Tuesday, May 12, 2020

70 Irish Table / Pub Quiz General Knowledge Questions




70 Irish Table / Pub Quiz General Knowledge Questions.

  1. What restaurant chain was established by brothers Richard and Maurice in San Bernardino, California in 1940? – McDonalds
  2. The wood of a cricket bat is traditionally made from which type of tree? – Willow
  3. In what country is Mecca? – Saudi Arabia
  4. Which athlete from the USA won four Olympic medals in Munich in 1936? – Jessie Owens
  5. Which players has won most men’s single titles (8) at Wimbledon up to 2020? – Roger Federer
  6. What country has “Helvetia” on its stamps? – Switzerland
  7. Frenchpark is in what Irish county?  - Roscommon
  8. Name the Irish man who won the World Snooker Championship in 1972 and 1982. - Alex Higgins
  9. Over 120,000 fans attended the 1923 "White Horse Final" FA Cup Final played between which two teams? - Bolton Wanderers and West Ham
  10. Which British monarch was the final ruler in The House of Tudor? – Elizabeth 1
  11. How many players on a basketball team? - 5
  12. In what language is the Book of Kells written? - Latin
  13. Europa, Ganymede and Callisto are moons of which planet? - Jupiter
  14. What would you commonly use Ethylene Glycol in a car for? - antifreeze
  15. In which Australian city was Ned Kelly hanged in 1880? - Melbourne
  16. Which disease is most commonly associated with damage caused to the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine? - Parkinson’s
  17. In which US State was Donald Trump born? – New York
  18. Which show that depicted the Dublin underworld was first shown on RTE in 2010 and starred Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge? – Love Hate
  19. Red and which other colour is on the flag of Austria? - White
  20. How many counties in the province of Leinster? - 12
  21. Which Irish boxer won a world championship by beating Eusebio Pedroza of Panama in 1985? - Barry McGuigan
  22. In which country is the Marlborough wine region? – New Zealand
  23. What is the capital city of Iraq? - Baghdad
  24. What is the capital city of Luxembourg? - Luxembourg
  25. What canal links the North Sea with the Baltic sea? - Kiel
  26. Which British athlete won gold in both the 5,000 and 10,000 Summer Olympics in 2016? - Mo Farah
  27. Which British-Italian engineer obtained a patent for radio in London in 1897? - Marconi
  28. What does the Beaufort scale measure? – Wind Strength
  29. Which Asian nation caused one of the biggest upsets in rugby union history when they defeated South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup? - Japan
  30. In golf, what is the term for a three under par? – Albatross
  31. Only one player has won six consecutive senior All-Ireland medals in hurling. He later became Taoiseach. Name him. – Jack Lynch
  32. Which Asian country is the world’s largest producer of bananas? - India
  33. Which footballer is said to have scored 1281 goals in 1363 games? - Pele
  34. Which international cricket playing nation is this an anagram of? NAILS ARK - Sri Lanka
  35. Which city hosted the Olympic Summer Games in 2004? – Athens
  36. Which politician served three terms as Taoiseach, finally leaving the post for the final time in February 1992? – Charlie Haughey
  37. In a game of English Draughts how many pieces are on the board at the start of play? – 24
  38. Abbeylara is located in which Irish county? - Longford
  39. Who won the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship? – Lewis Hamilton
  40. Which Irish county is known as the Faithful county? - Offaly
  41. What is Charlie's surname in Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? - Bucket
  42. In the bible, who lead the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea? - Moses
  43. What part of your body does a Chiropodist treat? - Feet
  44. How many days are there in a leap year? - 366
  45. Which Irish county gives its name to a breed of dog and a breed of cow? - Kerry
  46. Ouzo is one of which country's most popular drinks? - Greece
  47. Which country is the biggest producer of coffee in the world? – Brazil
  48. Which popular messaging service was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for USD$19.3 billion? - WhatsApp
  49. What is the capital city of Bulgaria? - Sofia
  50. Which small edible fish is named after a large European island? – Sardine
  51. What type of vehicle does Robert De Niro drive in the title of a 1976 Martin Scorsese film? – Taxi
  52. Sri Lanka was formerly known as what prior to 1972?  Ceylon
  53. Which country has the second largest population in the world? India
  54. In which year did Michael Flatley and Jean Butler perform Riverdance at the Eurovision? - 1994
  55. Which beer famously has a blue 5 pointed star on its label? – Newcastle Brown Ale
  56. Which food product has used the slogan "Taste the rainbow" since 1994? – Skittles
  57. Which is the largest country in South America? - Brazil
  58. What number is directly opposite the number 20 on a dart board? - 3
  59. What is the highest mountain in Britain? – Ben Nevis
  60. What is the young of an elephant called? - Calf
  61. Who is the patron Saint of Wales? - David
  62. Which is longer, a yard or a metre? - Metre
  63. Irish swimmer Michelle Smith was found to have tampered with a urine sample at the summer Olympics in which year?  She won3 gold medals and 1 bronze medal. - 1996
  64. Who had a servant called “Friday”? – Robison Crusoe
  65. Which Irish playwright wrote the play “The Hostage”? – Brendan Behan
  66. In what county is Limerick Junction? - Tipperary
  67. From which town does port take its name? - Oporto
  68. Which product "Gives you wings" according to the advertising slogan? – Red Bull
  69. How many pockets are there on a billiards table? - 6
  70. Which English football league team are nicknamed The Hatters? -  Luton Town