SBOT Lockdown Quiz no.4 World Birding

We've now launched our 4th (of 5) quiz of  our lockdown series of quizzes. This quiz is all about World Birding.

There are 30 questions all about World Birding, the prize for the best score? An original Alan Harris drawing of a Barred Warbler!

There is an entrance fee of £3, the easiest way to pay is through PayPal on our shop site here if you can't do PayPal then our Chairman will be able to sort you out, drop him an email on [email protected]


1. To enter the quiz you need to go to our online shop link here and buy a ticket through PayPal.

2. Once you have paid your £3, you will get an email with the quiz in Microsoft Word format.

3. Follow the instructions on top of the quiz sheet, fill it out and send it back

You'll have until 00:00 on Friday 15th May to complete the quiz.

Thanks to Alan Harris for the prize for this quiz! 

We hope you enjoy the quiz!

For those who took part in quiz no.3 thank you very much for your support. The answers are detailed below;

General Knowledge


SBOT Lockdown Quiz No.3


General Knowledge Pub Quiz

Round 1 – Geography & Travel

1. Which countries do the flags below belong to (one point for each)?

Angola                                                 Suriname                                           Laos

2. St Helen’s, Tean and Great Ganilly are all part of which island group?

Isles of Scilly

3. How many international airports are there in the UK?


4. What do the following four countries have in common: Colombia; Gabon; Uganda; The Maldives?

They are all crossed by the Equator

5. Off the coast of which country would you find Flat Holm Island?



Round 2 – TV & Film


1. In which year did the BBC first launch colour TV?


2. What do the following films have in common: Face Off; Swordfish; The Punisher?

All star John Travolta

3. Which Star Wars film did Darth Maul first appear in?

The Phantom Menace

4. Ghost, Grey Wind and Summer were ‘characters’ in which fictional series?

Game of Thrones

5. Name the TV comedies featured in the pictures below (one point for each):

The Young Ones, Red Dwarf, Butterflies, The League of Gentlemen


Round 3 – History


1. Name the British monarchs in the pictures below (one point for each):

               Richard III                                  William I                               Queen Victoria

2. The 1950s saw four different British Prime Ministers, which one served most years in the top job during this decade?

Sir Winston Churchill (1951 to 1955)

3. What term is used to refer to the soldiers and explorers of the Spanish Empire that colonized much of the world for Spain in the 16th to 18th centuries?


4. In which European country was there a civil war from 1946 to 1949?


5. In which battle was the last time a British monarch personally led his troops on the field?

The Battle of Dettingen (in 1743 George II led his troops)


Round 4 – Sport


1. Name the sportsmen/women in the pictures below (one point for each):

Kenny Dalglish, Stefan Edberg, Jonny Bairstow, Lucy Bronze, Jessica Ennis

2. Which sport gained its identity in 1884 when army officer Sir Neville Chamberlain, stationed in India, devised a set of rules?


3. Name the only two British golfers to reach the number one world ranking despite never winning a major?

Lee Westwood and Luke Donald

4. In which British city was the 2019 Netball World Cup held? And who were the eventual winners?

Liverpool, New Zealand

5. How many times have British football  teams won the European Cup/Champions League?


Round 5 – Food & Drink

1. Name the chefs/cooks in the pictures below (one point for each):

Lorraine Pascale, Marco Pierre White, Nigella Lawson

2. How many slices of bread are there on average in a medium Hovis loaf?


3. What is a Worcester Pearmain?

An apple

4. What is added to cheddar cheese to make Ilchester cheese?

Beer and chives

5. The following are the key ingredients of which classic cocktail: gin; lemon juice; soda water; sugar syrup?

Tom Collins


Round 6 – Music


1. Name the bands in the pictures below (one point for each):

        The Smiths, Depeche Mode, Destiny’s Child, Iron Maiden

2. Which band did guitarist Jimmy Page play in prior to Led Zeppelin?

The Yardbirds

3. In which modern-day country was the composer Gustav Mahler born?

Czech Republic

4. Billy Corgan is the lead singer of which alternative rock band?

The Smashing Pumpkins

5. Which female singer’s name is an anagram of ‘Presbyterians’?

Britney Spears


Total Marks = 49

Congratulations to winner, Justin Morey 48/49.


Vouchers: In response to the COVID-19 outbreak we have now added vouchers to our online shop. These can be used for purchases of Spurn Bird Observatory merchandise, accommodation costs for staying at the Observatory and events. Please note these are not redeemable on the Spurn Migration Festival 2020. We are also unable to redeem the vouchers through the online shop for the moment.

These vouchers are designed so that you can support the Observatory during these hard times and redeem them once the lockdown/COVID-19 outbreak is over.

During these troubling times, the Observatory is in need of our friends' support more than ever. Rather than just launch a ‘Go-Fund-Me-donation-push’ we as a committee have decided that the best way to be fair to everyone is to run a series of quizzes, prize draws and auctions which we believe will be much more engaging and provide some entertainment for all, whilst supporting the Observatory. The prizes will range in value from a few pounds to several thousand pounds. We are also planning to screen a series of Spurn online talks over the coming weeks that will include subjects related to the Observatory, ID features and assorted birding/migration topics.

Finally it just leaves us to say please do look after yourselves and others by staying at home, stay safe and save lives.

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Posted: 11 May 2020

SBOT Lockdown Quiz no.4 World Birding