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February Pub Quiz answers
1. Cinnamon comes from which part of the tree? Bark
2. A White Lady cocktail consists of which main alcohol ingredient? Gin
3. Brassica Rapa is the Latin name for which vegetable? Turnip
4. In Japan what type of drink is Matcha? Green tea
5. What flavour is the liqueur Triple Sec? Orange
6. What is another term for Vitamin C? Ascorbic acid
7. Plantain is the cooking variety of which fruit? Banana
8. Macaws, long tailed colourful parrots, consist of how many species? 19
9. Traditionally Mozzarella cheese was made from which animal’s milk? Water buffalo
10. Sharing its name with a percussion instrument, which relative of the antelope, native to
Africa, has white vertical stripes on its body? Bongo
11. The French clothing company “Lacoste” features which type of animal in its logo? Crocodile
12. The Roadrunner is a member of which bird family? Cuckoo
13. The world’s largest frog and beetle are both name after which biblical character? Goliath
14. How many stars feature on the flag of New Zealand? Four stars
15. What is the most fractured human bone? Clavicle
16. What is the most famous university of Paris? Sorbonne
17. What animal is on the golden Flemish flag? Lion
18. What is the name of the Indian holy river? Ganges
19. What is the Kabbalah? A system of Jewish mystical beliefs
20. What is the meaning of the Arab word Habibi? Sweetheart
21. What does the abbreviation GPS mean? Global Positioning System
22. What is the most spoken language in the world? Chinese
23. What does the abbreviation SMS mean? Short Message Service
24. What is another word for wall painting or mural? Fresco

March Pub Quiz
SECTION ONE – PEOPLE
1. Who rode his ‘Funky Moped’ to No 5 in the UK charts in 1975?
2. What are the surnames of the 3 tenors? (1 point for each)
3. Who wrote and illustrated the children’s book, ‘The Snowman’?
4. What was the name of A.A. Milnes’ son?
5. Who was the captain of ‘The Black Pig’?
6. What nationality was the magician and escapologist, Harry Houdini?
7. Which month in 1969 did Neil Armstrong first stand on the moon?

SECTION TWO – GEOGRAPHY
8. Which explorer discovered the Hawaiian Islands?
9. In which modern country are the ruins of Troy?
10. What TV series was set on Craggy Island?
11. Which river runs through Baghdad?
12. On what street in London would you find The Bank of England? .
13. The A1 road starts in London and finishes in which city?

SECTION THREE – GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
14. What food would a Cockney be eating if he is going for a ruby?
15. What is the colour of the black box on commercial aircraft?
16. How many old pennies were there in a guinea?
17. In which film did Raquel Welch appear in a fur bikini as a cave girl?
18. What were the first two words in the film title where David Bowie plays Mr Lawrence?
19. What is the motto of the boy scouts?

SECTION FOUR – SPORT & LEISURE
20. What is the highest bid, without doubling, in the game of bridge?
21. In a game of bowls, what name is given to the target ball?
22. Which team won the 2017 FA Cup?
23. Which sport is said to have been played for over 3,000 years?
24. What is Japan’s national sport?
25. What is an ice hockey puck made of?

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Pub Quiz

It has been nearly a year (March 9th) since the Pub Quiz Group last met; doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? (Not!) Thanks once again to David Rose who keeps us supplied with excellent quizzes on line. Here’s your Pub Quiz for February after the answers to last month’s Quiz:

SECTION ONE – Name the profession from the description given.
1. Someone who designs dance moves. Choreographer
2. He makes and fits shoes for horses. Farrier (A Blacksmith only makes shoes, does NOT fit them)
3. A medical professional who collects and tests blood. Phlebotomist
4. A professional wine waiter. Sommelier
5. Front of house at a restaurant. Maitre D’
6. A head chef’s second in command. Sous chef
7. A brain surgeon. Neurologist

