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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

1 The Queen has two birthdays each year, her actual birthday is 21st April, when is her official one? 10th June
2 The Prime Minister has called a General Election for the 8th June, when would it have been otherwise? 7th May 2020
3 The 1st of May is known as May Day but if you were at sea when would you say Mayday? When in distress
4 Why was Mayday chosen as the expression to be used at sea? Because it sounds like the French word m’aider, which means “help me.”
5 How many bank holidays does England have? 8
6 How many finger holes are there on a descant recorder? 8 (or 10 if counting doubles)
7 What is the tallest building in England and how tall is it? The Shard 309 metres (1,014 ft) in March 2012,
8 April 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, 

9 Which county is Basingstoke in? Hampshire
10 Name 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)

 

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

 

Spring Week 11 Questions and answers (for 31/3/17)

 

1 When was the first Red Nose Day? 5 February 1988
2 Which charity organises Red Nose Day? Comic Relief
3 Red Nose Day occurs in odd-numbered years. What charity event occurs on the even-numbered years? Sports Relief.
4 British Summer Time starts this weekend. What time exactly does it take place? 1am Sunday
5 In which year did this event first take place 1916
6 Who was the first king of Great Britain? James I  ( James VI of Scotland)
7 Which animal lives in a drey? squirrel
8 Who are Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn? Fictional characters made up by Mark Twain (1876)
9 How many keys does a standard piano keyboard have? 88
10 This Sunday is Mothering Sunday (not to be confused with the American Mother’s Day which they celebrate in May). It falls on a different date each year. How is it decided when it is? 4th Sunday in Lent

 

Spring Week 10 Questions and answers (for 24/3/17)

 

1 How many tusks does a warthog have? 4
2 How many queens have ruled France? 0
3 Which county in England has the smallest population? Rutland
4 Name a common instrument that has keys, pedals and strings? piano/harpsichord
5 What type of dog does the Queen have? corgi
6 What colour car is the most popular in the UK? white
7 Which planet is nearest to the sun? Mercury
8 The First FA Cup final was played on Saturday 16 March at The Oval. What year was this? 1872
9 When did the first spacewalk take place? 18 March 1965
10 Who took the first spacewalk Alexei Leonov

 

Spring Week 9 Questions and answers (for 17/3/17)

 

1 Who was told to ‘Beware the Ides of March’ and when are they? Julius Caesar /15th March
2 In what year was Basingstoke railway first opened? 1839
3 The micro Leo is a small marsupial lion named after which famous person? David Attenborough
4 Since 1214, by order of King John, which day of the week has Basingstoke held a weekly market? Wednesday
5 How many British King Georges have there been? 6
6 In the nursery rhyme, what did Little Jack Horner pull out of a pie? plum
7 In what year did Francis Drake begin his voyage around the world? 1577
8 People who are terdekaphobic are afraid of what? number 13
9 St Patrick’s Day is 17th March. Which country is he the patron saint for? Ireland
10 What is the capital of Australia? Canberra

 

Spring Week 8 Questions and answers (for 10/3/17)

 

1 Who is Prince Philip and what is his surname? Queen’s husband/Duke of Edinburgh. Mountbatten
2 How many of Henry VIII‘s wives, survived being married to him? 3
3 How many days is it from the beginning of Lent to Easter Sunday? 46
4 What animal is T Rex’s closest living relative? chicken
5 On what island do Thomas, Percy, Annabelle and Gordon live? Isle of Sodor
6 Which American president is the teddy bear named after? Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt.
7 Who made the first telephone call and when? Alexander Graham Bell 10/3/1876
8 A caravan is a group of which animals? camels
9 A poult is the young of which creature? turkey / grouse
10 What colour is heliotrope? pink – purple/mauve

 

Spring Week 6 Questions and answers (for 17/2/17)

 

