Quiz answers week 23

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  1.  What happened to Nelson’s body after he died?
    He was pickled in brandy and shipped home
  2. Green and orange are two of the secondary colours. What is the third?
    Purple
  3. How was the Sword of Damocles suspended?
    By a single hair
  4. What is the adult leader of a Brownie pack called?
    Brown Owl
  5. What was the name of Mickey Mouse’s dog?
    Pluto
  6. Who won the Women’s Football World Cup in 2003?
    Germany
  7. What US president was elected to office four times?
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
  8. Complete the question: ‘The way to a man’s heart is through his…’
    Stomach
  9. What cathedral has the tallest spire in England?
    Salisbury
  10. In The Wind in the Willows, what reckless driver was imprisoned?
    Toad
  11. Where is the CNN organisation based?
    Atlanta
  12. Who was thought to have washed his hands of Christ’s final fate?
    Pontius Pilate
  13. What modern British political party was founded by a man who also founded his own church?
    Democratic Unionist Party
  14. Who were the couple featured in the Kinks’ 1967 hit Waterloo Sunset?
    Terry & Julie
  15. Whose nemesis is Elmer Fudd?
    Bugs Bunny
  16. What name is given to a narrow strip of land that bridges two larger land areas?
    Isthmus
  17. Who was called Britain’s once and future king?
    Arthur
  18. What company made the world’s first PC?
    MITS made the first PC in 1974, but it didn’t have a screen, and could only do simple calculations. Apple made the first mass-produced personal computer with a monitor with the Apple II in 1977.
  19. ‘Working with her was like being hit over the head with a Valentine’s card’. Who was being described?
    Julie Andrews
  20. What Olympic sport prohibits the wearing of a beard?
    Boxing
  21. What do ‘the wheels on the bus’ do?
    Go round and round
  22. True of false – one of Snow White’s dwarves was called ‘Cheerful’?
    False
  23. What is Hamas?
    An anti-Israeli terror group
  24. What is the capital of the Italian region of Lazio?
    Rome

Quiz answers week 22

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  1. If you had a hogshead of wine, how much wine would you have?
    63 gallons
  2. What 60s cult TV show was devised and introduced by Rod Serling?
    The Twilight Zone
  3. What was Huey Lewis and the News theme song for the film classic ‘Back to the Future’?
    The Power Of Love
  4. If it rains on St Swithin’s Day, how many days’ rain does the old rhyme say will follow?
    40
  5. What name is given to the five lines that music is written on?
    Staff
  6. Whose stated intention was it to blow the Scots back to Scotland?
    The Gunpowder plotters
  7. Competitive swimming has four events: breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly…and what?
    Freestyle
  8. Who was the last Prime Minister of Northern Ireland?
    Brian Faulkner
  9. What year did food rationing end in Britain?
    1954
  10. Who is the first character Dorothy meets on the road to Oz?
    The Scarecrow
  11. The fictional 17th-century Spanish romantic Don Quixote became the star of what musical?
    Man Of La Mancha
  12. What, according to Christ, was the greatest of the three main virtues?
    Love
  13. What organisation did Captain Scarlett work for?
    Spectrum
  14. What Italian guerrilla fighter had a biscuit named after him?
    Garibaldi
  15. Which of the following countries has never had an Irish-born president or prime minister?
    New Zealand, Israel, USA
  16. What drug was initially derived from willow-tree bark?
    Aspirin
  17. What is carpology the study of?
    Fruit and seeds
  18. What US state are the Catskill Mountains in?
    New York
  19. Which of the following TV series has never become a motion picture?
    Dad’s Army, On The Buses, Are You Being Served?
  20. What was Marillion’s biggest UK hit?
    ‘Kayleigh’
  21. What Irish actor has been Oscar-nominated seven times but has never won?
    Peter O’Toole
  22. Who was the first Archbishop of Canterbury?
    St Augustine
  23. What county cricket club’s colours are dark green & scarlet?
    Leicestershire
  24. What platform at King’s Cross Station does the Hogwarts Express leave from?
    9 3/4

