How would you score in the Thames-themed quiz questions?
This past Friday night’s pub quiz at The Bedford in Balham, hosted by Chelsea Kayak Club, went down a treat.
If you’ve read the previous post on this blog, you’ll know that it was going to be my debut pub quiz, and if that’s what all pub quizzes are like, it certainly is a good shout towards a night out.
Thank you to Chelsea Kayak Club for putting on a great evening of entertainment, and I’m sure that everyone there (kayakers and non-kayakers alike) enjoyed themselves as much as I did.
Put your Thames knowledge to the test
Given who the hosts were, there was unsurprisingly a section on the Thames… here are the questions – how well would you do? And try not pick up your smart phone, tablet, iPad, iPhone, or any other gizmo that stops you from working it out for yourself!
1. How many bridges (foot, train and traffic) are there between the Tower Bridge and Teddington Lock? (2 points for exact 1 point for 1 either side)
2. There are approximately 16 subterranean rivers which run under London many were covered over during the growth of Metropolis London they now run down hill in culverts many entering the Thames at various points. What is the name of the river which enters the southside of the Thames at Lambeth Bridge? Clue: a street in Brixton is named after it.
3. What is the name of the tunnel through which prisoners of the Tower of London used to travel to be hanged?
4. The Thames is the longest river in England. Source to sea – what is the length of the Thames?
A. 196 miles
B. 215 miles
C. 247 miles
D. 288 miles
5. What is the name of the famous restaurant on the banks of the Thames whose prominent building was once owned by Liebig Extract of Meat Company?
6. What is the name of the football club whose grounds are on the north side of the river to the west of Putney Bridge?
7. Bonus point: What are these grounds named?
8. Big Ben is the name of the bell – What is the name of the Tower often referred to as ‘Big Ben’?
Quizzed for a good cause
All funds raised during the evening (from the quiz and raffle draw) will go to charity and organisations for public benefit – RNLI Lifeboats, Friends of Cremorne Riverside and Chelsea Kayak Club.