Bank holiday pub quiz questions and answers
Think you’re cleverer than your family and friends? Or maybe you just want to put your knowledge to the test. Either way, have a bash at this pub quiz – and you don’t have to be 18 to take part.
There are three sets of 10 questions. The first set is general knowledge, the second is music, the third is pot luck.
Answers are at the end of each round. Good luck and, mind, no cheating!
The general knowledge round
1. Which British player became the world’s most expensive footballer in 2013?
2. Who wrote the 1969 novel Slaughterhouse Five?
3. Which brewery makes Hop House 13 lager?
4. On the human body, what is a hallux? There are two of them and you needn’t be a surgeon to see them.
5. What was Eleanor Roosevelt’s maiden name?
6. Which misnamed type of cord is usually made with the intestines of goats or sheep?
7. Of the ten countries in the world beginning with the letter T, which has the largest population (does not include ‘The’)?
8. Name either parent of the British fashion designer Joseph Corré. His mother is also a designer).
9. How did John Hinckley try to get the attention of the 19 year old actress Jodie Foster in 1981?
10. Which of Henry VIII’s wives was queen for longest at 24 years?
Answers: general knowledge
1. Gareth Bale 2. Kurt Vonnegut 3. Guinness/Diageo 4. Big toe 5. Roosevelt (she was distantly related to President Roosevelt before they married) 6. Catgut 7. Turkey 8. Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren 9. He shot Ronald Reagan 10. Catherine of Aragon
The music round
1. In 1991, what became the first UK top 10 hit single for REM?
2. Who had a UK number two hit single in 1971 with I Did What I Did For Maria?
3. Which British band had a UK top 10 hit in 1993 with Ordinary World?
4. Complete this song lyric from a 1978 hit for Terry Wogan: ‘Fiddle, cello, big bass drum; Bassoon, flute and euphonium; Each one making the most of his chance ...’
5. Which rock ‘n roll song was the biggest worldwide selling single of the 1950s? It was not an Elvis Presley song.
6. What was the main contribution to music of the Englishman Jim Marshall, 1923-2012?
7. Which British band had a 2006 greatest hits album called Stop the Clocks?
8. Who composed Peter and the Wolf in 1936?
9. Which English rock guitarist, born in 1943, had to undergo surgery after falling from a coconut tree in 2006?
10. Which Swedish singer had a hit in 2016 with Lush Life?
1. Shiny Happy People 2. Tony Christie 3. Duran Duran 4. ‘… all together in the Floral Dance’ 5. Rock Around the Clock 6. The speakers/amps which bear his name 7. Oasis 8. Sergei Prokofiev 9. Keith Rishards 10. Zara Larsson
The pot luck round
1. Which common ailment takes its name from the Greek work for ‘leakage’?
2. What did Opal Fruits change their name to in 1998?
3. Which territory was handed over to the United States by the 1903 Cuban-American Treaty?
4. What was the occupation of Edwin Hubble, 1889-1953?
5. Found in south-east Wales, what geographical Lord Hereford’s Knob?
6. A statue of which writer was unveiled outside the BBC’s Broadcasting House in London in November 2017?
7. Who was known as Karol Wojtyla until 1978?
8. What colour are Spongebob Squarepants’ pants?
9. Where, between 2007 and 2020, were you most likely to see a picture of ‘The division of labour in pin manufacturing’?
10. Who married Michelle Robinson in Chicago on 3 October 1992?
Answers: pot luck
1. Diarrhoea (literally ‘to run through’) 2. Starburst 3. Guantanamo Bay 4. Astronomer 5. A mountain 6. George Orwell 7. Pope John Paul II 8. Brown 9. On the back of a £20 note 10. Barack Obama