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The Big York Pub Quiz! - June 2020

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1 year, 11 months ago

Round 5 questions below...

  1. Who directed 2010 film Submarine?
  2. In which city is Ho Chi Minh preserved?
  3. The large Piccadilly Circus adverts have been a London landmark for quite a while. In which year did the first ad, created with lightbulbs, appear?
  4. Jorge Mario Bergoglio is a head of state in Europe and a notable public figure - but by which name is he most commonly known?
  5. Who is the patron saint of Nigeria?
  6. On which date did the 21st Century start?
  7. What is the name of the strait in the Caribbean between Haiti & Cuba?
  8. What is the smallest country in the world?
  9. What’s the capital of Madagascar?
  10. American alternative rock band Veruca Salt are named after a character in which classic children's book and movie? 

And that’s your Big York Pub Quiz!

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1 year, 11 months ago

Round 4 questions are below!

  1. Which animals are shown videos of their own species mating to ensure successful breeding?
  2. How many toppings are on a Chicago style hot dog?
  3. How many functioning stations are there on the London Underground Network?
  4. What name is going to be given to the new TFL Crossrail line when it becomes operational on the network?
  5. Name the four March sisters in Little Women.
  6. One for train geeks: which steam train, which shares its name with a bird, holds the world record speed for a steam train? 
  7. Who has won the most Oscars in history?
  8. Which classic horror was the first film to controversially show a toilet flushing on screen?
  9. How many films have Al Pacino & Robert De Niro starred in together?
  10. What is the name of the Netflix show inspired by the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces? 

You know the drill by now, here's the form that you need to complete in order to fill in your answers. We've got just one more round left, so grab a drink and a snack, and brace yourself!

1 year, 11 months ago

True or false: your round 3 questions are below*

  1. The capital city of Kazakhstan is Astana
  2. Colonel Sanders (or Harland David Sanders) was a real colonel in the US Military.
  3. In 2016 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart sold more CDs than Adele
  4. According to the US Presidential Line of Succession, the next in line after the Vice President would be the Secretary of State.
  5. Elon Musk, when he's not launching rockets into space, owns "The Drilling Company" which is digging massive tunnels underneath New York City.
  6. The most expensive cheese in the world comes from Serbia
  7. Under Chairman Mao, every Chinese family was obliged to kill a sparrow a week to stop them eating all the rice
  8. Norway has the highest number of Metal bands per capita.
  9. In 2008 a man was arrested in Ohio. For having sex with a picnic table.
  10. Durex once printed flyers that had pregnancy tests built in, the advert said "Peeing on this ad may change your life" 

(*The answer is true...)

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1 year, 11 months ago

...and if you needed a repeat of any of those questions for Round 2, our Music round, here they are!

  1. Bruce Springsteen recorded the album Nebraska all by himself, on what type of tape recorder? 4 track or 8 track?
  2. Who went to number 1 in 1979 with the track 'Are Friends Electric'?
  3. Which wrinkly topless boi's real name is James Newell Osterberg Jr.?
  4. What song are these lyrics taken from? But he moved a million hearts in mono / Our mothers cried, sang along, who'd blame them / You're grown, So grown / Now I must say more than ever 
  5. There is a Paul Simon album named after which famous rock and roll star’s home?
  6. The UEFA champions league anthem is heavily based upon which anthem by Handel?
  7. Which band share their name with a famous catchphrase of a fictional radio disc jockey?
  8. Who wrote the Bangles hit Manic Monday?
  9. Which brand of butter would you find Sex Pistols frontman Johhny Rotten promoting?
  10. Which city was the home of the bands The Bee Gees, Elbow and Simply Red? 

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1 year, 11 months ago

Here are your questions for Round 1!

  1. The premier league returned this week, behind closed doors, but can you name one of the two teams who played in the first match to return?
  2. Which has a greater land mass - Scotland or the isle of Ireland?
  3. Weevil, Blister and Ladybird are all types of what?
  4. Carrauntoohil is the highest mountain in which remote country?
  5. Tots TV was the best TV show when I was a kid. Tom and Tilly were two of the tots, but who was the third?
  6. The Stonewall riots started nearly 51 years ago, but from what type of place did they take the name Stonewall from to name them?
  7. What is the official title of the minister that leads the Treasury?
  8. Syngenesophobia is the fear of what?
  9. Which BBC radio station is older, BBC Radio 2, or Radio 3?
  10. What country has the highest cost for a loaf of bread on average? 

Make sure your team captain (the member who registered you all) submits your scores using this form. Please grab a drink, sit back and get yourselves ready for Round 2!