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This site offers free pub quiz questions and cryptic crosswords for anyone to use and (hopefully) enjoy. To get started, click one of the links below or scroll down for the most recently added quizzes and crosswords. If you're looking for something a bit different to your standard pub quiz questions try the Link Rounds, … Continue reading Welcome to JP’s quizzes and crosswords

General Knowledge: 10 questions

1.     Who recorded the song “Where the streets have no name”? 2.     Who discovered the rings of Saturn? 3.     What 1951 John Huston film also starred Katharine Hepburn and was the film for which Humphrey Bogart won his only Oscar? 4.     What sport is associated with Muirfield? 5.     Which major investment bank has been led by … Continue reading General Knowledge: 10 questions

Japanese history: Showa era 昭和時代の歴史

1. Which Finance minister and former Prime Minister was assassinated in his house in Akasaka in the February 26th incident of 1936?
1936年の二・二六事件で赤坂にあった自宅で暗殺された大蔵大臣・元首相は誰でしたか。

2.The Occupation Period ended in 1952, but when was Okinawa restored to Japanese sovereignty?
占領時代が1952年に終わりましたが、沖縄県は何年に日本に復帰しましたか。

Japanese geography: 10 questions (2) (日本の地理10問:和訳あり)

Note: This quiz would be reasonably difficult for most Japanese people
下手な和訳をご勘弁ください。日本語が母国語ではありません。耐えられないほどひどい間違いがあれば、ぜひコメントでご教示ください。

1. What is the largest city by population on the Noto Peninsula?
能登半島にある最も人口の多い都市はどれですか?
2. To the nearest hundred, how many kilometres is it from South Korea to Japan at the Korea Strait
十の位で四捨五入して百の位までの概数にすると、対馬海峡では日本と韓国は何キロ離れていますか?

London landmarks: 10 questions

1. Which palace in south-east London is unusual in having an art-deco residence attached to a partially restored Tudor palace once used for hunting by Henry VIII?
2. Which house on the Strand was originally built by the first Protector of the infant king Edward VI, and later rebuilt in the 18th century when it went on to house various government departments including the Navy Office, the Inland Revenue and the Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths?

Famous Belgians and Finns: 10 questions

1. Which children's characters were created by Finnish artist Tove Jansson, partly based on her experience of summer holidays on the island of Borga, near Helsinki?
2. Which Belgian cyclist, widely considered one of the most successful road racers of all time, was nicknamed "The Cannibal" for his ruthless will to win?