1 All British coins have the head of the Queen on one side. Which way is she always facing? to the right
2 We often talk about SIM cards in mobile phones but what does SIM stand for? Subscriber identity module
3 The Queen celebrated her sapphire jubilee on 6th February. What event was she celebrating and how many years does sapphire represent? 65th anniversary of her accession to the throne in 1952
4 How did the game of rugby get its name and when does it date back to? From Rugby school 1823
5 In Greek mythology, a Centaur was half man and half what? horse
6 You may have heard of the Black Sea, an inland sea, and the Red Sea by Egypt. There is also a White Sea in Russia. What is the one other sea named after a colour? Where is it? Yellow Sea- an inlet of the Pacific Ocean lying between mainland China on the west and north, and the Korean Peninsula on the east. It is located north of the East China Sea,
7 What colour in Mr Nosey in the traditional Mr Men stories? green
8 On average how much longer does a human fingernail grow in a month? 3mm
9 Samuel Plimsoll was born on 10 February 1824. He was responsible for the introduction of the plimsoll line. What is it? Markings on a ship’s hull which shows how high or low  ship is in the water
10 15th February 1971 was decimal day when the coinage we used was changed to the system we have today based on 10. How many pennies (d) did there use to be in a pound (£)? How many pennies (d) made a shilling(s) and how many shillings(s) made a pound (£)? 12d = 1s    20s = £1     240d = £1

 

Spring Week 5 Questions and answers (for 10/2/17)

 

1 What is arachnophobia a fear of? fear of spiders
2 The 6 Nations Championship starts this Saturday. Which sport is this and which 6 nations take part? rugby. England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy
3 Which colour appears on all of the flags of the six nations? white
4 On 4th February 1927 Malcolm Campbell broke the land speed record in Bluebird. Why was the Bluebird unique? How fast did he go? first car built strictly for breaking the land speed record. 174.883mph (281.447kph)
5 What is the land speed record at present and when was it set? 763.035 mph 15 October 1997
6 Charles Dickens was born on 7th February. If he was still alive how old would he be this birthday? Born 1812 so 205
7 999 is the phone number for emergencies. What is the NHS phone number for lesser emergencies? 111
8 What is a baker’s dozen? 13
9 How many bones are there in the adult human skeleton? 206
10 How many consonants are there in the English alphabet? 21

 

Spring Week 4 Questions and answers ( for 3/2/17)

 

1 The famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born 27thJanuary 1756. What nationality was he? Salzburg, Austria
2 The final of which major biennial football competition takes place on 5thFebruary? Africa Cup of Nations
3 What type of animal is a herbivore? animal that feeds off plants
4 What is the capital of Russia now and where did it use to be? Moscow now, was Saint Petersburg / Leningrad
5 Which country in the world has the least number of people? Vatican City
6 Which country has a maple leaf on their flag? Canada
7 What is the name of the longest river in China? Yangtze
8 What C is a diamond made of? carbon
9 Who was the first man to travel in space and when? Yuri Gagarin on 12th April 1961
10 What is measured by a seismometer? Motion of the ground including those of seismic waves generated by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

 

Spring Week 3 Questions and answers (for 27/1/17)

 

1 Today Donald Trump becomes President of America, how many previous presidents have there been? 44, Trump is the 45th
2 What do the stars on the American flag represent? States in America
3 How many stars are there? 50
4 What is the biggest state in America? Alaska
5 There is only point in the United States shared by four states, which states are they? Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah
6 What side of the road do they drive on in America? on the right
7 Which city in America is called the Mile High city and why? Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level.
8 What is the capital of America and which state is it in? The capital of the United States, Washington, D.C., is a federal district and not part of any state
9 What are the four presidents represented on Mount Rushmore? George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.
10 Who travelled on the Mayflower and when? The Mayflower was the ship that transported the first English Separatists, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth to the New World in 1620.

 

Spring Week 2 Questions and answers (for 20/1/17)

 

1 What is the name of our prime minister? Theresa May
2 An act of 1864 outlawed children doing what job, for which they were often employed because of their size? Chimney sweeps
3 What is the name of Eoin Colfer’s teenage criminal mastermind? Artemis Fowl
4 Who painted the Mona Lisa and where is the painting kept? Leonardo da Vinci Louvre Museum, Paris
5 What is the name of the wizard at the court of King Arthur? Merlin
6 What is the capital of The Republic of Ireland? Dublin
7 What did Romans use a hypocaust for? heating system
8 What is the largest planet in the solar system? Jupiter
9 Which is the only vowel not on the top row of a computer keyboard? A
10 What colour are emeralds? green

 

Autumn Week 13 Questions (for 15/12/16)

 

