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Bus Quiz Questions I

  1. What is the name most associated with the intercity bus carrier serving more than 3,800 destinations across North America?
  2. The word 'bus' is a clipped form of which Latin word?
  3. Known as the Trans Oceanica, the longest operational bus route in the world is 3,850 miles long and takes over 100 hours to complete - it connects Lima in Peru with which other South American city?
  4. Which front-engined double-decker bus was designed by London Transport and entered service in February 1956?




  5. In which UK city are the company headquarters of National Express Buses?
  6. How many decks does the Knight Bus have in the Harry Potter books and films?
  7. Which long distance UK coach operator commenced operating in August 2003 with fares starting at £1?
  8. Name the world's number one open-top bus operator?
  9. Episodes of On The Buses were set in which fictional Essex town?
  10. On the side of the famous Brexit bus how many million pounds was is stated that we sent the EU each week?
  11. What three word name connects a 1967 British made-for-television musical film and a tourist bus tour of Liverpool visiting places associated with the Beatles?
  12. What's the general term for buses that drive between places without many stops, often used for sport events, airports and other places where lots of people meet?
  13. Which British children's TV series originally broadcast from 1970 to 1971 featured the adventures of children whose den was an old red double-decker bus in a scrap yard?
  14. On December 1st, 1955, in which American city did Rosa Parks refuse to give up her bus seat?
  15. What two word term is an articulated bus better known by?
  16. Metroshuttle are free bus systems that operate in which British city?
  17. The last recorded horse omnibus in London was a Tilling bus which last ran in which decade of the twentieth century?
  18. Which company formed by Ann Gloag and her husband Robin was born out of deregulation of the British express coach market in the early 1980s?
  19. What name was given to a type of early motor coach common in the early part of the 20th century and popular for annual "works outings"? The name derives from the French for "carriage with wooden benches".
  20. Can you name the largest coach station in London which serves as a terminus for many medium and long distance UK coach services?

Answers:

  1. Greyhound
  2. Omnibus
  3. Rio de Janeiro
  4. Routemaster (The AEC Routemaster)
  5. Birmingham
  6. Three (it's a triple-decker bus)
  7. Megabus
  8. City Sightseeing
  9. Luxton
  10. £350 million ("we send the EU £350 million a week")
  11. Magical Mystery Tour
  12. Shuttle buses
  13. Here Come the Double Deckers!
  14. Montgomery
  15. Bendy bus





  16. Manchester
  17. 1910s (1914)
  18. Stagecoach
  19. Charabanc
  20. Victoria (Victoria Coach Station)