Ireland's Weekend Pub Quiz (still no questions involving you-know-what)

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YOU MIGHT HAVE heard that the pubs have reopened. Well, the pubs that can serve food have reopened. 

Social media has been awash with people sharing photos of their dinner and the pint they’ve been craving since lockdown began in March. 

So, to celebrate a return to some semblance of normality, we thought we’d give you a nice bumper pub quiz. 

Good luck!

So, five rounds. Five questions per round. We're starting with film. What year was the first Toy Story film released in cinemas?


What is the highest-grossing box office film of all time?


For which film did Sandra Bullock win her Oscar?



Miss Congeniality

In the Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski – what cocktail is the favourite of The Dude?


White Russian

Black Russian

Which US comedian wrote and directed Get Out and Us?


Jordan Peele

Jerry Seinfeld

Next up is sport. How many hurdles are jumped in a 100-metre hurdle event?


Who did Uruguay beat in the first-ever FIFA World Cup final?


Where is the 2023 Rugby World Cup being held?


How many balls are there on a snooker table at the start of each frame?


In cricket, what is the umpire signalling when pointing both hands up in the air?


Four runs scored

Six runs scored

Now, we move on to ancient history. What Roman Emperor was once captured by pirates and held for a 12,000 gold-piece ransom? (It's not the seagull in the photo)


What was the first capital of ancient Egypt?


Who is credited with making the first map of the known world?



Christoper Columbus

How many of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still exist?


When did the first documented Olympic Games take place?


We're moving on to music now, folks. Which famous film star danced in the video to Fatboy Slim’s 2001 track Weapon of Choice?


John Travolta

Bruce Willis

Brad Pitt

Christopher Walken

Over the years, how many Sugababes have there been?


David Howell Evans is better known by what name?


What was the name of Johnny Cash’s backing band throughout his career?


The Tennessee Three

The Alabama Four

The Mississipi Five

The Albuquerque Six

Billy Corgan is the lead singer of which alternative rock band?


Smashing Pumpkins

Smiling Politely

Our final round is general knowledge. Which country was known as Ceylon until 1972?


Outside which New York building was John Lennon killed?


The Waldorf Astoria

Citi Bank HQ

How many sides has a heptadecagon?


What type of energy is stored by a spring when it is stretched?


What is fool's gold made of?


Answer all the questions to see your result!

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