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Past Quiz Questions and Answers

Questions: 26th March

  1. Which actor played James Bond in 1990?
  2. What is the national animal of China?
  3. What is Elvis Presley's middle name?
  4. Which Italian artist painted the Birth of Venus?
  5. How many Oscars did the Titanic movie get?
  6. Which bird can swim but cannot fly?
  7. What is the most famous Mexican beer?
  8. Who discoved one of the first antibiotics: penicillin?
  9. In what year did Princess Diana die?
  10. What is the most fractured human bone?

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Answers: 26th March

  1. Pierce Brosnan
  2. Giant panda
  3. Aaron
  4. Botticelli
  5. Eleven
  6. Penguin
  7. Corona
  8. Alexander Fleming
  9. 1997
  10. Clavicle (collarbone)

Questions: 2nd April

  1. How many continents are there?
  2. Which is the largest species of tiger?
  3. What is the only vitamin that you won't find in an egg?
  4. In what year was Google launched?
  5. In which part of Shakespeare do you find the character Ophelia?
  6. Who played Wolverine?
  7. In what country was pesetas the currency?
  8. Who was the Queen of Soul?
  9. How many eyes does a honeybee have? One, four or five?
  10. On which Italian island is Palermo?

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Answers: 2nd April

  1. Seven
  2. Siberian Tiger
  3. Vitamin C
  4. 1998
  5. Hamlet
  6. Hugh Jackman
  7. Spain
  8. Aretha Franklin
  9. Five
  10. Sicily

Easter Special Questions: 9th April

  1. The idea of the 'Easter bunny' was originated in the 1700s (based on a hare) in which country?
  2. Easter Island belongs to which South American country?
  3. The custom of giving chocolate for Easter first appeared during what historic era?
  4. When the soldiers came for Jesus, what wound did Peter inflict on the servant of the high priest? 
  5. Some countries (Mexico, Spain, and Greece) have bonfires at Easter time. What is burned in these fires?
  6. Who made the world’s most expensive egg?
  7. What was the name of the hill where Jesus was crucified?
  8. In 1873, which company introduced the first chocolate Easter egg in Britain?
  9. Where is the largest egg museum located? 
  10. At the Last Supper, which food did Jesus liken to his body?

Easter Special Answers: 9th April

  1. Germany
  2. Chile
  3. Victorian
  4. Cut off his right ear
  5. Effigies of Judas
  6. Faberge (9.5 million U.S. dollars)
  7. Golgotha
  8. J.S. Fry & Sons
  9. Poland (Easter Egg Museum has more than 1500 eggs)
  10. Bread

Questions: 16th April

  1. Who was the leading actress in Sister Act 1 and 2?
  2. What used to be the currency of Italy?
  3. Who was the first president of the USA?
  4. What, in England, was the northern frontier of the Roman Empire?
  5. Into which sea does the Nile flow?
  6. Who was the dictator of Iraq?
  7.  What is the capital of the American state of Hawaii?
  8. How many heads of presidents are carved into Mount Rushmore?
  9. What is the colour of a giraffe's tongue?
  10. After which animal are the Canary Islands named?

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Answers: 16th April

  1. Whoopi Goldberg
  2. Lira
  3. George Washington
  4. Hardian's Wall
  5. Mediterranean
  6. Saddam Hussain
  7. Honolulu
  8. Four heads
  9. Blue or Purple
  10. Dogs

Questions: 23rd April

  1. In which city was the Titanic built?
  2. What is the capital of Australia?
  3. What kind of animal is the largest living creature on Earth?
  4. One and a half litres of champagne is known as what?
  5. What is the world's largest office building?
  6. What is the well-known drink from Greece called?
  7. Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
  8. Who played the role of Peter Pan in the film Hook, 1991?
  9. What is the largest state of the United States?
  10. Who won the most Grammy Awards in the 80s?

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Answers: 23rd April

  1. Belfast
  2. Canberra
  3. Whale
  4. Magnum
  5. Pentagon
  6. Ouzo
  7. Michelangelo
  8. Robin Williams
  9. Alaska
  10. Michael Jackson

Questions: 30th April

  1. In which city was John Lennon killed?
  2. In what year did John Major become the leader of the Conservatives?
  3. Which animal has three hearts?
  4. Which fruit tree is considered to be sacred in India?
  5. What process was used to get colour in photographs, before colour photography was invented?
  6. In which country is Krakow located?
  7. How many stars are on the American flag?
  8. How long is the Great Wall of China?
  9. Which actor appeared in famous films such as 'Gone in 60 seconds', 'Face Off' and 'Ghost Rider'?
  10. From which country does pitta bread originate?

