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100 Ready-Made Quiz Questions

Round 1 - General Knowledge

  1. The book Lucky Jim is dedicated to which English poet?
  2. Which country has more lakes than the rest of the world combined?
  3. Who owns Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands?
  4. What is a Sir Roger de Coverley?
  5. 'Red Vineyard' is the only painting sold by which artist in his lifetime?
  6. In which year was the Falkland's War?
  7. Whose dying words were: 'All my possessions for a moment of time'?
  8. Which country did Churchill refer to as 'the Pearl of Africa'?
  9. Which superhero is the alter ego of Steve Rogers?
  10. Who is known as the 'Father of English Poetry'?

Answers Round 1:

  1. Philip Larkin
  2. Canada 
  3. Sir Richard Branson
  4. A country dance
  5. Van Gogh
  6. 1982
  7. Elizabeth I
  8. Uganda 
  9. Captain America
  10. Geoffrey Chaucer


Round 2 - Geography

  1. What geographical term is the opposite of Windward?
  2. Sana'a, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, is the capital of which country?
  3. What can be found in non-tabular forms such as Dome, Pinnacle and Wedge?
  4. Which city's underground railway network is the oldest in the world?
  5. What name is given to mountains in Scotland that are over 3,000ft tall?
  6. In which country would you find The Algarve?
  7. What was the Indian city of Mumbai formerly known as?
  8. On which Welsh island would you find Holyhead?
  9. Name the famous active volcano found on the east coast of Sicily?
  10. In which English county would you find the towns of Cockermouth and Ulverston?

Answers Round 2:

  1. Leeward
  2. Yemen 
  3. Icebergs
  4. London 
  5. Munros
  6. Portugal 
  7. Bombay 
  8. Anglesey 
  9. Mount Etna 
  10. Cumbria 


Round 3 - General Knowledge

  1. Which planet is named after the Roman god of agriculture?
  2. Which American television soap starred a former 'Mamas and Papas' singer?
  3. What physical trait does a person with ephelides have?
  4. When is St. Swithun's Day?
  5. What was the former name of the Indian city Chennai?
  6. Tiger Beer originates from which country?
  7. Philosopher Kong Zi is better known by what name?
  8. Who was Time Magazine's first man of the year in 1927?
  9. Who is married to Jared Kushner?
  10. Norville Rogers is a fictional character better known by which name?

Answers Round 3:

  1. Saturn
  2. Knots Landing (Michelle Phillips)
  3. Freckles
  4. 15th July
  5. Madras 
  6. Singapore 
  7. Confucius
  8. Charles Lindbergh
  9. Ivanka Trump
  10. Shaggy (from Scooby-Doo)


Round 4 - General Knowledge

  1. Which present-day country boasts the birthplace of Jesus?
  2. Which hills boast the source of the Thames?
  3. Which band led by an American singer won the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest for Britain?
  4. Whose funeral resulted in the postponement of the 1968 Oscar presentations?
  5. Who became the Italian prime minister in 1922?
  6. Which King's defeat ended the War of the Roses?
  7. Which American sculptor is famous for wrapping things up?
  8. Who is by far the most famous creation of Michael Bond?
  9. Which biblical measurement was approximately 18 inches?
  10. At what time should clocks be put forward or back for daylight saving?
  11. What nationality was Greg Rusedski before he became a British tennis star?
  12. How many hurdles must be cleared in the 110m hurdles?

Answers Round 4:

  1. Jordan 
  2. The Cotswolds
  3. Katrina and the Waves
  4. Martin Luther King's
  5. Mussolini
  6. Richard III
  7. Christo
  8. Paddington Bear
  9. One Cubit
  10. 2 am
  11. Canadian
  12. Ten


Round 5 - Television

  1. Which reality television show features Patti Stanger?
  2. Thornhill Community Academy is featured in which Channel 4 TV program?
  3. What is the name of Simon Cowell's baby boy?
  4. Peaky Blinders is a 1919 saga set in which UK city?
  5. In Gavin and Stacey what is Gavin's surname?
  6. Which science-themed sitcom features Sheldon Cooper?
  7. Which actor took over the role of minder from Dennis Waterman?
  8. Nicholas Lyndhurst played Ria and Ben's son in which sitcom?
  9. Lovers Alan and Celia’s late-blooming courtship was entitled 'Last Tango' in which British city?
  10. What character did Caroline Quentin play in Men Behaving Badly?

