60 years of the Queen's Reign 1 - Answers

Published: Thursday 31st May 2012
  1. Which long running West End play first opened its doors to the public in November 1952? The Mousetrap.
  2. What was the name of the UN Weapons Inspector who committed suicide after the Iraqi WMD scandal? Dr. David Kelly.
  3. On which food were we encouraged to "go to work on" by adverts in the 1950s? Eggs.
  4. Which board game introduced in 1979 involved the collection of "Cheeses" or "wedges"? Trivial Pursuit.
  5. What was abolished by British Railways in June 1956? Third Class travel.
  6. Opened in December 1958 which stretch of road became the first motorway in the UK? The Preston By-Pass (M6).
  7. Who was the official Labour candidate in the first London Mayoral election in 2000? Frank Dobson (Ken Livingstone won as an Independent after failing to win the Labour nomination).
  8. What appeared for the first time on the front of The Times newspaper in May 1966? News.
  9. Under legislation introduced in 1955 and not lifted until 1972, what was the maximum number of hours that a TV station could broadcast a week? Fifty.
  10. What was the name of the Defence Secretary who was forced to resign after an affair with Christine Keeler in 1963? John Profumo.
  11. What was the name of the first "test-tube" baby born in the UK in July 1978? Louise Brown.
  12. From which German city did the plane leave, which crashed causing the death of 28 people including 8 Manchester United players in 1958? Munich.
  13. Which breakfast TV show was launched in 1983 by amongst others, David Frost, Anna Ford and Michael Parkinson? TV-AM.
  14. Which Prime Minister resigned from office in April 1976? Harold Wilson.
  15. Who was Princess Margaret due to marry before the wedding was called off in 1955? Group Captain Peter Townsend.
  16. Which educational establishment was opened in 1971 with an initial intake of 25000 students? The Open University.
  17. In which city did Roger Bannister break the "Four Minute Mile" in 1954? Oxford.
  18. Which SIX nations signed the Treaty of Rome in 1957? Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and WEST Germany.
  19. Which earth shattering event took place the day before the first screening of Dr Who in November 1963? The Assassination of President Kennedy.
  20. When the first parking meters were introduced in Mayfair in 1958, how much did an hour's parking cost? 6d (or Two and a Half new pence).

One Comment

  1. Alexandra Cairney says:

    We are a group of 10 ladies aged 60 to 80 and this quiz I think will be inclusive as we are of various academic ability.

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