Monday, 27 February 2017

Quiz Questions - Set #1 Answers

Thank you very much to everyone who had a go at my first set of quiz questions! Sincere, true apologies for the error in the last question of round 1, which should have read "Eliza Doolittle", not Eliza Higgins. I hope this has not affected anyone's score, and I'll do my utmost to prevent such errors recurring.

Anyway, here are the answers, with the next set of questions to follow shortly.

Quiz Set #1 - Answers

Round 1: General Knowledge
  1. Bamber Gascoigne.
  2. The literal meaning is seeds, but it can also mean a collector of trivia!
  3. Captain Matthew Webb, a classic British adventurer type, who didn’t let being bitten and stung repeatedly stop him.
  4. Vulpine. Not to be confused with canine (dogs), lupine (wolves) or leporine (rabbits).
  5. A Night At The Opera, one of two of their albums (A Day At The Races being the other) named for Marx Brothers films.
  6. Starcraft.
  7. Deuteronomy.
  8. He was the first British/English Pope. He became Adrian IV in 1154.
  9. 170 – treble 20, treble 20, bullseye (which counts as double 25)
  10. My Fair Lady, based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.
 Round 2: Classic Geography
  1. Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein.
  2. New Zealand
  3. China. “That uses” being the key words, as China physically covers 5 time zones but only uses one, based on Beijing.
  4. Scotland! It’s less famous than Hadrian’s Wall, but served essentially the same purpose.
  5. France and Italy. It’s better known as Mont Blanc in English-speaking countries, of course.
  6. The Bering Strait.
  7. Brazil.
  8. Pretoria, Capetown and Bloemfontein. Johannesburg is the largest city but not one of the capitals.
  9. The Sargasso Sea, which is a distinctive body of water within the Atlantic Ocean, bordered by streams and currents rather than by land.
  10.  Denmark. The capital, Copenhagen, is partially on the island.
 Round 3: Connections
  1.  The Scarlett Pimpernell.
  2. The Gold Coast.
  3. Gordon Brown.
  4. Yellow Submarine, by The Beatles.
  5. The Battle of Magenta. The colour was named in honour of Napoleon III’s victory in the battle.
  6. Black Beauty.
  7. The Green Green Grass.
  8. A White Dwarf.
  9. The Blues Brothers.
  10. Colours.

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