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The Guardian Quiz

  1. The Guardian was founded in which English city by merchant John Edward Taylor?
  2. The Guardian Weekly and which Sunday newspaper are sister papers to The Guardian?
  3. Which journalist worked for many years at the paper before joining the BBC as social affairs editor in the late 1980s, then rejoining The Guardian in 1998?
  4. The newspaper strongly opposed military intervention during which 1956 conflict?

  5. The Guardian's 19th century launch was on the very same day as which historical figure's death?
  6. At the start of which year did the newspaper relaunch in a new tabloid format from its mid-sized Berliner format?
  7. In 2011 The Guardian was named Newspaper of the Year at the Press Awards for its partnership with which international non-profit organisation founded by Australian Julian Assange?
  8. What nickname was given to The Guardian by the magazine Private Eye because of its past reputation for typos?
  9. In 1983 civil servant Sarah Tisdall anonymously sent The Guardian photocopied documents detailing the arrival of what to the UK?
  10. Who wrote in Homage to Catalonia in 1938: "Of our larger papers, the Guardian is the only one that leaves me with an increased respect for its honesty"?
  11. Which author of the 2011 book, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class, also writes a column for The Guardian?
  12. About which war that started in 1988 did the Guardian state: "the only honourable course for Europe and America is to use military force"?


  1. Manchester (it was known as The Manchester Guardian until renamed The Guardian in 1959)
  2. The Observer
  3. Polly Toynbee
  4. The Suez Crisis
  5. Napoleon Bonaparte's (on 5 May 1821)
  6. 2018
  7. WikiLeaks
  8. The Grauniad
  9. American cruise missile nuclear weapons
  10. George Orwell
  11. Owen Jones
  12. Kosovo War

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