This is the 300th post on my Buy Me A Coffee page and its a great quiz from Ian Smith who stood in for me at Haridimos Apartments Quiz Night on Monday 11th October.

Thank you so much Ian for a great quiz, I really enjoyed being on the other side of the table for a change and everyone loved the quiz...but don't go getting any ideas about taking over ;-)

There are FOUR rounds to this quiz, have fun!

ROUND ONE: WHAT’S THE PHRASE?

1. What is the name of the Hindu festival of light?

 

2. On 9/11 this year a British woman became the first to win a tennis grand slam since Virginia Wade in 1977.  What is her name?

 

3. Which element has the chemical symbol k?

 

4. Salt Lake City is the capital of which us state?

 

5. On which river does Rome stand?

 

6 which Paul McCartney song originally started with the line ‘scrambled eggs, oh my baby how I love your legs’?

 

7. Who served as vice president To George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1993?

 

8. What is the aboriginal name for Ayers Rock?

 

9. In which country is milleens cheese made?

 

10. In the musical ‘Grease’ what is Danny’s surname

 

11. In which city is Graceland mansion?

 

12. Who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates?

 

13. The flag of which country shows a lion holding a sword?

 

14. What is the name of the Norse god of thunder?

 

15. Following on from ‘Twilight’ and ‘New Moon’, what is the name of the third book in Stephanie Myers, Twilight series?

 

16. Made in 1992 what is the name of Quentin Tarantino’s first box office hit movie?

 

17. In which city was Joan of Arc burned at the stake?

 

18. First titled ‘Variations on an Original Theme’

Who wrote the orchestral work commonly called ‘ The Enigma Variations’?

 

19. Who was the first presenter of the UK version of ‘The X Factor’?

 

20. Which Billy Joel song contains the line ‘and when she’s walking she looks so fine’?

 

21. Which legendary hero did Liam Neeson play in a 1995 film?

 

22. Which country has the longest road tunnel?  (The Laerdal -24.5 Km, 15.23 miles)

 

23. What is the anatomical name for the shoulder blade?

 

24. What is the phrase spelt out using the first letters of the correct answers?

  

 

ROUND TWO: FIGURE IT OUT

1. In the year 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed west from Spain hoping to get to India.

Can you express 1492 in Roman numerals?

 

2. How many strings are there on a concert grand piano?

 

3. The Jewish New Year was celebrated this year from 6th to 8th september.

What year is it in the Jewish calendar?

 

4. How many zeroes are there in a Googol?

 

5. The US President’s, Washington White House is on Pennsylvania Avenue. What number is it?

 

ROUND THREE: GET IN THE ‘Q’

1. What is the smallest member of the partridge family?

 

2. What is another name for the chemical element mercury?

 

3. Can you name the 24th James Bond movie

 

 4. What was the hunchback of Notre Dame’s’ name?

 

5. Named after the Norwegian Prime Minister from 1942 to 1945, what is another term for a traitor?

 

ROUND FOUR: WHAT COMES NEXT?

1. Quaver, Crotchet, Minim, Semibreve

 

2. A Game Of Thrones, A Clash Of Kings, A Storm Of Swords

 

3. The Philosopher’s Stone, The Chamber Of Secrets, The Prisoner Of Azkaban

 

4. Colin Baker, Sylvester Mccoy, Paul Mcgann, Christopher Eccleston

 

5. Columbia, Challenger, Discovery

 

 

 

ROUND FIVE MUSIC: MATCH THE FIVE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS

A1 ELTON JOHN

 

A2 COLE PORTER

 

A3 LEONARD BERNSTEIN

 

A4 ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

 

A5 STEPHEN SONDHEIM

 

 Q1. Which composer was born in Peru and has the middle name Albert?

 

 Q2. Which composer wrote an early musical flop called ‘ By Jeeves’ based on the work of P.G. Wodehouse?

 

 Q3. Which composer compiles crossword puzzles and has the middle name Joshua?

 

 Q4. Which composer has a son called Elijah and a piano called Aretha?

  

Q5. Which composer wrote a musical adaptation of Peter Pan?

 

  

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ANSWERS

ROUND ONE: WHAT’S THE PHRASE?

1. What is the name of the Hindu festival of light?

 DIWALI

 

2. On 9/11 this year a British woman became the first to win a tennis grand slam since Virginia Wade in 1977.  What is her name?

