There are a lot of questions here - 50 in fact! You might want to split the quiz into two CST activity sessions?
I have added a few music links to make the quiz more interactive and multi-sensory. You could also add in some of the English refreshments mentioned below.
Take plenty of time for discussion and story telling, especially about which places have been visited and occasions enjoyed.
LANDMARKS - LONDON
1. Identify this place (or palace)?
During June and July, what ceremony takes place at 11am every day (10am on Sundays)?
2. Identify this place?
How many stories are there (nearest guess)?
(Does anyone have a fear of heights?)
3. Identify this place?
Who designed it?
(Has anyone visited 'The Whispering Gallery'? How does it work?)
4. Identify this place?
Who lives here and who lives next door?
(What do members think of them?)
5. Identify this landmark?
How long does a ride on it take?
6. Identify this place?
What, of great value, are kept here?
(Which is the most valuable item?)
7. Identify this landmark?
When did it open?
8. Identify this place?
There is a famous statue here dedicated to whom?
9. What is the name of this clipper ship?
Where would you find it?
What did it mainly carry?
10. What is the name of this bridge?
What river does it cross?
Song 'Waterloo Sunset', The Kinks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_MqfF0WBsU
LANDMARKS - ELSEWHERE
11. What is the name of this cathedral?
What is the name for the medieval streets near to the cathedral?
(They were used in which film for scenes of 'Diagon Alley'?)
12. What is the name of this monument?
Which motorway can you see it from?
13. What is the name of this bridge?
Who designed it?
14. What is this name of this landmark?
Which popular TV show comes here for one episode every year?
15. Where would you find this cathedral?
What do the locals call it?
16. What is this place called?
What other place is it twinned with?
17. What is this place called?
Who departed from here for the "The New World" in 1620?
18. What is this place called?
Who was it built for?
19. What is the name of this shopping centre?
In which city would you find it?
20. Where would you find the UK's biggest theme park?
'The Smiler' is the world's first 14 loop what?
(Anyone fancy a go on it?)
Song 'You'll Never Walk Alone', Gerry And The Pacemakers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV5_LQArLa0
FOOD AND DRINK
21. Is this a Devon or Cornish cream tea?
What is the more common pronunciation of ‘scone’?
22. Which tea did they advertise?
What tea is flavoured with bergamot?
(Discuss the use of animals in advertising.)
23. Which cheese is chased down Coopers Hill?
Complete the saying “Dr Foster ...”?
24. Which alcoholic beverage is known as ‘Mothers Ruin’
Which berries give it it’s distinctive flavour?
25. Which traditional meat pie has been granted ‘Protected Geographical Indication’ status by the EU, meaning only pies made here can use the name?
What type of crust is used to make it?
26. True or false? This meat dish was named by the 1st Duke Of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley?
What is the layer between the beef and pastry, traditionally?
(How do members like their beef?)
27. Where does HP sauce get its name from?
Which county is associated with Lea & Perrins sauce?
28. What is the name given to this desert?
True or false. It is believed to have originated from the college it is named after and was served at an annual cricket match with pupils of Harrow School?
29. Name this pudding?
What are the three ingredients it is made from?
30. What is the proper name of this spread?
What is this vegan product made of?
(Discuss whether members love it or hate it?)
Song 'Strawberry Fields Forever', The Beatles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtUH9z_Oey8
31. Name this place?
Where do the 'bluestones' come from?
(And how on earth did they get them there?)
32. Name this place?
Who organises the music festival nearby?
33. Name this place?
How hot is the water that springs from the ground here?
34. What national park in the North West of England is shown in this picture?
What 1929 children's book b y Arthur Ransome is set here?
35. Name this place?
What used to be quarried here?
36. What is the most southerly point of England called?
How far is it to the most northerly point in the UK, and what is that place called?
37. What is this landmark called?
Who sang a song about it and how old is she?
38. What is this national park (near Plymouth) called?
Which 1902 novel by Arthur Conan Doyle was set here?
39. What is the name of this woodland in Nottinghamshire?
Which legendary heroic outlaw is associated with this place?
40. What is the name of this Cornish castle?
Which legendary king is associated with this place?
Song 'White Cliffs Of Dover', Vera Lynn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5aeClRY4kA
41. What TV broadcast was the most watched in the UK ever (it was 1966)?
Who scored a hat-trick?
42. Who is pictured on the new £20 polymer note?
Which of his paintings is shown?
43. Which scientist will feature on the new £50 polymer note?
How did he help win the Second World War?
