11th September 2015
News & Current Affairs
- This week Elizabeth II became the UK's longest-serving monarch. How many (full) years has she been queen?
- Which retailer hopes to shake off its budget image by opening close to 300 stores in London?
- Which comedy character celebrated his 25th anniversary last Friday with a trip to Buckingham Palace?
- Which British solo artist has recorded the theme tune for the next Bond film, Spectre?
- What product have Apple announced this week which Steve Jobs hated, and which will cost $99?
- The first US troops entered Nazi Germany on 11th September in which year?
- In which year was the film Shakespeare in Love released? (I'll allow one year out)
- Which book opens with the line, "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."?
- How many squares are on a traditional Scrabble board?
- Which is the theme tune for The Apprentice:
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg), Jupiter (Holst), Montagues and Capulets (Prokofiev)
- How many chambers are in the human heart?
This week's country: Israel
- Which colours appear on the flag of Israel?
- What are the two official languages of Israel?
- Which side of the road are cars driven on in Israel?
What do Nobel points make?
- Name the six Nobel prize categories. (Half-point each)
Letter of the week: A
- Which Bronte sister had a name beginning with A?
- Which three-letter body part begins with A?
- Which of these does not appear in the Oxford English Dictionary?
air quote, arm candy, awkward turtle
Name the link between the following:
- Which Sega gaming console was the predecessor to the Dreamcast?
- Which range of Gilette razors marketed to women correspond to the Mach3 brand marketed to men?
- Which metal is commonly known as quicksilver, and was once called hydrargyrum?
- Who is the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Poseidon?