Thursday, 28 June 2012

General Knowledge #34

1.       In Monopoly, starting at 'Go', where would you land if you threw a double six?
2.      In which year was Prince Harry born?
3.      Which computer game series sees you battling against an alliance of aliens known as the Covenant?
4.      Who shot to fame in 2007 with his first album ‘I Created Disco’?
5.      In which James Bond film does Pussy Galore run a flying circus?
6.      In the story of Jack and the Beanstalk what did Jack exchange for the beans from which the beanstalk grew?
7.      Who played Lord Flashheart in the TV series 'Blackadder the Second'?
8.      What is the capital of Ukraine?
9.      Which was the first country to use number plates on its road vehicles? Was it Britain,   U.S.A. or France?
10.   In weightlifting, how many attempts to lift the bar do athletes get per event?

1.       Electric Company
2.      1984
3.      Halo
4.      Calvin Harris
5.      Goldfinger
6.      A cow
7.      Rik Mayall
8.      Kiev
9.      France
10.   3

From TGS Bowling's Bar Wars 24/06/12

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

General Knowledge #33

1.       A foil is a weapon associated with which sport?
2.      Which musical instrument does Lisa Simpson play?
3.      In which city would you land at Dulles International airport?
4.      Which actress was Andre Agassi married to until 1999
5.      According to the bible what measured 300 by 50 by 30 cubits?
6.      Who co-hosts Strictly Come Dancing with Bruce Forsythe?
7.      In which month of 2011 did North Korea announce Kim Jong Ill’s death?
8.      If you are "myopic" are you near-sighted or long-sighted?
9.      Who had a UK hit in 2007 with ‘Hey There Delilah?’
10.   Which popular salad gets it's name from the New York hotel where it was first made?

1.       Fencing
2.      Saxaphone
3.      Washington
4.      Brook Shields
5.      Noah's Ark
6.      Tess Daley
7.      December
8.      Near-Sighted
9.      Plain White Ts
10.   Waldorf

From Bar Wars @ TGS Bowling 24/06/12

Monday, 25 June 2012


  1. Name the man at the centre of the Los Angeles race riots who was found dead this week?
  2. What is the name of the Education Secretary who apparently wishes to abolish GCSEs this week?
  3. And what does GCSE stand for?
  4. Where is the K2 scheme based where Jimmy Carr was alleged to be sheltering his earnings?
  5. Who had to apologise for claiming that Illfracombe was full of prostitutes?
  6. Where did England play their first one-day international cricket match against the West Indies last weekend?
  7. Which party won the largest share of the votes in the recent election in Greece?
  8. Who will played their final ever show at the Croke Park stadium in Dublin yesterday?
  9. The average weight of an adult human is 9.8 stones according to a survey of the "fattest nations". Micronesia and Tonga have taken the top two spots, but which European country was the highest ranked?
  10. Who is the RSPCA cross with for dying their dog bright pink this week?
  11. Who did Italy defeat in their final Euro 2012 group match to get to tonight’s quarter final?
  12. What substance did Benedict put into Luke’s protein powder in Big brother this week?

1.       Rodney King
2.      Michael Gove
3.      General Certificate of Secondary Education
4.      Jersey
5.      William Shatner
6.      The Rose Bowl
7.      New Democracy
8.      Westlife
9.      Malta (UK 10th)
10.   Emma Watson
11.    Ireland
12. Curry Powder

The current affairs round from Bar Wars at TGS, Hereford 24th June 2012

Friday, 22 June 2012

General Knowledge #32

A tougher set of questions:

