Test Yourself

March 3, 2016

Try to answer these THREE rounds from the BRSC General Knowledge Quiz from 25/02/2016.


Half marks is good. Two thirds correct is excellent. 100% right is stretching the realms of credulity.

Round 1. General Knowledge 

  1. Who wrote the book The Railway Children?
  2. The Galápagos Islands are a provincial territory of which South American country?
  3. In architecture, what is a Lancet?
  4. What is the largest flat fish species?
  5. What went from Sergeant to Columbus in 34 years?
  6. What is the oldest university in the USA?
  7. Who was the first British person to walk in space?
  8. Which Country has the international car registration RA?
  9. Which Capital City was formerly called Lutetia?
  10. What does ‘E’ represent in the formula E = MC²?

 Round 2. Australia 

  1. How many countries of the world are bigger than Australia in area?
  2. Who was known as the Bush Kangaroo on TV?
  3. What is the Capital of South Australia?
  4. What is the Australian name for a long narrow ox bow lake?
  5. To the nearest 5%, what percentage of the population of Australia live in Sydney?
  6. What is the national flower of Australia?
  7. Which long running series in Australia has featured guest appearances by Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Emma Bunton, Shane Warne and Paula Abdul?
  8. Darwin is the Capital of which Australian state?
  9. What was the Nationality of the first Europeans to make landfall in Australia ?
  10. If an Australian suggested you use his Durex, what would he be offering?

Round 5.  Authors

Name the author of the following books.

  1. Mein Kampf.
  2. The Railway Children.
  3. The Wind In The Willows.
  4. Peril At End House, Five Little Pigs & Appointment With Death.
  5. Angels & Demons.
  6. Barnaby Rudge & Hard Times.
  7. Angela‘s Ashes.
  8. Lorna Doone.
  9. Carrie, Misery.
  10. Gone With The Wind.
The answers will be provided on Friday 5th March 2016.
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