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Mrs Hillier’s Weekly Quiz

Hello Year 3. Each week, I will be setting you a quiz. Some of the questions will be about the work you are set during the week, some general knowledge and some you just have to guess.  

I will let you have the answers when next week’s quiz comes out. Or you can send your answers to me. It’s not compulsory, just a bit of fun.

Here we go.


Week 4 (beginning 6th July)

  1. How old is the NHS?
  2. How much money did Captain Tom raise?
  3. How tall do you think Mr Floyd is?
  4. Whose 'hair' blocked up my bath plug hole this week? (Clue - not the first time we have had this as an answer!)
  5. Which country has a very special celebration on 4th July?
  6. Which country has Athens as its capital city?
  7. If I had a £10 note and I paid for £7.50 for some socks,how much change should I get?
  8. How can you tell the difference between an African elephant and an Indian elephant?
  9. Who was the first person to step foot on the moon?
  10. Why do cows wear bells?  


Week 3 (beginning 29th June)

  1. Where  will the 2024 Olympics be held?
  2. When was the Eiffel Tower built?
  3. How many wheels would 100 tricycles have?
  4. Who sneakily eats the strawberries from the plants in my garden?
  5. How many smarties are there in the average tube?
  6. What is the highest mountain in France?
  7. Which country has won the most medals for Cycling in the  Paralympics?
  8. Who is the President of France?
  9. Who was Marie Curie and what did she win?
  10. "My dog's got no nose."     "How does he smell?

Answers to Week 3

1.   Paris. 

2.   Finished in 1889

3. 300

4. Delilah the dog

5. About 35

6. Mont Blanc 

7.  Team GB (although I have found other answers!)

8. President  Emmanuel Macron

9. French Scientist who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry

10. Terrible


Week 2 (beginning 22nd June) 

  1. What is special about Midsummer’s Day?
  2. Midsummer’s Day is known as the Summer Solstice. When is the Winter Solstice?
  3. William Shakespeare wrote a play about Midsummer. What is it called?
  4. In that play, what happened to Bottom?
  5. On Midsummer’s night, something happens to all places North of the Arctic Circle. What is it?
  6. What is the Japanese for 3?
  7. Tokyo is an anagram for another Japanese city. What is it?
  8. What is a dojo?
  9. What do Sumo Wrestlers throw around the dojo?
  10. What is the name of the Japanese Emperor?

Answers to Week 2

1. It's the day when daylight hours are longest and nighttime hours are the shortest

2. Around 21st December.

3.  A Midsummer Night's Dream

4. He magically had his head turned into a donkey's head and the Queen of the Faeries  fell in love with him.

5. The sun doesn't set.

6.  San

7. Kyoto

8. The  place where Sumo wrestling takes place. 

9. Rice 

10.  Naruhito


Week 1 (beginning 15th June)

1.   How many Olympic rings are there and what colour are they?  

2. The Olympics have been held twice in London. How many years are there between them?

3.   In which Olympic sport does Nicola Adams compete and what did she really want to eat after she won a gold medal in 2012?

4.   In rowing, what is the name of the long things the rowers hold to move the boat through the water?

5.   My dog was born in the same year as the Olympics took place in London. What is her name?

6.   What is the French for ‘Olympic Games’?

7.   What are the sports in the heptathlon?

8.   Where did the Olympic Games begin?

9.    Will the Olympic Games take place this year?                            

10. What is the origin of the word ‘Olympic’?

Answers to week 1

  1. 5 rings – red, blue, green, yellow,
  2. 2012-1948 = 64 years
  3. Nicola Adams competes in boxing and she wanted to eat Nando’s.
  4. Oars
  5. My dog is called Delilah
  6. The French for ‘Olympic Games’ is ‘Les jeux Olympiques.’
  7. The heptathlon includes 100 metres hurdles, high jump, shot-put, 200 metres, long jump, javelin, and 800 metres.
  8. The Olympic Games began in Greece.
  9. The Olympic Games will NOT take place this year?                           

10. Based on Mount Olympus in Greece where the original games took place.

That’s all for now! I look forward to hearing how you got on.

Au revoir et bonne chance!