Pub quiz – the answer, how did you do?

We always enjoy the pub quiz in the Dolphin which is held each Tuesday,  and so I set a pub quiz  the other evening, only one round though – we always have tow in the Dolphin!

… now here are the answers. I hope it wasn’t too tricky!

  1. In the news: what was pope Benedict’s name before he was pope? joseph Aloysius Ratzinger
  2. Music: who sang ‘dance the night away’? The mavericks (of course, you knew that, didn’t you?)
  3. Sport: how many Olympic gold medals did mark Spitz win? 9 in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics, including two team golds, he also won a silver and bronze
  4. Pot luck: how many counties are there in Ireland (north and south) 24, 32, 38? 32
  5. TV: which bob crime series ended with a bang last week, and stars Emilia Fox and William Gaminara? silent witness
  6. Cookery: eggs Benedict is a dish of eggs served with which sauce? Hollandaise
  7. TV: a tricky one now – who wrote the theme music for both ‘Morse’ and ‘Lewis’? Barrington Pheloung
  8. Literature: who recently won her second Man Booker prize for her historical novel? Hilary Mantel for ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bring up the Bodies’
  9. In the news: a 5,000 year old temple complex was found near which city in Peru? Lima (go on, admit it, Lima is the only city you could remember!)
  10. Sport: England have been knocked out of which world cup in India? women’s cricket
  11. Music: Jimmy Page on guitar, John Bonham on drums, John Paul Jones on bass – who is missing on vocals? Robert Plant
  12. Pot luck: which is bigger, Iceland or Ireland? Iceland
  13. Cookery: what is pemmican? air-dried fish, meat or game, pounded to dust then mixed with fat and berries – (oh yummy) you’re right if you’ve answered dried fish or meat
  14. Art: who painted ‘the scream’? Edvard Munch
  15. Geography: what is the capital city of Bulgaria? Sofia
  16. Geography; which country is Tbilisi capital of? the republic of Georgia
  17. Literature: who wrote the Winnie-the-Pooh stories? A.A. Milne
  18. Current affairs: who is the president of France? François Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande
  19. Music: in which Beatles song is the line “we see the banker sitting waiting for a trim, then the fireman rushes in”? Penny Lane (you knew that too, didn’t you?)
  20. Sport: which country’s representatives have won the most London marathons, including men and women, and all wheelchair athletes? the UK
  21. TV: in which American state was the series ‘northern exposure’ set? Alaska
  22. History: how long did the war of the roses, between Yorkshire and Lancashire, last, 30 years, 37 years, 49 years? thirty years
  23. Film: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Eddie Redmayne all star in a film, based on a musical, based on a book by which 19th century French author? Victor Hugo
  24. Cookery: who published a ‘ book of household management’ in 1861? Isabella Beeton
  25. Name the year: in what year was Dublin the European capital of culture, Boris yetis is elected president of Russia, the use beat Europe in the rider cup golf tournament by one point, and Bryan Adams was number 1 in the charts for 16 consecutive weeks? 1991


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