Quiz Number 48

Published: Monday 25th June 2012
  1. The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the UK, but which of its colleges was founded first?
  2. In which film does the song "Almost like Being in Love" appear?
  3. Which rank comes between a Captain and a Rear Admiral in the British Royal Navy?
  4. What was the first name of Private Fraser in TV's "Dad's Army"?
  5. What songs containing the word PLANE(S) in the title were UK top 20 hits for the following artists,[a] Burt Bacharach (1965), [b] BoB featuring Hayley Williams (2010), [c] Status Quo (1973), [d] Plastic Bertrand (1978) and [e] MIA (2008)
  6. From which animal is ASTRAKHAN wool obtained?
  7. Of which disease did Eugene Opic discover the cause in 1901?
  8. The mother of which British politician was said to have invented the Manhattan cocktail?
  9. From which of William Shakespeare's plays did the title of Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" originate?
  10. What are the FIVE basic tastes?
  11. Which fashion designer was famous for the creation of the "New Look" in 1947?
  12. Which FOUR Countries share a land border with LATVIA?
  13. If the Americans described something as "Rube Goldberg", how might someone in the UK describe the same thing?
  14. The ORESUND Bridge is the longest road and rail bridge in Europe, which TWO Scandinavian cities does it link?
  15. What are the FIVE events that are completed in a MODERN pentathlon?
  16. Who wrote the novel "The Count of Monte Cristo"?
  17. From which Asian country does the dish of vegetables in white sauce known as GADO-GADO originate?
  18. Which prestigious award has been won FOUR times since 1985 by Scotsman Trevor Sorbie?
  19. Which FIVE towns make up the Confederation of Cinque Ports?
  20. What was the name of Figaro's bride in the Mozart opera "The Marriage of Figaro"?
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