CREDIT UNION QUIZ
Fairways Hotel, Dundalk
Sunday 2nd March 2014
1.The Mona Lisa is housed in the Louvre Museum. In what European city would you find her? PARIS
2. The 2013 winner of X Factor sang “Sky scraper” as her Xmas No.1 hit single. Who is she? SAM BAILEY
3. Complete the book title “The Boy in the ________” written by David Williams? DRESS
4. Which yellow bear created by A.A. Milne loves honey?
WINNIE the POOH
5. The centaur was a mythical creature said to be half man and half ________ ? HORSE
6. Which surname is shared by pop stars Danni and Kylie?
1. How many sides has a nonagon? NINE
2. In what sea creature are pearls formed?
Creature begins with letter o________ OYSTERS
3. What scale is used to measure the speed of wind?
THE BEAUFORT SCALE
4. In the poem “The Ancient Mariner” which bird with a wing span of 3.5 m
brought ill luck to the mariners?
5. What number lies between 5 and 1 on a dartboard? 20
6. What t_______, which is one of the most expensive foods in the world are found underground in forests?
Pigs are often used to find them due to their sense of smell. TRUFFLES
1. In the story/ film, starring Julie Andrews, what nurse
maid was employed by the Banks family? MARY POPPINS
2. A dog is said to age in one year as much as a human
does in how many ? SEVEN YEARS
3. In what city would you find the Guggenheim Museum,
Toystore FAO Schwarz, Bloomingdales and Macey’s
Dept. Store? NEW YORK
4. What word (not single letters) is used as a universal
distress signal and comes from the French language
meaning help? MAYDAY
5. Finish the title of the movie that won the best drama at
the Golden Globe in January “12 Years a __? SLAVE
6. What is the capital city of Turkey? ANKARA
1. What mineral commonly found in the kitchen is spread
on icy roads in Winter to prevent cars skidding? SALT
2. How often are the Summer Olympics held? 4 Years
3. One word to describe a) where a swimmer swims,
b) where buses drive and
c) where a cyclist is allowed to cycle. LANE
4. Name given to the centre of a hurricane and also used
in the context of being in the ______ of the storm? EYE
5. Historically what disease suffered by sailors was due to
the lack of vitamin C? SCURVY
6. Roquefort, Blue and Halloumi are all types of which
1. What 13-letter word beginning with C is the term given
to the outside line of a circle? CIRCUMFERENCE
2. Two counties in Connacht end with the letter o. Name
one of them. MAYO/SLIGO
3. Oil, coal, peat and gas are all types of fuels. What type of
fuel are they? FOSSIL
4. What word is given to the each individual section of a
5. If you suffer from anaemia, what mineral are you lacking
in your diet? IRON
6. Lightning war is the English term for a quick and decisive
raid in an area combining an air and land attack. What
word is the German term for the lightning war seen
during World War 2? BLITZKRIEG
1. What 5-letter describes the outer layer of the earth?
2. Name the British secret agent played by Pierce Brosnan
and Daniel Craig? JAMES BOND
3. What “G” is the name given to a large mass of slow-
moving ice? GLACIER
4. With what sport would you associate Michael Phelps,
Ryan Lochte and Ian Thorpe? SWIMMING
5. What 6-letter word describes the large fertile lowlands
of South America that cover 7,500 thousand square
6. Moriarty was one of the greatest fictional villians. Who
was his nemesis? Recently two films and BBC series
based on nemesis. SHERLOCK HOLMES
1. In Peter Pan what is the name of the fairy? TINKERBELL
2. Beginning with s______, what’s another name for your
savings in your Credit Union? SHARES
3. Name of poisonous liquid injected by a snake to kill its
4. What letter comes before Day to describe the events of
the Allies attacking the German Troops stationed in
Normandy during World War 2 D-DAY
5. In Harry Potter what is the name of Mr Filch’s cat?
6. What type of creature is a Rhode Island Red, a Leghorn
or a Bantam? HEN
1. How many zeros in one million? SIX
2. What city was founded by Romulus and Remus? ROME
3. What city were all four Beatles from? LIVERPOOL
4. Name the stadium in London where the English soccer
teams play their home games. Concerts are also held
here from time to time. WEMBLEY
5. The Irish Credit Union movement was founded by three
pioneering, dynamic and entrepreneurial people. Seán
Forde and Séamas McEoin were two. Who was the 3rd ?
6. BHP refers to a car engine. B stands for brake.
P stands for power. What does the H stand for? HORSE
1. How many minutes in 6 hours? 360 minutes
2. Sometimes we use a satnav for directions when driving.
Sat is short for? SATELLITE
3. What name is given to the part of a candle that is lit?
4. What material is an ice hockey puck made from?
5. Name of Wildlife Park, exclusive hotel and golf course in
Co. Cork. FOTA
6. Bruschetta is an Italian dish of tomatoes & garlic served
on toasted bread. What herb beginning with b_______
is traditionally added? BASIL
1. What Welsh footballer is still playing for Manchester
United at the age of 40? He is also their coach. R. GIGGS
2. Tennis star Caroline Wozniaki and which Northern Irish
golfer got engaged on New Years Eve? R. McELROY
3. Name of brand of head phones designed by Dr Dre.
4. Which female singer teamed up with Eminem rapper for
a second time to record the song “Monster”?
5. Rugby Union player Paul O’Connell, T.V. broadcaster
Terry Wogan and race-horse owner J.P. McManus all
have been given the freedom of which city? LIMERICK
6. Name the Channel 4 show where the contestants solve
word & number puzzles running for over 30 years and
currently presented by Nick Hewer. COUNT DOWN
1. Title of the book “The Boy in the ________ ______”, written by
John Boyne? STRIPED PYJAMAS
2. A rain of ashes and mud overwhelmed the cities of Pompeii and
Herculaneum on 24th August in 79 AD following the eruption of
which volcano? VESTUVIUS
3. What 2013 animated musical fantasy, produced by Walt Disney
features characters Elsa and her sister Anna, princess of
4. What word in the English language has 6 letters and no vowels?
It’s a musical term beginning with r_______ . RHYTHM
5. What word beginning with “C” describes the ceremony whereby
a monarch is given regal powers and usually involves a crown
being placed on his/her head? CORONATION
6. How many different coloured balls are on a snooker table at the
beginning of a match? 8
1. In which decade was the Credit Union first founded in
Ireland a) 30s b) 40s c) 50s FIFTIES
2. Which country in S. E. Asia was devastated by typhoon
Haiyan last year? PHILLIPPINES
3. Name the U.S. Secretary of state who shares his surname
with a county in Munster? JOHN KERRY
4. Born in 1983, who is the current supreme leader of the
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea? Kim Jong-il
5. Which of the five great lakes Erie, Superior, Huron,
Ontario and Michigan lies completely within the U.S.
6. In Norse mythology who was Thor’s father and ruler of