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Welcome to our Water Quiz - 22 questions all about water!

Quiz I

  1. What animal's name comes from the ancient Greek for "river horse"?
  2. What form of water is deuterium oxide?
  3. "Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink" is a line from which famous poem?
  4. The name of which food dish translates as 'pepper water'?
  5. Roughly, how much of the human body is water: 20%, 40%, 60% or 80%?
  6. The term feng shui literally translates as what two words in English?

  7. The Angel Falls, the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, is in which country?
  8. Which village in the Cotswolds has the nickname of "Venice of the Cotswolds"?
  9. Who stars in the title role in the 1998 film The Waterboy?
  10. What does the 'WD' stand for in the brand name WD40?
  11. Including the goalkeeper, how many players are there in a water polo team?
  12. Which artist said: "Water is the driving force in nature"?
  13. Name the third-largest lake in the Lake District by volume after Windermere and Ullswater?
  14. What is the Latin word for water?
  15. Which American rock band is sometimes referred to as CCR?
  16. Water boils at what temperature in degrees Fahrenheit?
  17. Which flowering plant is derived from the Greek meaning 'water vessel'?
  18. How much of the Earth's surface is covered by water: 51%, 61%, or 71%?
  19. Which area of water separates India from Sri Lanka?
  20. In 2500, every continent on Earth is underwater as the result of sea levels rising is the plot of which 1995 film?
  21. Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of The National Water Sports Centre is located near which British city?
  22. St Ann's Well is an ancient warm natural spring in which Derbyshire town?


  1. Hippopotamus
  2. Heavy water
  3. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (by Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
  4. Mulligatawny soup
  5. 60%
  6. Wind-water
  7. Venezuela
  8. Bourton-on-the-Water
  9. Adam Sandler
  10. Water Displacement
  11. Seven
  12. Leonardo da Vinci
  13. Coniston Water
  14. Aqua
  15. Creedence Clearwater Revival
  16. 212 degrees

  17. Hydrangea
  18. 71%
  19. Palk Strait
  20. Waterworld
  21. Nottingham
  22. Buxton