US State Quiz

Quiz 156 – Round 6 – The USA

Of which US states are the following the capital cities?

1. Raleigh

North Carolina

2. Jefferson City

Missouri

3. Phoenix

Arizona

4. Charleston

West Virginia

5. Montpelier

Vermont

6. Columbus

Ohio

7. Jackson

Mississippi

8. Augusta

Maine

9. Baton Rouge

Louisiana

10. Hartford

Connecticut

 

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Famous Castles Quiz

Quiz 150 – Round 1 – Picture Round

Famous castles and palaces picture round. Below are ten famous castles and palaces, but can your contestants identify them? To download the PDF picture round, please click on the grey box below. Don’t forget to print out your answers too.

 

 

 

1. Buckingham Palace

By Diliff – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6488843

2. Windsor Castle

By R Sones, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13940611

3. Warwick Castle

By DeFacto – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49100590

4. Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

By Softeis – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28008461

5. Winter Palace, St Petersburg, Russia

Alex ‘Florstein’ Fedorov [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0) or FAL], from Wikimedia Commons

6. Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

By Gryffindor – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2556848

7. Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

By Diliff [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

8. Blarney Castle, Ireland

By Shadowgate (Flickr: Blarney Castle 14) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

9. Alhambra

By bernjan – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6953645

10. Chateau de Chambord

By No machine-readable author provided. Calips assumed (based on copyright claims). – No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=601617

 

 

Bands from Around the World Quiz

Quiz 150 – Round 2 – Music

Bands from around the world quiz. Quite simply, from which country do/did these bands hail?

1. AC/DC

Australia

2. Daft Punk

France

3. Arcade Fire

Canada

4. Scorpions

Germany

5. ABBA

Sweden

6. Crowded House

Australia

7. Boomtown Rats

Republic of Ireland

8. Focus

Netherlands

9. A-Ha

Norway

10. The Rasmus

Finland

 

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Currencies Before the Euro

Quiz 149 – Round 2 – Currencies

Currencies before the Euro – What were the national currencies of these countries before they joined the Euro?

 

1. Germany

Mark

2. Greece

Drachma

3. Finland

Markka

4. Portugal

Escudo

5. Estonia

Kroon

6. Spain

Peseta

7. Cyprus

Pound

8. Slovakia

Koruna

9. Austria

Schilling

10. Italy

Lira

 

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Geography Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 142 – Round 5 – Geography

1. In which English county would you find Drayton Manor Park?

Staffordshire

2. What is the capital of Ghana?

Accra

3. Which is the largest airport in Europe by passenger number?

London Heathrow

4. In which country will the 2018 Commonwealth Games be held?

Australia (Gold Coast)

5. Which is colder: The North Pole or the South Pole?

The South Pole

6. Which is the shortest motorway in the UK?

A8(M) (Only 0.2 miles long)

7. Which three oceans surround Australia?

Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean and (South) Pacific Ocean

8. Alaska is the largest US state by area, but which is second largest?

Texas

9. Which is the largest US state in terms of population?

California 

10. What was the national currency of Greece before it adopted the Euro in 2001?

Drachma

 

 

 

European Countries Quiz

Quiz 140 – Round 1 – Picture Round

European Countries Quiz. Below you can download a PDF file of the picture quiz with ten European maps on. On each map, one country has been highlighted. Can your contestants identify the country?

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1. Ukraine

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

2. Albania

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

3. Portugal

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

4. Finland

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

5. Netherlands

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

6. Turkey

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

7. Switzerland

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

8. Lithuania

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

9. Italy

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

10. Malta

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

 

US State Quiz

Quiz 140 – Round 2 – US States

US state quiz. Below we simply give you ten of the two-letter codes which represent American states in their postal/zip codes. Can you identify the state from the abbreviation?

1. LA

Louisiana

2. NH

New Hampshire

3. WV

West Virginia

4. AL

Alabama

5. IL

Illinois

6. KS

Kansas

7. MN

Minnesota

8. SC

South Carolina

9. OK

Oklahoma

10. GA

Georgia

 

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Geography Trivia

Quiz 139 – Round 5 – Geography

Geography Trivia – Questions and Answers for your pub quiz.

