QUIZ: Pub quiz #1 – Have a go!

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus Pub Quiz #1

Pub quizzes are all the rage at the moment as the nation looks to occupy itself.  Malcolm Kielty MBE, Forum Chair has compiled this and more pub quizzes to help keep you entertained.
There are no prizes – why not play with a relative or friend you are living with, or over the phone with someone you’re keeping in touch with?
Answers at the foot of the page.


1. Which controversial American psychologist, once described by Richard Nixon as the “most dangerous man in America”, is ‘buried’ in space?

2. Which European country recently broke the record of 249 days without a government?

3. Which popular North American snack is often used to describe the shape of a Torus?

4. In which year did the Earth’s population reach the one billion mark?
a. 1304 b. 1604 c. 1804 d. 1904

5. Which two popular singers played a role alongside John Wayne in the 1959 western Rio Bravo? One point for each correct answer.

6. How many times in a day do the hour and minute hands of a standard clock overlap?

7. In which film did Cate Blanchett receive the best supporting actress Oscar for her portrayal of Oscar winner Katherine Hepburn?

8. Bora, Solano, Tramontana, Pampero and Mistral are all examples of what?

9. Twisted Kites was the original name for which recently ‘retired’ band?

10. Emil Jannings was the only German man to have won what?

11. What are the two capital cities in Bolivia?

12. Plus or minus seven, what % of the Titanic’s first class passengers were rescued?

13. The Paris Dakar rally. In which country is Dakar located?

14. Which 1965 Billboard “Number One Record of the Year” from Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs was named after the lead singers pet cat?

15. Between 1880 and the completion of the Empire State Building, which four buildings or towers claimed the title “tallest” in the world? One point for each correct answer.

16. Which Greek goddess is portrayed on the 2012 Olympic gold medals?

17. Based on the number of books sold, who is the most popular German author in the world?

18. Plus or minus two, in which year was MTV first broadcast in the USA?

19. Who was the oldest person to have a debut album reach number one in both the UK and US album charts?

20. Which city, also the name of a hat, is since 859 AD, home to the oldest university in the world? (three letters)


Answers below:

ANSWERS Pub Quiz #1
1. Timothy Leary
2. Belgium
3. Donut
4. Answer c. 1804
5. Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson
6. 22 times (12:00, 1:05, 2:11, 3:16, 4:22, 5:27, 6:33, 7:38, 8:44, 9:49, 10:55, AM + PM)  Learn more here.
7. Aviator
8. Winds
9. R.E.M.
10. The Oscar for best actor (1929)
11. La Paz and Sucre
12. 60 %
13. Senegal
14. Wooly Bully
15. Four answers. Cologne Cathedral (1880-84), Washington Monument (1884-1889), Eiffel Tower (1889-1930), Chrysler Building.
16. Nike (the goddess of victory)
17. Herman Hesse
18. 1981
19. Susan Boyle
20. Fez
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