Quiz 78

Foreign Languages Quiz

Quiz 78 Round 2 – Foreign Languages

Can you translate the following words into the correct European languages? Spelling may be approximate, as long as the word is readily understandable.

1. The colour ‘blue’ in French.


2. ‘Ice cream’ in Italian.


3. ‘Tomorrow’ in Spanish.


4. ‘Wales’ in Welsh.


5. ‘Thank you’ in Finnish.


6. ‘Hello’ in Portuguese.


7. ‘Dog’ in German


8. ‘Hello’ in Polish.


9. ‘Welcome’ in Dutch.


10. The number ‘one’ Norwegian.



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Art and Literature Quiz Questions

Quiz 78 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

1. What is the name of Long John Silver’s parrot?

Captain Flint

2. In the Beatrix Potter story, what type of creature was Miss Moppet?


3. In which art gallery would you find Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa?

The Louvre

4. In which Charles Dickens book would you find the characters Sydney Carton, Lucie Manett and Charles Darnay?

A Tale of Two Cities

5. René Lalique was became famous for his creations made from what substance?


6. How long did the ‘Owl and the Pussycat’ sail for?

A year and a day

7. Which book of the Bible has the shortest name?


8. Who painted ‘Corner of the Garden at Montgeron’?

Claude Monet

9. Which prolific writer of thrillers died on 2nd May 2015 at the age of 85?

Ruth Rendell

10. Whose books include ‘Circle of Friends’, ‘Silver Wedding’ and ‘The Glass Lake’?

Maeve Binchy






Quiz 78 – Round 4 – Cartoons

Who voiced the following animated characters from film?

1. Mufasa in the Lion King

James Earl Jones

2. Princess Fiona in Shrek

Cameron Diaz

3. Dr. Nefario in Despicable Me

Russell Brand

4. James P. ‘Sulley’ Sullivan in Monsters, Inc.

John Goodman

5. Woody in Toy Story

Tom Hanks

6. Mrs Potts in Beauty and the Beast

Angela Lansbury

7. Mumble in Happy Feet

Elijah Wood

8. The Genie in Aladdin

Robin Williams

9. Alex in Madagascar

Ben Stiller

10. Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Adriana Caselotti





Science and Nature Quiz questions

Quiz 78 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. What is the only bone in the human body that is not attached to any other bone?

Hyoid bone (in the neck)

2. What term is used for a newly hatched or unfledged pigeon?

A squab

3. Of what is ‘arithmophobia’ a fear?


4. What is PVC the common abbreviation of?

Polyvinyl chloride

5. How many wings does a crane fly have?


6. What is the chemical symbol for arsenic?


7. What, on a mammal or bird, is a dewlap?

A loose fold of skin hanging from the neck?

8. Hepatitis causes inflammation in which part of the body?


9. Edward Jenner is credited with the development of a vaccine for which illness?


10. What, specifically, are ‘cuspids’?

Canine teeth







History Quiz

Quiz 78 – Round 6 – History

1. In which year was Queen Victoria’s coronation?


2. What name is given by historians to the federal republic established in 1919 in Germany?

The Weimar Republic

3. Which religious minister was assassinated on April 4th 1968?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

4. Which of Henry VIII’s wives remained married to him for the longest time?

Catherine of Aragon 

5. What famous first was achieved my Ellen Church in 1930?

She became the first female flight attendant

6. The country of Bangladesh was known by what name between 1955 and 1971?

East Pakistan

7. Which country gained independence from Denmark with the founding of a republic on 25th February 1944?


8. Which treaty formally ended World War I?

Treaty of Versailles

9. To which royal house did Queen Elizabeth I belong?

House of Tudor

10. Who designed the Spitfire?

Reginald Joseph Mitchell





Quiz 78 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. ‘BY’ is the international car registration code for which country?


2. What is the name of Sherlock Holmes’ housekeeper?

Mrs Hudson (Martha Louise)

3. What is the traditional birthstone of someone born in the month of January?


4. Sebastian Coe won his first Olympic gold medal for the 1500 metres – in which year was this?


5. In which country would you find the coastal city of Trondheim?


6. What is the name of the musical written by Robert Lopez, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the latter two being the creators of South Park?

The Book of Mormon

7. Comedian Matthew Keith Hall is better known by which stage name?

Harry Hill

8. How is the Latin philosophical proposition ‘Cogito ergo sum’ commonly translated into English?

I think therefore I am

9. Which country won the Fifa World Cup in 1970, 1994 and 2002?


10. Of which country was Ehud Barak Prime Minister between 1999 and 2001?