Quiz Number 44 - Answers

Published: Sunday 25th March 2012
  1. Nicholas Breakspear was the only English Pope, but what was his Papal name and number? Pope Adrian IV.
  2. What was the title of Beethoven's only opera? Fidelio.
  3. Drawn on 19th November 1994, what was the first number to be drawn in the first ever UK National Lottery draw? 30
  4. What name is given to a collector of Beer Bottle Labels? Labologist.
  5. What songs containing the word "WEST" were top 15 UK hits for the following artists, [a] Anthony Steel & the Radio Revellers (1954), [b] Electric Light Orchestra (1978), [c] Voyage (1978), [d] Pet Shop Boys (1985) and [e] Pet Shop Boys (1993) [a] "West of Zanzibar" reached no. 11, [b] "Wild West Hero", no. 6, [c] "From East to West", no.13, [d] "West End Girls" no.1 and [e] "Go West" no.2.
  6. Which English King only spent six months of his ten year reign in England? King Richard I (The Lion heart).
  7. Which of the elements comes first alphabetically? Actinium.
  8. Which of the elements comes last alphabetically? Zirconium.
  9. In the 1994 film of the same name, which THREE US Presidents did Forrest Gump met? Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon.
  10. What are the THREE National parks located within Wales? The Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire Coast and Snowdonia.
  11. What recording format was released for the first time by RCA on 1st February 1949? The 45rpm single.
  12. By what name was the city of Toronto known by prior to 1834? York.
  13. Which of the Bronte family wrote the novel "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall"? Anne Bronte.
  14. What are the FOUR houses of Hogwarts School as featured in the Harry Potter books? Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff.
  15. Which Suffolk village has since 1948 hosted an annual music festival? Aldeburgh.
  16. Of what is GAMOPHOBIA the fear? Marriage.
  17. Which FOUR countries share a land border with GREECE? Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Macedonia.
  18. Who played the role of "The Joker" in the 1960s TV series of "Batman"? Cesar Romero.
  19. What are the SEVEN Heavenly virtues? Faith, Hope, Charity, Fortitude, Justice, Temperance and Prudence.
  20. What does the acronym BBFC stand for? British Board of Film Censors.


  1. Simon Braund says:

    Q. 20 – BBFC stands for British Board of Film Classification

  2. Griff says:

    Classification is right

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