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British Heart Foundation Quiz Help Required
slingshot2000 - 11/1/17 at 10:12 AM

As some of you may or may not know, I suffered a heart attack a few years ago at the ripe old age of 50 . Happily I was treated at James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough within an hour and made a full recovery.

Since then I have been organising an annual quiz night to raise money for the British Heart Foundation every February. Along with my family and friends, and the generosity of lots of local businesses who donated raffle prizes, we have managed to make over 2000.00 each year.

I usually set six rounds of ten questions and have them ready in plenty of time before the quiz night. However; because I have been so busy with work, this year I am just starting to set the questions.

I am hoping that all you good Locosters may be able to help me by suggesting some questions in the following categories;

General Knowledge

I also like to finish the night with a round of local interest questions, so if anyone is local to the North East (particularly, Co. Durham), please feel free to add some.

Any other suggestions to help us raise some cash will be gratefully accepted.

Thanks, in anticipation of any assistance.


MikeR - 11/1/17 at 11:48 AM

under general knowledge i always like,

What probed uranus?

Voyager 2 is i believe the correct answer.

ste - 11/1/17 at 01:09 PM

GK: What does the S mean on Superman's costume? A: It is the Krypton symbol of hope

M: Who is the youngest ever person to be credited on a chart hit single? Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy Carter aged 5 hours

liam.mccaffrey - 11/1/17 at 02:14 PM

Music; Declan McManus is the real name of which veteran british singer songwriter. Elvis Costello.

Science; Which metallic element has the highest melting temp at 3400C. Tungsten

GK; Zug is the German word for what? Train.

Sport; In snooker, 147 is famously the maximum total clearance but what is the lowest total clearance score possible in a frame of snooker? 72

[Edited on 11/1/17 by liam.mccaffrey]

Nickp - 11/1/17 at 02:23 PM

GK- What is the YKK group the largest manufacturer of?


trextr7monkey - 11/1/17 at 04:27 PM

General knowledge
We do pictures of bridges from obvious angles for school kids you could maybe make them more obscure for older people

slingshot2000 - 11/1/17 at 05:55 PM

Thanks for you attempts so far; I can use some of these. Hopefully as other locosters get home from work we will get some more.

Just a thought, if people would like to hold posting the answers and send them via u2u, I could post the finished quiz on here and if anyone would like to send a donation, think of a way of holding this quiz on LCB. Thoughts anyone?

gremlin1234 - 11/1/17 at 09:06 PM

who was the first presenter of top gear?

MikeR - 11/1/17 at 09:51 PM

Originally posted by gremlin1234
who was the first presenter of top gear?

I missread that as "who's the worst presenter of top gear?"

gremlin1234 - 11/1/17 at 10:27 PM

another good question
who have performed at the Albert hall, and locked up in the tower of London?

slingshot2000 - 12/1/17 at 12:39 PM

Originally posted by MikeR
Originally posted by gremlin1234
who was the first presenter of top gear?

I missread that as "who's the worst presenter of top gear?"

And who would you have posted as the answer then ?

slingshot2000 - 14/1/17 at 06:18 PM

I don't think I have ever done a BTTP before; but it is the week-end and there will be cr@p on the telly, so hopefully someone may see this and offer some help . . . . . . . . . .

Thanks, in advance

slingshot2000 - 4/2/17 at 11:47 AM

Hi everyone,
I am currently sitting down to compile the final draft of this years quiz, I like to had them over to the question master a week before the quiz. So if anyone has any more they think I may be able to use, please add them today.

Thanks to everyone who has helped so far.

rusty nuts - 4/2/17 at 12:22 PM

A music question, who did the original version of Without you? It wasn't Harry Nielson it was Badfinger.