1. Which is the most southerly capital city in the world?

Wellington

2. Similarly, which is the northernmost capital city in the world?

Reykjavik

3. In which country is Mount Vesuvius located?

Italy

4. Which are the two official languages of Cameroon?

English and French

5. In which country is the busiest airport in the world, according to the Airport Council International’s total passenger figures for 2016?

USA (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

6. Name five countries through which the River Nile passes?

Five of: Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Eritrea

7. In which American state is Mount Rushmore located?

South Dakota

8. There are four ‘Tate’ galleries; two are in London but where are the other two?

St. Ives (Cornwall) and Liverpool 

9. Chişinău is the capital city of which country?

Moldova

10. Cape Canaveral was renamed in 1963 by Lyndon B. Johnson and reverted back to its original name in 1973. How was it known between these dates?

Cape Kennedy

 

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Geography

Quiz 137 – Round 3 – Geography

1. What is the capital of Kazakhstan?

Astana

2. In which English county would you find Ironbridge Gorge?

Shropshire

3. ‘Obscene Carbon’ is an anagrams of which UK national park?

Brecon Beacons

4. Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of which East African country?

Tanzania

5. What is the official language of Brazil?

Portuguese

6. In which country would you find Kronborg Castle, known to many as ‘Elsinore’ from Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’?

Denmark

7. Timbuktu is an ancient settlement within which other country?

Mali

8. Which two-word term is used collectively for the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Isle of Man?

Crown Dependencies

9. What is the national currency of Malaysia?

Malaysian Ringgit

10. If ‘.uk’ is an internet domain extension for the United Kingdom, which country uses ‘.bg’?

Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

US State Capitals Quiz

Quiz 134 – Round 6 – US Geography

US State Capitals Quiz – Of which US state are the following cities the capital?

1. Montgomery

Alabama

2. Frankfort

Kentucky

3. Trenton

New Jersey

4. Santa Fe

New Mexico

5. Lincoln

Nebraska

6. Olympia

Washington

7. Denver

Colorado

8. Juneau

Alaska

9. Cheyenne

Wyoming

10. Providence

Rhode Island

 

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UK Motorway Service Stations Quiz

Quiz 133 – Round 6 – UK Geography

UK motorway service stations quiz – On which UK motorway are the following services?

1. Beaconsfield Services

M40

2. Watford Gap Services

M1

3. Thurrock Services

M25

4. Membury Services

M4

5. Medway Services

M2

6. Killington Lake services

M6

7. Hartshead Moor Services

M62

8. Gordano Services

M5

9. Chester Services

M56

10. Bothwell services

M74

 

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Geography

Quiz 128 – Round 3 – Geography

Geography Pub Quiz Questions

1. Which UK motorway connects Blackpool with the M6 at Preston?

M55

2. Which South American country borders Colombia to the north, Peru to the east and south and the Pacific Ocean to the west?

Ecuador

3. What is the name of the official currency of Albania?

Albanian lek

4. In which country would you find the Troodos mountains?

Cyprus

5. Yerevan is the capital city of which country?

Armenia

6. From which country did Lebanon gain independence on 22nd November 1943?

France

7. How many parliamentary constituencies are there in the United Kingdom?

650 (Correct as of general election on 8th June 2017)

8. In which European country are the beach resorts of Varna, Sunny Beach and Balchik?

Bulgaria

9. Which African country was formerly a British colony known as the ‘Gold Coast’ from 1867 until its independence in 1957?

Ghana

10. Which city is furthest north – Leeds or York?

York

 

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Geography Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 125 – Round 3 – Geography

1. Which country is the smallest in Asia by area?

Republic of Maldives

2. Which UK motorway runs from the North Circular road in South Woodford to the A14 Northwest of Cambridge?

M11

3. Roskilde was the capital of which European country until 1443?

Denmark (Before the capital became Copenhagen)

4. In which ocean does the island nation of Mauritius lie?

Indian Ocean

5. Which was the 50th and last to join the United States of America and did so on August 21st 1959?

Hawaii

6. The North Star (also known as the Pole Star or Polaris) is part of which constellation?

Ursa Minor/Little Bear/Little Dipper

7. According to Guinness World Records, in which country would you find the world’s oldest existing and continually operating university?

Morocco (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/oldest-university)

8. Of which country is Baku the capital?

Azerbaijan

9. Which African country’s flag has vertical stripes of green, gold and red and sometimes has a stick human figure with its arms raised in the middle?

