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Quiz questions: 10 rounds in quiz. Each round has a theme. Each question is worth 1 point in all rounds bar the last (where there is 3 points per question) allowing for a maximum of 120 points at the end of the quiz. Round 1) General Knowledge Round 1. How long is the Great Wall of China? 4,000 miles 2. What is the first book in the Bible? Genesis 3. Which American State is nearest to the Russia? Alaska 4. In the popular children’s TV show, who were the ‘flowerpot men? Bill & Ben 5. Which foreign politician retired in November 2016 after a humiliating election result? Nickolas Sarkozy 6. In Irish folklore, who gained knowledge from the salmon after sucking his thumb? Finn MacCool 7. What is the real name of the famous author George Orwell? Eric Arthur Blair

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Quiz questions:

10 rounds in quiz. Each round has a theme. Each question is worth 1 point in all

rounds bar the last (where there is 3 points per question) allowing for a

maximum of 120 points at the end of the quiz.

Round 1) General Knowledge Round

1. How long is the Great Wall of China?

4,000 miles

2. What is the first book in the Bible?

Genesis

3. Which American State is nearest to the Russia?

Alaska

4. In the popular children’s TV show, who were the ‘flowerpot men?

Bill & Ben

5. Which foreign politician retired in November 2016 after a humiliating

election result?

Nickolas Sarkozy

6. In Irish folklore, who gained knowledge from the salmon after

sucking his thumb?

Finn MacCool

7. What is the real name of the famous author George Orwell?

Eric Arthur Blair

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8. What British athlete was successful in defending both their 5,000m &

10,000m titles at Rio 2016, after winning them initially at London 2012?

Mo Farah

9. Who was the longest running British Prime Minister?

(Sir) Robert Walpole

10. What is the name of Moe’s pet cat in ‘The Simpsons’?

Mr Snookums

Round 2) TV & Film Round

1. According to IMDB, what movie currently occupies the top spot in their list

of greatest movies?

The Shawshank Redemption

2. In what TV show would you find the characters Badger and Skinny Pete?

Breaking Bad

3. Frank Abagnale Jr. was played by who in the movie ‘Catch me if you can’?

Leonardo DiCaprio

4. In which Fictional land is Game of Thrones set?

Westeros

5. The TV show ‘Narcos’ is based upon the life of who?

Pablo Escobar

6. In The Simpsons, what is Bart’s second name?

Jo-Jo

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7. The movie ‘The Pianist’ is based in what time period?

Second World War

8. The Irish movie ‘My Left Foot’s’ main character suffers from what

disablement?

Cerebral Palsy

9. “I’ve had my fun and that's all that matters” is a famous line from what TV

show?

Father Ted

10. Kevin Hart voices a white rabbit in which animated movie?

The secret life of Pets

Round 3) Irish Geography Round

1. Which Causeway is said to have been built as a ‘bridge’ from

Ireland to Scotland?

Giant’s Causeway

2. What county is the Blarney Stone situated in?

Co. Cork

3. How many counties are in Ulster?

9

4. What is the county town of Leitrim?

Carrick-on-Shannon

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5. What is the highest peak in Northern Ireland?

Slieve Donard

6. To the nearest thousandth miles, how many square miles is

the island of Ireland?

33,000 mi2

7. How many counties does Tipperary border?

8

8. Knock, the ‘Lourdes’ of Ireland’ is located in which Irish county?

Co. Mayo

9. What is the smallest county in Ireland?

Louth

10. How many provinces are there in Ireland?

4

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Round 4) Picture Round

1) Who is this? 2) Who is this? 3) What movie is he from?

Donald Trump Ellen DeGeneres Toy Story 3

4) What sport is this 5) Who is this? 6) What is this?

person famous for? Tennis Bill Gates Voodoo Doll

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Round 5) Sports Round

1. How many hurdles are there in the men’s 110m hurdles event?

10

2. What is the nickname of the darts player, Phil Taylor?

“The Power”

3. What word links a sporting film from 2009 to an inaugural sporting

event organised by Prince Harry in 2014?

Invictus

4. What year did the Munich air disaster take place, which killed 8

Manchester United players?

