1. Alex, Gaston, Lisa and Matthew are examples of what in 2016?
  2. Lonesome George died on June 24th, 2012 on the Galapagos Island. What was Lonesome George?
  3. According to the film title of Tim Burtons new movie who runs the school for peculiar children.
  4. Identify the companies behind each of these four logos whose business primarily involves clothing.
    quiz-55-q4-clothing-logos

  5. In which European country is the Eredivisie (“honorary division”) the highest tier of professional football?
  6. Listen to this audio clip. It is  mashup of a theme to a tv show and a hit song. Name the tv show and the artist whose voice can be heard.

    1. 

  7. The Big Friendly Giant (BFG) and Bridge of Spies are two films released over the past year or two. They have the sane director and an actor that appears in a lead role in both. Name the director and the actor.
  8. Four famous newspaper headlines from the past. Name the decade each of these stories broke and in which country the event happened.
    quiz-55-q8-newspaper-headlines
  9. Jeans are defined as trousers made primarily from denima or dungaree. Plus or minus ten years, in which year was the concept of blue jeans patented by Jacob W. Davis and Levi Strauss?
  10. In 1860, seven US states declared secession from the United States. Four more followed them. These eleven states made up the confederacy and fought the civil war against Abraham Lincoln’s government. Name any eight of the eleven states.
    1. South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas in 1860, 
      Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee in 1861
      Kentucky and Missouri, though fighting alongside the other slave states did not formally secede from the USA and should not be included in the answer.
  11. Name the specific sports events these four trophies are awarded for?
    quiz-55-q11-sports-trophies
  12. In the board game Scrabble, how many dark red treble word squares can be found on the board?
  13. Who was awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature in 2016?
  14. Name the planet in our solar system that each of these moons orbit (four different answers)
    quiz-55-q14-moons
  15. Which current world leader said in 2015 that only God could judge terrorists, then declared that for his part, it was his job to send them to him?
  16. Listen to this piece of music. Name the piece of music, the artist responsible for writing/releasing it and name the actor who appeared in the well known video of the song.

     

     

  17. In a 1937 painting by Dalí, which animals are formed by the reflections of three swans on a lake?
  18. Name the four years that these events occurred.
    quiz-55-q18-name-the-year

  19. Which of the following three countries has the most numnber of land borderswith other countries?
    Brazil, China, Kazakstan?
  20. Which of the following four leaders gained power first;
    Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Mao Zedong?
  21. The first modern Olympics took place in Athens during 1896, in which city or country did the second edition happen?
  22. Name the TV Shows/Movies that each of these spaceships appear in and name the spaceship.
    quiz-55-q22-fictional-spaceships
  1. Alex, Gaston, Lisa and Matthew are examples of what in 2016?
    1. Atlantic Hurricanes
  2. Lonesome George died on June 24th, 2012 on the Galapagos Island. What was Lonesome George?
    1. A Galapagos Tortoise
  3. According to the film title of Tim Burtons new movie who runs the school for peculiar children.
    1. Ms. Peregrin
  4. Identify the companies behind each of these four logos whose business primarily involves clothing.
    quiz-55-q4-clothing-logos

    1. a) Levi’s b) Gant c) Esprit d) Quicksilver
      (½ point for every correct answer)

  5. In which European country is the Eredivisie (“honorary division”) the highest tier of professional football?
    1. Netherlands
  6. Listen to this audio clip. It is  mashup of a theme to a tv show and a hit song. Name the tv show and the artist whose voice can be heard.

    1. Game of Thrones and White Diamonds by Rihanna
    (½ point for every correct answer)

  7. The Big Friendly Giant (BFG) and Bridge of Spies are two films released over the past year or two. They have the sane director and an actor that appears in a lead role in both. Name the director and the actor.
    1. Steven Spielberg directed and Mark Rylance played the part of the BFG and Rudolf Abel in Bridge of Spies.
      (½ point for every correct answer)
  8. Four famous newspaper headlines from the past. Name the decade each of these stories broke and in which country the event happened.
    quiz-55-q8-newspaper-headlines

    1. a/b) 2006 in Iraq c/d) 2011 in Pakistan e/f) 1938 in New Jersey, USA
      (½ point for every correct answer)

  9. Jeans are defined as trousers made primarily from denima or dungaree. Plus or minus ten years, in which year was the concept of blue jeans patented by Jacob W. Davis and Levi Strauss?
    1. 1873 (May 20th)
  10. In 1860, seven US states declared secession from the United States. Four more followed them. These eleven states made up the confederacy and fought the civil war against Abraham Lincoln’s government. Name any eight of the eleven states.
    1. South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas in 1860, 
      Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee in 1861
      Kentucky and Missouri, though fighting alongside the other slave states did not formally secede from the USA and should not be included in the answer.
      (½ point for every correct answer, teams should only write eight answers and be penalised for writing more than eight)
  11. Name the specific sports events these four trophies are awarded for?
    quiz-55-q11-sports-trophies

    1. a) Ryder Cup b) Wimbledon c) SHL – Swedish Hockey League d) FA Premier League
      (½ point for every correct answer)
  12. In the board game Scrabble, how many dark red treble word squares can be found on the board?
    1. Eight
  13. Who was awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature in 2016?
    1. Bob Dylan (I accepted Robert Zimmerman)
  14. Name the planet in our solar system that each of these moons orbit (four different answers)
    quiz-55-q14-moons

    1. a) Jupiter b) Mars c) Earth d) Uranus
      (½ point for every correct answer)
  15. Which current world leader said in 2015 that only God could judge terrorists, then declared that for his part, it was his job to send them to him?
    1. Vladimir Putin
  16. Listen to this piece of music. Name the piece of music, the artist responsible for writing/releasing it and name the actor who appeared in the well known video of the song.
    1. Weapon of Choice by Fat Boy Slim. Christoper Walken appeared in the video.
      (½ point for correct the correct song and artist and a full point extra for the actor)
      Here is the full video

       

       

  17. In a 1937 painting by Dalí, which animals are formed by the reflections of three swans on a lake?
    1. Elephants
  18. Name the four years that these events occurred.
    quiz-55-q18-name-the-year

    1. a) 2008 b) 1980 c) 1976 d) 2013
      (½ point for every correct answer)

  19. Which of the following three countries has the most number of land borderswith other countries?
    Brazil, China, Kazakstan?

    1. China borders 14 (Brazil borders ten and Kazakstan borders 5)
  20. Which of the following four leaders gained power first;
    Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Mao Zedong?

    1. Mussolini 1922 (Stalin 24, Hitler 33, Zedong 1949)
  21. The first modern Olympics took place in Athens during 1896, in which city or country did the second edition happen?
    1. 1900 in Paris, France
  22. Name the TV Shows/Movies that each of these spaceships appear in and name the spaceship.
    quiz-55-q22-fictional-spaceships

    1. a/b) USS Enterprise from Star Trek c/d) Millenium Falcon from Star Wars e/f) Endeavor from Interstellar
      (½ point for every correct answer)