QUIZ: Pub Quiz #3 – Something for everyone

The Calderdale Forum 50 Pub Quiz # 3

If you’ve enjoyed pub quizzes 1 and 2 – have a go at pub quiz #3.  Test yourself or invite some opponents, pour yourself a drink, find your favourite chair and off you go.  From geography to sport to local dialects, there is a question for everyone.

Answers at the foot of the page.


  1. What type of trees do dates grow on?

  2. The country of Lesotho is completely surrounded by which other country?

  3. In the nursery rhyme, whose wife “could eat no lean”?

  4. By land area, which is the largest state in the USA?

  5. According to an old proverb, what “gathers no moss”?

  6. Which type of cycle has only one wheel?

  7. The nickname Geordie is often given to a person from which large city?

  8. What is the name of the rubber disc hit in a ice hockey match?

  9. Which sea separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain?

  10. Which queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe famously led an uprising against the occupying Romans?

  11. What was the name of the large balloons anchored to the ground by cables in London during the Second World War?

  12. Bill Gates was the principal founder of which computer company?

  13. How many sides does a decagon have?

  14. The first expedition to reach the South Pole was led by which Norwegian explorer?

  15. If your hobby is philately, what do you collect?

  16. Adolf Hitler was born in which country?

  17. Hollywood is a suburb of which American city?

  18. Hematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study of what?

  19. What type of animal are you ‘sick as’, if you are heart-broken or very disappointed?

  20. What do Americans call Autumn?

Answers below – scroll down page:









  1. Palm trees
  2. South Africa
  3. Jack Sprat’s
  4. Alaska
  5. A rolling stone
  6. A unicycle
  7. Newcastle (a Geordie is a person from the Tyneside area, which includes Newcastle)
  8. A puck
  9. Irish Sea
  10. Boudica
  11. Barrage balloons (which served as an obstacle to low-flying enemy aircraft)
  12. Microsoft
  13. 10
  14. Roald Amundsen
  15. Stamps
  16. Austria
  17. Los Angeles
  18. Blood
  19. Parrot (as in sick as a parrot)
  20. The fall
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