Weekly Quiz from the Archive

This quiz was the very first one that I wrote for the quiz league back on 2nd June 2003. The style was the "old" style of 8 rounds of 8 questions with a competitive beer leg. Enjoy testing yourself. Answers here

1 :1  What was the name of the stun gun already used in the U.S. that was introduced to Thames Valley and Northamptonshire police in April 2003?

1 :2  What is the full name of the virus known as SARS?

1 :3  In which country is Agadir?

1 :4  In which country is Timbucto?

1 :5  Who developed the first laser printer?

1 :6  Who marketed the first dot matrix printers in 1957?

1 :7  Which  Vegetable has variety named ,Big Boy,Shirley & Alicante

1 :8  Which vegetable has variety named ,Webbs Wonderful ,Tom Thumb & Little Gem? 


2 :1  Which capital is on the slopes of the volcano Pichincha?

2 :2  Who Knocked out  Mike Tyson in 1990?

2 :3  In which year of the 1920's were the rules of football changed to allow goals direct from corners?

2 :4  Who wrote the play "The Seagull"?

2 :5  What was Paula Radcliffe's winning time in this years Flora London Marathon ? (Hours and Minutes)

2 :6  What is the name of Bob The Builders cat?

2 :7  Who was the star of 'Jeremiah Johnson' in 1972?

2 :8  Who or What were Fuggers?


3 :1  Which family of birds does a Ring-Ousel belong?

3 :2  Which family of birds does a Redstart belong?

3 :3  What was  Lofty's real Christian Name ?

3 :4  Who had a wool stall on the market?

3 :5  Who was Roger Moore's first wife?

3 :6  What was the name of Sting's first wife?

3 :7  What sort of rice is mentioned in "Pop goes the Weasel"

3 :8  How many fiddlers did old King Cole have?


4 :1  What was the US title of the 1964 film 'The Caretaker' based on Pinter's play?

4 :2  Name the cartoon cat who 'kept on walking'?

4 :3  What was Jim Davidson's character name in the sitcom 'Home James' ?

4 :4  What is Woody's horse called in Toy Story 2?

4 :5  What is Kevin Spacey's character name in the film 'American Beauty'?

4 :6  Which company for black dancers did Arthur Mitchell form in 1969?

4 :7  Who wrote the opera 'Punch and Judy' ?

4 :8  In which decade were the first Academy Awards given?


5 :1  Who painted "The Clothed Maja" and "The Naked Maja"?

5 :2  Who painted "Le Dejeuner Sur L'herbe"?

5 :3  George Lee has been 3 times world Champions in which sport

5 :4  Bob Nudd has been a world champion in which sport?

5 :5  In Bambi what was the name of the skunk?

5 :6  Which birds take part in the ballet in 'Fantasia'?

5 :7  What do we call fear of snakes?

5 :8  What is cynophobia?


6 :1  What in Islam is  Zakat?

6 :2  In scrabble how many points in the letter 'J' worth?

6 :3  Which Welsh town became a city in 1969?

6 :4  Who is the god of creation?

6 :5  What in Indian cookery is Panir?

6 :6  Which Country did Martin Crowe play?

6 :7  What name was given to the occasion in 1934 when Hitler had members of his own party murdered by the SS?

6 :8  What was The Police's first U.K. No 1 in 1979?


7 :1  Who said 'Religion is the opium of the people'?

7 :2  Who said 'Power is a great aphrodisiac'?

7 :3  What is the official language of Pakistan?

7 :4  What is the official language of Iran?

7 :5  In which year did the Klondike gold rush begin?

7 :6  In which year did Baden Powell form the Boy Scouts?

7 :7  What is the formula for finding the area of a triangle?

7 :8  What is the formula for finding the area of a circle?


8 :1  What was invented by the US students using aluminium flan cases?

8 :2  What was ARPANET a forerunner of?

8 :3  Whose first album was "Are you Experienced"

8 :4  What was the name of the monster killed by Beowulf?

8 :5  Who was the god of funerals?

8 :6  Who was the only batchelor US President?

8 :7  Who wrote the 1999 novel "Chocolat"?

8 :8  What nationality is Hans Blix-the chief weapons inspector in Iraq?


Beer :1  Who Played Cruella de Vil in the 'real version of 101 Dalmations?

Beer :2  Who Played Vince Vega in 'Pulp Fiction'?

Beer :3  Which gift was given to Cassandra by Apollo?

Beer :4  Which nymph was loved by Narcissus?

Beer :5  Who is the patron saint of comedians?

Beer :6  Who is the patron saint of cooks?

Beer :7  In which century was Boticelli born?

Beer :8  In which century was The Black Death and The Peasants' revolt?

Beer :9  What type of creature is an emmet?

Beer :10  What sort of creature is a Godwit?

Beer :11  Who sang that they were "back for good" in 1995?

Beer :12  Who had a 1997 hit with "Barbie Girl"

Beer :13  The oval is home to which county cricket team?

Beer :14  Grace Road is home to which county cricket team

Beer :15  What is the capital of Venezuela?

Beer :16  What is the capital of Peru?