A ‘Lockdown’ Pub Quiz

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During these strange times I have been participating in a weekly Pub Quiz with my family on Zoom. We actually have one planned for tonight (after BoJo’s speech). My boyfriend and I are called The Wet Bandits. It’s all about a good team name. Still not sure who is who.

Anyway, first week, we hosted as Quiz Masters (I have never wished I had a glittery jacket more). We thought of the questions ourselves, so – just in case – anyone may find it interesting or amusing to have a go, I thought I’d post it on here. There are twenty five questions in total over six rounds – Television, Food & Drink, Music, Books, Geography and Film.

Answers at the bottom. Good luck and no cheating! Drinks and snacks optional. But good.

A ‘Lockdown’ Pub Quiz

Round 1 – Television

Question 1
What was the most watched Netflix Original Series of 2019?

Question 2
Name the building the Trotters live in, in Only Fools & Horses.

Question 3
In total, how many actors have played Ben Mitchell in Eastenders? (for non UK readers, he’s a kid in a soap opera who’s face changes a lot).

Question 4
Which English city is Peaky Blinders set in?

BONUS QUESTION: Name the band who perform its theme song.

Round 2 – Food & Drink

Question 1
In millilitres, what is the UK standard size for a medium glass of wine? (Dunno, I always order a large…)

Question 2
Which fast food franchise has the most restaurants in the world?

Question 3
Which country did the dish Scampi originate in?

Question 4
Name the official ‘heat scale’ for chilli peppers.

Found 3 – Music 

Question 1
Which famous movie star played guitar on 1997 Oasis track Fading Out? (Hint – he’s really famous).

Question 2
Calvin Broadus is the real name of which legendary rapper?

Question 3
What type of instrument is a Timpani?

Question 4
Point for every correct answer given – name all five original members of One Direction (including surname).

Round 4 – Books

Question 1
What was Stephen King’s first novel?

Question 2
Whose autobiography was entitled – I, Robot?

Question 3
Which year was Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone published? (I feel old).

Question 4
Who wrote the Jack Reacher crime novels?

Round 5 – Geography

Question 1
What is the largest US state?

Question 2
What is the main colour on the flag of Japan?

Question 3
Before the Euro, what was the official currency of Greece?

Question 4
Point for every correct answer. Name any of the counties which border with Kent.

Round 6 – Film

Question 1
In February 2020, Parasite won Best Picture at the Oscars. Name any of the other films nominated in that same category and receive a point for each correct answer.

Question 2
Including all sequels, reboots and spin-offs (i.e. Freddy vs Jason) – how many films in total are there in the Friday the 13th horror franchise? (‘Too many’ is not a correct answer – on any level).

Question 3
Name the Super-villain the Avengers had to first battle in Infinity War, then once again in End Game.

Question 4
Who sang the theme song for 2015 Bond film Spectre?

Question 5
Which husband and wife duo starred in the 2018 horror film A Quiet Place? Get a point for each actor named.


Round 1 – Television

Answer 1 – Stranger Things

Answer 2 – Nelson Mandela House

Answer 3 – Six

Answer 4 – Birmingham (Bonus Answer – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds)

(Possible 5 points)

Round 2 – Food & Drink

Answer 1 – 175 ml

Answer 2 – Subway

Answer 3 – Italy

Answer 4 – Scoville Scale

(Possible 4 points)

Round 3 – Music

Answer 1 – Johnny Depp

Answer 2 – Snoop Dogg

Answer 3 – A drum

Answer 4 – Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson & Liam Payne

(Possible 8 points)

Round 4 – Books

Answer 1 – Carrie

Answer 2 – Peter Crouch

Answer 3 – 1997

Answer 4 – Lee Child

(Possible 4 points)

Round 5 – Geography

Answer 1 – Alaska

Answer 2 – White

Answer 3 – Drachma

Answer 4 – Greater London, Surrey, East Sussex

(Possible 6 points)

Round 6 – Film

Answer 1 – Ford V Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Answer 2 – Twelve

Answer 3 – Thanos

Answer 4 – Sam Smith

Answer 5 – Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

(Possible 13 points)

Hope you had fun!

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21 Responses to A ‘Lockdown’ Pub Quiz

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  2. movierob says:


    I got 3 of the 4 book questions and 4 of the 5 movie questions. Geography – also 3. knew nothing on tv or food or music.

    Tnx Ems! Hope all is well by u!

  3. Zoe K says:

    I used to go to Pub Quiz every week so I LOVE this idea!! Definitely will give this a go. Thanks for posting!

  4. I had fun, thanks! Quite a few I didn’t know, so I had fun learning something new. 🙂

  5. Jay says:

    Great idea!

  6. robbinsrealm says:

    This quiz kicked my ass.

  7. alexraphael says:

    Fun idea. I’ve donen a few myself. I didn’t do too bad. That was a tough bonus question on Peaky Blinders haha
    “In millilitres, what is the UK standard size for a medium glass of wine? (Dunno, I always order a large…)” Totally!

  8. beetleypete says:

    I got the Greek Currency, the Trotters flats, Birmingham for Peaky Blinders, 1917 for the film, Kent border counties, Alaska, and the Jap flag. I got the drum/timpani too, and scampi for Italy.
    But that was it! And I thought I was smart! I usually get 12-14 right watching University Challenge FFS!
    Well done with a tough quiz that was tricky for ‘oldies’.
    As ever, Pete. XXX

    • emmakwall says:

      12-14 on University Challenge beats this!! You’re practically a genius 🙂 think most I’ve ever got was six and that was a one-off ha ha.

      Thanks for taking part Pete, you got some good ones!!! xxx

  9. johnrieber says:

    Loved this game! Knew some, others not so much! Still, with so much time at home right now, this is a great way to keep the mind sharp!

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