Mixed Trivia Quiz
Fifteen General Knowledge and Pot Luck Questions

1. Who had the first UK number one hit – The Beatles or Elvis Presley?

Answer
Elvis Presley
(1957 All Shook Up – Beatles 1963 From Me To You)

2. Which drink is traditionally made by fermenting two plants native to the British Isles?

Answer
Dandelion and Burdock

3. In Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ King Louie is an ape, but what type of specific ape is he supposed to be?

Answer
Orangutan

4. TV Theme (Hint)

Answer
Red Dwarf

5. Which country had two cites, Buda and Pest, which combined together in the late 1800’s?

Answer
Hungary

6. Who shot to fame in the 1980’s as a helicopter skyrunner racing against time to find treasure and locations worked out by studio guests from cryptic clues?

Answer
Anneka Rice
(Treasure Hunt)

7. If you were to throw one arrow at a standard dartboard, what would be the lowest number that you could not get?

Answer
23

8. Mystery Year – this clip has has an event, a hit song and a further event, all from which year? (Hint)

Answer
2012
(Meryl Streep wins an Oscar / Gangnam Style (by Psy) / Manchester City win the Premiership for the first time in 45 years)

9. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, what is the most stolen book from public libraries?

Answer
The Guinness Book of World Records!

10. In TV sitcoms, which fictional café owner employed Yvette Carte-Blanche and Mimi Le Bonk?

Answer
Rene
(Artois – from ‘Allo ‘Allo)

11. Which British city is mentioned in the lyrics of Abbas UK number one hit ‘Super Trouper’?

Answer
Glasgow
(I was sick and tired of everything, when I called you last night from Glasgow)

12. Name the character and sitcom

Answer
Sir Humphrey Appleby / Yes Minister
(also Yes Prime Minister, played by Sir Nigel Hawthorne)

13. Clint Eastwood was once employed as a ‘bit part’ actor for Universal Studios – however he was unceremoniously dumped after a couple of their executives noticed that his ‘what’ was too large?

Answer
His Adam’s Apple

14. Originally starting as a six-part series, which TV series went on to become the first medical soap opera, airing twice a week and lasting ten years?

Answer
Emergency Ward 10

15. According to the rules of football, if a team hit a direct or indirect free-kick directly into their own goal, what would the referees’ decision be?

Answer
Corner to the Opposition