Pub quiz questions

Posted by Jelmer Graafstra on 26 Aug 2016, 8:23 p.m.

If you missed it, try the pub quiz!

You weren't there and are curious what you missed? You were there but hit the bar afterwards and can't remember half of them? Or you're just looking for inspiration for devious questions to ask your friends? We have the questions and answers of the Thursday evening pub quiz for you, courtesy of Low King of the Dwarves Jennifer Delaney.

  1. The Colour of Magic
    Nicholas If-Jesus-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barebone was one of the pioneers of what form of insurance?

  2. The Light Fantastic
    Come, and trip it, as you go, On the light fantastic toe; is a line by which poet?

  3. Equal Rites
    What rite did the Isle of Man grant equal access to this year?

  4. Mort
    What Belgian beer's name means "Sudden Death"?

  5. Sourcery
    In the works of HP Lovecraft, what university is located in the town of Arkham?

  6. Wyrd Sisters
    What is the collective name for the goddesses who rule destiny in Norse mythology?

  7. Pyramids
    Where would you find the Pyramid of Cestius?

  8. Guards! Guards!
    Created by Henry Fielding, what was the first British professional police force best known as?

  9. Eric
    Who voiced Rincewind for the Discworld computer games?

  10. Moving Pictures
    Three films tie on most Academy Awards won. Two tie for most nominations. But which film is in both categories?

  11. Reaper Man
    Both Brendan Grace and the Wurzels have topped the charts with Brand New Combine Harvester. But which song is it a parody of?

  12. Witches Abroad
    What lake is New Orleans located on?

  13. Small Gods
    Which religion has eight million gods and 80,000 shrines?

  14. Lords and Ladies
    Who was the 19th-century American academic best remembered for collecting English and Scottish ballads?

  15. Men at Arms
    What is the oldest regiment in the British Army?

  16. Soul Music
    Who was known as the Godfather of Soul?

  17. Interesting Times
    How many World Heritage Sites does Unesco list as being in China?

  18. Maskerade
    Which UK village has an exclamation mark in its name?

  19. Feet of Clay
    In which book by Charles Dickens will you find Noah Claypole, Toby Crackit and Rose Maylie?

  20. Hogfather
    With whom did Pig-Wig dance over the hills and far away?

  21. Jingo
    What was the first dukedom created in England, currently held by a member of the British royal family?

  22. The Last Continent
    Men at Work were sued for copyright infringement over their song "Down Under". What song did they plagiarise?

  23. Carpe Jugulum
    In what town in Romania was Vlad the Impaler born?

  24. The Fifth Elephant
    The Elephant's Foot is a solid mass of melted nuclear fuel and other matter. Where would you find it?

  25. The Truth
    The last newspaper office on Fleet Street closed this month. Which paper is it?

  26. Thief of Time
    In Greek mythology, what was the first thing to exist?

  27. The Last Hero
    How many years separate John Glenn's first and last spaceflight?

  28. Night Watch
    What BBC TV series began with the preamble "Am I mad, in a coma, or back in time?"

  29. Monstrous Regiment
    Which of the following is not an abomination unto Nuggan?
    Chocolate, garlic, babies, people with ginger hair, shirts with six buttons, cats

  30. Going Postal
    What colour are post boxes on the island of Guernsey?

  31. Thud!
    The Battle of Towton has been described as the bloodiest battle of all time in England. But which English monarch won it?

  32. Making Money
    How many sovereign states use the Euro?

  33. Unseen Academicals
    / Which country knocked England out of the 2016 European football championship?

  34. Snuff
    Where on your body will you find the snuffbox or tabatière?

  35. Raising Steam
    What is LNER Class A3 4472 better known as?