Saturday, 27 July 2013

Buzzer Questions #2

After receiving a few emails about the first set here are a few more of the buzzer questions I set for a recent quiz event (You may have seen them used in the Lightspeed Quiz Videos by me). Again, they are intended to get easier the longer the question goes and if anyone wants the full set in Word document format feel free to pop me an email to Answers below.

What name is shared by one of the leaders of the Peasants' Revolt in 1381 and a Labour politician born in 1946 who served as both Home and Foreign Secretary under Tony Blair?

In April 1974, the radio broadcast of a song by the folk protest singer Zeca Afonso, signalled the start of the Carnation Revolution which took place in which country?

Which long running BBC Radio 4 show was created by Ian Messiter and first broadcast in 1967? The show has had the same host since its inception and guests on the first episode included Derek Nimmo and Clement Freud.  The object of the game is for panellists to talk about a subject without repetition, hesitation or deviation  for an assigned period of time. Name the radio show of which Nicolas Parson has been host from 1967 until the present day?#

What number is the tenth lowest prime number, the number that might lead a bingo caller to announced “In Your Prime”, the atomic number of copper, and the number of days in February in a leap year?

With 7.2 million inhabitants, which Australian state is the most populous?

This Pop Group had their first hit in 1987 and were voted Best British Newcomers at the 1988 Brit Awards. There original name was Vortex Motion and the real name of their lead singer is Mark McLoughlin. In 1994 they spent 15 weeks at No.1 with a song that was featured in Four Weddings and a Funeral. Name this band.

The Ridolfi Plot was plan to assassinate which British Monarch?

The $1 dollar coin in which country is commonly called the “Loonie” due to featuring the common loon bird on one side and an image of Queen Elizabeth II on the other?

This classic 1970’s film  was played in full for the jury at the John Hinckley trial. It is set in New York shortly after the Vietnam War and focuses on an Honorably discharged US Marine who attempts to assassinate a Presidential candidate. Name the film starring a 13 year old Jodie Foster in which Robert De Niro plays Travis Bickle?

Jack Straw
Just a Minute
New South Wales
Wet Wet Wet
Elizabeth I
Taxi Driver

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