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  • Christmas Pot Luck Quiz


    1. How many reindeer is Santa believed to have?
    2. In which year was the Queen's speech televised for the first time?
    3. Which Puritan leader made Christmas illegal in 1647
    4. In the "Twelve Days of Christmas" song what was given on the ninth day?
    5. St Francis of Assisi is said to have created the first Nativity performance in Italy in which year?
    6. Who sent the first ever Christmas card?
    7. Where does the word Yule come from?
    8. The Christmas tree displayed in Trafalgar Square is a gift from which country?
    9. Postmen in Victorian England were popularly called what?
    10. What normally happens on boxing Day and why is it given that name?
    11. Which of Santa's reindeer were said to have a bright red nose?
    12. In the Polar Express movie, what is `The First Gift of Christmas`?
    13. Which author wrote the popular 'A Christmas Carol' that helped revive the "spirit" of Christmas and seasonal merriment?
    14. What date is St Stephen's Day?
    15. In the '12 Days of Christmas' song how many Maids Were Milking?
    16. The Anglo-Saxons referred to the Christmas feast as what?
    17. In the Ukraine, what does it mean if you find a spider web in the house on Christmas morning?
    18. At Christmas it is 'tradition' to kiss under a sprig of which plant?
    19. In the song, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", how many times does Santa check his list?
    20. At the end of the 1988 Die Hard film, what was the famous Christmas song played during the credits?




    1. Nine (9) - Father Christmas' reindeers are called Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner (Donder), Blitzen, and Rudolph. Eight of these names are taken from Clement C. Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas," and the ninth from the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". 
    2. 1957 - The Queen's speech was first televised in Black and White in 1957.
    3. Oliver Cromwell - The English parliament passed a law in 1647 that made Christmas illegal. Christmas festivities were banned by Oliver Cromwell, who considered feasting and revelry on what was supposed to be a holy day to be immoral. Anybody caught celebrating Christmas was arrested. The ban was only lifted when the Puritans lost power in 1660.
    4. Nine Ladies Dancing - "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is an English Christmas carol that enumerates in the manner of a cumulative song a series of increasingly grand gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas.
    5. 1223 - In those days, many people were unable to read or write so they couldn't read the Christmas story from the bible themselves. Also many of the church services were in Latin which they didn't understand. St Francis decided to change all that.
    6. John Calcott Horsely - The first Christmas card was created and sent in 1843. A man named John Calcott Horsely printed the first Christmas card for Sir Henry Cole, the friend who had given him the idea in the first place.
    7. Yule is an old word for the winter festival, dating back to Viking times. - Traditionally, a huge log would be selected in the forest on Christmas Eve, decorated with ribbons, and dragged back home. This was known as 'Bringing in the Yule Log'. The magical properties of the Yule Log were said to ensure good luck in the coming year to all those who lent a hand at pulling it over the rough ground.
    8. Norway - The tree is a thank you gift from the people of Oslo, Norway. During the Second World War, King Haakon of Norway was forced into exile in England when the Germans occupied his country.
    9. Robins - This was because their uniforms were red. Victorian Christmas cards often showed a robin delivering Christmas mail.
    10. Traditionally, this was the day to open the "Christmas Box" - An 'Alms Box' was placed in every church on Christmas Day, into which worshippers placed a gift for the poor of the parish. These boxes were always opened the day after Christmas, which is why that day became know as Boxing Day.
    11. Rudolph
    12. A bell from Santa's Sleigh
    13. Charles Dickens
    14. December the 26th, Boxing Day
    15. EIGHT - "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is a cumulative song, meaning that each verse is built on top of the previous verses. There are twelve verses, each describing a gift given by "my true love" on one of the twelve days of Christmas.
    16. Midwinter
    17. Good Luck
    18. Mistletoe
    19. Twice
    20. Winter Wonderland
  • General Knowledge - Pop Music

