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Quiz About the Colour Brown

Trivia Questions

  1. By what name was 18th century English gardener and landscape architect Lancelot Brown better known?
  2. Who played Mr Brown in the film Reservoir Dogs?
  3. Which dark grey-brown colour derives its name from the French noun meaning "mole"?
  4. Mr Henry Brown who works in insurance in the City of London built a bedroom in the family attic for who?
  5. The original recipe for HP brown sauce was created by David Hoe in the 19th century to complement what type of locally made food?
  6. What is the more common name for the North American brown bear?

  7. What is the first name of the character played by Brendan O'Carroll in the Irish TV sitcom Mrs. Brown's Boys?
  8. Which brown, combustible, rock formed from naturally compressed peat is often referred to as brown coal?
  9. Named after a 19th-century British Indian Army general, what exactly is a Sam Browne
  10. A popular version of which song was adopted as the theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team in 1952?
  11. Charlie Brown is the main character of which comic strip?
  12. Originally called Rosebuds, what were first organized by Lord Baden-Powell in 1914?
  13. Which comic strip character, with a mate called "Lucky Eddie", was first created by cartoonist Dik Browne in 1973?
  14. Which mammal comes in types aardwolf, spotted, striped and brown?
  15. British aviators Alcock and Brown made the first ever non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919 by flying from and to which two countries?
  16. The name of which very light brown colour takes its name from the French word for the colour of natural wool?
  17. Give any year in which Gordon Brown served as British Prime Minister?
  18. Brown University is an Ivy League university in which American city?
  19. Which reddish-brown colour is named after the rich brown pigment derived from the ink sac of the common cuttlefish?
  20. Who created the fictional Catholic priest and amateur detective Father Brown?
  21. What term is given to vacant or derelict land, previously developed and usually industrial in nature?


  1. Capability Brown
  2. Quentin Tarantino
  3. Taupe
  4. Paddington Bear
  5. Pork Pies
  6. Grizzly bears
  7. Agnes (Agnes Brown)
  8. Lignite
  9. A belt (a wide belt supported by a narrower strap passing diagonally over the right shoulder, often part of a military uniform)
  10. Sweet Georgia Brown
  11. Peanuts
  12. Brownies (their name comes from the 1870 story "The Brownies" by Juliana Horatia)
  13. Hagar the Horrible
  14. Hyena
  15. From Canada to Ireland (from St. John's, Newfoundland, to County Galway, Ireland)
  16. Beige
  17. 2007, 2008, 2009, or 2010
  18. Providence (Rhode Island)
  19. Sepia
  20. G. K. Chesterton
  21. Brownfield