The BRITAIN Quiz 2012 answers

1. How many gold medals did Team GB win at the London 2012 Olympic Games?


2. How many boats participated in the Thames flotilla for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee?

Over 500
Over 1,000
Over 2,000

3. When did The Duchess of Cambridge make her first public speech as a royal?


4. Who became the first Briton in 76 years to win the men’s doubles title at Wimbledon?

Jonny Murray
Andy Murray
Jamie Murray

5. Where do the final scenes in James Bond movie Skyfall take place?

Glastonbury, Somerset
Glencoe, Scotland
Glyndebourne, East Sussex

6. What is the name of the new Archbishop of Canterbury?

Rowan Williams
Justin Welby
Geoffrey Francis Fisher

7. What did Cabinet members buy The Queen when she attended a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street?

Crystal bowl
Porcelain vase

8. Who won Sports Personality of the Year 2012?

Bradley Wiggins
Jessica Ennis
David Weir

9.  What date was the Paralympic opening ceremony?

28 August
29 August
27 July

10. Who was the patron of the Big Jubilee Lunch, an event part of this year’s Jubilee celebrations?

Boris Johnson
The Duchess of Cornwall
Cliff Richard

11. This year Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League on penalties after drawing one all. What was the score?


12. Roger Federer won the Wimbledon 2012 title – how many Wimbledon titles has he won all together?


13. In September 2012 JK Rowling published her first book since the Harry Potter series – what is it called?

The Casual Vacancy
My Animals and Other Family
Quidditch Through the Ages

14. The much anticipated movie of The Hobbit was released in December. Which Oxford college did author JRR Tolkien move to in 1945?

Exeter College
Pembroke College
Merton College

15. Which fashion designer was granted an OBE in 2012’s honours list?

Sarah Burton
Paul Smith
Christopher Bailey