Pub quiz questions

  1. On which novel was the concept of "Big Brother" based, and who wrote it?
    1984 by George Orwell

  2. In the classic version of Trivial Pursuit, what subject is represented by the green wedges?
    Science and nature

  3. What do the Americans call the constellation of stars that the UK refers to as "The Plough?"
    The Big Dipper

  4. Who is the first female in line to the British Throne (May 2011)?
    Princess Beatrice

  5. How many pips (normally) comprise the Greenwich Time Signal?
    Six
    5 short and 1 long. Seven (6+1) when there's a leap second inserted.

  6. Which city has hosted a Goose Fair for 700 years?
    Nottingham

  7. What is the correct name given to a Pirate's flag with a scull and crossbones on it?
    Jolly Roger

  8. What is the name of a whale's breathing organ?
    Lungs. They're mammals.

  9. What word is used to describe an angle between 180 and 360 degrees?
    Reflex

  10. What was the name of the first English child born in America?
    Virginia Dare
    1587, death unknown