Mali

10. Which railway station is the largest in the world by number of platforms?

Grand Central Terminal, New York City

 

 

 

books set in different countries

Quiz 124 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

The following are a selection of books set in different countries. In which country were the following books predominantly set?

1. Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie

Egypt

2. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

France

3. Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

England

4. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

U.S.A.

5. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne

Germany

6. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Afghanistan

7. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

India

8. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernières

Greece

9. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard

China

10. The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough

Australia

 

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Geography Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 122 – Round 3 – Geography

Geography Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

1. Of which African country is Bamako the capital?

Mali

2. How many federal states (Bundesländer) form the country of Germany?

Sixteen

3. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the king of which country?

Saudi Arabi

4. Which is the most southerly city in the UK?

Truro

5. You would not find the ‘Spanish Steps’ in Spain – In which city would you find them?

Rome

6. The New Shekel is the currency of which country?

Israel

7. How many member states will exist in the European Union after the UK leaves?

27

8. Which is the longest river in Europe?

Volga

9. Which is the largest continent on Earth in terms of both land mass and population?

Asia

10. What is the name of the circle of latitude that lies approximately 23 degrees south of the equator?

Tropic of Capricorn

 

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Easter Around the World

Easter Quiz – Round 3 – Easter around the World

1. What is the two-word name given to the Spanish ‘holy week’, which takes place during the last week of Lent?

Semana Santa

2. ‘Śmigus-dyngus’ (Wet Monday) is a celebration which takes place on Easter Monday where boys try to soak girls with water. Girls also do the same to boys on Easter Tuesday. In which country does it take place?

Poland (and also Ukraine)

3. Easter Island forms part of which South American country?

Chile

4. ‘La Mona de Pascua’ is a festive Easter dish popular in Spain, but what type of food is it?

A type of cake

5. Which annual event for children and their parents is held on the White House’s South Lawn every Easter Monday?

The Easter Egg Roll

6. In which country is ‘Capirotada’, a traditional food which resembles bread pudding, eaten on Good Friday?

Mexico

7. ‘Påskeøl’ is a Danish beverage consumed at Easter. What is it?

Easter beer

8. The New York Easter Parade takes place on which famous street?

5th Avenue

9. According to French tradition, which items are said to fly away to Rome and bring Easter eggs back to the children on their return?

Church bells

10. In which British overseas territory is Good Friday kite-flying a famous tradition?

Bermuda

 

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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

 

 

Irish Geography Quiz

St. Patrick’s Day Quiz – Round 3 – Irish Geography

Irish Geography Quiz Questions.

1. Which is the largest county in Ireland by area?

Cork

2. The River Dodder and the River Poddle are major tributaries of which Irish river?

The River Liffey

3. Which is the most heavily populated city in Ireland?

Dublin

4. In which Irish city will you find Hunt Museum, King John’s castle and Thomond Park stadium?

Limerick

5. Which is the largest county in Northern Ireland by population?

Antrim

6. Name Ireland’s longest river.

River Shannon

7. Which Irish airport has the IATA code GWY?

Galway

8. In which county is Blarney Castle?

County Cork

9. Name the highest peak in Ireland.

Carrauntoohil

10. What is the estimated population of the the Republic of Ireland?

4,737,505 at time of writing (02/03/17). You can find a live population estimating tool here: http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ireland-population/

My advice would be to accept all answers between 4 and 5 million.

 

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Geography Quiz Questions

Quiz 119 – Round 3 – The World

1. In which year did construction of the Berlin Wall begin?

1961

2. Which is the largest country in Africa by area?

Algeria (Closely followed by Democratic Republic of the Congo)

3. On which continent is the country of Tuvalu located?

Oceania

4. Bora Bora is an island in which ocean?

Pacific

5. In which city would you find the Ha’penny Bridge, Temple Bar and Phoenix Park?

Dublin

6. Which is the second largest state in the USA after Alaska?

Texas

7. In which country are the Suzhou Canals to be found?

China

8. Which country in Central America uses the Quetzal as its currency?

Guatemala

9. Which city in the state of Georgia, USA, has formerly been known as both ‘Terminus’ and ‘Marthasville’?

Atlanta

10. In which English county is Dartmoor National Park?

Devon

 

 

 

 

UK Geography Quiz

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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