Those allocated with the role of quiz master during face the tricky task of curating a quiz that appeals to all participants.
Create a quiz that is too difficult and you risk dissent from frustrated competitors. Too easy and you run the risk of boring your unchallenged chums.
We’ve compiled a list of sixty questions that come somewhere in between impossible and straightforward from a range of popular categories.
Our rounds include: music, film and TV, geography, history, literature, sport and politics.
Film and TV
1 Which actress, model and singer served 18 days in prison for tax evasion in 1982?
2 Which other TV soap, other than EastEnders, did Ross Kemp star in?
3 What is the name of the second James Bond film?
4 What is Postman Pat’s surname?
5 In the film ‘The Great Escape’ what were the code names of the 3 tunnels?
6 ‘Man on the Moon’ was the biopic of which US comedian?
7 In ‘Only Fools and Horses’, by what name did Trigger always call Rodney?
8 James Dean starred in three films: East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and…?
9 In ‘Doctor Who’, who was the creator of the Daleks?
10 Which actor worked as a translator for the Swedish hockey team during the 1980 Winter Olympics?
1 Which South American country was named after the Italian city of Venice?
2 Fort Knox lies in which American state?
3 How many states of the United States of America have a Pacific coast?
4 Which country`s national flag has the most colours?
5 In which present day city is the remains of Carthage?
6 What is the deepest lake in the world?
7 What is the highest mountain in Europe?
8 What is the only African country never to have been occupied by a foreign power?
9 Which is the only one of New York`s five boroughs to be located on the mainland?
10 In which country are the Angel Falls, the highest waterfalls in the world?
1 Which King of England was crowned on Christmas Day?
2 Who was assassinated by Nathuram Godse in 1948?
3 The 1812 Overture was written to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon in which city?
4 What was the original name of the Royal Air Force?
5 In what year did the United States enter the First World War?
6 What Viking is said to have discovered America?
7 Who is the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated?
8 What name was given to the Chinese peasant uprising of 1900?
9 How many UK monarchs were there in the 20th century?
10 The inhabitants of which English town hung a monkey during the Napoleonic wars?
1 Which novel starts with the line ‘Call me Ishmael’?
2 What is the first name of Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter books?
3 What was the real name of George Eliot?
4 Which is the last book of the Old Testament?
5 Which was the first James Bond novel to be published by Ian Fleming?
6 How old was Adrian Mole when he wrote his ‘Secret Diary’ according to Sue Townsend’s 1982 book?
7 What is Frankenstein’s first name in Mary Shelley’s novel?
8 How many lines are there in a sonnet?
9 Who is the current UK poet laureate?
10 Who wrote the Phantom of the Opera?
1 Which Beatle led the way across the zebra crossing on the Abbey Road album cover?
2 Which group formed in 1977 and named themselves after their financial status at that time?
3 What group with a palindromic name had a hit single that was also a palindrome?
4 Which boy’s name was the title of the debut album released by Amy Winehouse?
5 By what name is Schubert`s Symphony No. 8 better known?
6 Which Spice Girl released the album Schizophonic?
7 In which American state is the museum called the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
8 In music, which is the lowest male voice?
9 How is Gordon Sumner better known?
10 Does a record turntable revolve clockwise or anti-clockwise?
1 In which US state was Barack Obama born?
2 Who was the speaker of the House of Commons from 2000 to 2009?
3 Who was the last prime Minister of the Liberal Party?
4 What does the W Stand for In George W. Bush’s name?
5 Who was the last leader of the Soviet Union?
6 What is Donald Trump’s Twitter handle?
7 Which politician once worked as a presenter on This Morning?
8 Which word, derived from the Greek for few, means a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people?
9 What colour are the seats in the House of Lords?
10 Who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain when Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936?
1 Which US city is home to sporting teams known as the Titans and the Predators?
2 What is the offiical national sport of India?
3 1994 World Cup winner José Roberto Gama de Oliveira is better known by which name?
4 How many successive pots must a snooker player make to score a 147 break?
5 Which rugby super league team have the nickname ‘The Wire’?
6 Who lit the Olympic torch at the 2000 Sydney Olympics?
7 In 1744, which British golf course established the first golf club?
8 Who won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup?
9 Which country won the 2005 Elephant Polo world championship?
10 By what name is the professional wrestler Mark Calaway better known?
Film and TV answers
1 Sofia Loren
3 From Russia With Love
5 Tom, Dick and Harry
6 Andy Kaufman
10 Viggo Mortensen
3. 5 (California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii)
4 South Africa
6 Lake Baikal
7 Mount Elbrus
9 The Bronx
1 William I
2 Mahatma Gandhi
4 Royal Flying Corps
6 Eric the Red
7 Spencer Perceval
8 Boxer Rebellion
1 Moby Dick
3 Marry Anne Evans
5 Casino Royale
6 Thirteen and three-quarters
9 Simon Armitage
10 Gaston Leroux
1 John Lennon
2 Dire Straits
3 ABBA with SOS
5 Unfinished Symphony
6 Geri Halliwell
2 Michael Martin
3 David Lloyd George
5 Mikhail Gorbachev
7 Anna Soubry
10 Stanley Baldwin
5 Warrington Wolves
6 Cathy Freeman
8 Harry Kane
10 The Undertaker