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  • Quiz Number #538

    Round 1

    1. Spelling: HIERARCHY
    (defn: a system of organizing people into ranks)

    2. Which famous actor played an Oompa Loompa in the 2023 film Wonka? Hugh Grant < | Vinnie Jones | Warwick Davis
    Hugh Grant

    3. Yes / No. Is the word “COKE” allowed in Scrabble?
    YES – (defn: a solid black substance that is produced from coal)

    4. Which of these 3 dinosaurs survived on a diet of eating the other 2? (which one was carnivorous)Triceratops | Diplodocus | Giganotosaurus

    5. Duty Free shops were abolished for intra-EU travellers in which year? 1989 | 1999 < | 2009

    6. What is the name of the Prime Minister of Canada
    Justin Trudeau

    7. What is the name of the RAF officer who has held the world land speed record since 1997?
    Andy Green

    8. Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear 1st appears in which Toy Story film?
    Toy Story 3

    9. In newspaper racing form listings, which initial prefixed the name Dettori when he raced a horse?
    (Lanfranco – he was never listed using F)

    10. In Dutch, dinsdag is Tuesday. Which day is called donderdag?

    11. Which L  in chemical engineering, is another term for a U-bend and is also the name of a plucked string instrument with a neck and a deep round back?

    12. Sam Smith performed the theme song to which Bond film?


    Final Round

    Blockbusters (first 5 questions)

    1. Which CC was Muhammad Ali’s real name?
    Cassius Clay

    2. Which IR is the name of a series of detective novels by the Scottish author Sir Ian Rankin?
    Inspector Rebus

    3. Which RS is an annual entertainment and sports festival in Saudi Arabia’s capital?
    Riyadh Season

    4. Which WT is a levy imposed by a government on companies that have benefited from something they were not responsible for?
    Windfall Tax

    5. Which RG is another name for the French Open in tennis?
    Roland Garros

    Final Cryptic 5

    6. Nick Leeson was blamed for the downfall of which bank?
    Barings Bank

    7. Which Scottish course held golf’s “The Open Championship” in 1977, 1986, 1994 & 2009?

    8. Throughout the entirety of WW2, Bulgaria held which alliance? Allies | Axis Powers | Neutrality | All of above A, B & C  <
    All of above A, B & C

    9. Who was the first country in the world to ban smoking nationwide in pubs?

    10. A Rana Temporaria is also known as a “common…” what?



    Letters: Acid Smart
    Clue: The study or practice of theatrical arts.
    Answer: DRAMATICS

    Tie Break
     (closest to the correct answer wins)

    Tie Break – What age was Sir Alex Ferguson when he retired from football management?


    Music Answer – STAND


    Oasis    Stand By Me

    Paul McCartney – We All Stand Together

    Police   Don’t Stand So Close To Me

    Tina Turner – I Can’t Stand the Rain

  • Quiz Number #537

    Round 1

    1. Spelling: ABSCESS (bacterial infection)

    2. Which 1972 Roald Dahl book is the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, continuing the story of young Charlie Bucket? Clue “Charlie and the Great ___ ____”
    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

    3. What M is a word for honey wine?

    4. The Dutch town of Edam takes its name from what? The Colour Red | Dutch For Goat | Dam on the River E <
    Dam on River E

    5. British cave divers John Volanthen and Rick Stanton led a rescue mission to save a young football team in 2018 in which country?

    6. TV: Countdown on Channel 4 and is currently presented by who?
    Colin Murray

    7. Which 1993 film starring Emma Thompson, is based on the true story of the Guildford Four?
    In the Name of the Father

    8. Queen Elizabeth II had 15 Prime Ministers serve during her reign. Who was her 2nd?
    Anthony Eden

    9. Madagascar is an island country that belongs to which continent?

    10. What flavour of juice is used to make a Bucks Fizz cocktail?

    11. Strasbourg is the official seat of the European Parliament. Which country is this city located?

    12. Which 2013 film told the story of the author P. L. Travers?

    Saving Mr. Banks

    Final Round

    Blockbusters (first 5 questions)

