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Quiz Questions I




  1. What was nationalised in 1956 by Gamal Abdel Nasser?
  2. How many pennies were there in a pre-decimal pound?
  3. The Reichstag building is in which European city?
  4. What was founded by General WIlliam Booth in 1865?
  5. Which sitcom character often says the words: 'I don't believe it'?
  6. What river flows through Cardiff city centre?
  7. How many feet are there in a fathom?
  8. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union from the 1920s until his death in 1953?
  9. How many holes are there on a typical golf course?
  10. Which park in New York City is the most visited urban park in the United States?
  11. The Cartwright family lived on the Ponderosa ranch in which TV series?
  12. What is often called ‘the old lady of Threadneedle Street’?
  13. Vegemite is a dark brown food paste popular in which country?
  14. What colour branding is associated with the budget hotel chain Premier Inn?
  15. Which glove puppet would you associate with Mr. Derek?
  16. Which actor played the title character in the seventies TV detective series Barnaby Jones?
  17. Which dance originated in the 1880s in the Argentina and Uruguay border region?
  18. According to the bible, how many people were at the Last Supper?
  19. Which planet is closest to the sun?
  20. What is the name for a young kangaroo?

Answers:

  1. The Suez Canal
  2. 240
  3. Berlin
  4. The Salvation Army
  5. Victor Meldrew (One Foot in the Grave)
  6. River Taff
  7. Six feet
  8. Joseph Stalin
  9. 18
  10. Central Park
  11. Bonanza
  12. The Bank of England
  13. Australia
  14. Purple
  15. Basil Brush
  16. Buddy Ebsen
  17. Tango
  18. 13
  19. Mercury
  20. Joey



Quiz Questions II

  1. What word can be fragments thrown out by an exploding bomb or a British slang term for loose change?
  2. What is measued by a Geiger counter?





  3. Cheeky chef, Shughie McFee, starred in which soap opera?
  4. In 1951, who played tenor Enrico Caruso, in the film The Great Caruso?
  5. Which French phrase is used in English to mean a mistake or false step?
  6. Which small white terrier dogs were first bred by a Parson living in Devon in the early 1800s?
  7. Who is best known for inventing the bouncing bomb used by the RAF in World War Two?
  8. On a monopoly board what colour is Trafalgar Square?
  9. In which English couny is St. Ives?
  10. In Agatha Christie's crime thrillers, what was Miss Marple's first name?
  11. What is the second line of the nursery rhyme 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star'?
  12. Who was the British monarch in 1900?
  13. Which singing group had a 1941 hit with 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy?
  14. Who wrote the novel The Count of Monte Cristo?
  15. What is Mons Meg?
  16. Who composed the opera The Marriage of Figaro?
  17. Which mountain range stretches 4,500 miles along the west coast of SOuth America?
  18. The Clifton Suspension Bridge passes over which river?
  19. Which prominent Nazi politician parachuted into Scotland in 1941 in an attempt to negotiate peace?
  20. Which actress starred in the film Spartacus and was married to Stewart Granger form 1950 to 1960?

Answers:

  1. Shrapnel
  2. Radiation
  3. Crossroads
  4. Mario Lanza
  5. Faux Pas
  6. Jack Russell





  7. Barness Wallis
  8. Red
  9. Cornwall
  10. Jane
  11. How I wonder what you are!
  12. Queen Victoria
  13. The Andrews Sisters
  14. Alexandre Dumas
  15. A medieval cannon (at Edinburgh castle)?
  16. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozar
  17. The Andes
  18. The River Avon
  19. Rudolph Hess
  20. Jean Simmons