Quiz 6


Castlebar 2014

Round 1


  1. Who is the current President of Ireland?

          Answer: Michael D. Higgins


  1. From what tree do we get acorns?

Answer: Oak


  1. What colour flag usually means surrender or truce?

Answer: White


  1. Who had a No. 1 hit in 2013 with ROAR?

Answer: Katy Perry


  1. Name the missing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle from this list: Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo and ………. He shares his name with a famous Italian painter/inventor.

          Answer: Leonardo


  1. In snooker, if the red ball is worth one point, what value is the pink ball?

          Answer: 6 points



Round 2

  1. What is the name of the rabbit in Bambi?

Answer: Thumper


  1. What breed of dog whose roots trace back to Croatia is famous for its black spots on a white body?

          Answer: Dalmatian


  1. Which British king used the magical sword Excalibur?

          Answer: King Arthur


  1. Which Irish golfer won the Australian Open in 2013?

          Answer: Rory McIlroy



  1. In what county would you find Loop Head?

          Answer: Co. Clare


  1. Who writes the Judy Moody series of books for children?

          Answer: Megan McDonald



Round 3


  1. Who is the manager if the Republic of Ireland soccer team?

Answer: Martin O Neill


  1. What is a baby deer called?

          Answer: Fawn


  1. Which member of One Direction is from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath?

          Answer: Niall Horan


  1. Beginning with U, what is the three letter name for a brand of soft, wool lined boots that are worn all over the world?

Answer: UGG


  1. What colour is associated with the flower – forget me not?

Answer: Blue


  1. What word describes a mark left on the skin where a wound, burn or sore has not healed and is also the name of Simba’s uncle in the Lion King?

Answer: Scar



Round 4


  1. In the nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock, what did the ‘mouse run up?’

          Answer: The Clock


  1. Name the judge who returned to the X-Factor in 2013 and mentored the Over 25’s category?

          Answer: Sharon Osbourne


  1. Which race of people eventually reached Ireland and Britain 2600 years ago and became very powerful by using iron instead of bronze?

Answer: The Celts


  1. Name the social media associated with terms ‘tweet’ and ‘follow.’

Answer: Twitter


  1. What is the 4th prime number? (Hint: Number 1 is not a prime number)

Answer: 7 (2, 3, 5, 7)


  1. Martin Jol was sacked as manager of which football team in the Premier League? (The answer begins with F)

Answer: Fulham





Round 5

  1. Finish the line written by Dr. Seuss: I do not like green eggs and ________, I do not like them, Sam, I am.’

Answer: Ham


  1. What species of tall grass do pandas eat 12-38Kg of per day?

Answer: Bamboo


  1. What mountain in the west of Ireland is a popular place of pilgrimage and is locally known as ‘The Reek?’

Answer: Croagh Patrick


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

Answer: Brian McCrory


  1. Beginning with T, what feast falls on the fourth Thursday of November in the USA?

Answer: Thanksgiving


  1. What word beginning with the letter “O” describes the movement of water in and out of cells?

Answer: Osmosis



Round 6


  1. The Irish Leagues of Credit Unions International Development Foundation recently made a financial contribution to the Philippines, to help victims who suffered catastrophic damage to their homes and communities. What was the name of the super typhoon that struck the country in November 2013? A) Manuel B) Alvin C) Haiyan

Answer: Haiyan


  1. What food would you poach, scramble, fry or boil?

Answer: Egg


  1. Name the Greek King of the Gods who ruled Mount Olympus.

Answer: Zeus


  1. If your pet was a beagle, Pekinese or boxer, what type of animal would it be?

Answer: A dog


  1. What is a Jewish place of worship which translates the house of assembly known as?

Answer: A synagogue


  1. What’s the last letter in the Greek alphabet? The answer has 5 letters)

Answer: Omega



Round 7


  1. What feast is usually celebrated on February 14th every year?

Answer: St. Valentine’s Day


  1. What little elephant with big ears learns to fly in the Disney film?

Answer: Dumbo


  1. What sport would you associate with the following terms: dribbling, lay-ups, and a three pointer?

Answer: Basketball


  1. Which country gave the Statue of Liberty as a gift to the USA in 1886 to celebrate its independence?

Answer: France


  1. What is the capital of Russia?

Answer: Moscow


  1. Child star McKenzie Foy plays Bella and Edward Cullen’s daughter in the Twilight films, based on the books by Stephanie Meyer. What is her character’s name?

