Top Ten Trickiest Questions Revealed

Okay, so this is maybe not THE definitive list of the ten trickiest quiz questions ever, but it’s certainly a good starter for ten.
After all, the hundreds of SpeedQuizzing hosts all over the world know their onions when it comes to what a good trick question looks and sounds like – so when we asked them for their top suggestions, we knew they wouldn’t disappoint!
We’ve chosen what we consider to be the best of the ego-denting crop and compiled them for your quizzing pleasure/humiliation. Thousands of quizzers have come unstuck with these questions – but will they catch you out?
In true SpeedQuizzing style, you’re only allowed to spend a maximum of 10 seconds answering each question. Scroll down to take the challenge before checking your answers at the bottom.
Ready? Go!


1. You buy a bat and a ball for £1.10. The bat costs exactly one pound more than the ball. How much is the ball?

2. You’re standing on the surface of the Earth. You walk one mile south, one mile west and one mile north. You end up exactly where you started. Where are you?

3. If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 3rd place and then the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?

4. What is 5+3×2?

5. What country is represented by this flag?

6. What was the highest mountain in the world before Everest was discovered?

7. What animal is spelt out when you put the symbols from each of the following chemical elements together? Bromine, Oxygen, Wolfram, Nitrogen, Beryllium and Argon.

8. What name is given to the organic vessel containing a zygote in which an embryo develops until it can survive on its own and hatches?

9. Which two football teams always play with a 2-5-3 formation?

10. Before Boris Johnson, who was the last Prime Minister to take office who didn’t have a wife?


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1. 5p
2. North Pole (If you start at the North Pole and go one mile south, then one mile west and finally one mile north, you’ll make a triangular path and end up back at the North Pole, your point of origin)
3. 2nd place
4. 11 (the multiplication part should be done first in this equation)
5. Ivory Coast/Cote d’Ivoire
6. Everest
7. Brown Bear
8. Egg
9. Table football teams
10. Theresa May

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