80th Birthday Quiz: Paris, Botany, Cambridge & Bell Ringing Trivia

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In what year was the Eiffel Tower built?

1879

Who painted the Mona Lisa?

Leonardo da Vinci

Is Notre Dame a cathedral or a basilica?

Cathedral

How many regions does France have?

13 regions

When was Cambridge University founded?

1209

How many colleges make up Cambridge University?

31 colleges

What was the first degree awarded by Cambridge University?

Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)

True or False: Did Queen Elizabeth II attend Cambridge University in 1947?

True

What type of plant is commonly referred to as a flowering plant?

Angiosperm

What is the scientific name for the sunflower?

Helianthus annuus

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Quiz Ideas for an 80th Birthday Party: A Mix of Fun Questions from Paris to Botany

An 80th birthday is a significant milestone, so create a quiz that celebrates this occasion with mix of trivia from various subjects like Paris, France, Cambridge, Cambridge University, botany, and bell ringing. Here's a list of interesting questions based on these subtopics:


Paris, France

  1. What year was Eiffel Tower built?

    • 1879
  2. Which famous French artist painted the Mona Lisa?

    • Leonardo da Vinci
  3. In what year did Napoleon Bonaparte die?

    • 1821
  4. Is Notre Dame a cathedral or a basilica?

    • Cathedral
  5. How many regions does France have?

    • 13 regions

Cambridge, England

  1. When was Cambridge University founded?

    • 1209
  2. Who wrote the book "The History of Cambridge"?

    • William Harrison
  3. How many colleges make up Cambridge University?

    • 31 colleges
  4. What was the first degree awarded by Cambridge University?

    • Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)
  5. True or False: Queen Elizabeth II attended Cambridge University in 1947.

    • True

Botany

  1. What type of plant is commonly referred to as a flowering plant?

    • Angiosperm
  2. What is the scientific name for the sunflower?

    • Helianthus annuus
  3. What is the process called when a seed develops into a plant?

    • Germination
  4. Can you name the largest living organism on Earth, which is classified as a fungus?

    • Armillaria ostoyae (also known as honey mushroom)

Bell Ringing

  1. In the United States and Canada, what time do churches traditionally ring their bells at noon?

    • 12:02 p.m.
  2. True or False: The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is not actually named after liberty but was originally commissioned to celebrate the end of the Seven Years' War in 1753.

    • True
  3. How many times does Big Ben chime each day?

    • Once an hour
  4. What is the difference between "ringing" and "chiming"?

    • Ringing refers to striking individual bells with hammers, while chiming involves playing melodies on a set of bells.

Celebrate an 80th birthday with a fun quiz featuring questions on Paris, France, Cambridge University, botany, and bell ringing. Test your knowledge on topics from Eiffel Tower to the largest living organism on Earth!

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