Anyway, here are the answers, with the next set of questions to follow shortly.
Quiz Set #1 - Answers
Round 1: General Knowledge
- Bamber Gascoigne.
- The literal meaning is seeds, but it can also mean a collector of trivia!
- Captain Matthew Webb, a classic British adventurer type, who didn’t let being bitten and stung repeatedly stop him.
- Vulpine. Not to be confused with canine (dogs), lupine (wolves) or leporine (rabbits).
- A Night At The Opera, one of two of their albums (A Day At The Races being the other) named for Marx Brothers films.
- He was the first British/English Pope. He became Adrian IV in 1154.
- 170 – treble 20, treble 20, bullseye (which counts as double 25)
- My Fair Lady, based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.
Round 2: Classic Geography
- Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein.
- New Zealand
- China. “That uses” being the key words, as China physically covers 5 time zones but only uses one, based on Beijing.
- Scotland! It’s less famous than Hadrian’s Wall, but served essentially the same purpose.
- France and Italy. It’s better known as Mont Blanc in English-speaking countries, of course.
- The Bering Strait.
- Pretoria, Capetown and Bloemfontein. Johannesburg is the largest city but not one of the capitals.
- The Sargasso Sea, which is a distinctive body of water within the Atlantic Ocean, bordered by streams and currents rather than by land.
- Denmark. The capital, Copenhagen, is partially on the island.
Round 3: Connections
- The Scarlett Pimpernell.
- The Gold Coast.
- Gordon Brown.
- Yellow Submarine, by The Beatles.
- The Battle of Magenta. The colour was named in honour of Napoleon III’s victory in the battle.
- Black Beauty.
- The Green Green Grass.
- A White Dwarf.
- The Blues Brothers.