Answers to Quiz Questions!


Always handy to have a quiz to fill a few minutes.

Number Cruncher

Examples:

14 D in a F Fourteen Days in a Fortnight

101 D 101 Dalmations

Now it’s your turn. Can you work them out?
  • 12 S of Z – Signs of the Zodiac
  • 366 D in a LY – Days in a leap year
  • 60 M in a H – Minutes in an hour
  • 7 C in a R – Colours in a Rainbow
  • 5 T on each F – Toes on each foot
  • 24 H in a D – Hours in each day
  • 88 PK – Piano keys
  • 64 S on a CB Squares on a chess board
  • 747 is a JJ Jumbo Jet
  • 10 M in a C Millimetres in a centimetre

Who’s Who

Who invented what?

  • Alexander Graham Bell – Telephone
  • Marconi – Radar
  • John Logie Baird – Television
  • Professor Rubic – Rubic’s Cube
  • Thomas Edison – Light Bulb
  • Henry Ford – Motor Car

Who discovered what continent?

  • Christopher Columbus – North America
  • Marco Polo – Asia
  • Captain Scott – Antartica
  • Dr David Livingston – Africa

True or False

Can you work them out?

  • Bats are blind – True
  • Henry VII had 8 wives – False
  • Spiders are insects – False
  • A sponge is an animal – True
  • Coal comes from wood – Trus
  • Aluminium is magnetic – False
  • There are 21 James Bond Movies – False
  • Glass is a liquid – True
  • Lamagiers are extinct – False
  • A can of coke contains 230ml – False

Abbreviations

Can you work them out?

  • K – Thousand
  • BMX – Bicycle Moto Cross
  • FTSE – Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index
  • AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency
  • DVD – Digital Video Disk
  • CFC – Chlorofluorocarbon
  • BSE – Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
  • RAC – Royal Automobile Club
  • BT – British Telecommunications
  • SL – Scout Leader

Solver

E.g. 16 = O in a P – Ounces in a pound

  • 26 = L of the A – Letters of the Alphabet
  • 7 = W of the AW – Wonders of the Ancient World
  • 1001= AN – Arabian Nights
  • 54 = C in a D (including J) – Cards in a deck (including jokers)
  • 88 = K on a P – Keys on a piano
  • 13 = S on the AF – Stripes on the American Flag
  • 90 = D in a RA – degrees in a right angle
  • 3 = BM (SHTR) – blind mice (see how they run)
  • 11 = P in a FT – players in a football team
  • 1000 = W that a P is W – words that a picture is worth
  • 29 = D in F in a LY – Days in February in a leap year
  • 40 = D and N of the G F – Days and nights of the Great Flood

Pot Luck

  • What was Terry Wogan’s Real Name? Michael
  • Which river runs through the Grand Canyon? Colorado
  • Name the geological fault that runs the length of California The San Andreas Fault
  • Which drink did Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins advertise? Cinzano
  • Name the art of making decorative lace-work with knotted threads Macrame
  • Where was Captain Cook killed? Hawaii
  • In fiction, Michael Henchard became the mayor of which town? Casterbridge
  • Which mountain was first climbed by Edward Whymper in 1965? The Matterhorn
  • Name Mary Quand’s shop which revolutionised fashion in the 1960s Bazaar
  • Which planet was home for the aliens in Wells’ “War of the Worlds”? Mars

Chocolates and Sweets

  • Wobbly infants – Jelly Babies
  • Where refined people live – Quality Street
  • 100% precious metal – All Gold
  • 9, 10, 11 – After Eight
  • Fallen fruits – Pear Drops
  • Carrier for dairy produce – Milk Tray
  • Mothers’ local – Mars Bar
  • All sorts of girls – Dolly Mixtures
  • Belly dancer, perhaps? – Turkish Delight
  • Sport for a Prince – Polo
  • Home for alcoholic teeth – Wine Gums
  • Speak quietly – Wispa
  • Edible fasteners – Buttons
  • Aromatic Spheres – Aniseed Balls
  • Inhabitants of Mediterranean isle, perhaps? – Maltesers
  • Feline gear – Kit Kat
  • Occult perhaps – Black Magic
  • Corks for a mouth – Gob stoppers
  • A galaxy – Milky Way
  • London has big red ones – Double Decker
  • Wise guys – Smarties
  • Usually found in an electric plug – Fuse
  • Of no fixed abode – Drifter
  • Royal herb – Mint Imperial
  • 10 pin bowling perhaps – Skittles

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