The Pub Quiz

So it was supposed to be the pub quiz on but it was cancelled. So I took my own, knocked up with the aid of a couple of quiz books in a couple of hours. For the heck of it I thought I’d add it here.

General Knowledge

  1. What is the only Charles Dickens novel with a female narrator
    Bleak House
  2. Which is further from London: Berlin or Copenhagen?
  3. Who was awarded the Nobel prize for Physics in 1921?
    Albert Einstein
  4. What word can precede Head, House and Rod?
  5. What did Thames Ironworks FC change its name to in 1900
    West Ham FC
  6. What is one third of one half?
    One sixth
  7. Grice, Quatrefoil and Volant are terms in what?
  8. Which French aviator has a stadium named after him
    Roland Garros
  9. Who was Radio 1’s first female DJ?
    Annie Nightingale
  10. What is the official country home of the British Prime Minister?

True or False

  1. A group of peacocks is called a parliament
    False (it’s a muster)
  2. A rat can survive longer without water than a camel
  3. Charlie Chaplin once won first prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like contest
    False (he came third!)
  4. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have a daughter called North
  5. Benedictine monks wear black robes

Current Affairs

  1. Why might US President Fart’s visit to the UK be unlucky?
    He’s coming on Friday 13th
  2. A statue to Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in Parliament Square this week. She is shown holding a banner saying what?
    Courage calls to courage everywhere
  3. There has been controversy over the deportation of the “Windrush” generation. Why are they named Windrush?
    After the HMT Empire Windrush, the ship which brought many of the settlers over
  4. Which bank had something of a massive IT failure this week?
  5. Which Scandinavian group announced this week they would be releasing their first new music since 1982
  6. Talking of comebacks, the Chuckle Brothers have been signed up for a new tea-time series on Channel 5. What are their first names?
    Paul and Barry
  7. Which rapper celebrated being sober for ten years this week?
  8. Those in the London and the south-east have been warned to beware of toxic what this week?
  9. The founder of which festival held in the Nevada desert each year died this week?
    Burning Man (Larry Harvey)
  10. Which two British supermarkets have announced they are in merger talks?
    Sainsbury’s and Asda


  1. Which movie legend spoke the final words “I knew I should have switched from Scotch to Marinis”?
    Humphrey Bogart
  2. Who told a customs officer ”I have nothing to declare except my genius”?
    Oscar Wilde
  3. Who said, “It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens”?
    Woody Allen
  4. Who declared “I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me”
    Donald Trump
  5. Which fictitious English crime solver often said “The young people think the old people are fools, but the old people know the young people are fools”?
    Miss Marple


  1. Which construction toy inspired a movie in 2014?
    Lego (The Lego Movie)
  2. Whose 2009 album release was “The Boy Who Knew Too Much”?
  3. What was the name of the dog which won Britain’s Got Talent in 2015?
    Matisse (Pudsey was 2012)
  4. How many women did Ross marry in Friends?
    3—Carol, Emily and Rachel
  5. Who provides the voice of Dr Nefario in the film Despicable Me 2?
    Russell Brand
  6. Michelangelo’s statue of David is on view in which Italian city?
  7. Which best-selling international author wrote the 2015 book “The Taxidermist’s Daughter”?
    Kate Mosse
  8. The village of Royston Vasey featured in which dark TV comedy series?
    The League of Gentlemen
  9. Which racecourse hosts the St Leger?
  10. Anastasia Steele is the lead female character in which hugely successful literary trilogy?
    Fifty Shades of Grey

General Knowledge

  1. What is the name of the river that flows through the North York Moors and into the sea at Whitby?
    The Esk
  2. Which Saints day falls on the 23rd April
    St George
  3. The Walker is a major art gallery in which British city?
  4. Where was the first FA Cup final played?
    Kennington Oval
  5. What is the Duke of Bedford’s family seat?
    Wobern Abbey
  6. What is the Jewish Day of Atonement also called?
    Yom Kippur
  7. What is the name of Michael J Fox’s character in the Back to the Future movies?
    Marty McFly
  8. The FIDE is the governing body of which board game?
  9. Where would Victorian ladies have worn Luggers?
    On their ears (earrings)
  10. Charles II’s wife Catherine came from which country?

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