Quiz Rounds

Lockdown has rapidly increased the number of video chat quizzes that people are doing. I quite enjoy writing quiz questions, so here are some quiz rounds I wrote. Feel free to use them for your quizes. I don’t guarantee that all the answers are correct, but I’m reasonably sure that I’ve not made too many mistakes. I’ll put answers at the end, so that you can play along. This is the first of several posts along these lines.

Quiz Rounds!

Connections

Each question consists of a list of things. Your task is to find the thing that connects the things.

  1. Numbers, Lamentations, Revelation
  2. Saudi Arabia, Guatemala, Angola
  3. Clipper, Pentaconter, Galleon
  4. The Fool, The Hierophant, The Hanged Man
  5. The Knight, The Summoner, The Wife of Bath
  6. Blue, Great, Long tailed
  7. Linus Pauling, Marie Curie, Frederick Sanger
  8. Ten Things I Hate About You, Lion King, West Side Story
  9. Christopher Walken, Javier Bardem, Cristoph Waltz
  10. Genesis, Saturn, Switch

Which Roman Emperor

Which Roman emperor…

  1. …’s name means “little boots”
  2. …successfully conquered britain
  3. …is portrayed by Joachin Phoenix in the Ridley Scott film “Gladiator”
  4. …ended the year of the 4 emperors on the imperial throne
  5. …built the first wall across northern Britain
  6. …is portrayed by Brian Blessed in the BBC TV series " I claudius”
  7. …died in York in 211
  8. …had sons called “Constantine, Constans and Constantius”
  9. …allegedly fiddled while Rome burned
  10. …succeeded Augustus as emperor

Answers!

Connections

  1. Numbers, Lamentations, Revelation are all books of the Bible
  2. Saudi Arabia, Guatemala, Angola all have knives or swords on their flags
  3. Clipper, Pentaconter, Galleon are all types of boat
  4. The Fool, The Hierophant, The Hanged Man are all tarot cards
  5. The Knight, The Summoner, The Wife of Bath are all stories in the Canterbury tales
  6. Blue, Great, Long tailed are all species of tit
  7. Linus Pauling, Marie Curie, Frederick Sanger all won the Nobel prize twice
  8. Ten things I hate about you, lion King, West Side story are all adapted from Shakespeare plays
  9. Christopher Walken, Javier Bardem, Cristoph Waltz have all played Bond villains
  10. Genesis, Saturn, Switch are all video game consoles

Which Roman Emperor

  1. Caligula’s name means “little boots”
  2. Claudius successfully conquered Britain
  3. Commodus is portrayed by Joachin Phoenix in the Ridley Scott film “gladiator”
  4. Vespasian ended the year of the 4 emperors on the imperial throne
  5. Hadrian built the first wall across northern Britain
  6. Augustus is portrayed by Brian Blessed in the BBC TV series " I claudius”
  7. Septimius Severus died in York in 211
  8. Constantine had sons called “Constantine, Constans and Constantius”
  9. Nero allegedly fiddled while Rome burned
  10. Tiberius succeeded Augustus as emperor