Quiz Number 58 - Answers

Published: Thursday 24th January 2013
  1. In Roman numerals, what is MD plus MDI? MMMI.
  2. What is the name of the principal female character in Ian Fleming's "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"? Truly Scrumptious.
  3. In which sport might you find a "Spike" followed by a "Dig"? (Beach) Volleyball.
  4. What part of the human body is affected by Bright's disease? Kidneys.
  5. Which songs containing the word SUNDAY in the title were UK Top Twenty hits for the following artists, [a] The Monkees (1967), [b] Oasis (2000(, [c] Morrissey (1988), [d] Blondie (1979) and [e] T-Empo (1994) [a] "Pleasant Valley Sunday" reached number 11, [b] "Sunday Morning Call", no.4, [c] "Every day is like Sunday", no.9, [d] "Sunday Girl", no.1 and [e] "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning", no.19.
  6. Apart from London, which is the only UK city that has an orbital motorway? Manchester (M60).
  7. Which insect carries the parasite that causes "Sleeping Sickness"? Tsetse Fly.
  8. On which river does the city of Peterborough stand? The River Nene.
  9. How many chains are there in one FURLONG? Ten.
  10. Which FIVE countries share a land border with ARGENTINA? Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
  11. Who wrote the 1961 novel "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"? Muriel Spark.
  12. What are the State capitals of the following US States, [a] Maryland, [b] North Dakota, [c]Missouri, [d] Virginia and [e] Kansas [a] Annapolis, [b] Bismarck, [c] Jefferson City, [d] Richmond and [e] Topeka.
  13. Who was the THIRD person to walk on the moon? Charles (Pete) Conrad on Apollo XII.
  14. What is the capital city of Indonesia? Jakarta.
  15. Which 1955 movie contains the iconic scene of Marilyn Monroe's skirt being blown by an air vent? "The Seven Year Itch".
  16. Who were the FIVE members of The Rolling Stones pictured on their self-titled 1964 debut album? (From left to right) Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts and Mick Jagger.
  17. A statue of which poet stands in St. Pancras Station on the Eurostar platform? Sir John Betjeman.
  18. Of what is PEDOLOGY the study? The Soil.
  19. Which FIVE nations make up the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council? China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
  20. What are salmon called during the first TWO years of their lives? Parr.