Answers Round 5:

  1. The Millionaire Matchmaker
  2. Educating Yorkshire
  3. Eric
  4. Birmingham 
  5. Shipman
  6. The Big Bang Theory
  7. Gary Webster
  8. Butterflies
  9. Halifax 
  10. Dorothy


Round 6 - General Knowledge

  1. Where was a speed record of 11.2mph set in 1972?
  2. What is ikebana?
  3. What was the name of the IBM computer that famously beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997?
  4. Dry ice is a frozen form of which gas?
  5. What is Margaret Thatcher's middle name?
  6. Launched in 1972, Landsat was the series of revolutionary what?
  7. B&Q was founded in 1969 in which British city?
  8. Which part of a horse’s anatomy is the equivalent of a human ankle?
  9. In what country was Che Guevara born?
  10. What slogan used during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of passive resistance was coined by Allen Ginsberg?

Answers Round 6:

  1. The moon
  2. Flower arranging
  3. Deep Blue
  4. Carbon Dioxide
  5. Hilda
  6. Satellites
  7. Southampton 
  8. Fetlock
  9. Argentina 
  10. Flower Power


Round 7 - Food and Drink

  1. What cocktail is composed of gin and lime juice?
  2. What semi-hard Cornish cheese is wrapped in nettles?
  3. What fruit is the dip guacamole made from?
  4. What do Americans call grilling?
  5. A loganberry is a cross between a blackberry and what other fruit?
  6. What vegetable has varieties: The Student, Tender and True, and White Gem?
  7. Whitstable in Kent is famous for what food?
  8. What ingredient is in the Russian soup Solyanka?
  9. Mozzarella cheese is originally made from what animal's milk?
  10. What vegetable has varieties: Autumn King, Early Giant, and Figaro?

Answers Round 7:

  1. Gimlet
  2. Yarg
  3. Avocados
  4. Broiling
  5. Raspberry
  6. Parsnips
  7. Oysters
  8. Cucumber
  9. Buffalo 
  10. Carrots


Round 8 - General Knowledge

  1. Who wrote the classic novel The Mayor of Casterbridge?
  2. An epithalamium poem is written to celebrate what occasion?
  3. Which rank of the nobility comes between Duke and Earl?
  4. Which tree is traditionally associated with cemeteries?
  5. What is the world’s tallest grass which can grow up to 90 cm in a day?
  6. What object is MENSA the word for in Latin?
  7. All of the clocks in which movie are stuck on 4:20?
  8. There are only three angels named in the bible. Michael and Lucifer are two, name the other?
  9. How many bones does an adult have?
  10. If you happened to be 'plaining and pearling' what would you be doing?

Answers Round 8:

  1. Thomas Hardy
  2. A wedding
  3. Marquis
  4. Yew
  5. Bamboo
  6. Table
  7. Pulp Fiction
  8. Gabriel
  9. 206
  10. Knitting


Round 9 - History

  1. Which Portuguese-born navigator was the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean?
  2. Which historical figure is widely regarded as the greatest of all the Anglo-Saxon scholars?
  3. What disease killed thousands of people in Glasgow in 1832?
  4. Which killer was also known as 'The Whitechapel Murderer'?
  5. In which year was the Wall Street Crash?
  6. The Battle of Balaclava is a famous battle in which war?
  7. In which French city was Joan of Arc put to death?
  8. Who was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover?
  9. In which century was The Black Death?
  10. Mathematician Ada Lovelace is often considered the world’s first computer programmer, whose daughter was she?

Answers Round 9:

  1. Ferdinand Magellan
  2. The Venerable Bede
  3. Cholera
  4. Jack the Ripper
  5. 1929
  6. The Crimean
  7. Rouen 
  8. Queen Victoria
  9. Fourteenth
  10. Lord Byron's


Round 10 - General Knowledge

  1. In EastEnders, The Queen Victoria pub is at the corner of Albert Square and which street?
  2. Which musician was born Philippe Pages in Paris in 1953?
  3. Which film actor was the most decorated American soldier in World War Two?
  4. Branded the 'eternal Booker bridesmaid', who was shortlisted five times for the Man Booker prize between 1973 and 1998 but never won?
  5. What is ziganka?
  6. Which movie was John Wayne making when he won an Oscar for 'True Grit'?
  7. Which musical includes the line 'Yes, I remember it well'?
  8. What was the first novel ever written on a typewriter?
  9. Which Oxford college did Margaret Thatcher attend?
  10. Which is the world's smallest flightless bird?

Answers Round 10:

  1. Bridge Street
  2. Richard Clayderman
  3. Audie Murphey
  4. Beryl Bainbridge
  5. A Russian country dance (accept dance)
  6. Rio Lobo
  7. Gigi
  8. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  9. Sommerville
  10. Kiwi