I've written a new book: The Little European Quiz Book. It's available here. It's got 10 questions on each of the 27 countries of the EU, and a few bonus rounds, making 300 questions. There's also a short essay giving my favourite fact about each country in addition to the questions; for example, did you … Continue reading New book: The Little European Quiz Book
1. Which ship, driven aground just off the coast of Australia in 1628, then witnessed a mutiny leading to the massacre of around 110 of the crew and passengers? The ship was named after the capital of the Dutch East Indies.
2. Which shipwreck was raised from the Solent in 1981, some 436 years after sinking in a battle with a French invasion fleet?
1. Which building, now the administrative centre of University College London but then a part of the Ministry of Information, was the model for the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s 1948 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four?
2. In which classic work of English literature do the main characters set out on a journey beginning from the Tabard Inn in Southwark?
Each of the below items is a hint to the name of a square on the standard London Monopoly board (for example, "famous for its prison" would be Pentonville Road).
1. What name links a washing detergent, a Shakespeare character and a Disney character?
2. Who fought in the Rumble in the Jungle?
Answers below to the quarantine quiz. Do let me know your scores in the comments if you want to find out how you did compared to others - current leading score is 82.5/100, though that was by quite a large team! Round 1 - General knowledge (12 points) In a sporting sense, how many points … Continue reading Quarantine quiz: Answers
1. Which famous South Bank landmark was designed by the Marks Barfield partnership?
2. Which London landmark is located near Pudding Lane, and in 1830 had words removed from its inscription blaming Catholics for an unfortunate event?