, was established in 1653 in which city?
  7. What was the middle name of Wolfgang Mozart?
  8. The song ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ was written by Rodgers and Hammerstein for which musical?
  9. What is the study of right and wrong and moral ambiguities?
  10. In which country, in 2001, were twelve British plane-spotters arrested and held on suspicion of spying?
  11. If you dialled +33 at the start of an international call, which country would you be ringing?
  12. In which British National Park can the old cottage owned by the poet William Wordsworth be found?
  13. What is the new name for what used to be John Hanning Speke Airport in Liverpool?
  14. Who was voted in as Russia’s President in the country’s first elections after the dismantling of the Communist state on 12 June 1991?
  15. In 1909 Louis Bleriot, a Frenchman, became the first aviator to cross which stretch of water?
  16. What connects the voting systems in Australia, Singapore and Turkey?
  17. Which long-established business institution in London allowed women in for the first time in 1973?
  18. The Gorbals is a famous working-class area of which city?
  19. For what is the town of Whitstable in Kent best known?
  20. In which Olympic sport might you get a double axel or a triple Salchow?

Round 1 – Answers

  1. Dressing as a Nazi at a fancy-dress party
  2. Nassau
  3. Youtube
  4. Aristotle
  5. Smoke a cigarette
  6. Manchester
  7. Amadeus
  8. Carousel
  9. Ethics
  10. Greece
  11. France
  12. Lake District
  13. (Liverpool) John Lennon
  14. Boris Yeltsin
  15. English Channel
  16. It is compulsory to vote
  17. London Stock Exchange
  18. Glasgow
  19. Oysters
  20. Figure skating

Round 2

  1. Which wartime pin-up insured her legs for $1 million?
  2. Many cars are now fitted with a GPS navigational system; what does GPS stand for?
  3. Who became Australia’s first woman Prime Minister?
  4. If you were at a milonga, what would you most likely be doing?
  5. In Australia 11 November is Remembrance Day, in the US it is Veterans Day; how is it known in the UK?
  6. Which country supplies about 40% of the tea drunk in the UK?
  7. The source of the River Nile is in which hilly African country?
  8. What term is given to media photographers who follow and even hound well-known public figures?
  9. Which former England cricketer was given a thirteen-year prison sentence for drug-smuggling in 2008?
  10. What was the name of Christina Aguilera’s 1999 single that rocketed her to stardom as a teenager, reaching no. 1 in the US and UK?
  11. Who is the lead singer of Coldplay and in which English city was he brought up?
  12. What connects Hadrian’s Wall, the standing stones at Avebury, Ironbridge Gorge and Kew Gardens?
  13. The Treaty of Paris, signed by the British government in 1783, recognized what?
  14. Which English city boasts the renovated Albert Docks as a visitor attraction?
  15. Which Chancellor was forced to pull Britain out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism in Europe to protect the falling pound in 1992?
  16. What now-familiar event was first presented at the Queen’s Hall, London, by Henry Wood in 1895?
  17. The ancient town of Syracuse was on which modern island?
  18. What type of shape is made by curling wire around a cylindrical object?
  19. For what have Snoop Dogg, Naomi Campbell, Gerard Depardieu and David Hasselhoff all been arrested?
  20. What industrial development did Alfred Yarrow move from London to Glasgow in 1906-08?

Round 2 – Answers

  1. Betty Grable
  2. Global Positioning System
  3. Julia Gillard
  4. Dancing the tango
  5. Armistice Day
  6. Kenya
  7. Uganda
  8. Paparazzi
  9. Chris Lewis
  10. ‘Genie in a Bottle’
  11. Chris Martin; Exeter
  12. All are designated World Heritage Sites
  13. American independence
  14. Liverpool
  15. Norman Lamont
  16. Promenade Concert (Prom)
  17. Sicily
  18. Helix
  19. In-flight or airport misbehaviour
  20. His shipyard

Round 3

  1. In 1983, Microsoft announced the first release of which cornerstone product?
  2. William Joyce was executed in 1946 as a wartime traitor. By what name was he better known to the British public?
  3. Which Hollywood star made his directorial debut at the age of seventy-five with the 2012 film, Quartet? 
  4. The Manchester Ship Canal links that city to which other in the northwest?
  5. What is the mathematical name for a defined point on a curve?
  6. Crna Gora, the local name for the country we call Montenegro, translates as what?
  7. Which specialist hospital for children admitted its first patient in 1852?
  8. Antigua is part of which Caribbean island group?
  9. Which year saw the first Paralympics held in conjunction with the Olympics?
  10. Emma, Lady Hamilton, who died in 1815, was most famous as the mistress of which historical figure?
  11. Who married Michael Douglas in a lavish wedding in New York in 2000?
  12. By what name is the military commander Sir Arthur Wellesley best remembered?
  13. Which two instruments would properly accompany a flamenco dance?
  14. Who became President of the United States by default when Kennedy was assassinated?
  15. The world’s largest castle is found in which European city, a popular tourist destination?
  16. Who was set free in 1991 after five years in captivity in Lebanon?
  17. What was Howard Shore’s contribution to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy?
  18. Which famous university was founded in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1701?
  19. What political party was founded in Dublin by Arthur Griffith in 1905?
  20. What are the two races in Rwanda, whose old enmity has caused so much suffering?

