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The Quiz collection for 15th April
The Quiz collection for 15th April

The Quiz collection for 15th April

The Dragon Quiz

1. The dragon slayer St. George was born in Cappadocia. In which modern day country is Cappadocia ?

2. The great and mighty dragon Ancalagon the Black inhabited which land ?

3. Which famous dragon amused himself "along the cherry lane" ?

4. Quetzalcoatl was a serpent god amongst which tribe ?

5. In Celtic mythology the dragon 'Master Stoorworm' was defeated by a young lad named Assipattle. Stoorworms demise, it is said,  led to the creation of which four islands or group of islands ?

6. In which books would one find a dragon type called Romanian ?

7. Which two countries have a dragon on their flag ?

8. Who was Jormungandr's arch enemy ?

9. An English word for a vital body part and the Chinese word for dragon.

10. The dragon Fafnir was slain by which man ? 

The Hand Quiz

1. Hannibal Lector had a sixth finger on his left hand. What is the medical name for this ?

2. What was the name of the hand in The Addams Family ?

3. The name of a secret Serbian society which may have played a role in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the name of the Green Lantern's nemesis.

4. Who was recognized as the first and last heavyweight  champion of bare knuckle boxing in the late 19th century ?  (the first to be presented with the championship belt)

5. Once upon a time, what was a handfasting marriage ?

6. In which songs would one find the following lines ?  
    a. hands across the water heads across the sea  
    b. when my fist clenches crack it open before I use it and lose my cool  
    c. cause every hand's a winner and every hand's a loser

7. Complete this expression meaning to be very intimate.  "to be finger and ....."

8. In which film does King Aella cut off the hand of Erik because he gave Ragnar a sword so he could die like a warrior and enter Valhalla ?  (extra points for the actor who played Erik)

9. The ring on Ringo's hand in the film Help was to be part of an offering to which sacrificial goddess ?

10. The following are the first words to which popular Ziegfeld Follies song from 1921 ?  "Father has a business  Strictly second hand  Everything from toothpicks to a baby grand "

The Kids Quiz

1. The following bad kids are found in which films?  
    a. Damien Thorpe
    b. Sid  (vicious at heart, not in name)
    c. Jack (from Hants)

2. An often repeated riff in Kid Rock's song 'All summer long' is identical to those from which 'monster' hit ?

3. What were the names of Darren and Samantha's two 'kids' in the tv series Bewitched? 

4. Legend has it Captain William Kidd's treasure is buried on which Nova Scotia island?

5. According to the American Film Institute, what is the fifth most memorable line in cinema history? 

6. The following are the first words to which songs?  
    a. I don't mind other guys dancing with my girl  
    b. There's talk on the street

7. One of the first child stars and multi millionaires in Hollywood history played the kid in Charlie Chaplin's 1921 film 'The Kid'.  What was his name?  Extra point for the comic- creepy role he was later most famous for.

8. How many 'kids' were there in each of the following tv series?  
    a. The Waltons 
    b. The Brady Bunch
    c. The Partridge Family

9. Who played the role of Billy the Kid in the following films?  
    a. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid 
    b. Young Guns.

10. New Kids on the Block member Danny broke his ankle at a concert in Manchester after tripping over what?

The Train Quiz

1. In film, when does the train arrive in Hadleyville?

2. What was the name of Freddie Laker's no frills bring your own lunch service between Gatwick and JFK airports?

3. How did William Huskisson make headlines in September 1830?

4. Who sang "I'm a train I'm a train I'm a chook a train"?

5. Who was the leading actor in each of the following 'train' films?   
    a. North by Northwest
    b. Von Ryan's Express
    c. The Train
    d. The General
    e. Breakheart Pass
    f. The Cassandra Crossing

6. What is the rail destination in the song 'King of the Road'?

7. Measured in the amount of passengers, the two busiest railway stations in the world are both found in which city?

8. What is the next word in this famous poem about a rail disaster?   
    Beautiful railway bridge on the silv'ry ...

9. The French high speed trains are called TGV's. What do the letters TGV stand for?

10. The following words are from which 'train' songs?   
    a. I ain't got time to take a fast train
    b. Choo Choo Choo Choo, I feel so good today
    c. Take the train from Casablanca going south
    d. Fie Fi Fiddly i o
    e. We'll have time for coffee flavoured kisses
    f. It was 9 29
    g. I serve on the Danville train
    h. A chug a chug
    i. Well the train I ride on is 100 coaches long, you can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles
    j. Yeah, the train left the station, it had two lights on behind
    k. In the shuffling madness
    l. Dinner in the diner, nothing could be finer than to have your ham and eggs in Carolina
    m. There was a time in this fair land when the railroad did not run

The Weather Quiz

1. Which 'measured' US writer said "Everybody complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it"?

2. 'Divine winds' or Kamikazes prevented which man and his horde from invading Japan between 1274 and 1281?

3. Who sang the following songs? (original recording) 
    a. Crying in the rain
    b. Blue eyes crying in the rain
    c. Who'll stop the rain
    d. Rain
    e. Riders on the storm
    f. Weather with you
    g. Sunny Afternoon
    h. Like a hurricane
    i. Heatwave

4. What was the name of the doomed ship in the book and film 'The Perfect Storm'?

5. Which band did Ringo Starr belong to before joining the Beatles?

6. Jim and Hilda Bloggs are the doomed couple in which tragic film?

7. Captain Robert Fitzroy, the man who was influential in introducing meteorology into GB in the 19th century was the captain of which famous ship?

8. Sir Richard Burton and Albert Finney have both played the same historical figure in different versions of which film? clue if necessary (based on the book by the historical figure)

9. According to a law "made a distant moon ago here, July and August cannot be too hot, and there is a legal limit to the snow", "the winter is forbidden till December" and "the rain may never fall till after sundown". Where is this magical place?

10. Which poem begins with the words "The wind was a torrent of darkness upon the gusty trees, The moon a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas"?

The Wedding Quiz

1. Tracy di Vicenzo and Aki were both married to which man?

2. What colour is the traditional wedding dress in China?

3. For each of the following grooms, name the best man.  
    a. David Beckham  
    b. Larry Fortensky  
    c. Josef Goebbels  
    d. Ronald Reagan  
    e. Jake La Motta

4. What does the Anglo Saxon word wed mean?

5. In Gilbert O'Sullivan's song 'Matrimony', what time are the couple supposed to be at the registrars office?

6. In the film Casablanca, what is the name of Ilsa's husband?

7. What are the names of Sir Michael Philip Jagger's two ex-wives?

8. Elizabeth Taylor has been married Eight times. Name the seven husbands.

9. Adolf Hitler and Ernest Hemingway were both keen on marrying which actress?10. Who sang the following songs?   
    a. Wedding Bell Blues  
    b. Brides of Frankenstein  
    c. Chapel of Love  
    d. Marriage on the Rocks
    e. Thousand dollar wedding
    f.  White wedding

Answers will be posted in the quiz section 

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