SECTION TWO – ENTERTAINMENT
8. Which stage musical tells the story of an Argentinian dictator’s wife? Evita
9. Who sang with UB40 for their 1985 hit, ‘I Got You Babe’? Chrissie Hinds
10. Which horror film used Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells’ as its theme? Exorcist
11. Who played the title role in the 50s/60s TV show, ‘Dr Kildare’? Richard Chamberlain
12. Who was the Prince of Denmark? Hamlet
13. What was the name of the spaceship in Blakes 7? Liberator

SECTION THREE – TRIVIA
14. What is the children’s game, Noughts and Crosses, called in the USA? Tic Tac Toe
15. What two names are given to a group of swans on the ground, beginning with B?
(A ballet is swans in flight) Bevy or Bank
16. Which of the sciences is regarded as the oldest? Astronomy
17. Born on 5 May 1818, who was known as the father of communism? Karl Marx
18. Which word can go after PUPPY and before LETTER to make new words? LOVE
19. Which animal’s English name means earthpig in Afrikaans? Aardvark
20. Name of chalk rocks situated in the Solent, off the Isle of Wight? The Needles
21. Which book features a pub called ‘The Admiral Benbow’? Treasure Island
22. Which year did Jesse Owens become the first black athlete to win 4 Olympic gold medals! 1936
23. The Whitsunday Islands are located off the coast of which country? Australia
24. Which artist’s studio was known as the Factory? Andy Warhol
25. What is the lightest of all the elements and has the atomic number 1? Hydrogen

FEBRUARY QUIZ

SECTION ONE – FOOD & DRINK
1. Cinnamon comes from which part of the tree?
2. A White Lady cocktail consists of which main alcohol ingredient?
3. Brassica Rapa is the Latin name for which vegetable?
4. In Japan what type of drink is Matcha?
5. What flavour is the liqueur Triple Sec?
6. What is another term for Vitamin C?
7. Plaintain is the cooking variety of which fruit?

SECTION TWO – ANIMAL KINGDOM
8. Macaws, long tailed colourful parrots, consist of how many species?
9. Traditionally Mozzarella cheese was made from which animal’s milk?
10. Sharing its name with a percussion instrument, which relative of the antelope, native to Africa, has white vertical stripes on its body?
11. The French clothing company “Lacoste” features which type of animal in its logo?
12. The Roadrunner is a member of which bird family?
13. The world’s largest frog and beetle are both name after which biblical character?

SECTION THREE – GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
14. How many stars feature on the flag of New Zealand?
15. What is the most fractured human bone?
16. What is the most famous university of Paris?
17. What animal is on the golden Flemish flag?
18. What is the name of the Indian holy river?
19. What is the Kabbalah?
20. What is the meaning of the Arab word Habibi?
21. What does the abbreviation GPS mean?
22. What is the most spoken language in the world?
23. What does the abbreviation SMS mean?
24. What is another word for wall painting or mural?

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Pub Quiz

Thanks once again to David Rose who keeps us supplied with excellent quizzes on line.

The answers to last month’s Pub Quiz questions were as follows:

1. Which Rat Pack member died on Christmas Day 1995 aged 78? – Dean Martin
2. What were the names of the 3 wise men? (1 point for each) – Melchior, Gaspar, Balthazar
3. Which Dr Seuss character lives near Whoville and tries to steal Christmas? – The Grinch
4. Father Christmas, Santa Claus, there are many names for the jolly fellow all over the world, but what is he called in Germany? – Kriss Kringle
5. Who was King of Judaea at the time of Jesus’ birth? – Herod
6. Who directed ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ starring Jimmy Stewart? – Frank Capra
7. What is the surname of the family in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? – Cratchit
8. Who invented the Christmas cracker and when? – Tom Smith 1845
9. On what date does the Feast of Stephen fall? – Dec 26th
10. Which country’s parliament abolished Christmas in 1640 and only re-instated it as a public holiday in 1958? – Scotland
11. Which Bruce Willis film is based around a Christmas Eve office party that it is hijacked by terrorists? – Die Hard
12. What is the name of the traditional Italian Christmas cake? – Pannetonne
13. By the end of which date should all Christmas decorations be removed so as to not bring bad luck upon the house? – January 6th or Twelfth Night
14. What is the star sign of a person born on 25th December? – Capricorn
15. 26th December is known as Boxing Day and which saint’s day? – St. Stephen’s Day
16. True or False – if you add together all the gifts in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas you get 363 gifts. – False – 364
17. The German song, ‘Oh Tannenbaum’ is about what object? – Fir or Christmas Tree
18. In which Christmas song do ‘Treetops glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow’?-White Christmas
19. What number of pipers piping are there in the 12 days of Christmas? – Eleven
20. What instrument do Greek children play when singing the traditional Kalanda songs? – Triangle
21. Clement Moore wrote the poem ‘A Visit From St Nicholas’, but it is better known by its first line. What is it? – Twas the night before Christmas
22. The song Mary’s Boy Child reached No 1 twice in the UK charts – name both acts who performed it? – Harry Belafonte in 1957 and Boney M. in 1978
23. What is the greatest selling Christmas single of all time? – White Christmas Bing Crosby
24. Who wrote the book “The Snowman”? – Raymond Briggs

And to start off the New Year here’s your General Knowledge Pub Quiz questions:

SECTION ONE – Name the profession from the description given.

1. Someone who designs dance moves.
2. He makes and fits shoes for horses.
3. A medical professional who collects and tests blood.
4. A professional wine waiter.
5. Front of house at a restaurant.
6. A head chef’s second in command.
7. A brain surgeon.

SECTION TWO – Entertainment

8. Which stage musical tells the story of an Argentinian dictator’s wife?
9. Who sang with UB40 for their 1985 hit, ‘I Got You Babe’?
10. Which horror film used Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells’ as its theme?
11. Who played the title role in the 50s/60s TV show, ‘Dr Kildare’?
12. Who was the Prince of Denmark?
13. What was the name of the spaceship in Blakes 7?

SECTION THREE – Trivia

14. What is the children’s game, Noughts and Crosses, called in the USA?
15. What two names are given to a group of swans on the ground, beginning with B?
16. Which of the sciences is regarded as the oldest?
17. Born on 5 May 1818, who was known as the father of communism?
18. Which word can go after PUPPY and before LETTER to make new words?
19. Which animal’s English name means earthpig in Afrikaans?
20. What name is given to the chalk rocks situated in the Solent, just off the Isle of Wight?
21. Which book features a pub called ‘The Admiral Benbow’?
22. In which year did Jesse Owens become the first black athlete to win 4 gold medals at the Olympic Games?
23. The Whitsunday Islands are located off the coast of which country?
24. Which artist’s studio was known as the Factory?
25. What is the lightest of all the elements and has the atomic number 1?

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Pub Quiz

Thanks again to David Rose who keeps us supplied with an excellent month’s puzzle was as follows:

FAMOUS NAMES OF THE PAST ANAGRAMS

1. MARRY NO OILMEN (7,6) (actress)
2. HOMBURG THERAPY (8,6) (actor)
3. TEN ELITE BRAINS (6,8) (physicist)
4. A COOL ROMP (5,4) (explorer)
5. ADMONISH TOES (6,6) (inventor)
6. SILVERY SLEEP (5,7) (singer/actor)
7. ART CHEF HID CLOCK (6,9) (director)
8. A WALTZ OR FUN GAMES GO MAD (8,7,6) (composer)
9. EXTERNAL HATE RAGED (9,3,5) (conqueror)
10. CASUAL JURIES (6,6) (emperor)
11. PUBLIC SO MUCH SHORTER (11,8) (explorer)
12. PEARL COAT (9) (queen)
13. LOCATED MENU (6,5) (painter)
14. ERA LOST IT (9) (Greek philosopher)
15. HERO GETS IN WAGGON (6,10) (former US president)
16. LIKE A WEE SHRIMP ALAS (7,11) (playwright)

