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Quiz Questions I

  1. In Britain, compulsory driving tests were introduced in which decade?


  2. Name the Queen's first grandchild?
  3. The members of Rylstone and District Women's Institute were the inspiration for which 2003 film?
  4. Which broker's unauthorised speculative trading caused the collapse of Barings Bank?
  5. In geography, what is a haboob?
  6. What was the original name of Mr. Jones's farm in the book Animal Farm?
  7. Which song did Susan Boyle sing on her audition for Britain's Got Talent in 2009?
  8. Harvey Kietel reprised which Pulp Fiction character in the TV ad campaign for Direct Line?
  9. In 1967, 'Flowers in the Rain' achieved pop fame by being the first what?
  10. Which flower is the symbol of Marie Curie Cancer Care?
  11. Which Nobel Memorial Prize was first established in 1968?
  12. Mainly seen in computing and telephony, what is an octothorpe?
  13. Which sort of acid is found in a car battery?
  14. Melania Trump was born in which modern day country?
  15. In which subject did Theresa May obtain her university degree?

Answers:

  1. 1930s (Road Traffic Act 1934)



  2. Peter Phillips
  3. Calendar Girls
  4. Nick Leeson
  5. A sandstorm or dust storm
  6. Manor Farm
  7. I Dreamed a Dream (from Les Miserables)
  8. Winston Wolfe
  9. First record played on Radio 1
  10. Daffodil
  11. Economics
  12. A hashtag
  13. Sulphuric acid
  14. Slovenia
  15. Geography



Quiz Questions II

  1. Which author's unfinished books, following his wishes, were destroyed by a steamroller in 2017?
  2. In literature, who owns a dog named Jumble?
  3. In November 1988, who became the symbolic President of the State of Palestine?
  4. Which song starts with the lyrics 'You talk like Marlene Dietrich'?
  5. Comic legend and actor Ronnie Corbett was born in which British city?
  6. Who was the first British monarch to be photographed?
  7. What do Anne Diamond, Darren Day, Michael Barrymore, and Jimmy Cricket all have in common (early in their careers)?
  8. What sort of soup is Potage Crecy?
  9. How many rooms in the game of Cluedo contain secret passages?
  10. Can you name the older brother of the Kray Twins?
  11. As of 2016, the United States Seventh Fleet is based in which country?
  12. Which hobby is embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled pattern are used to form a picture?
  13. What is the name of the largest travel guide book publisher in the world?
  14. The town of Alresford, near Winchester, holds a festival for the plant species Nasturtium officinale every year; what is it?
  15. Are the majortiy of African countries north or south of the equator?

Answers:

  1. Terry Pratchett



  2. Just William
  3. Yasser Arafat
  4. Where Do You Go To My Lovely (by Peter Sarstedt)
  5. Edinburgh
  6. Queen Victoria (in 1857)
  7. Were all Butlin's Red Coats
  8. Carrot soup
  9. Four (the four corner rooms)
  10. Charlie
  11. Japan
  12. Cross-stitch
  13. Lonely Planet
  14. Watercress
  15. North








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