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Quiz Questions I

  1. Who did Charles Darwin replace on the £10 note in 2000?



  2. Aspirin was originally derived from the bark of which tree?
  3. What causes the naturally occurring circular rings, known as pixie or fairy rings, that appear in lawns and woodlands?
  4. In which British city is the National Railway Museum?
  5. What was the follow-up to the film Jurassic Park called?
  6. Which country’s national anthem is identical to that of Greece?
  7. In 2012, Joan Collins appeared in adverts for which chocolate bar?
  8. Which grammar school did Dad's Army's Captain George Mainwaring attend?
  9. What was the name of Scott's 1912 ill-fated expedition to reach the South Pole?
  10. In which country is Hekla an active volcano and also a common female name here?
  11. Which modern day country did Madagascar split with roughly 88 million years ago?
  12. In 2007, baggage-handler John Smeaton became a national hero by tackling fleeing terrorists at which airport?
  13. What animal is the logo of the website Tripadvisor?
  14. Name the only title character of a Disney animated feature film that does not speak?



Answers:

  1. Charles Dickens
  2. Willow
  3. Mushrooms
  4. York
  5. The Lost World
  6. Cyprus
  7. Snickers
  8. Eastbourne Grammar School
  9. The Terra Nova Expedition
  10. Iceland
  11. India
  12. Glasgow
  13. Owl
  14. Dumbo



Quiz Questions II

  1. Which present-day country boasts the birthplace of Jesus?
  2. Which hills boast the source of the Thames?
  3. Which sort of precise measuring scale would find on a sextant?
  4. Which capital city took just 41 months to build, from 1956 to 1960, and looks like an aeroplane from above?
  5. Which fictional character's marriage Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo ended tragically?
  6. In which athletics event is the women's world record better than the mene's?
  7. Which children's comic was named after the son of Andy Capp?
  8. Ice skaters Torvill and Dean are both from which English city?
  9. Which city has more neon signs than any other city in the world?
  10. What type of tree is traditionally found in churchyards?
  11. Who met his long-term Welsh girlfriend Hayley Roberts in a Cardiff bar whilst he was filming in the UK?
  12. With the postcode SW1A 1AA which building was transformed in the 1820s by the architect John Nash?
  13. Napoleon spent the last 6 years of his life in confinement on the island?
  14. At which famous London restaurant did Jamie Oliver work before stardom?

Answers:

  1. Jordan
  2. The Cotswolds
  3. Vernier scale
  4. Brasilia
  5. James Bond
  6. Discus (women throw a 1kg discus and men a 2kg)
  7. Buster
  8. Nottingham
  9. Tokyo
  10. The Yew
  11. David Hasselhoff
  12. Buckingham Palace
  13. Saint Helena
  14. River Cafe



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