Yet More Q & A

September 23, 2015

Yet More Questions for you to contemplate.

These questions are from Rounds 9 and 10 of the BRSC Quiz on Thursday 10th September 2015.

 Round 9. Music

  1. What do the songs God save the Queen, Relax and My Ding a Ling have in common?
  2. The line “Listen to the ground, there is movement all around“ comes from which song?
  3. In 1983 two song titles with women’s names with the initials BJ reached no 1 in the UK. Billie Jean was one, what was the other?
  4. Some enchanted evening comes from which musical?
  5. What is the title of Beethoven’s only opera?
  6. Between 1987 and mid 1990, at least one song written by which trio was in the UK top 40 every single week?
  7. Heard at many Rovers matches, this song was a number one for Guy Mitchell and Tommy Steele, and later versions also charted by Dave Edmunds, Daniel O Donnell and Cliff Richard. Name it.
  8. What was George Michael’s first solo hit called?
  9. Which Gilbert And Sullivan Opera is set in Japan?
  10. Which current star of Eastenders on British TV represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1991?


Round 10. Utter Trivia

    1. What comprises 80% of the human body?
    2. When is one the correct answer by adding two to eleven?
    3. Which Bruce, voted the eighteenth best villain in American movie history, made the cover of Time magazine in 1975?
    4. What is unusual about the crabeater seal?
    5. With what would you rock the baby or walk the dog?
    6. Which Caribbean country is the only one to have an operating passenger railway system?
    7. Where in Europe is there a hotel that has been rebuilt every year since 1990?
    8. Approximately what percentage of the world‘s population is left-handed? ( to nearest 5%)
    9. Through his writings and said to have a quote for every occasion, which theologian famously claimed that he could drive away the devil with a fart ?
    10. It’s estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world’s population is – what?

The answers to Rounds 9 and 10 will be provided on Friday 25th September 2015.

Magnifying Glass - Answers

 Answers to ROUNDS 7 and 8 at the last BRSC General Knowledge Quiz.

Round 7. General Knowledge

  1. If you received a letter with a stamp saying Helvetia where would it have come from? Switzerland
  2. Which major disaster occurred in the U.S. in 1906, killing about 3000 people? The San Francisco Earthquake
  3. Name the circuit used for the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix? Spa-Franco champs (accept Spa)
  4. What is the stage name of Sir Thomas John Woodward? Tom Jones
  5. What was George Washington‘s wife‘s first name? Martha
  6. Name the French cartoon skunk that is madly in love with a reluctant cat? Pepe Le Pew
  7. What was Margaret Thatcher‘s maiden name? Roberts
  8. Which ‘Art Nouveau’ designer is best known for his stained glass lamps and windows? (Louis Comfort) Tiffany
  9. Philip Treacy is known as a designer of what? Hats
  10. Who starred as Big Chris in the film Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels? Vinnie Jones  


Round 8. Television

  1. Which actress played the part of Sybil in BBC’s Fawlty Towers? Prunella Scales
  2. In Dad’s Army, what was Private Fraser’s occupation? Undertaker
  3. What is currently the UK’s longest continuous running game show? Countdown
  4. First shown in 1961 this programme has been variously presented by Geoffrey Wheeler, Michael Barratt, Cliff Michelmore, Sir Harry Secombe and Pam Rhodes among others. Name it? Songs of Praise
  5. Which children‘s TV series featured a marionette who lived in a picnic basket with his two friends? Andy Pandy
  6. What was the title of the sequel to Porridge? Going Straight
  7. Which American series featured the Sunshine Cab Company? Taxi
  8. This BBC children’s TV series was set in a care home known as “The Dumping Ground“? Tracy Beaker
  9. Which reality TV show has run for 415 episodes, and each one has featured Brendan Sheerin. Coach Trip
  10. What does Rumpole of the Bailey call his wife? She who must be obeyed

The next BRSC General Knowledge Quiz.

2015 09 19 BRSC QUIZ v 7

It is scheduled for Thursday 19th November 2015.

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