Would you like to test your knowledge and prove yourself as a true trivia master? Get ready to take on 50 challenging pub quiz questions and answers! From entertainment to movies, this quiz will have something for everyone.
For entertainment buffs, you’ll be asked questions about the latest pop culture trends, and who the latest celebrity couple is. If you’re a movie buff, you’ll be asked to name the actors in some of the biggest blockbusters of all time. And if you’re a true trivia master, you’ll be able to answer questions from random and obscure categories too.
So put on your thinking cap and get ready to take on this challenging pub quiz. You’ll have the chance to show off your knowledge and prove you’re a true trivia master. So good luck and have fun!
- Which one of the following words is a noun?
Blurred is the noun.
Blurred is a word that describes something that is not clear, usually because of a lack of focus or motion.
- Which one of the following words is a noun?
Assuring is the noun.
Assuring is a word that refers to offering or providing reassurance or confidence.
- The James Cameron movie “The Terminator” was released in what year?
The correct answer is 1984.
The Terminator, directed by James Cameron, was released in 1984 and became a classic science fiction action movie.
- Name a 1994 movie starring Rick Moranis?
The correct answer is “The Flintstones”.
- The Flintstones
- The Silence of the Lambs
- The Golden Child
The Flintstones is a 1994 live-action adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, starring Rick Moranis as the villainous CEO of the Bedrock-based conglomerate, Slate & Company.
- Which author wrote the classic children’s book “Peter Pan”?
The correct author was J.M. Barrie.
- J.M. Barrie
- Anna Sewell
- Roald Dahl
- Johanna Spyri
J.M. Barrie was a Scottish novelist and playwright best known for his classic children’s book, Peter Pan.
- The biggest selling live album of the 70s was?
The correct answer is Frampton Comes Alive. How did you score?
- Thin Lizzie Live and Dangerous
- Frampton Comes Alive
- Led Zeppelin The Song Remains The Same
- Queen Live Killers
The album Frampton Comes Alive, released by Peter Frampton in 1976, was the biggest selling live album of the 70s, selling over 8 million copies and becoming one of the era’s most popular live albums.
- In what country is the city of Houston located?
The correct answer is United States.
- United States
Houston is located in the state of Texas, a part of the United States of America.
- Name a 1990 movie starring Kevin Bacon?
The correct answer is “Tremors”.
- The Bourne Identity
- Basic Instinct
- Captain America: Civil War
Tremors is a 1990 horror-comedy film starring Kevin Bacon as a handyman in a small desert town who must battle giant man-eating creatures underground.
- What is the latin name for Crab?
The correct answer is Cancer Pagurus.
- Calluna Vulgaris
- Delphinus Delphis
- Pongo Pygmaeus
- Cancer Pagurus
Cancer Pagurus is a species of crab found in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, and is the scientific name for the common edible crab.
- What a man gotta do is a January 2020 single from which American group?
The correct answer is “Jonas Brothers”.
- Jonas Brothers
- Picture This
- Maroon 5
- Kings Of Leon
The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band composed of three brothers from New Jersey: Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas.
- Where is the city Kingston?
The correct answer is “Jamaica”.
Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation located in the Greater Antilles.
- In what year was the classic Jame Bond movie “Thunderball” released?
The correct answer is 1965.
Thunderball, the fourth movie in the James Bond franchise, was released in 1965, becoming one of the most successful films of the series.
- The Martin Scorsese movie “Mean Streets” was released in what year?
The correct answer is 1973.
Mean Streets, directed by Martin Scorsese, was released in 1973 and is widely considered to be one of Scorsese’s greatest films.
- In what year was Oliver Stone’s movie “The Hand” released?
The correct answer is 1981.
The Hand was an American drama film directed by Oliver Stone and released in 1981.
- Which pioneer discovered North America (modern-day Canada) for England?
The correct answer is John Cabot.
- John Cabot
- Genghis Khan
- Richard Henry Dana
- Vladimir Lennon
John Cabot was an Italian explorer who made a voyage of discovery to North America in 1497 on behalf of the English crown, becoming the first European to explore the region since the Vikings.
