Quiz 10


Round 1


  1. What type of drink is a skinny latte?

          Answer: Coffee


  1. According to the proverb, what should you do before you leap?

Answer: Look


  1. Starting with ‘C’, what name is given to the circular depression at the top of a volcano within which occurs a vent or vents?

Answer: Crater


  1. How many ‘Geese-a-laying’ are in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas?

Answer: Six


  1. What is the name of the tapestry which depicts the events leading up to the Norman Conquest of England?

          Answer: Bayeux


  1. Starting with ‘H’, what is the name of the fast running sled dog originally from Siberia?

          Answer: Husky



Round 2

  1. What animal is used to help herd sheep?

Answer: Dog


  1. What nationality is Alex Ferguson, the former manager of Manchester United?

          Answer: Scottish


  1. Starting with the letter ‘A’, what term is used for setting fire to property on purpose?

          Answer: Arson


  1. Sheriff Pride is the main protagonist in Toy Story. What is his first name?

          Answer: Woody



  1. In Astrology, what name is given to the chart of predictions based on the position of planets, sun, moon and the signs of the Zodiac? Starts with ‘H’

          Answer: Horoscope


  1. Her initials are J.K., what is the surname of the author who, according to the Forbes Rich List, became the first person to become a billionaire from writing?

          Answer: Rowling



Round 3


  1. How many days in February in a leap year?

Answer: 29


  1. In the nursery rhyme sing a song of sixpence, how many blackbirds were baked in a pie?

          Answer: 24


  1. How many sides on a trapezium?

          Answer: 4


  1. What is thirty divided by 2.5?

Answer: Twelve


  1. If the perimeter of a square is 56cm, how long is any one side?

Answer: 14cm


  1. Ancient Rome was built on how many hills?

Answer: 7



Round 4


  1. Complete the title of the single from One Direction ‘What makes you ……….’ What?

          Answer: Beautiful


  1. If the ‘O’ stands for ‘Own.’ What does the ‘G’ stand for in O.G.?

          Answer: Goal


  1. Starting with ‘C’, what name is given to a group of stars?

Answer: Constellation


  1. What name is given to an angle than is less than 90 degrees?

Answer: Acute


  1. What is the modern name for the Flavian Amphitheatre in Rome?

Answer: Colosseum


  1. What is the capital city of Cuba?

Answer: Havana





Round 5

  1. A Slam Dunk is a type of shot in what game?

Answer: Basketball


  1. How many books make up a trilogy?

Answer: 3


  1. What is the surname of Florence of Florence and the Machine?

Answer: Welch


  1. Ronnie Drew and Luke Kelly were founder members of what Ballad group?

Answer: The Dubliners


  1. Louis Pasteur, with his assistant Roux, developed a vaccine against what disease spread into humans via a bite from an infected animal, usually a dog?

Answer: Rabies


  1. In ‘The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe, what is the name of the faun who is the first person Lucy meets on entering Narnia?

Answer: Mr. Tumnus



Round 6


  1. What is the name given to a young whale, a young cow and a young elephant?

Answer: Calf


  1. How many bears are in the fairy story about Goldilocks and the Bears?

Answer: Three


  1. Starting with ‘F’, what is the name of a security programme which protects a computer from access and interference via the internet?

Answer: Firewall


  1. What is the common name for the third molar tooth usually appearing between ages seventeen and twenty five, sometimes extracted in young adults?

Answer: Wisdom


  1. By what name is the American author Samuel L. Clemens better known? Two word answer.

Answer: Mark Twain


  1. What animal is said to have nurtured Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome?

Answer: Wolf



Round 7


  1. Complete the name for the board game for two or more people – Snakes and ……..What?

Answer: Ladders


  1. What type of animal was Babe in the film of the same name?

Answer: Pig


  1. In which Revolution were King Louis XVI and Antoinette executed?

Answer: The French Revolution


  1. What bird gave its name to the lunar module that brought Neil Armstrong to the moon’s surface?

Answer: Eagle


  1. Lake Garda is the largest lake in which European country?

Answer: Italy


  1. Prisoner Robert Stroud was better known as the Birdman of …….what? The answer is an island prison in San Francisco Bay.

