Quiz Time

I just thought – throughout this crisis, Age UK Wiltshire have been printing a weekly Newsletter for clients, and I volunteered to set some quiz questions. I thought I’d share them here.

Bear in mind, they are for a UK audience, so some of them will be quite UK-specific.

I’ve tried to pitch some of them as really easy, some as head-scratching, but none are impossible. Questions that nobody can answer is not my idea of fun. And, one of my friends might recognise some of their maths questions, which I stole from her! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

I must’ve done forty or fifty of these things but I’ll just post the first ten for now, and post some more another day. Answers below, this is just for fun.

1.A grandmother has 6 grandchildren. Each grandchild was born 2 years apart, and the youngest is 10 years old. How old is the eldest?
2.Which soccer teams plays its home games at Carrow Road, in yellow and green, and is nicknamed the Canaries?
3.In which county is Stratford-upon-Avon?
4.In what one year did the following take place: West Side Story premiered, Elvis bought the mansion which became Graceland, and the hits included Blueberry Hill, All Shook Up and Wake Up Little Susie?
5.What is the longest river in the world?
6.In what year did the first stretch of the M1 motorway open?
7.Name the five Great Lakes of North America
8.Who was the Prime Minister at the start of the Suez crisis?
9.Which US city is served by JFK Airport?
10.A farmer has sheep and chickens in their barn. They count 26 feet, and there are 10 animals in total. How many of each animal do they have?

2.Norwich City
7.Superior, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, Erie.
8.Anthony Eden
9.New York
10.3 sheep
7 chickens

I bet you knew them all, didn’t you?

Fandango’s One Word Challenge (13 June 2020)

Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.

Donald Rumsfeld

Makes perfect sense.

for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC), cognizant.

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