Weekly Blog wk16 2024 – including a FREE St George’s Day themed quiz

Next week it’s St George’s Day and there is a fab St George’s Day themed quiz included this week. Welcome to WEEKLY BLOG, available online and as a pdf download that you can print and take with you. Packed with additional content to assist quiz hosts, DJs and presenters.

Mid-week football taking place this week

Mon 15 April
8.00 Chelsea v Everton

Tue 16 April
8.00 Barcelona v Paris Saint Germain
8.00 Borussia Dortmund v Atlético Madrid

Wed 17 April
8.00 Bayern Munich v Arsenal
8.00 Manchester City v Real Madrid

Thu 18 April
8.00 Atalanta v Liverpool
8.00 West Ham United v Bayer 04 Leverkusen
5.45 Lille v Aston Villa

St George's Day themed quiz

Each week there is a great themed quiz , so you can include an extra round or simply use as additional quiz content. The answers are on the PDF download, just click the download button at the bottom of this page.

1      Which Royals married in 2005 in a civil ceremony followed by a blessing at St George’s Chapel?

2     What colour and type of flower is worn to mark St George’s Day?

3     The cross of Saint George is combined with the crosses of which saints to form the Union Jack?

4     According to legend, St George was a member of which army?  

5     Sid James played George, but who played the Dragon in the 1960’s TV comedy ‘George and the Dragon’?

6     On St George’s Day, 1927, which club became the only non-English club to win the FA Cup?

7     How many Kings of England have been called George?

8      Who completed the first televised maximum 147 break during the World Snooker Championships on St George’s Day 1983?

9     During which war was the George Cross first awarded for gallantry?

10    Which playwright died on St George’s Day 1616, leaving everything he owned to his daughter Susanna, except his old bed and linen, that he left to his wife?

This week's favourite one-liner

We all know Albert Einstein was a genius… but his brother Frank was a monster.

This week in History

14 Apr 1865      President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth and died the following day.
14 Apr 1912      RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and began to sink.
14 Apr 1929      The Monaco Grand Prix took place for the first time won by William Grover-Williams driving a Bugatti Type 35.
14 Apr 1994      Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley announced they were to divorce.
14 Apr 2000      Metallica filed a lawsuit against file-sharing website Napster.
14 Apr 2002      Tiger Woods became only the third player to claim back-to-back Masters.

15 Apr 1896      The first modern Summer Olympic Games close in Athens.
15 Apr 1912      RMS Titanic sank.
15 Apr 1952      The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress made its first flight.
15 Apr 1989      96 fans died in the Hillsborough Football Stadium disaster.
15 Apr 1989      Thousands of Chinese students crowded into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square demanding greater political freedom.
15 Apr 1990      Greta Garbo died.
15 Apr 2011      Christina Aguilera divorced Jordan Bratman.
15 Apr 2019      Notre Dame Cathedral was seriously damaged by a large fire.

16 Apr 1705      Queen Anne knighted Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge.
16 Apr 1912      Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.
16 Apr 1942      King George VI awarded the George Cross to the people of Malta in appreciation of their heroism.
16 Apr 1943      Albert Hofmann accidentally discovered the hallucinogenic effects of LSD.
16 Apr 1947      Bernard Baruch first coined the term “Cold War” to describe the relationship between the US and the Soviet Union.
16 Apr 1948      The European Economic Co-operation was formed.
16 Apr 1953      Queen Elizabeth II launched the Royal Yacht Britannia.
16 Apr 1964      The Great Train Robbers were sentenced to over 300 years between them.
16 Apr 1972      Apollo 16 was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
16 Apr 1994      Dudley Moore married Nicole Rothschild.

17 Apr 1875      Modern Snooker was invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain.
17 Apr 1951      The Peak District became the UK’s first National Park.
17 Apr 1956      Harold Macmillan unveiled the premium bond scheme.
17 Apr 1969      Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of assassinating Robert F Kennedy.
17 Apr 1970      The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returned to Earth safely.
17 Apr 1970      Paul McCartney released his first solo album ‘McCartney’.
17 Apr 1986      British journalist John McCarthy was kidnapped in Beirut.
17 Apr 2011      ‘Game of Thrones’ had its premiere on HBO.
17 Apr 2012      The British Library purchased the 8th century St. Cuthbert Gospel, Europe’s oldest intact book, for £9m.
17 Apr 2021      The funeral of Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh took place.

18 Apr 1809      2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket was run for the first time.
18 Apr 1879      Albert Einstein was born.
18 Apr 1912      RMS Carpathia arrived in New York City with the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic.
18 Apr 1924      The first crossword puzzle book was published by Simon & Schuster.
18 Apr 1930      The BBC announced that “there is no news” in their evening bulletin.
18 Apr 1985      Wham! became the first western pop act to release an album in China.

19 Apr 1770      Captain James Cook sighted the eastern coast of what is now Australia.
19 Apr 1770      Marie Antoinette married Louis XVI of France.
19 Apr 1927      Mae West was sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play ‘Sex’.
19 Apr 1934      Shirley Temple appeared in her first feature length film, ‘Stand Up & Cheer’.
19 Apr 1956      Actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco.
19 Apr 1987      ‘The Simpsons’ made its TV debut as a short on ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’.
19 Apr 1997      Tennis star Andre Agassi married Brooke Shields.
19 Apr 2005      Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected as the new Pope.

20 Apr 2010      The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.


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FREE Table Top Quiz

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WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Jennifer Garner 52
Victoria Beckham 50
Sean Bean 65
Kourtney Kardashian 45
David Tennant 53
Hayley Mills 78
Kate Hudson 45
Suge Knight 59
Tim Curry 78
Ritchie Blackmore 79
Seth Rogen 42

Maria Sharapova 37
Joe Hart 37
Carmen Electa 52
Andy Serkis 60
James McAvoy 45
Iggy Pop 77
Steve Backshall 51
Machine Gun Kelly 34
Akon 51
Andy Serkis 60
Sarah Michelle Gellar 47

Amber Heard 38
Jack Nicholson 87
John Cena 47
Gigi Hadid 29
Robert Smith 65
Claire Sweeney 53
Kelly Holmes 54
Peter Frampton 74
Nathan Sykes 31
Robert Carlyle 63

If you are compiling a quiz for a work group. Here are some great BLOG POSTS all about how to create work group quizzes with some great tricks and tips. Click on the pic below and have a read.

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Here’s one that made me laugh but didn’t  make it onto this week’s quizzes and was left on the cutting room floor. (answer on the pdf download)

What are you if you drive a Subaru backwards?

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Make sure to check back next week for a brand new Weekly Blog post. In the mean while check out this week’s quizzes. Brand new quiz content all ready to download and use on your quiz event.

Mega Quiz 20
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Mega Quiz 40
Table Top Quiz A
Table Top Quiz B
Table Top Quiz C

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