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George Canning Quizzes & Trivia

When I was asked to write this week's Jam quiz it made me think of pub quizzes that I have done recently. This made me think of pubs in general. This then made me think about my local pub, the George Canning. The George Canning got its name from someone famous and so I decided to make this quiz all about things named after other things. . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    My local pub was named after George Canning who made the history books for which of the following reasons?
    • A. 

      Creator of Stout beer

    • B. 

      Shortest reign of a British Prime Minister

    • C. 

      Fattest man to board a plane

    • D. 

      First man knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

  • 2. 
    Which shop was named after the ship's first mate in Moby Dick?
    • A. 

      Starbucks

    • B. 

      Costa

    • C. 

      Columbus

    • D. 

      Whitbread

  • 3. 
    Which 80's pop singer/group's name comes from a Star Trek character?
    • A. 

      Adam Ant

    • B. 

      The Pixies

    • C. 

      Siouxie and the Banshees

    • D. 

      T'Pau

    • E. 

      Spandau Ballet

  • 4. 
    Which communications protocol shares its name with a 10th Century Danish King?
    • A. 

      Bluetooth

    • B. 

      Cellular

    • C. 

      Landline

    • D. 

      Handsfree

  • 5. 
    Which 2003 novel's title comes from a Sherlock Holmes quotation?
    • A. 

      The Cat Who Brought the House Down

    • B. 

      The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

    • C. 

      A Great and Terrible Beauty

    • D. 

      They Were Footprints of a Gigantic Hound

  • 6. 
    Don Quixote's view of windmills gave which band their name?
    • A. 

      Crowded House

    • B. 

      Kraftwerk

    • C. 

      Manic Street Preachers

    • D. 

      They Might Be Giants

  • 7. 
    Who, in 2004 claimed (and later denied) that they had been named after a motorway service station?
    • A. 

      Lestor Piggott

    • B. 

      Terence Trent D'Arby

    • C. 

      Heston Blumenthal

    • D. 

      Paris Hilton

  • 8. 
    Which planet in the solar system is named after the Roman messenger to the Gods?
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Saturn

    • C. 

      Pluto

    • D. 

      Uranus

  • 9. 
    A taxonomist has named a new species of Catfish after which of the following?
    • A. 

      Catwoman

    • B. 

      Batman

    • C. 

      Spiderman

    • D. 

      Superman

    • E. 

      Hulk

  • 10. 
    Which is the only city in the US that is named after a TV or radio show?
    • A. 

      Truth Or Consequences

    • B. 

      Jeopardy

    • C. 

      Twenty-One

    • D. 

      Sixty-Four Thousand Dollar Question