Quiz 121

Brand Acronyms Quiz

Quiz 121 – Round 2 – Brand Acronyms

Brand Acronyms Quiz – The following acronyms are well-known brand and business names, but what do they actually stand for?

1. BMW

Bayerische Motoren Werke (Bavarian Motor Works)

2. M&Ms

Mars and Murrie’s

3. HP in HP Sauce

Houses of Parliament

4. IBM

International Business Machines


High Tech Computer (Corporation)

6. KFC

Kentucky Fried Chicken

7. TSB (Before merging with Lloyds to become Lloyds TSB)

Trustee Savings Bank

8. EE

Everything Everywhere

9. H&M

Hennes and Mauritz

10. IKEA

Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd (I would accept anything even vaguely similar!)


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science and nature pub quiz

Quiz 121 – Round 3 – Science and Nature

1. What type of creature is a kakapo?

A flightless, ground-dwelling parrot (accept bird)

2. ‘Toggenburg’ and ‘Pygora’ are breeds of which farm animal?


3. Which word is used as the noun for a female alligator?


4. Of what is ‘silvics’ the study?

Trees and their environment

5. What is chemical formula for sulphur dioxide?


6. Which English mathematician, philosopher and inventor designed the ‘Difference Engine’, which is generally considered to be the first mechanical computer?

Charles Babbage

7. ‘Gossamer’ is a substance produced by which creatures?


8. Which NASA programme produced the first spacecraft to successfully land on Mars and complete its mission?

Viking (1)

9. ‘Epistaxis’ is the scientific name for which reasonable common bodily occurrence?


10. How many wings has a dragonfly?




Sports Quiz

Quiz 121 – Round 5 – Sport

1. Who has been the longest-serving England national football team manager to date?

Walter Winterbottom (1946-1962)

2. In which sport was Wilton Norman ‘Wilt’ Chamberlain a famous name?


3. Which three individual sports are combined to make an Olympic triathlon?

Swimming, cycling and running

4. How many concentric circles form an archery target?

5 (White, black, blue, red and yellow, from outer to inner)

5. Which nationality is the Formula One racing driver Sebastian Vettel?


6. Who was the first woman ever to win an Olympic boxing title?

Nicola Adams (2012 Olympic Games)

7. In which decade was football’s ‘European Cup’ rebranded to become the ‘UEFA Champions League’?

1990s (1992)

8. Which golfer holds the record for most match wins overall at the Ryder Cup?

Nick Faldo (23)

9. The ‘perfect’ 501 game can be completed with how many darts?

9 (See this link for options if specifics are required)

10. How long is a standard field hockey pitch?

100 yards/91.4 metres




Art and Literature

Quiz 121 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

Who wrote the following famous works of literature?

1. Lord of the Flies

William Golding

2. The Quiet American

Graham Greene

3. On The Road

Jack Kerouac

4. Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

5. Men Without Women

Ernest Hemingway

6. The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri

7. Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte

8. The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer

9. Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

10. One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel García Márquez  





Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 121 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which river, the second longest in Scotland, flows through Glasgow?

River Clyde

2. Which is the closest prime number to 100?


3. Which news and social networking service was founded by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone and Evan Williams?


4. Which English composer’s works include ‘The Enigma Variations’ and the ‘Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches’?

Edward Elgar

5. How many squares are there on a standard Scrabble board?

225 (15 X 15)

6. “Hugo has been doing his homework.” Specifically, which tense is this sentence in?

Present perfect continuous

7. Which is the most expensive property to purchase on a standard UK Monopoly board?


8. Which chemical element has the atomic number three?


9. Which football club plays at Pride Park stadium?

Derby County

10. How many different animals are there in the Chinese Zodiac?