Quiz Number 40 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 3rd January 2012
  1. What in the game of Contract Bridge is a hand described as a YARBOROUGH? Commonly a very weak hand but originally a hand with no card above a NINE.
  2. What is a DRUMLIN? A Hill, more specifically an elongated hill formed by glacier ice.
  3. What was the title of the first Carry-On film? Carry On Sergeant.
  4. How is the character of Cio-Cio referred to in the title of the Puccini opera? Madame Butterfly.
  5. Which songs with "SONG" in the title were Number One UK hits for the following artists,[a] Petula Clark (1967), [b] Scouting for Girls (2010), [c] John Denver (1974), [d] Nizlopi (2005) and [e] Spitting Image (1986) [a] "This is My Song", [b] "This Ain't a Love song", [c] "Annie's Song", [d] "JCB Song" and [e] "The Chicken Song".
  6. The script of the first Tarzan film to star Johnny Weissmuller, "Tarzan the Ape Man, in 1932, was written by which Welsh song writer? Ivor Novello.
  7. What is the name of the lake that was formed by the construction of the Aswan Dam on the Nile? Lake Nasser.
  8. What was the title of the 1990s sequel to the TV sit-com "Are You Being Served? "Grace and Favour" [In the US it was called "Are You Being Served Again!"].
  9. How many dogs take part in a standard Greyhound race? Six
  10. Which Thunderbird vehicles did the FIVE Tracey brothers pilot? Thunderbird 1-Scott, 2 -Virgil, 3- Alan, 4- Gordon and 5- John.
  11. Which city is known as "The Big Easy"? New Orleans.
  12. The modern A5 trunk road follows the route of which Roman road? Watling Street.
  13. King Peter II set up a government in exile in London during the Second World War, of which country was he King? Yugoslavia.
  14. In which of Charles Dickens novels did the following characters appear, [a] Sam Weller, [b] Fagin, [c] Daniel Quilp, [d] Seth Pecksniff and [e] Jack Bunsby [a] Pickwick Papers, [b] Oliver Twist, [c] The Old Curiosity Shop, [d] Martin Chuzzelwit and [e] Dombey & Sons.
  15. Who was the FIRST husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor? Nicky Hilton.
  16. Who wrote the book on which the film "Jurassic Park" is based? Michael Crichton.
  17. Name the FIVE countries that share a land border with BELARUS? Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Ukraine.
  18. Which Minister of Transport was responsible for introducing the 70 mph speed limit, the breathalyser and the wearing of seat belts? Barbara Castle.
  19. What does the wearing of the following coloured jerseys signify in the "Tour De France", [a] Yellow, [b] White with Red dots, [c] White and [d] Green [a] Overall Race Leader, [b] King of the Mountains, [c] Best Rider under 25 years old and [d] Points Classification Leader (Best Sprinter).
  20. Who was the longest reigning KING of England? King George III [25th October 1760 to 29th January 1820 a total of 59 years and 96 days].

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