    1. What was the Rubettes' only UK No.1 Single?

    2. Which brass band had a No.2 hit in 1977 with 'The Floral Dance'?

    3. Which famous harmonica player appeared with Kate Bush on 'The Man I Love'?

    4. Which American group had a hit in 1966 with their version of 'She's Not There'?

    5. Which group  made an album called 'What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits'?

    6. Which sisters saw mommy kissing Santa?

    7. Which US female singer made a song called 'Fly Too High'?

    8. Who asked when will there be a harvest for the world?

    9. Who did 'Whoomph! (There It Is)'?

    10. Who had a hit in the '50s and '60s and the '70s with 'Deck of Cards'?

    11. Who had a hit single and album called 'Happy Together'?

    12. What was Johnny Kidd and Pirates' only UK No.1?

    13. Who had a hit with 'Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)'?

    14. Who had a hit with their album 'In Utero'?

    15. Who had a No.3 hit in 1978 with 'My Best Friend's Girl'?


    1. 'Sugar Baby Love'

    2. Brighouse and the Rasterick

    3. Larry Adler

    4. Santana

    5. The Doobie Brothers

    6. The Beverley Sisters

    7. Janis Ian

    8. The Isley Brothers

    9. Clock

    10. Wink Martindale

    11. The Turtles

    12. 'Shakin' Al Over'

    13. John Fred and the Playboy Band

    14. Nirvana

    15. The Cars

  • General Knowledge - TV Pot Luck 8

  • Pot Luck - General Knowledge 1


    1. Where in the body is the labyrinth?
    2. What is the common name for ascorbic acid?
    3. Complete this quotation from Voltaire: 'If God did not exist...'
    4. Americans call it a faucet. What do the British call it?
    5. How are the first five books of the bible known collectively?
    6. Who designed the dome of St. Peter's, Rome?
    7. What is the unit of currency in Poland?
    8. Which two elements make up water?
    9. Who was the captain of the Pequod in Mody Dick?
    10. What colour is a New York taxi?
    11. Which two letters are worth ten points in the board game Scrabble?
    12. Which useful household item is made from naphthalene?
    13. What is measured on the Beaufort scale?
    14. Which creatures live in a formicary?
    15. Which bandleader died in an air crash over the English Channel during World War II?
    16. What is the other name for the Jewish day of Atonement?
    17. What was writer Charles Dodgson's pseudonym?
    18. If an American footballer talked about his 'zippers' what would he mean?
    19. Where would you find the 'ocean of storms'?
    20. What is the pirate's flag with the skull and cross-bones called?
    21. Where is the original Harris tweed spun and woven?
    22. What do climbers call a peak higher the 914, (3,000 ft)?
    23. The famous Gurkha soldiers are known for carrying a particular type of large knife. What is this knife called?
    24. Which bird is the international symbol of happiness?
    25. What is the centuries old art clipping hedges into various ornamental shapes traditionally called?



    1. The ear
    2. Vitamin C
    3. '...it would be necessary to invent him'
    4. A tap
    5. Pentateuch
    6. Michelangelo
    7. Zloty
    8. Hydrogen and oxygen
    9. Captain Ahab
    10. Yellow
    11. Q and Z
    12. Mothballs
    13. Wind velocity
    14. Ants
    15. Glenn Miller
    16. Yom Kippur
    17. Lewis Carroll
    18. Scars
    19. On the moon
    20. Jolly Roger
    21. Outer Hebrides
    22. A munro
    23. The kukri
    24. Bluebird
    25. Topiary
  • Pot Luck - General Knowledge 34 (25 Questions)

    Pot Luck - General Knowledge 34 (25 Questions).


    1. Carl and the Passions changed their band name to what?

    2.How many rings are on the Olympic flag?

    3.What colour is vermilion a shade of?

    4. King Zog ruled which country?

    5.What is the colour of Spock from Star-trek'sblood?

    6.Where in your body is your patella located?

    7.Where can you find the London bridge today?

    8.What spirit is mixed with ginger beer in a Moscow mule?

    9.Who was the first man in space?

    10.What would you do with a Yashmak?

    11.Who betrayed Jesus to the Romans?

    12. A famous mammal from television called Flipper was what kind of animal?

    13.Who's band was The Quarrymen?

    14.Which was the most successful Grand National horse?

    15.Who starred as the Six Million Dollar Man?

    16.What is Dick Grayson's superhero alias?

    17.What does a funambulist do?

    18.Who was the first man to fly across the channel?

    19.Who invented the television?

    20.What was the name of inn in Treasure Island?

    21.Who wrote Gone with the Wind?

