top trivia – march 2013

Round 1

What it significant in the public sector Union PCS chosing March 20th as a day to go on strike?

Flag of who? red with a black two-headed eagle in the center; the design is claimed to be that of 15th-century hero George Castriota SKANDERBEG, who led a successful uprising against the Turks

Who are the 2 panel captains (at start of 2013) on a question of sport hosted by Sue Barker?

True or false – units of weight traditionally used to measure the density of silk are known as Moomins?

Signed by three heads of states in the later part of the 20th century, what was the result of the Belavezha Accords?

“March of the Volunteers” was the second most played tune at the award ceremonies of what 2012 event?

The novelist William Ainsworth made famous whose (fictional) 200 mile ride from London to York on Black Bess?

Who holds the record for the most Oscars? Meryl Streep; Daniel Day-Lewis; Jack Nickolson; Ingrid Bergman; Katharine Hepburn

The Beatles, name them oldest to youngest

If numbers 1, 16, 17 and 32 are being removed, what is the most likely procedure being performed? It is unlikely to turn one into a half-wit!

Round 2

True or false? Muscle turns to fat if you stop exercising?

In 1988, to reflect the modern family, what change was made to Nestlé’s famous birds logo that showed a mother and three fledglings?

According to Mayan calader when was the world due to end?

How many of the following animal combinations are real?

Zeeonk- Zebra and a donkey; Grolar -A grizzly bear and a polar bear; Cama – A camel and a llama

Assuming the presidency this week (March 2013), Vice-President Nicolas Maduro was emotional as he announced which president’s death?

The artist Lee Krasner who used to cut her own paintings to create collages was married to which other artist?

If ‘single malt’ describes a whisky made at one distillery, what is the word for a wine that is made from a single grape type?

Put in order of the most followers on Twitter – Justin Beiber; Kim Kardashian; Barak Obama; Harry Styles

What Asian country is the most populous country in the world never to have won an Olympic medal?

Put in order / which came first?
Richard Baker – The first to read the BBC Television News (in voiceover); First episode of Bonanza; Eden resigns as PM, and Norwich council are first to install a computer
Round 3

If you savor Dragon Well, Spring Snail, Iron Goddess and Fur Peak, what are you a connoisseur of?

In 1120 the sinking of what vessel, called the Titanic of the Middle Ages, caused the death of the legitimate heir to the throne of England and led to a period known as the Anarchy?

Tim Canterbury, Gareth Keenan and Dawn Tinsley are charectors in …

A woman trying to get a seat on the Beijing underground was faking what? A broken leg; Baby under a blanket; Pregnancy belly; guide dog

Who’s the hubby… Katharina von Bora, a nun who escaped convent life in 1523 by fleeing to Wittenberg hiding among fish barrels was married to which key figure of world history?

Film – Who’s the character? Peter Sellers (6), Alan Arkin (1), Roger Moore (1), Steve Martin (2)

True or false – the former drummer from boy band Bros (Craig Logan) has been both P!nk and Cher Lloyd’s manager

TV – who are Rylan, Frankie, Tricia, Paula, Ryan, Gillian, Sam, Lacey, Razor, Claire and Speidi?

If the Julliard School is to New York, the Berklee College of Music is to which city?

Pule cheese, said to be the world’s most expensive was in the news in Dec 2012 when Novak Djokovic bought the world’s supply for his restaurant chain. It is made from the milk of what animal?


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