Quiz Number 20 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 17th November 2010
  1. The Speaker' is the presiding officer of the House of Commons, which officer carries out the same duty in the House of Lords? Lord Chancellor.
  2. According to the Old Testament, what did God create on the Third day? The Land & The Sea.
  3. What was the title of Beethoven's only opera? Fidelio.
  4. What songs with 'PINK' in the title were UK top 20 hits for the following artists, [a] Eddie Calvert (1955), [b] The Flaming Lips (2003), [c] Scaffold (1968), [d] Aerosmith (1999) and [e] Natalie Cole (1988) [a] Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White (reached No. 1), [b] Yoshimi battles the Pink Robots (No.18), [c] Lily the Pink(No.1), [d] Pink (No.13) and [e] Pink Cadillac (No.5).
  5. What is the name of the largest moon of Jupiter? Ganymede.
  6. Who was the British Prime Minister when India gained independence? Clement Atlee.
  7. Who wrote the play "She Stoops to Conquer"? Oliver Goldsmith.
  8. In which English county would you find the following Stately Homes ,[a] Woburn Abbey, [b] Audley End house, [c] Holker Hall, [d] Chatsworth and [e] Castle Howard? [a] Bedfordshire, [b] Essex, [c] Cumbria [d] Derbyshire and [e] Yorkshire.
  9. Two post-war England cricket captains have had sons who have also been capped for their country, name the fathers and sons Len & Richard Hutton, Colin & Chris Cowdrey.
  10. In which range of hills would you find Cheddar Gorge? The Mendips.
  11. Born in Cardiff in 1893, by what name did David Ivor Davies find fame in the musical world? Ivor Novello.
  12. Of which metals are the following ores a major source, [a] Argentite, [b] Bauxite, [c] Cinnabar, [d] Chalcocite and [e] Galena [a] Silver, [b] Aluminium, [c] Mercury, [d] Copper and [e] Lead.
  13. Which sport is written about in Wisden? Cricket.
  14. What type of food is Quark? A type of soft cheese.
  15. At which racecourse is The Oaks run? Epsom.
  16. Of what Royal Houses are the following British monarchs from, [a] Queen Anne, [b] William IV, [c] Edward II, [d] Mary I and [e] Edward VII [a] Stuart, [b] Hanover, [c] Plantagenet, [d] Tudor and [e] Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
  17. Which popular garden plant has a Greek name meaning "Water Vessel"? Hydrangea.
  18. Which SIX States are generally said to comprise the region of New England in the USA? Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont.
  19. Which Country is known in its own language as SUOMI? Finland.
  20. What two real animals are said to make up the mythical creature The Griffin? A Lion [Body] and a Bird [Head].

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