Quiz Number 41 - Answers

Published: Sunday 29th January 2012
  1. Which instrument did jazzman Gene Krupa find fame playing? The Drums.
  2. In show jumping how many points does a refusal cost? Four Points for the first, eight for the second and elimination for a third.
  3. Which Danish architect was responsible for designing Sydney Opera House? Jorn Utzon.
  4. Which TWO countries fought the so-called "Football War" of 1969? El Salvador & Honduras.
  5. Which songs with "HOUSE" in the title were top 5 UK hits for the following artists, [a] Rosemary Clooney (1954), [b] Blur (1995), [c] Alan price Set (1967), [d] Krush (1987) and [e] R Dean Taylor (1974) [a] "This Ole House" reached no. 1, [b] "Country House" no. 1, [c] "The House That Jack Built" no. 4, [d] "House Arrest" no. 3 and [e] "There's A Ghost in my House" no. 3.
  6. Who in 1949 completed the first non-stop Round the World flight? Captain James Gallaher.
  7. From where do we obtain LANOLIN? Sheep's Wool.
  8. How many times had Wallis Simpson been married prior to marrying Edward VIII? Twice.
  9. Which TWO NHL teams are based in New York? New York Rangers and New York Islanders.
  10. Which river flows through the following UK cities, [a] Nottingham, [b] Chester, [c] Sunderland, [d] Cambridge and [e] Gloucester [a] Trent, [b] Dee, [c] Wear, [d] Cam and [e] Severn.
  11. Who is the patron saint of lost causes? Saint Jude.
  12. What was the name given to the last steam locomotive built for British Railways? (92220) Evening Star.
  13. On what does the Lord Chancellor sit upon in the House of Lords? The Woolsack.
  14. In which of Charles Dickens novels do the following characters appear, [a] Ebenezer Scrooge, [b] Betsy Trotwood, [c] Inspector Bucket, [d] Madame DeFarge and [e] Joe Gargery [a] A Christmas Carol, [b] David Copperfield, [c] Bleak House, [d] A Tale of Two Cities and [e] Great Expectations.
  15. In which archipelago would you find the islands of Sao Miguel, Terceira and Pico? The Azores.
  16. What is the total cost of buying all FOUR stations in the traditional game of Monopoly? 800 [$800 in the US].
  17. Which FOUR countries share a land border with ARMENIA? Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Turkey.
  18. Who wrote the novel "The Great Gatsby"? F Scott Fitzgerald.
  19. Which countries have the following top level internet domains, [a] BE, [b] CA, [c] HR, [d] SA and [e] ZA [a] Belgium, [b] Canada, [c] Croatia, [d] Saudi Arabia and [e] South Africa.
  20. On which Mediterranean island did poet and writer Robert Graves die in 1985? Majorca.

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