Friday 2 December 2016

Quiz - Week 20 - Questions and Answers

For those of you who follow the blog and joined in with the Quiz on Tuesday I promised that on Fridays you would have the answers. 
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1. Random
1. Which is the world’s largest living species of lizard?

Komodo dragon
2. Walt Disney lost out on an Oscar for Best Picture in 1965 to My Fair lady, but which of his films was nominated?

Mary Poppins
3. Which Irish television presenter was the host of ‘Going For Gold’ between 1987 and 1996?

Henry Kelly
4. Seismology is the study of what?

5. How many people survived the sinking of RMS Titanic? Exact 5, nearest 5 2 and nearest 10 1


2.  Film

1. In which Lord of the Rings film does Sir Ian McKellen play Gandalf the Grey?
The Fellowship of the ring

2. According to the Lego movie “Everything is….” what?

3. How many Back to the future movies were made?

4. The 2014 film “A theory of everything” is the story based on which professor?
Stephen Hawkings

5. Jack Nicholson is famous for saying the line “Here’s Johnny!” in which film?
The Shinning

3. Cartoons
1. Who is the creator of Family guy?

Seth Macfarlane
2. Matt Groening created which 2 animated series?

Simpsons and Futuramma
3. In the Simpsons who was Barts teacher?

Edna Crabapple
4. In the flintstones what is the name of Fred and Wilmas baby?

5. Which Brothers created the Looney Tunes cartoons that featured characters like Bugs Bunny?

Warner Brothers  

4. Technology

1. What does PNG stand for when used to describe a computer image file format?
Portable Network Graphics
2. Which multinational technology company was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in 1994?
3. Who invented the motorised vacuum cleaner in 1901?
Hubert Cecil Booth
4. Pressing the ‘Ctrl’ key on a PC along with which letter of the alphabet is a short cut for the ‘Undo’ command?
5.  What is the name for the smallest possible unit of data in a computer?
 Bit (Short for binary digit)
5. Food and Drink
1. Approximately how many turkeys were purchased at Christmas in the UK; 1 million, 10 million or 20 million?

10 million
2. ‘Ambrosia’, ‘Maigold’ and ‘Saint Everard’ are varieties of which fruit?

3. What type of foodstuff is ‘mascarpone’?

4. Which country is the world’s largest producer of tea?

5. In which country is Kingfisher Beer brewed?


6. General Knowledge
1. Name all six weapons used in a traditional British version of the board game Cluedo?

Candlestick, dagger, lead pipe/piping, revolver, rope and spanner
2. How many dots are there in total on one dice?

3. Which is the world’s largest ocean?

Pacific Ocean
4. How many points is a pink ball worth in snooker?

5. What are the first names of Harry Potter’s parents?

James and Lily

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