Weekly Blog wk23 2024 – including a FREE Manchester themed quiz

There’s is a fab Manchester 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

No major mid-week football on TV this week


Manchester 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      What is the name of the large shopping centre in Manchester city centre, built in phases between 1972 and 1979 at a cost of £100 million?

2      HM Prison Manchester is better known by what name?

3      Which town in Greater Manchester has been home to the world pie eating championships since 1992?

4      Which famous female political activist was born in Moss Side in 1858?

5     Which Manchester band took their name from the World War 2 slang term for a military brothel for German officers on leave?

6      Located in Manchester, what is the name of the oldest public library in the English-speaking world?

7     Which fruity soft drink was created in Manchester by John Noel Nichols, in 1908?

8      Which big name cereal brand has a factory in Trafford Park?

9      The world’s only swing aqueduct at Barton carries which canal over the Manchester Ship Canal?
10    How long is Manchester’s famous curry mile? Quarter of a mile, half a mile, three quarters of a mile or one mile?

This week's favourite one-liner

I never believed my dad was stealing from his job as a road worker. But when I got home, all the signs were there.


This week in History

02 June 1835    PT Barnum and his circus began their first tour of the United States.
02 June 1910    Rolls Royce co-founder Charles Rolls became the first to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane.
02 June 1953    The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey.
02 June 1962    Ray Charles released a cover of Don Gibson’s ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’.
02 June 1976    Lester Piggott won his 7th Derby.

03 June 1937    The Duke of Windsor married Wallis Simpson.
03 June 1976    Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ went gold.
03 June 1988    ‘Big’ starring Tom Hanks was released.
03 June 2012    The pageant for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II took place on the River Thames.
03 June 2016    Muhammad Ali died.

04 June 1896    Henry Ford had a successful test run of the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile.
04 June 1913    Suffragette Emily Davison ran in front of King George V’s horse at The Derby and died four days later.
04 June 1977    JVC introduced their VHS videotape at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago.
04 June 1984    Bruce Springsteen released his seventh studio album ‘Born in the USA’.

05 June 1956    Elvis Presley first performed his new single ‘Hound Dog’ on TV scandalising the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

06 June 1901    James Braid won the first of 5 British Open titles.
06 June 1972    David Bowie released ‘The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’.
06 June 1998    ‘Sex and the City’ starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon made its TV debut.
06 June 2014    Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas were divorced.

07 June 1654    Louis XIV was crowned King of France.
07 June 1975    Sony launched Betamax, the first videocassette recorder format.
07 June 1982    Priscilla Presley first opened Graceland to the public.
07 June 2016    Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa were divorced after 2 years of marriage.

08 June 1949    George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ was published.
08 June 1984    ‘Ghostbusters’ opened at cinemas across the UK.
08 June 1999    Rupert Murdoch divorced Anna Torv after 31 years.

WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Carole Baskin 63
Robert Englund 77
Iggy Azalea 34
George Ezra 31
Liam Neeson 72
Tom Jones 84
Bear Grylls 50

Nancy Sinatra 84
Johnny Depp 61
Michael J Fox 63
Faith Evans 51
Elizabeth Hurley 59
Ryan Thomas 40
Peter Dinklage 55

Hugh Laurie 65
Bjorn Borg 67
Anna Kournikova 43
Natalie Portman 43
Mick Hucknall 64
Maxi Priest 63
Kelly Jones 50

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 letter would you put in front of number one to make it disappear?

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

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