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Trivia Questions I


  1. Which American television soap starred a former 'Mamas and Papas' singer?



  2. What physical trait does a person with ephelides have?
  3. When is St. Swithun's Day?
  4. What was the former name of the Indian city Chennai?
  5. Tiger Beer originates from which country?
  6. Philosopher Kong Zi is better known by what name?
  7. An epithalamium poem is written to celebrate what occasion?
  8. Which rank of the nobility comes between Duke and Earl?
  9. Which tree is traditionally associated with cemeteries?
  10. What is the world’s tallest grass which can grow up to 90 cm in a day?
  11. What object is MENSA the word for in Latin?
  12. All of the clocks in which movie are stuck on 4:20?
  13. What is the traditional two word English name for the flag flown to identify a pirate ship?
  14. What do the model playing pieces represent in the game Escalado?



Answers:

  1. Knots Landing (Michelle Phillips)
  2. Freckles
  3. 15th July
  4. Madras
  5. Singapore
  6. Confucius
  7. A wedding
  8. Marquis
  9. Yew
  10. Bamboo
  11. Table
  12. Pulp Fiction
  13. Jolly Roger
  14. Horses



Questions II

  1. In Eastenders, The Queen Victoria pub is at the corner of Albert Square and which street?
  2. Which musician was born Philippe Pagés in Paris in 1953?
  3. Which film actor was the most decorated American soldier in World War Two?
  4. Branded the 'eternal Booker bridesmaid', who was shortlisted five times for the Man Booker prize between 1973 and 1998 but never won?
  5. What is ziganka?
  6. Which movie was John Wayne making when he won an Oscar for 'True Grit'?
  7. Which musical includes the line 'Yes, I remember it well'?
  8. What was the first novel ever written on a typewriter?
  9. Which Oxford college did Margaret Thatcher attend?
  10. Which is the world's smallest flightless bird?
  11. De Montfort University is in which UK city?
  12. A barrel of oil is defined as being made up of how many US gallons?
  13. The Indian Pacific is a massive railway line in which country?
  14. After Britain declared war on Germany in 1939, which actor was alone among British stars in Hollywood in returning home to fight for his country?

Answers:

  1. Bridge Street
  2. Richard Clayderman
  3. Audie Murphey
  4. Beryl Bainbridge
  5. A Russian country dance (accept dance)
  6. Rio Lobo
  7. Gigi
  8. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  9. Sommerville
  10. Kiwi
  11. Leicester
  12. 42
  13. Australia
  14. David Niven



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