Quiz Number 33 - Answers

Published: Sunday 18th September 2011
  1. Who wrote the novel "Ivanhoe"? Sir Walter Scott.
  2. What kind of creature is a POMPANO? A fish.
  3. Which group of islands include St. Marys and Tresco? The Scilly Isles.
  4. What songs containing the word "Star" provided hits for the following, [a] Dean Friedman (1978), [b] McFly (2006), [c] The Firm (1987), [d] Perry Como (1953) and [e] Flip and Fill (2002) [a] "Lucky Stars" reached No. 3, [b] "Star Girl" No. 1, [c] "Star Trekking'" No. 3, [d] "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" No. 1. and [e] "Shooting Star" No.3.
  5. Which religious sect was founded in 1954 by American L Ron Hubbard? The Church of Scientology.
  6. In which city was Martin Luther King assassinated in 1968? Memphis.
  7. In which countries are the following parliaments, [a] Storting, [b] Knesset, [c] Bundestag, [d] Althing, and [e] Folketing [a] Norway, [b] Israel, [c] Germany, [d] Iceland and [e] Denmark.
  8. In which TV show do Cartman and The Chef appear? South Park.
  9. Which TWO English rivers have tidal bores? The Severn and the Trent.
  10. What is the Italian city of Cremona famous for manufacturing? Violins.
  11. Of what is Dipsophobia a fear? Drinking.
  12. What are the following scientific instruments used for measuring, [a] Pluviometer, [b] Ammeter, [c] Pyrometer, [d] Anemometer and [e] Manometer [a] Rainfall, [b] Electrical Current, [c] Temperature, [d] Air/Wind Speed and [e] Gas Pressure.
  13. How many "Enigma Variations" did Elgar compose? Fourteen.
  14. On what frequency was Radio Luxembourg broadcast to the UK? 208 m.
  15. In which books are the following fictional places , [a] Rivendell, [b] Lilliput, [c] Avonlea, [d] Shangri-La and [e] Maycomb, Alabama [a] The Lord of the Rings, [b] Gulliver's Travels, [c] Anne of Green Gables, [d] Lost Horizon and [e] To Kill a Mockingbird.
  16. Which American President said "The ballot is stronger than the bullet"? Abraham Lincoln.
  17. How many players are there in a Volleyball team? SIX.
  18. Which FIVE countries share a land border with Switzerland? Austria, France, Italy, Lichtenstein and Germany.
  19. What is the name of the French counter-terrorist unit? GIGN [Groupement d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale].
  20. What was the name of the Def Leppard drummer who lost his arm in a motor accident? Rick Allen.


  1. neil obrien says:

    Question 4 is missing the answer to
    PART E

  2. Harold says:

    A Brilliant Quiz site Ken can’t fault it keep up the good work.

  3. James says:

    Ques 9 The Dee has a bore although part of it is in Wales. It peters out when it gets to the weir in Chester. But is quite spectacular to watch further downstream

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