The Daily Quiz

A daily dose of exercise for the mind from our quiz master Paul McCarthy! Questions posted by 11:00am each day. Answers will be posted by 6:00pm at the foot of this page.

Sunday 12 July 2020

Good morning,

1. In which film did Michael Caine famously say :-

  “ You’re only supposed to blow the bl@@dy doors off “ ?

2. What sport is played by The Boston Red Sox ?

3.Which toy company has it’s headquarters  in Billund Denmark .

  The Company’s name translates from Danish as ‘ Play well ‘ ?

4. Which planet is known as The Red Planet ?

5. What is the name of Dorothy’s Dog in The Wizard of Oz ? —

   ( Watch out for footnote with the answers )

Enjoy Sunday .


The answers to today’s quiz, as well as others can be found below!

Sunday 12 July 2020

Good afternoon,

1. The Italian  Job.

2. The Boston Red Sox play baseball .

3. Lego ( Leg godt translates from Daish as – ‘ Play well ‘ )

4. Mars is the Red Planet .

5 Toto was the dog in The Wizard of Oz .

Footnote ;

It was rumoured that Toto was paid more than Judy Garland .

However this was an urban myth.

Toto was paid 125 $ per week  , whilst Judy earned 500 $ p.w.

However Toto did earn more than The Munchkins who were only paid  50 $ a week.

Enjoy Sunday.


Saturday 11 July 2020

Good evening, 

1.A motorway in Italy  = Autostrada .

2. Least said soonest mended.

3. PhoBophobia is the fear of phobias .

4. Fred Flinstone is married to Wilma .

5. Medusa’s had snakes for hair .

Enjoy the weekend .


Friday 10 July

Good evening, 

1.Madrid stands on The River Manzanares ,

2. Sir Christopher Cockerell invented the hovercraft .

3. Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. 

4. The other family in Romeo and Juliet was The Capulets .

5. C = The speed of light .

Enjoy the weekend .


Thursday 9 July

Good evening,

1.Marc Bolan was lead singer with T.Rex.

2. The San Andrea’s fault is in California .

3.How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb =

Dr. Strangelove .

4.Peaky blinders live in Birmingham.

5. Amber Heard was married to Johnny Depp.

Stay safe.


Wednesday 8 July

Good evening ,

1. Jackie Kennedy’s maiden name was Bouvier .

2. A hexagon has 6 sides .

3. The Sea of Tranquility is on the moon .

4.The Winged Horse was Pegasus .

5. Sir Robert Peel established the police force and gave his name to

  Bobbies ( and also Peelers ).

Stay safe.


Tuesday 7 July

1. Rabat is the capital of Morocco .

2. Pat Garret shot Billy the Kid.

3. The 1936 Summer Olympics were held in Berlin .

4. The Boxer Rebellion was in China.

5. A male swan is a  cobb .

Stay safe  .


Monday 6 July

Good evening,

1. E = Spain .

2. The highest mountain in Japan is Mount Fuji .

3. 1/3 of 1/2 = 1/6

4. Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables .

5.Earth is in The Milky Way.

Stay safe.


Sunday 5 July

Good afternoon

1. N = November .

2. The numbers on a PAIR of dice totals 42 .

3. Scurvy is caused by lack of vitamin C .

4. The Goat = Capricorn.

5. President  Kennedy was assassinated  in Dallas.

Enjoy the rest of Sunday.


Saturday 4 July

Good evening,

1.1776 .

2. George 111 .

3. Martha Washington was the inaugural  First Lady.

4.Bejamin Franklin was very busy, he invented the lightning rod 

and bifocals as well as signing The Declaration of Independence.

5. John Hancock was the first to sign The Declaration of Independence

   and his name has come to mean a signature .
Footnote ;

(1) . John Hancock’s signature was flamboyant and also very large.

       Indeed so large that George 111 exclaimed he could read it without using his spectacles.

( 2 ) Back to some normality . I have been to the barbers today . I apologised that I had been cutting 

      my hair myself during  lockdown . My hairdresser said that I had done it very well and she offered me a job at her salon !!

If you go to the pub don’t get drunk .