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Answers: 30th April

  1. New York
  2. 1990
  3. Octopus
  4. Mango
  5. Hand colouring (Colours were applied with a fine brush and then fixed by simply breathing on the plate)
  6. Poland
  7. 50
  8. 4000 miles
  9. Nicholas Cage
  10. Greece

Questions: 7th May

  1. In which city did Romeo and Juliet live?
  2. What does the 'W' in the name George W Bush stand for?
  3. What is the largest snake on Earth?
  4. Which is the world's second largest French-speaking city?
  5. What colour is cobalt?
  6. What is the national sport in Japan?
  7. What's another name for a violin?
  8. How many times has Michael Schumacher been a Formula 1 champion?
  9. What is Japenese sake made from?
  10. How many time zones are there in the world?

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Answers: 7th May

  1. Verona
  2. Walker
  3. Anaconda (up to 9 meters)
  4. Montreal (Canada)
  5. Blue
  6. Sumo Wrestling
  7. Fiddle
  8. Seven
  9. Rice
  10. 24

Questions: 14th May

  1. ‘Suncrisp’, ‘Golden Russet’ and ‘Braeburn’ are all varieties of which fruit?
  2. Where in the world would you expect to find a car with the vehicle registration code ‘V’?
  3. In which century was the first ‘Grand National’ horse race?
  4. Who succeeded Henry II as King of England?
  5. The logo for which popular app consists of a white telephone in a white speech bubble on a green background?
  6. What is fifteen percent of two thousand?
  7. ‘Bright Eyes’ by Art Garfunkel was used in the soundtrack to which 1978 animated film?
  8. Which UK airport has the IATA code GLA?
  9. According to the idiom, what do ‘birds of a feather’ do?
  10. Lemurs are native to which island?

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Answers: 14th May

  1. Apple
  2. Vatican City
  3. 19th Century (1839)
  4. Richard I/Richard the Lionheart
  5. Whatsapp 
  6. 300
  7. Watership Down
  8. Glasgow International
  9. Flock Together
  10. Madagascar

Questions: 21st May

  1. Which is the only letter in Scrabble to have a value of five points?
  2. After which Dutch explorer was the island state of Tasmania named?
  3. Which London Underground line has the most stations?
  4. Who wrote the books on which the series ‘Game of Thrones’ is based?
  5. What are the three given names of Prince George of Cambridge?
  6. Where does the Salsa dance originate from?
  7. Who was the sixth wife of Henry VIII?
  8. In which century was William Shakespeare born?
  9. In which English county is Blenheim Palace?
  10. What is the name of the machine, commonly referred to as a ‘lie detector’, which measures reactions such as blood pressure, pulse and respiration of an individual in response to questions asked?

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Answers: 21st May

  1. K
  2. Abel Tasman
  3. District Line (60 stations)
  4. George R.R. Martin
  5. George Alexander Louis
  6. Cuba
  7. Katharine Parr
  8. 16th century (1564)
  9. Oxfordshire
  10. Polygraph

Questions: 28th May

  1. Which comes first: Mothers’ Day in the UK or Mothers’ Day in the USA?
  2. A vehicle with the national registration code ‘PK’ would originate from which country?
  3. Who is attributed with the famous quote “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”?
  4. Only 1 British Prime Minister has been assassinated. Who was it?
  5. How many bones are there in a shark’s body?
  6. Which countryside animal would the French refer to as ‘un hérisson’?
  7. Which beer markets itself as “The King of Beers”?
  8. Which author created the character Paddington Bear?
  9. In which sport could you win the Davis Cup?
  10. In which world city would you find Maracanã Stadium?

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Answers: 28th May

  1. UK (In the UK it is the fourth Sunday in Lent, usually falling in March or April. In the US it is the second Sunday in May)
  2. Pakistan
  3. Mahatma Gandhi
  4. Spencer Perceval
  5. None (A shark’s skeleton is made up entirely of cartilage)
  6. A hedgehog
  7. Budweiser
  8. Michael Bond
  9. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Questions: 4th June

  1. Which word can come after ‘dream’, ‘steam’ and ‘life’ to form other words?
  2. Emerald is the traditional birthstone associated with which month of the year?
  3. In which ‘James Bond’ film did Daniel Craig first play the starring role?
  4. How many miles long is the River Nile: a) 2,258 miles (3,634 km), b) 3,258 miles (5,243 km) or c) 4,258 miles (6,853 km) long?
  5. How many sides has a pentacontagon?
  6. What was the first name of the character played by Alison Steadman in the hit sitcom ‘Gavin and Stacey’?
  7. Who was the first ever winner of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’?
  8. How many days are there in the second six months of the year, from the beginning of July to the end of December?
  9. The now-abandoned Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is within which modern-day country?
  10. What is the national currency of China?

