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.

Thursday 9 July 2020

Good morning ,

1.Who was the  lead singer with the Glam Rock Band T . Rex ?

2.Where is The San Andrea’s Fault ?

3. Which 1964 film starring Peter Sellers has the alternative title –

 ‘ How I learnt to stop worrying and love The Bomb ‘ ?

4. In which city is the T.V. series Peaky Blinders set ?

5. Much in the news this week , to whom was Johnny Depp married until 2017 ?

Stay safe.

Paul.

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Good morning,

1.What was Jackie Kennedy’s maiden name ?

2. How many sides does a hexagon have ?

3. Where is The Sea of Tranquility ?

4.In Greek mythology  what is the name of the winged horse that sprang from the blood of Medusa ?

5.Why are British police officers called Bobbies ?

Stay safe.

Paul.

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

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.

Paul.

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.

Paul.

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  .

Paul.

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.

Paul.

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.

Paul.

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 .

Paul. 



Friday 3 July 2020


Good evening ,

1.Hadrian’s Wall runs from Bowness on Solway to Wallsend .

2. Brimstone = Sulphur .

3. St Domingo’s F.C. changed it’s name to Everton.

4. Brontophobia is fear of thunder .

5. The Battle of Balaclava took place during The Crimean War .

Enjoy the weekend.

Paul.


Thursday 2 July 2020

Good afternoon,

1.Polo is divided into chukkas .

2. Marcus Rashford campaigned for school meal vouchers .

3. Grant Shaps is The Secretary of State for Transport .

4. Cubra Libre is RUM , coke ( and lime ).

5. A piano has 88 keys.

Stay safe.

Paul.

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Good evening ,

1. Beefsteak and moneymaker are varieties of tomatoes .

2. Machu Pichu is in Peru .

3. Central Perk is the cafe in Friends.

4. Gary Lineker advertises Walkers crisps .

5 Pulmonary refers to the lungs .

Stay safe.

Paul.

Tuesday 30 June 2020

Good evening,

1. Usain Bolt represented Jamaica .

2. C = 100 in Roman

Good evening ,

1. Beefsteak and moneymaker are varieties of tomatoes .

2. Machu Pichu is in Peru .

3. Central Perk is the cafe in Friends.

4. Gary Lineker advertises Walkers crisps .

5 Pulmonary refers to the lungs .

Stay safe.

Paul.

numerals.

3. Nicholas Parsons presented Sale of THE CENTURY.

4. Agincourt was fought in 1415.

5. Winnie-the- Pooh lived in 100 Acre Wood.

Stay safe.

Paul.

Monday 29 June 2020

Good evening,

1. La Gioconda = The Mona Lisa.

2. Batman lives in Gotham City .

3. The Democratic Party symbol is A Donkey .

4. Erich Weiss = Harry Houdini .

5. Rudolph Hess was the last prisoner in Spandau Prison.

Stay safe.

Paul.