44. Which renowned English author is known as 'The Bard Of Avon'?
Where did he live?
45. What was the name of this war hero, who flew in the 'Battle of Britain' (he lost his legs in a plane crash)?
Which 1956 movie, starring Kenneth More, told his story?
46. What is the name of this natural historian and ecologist?
What was the name of his ground-breaking 1979 series about evolution?
47. What was the name of this film director?
Complete these movie titles (a chance to ramp up your scores):
- 'The 39 .....'
- 'The Lady .......'
- 'Strangers On A .....'
- 'Shadow Of A .....'
- 'Rear ......'
- 'To Catch A .....'
- 'The Trouble With .....'
- 'Dial M For ......'
- 'North By ..........'
- 'Torn .......'
48. What was the name of this famous crime-writer?
Again, complete these book titles to ramp up your points:
- 'Murder On The Orient .......'
- 'Death On The ....'
- 'Evil Under The ...'
- '4.50 From .........'
- 'A Pocket Full Of ...'
- 'And Then There Were ....'
- 'Crooked .....'
- 'Witness For The ...........'
- 'Ordeal By .........'
- 'Murder Most ....'
49. Name the two people pictured?
What occasion was this photograph linked to?
50. Name these three people?
Discuss any missing heroes ....
Song 'National Anthem' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9eK9fWUb3s
1. Buckingham Palace
Changing Of The Guard
2. The Shard
3. St Paul's Cathedral
4. 10 Downing Street
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister & Rishi Sunak, Chancellor Of The Exchequer
5. The London Eye
6. Tower Of London
The Crown Jewels
(The most valuable jewel is the Cullinan 1), with an estimated worth of £400m.)
7. 02 Dome (Was previously called the Millennium Dome.)
Opened 31st December 1999
8. Trafalgar Square
9. The Cutty Sark
(It's main cargo was tea!)
10. Tower Bridge
(Tourists often confuse this bridge with London Bridge, which is a few miles up the river.)
11. York Minster
12. Angel Of The North
13. Clifton Suspension Bridge
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
14. Blackpool Tower
'Strictly Come Dancing'
16. St Michael's Mount, Cornwall
Mont Saint Michel, Normandy
17. Plymouth Hoe
18. Brighton Pavilion
King George IV (It was built as a seaside 'pleasure palace' for him!)
19. The Bullring
20. Alton Towers
51% say 'scone' rhyming with gone / 42% say 'scone' rhyming with bone
22. PG Tips
23. Double Gloucester
Went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain.
He stepped in a puddle
Right up to his middle
And never went there again!"
25. Melton Mowbray Pork Pie
Hot water crust
26. False. There is no evidence in the literature for this.
Fois Gras Pate
27. Houses of Parliament
28. Eton mess
Flour, eggs and milk or water
30. Yeast extract, which is a by product of brewing beer
"My mate Marmite!"
Preseli Hills in North Wales
32. Glastonbury Tor
33. Bath Spa
33.5c or 92F
34. Lake District
'Swallows And Amazons'
35. Eden, Near St Austell Cornwall
36. Lands End
874 miles to John O'Groats
37. White Cliffs Of Dover
Vera Lynn. She is 103
'The Hound Of The Baskervilles'
39. Sherwood Forest
41. 1966 World Cup Final between England and Germany. 32 million tuned in.
42. JW Turner
'The Fighting Temeraire'
43. Alan Turing
'The Enigma Code'
44. William Shakespeare
Stratford On Avon
45. Douglas Bader
'Reach For The Sky'
46. David Attenborough
'Life On Earth'
47. Alfred Hitchcock
- 'The 39 Steps'
- 'The Lady Vanishes'
- 'Strangers On A Train'
- 'Shadow Of A Doubt'
- 'Dial M For Murder'
- 'Rear Window'
- 'To Catch A Thief'
- 'The Trouble With Harry'
- 'North By Northwest'
- 'Torn Curtain'
48. Agatha Christie
- 'Murder On The Orient Express'
- 'Death On The Nile'
- 'Evil Under The Sun'
- '4.50 From Paddington'
- 'A Pocket Full Of Rye'
- 'And Then There Were None'
- 'Crooked House'
- 'Witness For The Prosecution'
- 'Ordeal By Innocence'
- 'Murder Most Foul'
49. James Bond (Daniel Craig) & Queen Elizabeth
The opening of the 2012 Olympic Games
(Do members remember her parachuting in?)
50. Queen Elizabeth (Bowes-Lyon), King George V1 & Winston Churchill