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Birth Quiz


  1. Which animals have the longest pregnancy period of any living mammals?
  2. Queen Elizabeth II was born in which year?
  3. The Birth of Venus is a painting by which Italian artist?
  4. Two countries have had Prime Minister's that have given birth in office; can you name both countries?
  5. Which period in European history is represented by a French word literally meaning 'Rebirth'?

  6. What is the field of study concentrating on pregnancy and childbirth called?
  7. Which American said: "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why"?
  8. What is the common name for Dianthus caryophyllus, the birth flower for January?
  9. President George W. Bush shares the same birth date, that is July 6, 1946, with which famous American actor?
  10. Which actress received media coverage right after her birth having been born on July 1, 1967, the 100th anniversary of Canada's official founding?
  11. Which author who died in 1970 and was nominated 20 times for the Nobel Prize for Literature, said: "The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death."?
  12. Which musician was born in Stone Town, Tanzania, in 1946?
  13. Who famously sung "Happy Birthday to You" to President John F. Kennedy in May 1962?
  14. What was the first name of Miss Brown, the world's first so called 'test tube baby', born on July 25, 1978?
  15. Which element did Marie Curie name after the country of her birth?
  16. Which British Olympian was born on 28 April 1980 in Ghent, Belgium?
  17. In England and Wales, in which month of the year are most babies born?
  18. The Gospels of Matthew and Luke identify which city as the birthplace of Jesus?
  19. Which word means relating to the medical care of women when they are expecting a baby?
  20. Which 1915 silent film tells the story of the American Civil War and the period of Reconstruction after it?
  21. Who opened the Mothers' Clinic at Marlborough Road, London, in 1921, which offered mothers birth control advice?


  1. Elephants
  2. 1926 (21 April 1926)
  3. Sandro Botticelli
  4. Pakistan and New Zealand (Benazir Bhutto and Jacinda Ardern)
  5. Renaissance
  6. Obstetrics
  7. Mark Twain
  8. Carnation
  9. Sylvester Stallone
  10. Pamela Anderson
  11. E. M. Forster
  12. Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara)
  13. Marilyn Monroe
  14. Louise (Louise Joy Brown)
  15. Polonium
  16. Bradley Wiggins
  17. September
  18. Bethlehem
  19. Antenatal
  20. The Birth of a Nation
  21. Marie Stopes