The Tes quiz: pizza, phobias and pop art

Pit your wits against Tes’ weekly general knowledge quiz…
13th May 2022, 7:53am


The Tes quiz: pizza, phobias and pop art
Quiz, Friday, Endgame

In the week that Andy Warhol's iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe made a whopping $195 million at auction - becoming the most expensive piece of 20th-century art ever sold - we're bringing you something even better: another priceless edition of the Tes weekly quiz.

These 10 challenging brain teasers have been designed to put your general knowledge through its paces, covering a range of subjects including geography, history, food and film.

So, do you know your irrational fears from your movie bogeymen? Let the quizzing commence…

This week's questions

1. Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the name given to the fear of what?

2. Avatar still holds the record for the highest-grossing film of all time, but which 2019 film briefly overtook it for an 18-month stint?

3. Suva is the capital city of which Pacific country?

4. Which inactive Royal Navy ship, now permanently moored on London's South Bank, is operated by the Imperial War Museum?

5. What is the largest solid internal organ in the human body?

6. The katana, wakizashi and tantō are weapons that were used by which fearsome class of warriors?

7. A Florentine pizza is finished off by adding which ingredient as its central topping?

8. Who was the first explorer to record seeing the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean Sea in May 1503?

9. Pop artist Andy Warhol famously created a series of works based on the canned soup of which American food brand?

10. In the Friday the 13th horror film franchise, what is the name of the hockey-masked series villain?

Scroll down for the answers. And if you're in the mood for more brain teasers, check out some of Tes' other recent quizzes below…