Pub Quiz and Lunch

The Pub Quiz took place on the 12thJune when 22 of us met at The Nabb Inn.  All are welcome – we prefer a maximum of four to a team where possible as we can always add a person to another team if you would like to attend but haven’t got a team of your own. Sometimes the quiz is easy and occasionally it is very hard, but the idea is to have a bit of fun and to socialise whilst enjoying a lunch. The next Pub Lunch Quiz will be on Monday, 10th July at 12 noon.

And here are the answers to the June quiz (and yes, I know they were easy but it’s just a bit of fun!)

1. What type of trees do dates grow on? Palm trees

2. The country of Lesotho is completely surrounded by which other country? South Africa

3. In the nursery rhyme, whose wife “could eat no lean”? Jack Sprat’s

4. By land area, which is the largest state in the USA? Alaska

5. According to an old proverb, what “gathers no moss”? A rolling stone

6. Which type of cycle has only one wheel? A unicycle

7. The nickname Geordie is often given to a person from which large city? Newcastle (a Geordie is a person from the Tyneside area, which includes Newcastle)

8. What is the name of the rubber disc hit in an ice hockey match? A puck

9. Which sea separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain?  Irish Sea

10. Which queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe famously led an uprising against the occupying Romans? Boudica

11. What was the name of the large balloons anchored to the ground by cables in London during the Second World War? Barrage balloons

12. Bill Gates was the principal founder of which computer company? Microsoft

13. How many sides does a decagon have? 10

14. The first expedition to reach the South Pole was led by which Norwegian explorer? Roald Amundsen

15. If your hobby is philately, what do you collect?  Stamps

16. Adolf Hitler was born in which country? Austria

17. Hollywood is a suburb of which American city? Los Angeles

18. Haematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study of what? Blood

19. What type of animal are you ‘sick as’, if you are heart-broken or very disappointed? A parrot

20. What do Americans call Autumn?  The Fall

21. Name the only American president to resign from office? Nixon

22. Which gas is balloon gas, which is used to fill party balloons that float in the air? Helium

23. What year did the Titanic sink in the Atlantic Ocean on 15 April, on its maiden voyage from Southampton? 1912

24. What is the title of the first ever Carry On film made and released in 1958? Carry On Sergeant

25. What is the name of the biggest technology company in South Korea? Samsung

And here is the July quiz:

1.Which singer fronted the 1970s’ pop group Showaddywaddy?
2. Which now famous TV chef started cooking at the age of eight in his parents’ pub, ‘The Cricketers’, in Clavering, Essex?
3. Which Dutch darts player won the 2012 BDO World Championship at the Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green on 15 January?
4. Which metal was discovered by Hans Christian Oersted in 1825?
5. What is the capital of Portugal?
6. How many breaths does the human body take daily?
7. Who was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1841 to 1846?
8. What is the chemical symbol for silver?
9. Who invented Cat’s Eyes in 1934 to improve road safety?
10. What is the world’s smallest bird?
11. Who played ‘Bodie’ and ‘Doyle’ in The Professionals?
12. What is the doll, Barbie’s, full name?
13. What does Paul Hunn hold the record for, which registered at 118.1 decibels?
14. What did Al Capone’s business card state his occupation was?
15. What is the lifespan of a dragonfly?
16. Which year was the first Tonka truck made – 1945, 1947 or 1949?
17. Who invented the tin can for preserving food in 1810?

Name the country in which these landmarks can be found:

18. Giza Pyramid and the Great Sphinx
19. Colosseum
20. Angkor Wat
21. Statue of Liberty
22. Sydney Harbour Bridge

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