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Free Pub Quiz Questions and Answers – Sample 1

CAPITAL CITIES  All the answers contain the name of a capital city

1    Her most famous song was ‘Cry Me A River’    Julie London
2    A 1967 detective film starring Frank Sinatra    ‘Tony Rome’
3    Jane Fonda’s nickname because of her Vietnam War beliefs    ‘Hanoi Jane’
4    The Queen consort of King Juan Carlos I of Spain    Sofia
5    Coventry City and Aston Villa player capped four times by England, all in 1998    Dion Dublin
6    Song originally released in 1984 by Murray Head – from the musical ‘Chess’    ‘One Night in Bangkok’
7    Story derived from elements of the 1001 Nights fables. It was written as a novel by Achmed Abdullah in 1924.  Five times made as a film.    ‘The Thief of Baghdad’
8    Song originally recorded in 1961, now Nana Mouskouri’s signature tune    ‘The White Rose of Athens’
9    A single-movement piano concerto written for the 1941 film, ‘Dangerous Moonlight’ (also known under the later title Suicide Squadron)    ‘Warsaw Concerto’
10    Peter Lorre’s character in ‘The Maltese Falcon’    Joel Cairo

1    What does a cooper traditionally make or mend?    Barrels
2    According to the title of their TV programme, at which number do the Kumars host their chat show?    42
3    ‘The Cherry Blossoms’ is the nickname of which country’s national rugby union team?    Japan
4    Who played Doctor Richard Kimble in a 1993 film?    Harrison Ford (The Fugitive)
5    What might be a drink; a blow; or a magazine?    Punch
6    Leopold Bloom is the central character in which novel?    ‘Ulysses’

7    In which capital city will you find the 88-storey Petronas Towers office block?    Kuala Lumpur
8    Which card game shares a name with the surname of a former Formula 1 motor racing world champion?
9    Which consonant can be found at the far right of the top row of letters on a standard computer keyboard?
10    ‘She sits alone waiting for suggestions , He’s so nervous avoiding all her questions,  His lips are dry, her heart is gently pounding,  Don’t you just know exactly what they’re thinking?’ is a lyric from which Rod Stewart UK No 1 hit single?    ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’

ENGLISH COUNTIES  The question or answer contains the name of an English county
1    Drop the first letter to find a region of Italy    (C)umbria
2    Named as one of the five ‘Wisden Cricketers of the Year’ in 1995    Devon Malcolm
3    The Cesarewitch and which other race make up the ‘Autumn Double’?    Cambridgeshire
4    Culinary dish consisting essentially of lamb or mutton, onion and potatoes left to bake in the oven all day in a heavy pot and on a low heat    Lancashire Hotpot
5    Swindon Town are which county’s only Football League club?    Wiltshire
6    Magician known as ‘The Great Soprendo’    Geoffrey Durham
7    Purple property on a London Monopoly board    Northumberland Avenue
8    Four-wheel, two-seated pleasure carriage with an open spindle seat    Surrey
9    Took ‘Gonna Make You a Star’  to No 1 in the UK Singles chart in 1974    David Essex
10    Bull terrier bred for hunting purposes    Staffordshire Bull Terrier

THE LETTER ‘D’  All the answers begin with ‘D’

1    Large triangular muscle covering the joint of the shoulder    Deltoid
2    An exploit or achievement, usually a commendable act    Deed
3    Another name for a Wiener dog    Dachshund
4    A sum of money paid to shareholders of a corporation out of earnings    Dividend
5    Evelyn Waugh novel concerning Paul Pennyfeather, a student at the fictional Scone College, Oxford
‘Decline and Fall’
6    A member of an order of priests in ancient Gaul and Britain    Druid
7    A bomb that fails to explode (three letters)    Dud
8    Town on the River Frome at the junction of the A35 and A37 roads    Dorchester
9    Surname of the husband of singer Cleo Laine    (Johnny) Dankworth
10    Close-fitting cloth hat associated with Sherlock Holmes    Deerstalker


1    Which British entrepreneur and businessman born in 1966 with interests in mobile phones, television, media, leisure, and property became a television celebrity through his appearances on ‘Dragons’ Den’?
Peter Jones
2    Name the inquiry currently being held into press and media intrusion.    Leveson Inquiry
3    Name the Latin American dance of three steps and kick to the side, performed in chain with hands on the next person’s hips.    Conga
4    Which cabinet post has been held by Estelle Morris, Ruth Kelly and currently Michael Gove?
Secretary of State for Education
5    Name Europe’s largest surviving World War Two battleship now on display on the River Thames.
 HMS Belfast


Which number when divided by 2 has a remainder of 1, when divided by 3 has a remainder of 2, when divided by 4 has a remainder of 3, and when divided by 5 has a remainder of 4?



7    USA
Which eight-letter US state capital has the spelling consonant, vowel, consonant, vowel, consonant, vowel, consonant and vowel?



8 Which of these musicals was NOT a collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein?

Carousel    My Fair Lady    South Pacific

Answer  My Fair Lady

9  ‘No man is an island.’  Who wrote these words?

John Milton    Alexander Pope    John Donne

Answer  John Donne

10 The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built by which king?

Alexander the Great    Nebuchadnezzar    Cyrus the Great

Answer   Nebuchadnezzar

How many teams entered the first ever (English) FA Cup competition?    15

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