Quick Quiz

Seven more pop-culture questions for you

1 What colour are ‘Mr Men’ characters Mr Perfect, Mr Bump and Mr Grumpy?

2  Which member of Take That won ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ in 2002?

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3  How was ‘The Simpsons’ character Robert Terwilliger better known?

Lisa Kudrow played a waitress called Ursula in the 90s sitcom ‘Mad About You’ but what was her surname?

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5  Prince, Seal, Pink, Nelly and Sade.  Which one uses the name on their birth cert?

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Quick Quiz

Seven more pop-culture questions for you

1  Which character was created first Huckleberry Hound or Huckleberry Finn?

2  In ‘the Simpsons’ is Ralph Lisa or Bart’s classmate?

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3  Which two Tom Hanks movies have the word ‘Saving’ in the title?

4  Danny DeVito, Tim Burton and Wes Anderson have all directed adaptations of which author’s books?

5  Adele’s ‘Hello’, Martin Solveig’s ‘Hello’, Lionel Richie’s ‘Hello’ – which song’s first lyric is actually ‘Hello’?

6  A 2014 Tom Cruise film was called ‘All You Need Is Kill’ while it was in production, it was called ‘Live. Die. Repeat’ when released on DVD but what was it called while it was in cinemas?

7  In ‘Outside’ George Michael sings “I think I’m done with the sofa, I think I’m done with the hall, I think I’m done with the…” What household item or piece of furniture does he mention next?

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Quick Quiz

Seven more pop-culture questions for you

1 According to the opening lyrics of Robbie Williams’ ‘Let Me Entertain You’, is hell or heaven here?

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2  Who did Forrest Gump buy that box of chocolates for?

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3  In 2013 a book called ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ was released by Robert Galbraith but what was the author’s real name?

4  Hugh Laurie’s character in ‘Blackadder III’ and ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ had the same name, what was it?

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5  The title of the book (and play) ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ is actually taken from a quote by which fictional detective?

6  The classic songs ‘Waterloo Sunset’ and ‘Dancing Queen’ both take place on which day of the week?

7 ‘Allo Allo’, ‘Dad’s Army’, and ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’ were all sitcoms that were (partly or wholly) set in World War II.  Two of them lasted for longer than the actual war, which one didn’t?

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Restraining Order for Adele Please!

Adele’s ‘Hello’ shot to number 1 all over the world and at first listen sounds like yet another one of her heartbreak ballad perfect for glugging wine and weeping to. On closer inspection of the lyrics it seems Adele is a little smug and sinister…

Here’s what it would actually be like if someone rang you with the ‘Hello’ lyrics.

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you

1  Which train station did Paddington Bear arrive at?

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2  19, 21…. What comes next?

3  Lady Gaga famously wore a dress made of meat to the 2010 video music awards, what kind of meat was it?

4  What was the name of Maggie Smith’s character in ‘Hook’?

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5  Mary Reilly, Larry Crowne, Erin Brockovich, Michael Collins – what’s the link?

6  Geri Halliwell’s cover of ‘It’s Raining Men’ appeared on which 2001 hit film’s soundtrack?

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7  Christina Pickles and Paul Rudd both appeared in ‘Friends’… and which hit 1996 film?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  What colour was Ariel’s fish-tail in ‘The Little Mermaid’?

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2  What is the Red October in the 1990 film ‘The Hunt for Red October’?

3  According to the 1994 hit from Sub Sub if there “ain’t no love” then there ain’t no what?

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4  What role has been played by Harvey Keitel, Elizabeth Hurley and Al Pacino?

‘Reservoir Dogs’, ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘Clue’ (a 1985 comedy based on ‘Cluedo’). Which one does not feature a character called Mr White?

6  Lady Tremaine was the villain’s name in which Disney film?

7  Which ‘Friends’ character never lived with Monica?

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8  Who is the only person to appear on both the 1997 star-packed version of ‘Perfect Day’ and the original 1984 recording of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’?

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Quick Quiz – Bond Special!

In anticipation of ‘Spectre’ I’ve stuck together a bumper Bond quiz for you! (Some of these Bond questions have appeared in some of my previous Quick Quizzes)

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“You expect me to talk?” “No Mr Bond, I expect you to die!” Which Bond villain said it?

2  Shirley Eaton was famously covered in gold in ‘Goldfinger’, with what was Gemma Arteton’s character Strawberry Fields covered in ‘Quantum of Solace’?

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3  Which two ‘X Men’ stars have appeared in Bond films?

4  Which Bond baddie appeared in both ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ and ‘Moonraker’?

5  George Lazenby only played Bond once, how many times did Timothy Dalton play him?

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6  Only one Bond film’s theme was a duet. What was the film and who were the performers?

7  Which two classic Bond characters were re-introduced to the series in ‘Skyfall’?

8  Goldfinger’ is one of two Bond films with the main villain’s name in the title, what’s the other?

9  In ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, the baddie Elliot Carver runs a media empire. What was his newspaper called?
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10  Bernard Lee, Robert Brown, Dame Judi Dench – who comes next?

11 James Bond’s family motto is the latin phrase ‘Orbis Non Sufficit’ which, when translated into English, is the title for which Bond film?

12  In ‘Diamonds are Forever’ two baddie Bond girls are named after  characters from which Disney movie?

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13 What is the only Bond film to feature entirely black and white scenes?

14 Ralph Fiennes appeared in ‘Skyfall’, but which other ‘Harry Potter’ star appeared in the Bond movies ‘Golden Eye’ and ‘The World Is Not Enough’?

15  What makes the Bond theme tunes for ‘Octopussy’, ‘Casino Royale’, ‘Quantum of Solace’, and the upcoming ‘Spectre’ different from the rest?

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1 Which ‘Friends’ character’s parents split during the course of the show?

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2  Which formal title is held by the baddie in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ and the baddie in ‘Danger Mouse’?

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3  Who links British solicitor Gareth Peirce and Australian author PL Travers?

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4  Bitch, lover, child, mother… what comes next?

5  What distinguishes the Disney characters Tarzan, Simba, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Bambi and Rapunzel from the likes of Ariel (‘Little Mermaid’), Belle (‘Beauty and the Beast’), Aladdin, Pocahontas, etc?

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Quick Updates!

Author Jackie Collins has died aged 77 after a long-battle with breast cancer. She was married twice and is survived by her three daughters and sister Joan Collins.

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She and her sister Joan’s glamorous lives were famously spoofed in this ‘French and Saunders’ sketch ‘Lucky Bitches’.

‘Mean Girls’ and ‘Les Miserables’ star Amanda Seyfried has joined the new series of ‘Twin Peaks’. Show creators David Lynch and Mark Frost are bringing back the cult classic and loads of the original cast including Kyle MacLachlan. Is it just me who suspects she could be playing Heather Graham’s original character Annie Blackburn?

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Famously outspoken art critic Brian Sewell has died aged 84. He worked for the Evening Standard for over 30 years and once claimed that Banksy “should have been put down at birth”.

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Welcome To The Jungle… Again

Like it or not, Disney have found a way to make new money from their classics and there’s no stopping them. They have already delivered a live-action (with plenty of CGI) remake of Alice In Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty (‘Maleficent’), and Cinderella. Here’s a first look at the new version of ‘The Jungle Book’.

The film stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli alongside the voices of Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson and is due out in April 2016.

BTW The are also plans afoot to remake ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘The Sword in the Stone’, ‘Night on Bald Mountain’, and ‘Pinocchio’ amongst others.

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