Quiz 140

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


2. NH

New Hampshire

3. WV

West Virginia

4. AL


5. IL


6. KS


7. MN


8. SC

South Carolina

9. OK


10. GA



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Religion Quiz Questions

Quiz 140 – Round 3 – Religion

Religion quiz questions and answers. Scroll down to the bottom to print. Print both questions and answers using the green ‘Print Friendly’ icon or question sheets using the grey box.

1. Which book of the Bible is a collection of 150 songs and poems?


2. What is the name of the Hindu festival of lights?

Diwali (or Deepavali)

3. Which religious leader’s teaching consisted of four ‘Noble Truths’?


4. Taoism is an ancient religion which originated in which country?


5. Which is the largest religion in the world in terms of the number of believers?


6. Which four-letter word beginning with ‘H’ is a term used for the yearly Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca?


7. Cheondoism (or Chondoism) is a religion originating in which historical country?

Korea (now divided into North and South Korea)

8. Who is the current Archbishop of Canterbury? 

Justin Welby (Correct as of 29/1/18)

9. Which is the holiest book of Judaism?

The Torah

10. The Bahá’í Faith is a religion which originated in which country?


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Animal Adjectives Quiz

Quiz 140 – Round 4 – Animals

Animal Adjectives quiz – If ‘canine’ is the adjective which describes a dog, to which creatures do these adjectives refer?

1. Ovine


2. Galline


3. Vulpine


4. Leporine


5. Taurine


6. Talpine


7. Lupine


8. Formicine


9. Porcine


10. Phocine



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Science Quiz

Quiz 140 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. On which of the planets in our solar system would you weigh the most?

Jupiter (2.34 times your weight on Earth)

2. In which part of the human body does mydriasis occur?

The eye (name for the dilation of the pupil)

3. How many molar teeth are in a fully-developed adult’s mouth? 

12 (including 4 wisdom teeth)

4. Do sound waves travel faster through water or through steel?

Steel (over 3 times as fast)

5. Where in the human body would you find the soleus muscle?

In the leg (back of the calf) 

6. The French inventor Joseph-Marie Jacquard revolutionized the textile industry when he developed a programmable version of what type of machine in 1804?

Loom (Jacquard loom)

7. Who won both the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903 and the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1911?

Marie Curie

8. What does ADHD stand for?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

9. The genus ‘Quercus’ is the scientific term for which type of tree?


10. The chemical element fermium (Fm) was named after which Italian-American physicist?

Enrico Fermi (creator of the world’s first nuclear reactor)






TV Presenters Quiz

Quiz 140 – Round 6 – TV Presenters

TV Presenters Quiz – In this quiz we will give you the name of a UK television show and you need to tell us the name of the presenter or presenters. We will let you know if we are expecting two names instead of one.

1. For the Love of Dogs

Paul O’Grady

2. Secret Eaters

Anna Richardson

3. The Chase

Bradley Walsh

4. Take Me Out

Paddy McGuinness

5. Grand Designs

Kevin McCloud

6. Dragon’s Den

Evan Davis

7. The Hotel Inspector

Alex Polizzi (Previously Ruth Watson so accept this answer also)

8. Location, Location, Location (two presenters)

Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer

9. 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Jimmy Carr

10. Eat Well for Less (two presenters)

Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin


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Quiz 140 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which three-letter word is the noun used for the young of a beaver?


2. In which decade was the first ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ album released?

1980s (1983)

3. “Check out Guitar George, he knows all the chords…” These are lyrics from which 1970s rock song?

Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits

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


5. Which video game character has been voiced by actresses including Shelley Blond, Keeley Hawes and Camilla Luddington?

Lara Croft

6. In which US state is Alcatraz?


7. ‘Perro’ is the Spanish word for which animal?


8. Which former ‘Fairground Attraction’ singer has since released ten solo albums to date?

Eddi Reader

9. Jim, Ray, Robby and John were the first names of which American rock band?

The Doors

10. Which actress played Professor Pomona Sprout in the Harry Potter films?

Miriam Margolyes