Revealed! The embarrassing wrong quiz answers that prove Britain really is dumbing down
(The Weakest Link, BBC1)
What is the Italian word for ‘motorway’?
(Steve Wright In The Afternoon, Radio 2)
The action of which Shakespeare play takes place between dusk on January 5 and dawn on January 6?
A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
(The Weakest Link)
Was the Tyrannosaurus Rex a carnivore or a herbivore?
No, it was a dinosaur.
(Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old?, Sky One)
What is the name given to the condition where the sufferer can fall asleep at any time?
(The Vault, ITV)
In science, what is botany the study of?
Name the German national airline.
(Dog Eat Dog, BBC1)
What is the name of the cord cut after a woman gives birth?
Which classical composer became deaf in later lifeLudwig van ..... ?
(BBC Radio Nottingham)
Name a selection of small, highly coloured sweets known as Dolly ......
Name a famous bridge.
The Bridge Over Troubled Waters.
(Family Fortunes, ITV)
Do you know where Cambridge University is?
[laughing] No, geography is not my strong point.
There’s a clue in its title.
Er .... Leicester?
(Beg, Borrow Or Steal, BBC2)
Well, I know Henry VIII. So, um, three?
(The James O’Brien Show, LBC)
What is the name of the primitive language used by the Ancient Egyptians and painted on walls?
(Sale Of The Century, ITV)
What was Hitler’s first name?
(Sale Of The Century)
I don’t know, it was before I was born.
(Steve Wright In The Afternoon)
In the 1940s, which politician was responsible for the welfare state? William ?????
(The Weakest Link) A
Which British prime minister famously said: ‘We have become a grandmother’?
(The Weakest Link)
Who played agent 007 in the 1989 film Licence To Kill?
Err ..... James Bond?
Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which jungle-swinging character clad only in a loincloth did he play?
In which film did Dudley Moore star as the title character?
Name the long-running TV comedy show about pensioners: Last of the ???????
Who is the only Marx brother that remained silent throughout all their films?
Name a game you can play in the bath.
In sport, the name of which famous racehorse was the word ‘murder’ spelled backwards.
Where was the recent Winter Olympics held?
What ‘L’ do you make in the dark, when you don’t consider the consequences?
No, I’m sorry, I’m afraid the actual answer was ‘leap’.
In which European country is Mount Etna?
I did say which European country, so in case you didn’t hear that, I can let you try again.
Er ...... Mexico?
(The Chris Searle Show, BBC Radio Bristol)
Skegness is a seaside resort on the coast of which sea: a) Irish Sea; b) English Channel; c) North Sea?
Oh, I know — and you can start writing out the cheque now. It’s on the east coast, so it must be the Irish Sea.
(Dale’s Supermarket Sweep, ITV)
What is the capital of Italy?
France is another country. Try again.
Oh, um, Benidorm.
Wrong, sorry, let’s try another question. In which country is the Parthenon?
Sorry, I don’t know.
Just guess a country, then.
(The Late Show, BBC Midlands Radio)
How many strings does a guitar have?
It’s the number of wives that Henry VIII had ...
(The Neil Pringle Show, BBC Southern Counties Radio)
On which street did Sherlock Holmes live?
He makes bread.
He makes cakes!.
(This Morning With Richard And Judy, ITV)
Of which European country is Lisbon the capital?
Sorry, that’s the wrong answer; we’ll go to the next caller.
I was going to say Australia as well. Is it Gibraltar?
(Radio Hallam Breakfast Show)
With whom did Britain go to war over the Falklands?
It’s a South American country.
(This Morning With Richard and Judy)
In 2002, the Queen celebrated her Golden Jubilee. So in which year did she come to the throne?
No, it was 1952. Fair enough — I mean, I wouldn’t have got that.
No, it was far too hard.
(This Morning, ITV)
The last thing you take off before going to bed.
(Dog Eat Dog)
Name a domestic animal.
Name something people believe in but cannot see.
What was Bram Stoker’s most famous creation?
(The Sara Cox Show, Radio 1)
A pain in the muscles or ones of the lower legs, often suffered by sportsmen, is known as shin .......?