30 pub quiz questions - North East knowledge, entertainment and general knowledge rounds

Are you a general knowledge genius? North-East know all? Entertainment egghead? Well here’s your chance to prove it. Have a bash at this pub quiz – and you don’t have to be 18 to join.

By Tony Gillan
Saturday, 6th June 2020, 8:07 pm

There are three sets of 10 questions. The first set is on Entertainment, the second is the North-East, the third is general knowledge.

Answers are at the end of each round. Good luck and no cheating mind.

The entertainment round

Our 'pub' quiz will keep you entertained during lockdown.

1. The 1999 documentary film The Filth and the Fury was about which 1970s British band?

2. Which Hollywood actress died aged 62 on June 25, 2009, the same day as Michael Jackson?

3. Which French fashion designer died in 2018 aged 91? He created the black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

4. In which 1993 film does Bill Murray play a character called Phil Connors?

Michael Jackson. See question 2 in the entertainment round.

5. Which 2008 song contains the lines ‘Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh, I’ll get him hot, show him what I’ve got: Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh, I’ll get him hot, show him what I’ve got’?

6. Which Scottish actor played Dr Samuel Johnson in Blackadder the Third in 1987?

7. What was the name of Ken Barlow’s border terrier in Coronation Street, who sadly passed away in 2020?

8. Which male singer released the charity single Stuck With U in May 2020 with Ariana Grande?

What is the name of this magnificent ship in Hartlepool? See North-East question 3. Picture by Frank Reid.

9. Which actor provided the voice of Po the giant panda in the 2008 film Kung Fu Panda?

10. Who played the role of Tommy Steele in the 1957 film The Tommy Steele Story?

Answers: entertainment

1. The Sex Pistols 2. Farrah Fawcett 3. Hubert de Givenchy 4. Groundhog Day 5. Poker face by Lady Gaga 6. Robbie Coltrane 7. Eccles 8. Justin Bieber 9. Jack Black 10. Tommy Steele

Rishi Sunak. See general knowledge question 1.

The North-East round

1. Which North-Easterner was BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1983?

2. Which has the larger population: North Shields or South Shields?

3. What is the name of the 1812 frigate which floats in Hartlepool?

4. Alan Hull, 1945-1995, was the lead singer of which North East band?

5. Which North East constituency did Tony Blair represent as MP between 1983 and 2007?

6. What was developed in the 19th century by an inventor from Sunderland called Joseph Swan?

7. Who wrote the historical novel The Other Boleyn Girl and was a lecturer at both Durham and Teesside Universities?

8. Who is the youngest member of Little Mix? A. Perrie B. Jesy C. Leigh-Anne D. Jade

9. Which is the largest town in Northumberland?

10. Against which team did Alan Shearer score his first Premier League goal at St James’ Park?

Answers: The North-East

1. Steve Cram 2. South Shields (about 75,000 to 35,000) 3. HMS Trincomalee 4. Lindisfarne 5. Sedgefield 6.The light bulb 7. Philippa Gregory 8. D. Jade

9. Blyth 10. Newcastle United (for Blackburn Rovers in August 1993)

The general knowledge round

1. Who did Rishi Sunak replace as Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2020?

2. After Brussels, which is the second largest city in Belgium?

3. The Gulf of Carpentaria is off the north coast of which large country?

4. Who became England’s most capped player in test cricket with 161 caps when he last played in 2018?

5. Alphabetically, which is the first of the five boroughs of New York City?

6. Who is often described as ‘the last man to enter Parliament with honourable intentions’?

7. In which 1951 novel is Holden Caulfield the central character?

8. Who fell off a yacht called Lady Ghislaine in 1991?

9. What was the name of the 1992 treaty that led to the creation of the European Union?

10. What was the name of the comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid’s 2000 autobiography? Is it: A) You‘re Having A Giraffe, B) T’rific, C) Shut It!, or D) Slag!

Answers: general knowledge

1. Sajid Javid 2. Antwerp 3. Australia 4. Alastair Cook 5. Bronx 6. Guy Fawkes 7. The Catcher In The Rye 8. Robert Maxwell 9. The Maastricht Treaty 10. b) T’rific

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