Madrid Pub Quiz

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A collection of questions for pub quizzes

1575 questions in 10 categories with answers

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George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 and an Oscar in 1938 for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion)

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A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
Lana Turner (1921-1995)

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Don’t park yourself in front of the telly after the Christmas lunch when the web offers a host of games for all the family… If you know the fictional company that James Bond often claims to work for is Universal Exports, you may have done too many pub quizzes. But others looking for some questions should go to www.avendano.org/quiz/index.php. It has more than 900 questions in 10 categories, including sport, music and history, all of which can be printed out for quiz masters.
Just like to thank you for your questions that have been used on my impossible pub quiz on John Bowe saturday radio show in Ireland. The show has been going for over 4 years and we have used your questions regularly. Cheers, John

Sources: Encyclopedia Britannica, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, Whitaker’s Almanac, The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary, Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Collins Gem Fact File, Diccionario Enciclopédico Espasa 1 and Wikipedia.


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February 9th 2023

It’s day 40 and week 6 of 2023

February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The month has 28 days in common years or 29 in leap years, with the 29th day being called the leap day. It is the first of five months not to have 31 days (the other four being April, June, September, and November) and the only one to have fewer than 30 days. February is the third and last month of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, February is the third and last month of meteorological summer (being the seasonal equivalent of what is August in the Northern Hemisphere).
Derived from the Latin word, the Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means “purification”, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 (full moon) in the old lunar Roman calendar. January and February were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar, since the Romans originally considered winter a monthless period. They were added by Numa Pompilius about 713BCE. February remained the last month of the calendar year until the time of the decemvirs (c. 450BCE), when it became the second month. At certain times February was truncated to 23 or 24 days, and a 27-day intercalary month, Intercalaris, was occasionally inserted immediately after February to realign the year with the seasons.


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