Quick Quiz #4

Welcome to another of our Chase quizzes.

There isn’t a prize but we hope you can spend a few minutes giving yourself a mental MOT in trying to work out the answers.

The solutions to Quick Quiz #4 will be published on this website on January 23, 2020 at 10am.

Have fun!

  1. Who was the British Prime Minister at the start of the 20th Century?
    A) Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
    B) Arthur Balfour
    C) Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (3rd Marquess of Salisbury)
  2. Who was the only English-born Pope?
    A) St Felix IV
    B) Pope Adrian IV
    C) John XV
  3. On which island did the dodo live prior to becoming extinct?
    A) Mauritius
    B) Tasmania
    C) St Helena
  4. In which country was comedian Spike Milligan born?
    A) Australia
    B) Canada
    C) India
  5. What was the name of an autobiography by US president Jimmy Carter?
    A) Where’s the Rest of Me?
    B) At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends
    C) An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood
  6. What is the scientific name for a fear of beautiful women?
    A) Venustraphobia
    B) Tonitrophobia
    C) Phobophobia
  7. The Sun newspaper in the UK was begun in 1964 to replace which failing publication?
    A) The Illustrated London News
    B) Daily Herald
    C) Today
  8. Which bird lays the biggest egg?
    A) Mute Swan
    B) Emu
    C) Ostrich
  9. Which Blue Peter presenter had previously been a Dr Who companion?
    A) Peter Purves
    B) John Noakes
    C) Valerie Singleton
  10. Galler, Tara Galilor and Pays de Galles are various European countries’ names for which other land?
    A) Greenland
    B) France
    C) Wales

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