Round 1 - News of the Week 1. Nine

Round 1 - News of the Week
1. Nine-year old Emily Harris was admitted into Turkey with a fake passport identifying her as what?
2. Which country’s Prime Minister was made fun of at a party fundraiser when they served
“Kentucky Fried Quail - small breasts, huge thighs and a big red box”? AUSTRALIA
3. Which US sitcom won three awards at the Critics Choice TV Awards? THE BIG BANG THEORY
4. The world’s oldest living person died today aged 116. What country was he from? JAPAN
5. The severed head of which animal was found on a Tesco self-service checkout? DEER
6. A British woman was killed in a car crash during a 7,000 mile rally between which two cities?
7. The councillor of which London borough has been arrested for possessing indecent images of
8. Swimmer Chloe McCardel’s attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida was cut short by what?
9. BBC Radio 4 newsreader Rory Morrison died this week - was he 48, 68 or 78? 48
10. The bassist of which band was taken into hospital following a blood clot on his brain? MUMFORD
Round 2 - Entertainment
1. Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas are best known for playing which
unfortunate group? THE INBETWEENERS
2. In 2009 Ben Collins was allegedly outed as being the identity behind which TV character? THE STIG
3. Which band had a 2002 hit album called “A Rush of Blood to the Head”? COLDPLAY
4. In which film does Leonardo DiCaprio play the psychiatric patient Andrew Laeddis? SHUTTER
5. In Family Guy, what is the name of Joe and Bonnie’s daughter? (first name and surname) SUSIE
6. Kenneth Branagh plays which ill-fated teacher in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?
7. Which famous musician was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar in 1946? FREDDIE MERCURY
8. Which of the six Star Wars films made the most money at the worldwide box office? EPISODE 1:
9. Which TV drama series stars Adrian Lester as the head of a group of con artists? HUSTLE
10. Which boy`s name was the title of the debut album released by Amy Winehouse? FRANK
Round 3 - Music
1. And if the lights are all down - One Direction - One Way or Another
2. And a one man’s soul - Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror
3. You’re out of line and rarely sober - Blink 182 - Man Overboard
4. I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy - Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
5. Got to make this here thing stop - Blue - All Rise
6. And meet you at your door - Olly Murs - Dear Darlin’
7. I've had you so many times but somehow I want more - Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
8. Shoot an apple off my head - Coldplay - Clocks
9. I’ve got to take it on the other side - Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Otherside
10. You know you’re making me work so hard - Wheatus - A Little Respect
Round 4 - Science and History
1. In degrees celsius, what is the temperature of absolute zero - minus 253, minus 273 or minus 293?
2. In 1978, Louise Brown was the first successful result of which procedure? IVF
3. Which mineral has the lowest number on the Mohs hardness scale? TALC
4. Who was the second President of the USA? JOHN ADAMS
5. What is the more common name for the medical condition of periorbital hematoma? BLACK EYE
6. During the Great Plague, what was painted on the front doors of plague-ridden houses? RED
8. Which Scandinavian country was the first in Europe to issue banknotes? SWEDEN
9. Which of the following metals is the best conductor of electricity - copper, gold or platinum?
10. In Egyptian mythology, what was Anubis the god of? THE DEAD / EMBALMING
Round 5 - Sport
1. Which Grand Prix circuit will host this season’s final Formula 1 race? (Need circuit name not
2. Which cricketer received an MBE following the 2005 Ashes despite only scoring 10 runs in the
whole series? PAUL COLLINGWOOD
3. Who were the first British football club to win the European Cup? CELTIC
4. How many World Championship snooker finals did Jimmy White lose during his career? 6
5. Which golfer has recently had a much-publicised spat with Tiger Woods? SERGIO GARCIA
6. Which rugby league team does England full back Sam Tomkins play for? WIGAN
7. Dutch footballer Edgar Davids is currently player and head coach at which English club? BARNET
8. Who was Jenson Button’s team mate during his Championship-winning season in 2009? RUBENS
9. Which former Surrey and England cricketer died in March 2002 aged just 24? BEN HOLLIOAKE
10. With which football club did David Moyes start his managerial career? PRESTON
Round 6 - Picture
People who died before their 40th birthday
1. Jeff Buckley - YES (30)
2. Jimi Hendrix - YES (27)
3. Heath Ledger - YES (28)
4. Michael Jackson - NO (50)
5. Steve Jobs - NO (56)
6. Kurt Cobain - YES (27)
7. John Lennon - NO (40)
8. Christopher Reeve - NO (52)
9. Freddie Mercury - NO (45)
10. Whitney Houston - NO (48)
11. Amy Winehouse - YES (27)
12. Steve Irwin - NO (44)
13. 2Pac - YES (25)
14. Jim Morrison - YES (27)
15. Bruce Lee - YES (32)
16. John F Kennedy - NO (46)
17. George Harrison - NO (58)
18. Marilyn Monroe - YES (36)
19. Elvis Presley - NO (42)
20. Princess Diana - YES (36)
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