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Answers: 4th June

  1. Boat
  2. May
  3. Casino Royale (2006)
  4. c) 4,258 miles long (6,853 km)
  5. 50 (A fifty-sided polygon)
  6. Pam
  7. Paul Potts
  8. 184 (31 in July, 31 in August, 30 in September, 31 in October, 30 in November and 31 in December)
  9. Ukraine
  10. Renminbi

Questions: 11th June

  1. Name all of Disney’s ‘Seven Dwarfs’
  2. Which type of nut is used to flavour ‘Nutella’ chocolate spread?
  3. Which is taller: Westminster Abbey or St Paul’s Cathedral?
  4. What is the name of the actress who played Phoebe Buffay in the sitcom ‘Friends’?
  5. In which year did Theresa May become Prime Minister?
  6. What is the capital of Vietnam?
  7. What was the full name given on Marilyn Monroe’s birth certificate?
  8. Rosalind, Orlando and Touchstone are characters in which of William Shakespeare’s plays?
  9. The internal angles of a triangle will always total how many degrees?
  10. Which European country has the longest coastline?

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Answers: 11th June

  1. Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy and Dopey
  2. Hazelnut
  3. St Paul’s Cathedral (365 ft (111m) tall, Westminster Abbey is 225 feet (69m) tall)
  4. Lisa Kudrow
  5. 2016
  6. Hanoi
  7. Norma Jean Mortenson (She was later baptised as Norma Jean Baker)
  8. As You Like It
  9. 180°
  10. Norway (58,133km)

Questions - 18th June

1. What is the largest bird of prey in the world?
2. Who is fifth in line to the British throne?
3. Who wrote Snow White?
4. How many eggs does the average chicken lay per year?
5. In which English seaside town was ‘Fawlty Towers’ set?
6. What alcohol do you traditionally use to flame a Christmas pudding?
7. Name the slowest animal in the world.
8. How many Michelin stars does Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London currently hold?
9. What's the best selling book of all time?
10. What is the capital of Chile?

Answers: 18th June

1. Andean Condor
2. Prince Louis
3. The Brothers Grimm
4. 260
5. Torquay
6. Brandy (or rum)
7. Three-toed sloth
8. Three
9. The Bible
10. Santiago

Questions: 25th June

1. In Dirty Dancing, what is Baby's first name?
2. Which is the only venomous snake native to the UK?
3. Earth is located in which galaxy?
4. Who was Prime Minister on VE Day, in 1945?
5. What do you call a group of jellyfish?
6. Who won the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2019?
7. Which country is the origin of the cocktail Mojito?
8. Which singer was known amongst other things as 'The King of Pop'?
9. What is Japanese sake made from?
10. What is the name of Boris Johnson's newborn son?

Answers: 25th June

1. Frances
2. Adder
3. The Milky Way galaxy
4. Winston Churchill
5. A bloom
6. USA
7. Cuba
8. Michael Jackson
9. Rice
10. Wilfred (Lawrie Nicholas) Johnson

Questions: 2nd July

1. What is the proper term for your funny bone?
2. Who was the first female Prime Minister of Australia?
3. What does IPA stand for?
4. Which bird can fly backwards?
5. In tennis, what piece of fruit is found at the top of the men's Wimbledon trophy?
6. What is the capital of Switzerland?
7. What is the collective noun for a group of giraffes?
8. In what year was the Chernobyl disaster?
9. Where was Prince Philip born?
10. How old do you have to be to stand for US president?

Answers: 2nd July

1. Humerus
2. Julia Gillard (2010-2013)
3. India Pale Ale
4. Hummingbird
5. Pineapple
6. Bern
7. A tower
8. 1986
9. Greece
10. 35-years-old

Questions: 9th July

1. The tallest building in the world is located in which city?
2. What's the longest river in the UK.
3. Complete this famous line from an iconic Queen song: “I see a little silhouetto of a man, Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the ________?”
4. How many hearts does an octopus have?
5. In which year did Twitter launch?
6. What is the capital city of New Zealand?
7. How many children does Queen Elizabeth have?
8. What country has the most islands?
9. How many different teams have won the Premier League since the start of the inaugural season in 1992/93?
10. Name the hottest chilli pepper in the world.