1 What is the name of the traditional Italian Christmas cake? Panettone
2 What is the name of the family in Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol? Cratchit
3 By the end of which date should all Christmas decorations be removed so as not to bring bad luck upon the house? Twelfth Night  (5/6th January)
4 26th December is known as Boxing Day and which saint’s day? Saint Stephen’s Day (Feast of Saint Stephen)
5 Who invented the Christmas cracker? Thomas Smith
6 Which traditional Christmas plant was once so revered by early Britons that it had to be cut with a golden sickle? Mistletoe
7 Who visits the children in Italy to give them presents if they’ve been good, on January 6th? Befana
8 When was the first televised Queen’s speech? 1957
9 Traditionally, what were you in danger of breaking your teeth on in a Christmas pudding? sixpence
10 What is the worse Christmas Cracker joke you know? a mark for a joke

 

Autumn Week 12 Questions and answers (for 9/12/16)

 

1 Which group of animals is called a ‘crash’? rhinoceroses
2 Mohair is made from the hair of which animal? Angora goat
3 Which sea surrounds Malta and what is its capital? Mediterranean Sea
4 Which of the three main rock types is created by the cooling and solidification of magma or lava? igneous
5 Last of our artists is Andy Warhol. What type of art was he famous for? Pop art
6 In which 1847 novel would you find the character of Heathcliff? Who wrote it? Wuthering Heights/Emily Bronte
7 Which British coin will change shape in March next year becoming twelve-sided? £1 coin
8 Where did Paddington Bear come from? Darkest Peru
9 Who stole Christmas in a Dr Seuss book? The Grinch
10 Which stringed instrument is bigger than a violin but smaller than a ‘cello? viola

 

Autumn Week 11 Questions and answers (for 2/12/16)

 

1 When did Children In Need telethons start? 1980
2 St Andrew’s Day is November 30th. Who was St Andrew? Patron Saint of Scotland, was a fisherman and a disciple of Jesus
3 What is the national emblem of Scotland? thistle
4 When does Advent start this year and what does it represent? Sunday 27th Nov  coming of Jesus into the world / time of preparation for his coming – Christmas
5 This is one of David Hockney’s famous

 

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paintings. What is it called?

Garrowby Hill
6 What is the plural of the word ‘moose’? moose
7 Do stalagmites grow up or down? grow up from the ground
8 Who was on the throne before Queen Elizabeth ll? King George VI
9 What was the real name of the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
10 How does the flag of Netherlands and that of Russia differ? Russia: white, blue, red

 

Netherland: red, white, blue

both horizontal stripes

 

Autumn Week 10 Questions and answers (for 25/11/16)

 

1 What is the difference between Great Britain and United Kingdom? Uk = England, Scotland,Wales and Northern Island.

 

GB = England, Scotland, Wales

2 What was a dodo? extinct flightless bird native to Mauritius
3 What style of painting was Pablo Picasso the co-founder of? Cubist movement
4 The word ‘ketchup’ comes from which language? Chinese
5 What is a female fox called? vixen
6 What does a blue flag at a beach mean? Cleanliness/quality of bathing water/safe(life guards/equipment)
7 In which sport, other than skiing, is there a ‘piste’? fencing
8 What are arboreal animals? creatures who spend the majority of their lives in trees
9 What is the most common non-contagious disease in the world? gum disease
10 What is the minimum age to join Facebook? 13years

 

Autumn Week 9 Questions and Answers (for 18/11/16)

 

1 Who will be the next President of America and when will they take office? Donald Trump , January 2017
2 In which classic book, that has been made into several films, was a boy raised by wolves? The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
3 In the story of Adam and Eve, what type of animal tempts Eve to commit a sin? snake / serpent
4 At what temperature does water boil? 100°C / 212F
5 11th November is called Armistice Day, what does armistice mean? An armistice is a formal agreement between warring parties to stop fighting
6 What takes place in London every year on the second Saturday in November and which event does it mark? Lords Mayor’s Show -. The appointment of the new Lord Mayor of London
7 Which year did the Second World War start? 1939
8 How has Buster the Boxer shot to fame? Appears in this years’s John Lewis Christmas advert
9 Which is the smallest bird in Britain? Goldcrest or firecrest
10 Who was the second man on the moon? Buzz Aldrin

 

