Weekly Blog wk48 – includes a FREE St Andrew’s themed quiz

It’s Scotland’s national day on 30th Nov and there is a FREE St Andrew’s 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 27 Nov
8.00 Fulham v Wolverhampton

Tue 28 Nov
5.45 Lazio v Celtic
8.00 PSG v Newcastle United
8.00 Manchester City v RB Leipzig
8.00 Barcelona v FC Porto

Wed 29 Nov
5.45 Galatasaray v Manchester United
8.00 Arsenal v Lens
8.00 Real Madrid v Napoli

Thu 30 Nov
5.45 Backa Topola v West Ham United
8.00 Rangers v Aris Limassol
8.00 Liverpool v LASK
8.00 Aston Villa v Legia Warsaw

 

St Andrew'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     Scotland’s Winter Festivals is made up of three major national events. St Andrew’s Day is the first, Hogmanay is the second, what BN is the third?

2     Which Scottish mountain is climbed as part of the Three Peaks challenge?

3     Which Scotch whisky is named after the man who began to sell it in his grocer’s shop in Ayrshire in 1820?

4     Which drink is made in Scotland from girders?

5     Is Ardnamurch Point the most northerly, westerly, easterly or southernly point of mainland Scotland?

6     Kays of Scotland has been making which piece of sporting equipment in Mauchline, Ayrshire, since 1851?

7     In 1946, Butlin’s opened a holiday camp near which Scottish town, that was taken over in 1999 by Haven Holidays who renamed it Craig Tara ?

8     Was St Andrew born in Scotland?  

9      More than 100 miles off the north coast of mainland Scotland, Lerwick is the capital and main port of which group of islands?

10        What name did the Romans give to Scotland?

CLICK HERE for this week’s Quizzes – Brand new quiz questions and quiz game sheets… every week!

This week's favourite one-liner

I was thinking of buying Whitney Houston’s big old house in France, but… I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s chateau!

This week in History

1582 William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway.
1586 Sir Thomas Herriot introduced the potatoes to England from Colombia.
1791 The Observer, the oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, was first published.
1877 Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph (record player) for the first time.
1899 FC Barcelona was founded.
1913 The Ford Motor Company introduced the world’s first moving assembly line.
1919 Lady Astor became the first woman to sit in the House of Commons.
1927 The first Model A Ford sold for $385.
1940 ‘I Love Lucy’ star Lucille Ball married Desi Arnaz.
1961 The birth control pill became available on the National Health Service.
1963 The Beatles released ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’.
1967 The first human heart transplant was performed in South Africa.
1972 Pong, the 1st commercially successful video game, was released.
1975 Graham Hill was killed in a plane crash.
1976 Elizabeth Taylor married for the seventh time.
1979 Pink Floyd released ‘The Wall’ and it sold 6 million copies in 2 weeks



1982 ‘Gandhi’ starring Ben Kingsley was released.
1982 Michael Jackson released his sixth studio album ‘Thriller’.
1988 Benazir Bhutto became Pakistan’s first female Prime Minister.
1990 Margaret Thatcher resigned as leader of the Conservative Party and as Prime Minister.
1990 The UK and France are joined for the first time as the two halves of the Channel Tunnel meet in the middle.
1996 The Prodigy was at No.1 with ‘Breathe’.
1999 Exxon and Mobil agreed to merge to create the world’s largest company.
2001 George Harrison died.
2007 Evel Knievel died.
2015 Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas were divorced after 19 years.

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WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Trey Songz 39
Randy Newman 80
Ryan Giggs 50
Ben Stiller 58
Billy Idol 68
Gary Lineker 63
Dougie Pointer 36
Lorraine Kelly 64
Bette Midler 78

Britney Spears 42
Nelly Furtado 45
Lucy Liu 55
Ozzy Osbourne 75
Jay-Z 54
Tyra Banks 50
Jeff Bridges 74
Berry Gordy 94
Monica Seles 50

Fiona Armstrong 67
David Van Day 67
Martin Clunes 62
Eddie Howe 46
Ridley Scott 86
John Bishop 57
Daniel Bedingfield 44
Simon Amstell 44

THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR

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)

Why is a Toblerone chocolate bar triangle shaped?



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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.

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Table Top Quiz A
Table Top Quiz B
Table Top Quiz C

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