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Our most recent set of topical quiz questions are about the music icon David Bowie.



David Robert Jones born in Brixton, London, and professionally known as David Bowie, was a singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and artist.


David Bowie

  1. Which song, written and recorded by David Bowie for a 1972 album, is also a name he used for his alter ego?
  2. Which album was David Bowie's first number one in the UK charts?
  3. Which song, released in 1980 and first cut from the Scary Monsters album, was a UK number one?
  4. In which African city was David Bowie's wife Iman born?
  5. On 24 April 1992, David Bowie married Iman in which European country?
  6. In 1990, Queen and Bowie filed a lawsuit against which American artist for copying the bass line of Under Pressure?




  7. In which film did Bowie portray Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien from a dying planet?
  8. Which song became his first top five entry in the UK Singles Chart after its release in 1969?
  9. Name the studio album that was released on Bowie's 69th birthday?
  10. Which role did Bowie play in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ?

Answers:

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  1. Ziggy Stardust
  2. Aladdin Sane
  3. Ashes to Ashes
  4. Mogadishu
  5. Switzerland
  6. Vanilla Ice
  7. The Man Who Fell to Earth
  8. Space Oddity
  9. Blackstar
  10. Pontius Pilate

A new film starring Tom Hardy has put East End gangster legends Ronnie and Reggie Kray in the media recently.


Kray Twins Quiz

  1. What was the name of the Kray twin's older brother?
  2. What was the nickname of Detective Superintendent Leonard Read who was in-charge of their arrest?
  3. What was the first name of the wife Reggie Kray married in 1965?
  4. Who played the role of Ronnie Kray in the 1990 film The Krays?
  5. What is the name of the 2015 film starring Tom Hardy as the twins?
  6. What was the name of the pub where George Cornell was shot and killed?
  7. What was playing on the jukebox when George Cornell was shot?
  8. Who parodied the brothers as the ridiculously violent gangsters Doug and Dinsdale Piranha?
  9. 'I think he'd like to have been Ronnie Kray' is a line from which Blur song?
  10. Reggie Kray died in his sleep in a hotel in which city in 2000?

Answers:

  1. Charlie
  2. Nipper
  3. Frances (Shea)
  4. Gary Kemp
  5. Legend
  6. The Blind Beggar
  7. The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Any More (by the Walker Brothers)
  8. Monty Python's Flying Circus
  9. Charmless Man
  10. Norwich

Cilla Black was a Liverpool born singer, entertainer, media personality and actress.


Cilla Black Quiz

  1. Which single, released at the beginning of 1964, was Cilla Black's first UK number one hit?
  2. In 2014, which actress played Cilla Black in the three-part television drama series, Cilla?
  3. What was Cilla Black's original name?
  4. Which game show hosted by Cilla Black was broadcast on ITV from 1998 to 2001?
  5. A Comic Relief special of Blind Date in 1993 had which contestant on the show?
  6. Who was Cilla married to for more than 30 years?
  7. Cilla appeared as herself in which British sitcom in 2011?

Answers:

  1. Anyone Who Had a Heart
  2. Sheridan Smith
  3. Priscilla White
  4. The Moment of Truth
  5. Mr. Bean
  6. Bobby Willis
  7. Benidorm

In May 2015, Fifa and its controversial president Sepp Blatter, hit the headlines in a corruption scandal.


Fifa Quiz

  1. What is the nationality of Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter who, as of May 2015, is the eighth president of FIFA?
  2. Fifa's choice to award the 2022 World Cup to which country has been widely criticised in the media?
  3. Complete the Fifa logo: 'For the Game. For the ....?
  4. Name the third President of FIFA, who had a famous trophy named in his honour?
  5. In which European city are Fifa's headquarters?
  6. The Fifa Collection, the finest single collection of football memorabilia in the world, is held in which British city?
  7. What does the abbreviation of Fifa translate to in English?
  8. Which Englishman was president of Fifa from 1961 to 1974?

Answers:

  1. Swiss
  2. Qatar
  3. World
  4. Jules Rimet
  5. Zurich
  6. Manchester - at the National Football Museum
  7. International Federation of Association Football
  8. Sir Stanley Rous

Nigel Farage (born 1964) is a British politician and leader of UKIP.


Nigel Farage Quiz

  1. UKIP complained to the police over comments about leader Nigel Farage on an episode of which BBC One show in the run up to the 2015 election?
  2. In May 2010, Farage suffered injuries in what sort of accident?
  3. Which region has he represented as an MEP since 1999?
  4. On 8 May 2015, Farage resigned as leader of UKIP after he failed to win which seat?
  5. Farage left the Conservative Party in 1992 after the signing of which treaty?
  6. What nationality is Nigel Farage's wife?
  7. What was Farage's former non-political occupation?

Answers:

  1. Have I Got News For You
  2. A plane crash
  3. South East England
  4. Thanet South
  5. Maastricht Treaty
  6. German
  7. Comodity Broker

Robin Williams (1951 – 2014) was an American actor and comedian. He rose to fame as Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–82), and featured in many acclaimed films including Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), and Dead Poets Society.


Robin Williams Quiz Questions





  1. Robin Williams won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as therapist Dr. Sean Maguire in which film?
  2. In the American sitcom Mork and Mindy, which planet does Mork come from?
  3. The character Mrs Doubtfire claims to be from England, but what accent does she mostly speak with?
  4. In which 2002 film does Williams become obsessed with a family for whom he has developed pictures for a long time?
  5. Which role does Robin Williams play in the movie Hook?

Answers:

  1. Good Will Hunting
  2. Ork
  3. Scottish
  4. One Hour Photo
  5. Peter Pan



Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Tony" Benn, formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate, was a Labour Party politician who was a Member of Parliament for 50 years.


Tony Benn Quiz Questions

  1. Who was quoted as saying that Benn 'immatured with age'?
  2. Tony Benn was MP for which town from 1984 to 2001?
  3. What title was relinquished by Tony Benn?
  4. Name his son who has been Member of Parliament for Leeds Central since 1999?
  5. What branch of the arm forces did Tony Benn join during the war?

Answers:

  1. Harold Wilson
  2. Chesterfield
  3. Viscount Stansgate
  4. Hilary Benn
  5. RAF





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