Round 3 – Answers

  1. Windows
  2. Lord Haw-Haw, the voice of ‘Germany Calling’
  3. Dustin Hoffman
  4. Liverpool
  5. Cusp
  6. Black Mountain, same as Montenegro in Venetian
  7. Great Ormond Street
  8. Leeward Islands
  9. 1960 in Rome
  10. Horatio, Admiral Lord Nelson
  11. Catherine Zeta-Jones
  12. 1st Duke of Wellington
  13. Guitar and castanets
  14. Lyndon B. Johnson
  15. Prague
  16. John McCarthy
  17. He wrote the musical score
  18. Yale
  19. Sinn Fein
  20. Tutsi and Hutu

Round 4

  1. What do the five rings of the Olympic movement symbolise?
  2. Who was the first female sportsperson to earn over $100,000 in a year or season?
  3. Where are we most likely to encounter the skin irritant capsaicin?
  4. For what is Sheik Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyam best known in the UK?
  5. Who had a no. 1 hit in the UK with their debut single ‘Relax’ in 1983?
  6. Georgia and Russia fell out over which region in 2008?
  7. For what type of writing is M.R. James best known?
  8. Abba had nine no. 1 hit singles in the UK; which was the only one to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US as well?
  9. The plane carrying the Manchester United team crashed in 1958 bringing them back from a European Cup quarter-final against which side?
  10. Which great German footballer was known as Der Kaiser for his authority and imperious manner?
  11. Which legendary entertainer was known as Ol’ Blue Eyes?
  12. Who is the only Italian female to win a Grand Slam singles title in tennis?
  13. On which racecourse did Frankie Dettori go ‘through the card’, winning all seven of the day’s races in September 1996?
  14. Who sailed for adventure and profit in the ship the Golden Hinde?
  15. Who stars as Fran Kubelik in The Apartment, opposite Jack Lemmon?
  16. Which tragic figure was portrayed by Jessica Lange in a 1982 movie, a role which earned the actress an Academy Award nomination?
  17. Why is someone suffering from panophobia probably having a really bad time?
  18. With what is the name Stanley Gibbons associated?
  19. Which new legal body opened officially on 1 October 2009?
  20. Which Australian sporting icon was the first woman to swim the 100-metre freestyle in less than a minute?

Round 4  – Answers

  1. The five main populated continents of the world
  2. Billie Jean King
  3. In the seeds of chilli peppers
  4. The owner of Manchester City
  5. Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  6. South Ossetia
  7. Ghost stories
  8. ‘Dancing Queen’
  9. Red Star Belgrade
  10. Franz Beckenbauer
  11. Frank Sinatra
  12. Francesca Schiavone
  13. Ascot
  14. Sir Francis Drake
  15. Shirley MacLaine
  16. Frances Farmer
  17. They’re afraid of everything
  18. Stamp collecting
  19. Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
  20. Dawn Fraser

Round 5

  1. In which movie is the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch a secret weapon?
  2. Who did Charles Darwin replace on the £10 note in 2000?
  3. Which alternative calendar to our Gregorian one begins in 622?
  4. At which famous London restaurant did Jamie Oliver cut his teeth en route to stardom?
  5. The first America’s Cup, run in 1851, was a contest to sail around which island?
  6. The island of Trinidad and Tobago is situated off the coast of which South American country?
  7. What was the value in modern money of the old coin called a crown?
  8. What was the name of the German parliament building burned down in 1933?
  9. What major change in British public life came into effect on 15 February 1971?
  10. On 8 July 1982, Michael Fagan was arrested for breaking and entering which building?
  11. Which serving Prime Minister captained a winning British Admiral’s Cup team in the running of the famous yacht race in 1971?
  12. How did Glaswegian John Smeaton become a national hero in 2007?
  13. What are the Moai?
  14. Who manufactured the sports car racer the Sebring Sprite?
  15. The longest river in Canada, the Mackenzie, flows northeast into which body of water?
  16. Which famous actor was known as ‘Little Spartacus’ at school?
  17. Which glamorous actress/singer was born Holly Vukadinovic?
  18. Which word, now with a more general meaning of stuff or equipment, meant, in medieval times, a married woman’s possessions over which she held personal sway independently from her husband?
  19. What is the difference between the words biennial and biannual?
  20. What connects a bowyer and a fletcher?

Round 5 – Answers

  1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  2. Charles Dickens
  3. The Islamic calendar
  4. River Cafe
  5. Isle of Wight
  6. Venezuela
  7. 25p (five shillings)
  8. Reichstag
  9. Decimalisation
  10. Buckingham Palace (he got into the Queen’s bedroom)
  11. Ted Heath
  12. He was the ‘have-a-go’ baggage-handler who tackled fleeing terrorists at Glasgow airport
  13. Giant-headed statues on Easter Island
  14. Austin-Healey
  15. Arctic Ocean
  16. Michael Douglas
  17. Holly Valance
  18. Paraphernalia
  19. Biennial is every two years, biannual is twice every year
  20. Arrows; the name bowyer would once have meant a bow-maker or seller, while a fletcher was an arrow-maker

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