30 pub quiz questions to test your knowledge without leaving the house

Are you a general knowledge genius? Well here’s your chance to prove it. Have a bash at this pub quiz – and you don’t have to be 18 to join.

Wednesday, 10th June 2020, 1:14 pm

Here are three sets of 10 questions, all on general knowledge. Answers are at the end of each round. Good luck and no cheating mind.

Round one

1. Which French fashion designer died in June 2008 at the age of 71?

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2. Which politician famously converted to Roman Catholicism in December 2007?

3. Who did Sajid Javid replace as Home Secretary in 2018?

4. North Yorkshire is the biggest county in England by area. Name either the second or third biggest (Northumberland is not one of the answers).

5. Which heavyweight boxer’s last fight was his win against Vitali Klitschko on 21 June 2003?

6. Which character in A Midsummer Night’s Dream says ‘I’ll put a girdle round about the Earth in forty minutes’?

7. What was the name of the animator who created Ivor the Engine, The Clangers and Bagpuss?

8. Which leader married Raisa Titarenko in 1953?

9. In which year did John Major become Prime Minister?

10. Which is the most populated city in India?

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Round two

1. Which composer’s only opera was Fidelio?

2. Which song, a UK number six hit in 1978, contains the lyrics ‘We’re representing Britain and we’re gaunny do or die: England cannae dae it ‘cos they didnae qualify’?

3. Which three counties border Devon?

4. The Large Hadron Collider (the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, intended to collide opposing particle beams, of either protons or lead

nuclei) lies on the border of Switzerland and which other country?

5. In which country is Krakatoa?

6. Who wrote the song Hallelujah, the 2008 Christmas number one for Alexandra Burke?

7. Which former Aston Villa, Manchester United and Sunderland footballer, born in 1971, has stadium named after him in Tobago in 2001?

8. Alfred the Great was the king of which Anglo-Saxon kingdom?

9. In which US state is Cape Canaveral?

10. Who was appointed by John Major as the first female Director General of MI-5 in 1992?

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Round three

1. Which condition of the arm is formally known as lateral epicondylitis?

2. Who was the last Liberal Prime Minister of Great Britain?

3. What was significant about the deaths of Gwynne Owen Evans and Peter Allen on 13 August 1964?

4. Which world famous English rock star died in California in November 2001 at the age of 58?

5. Which disease was deliberately introduced to Australia in 1950?

6. Name either of the Catholic cathedrals in London?

7. Which band had a UK number one single in 1974 with Down Down?

8. Who announced in an interview with Terry Wogan in 1991 that he was the son of God?

9. Who was convicted of gross indecency in London on 25 May 1895 and sentenced to two years hard labour?

10. Which famous room was named after Pope Sixtus IV?

Round one answers

1. Yves Saint Laurent 2. Tony Blair 3. Amber Rudd 4. Lincolnshire and Cumbria 5. Lennox Lewis 6. Puck/Robin Goodfellow 7. Oliver Postgate 8. Mikhail Gorbachev 9. 1990 10. Mumbai/Bombay

Round two answers

1. Beethoven 2. Ally’s Tartan Army (by Andy Cameron) 3. Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset 4. France 5. Indonesia 6. Leonard Cohen 7. Dwight Yorke 8. Wessex 9. Florida 10. Stella Rimington

Round three answers

1. Tennis elbow 2. David Lloyd George 3. They were the last prisoners in Britain to be hanged 4. George Harrison 5. Myxamatosis 6. Southwark (St George’s) or Westminster 7. Status Quo 8. David Icke 9. Oscar Wilde 10. The Sistine Chapel

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