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Friday Mega Quiz - Part 1

Unfortunately I haven't yet received the official answers to last week's Beatles and ABBA quiz, so I'm afraid you'll have to live in suspense while waiting for them to come through! Rest assured, I will post the answers when I can!


So for a change of pace, over the next couple of weeks our quizzes will be taking a slightly different form. Becky has shared some of the weekly quizzes they have been enjoying in work and thought we might like a try as well. There are a few different rounds to keep you going - each on different themes to vary it a bit too! Remember, no cheating and send me your scores and we'll see who's the winner of the little Mega Quiz prize!




Round 1 - General Knowledge

  1. How many cakes would you find in a bakers dozen?

  2. How many gills in a pint?

  3. In cockney rhyming slang, what does “cut and carried” mean?

  4. In British military ranking, which of these is the highest? Royal Navy Captain, RAF Squadron Leader or Army Captain?

  5. To the nearest 100 miles, how long is the Great Wall of China?

  6. Where would you find the nativity story in the Bible?

  7. In Mallorca, what time of year of empanadas traditionally eaten?

  8. What is Boris Johnson’s newborn son called?

  9. How many children did Queen Victoria have?

  10. Where in the world would you find Hot Water Beach?

Round 2 - Living creatures

Name these animals:


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Round 3 - Food and Drink

  1. Which vitamin is the only one that you will not find in an egg?

  2. Which country is the origin of the cocktail Mojito?

  3. What is tofu made from?

  4. What does IPA stand for?

  5. Which flower does the spice saffron come from?

  6. What are prunes?

  7. What is the main ingredient in meringue?

  8. What grain is Whisky made from?

  9. In which country did scampi originate?

  10. Which of these cocktails does not typically include gin: Bramble, Collins, Gimlet or Cosmopolitan?

Round 4 - Horticulture

  1. What is the national flower of the Netherlands?

  2. Where would you find the biggest tree in the world?

  3. What fruit did British sailors eat on long voyages to avoid illness?

  4. Okra are also commonly known as what?

  5. What is the most eaten vegetable in the world?

  6. What is the plural of cactus?

  7. Most species of eucalyptus are native to which country?

  8. Which flower's name comes from the Ancient Greek word for star?

  9. True or false. Tulips were once so valuable in Holland that their bulbs were worth more than gold?

  10.  What part of a tree is used to make cork?

Round 5: British Thespians

  1. Which Dame is famously known for her role as Head of Gryffindor in Harry Potter?

  2. Which three actor(s) started off their careers together at Cambridge Universities theatre company, Footlights?

  3. Who is known for playing the godfather of ‘the boy who lived’ in the third film of a franchise in 2004?

  4. Which British actor, director, film producer, and screenwriter was Emma Thomson married to before marrying her current husband, Greg Wise?

  5. In what year did Alan Rickman die?

  6. Which Welsh actor was born in 1937 and knighted in 1993?

  7. Who made history in 1996 as the first person to win two Laurence Olivier awards (for British theatre) for different roles?

  8. Who starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1997 film Titanic?

  9. Which English actor went to school with, and was in the same year as, Prince William?

  10. Which English actor starred in the 2018 film, Venom?




Good luck!



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