Weekend Quiz 3

Round 1 – Retrogaming

  1. This game sold over 17 million copies and stands as the best-selling PlayStation 2 game of all time.
  2. What game, only ever shown at the 2009 Electronic the Entertainment Expo (E3) by Microsoft, who introduced an AI experience to demonstrate the Kinect game sensor where the player interacts with a young boy.
  3. What is the best-selling video game of all-time, having been bought over 500 million times.
  4. In what game does jumping off the pyramid results in the character’s death?
  5. What Activision game featured quicksand, rolling logs, crocodiles, snakes, scorpions, and swinging vines?

Round 2 – Academy Award for Best Picture

  1. Hilary Swank plays a waitress who dreams of being a professional boxer in this 2004 drama directed by Clint Eastwood.
  2. This 2001 film, presented in French and shot entirely in black and white, dramatizes the story of Hollywood transitioning from silent films to “talkies”. 
  3. Dustin Hoffman proclaims he is ‘an excellent driver’ in one of the many memorable scenes with Tom Cruise in this 1988 film.
  4. With an all-star cast including, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, and Christopher Walken, this film portray how the lives of three friends were changed by the Vietnam War.
  5. This film tells the bleak, unlikely survival story of Jamal, a young Indian boy, who wins a million dollars on a TV game show.

Round 3 – Science

  1. The colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet are notable in this precise order for what incredible sight?
  2. There are 7,700 kcal stored per kilo of this unwanted but necessary part of the human body.
  3. Typically located in high, remote places, this is the name for a nest of an eagle, falcon, hawk, or other bird of prey.
  4. Separated into three halls, each home to different types of fish and other aquatic wildlife, the first public aquarium was opened here in 1853.
  5. Spanning over 2,300 km, this is the largest structure made from living organisms.

Round 4 – Arts

  1. What literary work inspired Led Zeppelin’s “The Battle of Evermore” song?
  2. Who was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize?
  3. In “The Wizard of Oz”, the lion was searching what quality, that he already had but didn’t know it?
  4. If you find yourself changing into a werewolf, then you are one of these.
  5. This modern take on the bible was the first Andrew Lloyd Webber musical to be released as a film.

Round 5 – Places

  1. What city named its airport after John Lennon?
  2. Which South American country shares its name with a nut?
  3. What is the world’s largest lake crossed by the equator?
  4. Flowing for only 24 km, the Thames River in this US state empties into the Long Island Sound.
  5. The Barenaked Ladies song ‘Hello City’ tells the story of the band’s disastrous visit to this Nova Scotia seaside town

Round 6 – Entertainment

  1. Who won the first season of the American TV show “American Idol”?
  2. Who played a young, spirited version of Mozart in the 1984 film “Amadeus”?
  3. Fred Jones was the character who drove a van called ‘The Mystery Machine’ in this cartoon TV show.
  4. This TV show was set in Hawaii and featured two doberman dogs, a helicopter and a red Ferrari.
  5. What is the name of the documentary film and live album by the Irish rock band U2?

Round 7 – Holidays

  1. This after Christmas holiday is celebrated by dozens of nations worldwide.
  2. This Christian holiday commemorates the ‘Washing of the Feet’ and the ‘Last Supper of Jesus Christ’.
  3. In what country is The National Day of Mourning observed on the third Sunday of November to remember all the victims of war and tyranny.
  4. Self Determination Day is a public holiday on the islands of Cocos and Keeling in this nation.
  5. Commerce Day was first observed in 1894 and is a day off in the summer for commercial workers in this northern country.

Round 8 – Cookies

  1. Introduced by Nabisco in 1912, this is the best-selling cookie in the world.
  2. These Christmas cookies come from Germany and are made with cinnamon, cloves, and cardamon.
  3. Baked from a recipe developed in 1898, these cookies are a national treasure of Scotland.
  4. These Norwegian wafer cookies, eaten during Christmas, are rolled and filled with whipped cream.
  5. Invented in 1938 at the Toll House Inn, in Whitman, Massachusetts, this cookie is enjoyed in crunchy or soft versions.

Round 8 – Fast Food

  1. Pete’s Super Submarines was the original name of this restaurant that now has over 41,000 locations.
  2. If you want to have a small, square hamburger on a soft bun, head to this iconic restaurant. 
  3. 1962 was the first year you could make “A Run For The Border” to this restaurant.
  4. You can order Curly Fries and Jamocha Shakes at this roast beef restaurant.
  5. In Australia, Burger King is known by this name.

Round 10 – Fashion

  1. Which necktie style has a wide triangular shape?
  2. Standing, turnover, and falling are styles of what shirt component?
  3. Sometimes referred to as an ‘LBD’, this garment is what many women choose for an evening on the town.
  4. Named for its dagger like resemblance, this woman’s shoe feature became popular in the 1950s.
  5. The fashion brand H&M was founded in this European country.



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