    1. Which TP are pieces of Earth’s crust & mantle, together referred to as the lithosphere?
    Tectonic Plates

    2. The Acid House is a collection of stories by which IW?
    Irvine Welsh

    3. Paul Anderson is an actor best known for playing which AS on TV from 2013–2022?
    Arthur Shelby

    4. Which BS is a song that includes lines “In the heart of America” & “dreadlock Rasta”?
    Buffalo Soldier

    5. Which RA is a vessel in the human body that supplies the kidneys with blood?
    Renal Artery

    Final Cryptic 5

    6. Which of these has the highest “Atomic Number”? Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon
    Oxygen (8). H-1, C-6

    7. Excluding Celtic & Rangers, who were the most recent team to win the Scottish Cup?
    St Johnstone

    8. Friedrich Miescher, the famous scientist who paved the way for the identification of DNA, died when? 1895 < | 1935 | 1965 | 1985

    9. Project Gutenberg is an online resource to encourage the creation & distribution of what, free of charge?

    10. Who is the Vice President of the United States of America?

    Kamala Harris



    Letters: Built Pics

    Clue: Person who manages branding for famous people.

    Answer: PUBLICIST

    Tie Break
     (closest to the correct answer wins)

    Tie Break – In which year was Vladimir Putin born?


    Music Answer – SONG TITLE CONNECTION 5 letter word.


    Crickets – Maybe Baby

    Thom Pace – Maybe

    Stereophonics – Maybe Tomorrow

    Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

  • Quiz Number #536

    Round 1

    1. Spelling: ACCOMMODATE

    2. Round 5 games of this year’s Six Nations will be played in which month?

    3. In which of the home naions is Pembroke Castle?

    4. The flag of Bolivia features red, yellow and what other colour?

    5. Queen Bees and Wannabes is a 2002 book by Rosalind Wiseman, which is the basis for which films in 2004, then remade in 2024?
    Mean Girls

    6. Corfu, Paxos, & Lefkas are islands that belong to which group of Greek islands?
    Ionian Islands (accept Heptanese)

    7. Which famous actor played Billy Flynn in the 2002 musical film, Chicago?
    Richard Gere

    8. Which city is the setting for the TV series called Kin?

    9. Who was the Roman goddess of the Moon?

    10. How many Scottish players have ever won the Ballon d’Or?
    (Dennis Law)

    11. If you are born in April what would be your birthstone?

    12. Mary Ann Evans is the real name of which author?
    George Eliot

    Final Round

    Blockbusters (first 5 questions)

    1. Which FB is a landmark pictured on Bank of Scotland £20 notes?
    Forth Bridges

    2. The first UK No. 1 hit by a girl-band was called what BL?
    Baby Love

    3. Of the fifty US States, which RI is the smallest by area?
    Rhode Island

    4. Striking miners in the 80’s who would drive to other towns to protest were known as what FP?
    Flying Pickets

    5. Music: Which GD wanted woken up on the 1st of October?
    Green Day

    Final Cryptic 5

    6. What did Herschel discover in 1781?

    7. Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary closed as a prison in which decade?
    1960’s (1961)

    8. The law of which 17th century British chemist defines the proportional relationship between the pressure and volume of a gas?
    Robert Boyle

    9. Neville Chamberlain was the Prime Minister for the first how many months of WW2? 3 | 8 | 12 | 16

    10. Which actor starred in Cat Ballou, but died before the film was released?
    Nat King Cole



    Letters: Ice Liquor

    Clue: Black sweets.

    Answer: LIQUORICE

    Tie Break
     (closest to the correct answer wins)

    Tie Break – In which year did German-born Albert Einstein last set foot in Germany?


    Bonus 3 (optional)

    As used by UK Police, the vowels of the phonetic alphabet are Alpha, Echo. What are the other 3?

    India | Oscar | Uniform

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1 minute clip (play twice during presentation) with 5 songs from 5 different decades.

Format 1: Pull the first letter from each artist and it will spell out which 5 letter word?

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