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Quiz questions for kids on lockdown

Entertain and challenge children with our 20 brain-teasers

Cabinet minister Michael Gove has warned that UK pubs may remain closed until Christmas in a continuation of social distancing measures - putting a damper on any hopes that adults may soon return to their locals for a pint and a quiz.

Parents may be feeling a bit desperate too, after the UK government extended the current coronavirus lockdown by another three weeks, following a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee last week. 

But whether you’re getting trivia withdrawal or struggling to keep the family happy, help is at hand. Challenge your children to complete The Week’s special quiz for youngsters - and get them hooked on brain-teasers in the process.

As well as keeping you all entertained, experts say that playing trivia games can provide “a rush or a neuroreward signal or a dopamine burst” that can help “exercise for the frontal cortex”, says wellness information website Healthline.

We’ve picked some of our favourite quiz questions for children, covering a variety of topics, to test their general knowledge - and perhaps yours as well. 

And if you need other ideas afterwards for how to fill kids’ time while schools are closed, check out our top tips for keeping them happy, healthy and well educated.

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