Quiz Number 12 - Answers

Published: Saturday 8th May 2010
  1. How is the Greek island of KERKIRA better known to holiday makers? Corfu.
  2. What is the medical name for the children's disease chickenpox? Varicella.
  3. What name is given to the wife of an Earl? Countess.
  4. Name the songs with "Yellow" in the title that were hits for the following (i) Elton John (1973), (ii) Mitch Mitchell (1955), (iii) Coldplay (2000), (iv) Christie (1970) and (v) Bombalurina (1990). (i) "Good-Bye Yellow Brick Road", (ii) "Yellow Rose of Texas", (iii) "Yellow", (iv) "Yellow River" and (v) "Itsy Bitsy Yellow Polka Dot Bikini".
  5. Misogyny is the hatred or contempt of women and girls, but what is the hatred or contempt of men and boys? Misandry.
  6. Who was Henry VIII's second wife? Anne Bolelyn.
  7. Which country won the first ever soccer World Cup? Uruguay.
  8. Name the actors that played The Magnificent Seven in the film of the same name. They were Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaugh, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz.
  9. How would you write the number 847 in Roman numerals? DCCCXLVII.
  10. Which signs of the zodiac are the FIRE signs? Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
  11. Who was killed in a plane crash on February 3rd 1959 near Clear Lake, Iowa? Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper [J.P. Richardson] and the pilot Roger Peterson.
  12. Who was the first unseeded Wimbledon men's single champion? Boris Becker.
  13. Name the two books of the Old Testament that are women's names. Ruth and Esther.
  14. The island of Trinidad lies off the coast of which South American country? Venezuela.
  15. What are the chemical symbols for the following elements (i) Sodium, (ii) Iron, (iii) Magnesium, (iv) Radon and (v) Antimony? (i) Na, (ii) Fe, (iii) Mg, (iv) Rn and (v) Sb.
  16. How many crotchets are there in a semi-breve? Four.
  17. Which EIGHT counties that play first class cricket do NOT have shire in their name? Durham, Kent, Essex, Sussex, Surrey, Middlesex, Somerset and Glamorgan.
  18. In which village does Postman Pat deliver the mail? Greendale.
  19. What are the five "cinque ports"? Hastings, New Romney, Hythe, Dover and Sandwich.
  20. What is the young of a salmon called? A Smolt.

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