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Andrew Baker The Sunday family quiz

Like a conversati­on around the table, the Family Quiz follows a thread and everyone can join in. Some questions suit younger quizzers, but really it’s a free-for-all. Don’t all shout at once!



Wild Meadow, Love Blossoms and Summer Time are all fragrances sold under the name of which well-known figure, whose birthday is today?

(a) Monty Don

(b) Charlie Dimmock

(c) Kate Moss


In which business was Monty Don highly successful before the stock market crash of 1987?

(a) Investment banking

(b) Costume jewellery

(c) Restaurant­s


The great jewellery house of Fabergé, founded in St Petersburg in Russia, is most famous for ornate creations based on which natural form?

(a) Egg

(b) Cat

(c) Rabbit


What are the names of Peter Rabbit’s ? sisters?

(a) Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail

(b) Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po

(c) Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb 5

The Po is the longest river in which country?

(a) Poland

(b) Turkmenist­an

(c) Italy


What is Turkmenist­an’s “Gateway to Hell”, which the country’s president has vowed to close down?

(a) A nightclub

(b) A flaming gas crater

(c) A TV game show


Whereabout­s was the Haçienda club, which flourished in the 1980s and 1990s and is regularly included in lists of the world’s greatest nightspots?

(a) London

(b) Manchester

(c) Ibiza 8

A song and dance about an infant fish ? became the most-watched YouTube video of all time. What was it called?

(a) Small Haddock Dance

(b) Little Tuna Dance

(c) Baby Shark Dance


Britain’s largest regularly visiting fish is a shark that can grow to 40ft in length and weighs as much as a truck. What kind of shark is this?

(a) Basking shark

(b) Whale shark

(c) Great white shark


Alfred is the only English king known as “the Great”. There are statues of him in London and New York, and in the town where he was born. Where is that?

(a) Winchester

(b) Wantage

(c) Warwick


The actor Warwick Davis played


Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter films. What subject did the professor teach at Hogwarts?

(a) Charms

(b) Defence Against the Dark Arts

(c) Potions 12

Goal Defence, Wing Defence and Goal Attack are all positions in which sport?

(a) Rugby union

(b) American football

(c) Netball


In which year, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, was the first recorded use of the term “internet” with its current meaning?

(a) 1964

(b) 1974

(c) 1984


What is the name of the leading character in George Orwell’s novel 1984?

(a) John Smith

(b) Tony Blair

(c) Winston Smith


Contrary to popular belief, John Smith is not the most common men’s name in the UK. What is?

(a) David Smith

(b) John Brown

(c) Tom Jones

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