    22.What does 'ring a ring a roses' refer to?

    23. What fictional character's nose grows when he tells a lie?

    24.Which award has the words for valour on it?

    25. What company does Bill Gates own?



    1. The Beach Boys.

    2.There are five.

    3. The colour red.


    5.His blood is green.

    6. Your kneecap.

    7.In Arizona, United States.


    9.Yuri Gagarin.

    10.You wear it; it's an Arab viel.


    12. A dolphin.

    13.John Lennon.

    14.Red Rum.

    15.Lee Majors.


    17.They're a tightrope walker.

    18.Louis Bleriot.

    19.John Logie Baird.

    20.Admiral Benbow.

    21.Margaret Mitchell.

    22.The Black Death; a famous plague.


    24.TheVictoria Cross award.

    25. Microsoft.



  • Pot Luck - General Knowledge 35 (25 Questions)

    Pot Luck - General Knowledge 35 (25 Questions).


    1. What do Ictheologists study?

    2. Who or what lives in a formicarium?

    3. What did Christopher Cockerel invent?

    4. Who did Ray Bolger play in The Wizard of Oz?

    5. Who wrote the Man in the Iron Mask?

    6. Which 1993 Disney film starred Bet Middler as a witch?

    7. What is the largest state in the USA?

    8. Who won the World Series in 1987?

    9. Which chess piece is named after a member of the church?

    10. What family of plants does broccoli belong to?

    11. What is the national flower of Japan? 

    12. Who discovered blood circulation?

    13. If someone said they were from Hellas - which country would this be?

    14. What animals name translates as 'water horse'?

    15. What is the longest river in Italy?

    16. Who won the Superbowl in 1989?

    17. Barry Allen was the alter ego of which DC comic superhero?

    18. Linus Torwalds invented and wrote what operating system?

    19. Who was the Roman goddess of the hearth?

    20. Who sold Louisiana to the USA in 1803?

    21. What is the first day of Lent called?

    22. Which country has the smallest birth rate?

    23. What colour is the bull on an archery target?

    24. What were the first false teeth made from?

    25. What is the worlds most widely used vegetable?




    1. They study fish.

    2. Ants do.

    3. The hovercraft.

    4. Scarecrow.

    5. Alexander Dumas.

    6. Hocus Pocus.

    7. Alaska.

    8. Minnesota twins.

    9. A Bishop.

    10. Cabbage.

    11. Chrysanthemum.

    12. William Harvey.

    13. Greece.

    14. Hippopotamus.

    15. The Po river.

    16. The San Fransisco 49ers.

    17. The Flash.

    18. Linux.

    19. Vesta.

    20. Napoleon.

    21. Ash Wednesday.

    22. Vatican City.

    23. Gold (or yellow).

    24. Ivory.

    25. Onions.

  • Pot Luck - General Knowledge 36 (15 Questions)

    Pot Luck - General Knowledge 36 (15 Questions).


    1. Name the American astronaut who, in 1984, became the first man to make an 'untethered' spacewalk.

    2. Which inlet of the Firth of Clyde was the site of a US Polaris nuclear submarine base from 1961 until 1992?

    3. The son of a celebrated archeologist, he was the conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra from 1922 until his death in 1954.  Can you name him?

    4. What type of Australian eucalyptus tree is mentioned in the song Waltzing Matilda?

    5. Who, in May 1996, was made an honorary citizen of Warsaw?

    6. The Kuiper Crater is on which planet?

    7. Walker Smith was the real name of which famous world welter and middleweight boxing champion of the 1940s and 1950s?

    8. And which world heavyweight boxing champion, he won the title at the age of 37, was born Arnold Cream?

    9. Situated on both banks of the Karun river, Ahvaz is a city in which country?

    10. Name the feminist, a constant companion of Jean-Paul Sartre, who wrote The Second Sex?

    11. Often seen in the 17th and 18th centuries, what was peruke? 

    12. In the Jewish religion, what name is given to scrolls which contain the text of the Pentateuch?

    13. What nationality was the first pilot to be saved by an ejector seat?

    14. Born in Scotland, who was Canada's first Prime Minister?

    15. In the story of Peter Pan, Peter has to return to the Darling's house because on his first visit he left without what?




