Quiz Questions

March 4, 2016

Test yourself with these THREE rounds from the BRSC GK Quiz from 25/02/2016.


Half marks is good. Two thirds correct is excellent. 100% right is stretching the realms of credulity.

Round 7. General Knowledge

  1. Who invented Jeans?
  2. What is the green pigment found in most plants that is responsible for absorbing light energy?
  3. Who was the first English Monarch to abdicate?
  4. Which English cathedral was destroyed by fire in the Seventeenth century?
  5. How many labours were performed by Hercules?
  6. What does a cartophilist collect?
  7. What is the State Capital of California?
  8. Who played Simon Templar in the 1997 film ‘The Saint’?
  9. What is a blini?
  10. Which British prime minister had a bag named after him?

 Round 8. Television

  1. On which TV  programme can you see Matthew Hill, Imogen Sellers and Andrew Plant?
  2. Douglas Henshall stars as Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez in which series?
  3. Who plays Grace in the US sitcom ‘Will and Grace’?
  4. In which comedy series did a giant cat terrorise London?
  5. Who was the original host of the TV Quiz Show ‘Have I Got News For You’ ?
  6. Who died in the first live episode of EastEnders when he fell from the roof of the Queen Vic ?
  7. Laverne and Shirley and Mork and Mindy were both spin-offs from which series?
  8. Which comedy sketch show was the phrase ‘Oh, Suits You Sir’ associated with?
  9. In which year were TV licences introduced in the UK, 1946, 1948 or 1951?
  10. Of which television series was Jack Bauer the protagonist?

Round 9. Music

  1. What was the top selling single of 2014?
  2. What was the last film Soundtrack to be the top-selling album for the year in the UK?
  3. What note do orchestras typically tune up to?
  4. From which number 1 do the lyrics, “When the day is dawning on a Texas Sunday morning, How I long to be there With Marie who’s waiting for me there” come from?
  5. Beethoven was born in which German city?
  6. How did soul singer Otis Redding die in 1967?
  7. Which female group had UK hits with One Fine Day, He‘s So Fine and Sweet Talking Guy?
  8. Which singer’s original name was Elaine Bookbinder?
  9. Name the singer who duetted with Nellie Furtado on Broken Strings and Jessie J on Up?
  10. Which German Big Band leader died in June 2015 in Palm Beach, Florida?

The answers to these questions will be posted on Saturday 5th March 2016.

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