Pub quiz questions

  1. What is the common name for 'beta vulgaris,' a member of the beet family grown as cattle fodder?
    Mangelwurzel
    Food(6) Nature(6)
    Beetroot and sugar beet aren't generally grown for cattle fodder - mangelwurzel is.

  2. Which is the USA's longest river?
    Mississippi,. Missouri

  3. What is the tallest modern breed of horse?
    Shire

  4. Which drug was downgraded from a Class B to a Class C drug in Britain in 2004?
    Cannabis

  5. What is the county flower of Devon?
    Primrose

  6. What bird has the scientific name struthio camelus, meaning sparrow camel?
    Ostrich

  7. What is a mamba?
    Snake

  8. To which group of mammals do apes and monkeys belong?
    Primates

  9. What is the only breed of cat that does not have retractable claws?
    Cheetah
    Nature(7)

  10. Which bird features on the badge of the French national Rugby Union shirt?
    A cockerel
    Biology(7) Sports(5) Rugby(4) Nature(7)