Friday Quiz: Week 4


Welcome to the fourth week of the SPS Friday Quiz! We all need that little pick me up to get us to the weekend and what better way to do that than with our quiz?

We will be posting every Friday morning on the SPS website with the answers to follow at 3pm.

Get the whole team involved and see who gets the most answers correct. Let us know how you get on, send us your scores via Twitter @TheSPS_online.

Who knows? You might learn something new along the way!

  1. Which Japanese toy was all the rage in 1997?
  2. How many sides does a rhombus have?
  3. In which city did the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand take place?
  4. Something cooked al forno would be cooked how?
  5. What is the surname of the composer who wrote the music for the ballet 'Swan Lake'?
  6. Which vegetable provides the majority of flavour in a dopiaza curry?
  7. Welsh rugby player Scott Baldwin was forced to miss a match this week after being bitten on the hand by what type of animal?
  8. Hugh Hefner has died this week, in which decade did he launch Playboy magazine? 
  9. What type of animal was spotted this week travelling on the London underground, getting on and off different trains?
  10. Catalonia's struggle for independence has been in the news this week, but which four colours feature on its flag?
  11. What was unusual about 40 square miles of the city of Paris for one day this week?
  12. What is the only letter that does not appear on the periodic table of elements?
  13. Which Scandinavian country remained neutral during WW2?
  14. In which year did the weather forecaster Michael Fish give his famously wrong reassurance about an impending hurricane?
  15. The coastal resorts of Croatia are found on which sea?
  16. Which film was released first – Jaws or Star Wars?
  17. What was the registration plate of Lady Penelope's pink Rolls Royce in Thunderbirds?
  18. Starting with Red, what is the full sequence of a standard British traffic light?
  19. Which number on the pH scale is neutral, being neither acid nor alkaline?
  20. What is the surname of the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th Century?

... Answers below





  1. Tamagotchi
  2. 4
  3. Sarajevo
  4. In the oven
  5. Tchaikovsky
  6. Onion
  7. Lion
  8. 1950’s
  9. Rabbit
  10. Yellow, Red, Blue, White
  11. It was car free.
  12. J
  13. Sweden
  14. 1987
  15. Adriatic
  16. Jaws
  17. FAB 1
  18. Red and Amber, Green, Amber, Red
  19. 7
  20. Thatcher