Pub Quiz

Fingal Independent - - MIND GAMES -

1. Which im­pres­sion­ist played Spock in TV’S Pre­ston Front?

A. Rory Brem­ner, B. Alis­tair Mcgowan, C. Harry En­field, D. Michael Mitchell.

2. Which Ital­ian crim­i­nol­o­gist put for­ward the the­ory that crim­i­nals could be recog­nised by cer­tain phys­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics?

A. Ce­sare Puc­cini, B. Ce­sare Lom­broso, C. Ce­sare Rossi, D. Ce­sare Ca­manelli.

3. What is it called when a writer uses more words than is nec­es­sary? A. Metaphor, B. In­stress, C. Hen­di­adys, D. Pleonasm.

4. Which large aquatic bird be­longs to the genus Cygnus?

A. Heron, B. Swan, C. Canada goose, D. Flamingo.

5. Which fa­mous pub­lic school was de­scribed in Thomas Hughes’s novel Tom Brown’s School­days?

A. Ea­ton, B. Har­row, C. Rugby, D. Stam­ford.

6. What is the SI unit of elec­tri­cal charge?

A. Watt, B. Volt, C. Tesla, D. Coulomb.

7. In which year did Mar­garet Thatcher first be­come prime min­is­ter of Great Britain?

A. 1980, B. 1979, C. 1981, D. 1978.

8. Who starred as the ec­cen­tric fac­tory owner in the 1971 chil­dren’s fan­tasy Willy Wonka and the Choco­late Fac­tory? A. Jack Al­bert­son, B. Mel Brooks, C. Kirk Dou­glas, D. Gene Wilder.

SO­LU­TIONS TO LAST WEEK’S PUB QUIZ:

1.A; 2.D; 3.C; 4.A; 5.A; 6.B; 7.C; 8. B.

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