18th March 2016

News & Current Affairs

  1. Which of the following didn't have duty frozen in the budget this week: beer, whisky or wine?
  2. After remeasuring Ben Nevis, have the OS decided it is taller or shorter than previously stated?
  3. Trading Standards have instructed Indesit to take "more action" over a fire risk in what type of home appliance?
  4. Which type of animal has come top of the Royal Horticultural Society's pest poll: a cat, a caterpillar or a frog?
  5. Which US Presidential Candidate has made it into the top ten risks identified by the Economist Intelligence Unit?
  6. What nationality was the first man to complete a spacewalk, on 18th March 1965?

Lucky Dip

  1. Which is not a county in Ireland: Carlow, Louth or Moray?
  2. In a game of chess, what is the maximum number of white pieces that can sit on black squares at any one time?
  3. In a typical four-colour deck, which suit is shown in red?
  4. Which seasonal confectionery product was marketed with the slogan, "How do you eat yours"?

Beginning with P...

  1. Which three-letter breed of dog was introduced to Europe by the Dutch East India Company?
  2. In which US state would you find the city of Bethlehem in the counties of Lehigh and Northampton?
  3. Which American artist has sometimes been referred to as "TAFKAP"?
  4. Which chemical element is named after potash?

Give the one-word titles of the songs which contain the following lyrics:

  1. "You tell me that you're sorry, didn't think I'd turn around, and say..."
  2. "When the feelings gone and you can't go on it's..."
  3. "Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room // We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams"

Country of the Week: Scotland

  1. Which colours appear on the flag of Scotland?
  2. Celebrating the patron saint of Scotland, in which month does St. Andrew's Day fall: March, June or November?
  3. Which Scot topped the BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour Power List for 2015?

Name the link between the following:

  1. Which Colonel started the fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken?
  2. Which UK greetings card retailer has previously bought shops from Hallmark Cards and Carlton Cards, and once owned the Birthdays brand?
  3. Which name is given to a playing card, which according to Wikipedia is "elevated above its normal rank in trick-taking games"?
  4. What is the surname of English singer Kate, famed for her debut single "Wuthering Heights", which she released at the age of 19?

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