Madrid Pub Quiz


Copyleft: feel free to use these questions in your quizzes. This is not a game, there’s no scoring, and questions are provided as a service only. Some answers are a little lengthy as players requested clarification. “NEW” means less than a month old. Spanish flags denote Spanish-based questions.


Captain Flint’s.
With thanks to David Keen for pointing out a typo
‘The Spy Who Came In from the Cold’ by John Le Carré
With thanks to Keith Woodcock from Chippenham for pointing out a typo in the question
Peppermint Patty
With thanks to Keith Woodcock from Chippenham for correcting the question
Peter Pan (The Disney version is slightly different)
With thanks to Yvonne Steyn from Somerset West, South Africa for fine-tuning the question
Isaac Asimov. The rules are introduced in his 1942 short story ‘Runaround’ although they were foreshadowed in a few earlier stories.
With thanks to Chris Wilkins for correcting this question
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US market).
With thanks to Matt Jones for fine tuning the answer
The Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van
Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker
Bloomsday (the day in 1904 that the events in ‘Ulysses’ take place)
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)
…that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Hand for hand, foot for foot. Exodus 21:23–27.
Sexus, Plexus, and Nexus, by Henry Miller
A pig (in Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White)
José Echegaray (in 1904; Benavente was in 1922)
Bertolt Brecht (Die Dreigroschenoper, with music by Kurt Weill)
Christopher Robin
The sewers of Vienna
‘Our Man In Havana’ by Graham Greene
George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney
‘The Name of the Rose’ (Il Nome Della Rosa) by Umberto Eco
Carlo Collodi
Cervantes died on the 23rd of April in the Gregorian calendar and Shakespeare died on the 23rd of April in the Julian calendar which is the 3rd of May in the Gregorian calendar.