Wheatsheaf Daily Quiz -1


 

TWENTY QUESTIONS

 

  1. What famous building now stands on the site of the old Newgate Gaol?

  2. Which long-running TV series was written by Roy Clarke?

  3. What was the name of the project which delivered the atomic bomb?

  4. In which century was the Taj Mahal built?

  5. On which racecourse is the St. Leger run?

  6. In the Olympics, how long is the steeplechase race?

  7. Which of the planets orbiting the sun can get closest to Earth? 

  8. Diane Abbott made headlines last April for drinking a canned cocktail on a London train. What was it?

  9. Which common garden bird has the Latin name Pica Pica?

  10. What is the freezing point of water in degrees Fahrenheit?

  11. Who wrote Noble House and Shogun?

  12. Blenheim Orange, Grenadier and James Grieve are varieties of what?

  13. Frederik Ashton is best known in which field?

  14. What is the scientific name for the collarbone?

  15. Georgette Heyer wrote over 50 books. In which period of history were most of them set?

  16. Who composed “Peter and the Wolf”?

  17. What are the young of bats known as?

  18. What was Sir Percy Blakeney better known as?

  19. On the famous Abbey Road album cover, who was first to cross the road?

  20. World War 2 ended on 2nd September 1945 when the Japanese surrendered on board which US battleship?  

 

 

ANAGRAMS – unravel the clues to find 5 items found in a stationery shop.

CARP OR TROT

CRANE HELPER SNIP

EAR QUESTS

LOCH HELP NU

NEAT INFO FUN


 

BRAIN TEASER – Find words to fit the clues; all words end in the same 3 letters.

 

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ Holiday resort

_ _ _ _ _ _ A long step

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ Crash into

_ _ _ _ _ Newly-wed

_ _ _ _ _ _ Separate

 

 

Replace the missing vowels to give 5 sea creatures

BLN     

SL     

MNT     

RCHN     

CTPS

Wheatsheaf Daily Quiz -1 Answers

TWENTY QUESTIONS

 

  1. Old Bailey

  2. Last of the Summer Wine

  3. The Manhattan Project

  4. 17th C (started in 1631, took 22 years)

  5. Doncaster

  6. 3000 metres

  7. Venus (at times Mars and even Mercury can be closer than Venus, but Venus can get closer than any other)

  8. Mohito from M&S

  9. Magpie

  10. 32’F

  11. James Clavell

  12. Apple

  13. Ballet choreography

  14. Clavicle

  15. Regency novels, romance and some detective fiction

  16. Sergei Prokofiev

  17. Pups

  18. The Scarlet Pimpernel

  19. John Lennon

  20. USS Missouri  

 

ANAGRAMS – unravel the clues to find 5 items found in a stationery shop.

CARP OR TROT                                Protractor

CRANE HELPER SNIP                     Pencil Sharpener

EAR QUESTS                                   Set Square

LOCH HELP NU                                Hole Punch

NEAT INFO FUN                               Fountain Pen

 

BRAIN TEASER – Find words to fit the clues; all words end in the same 3 letters.

 

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ Holiday resort           SEASIDE

_ _ _ _ _ _ A long step                   STRIDE

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ Crash into                  COLLIDE

_ _ _ _ _ Newly-wed                      BRIDE

_ _ _ _ _ _ Separate                       DIVIDE

 

Replace the missing vowels to give 5 sea creatures

 

BLN                           ABALONE  

SL                              SEAL

MNT                          MANTA   

RCHN                        URCHIN     

CTPS                         OCTOPUS

 

 

Wheatsheaf Daily Quiz -2

TWENTY QUESTIONS

 

  1. What does “Ich Dien” translate to in English?

  2. In which field is Sir Norman Foster well-known?

  3. What plant do you associate with oast houses?

  4. Who was the first Honorary Citizen of USA?

  5. Which President granted this first award?

  6. What is the name of the wise old ewe in “Babe”?

  7. In the year 1700, Luxembourg, Naples, Milan, Sicily and Sardinia all belonged to which country’s monarchy?

  8. What was the title of John Wayne’s last film?

  9. In which decade did Salvador Dali die?

  10. What is a male bee called?

  11. Who wrote “Waiting for Godot”?

  12. In which game did “bodyline” become a dirty word?

  13. The 1739 “War of Jenkin’s Ear was between which two countries? 

  14. Which famous scientist became “Master of the Mint” in 1699?

  15. Which country pioneered the picture postcard, the pocket watch and the diesel engine?

  16. In what context was George first, John second and Thomas third?

  17. Why was Rosa Parks arrested in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955?

  18. To which political party did W E Gladstone belong?

  19. Which European capital was devastated by an earthquake in 1755?

  20. What is the name of Fred Flintstone’s wife?

ALTERNATE LETTERS – fill in the spaces to find the British birds

 

  1. B _ R _ / O _ L

  2. M _ T _ / S _ A _

  3. _ E _ / H _ R _ I _ R

  4. S _ S _ I _

  5. C _ R _ O _ A _ T

 

ANAGRAMS – unravel the clues to find the wild flowers

 

  1. MALIC HOME

  2. HEAL HER BELT

  3. PEAR

  4. LAND IN DOE

  5. T VILE LEAFY HOLLY


 

COUNTDOWN – using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, try to get to the target. You can only use each number once, but you don’t have to use them all.

 

25     50 75     100 7 2 TARGET     429




 

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