 EMMA RADUCANU

 

3. Which element has the chemical symbol k?

 POTASSIUM

 

4. Salt Lake City is the capital of which us state?

 UTAH

 

5. On which river does Rome stand?

 TIBER

 

6 which Paul McCartney song originally started with the line ‘scrambled eggs, oh my baby how I love your legs’?

 YESTERDAY

  

7. Who served as vice president To George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1993?

 DAN QUAYLE

 

8. What is the aboriginal name for Ayers Rock?

 ULURU

 

9. In which country is milleens cheese made?

 IRELAND (COUNTY CORK)

 

10. In the musical ‘Grease’ what is Danny’s surname

 ZUKO

 

11. In which city is Graceland mansion?

 MEMPHIS TENNESSEE

 

12. Who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates?

 PAUL ALLEN

 

13. The flag of which country shows a lion holding a sword?

 SRI LANKA

 

14. What is the name of the Norse god of thunder?

 THOR

  

15. Following on from ‘Twilight’ and ‘New Moon’, what is the name of the third book in Stephanie Myers, Twilight series?

 ECLIPSE

 

16. Made in 1992 what is the name of Quentin Tarantino’s first box office hit movie?

 RESERVOIR DOGS

 

 17. In which city was Joan of Arc burned at the stake?

 ROUEN

 

18. First titled ‘Variations on an Original Theme’

Who wrote the orchestral work commonly called ‘ The Enigma Variations’?

 EDWARD ELGAR

 

19. Who was the first presenter of the UK version of ‘The X Factor’?

 KATE THORNTON

 

20. Which Billy Joel song contains the line ‘and when she’s walking she looks so fine’?

 UPTOWN GIRL

 

21. Which legendary hero did Liam Neeson play in a 1995 film?

 ROB ROY

 

22. Which country has the longest road tunnel?  (Laerdal 24.5 Km, 15.23m)

 NORWAY

 

23. What is the anatomical name for the shoulder blade?

 SCAPULA

 

24. What is the phrase spelt out using the first letters of the correct answers?

 DEPUTY QUIZMASTER RETURNS

 

 

ROUND TWO: FIGURE IT OUT

1. In the year 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed west from Spain hoping to get to India.

Can you express 1492 in Roman numerals?

 MCDXCII

 

2. How many strings are there on a concert grand piano?

 230

 

3. The Jewish New Year was celebrated this year from 6th to 8th september.

What year is it in the Jewish calendar?

 5782

 

4. How many zeroes are there in a Googol?

 100

 

5. The US President’s, Washington White House is on Pennsylvania Avenue. What number is it?

 1600

ROUND THREE: GET IN THE ‘Q’

1. What is the smallest member of the partridge family?

 QUAIL

 

2. What is another name for the chemical element mercury?

 QUICKSILVER

 

3. Can you name the 24th James Bond movie

 QUANTUM OF SOLACE

 

4. What was the hunchback of Notre Dame’s’ name?

 QUASIMODO

 

5. Named after the Norwegian Prime Minister from 1942 to 1945, what is another term for a traitor?

 QUISLING

 

ROUND FOUR: WHAT COMES NEXT?

1. Quaver, Crotchet, Minim, Semibreve

 BREVE

 

2. A Game Of Thrones, A Clash Of Kings, A Storm Of Swords

 A FEAST FOR CROWS

 

3. The Philosopher’s Stone, The Chamber Of Secrets, The Prisoner Of Azkaban

 THE GOBLET OF FIRE

 

4. Colin Baker, Sylvester Mccoy, Paul Mcgann, Christopher Eccleston

 DAVID TENNANT

 

5. Columbia, Challenger, Discovery

 ATLANTIS

 

 

ROUND FIVE MUSIC: MATCH THE FIVE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS

 

A1 ELTON JOHN

 A2 COLE PORTER

 A3 LEONARD BERNSTEIN

 A4 ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

 A5 STEPHEN SONDHEIM

 

 

Q1. Which composer was born in Peru and has the middle name Albert?

 A2  COLE PORTER

 

 

Q2. Which composer wrote an early musical flop called ‘ By Jeeves’ based on the work of P.G. Wodehouse?

 A4.  ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

 

 

Q3. Which composer compiles crossword puzzles and has the middle name Joshua?

 A5  STEPHEN SONDHEIM

 

 

Q4. Which composer has a son called Elijah and a piano called Aretha?

 A1.  ELTON JOHN

 

 

Q5. Which composer wrote a musical adaptation of Peter Pan?

 A3  LEONARD BERNSTEIN