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Fun Quiz Questions

  1. In a well known sentence that contains every letter of the English alphabet, what did 'the quick brown fox jump over'? (two words needed)
  2. What name was originally proposed in an online poll to name the research vessel that was eventually called RRS Sir David Attenborough?


  3. Which country's toilets often have several functions including a blow dryer, seat heating, massage options, water jet adjustments, automatic lid opening and automatic flushing?
  4. Which British football chant, often sung to the tune of 'Knees Up Mother Brown', is sometimes aimed at overweight footballers?
  5. If you dug a hole through the centre of the earth starting from New Zealand's capital city, which European country would you end up in?
  6. What's the title of the World War Two British song that mocks the Nazi leader's lack of an anatomical part?
  7. Which comedy team used to ride a bike called the 'trandem'?
  8. Would you weigh lighter, the same, or more at the equator than you would at the poles?
  9. What sort of tax was introduced in England in 1535 under Henry VIII?
  10. True or False. There are NO tigers in Sri Lanka?
  11. Which tree can come in varieties called swamp, pussy and crack?
  12. What 'act' links Norman soldiers at the Battle of Crecy in 1346, footballer Joey Barton at Goodison Park in 2006, and Ukranian Vitalii Sediuk at the 2017 Eurovision song contest?
  13. Which actor and TV personality, often just referred to by just his last name, was married to Australian actress Beatrice Norbury from 1971 to 1974?
  14. The UK's Dyslexia Research Trust is based in which British city?
  15. A 'snood' is an erectile, funny looking fleshy protuberance on the head of which animal?
  16. What nickname was given to Rembrandt's The Night Watch after being over-restored in the 1940s?
  17. In family relationships, what sort of relation is a male nibling?
  18. Which icon of eleven Carry On Films was also nominated for an Academy Award for writing the lyrics to the song 'Georgy Girl'?
  19. Which two punctuation marks are combined to make an interrobang?
  20. What is the most common natural object to be mistaken for a UFO?
  21. Who came up with the advertising slogans 'Naughty but Nice' for cream cakes and 'That'll do nicely' for American Express? (answer is a person not a company)
  22. In which country are there six villages called Silly, 12 called Billy, and two called Pratt?



Answers:

  1. Lazy dog ('the quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog' is a sentence that contains every letter of the English language)
  2. Boaty McBoatface
  3. Japan's
  4. Who Ate All the Pies?
  5. Spain
  6. Hitler Has Only Got One Ball
  7. The Goodies
  8. Lighter (centrifugal force due to the spinning of the Earth is at its maximum at the equator hence making gravity less)
  9. A beard tax
  10. True
  11. Willow
  12. Mooning (showing buttocks to offend)
  13. Christopher Biggins
  14. Reading
  15. A turkey
  16. The Day Watch
  17. Nephew
  18. Jim Dale
  19. A question mark and an exclamation mark (in otherwords, !? or ?!)
  20. Venus
  21. Salman Rushdie (whilst working as an adverting copywriter)
  22. France



Fun Quiz Questions

  1. Which Hollywood film actress, a star from the late 1930s to the 1950s, was famous for her inventions which included technology that paved the way for modern Wi-Fi?
  2. Native to the Caribbean, what sort of animal is the mountain chicken?
  3. Singer Johnny Cash had an addiction to painkillers after being attacked by which sort of animal that he kept on his farm?
  4. Which breakfast food dish was the working title of the Beatles' song Yesterday?
  5. Which phrase does Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, have inscribed on his tombstone?
  6. What is fukalite?
  7. 1 is 189, 2 is 33, 3 is 80; what are we talking about?
  8. What links the sports of fishing, hockey, badminton, discus and the hammer?
  9. What is a Turdus maximus?
  10. After which disease did fun loving acting legend Errol Flynn name his house?
  11. Which event was won by the City of London Police team at the 1908 London Summer Olympics?
  12. What seasonal name do the Chinese put before the word 'festival' to call the celebration we know as Chinese New Year?
  13. During World War II what nickname was given to the British women who worked felling trees and in sawmills?
  14. Which is the longest British month?
  15. Which swimming stroke did Captain Matthew Webb use to become the first recorded person to swim the English Channel in 1875?

Answers:

  1. Hedy Lamarr
  2. Frog
  3. An ostrich




  4. Scrambled Eggs
  5. That's All Folks
  6. It's a mineral
  7. Motorway lengths, i.e. M1 is 189 miles long.
  8. They all use nets but have no balls
  9. It's a species of bird (blackbird found in the Himalayas)
  10. Cirrhosis. It was named 'Cirrhosis by the Sea'.
  11. Tug-of-War
  12. Spring Festival
  13. Lumberjills
  14. October (31 days and 1 hour because the clocks go back)
  15. Breaststroke
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