Quiz answers week 21

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  1. What new gymnastics event made its first appearance at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney?
    Trampolining
  2. What was the name of the song that gave the Bloodhound Gang a UK hit in summer 2000?
    ‘The Bad Touch’
  3. What was the Bounty’s work in the South Seas before the mutiny?
    Collecting breadfruit
  4. What is the average life expectancy of a tortoise?
    80-150 years
  5. What type of headdress was traditionally worn by triumphant Roman generals?
    A wreath of laurel leaves
  6. Who played the title role in the classic BBC drama, ‘I Claudius’?
    Derek Jacobi
  7. According to the Book of Genesis, who first bought Joseph as a slave in Egypt?
    Potiphar
  8. Which of these Dubliners did not win the Nobel Prize for Literature?
    Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, George Shaw
  9. Where might you find a shovel hat?
    Sitting on a clergyman’s head
  10. What was the name of Bing Crosby’s boat in High Society?
    ‘The True Love’
  11. In theatrical terms, what were ‘groundlings’?
    Those standing in the cheap section of the theatre
  12. Which of Britain’s intelligence services is known as the Secret Intelligence Service?
    MI6
  13. What foreign hit in the British chart had the line, ‘I’m not a sailor, I’m the captain’?
    La Bamba
  14. What TV show gave Danny de Vito his big break?
    Taxi
  15. What film saw Jeremy Brett serenade Audrey Hepburn outside her house?
    My Fair Lady
  16. What is Charles Goodyear credited with inventing in 1839?
    Vulcanised rubber
  17. Where is the Giant’s Causeway?
    North coast of Ireland
  18. Who was the first person the South Pole?
    Roald Amundsen
  19. What African country did Ian Smith once rule?
    Rhodesia
  20. Cocaine was one an ingredient of what popular drink?
    Coca-Cola
  21. What media mogul’s personal plane, the Spruce Goose, had the largest wingspan in the world?
    Howard Hughes
  22. According to George Bernard Shaw’s play, what was John Bull’s Other Island?
    Ireland
  23. What is dried in an oast?
    Hops
  24. In what sport is the Thomas Cup a prize?
    Badminton

quiz answers week 20

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  1. Who is the current FA President?
    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
  2. What miraculous food was given to the Israelites wandering in the wilderness?
    Manna
  3. Whose daughters were Goneril, Regan & Cordelia?
    King Lear
  4. What is a motte?
    A mound a castle sits on
  5. What musical does the football anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ come from?
    Carousel
  6. What name is given to young pilchards?
    Sardines
  7. What 90s grunge band featured Krist Novoselic & Dave Grohl?
    Nirvana
  8. What area of work was Jacob Epstein famous in?
    Sculpture
  9. What country has more bikes than any other?
    Netherlands – at 1.3 bikes per person
  10. What astrological sign comes after Cancer and before Virgo?
    Leo
  11. In geometry, what is a reflex angle?
    One that is more than 180 degrees but less than 360
  12. Who sang the punk cult classic ‘White Man In Hammersmith Palais’?
    The Clash
  13. What is the notorious tidal current in the Lofoten Islands off northern Norway called?
    The Maelstrom
  14. What is the disorder Sydenham’s chorea often called?
    St Vitus’s Dance
  15. If you were in Amman, what country’s capital would you be in?
    Jordan
  16. In what film does Jack Nicholson announce his arrival with the declaration, ‘Here’s Johnny!’?
    The Shining
  17. What opera was legally limited by its composer to be performed with all black actors?
    Porgy and Bess
  18. What European country was ruled by King Zog until 1946?
    Albania
  19. What Victorian literary scoundrel did George Macdonald Fraser make an anti-hero?
    Flashman
  20. Ultravox’s 1981 classic ‘Vienna’ was kept from the number one spot by what song?
    ‘Shaddap You Face’ by Joe Dolce
  21. What US president’s previous jobs included that of a male model?
    Gerald Ford
  22. In pottery terminology, what is a banker?
    A workbench
  23. What was the name of the Lone Ranger’s horse?
    Silver
  24. What type of sherry is oloroso?
    Dark & sweet

