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Welcome to our 'Best Quiz Questions' Page

On our Best Quiz page we're trying to put together questions that are a little more interesting than the 'norm'. Not sure if we've succeeded, but we'll continue to add what we think are good quiz questions so watch this space!

Quiz I

  1. Which county's film industry, the third largest in the world, is often referred to as Nollywood?

  2. Which slogan of a major brand was inspired by the last words of American murderer Gary Gilmore whilst awaiting execution by firing squad?
  3. Which two place names occupy the top positions of the famous sign post at Land's End?
  4. How many players are in the defence line of a table top football set?
  5. There is no mention of this fruit in the works of Shakespeare, Jane Austen or the Bible; Dickens uses the word six times in The Pickwick Papers, always followed by another word; which fruit is it?
  6. Who often signs his prints and watercolour paintings 'by A.G. Carrick'?
  7. Which game did early critics call 'sex in a box', with a lot of people thinking it too promiscuous to be considered an enjoyable party game?
  8. Which planet is home to both the highest mountain and the deepest, longest valley in the solar system?


  1. Nigeria
  2. 'Just Do It' (the slogan of Nike)
  3. New York (3147 miles) and John O'Groats (874 miles)
  4. Two
  5. Tomato (Dickens uses my word six times in The Pickwick Papers, always followed by another word - that other word is 'sauce'.)
  6. Prince Charles
  7. Twister
  8. Mars

Quiz II

  1. What was last used in 1977 at Baumettes Prison, in Marseille?
  2. What was renamed a 'liberty sandwich' in America during World War II?
  3. What event happened in the UK between the 3rd and 13th September 1752?
  4. Which word do you compose by placing in order the chemical symbols for tungsten, aluminium and potassium?
  5. We name the husband and the year of marriage, can you name the wife: (a) Nicolas Cage in 2002, (b) Dennis Rodman in 1998, (c) Ryan Reynolds in 2008, and (d) Dennis Hopper in 1970?
  6. In a memorable episode of Only Fools and Horses what were filled with explosive propane gas?
  7. If you had in your wallet a monkey and a pony how much money would you have?
  8. Who is said to have ridden a grey stallion called Aethenot?
  9. In 2016, for a man to eat at The Fat Duck with his wife it would cost how much for tickets which do not include drinks or a service charge: (a)£210, (b)£310, or (c)£510?
  10. Name the weapon a chap with the first names Isaac Newton invented in 1911?


  1. The guilotine

  2. Hamburger
  3. None - there were no such dates; these 11 days were lost from the calendar as the UK switched from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar?
  4. WALK (W, AL, and K)
  5. (a) Lisa Marie Presley, (b) Carmen Electra, (c) Scarlett Johansson, (d) Michelle Phillips
  6. Inflatable sex dolls
  7. £525 (a monkey is £500, a pony £25)
  8. Lady Godiva
  9. (c)£510 (The Fat Duck is a restaurant in Bray, Berkshire run by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal)
  10. The Lewis Gun (invented by Isaac Newton Lewis)

Quiz III

  1. Which soap opera did Ross Kemp join in 1986?
  2. How many children were there in the American television series The Waltons?
  3. How old was Victoria upon becoming Queen in 1837?
  4. What is the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet and also the middle name of a well known Hollywood actress?
  5. In which American city was Hilary Clinton born?
  6. Which musician has his so called stagename because he can trace his ancestry to Herman Melville?
  7. What form of transport when spelled backwards means 'clever'?
  8. How many countries make up Great Britain?
  9. Where would you find the 1st, 3rd, 16th and 26th Presidents of the United States?
  10. Which construction has been referred to as a 'tear drop on the cheek of time'?


  1. Emmerdale Farm (he joined Eastenders in 1990)
  2. 7 (John Walton Jr., Jason Walton, Mary Ellen Walton, Erin Esther Walton, Benjamin Walton II, James Robert Walton, and Elizabeth Tyler Walton)
  3. 18
  4. Zeta

  5. Chicago
  6. Moby
  7. Trams ('smart' when spelled backwards)
  8. Three (Northern Ireland is part of the UK but not Great Britain)
  9. Mount Rushmore
  10. Taj Mahal

Quiz IV

  1. Which island is largest: The Isle of Wight or the Isle of Man?
  2. A yes or no question: Bob is looking at Carol, but Carol is looking at Tom. Bob is married, but Tom is not. Is a married person looking at an unmarried person?
  3. How many times does the number seven appear in the numbers '1 to 100'?
  4. Mercury is the planet closest to the sun, Venus is the second closest, and earth is the third; which planet in our Solar System is the hottest?
  5. In 1980, which country introduced a ban on hang gliding to stop its citizens escaping?
  6. In which country did commercial bungee jumping first begin?
  7. How is the Stereophonics album Just Enough Education to Perform closely linked to footballer Wayne Rooney?
  8. In a deck of playing cards, who is the only king without a moustache?
  9. Ham is a small hamlet near which Cinque Port in Kent?
  10. If 31 and 38 are capital cities in Europe, 36 is in Austria, what would be the name given to 41?


  1. Isle of Man (572 km squared comapred to 381 km squares)

  2. Yes! If Carol is married, a married person is looking at an unmarried person (Carol is looking at Tom), if she isn’t, a married person is looking at an unmarried person (Bob is looking at Carol).
  3. 20 (many forget 77 has 2 sevens in it and answer 19)
  4. Venus. (Mercury has no atmosphere to hold heat; Venus has a thick atmosphere of carbon dioxide that makes the surface hotter since the heat can't escape.)
  5. East Germany
  6. New Zealand
  7. He has the title tattooed on his arm
  8. King of hearts
  9. Sandwich
  10. Jupiter (names given to Mozart symphonies)