    1. Bruce McCandless.

    2. Holy Loch.

    3. Wilhelm Furtwangler.

    4. Coolaba.

    5. Pope John Paul II.

    6. Mercury.

    7. Sugar Ray Robinson.

    8. Jersey Joe Walcott.

    9. Iran.

    10. Simone De Beauvoir.

    11. A wig.

    12. Torah.

    13. Swedish.

    14. John Alexander MacDonald.

    15. His shadow.


  • Pot Luck - General Knowledge 37 (15 Questions)

    Pot Luck - General Knowledge 37 (15 Questions).


    1. Which two bodies of water are connected by the Straits of Florida?

    2. What name is given to the first six books of the Bible?

    3. What nationality is motor racer Mario Andretti?

    4. Who famously sailed in HMS Beagle?

    5. In which US state is Appomattox Court House National Park?

    6. What type of song is a doxology?

    7. All Souls College is part of which university?

    8. Who was the wife of William the Conqueror who is said to have designed the Bayeux Tapestry?

    9. What does the letter B stand for in author J. B. Priestley's name?

    10. Who was the legendary son of British king Luther Pendragon?

    11. The Cordillera Isabella is the highest mountain range of which Central American Republic? 

    12. Who succeeded Dag Hammarskjold as UN Secretary General?

    13. Zanzibar is an island of which country?

    14. A 'nuncio' is an ambassador of which person?

    15. What word refers to the 'restructuring' of the Soviet System?




    1. Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

    2. Hexateuch.

    3. American.

    4. Charles Darwin.

    5. Virginia.

    6. Hymn.

    7. Oxford.

    8. Mathilda of Flanders.

    9. Boynton.

    10. Arthur.

    11. Nicaragua.

    12. U-Thant.

    13. Tanzania.

    14. The Pope.

    15. Perestroika.


  • Pot Luck - General Knowledge 38 (15 Questions)

    Pot Luck - General Knowledge 38 (15 Questions).


    1. What pseudonym was used by two cousins, Frederic Danny and Manfred B. Lee, who were writers of crime fiction?

    2. Who wrote the music for the Threepenny Opera?

    3. Which entertainer was known as the 'Last of the Red Hot Mamas'?

    4. Who was Richard Nixon's vice-president when he came to power in 1968?

    5. Who played Soames Forsyte in the classic 1960s TV saga?

    6. Who was the actress who had an affair with Britain's Heritage Secretary David Mellor in 1992?

    7. Which one of Britain's notorious gangster Kray twins died first in 1995?

    8. A zander is a type of which creature?

    9. In which country is Sebastopol?

    10. What is the name of the fluid portion of white blood in which blood cells are suspended?

    11. The SI unit of force is named after which scientist? 

    12. Who is the patron saint of Russia?

    13. Which cricketer, knighted in 1953, was a famous opening batsman with his partner Herbert Sutcliffe?

    14. From which Spanish soccer league team was Emmanuel Petit transferred to Chelsea for £7.5 million in 2001?

    15. Tralee is the administrative centre for which Irish county?




    1. Ellery Queen.

    2. Kurt Weill.

    3. Sophie Tucker.

    4. Spiro Agnew.

    5. Eric Porter.

    6. Antonia de Sanchez.

    7. Ronnie.

    8. Fish.

    9. Ukraine.

    10. Plasma.

    11. Newton.

    12. St. Nicholas.

    13. Jack Hobbs.

    14. Barcelona.

    15. Kerry.


  • Pot Luck - General Knowledge 40 (15 Questions)

    Pot Luck - General Knowledge 40 (15 Questions).