  1. Which book explains and illustrates “The Leap of The Hare” and “Chasing The Sparrow”?
  2. Ken is Barbie’s boyfriend, but what’s his surname? 
  3. What word describes the science of sounds? 
  4. In which year were the dog licence abolished in Britain
  5. Jacksonville is the largest city in which US state? 
  6. Which Scottish castle takes its name from the Gaelic meaning “majestic residence”?
  7. Holidaying in Nesebar, you’re in which European country? 
  8. What’s the only commonly used word in the English language that ends in “mt”?
  9. Do giant pandas usually have black or white legs? 
  10. Seicento is Italian for which number?
  11. In the 007 films what is Miss Moneypenny’s first name? 
  12. After how many years of marriage is a crystal anniversary? 
  13. Formerly East Pakistan, by what name is this nation known today? 
  14. What’s a “golden ferret” in golf?
  15. Copra is dried flesh of which fruit?
  1. The Karma Sutra
  2. Carson
  3. Acoustics
  4. 1987
  5. Florida
  6. Balmoral
  7. Bulgaria
  8. Dreamt
  9. Black
  10. 600
  11. Jane
  12. 15 years
  13. Bangladesh
  14. When a player holes the ball from the bunker
  15. Coconut
From TGS Bar Wars, Hereford 17/06/2012

Thursday, 21 June 2012

General Knowledge #31

  1. What is the name of Yogi Bear’s best friend?
  2. According to the nursery rhyme, a child born on Friday is what?
  3. What did Leningrad change its name to in 1991?
  4. Which world famous motor race is held every June at the Circuit De La Sarthe?
  5. What is Noddy’s occupation?
  6. Which Scottish city lies at the head of the Moray Firth?
  7. Which Spice Girl has a daughter named Bluebell Madonna?
  8. What would you produce if you mixed eggs, mustard, oil and vinegar?
  9. Is it honeybees or bumblebees that lose their sting and die if they use it? 
  10. Before joining Arsenal in 2005 at which club did Theo Walcott play for the youth team?

  1. Boo Boo
  2. Loving And Giving
  3. St. Petersberg
  4. Le Mans 24 Hour
  5. Taxi Driver
  6. Inverness
  7. Gerri Halliwell (Ginger Spice)
  8. Mayonnaise
  9. Honeybees
  10. Southampton
From TGS Bar Wars, Hereford. 17/06/12

Tuesday, 19 June 2012


1.       What did David Cameron misplace last Sunday?
2.      Desperate Housewives finished last week, on which street was the show primarily set?
3.      The makers of Game Of Thrones had to apologise for hiding whose severed head on a spike in a scene this week?
4.      Which online children’s community did a channel 4 investigation reveal was riddled with sexual content?
5.      Who is responsible for directing the Olympics opening ceremony, plans for which were unveiled earlier this week?
6.      Name the Spurs chairman who dismissed Harry Redknapp this week?
7.      Which tennis player has been disqualified from the Queens Final after kicking an advertising hoarding into a linesmans shin?
8.      Evidence has come to light this week that which famous drink may originate from Wales rather than the US as currently thought?
9.      Staying in Wales which city has placed under 16s under curfew from 9pm every night?
10.   Who scored the third, and winning goal, in England’s match against Sweden on Friday?
11.    Which band had to cancel a performance this week  after their stage fatally collapsed.
12.   Which ventriloquist act provided entertainment in the Big Brother house this week?
  1. His daughter (Nancy)
  2. Wisteria Lane
  3. President George W Bush
  4. Habbo (Hotel)
  5. Danny Boyle
  6. Daniel Levvy
  7. David Nalbandian
  8. Jack Daniels
  9. Bangor
  10. Danny Welbeck 
  11. Radiohead
  12. Keith Harris (Orville)
From TGS Bar Wars 17/06/12

Friday, 15 June 2012

General Knowledge #30

1. In which month did Samuel Pepys begin his famous diary?
2. Which bird is India's national symbol?
3. Which folklore fantasy tale is subtitled There and Back Again?
4. Which U2 member was once the all Ireland junior chess champion?
5. Which animal can be red, arctic, bat-eared or fennec?
6. In tennis which score come after deuce?
7. In the old testament who was given the Ten Commandments?
8. Which is Britain’s oldest town?
9. In which year did World War 2 begin?
10. Name the golden retriever Carl & Russell adopt in the Pixar film Up?