Autumn Week 8 Questions and Answers (for 11/11/16)

 

1 What is an otter’s home called? holt
2 Which planet is known as the Red Planet? Mars
3 Which ocean separates North America from Europe? Atlantic Ocean
4 What type of fruit is dried to make raisins? grapes
5 What are molars, premolars, incisors and canines all types of? teeth
6 In the bible who was swallowed by a whale? Jonah
7 The Titanic was launched from which city? Belfast
8 If a creature is succiverous, what does it feed on? juice of plants / sap
9 What was Kadinsky’s first name and in which country was he born? Wassily, Moscow, Russia
10 What was celebrated for the second time in British history by the Queen in 2012? Diamond Jubilee

 

Autumn Week 6 Questions and answers (for 4/11/16)

 

1 What is a 12-sided 3D shape called? dodecahedron
2 We know when Halloween is but when is All Hallows? 1st November
3 How many times can an A4 piece of paper be folded in half? 7
4 Which facial features remain the same size from birth to adulthood? eyes
5 The Eiffel Tower is in which European city? Paris
6 What is Welsh Rarebit another name for? cheese on toast
7 What type on animal is a macaque? bird
8 Where will you find a frog on a horse? hoof
9 Which vegetable was the first to be canned? peas
10 Desperate Dan appears in which comic? The Dandy

 

Autumn Week 5 Questions & Answers (for 20/10/16)

 

1 What is a baby hedgehog called? hoglet
2 What is the name of the Queen’s husband? Prince Philip
3 Which is the largest country in the world without permanent natural rivers or lakes? Saudi Arabia
4 In the UK what is the furthest distance you can get from the coast? 70 miles
5 What nationality was Henry Moore and when was he born? English 30   July 1898
6 What are the events in a modern pentathlon? An Olympic sport that comprises five different events: fencing, 200m freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a final combined event of pistol shooting and a 3200m cross-country run (fencing, swimming, riding, running, shooting)
7 How much does a first class stamp cost? 64p
8 A cronut is the combination of which 2 bakery goods? croissant – doughnut
9 Somebody famous is 90 today (14/10/16)! He is as well known today as he was 90 years ago. He has a slight weight problem and has been known to get stuck in holes. He is good at writing short poems and making very philosophical statements. Who is he? (there will be a clue in my room next week but you will have to look!) Winnie-the-Pooh
10 What is the art of paper folding called and which country does it originate from? Origami –  The ancient art of Japanese paper folding

 

Autumn Week 4 ANSWERS ( for 14/10/16)

 

1 What is the sequence of British traffic lights starting from RED? Red and amber, green, amber, red.
2 What is the fear of cheese called? Turophobia
3 What is the name of the lightest metal to be created? Microlattice
4 In what way is Hepworth different from all the other artists whose names we have used in the school? Only female one
5 What is the capital of Egypt? Cairo
6 Which battle took place on 14th October 1066 and who was it between? Battle of Hastings, between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson,
7 On 11 October 1982 the Mary Rose was raised from the sea bed after 471 years. Whose ship was it and where did the name Mary Rose come from? Henry VIII   Named for Henry VIII’s favorite sister, MaryTudor, later queen of France
8 What is the FULL name of the author of Winnie-the- Pooh? Alan Alexander “A. A.” Milne
9 What does TARDIS stand for? Time And Relative Dimension In Space
10 What is a baby hamster called? pup

 

Autumn Week 3 ANSWERS (for 7/10/16)

 

1 Which hills divide England from Scotland? Cheviot Hills
2 What are the colours of the Olympic rings? Blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white field. This was originally designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games.
3 How much does it cost for a child (5 to 15) to visit the Willis Museum? Free
4 Who is featured on the new £5 note? Sir Winston Churchill
5 Which Russian city was previously known as Leningrad? St. Petersburg
6 Which is considered to be the loudest animal on earth? Sperm whale (230db)blue whale

 

(Tiger Pistol shrimp only 213db)

7 Which Shakespearian play features the three witches? Macbeth
8 Which sport competes for The Ryder Cup which this year takes place from 30thSeptember to October 2nd? Golf
9 Who made the most recent statue to be put up on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square? David Shrigley from 29th September
10 Where and when was Vincent Van Gogh born? March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands

 

