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Free Pub Quiz Questions and Answers – Sample 2

DANIEL  From the clues identify the persons with the usual first name Dan, Danny or Daniel
1    Author of the Da Vinci Code    Dan Brown
2    American actor, the voice of Homer Simpson    Dan Castellaneta
3    Played Christy Brown in the 1989 film ‘My Left Foot’    Daniel Day-Lewis
4    American pioneer, fur trader, explorer, adventurer and hunter. (1734-1820)    Daniel Boone
5    Vocalist and guitarist with British band McFly    Danny Jones
6    Entertainer – born Daniel Patrick Carroll in Cork, Ireland in 1927    Danny La Rue
7    Miami Dolphins quarterback (1983-1999)    Dan Marino
8    Canadian-American actor born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.    Dan Ackroyd
9    British actor best known for acting the main role in Harry Potter films    Daniel Radcliffe
10    Wrote the novel ‘Robinson Crusoe’    Daniel Defoe

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
1    In June 2011, which footballer announced his engagement to TV presenter Christine Bleakley?
Frank Lampard
2    What is the name of the character in a top hat who has advertised Liquorice Allsorts since 1929?
Bertie Bassett
3    Junction 8 of which motorway gives direct access to Stansted Airport?    M11
4    In hospitals, for what does the ‘E’ stand in the abbreviation A & E?    (Accident &) Emergency
5    Rowan Williams was Archbishop of where prior to becoming the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury?
Wales
6    In computing, what ‘R’ is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings on Microsoft Windows operating systems?    Registry
7    Which ‘M’ is a town in Essex on the Blackwater estuary that is famous for its salt production?    Maldon
8    In which city was Martin Luther King assassinated in 1968?    Memphis
9    What ‘P’ is the name of the person on a ship responsible for the handling of money on board?    Purser
10    What title has been won by Cindy Breakspeare, Marie Stavin and Sarah Jane Hutt?    Miss World

RHYMING QUIZ  All the answers rhyme
1    `G’ name given to a kitchen on a ship    Galley
2    High-tech business area in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in California    Silicon Valley
3    Played Rebecca Howe in ‘Cheers’    Kirstie Alley
4    Music venue which was located at 242 Shepherd’s Bush Road, London W6, opened in 1919
Hammersmith Palais
5    Male tabby cat that captured the heart of the Duchess in Disney’s ‘The Aristocats’    Thomas O’Malley
6    English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist 1656-1742
Edmund Halley
7    Beheaded in 1618    Sir Walter Raleigh
8    Song with the lyric ‘You’ve been running all over town, Ooh, I guess you gotta put your flat feet on the ground’
Mustang Sally
9    Motor car race organised each year by the ‘Automobile Club de Monaco’    Monte Carlo Rally
10    2003 British romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis    ‘Love Actually’

THE YEAR 1999
1    Who married Sophie Rhys-Jones?    Prince Edward
2    Who died aged 71 – his theme tune was ‘Give Me the Moonlight’?    Frankie Vaughan
3    Lady Haden-Guest attended the State Opening of Parliament. How is she better known?
Jamie Lee Curtis
4    With whom did Lennox Lewis box a draw in a world heavyweight title fight?    Evander Holyfield
5    What on Wall Street passed the 10,000 mark for the first time?    Dow Jones Index
6    Which American retailer announced it was about to buy ASDA?    Wal-Mart
7    Which member of Boyzone came out and announced he was gay?    Stephen Gately
8    Whose frozen body was found on Everest, 75 years after he tried to climb the mountain?    George Mallory
9    Who married DJ and musician Fatboy Slim?    Zoe Ball
10    Who was appointed conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic?    Sir Simon Rattle

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

1    Which Gilbert and Sullivan work has the alternative title ‘The Town of Titipu’?    ‘The Mikado’
2    Which carmaker was founded on the outskirts of Seoul in 1944 and has a name that derives from Korean words meaning ‘to arise to the world from Asia’?     Kia
3    What is Spain’s third most populated city after Madrid and Barcelona?    Valencia
4    What do we call the small summer squash the Americans call zucchini?    Courgette
5    In the Bible, the road between Jerusalem and Jericho is the setting for which of Jesus’ parables?
The Good Samaritan

6    ANAGRAM

Solve the anagram in brackets to correctly complete the quotation by Walter Bagehot

‘The greatest mistake is trying to be more (large a bee) than you can be’

A:  Agreeable

7    NUMBERS

In relation to their cube roots what do the numbers 512; 4,913; 5,832; 17,576 and 19,683 – and ONLY those numbers – have in common?

A: When added together their digits total the number of their cube roots: 8, 17, 18, 26 and 27

8 ‘Circus’, which was released in 2008, was which female singer’s sixth studio album?

Britney Spears    Cher    Gwen Stefani

Answer      Britney Spears

9  Who managed Watford in the early 1990s having previously played a record 631 top-flight league games for one club?

Steve Perryman    Glenn Roeder    Graham Taylor

Answer      Steve Perryman

10 The names of the three Gallagher brothers all comprise four letters – who is Liam and Noel’s brother?

Glyn    Paul    Mark

Answer       Paul

TIE BREAK
What is the population of Northern Ireland according to the 2001 UK Census?    1,685,000

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