Summer Week 3 Questions (for 19/5/17)

1List 3 of the countries the equator passes through.
2What happened to the Duke and Duchess of York on the 12th May 1937?
3And what relationship are they to Queen Elizabeth II, the current queen?
4Which animal’s eyes are bigger than its brain?
5This weekend is the 62nd Eurovision song contest. When was the last time the UK won the contest?
6Which is the only country that is also a continent?
7What is the largest country?
8On the 5 May 1856, L.Frank Baum, the author was born. What book is he most famous for writing which has been made into films?
9Which dog is known as a fire-house dog, and why?
10This week was SAT week, but what does SAT stand for (in this context)?

Summer Week 2 Questions and answers (for 12/5/17)

1Which royal retires from royal duties this autumn?Prince Philip
2And which country do they originally come from?Greece
3Florence Nightingale was born on 12th May 1820. What is she famous for doing and where?Improving the nursing during Crimean war
4As from this Friday (5th May) what can you no longer use in shops?old £5 note
5Which two countries does Hadrian’s Wall separate?England / Scotland
6Apart from Rome, how many other cities has been a capital of Italy?2 or 4
7To the nearest thousand, how many spoken languages are there in the world?7000
8Which is the strongest bone in the human body and where is it?femur – leg
9What is the use of the sphygmomanometer?measure blood pressure
10Edward Lear, the poet who invented limericks, was born on 12th May 1812. Write your own limerick to share with the class for a point.

Summer Week 1 Questions and answers (for 5/5/17)

1The Queen has two birthdays each year, her actual birthday is 21st April, when is her official one?10th June
2The Prime Minister has called a General Election for the 8th June, when would it have been otherwise?7th May 2020
3The 1st of May is known as May Day but if you were at sea when would you say Mayday?When in distress
4Why was Mayday chosen as the expression to be used at sea?Because it sounds like the French word m’aider, which means “help me.”
5How many bank holidays does England have?8
6How many finger holes are there on a descant recorder?8 (or 10 if counting doubles)
7What is the tallest building in England and how tall is it?The Shard 309 metres (1,014 ft) in March 2012,
8April 23rd was St George’s Day. Who was St George and why is the patron saint for England?a Roman soldier born in what is now modern-day Turkey in around 280AD and died around 303. Very little is known about his early life but it is believed he was born to a wealthy Christian noble family. When he grew up he became a soldier and joined the retinue of Emperor Diocletian who was sentenced to death for failing to recant his Christian faith. Slayed a dragon/saved a maiden

represents traditional English chivalry and bravery, 

9Which county is Basingstoke in?Hampshire
10Name three counties that are next to our county.Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex,

Spring Week 12 Questions and answers (for 28/4/17)

1New pound coin became legal tender on Tuesday, how long do the public have to exchange their old coins?15th October  ‘17
2What is the 1st April also known as and why?April Fool Day – play pranks on people until midday
3What is a baby bat called?pup
4If you tunnelled right through the earth, which country is directly opposite Spain?New Zealand
5On which dates did Spring start?  (be careful!)1st and 20th March
6Which book has just won the Waterstones Children book award?The Girl made of Ink and Stars by Kieran Millwood Hargrave
7The Eiffel Tower was completed on 31st March but in which year?1889
8How long did the tower take to build?2 years, 2 months and 5 days.
9Hans Christian Anderson was born on 2nd April 1805. Who was he?Writer of fairy tales
10From what type of plant does chocolate come from?A cacao tree
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