Pub quiz questions and answers to play at home - with North East knowledge, film and TV and general knowledge rounds

The whole family can join in with our pub quiz, even the under-18s.The whole family can join in with our pub quiz, even the under-18s.
The whole family can join in with our pub quiz, even the under-18s.
Do you think you’re cleverer than your family and friends? Or maybe you just want to put your knowledge to the test. Either way, you should have a bash at this pub quiz – and you don’t have to be 18 to take part.

There are three sets of 10 questions. The first set is North East themed, the second is TV and films, the third is general knowledge.

Answers are at the end. Good luck and, mind, no cheating!

The North East round.

1. Which type of Nissan car was the first to be produced at the Sunderland plant in 1986?

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2. In 2017, a North Tyneside shopkeeper was legally prevented from calling his shop Singhsbury’s. What did he rename it?

3. Name two of the four former Sunderland player to have played for Newcastle during the 2019-20 season?

4. In 1305, which Scotsman was seen in Newcastle, as well as in Berwick, Stirling, Perth and on London Bridge – all at the same time?

5. Which sculpture was completed by Hartlepool Steel Fabrications Ltd in 1998?

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6. Which Hollywood film director was born in South Shields in 1937?

7. Which controversial rock star was born in Hexham, Northumberland, 12 March 1979?

8. Con Shiels, who died in December 2012 at the age of 96, was the last surviving member of which 1936 event?

9. In 1985, which Englishman became the first person to run the 1,500m in under three minutes and 30 seconds?

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10. Which poet married Anne Isabella Milbanke in Seaham on January 2, 1815?

The TV and films round.

1. Jenny Ryan first appeared as The Vixen on which television show in 2015?

2. Who had friends called Professor Yaffle, Madeleine the rag doll and Gabriel the frog?

3. Who played Captain Mainwaring in the 2016 film Dad’s Army?

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4. Which programme was first broadcast in 1977 when it was presented by Tom Coyne and Angela Rippon?

5. In which 2006 film does a dysfunctional family travel in a camper van to enter their seven year-old daughter in a beauty pageant?

6. Which entertainer, who died in 2016, was married to the magician Geoffrey Durham, also known as the Great Soprendo, between 1980 and 2002

7. Which actress connects Gavin & Stacey, Shirley Valentine and Abigail’s Party?

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8. Which film star’s body was dug up and stolen by thieves in Switzerland in 1978?

9. In which British sitcom was Bernard Woolley, played by Derek Fowlds who died in 2020, one of the three main characters?

10. What is the name of Peppa Pig’s little brother?

The general knowledge round.

1. Which popular children’s song refers to, in reverse order, to the general region of the phalanges, patellas, scapulas and cranium?

2. Which sporting event will next be held in December 18, 2022?

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3. In 2003, which song gave Beyoncé her first UK number one single?

4. Which volcano famously erupted in August 1883?

5. Which Irish singer’s name completes the title of the 1968 number one album: _______ Rocks, But Gently?

6. Who is the current Foreign Secretary?

7. What is celebrated in the USA and Canada on February 2 and is the subject of a 1993 film?

8. What was Orange in Ukraine, Carnation in Portugal, Purple in Iraq and Velvet in Czechoslovakia?

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9. Who did England beat in the semi-final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

10. Which sea in the Pacific lies immediately to the east of China?

Answers: North East.

Bluebird 2. Morrisingh’s 3. Javier Manquillo, DeAndre Yedlin, Danny Rose and Ki Sung-yuen 4. The recently hung, drawn and quartered William Wallace 5. The Angel of the North 6. Ridley Scott 7. Pete Doherty 8. The Jarrow March 9. Steve Cram 10. Lord Byron

Answers: TV and films.

The Chase 2. Bagpuss 3. Toby Jones 4. Top Gear 5. Little Miss Sunshine 6. Victoria Wood 7. Alison Steadman 8. Charlie Chaplin’s 9. Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister 10. George (Pig)

Answers: general knowledge.

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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes 2. The FIFA World Cup final 3. Crazy In Love 4. Krakatoa 5. Val Doonican 6. Dominic Raab 7. Groundhog Day 8. Revolutions 9. New Zealand 10. The East China Sea

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