Answer: Renesmee


Round 8


  1. How many sides has the 2D shape, an octagon?

Answer: 8


  1. What month of the year is named after the Roman Julius Caesar?

Answer: July


  1. What “T” is a term for a type of cylindrical crown usually worn by royalty?

Answer: Tiara


  1. Name the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who died in December 2013?

Answer: Nelson Mandela


  1. In which Roald Dahl book to the Farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean appear?

Answer: Fantastic Mr. Fox


  1. What term refers to the skin of a fish, the ratio of distance on a map and a set of musical notes ordered by frequency or pitch?

Answer: Scale




Round 9


  1. How many days of Christmas are there in the famous song on which the true-love sent a partridge in a pear tree?

Answer: 12


  1. What is the term used to describe an elephant’s nose and a boot of a car in America?

Answer: Trunk


  1. Which word describes both a section of a book and an organisational structure in the Credit Union movement in Ireland? Beginning with ‘C’

Answer: Chapter


  1. What “f” is the scientific term used to describe the force resisting materials rubbing against each other create?

Answer: Friction


  1. In what county would you find the Giant’s Causeway?

Answer: Co. Antrim


  1. Born on July 22nd 2013, what is the first name of His Royal Highness, William and Kate’s son?

Answer: George


Round 10

  1. In the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, what is the name of Greg’s older brother?

          Answer: Rodrick


  1. Earth is an anagram of which organ of the human body?

Answer: Heart


  1. What part of your body is traditionally put under a child’s pillow when it falls out?

Answer: Tooth


  1. Which member of Westlife won the 2013 series of “I’m a Celebrity, get me out of here?”

Answer: Kian Egan


  1. What is the name given to the indigenous population of New Zealand?

Answer: Maori(s)


  1. Paul McGuinness stepped down as the manager of which famous band in 2013? The band have been together for over 30 years.

Answer: U2


Round 11


  1. In what city would you find JFK International Airport?

Answer: New York (John F. Kennedy)


  1. In Madame Tussaud’s museum what substance are the characters made from?

Answer: Wax


  1. What is the term given to a year which has 366 days?

Answer: Leap Year


  1. What was the first name of Fleming, the scientist who discovered Penicillin?

Answer: Alexander


  1. What scale measures the strength of earthquakes?

Answer: Richter Scale (Full name Richter Magnitude Scale)


  1. What colour is the Mr. Men character Mr. Worry?

Answer: Blue



Round 12


  1. What U.S. president was known as Honest Abe?

Answer: Abraham Lincoln


  1. Which mythical creature only appears at a full moon and can be killed with a silver bullet?

Answer: Werewolf


  1. How many stripes on the U.S. flag?

Answer: 13


  1. What band was made up of the following members: John, Paul, George and Ringo?

Answer: The Beatles


  1. The term RICE is associated with injuries. R stands for rest, I for ice and C for compression. What does the E stand for?

Answer: Elevate / Elevation


  1. What B is the study of plants?

Answer: Botany


Tiebreakers 1


  1. What part of the body is associated with a podiatrist?

Answer: Feet


  1. How many signs of the zodiac begin with a vowel?

Answer: Two (Aries and Aquarius)


  1. In late 2013, what online shopping company trialled on OCTOCOPTER for delivering goods purchased by consumers?

Answer: Amazon


  1. What year was President John F. Kennedy shot?

Answer: 1963 (nearest wins)


  1. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of which country?

Answer: Malaysia


  1. Name the British four-piece girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Jade.

Answer: Little Mix



Tiebreakers 2


  1. On what island would you find the active volcano Mount Etna?

Answer: Sicily


  1. The disease malaria is usually caused by the bite of what creature?

Answer: Mosquito


  1. How many United States Presidents have been assassinated?

Answer: Four (Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Kennedy)


  1. In what year did Charles Lindberg made the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean?

Answer: 1927 (May 1927)


  1. David Tenant, Matt Smith and Christopher Eccleston all played which fictional character that travels through time and space?

Answer: Dr. Who


  1. What is the name given to the pattern or picture made up of small pieces of coloured stone or glass?

Answer: Mosaic