Quiz Number 30 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 26th July 2011
  1. What name is given to the cuisine of Louisiana and the Deep South of the USA? Cajun.
  2. What is the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross? The Dickin Medal.
  3. What was the country of Belize known as prior to 1971? British Honduras.
  4. Although being named as the 13th best actor of all-time, John Wayne only received one Best Actor Oscar, for which film did he get this honour? "True Grit" (1969).
  5. Which songs by the following artists containing "JOE" in the title reached the UK top 20, [a] Bobbie Gentry (1967), [b] The Sweet (1972), [c] The Chipmunks (1959), [d] Rednex (1994) and Vanessa Paradis (1988) [a] "Ode to Billy Joe" (Reached no. 13), [b] "Poppa Joe" (no.11), [c] "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" (no.11), [d] "Cotton-Eyed Joe" (no.1) and [e] "Joe Le Taxi" (no.3).
  6. Duffel coats are named after a town in which European country? Belgium.
  7. In food and drink, which word referring to a cut of steak, literally means "between the ribs" in French? Entrecote.
  8. What was the name of Bill Syke's dog in Charles Dickens's "Oliver Twist"? Bullseye.
  9. Which planet did the Mariner space craft explore? Venus.
  10. Which famous sportsmen wrote autobiographies with the following titles ,[a] "Serious", [b] "Blessed", [c] " The First Four Minutes", [d] "Psycho" and [e] "My Life and the Beautiful Game" [a] John McEnroe, [b] George Best, [c] Roger Bannister, [d] Stuart Pearce and [e] Pele.
  11. What is the current name for the city formerly known as Stalingrad? Volgograd.
  12. According to the nursery rhyme "Sing A Song A Sixpence", where was the King? In the counting house, counting out his money.
  13. What are the three most populous cities on the continent of Africa? Cairo, Lagos and Kinshasa.
  14. In which US state would you find the following attractions, [a] The Alamo, [b] Mount McKinley, [c] Paul Revere's House, [d] Death Valley and [e] Grand Canyon [a] Texas, [b] Alaska, [c] Massachusetts, [d] California and [e] Arizona.
  15. Which European first discovered New Zealand in 1642? Abel Tasman.
  16. What was Colonel Sanders, of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, first name? Harland.
  17. What were the names of the SEVEN children in TV's "The Waltons"? John-Boy, Jason, Mary Ellen, Ben, Erin, Jim Bob and Elizabeth.
  18. What is the correct form for addressing a Roman Catholic cardinal? Your Eminence.
  19. Between which TWO pieces of land would you find the following STRAITS, [a] Menai, [b] Messina, [c] Georgia, [d] Bering and [e] Cook [a] Anglesey/North Wales, [b] Italy/Sicily, [c] Vancouver Island/Mainland Canada, [d] Alaska / Russia and [e] North and South Islands New Zealand.
  20. Grunge Music originated in which North American city? Seattle.

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