Quiz 8

Geography Quiz Questions

Quiz 8 – Round 2 – The World

This week we have 10 more famous landmarks for you. Just like last week, we will give you the landmark and you need to tell us the name of the country in which you will find it.

1. Capitol Hill

USA (Washington DC)

2. Hagia Sophia

Turkey (Istanbul)

3. The Alhambra

Spain (Granada)

4. St. Basil’s Cathedral

Russia (Moscow)

5. Chichen Itza


6. Machu Picchu


7. The Great Buddha


8. Sahib Golden Temple


9. Spanish Steps

Italy (Rome)

10. Temple of Artemis of The Ephesians

Turkey (Ephesus)





Words quiz

Quiz 8 – Round 3 – Language

1. What is the name of the covering, usually made of plastic, at the end of a shoelace?


2. What is the name of the metal ring on the end of a pencil which holds the eraser on the end?


3. What is the French word for tomorrow?


4. From which language do we get the word ‘confetti’?


5. And from which language do we get the word ‘poltergeist’?


6. What occurs twice in a lifetime, but once in a year, twice in a week but never in a day?

The letter ‘E’

7. What has keys but will open no locks, has space but has no room and which will allow you to enter but not to go in?

A computer keyboard

8. Which language is the most spoken language in the world? (The list includes data based on the number of native speakers of each language)

Mandarin Chinese

9. What is the name of the dot above a lowercase ‘i’ or a ‘j’?

A tittle

10. What is the nautical term for the back of a ship?

The stern





Music quiz

Quiz 8 – Round 4 – Music

1. Which Madonna album contains the tracks ‘Frozen’ and ‘The Power of Goodbye’?

Ray of Light

2. Which member of the Rolling Stones died in 1969?

Brian Jones

3. ‘You broke my heart, ’cause I couldn’t dance, you didn’t even want me around’ – are the opening lyrics to which 1962 classic song?

‘Do You Love Me?’ – The Contours

4. Sophie Ellis-Bextor is the daughter of which former Blue Peter presenter?

Janet Ellis

5. What nationality are the band ‘The Cardigans’?


6. Which Scottish band was made up of Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan?

Stealers Wheel

7. Complete the title of this song by ‘They Might Be Giants’, ‘Birdhouse In Your ________’.


8. What musical instrument does Lisa play in the Simpsons?


9. Which Beatles Track includes the lyrics ‘You say yes, I say no, you say stop and I say go, go, go’?

Hello Goodbye

10. ‘I throw my arms up in the air sometimes’. Lyrics from which 2010 hit?

Dynamite – Taio Cruz





Art and Literature Quiz Questions

Quiz 8 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

1. Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime, but what was it called?

The Red Vineyard

2. Which famous playwright also wrote under the pseudonym ‘Boz’?

Charles Dickens

3. Which was the first published novel by Jeffrey Archer?

Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less

4. Which of the Bronte sisters was the youngest?


5. Salvador Dali’s paintings belonged to with art movement?


6. Who played Gertrude, to Mel Gibson’s Hamlet, in the 1990 film adaptation of the Shakespeare classic?

Glenn Close

7. Who wrote the original ‘Mr Men’ books?

Roger Hargreaves

8. In which famous poem of 1798 does an albatross get shot?

The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

9. Who wrote the first English dictionary?

Samuel Johnson

10. In Sandro Botticelli’s famous painting, ‘The Birth of Venus’, what object is Venus standing on?

A (clam) shell





History Quiz

Quiz 8 – Round 6 – History

1. Which religion was founded by Prince Gautama Siddhartha?


2. Who famously uttered the words “Doctor Livingstone I presume”?

Henry Morton Stanley

3. Which country elected the first female Prime Minister, in 1960?

Sri Lanka (Called Ceylon at the time)

4. What was the name of the Russian Navy submarine which sank in the Barents Sea on 12th August 2000, along with all 118 of its sailors?

K-141 Kursk

5. The American Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th – but in which year?


6. Which major European conflict was fought between the years of 1936 and 1939?

The Spanish Civil War

7. Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a charter aboard the HMS Prince of Wales in 1941. What was it called?

The Atlantic Charter

8. The Titanic was built in which city?


9. Which two of Henry VIII’s six wives outlived him?

Anne of Cleves (4th wife, divorced) and Catherine Parr (6th wife)

10. King Zog ruled which country?






Quiz 8 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which actress is the now ex-wife of Tennis player John McEnroe?

Tatum O’Neal

2. The Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn are equidistant from the equator, one north and one south. How many degrees (and a half) from the equator is each one?

23 and a half degrees

3. How many main balls are there to choose from in a National Lottery Thunderball game?


4. What is the name of the dog in the Tintin comics?

Snowy (Milou in the original French)

5. What is the German word for the number ten?


6. Which actress played Margaret Thatcher in the 2012 film ‘The Iron Lady’?

Meryl Streep

7. What does ‘coda’ mark, in a musical piece?

The end/closing section

8. What was the name of the Greek god of war?


9. What does the ‘AA’ stand for in A.A. Milne’s name?

Alan Alexander

10. What is the currency of Uganda?