Number 42 Sample Pub Quiz

Round 1: Trivia – Mixed Bag

This is Round 1 of the Number 42 Sample Quiz! The total sample quiz consists of 10 rounds, with a total of 100 quiz questions. Round 1 is a Mixed Trivia round; 10 quiz questions on various topics. General knowledge all the way. Go for it!

Let’s kick off with a sports question! The sport shown here could also be described as a “fight dance”. Which sport is being practiced here?


Capoeira is the national sport of Brazil. The roots of the sport lie in similar games that were brought to Brazil by the enslaved African population during the 16th century.

The 90s cult heroes Beavis and Butthead both wore a t-shirt with the logo of a famous band on it. Which two bands were this? They are worth half a point each!

Metallica & AC/DC

Metallica is on Beavis’s shirt, AC/DC is on Butthead’s. This TV program was originally broadcast on MTV between 1993 and 1997.

A question for all you puzzle lovers: which famous actor is hidden in the anagram “cool ego energy”?

George Clooney

Many still know him as the handsome Dr. Ross from E.R., but he doesn’t shy away from more serious parts either. He won an Oscar for best supporting actor for the film Syriana. As a producer, he also won an Oscar for best film for Argo.

For half a point each: which three wind instruments do you see in the picture?

Oboe, Vuvuzela, Didgeridoo

In 2010, the South African Vuvuzela became known to the general public thanks to the World Cup. The Didgeridoo has been played by Australian Aboriginals for many thousands of years. The oboe is played, among other things, as an instrument in symphony orchestras. The name comes from the French hautbois, which means ‘high wood’.

You’ll hear a mashup of 2 songs. We are looking for the 2 artists.

Fatboy Slim & Dire Straits

Rockafeller Skank was a hit in 1998 for the English DJ Norman Cook, better known as Fatboy Slim. Money for Nothing by the British band Dire Straits first appeared on their best-selling album Brothers in Arms in 1985. Fun fact about that song: It is Sting’s voice singing “I want my MTV” at the beginning of the song.

This fruit originally comes from Central and South America. It is also very popular in Southeast Asia. In Europe, we are slowly getting to know it. What is the name of this tropical fruit?

Pitaya (Dragon fruit)

The pitaja is the fruit of different types of cactus and it’s available with pink as well as yellow skin. The flesh can be white or red and always contains black seeds.

Shown is a map of a fictional country. Which book and film series features this country?

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is a successful book trilogy by the American writer Suzanne Collins. The books are set in the future. North America has been partially submerged in water and the ‘dry part’ has become one country, called Panem. This is divided into a capital, the Capitol, and twelve districts which surround it.

Google launches Google Maps. Pope John Paul II dies and is succeeded by Benedict XVI. Hurricane Katrina devastates the city of New Orleans and You’re Beautiful by James Blunt is a big hit. In what year did all this happen?


You will receive half a point if you have answered 2004 or 2006.

A question for all chemistry enthusiasts! What is the chemical element with the shortest full name?


Tin was one of the earliest metals to be discovered. It was used to make bronze, a copper-tin alloy. Tin’s hardening effect on copper was already known back in 3500 BC.

On May 16, 2019, leading Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei passed away. In which city can you find a famous pyramid designed by him?


Pei was the designer of the iconic glass pyramids in the courtyard of the Louvre in Paris.

Well done! That was Round 1 of the example quiz. Time to move on!


Round 2