Twenty Trivia Teasers

Here is the ‘Not In The Ballroom Quiz’ for September, devised by Helen Fellows. This month there are twenty general trivia questions. How many can you answer?  No cheating now!

Email your answers to and we will declare a winner in a week’s time on September 8th. There are no prizes, just a warm glow of satisfaction. 

  1. What is the least used letter in the English language?
  2. Stratus, Cirrus and Cumulus are all types of what?
  3. What colour is a Welsh Poppy?
  4. What do we call a chicken when it is under one year old?
  5. What are bactrians and dromedaries?
  6. What is a John Dory?
  7. Excluding all native languages and dialects, what is the most spoken language in the UK?
  8. In which American state is Fort Knox?
  9. Only one American state has a name beginning with ‘L’. Can you name it?
  10. True of false? Every US president with a beard has been a Democrat!
  11. If you bought Le Figaro in France, what would you be buying?
  12. King Zog ruled which country from 1922 to 1939?
  13. If you dug a hole through the centre of the Earth starting from Wellington in New Zealand, which European country would you end up in?
  14. What is the name of Dennis the Menace’s dog?
  15. On the TV show, ‘Flipper’, what kind of animal was Flipper?
  16. Paul McCartney has always used his middle name; what is his first name? 
  17. In snooker, how many points is the brown ball worth? 
  18. Cricket bats are traditionally made from which wood?
  19. They may be complex, vulgar or mixed. What are they?
  20. Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of what?

Enjoy and Good Luck!