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TheJournal.ie's Weekend Pub Quiz Volume IV (there are no questions about you-know-what)

This is a virus-free zone.

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ROLL UP. ROLL up. It’s time for TheJournal.ie’s weekly pub quiz and we promise you this – there’ll be no mention of the auld, you know, that thing that has us stuck in our gafs. 

So, here’s the craic. There’s going to be five rounds – science, sports, entertainment, history and then a bit of general knowledge. 

Five questions in each round – bringing the total to 25. 

Top tip: If you’re using Facetime, Zoom, Houseparty etc, you’ll be able to share the screen to your friends. It all comes down to if you trust them not to do the quiz on their own and then do it again with a group (do not do this – it is not sound). 

Anyway, buckle up and get ready – it’s quizness time. 

Right, so. We kick off today's quiz with some science. What Latin verb does the word 'science' come from?
Science
Scientus
Sapiens

Nascio
Scio
ZR is the symbol for which chemical element?
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Zinc
Zirconium

Barium
Lead
In which modern-day country was the physicist and chemist Marie Curie born?
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Hungary
Austria

Poland
Lithuania
What part of the body is the Axilla?
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Space between the toes
Area behind the ear

Bum crack
Armpit
The average woman has seven pints of blood, how many has the average man?
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9
10

11
12
Round Two is sports. How many players are there in a baseball team?
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Nine
Ten

Eleven
Twelve
Which player has scored the most goals in international football?
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Ali Daei (Iran)
Eusebio (Portugal)

George Weah (Liberia)
Johan Cruyff (The Netherlands)
What does a black flag signify in motor racing?
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Race abandoned
Driver disqualified

Crash ahead
False start
In which sport is The Davis Cup contested?
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Golf
Rugby

Darts
Tennis
How many jumps are there in The Grand National?
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28
30

32
34
Round Three is entertainment. Who is Gordon Sumner better known as?
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Bob Dylan
Alice Cooper

Sting
Elton John
The Hard Rock Cafe is named after a song by what band?
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The Doors
The Rolling Stones

The Beatles
Deep Purple
What kind of dog is Scooby Doo?
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Collie
Great Dane

Labrador
Retreiver
Who played the first James Bond?
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Sean Connery
Roger Moore

George Lazenby
Timothy Dalton
Who recorded 'A Boy Named Sue'?
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The Big Bopper
Johnny Cash

Buddy Holly
Elvis
Round Four. We move on to history. What did the Romans call Ireland?
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Hibernia
Cambria

Caledonia
Iceni
How many colonies signed the American Declaration of Independence?
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Nine
Eleven

Thirteen
Fifteen
In which year did the Act of Union, which united Ireland and Britain, come into effect?
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1798
1801

1810
1821
In which century was the Battle of the Boyne?
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15th
16th

17th
18th
The Irish Brigade fought in which 20th century civil war?
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Mexican
Spanish

Italian
Irish
Final round now, folks. We're doing general knowledge now. Tbilisi is the capital of which country located at the intersection between Europe and Asia?
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Armenia
Turkmenistan

Azerbaijan
Georgia
Which western astrological sign is represented by the twins Castor and Pollux?
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Gemini
Cancer

Taurus
Aries
'Smell my cheese you mother' is a quote taken from which British comedy show?
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The Inbetweeners
Peep Show

I'm Alan Partridge
The Office
In which year did the USA enter World War II?
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1940
1941

1942
1943
In Scrabble, how many points is the letter K worth?
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Three
Five

Seven
Nine
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
Champ
Just a top notch performance. Fair dues.
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You scored out of !
Daycent
You gave it a fair whack - but you're not the gold standard.
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You scored out of !
Not the may west
They didn't suit ya.
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You scored out of !
Shockin'
You've had a beast here, pal.
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