    1. Which French author wrote Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Centre of the Earth?

    2. Which Italian city lies at the foot go Mount Vesuvius opposite ancient Pompeii?

    3. Which cricket team gave the West Indies their first ever 5-0 Test series defeat in 1999?

    4. What is the largest planet in our solar system?

    5. According to Muslims, who was the last of the prophets?

    6. In which country was Adolf Hitler born?

    7. What is the second largest of the Balearic islands?

    8. Which singer plays the Goblin King in the 1986 film Labyrinth?

    9. What name is given to a wind reaching force 12 on the Beaufort scale?

    10. Which port did Abuja replace as the capital of Nigeria?

    11. Which West Indian island is politically divided between the Dominican Republic and Haiti? 

    12. What is the world's longest railway?

    13. What nationality is the conductor Karl Rickenbacher?

    14. Jugendstil was the German form of which art movement?

    15. Which unit of length is equal to the mean distance between the earth and the sun?




    1. Jules Verne.

    2. Naples.

    3. South Africa.

    4. Jupiter.

    5. Mohammed.

    6. Austria.

    7. Minorca.

    8. David Bowie.

    9. Hurricane.

    10. Lagos.

    11. Hispaniola.

    12. The Trans-Siberian Railway.

    13. Swiss.

    14. Art Nouveau.

    15. Astronomical unit.


  • Pot Luck - General Knowledge 41 (15 Questions)

    Pot Luck - General Knowledge 41 (15 Questions).


    1. Did Edward I make his son the first Prince of Scotland, Since of England or Prince of Wales?

    2. Is the black part in the centre of your eye called the iris, the pupil or orb?

    3. If a Japanese person says, 'Sayonara' do they mean thank you, goodbye or happy birthday?

    4. Is Matt Damon's best pal Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett of Joaquin Phoenix?

    5. Would a soccer plater, yachtsman or ice skater buy equipment from a chandler?

    6. Is someone deeply engrossed with surfing the net called a racer, dragnet or juicer?

    7. In Greek mythology was Achilles shot in his head, arm or heel?

    8. Is the Sea of Tranquility in China, on the Moon or in Disneyworld?

    9. Is former President Clinton's daughter called Pimlico, Fulham or Chelsea?

    10. Did Mark Wahlberg model underwear for Tommy, Gucci or Calvin Klein?

    11. Is the British rugby union team called the Pumas, Tigers or Lions? 

    12. Is Britain's busiest railway station Paddington, Clapham Junction or Waterloo?

    13. Did a scribe play music, lend money or write letters?

    14. Is Mercury, Venus or Mars the closest planet to the Sun?

    15. Is the Central Line red, yellow or blue on a London Underground map?




    1. Prince of Wales.

    2. Pupil.

    3. Goodbye.

    4. Ben Affleck.

    5. Yachtsman.

    6. Juicer.

    7. Heel.

    8. On The Moon.

    9. Chelsea.

    10. Calvin Klein.

    11. Lions.

    12. Clapham Junction.

    13. Write Letters.

    14. Mercury.

    15. Red.


  • Pot Luck - General Knowledge 47 (15 questions)

    Pot Luck - General Knowledge 47 (15 questions)

