English Counties Quiz

Quiz 120 – Round 1 – Picture Round

English Counties Quiz.

Can you identify the following English counties from the maps? To download the picture round, please click on the link below:

 

 

 

 

1. Derbyshire

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

2. Warwickshire

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

3. Devon

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Lincolnshire

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

5. Greater Manchester

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

6. West Sussex

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

7. Norfolk

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

8. Buckinghamshire

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

9. Cheshire

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

10. Northumberland

By TUBS [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

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Numbers Quiz

Quiz 120 – Round 2 – Numbers

Numbers Quiz – If answered correctly, the ten answers to these questions will be the numbers from one to ten.

1. How many players are there on a netball team?

7

2. How many ‘Best Actress’ and ‘Best Supporting Actress’ Oscars has Meryl Streep won?

3 (Best supporting actress in 1980 for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ and two best actress Oscars; one in 1983 for ‘Sophie’s Choice’ and one in 2012 for ‘The Iron Lady’)

3. If you subtract the number of sides on a heptagon from the number of sides on a dodecagon what answer do you get?

5

4. How many years did Tony Blair serve as Prime Minister of the UK? 

10 (2nd May 1997 until 27th June 2007)

5. Which number lies directly opposite the number three on a standard die?

4 (Opposite sides always add up to 7)

6. The French number ‘neuf’ is what in English?

9

7. What is the width of a piece of A4 paper when measured in inches? (To the nearest inch)

8 (approx. 8.3 inches, 210mm)

8. How many Olympic Gold medals were won by Kelly Holmes during her running career?

2 (The 800m and 1500m at the Athens 2004 Olympics)

9. How many feet are there in a fathom?

6

10. How many terms did Jimmy Carter serve as US President?

1

 

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Food and Drink

Quiz 120 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. Which type of nut is used in the production of marzipan?

Almond

2. From which country does Cotija cheese originate?

Mexico

3. A ‘Yellow Pershore’ or ‘Yellow Egg’ is a variety of which fruit?

Plum

4. Which extra toppings (in addition to cheese and tomato) would you expect to find on a Hawaiian pizza?

Ham and pineapple

5. What is the German word for a potato?

Kartoffel (an extra ‘n’ added is the plural)

6. On which date in the year does the grouse shooting season begin in the UK?

12 August (The glorious 12th)

7. The Barossa Valley is a wine-producing region in which country?

Australia

8. What must a dish of ‘Chow mein’ include?

Noodles

9. What type of spirit is Armagnac?

Brandy

10. What is tripe?

Edible stomach lining, mostly from cattle but can be from other farm animals

 

 

 

 

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Science Fiction and Fantasy

Quiz 120 – Round 4 – Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy quiz. We will give you the names of three books, you need to give us the name of the author who wrote all three.

1. ‘Foundation’, ‘I, Robot’ and ‘Foundation and Empire’

Isaac Asimov

2. ‘Fahrenheit 451’, ‘The Martian Chronicles’ and ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’

Ray Bradbury

3. ‘Good Omens’, ‘Wyrd Sisters’ and ‘The Colour of Magic’

Terry Pratchett

4. ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ and ‘The Long, Dark Tea-Time of the Soul’

Douglas Adams

5. ‘The Last Battle’, ‘The Silver Chair’ and ‘The Magician’s Nephew’

C.S. Lewis

6. ‘A Game of Thrones’, ‘The Winds of Winter’ and ‘A Dance with Dragons’

George R. R. Martin

7. ‘The Man in the High Castle’, ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ and ‘Ubik’

Philip K. Dick

8. ‘Consider Phlebas’, ‘Excession’ and ‘The Hydrogen Sonata’

Iain M. Banks

9. ‘Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them’, ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ and ‘Quidditch Through the Ages’

J. K. Rowling

10. ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, ‘Childhood’s End’ and ‘The Fountains of Paradise’

Arthur C. Clarke

 

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History Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 120 – Round 5 – History

History Pub Quiz Questions

1. Who was the first person to complete a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean?

Charles A. Lindbergh (1927)

2. Who was the first monarch of the House of Windsor?

George V (He was responsible for changing the name from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to Windsor)

3. How many shillings were formerly equivalent to one crown?

5

4. Which American battle is sometimes referred to as ‘Custer’s Last Stand’?

Battle of the Little Bighorn

5. Which is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to still be standing?

The Great Pyramid at Giza

6. ‘Eboracum’ was the Roman name for which English city?

York

7. In which year was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?

1865

8. The ‘Estampie’ was a medieval form of what?

Dance/musical form

9. Who was the first President of India?

Rajendra Prased (Held the post from 1950 to 1962)

10. In which U.S. city did Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech in 1963?

Washington D.C.

 

 

 

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Quiz 120 – Round 6 – Anagrams

The following are anagrams of male film actors.

1. Old West Action

Clint Eastwood

2. Error on bidet

Robert de Niro

3. Annoy Posh Think

Anthony Hopkins

4. Not Mad Mat

Matt Damon

5. From Mean Anger

Morgan Freeman

6. Bedford Terror

Robert Redford

7. Horrid Crab Nut

Richard Burton

8. Groan Madly

Gary Oldman

9. Rich Ill Panache

Charlie Chaplin

10. I Warm Billions

Robin Williams

 

 

 

 

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Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 120 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What colour is Coventry Street on a UK Monopoly board?

Yellow

2. ‘The Laughing Cavalier’ is a 1624 Baroque portrait by which Dutch painter?

Frans Hals

3.How many players are there on an American football team?

Eleven

4. Which has the greater land mass, North Korea or South Korea?

North Korea (46,540 square miles – South Korea has 38,690 square miles)

5. Who was Chief Inspector George Gently’s sidekick?

John Bacchus

6. Where is Sir Isaac Newton buried?

Westminster Abbey

7. What is the capital of Lebanon?

Beirut

8. Who became champion of celebrity winter sports programme ‘The Jump’ in March 2017?

Spencer Matthews

9. What is the official language of Andorra?

Catalan

10. In which year was the first ever Academy Awards ceremony?

1929

 

 

 

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