Quiz Set 7 - Questions
Round 1: General Knowledge
1. In 1989 the video game Tetris was released for which console, being bundled with the North American and European versions of it?
2. Which Armenian-American heavy metal band, known for their anti-war and anti-capitalist lyrics, topped the US album charts on 9/11/2001?
3. In September 1992, which British group ironically topped the singles charts during the BBC’s drug awareness week with the song Ebeneezer Goode, a barely veiled ode to the joy of drugs?
4. In the early days of Mastermind, it had a reputation for only being won by professional persons or those in traditionally academical careers. What job with a much lower reputation in such circles was performed by the 1980 winner, Fred Housego?
5. O’Neill, Carter, Jackson and Teal’c were the main characters in which Richard Dean Anderson sci-fi TV show?
6. To which country do the Galapagos Islands belong?
7. What is the collective name given to the Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg trilogy of films, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End? There are three acceptable answers to this question, any one is fine.
8. Which was supposedly the only painting by Vincent Van Gogh that the artist sold while he was still alive?
9. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, what kind of animal is Clover?
10. What is the only UK road sign to be octagonal?
Round 2: -Ologies, -Philias, and -Phobias
12 points on offer here, because there’s four questions on each of the 3 sub-topics. Hope you did Greek or Latin at school!
1. Commonly misused to refer to bell-ringing, what word actually refers to the study of bells themselves?
2. An interest in it being very useful for answering the questions in this very round, what name is given to the study of words?
3. Vexillology is a very useful interest for a quizzer to have. As a concept, it was formalised in the USA in the 1950’s, and is treated very seriously, much like heraldry. Of what is it the study?
4. Ichthyology is a subset of zoology – the study of the animal kingdom. Of which specific creatures is it the study?
5. Opinions on the weather will always be controversial; what name is given to the love of the rain?
6. Considering how much time we spend on it, a love of work & exercise would be a very useful thing to have indeed! What is the word for a love of such things?
7. Despite the name, toxophilia has nothing to do with drugs or toxins, though that’s not to say it’s derivation is something less dangerous. Which sport, which has a very, very long history, would a toxophile practice?
8. It has a more common name coming from the Latin, but what animals are beloved by ailurophiles, that name instead coming from the Greek?
9. What is the correct name for a fear of heights? There are other terms that are used for it, but only one accurate word.
10. A particularly problematic fear for its sufferers, what name is given to fear of the sun or sunlight?
11. Increasingly common, thanks doubtless to horror films and the works of people like Stephen King, what is coulrophobia the fear of?
12. It’s a fear with specific names for specific subsets, but what is chromophobia itself the fear of?
Round 3: Connections
1. As of April 2017, who is the current 5th in line to the British throne?
2. With what kind of beans are baked beans typically made?
3. What is the flowery name of Richard Bucket’s wife in the sitcom Keeping Up Appearances?
4. The countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic are located on which island, the 22nd largest in the world?
5. What is the Maori war cry that New Zealand sports teams typically perform before international matches, especially in rugby?
6. Which reclusive American industrialist produced the Spruce Goose in 1947?
7. Which Christmas carol includes the lines “Christ, by highest heaven adored; Christ the everlasting Lord; Late in time behold him come; Offspring of a Virgin’s womb”?
8. In professional wrestling, a hero is known as a “face”. What is a villainous character known as?
9. Starring in a series of Disney films, which Volkswagen Beetle had a number 53 on the front?
10. Finally, what connects all of the above answers?