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I absolutely love a quiz. There’s something oddly satisfying about correctly answering questions you didn’t know you knew. So why not try my lockdown quiz?

While times are quite tough, myself and many people have turned to virtual pub quizzes to pass the time and have a bit of fun.

So, wanting to join in on the action, I’ve come up with my own quiz for you to take and test your wits, either on your own or as part of a group.

Quizzing Experience?

You may be wondering why a coupon expert is holding a quiz, as they aren’t really linked!

While I may not be known for my general knowledge, I’m an avid quiz fan. The past few weeks, I’ve been watching The Chase and House of Games every day without fail.

And… something you might not know, is I’ve appeared on 2 different TV quiz shows and won a total of £2,450 in prize money! Not a bad little pay day.

Pick me!

Back in 2015 I appeared on my first TV game/quiz show at the wee age of 18.

You had to dress up in wacky outfits in order to get picked to come down and play. I wish I could find a picture – but I can’t track anything down!

Stephen Mulhurn eventually picked me and managed to take £1,000 home. Not bad for a day’s work!

Head Hunters

Just last year I appeared on 30 episodes of a new TV quiz show called Head Hunters hosted by Rob Beckett.

It was incredibly hard to win money on this show, and you needed luck on your side to get you through (and broad knowledge… which I maybe lacked).

Nevertheless, I took home £1,450 prize money after winning a show with two teammates Victoria and Dubem.

Now I don’t claim to be an expert quizzer or can take down a chaser (if you watched Head Hunters, you would’ve seen some serious gaps in my knowledge!)

I do however have some strengths, and have turned those into my own general knowledge lockdown quiz for you to take to test yourself.

All of the questions which I have written below, I know the answers to without looking it up, as it’s things I’ve either taught myself or found out. There are even a few I learnt from the quiz shows I was on!

Some aren’t the easiest of questions… so I’d love to know how many you get correct by commenting on the bottom of the blog – and see how you match up with others!

Once you’ve made your guess on each question, reveal the answer, and add up your scores. Leave the answers you got correct open – then you should have a score out of 50 by the end!

I am known to be tight… so there is no prize for the highest score. Just a little bit of fun!

Have fun and good luck…

Jordon’s Lockdown Quiz

Round 1: Geography

Question 1:

What is the only country in the world whose flag is not 4-sided?

Nepal

Question 2:

Which country is made up of the most number of islands?

Indonesia

Question 3:

What is the capital city of Tunisia?

Tunis

Question 4:

Swaziland recently changed its name. What is the country now called?

Eswatini

Question 5:

Uluru (also known as Ayres Rock) is found in which Australian State?

Northern Territories

Question 6:

Which English county is known as ‘The Garden of England’

Kent

Question 7:

The Grenadines are twinned with which other Caribbean island to form its own country? 

St Vincent

Question 8:

What is the second most populated state behind California?

Texas

Question 9:

Which two sovereign nations are landlocked by Italy?

Vatican City (Holy See) & San Marino

Question 10:

What is the longest river in Europe?

Volga

Round 2: History

Question 1:

Who was the leader of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962?

Fidel Castro

Question 2:

Which English king signed the Magna Carta?

King John

Question 3:

Which French king was married to Marie Antoinette? 

King Louie XVI (16th)

Question 4:

In which year did a nuclear reactor explode in the modern day Ukrainian city of Chernobyl?

1986

Question 5:

With whom did Henry VIII have his first child?

Catherine of Aragon

Question 6:

During the first moon landing in 1969, a name on a plaque was left on the lunar surface. Whose name was it?

Richard Nixon (the president at the time)

Question 7:

The Great Fire of London took place in which year?

1666

Question 8:

The chronological order of kings and queens of England featured 4 monarch of the same name in a row. What were their names?

George

(George I, George II, George III & George IV)

Question 9:

One of Paris’ main airports is names after which former President?

Charles De Gaulle

Question 10:

Other than Louisiana, name one of the other 14 states involved in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803?

Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas or Wyoming

Round 3: Money

Question 1:

What does ATM stand for?

Automated Teller Machine

Question 2:

Which is the only Scandinavian country to use the Euro as its currency?

Finland

Question 3:

Which supermarket chain has been the most profitable for over 10 years?

Tesco

Question 4:

In slang, how much money is a monkey?

£500

Question 5:

Without looking… in which direction is the Queen looking on all UK banknotes?

She’s looking left.

Fun fact: The direction changes with each monarch, so Charles will look right when he’s king

Question 6:

What does PPI stand for?

Payment Protection Insurance

Question 7:

The DAX is a stock index from which country?

Germany

Question 8:

Which is the only Asian country to use the Peso as its currency?

The Philippines (former Spanish colony) 

Question 9:

How many sides are there on the new £1 coin?

12

Question 10:

What is the most printed currency in the world? (Hint: It might not be real money)

Monopoly money

(Sorry – was a bit of a trick question… but a good fact)

Television

Question 1:

Who was the first ever winner of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here?

Tony Blackburn

Question 2:

Which TV presenter hosted the National Lottery show In It To Win It?

Dale Winton

Question 3:

In which town is The Sugar Hut found, made famous by The Only Way Is Essex?

Brentwood (my home town)

Question 4:

Who shot J.R. Ewing in the TV series Dallas?

Kristin Shepard

Question 5:

Based on the new ITV drama ‘Quiz’, what was the name of the man who cheated his way to £1,000,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Charles Ingram

Question 6:

Which cast member of The Big Bang Theory has a Ph.D for science in real life?

Mayim Bialik

Question 7:

Seth MacFarlane and Mila Kunis co-star as voice actors in which TV series?

Family Guy

Question 8:

Which TV game show was hosted by Gordon Burns from 1977 to 1995?

The Krypton Factor

Question 9:

In which television show does the presenter invite members of the public to tell their stories in a big red chair?

The Graham Norton Show

Question 10:

‘Bingate’ was a famous scandal in which TV show?

The Great British Bake Off

Round 5: Politics

Question 1:

Which is the only constituency in the country to have a Green Party MP?

Brighton Pavilion

Question 2:

Who was the first Republican President of the United States?

Abraham Lincoln

Question 3:

Angela Merkel is the leader of which political party in Germany?

Christian Democratic Union (CDU)

Question 4:

Only one US president has served for longer than the 8 year limit. Who was it?

Franklin D. Roosevelt (during WWII)

Question 5:

Who was the British Prime Minister during Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation?

Winston Churchill

Question 6:

How many former Prime Ministers are alive today?

Five

(John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron & Theresa May)

Question 7:

Which political party was formed by Emmanuel Macron in 2016 which lead him to the presidency of France?

En Marche!

Question 8:

In which English speaking country is voting compulsory?

Australia

Question 9:

Boris Johnson is the MP for which parliamentary constituency?

Uxbridge & South Ruislip

Question 10:

Which country has the largest democracy in the world?

India

There we have it! Go back through and add up the ones you got correct. I hope that was a bit of fun for you!

Be sure to let me know your scores in the comments below, on Twitter @Jordon_Cox or on Facebook.

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  • Jack Megson
    Posted 9th April 2020 at 5:41 pm 0Likes

    26/50 Should have got a few more right but the quiz was good fun.

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