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Gold Quiz

All the questions in this quiz are about gold or have the word gold in the question or answer.


  1. What's the chemical symbol for gold?
  2. The Golden Temple is located in which Indian city?
  3. The Golden State is a nickname for which U.S. state?
  4. What term is given to gold that has been hammered into thin sheets by beating and is often used for gilding?
  5. What was the name of the ship captained by Francis Drake in his circumnavigation of the world between 1577 and 1580?
  6. Which groups' 1967 cover version of 'Silence is Golden' reached number one on the UK Singles Chart?
  7. Which United States Army base in Kentucky is adjacent to the United States Bullion Depository which houses a large portion of America's official gold reserves?
  8. What mythical object did alchemists seek to turn base metals into gold?

  9. Which well known parody award is given annually to the worst actor of the previous year?
  10. Which area on the coast of Catalonia, Spain, between Alcanar and Cunit, has a name meaning 'Golden Coast' in English?
  11. Which member of Spandau Ballet wrote both the music and lyrics to the 1983 song Gold?
  12. Which annual celebration has the celebratory colours purple, green, and gold?
  13. What carat gold is also called pure gold or 100 per cent gold?
  14. How many olympic gold medals does Sebastian Coe have?
  15. The Golden Girls is an American TV sitcom about four older women who share friendship and a home in which U.S. state?
  16. Gold Hill is a steep cobbled street in the town of Shaftesbury, in Dorset, famous for which 1970s advert?
  17. The Gold Coast is a coastal city in which country?
  18. Can you name the only metal that has almost the exact same density as gold?
  19. Who was the original presenter of the British television game show Going for Gold?
  20. According to the Bible, a gold idol in the form of which animal was made by the Israelites when Moses went up to Mount Sinai?
  21. The Golden Buddha, the world's largest solid-gold statue, is located in which city?
  22. Which retired American professional golfer was nicknamed the Golden Bear?
  23. Which European city was the first city to mint its own gold coins in 1252?
  24. What six letter word links snooker player Steve Davis and the Welcome Stranger?
  25. The mineral iron pyrite is also known as what?
  26. In Ian Fleming's 1959 novel Goldfinger, who is the only female in the United States known to be running an organized crime gang?


  1. Au
  2. Amritsar
  3. California
  4. Gold leaf
  5. Golden Hind (originally named Pelican, but Drake renamed her mid-voyage in 1578)
  6. The Tremeloes
  7. Fort Knox
  8. Philosopher's Stone
  9. The Golden Raspberry Awards (also known in short as Razzies and Razzie Awards)
  10. Costa Daurada
  11. Gary Kemp
  12. Mardi Gras
  13. 24 carat gold
  14. Two gold medals
  15. Florida
  16. Hovis advert
  17. Australia
  18. Tungsten
  19. Henry Kelly
  20. Calf (golden calf)
  21. Bangkok

  22. Jack Nicklaus
  23. Florence, Italy
  24. Nugget (Steve Davis's nickname was the Golden Nugget and the Welcome Stranger is the name of the biggest alluvial gold nugget ever found)
  25. Fool's gold
  26. Pussy Galore