Forks spread out in a circle with a polkadot background and a glow around the image

Strange cutlery quiz: what’s it used for?

Have you ever wondered about the odd cutlery that shows up in antique shops, or at fancy banquets in movies? In this quiz, we examine the strangest utensils ever to slice, stab, scoop or skewer. Can you guess what on earth they were used for?

Question 1 out of 9:

What would you cut with this unusual knife?

Silver knife with patterned blade
Question 2 out of 9:

Why does this knife have a clock?

Knife with a clock in the handle
Question 3 out of 9:

This is called a trencher knife. What’s it for?

Large trencher knife
Question 4 out of 9:

What’s the purpose of this curved blade?

Silver curved knife with decorated handle
Question 5 out of 9:

How about this short, wide spoon made from a cowrie shell?

Spoon made from a cowrie shell
Just a quick random question – you don’t have to answer it if you don’t want to.

Have you heard of the V&A Museum (or Young V&A)?

[This doesn’t affect your result]
A photo of the V&A collection of a toy Jabba the Glob made by Hasbro for the Star Wars film The Phantom Menace. The toy is green and shows Jabba with a frog hanging out of his mouth next to a tub of Star Wars slime.

Yes and I love it! 15%

I already knew about it. 12%

Nope, it’s new to me! 37%

Not really sure what it is? 36%

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Question 6 out of 9:

How about these grand-looking tongs?

Silver serving tong with large flat end
Question 7 out of 9:

What would you stab with this fork?

Silver fork with decorated prongs
Question 8 out of 9:

And this one?

Long fork with barbed prongs
Question 9 out of 9:

Finally, which sea creature is this fork intended for?

Fork with five prongs

Are you ready to get your results?