British wildflowers

Quiz 115 – Round 1 – Picture Round

British wildflowers picture quiz. This week’s picture round is a selection of British woodland wildflowers. Can you identify them?

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1. Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)

By MichaelMaggs – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2704582

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hyacinthoides_non-scripta?uselang=en-gb#/media/File:Hyacinthoides_non-scripta_(Common_Bluebell).jpg

2. Lily-of-the-valley (Covallaria majalis)

By H. Zell – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9592154

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Convallaria_majalis?uselang=en-gb#/media/File:Convallaria_majalis_0002.JPG

3. Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=221703

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Digitalis_purpurea#/media/File:Digitalis_Purpurea.jpg

4. Cowslip (Primula veris)

By AnRo0002 – Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48197233

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Primula_veris?uselang=en-gb#/media/File:20160409Primula_veris3.jpg

5. Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna)

By Donald Macauley – Flickr: Deadly Nightshade, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15353161

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flickr_-_don_macauley_-_Deadly_Nightshade.jpg?uselang=en-gb

6. Primrose (Primula vulgaris)

CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80993

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Primula#/media/File:Primula-vulgaris-flowers.jpg

7. Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)

By André Karwath aka Aka – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=92691

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Galanthus#/media/File:Galanthus_nivalis_close-up_aka.jpg

8. Dog rose (Rosa canina)

By W.J.Pilsak at the German language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=542265

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Rosa_canina?uselang=en-gb#/media/File:Hundsrose.jpg

9. Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)

By Rob Hille – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2698750

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Lonicera_periclymenum#/media/File:Lonicera_periclimenum_0.04_R.jpg

10. Cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

By Kristian Peters — Fabelfroh 09:29, 9 September 2006 (UTC) – photographed by myself, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1155211

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Anthriscus_sylvestris?uselang=en-gb#/media/File:Anthriscus_sylvestris.jpeg

 

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Musical Characters

Quiz 115 – Round 2 – Musicals

Musical characters quiz – Can your contestants name the musical from the three characters given?

1. Jean Valjean, Fantine and Javert.

Les Misérables

2. Tracy Turnblad, Link Larkin and Corny Collins.

Hairspray

3. Christine Daae (pronounced ‘die-ay’), Meg Giry and Raoul de Chagny.

The Phantom of the Opera

4. Wild Bill Hickock, Adelaide Adams and Kate Brown.

Calamity Jane

5. Elder Kevin Price, Elder Arnold Cunningham and Nabulungi.

The Book of Mormon

6. Elphaba, Glinda and Boq.

Wicked

7. Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly and Billy Flynn.

Chicago

8. Nathan Detroit, Miss Adelaide and Sky Masterson.

Guys and Dolls

9. Princeton, Brian and Mrs Thistletwat.

Avenue Q

10. Tony, Maria and Riff.

West Side Story

 

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history quiz questions

Quiz 115 – Round 3 – History

1. Who succeeded George Washington as President of the United States?

John Adams

2. In which year was compilation of the Domesday Book completed?

1086

3. Which monarch was on the English throne at the time of the Great Fire of London?

Charles II

4. In which century did the mass starvation in Ireland commonly referred to as the ‘potato famine’ lead to around a million deaths and mass emigration?

19th century (1845-1852)

5. The Battle of Little Bighorn took place during which war?

Great Sioux War of 1876/Black Hills War

6. In which country did the first human to human heart transplant take place in 1967?

South Africa (Cape Town)

7. Who was the last British monarch to have been born outside of the UK?

George II  (Born in Hanover)

8. What was the name of Lord Nelson’s flagship?

HMS Victory

9. How was New York known prior to 1664?

New Amsterdam

10. In which battle did King Richard III meet his end?

Battle of Bosworth Field

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 115 – Round 4 – UK Geography

UK Geography Quiz – In which county will you find the following UK tourist attractions?

1. Alton Towers Resort

Staffordshire

2. Stonehenge

Wiltshire

3. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Warwickshire

4. Giant’s Causeway

County Antrim

5. Ashmolean Museum

Oxfordshire

6. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Bedfordshire

7. Eden Project

Cornwall

8. National Football Museum

Greater Manchester

9. RHS Garden Wisley

Surrey

10. National Railway Museum

North Yorkshire

 

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Science and Nature

Quiz 115 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. Sn is the symbol for which chemical element?

Tin

2. On which planet in our solar system is a day longer than a year?

Venus (Venus rotates on its axis once every 243 Earth days and takes 224.7 Earth days to orbit the sun)

3. Where in the human skeleton would you find the sphenoid bone?

In the skull (near the front, so also accept face as an answer) 

4. How many of the manned Apollo missions successfully landed humans on the moon and brought them safely back to Earth?

Six (Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17)

5. Which human genetic disorder only affects females and occurs when a girl is born with only one X chromosome, instead of the usual two?

Turner syndrome

6. If the adjective for describing a dog is canine and cat is feline, what adjective is used for a wasp?

Vespine

7. An ECG can be used to check the heart’s rhythm and electrical activity but what does ECG stand for?

Electrocardiogram

8. Which astronomical unit of distance is approximately equal to 3.26 light years?

Parsec

9. Which organ in the human body produces, stores and releases glucose?

The liver

10. ‘Calabrese’, ‘Arcadia’ and ‘Blue Wind’ are varieties of which green vegetable?

Broccoli

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 115 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

Book sequels quiz. Name the literary sequel or second book in the series from the first book given.

1. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire

2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire

4. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne

The Mysterious Island

5. Divergent – Veronica Roth

Insurgent

6. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

7. Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton

The Lost World

8. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming

Live and Let Die

9. The Witches of Eastwick – John Updike

The Widows of Eastwick

10. Fifty Shades of Grey – E.L. James

Fifty Shades Darker

 

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Quiz 115 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What were the first names of detectives Dalziel and Pascoe?

Andy Dalziel and Peter Pascoe

2. How many rooms are there in the original version of the game of ‘Cluedo’ where the murder can take place?

9 (Kitchen, ballroom, conservatory, dining room, billiard room, library, lounge, hall and study)

3. Which German singer had a 1999 hit with a revived version of ‘Mambo Number 5’?

Lou Bega

4. What was the name of the first Roald Dahl children’s book to be published?

The Gremlins (The hit 1984 film was not this book, although it is said to be loosely inspired by it)

5. How is the condition ‘scrivener’s palsy’ better known?

Writer’s cramp

6. Which team was the first ever winner of the FA Premier League?

Manchester United

7. Thomas Derbyshire and Robert Harper use stage names and formed a double act – how are they better known?

Cannon and Ball

8. What is seventeen cubed?

4,913

9. In the American television series ‘The Waltons’ what was the name of youngest of the seven children?

Elizabeth Walton

10. Aegean Airlines is the largest airline of which country?

Greece

 

 

 

 

 

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