Autumn Week 2 Answers ( for 30/9/16)

 

1 What was the first of Roald Dahl’s books to be published? The Gremlins
2 When was the first day of autumn? 22nd September
3 How many more medals did Great Britain win in the Paralympics than the Olympics? 147 – 67 = 80
4 Which city is the City of Culture for 2017? Hull
5 Conkers are the fruit of which tree? Horse Chestnut
6 Who was the first ruler of England and Scotland? James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI, and King of England and King of Ireland as James I. He was the first monarch to be called King of Great Britain. He ruled in Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 until his death.
7 Which is the longest river in the world? Nile / Amazon
8 What is the world’s strongest insect? A dung beetle is not only the world’s strongest insect but also the strongest animal on the planet compared to body weight. They can pull 1,141 times their own body weight. This is the equivalent of an average person pulling six double-decker buses full of people.
9 What shape is a smarties tube now it is no longer a cylinder? Hexagonal prism
10 Which river rises ( starts) from chalk fed springs at Basingstoke? River Loddon

 

Autumn Week 2 (for 30/9/16)

 

1 What was the first of Roald Dahl’s books to be published?
2 When was the first day of autumn?
3 How many more medals did Great Britain win in the Paralympics than the Olympics?
4 Which city is the City of Culture for 2017?
5 Conkers are the fruit of which tree?
6 Who was the first ruler of England and Scotland?
7 Which is the longest river in the world?
8 What is the world’s strongest insect?
9 What shape is a smarties tube now it is no longer a cylinder?
10 Which river rises ( starts) from chalk fed springs at Basingstoke?

 

Autumn Week 1 Answers (for 23/9/16)

 

1 How many strings does a harp have? Between 40 and 47
2 How many silver medals did Team GB win at the Rio Olympics? 23
3  Who picked a peck of pickled pepper?         Peter Piper
4 So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall. Which author wrote this and in which story? ( do you know who said it?) Roald Dahl in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (The Oompa-Loompas sing this song about Mike Teavee)
5 What does September mean and what should it be called?  Seventh month – November November derives from the Latin root novem-meaning “nine,”
6 What does the French song Frère Jacques mean in English? Brother John
7 What is the capital of Nepal? Kathmandu
8 In which country was the painter Monet born? Paris, France
9 Who wrote ‘Swallows and Amazons’? Arthur Ransome
10 When and where were the first Paralympic Games held? The first Paralympic Games took place in Rome, a week after the 1960 Summer Olympic Games were held there. 400 athletes with spinal cord injuries from 23 countries competed in eight sports, including snooker, fencing, field events, basketball, swimming, table tennis, archery, and the pentathlon.

 

Autumn Week 1 (for 23/9/16)

 

1 How many strings does a harp have?
2 How many silver medals did Team GB win at the Rio Olympics?
3 Who picked a peck of pickled pepper?
4 So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall. Which author wrote this and in which story? ( do you know who said it?)
5 What does September mean and what should it be called?
6 What does the French song Frère Jacques mean in English?
7 What is the capital of Nepal?
8 In which country was the painter Monet born?
9 Who wrote ‘Swallows and Amazons’?
10 When and where were the first Paralympic Games held?

 

Week 6 Answers and Week 7 Questions

Week 6 Answers

1 If you tunnelled straight through the earth to the other side from New Zealand, where would you be? Spain
2 This Friday 10th June UEFA EURO 2016 starts. In which year was the first one held and in which country were the finals held? 1960 and France
3 Two British coins have seven sides, which ones are they? 50p and 20p
4 What mythical creature is on the Welsh Flag and what colour is it? Dragon /red
5 What language did the Romans speak? 3.       Latin
6 If it is 10:00am in England, what time will it be in New York? 05:00 am
7 The world’s longest tunnel was opened last week. In which country is it and how long is it? 57km (35-mile) Switzerland
8 An octagon has 8 sides but how many does an octacontagon have? 80
9 How old was the oldest Olympic gold Medalist when he won his medal and for what sport? Oscar Swahn (Sweden) was in the winning Running Deer shooting team at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, aged 64 years 258 days.
10 What is a SHOFAR? A shofar is an ancient musical horn / instrument made of ram’s horn,

 

Week 5 Answers and Week 6 Questions

 

