19 May 2009

My Pub Kwiz questions

I've Twittered and blogged about the Pub Kwiz (their spelling) that I ran at the Willoughby Arms and some people have asked to see the questions, so here they are.

There are 6 rounds of 10 questions each with a two part answer that is worth a point each, that is 120 points for you not too hot on maths. There is a separate picture round with 15 pictures to identify worth a point each. That gets us to 135 points. In the pub the winning team (of two people) scored around 80.

It may or may not help you to know that in some cases one of the two answers is included in the questions and in some rounds some of the questions have the same answer.

See how you do.

Round 1: Places

These are all capitals of European cities or English country towns. In each case I want to know what they are the capital of and the name of the river that they are on.

1. France
2. Dorset
3. Hungary
4. Northumberland
5. Latvia
6. Staffordshire
7. Montenegro
8. Essex
9. Slovakia
10. Isle of Wight

Round 2: Popular albums

These are the names of the first tracks on popular albums. In want to know which album and who the artist is.

11. Taxman (from 1966)
12. Brighton Rock (74)
13. Holidays in the Sun (77)
14. The Things That Dreams Are Made of (81)
15. Wanna be startin’ something (82)
16. Running up that hill (85)
17. Smells Like Teen Spirit (91)
18. Bitter Sweet Symphony (97)
19. It's like That (2005)
20. The Garden (2008)

Round 3: TV Actors

These TV actors are all famous for a current or recent role. I want to know the name of the programme were they in in the years specified and the name of the character that they played.

21. Arthur Low (24 episodes, 1960-1965)
22. John Thaw (26 episodes, 1964-1966)
23. Wendy Richard (69 episodes, 1972-1985)
24. Joanna Lumley (102 episodes, 1973)
25. Dennis Waterman (53 episodes, 1975-1978)
26. Martin Shaw (57 episodes, 1977-1983)
27. Zoë Wanamaker (30 episodes, 1992-1994)
28. Anna Friel (unknown episodes, 1993-1995)
29. Will Mellor (73 episodes, 1995-2004)
30. Tamsin Greig (18 episodes, 2000-2004)

Round 4: Sports championships

These are current sports tournaments. In each case I want to know who won the event the last time that it was held and who they beat.

31. US Masters 2009 (2nd play-off hole)
32. European Challenge Cup Final 2008
33. FIFA Football World Cup 2006
34. Australian Women’s Open Tennis 2009
35. Super League Grand Final 2008
36. Betfred.com World Snooker Championship 2009
37. The Football Association Women’s Challenge Cup Competition 2009
38. 2009 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship
39. Rugby World Cup 2007
40. ICC Women’s World Cup 2009

Round 5: Books

These are the titles of books in which famous characters made their first appearance. These are all in the realm of detectives, spies or adventurers. In each case I want to know the name of the character and of the creator.

41. A Study in Scarlet (1887)
42. Meet the Tiger! (1928)
43. The Secret of the Old Clock (1930)
44. The Murder at the Vicarage (1930)
45. Detective Comics #27 (1939)
46. Five on a Treasure Island (1942)
47. Casino Royale (1953)
48. Last Bus to Woodstock (1975)
49. Call for the Dead (1961)
50. Knots and Crosses (1987)

Round 6: Poetry

These are the first lines of famous poems. I want to know the name of the poem and of the author.

51. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (1609)
52. The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, (1750)
53. Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie! (1785)
54. In Xanadu did Kubla Khan, A stately pleasure-dome decree (1797)
55. I wandered lonely as a cloud, That floats on high o'er vales and hills, (1815)
56. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness (1819)
57. Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, (1854)
58. When awful darkness and silence reign, Over the great Gromboolian plain, (1877)
59. If you can keep your head when all about you, Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, (1895)
60. Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough! (1937)

Picture Round:

All of these pictures is associated with a phrase containing the word "one" which in some cases is normally written as "1". I want to know what the phrases are.




Answers.

Places
1. Paris – Seine
2. Dorchester - Frome
3. Budapest - Danube
4. Alnwick - Aln
5. Riga - Daugava
6. Stafford - Sow
7. Podgorica - Ribnica or Morača
8. Chelmsford – Chelmer or Can
9. Bratislava - Danube
10. Newport - Medina

Albums
11. Beatles - Revolver
12. Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
13. Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks
14. The Human League - Dare
15. Michael Jackson – Thriller
16. Kate Bush – Hounds of love
17. Nirvana - Nevermind
18. The Verve – Urban Hymns
19. Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi
20. Take That - Circus

Actors
21. Coronation Street - Leonard Swindley
22. Redcap - Sergeant John Mann (26 episodes, 1964-1966)
23. Are You Being Served? - Miss Brahms (69 episodes, 1972-1985)
24. Coronation Street - Elaine Perkins (102 episodes, 1973)
25. The Sweeney - Det. Sgt. George Carter (53 episodes, 1975-1978)
26. The Professionals - Doyle (57 episodes, 1977-1983)
27. Love Hurts - Tessa Piggott (30 episodes, 1992-1994)
28. Brookside - Beth Jordache (unknown episodes, 1993-1995)
29. Hollyoaks - Jambo Bolton (73 episodes, 1995-2004)
30. Black Books - Fran (18 episodes, 2000-2004)

Sport
31. Ángel Cabrera beat Kenny Perry
32. Bath Rugby beat Worcester Warriors
33. Italy beat France
34. Serena Williams beat Dinara Safina
35. Leeds Rhinos beat St Helens
36. John Higgins beat Shaun Murphy
37. Arsenal beat Sunderland
38. Phil Taylor beat Raymond van Barneveld
39. South Africa beat England
40. England beat New Zealand

Books
41. Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
42. The Saint – Leslie Charteris
43. Nancy Drew - Carolyn Keene / Edward Stratemeyer
44. Miss Marple - Agatha Christie
45. Batman - Bob Kane
46. The Famous Five - Enid Blyton
47. James Bond - Ian Fleming
48. Inspector Morse - Colin Dexter
49. George Smiley - John le Carré
50. Inspector Rebus - Ian Rankin

Poetry
51. Sonnet 18 - William Shakespeare
52. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard - Thomas Gray
53. To A Mouse - Robert Burns
54. Kubla Khan - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
55. Daffodils - William Wordsworth
56. To Autumn - John Keats
57. The Charge of the Light Brigade - Lord Alfred Tennyson
58. The Dong with a Luminous Nose - Edward Lear
59. If - Rudyard Kipling
60. Slough - Sir John Betjeman

Pictures
1. One step beyond
2. No. 1 London
3. One foot in the grave
4. One small step for man
5. Queen Elizabeth 1
6. Air Force One
7. One Laptop Per Child
8. One for sorrow
9. One fine day
10. The One Show
11. One flew over the cuckoo’s nest
12. One, two, buckle my shoe
13. M1
14. No. 1 in Heaven
15. The Last One

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