Earlier this week, over 200 people crowded into a Brighton seafront bar for the Develop Pub Quiz - 15 teams took part to see who the brainiest dev team in the UK really is. After a lot of requests, here we present the questions asked and their solutionsâ?¦

Develop Pub Quiz: The Answers

(For details on the winners of the quiz, click here.)


Q. What is the most common gas in the earth’s atmosphere?
A. Nitrogen

Q. Who was Henry VIII’s third wife?
A. Jane Seymour

Q. What does JPEG stand for?
A. Joint Photographics Expert Group

Q. As of 2008 what is the most popularly-attended concert venue in the world (based on audience numbers/ticket sales)?
A. The O2, London

Q. Harrisburg is the capital of which US state?
A. Pennsylvania

Q. A marmoset is what type of animal?
A. Monkey

Q. What colour is the letter L in the standard Google logo?
A. Green

Q. Which country was previously called Persia?
A. Iran

Q. Who wrote the book Lord of the Flies?
A. William Golding

Q. Astraphobia is a fear of what?
A. Lightning


(We say the quote – you name the movie.)

Q. “We’ve gone on holiday, by mistake.”
A. Withnail and I

Q. “Round-up the usual suspects.”
A. Casablanca

Q. “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.”
A. Goodfellas

Q. “Go fuck yourselves, San Diego.”
A. Anchorman

Q. “I was born a poor black child.”
A. The Jerk

Q. “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.”
A. It’s A Wonderful Life

Q. “Mmmm, Juicy Fruit”
A. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Q. “Those aren’t pillows”
A. Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Q. “I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.”
A. On The Waterfront

Q. “As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.”
A. Gone With The Wind


Q. Which fictional album by the fictional band Spinal Tap received this fictional review: Shit sandwich.
A. Shark Sandwich

Q. Which Beatles album was released between A Hard Day’s Night and Help?
A. Beatles for Sale)

Q. Who won last year’s Mercury Music Prize?
A. The Klaxons for the album ‘Myths of the Near Future’

Q. Following his divorce from Anna Gordy, Marvin Gaye was ordered to hand over the proceeds from his next album as alimony payment. What did he call that album?
A. Here, My Dear

Q. Can you name the current number one single?
A. Dance Wiv Me by Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris

Q. What do the LL and J stand for in LL Cool J?
A. Ladies Love (Cool) James

Q. What’s the name of Alex Turner’s side project? (For anyone that doesn’t know, Alex is the lead singer of the Artic Monkeys)
A. The Last Shadow Puppets.

Q. Which group recorded albums entitled Crocodiles, Heaven Up Here and Porcupine?
A. Echo and the Bunnymen

Q. Before finding fame as the lead singer of Primal Scream, with which group was Bobby Gillespie the drummer?
A. Jesus and Mary Chain

Q. What was the name of Girls Aloud’s first number one?
A. Sound of the Underground


Q. Why are there no aspirins in the jungle?
A. The parrots eat ’em all

Q. What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?
A. A carrot.

Q. When’s a door not a door?
A. When it’s ajar

Q. What’s brown and sticky?
A. A stick

Q. What kind of bees make milk?
A. Boo-bies

Q. Why is 6 scared of 7?
A. Because 7 ate 9

Q. What do you call a short sighted dinosaur?
A. A ‘do you think he saw us’

Q. What makes a tree noisy?
A. Its bark

Q. What lies quivering at the bottom of the ocean?
A. A nervous wreck

Q. What do you call a piece of wood with nothing to do?
A. Board


Q: On which platform have the most LEGO games been released?

Q: Name the missing Pac-Man ghost: Pinky, Blinky, Clyde and…?
A: Inky

Q: What is the name of the bird loving, chaingun-wielding shaman boss in the original Metal Gear Solid?
A: Vulcan Raven

Q: What is the name of the company formed by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi after his departure from Square?
A: Mistwalker

Q: What is the correct response to the insult: "You fight like a dairy farmer?"
A: "How appropriate, you fight like a cow"

Q: Bungie’s biggest claim to fame is the Halo series, but what was the name of the real-time strategy series it developed before Halo?
A: Myth

Q: Which is the worst-selling handheld console of all time?
A: Gizmondo

Q: What is the name of Sony’s recently announced zombie PSN game that uses Google Maps?
A: The Last Guy

Q: What was the name of Sony’s homebrew PlayStation kit?
A: Net Yaroze

Q: How much RAM did the N64 have when coupled with the Expansion Pak?
A: 8 MB

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