Quiz 8


Castlebar 2011

Round 1


  1. First name Gary, what is the surname of the 8th Series X-Factor Judge?

          Answer: Barlow


  1. According to the proverb, what should you not count before they are hatched?

Answer: Chickens


  1. Which word for twenty is also a music manuscript?

Answer: Score


  1. Which bird lays the largest egg?

Answer: Ostrich


  1. The Top Level Internet Domain (TLD) for Ireland is .ie. What European country’s TLD is .dk?

          Answer: Denmark


  1. The westernmost capital of mainland Europe is built at the mouth of the River Tagus. What is this capital’s name?

          Answer: Lisbon



Round 2

  1. What word for a frock also means to tend a wound?

Answer: Dress


  1. What is the 3rd month of the year?

          Answer: March


  1. Who in the Bible received the Ten Commandments from God?

          Answer: Moses


  1. A branch of which tree is used as a symbol of peace?

          Answer: Olive



  1. The Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre were destroyed in the 9/11 attacks in 2001. In what city were the twin towers?

          Answer: New York


  1. What rock makes up the 40,000 columns (approx) which form the Giant’s Causeway?

          Answer: Basalt



Round 3


  1. What is 50% of 12?

Answer: 6


  1. What prime number is between 12 and 16?

          Answer: 13


  1. How many sides has a heptagon?

          Answer: 7


  1. The perimeter of a rectangle is 18cm. If two of the sides are 5cm each in length what length is each of the two remaining sides?

Answer: 4cm


  1. A square has an area of 36 square metres. How many metres is each side?

Answer: Six


  1. How many umpires are on the playing pitch during a cricket match?

Answer: Two



Round 4


  1. If Jerry is the cartoon mouse, what is the name of the cat which is chasing him?

          Answer: Tom


  1. What colour is the maple leaf on the Canadian Flag?

          Answer: Red


  1. Which layer in the earth’s atmosphere absorbs 97-99% of the sun’s ultra violet rays?

Answer: Ozone


  1. What song written and first performed by Damien Rice was released by Little Mix in December 2011?

Answer: Little Mix


  1. The adjective simian refers to which animal?

Answer: Ape


  1. John Hinckley Junior attempted to assassinate which U.S. President in 1981?

Answer: Reagan





Round 5

  1. How many days in eight weeks?

Answer: 56


  1. What racing creature is kept in a loft?

Answer: Pigeon


  1. Who in the Bible had a coat of many colours?

Answer: Joseph


  1. Eddie Murphy voices what animal in Shrek?

Answer: Donkey


  1. Two countries in the world have an ‘X’ in their name. Name either.

Answer: Mexico or Luxembourg


  1. The Mallard train engine reached a speed of 202Kph (126MPH) in 1938. What type of engine had the Mallard (a) Steam (b) Diesel (c) Petrol?

Answer: Steam



Round 6


  1. What is the surname of the Stone-Age cartoon characters Fred, Wilma and their daughter Pebbles?

Answer: Flintstone


  1. What word for whale fat also means to cry uncontrollably?

Answer: Blubber


  1. In a Punch and Judy show what food item is produced to be eaten for dinner (a) chicken (b) sausages (c) banana sandwiches?

Answer: Sausages


  1. Banks have customers. What name is given to people who use credit unions? (Hint – begins with M)

Answer: Members


  1. Honolulu is capital city of which state of the USA?

Answer: Hawaii


  1. What computer – animated adventure film has a masked cat called Kitty Soft-Claws and a talking egg called Humpty Alexander Dumpty?

Answer: Puss in Boots



Round 7


  1. Which dragon slaying saint’s cross is on the national flag of England and is England’s patron saint?

Answer: George


  1. In which of these sports is the net lowest (a) Tennis (b) Badminton (c) Volleyball?

Answer: (a) Tennis


  1. What is the National Flower of Holland?

Answer: Tulip


  1. What short legged long bodied dig is known as the ‘Sausage Dog?’

Answer: Dachshund


  1. In the animated film Chicken Run, what do the chickens build to escape from the farm and the pie machine?

Answer: Plane


  1. Complete the title of the 2nd book in R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps 2000 series. Bride of the Living …… what?

