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The Letter 'S' Quiz

All of the answers in this quiz start with the letter 's'.

Quiz Questions

  1. What 's' is a type of wide-brimmed Mexican men's hat used to shield the head from the sun?
  2. It was announced that which English town would be granted city status in October 2021?
  3. What 's' is an evening party or reception?
  4. In the bible, who asked for the head of John the Baptist after dancing for Herod?
  5. What 's' is a the right to vote in political elections?

  6. How many countries 'starting with the letter s' are there on mainland Europe?
  7. What 's' is a word that means recurring in scattered or unpredictable instances?
  8. What feminine name originates from the Latin word for forest and means 'spirit of the wood'?
  9. Which novel by Charlotte Bronte was her second published novel after Jane Eyre?
  10. Which 's' is music performed with each note sharply separated from the others?
  11. What game did out of work American architect Alfred Mosher Butts invent in 1938?
  12. Which element with the atomic number 38 is named after a village in Scotland?
  13. Which nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the human body?
  14. Which area in England was designated a national park on 31 March 2010?
  15. What system, is the modern metric system of measurement?
  16. What is the name of the frail boy character in the novel Nicholas Nickleby?
  17. What 's' is the capital of the American state of Oregon?
  18. In the NATO Phonetic Alphabet what word represent the letter 'S'?
  19. What is the eighteenth letter of the Greek alphabet?
  20. "Shoving leopard" in place of "loving shepherd" is an example of what sort of verbal error?
  21. Which South African mountain was the site of an important battle of the Boer War from 23 to 24 January 1900?
  22. What 's' is an interaction giving rise to a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts?
  23. What 's' can be a blood-red colour or being positive, especially in an apparently bad situation?
  24. Which character from the British comic Viz according to his creator "is a man who is unable to communicate with women"?
  25. What 's' is a race of reptilian humanoids in the sci-fi TV series Doctor Who?
  26. What 's' is a doubly reflecting navigation instrument which is a practical back-up navigation tool for ships?
  27. An attack on which fort marked the official beginning of the American Civil War?
  28. The Hay Wain is a painting by John Constable which depicts a rural scene on which river?
  29. What 's' is a character in the novel Trilby by George du Maurier and has come to mean a person who manipulates or exerts excessive control over another?
  30. What 's' is a type of Scandinavian buffet-style meal with multiple cold and hot dishes of various foods?
  31. What 's' is the study of meanings in language?
  32. What is a solar day on Mars called?

Answers - the letter 's'

  1. Sombrero
  2. Southend-on-Sea
  3. Soiree
  4. Salome
  5. Suffrage
  6. Seven (San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland)
  7. Sporadic
  8. Silvia
  9. Shirley
  10. Staccato
  11. Scrabble
  12. Strontium
  13. Sciatic nerve
  14. South Downs
  15. SI system (International System of Units)
  16. Smike
  17. Salem
  18. Sierra
  19. Sigma
  20. Spoonerism
  21. Spion Kop
  22. Synergy
  23. Sanguine
  24. Sid the Sexist
  25. Silurians
  26. Sextant
  27. Sumter (Fort Sumter)
  28. Stour (River Stour)
  29. Svengali
  30. Smorgasbord
  31. Semantics
  32. Sol