Quiz Number 50

Published: Wednesday 8th August 2012
  1. With 18 medals gained between 1956 and 1964, which Soviet gymnast holds the record for the most Olympic medals?
  2. Stilton is a protected name and the cheese can only be made in the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. In which county is the village of Stilton?
  3. Often referred to as breeches or trouser-roles, what are TRAVESTI roles in opera?
  4. Which animal became croquet balls to the flamingo mallets in "Alice in Wonderland"?
  5. Which songs containing the word "TRAIN" in the title were UK top 10 hits for the following artists, [a] Gladys Knight & the Pips (1976), [b] Lost Prophets (2004), [c] A-Ha (1986), [d] Doobie Brothers (1993) and [e] The Farm (1990)
  6. Who in 1999 became the first British Childrens Laureate?
  7. What is the capital of Lithuania?
  8. Who to date is the only winner of the tennis "Golden Slam" that is won the Australian, French and US open single titles together with Wimbledon and an Olympic Gold?
  9. The Lancet is one of the World's leading medical publications, but in medical terms what is a lancet?
  10. What are the SIX inert or noble gases in the periodic table?
  11. Which country in 1956 became the first ever winners of the Eurovision Song Contest?
  12. Which FOUR countries share a land border with Pakistan?
  13. "As It Happened" was the title of Clement Atlee's autobiography, but whose autobiography published in 1975 was entitled "As It Happens"?
  14. By what name is the former country of the Dutch East Indies now known?
  15. What are the names of the characters that make up Marvel Comics "Fantastic Four"?
  16. In which war did the Battle of Edgehill take place?
  17. What in the movie world is meant by the term "Best Boy"?
  18. The Marathi Pheta and the Sikh Dastar are both styles of which article of clothing?
  19. Which SIX instruments normally form the WOODWIND section of the orchestra?
  20. What are the first TWO names of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling?
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