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Quiz practice test

Warm up for the quiz with these ten questions

To help you get ready for next Saturday’s Quiz Night at Clayhidon Parish Hall we

1.    How many countries does Belgium share borders with? 

2.    Which long-serving Labour MP is known as 'The Beast of Bolsover'? 

3.    What is the name for the layer of the atmosphere closest to the earth?


4.    Which modern gardens were conceived by Tim Smit and designed by architect Nicholas Grimshaw 


5.    What is the technical name for the shin bone at the front of the lower leg?


6.    What is the name of the thin, plain weave, sheer fabric traditionally made from silk and often used in bridalwear?


7.    Donald Trump's private residency has come under increased security following his election, causing traffic chaos in the city. At which address would you find Trump Tower? a) Wall Street b) Broadway c) 5th Avenue.

8. The Oxford Dictionary recently announced its 'word of the year'. What is the word, which refers to a style of reporting or campaigning that attempts to appeal to emotions rather than convey factual accuracy?

9.    What is the name for mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic

10. In horse racing which is the longest of the Triple Crown races?

You'll find the answers on this link.

have devised a ten-question warm-up.

If you can answer six of them correctly you stand a good chance of beating the reigning champions, the Mad Cows, and being crowned the unofficial  Brains of Clayhidon.

All you have to do is answer the questions on the right, check the answers, then enter a team of up to four people.

If you don’t get six right don’t despair. You can still have a great night out, and a very cheap one – and you never know, the Mad Cows might have a bad night.

It starts at 7.30pm on Saturday 3 December , but may be delayed by a few minutes to allow people watching the Hemyock Parade of Lights to get to the Parish Hall.

7.30pm on Saturday 3 December
Clayhidon Parish Hall, EX15 3PL
A ploughman’s supper will be included in the entry fee of £5 per person. 
To enter a team of up to four people call Caroline Bendle on 681047 or email
The Quiz master will as usual be Peter Walter, and there will be a licensed bar.