30 pub quiz questions - TV & film, the North East and general knowledge rounds

How’s your TV & film knowledge? Are you a North-East know all? A general knowledge genius? Have a bash at our latest pub quiz – and you don’t have to be 18 to join.

Friday, 19th June 2020, 4:58 pm

There are three sets of 10 questions. The first is on TV and films, the second is the North-East and the third is general knowledge.

Answers are at the end of each round. Good luck and no cheating mind.

The TV & films round round

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1. In which 1964 film is Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again played at the end over images of exploding nuclear bombs?

2. Who is the only child of Fred and Wilma Flintstone?

3. What was the name of Drew Barrymore’s character in ET?

4. Which actor played conman Lewis Archer in Coronation Street?

Muhammad Ali. One of his best quotes is featured in the quiz.

5. What is the most famous scene from the 1923 silent film Safety Last?

6. To which novelist did Paul Merton say on a 1994 episode of Have I Got News For You: “You want to get out more”?

7. Which of the following has never been nominated for an Oscar: John Cleese, Steve Coogan, Tony Hancock, Jim Dale or Peter Capaldi?

8. Which 2020 BBC drama, based on a real event of 2018, starred Ann-Marie Duff and Rafe Spall?

Tony Hancock, left, and Vera Lynn both feature in our quiz. Jimmy Edwards is on the right.

9. What was the response in a famous 1970s television commercial to the chat-up line: “Were you truly wafted here from paradise?”

10. Who directed and starred in the 2018 film A Star is Born?

Answers: TV & films round

1. Dr Strangelove 2. Pebbles Flintstone 3. Gertie 4. Nigel Havers 5. Harold Lloyd hanging from a clock 6. Salman Rushdie 7. Tony Hancock 8. The Salisbury Poisonings 9. “Nah. Luton Airport” (said by Lorraine Chase in adverts for Campari) 10. Bradley Cooper

Right Said Fred performing in Sunderland. What was their only number one single?

The North-East round

1. Who designed the Angel of the North?

2. Which London street is named after the man who was the MP for Morpeth between 1660 and 1684?

3. The battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary, sunk during the Battle of Jutland in 1916, was built in which North East shipbuilding town?

4. Which sports commentator, who died in 2012, was born in Alnwick in 1940? He was also known as The Thief of Bad Gags.

5. Which town is represented in Parliament by Mike Hill MP?

We all know about Bob Stokoe. But who was his assistant in 1973 who later managed Newcastle United?

6. In which North East town is King Street the main shopping street?

7. Who was assistant manager to Bob Stokoe when Sunderland won the 1973 FA Cup, then later managed Newcastle United to promotion?

8. Born in 1965, what is Ray Lonsdale’s best known contribution to Seaham?

9. Hemlington is a district in which North East town?

10. Sunderland band A Tribe of Toffs had a hit single in 1988 with a song about which TV weatherman?

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Answers: The North-East

1. Anthony Gormley 2. (George) Downing Street 3. Jarrow 4. Sid Waddell 5. Hartlepool 6. South Shields 7. Arthur Cox 8. The Tommy statue 9. Middlesbrough 10. John Kettley

The general knowledge round

1. What was Right Said Fred’s only UK number one single (clue: it was not I’m Too Sexy)?

2. What did Julia Gillard do between 2010 and 2013?

3. Which British disc jockey was in the same room as Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby at a press conference on 23 November 1963?

4. Complete this quote from Muhammad Ali: “It’s hard to be humble...”

5. Which disease was officially eradicated from the planet in 1979?

6. Whose last completed novel was Persuasion, published posthumously in 1818?

7. Who had a posthumous number three hit in 1989 with You Got It?

8. In which English city is the Bodleian Library?

9. Which writer, 1890-1976, is the best selling novelist of all time?

10. Which river flows through Brisbane?

Answers: general knowledge

1. Deeply Dippy 2. She was Prime Minister of Australia 3. John Peel 4. “... when you’re as great as I am.” 5. Smallpox 6. Jane Austen’s 7. Roy Orbison 8. Oxford 9. Agatha Christie 10. The Brisbane River

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