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Welcome to our "What's the Longest" Quiz

Quiz I

  1. Which is the longest bone in the human body?
  2. The Isner–Mahut match played at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships is the longest tennis match in history, what was the score in the final set: (a)30-28, (b)50-48, or (c)70-68?

  3. At nine letters long, what is the longest word in the English language with only one vowel?
  4. Which country has the world's longest national anthem?
  5. First broadcast in 1953, name the world's longest-running news television programme?
  6. Adam Sandler plays the protagonist Paul Crewe in which 2005 film?
  7. The Tagus is the longest river on the Iberian Peninsula, but which river is the longest wholly within Spain?
  8. At 231 miles long, name the UK's longest motorway?
  9. Which British bridge was the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world for 17 years, until April 1998?
  10. Name the world's longest mountain range?
  11. Which play is Shakespeare's longest?
  12. Which animal has the longest gestation period: a gorilla, bear, kangaroo or horse?
  13. Name the longest river in South Africa?
  14. Who was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century?
  15. Who in 1910 won a prize for the longest flight from England to the Continent in a British-built aeroplane? (Hint: he later invented a famous World War I fighter bi-plane)?
  16. What is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge?
  17. Whose reign of over 72 years is the longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country in European history?
  18. Which book is the longest book in the Harry Potter series, yet the second shortest film at 2 hours and 18 minutes?
  19. Which New Zealand prime-time soap opera is the country's longest-running drama?
  20. What is the name of the epic 1962 black-and-white World War II film based on Cornelius Ryan's 1959 book of the same name?
  21. Can you name the longest-serving character in the soap Emmerdale?
  22. What are the longest cells in the human body?
  23. The longest border entirely in Europe is between which two countries?
  24. In which country is the longest fence in the world?
  25. The Trans-Siberian Railway, the longest railway line in the world, links Moscow with which city?


  1. The femur (or thigh bone)
  2. (c)70-68
  3. Strengths
  4. Greece
  5. Panorama
  6. The Longest Yard
  7. Ebro
  8. M6
  9. Humber bridge
  10. Andes
  11. Hamlet
  12. Horse
  13. Orange
  14. Margaret Thatcher
  15. Thomas Sopwith

  16. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  17. Louis XIV (14th) (also known as Louis the Great or the Sun King)
  18. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  19. Shortland Street
  20. The Longest Day
  21. Eric Pollard (played by Chris Chittell)
  22. Neurons
  23. Norway-Sweden
  24. Australia (The Dingo Fence built in 1885 to protect sheep)
  25. Vladivostok