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Questions 17 ('19992' typo) and 29 (Elizabeth Taylor's surname omitted from question) were corrected on 20 Jul 2007 (thanks Esmond). Question 8 spelling of Woolf corrected on 15 May 2008 (thanks K Riding). Question 22 was corrected from 'autobiography' to 'biography' - thanks Dave aka Rock Me - 31 Mar 2009.

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quizballs 25 - free entertainment quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes

  1. What was the title of Marilyn Monroe's unfinished 1962 film? Something's Got To Give
  2. Which awards were first presented in 1929? The Oscars
  3. Who had the fastest selling debut single in UK pop chart history? Will Young (March 2002, double A-side 'Evergreen' and 'Anything is possible', selling more over 400,000 on its day of release and more than a million in a week.)
  4. On which island was the TV series Bergerac set? Jersey
  5. Which was the first British sitcom to win the best comedy prize at the Golden Globe awards? The Office (2004)
  6. Which showman coined the phrase 'The greatest show on earth'? Phineas T Barnum
  7. In which country was actress Ursula Andress born? Switzerland
  8. In which British river did novelist Virginia Woolf drown? River Ouse (1941)
  9. Which guitarist joined the Rolling Stones having played with Rod Stewart and the Faces? Ronnie Wood
  10. Who is the presenter of UK TV's Deal or No Deal (as at 2006)? Noel Edmonds
  11. Who did Robert Vaughan and David McCallum play in TV's The Man From UNCLE? Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakian
  12. In which year were LP records first introduced? 1948
  13. Which musician was known as Satchmo? Louis Armstrong
  14. Who wrote the novel on which the Bogart film The African Queen was based? C S Forester
  15. Which 1980's pop group were named after a 1960 film starring Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood and Pearl Bailey? The Fine Young Cannibals
  16. Whose orchestral works include Enigma Variations? Edward Elgar
  17. Who plays the plastic surgeon in the 1992 film Death Becomes Her? Bruce Willis
  18. Craig Stirling is a character in which cult TV show? The Champions
  19. Which film was based on an unproduced play called Everybody Comes To Ricks? Casablanca (1942)
  20. What is the name of the taxi driver played by Robert De Niro in the 1976 film Taxi Driver? Travis Bickle
  21. Which singer released an album called Drag? k d lang
  22. Whose biography is entitled Citizen Jane? Jane Fonda
  23. In which Beatles song are the names Vera, Chuck and Dave? When I'm Sixty-Four
  24. Lou Todd and Andy Pipkin are characters in which British TV show? Little Britain
  25. How many 'Mr colours' were there in the 1991 film Reservoir Dogs? Six (White, Orange, Blue, Blonde, Pink, Brown.)
  26. Which US disc jockey is the subject of the 1996 film Private Parts? Howard Stern
  27. Which female American country singer died in a plane crash in 1963? Pasty Cline
  28. In the film The Wizard Of Oz, what does Dorothy have to steal from the Wicked Witch of the West? Her broomstick
  29. How many films did Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor star in together? Ten
  30. What are the two cities in the Charles Dickens novel A Tale Of Two Cities? Paris and London


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