Pop Quizzery – is it

Every third Saturday of the month (This Saturday 16 March is the next one) we now hold the “popular” pop quiz 7.30 for 8pm start @ the purple carrot – think you can hack it? Is it hard? too old / too young?

Well to give you an idea we are now going to post the previous quizzes – just for fun – so you can see how dastardly our quiz-Meister is – and if I can ever fathom out how to add the music rounds, well then I will…

Teams of four seem to be a good size

Dec2012-Paulies popular pop quiz

November 2012

Round 1: This day in history…The Four Seasons released ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ in 1962. The following questions relate to the four seasons.

No. Question Answer
1 Name the Prima Donna who told us she felt love
2 What is the name of Mark E Smith’s band
3 What time was it for Hitler in the musical, ‘The Producers’’?
4 The George Gershwin aria from Porgy and Best, which has been recorded by the likes of Billie Holliday, Fun Boy Three, Sam Cooke, Janis Joplin
5 What type of Tale was recounted by David Essex
6 Originally a French song called ‘Les feuilles mortes’, it has been recorded in English by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Doris Day
7 It’s hazy whether the best version of this song was done by the Bangles or Simon and Garfunkel
8 The kind of loving that exists between a boy called Danny and a girl called Sandy

Round 2: Music Round(You will need to be specific about the link. For example, if the link is ‘Places in London’, it’s not enough to say the link is ‘Places’)

No. Song Band / Artist
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

What is the Link (bonus 2 pts):

Round 3: Daves I Know (Name these famous musical Daves from the following descriptions):

No. Question Answer
1 He has been a member of Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age and the Foo Fighters
2 He was the founding member of the Dave Clark Five
3 He is the lead singer of Depeche Mode
4 He changed his name from David Jones because there was already a member of the Monkees who had that name
5 The real name of U2’s The Edge
6 The drummer of Blur, who unsuccessfully contested the safe Tory seat of Marylebone High Street on Westminster City Council in 2007
7 His bands include The Tourists, Vegas and Super Heavy, and with his then wife, Siobhan Fahey, co-wrote the Shakespeare’s Sister no.1, ‘Stay’
8 He was the lead singer of Van Halen, who he returned to in 2006 following a successful solo career

Round 4: Pop General Knowledge (Use the ‘Self-Score’ column to rate your most certain answer 8, the next 7, the next 6, etc, giving your least certain answer the ‘Self-Score’ of 1)

No. Question Answer
1 What band was Steve Winwood in originally? (A) Chicago (B) Foreigner (C) Traffic (D) The East Street Band (E) Them
2 Who were the last UK winners of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1997
3 What band originally featured Shirley Manson (later of Garbage) and shared a name with the lead singer of the eighties band The Associates
4 How many seconds did the So Solid Crew have in 2001?
5 Who was the top earning British artist in the US in 2011
6 Which Motown artist was shot dead by his own father in 1984
7 Which of these has NOT presented the UK charts on a regular basis on Radio One (A) Mark Goodier (B) Bruno Brookes (C) Alan Freeman (D) Dave Lee Travis (E) Reggie Yates
8 Which pop star is an anagram of ‘Worst Dater’ [SPELL]
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