Answer: Alcatraz


Round 8


  1. In the nursery rhyme, how many fiddlers did Old King Cole have?

Answer: 3


  1. What timepiece never works at night and needs a gnomon to tell time?

Answer: Sundial


  1. What is the national tree of England, the USA and Germany?

Answer: Oak


  1. Who is the current President of the Irish League of Credit Unions?

Answer: Martin Sisk


  1. Starting with ‘A’ what wool comes from a rabbit?

Answer: Angora


  1. In Spanish he is San Diego, in English what is the name of the Apostle of Jesus who is patron saint of Spain?

Answer: James




Round 9


  1. In what sport can you score par, an albatross or a birdie?

Answer: Golf


  1. In what year was the first Credit Union established in Ireland?

(a) 1958 (b) 1968 (c) 1978

Answer: 1958


  1. What Swiss cheese has characteristic holes – ends with letters tal?

Answer: Emmental


  1. Starting with ‘w’ what is the five letter word for a young puppy?

Answer: Whelp


  1. What is the better known name for the Hellenic Republic?

Answer: Greece


  1. What four letter name is given to the Killer Whale?

Answer: Orca


Round 10

  1. What colour are emeralds?

          Answer: Green


  1. What green leaved vegetable is the symbol of Wales?

Answer: Leek


  1. In what country did the Tsars rule until 1917?

Answer: Russia


  1. How many horns did the dinosaur triceratops have?

Answer: Three


  1. Starting with ‘B’, what is the name of the line across the table in snooker?

Answer: Baulk


  1. The island of Sicily is at the toe of which country?

Answer: Italy


Round 11


  1. Phil Coulter is the composer of the All-Ireland Anthem, Ireland’s …………. What?

Answer: Call


  1. What long eared animals, sometimes kept as pets, live in burrows and warrens in the wild?

Answer: Rabbits


  1. In what country would you be if you were visiting the Taj Mahal?

Answer: India


  1. In what island country of the Lesser Antilles was the singer Rhianna born?

Answer: Barbados


  1. Sometimes doubted since then, who claimed to be the first man to lead an expedition that reached the geographic North Pole on April 6th 1909?

Answer: Robert Peary


  1. The Zloty is the currency of which country?

Answer: Poland



Round 12


  1. Which snack which can be salted or roasted, shares its name with the comic cartoon strip by Charles Schultz?

Answer: Peanut


  1. Starting with ‘B; what is the name for a software application such as Safari, Internet Explorer or Firefox used for retrieving, presenting and traversing information on the World Wide Web?

Answer: Browser


  1. What shape is the White House Office of the President of the USA?

Answer: Oval


  1. The name of which bird also means to gulp or to pass something from the mouth to the stomach?

Answer: Swallow


  1. The Jewish eight day festival of Hanukkah can fall in either November or December, in which month did it occur in 2011?

Answer: December (20th to 28th)


  1. What humanitarian organisation did Henri Dunant found in 1863? Two word answer

Answer: Red Cross


Tiebreakers 1


  1. What planet, seventh from the sun, spins on its side?

Answer: Uranus


  1. What is the name of the Israeli Parliament?

Answer: Knesset


  1. The site of what event in history is represented on an ordnance survey map as two crossed swords?

Answer: Battle


  1. The Italian city of Venice lies at the Northern end of which sea?

Answer: Adriatic


  1. Nazi broadcaster during World War II William Joyce was better known as Lord what?

Answer: Haw Haw


  1. What epithet (nickname) was given to King Richard I of England, a leader of the Third Crusade, because of his reputation as a great warrior?

Answer: Lionheart



Tiebreakers 2


  1. ‘Eureka’, Greek for ‘I have found it’ became the motto of what U.S. state in 1849, the year of its goldrush?

Answer: California


  1. Which island off the coast of India has the largest subspecies of Asian Elephant?

Answer: Sri Lanka (Ceylon)


  1. In what board game has computer programs Deep Fritz and Deep Blue played against human champions of the game?

Answer: Chess


  1. What event in the decathlon takes the athletes to the greatest heights?

Answer: Pole vault


  1. First name Ryan, what is the surname of the singer songwriter from Co. Monaghan whose version of Walking in the Air made the charts in 2011 and January 2012?

Answer: Sheridan


  1. In what town was Shakespeare born?

Answer: Stratford-on-Avon