Number 42 Sample Pub Quiz

Round 4: Trivia – Mixed Bag

This is Round 4 of the Number 42 Sample Quiz! The total sample quiz consists of 10 rounds, with a total of 100 quiz questions. Round 4 is an other Mixed Trivia round; 10 quiz questions on various topics. From famous actors to well known animals, from food and drink to history.

We’ll start with a question for lovers of cooking and eating! Which edible mushroom do we see here?

Chanterelle

They are among the most popular of wild edible mushrooms. Chanterelles have a slightly peppery taste.

We’re going to solve an other image puzzle. Which part connects all of the actors shown here?

Batman

Val Kilmer, Michael Keaton, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck have all played Batman once or multiple times.

Which famous website was founded in 2001 by the American Jimmy Wales?

Wikipedia

Wikipedia is set up in the form of a wiki. That means that every content page can be edited by every visitor. A special program was designed for this purpose.

This is a close-up of what?

A Matchbox

Matches have been around for thousands of years, but the match as we know it is the so-called safety match. It was invented in 1844 by the Swedish chemist Gustaf Erik Pasch. Why is it called a safety match? It is much safer than the previous versions, which had the tendency to auto-ignite.

We see three animals from the world of literature, namely: the lion from the Chronicles of Narnia, the owl from Harry Potter and the snake from the Jungle Book. What are their names?

Aslan, Hedwig and Kaa

The name Aslan comes from the Turkish word for lion. Aslan is a great lion who is the creator of Narnia. Hedwig is a white snow owl who can deliver mail. Harry got her from Hagrid for his 11th birthday. Kaa from the Jungle Book is an old tiger python who is feared by all of the monkeys.

Which two celebrities have been “fused” in this picture?

Angelina Jolie & Katy Perry

The American actress Angelina Jolie gained international fame as video game heroine Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. The American Katy Perry gained international fame in 2008 with the song I Kissed a Girl, which achieved first place in no fewer than twenty countries.

Time for an audio question! We are going to listen to a piece of music. It’s the theme song to which t.v. program?

Grey’s Anatomy

The story is about Meredith Gray, a a young woman working at the fictional Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle, Washington. The series started in 2005 and became a huge success. Since 2019 it has been the longest running American hospital series of all time.

In which country can you pay with this bank note?

Thailand

The baht is the official currency of Thailand. The value of a baht is approximately 2.5 eurocents.

Name a year from the life of the famous scientist Sir Isaac Newton. Any year will earn you a point, as long as it falls between his birth year and his death!

1643 – 1727

Were you just one year too early? You can still add one point to your total! According to the current calendar, Newton was born on January 4, 1643. But according to the Julian calendar, which was in effect in England at that time, he lived from December 25, 1642 to March 20, 1727. If Newton thought he was born in 1642, who are we to argue?

What special honour is shared by John F. Kennedy, Leonardo da Vinci, Marco Polo, David Ben-Gurion and Charles de Gaulle (and not by many other famous people)?

They all have airports named after them

Yes, they were all famous and worldly men. But you can also say that of Napoleon or Churchill. And yet neither of them has had an airport named after them.

Well done! You've completed round 4 of the sample quiz. Let's move on!

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