    1. Which two planets lie between the Earth and the Sun?

    2. The word Shavian refers to which writer?

    3. What natural disaster struck Lisbon in Portugal in 1755?

    4. What did people of the Ancient World refer to as 'The Pillars of Hercules'?

    5. What was first discovered in February 1851 at Summerhill Creek, Australia?

    6. Caroline of Brunswick was the queen of which British King?

    7. Who wrote Die Fledermaus?

    8. In rugby, the Calcutta Cup is competed for by which two countries?

    9. Who wrote Auld Lang Syne?

    10. What is signalled when a ship hoists the Blue Peter flag?

    11. What did Kirkpatrick MacMillan invent a type of in 1839?

    12. Where does voting take place to elect a new pope?

    13. At which village near Rochester in Kent was a place of imprisonment for young people founded in 1902?

    14. Which metallic element was named after a Roman god?

    15. In which country are the Southern Alps?


    Pot Luck - General Knowledge 47

    1. Mercury and Venus

    2. George Bernard Shaw

    3. An earthquake

    4. The rocky promontories of Gibraltar on one side and Morocco on the other

    5. Gold

    6. George IV

    7. Johann Strauss

    8. England and Scotland

    9. Robert Burns

    10. It is about to sail

    11. Bicycle

    12. The Sistine Chapel

    13. Borstal

    14. Mercury

    15. New Zealand

  • Pot Luck - Pop Music 1

    Music Quiz Questions

    1. Who had a 'Lucky Number' in 1979?

    2. Who had a 1966 hit with 'Guantanamera'?

    3. Who had a hit album called 'Five Bridges'?

    4. Who had a No.1 album called 'I Say I Say I Say'?

    5. Who had a No.1 hit single in 1994 with 'Cotton Eye Joe'?

    6. Who had a No.1 in 1966 with a version of the Beatles' 'Michelle'?

    7. Who had a No.1 in 1987 with 'Pump Up the Volume'?

    8. Who had a No.1 with their duet 'I Knew You Were Waiting For Me'?

    9. Who had their biggest hit with 'Love Missle F1-11'?

    10. Who is Pink Floyd's lost leader?

    11. Who knows all there is to know about the crying game?

    12. Who made a 1979 album entitled 'Bop Till You Drop'?

    13. Who made an album called 'Hot August Night'?

    14. Who made an album called 'Wednesday Morning 3AM'?

    15. Who played lead guitar on Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' album?


    Music Quiz Answers

    1. Lene Lovich

    2. The Sandpipers

    3. The Nice

    4. Erasure

    5. Rednex

    6. The Overlanders

    7. M/A/R/R/S

    8. Aretha Franklin and George Michael

    9. Sigue Sigue Sputnik

    10. Syd Barrett

    11. Dave Berry

    12. Ry Cooder

    13. Neil Diamond

    14. Simon and Garfunkel

    15. Lindsey Buckingham

  • Pot Luck - Pop Music 2

    1. Who had hits in 1971 with 'Tomorrow Night' and 'The Devil's Answer'?

    2. Who had hits with 'He's A Rebel' and 'Da Doo Ron Ron'?

    3. Who reached No.2 in 1988 with 'Sign Your Name'?

    4. Who reached No.2 in 1995 with 'Don't Give Me Your Life'?

    5. Who reached No.4 in 1989 with 'Cuddly Toy'

    6. Who reached No.5 in 1996 with 'Street Spirit (Fade Out'?

    7. Who said 'You've Got To Fight For Your Right To Party'?

    8. Who said everything is beautiful?

    9. Who said you gotta be cruel to be kind (in the right measure)'?

    10. Who sand 'Let Your Yeah Be Yeah'?

    11. Who sang 'Mockingbird' with Carly Simon?

    12. Who sang the theme of the film 'High Noon'?

    13. Who were Lou Reed, John Cale and Nico?

    14. Who sang with the Eurythmics on 'Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves'?

    15. Who sang: 'I was born by a river, Just like that ruver I bin movin' ever snice'?



    1. Atomic Roomer

    2. The Crystals

    3. Terence Trent D'Arby

    4. Alex Party

    5. Roachford

    6. Radiohead

    7. The Beastie Boys

    8. Ray Stevens

    9. Nick Lowe

    10. The Pioneers

    11. James Taylor

    12. Frankie Laine

    13. Velvet Underground

    14. Aretha Franklin

    15. Free

  • Pot Luck 10 - General Knowledge Quiz


    1. Which great ape is found solely in Borneo and Sumatra?

    2. Who wrote the novels Lucky Jim and The Old Devils?

    3. Who plays the female lead in he 1999 film Notting Hill?

    4. With which meat is apple sauce usually served?

    5. Which famous pupil of Greyfriars School featured in stories by Frank Richards?

    6. What is the poison secreted by snakes and scorpions called?

    7. What, in New Zealand, is a kumera?

    8. What is the capital of Zambia?

    9. Which district of Paris is famous for its street artists and the basilica of Sacré Coeur?

    10. By what nickname was Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin Aldrin Jr. known?

    11. Carantuohil is the highest peak of which mountain group?

    12. Which British liner was sunk by a German submarine on May 7th, 1915?

    13. Which '60s US singer had hits with Honey and Summer (The First Time)?

