Brain Teaser – General Knowledge

This week’s brainteaser will test your general knowledge. Need help? Use Credo Reference Online.

1. In the nursery rhyme, what had Little Bo-peep lost?

2. Is the colour vermilion blue, green or red?

3. Name the place in the Ukraine where there was a nuclear disaster on 26 April, 1986, releasing radioactive material into the atmosphere.

4. “Oxbridge” is a word that refers to what?

5. Which US actor starred in the films “The Magnificent Seven”, “The Great Escape” and “Bullitt”?

6. Who has been president of France since 2007? – try to give both his names.

7. Who wrote the novels “Jamaica Inn”, “Rebecca” and “Frenchman’s Creek”?

8. Which part of the human body includes the hammer, the anvil and the stirrup?

9. In which two countries would you be most likely to find Walloons?

10. Can you name four of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

How did you do?

0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!

Questions set by Tony Augarde (


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