Answer: Dummy


Round 8


  1. What name is given to a Golfer’s assistant who carries his or her clubs?

Answer: Caddie


  1. What one word means (a) a small crusty loaf (b) a male swan?

Answer: Cob


  1. In the computer USB, U stands for Universal, S stands for Serial. What does ‘B’ stand for?

Answer: Bus


  1. Which is larger (a) African Bush Elephant (b) African Forest Elephant?

Answer: (a) Bush Elephant (also called African Savanna Elephant)


  1. How many of the four small inner or ‘terrestrial’ planets of our solar system begin with the letter ‘M’?

Answer: Two (Mars and Mercury)


  1. Which Spanish Fleet set out to invade England in 1588 was dispersed and failed to do so?

Answer: Armada




Round 9


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

Answer: Martin Sisk


  1. In which sport is Rory McIlroy a top player?

Answer: Golf


  1. What unit is used for measuring the loudness or intensity of sound?

Answer: Decibel (Accept Bel)


  1. What name was given to the writing system used in Ancient Egypt which used pictures and symbols?

Answer: Hieroglyphics


  1. In what Australian city are Harbour Bridge and the Opera House beside Circular Quay?

Answer: Sydney


  1. Lech Walesa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983. Of what country was he Prime Minister from 1990 to 1995?

Answer: Poland


Round 10

  1. What colour medal is awarded to third place in the Olympic Games?

          Answer: Bronze


  1. What black and white creature can squirt a liquid with strong foul smell when attacked? Starts with ‘s’.

Answer: Skunk


  1. Is crimson (a) deep red or (b) deep blue?

Answer: (a) Deep red


  1. What land mammal native to Africa has the longest tail in the animal kingdom?

Answer: Giraffe


  1. Starting with ‘c’ what device is used on a guitar fret-board to raise the strings pitch?

Answer: Capo


  1. Laika was the name of the first creature launched in a rocket into space in 1957. What type of creature was Laika?

Answer: Dog


Round 11


  1. In the Christmas carol, on whose feast day did Good King Wenceslaus look out?

Answer: Stephen


  1. The James Joyce Bridge in Dublin spans which river?

Answer: Liffey


  1. What colour is the cross on the Swedish National Flag?

Answer: Yellow


  1. The Yen is official unit of currency in what country?

Answer: Japan


  1. What type of creatures are Ginger, Duchess, Lizzie and Merrylegs in a book written by Anna Sewell?

Answer: Horses (They are other horses in the book Black Beauty)


  1. Starting with ‘I’ what style of painting are Cezanne, Degas, Manet and Monet linked with?

Answer: Impressionism



Round 12


  1. What name is given to a squirrel’s nest of twigs in a tree?

Answer: Drey


  1. What type of machine is ‘Muck’ in Bob the Builder TV Cartoon Series?

Answer: Bulldozer


  1. What is the name of the puppet carved by Geppetto in the 1882 children’s novel by Carlo Collodi?

Answer: Pinocchio


  1. The Alhambra is a Moorish palace in Granada. In which European country is Granada?

Answer: Spain


  1. Fly Agaric, Destroying Angel and Devil’s Bolette are poisonous examples of which common edible eukaryotic organism?

Answer: Mushroom


  1. Which planet shares a name with the Roman god of the sea?

Answer: Neptune


Tiebreakers 1


  1. What island in the North Atlantic has the same name as a type of wine and a type of cake? Starts with the letter ‘M’

Answer: Madeira


  1. Starting with the letter ‘C’, what is the name of the artificial feature creating extra turns in a road used for motor racing, and is used on ordinary roads to slow traffic?

Answer: Chicane


  1. Piedmont, Cirque, Valley and Hanging are all types of what icy geological formation?

Answer: Glacier


  1. What country celebrates Waitangi Day on 6th February?

Answer: New Zealand


  1. Black Dog, Pew, and Jim Hawkins are all characters in which book by R.L. Stevenson?

Answer: Treasure Island


  1. What coarse, purified wheat middlings of durum wheat is used in Algeria’s national dish couscous? Starts with ‘S’

Answer: Semolina



Tiebreakers 2


  1. The cold Humbert Current flows along the west coast of which continent in the Southern Hemisphere?

Answer: South America


  1. What was Christiaan Huygens swinging invention that made clocks more accurate?

Answer: Pendulum


  1. What fibre producing plant is attacked by the boll weevil?

Answer: Cotton


  1. Hadrian, Trajan and Constantine were all emperors of which empire?

Answer: Roman


  1. Ajiaco is a soup from Columbia made using what common tuber as its main ingredient?

Answer: Potato


  1. What is the name of the mischievous boy who can fly and who never grows old and who first appeared in ‘The Little White Bird’ (1902) a book for adults by J.M. Barrie?

Answer: Peter Pan