    14. Which hill in County Meth was the seat of the early Irish kings?

    15. What name was given to supporters of exiled Stuart king James II and his descendants?



    1. Orang-utan

    2. Kingsley Amis

    3. Julia Roberts

    4. Pork

    5. Billy Bunter

    6. Venom

    7. A sweet potato

    8. Lusaka

    9. Montmartre 

    10. Buzz

    11. Macgillycuddy's Reeks

    12. Lusitania 

    13. Bobby Goldshore

    14. Tara

    15. Jacobites

  • Pot Luck 11 - General Knowledge


    1. Which two bodies of water are connected by the Straits of Florida?

    2. What name is given to the first six books of the Bible?

    3. What nationality is motor racer Mario Andretti?

    4. Who famously sailed in HMS Beagle?

    5. In which US state is Appomattox Court House National Park?

    6. What type of song is a doxology?

    7. All Souls College is part of which university?

    8. Who was the wife of William the Conqueror who is said to have designed the Bayeux Tapestry?

    9. What does the letter B stand for in author J.B. Priestley's name?

    10. Who was the legendary son of British king Luther Pendragon?

    11. The Cordillera Isabella is the highest mountain range of which Central American Republic?

    12. Who succeeded Dag Hammarskjold as UN Secretary General?

    13. Zanzibar is an island of which country?

    14. A 'nuncio' is an ambassador of which person?

    15. What word refers to the 'restructuring' of the Soviet System?



    1. Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico

    2. Hexateuch

    3. American

    4. Charles Darwin

    5. Virginia

    6. Hymn

    7. Oxford

    8. Mathilda of Flanders

    9. Boynton

    10. Arthur

    11. Nicaragua

    12. U-Thant

    13. Tanzania

    14. The Pope

    15. Perestroika

  • Pot Luck 14 - General Knowledge

    Quiz Questions

    1. Stamp duty is normally paid on the sale of what?

    2. Where is the Ceremony of the Keys held every evening?

    3. What does a BACS system transfer?

    4. Who wears a chasuble?

    5. Who or what is a doppleganger?

    6. Emphysema affects which art of the body?

    7. Which terms for school or university is from the Latin meaning, 'bounteous mother'?

    8. Which salts are hydrated magnesium sulphate?

    9. What is the UK equivalent of the US Bureau of Consumer Protection?

    10. What did Plaid Cymru add to its name in 1998?

    11. Which punctuation mark would and American call a period?

    12. At what age does a student now usually take a GCSE exam?

    13. Where were the Elgrin marbles from originally?

    14. Which song starts, 'Friday night and the lights are low'?

    15. According to legend, what will happen to Gibraltar's ape population if the British leave?

    16. Is BST before or behind GMT?

    17. What is notable about the staff and patients of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital?

    18. How many valves does a bugle have?

    19. What name is given to the compulsive eating disorder?

    20. What is a Blenheim Orange?



    Quiz Answers

    1. A house

    2. The Tower of London

    3. Money

    4. Priest

    5. Double

    6. The lungs

    7. Alma Mater

    8. Epsom salts

    9. Office of Fair Trading

    10. The Party of Wales

    11. Full stop

    12. 16

    13. Greece

    14. Dancing Queen

    15. It will die out

    16. Before

    17. Women

    18. None

    19. Bulimia

    20. Apple.

  • Pot Luck 2 - General Knowledge


    1. In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, whom did Alice join at a tea party along with the Mad Hatter?
    2. Which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world stood at the Olympus?
    3. The film Silkwood was based on a true case about nuclear industry safety hazards. Who played Karen Silkwood?
    4. Which is the largest joint in the body?
    5. According to the nursery rhyme, who is made from 'sugar and spice and all things nice'?
    6. The backbone is a flexible chain of how many bones?
    7. What is the fundamental oath usually associated with doctors?
    8. Which carnivorous animal lives wild in the Australian outback?
    9. Who was 'The Equalizer' in the popular television series?
    10. Into which ocean does the Zambezi river flow?
    11. Where would you normally find a gavel?
    12. Paul McCartney has always used his middle name, what is his first name?
    13. Who wrote The Unfinished Symphony?
    14. Which school did Princess Anne attend?
    15. The centaur is a mythological creature, part man and part what?
    16. What was Ringo Starr's original name?
    17. Who said, "If you can count your money, you're not a really rich man"?
    18. To which group of mammals do apes and monkeys belong?
    19. If you saw "AP" on a print, what exactly would it mean?
    20. They may be complex, vulgar or mixed. What are they?



