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    To keep your brains active

    One of our teachers has put this together for staff and students to do over the course of the week.

    This is what she put:

    I would encourage you to have a go without using the internet first and see how many you can answer. Each round has some questions that are easier than others (they are not necessarily in order of difficulty).

    However since most people have access to the internet I have made it slightly harder than it might be otherwise. This means that hopefully none of the questions can be answered by typing them straight into google!

    This doesn't mean that using google is cheating, but the questions are designed to be slightly cryptic and you are going to have to think slightly harder about how you search for the answers (and hopefully learn something along the way!)


    So if anybody wants to have a go, feel free or print off for your families to use etc.

    If we accumulate enough answers, i'll send them off to her for marking

    Weekly Quiz 1

    Round 1
    Given two Shakespeare plays give the character name that appears in both.
    1. A Midsummer Nightís Dream and Allís Well That Ends Well
    2. The Merchant of Venice and Julius Caesar
    3. Measure for Measure and The Comedy of Errors
    4. Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night
    5. Loves Labours Lost and A Midsummer Nightís Dream
    6. The Taming of the Shrew and Othello
    7. Hamlet and The Tempest
    8. Two Gentlemen of Verona and Twelfth Night
    9. Henry IV Part 1 and The Taming of the Shrew
    10. Romeo and Juliet and Henry V

    Round 2
    There are several pairs of places around the world that although they appear to have different names, when translated they are actually the same.
    1. Find the place in England whose name means the same as Dublin
    2. Find the place in England whose name means the same as The Bosporus
    3. Find the place in Serbia whose name means the same as Nicosia.
    4. Find the place in Benin whose name means the same as Newport.
    5. Find the place in the UK whose name means the same as Vienna
    6. Athens is named for the Greek goodness of Wisdom. Find another capital city that means Wisdom.
    7. Find a capital city that shares a meaning with Las Vegas.
    8. Find a capital city that shares a meaning with Mesopotamia.
    9. Find a capital city that shares a meaning with Chester.
    10. Find two capital cities in Africa that have different names, but with the same meaning (both cities are on the west coast).

    Round 3
    Name the sweets and chocolates from the cryptic clues given below
    1. 9,10,11,12
    2. A dog
    3. Mediterranean residents
    4. Prevent from Talking
    5. Medieval Entertainers
    6. Toothless Drink
    7. Feline equipment
    8. Teddy bears like them
    9. Fallen fruit
    10. Reward

    Round 4
    Can you find out which English monarch got married and who they were marrying in each of the following places?
    1. Norway.
    2. A two-letter town.
    3. A Hampshire Abbey.
    4. A Northamptonshire village.
    5. The Queen's Closet at York Place.
    6. The Monasterio de Santa Maria la Real.
    7. The Cypriot Chapel of St George.
    8. A south coast Naval Base.
    9. The Palace of Kew.
    10. York Minster.

    Round 5
    What is the connection between?
    1. Reunion of broken parts, Pebble, Measurement of the Earth and Triangle Measurement.
    2. Manufacturing gunpowder, Roman mouthwash, Thickening wool and Marking territory.
    3. Ladybird: Yellow, Cockroach: Colourless, Spock: Green and You: Red.
    4. Absolutely anybody, Male leads in 3rd Rock From the Sun, Tunnels in The Great Escape and Presidents Jefferson, Nixon & Truman
    5. Wee, Unhyphenated, Penultimate, Pentasyllabic.
    6. Agamemnon, Jim Morrison, Marion Crane and Jean-Paul Marat.
    7. Millstone, Before Millstone, Doglike, Cutter.
    8. Swedish: omelette, Spanish: potato, French: marmoset, English: cheese.
    9. 1485, Elizabethan, Regency, World War 1.
    10. Thorn, Seat, Shout, Stew.

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    Round 5, Question 3...Blood...can I give up now?😂

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    Round 5, Question 5...they are all autological. ..

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    Round 3, Question 4, gob stopper?

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    Round 1, Question 7, Geralt of Rivia...

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    Round 3, Question 7, kitkat

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    Round 3 question 9, Pear drops

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    My brain hurts

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    Round 3, Question 6, wine gums

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    Round 3, Question 1, Cadburys Numbers.

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