David Biddle

Frontend Web Developer

A VARy difficult Friday quiz

I got to host the work Friday quiz again this week - can you net 10 correct answers?


  1. Who performed the 2004 hit "Since U Been Gone"?
  2. What name is given to industrial varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant, which can be used to make rope, clothing, and biodegradable plastics?
  3. 'What word can be put before the following to make a phrase: Spark, Idea, Side, Future?'
  4. What collective name is given to the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont?
  5. Which medal is traditionally awarded for third place at the Olympics?
  6. In which Roald Dahl book does a boy travel to New York in an oversized fruit?
  7. Which family of Wild West lawmen took part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
  8. Which former Cabinet minister and Chief Whip kept a tarantula named Cronus on his desk?
  9. 'Which siblings directed the films Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame?'
  10. What unlikely animal was allegedly seen roaming the suburbs of Berlin last week, resulting in a search by more than 300 police officers?
  1. Kelly Clarkson
  2. Hemp
  3. Bright
  4. New England
  5. Bronze
  6. James and the Giant Peach
  7. The Earps (Wyatt, Morgan and Virgil)
  8. Gavin Williamson
  9. The Russo Brothers (Anthony and Joseph)
  10. A lioness (although it was most likely just a wild boar)

The answers are themed around the England women's football squad - answers 1-9 contain the names of players, and the team is nicknamed the Lionesses.