    1. The March Hare and the Doremouse
    2. Statue of Zeus
    3. Meryl Streep
    4. Knee Joint
    5. Little girls
    6. 26
    7. Hippocratic Oath
    8. Dingo
    9. Edward Woodward
    10. Indian Ocean
    11. An auction room
    12. James
    13. Schubert
    14. Benenden
    15. Horse
    16. Richard Starky
    17. Paul Getty
    18. Primates
    19. Artist's Proof
    20. Fractions
  • Pot Luck 3 - General Knowledge


    1. What is the name given to the killing of a brother?
    2. In which film do Paul Newman and Robert Redford jump into a river holding hands?
    3. What is the name given to a female deer?
    4. Why was a young American girl, Karen Anne Quinlan, in the headlines in 1976?
    5. Who gave his name to the seventh month of the year?
    6. What are the names of Princess Anne's two children?
    7. Where would you find the Guggenheim museum?
    8. What would you do with a Lee Enfield?
    9. The film Gone with the Wind was based on a novel by which author?
    10. In Moscow, where does the Church of St. Basil stand?
    11. According to the proverb, what do too many cooks do?
    12. Which saint is the patron of fishermen?
    13. By what name is the author H.H. Munro better known?
    14. Which was the first war to be photographed?
    15. In the well-known saying, 'He who can, does; he who cannot....' does what?
    16. This port is known as the 'gateway to India'. What is it?
    17. Which are the two smallest continents?
    18. Who is considered to be the first of the classical economists?
    19. What does the name Antarctica mean?
    20. Which youth organisation held its first jamboree in 1920?
    21. Name the 23 year old flimstar who died of suspect drug abuse in 1993.
    22. Which person wrote, 'a little learning is a dangerous thing'?
    23. What is the actual Italian name for the great city of Venice?
    24. Which zodiac sign has the symbol of the bull?
    25. A religious sect, which was founded in Ireland, moved to Devon, England in 1831 and took its name from its new home. Name it.



    1. Fratricide
    2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    3. Doe
    4. She was in a coma and her parents fought a successful legal battle to have her removed from the ventilator.
    5. Julius Caeser
    6. Peter and Zara
    7. New York
    8. Shoot with it
    9. Margaret Mitchell
    10. Red Square
    11. Spoil the broth
    12. St. Peter
    13. Saki
    14. American Civil War
    15. Teaches
    16. Bombay
    17. Australia and Europe
    18. Adam Smith
    19. Opposite the Antarctic
    20. Boy Scouts
    21. River Phoenix
    22. Alexander Pope
    23. Venezia
    24. Taurus
    25. Plymouth Brethren
  • Pot Luck 4 - General Knowledge

    Pot Luck 4 - General Knowledge Quiz


    1. In which American state is Fort Knox?
    2. What is the more usual name for the polygraph?
    3. Who is singer Cleo Laine's husband?
    4. What is the name for the organism on which a parasite lives and feeds?
    5. Who was the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity?
    6. What is the only movable bone in the human skull?
    7. In which country is the Kimberley gold field?
    8. What will never make a silk purse?
    9. Which world famous poet lived at Dove Cottage in Grasmere?
    10. In the 1993 film, Mrs Doubtfire, who plays the title role?
    11. On what type of business was the fortune of john F. Kennedy's family built?
    12. Greenland has two official languages. One is Greenlandic; what is the other?
    13. What is the distaff side of the family?
    14. When is Lammas day? 
    15. Which company launched the 'Walkman'?
    16. What type of acid is in bee stings?
    17. In the song, the House of the Rising Sun was in which city?
    18. What sport would you be watching if the New York Knickerbockers were playing?
    19. What word describes a doctor specializing in the medical problems of old age?
    20. If you were making a wiener schnitzel, what meat would you buy?
    21. 'The Mindbenders' were the backing group for which pop singer?
    22. In the Bible, whom did God tell 'Escape to the mountain, lest though be consumed'?
    23. Where was Princess Elizabeth when she learned that she had become Queen Elizabeth II?
    24. Which country's flag shows a white cross on a red background?
    25. If you birthstone is turquoise, which is your birth month?


    1. Kentucky
    2. Lie detector
    3. John Dankworth
    4. Host
    5. Constantine
    6. Mandible or jawbone
    7. Western Australia
    8. A sow's ear
    9. Wordsworth
    10. Robin Williams
    11. Real estate
    12. Danish
    13. The female side
    14. August 1st
    15. Sony
    16. Formic acid
    17. New Orleans
    18. Basketball
    19. Geriatrician 
    20. Veal
    21. Wayne Fontana
    22. Lot
    23. Kenya
    24. Switzerland
    25. December