Week 5 Answers

1 What are the Rio ’16 Olympic games officially known as? The 2016 Summer Olympics are officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad,
2 Only five sports have been contested at every summer Olympic Games since 1896: what are they? Only five sports have been contested at every summer Olympic Games since 1896: Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics and Swimming.
3 Which river flows through Oxford  and  London ? Thames
4 What are the people of the UK deciding on 23rd June ? Whether to stay in the EU or leave ( European Union)
5 How many tentacles would five normal squids have between them? 10 ( each squid has 8 arms and 2 longer tentacles)
6 Who was the first British female prime minister and when was she elected? Margaret Thatcher

 

Thatcher became Prime Minister on 4 May 1979

7 Who was Piglet’s best friend? Winnie the Pooh ( or Tigger or Rabbit)
8 What is the innermost visible colour of the rainbow? innermost colour is violet,
9  What is a baby swan called? cygnet
10 In the film, ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, what is Dorothy’s dog called? Toto

Week 6 Questions

1 If you tunnelled straight through the earth to the other side from New Zealand, where would you be?
2 This Friday 10th June UEFA EURO 2016 starts. In which year was the first one held and in which country were the finals held?
3 Two British coins have seven sides, which ones are they?
4 What mythical creature is on the Welsh Flag and what colour is it?
5 What language did the Romans speak?
6 If it is 10:00am in England, what time will it be in New York?
7 The world’s longest tunnel was opened last week. In which country is it and how long is it?
8 An octagon has 8 sides but how many does an octacontagon have?
9 How old was the oldest Olympic gold Medalist when he won his medal and for what sport?
10 What is a SHOFAR?

 

Week 4 Answers and Week 5 Questions

 

Week 4 Answers

1 Which king was famously killed while hunting in the New Forest? King William II    William Rufus
2 Which country will be hosting next year’s Eurovision Contest? Ukraine
3 Who currently holds the record for the fastest mile run by a man? Hicham El Guerrouj is the current men’s record holder with his time of 3:43.13,
4 Which award winning author wrote , ‘If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.’? Lemony Snicket
5 Who was the first Mayor of Basingstoke and when was he mayor? The first Basingstoke Mayor, George Baynard, was appointed in 1641
6 Which planet is known as the Red Planet? Mars
7 What is the name of the Lion in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe? Aslan
8  Which is the only US state that starts with the letter ‘P’? Pennsylvania
9 Who painted  the  Mona Lisa?  Leonardo da Vinci
10 Which county in England is generally recognised to be the smallest? Rutland

Week 5 Questions

1 What are the Rio ’16 Olympic games officially known as?
2 Only five sports have been contested at every summer Olympic Games since 1896: what are they?
3 Which major river flows through Oxford and London?
4 What are the people of the UK deciding on 23rd June?
5 How many tentacles would five normal squids have between them?
6 Who was the first British female prime minister and when was she elected?
7 Who was Piglet’s best friend?
8 What is the innermost visible colour of the rainbow?
9  What is a baby swan called?
10 In the film, ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, what is Dorothy’s dog called?

 

Week 3 Answers and Week 4 Questions

 

Week 3 Answers

1 Which sport takes place in a velodrome? Cycling / track cycling etc
2 From which country does Lego come? Billund, Denmark – lego means ‘to play well’
3 What colour are motorways on British road maps? blue
4 Which ocean lies between Africa and Australia and south of Asia? Indian Ocean
5 Kabul is the capital city of which country? Afghanistan
6 Which is the only vowel not on the top row of a computer keyboard? A
7 On 20th May 1932 a certain lady landed near Londonderry, Ireland, to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. What was her name? Amelia Earhart flew from Newfoundland to Ireland  on May 201932 – it took 15 hours
8 What colour is Piccadilly on a traditional monopoly board?  

 

Yellow

9 Which organisation is based on Tracy Island?

 

 

Thunderbirds

 

 

10 Who is the present children’s laureate? Chris Riddell

 

 

Week 4 Questions

1 Which king was famously killed while hunting in the New Forest?
2 Which country will be hosting next year’s Eurovision Contest?
3 Who currently holds the record for the fastest mile run by a man?
4 Which award winning author wrote , ‘If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.’?
5 Who was the first Mayor of Basingstoke and when was he mayor?
6 Which planet is known as the Red Planet?
7 What is the name of the Lion in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe?
8  Which is the only US state that starts with the letter ‘P’?
9 Who painted  the  Mona Lisa?
10 Which county in England is generally recognised to be the smallest?

