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QUESTIONS


  1. Whom did Margaret Thatcher replace as the leader of the Tories?
  2. In pop, who was the king of the wild frontier?
  3. Deadly Nightshade is related to which vegetable?
  4. Alphabetically, which is the last County?
  5. In which year did Celtic FC first have numbers on the back of their shirts?
  6. 0131 is the dialling code of which City in the UK?
  7. Which English King died at the age of 14?
  8. Who sits on the Woolsack?
  9. What plant was originally known as the love apple?
  10. Are the Channel Islands a part of the United Kingdom?
  11. Who was Britain’s first Olympic Gold Medalist in a throwing event?
  12. A fizzy drink popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s was called ‘Dandelion and ……. ‘?
  13. Scouse is a popular stew made up of cheap cuts of meat and as many potatoes as possible. What would it mean to eat ‘blind scouse’?
  14. Who is the only British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated?
  15. Which Prime Minister led Britain to victory in WW1?
  16. How did Charles I die?
  17. Traditionally found in the industrial north, Pease Pudding is made by simmering a muslin bag of split peas in a stockpot of ham. But why is the southern town of Pease Pottage named after this dish?
  18. What is inside a ‘Welsh Cake’?
  19. A modern version of the Scottish speciality dish called haggis can be ordered in fancy restaurants under the title of ‘Flying Scotsman’. What is this dish?
  20. Depending where you are in the UK, you’ll need to ask for a roll, bap, barm cake, bun, buttery or even a stottie cake. So where in the UK would you be if you order a cob?
  21. On which river is the city of Liverpool located?
  22. Which band member from the British rock band, The Who, was the first person in rock n’ roll history to smash an instrument on stage during a live show?
  23. What was the occupation of Leicester-based, Henry Walker who served his first cooked sliced potato in 1945 and founded Walkers Crisps in 1948?
  24. In her life-time, how long does the average British Woman spend looking in the mirror?
  25. Where is the oldest Mormon congregation in the World?
  26. How many of the 30 ‘Carry On’ Films did Barbara Windsor appear in?
  27. When he left school, the headmaster of Which English Billionaire told him ‘I predict you will either go to prison on become a Millionaire’?
  28. True or False? Sherlock Holmes never said ‘Elementary, my dear Watson’ in any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Novels?
  29. In Britain, were infant mortality rates higher in 1800 or 1900?
  30. In 2003 a traffic warden issued 101 tickets in 1 day. Why did all 101 tickets get cancelled?
  31. Queen Anne (1665-1714) had 17 children but how many of them died before she did?
  32. Bethlehem is not only a town in Israel, but is also a tiny farming village in which Welsh county?
  33. ‘God Save the Queen’ is the oldest National Anthem that is still in use today. What year was it first performed? 1745, 1845 or 1945?
  34. In Gaelic, Whiskey is known as Uisge Beatha (ish-key Byah-ha). What does Uisge Beatha mean?
  35. What percentage of Welsh can speak in their Native Tongue?
  36. Before becoming an actress, what did Julie Walters originally train to be?
  37. How many grandchildren did Queen Victoria (1819-1901) have?
  38. At what age did Horatio Nelson join the Royal Navy?
  39. True or False? By 1949, it was estimated that 81% of men and 39% of women in the UK were smokers?
  40. What are Natives of Leeds known as?
  41. Laila Morse who plays Mo Harris in EastEnders is the elder sister to which English Actor and Filmmaker?
  42. Wales has a population of just over 3 million people, what population of sheep does Wales have?
  43. The Slaughter, Heel and Station Stones can be found where in Britain?
  44. Who was the only British prime minister to have spoken English as a second language?
  45. The Angel of the North was completed in 1998 and designed by which sculptor?
  46. The world’s oldest surviving working clock is in which British cathedral?
  47. The worker bee is widely used as a symbol of which British City?
  48. One American State still has the Union Jack as part of its state flag – which is it?
  49. What is the only team from outside Scotland that plays in the Scottish Professional Football League?
  50. Which City was the inaugural UK City of Culture in 2013?
  51. Which English King’s remains were discovered under a Leicester city centre car park?
  52. What was Liverpool John Lennon Airport previously known as?
  53. What pet did super-nurse Florence Nightingale always travel with?
  54. How many assassination attempts did Queen Victoria survive?
  55. The last horse-drawn bus ran in London on 25 October 1911. True or False?
  56. In 2002, why did MP’s sign a motion to bring cats into the Houses of Parliament?
  57. What inspired 3-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Chris Hoy to start cycling?
  58. The phrase ‘Girl Power’ is often associated with which 19990’s girl band?
  59. Is it only the male or only the female wasp that stings?
  60. Which chocolate biscuit was the first to be advertised b name rather than by the company that manufactured it?
  61. What breed of dog has to be delivered by Caesarean section, as their large heads mean that they can get stuck in the birth canal?
  62. What is the most popular month to get married?

ANSWERS


  1. Edward Heath
  2. Adam Ant
  3. Potato
  4. Worcestershire
  5. 1994
  6. Edinburgh
  7. Edward VI
  8. Lord Chancellor
  9. Tomato
  10. No
  11. Tessa Sanderson
  12. Burdock
  13. No Meat
  14. Spencer Perceval
  15. David Lloyd George
  16. Execution (Beheading)
  17. For providing pease pudding to convicts being transported to the South Coast
  18. Dried Fruit
  19. Chicken breast stuffed with haggis
  20. West Midlands
  21. Mersey
  22. Pete Townsend
  23. Butcher
  24. Two Years
  25. Preston
  26. 9
  27. Sir Richard Branson
  28. True
  29. 1900
  30. It was May Day Bank Holiday (Free Parking)
  31. All of them
  32. Carmarthenshire
  33. 1745
  34. Water of Life
  35. 21%
  36. A Nurse
  37. 42
  38. 12
  39. True
  40. Loiners
  41. Gary Oldman
  42. Approx 9 million
  43. Stonehenge
  44. David Lloyd George
  45. Anthony Gormley
  46. Salisbury Cathedral
  47. Manchester
  48. Hawaii
  49. Berwick Rangers FC
  50. Derry/Londonderry
  51. Richard III
  52. Speke Airport
  53. Owl
  54. Seven
  55. True
  56. To deal with the growing problem of mice
  57. The 1982 Film, E.T
  58. The Spice Girls
  59. Female
  60. Penguin
  61. Bulldog
  62. August