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Quiz 40b - General Knowledge  Sent in by: Bill Turnbull:  (Highly Rated - Jim)

This is one of the early quizzes when the owner of the pub used to put up a cash prize of £50 for a jackpot with the competitors paying a pound a time which was added to the total until it reached £200 when I used to write a ten question quiz mixture easy and difficult aiming at a tie so that two teams got a share of the money. It worked very well for several years until the owner who owned a plastics factory was hit by the recession and had to sell the pub to keep his factory going.

All answers began with the letter P and in the case of a two word answer both words would begin with P

1. What is Tom Jones home town? - Pontypridd

2. Which meringue based dessert is named after a Russian ballet dancer? - Pavlova

3. What is the more common name in this country for blackjack? - Pontoon

4. What is the name of Fred and Wilma Flintstone's child? - Pebbles

5. Who had a top ten hit in 1970 with That Same Old Feeling? - Pickettywitch

6. By what more common name is the flower Heartsease known? - Pansy

7. Where did the first Whitbread round the world race start and finish? - Portsmouth

8. If in the NATO Alphabet Alpha stands for A what word stands for P? - Papa

9. Which country's car international index mark is P.L.? - Poland

10. In America what was the Eighteenth Amendment better known as? - Prohibition

11. What was the name of the Cisco Kid’s companion? - Pancho

12. The doctors of Cardale appeared in which TV series? - Peak Practice

13. What is the name of the home ground of Queen of the South? - Palmerston Park

14. When George1V was Prince Regent what was his nickname? - Prinny

15. What is the correct name for the kneecap? - Patella

16. Which car company used the slogan the lion goes from strength to strength? - Peugeot

17. Who was the most prolific painter ever? - Pablo Picasso (Accept Picasso)

18. What is the name of Prince’s house and record label? - Paisley Park

19. Who was David Copperfield’s nurse in the Dickens story? - Peggotty

20. Which pharmaceutical company makes Viagra? - Pfizer

21. Who played Elsie Tanner in Coronation Street? - Pat Phoenix

22. Hollow Crown Improved , Tender and True and White Gem are varieties of which vegetable? - Parsnips

23. What would you keep in a flacon? - Perfume

24. What does a deltiologist collect? - Picture postcards (Accept postcards)

25. By what name has Saloth Star also known as Kompong Thom became famous or should I say infamous? - Pol Pot

26. Which American state capital is served by Sky Harbour airport? - Phoenix

27. In which famous film does the character Marion Crane abscond with $40,000? - Psycho

28. What was the name of Atari's first video game? - Ping Pong

29. What was the unusual occupation of Anne Bonny? - Pirate

30. What could be a sweet, a car and a sport? - Polo


1. According to Greek mythology who was the first woman on Earth? - Pandora

2. By what name are Maxim-Nordenfeldt guns better known? - Pom poms

3. Who played the part of the ordinary member of the Munster family Marilyn Munster? - Pat Priest


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