Friends & Family Pub Quiz

Our Mentimeter Pub Quiz is the ultimate way to enjoy a classic English pastime from the comfort of your own home. Make sure to grab the snacks, a drink and have some with this Pub Quiz!

Friends & Family Pub Quiz
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Far from a Trivial Pursuit

Going all the way back to his time living with the Dursleys all the way to his final showdown with the Dark Lord, the adventures of Harry Potter have provided countless children, adolescents and adults hours and hours of entertainment.  

Whether you’re a fan of the silver screen Potter or prefer the Harry of the books, we have something to test the knowledge of even the most ardent fans. 

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Pub Quiz Questions

What’s great about a pub quiz is the variety of questions and categories a quiz master can take inspiration from. So in true pub quiz fashion, we have put together a variety of categories designed to test the knowledge of your friends and family. Great pub quiz teams rely on specialists in certain categories but let’s see if anyone happens to be a bit of a know it all. 

Movies & TV

  1. What was the first foreign language film to win the Academy Award for Best film? Parasite
  2. Who directed the 2000 hit film Gladiator? Ridley Scott
  3. What studio produced the original 3 Star Wars movies? 20th Century Fox
  4. Who played the title role in 1982’s Blade Runner? Harrison Ford
  5. Who was the first actress to appear on a US postage stamp in 1993? Grace Kelly
  6. Who was the first female director to win an Oscar for best director? Katheryn Bigelow
  7. What is the name of the theme song from The Sopranos? Woke Up This Morning
  8. What is Bart Simpson’s full name? Bartholomew Jojo Simpson
  9. In what country is the detective series Wallander set? Sweden
  10. Michelle Fairley who plays Catelyn Stark in Game of Thrones is from what country? Northern Ireland

Music 

  1. What was the title of Oasis’ debut album? Definitely Maybe
  2. Gwen Stefani was the lead singer of what band? No Doubt
  3. Who originally recorded the song ‘Hallelujah’ made famous by Jeff Buckely? Leonard Cohen
  4. What band undertook the 360° Tour from 2009-11? U2
  5. Who recorded the song ‘A horse with no name’? America
  6. What song did famed opera singer Luciano Pavarotti perform at the close of the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics? Nessun Dorma
  7. Who is the youngest person to win Album of the Year at the Grammys? Billie Eilish
  8. Who sang the James Bond theme song ‘Diamonds are Forever’? Shirley Bassey
  9. A Bodhrán is a drum that comes from what country? Ireland
  10. Where is the music festival Glastonbury held? England

History 

  1. In what year did cosmonaut cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin reach space? 1961
  2. What year did the US officially pull out of Vietnam? 1973
  3. Who was the 3rd US President? Thomas Jefferson
  4. The Battle of Waterloo was fought in what country? Belgium
  5. Edward Teach was the nickname of what famed pirate? Blackbeard
  6. What famous cathedral was designed by Antoni Gaudí? La Sagrada Familia
  7. Who was the Greek God of War? Ares
  8. Who was the final Tsar to rule Russia? Nicholas II
  9. Who was known as the ‘The Maid of Orléans’? Joan of Arc / Jeanne d’Arc
  10. Who attempted to blow up Parliament of the United Kingdom during the Gunpowder Plot of 1605? Guy Fawkes

Sport 

  1. Where will the 2024 Summer Olympics take place? Paris
  2. Hurling is a national sport played in what European country? Ireland
  3. Michael Johnson won gold in what 2 events at the 1996 Olympic Games? 400m and 200m 
  4. What football team did Cristiano Ronaldo return to in 2021? Manchester United
  5. What is the name of the Netflix Documentary about Michael Jordan’s time with the Chicago Bulls? The Last Dance
  6. What colours does Tiger Woods traditionally wear during the final round of golf tournaments? Red and Black
  7. What country has won the most Women’s World Cups? USA
  8. What disgraced cyclist rode the American Postal Service team? Lance Armstrong
  9. What is the maximum score in a game of snooker? 147
  10. How long is a marathon in miles (to 1 decimal point)? 26.2

Food & Drink

  1. What does IPA stand for? Indian Pale Ale
  2. What are the 2 main ingredients in a meringue? Egg Whites & Sugar
  3. Baklava comes from what former empire? Ottoman
  4. What type of beer is Guinness? Stout
  5. What famous TV chef is noted for his use of swear words? Gordon Ramsay
  6. What Italian city does cacio e pepe come from? Rome
  7. What meat is used to make a cottage pie? Beef
  8. A Manhattan contains sweet vermouth, bitters and what? Whiskey
  9. Who famously said ‘Let them eat cake’? Marie Antoinette
  10. What country is the largest exporter of bananas in the world? Ecuador

Geography

  1. The Kingdom of Eswatini is commonly known as what? Swaziland
  2. Prague is the capital of which country? Croatia
  3. Where was the The Rosetta Stone found? Egypt
  4. If you were walking along Great Ocean Road, where would you be? Australia
  5. What ocean is the hottest at its peak? The Pacific
  6. What is the highest city in the world? La Paz
  7. Antarctica is technically the world’s largest what? Desert
  8. In which European city would be able to walk on the Spanish Steps? Rome
  9. What are the 4 national languages of Switzerland? German, French, Italian, & Romansh
  10. The city of Tatooine in Star Wars was filmed in what country? Tunisia

True or False

  1. True or False: Giant Pandas only live in China. True
  2. True or False: The Great Wall of China can be seen from space. False
  3. True or False: The left brain handles reading, writing, and calculation. True
  4. True or False: Bulls get enraged by the color red. False
  5. True or False: Sean Connery was not the first James Bond. True
  6. True or False: New York has 36 different subway lines. True
  7. True or False: Lionesses do all of the hunting for a lion pack. True
  8. True or False: The Apple logo was inspired by Alan Turing. False
  9. True or False: New Sweden was a colony in the United States. True
  10. True or False: Bears can actually smell fear. False

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