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Quiz I

  1. Which school of witchcraft and wizardry was attended by Harry Potter?




  2. Which teacher taught at the fictional Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh?
  3. Pupils of which school are known as Wykehamists?
  4. Which boarding school was created by cartoonist Ronald Searle?
  5. The cruel fictional Victorian school Dotheboys Hall features in which Charles Dickens novel?
  6. Which school did former Prime Ministers Peel, Palmerston and Churchill all attend?
  7. In which school, founded by Plato, did Aristotle study for twenty years?
  8. Miss Agatha Trunchbull is the tyrannical headmistress of Crunchem Hall in which Roald Dahl children's book?
  9. Which boarding school did Prince Charles attend in the north-east of Scotland?
  10. Which play, set in the early 1980s, opens in Sheffield's Cutlers' Grammar School?
  11. Which 1967 British drama film is about Mark Thackeray who takes a teaching post at North Quay Secondary School in the tough East End of London?
  12. Famous for its school, Eton is a historic market town in which English county?

Answers:

  1. Hogwarts
  2. Miss Jean Brodie





  3. Winchester College (after school's founder, William of Wykeham)
  4. St Trinian’s
  5. Nicholas Nickleby
  6. Harrow
  7. The Academy
  8. Matilda
  9. Gordonstoun
  10. The History Boys (by Alan Bennett)
  11. To Sir, with Love
  12. Berkshire



X Factor Quiz II

  1. Mr Chips taught Greek and Latin during a 43-year long teaching career at which school?
  2. Which real life school is the setting for Tom Brown’s School Days?
  3. Which boarding and day school in Wiltshire did both The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Eugenie of York attend?
  4. Which king established Eton College in 1440 as a charity school to provide free education to 70 poor boys?
  5. Rudge Park Comprehensive featured in which TV series?
  6. Which high school features in the film Grease?
  7. Which school does Billy Bunter attend?
  8. Malory Towers, based on the girls' boarding school Benenden School, is a series of six novels by which children's writer?
  9. Which well known phrase can refer to the business and social connections amongst former pupils of male-only private schools?
  10. Which ancient temple was best known for its Peripatetic school of philosophy founded by Aristotle?
  11. Mrs McClusky was the best known head teacher of which school?
  12. Which fictional TV school was set in Rochdale but changed its location to Greenock, Scotland?
  13. Which programme was set in the fictional Fenn Street Secondary Modern School?
  14. "School's Out" is a 1972 song first recorded by which American rock band?
  15. In which year were the last O-levels awarded?

Answers:

  1. Brookfield Grammar School (in a book by James Hilton)
  2. Rugby
  3. Marlborough College
  4. Henry VI (6th)
  5. The Inbetweeners




  6. Rydell High School
  7. Greyfriars School (in a book by Frank Richards)
  8. Enid Blyton
  9. Old Boys Network
  10. The Lyceum
  11. Grange Hill
  12. Waterloo Road
  13. Please Sir!
  14. Alice Cooper
  15. 1987