the Weekly Blog wk40
Hola y bienvenido. There is FREE Y Viva Espana themed quiz. 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 2 Oct
8.00 Fulham v Chelsea
Tue 3 Oct
7.30 Luton Town v Burnley
8.00 Manchester United v Galatasaray
8.00 Lens v Arsenal
8.00 Napoli v Real Madrid
Wed 4 Oct
8.00 Celtic v Lazio
8.00 Newcastle United v PSG
8.00 RB Leipzig v Manchester City
8.00 FC Porto v Barcelona
Thu 5 Oct
5.45 SC Freiburg v West Ham United
5.45 Marseille v Brighton & Hove Albion
5.45 Aris Limassol v Rangers
8.00 Liverpool v Union Saint-Gilloise
8.00 Aston Villa v Zrinjski Mostar
8.00 Aberdeen v HJK Helsinki
Y Viva Espana 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 The UK has argued with Spain for just over 300 years about the sovereignty of which territory?
2 Which country is only bordered by Spain?
3 In 1739, which part of Robert Jenkins’ body was cut off by Spanish sailors, which led to a four year war between Britain and Spain?
4 Spain is one of two European countries that ends in the letter N, what is the other?
5 Which of the Balearic Islands is closest to mainland Spain?
6 Which language, spoken in the north-west region of Spain, shares its name with a type of lingerie?
7 Who had a 1970’s hit with the classic ‘Y Viva Espana’?
8 Which player made 263 appearances for Barcelona and steered the team to two UEFA Champion’s League victories as their manager?
9 Benidorm is the largest holiday resort on which Spanish Costa?
10 In the nursery rhyme, the King of Spain’s daughter came to visit me, all for the sake of my little… what?
This week's favourite one-liner
I was woken in the night by a ghostly figure of a chicken. Think it was a poultrygiest
This week in History
1539 King Henry VIII married his fourth wife Anne of Cleves.
1883 The Orient Express departed on its first official journey from Paris to Istanbul.
1919 KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, was established.
1927 Gutzon Borglum began sculpting Mt. Rushmore Memorial.
1927 ‘The Jazz Singer’, the first prominent ‘talkie’ movie, went on general release.
1933 Air France was formed by a merger of five French airlines.
1950 Mother Teresa established the Missionaries of Charity.
1952 The UK tested a nuclear weapon and became the world’s third nuclear power.
1957 Sputnik 1 became the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
1962 ‘Dr. No’ starring Sean Connery as James Bond had its premiere in London.
1962 The Beatles released their first record, ‘Love Me Do’.
1970 Janis Joplin died.
1971 John Lennon released his single ‘Imagine’.
1973 Elvis and Priscilla Presley were divorced after 6 years.
1982 Musical ‘Cats’ opened on Broadway and ran for nearly 18 years.
1983 Richard Noble set a new land speed record of 633.468 mph.
1986 ‘Phantom of the Opera’ opened in London starring Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman.
1988 Robin Givens filed for divorce after an 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson.
1990 Reunification of East and West Germany.
1992 Sinead O’Connor ripped up a picture of Pope John Paul II on US TV.
1995 OJ Simpson was found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman.
2006 WikiLeaks was launched.
2007 Jason Lewis completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth.
2010 Instagram, the mainstream photo-sharing application, was founded.
2011 Steve Jobs died.
2016 Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were divorced.
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WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays
Gwen Stefani 54
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 42
Tommy Lee 61
Ashlee Simpson 39
Danny O’Donoghue 43
Leigh-Anne Pinnock 32
Alicia Silverstone 47
Stacey Solomon 34
Susan Sarandon 77
Kate Winslet 48
Simon Cowell 64
Lewis Capaldi 27
Toni Braxton 56
Trent Alexander-Arnold 25
Alesha Dixon 45
Sigourney Weaver 74
Chevy Chase 80
Sharon Osbourne 71
David Cameron 56
Bob Geldof 72
Matt Damon 53
Brian Johnson 76
Bruno Mars 40
Ann Widdecombe 76
Eileen Derbyshire 92
Ricky Hatton 45
Jayne Torvill 66
Micky Flanagan 61
Thom York 55
Jermain Defoe 41
Steve Ovett 68
Julie Andrews 88
Ashley Banjo 35
THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR
Here’s a question 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 kind of room has no doors or windows?
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