Barkham Village Residents Association

As it’s the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there are questions from each of the 8 decades of her reign, plus a couple of “platinum” questions to make up our usual 10!

  1. Q. Who was the US President when Elizabeth became Queen in 1952?
    A. Harry S Truman
  2. Q. 1967 saw the “Summer of Love”.  San Francisco was the original epicentre and 2 songs featured the name of the city in the song titles.  Who had a hit with:
    • “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair”) – a UK no. 1?
      A. Scott McKenzie
    • “If you’re going to San Francisco” (reached no. 4 in UK)
      A. The Flower Pot Men
  3. Q. Which 2 Middle-Eastern leaders signed a famous peace treaty in Washington in 1979?
    A. Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin
  4. Q. Live Aid took place on 13 July 1985.  2 questions about what was probably the greatest musical event of all time (in your quiz writer’s opinion!):
    • Which song opened the event at 12 noon in London?
      A. Rocking All Over the World by Status Quo (the obvious choice)
    • Which artist performed in London and then flew by Concorde to perform at the American part of the concert in Philadelphia later that day?
      A. Phil Collins
  5. Q. Judi Dench famously won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1998 even though she was only on screen for about 8 minutes.  What was the name of the film (which also won Best Picture)?
    A. Shakespeare in Love
  6. Q. 11 September 2001 (“9/11”) saw the horrific terrorist attacks in the US.  How many planes were hijacked and crashed?
    A. 4
  7. Q. Which national newspaper ceased production in 2011 and which band had a hit album with the same title, albeit much earlier in 1977?  Coincidentally that band also performed at Live Aid!
    A. News of the World and Queen
  8. Q. Which British married couple won multiple gold and silver medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (in 2021)?
    A. Jason and Laura Kenny (cycling)
  9. Q. Can you place the first episodes of the following soaps in date order of their first episode – EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale (Farm), Hollyoaks?  All started during the Queen’s reign and are still running today (others may have come and gone)
    A. Coronation Street (1960), Emmerdale (Farm) (1972) EastEnders (1985), Hollyoaks (1995)
  10. Q. And finally……….what is “hryvnia”.  It has nothing to do with the Queen but has been in use since 1996 in a country that has made headlines for unfortunately the wrong reasons recently.
    A. Ukrainian currency

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