Free Daily Quiz – February 29th

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Questions in the daily pub quiz are as follows;

Round 1 – On This Day – 29th February

  1. Born on this day in 1792, which Italian composer’s operas include William Tell and The Barber of Seville?
  2. Who opened his first Playboy Club in Chicago on this day in 1960?
  3. After more than 15 years in office, which Canadian Prime Minister announced his resignation on this day in 1984?
  4. Hattie McDaniel became the first black woman to win an Oscar on this day in 1940. She received the Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in which film?
  5. On this day in 2004, Jean-Bertrand Aristide was removed from power in which country following a coup?
  6.  Which Roman Emperor proclaimed the first Leap Day on this day in 46 B.C.?
  7.  Which Australian swimmer set a new world record in a 100 metre freestyle competition in Sydney on this day in 1964?
  8.  Which song was at the top of the U.K. singles chart on this day in 1964 for Cilla Black?
  9.  Serial killer Richard Ramirez was born in El Paso, Texas on this day in 1960. What nickname was he given by the media as he terrorised California with a series of abductions, rapes and murders in the mid 1980s?
  10.  On this day in 1996, which British actress and novelist won a judgement against Random House publishers for $1 million after they welched on a two book deal claiming that the first manuscript was “unreadable”?
  1. (Gioacchino) Rossini
  2. Hugh Hefner
  3. Pierre Trudeau
  4. Gone With The Wind
  5. Haiti
  6. Julius Caesar
  7. Dawn Fraser
  8. Anyone Who Had A Heart
  9. ‘The Night Stalker’
  10. Joan Collins

 Round 2 – Chefs 

  1. Which member of the Dingle family is a chef in Emmerdale?
  1. Which TV chef played drums in a band called Scarlet Division and has a holding company named Sweet As Candy which saw him listed in the Sunday Times ‘Richest Britons Under 30’ list in 2005?
  1. Which comedian starred as Gareth Blackstock in the BBC sit-com, Chef?
  1. Which TV chef had A Seafood Odyssey, a French Odyssey and a Mediterranean Escape on TV?
  1. Which TV chef got married to Fern Britton in 2000?
  1. Which celebrity chef was known as ‘The Galloping Gourmet’?
  1. Which soul singer provided the voice for Chef in the animated series South Park?
  1. Which chef got drunk when Basil Fawlty was holding a Gourmet Night?
  1. Which celebrity chef once had a trial for Glasgow Rangers?
  1. Which TV chef has fronted Masterchef and Hell’s Kitchen and has appeared on Strictly Come Dancing?
  1. Marlon
  2. Jamie Oliver
  3. Lenny Henry
  4. Rick Stein
  5. Phil Vickery
  6. Graham Kerr
  7. Isaac Hayes
  8. Kurt
  9. Gordon Ramsay
  10. Gary Rhodes

Round 3 – Death and Disaster 

  1. Which volcano erupted in A.D. 79, destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum?
  1. After the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, which great opera singer allegedly sang out of his hotel window to check his voice was not affected?
  1. In which year did a tsunami hit the west coast of Sumatra on Boxing Day, killing nearly 230,000 people in 14 countries?
  1. AIDS was first recognised in 1981, what do the initials stand for?
  1. Which country’s fighter planes shot a Korean 747 down in 1983 when it strayed into its airspace in error?
  1. Where was the massacre in Beijing in June 1989?
  1. The first bomb dropped on Hiroshima was known as Little Boy, what was the bomb dropped on Nagasaki known as?
  1. Haiti was destroyed by a massive earthquake in 2010 – on which island is Haiti?
  1. America entered World War I as a result of the sinking of which ship?
  1. The eruption of which volcano in 1883 saw 36,000 killed by tidal waves between the islands of Java and Sumatra?
  1. Vesuvius
  2. Enrico Caruso
  3. 2004
  4. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  5. Soviet Union
  6. Tiananmen Square
  7. Fat Man
  8. Hispaniola
  9. Lusitania
  10. Krakatoa 

Round 4 – Drowning 

  1. In which European capital city were the group The Mobiles Drowning in the title of their U.K. chart hit in 1982?
  2. Dennis Wilson drowned off the California coast in 1983, he was a member of which group?
  3. In which Charles Dickens novel did both Steerforth and Ham drown following an offshore shipwreck?
  4. Which poet almost drowned along with Lord Byron in 1816 only to meet his death by drowning 6 years later?
  5. Who accidentally drowned in 1981 aged 43, at Catalina Island, off the yacht owned by her husband, Robert Wagner?
  6. According to Irish slang, on which date would you “Drown the shamrock”?
  7. Which female singer had a Drowned World tour in 2001?
  8. In which year of the 1910s did the Titanic sink with 1,512 people losing their life by drowning?
  9. Which Greek mythological sea nymphs drew sailors to their deaths with bewitching songs?
  10. Which Scandinavian rodents are the subject of a myth that says they deliberately jump off cliffs and swim out to sea to commit suicide?
  1. Berlin (Drowning In Berlin)
  2. Beach Boys
  3. 3.    David Copperfield
  4. Percy Shelley
  5. Natalie Wood
  6. March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day)
  7. Madonna
  8. 1912
  9. Sirens
  10. Lemmings

Round 5 – Drinks

  1. The name of which honey and herb flavoured golden scotch whisky liqueur comes from the Gaelic meaning, “the drink that satisfies”?
  1. Which fruit flavours the drink Calvados?
  1. Douro in Portugal is a district where which drink is produced?
  1. Which drink is called Adam’s Ale?
  1. Which soft drink was introduced as “King of beverages” by Texan chemist R.S. Lazenby in 1886 and is now marketed with the slogan “What’s the worst that can happen”?
  1. Kahlua or Coffee Liquer is added to Vodka to make what cocktail?
  1. The Agave plant is the base ingredient of which popular distilled spirit?
  1. Which berry is used to give gin its flavour?
  1. During Prohibition, what were clandestine drinking places called?
  1. Caipirinha (Pronounced Keye-Per-Een-Ah) is a traditional drink from which country?
  1. Drambuie
  2. Apple
  3. Port
  4. Water
  5. Dr. Pepper
  6. Black Russian
  7. Tequila
  8. Juniper
  9. Speakeasies
  10. Brazil 

Final Round – Wipeout 

10 questions – answer as many as you like – you’ll receive 1 point for each correct answer but remember – if you get any wrong in this round, you’re wiped out and get 0 points. Teams who get full marks on this round receive 5 bonus points giving them 15/10 

  1. Which comic strip lawman operated in Mega City One?
  1. Which weekly music magazine was first published in 1926 and folded in 2000?
  1. In 1988, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty were founding members of which band?
  1. Which 1980s children’s TV show featured characters named Tucker, Gripper Stebson and Zammo?
  1. With which successful group of the early 1980s did Clare Grogan sing?
  1. Which daily horse racing paper was published for the last time in 1998 after almost 140 years of publication?
  1. Which Las Vegas hotel is shaped like an Egyptian pyramid?
  1. Who was the male lead singer with the group Human League?
  1. Who was so impressed with the Remington razor that he “bought the company”?
  1. What is the name of the governing body of the Church of England?

Tie-break question if required (Closest wins or first correct answer handed in): In which year was horse racing pundit John McCririck born?

  1. Judge Dredd (2000 A.D)
  2. Melody Maker
  3. Travelling Wilburys
  4. Grange Hill
  5. Altered Images
  6. Sporting Life
  7. Luxor
  8. Phil Oakey
  9. Victor Kiam
  10. General Synod

Tie-break answer: 1940