 

Week 2 Answers and Week 3 Questions

 

Week 2 Answers

1 The 6th May the Channel tunnel was opened but in what year? 1994
2 What are the Invictus Games? The Invictus Games are an international Paralympic-style multi-sport event, created by the British Prince Harry, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and indoor rowing.
3 Who was created by Gepetto the woodcarver? Pinocchio
4 Sculptures of which animals lie at the base of Nelson’s column? Four bronze lions added in 1867
5 At more than 6.5 million square miles, what is the largest country in the world? Russia
6 In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what is Charlie’s surname? Bucket

 

 

7 How long is a furlong? 1/8 of a mile     220 yds
8 Air Force One is a plane used by the holder of what position? President of America
9 What is the fruit of an oak tree called? acorn
10 In computing, what is Mb short for? ‘megabits  1 000 000 bytes

Week 3 Questions

1 Which sport takes place in a velodrome?
2 From which country does Lego come?
3 What colour are motorways on British road maps?
4 Which ocean lies between Africa and Australia and south of Asia?
5 Kabul is the capital city of which country?
6 Which is the only vowel not on the top row of a computer keyboard?
7 On 20th May 1932 a certain lady landed near Londonderry, Ireland, to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. What was her name?
8 What colour is Piccadilly on a traditional monopoly board?
9 Which organisation is based on Tracy Island?
10 Who is the present children’s laureate?

 

Week 1 Answers and Week 2 Questions

 

Week 1 Answers

1 Who is third in line to the throne?  

 

Prince George

2 What are the two main ingredients in ‘Toad in the Hole’?  

 

Sausages / batter ( accept milk – Yorkshire pudding)

3 Where does the president of the United States of America live? White House    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.
4 What is the largest island in the Mediterranean sea? Sicily

 

 

5 What is the largest brass instrument in an orchestra?  

 

tuba

6 What is the highest mountain in Africa? Mount Kilimanjaro  rises approximately 4,877 metres (16,001 ft) from its base to 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level.
7 Trout, barracuda and carp are all types of what? Fish

 

 

8 What were the names of the dwarfs in Snow White? Doc, Dopey, Bashful, Sleepy, Grumpy, Sneezy, Happy

 

 

9 What does Fe stand for in the Periodic table? Iron ( iron oxide)

 

 

10 What does the acronym RAC related to cars stand for? Royal Automotive Club

 

 

 

Week 2 Questions

1 On the 6th May the Channel tunnel was opened but in what year?  

 

 

2 What are the Invictus Games?  

 

 

3 Who was created by Gepetto the woodcarver?  

 

 

4 Sculptures of which animals lie at the base of Nelson’s column?  

 

 

5 At more than 6.5 million square miles, what is the largest country in the world?  

 

 

6 In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what is Charlie’s surname?  

 

 

7 How long is a furlong?  

 

 

8 Air Force One is a plane used by the holder of what position?  

 

 

9 What is the fruit of an oak tree called?  

 

 

10 In computing, what is Mb short for?  

 

 

 

Weekly General Knowledge Quiz 1

 

A few weeks ago we hosted the regional heat of the National General Knowledge Quiz for schools and although neither of our two teams won this time, the children did the school proud.

Every Friday, each child will be given 10 general knowledge questions for them to research the answers to at home. Each Tuesday lunchtime in 4D, Mrs Davies will be available with laptops for those children who do not have access to the internet or reference books at home. They will then need to learn those answers ready for a test the following Friday. The scores will be kept and certificates given each half term for children with the highest cumulative scores.

These are the first 10 questions!

1 Who is third in line to the throne?
2 What are the two main ingredients in ‘Toad in the Hole’?
3 Where does the president of the United States of America live?
4 What is the largest island in the Mediterranean sea?
5 What is the largest brass instrument in an orchestra?
6 What is the highest mountain in Africa?
7 Trout, barracuda and carp are all types of what?
8 What were the names of the dwarfs in Snow White?
9 What does Fe stand for in the Periodic table?
10 What does the acronym RAC related to cars stand for?
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