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Quiz I

  1. Name the most populated landlocked country in the world?
  2. Can you name the two British aircrat carriers that fought in the Falkland's War?
  3. What slogan used during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of a non-violence ideology was coined by the American beat poet Allen Ginsberg?
  4. Which American singer gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go's?
  5. In films, whose surname was Rockatansky?
  6. The Grimaldi family is associated with which principality?
  7. In Central Asia, what is a yurt?
  8. Which character in Dad's Army, a sheep farmer, had only occasional speaking parts while nonetheless appearing in the majority of episodes?
  9. Which ship, at birth in Greenwich, was damaged by fire in 2007?
  10. What is the traditional wood used in the making of an authentic Australian didgeridoo?


  1. Ethiopia
  2. Hms Invincible and HMS Hermes
  3. Flower Power
  4. Belinda Carlisle
  5. Mad Max
  6. Monaco
  7. A tent or portable dwelling structure
  8. Private Sponge
  9. Cutty Sark
  10. Eucalyptus (the trees are hollowed out by termites)

Quiz II

  1. What is the connection between Sir Isaac Newton and a Flower of Kent?
  2. Whose motto is 'Omnia Omnibus Ubique - All Things for All People, Everywhere'?
  3. Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia, the former Royal yacht, is permanently moored near which British city?
  4. What name is shared by the wife of a British twentieth century Prime minister, and a citrus fruit?
  5. Which 1912 discovery by Charles Dawson was exposed as a hoax more than 40 years later?
  6. Which two letters represent the postal code area of Edinburgh?
  7. Why is Hodgenville in Kentucky famous?
  8. What was created by L. L. Zamenhof in 1887?
  9. The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago off the coast of which county?
  10. How many pieces does each player have in backgammon?
  11. Who was leader of the Labour party before Tony Blair (discounting acting leader Margaret Beckett)?
  12. Which burger chain took its name from a Popeye cartoon character?


  1. The Flower of Kent is the variety of apple that Isaac Newton saw falling to the ground
  2. Harrods
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Clementine (the wife of Sir Winston Churchill)
  5. Piltdown man
  6. EH
  7. Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln
  8. Esperanto (a constructed international language)
  9. Cornwall
  10. 15
  11. John Smith
  12. Wimpy

Quiz III

  1. In which city was Gandhi assassinated in 1948?
  2. How many official languages does the UN have?
  3. Which famous painting features a site in Suffolk, near Flatford, on the River Stour?
  4. What was the name given to military units made up of volunteers from different countries, who travelled to Spain to fight for the Second Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939?
  5. If you was in Munich and saw the words 'Vorsicht vor dem Hund', what's the warning?
  6. The 2013 film One Chance is about which singer?
  7. Who was The Beatles manager from 1961 until his death in 1967?
  8. Lenny Henry, Jim Davidson, Les Dennis and Joe Pasquale were all first discovered on which television show?
  9. What is a gymnasium in Germany?
  10. Canary Wharf is located in which London borough?


  1. New Delhi
  2. Six
  3. The Hay Wain (by John Constable)
  4. The International Brigades
  5. Beware of the dog
  6. Paul Potts (Britain's Got Talent winner)
  7. Brian Epstein
  8. New Faces
  9. A secondary school
  10. Tower Hamlets

Quiz IV

  1. Name the famous fictional British naval officer in the C. S. Forester novels?
  2. How many letter tiles does a player start with in a game of Scrabble?
  3. The first successful combat submarine, the C.S.S Hunley, saw action in which war?
  4. The 'lev' is the currency of which country?
  5. What is the translation of the Russian word Pravda?
  6. In which American city would you find George Bush Intercontinental Airport?
  7. If we said 'The Great Soprendo' was married to a dinner lady, can you name the lady in question?
  8. What does 'LD' stands for when used in astronomy to express close approaches of Earth by minor planets?
  9. What was invented in 1711 by British musician John Shore?
  10. What name is given to snakes such as pythons because of their method of killing their prey?


  1. Horatio Hornblower
  2. 7
  3. American Civil
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Truth
  6. Houston, Texas
  7. Victoria Wood (Wood's former husband was Geoffrey Durham, known for many years as 'the Great Soprendo' and she starred in the sitcom Dinnerladies)
  8. Lunar distance
  9. The tuning fork
  10. Constrictor