Amnesty International Autumn Pub Quiz with answers

Picture answers

1 Singer Ariana Grande

2 Mountaineer Edmund Hillary

3 Actress Emma Stone

4 Actress Emma Watson

5 Actor & television presenter Geoffrey Hayes of Rainbow fames, who died a few weeks ago

6 Singer George Ezra

7 Cricketer & Strictly contestant Graeme Swann

8 Writer (of James Bond & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) Ian Flemming

9 Athlete ( heptathlon) Katarina Johnson-Thompson

10 Actress Penelope Cruz

11 Vice president Mike Pence

12 Singer John Legend

13 Musician (Chic) Nile Rodgers

14 Singer Rita Ora

15 Actress Rosamund Pike

16 Actor Sam Rockwell

17 Actress Thandie Newton

18 Actress Miriam Margoyles

19 Actor Tom Hiddleston

20 Actress Anne Bancroft

Main Quiz

21 Are there more days in the first six months or the last six months of the year?  Last 6 months

22 Which is the only country in the world where cars drive on the right, but virtually every vehicle has right hand steering?  Burma/Myanmar

23 Who won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2017?  Mo Farah

24 Born in Cardiff in 1948, singer Michael Barratt, the UKs biggest selling singles artist of the 1980’s, is better known as who? He’s appearing at Bournemouth Pavilion next March.  Shakin’ Stevens (1/2 mark for Shaking)

25 A crash is the collective noun for which animal? Rhinoceros

26 Last minted in 1956, which coin has a wren on its reverse side?  Farthing

27 Which country has the longest border with England?  Wales

28 In which part of the world would you most likely be if you were having a Clootie dumpling?  Scotland
29 Children’s TV show Blue Peter is celebrating its 60th birthday this year. Initially famous for its pet dogs and cats; the show had two other animal types as pets. Name either?  Tortoises (5 – Freda, Maggie, Jim, George, and Shelley) and parrots (2 – Barney and Joey)

30 Who is the Secretary of State for Health?  Matt Hancock

31 Which was the first artist to be banned by the BBC – in 1937 – for his songs lewd lyrics? George Formby (for my little stick of Blackpool rock)

32 What word, derived from a Persian word, describes a permanently enclosed marketplace or street where goods and services are exchanged or sold? Bazaar

33 “The Silent Child” won an Oscar this year for best Short Film. It was written and directed by actors from which UK TV soap?  Hollyoaks (Rachel Shenton & Chris Overton – who married last month)

34 Which European country played its last ever soccer international on 12 September 1990?  East Germany

35 Which monarch originally ordered the building of what we now call the Tower of London? William 1 (William the Conqueror)

Last questions in this round are all fairly recent:-

36 Which company has recently rebranded a product – on the shelves for over 60 years – after complaints it is sexist? Kleenex (Mansize will now be called Extra large)

37 Paul Allen died last month. He was the cofounder of which famous computer company?  Microsoft

38 What is the name of the Royal Navy’s newest, and largest, aircraft carrier – currently deployed off the USA (just in case!)?  HMS Queen Elizabeth

39 Singer Aretha Franklin died in August. She only had one film role where she played a character called Mrs Murphy and wore pink fuzzy slippers. Name the film (or its sequel)?  Blues Brothers (or Blues Brothers 2000)

40 Last month Anna Burns won the Booker prize for fiction. What was her book titled?  Milkman

41 What epic feat did Ross Edgley complete this month (during which he consumed 610 bananas)? Swam around the whole of Great Britain (1791 miles; 157 days at sea)

42 What product has department store John Lewis just decided to stop selling?  DVD players

43 The term Fake-news was Collins Dictionary’s word of the year for 2017. What have they just chosen for 2018? Single-use

44 Last month Jair Bolsonaro won the election to be President of which country? Brazil

45 Who celebrated his 70th birthday this week by editing Country Life magazine?  Prince Charles (prince of wales)

46 In this year’s Soccer World Cup finals England played 7 matches. How many did they win? 4

47 Which is the most northerly of the 5 Channel Islands? Alderney

48 What was the name of Henry VIII’s 4th wife?  Anne of Cleves (no point for Mrs Tudor)

49 In which county is England’s largest forest? Northumberland (Kielder Forest)

50 Of all the 50 states in the USA, only one has the same name for its state capital as the state name itself?  Oklahoma

51 In Bingo, which number has the nickname of “Droopy Drawers”?  44

52 Robert FitzRoy was the captain of the Beagle during Charles Darwin’s famous voyage. He was also a Governor of New Zealand and established what is now called the Metrological (or Met) Office. How is he commemorated? Sea area of the shipping forecast (above Trafalgar, left of Biscay, below Sole)

53 Which company has run the national lottery since its inception in 1994?  Camelot

54 Which underground line in London has the most stations?  District line (60)

55 Name of an Irish revolutionary and Apollo 11 astronaut?  Michael Collins

56 Which city will host the 2024 Summer Olympics?  Paris

57 These are lyrics from which song, released and a big hit in 2017

“You know she beat me at darts and then she beat me at pool
And then she kissed me like there was nobody else in the room” 

Name the song (1/2 point if just get the singer) Galway Girl, sung by Ed Sheeran

58 In which country does Jarlsberg cheese originate? Norway

59 Who is the only US president to have never been elected? Gerald Ford

60 On which day of the year do you traditionally eat Hot Cross Buns (in UK)? Good Friday

61 Who holds the record for most UK number 1 singles by a British female solo artist? Jess Glynne (7)

62 What long running comedy had a final episode, entitled “Time on our hands” in 1996?  Only Fools and Horses

63 How many cities are there in Cornwall?  One (Truro)

64 What type of pastry is used to make profiteroles?  Choux

65 What controversial structure went up in 1961 and came down in 1990? Berlin Wall

66 Which is the largest castle in Wales, and the second-largest (after Windsor) in Britain?  Caerphilly

67 Which well-known Japanese word translates as “empty orchestra”?  Karaoke

68 Who wrote the opera Peter Grimes? Benjamin Britten

69 Which board game was invented by architect Alfred Butts in 1938?  Scrabble

70 The film “the Lost World” (adapted from a Arthur Conan Doyle novel of the same name), was released in 1925 and got its place in history for what? Was it? (1) First X rated film (2) First colour film on public release (3) First film used as in flight entertainment on a plane?     It became the first film to be shown to airline passengers (London-Paris flight by Imperial Airways)


Tie break

It’s been in the news a huge amount recently. How long – in miles – is the border between Northern Island and Island?  310 miles