Quiz answers week 19

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  1. What Norse warriors worked themselves into a bloodthirsty frenzy before battle?
    Berserkers
  2. Who is credited with devising the first waterproof fabric?
    Charles Macintosh
  3. How many points would a snooker player score for potting a red then a brown ball?
    5
  4. What stage show gave Jason Donovan his 1991 hit, ‘Any Dream Will Do’?
    Joseph & His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  5. What is a banderole?
    A pennant
  6. James Fenimore Cooper’s character Uncas was ‘The Last Of….’ what?
    The Mohicans
  7. What group of Greek islands is Corfu in?
    Ionian Islands
  8. What comedy writer and actor sang the theme song for ‘One Foot In The Grave’?
    Eric Idle
  9. Who is the Greek god of sleep & dreams?
    Morpheus
  10. What country won the first Eurovision Song Contest?
    Switzerland
  11. What film ends with the line, ‘He ran them off their feet’?
    Chariots of Fire
  12. What is the only place in the world where there is no cold virus?
    Antarctica
  13. Porthos and Aramis were two of the Three Musketeers; who was the third?
    Athos
  14. Igor Sikorsky designed the first what?
    Helicopter
  15. In what war did the Light Brigade charge?
    Crimean War
  16. What would you do with an ocarina?
    Play it
  17. Complete George Bush’s 1991 comment: ‘We need a nation closer to the Waltons than to…’?
    The Simpsons
  18. Which human bone is the longest?
    Femur (hip to knee)
  19. Where is Nelson’s flagship, The Victory, permanently docked?
    Portsmouth
  20. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark had a 1980 hit with ‘Enola Gay’; what was the song about?
    The plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima
  21. What city has the Prado gallery?
    Madrid
  22. Who played the musical American George M. Cohan in ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’?
    James Cagney
  23. What relation was the witch Morgan le Fay to King Arthur?
    Half-sister
  24. What country cricket club plays at St Lawrence Ground?
    Kent

Quiz answers week 18

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  1. What Kenny Rogers song has the line ‘It’s hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralysed’?
    ‘Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town’
  2. What‘s the name of foreigners who fought for the Spanish government in the Civil War?
    The International Brigade
  3. Who invented the Mars Bar in 1920?
    Frank Mars
  4. What does an Archimedes’ Screw do?
    Lifts water
  5. Where is the Ocean of Storms?
    On the Moon
  6. According to the Stranglers, what hero ‘got an ice-pick that made his ears burn’?
    Trotsky
  7. What sport’s name translates as ‘the gentle way’?
    Judo
  8. How many virtues were there traditionally thought to be?
    7
  9. Who was the animator in Monty Python’s Flying Circus?
    Terry Gilliam
  10. What would you expect a cooper to make?
    Barrels
  11. Where is the priceless 8th-century Celtic illuminated manuscript ‘The Book of Kells’ housed?
    Dublin
  12. One of the two gangs in West Side Story was the Sharks; what was the other one?
    Jets
  13. Where in a boat is the stern?
    Rear
  14. Prince wrote the Bangles’ first big hit. What was it called?
    ‘Manic Monday’
  15. Ingrid Bergman had an infamous affair in 1949 with a director she later married. Who was he?
    Roberto Rossellini
  16. Which country is part of the UK but not part of Britain?
    Northern Island
  17. What did Galahad, Perceval, Tristan & Mordred all have in common?
    All were Knights of the Round Table
  18. What is a greenstick fracture?
    An incomplete fracture in a child’s bone
  19. What arrived in Britain in 1347?
    The Black Death
  20. What is the world’s longest rail journey?
    Moscow to Vladivostok
  21. What is the fastest land mammal over a short distance?
    Cheetah
  22. What film earned John Wayne his only Oscar?
    ‘True Grit’
  23. What event in 1447 was said by some to pave the way for the Reformation?
    The discovery of printing
  24. What was the sequel to the British sitcom; Porridge?
    ‘Going Straight’