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ROUND ONE
What is the name of the girl in the Grimm’s Brothers fairy tale about the little girl and the
big bad wolf?
Answer:
Little Red Riding Hood
What TV Soap centered in Ramsay Street will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in March
2010?
Answer:
Neighbours
What is the Zodiac Star Sign of two fishes called?
Answer:
Pisces
What artist famous for his singing and performing in ‘Billie Jean’, ‘Beat It’ and ‘Thriller’
died in June of last year aged 50?
Answer:
Michael Jackson
The Rugby team of which Irish province beat the All Blacks in 1978?
Answer:
Munster
What is the currency of Japan?
Answer:
Yen
ROUND TWO
The Joker and the Penguin are arch enemies of what comic book superhero?
Answer:
Batman (And Robin)
Danii Minogue is a judge in which ITV singing talent show?
Answer:
XFactor
What root vegetable is a favourite food of Bugs Bunny, the Looney Tunes cartoon
Character?
Answer:
Carrots
What African land animal is the second largest land mammal after the elephant?
Answer:
White Rhino (Rhinoceros)
Which legendary king pulled the sword Excalibur from the stone?
Answer:
Arthur
What Anne did William Shakespeare marry?
Answer:
Hathaway
ROUND THREE
“Total of all answers is 23”
How many black suits are there in a pack of playing cards?
Answer:
Two (Spades and Clubs)
How many counties in Ireland begin with letter ‘C?
Answer:
Four (Cork, Clare, Cavan, Carlow)
What number does the full back wear on his/her jersey in Gaelic Football?
Answer:
Three
How many points on the Star of David?
Answer:
Six
How many Wonders of the Ancient World were there?
Answer:
Seven
How many times have England won the FIFA World Cup?
Answer:
Once (1966)
ROUND FOUR
What type of creature is Winnie the Pooh?
Answer:
Bear
Starting with ‘N’ what is the common name for head lice?
Answer:
Nits
According to the proverb. An…….what a day keeps the doctor away?
Answer:
Apple
The leaf of which tree is the national symbol of Canada?
Answer:
Maple
King Louie refers to himself as ‘The King of The Swingers’ and the Jungle VIP in Jungle
Book. What type of animal is he?
Answer:
Orangutan (accept Ape or monkey)
What is the capital of Cuba?
Answer:
Havana
ROUND FIVE
Which ocean liner sank after hitting an iceberg in 1912?
Answer:
Titanic
What is the unit of currency in England?
Answer:
Pound (Sterling)
Which drink, a type of fortified wine, is also the name given to the left side of a ship?
Answer:
Port
The three Musketeers is set in which country?
Answer:
France
What is largest of the Scandinavian countries?
Answer:
Sweden
In Star Wars, what is the name of the spaceship captained by Han Solo?
Answer:
Millennium Falcon
ROUND SIX
As well as cockles, which other shellfish did Molly Malone sell from her barrow?
Answer:
Mussels
Which mythical beast was a horse with a horn on its head?
Answer:
Unicorn
Cindy Bear is the girlfriend of what cartoon character bear?
Answer:
Yogi
Hogmanay is the name given to New Year’s Eve in which country starting with ‘S’?
Answer:
Scotland
Which legendary creature has the body and legs of a lion and the wings and head of an
eagle?
Answer:
Griffin
Tetanus, an infectious disease of the central nervous system is also called by what name
starting with the letter ‘L’?
Answer:
Lockjaw
ROUND SEVEN
With what sport do you associate Padraig Harrington?
Answer:
Golf
On what hill in County Meath is the ritual site of the High Kings of Ireland?
Answer:
Tara
As well as milk, butter and scallions (spring onions) what is the main ingredient of the
Irish dish Champ?
Answer:
Potato
Starting with the letter ‘K’ what is the traditional Japanese robe worn by men women and
children?
Answer:
Kimono
Starting with the letter ‘Y’ what is the name of the veil concealing most of the face worn
by Muslim women?
Answer:
Yashmak
What is the fictional home planet of Dr Who and The and The Time Lords?
Answer:
Gallifrey
ROUND EIGHT
Who had hits with ‘Just Dance’ and ‘Poker Face’ from her album the Fame?
Answer:
Lady Gaga
Adieu means ‘Goodbye’ in which language?
Answer:
French
What word means (a) to sell wares in the street (b) a tool to hold plaster (c) a bird of
prey?
Answer:
Hawk
David Howell Evans is better known by his stage name. What is it?
Answer:
The Edge
In the books by Beatrix Potter, what type of creature is the strange little washerwoman, Mrs Tiggywinkle?
Answer:
Hedgehog
In which city of the USA is O’Hare International Airport?
Answer:
Chicago
ROUND NINE
Which planet in our solar system is sometimes known as ‘The Red Planet’?
Answer:
Mars
Starting with the letter ’B’, what name is given to the scientific study of plants?
Answer:
Botany
Who is the present of the Irish League of Credit Unions?
Answer:
Mark Bailey
What type of farm creature is a Rhode Island Red or a Sussex?
Answer:
Chicken
In which Italian city starting with ‘F’ will you find the Uffizi gallery?
Answer:
Florence
The micro-state of Liechtenstein is landlocked by Austria and which other country?
Answer:
Switzerland
ROUND TEN
In the abbreviation UXB, the UX stand for unexploded. What does the ‘B’ stand for?
Answer:
Bomb
What are the two large chambers of the heart called?
Answer:
Ventricles (atriums are the smaller chambers)
What luxury sports car shares its name with a big cat found in North, Central and South
America?
Answer:
Jaguar
Starting with the letter ‘B’. What instrument is used to measure atmospheric pressure?
Answer:
Barometer
What Irish city which celebrated its 400th birthday as a city in 2009 is known as
‘The Marble City’?
Answer:
Kilkenny
William Butler Yeats has a brother who was a famous painter. What was his first name?
Answer:
Jack(John)
ROUND ELEVEN
Which Biblical king was renowned for his wisdom?
Answer:
Solomon
Comic book superhero Superman lives among humans as a mild mannered reporter in
which city?
Answer:
Metropolis
Who is associated with the equation. E=mc²?
Answer:
Albert Einstein
By what other name is the Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas known?
Answer:
Yeti (also locally MEH-THE)
What is the name of the river on which Glasgow is built?
Answer:
Clyde
Which Roman leader was warned according to Shakespeare to ‘Beware the Ides of
March’?
Answer:
Julius Caesar
ROUND TWELVE
What type of creature lives in a holt, starting with the letter ‘O’?
Answer:
Otter
What is the capital city of Jordan?
Answer:
Amman
The brightest and most valuable examples of the gemstone Ruby are what colour?
Answer:
Red (Pink to deep red are the possible colours)
What name is given to the Japanese art of paper folding?
Answer:
Origami
The blind Irish composer Turlough O Carolan played which musical instrument?
Answer:
Harp
In which South American country is Dutch the Official language?
Answer:
Suriname
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