Answers

1. MARILYN MONROE
2. HUMPHREY BOGART
3. ALBERT EINSTEIN
4. MARCO POLO
5. THOMAS EDISON
6. ELVIS PRESLEY
7. ALFRED HITCHCOCK
8. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
9. ALEXANDER THE GREAT
10. JULIUS CAESAR
11. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
12. CLEOPATRA
13. CLAUDE MONET
14. ARISTOTLE
15. GEORGE WASHINGTON
16. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

And now try this Christmas quiz – most questions will not tax your brain!

1. Which Rat Pack member died on Christmas Day,1995 aged 78?
2. What were the names of the three wise men?
3. Which Dr Seuss character lives near Whoville and tries to steal Christmas?
4. Father Christmas, Santa Claus, there are many names for the jolly fellow all over the world, but what is he called in Germany?
5. Who was King of Judaea at the time of Jesus’ birth?
6. Who directed ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ starring Jimmy Stewart?
7. What is the surname of the family in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol?
8. Who invented the Christmas cracker and when?
9. On what date does the Feast of Stephen fall?
10. Which country’s parliament abolished Christmas in 1640 and only re-instated it as a public holiday in 1958?
11. Which Bruce Willis film is based around a Christmas Eve office party that it is hijacked by terrorists?
12. What is the name of the traditional Italian Christmas cake?
13. By the end of which date should all Christmas decorations be removed so as to not bring bad luck?
14. What is the star sign of a person born on 25th December?
15. 26th December is known as Boxing Day and which saint’s day?
16. True or False – if you add together all the gifts in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas you get 363 gifts.
17. The German song, ‘Oh Tannenbaum’ is about what object?
18. In which Christmas song do ‘Treetops glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow’?
19. What number of pipers piping are there in the 12 days of Christmas?
20. What instrument do Greek children play when singing the traditional Kalanda songs?
21. Clement Moore wrote the poem ‘A Visit From St Nicholas’, but it is better known by its first line. What is it?
22. The song Mary’s Boy Child reached No. 1 twice in the UK charts – name both acts who performed it?
23. What is the greatest selling Christmas single of all time?
24. Who wrote the book “The Snowman”?

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Pub Quiz

PUB QUIZ – Thanks again to David Rose who keeps us supplied with a good quiz on line each month. The answers to last month’s Dingbat puzzle was as follows:-

1. OK by me
2. Hot under the collar
3. Oliver Twist
4. Holy Water
5. High income tax bracket
6. High explosive
7. Headless horseman
8. Half baked
9. H20
10. Out of sight, out of mind
11. Long John Silver
12 Making a monkey out of him

And for a change why not give this brain taxing puzzle a try?

FAMOUS NAMES OF THE PAST ANAGRAMS
MARRY NO OILMEN (7,6) (actress)
HOMBURG THERAPY (8,6) (actor)
TEN ELITE BRAINS (6,8) (physicist)
A COOL ROMP (5,4) (explorer)
ADMONISH TOES (6,6) (inventor)
SILVERY SLEEP (5,7) (singer/actor)
ART CHEF HID CLOCK (6,9) (director)
A WALTZ OR FUN GAMES GO MAD (8,7,6) (composer)
EXTERNAL HATE RAGED (9,3,5) (conqueror)
CASUAL JURIES (6,6) (emperor)
PUBLIC SO MUCH SHORTER (11,8) (explorer)
PEARL COAT (9) (queen)
LOCATED MENU (6,5) (painter)
ERA LOST IT (9) (Greek philosopher)
HERO GETS IN WAGGON (6,10) (former US president)
LIKE A WEE SHRIMP ALAS (7,11) (playwright)

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