Answers: 9th July

1. Dubai (Burj Khalifa)
2. River Severn
3. Fandango
4. Three
5. 2006
6. Wellington
7. Four – Charles, Andrew, Anne and Edward
8. Sweden (approximately 221,800)
9. Six (Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Leicester, Blackburn)
10. Carolina Reaper

Questions: 16th July

1. Who is the longest serving presenter of the BBC children’s show Blue Peter?
2. Which city will host the 2028 Olympic Games?
3. In what year did The Beatles split up?
4. What are the two main ingredients of a Dark and Stormy cocktail?
5. Which European country consumes the most coffee?
6. What number is found in reference to their varieties on Heinz products?
7. What is the largest landlocked country in the world by size?
8. Which planet is nearest the sun?
9. Who authored The Hunger Games book series?
10. Which two country singers famously sang together on 1983 song Islands in the Stream?

Answers: 16th July

1. John Noakes (12 years from 1965-1978)
2. Los Angeles
3. 1970
4. Dark rum, Ginger Beer
5. Finland is the top coffee consumer per capita.
6. 57
7. Kazakhstan
8. Mercury
9. Suzanne Collins
10. Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Questions: 23rd July

1. What are the 5 colours of the Olympic rings?
2. What is Usain Bolt’s 100m world record time?
3. How many times has Roger Federer won the French Open?
4. Which country did F1 legend Ayrton Senna come from?
5. Jessica Ennis-Hill competed for Great Britain in which sport?
6. Which sport involves tucks and pikes?
7. At which course is The Masters golf tournament held?
8. Who did England beat in the 2019 cricket World Cup final?
9. Which rugby team play their home games at The Stoop?
10. In what year was Henley Royal Regatta first held?

Questions: 16th July

1. Who is the longest serving presenter of the BBC children’s show Blue Peter?
2. Which city will host the 2028 Olympic Games?
3. In what year did The Beatles split up?
4. What are the two main ingredients of a Dark and Stormy cocktail?
5. In what year did Channel 5 launch in the UK?
6. What number is found in reference to their varieties on Heinz products?
7. What is the largest landlocked country in the world by size?
8. Which planet is nearest the sun?
9. Who authored The Hunger Games book series?
10. Which two country singers famously sang together on 1983 song Islands in the Stream?

Answers: 23rd July

1. Blue, yellow, black, red, green
2. 9.58 seconds
3. Once
4. Brazil
5. Heptathlon
6. Diving
7. Augusta
8. New Zealand
9. Harlequins
10. 1839

Questions: 30th July

1. EastEnders began broadcasting on BBC One in which year?
2. At which venue is the British Grand Prix held?
3. Noel and Liam Gallagher from Oasis have an older brother, what’s his name?
4. Which southern Italian city is usually credited as the birthplace of the pizza?
5. If you completed the Three Peaks challenge, which three UK mountains would you have climbed?
6. What is the currency of Vietnam?
7. Which Stephen King novel takes place mostly in the fictional Overlook Hotel?
8. Elon Musk is the CEO of which global brand.
9. Which three crosses make up the Union Jack?
10. Which actor played the Doctor the longest (continuously, not counting later cameos) in the TV series?

Answers: 30th July

1. 1985
2. Silverstone
3. Paul Gallagher
4. Naples
5. Ben Nevis, Snowdon, Scafell Pike
6. Vietnamese dong
7. The Shining
8. Tesla
9. Crosses of St. George (England), St. Andrew (Scotland), and St. Patrick (Ireland)
10. Tom Baker

Questions: 6th August

1. Which club does former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho manage now?
2. Who was the first Queen of England?
3. How many counties are there in the UK? a) 48 b) 58, c) 68
4. Which US actor plays the title character in the movie franchise 'Deadpool'?
5. What is commonly known as the national fruit of India?
6. What was the busiest London Underground station in 2019?
7. Which piece could be “checkmated” in chess?
8. Which Conservative MP became 'Leader of the House' in July 2019?
9. Which mammal has the largest brain by weight, a human or a sperm whale?
10. Vanilla comes from what flowers?

