11th September 2015

News & Current Affairs

  1. This week Elizabeth II became the UK's longest-serving monarch. How many (full) years has she been queen?
  2. Which retailer hopes to shake off its budget image by opening close to 300 stores in London?
  3. Which comedy character celebrated his 25th anniversary last Friday with a trip to Buckingham Palace?
  4. Which British solo artist has recorded the theme tune for the next Bond film, Spectre?
  5. What product have Apple announced this week which Steve Jobs hated, and which will cost $99?
  6. The first US troops entered Nazi Germany on 11th September in which year?

Lucky Dip

  1. In which year was the film Shakespeare in Love released? (I'll allow one year out)
  2. Which book opens with the line, "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."?
  3. How many squares are on a traditional Scrabble board?
  4. Which is the theme tune for The Apprentice:
    In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg), Jupiter (Holst), Montagues and Capulets (Prokofiev)
  5. How many chambers are in the human heart?

This week's country: Israel

  1. Which colours appear on the flag of Israel?
  2. What are the two official languages of Israel?
  3. Which side of the road are cars driven on in Israel?

What do Nobel points make?

  1. Name the six Nobel prize categories. (Half-point each)

Letter of the week: A

  1. Which Bronte sister had a name beginning with A?
  2. Which three-letter body part begins with A?
  3. Which of these does not appear in the Oxford English Dictionary?
    air quote, arm candy, awkward turtle

Name the link between the following:

  1. Which Sega gaming console was the predecessor to the Dreamcast?
  2. Which range of Gilette razors marketed to women correspond to the Mach3 brand marketed to men?
  3. Which metal is commonly known as quicksilver, and was once called hydrargyrum?
  4. Who is the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Poseidon?


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