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30 Quiz Questions

  1. In the poem "The Owl and the Pussycat" what type of spoon did they eat mince and slices of quince with?
  2. Angkor Wat is a temple complex in which country?
  3. By what name are the 'aurora borealis' also known?
  4. Intriguing local spectators, film actor Charles Aubrey Smith organised British actors in Hollywood into what sort of team?

  5. Which of the Greek islands has the largest population?
  6. Earth's average distance to the Sun is about how many million miles?
  7. Can you name the Danish manufacturing company that specialises in roof windows and skylights?
  8. What was the name of Jack Duckworth's wife in Coronation Street?
  9. What is the capital of Peru?
  10. First published in 1924, When We Were Very Young is a best-selling book of poetry by which author?
  11. Who scored a hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final?
  12. Who invented the spinning jenny in 1764?
  13. What was the name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1971 to 1997?
  14. The Guardian was founded in 1821 in which English city?
  15. Which junction in Westminster, where six routes meet, is the point from which distances from London are measured?
  16. What was the name of the snail in the 1970s children's television programme Magic Roundabout?
  17. In which decade was VAT introduced in the UK by the Finance Act?
  18. Who played Cameron Poe, a paroled former Army Ranger, in the 1997 film Con Air?
  19. Who is the famous mother of English television presenter Mark Durden-Smith?
  20. Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley is which fictional character in the comic books published by DC Comics?
  21. Who was an independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire between 1784 and 1812?
  22. Eric Spear was paid a £6 commission in 1960 to write what?
  23. What is the name of the strait between Australia and the island of New Guinea?
  24. Which mosquito borne virus is abbreviated as WNV?
  25. Can you name the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot?
  26. Tom Clancy's literary career began when he sold which military thriller novel in 1984?
  27. Which 1980s TV series takes its name from the Japanese word meaning "roll-call"?
  28. What dessert was created in 1971 by Nigel Mackenzie and Ian Dowding at the Hungry Monk Restaurant in Jevington, East Sussex?
  29. Which biennial golf tournament for professional female golfers is contested between teams representing Europe and the United States?
  30. The carbonated soft drink Tango was first launched by which brand in 1950?


  1. A runcible spoon
  2. Cambodia
  3. The northern lights
  4. A cricket team (C. Aubrey Smith was a Hollywood actor who also captained England in Test cricket)
  5. Crete
  6. 93 million miles
  7. Velux
  8. Vera
  9. Lima
  10. A. A. Milne
  11. Geof Hurst
  12. James Hargreaves
  13. Zaire
  14. Manchester
  15. Charing Cross
  16. Brian
  17. 1970s (came into effect on 1 April 1973)
  18. Nicolas Cage
  19. Judith Chalmers
  20. Poison Ivy, or Ivy
  21. William Wilberforce
  22. The Coronation Street theme tune
  23. The Torres Strait
  24. West Nile virus
  25. St Matthias, or Matthias
  26. The Hunt for Red October
  27. Tenko
  28. Banoffee pie
  29. The Solheim Cup
  30. Corona