Quiz of the week

Quiz of the Week – Various

Chris Stokley from DSI Kitchens and Bathrooms has created a quiz for you all to take part in and enjoy this weekend! Grab a notepad and a pen, gather the family together and get answering. You could even FaceTime some family and friends to include them in the quiz too!

The questions are below and answers will be following so don’t scroll too far and no cheating!

Round 1 – General

  1. Who played the title character in the BBC series ‘Jonathan Creek’?
  2. Who succeeded Henry II as King of England?
  3. John Gosden and Mark Johnston are prominent names in which sport?
  4. The logo for which popular app consists of a white telephone in a white speech bubble on a green background?
  5. What was Baroness Thatcher’s middle name?
  6. What is the name of the fourth book in the ‘Harry Potter’ series?
  7. Which is the first book of the Bible alphabetically?
  8. What is fifteen percent of two thousand?
  9. Which film actor has commonly been nicknames ‘the Muscles from Brussels’?
  10. How many episodes of the UK version of ‘The Office’ were made?

Round 2 – Celebrities

In which decade were the following celebrities born? There will be one celebrity for each decade of the 2oth century.

  1. Robert De Niro
  2. Emma Watson
  3. John Wayne
  4. Ryan Reynolds
  5. Marilyn Monroe
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo
  7. Jack Nicholson
  8. Brad Pitt
  9. Rita Hayworth
  10. Tom Hanks

Round 3 – General Knowledge

  1. In which part of the human body would you find the atlas bone?
  2. Which planet in our solar system is farthest from the sun?
  3. Which chemical element has the symbol Cr?
  4. ‘Yukon Gold’ and ‘Russian Banana’ are both varieties of which foodstuff?
  5. Which noun is used for a ferret under one year old?
  6. Of what is ‘cynophobia’ a fear?
  7. Which famous American is generally credited with the invention of the bifocal spectacles?
  8. What was the name of the first spacecraft to reach the surface of the moon in 1959?
  9. Of what is ‘epistemology’ the study?
  10. What does GIF stand for, a type of compressed, static or animated image file?

Round 4 – General

  1. Which actor portrayed Samuel Johnson, writer of the first dictionary, in Blackadder the Third?
  2. What are the three given names of Prince George of Cambridge?
  3. Which English author created the priest-detective ‘Father Brown’?
  4. “Man, it’s a hot one, like seven inches from the midday sun…” These are the opening lyrics of which 1999 hit?
  5. BHD is the IATA code for which UK airport?
  6. Who stood in as host on the first episode of Have I Got News For You following Angus Deayton’s departure in 2002?
  7. How much is the purchase price of Old Kent Road in the London version of Monopoly?
  8. Who is the alter-ego of Sir Percy Blakeney?
  9. Who was the sixth wife of Henry VIII?
  10. In which century was William Shakespeare born?


Round 1 – General

  1. Alan Davies
  2. Richard I/Richard the Lionheart
  3. Horse racing (trainers)
  4. Whatsapp
  5. Hilda (Margaret Hilda Thatcher)
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  7. Acts (of the Apostles – it could be argued that sometimes is is known with the word ‘the’ in front of it, which would make Amos the first – accept either or both as you see fit)
  8. 300
  9. Jean-Claude Van Damme
  10. 14 (Two series of six episodes each plus two longer Christmas specials)

Round 2 – Celebrities

  1. 1940s (1943)
  2. 1990s (1990)
  3. 1900s (1907)
  4. 1900s (1907)
  5. 1920s (1926)
  6. 1980s (1985)
  7. 1930s (1937)
  8. 1960s (1963)
  9. 1910s (1918)
  10. 1950s (1956)

Round 3 – General Knowledge

  1. Spine/back
  2. Neptune (Pluto is no longer considered a planet)
  3. Chromium
  4. Potato
  5. Kit
  6. Dogs
  7. Benjamin Franklin
  8. Luna 2 (Lunik 2. Apollo 11 in 1969 was the first manned mission)
  9. Knowledge
  10. Graphics Interchange Format

Round 4 – General

  1. Robbie Coltrane
  2. George Alexander Louis
  3. G.K. Chesterton
  4. Smooth – Santana
  5. George Best Belfast City Airport
  6. Paul Merton
  7. £60
  8. The Scarlet Pimpernel
  9. Katharine Parr
  10. 16th century (1564)