Quiz #2

Quiz two, week beginning 30 March

Round one …… Around the world

1 Which canal was closed from 1967 to 1974?

2 In which mountain range can you visit Ben Nevis?

3 What are hills known as in Greece?

4 In what country would you find the prefix Z on a car number plate?

5 In which English county would you find Alton Towers?

6 What do Perth, Hamilton and Kingston have in common?

7 Which was the 1st Asian country to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix?

8 Muscat is the Capital of which country?

Round two ……… General knowledge

1 By what name is Variola better known as?

2 What does USB stand for in computing?

3 What does someone keep doing to be called sufering from Lachrymose?

4 What would you be if you did not have SRY?

5 What are pearls made of?

6 What is the official language of Brazil?

7 Which wedding anniversary is symbolized by tin?

8 Which animal has the longest tail?

Round three …… History

1 In which decade of the 20th century did American Indians become
American citizens?

2 For what disease did Dr Edward Jenner discover a vaccine?

3 Which country did Ivan The Terrible rule?

4 Which is Britains oldest university, Oxford, Cambridge
or St Andrews?

5 How many queens have been crowned and reigned
as monarchs of England?

6 What was found at Sutton Hoo in East Anglia?

7 Chipping is an old English prefix used in several place names.
What does it mean?

8 Which store, opened in 1875 close to Regent St, is housed
in a mock Tudor building?

Round four ……. Food and drink

1 In which country did the grape variety Riesling originate?

2 Approximatlely how many cups of tea are consumed by a person
in the UK in their life time? 35,000 75,000 150,000

3 Which county gives it’s name to Britains oldest cheese?

4 Which English dish is made from shallow fried left over
vegetables from a roast dinner?

5 Which food product has the slogan ‘Love it or leave it’?

6 Often served with haggis, which vegetables are
neeps and tatties?

7 Which Cambridgeshire village gives it’s name to a cheese?

8 Which town, known as the ‘Pearl of Kent’ is noted for the farming
and eating of oysters?

Round five …… Entertainment

1 Who had a number one hit in 1981 with the song ‘Tainted Love’?

2 What was ABBA’s only USA number one hit?

3 Who did Michael Jackson marry in 1994?

4 Which traditional dance includes ‘tatters’ and ‘baldricks’

5 In which Beatles song does ‘Mother Mary speak words
of wisdom’?

6 What is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival
in the world?

7 Which London concert hall was opened by Queen Victoria
in 1871?

8 What is the name of the 3 day music festival held on
the Isle of Wight since 2004?