Friday Quiz 28 August

UK Poet Laureate
  1. What is the only geographical feature to have a country named after it? 
  2. Where is the highest volcano in the Solar system?
  3. After the current queen, Elizabeth II, who was the longest serving British monarch? 
  4. What band is named after an Austrian Arch Duke?  Extra point – why was his assassination a turning point in history? 
  5. Movie quotes:   Who said? I’m sexy, I’m cute, / I’m popular to boot. What was the reply? (my girls knew this by heart)
  6. What movie – Who said? “Better a silly girl with a flower than a silly boy with a horse and a stick.”  Who replied and said what?
  7. What movie? Who said? “To trudge: the slow, weary, depressing yet determined walk of a man who has nothing left in life except the impulse to simply soldier on.” What was he wearing at the time?
  8. Which famous film star danced (and flew) in the video to Fatboy Slim’s 2001 track, Weapon of choice? 
  9. How long does it take for the sun’s light to reach the earth? 
  10. Who is the current poet laureate  – clue he’s a Yorkshire man,pictured above.


  1. Yikes – I scheduled this as we were travelling today – and added answers as a comment as usual. Obviously this doesn’t work. So here they are again.

    1. Equator
    2. Olympus Mons on Mars
    3. Queen Victoria – 63 years and 7 months. QEII – 68 years in March this year
    4. Franz Ferdinand – The Archduke was assassinated in Sarajevo in June 1914. Shot that rang round the world – by Gavrillo Pincip. Widely agreed to have started the process that culminated in WWI.
    5. Movie – Bring it on. speaker – Big Red. Reply by Torrance Shipman I’m bitchin’, great hair, / The boys all love to stare, / I’m wanted, I’m hot, / I’m everything you’re not, / I’m pretty, I’m cool, / I dominate this school.
    6. A Knight’s Tale. Jocelyn, Wat replies – ” It’s called a lance. Hello?”
    7. Chaucer in a Knight’s Tale. He was naked.
    8. Christopher Walken.
    9. 8 minutes.
    10. Simon Armitage.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to Lisa Featherstone Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s