Quiz 2

 

Round 1A

 

  1. How many minutes in 3 hours?

Answer: 180

 

  1. What superhero comes from the planet Krypton?

Answer: Superman

 

  1. If your pet was Persian or Siamese, what would it be?

Answer: A Cat

 

  1. What N are bees looking for in flowers?

Answer: Nectar

 

  1. What volcano erupted, covering Pompeii?

Answer: Vesuvius

 

  1. What do cobblers make or mend?

Answer: Shoes

 

Round 2A

 

  1. The emu is the second largest bird in the world. What is the largest?

Answer: Ostrich

 

  1. What do you call a young bear?

Answer: Cub

 

  1. Papyrus was an early form of what?

Answer: Paper

 

  1. What day of the week is named after a large planet with rings?

Answer: Saturday

 

  1. What are Australian wild dogs known as?

Answer: Dingoes

 

  1. In music, how many notes in an octave?

Answer: 8

 

Round 3A

 

  1. There are five rings in the Olympic flag. Name any three colours.

Answer: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and Black

 

  1. How many legs has a centipede?

Answer: 100

 

  1. What word, beginning with P, is used to describe a journey to a holy place?

Answer: Pilgrimage

 

  1. Sherwood Forest is the home to which band of of outlaws, led by Robin Hood?

Answer: The merry men

 

  1. Veal is the meat of which young animal?

Answer: Calf

 

  1. The leaf of what tree is the national symbol of Canada?

Answer: Maple

 

Round 4A

 

  1. What is the surname of Nelson, the South African leader who was put in jail in 1964?

Answer: Mandela

 

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

Answer: Brian McCrory

 

  1. Who is Peter Pan’s enemy?

Answer: Captain Hook

 

  1. A currach is a type of what?

Answer: Boat (A wooden boat)

 

  1. What is the term given to a smaller river which joins a larger one?

Answer: Tributary

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  1. What Kerry man was a famous Antarctic explorer?

Answer: Tom Crean

 

Round 5A

 

  1. Fallow, red and Sika are breed of what type of animal, found in Ireland?

Answer: Deer

 

  1. What part of a boat is the stern? The front or the rear?

Answer: The rear

 

  1. What animals name comes before hole, to describe a hole soldier digs to avoid enemy fire?

Answer: Fox

 

  1. What v is the name given to a wart that grows on the sole of your foot?

Answer: Veruca (plantar wart)

 

  1. The beam, a-symmetric bars, the floor and vault are all associated with which sport?

Answer: Gymnastics

 

  1. Who wrote the Diary of a Wimpy kid series?

Answer: Jeff Kinney

 

 

Round 6A

 

  1. What kind of animal was Flipper?

Answer: A dolphin

 

  1. How many sides has a decagon?

Answer: 10

 

  1. What feature of a house might be single, double or triple glazed?

Answer: Window

 

  1. How many chapters are there in the Credit Union Movement?

Answer: 25

 

  1. What do you call the striped pattern that appears on most products in a shop that can be scanned to find its price?

Answer: Barcode

 

  1. Historically, who was known asThe Lady of the Lamp?

          Answer: Florence Nightingale

 

Round 7A

 

  1. What insect spreads malaria?

Answer: Mosquito

 

  1. What is the name given to the prickly plant that grows in the desert?

Answer: Cactus

 

  1. What prime number is between 15 and 19?

Answer: 17

 

  1. Bella, Carlisle, Jacob and Aro are all characters in which series of books?

Answer: (The) Twilight (Saga)

 

  1. What year is the next leap year?

Answer: 2016

 

  1. What word is used to describe the basement of a castle where prisoners were kept?

Answer: Dungeon

 

Round 8A

 

  1. What name is given to the body of water that flows around a castle to keep enemies out?

Answer: Moat

 

  1. Dry roasted, salted and cashew are all types of what?

Answer: Nut

 

  1. What do you call a moving staircase, commonly found in a shopping centre?

Answer: Escalator

 

  1. What kind of story did Aesop collect?

Answer: Fables

 

  1. In the Chronicles of Narnia, what kind of animal was Aslan?

Answer: Lion

 

  1. Which Australian city has a famous opera house with a shell shaped roof?

Answer: Sydney

 

Round 9A

 

  1. What does an astronomer study?

Answer: Stars (accept space / universe)

 

  1. An albatross is a term used in golf, but what type of creature is it?

Answer: Bird

 

  1. How many players on a Gaelic football team (not including substitutes)?

Answer: 15

 

  1. What do you call the boats which are used to pull big ships to dock in a harbour?

Answer: Tugboats

 

  1. Where in your body would you find the tibia?

Answer: Leg (shin bone)

 

  1. 6.What type of landscape in Ireland can be raised or blanket?

Answer: A Bog

 

Round 10A

 

  1. Who now hostsThe Late Late Show?

          Answer: Ryan Tubridy

 

  1. What metal would you use to kill a werewolf?

Answer: Silver

 

  1. What country does the Loch Ness monster reportedly live?

Answer: Scotland

 

  1. How many degrees are there in a straight angle?

Answer: 180

 

  1. Addis Ababa is the capital of which African country?

Answer: Ethiopia

 

  1. A young seal is called a calf. A male seal is called a bull. What is a female seal called?

Answer: A cow

 

Round 11A

 

  1. Camembert, Brie and Stilton are all types of what?

          Answer: Cheese

 

  1. Ben Bulben is a large rock formation in which county?

Answer: Sligo

 

  1. How many squares are on a chessboard?

Answer: 64

 

  1. Mark, Shane, Nicky and Kian made up which boy band that split up in 2011?

Answer: Westlife

 

  1. With what would you associate a plié and arabesque?

Answer: Ballet

 

  1. Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay were the first men to do what in 1953?

Answer: Climb (summit) Mount Everest

 

Round 12A

  1. What European capital lies on the River Seine?

Answer: Paris

 

  1. The Daddy Long legs is also known as what type of fly?

Answer: Crane

 

  1. Calligraphy is a type of fancy handwriting. How many letters are in the word calligraphy?

Answer: 11

 

  1. Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

Answer: Michelangelo

 

  1. The Gestapo was the secret police of which European dictator?

Answer: Hitler

 

  1. What is measured in decibels?

Answer: Sound

 

Tiebreaker 1A

 

  1. What is the name of Eoin Colfer’s teenage criminal mastermind?

Answer: Artemis Fowl (the second)

 

  1. What colour is the bullseye on a standard dartboard?

Answer: Red

 

  1. How many zeros in a googol?

Answer: 100 (nearest wins)

 

  1. How many letters are in the Hebrew alphabet?

Answer: 22 (Nearest wins)

 

  1. What instrument with 2 adjustable legs is used to measure the thickness of objects or the distance between surfaces?

Answer: Callipers

 

  1. What is an acrophobe afraid of?

Answer: Heights

 

Tiebreaker 2A

 

  1. What instrument has both a pedestal and a crown?

Answer: A harp

 

  1. What is a young eel called?

Answer: an elver

 

  1. Paul Hewson and David Evans are 2 members of what very famous Irish band?

Answer: U2 (Bono and The Edge)

 

  1. In Greek mythology who was the God of war, bloodshed and violence?

Answer: Ares

 

  1. How many furlongs in a mile?

Answer: 8 (nearest wins)

 

  1. The company Nokia are famous for producing smartphones but in what European country is the River Nokia?

Answer: Finland