1958

5. What football team plays at the football stadium commonly known

as ‘Paradise’?

Glasgow Celtic FC

6. Who is the most recent winner of the Formula One championship?

Nico Rosberg

7. What two fighters took part in the highest grossing UFC fight ever, Bringing

in a gross revenue of $90 million?

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor

8. Who did Muhammad Ali fight in the infamous ‘Rumble in the Jungle’

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boxing match in 1974?

George Foreman

9. In Rugby Union, how many points are awarded for a try and a

successful conversion?

7

10. When Mario Balotelli scored in the Manchester derby in 2011, what

three words were on the t-shirt he revealed?

‘Why always me?’

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Round 7) Music Round

1. What was the best-selling song of the 80’s and who sang it?

Do they know it’s Christmas by Band Aid

2. Who won the 1974 Eurovision song contest and with what song?

Abba with Waterloo

3. What song is sung at the Catalina wine mixer in the movie Step Brothers?

Por Ti Volare (For you, I’ll fly)

4. In the song ‘Grace’ by the Wolfe tones, who is Grace?

Joseph Plunkett’s wife

5. The one-hit wonder Mambo No. 5 was sung by who?

Lou Bega

6. The famous Irish singer Hozier is from what county?

Wicklow

7. UFC fighter Conor McGregor enters the octagon to what Sinead O’Connor

track?

Foggy Dew

8. What was Michael Jacksons first solo US number 1 song?

Ben

9. Baby one more time by Britney Spears was released in 1998, but what age

was Britney when the song came out?

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10. What is the name of the French national anthem?

La Marseillaise

Round 8) History Round

1. What year did Hitler become Chancellor of Germany?

1933

2. May 9th 1865 was the end date of what?

American Civil War

3. At whose graveside was Pádraig Pearse quoted saying “..They have left us our

Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never

be at peace” in May 1915?

Jerimiah O’Donovan-Rossa

4. What year was the late Fidel Castro born?

1926

5. In what year was the Berlin Wall officially removed from the streets of

Berlin? (**note for answer – yes, the wall did start to come down in 1989, but

it was not completely removed until 1990**)

1990

6. Opened in Indian in the year 1648, what is one of the most famous

Wonders of the world?

Taj Mahal

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7. Enzo Ferarri, the founder of Ferarri, died in 1988. But what modern

day footballer can be described as his doppelganger?

Mesut Ozil

8. What date in History were the last shots fired in Europe in WWII? (**note

for answer – although the official end of WWII is stated as being 2nd

September 1945, the last shots fired in Europe were in fact in May that

year**)

7th May 1945

9. Situated in Morocco, what year was the world’s oldest existing

University opened?

859AD

10. In what year did the Act of Union between Britain and Ireland come into

effect? (**note for answer – legislation was passed in 1800 but it didn’t

become law until 1st January 1801**)

1801

Round 9) Science and Technology Round

1. Dmitri Mendeleev created the what?

Periodic table

2. Where would you find chlorophyll?

In a leaf

3. Ruby and Python are types of what?

Coding languages

4. In what country is the Samsung Headquarters?

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South Korea

5. Leeds is the City whom which famous Computer games company is situated and

founded?

Rockstar

6. Who was the first person in space?

Yuri Gagarin

7. Who demonstrated the first working television?

John Logie Baird

8. What is the hardest tissue in the human body?

Tooth enamel

9. As well as cars, Rolls Royce also create what?

Aeroplane engines

10. What are Lyrids, Perseids, and Leonids?

Meteor Showers

Round 10) ‘In What Year’ Round (each question is worth 3 points)

1. In what year did the titanic sink?

1912

2. What year did the Beatles have their first number one hit?

1963

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3. What year was President Michael D. Higgins born?

1941

4. What year was the Spanish Armada?

1588

5. What year did Dublin win their first All-Ireland football title?

1891

6. What year was John F. Kennedy elected US president?

1960

7. In what year was the 500th Episode of The Simpsons broadcast?

2012

8. What year was the godfather released?

1972

9. What year did Dustin the Turkey represent Ireland in the Eurovision song

contest?

2008

10. What year was Apple founded? 1976