Amnesty International Pub Quiz Autumn 2018

For picture quiz (questions 1 – 20) click on the following:-  picture quiz 2018

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

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

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

24 Born in Cardiff in 1948, singer Michael Barratt, the UKs biggest selling singles artist of the 1980’s, is better known as whom? He’s appearing at Bournemouth Pavilion next March.

25 A crash is the collective noun for which animal?

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

27 Which country has the longest border with England?

28 In which part of the world would you most likely be if you were having a Clootie dumpling?

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?

30 Who is the Secretary of State for Health?

31 Which was the first artist to be banned by the BBC – in 1937 – for its lewd lyrics?

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

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?

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

35 Which monarch originally ordered the building of what we now call the Tower of London?

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?

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

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

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)?

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

41 What epic feat did Ross Edgley complete this month (during which he consumed 610 bananas)?

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

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

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

45 Who celebrated his 70th birthday this week by editing Country Life magazine?

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

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

48 What was the name of Henry VIII’s 4th wife?

49 In which county is England’s largest 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?

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

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?

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

54 Which underground line in London has the most stations?

55 Name of an Irish revolutionary and Apollo 11 astronaut?

56 Which city will host the 2024 Summer Olympics?

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)

58 In which country does Jarlsberg cheese originate?

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

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

61 Who holds the record for most UK number 1 singles by a British female solo artist?

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

63 How many cities are there in Cornwall?

64 What type of pastry is used to make profiteroles?

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

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

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

68 Who wrote the opera Peter Grimes?

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

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?


Tie break question – write an answer on bottom of sheet

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