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Fifteen Blockbuster Style Questions

1. K D – Which former boyband member joined the cast of Coronation Street in 2002?

Answer
Keith Duffy
(of Boyzone)

2. C M – In physics, what term is given to the amount of a given fissionable material necessary to sustain a chain reaction at a constant rate?

Answer
Critical Mass

3. N O – At the Badminton Horse Trials in 1982, what did Princess Anne famously tell photographers to do?

Answer
Naff Off

4. K O F – What was the name of the regiment that featured in the TV series ‘Soldier Soldier’?

Answer
Kings Own Fusiliers

5. O O U – What was the title of the last UK top ten hit for ‘Abba’? (Hint)

Answer
One Of Us

6. B E – Which famous ex-convict went on to run a flower stall outside Waterloo station in London?

Answer
Buster Edwards

7. S C – Who was the first British athlete to run 1500 metres in under 3 minutes 30 seconds?

Answer
Steve Cram

8. F H – What was the name of the quiz machine in the comedy series ‘Time Gentlemen Please’?

Answer
Fact Hunt

9. B W B B – What was the title of ‘The Andrews Sisters’ iconic world war two major hit song about a boy who played the trumpet?

Answer
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

10. A N – In science, what is calculated by counting the protons in the nucleus of one atom of a chemical element?

Answer
Atomic Number

11. O A T N – Which phrase is an example of an overt Scotticism often used in parody by non-Scots, which translates as ‘Oh yes, just now’?

Answer
Och Aye The Noo

12. A G – Which classic Indian dish is made with Potatoes, Cauliflower and spices?

Answer
Aloo Gobi

13. V – What word is used to describe cars built prior to 1919?

Answer
Veteran
(Vintage cars were post 1919)

14. H M – In 1894 The Times newspaper got it spectacularly wrong when they forecast that by the year 1950 every street in London would be buried 9 feet deep in what?

Answer
Horse Manure

15. S N (at the) P – ‘Beat the Clock’ was a quiz segment that featured in which popular 1950’s and 1960’s entertainment show?

Answer
Sunday Night at the Palladium

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