1. January
2. Peacock
3. The Hobbit
4. Bono
5. Fox
6. Advantage
7. Moses
8. Colchester
9. 1939
10. Dug

From: TGS Bar Wars 5th September 2010

Thursday, 14 June 2012

General Knowledge #29

This round featured at TGS Bar Wars 14th March 2010

1. Which transnational company was founded in 1943 by the Swedish multi-
billionaire Ingvar Kamprad?
2. What is the name of Tony and Cherrie Blair’s youngest child?
3. Who said “I’ve learned not to put things in my mouth that are bad for me”?
Was it A. Vanessa Feltz B. Fern Britton C. Monica Lewinsky?
4. Which insurance company employed Michael Winner to advertise their
products on TV in the mid-00s?
5. According to recent research 80% of the world’s population wear shoes made
in which country?
6. A squab is the name given to the young of which bird?
7. Brimstone is the ancient name for which chemical element?
8. Other than sugar and eggs what is the main ingredient of marzipan?
9. As of 2012 Which important world office is held by the South Korean Ban Ki-Moon?
10. All British registered ocean liners carry the prefix RMS. What do these initials
stand for?
11. At which London landmark would you find Traitor’s Gate?
12. Who are the only mother and daughter to win the BBC Sports Personality of
the Year award? (Separate years)
13. Poseidon was the Greek God of the sea. What was the name of his Roman
14. Who is the celebrity mother of Harvey and Junior?
15. What is the surname of Gavin & Stacey in the comedy series?

1. Ikea
2. Leo
3. C. Monica Lewinsky
4. E-sure
5. China
6. Pigeon
7. Sulphur
8. Almonds
9. UN Secretary General
10. Royal Mail Ship
11. Tower Of London
12. Princess Anne & Zara Phillips (1971/2006)
13. Neptune
14. Jordan (Katie Price)
15. Shipman

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Jubilee Round

Celebrating the diamond jubilee with questions about The Queen and the Royals.
  1. In which county is Windsor Castle?
  2. What was the Queen Mum’s first name?
  3. False or true: The Queen has delivered a Xmas speech every year except 1968?
  4. In which country was Prince Phillip born?
  5. In what year did the Queen talk about her 'annus horriblis' in her Christmas speech?
  6. Who was British Prime Minister at the time of Elizabeth II’s Coronation?
  7. Which member of the Royal Family was born on 19th February 1960?
  8. Under what star sign was the Queen born?
  9. How many astronauts has the Queen met? 0, 5 or 7?
  10. IN which year did the Queen marry Philip?

  1. Berkshire 
  2. Elizabeth
  3. False - 1969
  4. Greece
  5. 1992
  6. Winston Churchill
  7. Prince Andrew
  8. Taurus (21st April 1926)
  9. 5
  10. 1947

Sunday, 10 June 2012


The current affairs round from the TGS Bar Wars on 10th June 2012

  1. Which company recently topped the list of the most complained about adverts of all time?
  2. Which football legend took out Gordon Ramsay in a blistering tackle during Socceraid 2012?
  3. Prometheus is currently carving up the box office but who was its director?
  4. Which footballer claimed he would kill anyone throwing a banana at him during the Euro 2012 finals?
  5. was sold for £87m this week. Which television money expert was its original owner?
  6. Which of the Dragons is to quit the den for Channel 4 after the next series?
  7. Police are hunting the Forest Of Dean for a man performing bizarre acts infront of random women while dressed as a what?
  8. Which planet passed in front of the sun earlier this week?
  9. Who designed the red dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge aboard the Royal Barge last Sunday?
  10. How much money did Spain receive in its Euro bail out this week?
  11. Big Brother: Name the new contestant placed into the house as a wildcard on Friday?
  12. On this day in 2000 the Thames Millennium bridge was closed for wobbling too much, it linked the Tate Modern Gallery to which other London landmark?
  1. KFC
  2. Teddy Sherringham
  3. Ridley Scott
  4. Mario Balotelli (let’s hope he doesn’t play Mario Kart anytime soon)
  5. Martin Lewis
  6. Hillary Devey
  7. Smurf
  8. Venus
  9. Alexander McQueen
  10. £80 Billion
  11. Becky
  12. St Paul’s Cathedral