Pub quiz questions

20th February 2009 at 00:00
Compiled questions for the weekly `Pub quiz' TES Magazine feature

4th September

  1. What is the main ingredient in a pilaf?
  2. Which breed of dog was named after the vicar of the Devon village of Swimbridge, a founder member of The Kennel Club?
  3. In which classic horror film did Jack Nicholson type the words: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"?
  4. In the third Harry Potter book, Professor Lupin is a wizard and what else?
  5. Which flowery herb was traditionally thrown into graves as a symbol of the remembrance of the dead?
  6. What is the main religion of Poland?
  7. Who presented the BBC cooking series Great British Menu in 2007?
  8. What type of mythical creature is the PlayStation game character Spyro?
  9. Which English queen executed Lady Jane Grey?
  10. Which south-east Asian country has the won as its national unit of currency?
    1. Find out the answers

      28th August

      1. Who is the youngest ever best actor winner at the Oscars?
      2. What is the largest known encyclopedia, made up of 22,877 volumes in 11,095 books?
      3. What is the title of a piece of "music" that is composed of complete silence for a designated period?
      4. What common term for foolhardy behaviour has its roots in soldiers emerging from the trenches during the First World War?
      5. Who missed the penalty for France in the 2006 World Cup final?
      6. Who is known as Saint of the Broom and was the "first black saint in the Americas"?
      7. In JM Barrie's Peter Pan, what school did the fictional character Captain Hook attend?
      8. What tune do the bells of Big Ben chime?
      9. Who failed to receive a posthumous Nobel Prize in 1962 despite her contribution to building a model of DNA?
      10. What was the name of Martine McCutcheon's debut number one single in 1998?
        1. Find out the answers

          21st August

          1. What letter is next to qwerty on a computer keyboard?
          2. Who wrote over and over again: "I will not yell: `She's dead' during roll call" at the start of a programme?
          3. Which blind singer supported The Rolling Stones on their 1972 American tour?
          4. Which royal owned the Rolls Royce Errol Flynn lost in a poker game in Monte Carlo?
          5. What are OJ Simpson's first names?
          6. Which island state is joined to Saudi Arabia by the King Fahd causeway?
          7. Where was Elizabeth Taylor staying when she first set eyes on Larry Fortensky?
          8. What country has the highest percentage of 15 and 16-year-olds getting married?
          9. Which pop star showed her taste by painting her home, the Castillo del Lago in Hollywood, red and yellow?
          10. In a pub, which would be the odd one out: Old Speckled Hen, The Famous Grouse or Wild Turkey?
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