Pot Luck Quiz 13

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1. French football midfielder Franck Rib?ry played for which German league team?

2. Sticking with football: Germany's biggest win was 16-0 against Russia back in 1912 but against which team did they suffer their biggest defeat, 9-0, back in 1909?

3. Nicaragua shares it's borders with two other countries, name them.

4. Barry Corbin played the ex-astronaut Maurice in which surreal TV series?

5. Which famous person had the middle names: "Diego Jos? Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Mar?a de los Remedios Cipriano de la Sant?sima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruiz y"?

6. What do the following people have in common: Scherrie Payne, Betty McGlown, Susaye Greene and Barbara Martin?

7. Which discount chain was started by brothers, Theo and Karl Albrecht? (Clue: even though they are retired, they each still earn around an estimated 1.5 billion EURO per year).

8. An example of a Portmanteau word is Brunch, from Breakfast and Lunch. Another example is tangelo, from which two words does this example come?

9. In which year did Michael Jackson release his first breakthrough album 'Off The Wall' which sold 7 million copies in the United States alone, making it a 7x platinum album?

10. Which TV station's name means "The Peninsula"?

11. Americans and Canadians often erroneously call the vegetable species "Ipomoea batatas" - "yams", although they are not yams. What are these vegetables called in Britain? Two words.

12. Which mountains, with 12 Summits, are tucked away in the southeast corner of Northern Ireland?

13. Archaeological evidence shows that human habitation of this area dates back to at least 9000 BC. The flag of this country is Green-White-Green, in vertical stripes and it shares borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east amongst others. Name the country.

14. Evidence of the earliest European production of which drink has been uncovered at archaeological sites in Macedonia, dated to 6,500 years ago?

15. Donald Bradman, Garfield Sobers, Jack Hobbs and Shane Warne were voted as four of the five best Cricketers of the Century in 2000 by a 100-member panel of experts. Who is missing from the list?

16. Anagrams, Which British actor displayed "Genuine Class"?

17. In which year did the U.S. spacecraft Mariner 4 fly by Mars, becoming the first spacecraft to return images from the Red Planet?

18. St Mary's, St James, St Andrew's, Galpharm and Britannia are all examples of what?

19. What did Sylvan Goldman, an American supermarket owner, invent in 1937?

20. Who played Winston Smith in the film 1984?  

ANSWERS

1. Bayern Munich (FC Bayern Muenchen).

2. England (England Amateur, to be exact, who were unbeaten in 20 matches from 1906 to 1910).

3. Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south.

4. Northern Exposure.

5. Pablo Picasso.

6. All former members of the Supremes - the American female singing trio.

7. Aldi (AL-brecht DI-scount).

8. Tangerine and pomello.

9. 1979.

10. Al Jazeera - referring to the Arabian Peninsula.

11. Sweet potatoes. Yams are from the family Dioscoreaceae, although look similar.

12. Mountains of Mourne.

13. Nigeria.

14. Wine.

15. Viv Richards. (Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards).

16. Alec Guinness.

17. 1965 (July 14th).

18. Stadiums (stadia) in England.

19. The supermarket trolley.

20. John Hurt.  

 

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