Answers: 6th August

1. Tottenham Hotspur
2. Mary I
3. 48
4. Ryan Reynolds
5. Mango
6. Waterloo
7. King
8. Jacob Rees-Mogg
9. A sperm whale
10. Orchids

Questions: 13th August

1. 'The Chronicles of Narnia' is a children's book series written by which author?
2.  What is cherry blossom known as in Japanese?
3.  What is the name of the paper company where the UK version of The Office is based?
4.  Which famous British figure died on 24 January 1965?
5.  How much of the human body is water?
6.  Where would you find the Sea of Tranquility?
7.  What is England's largest county with no coastline?
8.  What is the only mammal that cannot jump?
9.  How many pounds are in a stone?
10. What is the capital of Turkey?

Answers: 13th August

1. CS Lewis
2. Sakura
3. Wernham Hogg
4. Winston Churchill
5. 60%
6. The Moon
7. Shropshire
8. Elephants
9. 14
10. Ankara

Questions: 20th August

1. What was Sri Lanka called before the country's name changed in 1972?
2. Who shot Martin Luther King?
3. What is the Spanish word for beer?
4. Where in the body would you find the metatarsal?
5. What is the name of the second James Bond film?
6. What is the most common first name of British monarchs?
7. In a pack of standard playing cards, which card is also known as 'the dame'?
8. What colour is the spot in the middle of the Japanese flag?
9. In the fairy tale, what is the name of Hansel's sister?
10. The Giulia, Giulietta and Stelvio models of car are produced by which Italian car company?

Answers: 20th August

1. Ceylon
2. James Earl Ray
3. Cerveza
4. In the feet
5. From Russia With Love
6. Henry
7. Queen
8.  Red
9. Gretel
10. Alfa Romeo

Questions: 27th August

1. Which is the only venomous snake native to the UK?
2. Which is Shakespeare's longest play?
3. Which card game would you aim to get the number 21?
4. What city is the Taj Mahal in?
5. What is the second largest ocean in the world?
6. What is the periodic symbol for gold?
7. What colours go together to make purple?
8. Who wrote The Cat In The Hat?
9. What is the most expensive spice?
10. What film is this famous line from? "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

Answers: 27th August

1. Adder
2. Hamlet
3. Blackjack
4. Agra
5. The Atlantic
6. Au
7. Red and blue
8. Dr Seuss
9. Saffron
10. Gone With the Wind

Questions: 3rd September

Which country would you be in if you were...?

1. Hiking up Mount Etna?
2. Visiting Waiheke Island?
3. Kissing the Blarney Stone?
4. Visiting the Temple of the Emerald Buddha
5. Hiking to The Old Man of Storr
6. Crossing the Charles Bridge
7. Visiting the 'Lost City'
8. Having lunch in Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square)
9. Bathing in the sacred spring at Pure Tirta Empul (temple)
10. Exploring Angkor Wat

Answers: 3rd September

1. Italy
2. New Zealand
3. Ireland
4. Thailand
5. Scotland
6. Prague
7. Jordan (Petra)
8. Venice
9. Bali
10. Cambodia

Questions: 10th September

General Knowledge

1. By what name is coriander referred to in the USA?
2. The flamingo is the national bird of which country?
3. What is the most sold flavour of Walker’s crisps?
4. What is the capital city of Iceland?
5. How many horses are on each team in a polo match?
6. Name the first actor to play Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films. 
7. Which country in the world is believed to have the most miles of motorway?
8. Which 2019 film won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Film that year? 
9. What are the two main ingredients of a Dark and Stormy cocktail?
10. How many notes are there in a musical scale?

Answers: 10th September

1. Cilantro
2. The Bahamas
3. Cheese and Onion
4. Rekyavik
5. Four
6. Richard Harris
7. China
8. Cats
9. Dark rum, Ginger Beer
10. 7

Questions: 17th September

Test your music knowledge

1. Hamilton has become one of the biggest musical theatre shows of all time since it debuted in 2015 – but what is the name of the acclaimed star who wrote it?
2. Matt Goss, Luke Goss and Craig Logan made up which band?
3. Which two country singers famously sang together on 1983 song Islands in the Stream?
4. Complete this Spice Girls lyric: “If you wanna be my [BLANK], you gotta get with my friends”
5. Which girl group had hits including Pure Shores and Never Ever?
6. Gordon Sumner is the real name of what famous British musician?
7. In what year did The Beatles split up?
8. is best known for performing with which hip hop group?
9. What is the name of Amy Winehouse's debut album?
10. How many number one singles did Oasis have?

Answers: 17th September

1. Lin Manuel Miranda
2. Bros
3. Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
4. Lover (from the song Wannabe)
5. All Saints
6. Sting
7. 1970
8. Black Eyed Peas
9. Frank
10. Eight


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