This is the sixth year I have turned Quizmaster and set a pub quiz for MSE’s annual Christmas party. Last week I put the questions to you and now it’s time to see how well you did with the answers. You get one point for each correct answer.
SPOILER ALERT: If this is the first you’ve heard of the quiz – go to the MSE pub quiz 2015 page first to see how well you do.
Round 1: Do you remember your GCSEs?
- Food tech: What family does the apple belong to?
- English: What are the top three books read in the world in the last 50 years?
- Music: What does RAP (music) stand for?
- Geography: What is a typical granite landform called?
- ICT: Translate decimal 157 into its binary equivalent.
- Physics: Nuclear power stations generate about 14% of the world’s electricity. Uranium is used as a fuel in some nuclear reactors. Name the other main substance used as a fuel in some nuclear reactors.
- History: In what year were women over the age of 21 given the vote in the UK?
- Biology: What is the equation for photosynthesis?
- Chemistry: The reaction to produce magnesium from magnesium oxide is endothermic. What is meant by an endothermic reaction?
- Religious studies: When was Jedi first recorded as an option on the national census?
Round 1 answers: Can you remember your GCSEs?
- The Bible, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung and Harry Potter (data from the last 50 years)
- Rhythm and Poetry
- It’s 1928. Women over the age of 30 in the UK were given the vote in 1918
- Carbon dioxide + water = (light over the top) glucose + oxygen. If you did the actual equation then bravo (not double points but just an extra pat on the back)
- A reaction which takes in energy from the surroundings (also accepted one that makes the surroundings cooler)
Round 2: Martin’s Round
- The Flintstones broke a major taboo on US television. What was it?
- Shirley Crabtree was a big name in the 1980s. What was Shirley best known for doing?
- What has more calories – ice cream or gelato?
- What’s the trendy restaurant area of Manhattan just east of Greenwich Village called – clue it’s similar to the situation a man with only a spade to do his garden would have?
- How many steps are there to the MoneySavingExpert office? (OK bit difficult for you this one, we’re on the fourth floor so you can guess.)
- What’s the name of the female character who runs the nursery in Peppa Pig [bonus point if you know her first name]?
- What’s the maximum number of points you can have in your rack in Scrabble?
- What is a pomace?
- How many wives did Henry VIII legally have?
- What is the lowest score you can’t checkout with in darts?
Round 2 answers: Martin’s Round
- Fred and Wilma were the first couple to share a bed on US television
- He was the wrestler Big Daddy
- Ice cream
- Noho (and yes I could’ve done an even ruder version of the clue, but I’ll leave that to your imagination)
- 82. Well done if you got it!
- Madame Gazelle – bonus for first name: Gigi
- 49 – a Q (10), Z (10), X (8), J (8), K (5), then two four-point tiles from a variety
- It is the pulp you are left with after you squeeze fruit juice
- Three. As three of the marriages – to Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn (before she was beheaded) and Anne of Cleves – were annulled so technically by law the marriage never happened
- 159 (standard must end on a double or bullseye)
Round 3: When did it happen in 2015?
- When was the first storm officially named by the Met Office this year?
- What month did Cilla Black pass away?
- When did China announce the end to the one-child per family policy?
- When did season five of Game of Thrones air in the UK?
- What month was Princess Charlotte born?
- When did the New Horizons probe fly by Pluto?
- What month did Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch?
- When did British Airways have to turn around due to someone doing a really smelly poo?
- When did Madonna fall off the stage at an awards ceremony in the UK?
- What three months are missing?
Round 3 answers: When did it happen in 2015
- November – Storm Abigail
- January, June and December
Round 4: European Union Countries Map
Can you name each of the 28 European Countries correctly?
Round 4 answers: European Union Countries Map
You only get points for getting 19+ right. So that’s 1 point for 19, 2 points for 20, 3 points for 21, up to 10 points for all 28.
- United Kingdom
- Czech Republic
So that’s a maximum total points of 41 – do let me know below how you did without googling – be honest – and what was the trickiest?
So how did you do?