Quiz Number 26 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 30th March 2011
  1. Who wrote the 1961 novel "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"? Muriel Spark.
  2. Which country lies between Guyana and French Guiana? Surinam.
  3. According to the old saying, what is "paved with good intentions"? The Road to Hell.
  4. Which EIGHT colleges make up the athletic conference known as The Ivy League? Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College,Harvard, Princeton, The University of Pennsylvania and Yale.
  5. How old is a filly when she officially becomes a mare? Four Years Old.
  6. Which TV character lived in Ponty Pandy? Fireman Sam.
  7. Which mythological hero killed the Nemean lion? Heracles [Hercules].
  8. Name these Top 10 songs featuring MOTHER in the title from the following artists, [a] Paul Simon (1972), [b] The Rolling Stones (1966), [c] Dr. Hook (1972), [d] Abba (1979) and [e] Neil Reid (1972). [a] "Mother and Child Reunion", reached No. 5, [b] "Have You Seen Your Mother", No. 5, [c] "Sylvia's Mother", No.2, [d] "Does Your Mother Know", No. 4 and [e] "Mother of Mine" , No.2.
  9. On which Caribbean island did the Calypso originate? Trinidad.
  10. Which is the only member of the CAT family that CANNOT retract its claws? Cheetah.
  11. Which were the original SIX founding nations of the European Economic Community [EU]? Belgium, France, WEST Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and The Netherlands.
  12. What can be Grahams Corbetts or Munros? Scottish Mountains [Grahams > 2000ft, Corbetts > 2500ft and Munros >3000ft.].
  13. In which year did the first UK census take place? 1801
  14. In 1956 which part of the UK was the first to be designated "an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty"? The Gower Peninsula in South Wales.
  15. Which is the shortest of Shakespeare's plays? The Comedy of errors.
  16. What is The Pentateuch? The first FIVE books of the Old Testament.
  17. What are the common names for these medical conditions, [a] Epistaxis, [b] Rubella, [c] Varicella Zoster, [d] Tinea and [e] Pertussis [a] Nose Bleed, [b] German Measles, [c] Chickenpox, [d] Ringworm and [e] Whooping Cough.
  18. In which Australian State is Ayers Rock [Uluru]? Northern Territory.
  19. What type of bird is a Welsh Harlequin? A Duck.
  20. Which sea, an arm of the Mediterranean Sea lies to the North of Corsica? The Ligurian Sea.

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