- Who directed the 1990 movie “Total Recall?
The correct answer is Paul Verhoeven.
- Francis Ford Coppola
- John Huston
- Paul Verhoeven
- Edgar Wright
Paul Verhoeven is a Dutch film director who directed the 1990 science fiction action movie Total Recall.
- A Teenager in Love” was a hit in 1959 for who?
The correct answer is “Dion and the Belmonts”.
- The Big Bopper
- The Coasters
- Ritchie Valens
- Dion and the Belmonts
Dion and the Belmonts were an American doo-wop group who released the single “A Teenager in Love” in 1959, which became a major hit.
- The Night Adder is a type of what animal?
The correct answer is Snake. Did you get it right?
The Night Adder is a type of snake, a venomous snake found in Africa and the Middle East that can grow up to two feet in length.
- The English FA Cup winners in 1983 were which football team?
The correct answer is Manchester United.
- Manchester United
Manchester United won the 1983 English FA Cup, defeating Brighton & Hove Albion in a memorable final at Wembley Stadium.
- Which Victorian era word means “tireless, persistent or never giving up”?
The correct answer is “indefatigable”.
Indefatigable means having or showing great stamina, strength, and determination to continue despite difficulty or exhaustion.
- The city of Taipei is located in which continent?
The correct answer is Asia. Did you get it right?
- North America
- South America
Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan, which is located in the continent of Asia.
- In what country is the city of Kolkata located?
The correct answer is India.
Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal and the second-most populous city in India.
- In which year was the movie “Tusk” directed by Kevin Smith released?
The correct answer is 2014.
The movie Tusk, directed by Kevin Smith, was released in 2014.
- Which author wrote the classic children’s book “The Jungle Book”?
The correct author was Rudyard Kipling.
- Chris Van Allsburg
- Rudyard Kipling
- L. Frank Baum
- Dr. Seuss
Rudyard Kipling was a British author and poet, best known for his classic children’s book The Jungle Book, first published in 1894.
- What is the latin name for Salamander?
The correct answer is Ambystoma Maculatum.
- Ambystoma Maculatum
- Helianthus Annuus
- Falco Peregrinus
- Haliaeetus Leucocephalus
Ambystoma Maculatum is the scientific name for the salamander, a species of amphibian found in North America.
- The Sputnik 1 satellite was launched in what year?
The correct answer is 1957.
The Sputnik 1 satellite was the first artificial satellite to be successfully launched into Earth’s orbit, and it was launched by the Soviet Union in 1957.
- The 2010’s hit movie “Iron Man” featured which Hollywood star in a leading role?
The correct answer is Robert Downey Jr..
- Ewan McGregor
- Mel Gibson
- Robert Downey Jr.
- Samuel L. Jackson
Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor best known for his leading role in the 2010 superhero movie Iron Man.
- Which Victorian era word means “to criticize or condemn severely”?
The correct answer is “excoriate”.
Excoriate means to harshly criticize or condemn someone or something. It is often used to describe a severe censure or rebuke.
- The French langauge term “Demain” transaltes to what in English?
The corrrect answer is “Tomorrow”.
Demain is a French word which literally translates to “the day after today” and is commonly used to refer to the future, specifically the day after the current one.
- In which year was the movie “The Dominion” starring Rick Moranis released?
The correct answer is 1995.
The Dominion, a sci-fi comedy starring Rick Moranis, was released in 1995.
- Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1977 for the movie “Annie Hall”?
The correct answer is Woody Allen.
- Fred Zinnemann
- Woody Allen
- John Schlesinger
- Robert Wise
Woody Allen won the Best Director Oscar in 1977 for his movie Annie Hall, a romantic comedy-drama that was critically acclaimed and a box office success.
- What unusual word means “A soft, whispering or rustling sound, often used to describe the sound of leaves in the wind”?
The correct answer is “Sussurous”.
Sussurous is an adjective used to describe a soft, whispering or rustling sound, like the sound of leaves in the wind.
- In which year was the movie “Yes Man” starring Jim Carrey released?
The correct answer is 2008.
Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey, was released in 2008, to critical success and commercial success at the box office.
- Which is the capital of Afghanistan?
The correct answer is “Kabul”.
Kabul is a city located in the eastern part of Afghanistan and is the country’s administrative and political center. It is also the largest city in the country.
- Scare Glow was a character from which 1980’s toy craze?
The coorect answer is He-Man & The Masters of the Universe.
- He-Man & The Masters of the Universe
Scare Glow was an evil ghost-like character from the 1980’s toy craze He-Man & The Masters of the Universe.
- What is the latin name for Kangaroo?
The correct answer is Macropus Giganteus.
- Verbena Bonariensis
- Mercenaria Mercenaria
- Ambystoma Maculatum
- Macropus Giganteus
Macropus Giganteus is the scientific name for the kangaroo, which is a large marsupial native to Australia.
- The U.S. state of North Carolina is abbreviated to which two letters?
The correct abbreviation is “NC”.
North Carolina is abbreviated to NC because the first two letters of the state name are used to create a concise and easily recognizable abbreviation.
- How many hit songs did Justin Bieber have from his debut record?
The correct answer is “7”.
Justin Bieber released 7 hit singles from his debut record, which propelled him to international fame.
- What is the capital city of Zambia?
The correct city is Lusaka.
Lusaka is the largest city in Zambia and has been the capital since 1935. It is located in the southern part of the country and is home to over 2 million people.
- The chemical symbol for Carbon Monoxide is?
The correct answer is CO. Did you solve it?
The chemical symbol for Carbon Monoxide is CO, which stands for the elements Carbon (C) and Oxygen (O) that make up the molecule.
- The day April 20 falls in which week of the year?
The asnwer is the 16th week of the year.
April 20 falls in the 16th week of the year, which is the middle of the fourth month of the year.
- In which year was the movie “August: Osage County” starring Julia Roberts released?
The correct answer is 2013.
The movie “August: Osage County” starring Julia Roberts was released in 2013, marking the first time Roberts had starred in a drama since 2010’s “Eat Pray Love”.
- Who won the Best Director Oscar in 2015 for the movie “The Revenant”?
The correct answer is Alejandro González Iñárritu.
- Guillermo del Toro
- Chloe Zhao
- James Cameron
- Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu won the Best Director Oscar in 2015 for his work on the movie The Revenant.
- The city of Sheffield is in which English county?
The correct answer is South Yorkshire.
- South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire is a county located in the north of England, with Sheffield as its largest city.
- Which U.S. President came after James Madison?
The correct answer is James Monroe.
- John Tyler
- Bill Clinton
- James Monroe
- Ronald Reagan
James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States, succeeding James Madison and preceding John Quincy Adams.
- The actor Sandra Bullock took a lead role in which blockbuster 2020’s movie?
The correct answer is “Bird Box”. Did you get it right?
- Beauty and the Beast
- Captain Phillips
- Avengers: Endgame
- Bird Box
The correct answer is Bird Box. Sandra Bullock starred in the post-apocalyptic horror film as a mother who must protect her children from mysterious forces that cause anyone who looks at them to commit suicide.
- Which of the following countries is NOT in Europe?
The correct answer is Argentina.
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
Argentina is located in South America and is not part of Europe geographically.
- An Ace of Clubs and Queen of Hearts hand is worth how many points in the card game Blackjack?
The correct answer is 21 points.
- 26 points
- 21 points
- 29 points
- 15 points
In Blackjack, an Ace of Clubs and Queen of Hearts hand is worth a total of 21 points, as the Ace counts as either 11 or 1 and the Queen counts as 10.
- The ATS-1 satellite was launched in what year?
The correct answer is 1966.
The ATS-1 satellite was the first satellite in the Applications Technology Satellite program and was launched in 1966.
- Name a 2010 movie starring Ben Stiller?
The correct answer is “Greenberg”.
- Gone in Sixty Seconds
- My Blue Heaven
Greenberg is a 2010 movie starring Ben Stiller as a man who goes to Los Angeles to house sit for his brother and ends up in a series of awkward situations.