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Pot Luck Quiz Questions I

  1. Name the abused, underpaid clerk of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol?




  2. Phenol is the common name for which acid?
  3. The Kingdom of Aksum existed from approximately 100–940 AD on which continent?
  4. In which English county was Sir Winston Churchill born?
  5. 'That's yer Allotment' is a Sun newspaper headline referring to which England football manager's 2-1 loss to Sweden?
  6. What two word term was coined in 1947 after Kenneth Arnold's strange experience?
  7. In which country was the monk Dom Perignon born?
  8. Which metal is usually mixed with silver to form sterling silver?
  9. Who was vice president to President Barack Obama?
  10. Which country was the first in the world to build motorways?

Answers:

  1. Bob Cratchit
  2. Carbolic acid




  3. Africa
  4. Oxfordshire
  5. Graham Taylor (who was often referred to as a 'turnip' by the Sun newspaper)
  6. Flying saucer
  7. France
  8. Copper
  9. Joe Biden
  10. Italy



Quiz II

  1. Occurring twice yearly, what name is given to a day consisting of twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of darkness?
  2. How many X chromosomes do women have?
  3. Who is the director and producer of the 2004 documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11?
  4. The National Diet is the parliament in which country?
  5. How many revolutions per minute did 7 inch records make on a gramophone?
  6. Which word was first used in 1611 by the mathematician Giovanni Demisiani for one of Galileo Galilei's instruments?




  7. What was the first name of Captain Oates who left his tent and died during Scott's Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole?
  8. What first opened in Burnt Oak, Barnet, in 1929?
  9. Which radio station features The Ken Bruce Show?
  10. Organised commercial bungee jumping first began in which country?
  11. Which planet is known as The Red Planet?
  12. What name is given to the scientific study of fossils?

Answers:

  1. Equinox
  2. Two
  3. Michael Moore
  4. Japan
  5. 45
  6. Telescope
  7. Lawrence
  8. Tesco
  9. BBC Radio Two
  10. New Zealand
  11. Mars
  12. Paleontology



Quiz III

  1. In which James Bond film was there the following exchange: 'You expect me to talk?' 'No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die!'?
  2. Near which major British city is the Cadbury World visitor attraction?
  3. What nationality is politician Nick Clegg's wife Miriam?
  4. What name was Shirley Crabtree better known by?
  5. Name the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System?
  6. Annie Elizabeth and Laxton's Superb are varieties of which fruit?
  7. What type of ships are the Carl Vinson, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington?
  8. 'Two jags' was the nickname of which British politician?
  9. What colur is the middle vertical stripe in the Belgium flag?
  10. Who was sometimes known as the Alton Giant and the Giant of Illinois?

Answers:

  1. Goldfinger
  2. Birmingham
  3. Spanish
  4. Big Daddy
  5. Mars
  6. Apple
  7. Aircraft Carriers
  8. John Prescott
  9. Yellow
  10. Robert Wadlow



Quiz IV

  1. In April 1997, which actor was appointed Ambassador of the Bahamas to Japan?
  2. What book were twins Norris and Ross McWhirter commissioned to compile in 1954?
  3. What is the largest living species of penguin?
  4. In which city did Martin Luther King make his 'I Have a Dream' public speech?
  5. Who is best known as the dancing partner and on-screen romantic interest of Ginger Rogers?
  6. When driving from London to Swansea which motorway would you use?
  7. In which Russian city was Vladimir Putin born?
  8. Which well known television presenter hosted the first national lottery programme on 19 November 1994?
  9. On 11 September 2001, President George Bush was interrupted as he attended an event at an elementary school in which American state?
  10. Tennis star Pam Shriver was married for 6 years to which James Bond actor?

Answers:

  1. Sidney Poitier
  2. The Guinness Book of Records




  3. The emperor penguin
  4. Washington D.C.
  5. Fred Astaire
  6. M4
  7. Leningrad
  8. Noel Edmonds
  9. Florida
  10. George Lazenby










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