A quiz from your OU Students Association

The staff team at the Association have worked together to produce a quiz to say thank you for being so amazing over the last few weeks during these difficult times!


There are 8 rounds in this quiz, each round put together by a different team!

  • General Knowledge
  • Movies
  • Sport
  • Science
  • History
  • Animals
  • Geography
  • Music

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General knowledge!

  1. 1 If half of your liver was removed how long would it take to grow back?

    1. It would never grow back
    2. 6 months
    3. 1 year
    4. 2 years
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  2. 2 What was Winnie the Pooh’s real name?

    1. Winston
    2. Winnifred
    3. Edward
    4. He didn't have a real name
    Correct!
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  3. 3 Napoleon’s first exile was where?

    1. Isola d’ Elba
    2. Idris Elba
    3. Nice
    4. Milton Keynes
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  4. 4 Which of these plants grows the fastest?

    1. Ivy
    2. Clematis
    3. Bamboo
    4. Cactus
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  5. 5 How many Oscars did Alfred Hitchcock win

    1. 0
    2. 1
    3. 2
    4. 8
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Movies

  1. 1 Marlon Brando played Stanley Kowalski in which film:

    1. On the Waterfront
    2. Guys and Dolls
    3. A Streetcar Named Desire
    4. The Godfather
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  2. 2 Name the 1983 film about a student studying with the OU?

    1. Educating Rita
    2. Educating Tina
    3. Educating Ian
    4. Educating Paula
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  3. 3 Which British author wrote the classic book of the same name on which the 2020 film Emma starring Anya Taylor-Joy is based?

    1. Jane Austen
    2. Charles Dickens
    3. Virginia Woolf
    4. Helen Williams
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  4. 4 What was the very first feature length Disney movie?

    1. Pinocchio
    2. Fantasia
    3. Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
    4. Bambi
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  5. 5 Name this famous song from the Lion King

    1. Hakuna Manyana
    2. Hakuna Mañana
    3. Hakuna Matata
    4. Hakuna Malala
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Sport

  1. 1 Which annual event is broadcast on the ESPN Network, and by thus by definition be considered a sport?

    1. World Chess Championship
    2. Miniture Golf Open
    3. National Pairs Tiddlywinks Championship
    4. National Spelling Bee
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  2. 2 How long is a ten-pin bowling lane?

    1. 60ft
    2. 80ft
    3. 100ft
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  3. 3 Who won the 2020 Vitality Netball Super league?

    1. London Pulse
    2. Loughborough Lightning
    3. Celtic Dragons
    4. Surry Storm
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  4. 4 A wife carrying festival is held annually in Finland, and requires a man to negotiate a 253.5m course while carrying their wife on their back. The major prize is their wife's weight in.?

    1. Herring
    2. Beer
    3. Reindeer
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    Wrong!
  5. 5 Who was the first Australian to win a Wimbledon championship?

    1. Margaret Court
    2. Norman Brookes
    3. Evonne Goolagong
    4. John Newcombe
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Science

  1. 1 In which country was Marie Curie born?

    1. Scotland
    2. Poland
    3. Germany
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  2. 2 In which year did Sir Alexander Fleming, Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Howard Walter Florey win the Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine?

    1. 1945
    2. 1951
    3. 1954
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  3. 3 Which geological era came first?

    1. Cenozoic
    2. Mesozoic
    3. Paleozoic
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  4. 4 What is the chemical symbol for sodium?

    1. Na
    2. Sn
    3. Sg
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  5. 5 By what other name is the North Star known?

    1. Altair
    2. Polaris
    3. Arcturus
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History

  1. 1 Which UK University celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019?

    1. Sheffield Hallam
    2. Oxford
    3. The Open University
    4. Plymouth
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  2. 2 Which of the following landmark events in world history also took place in 1969?

    1. Boeing 747 made its maiden flight
    2. ITV was launched
    3. The first Glastonbury Festival
    4. The first moon landing
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  3. 3 This year see’s what big anniversary?

    1. 75 years since the end of World War 2
    2. The Queens platinum Jubilee
    3. 30 years since the fall of the Berlin fall
    4. 100 years of the NHS
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  4. 4 2020 sees a Presidential election in the US, which of the following was not a real previous President?

    1. Barack Obama
    2. George Washington
    3. Jed Bartlet
    4. John F. Kennedy
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  5. 5 Who was Henry VIIIs last wife?

    1. Jane Seymour
    2. Anne Boleyn
    3. Catherine Parr
    4. Catherine of Aragon
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Animals

  1. 1 How many honey bee species are left in the UK?

    1. 50
    2. 25
    3. 15
    4. 1
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  2. 2 How many dogs played Lassie in the original series?

    1. 4
    2. 12
    3. 9
    4. 7
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  3. 3 What was the name of Long John Silver’s Parrot in Treasure Island?

    1. Captain Kirk
    2. Captain Flint
    3. Captain Nemo
    4. Captain Hastings
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  4. 4 The Arctic Tern has been found to make the longest migration journey – how many kilometres does it travel?

    1. 71,000
    2. 91,000
    3. 41,000
    4. 11,000
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  5. 5 Which of these countries has knighted a penguin?

    1. Denmark
    2. Norway
    3. The UK
    4. Sweden
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Geography

  1. 1 How many countries in Europe are landlocked?

    1. 8
    2. 14
    3. 17
    4. 21
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  2. 2 What is the longest river in the world?

    1. Amazon
    2. Yangtze
    3. Mississippi
    4. Nile
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  3. 3 Which geographical fact is NOT true:

    1. Continents shift at the same rate as your fingernails grow.
    2. Sixty percent of Earth's population lives in the Northern Hemisphere.
    3. Australia is wider than the moon.
    4. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world.
    Correct!
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  4. 4 Which Country is the oldest?

    1. Serbia
    2. Slovakia
    3. Palau
    4. Montenegro
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  5. 5 Which country has the most coastline?

    1. China
    2. USA
    3. Russia
    4. Canada
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Music

  1. 1 What is the name of Miley Cyrus’s father?

    1. Reggie Ray Cyrus
    2. John Mark Cyrus
    3. Billy Bob Cyrus
    4. Billy Ray Cyrus
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  2. 2 How many crochets are equal to one semibreve?

    1. Four
    2. Six
    3. Eight
    4. Twelve
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  3. 3 Which opera does Nessun Dorma come from?

    1. Madama Butterfly
    2. La Boheme
    3. Turandot
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  4. 4 In which year did Blondie have a number one hit in the UK with ‘Heart of Glass’?

    1. 1979
    2. 1982
    3. 1984
    4. 1987
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  5. 5 Which song spent the most unbroken weeks at number 1 in the UK Charts?

    1. Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
    2. Bryan Adams - Everything I Do I Do For You
    3. Rhianna - Umbrella
    4. The Beatles - Hey Jude
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